Who’s Afraid of a Spa Day? (I Am!)

I was recently given a gift card to a local spa.

The package is for a “Half Day of Renewal,” which according to their website includes:

…a 60 minute massage, Garden Spa Facial, Garden Spa Mani/Pedi Combo, Hydrotherapy Treament and light lunch.

Is it wrong that I am completely terrified to go?

I have never had a massage. In fact, when I was given a gift card for a 60-minute massage years ago, I never went. I let the card expire. I never even offered it to someone else, I just put it out of my mind.

Honestly, I’m a little freaked out by the whole idea of it. What’s wrong with me?!

And I’ve only had a manicure once (a $10 deal at a total dive), and what could only loosely be called a “pedicure” offered at a vendor’s suite at a blogging conference last year.

The closest I’ve come to a facial is using an apricot scrub at home.

I’m just not really the spa type.

And, again, the whole idea of it kind of freaks me out.

Please tell me: have you been to a spa? were there any fears or inhibitions you needed to get past? do you have any tips for a first-timer?