Welcome to Wellness April 2013

Welcome to Wellness

We can’t believe it! We have been in our new location for a full month already! After an exciting start with participation in Destination Medford Women’s Weekend, moving into our new salon, having a booth at the Medford Home and Business Expo (which by the way, took 1st place for booth presentation), having a staff photo shoot with our amazingly talented friend James Stokes, and celebrating mutual March birthdays of Vanessa, Chelsea, and Erin, we are finally taking a deep breath and getting down to day-to-day business...and LOVING it!

But don’t let that and our relaxing new atmosphere fool you into thinking we're slowing down the pace and excitement anytime soon. Starting with the kick-off to our new {Wellness Classes} we plan to do periodically, we hosted our first hands-on class. We made healthy salves: Anti-Aging Face Salve, Peaceful Child Salve, and Soothing Skin Salve, made with a base of coconut and olive oils and beeswax, plus specially blended therapeutic grade essential oils, these salves smell great and are a healthy alternative to commercial products containing petroleum and other harmful chemicals.

Coming April 17th, we will be hosting an informative session on women’s financial wellness; learning how to budget and overcome obstacles that get in the way of your finances presented by the professionals of Thrivent Financial. We'll also be introducing something special we have in the works with The Filling Station Cafe & Bar!! Pre-registration will be required and limited to the first 15 ladies. More details and registration will be available at the Salon Spa & Eco-Boutique the beginning of April!

We have been enjoying positive feedback from recipients of one of our new treatments, The Rinnovo, meaning "Be Renewed" (essential oil application) offered by our in house RN and Certified Aromatherapist, Terri! We also want to get the word out about another new spa service The Benessere, meaning "Be Well." This is a steam canopy treatment that may be used alone, or as an addition to a traditional therapeutic massage. The benefits of steam/heat therapy have been used for centuries by people of many cultures; Scandinavian saunas, Roman mineral baths, Indian sweat lodges, to name a few. The health benefits of our steam canopy include: pain relief, muscle relaxation, detoxification, immunity boosting, and weight loss. Our spa staff can customize a treatment package to suit your needs.

Now that Terri has settled onto the Bella team, we're excited to announce another new member! Jane Antros will be joining us the beginning of April as our new nail technician! Jane formerly owned her own nail salon in Tomahawk for 10 years prior to moving to this area about a year ago. She's very knowledgable and passionate about natural nail care and educating on the benefits of healthy nail options, and she and is eager to join us to offer you her experitise in our spa hand and foot care treatments..especially now that we can offer two pedicures at once!!

Our shelves are stocked with the natural hair and skin products you've come to know and love: Max Green Alchemy, John Masters and…. Innersense has arrived! A very popular eco-friendly home product is our collection of Earth Dance Candles and naturally scented soy “Puddles," for melting in wax warming pots/ Earth Dance is a family owned company and they hand mix and pour their products right in Chippewa Falls, WI! We're also adding in more locally crafted items, too! We can't wait to share all of this local talent with you!

Our Good For You Recipe this month, is an activity and recipe all in one- not meant to be eaten…but safe if accidentally ingested!

Homemade Play-Dough with disinfecting Essential Oils Ingredients: 1 C white flour; ¼ cup table salt; 2 T. cream of tartar. Combine, and add 1 C water, 2 t. food coloring, 1 T. oil

Cook on stovetop over medium heat, stirring continuously for 3-5 minutes. When it forms a ball in center of the pot, turn out on lightly floured surface and knead. At this step, sprinkle with a few drops of your favorite essential oil ( Thieves, lemon, tea tree are all good germ-fighters). Allow to cool before playing with it. Stores well in plastic bag or airtight container.

Finally, as the welcoming spring thaw approaches, we will apologize in advance, for the state of our parking lot. Having started our building project when we did in November, there wasn’t time to pave the parking area. So please bear with the slush and mud, and use the temporary walkways we will provide.

From all the staff at Bella Zenn Salon Spa.....Be well!