Finding ME Time


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.

Photo Credit {FarmFresh,,,}

Thanks to for this beautiful write up on January 8,2016


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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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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
  • SERVINGS: Makes 10 to 12 pops


  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.


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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 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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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

Slow down.

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.

4. Meditate

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.

5. Decompress

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 or call us at 561-833-4483.

For more information on stress relief and a free e-book visit

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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




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


(Jane Iredale’s new handcream)                                                                       handdrink

Normally $53.00    Valentine Price $45.00         $9.00 Savings


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.


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Go Ahead…Tell me Again…What was that Spa Package you wanted for Christmas???

Spa Certificates
 One of the MOST requested gifts!
Two great ways to Give the Gift of Spaaaaa!
#1 Purchase Gift Certificates that total $200.00 (In any increments you choose. Example: buy 4 $50.00 for 4 different gifts) And get an additional $50.00 certificate for FREE to be used in the Spa Lovers Boutique for any in stock product.
Can not be  used with any other special
#2 Give our newest Spa Package,
Save $40.00
Buy it for $120.00
visit our website to see more of our Spa Packages

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Salt Room Ready!

191Salt Therapy Palm Beach


Dry Salt Therapy:
 the NEW Way to Wellness


Since 1998 it has been the mission of Kaffee’s Garden Spa to “provide the safest and most supportive ways to assist the body and mind in finding renewed vitality”. In keeping with that quest we are pleased to announce the addition of an exciting new wellness option, DRY SALT THERAPY, to our existing therapies and treatments. This dynamic and time proven therapy has been practiced in the Salt Mines of Europe for hundreds of years but until recently has not been available elsewhere. With the help of technology, the Halogenerator (Halo being the Greek word for Salt) is able to create the same healing environment as the European Salt Mines. The new Salt Room at Kaffee’s Garden Spa is a relaxing space complete with a unique backlit Himalayan salt wall and zero gravity chairs to lay back and breathe in the benefits of the micronized aerosol of purified salt mist created by our state of the art Halogenerator. The 45 minute sessions are particularly beneficial for the respiratory system and the skin. Please visit our website for more specifics on the health benefits of Dry Salt Therapy.

 HAVE A MASSAGE & SALT TOGETHER called the Ultimate Salt Session $95.00!!!!





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The Salt Room for Dry Salt Therapy Coming to Kaffee’s Garden Spa

Salt Therapy Palm BeachWe are pleased to announce the addition of the Salt Room at Kaffee’s Garden Salt. Opps! I mean Kaffee’s Garden SPA!. This special room, which is located just off of our relaxation area, will be up and running within the next few weeks. It will bring a new opportunity to make your visit to the Spa more profound and therapeutic. If you are not familiar with this wellness modality please enjoy reading the Dry Salt Therapy FAQs below to learn the fundamentals of how Dry Salt Therapy works  and what you can expect. Those of you who have already “Taken the Salt” elsewhere will be excited to be able to have a session and a Spa Treatment together for the ultimate experience and “Breathe in Wellness”!


What is Dry Salt Therapy?  

Dry salt therapy, or halotherapy, is a holistic, drug free, natural wellness therapy using micro particles of salt to promote better breathing, healthier skin, sounder sleep, improved physical fitness and endurance and overall wellness. Dry salt therapy also helps to improve symptoms of many respiratory and skin conditions. Relaxing in our Salt Room is a unique experience and has an overall clarifying effect!

How does Dry Salt Therapy Work?   

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Introducing SALT of the EARTH Body Treatment using Pink Himalayan Salt Stones

 SALT of the EARTH

Our full body Himalayan Salt Stone Treatment relaxes as it balances the central nervous system. We use hand carved salt crystals from one of the most pristine environments in the world – salt caves deep below the Himalayan Mountains. This body treatment combines various Swedish massage techniques, thermal therapy and salt therapy. The salt stones are warmed in a beautiful Salt Crystal Lamp bowl and are used on strategic points and in specific combinations to balance the body’s energy pathways and electromagnetic field. This results in very deep relaxation, improved sleep and reduced inflammation in addition to mild detoxification and mild skin exfoliation.
One 75 minute Salt of the Earth Treatment: $110.00

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