All you need is rub
As you know, Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Whether you're shopping for yourself or someone else, we've got what you need to share the love
Gift certificates available
Purchase a gift certificate
for a massage, put together your own spa package, or put money towards a treat of his or her choice. Gift certificates available via Paypal
, phone purchase, or in person. Do something good for the one you love.
Upping the ante: spa day combo!
What's better than getting a massage? Getting a massage and a facial. What's even better than that? Getting them both at a discount
For a limited time only (ie, until Valentine's Day), I'm partnering with the Ah-MAZ-ing
Nikki Edinger from Spa Ooh La La
to bring you a steal of a deal:
an aromatherapy massage
Start with the massage: tension kneaded out of your neck and shoulders--heck, your whole body! The scent of lavender, chamomile, geranium, and others fills the air. Noodly to the bone, you slip on a decadently soft, fuzzy robe. Less than fifty feet away, you lay down again for the icing on the cake: a relaxing, rejuvenating facial.
The best part? It's $20 off
, leaving your sum total at $140
. (YES, gift certificates are available for this too!)
Nothing says love like a six-pack
Buy some gift certificates for your sweetie. Or sweeties. Give 'em all away or keep some for yourself. Easier and faster to get than rock-hard abs. SRSLY.
For those of you interested in regular bodywork at a screamin' good deal, this is the best we've got
: buy five sessions, get the sixth free
. Available for hour-long sessions ($375) or 1.5 hour sessions ($575). Certificates have a one-year expiration date, but are fully transferable.
And now for something completely different
February is national heart health month
. As such, hearts have been on my mind quite a bit recently.
On a more personal level, a 42-year-old friend of mine had a heart attack a few weeks ago that led to an immediate triple bypass. Luckily, he went into the hospital when he started having chest pains, so he was in the best place possible when his heart seized.
But what if he wasn't? What if he was right next to you? Would you know what to do?
Try this video
from HeartRescue Project and see what you think.
If you pick the wrong choice, the man dies. So choose wisely. You might save someone's life
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but heart disease is preventable and controllable
. Diet and exercise, blood pressure and cholesterol, tobacco and alcohol consumption, daily stress level . . . all these play a part in the health of your heart.
Certain factors out of your control--such as age, family history, and genetic predisposition--can put you at a higher level of risk, but it ain't over til the fat lady sings. A study
published last October indicates that genetic cardiovascular risk isn't set in stone, and a diet high in raw fruits and vegetables may be able to offset some of those risks.
So please, take care of yourself.
I like you guys. I dig having you around.
You make my life awesome. I can help with the stress aspect of things, but the diet and exercise are up to you.
Be well, and I hope to see you soon.