Happy Father's Day!

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

June – It’s All About Exfoliation!

June really symbolizes Fun… Dads, BBQ’s, Graduations, swimming, planning vacations or going on vacations, getting together to enjoy our beautiful evenings here in Paso Robles. I thought I’d talk about some of the services we offer that some of you may have forgotten that are perfect this time of year.

Let’s Talk Body Exfoliation!

Why do we need this? Well, besides making your skin feel silky smooth by removing all the dead skin cells, it helps your body speed up the process making your body look and feel younger.

Fun Fact: We shed about 30k dead skin cells a minute. By the time you are finished reading this you have lost probably 40k skin cells! Now feel your arm — does it feel dry or rough? If so, it’s time for you to have a great exfoliation. You can book a 20- or 40-minute exfoliation with us. We use all natural sea-based pumice. You can also order the product from our Spa Shop. I suggest you use the product at least once a week to help assist in cell turn over and keeping your skin healthy and young looking… and yes even Dad!

Body Buff for Dad

Body Buff

This is a great one for Dad as well—look at this before and after—and this is with zero pain. It only takes minutes. Save $10 if booked during the month of June!

Infrared Sauna

Because the sauna detoxes so quickly, you will notice a difference in your skin immediately!

Seaweed Wrap

Seaweed or Sedona Body Wraps

The minerals feed your skin, so just like a plant that needs water, your body benefits from the oceanic properties. I have always said that we should really have spas that are doing Seaweed Wraps all day, they are that needed for our bodies and minds.

Manicures and Pedicures at The Spa Central Coast Paso Robles

Foot Treatments or Pedicures

This is always needed as part of your monthly maintenance and doing it in the privacy of just you and a licensed therapist in our beautiful meditation room gives the ability to truly refuel and have some time of silence.

Any of these are great gift card ideas for your Dad or Grad!

Blessings,
Kitty

2019 Best Massage
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June Specials

The Spa Central Coast Gift Cards

Gift Card

Father’s Day is here! Give the gift of wellness to your dad, grandfather, a grad, a friend or loved one 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.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage Special

Save 10% off your deep tissue massage booked during the month of June. Arrive 20 minutes early for a complimentary foot soak!

Spray Tan Special

Save 10% off a spray tan application during the month of June.  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. The process only takes about 10 minutes and you will immediately notice a completely natural looking tan that will continue to develop over the next 2 – 3 hours.

Hemp Shak CBD Drops

Save on Hemp Shak CBD Products

Spa Members and regular clients can both save on CBD during the month of June!

25% off Hemp Shak CBD drops for Members
10% off Hemp Shak CBD drops for Regular Clients

Please stop by the Spa to purchase.

Collagen Elixer™ Before and After

Collagen Elixer™

Infused with an innovative blend of marine collagen peptides and powerful botanicals, Collagen Elixir™ indulges your skin with both beauty and nourishment from the inside out. Drink in a natural glow with a daily ritual of wild berries and a hint of sweet botanicals for an unforgettable moment in your day that brings out your absolute best.

“This is the best collagen elixir I have found in all of my searches!” ~ Kitty Arosteguy, Owner

Collagen Elixir™ - Purchase at The Spa Central Coast

June Featured Recipe

Olive Oil-Basted Grass-Fed Strip Steak

Ingredients

  • 2 (8-oz.) 1 1/2-in.-thick grass-fed New York strip steaks, trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 (3-in.) rosemary sprig
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • Rosemary leaves (optional)

Step 1
Heat grill pan over medium-high. Brush 1 tablespoon oil on steaks; sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper.

Step 2
Add rosemary sprig, garlic, and 1 tablespoon oil to pan. Add steaks; cook 9 minutes or until desired degree of doneness, turning steaks and basting with oil once every minute.

Step 3
Place steaks on a cutting board; let stand for 5 minutes. Slice steaks across grain; place on a platter. Drizzle with juices from the cutting board and remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Garnish with rosemary leaves, if desired.

Enjoy!

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.

Ali’s Health Corner:  Topics that affect our Health & Wellness

Happy New Year!!

I hope that as you contemplate this new year you’ll think about how to live in the present more often. Living in the present encourages us to be aware, go deeper, and seek to know ourselves first rather than to judge others.  Why is this important?  Because it ultimately leads to inner peace.  Tama Kieves, one of my favorite authors, says that we are like the ocean.  On the surface, the ocean can be turbulent, but if we dive deep, that is where we find silence, peace, and everything looks more beautiful.

Focusing too frequently on the past and what you used to be or what you used to have may lead to feelings of depression, while focusing too much on the future and what you don’t yet have may create feelings of anxiety. If we learn to focus on the present and be grateful for where we are and what we have, it can lead to feelings of joy, peace, and a greater respect for others.

We’d like to help you focus more on “present living” this year. As part of the classes that will be taught at The Spa, we’re making a special concentration on meditation—which helps the brain focus on how to be present.

Many credible, medical studies show that meditation slows aging in the brain, but it wasn’t until studies from UCLA’s School of Medicine revealed in 2015 that “On average, the brains of long-term meditators were 7.5 years younger at age 50 than the brains of non-meditators, and an additional 1 month and 22 days younger for every year after 50.”

Do you want a younger brain and to dive deeper into your spirit? Come join us for our 4-week meditation course starting Monday nights beginning January 21st from 6:00pm-7:30pm. It’s only $130 for all four classes. Classes will be taught by Carmen Rose, who is certified in meditation and yoga. This series is especially good for those who want to learn how to meditate. You will learn different meditation styles, meditation myths, and the importance of formal and informal practice.

For those who are already experienced meditators or who just want to implement it more into their lives, we will also be offering a weekly Thursday morning meditation class starting February 7th from 9:00am-9:45am. If you sign up for the four-week Meditation course above, the February weekly meditation classes will only be $5.00 per class. (Please see our additional courses below.). There are only 8 spots available for these courses so please sign up quickly if you’d like to attend.

We hope you join us for both the four-week course and the weekly meditation!

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: Detox Challenge and Ritual

Join me for The Spa January Detox Challenge & Ritual!

January has always been my month to detox. It’s a perfect month to kick off the year by being as clean as you can. For me, that means cutting out all alcohol, refined sugar, and bread. This year, I will also be adding movement every day, too. My choice of movement will be yoga this year. I’ve been doing this detox ritual for four years now, and each year, it has helped me throughout the year to be more mindful of what I put in my body.

My ritual includes replacing my alcohol with fresh made juice, a warm evening tea, or flavored water with a lime or lemon. Now I will replace refined sugars with real fruits, like an apple, and replace bread with more salad or another healthy choice.

I also choose to do my workouts towards the evening, which for me takes away that temptation of pouring a glass of wine after work. Many of my friends join me in my January detox, which makes it easier, more fun, and holds me accountable.

I hope you’ll join me!  This year, I’m going to make some non-alcohol drinks that are refreshing and heathy rather than just do juicing for 30 days. Click here to see one I’m planning to do:

Celery Shrub Recipe (link will open in a new browser tab)

I have chosen the special this month to be the Far infared sauna treatment to help give us all a kick start in eliminating stored toxins including those nasty pesticides, and the seaweed body wraps for the same reason, but also seaweed feeds the body nutrients. (See specials below.). I would also encourage you to attend Ali’s (our Master Certified Health & Wellness Coach) Detox class on Tuesday, January 8 from 6:00pm-7:00pm for some additional jump starts in getting your body cleaned out and functioning at its best.

Cheers to a healthy new you, and I hope to see you at the Spa.

Much Love,
Kitty (Owner)

January 2019 Specials

Far Red Infrared Special

Toxicity in your body can appear in different ways. Some include weight gain, poor skin tone, headaches/migraines, aching joints, sleep issues, low energy, brain fog, and digestive issues. If you think that your body may be in need of a detox, this is the perfect month to come try our Far Infrared Sauna. With this special, you’ll receive four, deliciously soothing ½ hr sessions for only $75 (regularly $35/session).

Click here to book Far Infrared Sauna Special

Seaweed Body Wrap Special

Algae, rich in minerals, is one of nature’s most potent nutrients in the world. In this 60-minuate special, your body will be painted by our talented staff with a mixture of potent ocean algae and many precious essential oils that work synergistically. You’ll then be gently wrapped in mylar like a beautiful cocoon to allow the ingredients to work their magic on your skin. 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. * This wonderfully, gentle detoxing and nutrient-rich treatment is only $89 this month.

*Please let us know if you are allergic to iodine or if you’re pregnant.

Click here to book Seaweed Body Wrap Special

 

Product Special for the Month

All The Spa Central Coast members will receive 25% off our 6oz “I Am Cleansed Seaweed Facial.” Normally $33, it’s yours this month only for $24.75.

Click here to purchase I Am Cleansed 6 oz. Seaweed Facial

Bulletin (New Stuff at The Spa)

  • Our NEW HOURS for 2019 are Monday-Thursday 10:00am-6:00pm and Friday-Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm. We are open the last Sunday of each month from 9:00am-3:00pm, too.
  • All of our therapists are now employees! We’re hoping to further grow The Spa. Although gratuities are not expected, they are certainly appreciated by our staff. On top of the fee that credit card companies charge, though, we now are required, since they are employees, to tax gratuities for our staff. Your dollar would go farther for our staff if you could leave any gratuities in 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.

Health & Wellness Classes

Tuesday, January 8 6:00pm-7:00pm Detox Class

Detoxing Class: Taught by Ali, our Master Health & Wellness Coach. Come learn how why detoxing is important to your body and how to do it correctly.  Learn how to gently detox your liver and kidney, how to incorporate cleansing herbs into your diet, and what 4 key things to keep your body and mind young and the number one food to eat.  You’ll also get to try a couple of Kitty’s specialty healthy drinks she’s concocting for her detox this month and their recipes.

Please note that this class needs to be pre-paid and there are no refunds.  You’re welcome to let a friend or family member come in your place, though, if you ultimately can’t attend.  The class is only $40 per person.

Click here to register for our Detox Class

 

Tuesday, January 15th 6:00pm-8:00pm Circle of Grace Class

Staying centered and grounded in our hearts can be challenging.  So many things can trigger and throw us off balance.

Learn how to stay heart balanced by joining Ali Bowen, The Spa Central Coast Manager & Master Certified Health and Wellness Coach, and Janice Patterson, Intuitive Spiritual Guide, in a sweet, sacred time out called “Circle of Grace.”  It will be a time to share, remember, reflect and re-connect with that which is most authentic and important to you.  Honoring your true self and staying balanced in that will be key in having a productive year.   “Circle of Grace” will be held on Tuesday, January 15th from 6:00pm-8:00pm.

Please note that this class needs to be pre-paid and there are no refunds.  You’re welcome to let a friend or family member come in your place, though, if you ultimately can’t attend.  The class is only $20.

Click here to register for Circle of Grace Class

 

Monday, January 21st 6:00pm-7:30pm Meditation 4-week course

Many credible, medical studies show that meditation slows aging in the brain, but it wasn’t until studies from UCLA’s School of Medicine revealed in 2015 that “On average, the brains of long-term meditators were 7.5 years younger at age 50 than the brains of non-meditators, and an additional 1 month and 22 days younger for every year after 50.”**

Do you want a younger brain and to dive deeper into your spirit? Come join us for our 4-week meditation course starting Monday nights beginning January 21st from 6:00pm-7:30pm. It’s only $130 for all four classes. Classes will be taught by Carmen Rose, who is certified in meditation and yoga. This series is especially good for those who want to learn how to meditate. You will learn different meditation styles, meditation myths, and the importance of formal and informal practice.

This is non-refundable.  If you can’t attend, you are welcome to let a friend or family member come in your place.

Click here to register for our 4-week Meditation Course

 

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 spas that now has all employees!

Local News

Visit the Downtown Paso Robles web site for a calendar of upcoming community events.

The Spa Central Coast News

Kitty (owner) and I (Ali), Director and Master Health and Wellness Coach of The Spa Central Coast, spent the last couple weeks of March exploring new spa treatments and philosophies in Bali, Indonesia.  Bali is known as the Island of a Thousand Temples because whenever a house or building is constructed, a temple must also be built. Every day, time is dedicated to rituals regarding the temple, rituals that calm the mind, center the heart, and prepare the person for the day.  They even have an annual Peace Day in March where the entire island closes down—no one goes out; no lights are used.  Even the airport shuts down operations. 

This gorgeously lush island is only matched in loveliness by the beauty of its people who live by a philosophy they sincerely uphold called Ahimsa, which means “do no harm.”  They truly help their fellow Balinese and treat strangers as friends.  If there were an equivalent American concept it would be the Golden Rule—treat others as you want to be treated.  We couldn’t help but wonder, though, why we don’t have the same high level of peace with one another in America as the Balinese are able to reach with their fellow citizens—despite their crazy traffic and busy-ness of their shops in the cities.  Isn’t peace what we all truly and secretly (or openly) crave?  Peace in our communities; peace in our lives; peace within ourselves?

The answer to the Balinese’s national ability to create peace finally occurred to us after observing them for eleven days …they have sincerely internalized the temple within themselves.  They are able to live with reverence outwardly because they have become reverent inwardly.  They have peace, love, and respect for their own person first while a majority of Americans don’t—as reflected in the ways we treat ourselves…our high rates of youth and adult drug abuse, our high levels of eating disorders, our higher than average suicide rates, our high rates of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. We’ve become so good at abusing and being violent with ourselves, it’s no wonder that seeps out into our relationships with others around us.

Kitty and I realized if we want peace—true lasting peace—it has to begin with working on our own inner self first.  All those at The Spa Central Coast want peace so much for ourselves, for our family, for our friends, for our clients, that we’ve decided to transform The Spa over the next 12 months to incorporate this idea of treating the body as temple into our treatments and health classes at The Spa.  We’ll all be learning how to do this ourselves and will include each month in our newsletter’s “Health Corner” something you can learn or try in order to implement this new way of living.  Additionally, our specials will tie in to this concept as well if you want to come to The Spa for a treatment.

We’re really excited about this new journey and hope you’ll begin it with us.  And who knows…by starting with ourselves, we all may be able to be a good influence on those around us…for as you “change yourself, you change the world.”

Namaste,
Ali & Kitty

Bulletin

We have a new organic algae-based powder called “I Am Rebalanced” that you can use to help alleviate migraines, PMS symptoms, and hangovers.  It’s rich with magnesium and calcium.  It reduces stress, water retention, and restores balance to the body.  Come by and get yours today!  We also ship in the United States.

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

Do you agree with what the State has done?  The State of California enacted additional regulation of massage therapists by requiring them to get CAMTC Certification, which is a 500 hour certification program.   Before this regulation, massage therapists would attend massage school, usually in 200 hour certification programs and then they would do continuing education classes each year.

The new regulation has been problematic, however, for two reasons.

Practicing massage therapists who’ve been working in the industry for 10+ years have already many more than 500 hours of massage experience; however, in order for them to legitimately practice their trade now, they must return to school and pay $8,000-$16,000 just to get a certificate stating what they already have achieved.  Many experienced therapists are now having to leave the profession altogether because they can’t afford to go back to school or to only work in cities that haven’t yet implemented the regulation—which are becoming less and less.  Unfortunately, many of these therapists are also women* and often times single mothers.  Thus, it’s effectively putting people out of work.

The new regulation is also problematic for legitimate spas like The Spa Central Coast in being able to hire enough massage therapists who hold this new CAMTC Certification.  For any City, like Paso Robles, that has chosen to implement it, spas have no choice but to hire individuals from the state-approved massage schools with the CAMTC Certification. And yet, there is only one massage school in the San Luis Obispo County.  Even though it is a good school, due to their limited capacity, they graduate less than 20 people per year.  This is not enough for the demand among spas that are needed in our County alone. Additionally, this new regulation translates in to forcing spas to hire therapists who are recently graduated and often less experienced than therapists who have been working 10+ years but who don’t carry the new CAMTC Certification title.  Most people, especially our clients, want experienced therapists working on them because it tends to be a much better overall massage when someone knows what s/he is doing.

If you, too, believe the State has overstepped its bounds on this issue, and would like to join us in signing the petition in the link below, we’d sincerely appreciate your support.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/545/811/493/demand-to-end-or-modify-the-camtc-certification

Health Corner –The Third Eye

What is the “third eye?”  The “third eye”—as referred to by shamans, ancient Greeks, those in energy healing, and some religions—is depicted as being centered between a person’s two eyebrows.  It’s a representation where the pineal gland actual sits in the middle of the brain.  It is believed to encapsulate a higher consciousness and a window into a higher energy field that we can’t touch, see, physically feel, smell, or hear.  It is considered a sort of “sixth sense” that transcends our five basic senses and helps us to know things before there is any “rational” way to actually know them. Some call it intuition.  Rene Descartes, an ancient philosopher, referred to it as the “Seat of the Soul.” To the mainstream, the “third eye,” was once thought of as just a strange concept.  But evidence in modern science shows this is not as odd as people in the mainstream thought.

Scientific research has shown there are significant similarities between the biology of the retina and the pineal gland. The pineal gland also houses the greatest level of serotonin.  Serotonin is a neurotransmitter and governs mood, sleep, and energy.  It’s popularly known as the neurotransmitter of confidence and happiness.  More evidence is showing that diet may affect the activity of the pineal gland.  Diets high in sugar, artificial colors, preservatives and low in nutrients have detrimental effects on the healthy operation of the pineal gland, while consuming fresh foods and quality, organic products help to allow it to optimally function.

Do you want more clarity and energy?  Try purifying your pineal gland by taking a 30-day challenge.  Avoid refined sugars, artificial sweeteners, canned, processed and fast food for 30 days.  Replace these 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).

Group Health & Wellness Classes

Please don’t forget that Ali will be offering group health and wellness classes beginning May 2018.  Topics for classes will include “Belly Fat and How & Why to Get Rid of it,” “How to Keep Your Brain Young,” “Real Foods—How to Find Them,” “Good Fats vs. Bad Fats:  Why Your Life May Depend on Knowing the Difference,” “How to Speed Up Your Metabolism,” “Your Body Has Its Own Medicinal Pharmacy:  How to Unlock It,” “How to Keep Your Body and Mind Young,” and “You’re More Powerful Than You Think:  Stop Giving Your Power Away.”  Spaces are limited, though.  If you are interested in attending a class, please let her know by sending an email to alithespacc@gmail.com.  Each class will be $45 per person.  If you’re more interested in one-on-one coaching, please contact Ali to let her know, and we can do a free consultation to determine the best path for you.  Pricing will be determined based on length of time and level of coaching needed.

April 2018 Specials

Purify Your Body Temple Special

Purifying the body means to remove contaminants from it.  Sometimes purification is done through specific breathing that helps detoxify the body, ritual baths, or treatments designed to pull toxins from the body.  Purification was particularly important in ancient times to empower the senses in order to gain clarity about one’s life and purpose.  It helps to get rid of what is worn out and prepares the body and mind to receive new understanding.

Come purify your body today by enjoying 60 min The Signature  Seaweed Body Wrap OR the 60 min Sedona Mud Wrap (if you’re sensitive to iodine) for only $89. With this special, you receive a soothing foot soak in our peaceful meditation room to initiate the relaxation process.  Your therapist will then lead you into one of our beautiful treatment rooms to enjoy your body wrap.

Body Wraps can improve circulation and eliminate toxins from the body, temporarily re-shape the body, help reduce body fat deposits as well as nourish the body with every vitamin, mineral and trace element your body needs.

The Signature body wrap recipe is made with various types of potent ocean algae. Included are many types of precious essential oils that work synergistically with the algae that is rich in minerals, helps with dry or dehydrated skin or skin that has begun to lose its tone. The essential oils are blended to work on specific parts of the body. This treatment will begin the process of releasing toxins that cause the skin to appear rippled or thick looking such as thick upper arms, pouches on upper hips, waists and stomachs that are bloated or are distended.  It is an extraordinarily powerful treatment.

Click here to book your Purify Your Body Temple Special today!

Gift Card Special

Are you wondering what to get your mom for Mother’s Day?  Give the gift this year that tells her, “You matter” by purchasing a gift card from The Spa Central Coast.

You can choose between an indulgent massage, a radiating facial, or a revitalizing body wrap to show your mom what important self-care feels like.  For every $100 you spend in gift cards, you will receive a small gift for your purchase.  Come by today and we’ll wrap your purchase in a lovely gift bag!

Click here to order a Gift Card today!

Facial Peel Special

Continue the purification by treating yourself to a facial peel.  With this special, you will receive a soothing foot soak in our peaceful meditation room to initiate the relaxation process. Your esthetician will then lead you into a beautiful treatment room for your soothing pineal massage to open that gland and your creativity.  Then the 30-minute Skin Ceuticals glycolic peel OR an all-natural hibiscus glycolic peel will be applied to stimulate collagen, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, even out pigmentation, reduce pore size and clear acne. All of this for only $70. Best of all…no redness and no down time!

Click here to book your Facial Peel Special today!

Product Special for the Month

All The Spa Central Coast members will receive 25% off of our signature line Hydrating Laminaria Oil. Its 100% organic seaweed oil with essential oils ylang ylang, geranium, bergamot and lavender.  It restores nutrients and gently improved skin tone and vitality.  It relieves symptoms of psoriasis and according to our clients who have used it on their bellies while pregnant—it helps to keep stretch marks away!  It’s a great gift to give to any expecting mom.  Regularly $33 for 6 oz.  This month, it’s only $24.75. 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 truly focuses on health and wellness and has a Master Certified Health Coach (MCHC) available to any of our clients who wish to improve their health, as well as offers group classes on health and wellness topics.

References

Binkley, S.  “Comparative Biochemistry of the Pineal Glands of Birds and Mammals.”
Retrieved from https://academic.oup.com/icb/article-pdf/16/1/57/5915948/16-1-57.pdf

Willard, T.  “Pineal Gland Part 1- Portal of Higher Dimensions.”
Retrieved from http://www.drterrywillard.com/pineal-gland-part-1-portal-of-higher-dimensions/

“Secrets of the Pineal Gland” (video)
Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD1Qwm6a5Lk

 

 

 


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