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Celebrating a Milestone

It started with a “leap of faith” in 1998 when I left the island of Palm Beach for a new adventure “over the bridge” in West Palm Beach. The timing seemed right and with the belief that you must never look back, only forward,  Kaffee’s Garden Spa was born!

The staff consisted of one. Just me. The front door was locked and when the next client arrived they would knock on the window to announce their arrival! But the evolution into a full service Day Spa happened quickly. In early 2000 the opportunity to add the adjacent space gave us the ability to add hair services, create our Relaxation Room and a dedicated Pedicure area with a garden view. In late 2014 our Salt Room was open and we were complete!

During these 20 years I have had the privilege to work with so many talented and dedicated therapists and cosmetologists. Many chose to make the Garden Spa their home for many years. It is these core staff members, past and present, who have made these years a joy and branded us for what we are known for… excellent Spa Treatments and Beauty Services! We are proud to have created a Spa “Community” which allows our regulars to feel like they are coming home each time they visit. Our treatments are designed to have a positive impact on the recipients. We are in the fortunate position of having the honor to administer them. I thank you for your trust and loyalty. It is because of YOU that we have flourished.

As we enter our 20th year my question is; What can we do to maximize our offerings to meet and exceed your needs?

With Great Appreciation,

Kaffee Keldie

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January 1, 2018 · 11:06 pm

Spa and Wellness Month in Palm Beach

West Palm Beach: Kaffee’s Garden Spa
Posted on Aug 24 2017 – 9:42pm by Cristyle
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I visited Kaffee’s Garden Spa this week in anticipation of “Spatober” coming to the Palm Beaches in October. Spas throughout the area will be offering fantastic packages and deals for the month.
For more info visit: Spatober.com
Located just off Southern and US1 the spa is quiet and inviting with a small waiting area lit with a glowing salt crystal. Hot teas and water are available while you rest. The staff is warm and engaging and has put together the perfect blend of pampering for their October deal.

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Discover Spa and Wellness: Start your spa and wellness experience with a 45-minute massage using warm Himalayan salt stones in our serene and beautiful Salt Room while inhaling the healing benefits of dry salt therapy. Next receive an expert manicure in the Garden Salon. Guests have the option to add a 50-minute facial treatment, which includes a skin analysis, deep cleanse, light exfoliation, essential oil infused facial compresses, mask and rehydration. Gratuity included. The spa will donate 5 percent of each service to charity.
Cost: $225 (massage, manicure and facial) or $140 (massage and manicure)

I started off my visit with a massage by Stacy. The massage room is beautiful with a backlit Himalayan pink salt wall and warming salt rocks. As the lights dim the glow of the wall is tranquil and relaxing. A state of the art Halogenerator produces a micronized aerosol of purified salt mist that flows into the room providing health benefits to the respiratory system and skin. The room features 2 tables for a couples massage option. Stacy is a fantastic therapist with strong hands and a lovely personality. She used the hot salt rocks during my massage and it was delightful.

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My next stop was a manicure with Samantha in the Garden Salon. They offer a variety of colors with lines like Essie, Zoya and Duri. There were also spa pedicure chairs and a hairstylist for those looking for the head to toe experience. Samantha has been in the industry for decades, clearly loves her job and takes great pride in her work.

My final treatment was a facial with Kaffee, the owner. She uses a variety of products including Circadia, Jurlique, Dermalogica and Aromandina essential oils. I enjoyed chatting with her about the history of the spa while she worked wonders on my skin.
Kaffee began her career in California before building a client base in Palm Beach. She made the move across the bridge from the island about 20 years ago. Taking over the spa on her own she grew the business from the days of having to lock the front door while she was in a service to taking over the entire building and having a team of stylists, technicians and therapists.

While the spa has a quaint, homey feel she is definitely on the cutting edge when it comes to products, techniques and offerings. She even developed an aloe hydrating fluid that is to die for and available for purchase in her shop (look for the blue bottle).
I loved discovering this gem in Palm Beach County and look forward to future visits – especially to the beautiful salt massage room! In the meantime, I have my trusty blue bottle to keep my skin glowing.
Book your Spatober visit today.
For more info visit: Spatober.com

Kaffee’s Garden Spa
4100 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
561.833.4483
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About Spa & Wellness Month
Spa & Wellness Month in The Palm Beaches is a compilation of more than 30 spa and wellness offers in the destination. The featured spa therapies, wellness experiences and healthful treats are only available at limited-time prices throughout the month of October. Not only that — all participating businesses are giving a portion of their proceeds to the Palm Beach County chapter of the American Cancer Society. Pamper yourself for a great cause!

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Founder at EatPalmBeach.com
Cristyle is a South Florida native, born in Miami and raised in Palm Beach. Her love of food came through her travels and seeing how cuisines differ and relate so much. She attended the University of Florida, had a short stint in Charlotte, NC and is now back home – ready to eat her way through Palm Beach County and share her findings with locals and visitors alike. From brunch to happy hour to foodie events, she’s got you covered!

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Robbyn Ackner
08/24/2017 at 10:42 pm – Reply
I’ve been coming to Kaffee’s Garden Spa for years. It is a simply wonderful place! Paul is a Master Hair Stylist, my hair has never looked better since he began caring it for me. Kaffee and Ilona are so very skilled and their hands on my face are like velvet, leaving me glowing and feeling rejuvenated. The salt room is gorgeous! AND….we all know how healthy it is for our body, mind and spirit. Susan who runs the front desk is professional and on the ball. Everyone at Kaffee’s Garden Spa will leave you counting the days until your next appointment!

 

 

 

 

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June, July and August Spa Price Breaks

Spa Therapies are especially effective when they are received regularly. One massage feels GREAT, 3 massages, received within weeks, can rectify a nagging ache that has been there for months. One Facial makes your skin cleaner, wake up and glow. But 3 Facials within a short period will create a longer lasting change. With the Summer Slowdown we think this is a great time for you to see this concept work! We are offering the following price breaks. Buy them NOW. Must be used by August 31st, 2017. Whatever sessions remain at that time turns into the dollar value.

3 One Hour Massages $150.00 (Save $120.00)

3 One Hour Facials  $150.00 (Save $105.00)

3 Express Manicures and Pedicures $150.00 (Save $90.00)

3 Circadia Swich Treatments $300.00 (Save $300.00)

Summertime Specials can be scheduled Monday thur Thursday ONLY. May get more than one! Gratuity is not included in the price. Purchase your Summertime Spa Breaks Now at https://kaffeesspa.boomtime.com/lgift

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Our Relaxation Room just got more Relaxing!

                                                 Just in time for Valentine’s Giving. 

                                    Take Relaxing to a New Level at Kaffee’s Garden  Spa 

              Discover A.R.T. on the comfortable lounger in our Relaxation Room

                               What is Acoustic Resonance Technology (A.R.T.)?

Acoustic Resonance Technology creates an environment for the body and mind to be able to experience the benefits of sound healing in a more integrative way. Feeling the music you hear provides an opportunity to come into harmony physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and environmentally through stimulating all our senses. This entrainment and alignment of our mind and body can expand our awareness. When we begin to listen and feel the music we naturally relax into the harmonic flow.

  • a•cous•tic (-kstk); adj. also a•cous•ti•cal (-st-kl): Of or relating to sound, the sense of hearing, or the science of sound. Designed to carry sound.
  • Resonance comes from the Latin verb resonare, meaning to “return to sound”. In physics, “the response of an object or a system that vibrates in step with an externally applied vibration.”

The brain sends and receives messages from the rest of the body constantly. Our brains and all the systems of our body are in a communication dance. The brain is constantly receiving information from the skin, bones, muscles, nerve cells, our hormones, etc. The stress hormone, simply put, limits the communication and eventually inhibits the functioning of the immune system. Therefore if we stay in a continual state of stress, we reduce our ability to fight disease. When we relax and move into a state of listening, and feeling joy, we stimulate pleasure hormones or endorphins that strengthen the energy dance within us.

Acoustic Resonance Technology helps stimulate the natural relaxed state of body and mind. It “re-minds” us of our natural Harmonic state. Welcome to the brilliance of alternative health care! All you have to do is get comfortable on this ergonomic lounge chair and tune into the music…your body intuitively does the rest.

Book a 10 minute COMPLIMENTARY SESSION before or after your next service at the Spa 

                                                               OR

Book a 30 minute REFLEXOLOGY Session and experience A.R.T. complimentary for the entire session……. 30 minute Reflexology Session  $50.00

Purchase Spa Gift Certificates ONLINE: https://kaffeesspa.boomtime.com/lgift

 

 

 

 

 

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February 6, 2017 · 10:56 pm

Time for Tea & Time for Me

What is more soothing and relaxing than sipping on an aromatic, warm and delicious cup of tea? OK. A great body massage or a fantastic pedicure is. So why not have it ALL! That is exactly what our Holiday 2016 “Time for Tea & Time for Me” Gift Box offers. Tucked inside our dazzling aqua crate is a ceramic Spa Mug and your choice of a Sahara Wellness Tea. Add a Gift Card and you have a thoughtful gift that is sure to be appreciated.

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The $25.00 Tea Gift Box is complimentary with the purchase of $300.00 Gift Card or greater. Visit our website

 

 

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Doctor Reviews Dry Salt Therapy

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Dry Salt Therapy is gaining popularity as a result of the many benefits for the Respiratory System and our bodies largest organ, the Skin. We always ask for feedback from our guests who have experienced the therapy with us. The most common answers are an improved ease in breathing, a sense of relaxation and improved sleep. But what are the medical doctors saying about this alterative therapy? The following was written by Pulmonary Specialist Dr Daniel Layish MD.

The word Halotherapy comes from the Greek word “halos” meaning salt. While the potential benefits and therapeutic nature of salt has been known for centuries, it was not until the early 1800’s that the underground salt mines throughout Eastern Europe were noted to benefit various respiratory conditions. As the workers were mining the salt in these climate-enriched chambers, dry salt particles would be inhaled into the respiratory system. The dry salt was discovered to be super absorbent, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory. Soon people with various conditions were spending time in these salt mines. In the mid-1900’s the Russians began working on a technology to replicate the dry salt particles in the air and developed the first halogenerator, a device that grinds pure sodium chloride into precise micron sized particles and disperses the dry salt into a climate controlled room or chamber. This was the start of modern Halotherapy, which has been utilized for several decades throughout Eastern Europe and has begun to expand into many other countries including the United States and Canada. The small particle size is felt to be important to allow penetration deep into the lungs, since larger particles will simply be deposited in the nose, throat or large airways. The air in a halotherapy chamber is also filtered to remove contaminants and the temperature and humidity are well controlled.

As a pulmonologist, I initially became familiar with halotherapy through my care of individuals with Cystic Fibrosis. Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disorder characterized by dehydration of the respiratory epithelial surface, resulting in impaired mucociliary clearance. In this disorder, thick tenacious secretions obstruct the lower airway and sinuses and provide an environment for chronic infection. Nebulized hypertonic saline has been shown (in well done randomized clinical trials) to improve pulmonary function and respiratory symptoms as well as reduce pulmonary exacerbation rate in individuals with cystic fibrosis. This may be referred to as “wet” salt therapy as opposed to halotherapy which is “dry” salt therapy. Nebulized hypertonic saline can sometimes cause bronchospasm, and not all patients can tolerate this therapy even when premedicated with a bronchodilator. In cystic fibrosis, halotherapy has some theoretical advantages over nebulized hypertonic saline. The patient enters a room to receive the halotherapy typically in a 45-minute session. The prolonged duration of therapy appears to be associated with a much lower incidence of bronchospasm then is seen in the setting of nebulized hypertonic saline. In addition, in the halotherapy mode of administration the salt particles are delivered to both the sinuses and the lower respiratory tract. After seeing anecdotal benefit in our patients with cystic fibrosis, we performed a clinical study, which confirmed that this therapy was well tolerated and the patients derived symptomatic benefit in terms of their sinus complaints. Other studies are planned to study this therapy further in individuals with cystic fibrosis.

The fundamental defect in cystic fibrosis is related to chloride transport and therefore there is a strong rationale for halotherapy in this particular disease. Anecdotally, I have seen patients with other respiratory diseases derive significant benefit from Halotherapy including bronchiectasis, chronic bronchitis, chronic sinusitis and allergic rhinitis. The hypothesis is that Halotherapy may help with respiratory illnesses by liquefaction of airway secretions thereby enhancing expectoration. There seems to be very little risk to this therapy other than the financial and time investment. There is certainly a theoretical basis for the possible benefit of halotherapy, given the known antiinflammatory and anti-infective properties of salt. Currently, halotherapy is not covered by medical insurance companies. However, it is hoped that this may change as research is planned to try to prove the benefits that many patients have reported. Many halotherapy institutions offer a monthly pass that can make therapy more affordable than purchasing individual sessions. There is also an effort to develop systems that can deliver halotherapy in the home setting, avoiding the need to travel to a salt room. This is important since many people do not live close to a halotherapy center. It is worth noting that many patients have also noticed benefits in non-respiratory conditions, particularly dermatalogic conditions such as acne and psoriasis and research is planned in this area as well.

References available upon request.

Dr. Layish serves as the medical advisor for the Salt Room Orlando and also sits on the board of the Salt Therapy Association.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Finding ME Time

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Making more ME time. This is one of the goals we have for 2016. Taking time to take care of ourselves. One way is to spend some quite time and we can’t think of a better place to be quite and relax other than a bubble bath.

We are also trying to make sure that we are taking care of our bodies. Rather than using a store bought bubble bath, we have found that making our own ensures that we know what is coming in contact with our skin. We like the smell of honey and vanilla so we found this recipe that we will have to try.

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½ cup light almond oil

¼ cup honey

½ cup mild liquid hand or body soap (Dr. Bronner’s is a suggestion)

1 egg white1

tablespoon vanilla extract

Keep the remaining in the refrigerator until your next soak.

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Pedicures are a top pick for me time. KAFFEE’S GARDEN SPA has  added a new dimension to their pedicure experience with the choice of 3 new foot soaks from Farmhouse Fresh.There are two salt with botanical blends and a milk bath soak to choose from. They all have softening and moisturizing benefits but most importantly the aromas are so exquisite. Their pedicure room is an aromatic delight. Heavenly! We are booking an appointment today.

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Me time. We need it. It keeps our motor running for this busy time of year. Make time for yourself, it’s important.

Photo Credit {FarmFresh, Prettydesigns.com, purewow.com, frontgate.com}

Thanks to http://palmbeach.florida.thescoutguide.com/post/136881721145/me-time for this beautiful write up on January 8,2016

 

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5 ESSENTIALS FOR THE LAST DAYS OF SUMMER

Labor Day is September 7th, by most considered to be the official end of summer. It has and continues to be, a HOT one. The Scout Guide Palm Beach asked us to name 5 essentials and the following are tips to beat the heat! Keep cool & enjoy the final days of Summer 2015.

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With the sunshine pouring down, we are celebrating this Friday with KAFFEE GARDEN SPA to learn what Top 5 Summer Essentials they recommend to help us ride out this August heat wave!

Get ready to stay cool with these smart, sun-themed must-haves. In Palm Beach, we need to be prepared for the long, hot summer days and KAFFEE GARDEN SPA is showing us how to look good while doing it. If you want to take advantage of these last few weeks of summer, be sure to stop by the spa to talk and shop South Florida necessities.

– Check out KAFFEE’S GARDEN SPA’s Friday Five below! –

1. Aloe Vera
The unquestionably BEST botanical cooler there is. Our Aloe Hydrating Fluid is a must to keep skin hydrated all year ‘round. New to the Spa Lover’s Boutique is” Arctic Aloe” (Aloe under pressure that sprays out a cooling mist) which will tame a sunburn into submission!

2. Hair Braids
Keep cool and look fresh with the latest trend. DIY or put yourself in the hands of a professional who will shampoo, blowdry and braid with experience using our new hair care products Pai-Shau.

3. Coconut Fruit Pops
What health benefit will be discovered next about this amazing fruit? Cook with it, swish it in your mouth in the morning to get rid of toxins, slather it all over your body or put the lime in the coconut and freeze it for the ultimate cool treat. Here is a super easy recipe:

Coconut-Lime Ice Pops

  • ACTIVE: 10 MIN
  • TOTAL TIME: 2 HR 10 MIN
  • SERVINGS: Makes 10 to 12 pops

Ingredients

  1. Two 14-ounce cans unsweetened coconut milk
  2. 1/2 cup sugar
  3. 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  4. Finely grated zest of 1 lime

    In a blender, puree the coconut milk with the sugar, lime juice and zest. Pour through a fine strainer into a large measuring cup and then pour into 10 to 12 ice-pop molds. Freeze until set, at least 2 hours or up to 1 week.

4. The Perfect Hat
Sunscreen, of course, to protect your skin from the ravages of the sun but let’s get serious – the perfect hat provides shade and makes a statement. At the top of this girl’s list is a hat designed and made by a local boy who has the millinery world talking, NICK FOUQUET. Why just wear any hat? Find your perfect hat.

5. Sandal Ready Toes
There is no substitute for regular pedicures to keep your feet healthy and happy. Choose a fun summer color nail polish that show of your favorite summer sandals. To maintain the freshness do a foot scrub at home twice a week in the shower and apply moisturizer every day. We love the Floridian products for their fresh citrus scent and light weight feeling.

SEE YOU AT THE SPA!

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THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY PROCLAIMS NEXT BIG THING

The beauty industry finally catches up with what we have known for a long time…

According to New Beauty magazine the next big thing on the radar are products that contain a base of water. Products with a high water content are more compatible with a wider variety of skin types and are also a natural way for skin to remain hydrated. We could not agree more! Kaffee’s proprietary Aloe Hydrating Fluid is a water based, oil free serum that saturates the skin with hydrating ingredients and has developed  a “cult” following among it’s admirers for years.blue bottle

To meet the demand of women who want well-hydrated skin, now other beauty brands are creating products that focus on deep hydration by packing moisture into the dermis in the form of water-based products. They are formulated to infuse skin with hydration without disrupting the moisture barrier, This is exactly what our Hydrating Serum does with the help of its key ingredient, whole leaf aloe vera, which helps the penetration process of all the other ingredients. The other important component in our formula is  hyaluronic acid which acts like a sponge and holds the moisture in the skin’s deeper layers.

This trend extends beyond our borders and is seen in Korean beauty products also. Dewy, luminous skin is the ideal in South Korea, and staying hydrated with mists, powerful moisturizers and essences are how these women achieve that look.”  “In the Asian market women believe that water is a primary component of skin, so using it keeps skin looking young and fresh. Water-based products are the next big thing in the beauty world.”

“Water-based formulations layer well with other products and work toward the end goal of helping to keep skin better hydrated so that other products absorb properly and function more effectively.  Hydrating Fluid functions as  a  watery ‘booster essence’ also referred to as a ‘first essence’ to prep the skin, Anything that has a watery feel to it, like a toner, tonic, essence, mist, watery gel , falls under this umbrella. Products that are water-based or have a watery consistency should be applied to skin at the beginning of your skin-care regimen and apply a moisturizer or blended oil over top to seal in the water based product. The results are amazing for any skin condition and will change the look and feel rapidly. We are happy to have the beauty industry touting the use of water based products because we love Aloe Hydrating Fluid!!!Aloe

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