a few lessons for living spa
By Mindy Terry, Founder, Get Spa Smart
Spa is mainstream. There are car spas. Dog spas. Spa parties. As someone who works in the spa and wellness industries, perhaps as a developer, owner, manager, journalist or student, it’s up to you to help consumers understand the often-confusing world of spa. Please consider Spa-Inspired Life as your partner in this education process.
From fitness, to cuisine, beauty and well-being, they each play a great part in creating the ideal spa experience. Our goal with Spa- Inspired Life is to help you teach your guests and readers how to incorporate spa experiences into their everyday lives. Whether it be through a weekly blog, quarterly newsletter or daily Twitter tip, helping your guests live a Spa-Inspired Life is good for them, good for you and good for the industry.
Your audience does not have a lot of time, so here are three quick tips you can share to help ease them into a Spa-Inspired Life...
- Take a Breather – when stressed or feeling anxious, disconnect from the world for a few minutes with this exercise: Close your eyes and take in a long, deep, belly breath. As you inhale, visualize fresh oxygen flowing through your nose and filling your lungs. Then use your diaphragm to push out the air and, while doing so, imagine all stress, tension and impurities being forced out. Try this ten times and you’ll be enveloped in calm
- Surrender to the Tub – Add 1⁄2 cup Epsom salts, 1⁄2 cup dry milk, 1⁄4 cup honey and several drops of your favorite essential oil for a great and inexpensive way to enjoy a therapeutic relaxing bath
- Ommm Online – visit spa Web sites and sign up for newsletters, Tweets and Facebook pages as a way to score last-minute deals on products and services. You’ll also often find that these postings offer great tips and techniques for coping with stress and dealing with the pressures of daily life