Darla Bea Smith, a marketing pro by day and DJ by night, came into our Santa Barbara Day Spa for a massage. She gave us a great review online. In addition to the review, the story she shared with our front desk was something so many of us could relate to, so we wanted to tell more about her Santa Barbara Massage experience.
“My company gave me an Evolutions Day Spa gift certificate…and I sat on it…for months. Last month, I was feeling pretty run down from working a lot of DJ events on the weekends and keeping up with the demands of my Monday-Friday marketing job and it was becoming obvious to my coworkers. My boss asked if I had booked my massage yet and I said no…I was saving it (for what, I don’t know!). I told her I didn’t know how I’d make time and she told me I HAD to make time – I was burning the candle at both ends. She said to start small – just call and make my appointment. It sounds so simple but putting myself first is not something that is easy for me.
I needed the nudge. I called and made the appointment and I loved how they sent me a text confirmation reminder (on the day of the appointment). I went and had nothing but a wonderful experience. Everything at the spa was great – from the front desk associate and the massage therapist to the relaxing amenities offered such as a luxurious robe and a relaxing lounge to sip tea before my appointment. After my massage, I couldn’t believe how great I felt – relaxed, refreshed, and rejuvenated.
I realized that so many of us treat massage as something for a special occasion only. I don’t know what I was waiting for. If we don’t take care of ourselves, how can we be our best to others? I’m going to make it a priority to get more massages. We are so fortunate to live in Santa Barbara, we need to enjoy great destinations like Evolutions and the incredible massage therapists they have working at the spa!”