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Competition Winner Helen Gets Head Crushed at Local Health Spa!

Published on August 2nd 2004.

The original Pie Club may have been some time ago now, but it’s certainly not forgotten on our loyal readers, one of whom has recently returned from a healthy going over down at Saks in Cheadle Hulme – having won a 2 hour session in the raffle we ran during England’s ill-fated defeat to the French back in July.
Helen Dowson, one of the many geniuses down at the Argent Group, turned intrepid Manchester Confidential reporter for the day and took a trip down to the health spa, not quite sure what to expect, but with a week away in Ibiza to look forward, she thought it would be a good time to use her prize.
As I know next to nothing about beauty makeovers (Aint that the truth! – Gordo), - although I did have a facial massage at Heaven Spa a while ago – we’ll let Helen take it from here…..
“When I first arrived I was told I had to wear a white gown and slippers and just leave my knickers on! (At this point I was hoping it was going to be a hunky male massaging me!)
I laid on my back and the masseuse brushed all over my skin with a body brush, which basically gets rid of all dead skin cells and the like. Then she cleansed / massaged my face then put things on my eyes so I could relax. Moving on, she massaged my legs and feet next. She put toner on my face and then I turned over and she put a mask all over my back which felt really heavy, like having a pile of mud on your face!
She carried on massaging my legs, using the ‘choppy’ method (Sounds interesting – Ed) and then the cupping method (Sounds more interesting! – Ed).
The hardest thing 45 minutes in was trying to contain my giggling as the masseuse carried on massaging my back. Things didn’t help when my stomach started rumbling! The pressure of the massage varied, but I was in pain sometimes while she was doing my shoulders (I must have had huge knots in them from working hard at my computer all day!) Luckily, or unluckily depending on which way you look at it, the masseuse couldn’t see my facial grimacing and carried on.
I turned over once that finished and she massaged my shoulders, then put a mask on my face with a hot flannel folded over my eyes, which felt nice…
This is where the pain began……THE HEAD MASSAGE…..
I cannot express the pain I was in for at least 20 minutes!! I just cringed my face all the way through as my head was crushed and pounded, I thought I was going to die and I thought my hair was coming out!
I breathed a huge sigh and smile of relief when it was over and I had a lovely facial massage and nearly fell asleep.
Then all was done, I smelt gorgeous and my skin felt great, although my hair was full of oil so I rushed home to wash it.
In conclusion, I would definitely go again, just without the head massage!”
Helen Dowson
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Thank you for your interest, but this competition closed to further entries on November 11th 2009.

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