Wellness Wednesday - October 2012
Any one feeling the need to hibernate for a little while? It’s always amazing how a little less sunlight makes the idea of a good nap a lot more appealing. Could it also be the cooler temperatures? There is something renewing about a rainy fall day spent wrapped in a cozy blanket with a good book. These are the days we’ll longing for when the snow starts to fly soon!
Have you heard we’re expanding?! For the past year and a half we have leased the salon space within the Eartha Naturals building. Thanks to you, our amazing client friends (we really can’t say that enough!!), we’ve outgrown our current location. We have enjoyed starting Medford’s first NON-TOXIC SalonSpa here. We’re super excited to embark on this new adventure and BellaZenn SalonSpa founder and stylist, Chelsea, has been working very hard to find the ideal location. We look forward to sharing this journey with you. We’ll keep you updated in the salon and on Facebook as things progress.
We plan to be in our new home in March 2013.
For now, we’re going to continue to do what we do, the way we do and that includes giving you some healthful, fun info right here!
Welcome to Wellness
The GOOD FOR YOU ACTIVITY isn’t just one activity, but many! We highly recommend checking out the HARVEST DAYS activities happening this weekend, October 25th - 28th, right here in Medford! If you’re reading this online, we DO have a schedule of events in the salon. This old-fashioned, family fun is put on by the Medford Area Chamber of Commerce. The SalonSpa team has entered the Great Pumpkin Race - a 5K run/walk around Medford. Some of the other activities include a weekend long scavenger hunt and a chili contest. Saturday morning kid-friendly fun makes this a great way to get outside and spend time together as a family. Sunday there is the Harvest Days/Halloween Parade AND trick or treating to follow. Stop by the Chamber office located at 104 E Perkins Street for more information and to sign up for activities and contests. We hope to see you out and about!
Our GOOD FOR YOU RECIPE that we’ve selected is a yummy treat containing almonds, pecans and oats. Eating nuts (in moderation) is a good source for healthy fats, a variety of minerals and protein. This satisfying snack uses a healthy sugar alternative and will make a nice addition at any pot luck or upcoming holiday meal!
Ingredients: 1 C coarsely ground almonds, 1 C coarsely ground pecans, 1 C finely ground oats OR ¾ C any nut flour, 2 T coconut oil, just softened, ¼ C maple syrup, 1 T pure vanilla extract.
Directions: Mix all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl, form into balls and freeze on wax paper for 10-15 minutes. You may want to roll in coconut flakes, ground chocolate pieces or chia seeds before freezing for added texture and flavor. Also try PUMPKIN fall balls by adding 1-2 T pumpkin butter, CHOCOLATE fall balls by adding 1-2 T cocoa powder or CINNAMON by adding 1 T ground cinnamon to the bowl prior to mixing.
Our SalonSpa SERVICE TO EXPERIENCE is MASSAGE.
What is it: Massage is one of the oldest forms of healing known to man. At BellaZenn, our massage services are one of our most popular appointments. Our Therapists are licensed healthcare professionals who are proficient in a variety of modalities that include Traditional Swedish, Pre-natal, Sports and Therapeutic massage.
Why We Like It: The benefits of massage are many. A one hour relaxing massage is the equivalent to three hours of sleep! Receiving massage strengthens the immune system. Studies indicate that regular massage can naturally increase the immune systems cytotoxic capacity- the activity level of the body’s natural killer cells. As we enter into another cold and flu season, what a great way to relax AND help your body naturally ward off those evil germs!
We all know that relieving stress is key to a healthier lifestyle. Our Massage Therapists can help you achieve that. Mention you read Wellness Wednesday and receive 10% off your next regular price massage session with either Jessica or Vanessa!