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
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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

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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. 

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

When so many stressful things are going on around us, it’s easy to lose hope, to wonder how things will improve, and to find peace.  But there is a way.  It’s called going within.  Too often we look for the answers to what plagues us outside of ourselves when the answer is to get grounded within.  It is only then that we can tap into that silent, serene space that is within us all to find the clarity we need.  Sometimes that’s hard to do on your own, though, if you don’t know how to do it.

Consider coming to The Spa this month to attend our “Soul Thirst:  Mindful/Meditation Class” on Tuesday, November 20th and we’ll teach you how to meditate and find that silent, inner space.  Or you may want to come to The Spa to enjoy some relaxation with your friends and family by enjoying one of our many treatments or take advantage of our November specials like our “Intention Facials or Intention Massages for individuals or couples” (see specials below).  After all, the holidays should be a time of joy, a time to spend with friends and with family in relaxation rather than stressing out by buying another gift that our loved ones don’t really need.

For a holiday gift this year, consider giving someone the gift of relaxation or health coaching to get them healthier by purchasing a gift card.  There are 3 ways you can purchase one:  online through our website, call us at (805) 591-7157, or come on in to The Spa.  We’re open Mon-Sat 9am-6pm.

Whatever you choose to do, may you have joy, peace, and love.

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: Blissful Seaweed Bath

One of my favorite things to do is to take a relaxing bath.   I can’t live without our bath spa product called “Blissful Seaweed Bath” and a few drops of our “I Am Stress Free” oil.  This is why I decided to make “Blissful Seaweed Bath” our membership product special of the month.  Everyone deserves to try this at least once in their lives.  There’s a really good reason why Kings and Queens soaked in bathtubs—to de-stress and to pamper themselves.  After you try it with our products, my bet is that you will wonder why you have not made this a part of your own ritual earlier.

“Blissful Seaweed Bath” is loaded with magnesium and calcium and other essential minerals that we are often lacking. With this magnesium and calcium, you actually absorb it better than if you were to ingest it.  It crosses the skin and blood barriers.  You’ll feel grounded and relaxed like you’re in a beautiful meditation.

Here’s my process for this “spoil myself” ritual: turn off the lights, light a few candles, 2 scoops of “Blissful Seaweed Bath”, 5 drops of “I Am Stress Free” oil, breathe in and let go.  It’s time to surrender! Your muscles will thank you and so will anyone around you because you will feel more balanced after this ritual.  Enjoy!  This is one of my absolute favorites.

Much Love,
Kitty (Owner)

November 2018 Special

Intention Massage (for singles or couples)

One of the definitions of intention is “a thing intended; an aim or plan.  But another definition is “the healing process of a wound.”  Sometimes we need to take time to focus on an intention because we are in need of healing whether it’s our body, our mind, or our soul.  If you need some healing, try our Intention Massage.  We’ll show you how to select an intention card that your soul needs.  The message will be woven by our massage therapists through your massage experience.  You then will take the card home with you to further ponder why you selected that card.  It’s a great way to bring more awareness to yourself about something you need while settling into the gentle and skilled hands of our massage therapists.  Your body will receive the loving care it needs this holiday, as will your soul.  This massage is for men and women.  This massage is 60 minutes for only $100 (for single person); $235 total (for couples).

Intention Facial

One of the definitions of intention is “a thing intended; an aim or plan.  But another definition is “the healing process of a wound.”  Sometimes we need to take time to focus on an intention because we are in need of healing whether it’s our body, our mind, or our soul.  If you need some healing, try our Intention Facial.  We’ll show you how to select an intention card that your soul needs.  The message will be woven by our estheticians through your facial experience.  You then will take the card home with you to further ponder why you selected that card.  It’s a great way to bring more awareness to yourself about something you need while settling into the gentle and skilled hands of our estheticians.  Your face will receive the loving care it needs to look radiant this holiday, as will your soul.  This facial is for men and women.  This treatment is 60 minutes for only $120.

Product Special for the Month

All The Spa Central Coast members will receive 25% off  our 8oz jars of “Blissful Seaweed Bath.”  It’s a great gift for the holidays, too, so get yours today!!

Bulletin (New Stuff at The Spa)

  • A BIG thanks to all of you who entered the fun “A Trip for Two to the Paso Robles Wine Country.”  Congratulations to Jessica Steiner.  Over 11,000 people entered.  Way to go, Jessica!! We look forward to having you and your special someone for a couple’s massage at The Spa soon!
  • 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

Ali Bowen, The Spa Central Coast, Manager & Master Certified Health and Wellness Coach and Janice Patterson will be teaching “Soul Thirst:  Mindful/Meditation Class” on Tuesday, November 20th from 6:00pm-8:00pm.  Learn how to go within through mindful meditation when things are stressful in order to find serenity, clarity, and peace.  We will also share some of the book A Mindful Nation by Congressman Tim Ryan.  Whether you are Republican, Democrat, Independent, Libertarian, or just a free soul, this book has some wonderful suggestions about how to bring mindfulness/meditation into more sectors in our society and provides evidence why.  You will receive a copy when you attend the class.  Please note that the classes are not refundable due to limited space.  If you ultimately can’t attend, you’re welcome to let a friend or family member come in your place. The class is only $45.

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 that has a friendly, love ghost at Halloween where the kids have to chase the ghost in The Spa to get their Halloween candy.  It’s great fun!

Local News

Paderewski Music Festival November 1 (starting at 1pm)-November 4 at various Paso Robles locations.  This is a four-day festival celebrating one of our famous residents, Ignacy Jan Paderewski – virtuoso pianist, composer, international politician, local landowner, grower and winemaker. Concerts featuring world renown talent, exhibits, lectures, master classes and film screenings are accompanied by wine tastings and tours of local vineyards.

Live Music starting at 1pm on Saturday November 3rd at the Vina Robles Hospitality Center at 3700 Mill Road in Paso Robles.

Art After Dark, Saturday November 3rd 6-8pm at Studios on The Park (1130 Pine St, Paso Robles)

Elegant Holiday Evening, November 10th 5-8pm in Downtown Paso Robles. You’ll be able to enjoy good food, sip wine and stroll downtown Paso Robles.

It’s the Month of Mom!

Kitty and I have been talking about our moms and laughing about the silly times with them and the most valuable lessons they’ve taught us.

Kitty learned from her mom how to work hard and to have fun.  My mom taught me how to laugh at myself and how to stay healthy.  The influence of our moms no doubt helped Kitty to become a business owner and inspired me to ultimately dive into my passion of helping people become healthier.

What valuable lesson has your birth mom or someone you’ve adopted as “your mom” taught you?

Now it’s your turn to give back to her…teach her the valuable lesson of vital self care by taking time to relax during your facials together in our lovely room for two at The Spa.  Choose from a 60-minute Love You, Mom! Facial together for only $250 for both of you or a 30-minute Love You, Mom! Facial for only $170 for both of you.  If you don’t wish to have a facial with your mom, pamper her with a Love You, Mom! Gift Card and let her choose what treatment she’d like for Mother’s Day.

Click Here to purchase the 60 min Love You, Mom! Facial Click Here to purchase the 30 min Love You, Mom! Facial Click here to purchase Love You, Mom! Gift Card

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

Bulletin

Our classes on Health and Wellness Topics are beginning this month.  Please join me (Ali– Master Certified Health & Wellness Coach) for our one hour class “What Is Stressing Me Out & How Do I Fix It?”  on Thursday, May 24 at 6:00pm or on Tuesday, May 29 at 6:00pm at The Spa’s Meditation Room.  Do you know why you are stressed? Sometimes we do and sometimes we don’t know what is exactly causing the general sense of stress we feel.  Regardless of what camp you’re in, this class will benefit you.  You’ll learn about how to figure out what you’re body is telling you, practical ways to deal with stress, how to eat during stressful times, and how to get some sleep when you’re mind is wired but your body is tired. Healthy snacks will be provided.  There are only 6 spots available per class so book early!  Each class is only $45.

Click Here to Book for May 24th Class Click Here to Book for May 29th Class

Health Corner

Did you know that overall healthy adults who received hugs were found less likely to come down with a common cold according to a study from Carnegie Mellon University?*  Hugs also reduce depression, promote trust from the surge of oxytocin, lower stress, increase self-esteem, and smooth out a disagreement.  Since hugging has measurable neurological-biological benefits and costs nothing, start doling out more hugs!**  It’s beneficial to you and to the receiver. If you want to change the world, and most of all your own, it all starts with you.

Local News

Thank you for your support regarding encouraging local and state leaders to modify the CAMTC Certification.  The City of Paso Robles heard us!  At their City Council meeting on May 2, they did the first reading of a new amendment that will be more fair to legitimate spa businesses and legitimate massage therapists.  Paso Robles’s City Council voted unanimously in favor of the amendment to the City’s massage therapy ordinance.  A big thanks to the City Manager, Tom Frutchey, and Commander Ty Lewis for taking the lead on this and working so closely with us.  And a big shout out to City Council for supporting it.

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.

May 2018 Specials

Love You, Mom! Facial Special

Taking good care of yourself is vital.  Helping your mom take care of herself…priceless.  We give you the opportunity this month to do both!  Book a day in May to come to The Spa with your mom.  With this special, you and your mom will receive a soothing foot soak in our peaceful meditation room to initiate the relaxation process and a 60-minute Love You, Mom! Facial for only $250 for the two of you in our lovely treatment room for two OR choose a 30-minute Love You, Mom! Facial for only $170 for the two of you.  Both the 30-minute and 60-minute facials include upper back, neck, scalp and arm massage.  (Extractions are also included in the 60-minute facial).  Healthy skin starts with a good facial.  It doesn’t matter if your skin is dry, oily, young or mature, our skin professionals will guide you and work with you to achieve amazing results that will help slow the signs of aging and ensure that you leave this experience in absolute bliss.

Click Here to purchase the 60 min Love You, Mom! Facial Click Here to purchase the 30 min Love You, Mom! Facial

Love you, Mom! 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.

She can choose between an indulgent massage, a radiating facial, or a revitalizing body wrap or any other treatment we offer when she calls or goes online to book her appointment with us.  Show your mom what important self-care feels like.  Come by today and we’ll wrap your purchase in a lovely gift bag or purchase online below!

Click here to purchase Love You, Mom! Gift Card

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!!

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 offer internals.  Want to help alleviate migraines, PMS symptoms, and hangovers?  We have a new organic algae-based powder called “I Am Rebalanced.”  It’s rich with magnesium and calcium.  It reduces stress, water retention, and restores balance to the body.  It’s only $25 for 8oz.  We also ship in the United States.

Click Here to Purchase

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!

 

*Lamberg, E.  “The Magical Health Benefits of One Hug A Day”. Retrieved from https://www.rd.com/health/conditions/benefits-of-hugging/

**Colino, S.  “The Health Benefits of Hugging.”  Retrieved from https://health.usnews.com/health-news/health-wellness/articles/2016-02-03/the-health-benefits-of-hugging


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