Everyone knows a little self-care goes a long way. Now that the holidays are over January is my month to reflect and rejuvenate so I can be the best version of myself and I picked the best Charleston spa to do it at – Woodhouse Day Spa. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, working mom, or stay at home mom, we all need to take time to take care of ourselves so we can take of others.
I recently visited their Mt. Pleasant location for a serene escape from the hustle and bustle and enjoyed a massage and facial. Their relaxation lounge rooms are warm and welcoming and they encourage you to spend time before and after your treatment so you can enjoy your experience a little longer. Whether you need a respite by yourself, quality time with girlfriends, or date time with your significant other, you’ll enjoy refreshments by the fireplace along with your treatment.
For my recent facial I got the “Restore and Firm” and my aesthetician customized it according to my skin’s needs. To get rid of all that dead winter skin we started out with Microdermabrasion which is a non-invasive procedure that exfoliates to help remove the superficial layer of dead skin cells. This procedure is also great to even out pigmentation, reduce fine lines and clogged pores, plus all of your skincare and beauty products will work so much better because they don’t have to penetrate the skin as much.
The beauty of getting a facial at Woodhouse Day Spa is that you can purchase all of the products they use on you in their retail boutique. Maya Chia is one of my favorite skincare products and they’re locally made right here in Charleston. Their wonder balm is nothing short of amazing for your skin and lips, plus it’s organic and paraben-free.
Along with facials and massages they also offer sleep treatments, wraps, scrubs, hand and foot treatments, and waxings. I’ve also experienced the Lazy Days Renewal Ritual which is 80 minutes of pure heaven. They start with a body scrub using the finest organic, hand-harvested seaweed for silky, soft skin and detoxification. After the exfoliation, you immerse yourself in soothing waters with seaweed, sea salt and aromatherapy essences of spice and citrus for a relaxing and renewing tub soak. The pure relaxation journey ends with a 45 minute massage using nourishing seaweed and toning oil.
Why is Woodhouse Day Spa the best luxury spa in Charleston and why do they have such a loyal clientele? The brains and the beauty behind the business is owner and wellness guru Kimberly Powell. She goes and above and beyond to make sure her she’s offering elevated services and her staff is knowledgeable and attentive with their clients. She’s also one of the most giving people in our community here in Charleston always brings the party when she does it. Last May we threw a Get Down With Momma party benefitting the Florence Crittenton Foundation to support pregnant, parenting, and at-risk young women. I had the honor of deejaying the event while Morph Clothing and Julianne Taylor Style showcased their lines.
Kim just opened up her second location last Friday at 10 Westedge downtown. This Woodhouse Day Spa is so convenient for not just downtown dwellers but also West Ashley and James Island clients. I had the pleasure of having a day date with my husband Gustavo at the new location and we relished in our kid-free afternoon. We took advantage of their seasonal treatment which is the Wintermint Replenishment manicure and pedicure. The experience includes a crisp, fizzing coconut oil soak – scented with yummy notes of peppermint and gingersnap, followed by a warm fine grain sea salt scrub that buffed our dull winter-parched skin. My nail therapist Mariah massaged a whipped mousse containing clean, green fragrant notes of wintermint, apple and vetiver into my dehydrated skin.
Whether you’re looking to get pampered with your partner, need some me time, or an excuse to get together with your girls, you should book your Charleston Spa Day experience at the Charleston Woodhouse Day Spa. Valentine’s is right around the corner and it’s never too soon to hint!