SELF-CARE OASIS FOR HARD WORKING SOULS IN SANTA MONICA
Last week, I needed a break. I was burning the candles at both ends.
Mentally and physically exhausted, almost to tears. I love the work that I do as an intuitive energy healer, women’s health expert and yoga therapist, and founder of an essential oil fragrance brand, so much so that I forget to take a break.
Sometimes, I’ve come last in the priority of appointments and calendar space. I know this is often true for many healers, body workers, and wellness practitioners because we care so much about serving others. It is so important to remember to take care of ourselves, first!
When the invitation to visit Alchemie Spa in Santa Monica popped up in my inbox from Spa it Girl I had the brightest smile and sigh of relief graced my body.
Only a few miles from home, I’ve frequented Alchemie for a spa mani pedi and infrared sauna, and have been curious about all the blissed out faces I’ve seen leave the treatment rooms. Now, I know why.
My massage at this gorgeous, zen sanctuary on Main Street in bustling Santa Monica, was just beyond incredible. Reece’s hands are magic. With strength and amazing intuition, she got deep into my tired shoulders, glutes, and even ended with some cranial work that I had been craving.
Be sure to book an infrared session prior to your massage. Alchemy’s infrared sauna is divine.
Do you know the difference between a traditional sauna and an infrared sauna?
Traditional saunas heat the air, which in turn heats the body from the outside at temperatures that range from 180 to 220 degrees. Unlike traditional saunas, which you have to heat to very high temperatures, infrared saunas heat your body while the air stays cooler.
Plus, infrared energy is able to penetrate deeply into your skin, helping you sweat even more and helping your cells eliminate toxins better.
Benefits range from skin, detox, diet, pain and stress relief. Longer treatment times and greater detoxifying effects are just a few of the benefits reaped from this state-of-the-art heating method. The longer you spend detoxifying your body, the greater the tension is released.
How not to get burnt out // Every time my phone rang today, I was super irritated. I couldn't breathe. That's not like me. I love what I do, I love it all. Even the deadlines that happen to all land on one day and phone calls while I'm driving in between appointments. I'm so lit up by the inspiring work and people around me, so much so that I can't pull away. Sometimes I just need a f*cking break. Anyone relate? . Thankfully @alchemiespa has my back! They invited me to enjoy a luxurious deep, deep tissue massage and infrared sauna 🔥🔥🔥 so I could have some solo self-care time. ❤️️ . Body, I'm here for you. I love you. I'm sorry for neglecting you. I forgive me. Repeat. ✨ . Inside my spa day soon to be live on @spaitgirl! HONORED and eternally grateful to be the LA #spaitgirl and share my favorite rituals with you! 🙏🙏🙏
Besides for benefits including weight loss, detoxification, and beautiful skin, immediate stressors and chronic stress are targeted as you relax in the comforting lining of these incredible machines lined with healing jade stones.
Aside from all of these incredible benefits, white blood cell production is increased, aiding in strengthening the immune system, buffers are re-balanced promoting a more regular biorhythms and healthy sleep pattern. Infrared energy from your sauna session also promotes mercury and heavy detoxification!
Do yourself a beautiful favour and head on over to Alchemie Spa in Santa Monica for a decadent self-love day and be your own Spa it Girl.
Alchemie Spa: www.alchemiespa.com
2021 Main St, Suite B, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Spa Hours: 10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. Daily
Review by: Fern Olivia
Spa it Girl Contributor – LA
Photo Credit: Alchemie Spa
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