Give The Gift of A Cloud 9 Experience

I was given a Spafinder gift card from cloud9living.com to use in facilitating my review.  All opinions are mine alone.

If you haven’t checked out Cloud9Living.com, you owe it to yourself to head on over for a few minutes to get a feel of what they offer.  They contacted me to try out of of their experiences and there were so many great experiences offered in my area that it took me awhile to make a choice, but since I have never experienced the pampering of a spa, I thought that was a great place to start.  Click  “SpaFinder Wellness Gift Card” to read more about this Cloud 9 Living Experience.

Here’s the option categories that were available for me in the Houston area:

  • Action & adventure
  • City tours
  • Driving
  • Flying
  • Food & wine
  • Golf
  • Life & culture
  • Spa packages
  • Water activities

Once I had decided upon the spa package, I was emailed the following:

You’ve Been Given An Experience Gift!

SpaFinder Wellness Gift Certificate

To: Bobbie Anne Munsey From: Cloud 9 Living
Message:
Enjoy your day of rest ‘n’ relaxation. 🙂
Gift Certificate #: XXX-XXXXX
Once you receive your gift certificate, you can call cloud 9 Living to activate it and get help with booking or you can do this on their website by clicking “redeem” and following the steps to get your account up and going.  I called Cloud 9 Living at 1-866-525-6839, they set up an account for me and emailed me over the Spa Certificate that I needed to present to the SpaFinder Spa of my choice once I arrived at my appointment.
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Spa wall

After reading many reviews on local spas in the SpaFinder network, I decided to try the Hand and Stone Massage & Facial Spa.  This was my first experience with a Spa, so I thought that a facial would be a great place to start.  I called the Spa at and was able to book an appointment for the very next day and couldn’t wait to experience the pampering of a facial.  I guess you could say I was on Cloud 9!

Spa forms

Once I arrived at my Spa appointment, I was greeted and handed the form above to use in selecting the services I would be getting while at my appointment.  For this initial visit, I chose a rejuvenating facial and a hot towel foot treatment.  I also asked that a lady do the services so that I would be more comfortable throughout my first spa experience.

Spa bed

Above you can see the view of the massage area.  The bed was heated, the lights turned down low and the soothing music was softly playing.  You should have seen the look on the massage therapist’s face when I told her I needed to get a picture before we started.  I guess this was her first experience with a blogger.  I wanted to take pictures and she was concerned that I turned off my phone and got into relaxation mode while in her care.

Being my first facial experience, you can imaging the thoughts running through my head as she handed me a towel and left the room so that I could get changed.  It never occurred to me that wearing a towel was needed for a facial. Wearing a towel in front of someone I didn’t know made me nervous so that is why I started my Cloud 9 Living experience with a facial and not a full massage.  Lucky for me, I was able to get under the sheets in my towel and soon relaxed enough to enjoy my facial experience.

After my appointment, I still had money left on my gift card which was rolled over to a non-expiring Hand & Stone gift card.  Now that I feel comfortable in this spa, I am setting up another appointment before the kids get out for the summer.  If you haven’t experienced a spa, it’s something you need to add to your bucketlist.  I am very pleased with my Cloud9Living experience and think it would be a great way to choose fun gifts to give for special occasions. Graduation is coming up, then Father’s Day.  Cloud9Living makes it easy to find the best experiences to purchase, just follow along the top tab and make your selections from most popular, experience type, gifts for him, gifts for her, corporate, etc.

My anniversary is coming up and I’d love for my husband and I to take the Romantic Dinner Cruise together that runs through Clear Lake and Galveston Bay.  Father’s Day will be here soon and I’m sure my husband would have a blast with the exotic car high speed ride along package.  There are so many great options that are sure to put your loved one on Cloud 9.  If you would rather your gift recipient choose their own Cloud 9 Living Experience, you can do that too. Cloud9Living gift certificates are available starting at $50.  The Cloud9Living gift certificate doesn’t have an expiration date and Cloud 9 Living experiences can easily be returned and exchanged.

What is the best gift certificate you’ve ever received? Did you redeem it quickly?