Do you need some “OFF THE GRID” time?

Have you ever heard of the expression “OFF THE GRID”?

The expression means living without electrical dependency. The new slang saying “off the grid” refers to living without technology.   More and more people are realizing that they need more time “off the grid”, literally a “Tech Detox”.

Our brains need time to be quiet but with constant contact, technology is taking that away from us.

When you come to Spa Sedona we do not have WiFi for that very reason, we want you to relax, be still and rejuvenate for that time you are with us. This is my Tech Detox recipe.

  • Set a time to block text & calls except VIP
  • Set boundaries for screen time
  • Go to places with NO WiFi for vacation
  • Go back to nature & turn off your cell
  • Eat serotonin boosting foods: tuna, salmon, nuts, seeds, bananas, green tea, dark chocolate, spinach, blueberries & blackberries
  • Come to Spa Sedona!

I’m taking my own advice and will be going on a trip to Sedona Arizona in May. Sedona has always been my spiritual place and it has been calling me. Watch for pictures of the trip on the Spa Sedona Blog.

When Friends are there for you

They say you know who your friends are when you are in need. Well I have to say that we have a lot of friends at Spa Sedona. We are so grateful for all of you. Thank you to everyone who sent condolences, flowers, cards, food, donated to Victoria’s Education Fund and even a box of things they thought the staff would like. We understood that you were grieving too; you needed to come and grieve with us, or just give us a hug or just sit in the Relaxation Room for comfort. We were glad you came when we needed you.

Krissy’s family, Victoria and Vas would also like to send their heartfelt thanks to all of you for your thoughts and prayers.

It is now time for us all to start healing. We cannot stay in the past or go too far into the future, we have today. We have our memories of Krissy to hold onto, she will always be our shining star.

Why is “the power of touch” so important?

There is a Pampers commercial on TV of a new born baby being put in the mother’s arms. Every mother remembers that first touch so well. Touch, is one of the first sense that we develop as a human being from that first touch. It got me thinking that there really is a history of “the power of touch”. It starts with that first touch; the touch of holding our father’s hand as a child; the feel of being tucked into bed; the first time someone you love touches your hand; the first kiss as husband and wife; the first time your child or grandchild wraps their little hand around you finger.

As human beings we need to be touched to keep us healthy. That is why I love being in the touch business. As we age we don’t get touched enough. But healthy people know that coming for a pedicure, facial or massage makes them feel good because they are being touched. Do you know how much I have to bug my husband for an hour foot rub? I’m lucky to get 5 minutes! How is touch keep you healthy? It releases endorphins, lowers blood pressure, relieves pain and reduces stress. So come and let us give you your touch therapy for the month.

Don’t wait; book an appointment for a healthier you for 2018.

Could what we put on our skin be harmful?

Before going into the spa industry I had no idea how important what we use on our skin was. I didn’t know what we should or should not use, but I was not alone. We now know that the toxins in foods, cleaners, cigarettes and the air are all harmful to our body. Just like these things, when we apply skin care products it is absorbed into our bodies. The cosmetics industry had toxins in their products for years and some still do. So it is very important that you read the label when using anything on your skin. Stay away from parabens, synthetic colours, phthalates and a company’s “secret formula” because they can hide toxins in this formula.

I am so proud to be dealing with ethical companies like [comfort zone] from Italy for our skin care that moved to paraben free years ago. Also the JEWEL of Makeup Lines, “Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup”.   Jane started her company as a pure makeup line for the health of women’s skin fifteen years ago. She is a pioneer.

At Spa Sedona we are always looking out for you and picking products that are healthy for your skin. Happy New Year.

 Sherry Robinson

Not just a Gift Card at Spa Sedona

You don’t just get a Gift Card when you purchase at Spa Sedona.

When I started Spa Sedona almost 12 years ago and had this notion that I wanted to put something extra in the gift bag with the Gift Card. Whenever I give a gift card myself I always put a little something extra in the bag (because that’s what I like to receive, something small to touch and feel). So every year before Christmas I go on my hunt to find something that I can put in our Spa Sedona Christmas gift bags. There has always been great feedback from our clients, saying they look forward to seeing what I have found. So I hope you like what I found this year and thank you for being our loyal client. Have a safe and happy holiday season.

Merry Christmas from all of us at Spa Sedona.

 

Do you ever stop being a Mother?

I’m writing this newsletter while sitting at the end of my son’s hospital bed waiting for his wife to come in and take over. As I look at my grown son in the hospital bed, he is still that teenage boy I sat with in the hospital so many years ago. I try not to take over like when he was a teenager but sometimes I can’t help myself, asking nurses; when is the doctor coming, do you have the test results, he needs his IV bag changed, he needs more meds. From my experiences over the years with hospitals, the rule is “never leave your loved one alone”. So as a family we all take turns staying with him.

So no, you never stop being a Mother no matter how old your children get but you have to be respectful  not to over step your place. PS – he is out of hospital and doing fine.

Sherry Robinson

NEW TO SPA SEDONA “CLAYTON SHAGAL COLLAGEN FACIAL

This month we are launching a new product line called, Clayton Shagal. This line is known for its outstanding results with their “Collagen Facial”. As we age we lose collagen in our skin and where we see it the most is our faces.

What is collagen?

Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies, especially type 1 collagen. It’s found in muscles, bones, skin, blood vessels, digestive system and tendons. It’s what helps give our skin strength and elasticity, along with replacing dead skin cells.

At Spa Sedona we want to help you look as young as you feel. Our new Clayton Shagal Collagen facial will do that. Book your appointment today and see the difference. CALL 905-686-4955 OR EMAIL info@spasedona.ca

How to look your best for your Reunion

Can you go home again? Some say no you can’t but last weekend I went home for the 55 year reunion of our Teen Town. When I was young my best friend was Donny. He now calls himself Don, but he will always be Donny to me. It was like no time had passed and we were back to joking and having fun. Then there was my dear friend Janie who is fighting the fight of her life against the big C. My energy will go out to her every day.

We need to go back. There is something calming about returning to your childhood. It can be listening to music from when you were a teenager. Music can bring back great memories that boost your spirits.

If you have a reunion coming up here is how to plan to go back looking your best: 1) Book a facial about three days before, the Oxygen Facial would be my recommendation if you want to remove wrinkles. 2) You can have your Pedi/Mani done about 2 days before and you are set to go. If you want your Makeup done for the event, book in the morning of the event. Jane Iredale will last all day. We will help you put your best face, hands and feet forward.

Sherry Robinson

 

WE DO TREADING AT SPA SEDONA

Did you know that we do “Threading” as well as waxing at Spa Sedona? When we hired a new Esthetician, Punita two years ago we didn’t realize that we were getting a very experienced “Threader”. As Punita tells me she has been doing threading for over 25 years and she is fast. I had treading done for the first time a few months ago and I have to say I really liked the service. It was fast, relatively pain free and no pain after. Plus it has very clean results. I also like the fact that it did not pull my more mature skin (polite way of saying old skin). I would highly recommend that you give threading a try for your lip and eyebrows.  Let me know what you think.

Enjoy your summer.

Sherry Robinson, Owner of Spa Sedona

 

What it means to be Canadian for Sherry Robinson

What does it mean to you to be Canadian? I am so very proud to be a Canadian. There is no where I would rather live than in Canada. These are my reasons I love being Canadian: clean air, the beauty of our country, polite people, we don’t lose our home if we have a health crisis, it takes 17 times for a Canadian to hear something before we believe it, it’s a safe place to live, we embrace diversity, our Canadian heritage, when other countries are in crisis Canada is there to help, the respect I get when I tell people in other countries that I’m Canadian, maple syrup, poutine, Canadian beer, Canadian humor, CBC, great Canadian actors/comedians and I could go on.

On Canada Day it is our tradition at the cottage that I bake a Canada cake and everyone from the  neighboring cottages come and we all stand and sing Oh Canada. This year we will be singing a little louder. I am so grateful that “we are Canadian”.

HAPPY CANADA DAY

By Sherry Robinson owner of Spa Sedona

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