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A couple of weeks ago, Miss Judy, who writes the Hug the Bear blog, posted about her favorite spa in Glenview. Not to invade her territory, but I would feel remiss if I didn’t give a shout out to mine:
Sam Martirano Salon and Spa has been in Glenview for as long as I can remember. When you walk in the front door, there is so much activity that it is hard to believe you can find a relaxing massage. Head to the back, through the glass door. You’ll find it.
But here’s the truth – I am not a connoisseur of the massage. I go for the facials. As I get older, taking care of my skin has become more important. Marilyn and her colleague, Dorota have helping me for years.
The great thing about Marilyn is that she doesn’t just go through the process – cleansing, exfoliating, masks, etc. She gives me an education on skin care:
Those break outs on my chin are from stress. Yes, I do need SPF. Even when I sit in an office all day. My freckles may be cute, but they are also called sun damage.
She tests out all kinds of products herself. I remember asking her, “Doesn’t your skin ever freak out from trying new products all the time?”
“Yes,” was her answer.
But in my experience, no one at Sam Martirano’s ever pushes product sales. They give recommendations, and answer questions, but I never feel pressured to buy more.
That makes for a relaxing experience.
Sam Martirano’s Glenview location is in Plaza del Prado at Willow and Pfingsten. You can visit them on the web at: http://www.smsalonandspa.com/ .
Cross Posted to Glenview Patch.