A BIG thanks to all of you who watched us on This is LA on July 7th and for your sweet feedback.  The episode was really fun to do.  If you didn’t see it but want to, we’ve included it below:

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

About this time each year, clients begin to complain about digestive issues (e.g., heartburn, indigestion, & constipation).  It’s likely due to everything that accompanies that fun in the sun—an overindulgence in hotdogs, hamburgers, desserts, alcohol, and chips.

Why does overindulgence create havoc?  Ample research* shows that 70% of our health is in our gut, which is an enormous endocrine organ.  It absorbs essential nutrients and makes a number of hormones.  Thus, when something is out of balance there, it affects much of our body and mind.  When things are working well, it can provide us with health and good immunity.  Its rich supply of nerves has earned its name “gut brain,” and it’s also literally connected to the brain in our heads via the vagus nerve.  It’s not surprising then that our brain is most affected by nutrition.  The healthier your gut is, the healthier your brain is and the happier you will be because 90% of serotonin (the “feel good” hormone) is made in the gut.*

How can you keep your gut healthy?  Eat slow and small meals composed of  fresh fruits, veggies, and lean meats 90% of the time and consume daily probiotics (i.e., healthy bacteria/flora) to feed the good flora in your intestines.  You can get probiotics in fermented items like Greek yogurt, kefir, kombucha and cottage cheese (select low sugar options, though).

Since we have trillions of strains of gut bacteria, however, you’re likely not going to be able to get all you need through food.  Since supplements aren’t regulated and probiotics are affected by moisture, stomach acid and other factors, we’ve done a lot of research to select the specific one we carry at The Spa.  Always check with your doctor before going on any supplements, especially if you’re on any medication.

There are 8 particular probiotics that are especially powerful for your gut and skin.  Kitty’s corner will address more about how the skin on our face and probiotics are entwined.

I wish you all the best and optimal health!

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: Eczema, Acne, Rosacea, Pre-mature Aging

I’ve been searching for additional products to help my clients more quickly who have severe skin issues, and I’ve finally found them.  Are you or a loved one suffering from eczema, acne, rosacea or pre-mature aging?  I can help through a simple 3-step facial program that I’ve brought into The Spa recently.  There are thousands of bacteria on your face that keep our skin healthy, but when it’s out of balance, it creates issues like the ones I’ve mentioned. Ali talked about the importance of feeding your gut with probiotics, but it’s equally important to feed your face topically with them, too.  According to The American Academy of Dermatology, probiotics are the “new beauty breakthrough, optimizing skin’s natural barrier function as well as addressing acne and rosacea.”

I don’t ever put anything on my shelves unless I’ve personally used it.  I’ve used it every day for the past two months and have noticed huge benefits.   If you’d like the probiotics added to your facial treatment in The Spa, we can do that (see August Specials below to book) or you can purchase the set (see purchase button below).  We always love to see our clients, too, so feel free to stop by The Spa (617 12thSt, Paso Robles) to pick up a set.  I’ll be happy to explain how to use it to anyone who buys this regimen.  Consultations are always free.

Much Love,
Kitty (Owner)

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August 2018 Specials

Probiotic Infusion Facial

Relax into the skilled hands of our estheticians while they restore your skin’s luster and health through a probiotic infused facial. This facial will utilize a combination of The Spa Central Coast line of organic seaweed-based products and live, bioactive pre and post-probiotics to strengthen the microbiome of the skin.  This powerful facial elixir helps to enhance collagen production and relieve redness while leaving the skin supple and radiant.  Offering for this month only for $125 for 60 minutes of pure bliss!

Click Here to book your Probiotic Infusion Facial Special

 

Cupping Therapy Special

Lacey, one of our professional massage therapists, is now offering her specialty, Cupping Therapy.  While you enjoy a relaxing massage, Lacey will manipulate your body through the use of silicone and hand pump cups.  Cupping is amazing at detoxifying the body, lymphatic drainage, easing tension, lengthening muscles, and ideal for those in sports. It can also assist with cellulite reduction over time.  For this month only, first-time clients can receive a 15 min cupping add-on for free if they’d like to try it.

Click Here to book your Free Cupping Therapy Add-on Special

 

Product Special for the Month

We care about your furry family members! All The Spa Central Coast members will receive 25% off Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Pet fish oil supplement.  Fish oils are just as important for your pet as they are for you.  This is an excellent source of vital omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. These help support heart health, skin and coat health, joint health, cellular health, immune system health, and brain and eye health. Available in liquid.  Each batch of Nordic Naturals is created from wild-caught, omega-rich fish from the freshest catch, sourced from the cleanest waters, and only in a way that fully protects the ocean’s fragile ecosystem.  Normally $20.90.  It’s only $15.68 this month. This product sells fast, so get yours today!!

Click Here to purchase Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Pet Supplement

 

Bulletin (New Stuff at The Spa)

Have you yet tried a Shiatsu Massage with Geary Whiting?

He was inducted into the Massage Hall of Fame in 2015 for techniques he developed.  If you have severe pain or body issues you’ve not been able to solve, come see him!!  You can book online today for a 75-min Shiatsu for only $155.

Click Here to book your 75-min Shiatsu Massage

 

Cupping Therapy

Lacey, one of our professional massage therapists, is now offering her specialty, Cupping Therapy.  For this month only, first-time clients can receive a 15 min cupping add-on for free if they’d like to try it.

Click Here to book your Free Cupping Therapy Add-on Special

 

Myofascial Release Therapy

For members…if you’d like Myofascial Release Therapy, you can now do an add-on when you come to the spa for $35 with Kristi or Lori.  Members….if you’d like to book your massage now with a myofacial release add-on, click below.

Click Here to book your Myofascial Release Add-on

 

Family Menu & Family Plus Memberships

You can now add your partner and children to your membership. This must be done in The Spa.

Health & Wellness Classes

“Probiotics for Body and Face.” This class will be co-taught by Ali and Kitty on Tuesday, August 28th in The Spa Central Coast Meditation Room at 6pm. Ali will cover the probiotics for the body and the specific probiotics to ingest that will help with skin issues and gut issues. Kitty will be introducing the new 3-step facial program and demonstrate how to use it at home. The class cost is $45. If you purchase any products, the $45 will be applied to it.

Click Here to register for Probiotics for Body and Face 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.

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 offer a complimentary foot soak.  We offer these as a way to honor all of our guests.  In ancient times, to wash another’s feet was a sign of love and respect.  We want to continue this tradition to all of those who enter our doors for a spa treatment.

Local News

Here Are Some Fun, Upcoming Local Events

Trading Day, Kids’ Flea Market is Sat, Aug 25 from 9am-5pm in the Paso Robles Downtown Park.  There will be family services, information, children’s activities, yard sale, retail and craft items.  Call 805-238-4103 for questions.

Pajama Movie Night “Support Your Local Sheriff” is Sat, Sept 8 at 7pm.  $10 includes popcorn and soda.  Call 805-238-4103 for questions.

2018 Fundraiser for El Paso de Robles Area Historical Society on Sun, Sept 8 from 2p-5pm.  $50 per guest at Tooth & Nail Winery.  Call 805-674-2884 for questions.

References

*Sears, Dr William (2017).  “The Gut Brain Axis.”  Retrieved from http://www.drsears.com/uploads/sites/3/2016/03/Gut-Brain-Axis-4-2016-.pdf

**Conrade, Jessica Stoller (April 2005). “Microbes Help Produce Serotonin in The Gut.”  Retrieved from http://www.caltech.edu/news/microbes-help-produce-serotonin-gut-46495

***C.L. LaRosa, et al. “Consumption of Dairy in Teenagers with and without Acne,” Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 75, no. 2(August 2016): 318-22.; C. Pontes Tde, et al. “Incidence of Acne Vulgaris in Young Adult Users of Protein-Calorie Supplements in the City of Joao Pessoa, PB, “ Anais brasileiros de ginecologia 88, no 6 (Nov-Dec 2013):907-912.

****Patel, Sheila (2017). “The Key to Vibrant Health:  Know Your Ayruvedic Mind-Body Type.”  Retrieved from http://chopra.com/sites/default/files/PSMOE-S3L3-KeytoVibrantHealth.pdf

Watch host Robert Parks-Valletta visit The Spa Central Coast on CBS2 Los Angeles’ This is LA earlier this month!

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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