Soulstice Spa Blog

Staying Soothed and Sane this Holiday Season! November 09 2013

 

The holidays are a time of celebration, joyful reunions and shared meals and laughter...  However they can also be a time of traffic jams, long lines and high expectations.  For many, the weeks leading up to the new year can be the most stressful of the year.  Stress leads to muscular tightness, lowered immune system, headaches, insomnia, anxiety and depression.  Rushing around, tense and anxious, are not what the holidays are meant to be about... so make a pact with yourself that you will float through this holiday season feeling calm, peaceful and detached from the stress that so many in our society get caught up in.

Here are some of our best tips to help you stay physically, emotionally and spiritually healthy!

1/ Unplug.  Choose to turn off the television, talk radio and popular magazines that bombard you with the non-stop marketing of gift-giving. 

2/ Choose experiences over "things."  If you do participate in gift-giving, make a conscious effort to give meaningfully, not out of a sense of guilt or pressure from society.  Shared meals, experiences, outings... these things often mean much more than widgets.

3/ Pre-plan "you time."  This one is important!  The holidays are a time when many are running around like mad; it's very easy to let your health and self-care go by the wayside.  Now more than ever, it's important you take care of yourself, so schedule time for healthy activities like exercise, yoga, massages, and walks in fresh air.  Yes, that's right!  Pick up your planner right now and schedule in "you time" each week from now until the clock strikes 2014.

4/ Get your shopping done early.  Avoid malls and corporate America.  Shop local and buy from small businesses.  Waiting till the last minute and "door-busting" big business isn't good for your sanity or your community. By shopping local, you help keep money in your community, create jobs and get to know the people who are making your goods and providing your services.  You'll feel great knowing you're supporting people you actually know, and chances are you'll be much more appreciated as a customer than you will at the mall.

5/ Get a massage or two!  I know, I know... I can hear what you're saying: "I don't have TIME for a massage!"   But it is precisely because you're busy that you most need a massage.  Massage relieves stress, reduces anxiety and makes you feel like everything in life is that much more manageable.  By renewing your mind, body and spirit, you'll stay strong and healthy and better able to enjoy the true spirit of the holidays. 

From now through December 24, 2013, we're offering a special Give One Get One Massage Special to help make massage convenient and affordable for you, and a thoughtful and meaningful gift for a loved one or colleague.  For $99, you receive a 50-Minute Massage for yourself plus a 50-Minute Massage Gift Card to gift to someone special.  To take advantage of this special package, please stop by the spa or phone us at 707-843-3539.

Cheers to a beautiful holiday season!!


October Massage Specials at Soulstice Spa! October 03 2013

 
We're celebrating the season by offering our best specials ever at Soulstice Spa!
 
For one week only, you may receive one of the amazing 80-Minute Massages listed below for just $50.  These specials are available October 14th-October 20th only.  Must be reserved with a credit card. 24-hour cancellation policy applies.  One per person, please.  *Please note, appointments must be made by calling the spa directly.

  

Choose one of the following massages:

  

1/ Lavender Harvest Massage:  A blissful and restorative Swedish massage incorporating lavender aromatherapy

 

2/ Asian Fusion Massage:  A custom massage incorporating Eastern techniques such as Thai, Shiatsu, Reiki and more

 

3/ Warming Ginger Massage:  Ease, warm and soothe tired muscles with a relaxing massage incorporating warming ginger aromatherapy

 

If you've never received an 80-Minute Massage, this is a great opportunity to experience an extended session and more detailed work.  Please call 707-843-3539 to book!


Harvest Specials at Soulstice Spa August 29 2013

Harvest season is upon us, one of our favorite times of year in Sonoma County!  Celebrate the season with us and our wonderful neighboring wineries...

Enjoy special savings on massages and complimentary wine tastings from our featured vineyards!

For just $139, you'll receive two blissful massages and complimentary wine tasting passes of your choice during the months of September and October.  (Retail value up to $199)

Featured wineries include:  Truett-Hurst, Rodney Strong, Peterson Winery, Dutton Estate, Amista Vineyards, West Wines, Amphora, Paul Mathew Vineyards, Siduri, Mercury, Hanna and Kokomo Winery.

Combine two of Sonoma Country's best and brightest - spa + wine! - and come celebrate with us at Soulstice...

Offer good through October 31, 2013.  By appointment only.  Massages are for two 50-Minute Custom Massages. Wine tasting passes are subject to availability, limited quantities.

 


Industry Days at Soulstice Spa August 13 2013

Soulstice Spa is celebrating our neighbors in the hospitality, wine and service industries in Sonoma County during the upcoming crush and harvest season!  Relax, unwind, and enjoy savings of over 50% off your first massage.

If you work at a winery, tasting room, restaurant, hotel, travel agency, vineyard or other eligible industry, be sure to give us a call at the spa for details on this very special, limited-time offer.

Industry Day Specials are available Mondays only during August, September and October.  One offer per person, by appointment only.

Please call the spa for details ~ 707-843-3539