Kitty’s Corner

A Big Thanks to Fathers!!

With Father’s Day coming up, Ali and I have been talking about how much pressure men must feel to be tough, to not show their feelings, or to present a masculine ideal.

Unfortunately, the way we socialize men with these societal beliefs actually prohibit healthy behaviors, as well as prohibit men from getting the care they need, according to several scientific studies and medical articles, which include Harvard Medical School’s “Masculinity and Men’s Health.”

As a result, men die younger. They have strokes and heart attacks in significant numbers almost 10 years earlier than women; and sadly, four times as many men than women commit suicide.*  And according to “research published by the American Psychological Association, these ‘masculine traits’ have been linked with mental health issues such as depression and substance abuse.” **

Both of us have seen a number of little boys be made to feel ashamed for crying or had their dreams crushed about what they wanted to be because it wasn’t what “men” do. If we love the men and male children, cousins, nephews, friends, and brothers, in our lives, why do we make them feel that they can’t be something other than masculine? Or why can’t being masculine include being creative, gentle, communicative, and kind?  Or better yet, why not allow everyone to be who they really are on the inside? It’s worth discussing if we want the males we love to live longer and if we want to see them happier.

Since we often see more women than men come to The Spa, we have to believe that men might consider going to a spa not masculine.  However, going to The Spa is about taking care of yourself regardless so that you live longer, healthier lives.  Being healthier allows one to feel more energetic, be happier and enjoy more productivity in life.

This month, we’re honoring fathers, and men in general, at The Spa.  If you’re stressed, we have several massage options that reduce stress.  If you’re feeling anxious or wanting to reach a goal but having difficulty, we have private guided visualization sessions to help. If you’d like to get healthier, we have health coaching and sound therapy sessions. Maybe you’d just like to get the hair taken off your back; our body buff is fantastic for that, and it’s pain free and our special this month.

Maybe you know a man who doesn’t want to admit he needs these things and you want to help him. Consider getting him a gift card at The Spa.  Whatever way he gets here, we’ll help him relax and heal.

Much love,

Kitty

Ali’s Health & Wellness

Do you want to feel more joy, or find yourself again, or get out of a rut?  Often times we want to go through a new door in our life, but our hands are full holding the bags of our past that include hurt, trauma, sadness, lack of forgiveness, self loathing, etc.   These bags we hold don’t allow us to grab the handle on the new door before us.

We have to be willing to drop the bags in order to free our hands.  It begins with a decision…a willingness to take a chance and see how to do things differently than we have in the past. If you’re ready to see what it feels like to let go of what no longer serves you then you may be interested in doing some health and wellness coaching with me.  Some of options are:

  • 60 minute private health coaching sessions – $70/session
  • 60 minute private Sound therapy session – $95/session
  • 5-pack of 1/2 hour sessions of private guided meditation for $75
  • Four weeks of 90-minute private 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)

June Specials

Father's Day Specials

Father’s Day Specials

How about getting rid of unwanted arm, back, or leg hair without the pain so that you can be ready to celebrate Father’s Day?  Try body buffing rather than waxing.  You’ve likely seen a car being buffed.  It’s a similar concept but on a smaller scale.  Our professional body buffing machine is hand held which allows our skilled staff to roll over areas of hair, gently buffing your hair away while exfoliating your skin and leaving it nice and smooth.    After buffing, we follow it up with a shea butter cream that is massaged into the treated areas.  You’ll never go back to the outdated waxing method after you experience body buffing.  Call today to book your treatment for $75. 

Add a gentleman’s facial for 10% off.  Regularly $118.

If you book online, we will apply your discount upon checkout at the spa.

Pride Month Specials

Gay Couple’s Special

June is Pride month and commemorates the Stonewall riots of 1969 where police raided Stonewall Inn, a bar that allowed gay individuals to patronize.  At the Spa Central Coast, we pride ourselves on being a place where all are welcome in the hopes that one day, we may all see each other as individuals who deserve kindness and respect, who look at our similarities rather than our differences.

We invite any gay couple to enjoy a relaxing 60-minute, 75- minute, or 90-minute couple’s massage in our beautiful couple’s room. You’ll enjoy a foot soak in our magical meditation room before your individual therapists lead you together into our couple’s treatment room where you will receive your soothing individual massages. ALL couples, straight or gay, will receive 20% off on any couple’s massage for the month of June in recognition of Pride Month.

If you book online, we will apply your discount upon checkout at the spa.

The Spa Central Coast Gift Card

Gift Cards

Do you know someone graduating or would you like to get a special gift for your child’s teacher this year? 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 6oz “Mist of the Ocean.” It has organic algae, Salicylic Acid, and essential minerals needed to help prevent disease.  It’s great for the skin and the face.  Normally $33, it’s yours this month only for $24.75.

Health & Wellness Classes

Due to this busy month, there will not be any group classes this month, but you can call 805-591-7157 or email alithespacc@gmail.com to book private sessions of health coaching, meditation, sound therapy, or Dr Sears’ Prime Time health nutrition course.

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

Catch Ali’s health and wellness podcast on Paso Robles Mayor Steve Martin’s radio station “Voice of Paso” on the Jazz  station  starting April 1 at 6:45am, 7:45am, 8:45am, and 9:45am on Mon-Fri.

Click here to listen: www.voiceofpaso.com/alie-bowen/

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!
  • $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!

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 spas that has sound therapy.  Call The Spa at 805-591-7157 if you’re interested in knowing more about what this is and the benefits for the body and mind.

Fun Fact

Did you know that insulin is the master hormone?  It’s like the conductor of an orchestra.  If it’s off..that is if you have high or low blood sugar levels throughout the day, it can interfere with the functioning of every other hormone in your body.

Local News

Please see the following website for Downtown Paso Robles events:
pasoroblesdowntown.org/downtown-calendar/

References:

*The Guardian.  “As boys we are told to be brave: men on masculinity and mental health.”
Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/nov/24/as-boys-we-are-told-to-be-brave-men-on-masculinity-and-mental-health

**Harvard Health Publishing: Harvard Medical School (June 2008).  “Masculinity and Men’s Health.”  Retrieved from https://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletter_article/Masculinity_and_mens_health

The Spa Central Coast News

Three years ago, my Dad passed away.  He was 80 years old.  He was a round character who lived a full life, and he was one of the most charming men I’ve ever known.  He taught me how to love unconditionally and to step into the shoes of other people.  There are so many things I miss about him, but most of all, I miss our heart-to-heart talks. He always seemed to know what I needed to hear to uplift me.  One of the greatest pieces of wisdom he ever gave me was “Don’t ever let anyone steal your light.”

Yesterday, I was thinking often about him and in the evening when I was eating dinner, Alexa (a device I just recently acquired) said out loud, ” Tell Ali that I love her” and those words also appeared on Alexa’s screen.  Whether or not it was just some weird technical glitch, I don’t know.  But to me, I felt it was my Dad sending me a reminder.

Give your Dad a reminder this Father’s Day…let him know you love him and cherish each day you may have with him.  Whether your relationship is good, so-so, or not so good, consider making his Father’s Day a happy one by bringing him in for our Father’s Day special (see in the Current Specials section below).  It just may bring a little more brightness in your life, too.

Namaste,
Ali (The Spa Director and Master Certified Health Coach)

Bulletin

Dr Geary Whiting (PhD) does human and horse massage.  He is also the owner of the Equine Massage School for Horses and Humans, and he is joining our team at The Spa Central Coast by providing Shiatsu massage to our clients. Shiatsu is based on similar principles as acupuncture, in which pressure is applied to particular points on the body.  All Shiatsu massages are done with the clothes on.  We recommend clients wear gym-type clothes when they come in for this type of massage.  This massage is particularly amazing for anyone who has had injuries in the past or has any stuck energy from trauma (physical or emotional) in their body that is causing pain.  75 minutes is only $155.

Geary’s bio:   He is International teacher.  He has a fitness background going back to 1963.  Since 1981, part of his career included being a personal trainer and body worker to World Class Athletes. Geary is also the owner, founder, and teacher of his unique Equine Massage School for Horse and Human established in 1998. Geary also holds a Doctorate based on original research in the field of HOLISTIC STUDIES; he is the author of his In-Home study program that includes original videos for horse and human, and he is a motivational speaker. Geary is endorsed by top horseman, doctors, athletes, and students.

Health & Wellness Classes

A big thanks to those who attended our health class on stress in May.  It was wonderful to see you there!  Ali will be teaching another class on Thursday, June 28 at 6pm in The Spa Central Coast meditation room.  The class is “Good Fats vs. Bad Fats:  Why Your Life May Depend on Knowing the Difference.”

It’s all about the fats!!  Your health is affected by the fats you eat, and certain types of fats, in particular, can contribute to your body hanging on to extra weight.  Come find out whether or not you’re making the right choices because it’s not always easy to figure it out due to manufacturer’s marketing ploys.  For instance, do you know if lowfat foods are good for you and why or why not?  Do you know what oils to cook with and at what temperatures so they don’t turn carcinogenic?   Are you aware of the oils and types of fats necessary for brain health and which ones can help lower cholesterol and heart disease?  You’ll learn the answer to these questions and how to naturally reduce high blood pressure and lower cholesterol.  There are only 6 spots available, so please book early.  The class is only $45.

Click Here to Book for June 28th Class

 

New Hours (just a gentle reminder)

As you know…we are making health and wellness a larger part of The Spa Central Coast, and part of being healthy is getting rest and relaxation.  Starting March 2018, we will be closing on 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.  We hope that you will support us on this new path and book your appointments Monday-Saturday from 9:00am-6:00pm.

Community News

A few businesses in Paso were selected to be part of the “This is LA” CBS Channel 2 production, and The Spa Central Coast was one of those businesses!  Actor, Rob Valetta, and the filming crew spent a day with us in May interviewing our staff and enjoying spa treatments.  The “This is LA” segment on Paso Robles will air sometime mid to late June.  Keep your eyes open for it!!

Health Corner

Did you read the recent study that shows processed foods increase the risk of cancer?   A team in France and Brazil conducted a study that suggests not only are processed foods bad for you, but they have an extra risk of cancer.  What kinds of processed foods?  Instant noodles, packaged breads and baked goods, frozen or shelf-ready meals, sweet and savory packaged snacks, sweetened drinks and sodas, meatballs, chicken and fish nuggets…to name a few.****

Try taking a 30-day challenge to purify your body.  Avoid refined sugars, artificial sweeteners, canned, processed and fast food for 30 days and replace those things with fresh fruit and vegetables (organic when possible), fish, olive oil, and less meat than you normally consume.  Write in a journal each day, noting any changes you feel in your body, mind, or spirit.  We’d love to hear your results.  Please email any to Ali at alithespacc@gmail.com.  See the references for this article below.

June 2018 Specials

Happy Father’s Day Special

Sometimes our Dads don’t do enough to take care of themselves.  Help them to get some important self-care by giving them the gift of a one-hour Integrated Massage and a 30-minute gentleman’s facial (includes a brow clean up if needed) for only $140.

Click Here to Book your Happy Father’s Day Integrated Massage Special Click Here to Book your Happy Father’s Day Facial Special

 

Revitalize Me Package Special

Do you want to pamper yourself but have a limited budget or lack time?  Come try out our new 30-minute treatments package.  For just $125, come indulge in a relaxing 30-minute integrated massage, a soothing 30-minute infrared sauna treatment, and a rejuvenating 30-minute mini facial.  You’ll be happy you did!!

Call our registration desk at (805) 591-7157 to book!

Gift Cards

Are you wondering what to get your Dad for Father’s Day?  Give the gift this year that tells your Dad you love him by purchasing a gift card from The Spa Central Coast.  You can choose between a relaxing massage, a cleansing facial, or a revitalizing body wrap to show your Dad what important self-care feels like.  Come by today and we’ll wrap your purchase in a lovely gift bag!

Click here to purchase a Gift Card

 

Product Special for the Month

All The Spa Central Coast members will receive 25% off any of our signature line Marine Body Polish. Its creamy exfoliate lotion with natural pumice and algae granules gently exfoliates your skin and stimulates microcirculation. It removes dead surface skin cells and keeps skin firm and glowing. Normally $28 for 8 oz. It’s only $21 this month. This product sells fast, so get yours today!!

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 that offers an infant and children’s menu and will show you how to massage your infant when you schedule an infant massage.

References

*Mayo Clinic Staff.  “Massage: Get in touch with its many benefits” Retrieved from
https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/massage/art-20045743

**Lynn, M. (2017) “What are the benefits of massage for children.”  Retrieved from https://www.livestrong.com/article/165599-what-are-the-benefits-of-chair-massage-in-the-workplace/

***Touch Research Institute.  “Massage Therapy Research Abstracts.  Retrieved from http://www.misa-usa.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/TRI-ÉTUDES-SC.pdf

****https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/highly-processed-foods-may-raise-cancer-risk-study-finds-n848186


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