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
Book a 30 minute REFLEXOLOGY Session and experience A.R.T. complimentary for the entire session……. 30 minute Reflexology Session $50.00
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.
The $25.00 Tea Gift Box is complimentary with the purchase of $300.00 Gift Card or greater. Visit our website
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Me time. We need it. It keeps our motor running for this busy time of year. Make time for yourself, it’s important.
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
Two 14-ounce cans unsweetened coconut milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
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.
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.
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!!!
Since 1992, The Health Resource Network has sponsored Stress Awareness Month in an effort to raise public awareness about how stress affects our lives and what we can do to address it. Long term, prolonged stress can lead to serious health issues. The American Heart Association states that many behaviors that accompany chronic stress elevate blood pressure. These behaviors are poor eating habits, inactivity, smoking, and high alcohol intake. At KAFFEE’S GARDEN SPA, our team of Spa Therapists are very aware that stress elevates the heart rate, increases muscular tension, breathing rate and feelings of anxiety. We are trained to provide therapies to help manage and correct the effects of stress. There are medical findings showing that massage promotes the relaxation response which is when the heart rate decelerates, breathing rate slows and muscles relax. Massage therapy is a proven, non-invasive way to physically reduce levels of stress hormones in the body while increasing levels of endorphins (the feel good hormone). A weekly massage can do wonders to help manage a stressful period. Every one of our other holistic spa therapies provides relaxation and stress reduction.
A session in the Salt Room to receive microscopic salt particles will clean your airways to improve lung function allowing deeper breathing and better sleep. Our Spa Facial is a relaxing and therapeutic, sensory delight that introduces you to the subtleties of Aromatherapy, which are essential oils that supports the nervous system, helping to manage stress. The facial also includes a hand and foot massage in addition to the shoulder, neck and face massage. Really just stepping in the door of the Spa, knowing you are about to be treated, is an immediate stress buster!
Your Spa visits can be supported by other easy and enjoyable lifestyle habits that we can be incorporate into your daily routines that lift our spirits and reduce our stress. Here are a few to try:
1. Breathe Deeply
Take a 5-minute break and focus on your breathing. Sit up straight, eyes closed, with a hand on your belly. Slowly inhale through your nose, feeling the breath start in your abdomen and work its way to the top of your head. Reverse the process as you exhale through your mouth.
Deep breathing counters the effects of stress by slowing the heart rate and lowering blood pressure.
2. Be Present
Take 5 minutes and focus on only one behavior with awareness. Notice how the air feels on your face when you’re walking and how your feet feel hitting the ground. Enjoy the texture and taste of each bite of food.
When you spend time in the moment and focus on your senses, you should feel less tense..
3. Tune In to Your Body
Mentally scan your body to get a sense of how stress affects it each day. Lie on your back, or sit with your feet on the floor. Start at your toes and work your way up to your scalp, noticing how your body feels
Simply be aware of places you feel tight or loose without trying to change anything. For 1 to 2 minutes, imagine each deep breath flowing to that body part. Repeat this process as you move your focus up your body, paying close attention to sensations you feel in each body part.
A few minutes of practice per day can help ease anxiety. It is generally accepted that daily meditation can alter the brain’s neural pathways, making you be more resilient to stress.
It’s simple. Sit up straight with both feet on the floor. Close your eyes.. Focus your attention on reciting – out loud or silently – a positive mantra such as “I feel at peace” or “I love myself.” Place one hand on your belly to sync the mantra with your breaths. Let any distracting thoughts float by like clouds.
Place a warm heat wrap around your neck and shoulders for 10 minutes. Close your eyes and relax your face, neck, upper chest, and back muscles. Take a warm bath with salts and essential oils that support the nervous system, like the ever popular Lavender.
6. Laugh Out Loud
A good belly laugh doesn’t just lighten the load mentally. It lowers cortisol, your body’s stress hormone, and boosts brain chemicals called endorphins, which help your mood. Lighten up by tuning in to your favorite sitcom or video, reading the comics, or chatting with someone who makes you smile. Don’t you always feel better when you talk to someone you love?
7. Crank Up the Tunes
Research shows that listening to soothing music can lower blood pressure, heart rate, and anxiety. Create a playlist of songs or nature sounds (the ocean, a bubbling brook, birds chirping), and allow your mind to focus on the different melodies, instruments, or singers in the piece. Also singing along to your favorite songs will give you a lift in the shower or where ever!
8. Get Moving
You don’t have to run in order to get a runner’s high. All forms of exercise, including yoga and walking, can ease depression and anxiety by helping the brain release feel-good chemicals and by giving your body a chance to practice dealing with stress. You can go for a quick walk around the block, take the stairs up and down a few flights, or do some stretching exercise like head rolls and shoulder shrugs.
9. Be Grateful
Keep a gratitude journal or several (one by your bed, one in your purse, and one at work) to help you remember all the things that are good in your life.
10. Reach Out
Your social network is one of your best tools for handling stress. Talk to others – preferably face to face, or at least on the phone. Share what’s going on. You can get a fresh perspective while keeping your connection strong. The relationship between Client and Spa Therapist is a perfect example of a supportive connection.
We hope you have found this information helpful and that by making frequent visits to the Spa and practicing a few of the tips you found here, you will feel happier and healthier with minimal stress.
To celebrate Stress Awareness Month we are offering you a specially priced package, The Garden Salt Kur for $135.00 (regularly $160.00) only during the month of April. Visit our website to see the details of this relaxing package KaffeesGardenSpa.com or call us at 561-833-4483.
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The Scout Guide Palm Beach rang me up the other day for a quick question and answer session. What came to me immediately is what you will see below. It was an interesting exercise and revealing for me as well! The mind is a fascinating possession that can hide facts and memories from us until they accessed for a purpose. I understand that listening to what comes out of mouths can tell us a lot about our feelings. It is just not that often to see those words in written form. I got to know a little about myself from this exchange. So is a question/answer session a healthy way to take an inventory of where we are and what we are thinking? I think so! Continue reading →