It's been a week of stressful sembreak for us teachers because we attended a week long seminar on action research. That's why I decided to use my premium pass yesterday courtesy of Bioessence which I got from Blogapalooza to get some quick facial and relaxation. I actually got a text prior to my decision of getting a treatment from the Bioessence team to use the pass until 31st for a chance of meet and greet with Allison Harvard. I happily obliged despite the hectic schedule. Anyway, what I actually needed was really a break.
I visited the Bioessence at Waltermart here at San Fernando, Pampanga. Kapampangans were lucky to have a Bioessence branch here to take care of them.
They're celebrating their 20th anniversary that's why bloggers from Blogapalooza got this premium pass. You will also know that the shop celebrates their anniversary because of this very lovely balloon and flower. It really complemented the beautiful services they have.
Shown below was the front desk that will greet you which has their name on it and the list of services they have together with the fees. At the front desk, Ms. Alice greeted me with a very warm welcome which put me at ease asking for details regarding the service I'm getting. We actually talked about booking my schedule because they have prior appointments before I arrived. I am a walk-in because I don't have a number of their branch here so I couldn't book beforehand. We are about to set the appointment on a later date around Monday or Tuesday but I am not really sure if I'll be available on those times because we have a plan presentation at work on Wednesday so Monday and Tuesday will be very busy for sure. My Saturday and Sunday is dedicated for work as well so I can't go out. So as I keep on insisting if they have availability even at a later time at night, she told me to wait for a couple of minutes so she can confirm if the prior group they will be servicing will arrive. I stroll around the mall to wait for her update and only less than 10 minutes, I got a response telling me that I can have the 4:15PM schedule. They say that the prior group called-in and they will be late. That was a fast response from Ms. Alice. Thank you. ♥
They have a very spacious waiting area and it looks sophisticated as well. You will really feel a relaxing ambiance here.
Ms. Alice told me that before we start the session, she'll analyze my skin first. Unlike in other wellness centers, they do not have this machine that will deeply analyze your skin problems. Here, Ms. Alice showed me what my face looks like under UV light. Even though I think that I have good skin, the whiteheads and deep-seated dirt on my face grosses me out! I also have a big problem with my eye area which really looks dark. Ms. Alice said it may be because of lack of sleep or I am not hydrating myself well. She told me that water makes a huge difference. I think I need to stick to a water-drinking routine. I am somehow guilty on that account! >.<
After checking my skin, she introduced Rhona to me as my therapist. (I'm not sure if it's Rhona or Roda.) She guided me inside and before we started our session, ms. Alice happily toured me around the whole branch. She showed me how big this branch was despite it looking small from the outside. A room inside another room after another room.
They have couple rooms for spa which even has sauna inside. I really like their wonderful rooms and setup so I am thinking of inviting boyfriend to try their spa here. It's one of our hobby to go to different spa centers and this one will definitely be in our upcoming spa-to-visit list.
Ms. Alice provided the executive area for facial to me which I am really thankful. The light was not really dim plus my camera has a flash so you are seeing a natural shot.
I am not really used in facials in bed because my previous experiences were done on facial chairs. I prefer facial beds than facial chairs on that note. :)
These were the things Rhona put on my face. She started with preliminary massage for about a minute or two then she put on some cleansing milk. I love how my skin felt smooth after cleansing. Then she put on some scrub then toner and she steamed my face for 5 minutes before the extraction. We were talking about different things about facials before the extraction when I suddenly fell asleep. Bet she's really good because I felt really relaxed despite resisting on sleeping so I can feel the whole experience and can transmit it into words. That being said, it only means the service was so great that I didn't woke up in the middle of the extraction. When I woke up, she put on some cream then gave me some back massage for the end part. Definitely a trip to remember and will come back for more!
At first, Ms. Alice offered me the Medicated Facial but since I got the pass on the regular service, I opted to use it as per instruction so I would know how the experience was. I am still planning to get the Medicated Facial on my next visit though or perhaps a spa for the couple on the next monthsary. ♥
Thanks again Bioessence Waltermart San Fernando for the very warm welcome and for treating your customers with utmost care and giving the best service. Special thanks to Ms. Alice and Rhona for taking care of me. I will definitely come back soon! ♥