Two of all time favorite things in life are 1. Robes, I currently own 7, and 2. A spa day! I wear my robes a lot in mom life, but rarely have a spa day. So lounging in a luxurious robe at the best spa and salon in town was a slice of heaven! Recently, a few of my blogger friends and I enjoyed a “staycation” at Milwaukee’s Pfister Hotel. After a couple days of dining, drinks, fun at the pool, we decided the perfect way to end our stay was to pamper ourselves at the WELL Spa & Salon located right inside the Pfister Hotel.
Our spa day started by simply walking down to the lobby, leaving bags with concierge and into the WELL Spa + Salon. They escorted us to the Orchid Room, their private waiting room where we enjoyed complimentary mimosas, water and fresh fruit before and in between spa services. Just this room and the robe already had me relaxed and loving life, then it was time for my spa treatment.
I chose their signature XMF Anti-aging facial. The treatment begins with a 30 minute Hammam steam shower… what….a….dream!!! I absolutely LOVE a steam shower and this was one of the best. Nozzles and shower heads everyone in a shower the size of my dining room. Seriously. Naturally I maxed out my 30 minutes and was so relaxed for my facial to begin. My esthetician, Kelly, was so patient with me, such a positive energy and easy to talk to. It had been years since my last facial, and on this special spa day I wanted the best treatment I could get…. the XMF.
“This facial is 90 mins and stands for Extra Marine Filler- a Biotechnology marine sugar that plumps and smooths lines and wrinkles. It includes a back massage and detoxifiying mud back for the back, a double cleanse, skin analysis, double exfoliation, lip exfoliant, hand and arm massage, warming mitts for the hands, extractions, specialized 20 min massage, application of wax mask for lips and nourishing paraffin mask for face, and it finishes with XMF moisturizer, XMF eye cream, and VMR serum (visible marine refiner).” – WELL Spa + Salon
Yes please and thank you! The 90 minutes went so fast talking with Kelly, learning about skin care and some quiet time under the steamer. After taking off my warming mitts and mudpack, Kelly said it was time for her next client and was sad to see her go. I didn’t want to leave the spa yet, but was excited to see my pampered skin! Re-robed and returned the Orchid room for water to hydrate and girl talk about our spa treatments. For their treatments, the other girls chose “Relax Me” massages, the Well Spa Facial, a Remineralizing hydrotherapy bath, and an Aroma glow body scrub. Everyone raved about their personal pampering. We were all so relaxed and loving life! Honestly, I couldn’t stop staring in the mirror at my skin. What witchcraft is this? Kelly are you magic? But, really, it was a noticeable difference to me and the girls, and even my husband!
Overall, our spa day at the Pfister Well Spa + Salon was very lovely. I had heard rumors that this was the best day spa in Milwaukee. Though I haven’t been to all of them yet, I can see how it would be hard for others’ to compare. I’m already looking forward to returning and trying more treatments. With Mother’s day coming up quickly, another spa day is definitely going on my wish list. I hope you can treat your mom, treat your favorite person, or treat yourself to a spa day at the Well Spa + Salon soon too!
Photography: Brain Mattinson Photography