Birthday Spa Day

Spa Day at Interlocks Salon + Spa in Newburyport - Under the Monkey Bars Blog

Don and the girls gave me one of my favorite Mother’s Day gifts: a spa day!

I booked my spa day right away to celebrate birthday #38, but the stomach bug had other plans for me and Sweet Pea. My poor monkey was so sick.

Yesterday was my birthday spa day redux and it was FABULOUS! I spent 9am to 12pm at the newly renovated Interlocks Salon + Spa in Newburyport. It was my first time there since they expanded — and I’m in love.

Spa Day Massage at Interlocks in Newburyport - Under the Monkey Bars Blog

The spa is open, airy, and really well designed. It’s decorated in soothing grays, complimenting the water views and exposed brick. The new pedicure stations have the most beautiful soaking tubs. I couldn’t help but notice the artwork while I was there. So many gorgeous paintings! Interlocks is just what you picture in your mind for the perfect space to escape and rejuvenate. Pure bliss! I’m adding to my list of happy places…

It takes me a while to relax. I had my massage first, then a pedicure and manicure. It’s amazing how the stress just melts away. My extra long to-do list vanished from my mind. Everything was soothing…relaxing…and spa-licious. I could do this every day!

I love reading books that Bean recommends. "Small as an Elephant" by Jennifer Richard Jacobson is her latest. It's really good so far.

I love reading books that Bean recommends. “Small as an Elephant” by Jennifer Richard Jacobson is her latest. It’s really good so far.

We all need to take a day off now and then. We’re so busy that we can’t imagine taking the time to care for ourselves — but it makes our bodies work so much better. What a difference a day off makes for mental clarity and overall health.

Whether you make yourself an appointment, buy a gift certificate for a friend, or create a home spa in your bathroom, DO IT. You deserve it and so do the people you love. Find your happy place.