At-Spa Treatments


3 Steps to the Ultimate Valentine’s Day

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

Everybody loves and needs a little romance today. Here are 3 sure-fire things that you can do to spice up the night and get things going in the right direction. Read more »

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HEATING up Valentine’s Day!

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Improve Your Sleep in the New Year!

“Getting More Sleep” is a New Year’s resolution that many people (often tired & cranky people) make.  Well, in case y’all didn’t know, yesterday was National Sleep Day!  What exactly that means, I really don’t know. Is it a green light to knock myself out with a few Xanax? Probably not.  Oh well…

Why, when, and who created this bizarre holiday remains a mystery, but it stands to remind us all of the importance of sleep and the absolute hell that comes from lack of it.  How many of us have all too vivid memories of holding a 2-month old baby at 3am feeling like we were going to die?!

Hopefully, your nights have improved, as mine have (thank god), from the tortuous newborn months.  Read more »

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New Year’s Eve Hangover Prevention Tips

It’s New Year’s Eve!  Whether you’re heading out to an all-night New Year’s rager or staying in to watch the ball drop in Times Square, you’re probably going to consume some kind of festive alcoholic beverage that may leave you feeling less than festive tomorrow morning.  And who wants to spend January 1st on the bathroom floor or in bed with a migraine, right?!

So in preparation of a BIG night ahead, here are a few easy reflexology techniques that you can do to prevent and relieve hangovers. I suggest trying them before you have one too many glasses of bubbly so that you’ll know exactly what to do later on, when you can’t see straight! Read more »

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Peppermint Sugar Body Scrub

Has too much holiday shopping, partying, and all-over running around zapped your energy?  Need a quick pick-me-up to get you through these last few crazy days before Santa arrives?  Here’s my favorite body treat of the season – an oh-so-easy-to-make Peppermint Sugar Body Scrub.

Peppermint’s refreshingly strong minty aroma will not only wake up your senses, but studies have shown that it has an ability to improve concentration and mental sharpness.  It may even have the ability to directly affect the brain’s satiety center, which triggers a sensation of fullness after meals. (Pretty good herb, huh?) So open up your pantry today and make this fantastic 3-ingredient scrub for yourself (or for some lucky friends as gifts)! Read more »

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Perk Up Your Eyes – Wai Hope Eye Dew Giveaway!

Every morning when I stumble out of bed and look in the mirror my hope is that I look rested, refreshed, and ready to face another day.  Wake Up! 

REALITY:  That’s not always what greets me at 6:30am, especially after a late night with too much holiday cheer!  I see puffiness, and dark circles, and fine lines… OH MY!  I need HELP and I need it quickly!! Read more »

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Holiday Hangover Help

 

IT’S PARTY TIME!

… AND to help you survive the next few weeks of holiday parties in top form, I’m giving you my most effective and personally-proven reflexology tricks to help you elude the inevitable hangover. 

If you accidentally overindulge (it’s always accidental, right?), be proactive and take control of your hangover by doing these techniques immediately…. I swear by them. Read more »

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Who doesn’t love chocolate?

Who doesn’t love Chocolate? We all have the craving for something sweet from time to time! (some of us more than others!) Don’t be so hard on yourself … turns out a daily dose of dark chocolate (3.5 oz) can avert 85 heart attacks per 10,000 people. So not only does it improve cardiovascular health but it’s an an incredible antioxidant! Consider yourself part of that number and go for a nibble! No really, it’s that good for you! Dark chocolate.. yay or nay?

 

Eat Your Way To Hydration!

 

Hydration.  It’s one of those things that as moms we don’t really think about all that much.  I mean, our feet hit the ground running as soon as the alarm clock (a.k.a. kids in your face) starts making that noise that no person should start their day with and then we are go! go! go!   The last thing on my mind is “Did I get my 8 glasses of water in today?!”  I’m lucky if I get 2.  That being said, it doesn’t hurt to keep your bottle of Smart Water handy.

You actually can eat your way to hydration… (and not pack on the pounds!) Your family will actually benefit and love this recipe below too!

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Ojai Valley Inn’s Oxygen Facial & Hydra-Facial

Are you looking for a way to revive and refresh your body, mind and soul before the holiday craziness begins?  Every mom deserves a little time to herself during this busy time of year, and we’re here to give you some help.

Our search for extraordinary spa treatments brought us to the beautiful Ojai Valley Inn & Spa in Ojai, California, where we spent a day in heaven eating deliciously fresh food grown on the premises, taking an ‘aromatherapy journey,’ and experiencing facial treatments that left us relaxed and glowing.   Read more »

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