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Reach out on Mother’s Day

Every year we set aside a special day to honor Motherhood. As we prepare to show appreciation for the  women in our lives, whether they are our biological moms, or women who hold a special place in your heart because of the motherly influence they have on us, I wanted to share some powerful thoughts written by Jessica Wolstenholm . Jessica Wolstenholm is an author and freelance writer who blogs about motherhood and life at graceformoms.com. I was touched by the variety of real situations that she defines in this complex relationship between mother and child. Take a moment to read and process her suggestions. There is a  message here for everyone:

 

Whether you walk extremely close or there’s a valley of difference between you, reach out to your mother this week.

Whether you see eye to eye or you can’t agree on much of anything, look your mother in the eyes if you can and tell her how special she is.

Whether she’s loved you well or lacked in affection, tell her how much you appreciate her and linger in love through words or embrace.

Whether she’s been your role model or she’s shown you what not to do, tell her how

much you’ve learned from her.

Whether she’s been a near perfect mother or a much less than perfect one, she’s still here and that fact alone leaves so much potential for you both.

Call her, embrace her, surround her with your love whether it comes easy or along with tons of baggage.

Reach out for reconciliation if you are estranged.

Reach out in compromise if you are indifferent.

Reach out with time and attention if you are busy.

Reach out with affection if you are reserved.

Reach out with generous love even if you already do it regularly.

Here is to finding a meaningful way to celebrate  Mother’s Day. We invite you to “reach out” by having a day together at Kaffee’s Garden Spa. A perfect way to say I love you, Mom!

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10 Reasons to have a Pink Himalayan Salt Lamp in Every Room

Himalayan Salt Lamps are so beautiful and bring something special to the room but you may not have realized the health benefits they provide!

Please come have a look at the selection of Himalayan Lamps and cooking plates and energy globes we have at the Spa.

10 Reasons to have a Pink Himalayan Salt Lamp in Every Room

Before we dive into the health benefits of using Himalayan pink salt lamps in your home, it may be helpful to first have a brief chemistry lesson:

All matter (the human body, air, water, etc) is made up of molecules which are made up of atoms which are made up of three types of particles: protons (positive charge), electrons (negative charge), and neutrons (no charge). Electrons orbit their molecules like planets revolve around a star. Occasionally an electron flies off and when it does, it leaves behind a positively-charged ion whose sole purpose in life becomes to fill the void left by its little lost electron. In other words: it wants to steal a replacement electron from another molecule. Due to differences in molecular structure (number of electrons in the outermost orbit, strength and structure of electron bonds, etc) some materials lose electrons much more easily than others.

With this basic understanding of the behavioWP_20150903_001rs of positive and negative ions fresh in your mind, let’s take a look at the top 10 benefits of Himalayan Salt Lamps.

  1. Cleanse & Deodorize the Air

Probably the most well-known benefit – and why the majority of people use them – is due to their incredible power to remove dust, pollen, cigarette smoke, and other contaminants from the air. “But how do they do this,” you ask?  “It’s just a big chunk of salt with a light bulb inside, right?”

Well yes, but no.  There’s much more to it than that.

Himalayan pink salt lamps purify air through the power of hygroscopy, meaning that they attract water molecules from the surrounding environment then absorb those molecules – as well as any foreign particles they may be carrying – into the salt crystal. As the HPS lamp warms up from the heat produced by the light bulb inside, that same water then evaporates back into the air and the trapped particles of dust, pollen, smoke, etc remain locked in the salt.

  1. Reduce Allergy & Asthma Symptoms

Because HPS lamps remove microscopic particles of dust, pet dander, mold, mildew and the like from the surrounding air, placing a lamp or two in the rooms where you spend the most time can seriously cut back on allergy symptoms. Even people who suffer from asthma should notice a big difference after a week or two.

  1. Eases Coughing

When the Himalayan pink salt lamp heats up and begins its hydroscopic cycling of airborne particles, it also changes the charge of the molecules which are released. (Remember our chemistry lesson?) The majority of homes are filled with positively charged ions which aren’t particularly good for a person’s health. The positive ions are created by a number of things, but the primary source for most of us is from our electronics.

One of the health detriments of breathing lots of positive ions in the air is that the cilia (microscopic hairs) which line the trachea (aka: windpipe) become sluggish and don’t work as well to keep contaminants out of our lungs. As a Himalayan pink salt lamp absorbs water and particles from the air, it also takes positive ions with them. Then, when the heated salt releases cleansed water vapor back into the air, it also expels negative ions which have the opposite effect on our airways – to keep your lungs clear.

What all this means in a nut shell: Besides removing contaminants from the air, Himalayan pink salt lamps also help your body to filter air more efficiently so any foreign particles you do happen to breathe won’t make it into your lungs.

  1. Increase Energy Levels

Taking a drive through the countryside with the windows down, spending time at the beach, camping in the mountains, or simply taking a shower first thing in the morning are all things that many people find invigorating. It’s not a coincidence that these are all activities which expose us to increased concentrations of negative ions such as those generated by Himalayan salt lamps. The fact is, positive ions sap our bodies of energy. Unfortunately, it’s all too common for us to try to diagnose the problem as something else entirely.

If you constantly feel tired and don’t know why, try keeping a Himalayan salt lamp in the room or rooms where you spend the most time. After about a week, you should notice a difference.

  1. Neutralize Electromagnetic Radiation

Nowadays, most of us are living in a metaphorical ocean of electromagnetic (EM) radiation which flows from our electronics (ie: television, computer, cell phone, tablet, appliances, stereo, etc). While they may be invisible, the long-term effects of EM exposure can be quite serious. Constant exposure to EM radiation is known to increase stress levels, cause chronic fatigue, and decrease the body’s immune response, among other things.

As they emit negative ions into the air, Himalayan salt lamps work to neutralize electromagnetic radiation. Keep one next to the computer, television, and any other electrical devices which you use frequently to reduce the potential danger to you and your family.

  1. Better Sleep

Another side effect which results from over-exposure to positive ions in the air is that it robs you of quality sleep. This happens because those positively-charged particles can actually reduce blood and oxygen supply to the brain resulting in irregular sleep patterns. Himalayan pink salt lamps are natural negative ion generators, thus they can help to reverse this problem. Keep one or two around your bedroom to improve the air quality so you can get a better night’s sleep.

Remember, even if you’re like me and you can’t sleep unless the room is totally dark, you can always turn the lamp off at bedtime. Just leave it on for the rest of the day so it can do its work while you’re awake. People in humid climates should be aware that HPS lamps tend to weep when the salt becomes cool. You’ll definitely want to protect surfaces by placing a saucer underneath and be sure to follow the instructions for use and care which should be included with your lamp!

  1. Improve Mood & Concentration

Himalayan pink salt lamps are a great way to naturally enhance your mood or to help you relax and unwind at the end of the day. At the same time and on the opposite side of the coin, HPS lamps are great for improving concentration. Again, this is due to the effect of the negative ions on your body, improving blood and oxygen supply to the brain and other organs, as well as providing a boost of serotonin – the neurotransmitter which makes us (literally) feel happy.

  1. Treat Seasonal Affective Disorder

In addition to generating negative ions which improve mood and energy levels, the soft, natural light given off by a Himalayan pink salt lamp is close enough to the warm glow of sunshine that they can even be used to relieve the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder. This year when the days get shorter, fight back the lethargy by surrounding yourself with a few HPS lamps set on timers.

  1. Reduce Static Electricity in the Air

While not a “health benefit” at first glance, static is pesky stuff. It causes stress, embarrassment, and frustration. Static zaps you when you least expect it, as you’re reaching for a door handle, kissing your husband or wife before bed, or trying to pet your dog or cat. Static can give you a bad hair day, make it impossible to clean crumbs or coffee grounds off of the kitchen counter, and even cause you to accidentally go to work with a sock stuck to the back of your shirt…

(Okay, so that last one may have been a little over-the-top.) The point is, static electricity can be a huge pain and Himalayan pink salt lamps are a natural way to neutralize the airborne ionized particles which cause it)

  1. Environmentally-Friendly Light Source

Last, but not least: Himalayan pink salt lamps are environmentally friendly. While only an estimate, the reserves from which HPS is mined measure somewhere between 80 and 600 million tons and is projected to last for at least another 350 years at the current extraction rate. The base of an HPS lamp is generally carved from a sustainable wood such as neem. Some lamps use a low-wattage bulb which consumes very little energy while others are powered by a lit candle.

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Make it a Sweetheart of a Day!

Whether yours is a brand new love or one that is established and secure you will want to show your sweetheart how much they mean to you.

Valentine specials

 VALENTINE’S DAY SPA SPECIALS 2015

*SWEETHEARTS COUPLES MASSAGE

ONE HOUR TOGETHER OF MASSAGE WITH OPTIONAL DRY BRUSHING $180.00

ADD DRY SALT THERAPY $260 for both

VALENTINE SPECIAL ( Available Friday and Saturday Feb 13 & 14 ONLY)

1 hour Massage and Salt together $220.00 / Save $40.00

*SWEETHEART SPA MANICURE & TAKE HOME “ HANDDRINK “

(Jane Iredale’s new handcream)                                                                       handdrink

Normally $53.00    Valentine Price $45.00         $9.00 Savings

*SWEETHEART SPA FACIAL

with rejuvenating Rose oil facial massage  $100.00

Add the “Kiss Me” lip exfoliation & rehydration for $120.00 normally $125.00

*SWEETHEART Hydrating BODY WRAP with Rose Oil                        V day candles

Normally $120.00   Valentine’s Special $100.00   $20.00 Off

OUR SPA LOVERS BOUTIQUE is stocked with loads of GIFT selections to please your SWEETHEART! Good enough to eat are the STRAWBERRIES & CREAM CANDLES you see pictured here.

PURCHASE A GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR YOUR SWEETHEART ONLINE:

https://kaffeesspa.boomtime.com/lgift

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5 Best Valentine’s Day Gifts that are sure to Delight

5 Best Gifts from our Spa Lovers Boutique

When it comes to buying gifts for your very special valentine, we know how hard it can be. So, the team here at Kaffee’s has made your job just a little bit easier by naming the 5 top gifts for Valentine’s this year.

  1. Passion Lipfixation from Jane Iredale
  2. Romance Aromatherapy Oil by Aromandina
  3. Rosewater by Jurlique
  4. Soaprocks in Red or White & Gold
  5. Cupcake Bath Fizzies by Feeling Smitten
  6. BONUS – Cherry Chocolate Rose Facial Delight  (75 minutes of tantalizing chocolate facial)

Stop in and have a look around our Spa Lovers Boutique or check out our Valentine’s Day Spa Packages.

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One Day Deal for Holiday Gift Certificates

This Thursday December 22 thru Friday December 23 until 9 AM, purchase a $100.00 gift certificate for $89.99!  Gift Certificates will be available for purchase from our website or in the spa.  Make sure to select “Services” once you are on the Gift Certificates page of our website.

  • Visit our beautiful spa boutique for any last minute gift shopping you may have to finish!  We have a wide variety of products and gift items that are sure to please everyone on your gift list.
  • Our “Dear Santa” package is still available! Take advantage of this wonderful package that includes a Spa Facial, One Hour Body Massage, and a Spa Manciure for $170.00 including gratuity! Visit kaffeesgardenspa.com to purchase the package.

From all of us at Kaffee’s Garden Spa, we wish all of you a Happy and Healthy Holiday!!

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Dear Santa

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This year ask Santa for one of everything on the menu at Kaffee’s Garden Spa.  Okay, well how about just your favorites: Facial, Massage, and Manicure! We have something for everyone on your gift list.  Come in to our beautiful Spa Boutique and choose from a wide selection of products and gift items.  Gift Certificates are available for purchase online from $25 and up.  We also have a variety of packages available for purchase online or at the Spa!

  • Dear Santa Package: Includes a One Hour Massage, One Hour Facial, and Manicure for $170 (Including Gratuity). To purchase the Dear Santa Package visit our website and click on the Gift Certificates tab.  Select the Services option to view all of the packages we have available!

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Mother’s Day Garden Spa Experience

Spa Packages

We’re bringing some REAL value to Mom in the form of our “Garden Spa Mom’s Day Off” package and a specially designed “Mom’s Getaway” package.

“Garden Spa Mom’s Day Off”  

1 hour Body Massage, a mini spa Facial, a Spa manicure & Pedicure & her choice of a healthy spa lunch served in our “Quiet Room”.

Price: $225.00, gratuity included.

“Mom’s Getaway”   

1 hour massage, 1 hour Facial and Spa Manicure including a Spa Ritual mini chroma color of her choice. 2 and 1/2 hours with no body asking “are we there yet” !

Price: 175.00, gratuity included. Add a Spa Lunch $15.00

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Valentine’s Day Spa Packages

Spa Packages for a Special Occasion

We created some special Spa Packages that are sure make your Valentine’s Day experience one to remember.

VALENTINE SHINE

  • Signature Spa Facial
  • Makeup Application including Lashes (not just mascara but beautiful strip lashes)
  • Custom Shampoo & Hair Style

$200.00 – Includes gratuity (approx. 2.5 hours of service time)  PURCHASE (click “Services”)

POLISH UP

  • Spa Manicure and FREE “Spa Ritual” Mini Chroma bottle of polish to take home.  Choose from a wide array of the newest fashion colors.

$24.00 – Includes gratuity (approx. 1/2 hour of service time) PURCHASE (click “Services”)

VALENTINE FOR TWO

Perks – You will receive a Couples Goodie Bag full of surprises from our Spa Lovers Boutique. Here’s a hint, Soy Candles, Organic Chocolate and something to make your lips kissable!

  • Candle lit Couples massage

$190 – Includes gratuity – (1 hour of service time) PURCHASE (click “Services”)

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Top 5 Valentine’s Day Gifts

Top 5 VALENTINE’S GIFTS

#1 Spa Gift Certificates – are by far the most popular!  Who wouldn’t love a Garden Spa retreat.

#2 Wise Woman Duo from Aromandina This shower gel and roll-on perfume are a blend of essential oils that is heavenly!

#3 Bath Balm Cupcakes by Feeling Smitten. Ever popular these are fresh and specially for Valentines Day

#4 Rose Hand Cream by Jurlique. It smells so authentic it is like taking a walk in a rose  garden! Plus healing and moisturizing for the hands.

#5 Bissinger’s Chocolates and Gummy Pandas a house favorite that’s organic and delicious!

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Top 10 Joy Filled Gift Ideas

Don’t know what to get your Loved One?

Our Top 10 Spa Gifts for this Holiday Season

  1. Kaffee’s Hydrating Aloe Liquid – This cool hydrating aloe fluid has quickly become our number one selling product on the shelf!
  2. Choose a Spa Package or purchase our special Seasonal package called “The Joyful Trio”
  3. Anything Lavender! – Soaps, footbalms, and bubble bath from Sonoma Lavender as-well-as bath salts and bath oil from Aromaflora Organics
  4. Gift Certificate – It’s a no-brainer for any occasion!
  5. Soap Rocks – Your choice of brilliant, beautiful gems that are mild and long lasting all natural organic soaps
  6. “La-Tweez” tweezers with an LED light that illuminates your eyebrows
  7. “Feeling Smitten” Bath Balms – Irresistible bath balms
  8. Joy Candle – Delightful soy based candle with a cotton wick
  9. Jurlique Rose Body Lotion – A light hydrating lotion with a calming rose scent
  10. Bissinger Handcrafted Chocolatier – Sweet sensations for the keenest chocolate connoisseur!

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