The Woodhouse – A review of Birmingham’s new Day Spa

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You know those gifts that are a double whammy because you get to experience them with someone else? That’s what this wonderful day at Birmingham’s newest Day Spa was for me. My boyfriend really outdid himself this year in gifting us a 4+ hour couple’s spa treatment – complete with bottomless mimosas and CBD infused body oils (both optional). Located at the lower level of the Summit shopping center, The Woodhouse is a convenient drive for everyone in Birmingham and surrounding areas, and a great treat for anyone visiting the ‘ham.

Upon arriving, Ben and I were greeted right away and lead through the dimly lit hallway to the men and women’s locker rooms where we parted ways. Inside, the women’s room was beautifully decorated and fully stocked with dry shampoo, hair brushes, deodorant, and anything else you would need to freshen up after the treatment. There were two separate bathrooms and a huge shower. The row of lockers were easy to access and lock with a personal 4 digit code, and I had a customized sign with my name and a fresh white robe hanging for me.

Once I got changed and put my belongings in my locker, I met Ben down the hallway in the “quiet room” where you can relax in between each treatment. There was a cucumber water station, several comfy lounge areas, and a warm FIREPLACE. If we wanted a mimosa, champagne, or wine – all we had to do was ask! They made sure to refill before we saw the bottom of our glass as well.

The package we got included a facial, full body massage, and a pedicure. We started with the facial, which included neck, scalp and arm massages as well. Before you start the treatment, you fill out a questionnaire about your current medications, any skin sensitivities, your daily routine, and goals for your skin. They do a really good job of being attentive to your personal needs the whole time, and they make it very comfortable to ask questions or make requests. I had a slight sensitivity to one of the facial masks and the therapist was so nice about quickly removing it and applying something more soothing.

After the facial, we were taken back for the full body massage. I had never done one before, so I was unsure about what to expect. My masseuse was extremely nice and attentive to any questions I asked (and even the ones I didn’t know to ask!). You remain covered with a heavy blanket the entire massage, and she simply lifts the blanket up (as conservatively as possible) as needed. It wasn’t a big deal at all – and I wasn’t uncomfortable at any point. By the end of it, I was ready to slink into a deep, cozy, noodley sleep. More champagne was poured as we meandered back into the quiet room to await our pedicure and leg massage. We finished with noodley relaxed muscles, a stomach full of bubbles, and fun memories of this day that will last forever. I definitely recommend gifting someone special with a trip to The Woodhouse, or treating yourself! They offer individual as well as personalized treatment packages. Visit their website for full details on package options, treatment specifics, etc: here.

This blog post is not affiliated with The Woodhouse Day Spa in any way, and this is not an advertisement for their company. All opinions and content here are my own. 

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Hi I’m Kayla! I’m a 20 something who has recently graduated and is currently “adulting” (or pretending to know what I’m doing) from the city of Birmingham, AL. When I’m not working you can find me at brunch, on a yoga mat, avoiding small talk or in front of a craft beer.

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