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.

Ali’s Health Corner:  Topics that Affect Our Health & Wellness

A lot has been coming up in the news about depression and about suicide.  Though these are not topics people like to talk about, it’s important to acknowledge that it’s not uncommon for all of us to experience situational depression at some point during our lives—meaning that an event, like a divorce or death, triggers those deeply sad emotions.  Those with clinical depression face a more challenging obstacle because it’s not necessarily a situation that initiates or is responsible for their depression, and it can be very difficult to overcome.

This year in general has been a difficult year for many people.  Additionally, there is a lot in the world and in our society that is challenging.  Negative events strain our mind, body, and spirit, and sometimes it just feels like too much.  If that’s where you are, you’re not alone.  I have been there myself, and I want to share what I’ve learned in case it may help you or a loved one.

Anchor yourself that you may not be overcome by life’s storms. 

Believe in something bigger than yourself.  Dr William Sears explains that “Science says spiritual people of all sorts are more likely to have happier brains, healthier bodies, and longer lifespans.*

I’m embarrassed to admit that I used to be a bit judgmental in my youth.  I grew up in a religion that trained me that ultimately everyone needed to believe what my religion taught, and then my own personal life storms came and taught me differently.  Those experiences showed me that spiritual truth is anything that helps a person become a better person—more kind, more loving, more charitable, more teachable, more authentic.  It doesn’t matter what religion good spiritual nuggets come from or whether they come from a religion at all as long as they help an individual become a better person.  So if something moves you to your highest self, embrace it!

You were meant to be.  Don’t give up!

There was a time in my life I almost gave up.  I’m glad I didn’t.  There have been utterly beautiful moments and miracles since then.  Trials and painful situations end.  They do.  Keep holding on.

Keep moving forward even if you don’t feel like it. 

You may not know how things are going to work out when things aren’t going well, but they will if you keep moving forward.  Remember that “When you come to the edge of all the light you have known and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen:  either you’ll be given something to stand on or you will be taught how to fly.” (Unknown).

Fill your mind for the first 30 minutes each morning with positive things.

This creates that positive set point for the rest of your day.  You’ll feel better,  have more patience, and experience deeper inner peace.  Listen to inspirational videos or talks online.  Here’s an example of a 15 minute one:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He218LVmvw8

Don’t forget to laugh, especially at yourself.

Laughter is medicine for the body.  It releases endorphins, forms bonds, and increases brain connectivity. **  Watch funny movies or find a humorous friend to hang out with.

Keep flow in the body.

Flow is health.  Blockage is disease.  Massage is a powerful way to maintain this flow.  Massage is even known to significantly decrease stress and depression according to the Mayo Clinic.  Stress accounts for many illnesses.  “A 60-minute massage lowers cortisol—the stress hormone by an average of 30 percent…and increases serotonin [the happy hormone] by 28 percent.”  This combination boosts the body’s “ability to fight off pain, anxiety and feelings of sadness.”***  Check out the monthly massage special below if you, a family member, or friend could use some de-stressing.

Namaste (which means the light in me honors the light in you),
Ali
Master Certified Health and Wellness Coach/The Spa Manager & Director

Kitty’s Corner: CBD Topical Lotions & Massage

For the past couple of months, I’ve been wanting to add something additional to our massages at The Spa Central Coast to deliver even a more relaxing massage to ease stress and relieve pain.  I think I’ve found it.  A few weeks ago, we started carrying Sanare Smart CBD topical lotions.  We also have Vybes CBD Blueberry Mint and Peach Ginger drinks (that only have 4 g of sugar in a 14 oz bottle).  We will soon have CBD oil for dogs, too.

CBD is extracted from cannabis but is very different from marijuana because it does not lead to altered perception and cognition. Rather it tends to calm the nervous system.  In fact this June, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first pharmaceutical grade CBD, called Epidiolex, to treat severe seizure disorders in children.****

I’ve enjoyed my massages with this product and think you will as well.  We have a CBD Massage special this month if you want to try it (see the book button below), or you can also purchase your own lotion to take home (see purchase button below).

I’ll be happy to explain how to use it to anyone who buys this product.  Consultations are always free.

Much Love,
Kitty (Owner)

September 2018 Special

CBD Massage Special

Relax into the skilled hands of our massage therapists while they while they sooth and relieve pain with a high quality CBD (Cannabidiol) infused massage.  (This treatment does not have THC in it.). This powerful CBD treatment can be added on this month to any regularly priced 30, 60, or 90 minute massage we offer for only $15.

Product Special for the Month

All The Spa Central Coast members will receive 25% off Sanare Smart CBD topical in 2 oz bottles.   Normally $46.20.  It’s only $34.65 this month. This product sells fast, so get yours today!!

Bulletin (New Stuff at The Spa)

  • For one day only, receive $50 Swedish/Integrated massages (60 min), $60 Deep Tissue Massages (60 min), and $65 facials (60 min) by our The Spa Central Coast staff and $20 adjustments by a local chiropractor on Sunday, September 30 from 9am-1pm for a special fundraiser for Shyla Davis’s family (see more under “Local News” heading).  Memberships cannot be used for this fundraiser.
  • Cupping Therapy – Lacey, one of our professional massage therapists, is now offering her specialty, Cupping Therapy.  You can add it on to any massage by Lacey for $35.
    Click Here to book Cupping Therapy Add-on
  • 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.

Health & Wellness Classes

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!

Ali Bowen, MCHC will once again be co-teaching our class “Forgiveness and Self Love.” We’re breaking this class into 2 parts.  The first part will be on Tuesday, September 25 at 6:00pm in the Meditation room at The Spa Central Coast.  This class will help you have a better understanding of why self-love and forgiveness is the highest level of love and how everything in your life that is or isn’t working is connected to it and how forgiveness is crucial to our mental, physical and emotion health.  You’ll learn how to forgive yourself and those who have hurt you.

The second part will be on Tuesday, October 1 at 6:00pm.  We’ll be identifying how to listen to what your heart is trying to tell you and creating vision boards to help you identify what your soul needs, as well as desires that you may not be aware of but that are meant to be part of your life.

This class is $25 per person and includes both classes.  Once you sign up for the class on September 25th, we’ll sign you up automatically for the vision board class on Oct 1.

New Hours (for our local winemakers & employees)

We are committed to spreading health and wellness, particularly in our own community.  Since we have a good number of individuals who work at the wineries who are unable to book their massages during our regular business hours, we have decided to open the last Sunday of each month from 9:00am – 3:00pm to accommodate winemakers and their employees.  Starting Sunday, October 28, if you are a winemaker or work at one of the wineries, you can now can book your massage at The Spa Central Coast on the last Sunday of each month.

We are still closed on other Sundays (except for parties of 4 or more and holidays) in order to give our team a day of rest and time to spend with their families.  Thank you for your continued loyalty.  Our regular hours are Monday-Saturday from 9:00am-6:00pm.

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 few day spas to carry CBD drinks and topical lotions that are infused into our massages.

Local News

Shyla Davis - CA Licensed Massage Therapist

Shyla Davis is one of our beloved massage therapists who has been with The Spa Central Coast for 3 years.  If you’ve had a massage with Shyla, it’s like being touched by an angel.  In the summer of 2016, her high school sweetheart and husband, Adam, contracted Valley Fever which negatively affected one of his kidneys.  He now needs a kidney transplant.  We will be raising money for medical bills through our massage fundraiser.

WHEN:  Sunday, September 30 from 9:00am-1:00pm
WHERE: The Spa Central Coast (617 12th St, Paso Robles, CA)
WHAT: Fundraiser for Shyla’s family

All massage therapists, estheticians, and our staff will be donating their time so that all proceeds will go to Shyla’s family.  60-minute Swedish/Integrated massages will be $50 and Deep Tissue Massages will be $60.  60-minute Facials will be $65 and a local chiropractor will be doing $20 adjustments.  You can book as a regular appointment online & your massage will be discounted upon checkout on September 30th or call 805-591-7157 to book with our front desk staff.

Jaxson's Train of Hope - Find a Cure for Tay-Sachs

Shelly Karp is a client at The Spa Central Coast.  Her son Jaxson has a rare disease called Tay-Sachs (a genetic neurological disease that is fatal).  There’s no cure yet, but researchers are trying to discover one.  Please help to support Jaxson in his upcoming fundraiser on Friday, September 28 from 5-7pm at the Paso Robles Moose Lodge, #243 (2548 Spring St, Paso Robles 805-239-0503).  It’s also Jaxson’s 5th birthday so we get to celebrate him, too!!  Tickets are on sale for $10 at Moose Lodge or at other participating locations.  Check out Jaxson’s Train of Hope Facebook page.  For your $10 donation, you’ll receive a pulled pork sandwich, coleslaw, chips, birthday cake and 1 raffle ticket.

References

*Sears, W (2018).  “The Neuroscience of Spirituality & Religion.”  Retrieved from https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/the-health-of-spirituality

**Disalvo, D (2017).  “Six Science-Based Reasons Why Laughter is the best medicine.”

Retrieved from https://www.forbes.com/sites/daviddisalvo/2017/06/05/six-science-based-reasons-why-laughter-is-the-best-medicine/#52a3d60b7f04

***Mayo Clinic, 2014.  “Can massage relieve symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress?”  Retrieved from https://mayoclinichealthsystem.org/hometown-health/speaking-of-health/can-massage-relieve-symptoms-of-depression-anxiety-and-stress

**** FDA.org (2018).  “FDA approves first drug comprised of an active ingredient derived from marijuana to treat rare, severe forms of epilepsy.”  Retrieved from
https://www.fda.gov/newsevents/newsroom/pressannouncements/ucm611046.htm


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