We are now able to provide you with outdoor massages at one of our favorite wineries:  Rava Wines.    The winery is beautiful with a calm and relaxing ambiance.  You can also taste after your massage,  but please schedule a tasting in advance as tastings are by appointment only.

Call us now at 805-591-7157 to schedule your massage and if you want to do a tasting after your massage, give Rava Wines a call to schedule 805-238-7282

 

 

A little about Rava Wines

The Rava’s, a third-generation farming family, has taken their expertise into the cellar crafting sparkling wines in the traditional méthode champenoise style. Surrounded by vineyards and native landscape, our contemporary tasting room is ready to host you, your family and friends. Located just 15 minutes from downtown Paso Robles, our tasting room and patio boasts of modern hospitality and a welcoming place to spend the day. We offer two unique tasting options, a glass or bottle purchase to enjoy onsite  With generous outdoor seating on the patio, or around our pond we have plenty of room for the whole family, including the four-legged variety.

Take a virtual tour of Rava Wines & Events here:  RavaWines

Here is a little view of your outdoor experience. We are so grateful to the Rava’s for allowing us to co- create together.


   

  

KITTY’S CORNER

As I have had more than 70 days to take a look at my business and its new path going forward, I saw a need for more changes for the future.  So I am calling our next phase Wellness Revolution 2020, and The Spa is transitioning from being just a “Spa’ to becoming a Wellness Center and Spa.

Scientific studies reveal that massage is needed to relieve stress, chronic pain, and stabilize mental health. During the sheltering-at-home, a mental health crisis occurred, individuals’s self care declined, and reports of overall wellbeing decreased.  This is partly why I felt the need to introduce changes and see our special place become more of a Wellness Center than just a “spa.”   Some of the changes we’ve already made is having a medical doctor, Dr Stefanie Mikulics, who I have partnered with, remodeling every room in The Spa to give it a fresh look, bringing on healthy, organic vegan and vegetarian “Grab and Go” food from Bliss Cafe in San Luis Obispo, and working in collaboration with other wellness professionals, like Jena Baird, owner of Dharma Yoga Loft, and Ali Bowen, owner of Ali Health and Wellness, who will also be an extension of this Wellness Center.  (More to come on this and the discounted services and Wellness Card that will be available in the near future).  Additionally, Far-Infrared Sauna and spray tanning are also available, as well as a 10-minute meditation at 1:00pm Tuesday-Saturday.

Dr Mikulics is here to help you in your need to relieve stress, address hormone issues, gut health, medical aesthetic treatments, and the Mona Lisa procedure. Right now, the Governor is only allowing massage with a prescription from a doctor. This is available to you now at our Wellness Center and Spa.  If you feel the  need for a massage, please call us for a screening.  We will have Dr Mikulics evaluate if a massage is likely to help relieve any symptoms you are having.  We hope to be able to offer massage for others without a medical need soon.

Currently, we are open 10:00am-6:00pm Tuesday-Friday and 9:00am-6:00pm Saturday for your “Grab and Go” Vegan and Vegetarian food, Far-Infrared Sauna and spray tanning.  Prescription-based massages are booked after meeting medical criteria.

We look forward to increasing everyone’s health and wellness.

Blessings,
Kitty

Kitty Arosteguy, Owner
2011 Business of the Year 
2019 Best Massage 
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Steps to Booking a Prescription Massage:

  • We cannot take walk-ins at this time.  (Please call to be pre-screened.)
  • We have a wash station at the front of the Spa.
  • Temperatures are taken upon arrival.
  • 65 years and older – You get priority in booking; you can be the first clients of the day.  There will only be 3 people in The Spa during your service.
  • Foot soaks and hand wraps will take place should you arrive 15-20 min early.

We understand that the booking process is much more involved but we are trying to make it as nice as we possibly can. Thank you so much, and we look forward to helping you in your path of healing!

Dr Mikulics’s Corner

We all know that stress can affect your skin. An acne flare after a major upset in your life is not a coincidence. But is it true that when it comes to beautiful glowing skin bacteria is your friend, and your gut is calling the majority of the shots?  YES!

The Gut, Brain, Skin Axis is the new era of optimal skin care. Let’s break it down. When you have stress perceived or actual, your body starts to produce more cortisol (a key hormone secreted by the adrenal glands). Cortisol, being a natural steroid, hampers your immune response, lowering your ability to make important antibodies that act as little soldiers along the skin and gut lining. There are many mechanisms at play but without their protection, the result is increased levels of pathogens sneaking in and increasing inflammation. Excessive inflammation has numerous harmful effects on the body. In the skin, it can lead to decreased collagen and elastin production resulting in sagging, dehydrated loose skin. Acne, rosacea, and psoriasis can flare as well. It gets worse; all of this inflammation is also a destroyer of a healthy microbiome (the good bugs that live in and on our bodies).

When the microbiome of our gut is compromised, we are at higher risk for Intestinal Permeability or Leaky Gut Syndrome. This leads to – you guessed it- more inflammation. Often a vicious cycle ensues because our good gut bugs are responsible for making up to 90% of our serotonin (happy brain hormones)  and other important neurotransmitters. As a result, our anxiety and stress can worsen, and the cycle of skin problems persists.

We also have a microbiome specific to our skin. It has many important jobs including, protecting against infections by crowding out the bad bacteria, creating an acidic environment (pH ~5) which inhibits the growth of pathogens, and they help keep the skin’s immune system cells in balance.

We now know that in order to achieve healthy skin, all of these factors (also referred to as NICE – Nuero-immuno-cutaneous-endocrine) must be addressed. The right regimen customized to best support your overall Gut Brain Skin Axis can have you looking AND feeling great in no time!

Beauty From Within,

Stefanie Mikulics, MD

ALI’S CORNER

Ali Health and Wellness is delighted to be working in collaboration with the Wellness Center and Spa to help provide services, as well as being a part of creating a new paradigm in the way we all look at, and maintain, our health in the future.In 1994, the National Institute of Health measured our energy and said we are all electromagnetic energy…so we’re a vibration, a frequency.  In energy medicine, it’s long been known that fear has a low vibration, while joy, love, and peace have high vibrations.

 
According to The Guardian, human hearing begins at 20hz.  However, 19hz is a range considered low frequency and below human hearing.  This low region can “affect humans and animals in several ways, causing discomfort, dizziness, blurred vision (by vibrating your eyeballs), hyperventilation and fear, possibly leading to panic attacks.”  **
 
Interestingly, the roar of a tiger contains frequencies of 18hz, which can disorientate and paralyze its victim.  It’s now being hypothesized that 18hz may be the same frequency as fear.  When you allow yourself to feel fear, you are negatively affecting your body and mind.  Is it any wonder then why you feel unable to think or “paralyzed” in your actions when you’re really afraid?  But you can raise your vibration by doing self-care items, like biofield tuning energy healing, massage, or yoga.  All of these increase your joy, your self love, and your peace. 
 
Biofield tuning, in particular, reharmonizes your mind and body by disentangling discordant sound from trauma and stress in your energy field and restores vitality and calm to your body and mind. It’s also helps ADHD, chronic pain, Parkinson’s disease, PTSD, depression, teen defiance, and a number of other ailments and problems. It’s wonderful for children and teens, too! You can read more about it on www.biofieldtuning.com.  If you’re interested in making an appointment for tuning, please call or text Ali at 626-616-0945 for a session in Paso Robles or a distance session over the phone.
 
Health, Healing & Love,
Ali
Owner, Ali Health and WellnessAli Bowen, MBA, MA, Master Certified Health & Wellness Coach (MCHC), Spiritual Coach & Certified Biofield Tuning Practioner
 
** https://www.theguardian.com/science/2003/oct/16/science.farout

Dharma Yoga Loft is excited to be a part of bringing wellness to our community in collaboration with the Wellness Center and Spa.  We have 30 + group classes and two classrooms, one for heated classes which uses the amazing benefits of infrared, as well as our regular classroom. Meditation, Intro to yoga, sound bath healing yoga, sculpt, vinyasa flow, yin yoga, hatha yoga, HIIT and Pilates are all available at our studio on Spring Street in Paso Robles.

Private yoga instruction is also available to help you further your practice of yoga, meditation, Pilates, or sculpt training.  You can find us at www.pasoyoga.com

Namaste,
Jena
Owner, Dharma Yoga Loft

We now have a Grab & Go Take Out Menu featuring organic, vegan and vegetarian choices from Bliss Cafe in San Luis Obispo.

PLEASE WELCOME….

We would like to introduce our newest team member, John.  John’s specialization is in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Shiatsu, and trigger work. Most of John’s training comes from Santa Monica School of Massage. He is certified by the State and National Board of Massage Therapy and has been practicing for over 15 years.  He looks forward to working with you!

John is available for appointments
Tuesday through Saturday
2-6pm

Product of the Month for Members
25% OFF!!

BEST HERBAL ICED TEA

To make the best herbal iced tea, use the following herbs on their own or combine them for unique flavors. You can use either fresh or dried herb unless noted.

Hibiscus is sour, delicious and makes a beautifully red tea from the dried calyx. It is one of the best herbs to help cool you off on a hot summer day. It’s also known to support heart health and contains a high amount of vitamin C as well as antioxidants. Hibiscus may also lower blood sugar levels.

Lemon balm has a light lemony flavor. The fresh herb tastes far better than when dried. It is considered a heart tonic for cardiovascular system health. Most notably, lemon balm is useful for general exhaustion, stress, anxiety, grief and mild depression. Those with hypothyroidism should avoid lemon balm.

Lemon verbena has a lemon flavor with a hint of mint. Lemon verbena is best known for use to ease tension, reduce anxiety and calm nerves. Lemon verbena is excellent for many common digestive issues and can help reduce joint pain.

Green tea is one of the most common and familiar tea flavors. The dried leaf has been widely researched as an excellent medicinal. It provides anticancer, antioxidant as well as anti-inflammatory properties. Green tea is also known to assist heart health.

Peppermint is one of the more spicy mints. It makes a wonderful gentle pick-me-up. Peppermint is a digestive herb, helpful where there is gas, colic, and indigestion. It’s one of the best remedies for relief of nausea.

Spearmint is refreshing, uplifting and more mild than peppermint. It has similar medicinal properties as peppermint and is a great choice for children.

Rose petals are soothing, light and floral. Tea from rose petals is a tonifying beverage to help support the whole system. They are particularly helpful in heart formulas. Roses are gently relaxing in action and aroma.

Elder flower is sweet and floral. While elder flower is most noted for colds and flu, especially to help sweat out a fever, this is usually when taken as a hot tea. However, as a cold tea, it is a useful diuretic that helps to expel excess water from the body.

DIRECTIONS:
If using a mixture of herbs, combine them together in equal parts. If using dried herbs, you can mix up a large batch of the herbs for storage so it will be ready to use at any time. For every cup of tea, add a heaping teaspoon of dried herb, or heaping tablespoon of fresh herb.

  • Heat water in a pan until it just starts to boil and remove from heat
  • Add the herb and cover the pan
  • Let steep for 10 minutes
  • Strain
  • Let cool and serve over ice

To our Members and Guests –

I wanted to thank you for your continued support as a member of The Spa Central Coast.  We’ve been in business nearly 18 years because of you.  Small businesses in our community and across America provide approximately 75% of the jobs in our country and create trillions of dollars for our economy.  This is why small businesses have always been referred to as the “backbone” of America.  As all of us go through this difficult time, your support and loyalty are so appreciated.

Our Protocol Going Forward

To our wonderful members and guests,

I want to assure our guests and Members that The Spa Central Coast takes the health and safety of both you and our employees very seriously, and so I’m writing to you to share some of our current standard health and safety practices at The Spa, as well share some new protocols we’ll be implementing due to COVID-19 that will assist us in getting back to work and helping increase your immunity through massage and other health treatments.

As you all know, the COVID-19 virus has surrounded us with growing public health risks, and we have carefully adjusted and increased our already stringent protocols and are closely monitoring the situation with the County’s assistance.  In the past, as well as currently, The Spa Central Coast has always followed, and is committed to, California State Board sanitation protocols for disinfecting and disease prevention.  With guidance from local officials and Center for Disease Controls, we have intensified our efforts around the best practices for virus prevention.  It starts with each and every one of us taking responsibility to care for ourselves and staying home when we are not feeling well.

Here’s what we’re doing to assure this:

BEFORE ENTERING THE SPA

Staff’s temperatures will be taken upon arrival at The Spa’s front door before they are allowed to enter the building to start their shift. Their temperatures will be taken via a No Contact IR Digital Forehead Thermometer, and their temperatures will be documented.  If any employee has an elevated temperature of more than 99.9 degrees, cough or any signs of illness, that employee will be sent home for the 14 day incubation period.  We will also be taking clients’ temperatures via a No Contact IR Digital Forehead Thermometer at the front door before they are able to enter The Spa and clients will be verbally screened for any illnesses and asked if they have taken a shower in the last 12 hours.  Any client with an elevated temperature of more than 99.9 or any sign of illness will be asked to reschedule their appointment and a service charge will be due.  Any client without a temperature or signs of illness will be able to come in for their appointment.  Clients will immediately remove their shoes and put on Spa sandals and will be asked to wash their hands and wipe down their cell phones with rubbing alcohol.  However, we will be asking clients not to use their cell phones in The Spa.  Our in-take forms have been adjusted, and even returning guests such as members, will be required now to answer questions each month in case there are any changes in a client’s health.

OUR TREATMENT ROOMS, SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT & INSTRUMENTS

Our treatment rooms, supplies used, equipment and instruments have always been disinfected/sterilized between clients. We will continue to follow that protocol from the California State Board. We will now clean each treatment room floors after each appointment. We have always disinfected shared surfaces throughout The Spa such as doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, light switches and counter tops through out the day and will continue to do so.  This has always been a normal procedure you may not have known about.

While you are in your foot soak, we will now spray clients’ hands with an essential oil that has healing benefits and kills germs and bacteria without any harmful effects, and clients’s hands will be wrapped in a warm towel while they’re in their foot soak.  Our staff will continue to sanitize their hands just before and after each service with each client.  For the time being, masks and gloves will be worn during the services upon a client’s request.  We also have several air filters in The Spa to help keep the air clean.

Our appointments will be spaced so that no more than 7 people can be in the reception area and meditation room at one time, most likely it will be less.  We look forward to helping you get back in your committed self-care and wellness routines and will look forward to seeing you soon at The Spa Central Coast.

Much love,
Kitty

To our wonderful members and guests,

I want to assure our guests and Members that The Spa Central Coast takes the health and safety of both you and our employees very seriously, and so I’m writing to you to share some of our current standard health and safety practices at The Spa, as well share some new protocols we’ll be implementing due to COVID-19 that will assist us in getting back to work and helping increase your immunity through massage and other health treatments.

As you all know, the COVID-19 virus has surrounded us with growing public health risks, and we have carefully adjusted and increased our already stringent protocols and are closely monitoring the situation with the County’s assistance.  In the past, as well as currently, The Spa Central Coast has always followed, and is committed to, California State Board sanitation protocols for disinfecting and disease prevention.  With guidance from local officials and Center for Disease Controls, we have intensified our efforts around the best practices for virus prevention.  It starts with each and every one of us taking responsibility to care for ourselves and staying home when we are not feeling well.

Here’s what we’re doing to assure this:

BEFORE ENTERING THE SPA

Staff’s temperatures will be taken upon arrival at The Spa’s front door before they are allowed to enter the building to start their shift. Their temperatures will be taken via a No Contact IR Digital Forehead Thermometer, and their temperatures will be documented.  If any employee has an elevated temperature of more than 99.9 degrees, cough or any signs of illness, that employee will be sent home for the 14 day incubation period.  We will also be taking clients’ temperatures via a No Contact IR Digital Forehead Thermometer at the front door before they are able to enter The Spa and clients will be verbally screened for any illnesses and asked if they have taken a shower in the last 12 hours.  Any client with an elevated temperature of more than 99.9 or any sign of illness will be asked to reschedule their appointment and a service charge will be due.  Any client without a temperature or signs of illness will be able to come in for their appointment.  Clients will immediately remove their shoes and put on Spa sandals and will be asked to wash their hands and wipe down their cell phones with rubbing alcohol.  However, we will be asking clients not to use their cell phones in The Spa.  Our in-take forms have been adjusted, and even returning guests such as members, will be required now to answer questions each month in case there are any changes in a client’s health.

OUR TREATMENT ROOMS, SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT & INSTRUMENTS

Our treatment rooms, supplies used, equipment and instruments have always been disinfected/sterilized between clients. We will continue to follow that protocol from the California State Board. We will now clean each treatment room floors after each appointment. We have always disinfected shared surfaces throughout The Spa such as doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, light switches and counter tops through out the day and will continue to do so.  This has always been a normal procedure you may not have known about.

While you are in your foot soak, we will now spray clients’ hands with an essential oil that has healing benefits and kills germs and bacteria without any harmful effects, and clients’s hands will be wrapped in a warm towel while they’re in their foot soak.  Our staff will continue to sanitize their hands just before and after each service with each client.  For the time being, masks and gloves will be worn during the services upon a client’s request.  We also have several air filters in The Spa to help keep the air clean.

Our appointments will be spaced so that no more than 7 people can be in the reception area and meditation room at one time, most likely it will be less.  We look forward to helping you get back in your committed self-care and wellness routines and will look forward to seeing you soon at The Spa Central Coast.

Much love,
Kitty

Kitty’s Corner: Thoughts, Opinions, & Musings of Kitty’s

Kitty and Maggie Love

Losing a loved one—whether a human or an animal—will rip your heart right out. It’s like you have to put your body back together. I recently lost my beloved, Maggie Love—my 10-year old St Bernard.  I haven’t hurt like this since I lost my grandmother.

I remember when my grandmother passed away, I got a massage and it helped me cope with some of my pain. I have watched and worked on many that come into the Spa who have recently lost someone, and have seen the comfort they feel after receiving massage. But I also began to wonder if some guests may not tell us of their loss before the treatment begins, so I have decided to now offer on our menu a Bereavement Massage for those grieving a loss.

The truth is that pain is held in our bodies and helping that grief to move through and out of the body is so important in order to prevent injury or illness.  The type of massage we give is very different depending on what is going on with you and it’s important to communicate what you’re going through or pain you feel prior to your massage.  Our team of massage therapists are trained to listen to you and give an experience that will help heal not only your body but in a case of loss, your spirit, too.

There have been studies found that receiving a massage after the loss of a loved one helped them cope.  In one study I found, eighteen people ages 34-78 who had lost a relative to cancer took part in the study. They all said the massage provided consolation, helping them balance the need to grieve and the need to adapt to life after loss.

So, if you are, or if you know of someone that has lost a loved one, I encourage you to buy a gift card or book a Bereavement Massage appointment for that individual. It’s one of the most loving things you could do for her or him.

Much love,
Kitty (Owner)

March Specials

Reflexology Massage

45 minute Reflexology treatment for $65 (normally $80)

Reflexology helps to reestablish balance within the body. Your therapist will apply pressure to points in the feet, hands and ears to send energy flowing through your body until it reaches the area(s) in need of healing.

Bereavement Massage

NEW OFFERING: Bereavement Massage

Touch for your Spirit

This massage is offered to support guests that are mentally, emotionally and spiritually exhausted from the stress of grieving and to provide a reprieve from speaking for awhile. This massage is not focused on specifically addressing problem areas, rather, it is an intention set on touching your spirit and creating a safe and comfortable environment. 60 minutes – $110

The Spa Central Coast Gift Card

Gift Cards

Would you like to get a special gift for someone important to you?  How about a gift card at The Spa Central Coast?

The recipient of the card you purchase can choose between an indulgent massage, a radiating facial, or a revitalizing body wrap or any other treatment we offer.  Come by today and we’ll wrap your purchase in a lovely gift bag or purchase online below!

Vital Reds

Product Special of the Month

15% off Vital Reds

Gundry MD Vital Reds revolutionary formula combines the power of 34 polyphenol-rich superfruits with natural fat-burning ingredients and probiotics. Vital Reds helps your body maintain higher energy levels, better digestion, and healthier-looking skin.

  • Helps boost natural energy
  • Promotes improved digestion
  • Helps improve skin health & appearance
  • “Quick-Dissolve” Mix with Natural Berry Flavor
  • Soy-Free / Sugar-Free / Artificial Sweetener-Free / Lectin-Free
  • Suggested use: Add 1 scoop of VITAL REDS with 8 fl. oz. of cold water of your favorite beverage and mix well.

Please stop by The Spa Central Coast to purchase this product.

6 Reasons To Join The Spa Central Coast Membership

  • You will receive a Spa Member Club Discount card that can be used at many local retailers and restaurants for 10%-15% off their services and goods.  Members, come by and pick yours up today if you haven’t received your discount card yet!  Don’t forget your card expires December 31st, so pick your new one up the end of December.
  • $20 off the treatment that the membership is for (savings on our Family Shared plans vary because you get to choose different massages or get a facial).
  • You get a members Family & Friends Discount to help spread the happiness.  Bring in a friend or family member with you to your next treatment, and your friend or family member will receive $10 off her/his treatment.
  •  25% off our monthly featured product from The Spa Central Coast signature line.
  •  10% off any additional treatment you have at The Spa.
  • You get the same pricing we give you for your treatment at our sister spa, The Day Spa of Ojai.

Come visit us or call 805-591-7157 to become a member today!

BODY MECHANICS TIP OF THE MONTH
Shoulder Mobility

Body Mechanics

The shoulder is a complex and very unique joint. It is literally a floating system of muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons, and nerves that must all be firing and functioning near perfection to stay super flexible, stable, strong, and pain-free. Understanding the impact good mobility can have on our daily lives is what I would like to drive home. What is shoulder mobility? It is the ability to move the shoulders through a range of motion with control before being restricted. This includes having requisite strength, coordination, and flexibility. On a day to day basis I see protraction (rounded/forward shoulders); this is actually fairly common and can be caused by many things; poor posture is at the top of that list. Poor posture leads to decreased shoulder mobility = unnatural spine position = increased stress on joints and also causes muscle weakness and overworked muscle groups.

My role is to work through tissue and muscle restriction in order to regain mobility that has been lost, and also to educate you while giving you the tools necessary to continue working to regain mobility and reinforce healthy and natural movement.

When you commit to maintenance i.e. regular massage sessions, you’re doing yourself a huge favor! So keep up the good work in that respect. Now I would like to take it a step further and challenge you to commit to some or all of these stretches in between sessions.

We are truly a masterpiece and our joints do incredible things for us, so we should return the favor.  After all joints = Movement.

Effective ways to improve shoulder mobility and unlock restrictions in movement is PVC pipe stretching; I have been using these stretches and truly believe in the results they bring. Here are a few videos to walk you through them. I recommend 2-3 times a week, 10 reps each.

PVC Pass-Through

Around the World Stretch

Another exercise is a simple doorway stretch: Place your arm against a door jamb in the high-five position (that is, forming an L), your elbow bent 90 degrees. Step through the doorway until you feel the stretch in your chest and the front of your shoulders. Hold for 30 seconds. That’s 1 set; do a total of 4 daily.

Louise Hay, author of “Heal your body” states that the point of power is always in the present moment. This is where we begin to make changes. What a liberating idea! We can begin to let the old nonsense go. Right now. The smallest beginning will make a difference.

We have a team of knowledgeable therapists. If you have any further questions, or if you need a demo on any of these stretches, just ask!

In good health,
Stephanie

Beet Orange Ginger Detox

Beet-Orange-Ginger Detox Beverage

Yields 2 servings

This blend whips beets, oranges and ginger into a detox delight. Depending on the character of your oranges, add stevia to taste. But, be warned: Beets move the bowels, especially if you add the aloe, prune and apple cider vinegar boosters.

SERVES 2

1⁄2 cup (120ml) filtered water
1⁄8 teaspoon finely grated orange zest, plus more to taste
4 medium oranges, peeled and quartered
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, plus more to taste
1 cup (150g) peeled and cubed raw beets (grated for conventional blenders)
2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger, plus more to taste
Pinch of natural salt
Alcohol-free liquid stevia (optional)
1 cup (125g) ice cubes, plus more to taste optional boosters
2 tablespoons pure aloe vera juice
1 pitted prune, chopped
1⁄4 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Throw everything except the ice, but including the boosters, into your blender and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds, until pulverized. Add the ice and stevia to taste and blast again for 10 to 20 seconds, until chilled. Drink immediately for the most balanced flavor. Strain through a filtration bag, nut milk bag, sheer piece of clean nylon hosiery or fine-mesh strainer for a smoother consistency.

This recipe first appeared in the March 2017 issue of Organic Spa Magazine.

Kitty’s Corner: Thoughts, Opinions, & Musings of Kitty’s

Have you noticed love and romance seem to be in the air? 

Could it be because Valentine’s Day is in the middle of February thus it is meant to celebrate the entire month of February as the month of LOVE?

What’s even better is that not only is February the month of LOVE but this February is also a Leap Year. This means we get one extra day for LOVE this month!

We all know love can be a complicated subject so we thought this might be the perfect time to learn a little bit more about this thing called love.

Did you know that the ancient Greeks used eight words to define the different states of love:

1) Storge:  Natural affection

2) Philia: Friendship

3) Eros: Sexual and erotic

4) Agape: Unconditional divine love

5) Lutus:  Flirting

6) Pragma: Committed married love

7) Philautia:  Self love

8) Mania: Obsessive love

The ancient Greeks were pretty smart to recognize all the different ways we love.  But even then, they realized that Self-love was crucial.  The name they gave it was Philautia.  Without Self love, we really can’t express the other types of love naturally.  The bottom line is to love ourselves in a healthy way is healing for us.  It makes our life easier to handle. It allows us to love others also in a more healthy way.

So in this month of love, let each of us ask ourselves “How much do we really love our self?”

Be honest.  How much harder are you on yourself than others?  Do you always take care of everyone else first, and if there is any energy left you come last?  If you don’t do everything in that order do you then feel guilty? Do you find yourself angry or out of sorts for no reason?  Or what about shame?  Is that shame just hiding inside, you don’t know why you feel shame but you just do if you look in the corners of your mind?

Research proves that over time loving and forgiving yourself improves everything in your life. Getting rid of those FALSE beliefs helps to eventually heal you.  How do you do it?  It takes work, it takes time, and sometimes it isn’t easy.

In my research for this I came across a woman named Polly Noble.  She was diagnosed with cancer two times before she was 28 years old.  She survived her cancer and went on to share some of her lessons on life. You can look her up on the Internet and see what she believes helped her in that journey.  Briefly, she said she must be in the moment and give herself ‘space’.  She also suggested that each of us make our own well being a priority.  Sounds like philautia to me!

She recommended giving yourself gifts that you may have given to someone else.  She called it a ‘Duvet’ day.  For example, book a full day at the Spa.  Or a facial…or a massage where it is quiet and you don’t have to think or talk or act. Be good to You.  You are worth every penny.  Every moment.  Just because it is February, the love month, try it.  You may want to do that on a regular basis!

Much love,
Kitty (Owner)

February Specials

10% Off Couples Massage (book by Feb 8)

‘Tis the season for love…come and enjoy a pampering Couple’s Massage with your Valentine. Couples Massage is a massage done in our private couple’s room. Each person receives the full attention of her/his own massage therapist in order to enjoy a relaxing 60-minute, 75-minute, or 90-minute Swedish, Integrated, or Deep Tissue massage with your sweetie. The couple will relax in a soothing 15-minute foot soak in our alluring meditation room and refreshing water from our exclusive 4-filter hydration system before their massage. Upon checking out, the couple will receive a gift to continue to kindle the loving spark between them as well as a decadent chocolate-covered strawberry. (Special price is available all month. Must mention this newsletter at the time of booking and book by Feb 8.)

10% off any 90 minute Singles Massage

We never forget you on this special day as we understand it is so important to first love yourself! Book any 90 minute massage and receive 10% off. (Special price is available all month. Must mention this newsletter at the time of booking.)

The Spa Central Coast Gift Card

Gift Cards

Would you like to get a special gift for someone important to you?  How about a gift card at The Spa Central Coast?

The recipient of the card you purchase can choose between an indulgent massage, a radiating facial, or a revitalizing body wrap or any other treatment we offer.  Come by today and we’ll wrap your purchase in a lovely gift bag or purchase online below!

What’s New Now Offering:

Shamanic Energy Clearing and Soul Retrievals

For a limited time, Shamanic Practitioner Denise Braun will be supporting clients in shamanic energy clearing and soul retrievals. These practices are in alignment with the Q’ero lineage of Shaman (the Peruvian Inca Shaman). Denise’s rites of shamanic healing have been initiated through this lineage to support the energy healing of her clients. If you have struggled with illness, fatigue, depression, anxiety or toxicity, consider a shamanic clearing session to regenerate and open blocked chakras. If you have struggled with your life’s purpose, or lack ambition or motivation, or have struggled in your relationships, a soul retrieval session will help to restore your lost soul and revitalize your energy.

Both sessions require anywhere from 1-2 hours, so flexibility in your schedule is crucial. Every energy clearing and soul retrieval session is unique. Please note: this medicine is powerful. When booking these sessions, please be sure to read through the preparation expectations (available as a handout at the Spa Central Coast). The effects of this energy work lasts far beyond your initial session. You can anticipate ‘light bulb’ moments, some changes in your emotional state, and a need for more sleep post-shamanic session.

Shamanic Energy Clearing: $375/session

Shamanic Soul Retrieval: $450/session

Unsure which session to book? Speak with Kitty at the Spa CC to be sure.

Tarot Readings

For a limited time, Denise Braun (Author, Intuitive, and Shamanic Practitioner) will be offering Tarot readings at the Spa CC. Are you looking for guidance with a big life change? Relationship advice? Are you blocked, stuck or uninspired? Tarot is a tool of divination that has been practiced since the 15th century. Denise uses intuition and energy to read your cards and support you with expert guidance, and has been reading Tarot for over 25 years.

Half Hour Tarot: $165

Full Hour Tarot: $275

6 Reasons To Join The Spa Central Coast Membership

  • You will receive a Spa Member Club Discount card that can be used at many local retailers and restaurants for 10%-15% off their services and goods.  Members, come by and pick yours up today if you haven’t received your discount card yet!  Don’t forget your card expires December 31st, so pick your new one up the end of December.
  • $20 off the treatment that the membership is for (savings on our Family Shared plans vary because you get to choose different massages or get a facial).
  • You get a members Family & Friends Discount to help spread the happiness.  Bring in a friend or family member with you to your next treatment, and your friend or family member will receive $10 off her/his treatment.
  •  25% off our monthly featured product from The Spa Central Coast signature line.
  •  10% off any additional treatment you have at The Spa.
  • You get the same pricing we give you for your treatment at our sister spa, The Day Spa of Ojai.

Come visit us or call 805-591-7157 to become a member today!

Body Mechanics Tip of the Month: Why am I sore after a massage?

This is a common question I can guarantee every therapist has heard before! Well, I’m here to explain a few things and provide some very important tips on how to minimize soreness.

Massage is a powerful tool to our everyday life; besides making us feel great, it is a stress reducer, a preventative for injury and sickness and it has the power to increase our strength and productivity.  I could go on all day about the endless benefits of receiving regular bodywork!

In a sense, receiving a massage can almost feel like you have had a great workout – endorphins, blood flow, a clearer mind, and great sleep are just a few of the post massage/workout benefits!

But chances are there will be times when you wake up the next morning feeling sore (this is normal!).

So what is a good way to minimize that soreness?

Glad you asked!

1. Maintenance! Get on a regular schedule for your bodywork. Stay ahead of the game!

One thing you have probably heard me say is, “the pain comes last.” Don’t wait for the pain to find you, because 9 times out of 10, the problem was there far before the pain kicked in so make the commitment to preventative sessions.

The more commitment you put into keeping your muscles smooth and “knot free” the less achy and sore you will be post massage.

2. Hydration! Be purposeful with your hydration pre and post bodywork. The average body requires half of your body weight in ounces of H2O daily. So use that as a guide when gauging how much H2O you should drink.

3. Another great tool in addition to massage and optimum wellness is adding on a far infrared session prior to your massage session. Benefits include:

  • Elimination of heavy metals – far infrared sauna penetrates the body on a cellular level to eliminate heavy metals, toxins, and lactic acid
  • Preparation of your muscle and tissue for a deeper level massage
  • Promotion of muscle recovery.

Post massage recommendations:

An Epson salt soak is always a wonderful idea (preferably pharmaceutical grade)

Magnesium has a powerful effect on the body so utilize those benefits.

DO NOT complete a heavy workout post massage!  Allow your body to rebalance naturally using the tools and tips provided.

Here are a few recommended post massage success products we have right here at The Spa Central Coast.

1. Poseidon muscle rub (Arnica based anti-inflammatory)

2. CBD topical rub

3. “I am soothed of aches and pains” essential oil can be added into your bath or applied directly

4. White egret pharmaceutical grade Epson salt and magnesium oil (Lavender or Eucalyptus)

Feel free to ask your therapist for recommendations and also check with the front desk if you need more info on any of these products!

In good health,

Stephanie

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Yields 2-4 servings

4 medium ripe avocados

¼ cup coconut milk (or preferred nut milk)

4 tbsp. dark cocoa powder or organic cacao powder

3 tbsp. manuka honey

2 oz. melted dark chocolate (ideally vegan)

2 tsp. vanilla extract

¼ tsp. ground Ceylon cinnamon

1⁄8 tsp. Himalayan pink salt

Toppings (optional): whipped coconut cream, vegan chocolate sprinkles, cocoa nibs

Remove avocado pits and skin, and blend remains in a food processor until creamy. Add the rest of the ingredients and puree, scraping down the sides when needed. Add seasoning or sweeteners to taste, and blend for two more minutes until completely smooth. Serve with desired toppings.

This recipe first appeared in the August issue of DAYSPA Magazine.

Kitty’s Corner: Thoughts, Opinions, & Musings of Kitty’s

Seems like everybody is talking about the ‘new’ year….’new’ decade….’new’ ways….’new’ promises …OR said in a different way…. NEW ENERGY. Seeing perfectly with 20/20 vision. So how do we get ‘new energy’? What have you committed to as far as self care?

One way to get new energy would be to drop or reduce old “bad” habits and spend more time doing “good” habits.

For example, let’s start by asking ourselves if we are exhausted?

Are we just rushing around and around getting things done but not doing our best? How tired do we look when we see ourselves in the mirror? Maybe we’re like a cell phone that’s flashing “low battery” levels. This means it’s time to recharge! It’s time to book! (Book now)

The Spa Central Coast has many ways to recharge you!

We understand these questions and have a simple suggestion:

Start by taking care of yourself – first.

Mark time on your calendar and make an appointment for a Massage. Get a Facial. Take a Far Infrared Sauna. Recharge your battery before it gets too low.

Here you can rest, regroup, receive a jolt of NEW ‘energy’!  And if you are a member of The Spa Central Coast you can have a massage at a reduced rate as often as you would like.

We will do our best to give you some well-deserved rest and relaxation. It’s always our promise to treat you with the utmost care!

Much love,
Kitty (Owner)

January Specials

Sabai Ball Massage Special

Sabai Herbal Ball Special

Our special this month is the Sabai Herbal Ball Massage. This warm 7 herbal ball treatment helps with inflammation. Along with this massage you will have the added element of stretching movements and deeper work in those much-needed areas of the body. You can book this treatment this month for only $125 for 1 hour (regularly $135) or $140 for 90 min (regularly $155).

The Spa Central Coast Gift Card

Gift Cards

Would you like to get a special gift for someone important to you?  How about a gift card at The Spa Central Coast?

The recipient of the card you purchase can choose between an indulgent massage, a radiating facial, or a revitalizing body wrap or any other treatment we offer.  Come by today and we’ll wrap your purchase in a lovely gift bag or purchase online below!

25% Off Spa Products

Product Special for the Month

Bodymilk: I am Hydrated and Calm

The Bodymilk is a luxurious lotion that helps hydrate and nourish the skin. It is composed of a 70% seaweed base, Vitamin A, and Vitamin D.

Seaweed is a great base, as its biological components are excellent in healing and hydrating the skin to give a more youthful feel. It also is great in aiding in the correction of skin pigmentation. Seaweed is a Natural source of amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and carries both anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties.

Vitamin A is a retinoid that supports skin health and stimulates the production of new cells. The skin is a retinoid responsive organ that is readily able to absorb the Vitamin A when applied topically.

Vitamin D is a crucial nutrient that aids in skin protection. It also aids in skin cell growth, repair and metabolism. It’s also an excellent aid in preventing skin aging.

The Bodymilk is an excellent choice for those that are looking for a product that nourishes and hydrates the skin for a more youthful look and feel!

Vitamin B Complex

Vitamin B is predominantly found in meat products and is a key nutrient in keeping you energized and maintaining cell health. Our Vitamin B complex contains B-1 (thiamine), B-2 (riboflavin), B-3 (niacin), B-5 (pantothenic acid), B-6 (pyridoxine), B-7 (biotin), B-9 (folic acid), and B-12 (cobalamin). Vitamin B is an essential nutrient that aids in maintaining your energy levels, brain function, growth of red blood cells, and cell metabolism.

Research has also shown that it can also help women who are pregnant or breastfeeding by easing nausea, aiding in fetal brain development, and reducing the risk of birth defects. Our Vitamin B complex is an excellent source of an essential nutrient!

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient that we humans cannot produce within our own bodies. Luckily there are many sources available for us to consume including our very own Vitamin C gummy vitamins! Vitamin C’s function as an antioxidant and its role in immune function aids in helping prevent and treat health conditions, as well as protect against immune deficiencies.

Please stop by The Spa to purchase this product.

We want to wish Ali congratulations on her business growing so quickly! Her friendly personality will be greatly missed here at the desk where she helped so many guests book appointments. She has grown her Health Coaching and Sound Bath Tuning services to the point that she has moved to a private practice. She has locations in Templeton and Paso Robles; you can book with her by calling 626-616-0945. We wish her the best and highly recommend her if you have a need in this area of healing.

Mindfulness in the New Year

Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.

While mindfulness is something we all naturally possess, it’s more readily available to us when we practice on a daily basis.

Whenever you bring awareness to what you’re directly experiencing via your senses, or to your state of mind via your thoughts and emotions, you’re being mindful. And there’s growing research showing that when you train your brain to be mindful, you’re actually remodeling the physical structure of your brain.

Source:
https://www.mindful.org/meditation/mindfulness-getting-started/

6 Reasons To Join The Spa Central Coast Membership

  • You will receive a Spa Member Club Discount card that can be used at many local retailers and restaurants for 10%-15% off their services and goods.  Members, come by and pick yours up today if you haven’t received your discount card yet!  Don’t forget your card expires December 31st, so pick your new one up the end of December.
  • $20 off the treatment that the membership is for (savings on our Family Shared plans vary because you get to choose different massages or get a facial).
  • You get a members Family & Friends Discount to help spread the happiness.  Bring in a friend or family member with you to your next treatment, and your friend or family member will receive $10 off her/his treatment.
  •  25% off our monthly featured product from The Spa Central Coast signature line.
  •  10% off any additional treatment you have at The Spa.
  • You get the same pricing we give you for your treatment at our sister spa, The Day Spa of Ojai.

Come visit us or call 805-591-7157 to become a member today!

Body Mechanics Tip of the Month: How do you sleep?

This is a common question I ask my clients, and that question is typically followed by a slew of similar questions. I realized a long time ago that I wasn’t going to be able to just do a massage and call it a day. I realized I had a real hunger to tackle the bigger stuff. And the bigger stuff meant breaking down the day to day body mechanics in order to understand what your body is doing.

The ability to connect mind and body is not something that always comes naturally.  It’s a learned art and it requires practice.

What are body mechanics anyway? Body mechanics is a broad-spectrum term we use to describe the way we move as we go about our daily lives.

It includes how we hold our bodies when we sit, stand, lift, carry, bend, and sleep. Poor body mechanics are often the cause of back pain and pain in your body in general.

I could go into this in depth but I think to start I’m going to share a few realistic tips to add into your daily routine.  These practices can take time and commitment but if done right will change the way your mind and body connect and when that happens it will become more natural.

We’ll start with posture.

I use this technique to teach clients how to tilt the pelvis in order to take the stress off the low back, it also helps to teach how to engage your internal obliques, which also takes stress off the back, and (huge bonus!) it teaches us to stand up straight and throw out the slouch habit.

Step 1. Feet fall under your shoulders (shoulder width apart).

Step 2. Take a deep breath in and fill those lungs.

Step 3. Hold that breath and slowly release; you’re going to want to blow all the air out if your lungs in small breaths. I typically count 8 breaths out.

Step 4. Think… belly button touch spine, shoulders back, and pelvis forward. This should take all the stress away from the back.

While doing this technique you should create a proper pelvic tilt and create the much-needed hollow in the low back, bringing the spine to a neutral position.

This should be done 2-3 times a day to strengthen your core and create better posture.

Good luck and if you have any questions on how to practice this technique in person, please feel free to ask.

Also stay tuned for more info on body mechanics!

-Stephanie

Berry-Blue Protein Shake Recipe

Berry-Blue Protein Shake Recipe

Yields 1 serving

2 scoops vanilla protein powder
1⁄4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1⁄2 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup kale leaves
1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
1⁄4 avocado

Combine all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth.

*Recipe modified from Day Spa Magazine

Kitty’s Corner

Today, I (Ali) was traveling down Creston Road and a beautiful sporty car came out of nowhere and sped in front of me as though tearing for the finish line in the Indy 500.  Seriously…it was going fast.  A lovely, small black bird with white wing tips tried to fly low across the road just as the car zoomed forward.  The small bird got sucked up in right tire and hood of the car and fell limp to the ground within seconds on left side of the vehicle.  The driver didn’t even notice the bird and kept going the same speed as before.  But my heart stopped and a sick feeling and sadness filled me as the bird lay lifeless on the pavement.  I felt helpless as there was nothing I could do.

As this bird lie motionless, it reminded me about how so much damage is caused by us and to each other.  Sometimes we move so mindlessly, so involved in our own thing that we bulldoze over others without even recognizing that we have hurt someone’s feelings or seriously wounded someone’s heart.  I’ve been guilty of this myself before.  Are you speeding through life?

Thanksgiving is almost upon us and Christmas is just around the corner.  Sometimes spending more time with family can ignite our own personal triggers, but this year, we hope you remember the bird and slow down; become more mindful.  Might there be a better way to resolve whatever challenging situation arises?  Whatever you do…don’t be a turkey.  Try gentleness this year—toward yourself and toward others.  See what a difference it can make.

If you’d like us to help you with that gentleness, come treat yourself or someone else to our pumpkin facial special or enjoy a sound therapy session special below.  We hope you all have a fabulous Thanksgiving!!

We wish you all the best and optimal health!

Much love,
Kitty (Owner) & Ali (Master Certified Health & Wellness Coach)

Ali’s Health & Wellness

Podcast

Interested in getting some tips about improving your health and wellness?

Catch Ali’s health and wellness podcast on Mayor Steve Martin’s radio station “Voice of Paso” on the Jazz  station  at 6:45am, 7:45am, 8:45am, and 9:45am on Mon-Fri.  Click here to listen:

www.voiceofpaso.com/alie-bowen/

Health & Wellness Options

Not feeling yourself or need help finding your path?  Maybe you need a body, mind, soul reset.  If you’re wanting to lose weight, wanting to feel more in tune with yourself & your needs, wanting to figure out what it is you want, or wanting to just have more energy & vitality, then I can help.  Please call me today at 805-591-7157 and we can talk to see what services would work best for your needs.  I work with clients on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and by private appointment if Tuesdays and Wednesdays don’t work for your schedule.

  • 60 minute private health coaching sessions – $70/session
  • 60 minute private Sound therapy session – $95/session ($88 for members & established clients)
  • Weekly membership (you can select meditation, sound therapy, medicine drumming, or health coaching or a combo each week) $75/weekly with a weekly 3-month commitment
  • 5-pack of 1/2 hour sessions of private guided meditation for $100
  • Four weeks of 90-minute sessions of Prime Time Health (nutrition class) for $265 (based on Dr Williams Sears scientifically proven plan)

Please call 805-591-7157 to schedule or send an email to alithespacc@gmail.com to set up an appointment.

Namaste,
Ali
(Master Certified Health & Wellness Coach)

November Specials

Pumpkin Facial

Be gentle to your skin and step into our version of a pumpkin patch at The Spa Central Coast by trying out our pumpkin facial.  Our skilled estheticians will provide the TLC your skin needs this November through our pumpkin facial.  And it smells good, too—like you’ve jumped into Fall.  Pumpkin enzymes are great for removing dead skin and leaving a natural glow.  Your face will receive a dose of our Spa line products as well to remove environmental stress from your skin so you can look radiant without a costume this year.  This luscious treatment is 60 minutes for only $110.

Sound Tuning Special

Sound Therapy Tuning Special

Have you lost that gusto you used to have or just feel out of balance in your life?  Maybe you’re struggling to lose weight or maybe you’re tired of the same stuff dragging you down and you need help connecting.  Tuning is being used to treat ADHD, PTSD, Parkinson’s disease, anxiety and depression.  We’re a vibration and frequency, so it makes sense to treat the body and mind with sound therapy.  A tuning may just be what you need.  You’ll enjoy a 60-min session of frequency-specific tuning forks to find static in the electromagnetic energy that surrounds your body.  Tuning takes this stuck energy, reharmonizes it, and returns it back to the body in order to restore the body’s vitality.  It can help with depression, anxiety, physical pain, PTSD, stress, addiction recovery, grief, and more.  Normally $95 for this 60-min treatment, you’ll receive 10% off this month (so $85.50) for any client who has not tried it at The Spa Central Coast before.

The Spa Central Coast Gift Card

Gift Cards

Would you like to get a special gift for someone important to you?  How about a gift card at The Spa Central Coast?

The recipient of the card you purchase can choose between an indulgent massage, a radiating facial, or a revitalizing body wrap or any other treatment we offer.  Come by today and we’ll wrap your purchase in a lovely gift bag or purchase online below!

25% Off Spa Products

Product Special for the Month

Our therapists often use our Poseidon Muscle Relief during massages at The Spa but now we’ve added CDB to it. All The Spa Central Coast members who purchase Poseidon Muscle Relief with CBD 6oz will receive 25% off. It’s normally $66, but this month, it’s only $49.50.

Please stop by The Spa to purchase this product.

Bulletin

  • Please note date change:  Elana Peters will be doing a book signing about her book Hard Questions Simple Answers at The Spa Central Coast on Saturday, December 14 from 11:00am-2:30pm.  This is a workbook and resource guide for older adults and their families. Most Families are totally unprepared and often overwhelmed by the complexity of issues involved when dealing with the care of aging parents/spouses/older loved ones. HARD QUESTIONS, SIMPLE ANSWERS is a must have for families who need guidance in making wise, educated choices on behalf of an aging loved one.
  • Please welcome back Katie and Marisa!  Both are dual licensed in facials and massage; however, Marisa is only doing facials at this time.  For those of you who have enjoyed their treatments in the past, come enjoy them again!  Please also welcome Rosa, another talented massage therapist who just joined our team.
  • Please note that we have a strict 24-hour change and cancellation policy for       members and non-members.  If you need to change or cancel your appointment, please contact us 24 hours prior to your appointment; otherwise, you will be charged for the appointment.  If you’re a member with credits, a credit will be taken.  We have to be strict about this because we have to pay our employees regardless of whether or not you show.
  • We do sound therapy tuning at The Spa.  Frequency-specific tuning forks find static in our electromagnetic biofield (usually created from emotional or physical trauma or sadness).  Tuning take this stuck energy, reharmonizes it, and returns it back to the body in order to restore the body’s vitality.  It can help with depression, anxiety, physical pain, PTSD, stress, addiction recovery, grief, and more.  We are vibration and frequency so it makes sense to heal the body through vibration and frequency.
  • We no longer allow gratuity to be put on credit cards.  If you’d like to leave your therapist gratuity, please bring cash.
Healthy Living Fun Facts

Fun Fact

Did you know that hydrogen peroxide will take out difficult stains like wine and coffee?  Just put a little on the stain and within seconds it’ll disappear.

Why Be a Member at The Spa Central Coast?

  • NEW!  We now provide Family Shared plans for 90-minute massages.
  • $20 or more off the treatment that the membership is for depending on the membership you purchase.
  • You get a members Family & Friends Discount to help spread the happiness.  Bring in a friend or family member with you to your next treatment, and your friend or family member will receive $10 off her/his treatment.
  • 25% off our monthly featured product from The Spa Central Coast signature line.
  • 10% off any additional treatment you have at The Spa.
  • You get the same pricing we give you for your treatment at our sister spa, The Day Spa of Ojai.
  • You will receive a Spa Member Club Discount card that can be used at many local retailers and restaurants for 10%-15% off their services and goods.

  Come visit us or call 805-591-7157 to become a member today!

What Sets Us Apart from Other Day Spas

(Each month we share one thing that makes us different from the rest)

We are one of the few day spas that provide complimentary foot soaks to any local resident regardless if s/he is having a spa treatment.  Any local can come by The Spa for one.

Kitty’s Corner

Halloween is coming quickly, and you may be thinking about the mounds of candy that go hand-in-hand with this holiday.  Perhaps you have a go-to treat that you enjoy.  We do!! It’s important to be aware, though, of the ingredients in the goodies you and/or your children may eat this holiday because those ingredients can affect your body and your skin.

One of the worst culprits is high fructose corn syrup and other artificial sweeteners and colorings (i.e., chemical additives).  According to Dr William Sears, these are neurotoxins.  When we age, the blood-brain barrier, which screens out neurotoxins that harm brain tissue, weakens and allows neurotoxins to leak through.*  What we eat has an effect on our skin, too, and can prematurely age it making it look dry and sallow.

We have facials and body wraps that can help with skin health.  The seaweed nourishes the skin and body with important minerals. Additionally, we have health coaching and specific health education components that can help you eat healthier and live longer.

This month you may want to take advantage of our Mummy Wrap (seaweed body wrap) to feed the skin on your entire body or our Ghoolishly Great Special that includes a skin enhancer for your face.

We wish you all the best and optimal health!

Much love,
Kitty (Owner) & Ali (Manager & Master Certified Health & Wellness Coach)

Ali’s Health & Wellness

Podcast

Interested in getting some tips about improving your health and wellness?

Catch Ali’s health and wellness podcast on Mayor Steve Martin’s radio station “Voice of Paso” on the Jazz  station  at 6:45am, 7:45am, 8:45am, and 9:45am on Mon-Fri.  Click here to listen:

www.voiceofpaso.com/alie-bowen/

Health & Wellness Options

Not feeling yourself or need help finding your path?  Maybe you need a body, mind, soul reset.  If you’re wanting to lose weight, wanting to feel more in tune with yourself & your needs, wanting to figure out what it is you want, or wanting to just have more energy & vitality, then I can help.  Please call me today at 805-591-7157 and we can talk to see what services would work best for your needs.  I work with clients on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and by private appointment if Tuesdays and Wednesdays don’t work for your schedule.

  • SEPTEMBER CLASS:  Two-week weight loss class (Sep 17 & Sep 24) for $250
  • 60 minute private health coaching sessions – $70/session
  • 60 minute private Sound therapy session – $95/session ($88 for members & established clients)
  • Weekly membership (you can select meditation, sound therapy, medicine drumming, or health coaching or a combo each week) $75/weekly with a 3-month commitment
  • 5-pack of 1/2 hour sessions of private guided meditation for $100
  •  Four weeks of 90-minute sessions of Prime Time Health (nutrition class) for $265 (based on Dr Williams Sears scientifically proven plan)

Please call 805-591-7157 to schedule or send an email to alithespacc@gmail.com to set up an appointment.

Namaste,
Ali
(Master Certified Health & Wellness Coach)

October Specials

October Paso Robles Day Spa Specials

Ghoulishly Great Special

Do you feel like you’re a ghost of your former self?  Need a little self-care to reconnect?  Come revitalize yourself with our 90-minute Special. For just $160, come indulge in a relaxing 30-minute integrated massagea soothing 30-minute foot treatment, and a rejuvenating 30-minute skin (face) enhancer.  You’ll be happy you did!!

October Paso Robles Day Spa Body Wrap Special

Mummy Body Wrap Special

Are you ready for your skin to look better or are you fatigued or lack energy?  This is the treatment for you.  In this 60-minute special, your body will be painted by our talented staff with a mixture of potent cool, Halloween green ocean algae and many precious essential oils that work synergistically. You’ll then be gently wrapped in mylar like a beautiful mylar mummy to allow the ingredients to work their magic on your skin leaving it hydrated, purified, and soothed. Since our blood plasma is similar in composition to the ocean, algae doesn’t know the difference between you and the ocean so it crosses blood barriers to remineralize and rebalance the body. This treatment releases toxins that cause the skin to appear ripples or thick, such as upper arms, pouches on upper hips, and bloated or distended waists and stomachs.  Just $99 this month.

The Spa Central Coast Gift Card

Gift Cards

Would you like to get a special gift for someone important to you?  How about a gift card at The Spa Central Coast?

The recipient of the card you purchase can choose between an indulgent massage, a radiating facial, or a revitalizing body wrap or any other treatment we offer.  Come by today and we’ll wrap your purchase in a lovely gift bag or purchase online below!

25% Off Spa Products

Product Special for the Month

Buy one, get one for 25% off.  All The Spa Central Coast members who purchase one of our Signature Spa Line products will receive 25% off one additional Signature Spa Line product of your choice.

Please stop by The Spa to purchase this product.

Bulletin

  • Please note that we have a strict 24-hour change and cancellation policy for members and non-members.  If you need to change or cancel your appointment, please contact us 24 hours prior to your appointment; otherwise, you will be charged for the appointment.  If you’re a member with credits, a credit will be taken.  We have to be strict about this because we have to pay our employees regardless of whether or not you show.
  • We do tuning at The Spa.  Frequency-specific tuning forks find static in our electromagnetic biofield (usually created from emotional or physical trauma or sadness).  Tuning take this stuck energy, reharmonizes it, and returns it back to the body in order to restore the body’s vitality.  It can help with depression, anxiety, physical pain, PTSD, stress, addiction recovery, grief, and more.  We are vibration and frequency so it makes sense to heal the body through vibration and frequency.
  • Part of our regular services now include a power nap.  Naps enhance the immune system according to a 2015 study by Nature Neuroscience.  They are highly refreshing and don’t interfere with your night’s sleep.  The study completed revealed that subjects’ performance deteriorated after each of the four daily tests given, but participants who took a 30-minute nap between tests stopped the deterioration in performance.  Those who took a 60-minute nap even reversed it.  Just $35 for 30 minutes.
  • We no longer allow gratuity to be put on credit cards.  If you’d like to leave your therapist gratuity, please bring cash.
  • Family Menu & Family Plus Memberships (you can now add your partner and children to your membership). Children can be added for just $50 each child or teen.  This must be done in The Spa.
Elana Peters, MA, CMC

Book Signing in November

SAVE THE DATE:  Elana Peters, MA, CMC (ret.) will be doing a book signing at The Spa Central Coast on Saturday, November 19 from 11:00am-2:30pm for her book Caring Women: The Good Daughter Syndrome Parent …Care with Less Guilt. Elana spent 40 years counseling women and facilitating support groups.  If you are looking for answers or guidance on how to survive caring for aging parents, this is for you. She will be answering any questions people have about her book or caregiving.

Healthy Living Fun Facts

Fun Fact

Did you know that lemon is a toxin solvent?  Squeeze a half of a lemon in a glass of warm water in the morning to help absorb those toxins that your body generated in the night.

Why Be a Member at The Spa Central Coast?

  • $20 off the treatment that the membership is for (savings on our Family Shared plans vary because you get to choose different massages or get a facial).
  • You get a members Family & Friends Discount to help spread the happiness.  Bring in a friend or family member with you to your next treatment, and your friend or family member will receive $10 off her/his treatment.
  • 25% off our monthly featured product from The Spa Central Coast signature line.
  • 10% off any additional treatment you have at The Spa.
  • You get the same pricing we give you for your treatment at our sister spa, The Day Spa of Ojai.
  • You will receive a Spa Member Club Discount card that can be used at many local retailers and restaurants for 10%-15% off their services and goods.

  Come visit us or call 805-591-7157 to become a member today!

What Sets Us Apart from Other Day Spas

(Each month we share one thing that makes us different from the rest)

We are one of the only day spas that provides the friendly ghost every year for Halloween.  Bring your kids in to trick-o-treat and meet our friendly ghost  from 4:30pm-6:00pm.

Kitty’s Corner

One way to be healthier is to receive healthy touch.  How often do you receive this?  Kathleen Keating, a blogger for Emotional Intelligence states that “we are suffering in our society from […] touch deprivation, skin hunger, and hug inhibition.”** Touch is critical for our physical, mental, and emotional health.  It releases oxytocin, a bonding hormone.  It activates the vagus nerve that’s connected from the brain to the gut, which, in part, helps control your immune system, and it helps to reduce depression.  It’s essential for our ability to not just survive, but to thrive.**

Whether you’re single and just not receiving enough healthy touch because you live alone or if you’re in a relationship where healthy touch isn’t as frequent as you wish or if you want, or need, a trained professional who is expert in the body’s anatomy to pinpoint and massage areas in your body that need worked out, we can help.

We also have memberships that allow Central Coast locals to receive a massage each month at a discounted rate or anyone can try out one of our Monthly Specials this month.  For September, you can choose either our Revitalize Me package or a Massage with Tuning, which is a sound therapy modality.  (See specials below).

I wish you all the best and optimal health!

Much love,
Kitty (Owner) & Ali (Manager & Master Certified Health & Wellness Coach)

Ali’s Health & Wellness

Podcast

Interested in getting some tips about improving your health and wellness?

Catch Ali’s health and wellness podcast on Mayor Steve Martin’s radio station “Voice of Paso” on the Jazz  station  at 6:45am, 7:45am, 8:45am, and 9:45am on Mon-Fri.  Click here to listen:

www.voiceofpaso.com/alie-bowen/

Health & Wellness Options

Not feeling yourself or need help finding your path?  Maybe you need a body, mind, soul reset.  If you’re wanting to lose weight, wanting to feel more in tune with yourself & your needs, wanting to figure out what it is you want, or wanting to just have more energy & vitality, then I can help.  Please call me today at 805-591-7157 and we can talk to see what services would work best for your needs.  I work with clients on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and by private appointment if Tuesdays and Wednesdays don’t work for your schedule.

  • SEPTEMBER CLASS:  Two-week weight loss class (Sep 17 & Sep 24) for $250
  • 60 minute private health coaching sessions – $70/session
  • 60 minute private Sound therapy session – $95/session ($88 for members & established clients)
  • Weekly membership (you can select meditation, sound therapy, medicine drumming, or health coaching or a combo each week) $75/weekly with a 3-month commitment
  • 5-pack of 1/2 hour sessions of private guided meditation for $100
  •  Four weeks of 90-minute sessions of Prime Time Health (nutrition class) for $265 (based on Dr Williams Sears scientifically proven plan)

Please call 805-591-7157 to schedule or send an email to alithespacc@gmail.com to set up an appointment.

Namaste,
Ali
(Master Certified Health & Wellness Coach)

September Specials

Massage with Tuning Special

Have you felt out of balance in your life or just feel down?  A tuning with massage may just be what you need.  After you enjoy a 60-minute integrated massage, you’ll enjoy a 30-min session of frequency-specific tuning forks to find static in the electromagnetic energy that surrounds your body.  Tuning takes this stuck energy, reharmonizes it, and returns it back to the body in order to restore the body’s vitality.  It can help with depression, anxiety, physical pain, PTSD, stress, addiction recovery, grief, and more.  This 90-min treatment is only $140. 

Back -to-School Special

Have you endured chaos getting the kids ready to go back-to-school?  Do you want to pamper yourself?  Come revitalize yourself with our 90-minute Revitalize Me treatment package.  For just $140, come indulge in a relaxing 30-minute integrated massage, a soothing 30-minute infrared sauna treatment, and a rejuvenating 30-minute skin (face) enhancer.  You’ll be happy you did!!

The Spa Central Coast Gift Card

Gift Cards

Would you like to get a special gift for someone important to you?  How about a gift card at The Spa Central Coast?

The recipient of the card you purchase can choose between an indulgent massage, a radiating facial, or a revitalizing body wrap or any other treatment we offer.  Come by today and we’ll wrap your purchase in a lovely gift bag or purchase online below!

Product Special for the Month

All The Spa Central Coast members will receive 25% off our White Egret Garlic Oil with Lobelia and Mullen in 2 fl oz bottles.  It’s natural essential oils.  If placed on the skin, it helps support the healthy properties of the skin, soothes, moisturizes & gets rid of unhealthy bacteria. If placed in the ear, it has anti-bacterial properties to ease ear aches and congestion.  Normally $15.00.  It’s only $11.25 this month.

Please stop by The Spa to purchase this product.

Health & Wellness Classes

I keep being asked to teach a class specifically on losing weight because I hear from people that even though they are cutting back on the amount they eat, they still don’t lose weight.  There is a reason why!  Want to find out?  You might be surprised but the main problem may be one of your organs.  Can you guess which one?

You will learn how to lose weight and keep it off, as well as receive suggested meal protocols and why some food is better for you than other food when it comes to weight reduction. (These protocols are always important to review with your doctor in case you have any allergies).

The class will be two weeks long:  Tuesday, September 17 and Tuesday, September 24 from 6pm-8pm.  The cost is $250 per person.

Bulletin

  • We do tuning at The Spa.  Frequency-specific tuning forks find static in our electromagnetic biofield (usually created from emotional or physical trauma or sadness).  Tuning take this stuck energy, reharmonizes it, and returns it back to the body in order to restore the body’s vitality.  It can help with depression, anxiety, physical pain, PTSD, stress, addiction recovery, grief, and more.  We are vibration and frequency so it makes sense to heal the body through vibration and frequency.
  • Part of our regular services now include a power nap.  Naps enhance the immune system according to a 2015 study by Nature Neuroscience.  They are highly refreshing and don’t interfere with your night’s sleep.  The study completed revealed that subjects’ performance deteriorated after each of the four daily tests given, but participants who took a 30-minute nap between tests stopped the deterioration in performance.  Those who took a 60-minute nap even reversed it.  Just $35 for 30 minutes.
  • We no longer allow gratuity to be put on credit cards.  If you’d like to leave your therapist gratuity, please bring cash.
  • Family Menu & Family Plus Memberships (you can now add your partner and children to your membership). Children can be added for just $50 each child or teen.  This must be done in The Spa.

Why Be a Member at The Spa Central Coast?

  • $20 off the treatment that the membership is for (savings on our Family Shared plans vary because you get to choose different massages or get a facial).
  • You get a members Family & Friends Discount to help spread the happiness.  Bring in a friend or family member with you to your next treatment, and your friend or family member will receive $10 off her/his treatment.
  • 25% off our monthly featured product from The Spa Central Coast signature line.
  • 10% off any additional treatment you have at The Spa.
  • You get the same pricing we give you for your treatment at our sister spa, The Day Spa of Ojai.
  • You will receive a Spa Member Club Discount card that can be used at many local retailers and restaurants for 10%-15% off their services and goods.

  Come visit us or call 805-591-7157 to become a member today!

What Sets Us Apart from Other Day Spas

(Each month we share one thing that makes us different from the rest)

We are one of the only day spas that provides tuning—also referred to as sound therapy!  Frequency-specific tuning forks find static in our electromagnetic biofield (usually created from emotional or physical trauma or sadness).  Tuning take this stuck energy, reharmonizes it, and returns it back to the body in order to restore the body’s vitality.  It can help with depression, anxiety, physical pain, PTSD, stress, addiction recovery, grief, and more.  We are vibration and frequency so it makes sense to heal the body through vibration and frequency.

Fun Fact

Did you know that cuddling helps couples stay together?  It’s true…bonding and attachment are created when you cuddle more and that attachment helps couples care about, or look out for, each other rather than hurt each other.  If your relationship needs some pepping up, try cuddling.**

**Hess, Samantha (2014).  Touch: The Power of Human Connection.


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