Make Time for Connection and Self Care in April - The Spa Central Coast Paso Robles

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

Connection and Self Care

One thing we have really learned through this pandemic is the importance of connection and self care. This goes for everyone from children to our grandparents! Everyone has suffered and now we can really look at our life and decide to make it a priority.

Taking time to do things that are healthy, but also allowing your bodies to heal and doing it with people you love is one of the best things I feel there is to do. The Spa Central Coast will be celebrating our 18th year this year in business and throughout these beautiful years I have noticed the growth in families coming together and spending a day at the Spa.

We even have families that make their Christmas gifts to each other about spending it together at the Spa and look forward to seeing our guests that make us an annual visit. More recently we have had many friends now coming in and taking the much needed time to refuel and to reconnect with each other.

So don’t waste any more time — IT’S TIME for some self care! It has been a hard year for everyone!!! I encourage you to look at our Spa packages and spend more than just an hour with us and bring someone you love! I promise you life feels better when you do this.

So many of us have not been touched in so long and it’s so important to take this time for self care — the body needs movement and it needs to heal. We are so looking forward to making your experience with us exactly what you needed!

Blessings,
Kitty

2019 Best Massage
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Immune Boosting Very Berry Smoothie

Immune Boosting Very Berry Smoothie

Makes 2 servings
Prep Time: 2 mins Cook Time: 0 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 inch piece fresh turmeric, peeled
  • 1 date
  • 1/4 cup yogurt (I like to use Greek Yogurt)
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1 handful fresh spinach
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 2 teaspoons bee pollen
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 2 tablespoons almonds, soaked

Blend together then serve! Enjoy!

Manicures and Pedicures at The Spa Central Coast Paso Robles
Manicures and Pedicures at The Spa Central Coast Paso Robles

Now offering Manicures & Pedicures

We’ve added these new cosmetic services to our menu at The Spa Central Coast.

  • $45 Basic Manicure
  • $75 Spa Manicure
  • $75 Pedicure

Customize your manicure or pedicure with gel, paraffin and more!

See our menu for full detail »

Why Does Massage Provide Pain Relief?

Fun Fact about Massage

Research indicates massage therapy can boost immunity and reduce hypertension.

April Specials

The Spa Central Coast Gift Cards

Gift Cards

Give the gift of wellness to a friend or loved one this Spring with a Gift Card for spa services at The Spa Central Coast! Mother’s Day is just around the corner…

You may purchase a gift card in person at the Spa, call our reception desk at (805) 591-7157 or click below to purchase gift cards online through MindBody. 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.

Wednesday Tanning Special at The Spa Central Coast Paso Robles

Wednesday Tanning Special

Achieve that beautiful summery glow without the harmful UV rays of the sun! Book a spray tanning sesson at The Spa Central Coast on Wednesdays for just $35, a $10 savings from the regular price. Your spray tan will be professionally applied in a private booth by a trained spray tan therapist, using one of our world leading SunFX tanning solutions.

Click here to Book a Spray Tanning Session
Paso Robles TempSure Envi Spa Treatments

Lip Filler Session Special

Get fuller, plumper lips in minutes with a lip filler session with Dr. Mikulics! Book your session in April and receive a $50 discount.

Call the Reception Desk (805) 591-7157 to Book Lip Filler Session
Hand Sanitizer

Product of the Month for Members Only

Save on Sunscreen

For April, all members receive a 10% discount on sunscreens from our Spa Shop.

Browse our online selection or stop by the Spa for our full line of products.

Click to Purchase Organic SPF25 Moisturizer »

Dr. Mikulics’ Corner

Supporting your heart health requires not only a healthy diet and regular exercise but taking care of your gut health and stress levels too. Did you know that different brain waves can uniquely affect the body’s functions? Certain brain waves can help decrease stress, cortisol and blood pressure while others can have the opposite effect I hope you enjoy this month’s featured recipe and tips for stress management.

Come visit Dr. Mikulics for TempSure Envi, Botox, or Microneedling treatments! Call the reception desk to schedule your appointment or with any questions. (805) 591-7157.

Visit her web site for additional information:
www.drmikulics.com

The Apple - Try Eating 3 Apples a Day for Health!

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

Try an Apple a Day…or Three!

So I have started a year long program to become a certified Health Coach and in my studies I have been fascinated by the apple! So along this journey I will be sharing some health ideas and tips.

Here’s some info on the beautiful apple ~ we will be offering fresh fruit at the Spa so whether you have a treatment scheduled or if you just want to stop by and pick up a healthy snack please come by and enjoy.

The Apple

Never underestimate the power of the apple, it’s the top pick for almost any illness. Apples are the perfect colon cleanser. If you’re faced with IBS or a viral infection an apple plays a critical nutritional role in calming your system by reducing viral and bacterial loads that create inflammation. It also helps improve circulation in your lymphatic system, repair skin damage and regulate blood sugar.

If you have any of the following, bring an apple into your life!

Kidney disease, arthritis, seizures, MS, diabetes, urinary tract infections, OCD, ADHD, PTSD, Lyme disease, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), anxiety, vertigo.

Apples are hydrating on a deep cellular level, they provide trace minerals such as manganese and molybdenum as well as electrolytes and critical mineral salts that help the body rehydrate after exercise or stress of any kind.

Try eating 3 apples a day ~ if you commit to this routine you will see your health improve in unexpected ways.

For a perfect snack, try apple slices and some caramel dipping sauce. I’ve included a recipe for vegan caramel sauce below, enjoy!

Blessings,
Kitty

2019 Best Massage
The Spa Central Coast  LIKE us on Facebook!

Vegan Caramel Sauce

Vegan Caramel Sauce

This vegan caramel sauce is great for dipping or as a topping on your favorite desserts!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Coconut Cream
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Cornstarch

Add 1 cup of coconut cream, 3/4 cup brown sugar and 1 tablespoon cornstarch to a small pot or pan.

Heat over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until the coconut cream melts. Bring to a boil. It will get bubbly and almost foamy. Lower heat to a simmer, and stir frequently for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

Enjoy!

Manicures and Pedicures at The Spa Central Coast Paso Robles
Manicures and Pedicures at The Spa Central Coast Paso Robles

Now offering Manicures & Pedicures

We’ve added these new cosmetic services to our menu at The Spa Central Coast.

  • $45 Basic Manicure
  • $75 Spa Manicure
  • $75 Pedicure

Customize your manicure or pedicure with gel, paraffin and more!

See our menu for full detail »

Why Does Massage Provide Pain Relief?

Fun Fact about Massage

Massage Therapy stimulates release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain killers. That is why massage helps relieve pain!

March Specials

The Spa Central Coast Gift Cards

Gift Cards

Give the gift of wellness to a friend or loved one this Spring with a Gift Card for spa services at The Spa Central Coast! Mother’s Day is just around the corner…

You may purchase a gift card in person at the Spa, call our reception desk at (805) 591-7157 or click below to purchase gift cards online through MindBody. 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.

Arnica Oil Massage Special

Arnica Oil Massage Special

A warm, rich oil massage using our Arnica Oil, this a great anti-inflammatory therapy. Our Arnica Oil contains: Sunflower Seed Oil, Organic Oils of Arnica Montana Extract, Olive, Laminaria Extract, Juniper, Birch, Rosemary and Vitamin E.

BONUS: After this exotic, healing massage you get to take home the rest of the 6oz bottle of Arnica Oil that we used for your massage!

Book your Arnica Oil Massage appointment for just $150 during the month of March.

Click here to book March Arnica Oil Massage Special
Arnica Oil Massage Special

Integrated Massage with Infrared Sauna Special

Receive a 30 minute Integrated massage w/Infrared Sauna for just $60! Infrared therapy provides soothing heat, directly radiated into the body, and eliminates stored toxins and heavy metals from your body. The far-infrared radiant heat induces a deep sweat, cleanses the body and burns calories. Infrared also improves acne, skin elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles, and reduces cellulite.

Click here to book March Integrated Massage w/Infrared Sauna Special
Hand Sanitizer

Product of the Month for Members Only

Save on I Am Blemish Free

For March, we are offering a special from our popular line of The Spa Central Coast products — I Am Blemish Free. A blend of botanical essences known for their germicidal and drainage properties in a base of antioxidant botanical oils. This product promotes drainage and decongestion of connective tissue. 1 fl. oz./30ml.

Regular price $60.50, now just $40.00 for Spa members! Stop by or call the reception desk for full details and product availability.

Click to Purchase I Am Blemish Free through our Online Spa Shop »

Dr. Mikulics’ Corner

Come visit Dr. Mikulics for TempSure Envi, Botox, or Microneedling treatments! Call the reception desk to schedule your appointment or with any questions. (805) 591-7157.

Visit her web site for additional information:
www.drmikulics.com

Happy Valentine's Day from The Spa Central Coast!

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

Happy Valentine’s Day – No Prescription Required!

So as soon as we put out a newsletter saying we need a prescription to book a massage then something changes and now we don’t. It’s just sort of what’s expected right?

What a year!! So we have learned even more that we can deal with change and I think we have also learned even more how important it is to have self care, touch, time to ourselves, balance.

We are now open for facials — some of you haven’t had one for a year! It’s time to make your appointment! We are operating the same…safely. We do ask that if you have been around anyone who isn’t feeling well you postpone your appointment but if you are healthy then we need to get your skin back in shape.

This month our special is microdermabrasion and it’s 20% off! Our medical grade machines have the diamond tip wands. The diamonds exfoliate dead skin cells which are vacuumed at the same time. This procedure is by far one one of my favorites and you will see immediate results in the skin. After a year of no facials it’s the one I recommend for men, women and teenagers alike!

February is by far one of my favorite months as we get to celebrate love by taking the time to spend it with someone special. If you are single and learning that we need to really care for ourselves so that we can properly give to another, then this is a month to give yourself more self love too.

So, for couples we have our Couples Massage. Please note, we will not be open on Sunday the 14th so appointments do need to be scheduled early! Buying a gift card and making a special date night is always a thoughtful gift. To make it easy for you just click this link to purchase your gift card for that someone special.

We have been busy and have added some new products to our line… Our signature oil is always a favorite so we have added it to our Hand Sanitizer. This hand sanitizer has aloe, seaweed, arnica, vitamin E, basil, melissa, lavender, grapefruit and our Hydrating Body Lotion which also has vitamins A and D!

Blessings,
Kitty

2019 Best Massage
The Spa Central Coast  LIKE us on Facebook!

Jeremy Engel - Somatic Descent Bodywork

Welcoming New Massage Therapist Jeremy Engel

With so many changes made in this mandate we have lost some staff as they have moved on. However we are recruiting and just recently we have had Jeremy Engel join us. Jeremy has been practicing for 12 years and has a full and broad skills and modalities. One of his specialties is called Somatic Descent Bodywork. Jeremy will be working on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

  • Jeremy has 1,000 hours of education from Florida School of Massage
  • 1 year of an internship in Gestalt Therapy
  • 2 years in intensive massage and coaching

We know you will find Jeremy’s massage amazing and we are grateful to have him on board with us! Book a massage today and ask for Jeremy!

New Partnership with La Bellasera Hotel & Suites Paso Robles

We have partnered with La Bellasera Hotel & Suites, so if you are one of our out-of-town guests and would like a place to stay they will be offering a discounted rate to our Spa family. We also have a Spa room there if you just want to enjoy our services at the hotel!

Manicures and Pedicures at The Spa Central Coast Paso Robles
Manicures and Pedicures at The Spa Central Coast Paso Robles

Now offering Manicures & Pedicures

We’ve added these new cosmetic services to our menu at The Spa Central Coast.

  • $45 Basic Manicure
  • $75 Spa Manicure
  • $75 Pedicure

Customize your manicure or pedicure with gel, paraffin and more!

See our menu for full detail »

BEMER Pro-Set Therapy at The Spa Central Coast Paso Robles

Now offering BEMER Pro-Set Therapy

BEMER Pro-Set is a PEMF (pulsed electromagnetic field therapy) device. A BEMER Pro-Set session stimulates circulation of thesmallest blood vessels, improving their supply as well as cleansing organs and tissue.

BEMER can enhance nutrient and oxygen delivery, local blood flow, waste removal, muscle conditioning, performance, physical fitness, endurance and energy, muscle conditioning, stress reduction and relaxation, sleep management, vitality and well-being!

The Spa will be having a free BEMER session day on March 3rd from 12pm – 6pm. Call the reception desk (805) 591-7157 to book your free BEMER Session!

February Specials

The Spa Central Coast Gift Cards

Gift Cards

Give the gift of wellness to a friend or loved one this Valentine’s Day with a Gift Card for spa services at The Spa Central Coast!

You may purchase a gift card in person at the Spa, call our reception desk at (805) 591-7157 or click below to purchase gift cards online through MindBody. 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.

Microneedling Special with Dr. Mikulics

February Microdermabrasion Special

Save 20% this month while helping your skin turn back the hands of time! Our trained professionals utilize state-of-the-art equipment to bring out thebest in your skin. This treatment will clean your pores, slow down any further breakouts and start you towards healing any scarring you may have on your skin from the past.

Click here to book February Microdermabrasion Special
Hand Sanitizer

Product of the Month for Members Only

 20% OFF OUR NEW HAND SANITIZER!

We are excited to announce a new addition to our line of The Spa Central Coast products — Hand Sanitizer with our signature blend of I Am Stress Free! Throughout February, our Members receive a 20% discount on their purchase of this new item.

In this product we have seaweed of course, but we have also added Aloe Vera, Arnica and Vitamin E — all very healing properties. This sanitizer won’t leave your hands dry or chapped and you will be able to enjoy the added benefits of Basil, Melissa, Lavender, Grapefruit and Marjoram aroma oils.

Stop by or call the reception desk for full details and product availability. Stay safe!

Click here to browse our Spa Shop Online

The Spa Shop

Our Spa Shop continues to grow. You can order your favorite product now and have it shipped to your front door. Free shipping for Paso Robles residents.

Dr. Mikulics’ Corner

In honor of Valentine’s Day this month’s newsletter focuses on heart health and self love.  Supporting your heart health requires not only healthy diet and regular exercise but taking care of your gut health and stress levels too.

I hope you enjoy this month’s featured recipe and tips for stress management.

My goal with this newsletter is to share all I can so that we can live with abundant health; mind body, beauty and spirit!

Stefanie Mikulics, MD

Mind & Body

HeartMath

HeartMath helps you tap into the power and intelligence of your heart – your heart’s intuition – which awakens you to the best version of yourself.  This video was recorded from a facebook stream to a private wellness challenge group.

The HeartMath section begins at 15 minutes, 18 seconds.

Dr. Mikulics’ February Specials

We have two specials this month! A MonaLisa Touch and a Botox special. Call the reception desk to schedule your appointment or with any questions. (805) 591-7157.

MonaLisa Touch - Feel Like You Again! February Special at The Spa Central Coast
February Botox Special at The Spa Central Coast Paso Robles
Use All The Broccoli Stir Fry

February Recipe of the Month

Use All The Broccoli Stir Fry

Every week I’ve been posting a ‘foodie’ post on my social media channels. Here’s a great recipe “Use All The Broccoli Stir Fry.” This recipe pairs well with salmon.

Pro Tip: Double the glaze and use it on the salmon as well as the broccoli!

Serves 4 (approximately 2c of stir fry per person).

  • 2.5 lbs large broccoli heads with stems at least 1” thick (4-5 heads)
  • 1 Medium red onion
  • ½ cup water, divided
  • 2 Tbsp Shaoxing rice wine or dry sherry
  • 2 Tbsp reduced sodium tamari
  • 1 Tbsp chile-garlic sauce
  • 4 tsp toasted sesame oil, divided
  • 2 tsp  Arrowroot (was cornstarch)
  • 1 tsp light brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil, divided
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 small red chiles, sliced (seeded if desired)
  • 1 Tbsp minced fresh ginger
  • 2 Tbsp chopped roasted unsalted peanuts

Remove florets from broccoli stems.  Cut the florets into 1 inch pieces and set aside.  Trim the stem ends.  Using a vegetable spiralizer with the thin noodle blade, spiralize as much of each stem as possible.  Chop any remaining stem into ½ inch pieces.   Switch to the thick noodle blade and spiralize the onion.

Whisk ¼ cup water, rice wine (or sherry), tamari, chilli garlic sauce, 2 tsp sesame oil, arrowroot and brown sugar in a small bowl.  Set by the stove.

Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a large flat bottom carbon steel wok over medium high heat.  Add the broccoli noodles, stem pieces and onion;  cook, stirring until tender, about 5 minutes.  Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and toss with the remaining 2 tsp sesame oil and salt.

Add the remaining 1 Tbsp olive oil, chilies and ginger to the pan.  Cook, stirring constantly, for 15 seconds.  Add the reserved florets and cook, stirring, until starting to brown, about 1 minute.  Add the remaining 1/4 cup water, cover and cook until the florets are tender, about 3 minutes more.  Uncover and add the reserved sauce.   Cook, stirring, until the sauce is thick, about 1 minute.

Arrange the noodle mixture on a platter with the florets on top.  Serve sprinkled with peanuts.

Serves 4 (2 cups per person). Calories: 252. Fat: 14g (Sat. Fat 2g). Cholesterol: 0mg. Carbs 24g. Total Sugars: 9g. Protein 11g. Fiber 9g. Sodium 590mg. Potassium 1,066mg.

San Luis Obispo County is no longer under a stay-at-home order!

That means…The Spa Central Coast is OPEN and ready to serve you! Please call the reception desk to schedule your appointment (805) 591-7157 or book online through our MindBody online scheduler

We are of course continuing to follow COVID-19 social distancing and other local, state and federal guidelines in order to help keep our clients and employees safe. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Relax and Recommit to Wellness in 2021

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

A New Year, a Time to Recommit to Personal Wellness

As we begin our New Year, one thing’s for sure — we have learned a LOT this past year!

In particular how important it is to be healthy. Under the given mandates it does make it a little harder to try and do this when gyms are closed and we cant meet up with others to help us work together in our health goals.

One thing I do every January is no wine for 30 days. I also add in a few cleanses. Below I have included one of my favorite cleanses that I feel is very appropriate for the times we are in.

Let’s talk energy and the kidneys…Fear is the emotion associated with the kidneys in Eastern medicine. The kidneys will supply energy to the other organs in the body in response to fear and stress, however that can leave the kidneys themselves imbalanced and depleted. The effects of fear, stress and anxiety will then have a bigger impact on the rest of the body if kidney health is being ignored. What I have witnessed this past year is a LOT of fear so the kidneys I’m sure need a good flushing!

What do the kidneys do for us? The kidneys act as very efficient filters for ridding the body of waste and toxic substances, and returning vitamins, amino acids, glucose, hormones and other vital substances into the bloodstream. The kidneys receive a high blood flow and this is filtered by very specialized blood vessels.

Here’s to a happier and healthier New Year for all, and remember to take care of those kidneys!

Blessings,
Kitty

2019 Best Massage
The Spa Central Coast  LIKE us on Facebook!

Kidney Parsley Cleanse Recipe

Kidney Flush Recipe

We need to keep our kidneys clean so that we can absorb the nutrients we need! Join Kitty in January to do this cleanse. It’s easy and refreshing, and you can make it yourself at home.

  • Boil water.
  • Pour 3/4 cup of boiling water into mason jars.
  • Put a handful of washed organic parsley into the jars.
  • Cap jars overnight.
  • Strain out the parsley (you can eat some too).

Pour 8 oz of the prepared parsley juice into a cup, add honey to taste if desired. Drink twice a day (before breakfast and a little before bed) for 7 days.

The Spa is Open for Prescription Massages and Retail Sales

San Luis Obispo County is currently under a stay-at-home order. The Spa Central Coast is open for retail sales and will be doing prescription massages only. Per the Massage Therapy Council, we are able to provide massages indoors with the prescription of a doctor or chiropractor. A prescription for massage can be obtained from your doctor, chiropractor or dermatologist, or if you call us our MD on staff will write a prescription at no cost to you based on a simple screening.

If you are under stress, have anxiety, depression, postpartum depression or chronic pain these all are reasons to have a treatment and is scientifically proven to help relieve these symptoms. More than ever we need touch we need to boost our immune systems! Please call us to schedule your much needed treatment (805) 591-7157. We are here for you. Unfortunately, same-day appointments will not be available unless the client already has a prescription on file at The Spa.

January Specials

Paso Robles Day Spa Gift Card - The Spa Central Coast

Gift Cards

Pamper your loved one this holiday season with the perfect gift – a Gift Card for spa services 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!

Microneedling Special with Dr. Mikulics

January Microneedling Special

Renew and refresh your skin! Save $100 off a series of 3 Microneedling treatments with Dr. Stefanie Mikulics, MD, normally $599, now just $499 if you book by January 31, 2021. Call the reception desk at (805) 591-7157 to book.

Hand Sanitizer

Product of the Month for Members Only

 20% OFF OUR NEW HAND SANITIZER!

We are excited to announce a new addition to our line of The Spa Central Coast products — Hand Sanitizer with our signature blend of I Am Stress Free! Throughout January, our Members receive a 20% discount on their purchase of this new item.

In this product we have seaweed of course, but we have also added Aloe Vera, Arnica and Vitamin E — all very healing properties. This sanitizer won’t leave your hands dry or chapped and you will be able to enjoy the added benefits of Basil, Melissa, Lavender, Grapefruit and Marjoram aroma oils.

Stop by or call the reception desk for full details and product availability. Stay safe!

The Spa Shop

Our Spa Shop continues to grow. You can order your favorite product now and have it shipped to your front door. Free shipping for Paso Robles residents.

Dr. Mikulics’ Corner

Happy New Year everyone!

My practice now has a greater focus on integrative health and healing. This includes addressing gut health, nutrition, exercise and stress reduction in addition to conventional approaches. I’m loving the ancient medical tradition called Pancha Kosha for addressing our best health and wellbeing on all levels. And of course noninvasive and minimally invasive beauty treatments. I hear you, we want results without risk or downtime!

My goal with this newsletter is to share all I can so that we can live with abundant health; mind body, beauty and spirit!

Stefanie Mikulics, MD

Mind & Body – The 5 Kosha

I love this ancient system of recognizing our entire presence in optimizing health. Medical science is finally catching up too!  Stay tune for February’s newsletter.

Pancha Kosha

Book Review

The book I’m currently reviewing on my website and YouTube channel is “The Hormone Reset Diet” by Sara Gottfried, MD.

Not a day goes by in my practice without women sharing their concerns over hormones and weight gain. I came across Dr. Gottfrieds book a few years back and really resonated with her in-depth yet practical approach. Let’s explore achieving your ideal weight while supporting your entire wellbeing along the way!

I’m creating a series of videos on each of the “resets” as outlined in the book, below is a video that introduces the series.  The rest can be found on my YouTube channel.

January Microneedling Special at The Spa Central Coast with Dr. Stefanie Mikulics MD

January Microneedling Special

Renew and refresh your skin! Save $100 off a series of 3 Microneedling treatments with Dr. Stefanie Mikulics, MD, normally $599, now just $499 if you book by January 31, 2021. Call the reception desk at (805) 591-7157 to book.

San Luis Obispo County is currently under a stay-at-home order.

The Spa Central Coast is open for retail sales and will be doing prescription massages only. Per the Massage Therapy Council, we are able to provide massages indoors with the prescription of a doctor or chiropractor. A prescription for massage can be obtained from your doctor, chiropractor or dermatologist, or if you call us our MD on staff will write a prescription at no cost to you based on a simple screening.

If you are under stress, have anxiety, depression, postpartum depression or chronic pain these all are reasons to have a treatment and is scientifically proven to help relieve these symptoms. More than ever we need touch we need to boost our immune systems! Please call us to schedule your much needed treatment (805) 591-7157. We are here for you. Unfortunately, same-day appointments will not be available unless the client already has a prescription on file at The Spa. 

A New Meaning for Masks

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

A New Meaning for Masks

Regardless of what face mask you use, it is not healthy for the skin to be covered for prolonged periods of time. The skin suffers from rashes, irritations, ingrown hairs, chapping and breakouts. We have seen photos of nurses and doctors on the front line of the pandemic with irritation, hives and even bruises on their skin from masks.

What’s the biggest issue? By keeping your face covered, it creates a hot and humid environment; your breathing creates a lot of trapped moisture. This leads to build up of sweat and sebum on the skin and trapped impurities on the facial mask. This can leave you with inflammation, rashes, and breakouts. I have personally had to treat my skin differently– even at my age of 57—during this Pandemic because of the masks.  Maybe I should say I’m 56?  I think we all should subtract a year from our age since this year really shouldn’t count for any of us. 56 it is!

Below I have made a recommendation for your skin if you are experiencing issues.

Blessings,
Kitty (Owner)

2019 Best Massage 
The Spa Central Coast  LIKE us on Facebook!

I Am Blemish Free 1fl oz

I Am Blemish Free

A blend of botanical essences known for their germicidal and drainage properties in a base of antioxidant botanical oils. This product promotes drainage and decongestion of connective tissue. 1 fl. oz./30ml.

Order Online at the Spa Shop »

Newsletter Update

New Steps for Our Booking Process

 The holiday season is among us, and while we could all use some holiday cheer, we must remain vigilant and cautious with the effects of Covid-19 still prominent in our daily lives. With that being said, we have updated our intake form and have changed some protocols in the spa.

We will no longer be giving foot soaks before treatments. While they are an amazing way to get our clients grounded and ready for treatments, we feel that as long as SLO county remains in the purple tier we should not offer them. We have also added new questions to our intake form.

To best protect your health and the health of others, all clients must fill out this form before each massage and bodywork session. If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call (805) 591-7157. Thank you for understanding. We look forward to seeing you!

December Specials

Paso Robles Day Spa Gift Card - The Spa Central Coast

Gift Cards

Pamper your loved one this holiday season with the perfect gift – a Gift Card for spa services 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!

Paso Robles TempSure Envi Spa Treatments

December Botox Special

Receive 20 units of Botox free with your purchase of 40 or more units with Dr. Mikulics. Call the reception desk at (805) 591-7157 to book.

Paso Robles TempSure Envi Spa Treatments

December TempSure Envi Eye Treatment

Dr. Mikulics is offering TempSure Envi Eye treatments for just $650 for a series of 4 throughout December, a $150 savings. This extraordinary gentle RF eye treatment goes where Botox can’t leaving you with smoother tighter skin around your eyes that brightens up your whole face! Call the reception desk at (805) 591-7157 to book.

Essential Oils at The Spa Central Coast Paso Robles

Product of the Month for Members Only

20% OFF ALL ESSENTIAL OILS!
Throughout December, our Members receive a 20% discount on our line of The Spa Central Coast essential oils. Stop by or call the reception desk for full details and product availability.

The Spa Shop

Our Spa Shop continues to grow. You can order your favorite product now and have it shipped to your front door. Free shipping for Paso Robles residents.

Dr. Stefanie Mikulics

Dr. Mikulics’ Corner

Looking forward to our open house and individual demo treatments of TempSure Envi – the latest in Laser RF for the treatment to correct sagging skin, cellulite, wrinkles and enhance elasticity. I love being able to offer effective non-invasive solutions for health and skin care that are safe and don’t require down time! Please see the Spa website for more details on our event.

What is TempSure Envi?
TempSure Envi is a new radiofrequency treatment that minimizes fine lines and wrinkles, tightens skin* and improves the appearance of cellulite.

  • Safe for all skin types and levels of sun exposure
  • No surgery, no needles, no downtime

The Problem
As we age, our bodies can’t generate collagen as fast as it is depleted causing our skin to lose laxity and firmness. As a result, wrinkles and fine lines form leaving you with smile lines, crow’s feet and other bothersome creases.

Paso Robles TempSure Envi Spa Treatments
Beautiful Skin. Beautifully Simple.
The Solution
Finally there’s a solution that works! TempSure Envi minimizes fine lines and wrinkles, tightens skin* and improves the appearance of cellulite. It’s safe for all skin types so it fits into any beauty maintenance routine, any time of year!

December
During this season of joy and comfort foods let’s not forget our microbiomes and the benefits it can have on our skin! When it comes to overall skin health, probiotics (topical and oral) are your secret weapon!

PROBIOTICS

  • Combat the negative effects of harmful bacteria
  • Support barrier function (think leaky gut – but on your skin)
  • Support the regulation of your immune system and reduce inflammation
  • Help keep your gut brain skin axis in balance

I love to integrate the use of probiotics along with Botox treatments to achieve beautiful results in your skin. Radiance from the inside out is a great look for the Holidays!

Health, Happiness and Many Blessings,
Stefanie Mikulics, MD

Suzanne’s Corner

Neck and Shoulder Pain

Roughly 18-26 percent of adults suffer from neck and shoulder pain. Stress is one of the biggest key factors in the cause of a tight neck and shoulder muscle, as well as posture and sleep. Taking time before your day starts, maybe first thing in the morning, to stretch and end with a simple meditation. Allow yourself to take a minute in the day to stop and take a few deep breaths, getting oxygen in to the blood. Stretching and massage will also give relief to tight muscles. The services we provide here at The Spa Central Coast can help you with finding that relief. Our therapists are trained to provide the best therapy possible to help our clients.
Recommended treatments for this type of muscle pain would be:

  • Deep Tissue Massage: this massage gives the deepest body work, allowing for the muscles to be worked and stretched.
  • Back Refresher: this treatment uses our anti inflammation gel coupled with our deep heat oil and the use of hot towels to help relieve inflammation and soothe those tightened neck and shoulder muscles.
  • Anti Stress Massage: this massage is exactly what it says, anti stress. We use an essential oil blend to help calm the mind and soothe the body, relieving some of that tension and stress we tend to carry daily.

Here are a couple of stretches to do in the morning or on a break at work.

Neck Release:

  1. Square the shoulders.
  2. Lower the chin to the chest. You should feel the stretch through the neck and down the spine.
  3. Hold this position for 1 minute.
  4. Gently tilt your head to the left to stretch your right shoulder.
  5. Hold for 1 minute.
  6. Repeat on the opposite side.
  7. Do this to each side 3-5 times.

Across the Chest Stretch:

  1. Bring your right arm across your chest.
  2. Place it in the crease of your left elbow or use your left hand to support your arm.
  3. Hold this position for 1 minute.
  4. Repeat on the opposite side.
  5. Do this stretch 3-5 times.

Product Recommendations

These products offered by the Spa may offer you relief from back and shoulder pain.

I Am Soothed of Aches & Pains

I Am Soothed of Aches & Pains

A blend of essential oils that soothes muscles and relieves pain.

Order Online at the Spa Shop »

Cabbage Detox Soup

Cabbage Detox Soup

Ingredients

½ head of cabbage chopped
1 cup celery diced
1 cup white or yellow onion diced
1 cup carrots diced
1 green bell pepper
2-3 cloves of garlic minced
4 cups chicken broth
14oz can basil, oregano, garlic diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon oregano
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
Few shakes of black pepper
½ teaspoon salt (optional)

Directions

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add celery, onions, bell pepper, and carrots.
  3. Saute until slightly tender.
  4. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant.
  5. Pour in chicken broth.
  6. Stir in tomatoes and cabbage.
  7. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer.
  8. Cook until cabbage is tender.
  9. Stir in oregano, basil, red pepper, and salt (if using)
  10. Taste broth and adjust seasoning if needed.
  11. Serve and enjoy!

The holiday season is among us, and while we could all use some holiday cheer, we must remain vigilant and cautious with the effects of COVID-19 still prominent in our daily lives. With that being said, we have updated our intake form and have changed some protocols in the spa.

We will no longer be giving foot soaks before treatments. While they are an amazing way to get our clients grounded and ready for treatments, we feel that as long as SLO county remains in the purple tier we should not offer them.

We have also added the following new questions to our intake form. To best protect your health and the health of others, all spa clients must fill out this form before each massage and bodywork session.

Intake Form Addendum

1. Have you been tested for COVID-19? If yes, what type of test did you have? When was your test? What were your results?

2. Have you traveled outside of your county within the past two weeks? If so, have you quarantined or got a COVID-19 Test?

3. Have you been in groups of 10 or more within the last two weeks?

4. Have you been in any area with a high infection rate within the last two weeks?

5. Please check if you are experiencing any of the following as a NEW PATTERN since the beginning of the pandemic: Fever; Diarrhea, digestive upset; Sudden onset of muscle soreness; Chills; Nasal, sinus congestion; Rash or skin lesions; Cough; Fatigue (especially on the feet); Sore throat; Shortness of breath.

6. Are you immunocompromised?

7. Do you have any new discomfort with exertion or exercise?

8. Has anyone who you live with or are around often experienced any symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19?

We ask that all information provided is true and accurate. We want to keep all of our clients and employees safe.  If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call (805) 591-7157. Thank you for understanding. We look forward to seeing you.

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

I apologize that I’ve not done a newsletter for a bit.  In the last couple of months, there have been so many changes required by the State that it’s been difficult to keep up, and my Dad unfortunately passed away during that time as well.  Always know, however, that any updated information appears on our website.

I’ve had clients recently come in who’ve mentioned they need to be touched.  Touch is always essential, and yet it is one of the primary things that we’ve been made to feel we can’t do during this pandemic.  We need to balance Covid-19 requirements though with common sense and science, meaning that we can’t give up what common sense and what science show keeps us healthy in order to avoid becoming unhealthy.

Dacher Keltner, Director of Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley University states that “a wave of studies has documented some incredible emotional and physical health benefits that come from touch. […T]ouch is truly fundamental to human communication, bonding, and health. […]. The science of touch convincingly suggests that we’re wired to—we need to—connect with other people on a basic physical level. To deny that is to deprive ourselves of some of life’s greatest joys and deepest comforts.”  He states that touch is our “primary language of compassion, and a primary means for spreading compassion.”

So if the world feels a bit hard right now, go touch someone you love and spread compassion.  You can still stay within health guidelines by washing your hands afterward.

If you’d like to read the entire article, you can find it at
https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/hands_on_research

I’d like to also encourage you to reach out to our Wellness Center partners for your self-care needs.

Our local partners include:
Ali Health and Wellness (626-616-0945) for Biofield tuning and energy work and Dharma Yoga Loft (805-434-1934) for yoga classes and retreats.  Both offer safe environments during this time as well.

May we all stay healthy and well.

Blessings,
Kitty (Owner)

Steps to Booking a Prescription Massage:

  • We cannot take walk-ins at this time.  (Please call to be pre-screened.) Our current hours are Tue-Sat 8am-6pm. Lauren & Shawn are eager to help book your appointments.
  • We have a wash station at the front of the Spa.
  • Temperatures are taken upon arrival.
  • 65 years and older or those with a compromised immune system – You get priority in booking.There are never more than 10 people in the Spa at one time, including employees.  If you would like to have only yourself, a front desk person and your therapist in the Spa during your appointment, let us know and we can arrange it.
  • 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!

September Specials

Reflexology Massage

Massage Specials

Book your appointment today with Emily.  She recently joined our massage therapy team and is looking forward to gaining more experience.  If you’d like to try out her special touch, she’s $65/hour for Swedish or Integrated massage (this is a $35 and $45 savings respectively).  Call today!  Discount will be taken off at check out after your treatment.

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 of the Month for Members Only

20% OFF ALL ESSENTIAL OILS!!

THE SPA SHOP

Our Spa Shop continues to grow.  You can order your favorite product now and have it shipped to your front door.  Free shipping for Paso Robles residents.

Dr. Stefanie Mikulics

Dr. Mikulics’ Corner

I have been in private practice for nearly 20 years and have been blessed with the opportunity to offer wellness exams, gyn care and cosmedic medicine treatments.  I am very excited to offer the best of rejuvenating treatments at The Spa while supporting you in your health, beauty and wellness from the inside out.

One of the cosmedic treatments I offer is the Tempsure Envi.  It’s a noninvasive radiofrequency treatment that can minimize fine lines and wrinkles, tighten skin, and improve the appearance of cellulite. The device uses radio frequency waves to deliver heat deep into your skin, triggering collagen production that results in more firmness and fewer wrinkles. It’s safe for all skin tones, and there’s no down time.

It works best as a series of treatments. Every patient will have a personalized schedule, but you can expect to need at least four Tempsure Envi sessions, two to four weeks apart. Treatments can last anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the area.

During your treatment, you’ll feel warmth but no pain as I direct the handpiece over your skin. Similar devices have existed for years, but Tempsure Envi is the only device of its kind to emit radiofrequency that stimulates the nerves so minimally, allowing providers to use a higher temperature and faster results without pain.

Health, Happiness and Many Blessings,

Stefanie Mikulics, MD

Ali's Corner - Ali Health & Wellness

Ali’s Corner

Do you feel like you’ve lost touch with the true essence of who you are?  Sometimes when we feel out of sync within, it’s an indicator that the cells in our body are out of tune.  Biofield tuning can assist in restoring that internal integration that helps us to feel our best.

Biofield tuning may also help ADHD, chronic pain, Parkinson’s disease, PTSD, depression, teen defiance, deep trauma and a number of other ailments and problems. It’s wonderful for children, too! You can read more about it on www.biofieldtuning.com.

To book an appointment or to learn more about the sessions, 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 Wellness
MBA, MA, Master Certified Health & Wellness Coach (MCHC), Spiritual Coach & Certified Biofield Tuning Practioner

Dharma Yoga Loft

Jena’s Corner

Dharma Yoga Loft is open with virtual classes, indoor classes, and outdoor classes. We also offer weekly yoga + Surf camps for all ages. And we offer a few yearly retreats to bring joy and wellbeing into your life.

I will be teaching on Sunday, September 20 at Rava Winery, and a special guest yoga teacher from San Jose will be teaching yoga there on Sunday, September 27th for the charitable event supporting “Along Comes Hope.”  We hope to see you there!

Visit our website at www.pasoyoga.com or call 805-434-1924.

Thank you!

All the best,
Jena

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

Along Comes Hope

Along Comes Hope Success Story

Rochel was a Senior at Paso Robles High School when she was diagnosed with leukemia at 17 years old. Her aunt and uncle moved her here from the Philippines without her parents to work at their elder care home five months before her diagnosis.  She was referred to Along Comes Hope through her physician, as she was not getting support, healthy foods or consistent rides to her lifesaving treatments and doctor appointments. Rochel would not have survived without having these intense chemotherapy treatments and many appointments.

The team at Along Comes Hope jumped into action and became a part of Rochel’s healing journey. They helped her with transportation support from Paso Robles to Stanford Hospital chemotherapy, as well as her local doctors in San Luis Obispo.  They also helped her with some healthy food and emotional support. She had never worn a dress or gone to a dance, but wanted so badly to go to her Senior year high school prom.  Along Comes Hope made that happen.  Their team found a gown for her, a beautiful wig donated from Hearst Cancer Resource Center, and bought her prom tickets. Their CEO went to Rochel’s home to do her makeup and hair.

When Rochel looked in the mirror, she said, “I feel like a Princess!” One of their amazing male Cal Poly volunteers showed up with flowers to escort her to the prom for a wonderful night of memories, dancing and laughter.

The photo below displays the gifts of life that Rochel was blessed with after healing from cancer.  She was told she would likely never be able to have a baby due to the intense and aggressive chemotherapy she’d endured. But this Princess found her Prince and is now married with two beautiful children. If Rochel wasn’t given a chance to fight cancer, so many lives would have been impacted.  No family should have to choose between affordability or survivability. Along Comes Hope is here to help make sure every child gets a chance to fight this disease.

Minted Spinach Soup

Minted Spinach Soup

MAIN INGREDIENTS*

3 carrots
13.4 oz chickpeas
2 tsp ras el hanout spice
1 onion
1 oz fresh ginger
½ oz fresh mint
8 oz baby spinach
2 tsp vegetable broth concentrate
¼ cup Forager® Project Cashewgurt®
1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp + 1 tsp olive oil
Salt and pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Roast the vegetables
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Peel and dice the carrots. Drain and rinse the chickpeas and pat dry with a kitchen towel. Add the diced carrots and just half the chickpeas to a baking sheet and toss with 1 tbsp vegetable oil, ras el hanout, and a pinch of salt. Roast until the carrots are tender and the chickpeas are crispy, 15 to 18 minutes.

2. Prepare the aromatics
Peel and dice the onion. Peel and mince 1 tbsp of ginger. Pick the mint leaves.

3. Start the minted spinach soup
Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the diced onion, minced ginger, and a pinch of salt. Cook until the onions have softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the remaining chickpeas, spinach, vegetable broth concentrate, all but a few of the mint leaves, 1¼ cups water, and 1 tsp salt. Bring the soup to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cook until the greens have wilted, 4 to 5 minutes.

4. Blend the minted spinach soup
Carefully transfer the minted spinach soup to a blender. Blend until smooth. Taste, and add salt and pepper as necessary.

5. Serve
Divide the minted spinach soup between bowls. Dollop with Cashewgurt. Top with the ras el hanout, carrots and crispy chickpeas, and the remaining mint leaves. Enjoy!

*This recipe comes from Purple Carrot…they also have a delicious home delivery service as well (www.purplecarrot.com)

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.


   

  


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