I was invited to a VIP reception at the Burke Williams Spa in Torrance. I am neither a VIP nor do I live in or near Torrance, but of course that didn’t stop me from attending and from dragging my friend Sylvia along with me.
We arrived in plenty of time to sign in and receive our goody bag. Inside the spa area was a small display of appetizers and desserts and some mini spa treatments. Sylvia and I both enjoyed a paraffin dip and hand massage and stuck our faces inside a spaceship looking thing to see if how hydrated our skin was. Both of us passed the hydration test with flying colors. I had only a small piece of dry on my forehead, but it was the evening of the same day I had been out whale watching and had gotten a little sun that morning.
Afterwards we each opted for a 20 minute back massage (we could have chosen a facial) and headed off to our separate rooms. My masseuse told me that this massage was only going to be “a tease” and instructed me to disrobe and lie on the table. I did as I was told and vegged out for the next 20 minutes. When it was over I let her know that her “tease” left me wanting a cigarette.
This was my first experience with a Burke Williams Spa, but it certainly won’t be my last.