Hands of Goddesses
Body Radiance Package Review
Faina European Day Spa
Faina European Day Spa houses the hands of goddesses. I know because
I just returned from a brief sojourn within this spa, receiving the Body
The experience can be clearly defined in two parts for me: the
sensory escape, and the "beautifying." Falling into the former
is the first part of the package, a full body scrub with your choice of
several scented goops (I chose the crowd-pleasing Vanilla Brown Sugar -
DIVINE.) My aesthetician, Faina, with the hands of a GODDESS, as I may
have mentioned, delivered a scrub that felt remarkably like a massage.
It was so incredibly relaxing that I forgot it did indeed also fall into
the "beautifying" category, making my skin rosy and smooth.
On to the shower, complete with a wooden bench and steam-maker to
melt your troubles away and get you all prepped for the massage portion
of the package.
Ok, so next I met Violetta, with, you guessed it, the hands of a
GODDESS. She was my masseuse and I will definitely be seeing her again.
She just seemed to have mastered the art of listening to what a muscle
needs, and ironing out the knots the city ties around so many of us.
Anyway, I have nothing bad to say about anything up to this point. I was
Next, it was time for my facial. I saw
Faina again for this service
and she gave me the choice between a facial massage (ahh... more sensory
escape) and a mini-facial with thorough extraction. Listen friends, opt
for the massage. Unless you are in desperate need of extraction, or
youíve come across the globe for Fainaís renowned facial-bestowing
abilities (which truly are great, in all seriousness), PLEASE keep the
focus on relaxation. Because what I did is after all that scrubbing and
showering and steaming and massaging, once I was feeling like jell-o and
ready to kiss the next person to walk in the room, I chose to receive a
grueling and painful "Oh what we do for beauty," "the
muscles in my back are tightening up completely negating my
massage," "this canít be the woman with the goddess
hands" famous Faina extraction.
Now, yes, I walked out of there with some seriously clean skin which
glowed for days. An efficient, expert facial but I wish I had opted for that
"maintenance" at a
different time, maybe a few days after all the relaxation. Don't mix
business with pleasure, I always say.
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Tips for the Body
Radiance Package at Faina
European Day Spa:
-Always communicate about pressure with a massage (too
hard, too soft...)
-Separate your "maintenance" and "relaxation"
treatments so you don't tense up right after treatments that are
-If you are satisfied with this, or any other spa/salon service, tip at
-Don't forget to tell them spa-nyc.com sent you!