Healthy Living ~ Orange Oil

Healthy Living ~ Orange Oil

When I was a girl my family used to vacation in Florida. I loved the smell of the orange groves and would always return home with orange oil or neroli oil. It would sooth and relax me long after we left the sunshine. For many years I assumed this effect was the oil triggering a sense memory of my family holiday; recalling the sunshine and stress free days was calming. I now know that it was so much more. Orange and neroli oil have been shown to alleviate anxiety and depression–not just in people who have fond memories of Florida! That is why Presence by LMB Ageless Skincare has launched.

Signature Design Theme~Asia

Signature Design Theme~Asia

Ni Hao! Hello and welcome to Asia, one of LMB’s nine unique Signature Design Themes. As you walk through shoji doors you are greeted by natural decor, mossy greens, cool browns, stark whites, and shining blacks. A bleached bamboo wood desk with a perfectly manicured bonsai tree in a blue glazed pot sitting on one side. River stones embedded in the floors, lead you to the koi pond and zen sand garden in one direction and to shoji doors adorned with a painting of cherry blossoms in the other. As these inner doors open to the beautiful bamboo clad locker room–complete with copper or black stone Japanese soaking tubs–you are.

Signature Design Themes~Asia, a preview

Signature Design Themes~Asia, a preview

Ni Hao! Hello and welcome to Asia, one of LMB’s nine unique Signature Design Themes. As you walk through shoji doors you are greeted by natural decor, mossy greens, cool browns, stark whites, and shining blacks. A bleached bamboo wood desk with a perfectly manicured bonsai tree in a blue glazed pot sitting on one side… Check back Monday for much, much more! (In the meantime, you can try out that candied ginger recipe here.)

Signature Design Themes

Last year I wrote that new trends were hitting the spa business. “Time is of the Essence” is one trend that has stuck. That is to say, people are still busy; they may even be too busy to fit in a traditional spa treatment. So spas are adapting and creating shorter programs and 2 in 1 treatment plans, not to mention they are staying open longer and opening in more convenient locations for busy travelers and business people. This means that spas are adapting. They are renovating to meet this demand. They are opening new outlets—at new venues like airports. And perhaps some people are getting tired of this daily.

Healthy Living~Blueberry Bushes

Healthy Living~Blueberry Bushes

It’s time to start planting again. Have you considered adding some blueberry bushes to your garden? Now’s the time! They require very little care as long as you plant them in neutral soil with plenty of sun. That’s about it. Feed them compost once in a while if you can–they like used coffee grounds and peat moss. Don’t plant just one! You’ll want a bigger bounty than one new plant can give. More importantly blueberry bushes need to be planted with at least one mate of a different variety to ensure cross pollination. Why bother? Fresh blueberries are very healthy and you can’t get much fresher than your backyard. You’ll.

Healthy Living~Eggs

Healthy Living~Eggs

Happy Easter from all of us at LMB Spa Consulting! To celebrate we are taking a look at one of the foods most often associated with the holiday: eggs. Eggs are often grabbed as a quick hot breakfast–often on breakfast sandwiches. But eggs shouldn’t be overlooked as a delicious, inexpensive, and healthy meal. Whether scrambled or over easy for breakfast or in a hearty omelet for dinner, eggs are a delicious and important source of nutrition. Taken as a whole, eggs are considered to be a complete source of protein as they contain all eight essential amino acids–including those our body cannot synthesize and, therefore, we must take in though.

Beauty Comes From Within

Beauty comes from within. These words inspire and inform my lifestyle and my business. That is why my spa plans and custom designs are created to tend to customer’s whole bodies–internal health and peace informs external beauty. It is also why I choose ingredients that nourish the skin and the body for truly radiant beauty. So when you read my posts on yoga or trying to eat organic, try to embrace whatever makes you feel healthy and beautiful and you will shine.

Healthy Living~White Tea

Tea is undeniably healthy. It is hydrating. It doesn’t contain high levels of caffeine like coffee–but it has enough to heighten brain activity. It is delicious with little to no added sugar or fat (i.e. milk). In addition, tea made from the camellia sinensis plant–black, green, white, oolong, and pu-erh–contain antioxidants called flavonoids. These antioxidants help protect against free-radicals, which are believed to contribute to cancer, heart disease, and visible signs of aging. White tea, the purest form of the tea leaf, is known to contain the highest levels of flavonoids. There is no downside to drinking tea and plenty of upside. Still, drinking white tea–lighter and typically more perfumed than.

Healthy Living ~ Natural Foods

Healthy Living ~ Natural Foods

It may seem redundant to say “natural” food. Isn’t all food natural? To an extent, yes. However some preservatives, food colorings, sweeteners, and other additives aren’t natural. A quick glossary before we get started: Organic: The term organic refers to the way farmers grow and process agricultural products like fruits, vegetables, grains, and meat. Organic farmers do not use conventional fertilization or weed control, helping reduce pesticide and other chemical pollution in the environment and our food. Organic food is processed differently than conventional food, with no or fewer additives, processing aids, or fortifying agents. To be certified organic by the USDA a product must be organic (for one ingredient products like eggs or.

Healthy Living ~ Yoga

Life is a balance. If our bodies are not in balance it is difficult to maintain a health life. From balancing your skin with a good cleanser (check out our Holiday BOGO deal!) to balancing your digestive system with good food to balancing your energy with exercise, life is better when your body is in balance. One way to achieve balance in the body and mind is through yoga. Like the vitamins in our cleanser or the nutrients in our food, yoga’s health benefits–which have been known for centuries–have been proven by modern science. By regulating breathing and gently stretching the body, yoga increases circulation and calms the mind, helping to lower.