September 2021 Newsletter

September 2021 Newsletter

The August winds have almost blown themselves out, so to speak, and this bit of rain today means that Spring is almost here! I absolutely adore this time of year, full of magic and possibilities – new beginnings and all, this season brings a feeling of renewal and transformation, and is the perfect time to refresh yourself and your life.

Even though Summer is on it’s way, doesn’t mean there won’t be a few more cold snaps.  Pretty much like life, right?  Ups and downs are just part of our journey on this planet, so to help me with this, I’ve developed a routing of starting every morning like this:  

I like to start my day with this 2-minute exercise which, I find, centres me and helps me start the day on a positive note. While you have your tea/coffee ask yourself these questions:

  • What am I proud of in my life?
  • What am I grateful for in my life?
  • What’s great about my current situation?
  • What can I do today to improve my life?

Some mornings are easier than others, and when I can’t actively think of something to say – the answers just spring into my mind. I find doing this exercise deeply nourishing and reassuring.

Whilst nourishing your soul, remember to look after your bodies too.

When the weather is dry like it is at the moment, with the pollen and dust flying around, our sinuses can feel dry and are more likely to become inflamed. Try having ginger tea every morning, as ginger helps eliminate mucus freeing your lungs and sinuses from congestion.

Simply grate 1cm of ginger root into a glass of hot water. You can also add half a lemon and a tiny bit of honey for additional taste.

In this month’s newsletter I want to focus on the benefits of massage. The human touch can be incredibly therapeutic and relaxing.

Sure, massage is relaxing, but it helps a host of physical and mental aches too; it eases muscle pain, increases and improves circulation, soothes anxiety and depression, improves sleep, boosts immunity, and relieves headaches.

It counteracts all the sitting you do, desk workers beware, postural stress shows up as pain or weakness in the lower back, shoulders and neck. Luckily massage can counteract the imbalance caused from sitting, which means you can keep your desk job – as long as you schedule a regular massage.

I hear you say: “I don’t have time”
How many times have you heard that? How many times have you used that?
“I have no time” means simply “I prefer something else”. Usually, it isn’t a conscious decision.
If you don’t give time for healthy practices now, you will give time to sickness down the road.
Imagine the long-term results and immediate change will be easier.

So now, do you have time for a massage this month? I’m sure you do. Remember that we are open 7 days a week! Come and enjoy our Spring promotion which includes a 30min back massage and a hydrating caviar pedicure which is brand new on our menu. All for only R750 per person.  

Spring is proof that there is always light after dark, life after hibernation. May you always look at the bright side of life. Happy Spring!

Love, Tania

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