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Get grounded in Abundance with Aveda & The Day Spa at Folawns

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When was the last time your name hit #1 on your to-do list? There are definitely apps for that, but let’s get more personal: the app you were born in, your body, is the best reminder of prioritizing self-care. How? Pain and chronic stress, the duo which leaves you feeling run down and not-so abundant. Oh and the well-intended New Year’s resolution? It fell into a slump after Valentine’s Day. Getting grounded is not easy in today’s world of fast-paced, technologically forward, land of instant gratification, but it IS possible, especially through the five senses.
At Folawn’s living Ayurveda through Aveda means following the Earth’s five elements (Ether/Space, Air, Fire, Water, Earth) through the year’s seasons. Grounding yourself through the elements and senses from Winter into Spring requires activating your sense of smell. Our sense of smell is associated with creating some of our earliest memories. Please accept this invitation to create a new memory at Folawn’s as you rejuvenate, relax and energize yourself with the following solutions:

• Got 5 minutes? Take a sensory journey with our heritage aroma families: Rosemary Mint, Shampure or Cherry Almond. Add any heritage aroma to our Hand Relief and/or Foot Relief and enjoy moisturizing bliss, even if only for a few moments.
• 15 minutes left on lunch? Come in for a 15-minute chair massage. Take Folawn’s with you in a personalized Pure-fume aromatherapy essence for just $20.
• Only have 30 minutes? Instead of cancelling your 90-minute massage, choose a different date for massage and come in for a foot reflexology treatment.
• Need to exfoliate and rehydrate? Schedule our exfoliating and intensive hydrating body treatments* once every 8 weeks.
• Got cold and flu or allergy symptoms? Massage achy body parts at home with our Stress Fix, Rosemary Mint and Cooling composition oils. Recipe: In 1 oz. of carrier oil or lotion, put 10-20 drops of each essential oil. Do not put essential oils directly onto the skin. Please use a carrier oil/lotion.

*Service times vary by treatment
Instead of flirting with dis-ease and disaster, dial it down a notch (or five) and take 5 slow, deep, abundant breaths. Your body and mind need and want abundant, conscious attention. Your breath is the map, just follow it at a slow, relaxed pace. Prioritize yourself and make it your to-“be” list. In fact, just like on my massage table, your only job is to breathe: just do it with full awareness for at least 2 minutes. How abundant the rest of your day is will be up to you.

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By Ja’Net Shawnee, LMT, PTP

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Motivational Wellness: Founder’s Example of Finding Flow

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Do you remember the first thought or thing you did when you woke up this morning? Be honest…you probably don’t and that’s okay. We typically shoot ourselves out of canons, a million thoughts about to-do lists and other thoughts connected to obligations which start with the words “should”, “have to” and “can’t” or “don’t” attached. No shame, but honestly, between the thoughts and the doing, we forget how to just BE. How do we do that? Just breathe consciously. In the simplest form of the word, inspiration = breath.

“It’s important to let go, calm down, and get grounded. We need to listen to ourselves. When one becomes aware that our present-moment thoughts are not productive, one should simply let them go. Change a negative thought to a positive one.” ~Aveda founder Horst Rechelbacher (1941-2014)

I didn’t have the gift of knowing Horst Rechelbacher personally, yet his passion for plants and care of the environment has always been phenomenal to me. An immigrant son of an Austrian herbalist and shoemaker, his love of nature became a vocation to teach and transform the beauty industry’s impenetrable, impersonal facade from the inside out: as a hairstylist, yoga and meditation student, environmentalist, entrepreneur and genius philosopher in my humble opinion, his impact reached far and wide.

Horst walked his walk and did not let a near fatal car accident in his 20’s alter the course of his vision. He had to heal physically and be patient within a healing timeline not in his control and it had everything to do with an abundant mindset as illustrated above. Decades before “sustainability” became trendy, every breath he took was in a foundation of deeply passionate self-love and respect for himself, others and the planet. Horst’s loving integrity and an uncompromising vision reminds us that laser-sharp thought process is what your self-love demands of you in each moment of your day: that what you think, how you feel about it, how you talk about it and how you act upon it can transform your world from negative to positive. Just BE, just flow for now, one moment at a time.

For an Aveda experience at Folawn’s to really do that, you have to surrender and trust yourself, which is the foundation of self-love. Our founder’s example set the tone: It’s never just a haircut, a nail appointment, a facial, or a massage. Try thinking about your aches, pains and negative experiences as a little kid that needs your immediate attention. The reality is our best selves show up when we pay attention to our challenges, thinking and feeling positive and allowing our friends to help us. Paying attention to ourselves and feeling loved is the true transformational currency of abundance. Please allow Folawn’s and Aveda to help you find the abundance you may have overlooked. February’s flow of self-love can be found in transforming the negative lead into positive gold. It really CAN be that simple.

Blogger: Ja’Net Shawnee, Licensed Massage Therapist, Polarity Therapy Practitioner

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Abundance with Aveda & The Day Spa @ Folawns

Category: Motivational wellness

How can we create and maintain abundance and motivational wellness with massage in 2019?

Let’s face it: we often mistake abundance for the money-making career aspects of our lives and consider ourselves healthy and well only if we see no illness in our bodies. The holiday season can leave you feeling mentally, emotionally, and physically exhausted and not so focused on those New Year’s resolutions of abundance or wellness. Pain and discomfort are great motivators for wellness, showing you how you didn’t remember to “pay yourself first”. The solution? A small change in perspective: everything in nature happens in its own time, at a much slower pace. If “time is money”, it makes sense to slow down and spend time and money on yourself, through your five senses, as you are meant to experience life. Every moment of wellness can motivate you to build a lifetime of abundance with small changes.

Creating and maintaining abundance and motivational wellness the Folawns way keeps it simple: experiencing yourself through your five senses helps achieve abundant health and wellness using natural aromatic oils to enhance massage sessions. After all, Aveda’s founder, Horst Rechelbacher, once said, “Plants are the best chemists.” As the son of an herbalist and his time spent as an aromatherapist (among many other hats and titles), Rechelbacher understood the gateway between mind and body is the air we breathe and the way to soothe mind and body is via aromatic oils made from Aveda’s pure plant essences. When the mind and body reconnect, you are better able to recognize abundance from the inside out. Each deep, full breath into the body’s tight areas can help you face life’s challenges with effective solutions.

A Folawns massage experience meets all 5 senses depending on which massage style and/or add-on you book:

  1. Chakra Balance massage: for those who are curious about the 7 main chakras*, guided meditations, and love the lighter touch of Swedish massage + any of the 7 chakra blends. *Chakras come from Aveda’s deep roots in Ayurveda, India’s philosophy of preventive health and mind-body wellness.
  2. Hot Stone Fusion massage: for those who just love hot stones**, stones may be placed or actively moved to coax muscles back into their original, relaxed form. **Stones are cooled down to a guest-friendly temperature of their choosing.
  3. Stress Fix massage: for deep tissue warriors who need a focus on back, neck and shoulders and love medium to firm pressure. Lavender lovers will enjoy the Stress Fix blend of lavender, lavandin and clary sage.
  4. Add-ons/session enhancement(s): Cupping therapy, hydrating therapy for body and feet, invigorating scalp treatment, reflexology foot massage.
  5. What to expect: soothing visual space, relaxing spa music, a cup of Aveda’s Comforting Tea or another beverage of your choice, and aromatherapy in addition to your chosen style of touch therapy as listed above.

After massage services, guests typically experience feeling more rejuvenated, centered and renewed through improved circulation and range of motion and nights of enhanced sleep. To see which type of massage can be customized to your wellness needs, please call the Day Spa @ Folawns at 210-408-0101. We look forward to helping you find and maintain the experience of a more abundant you!

Blogger: Ja’Net M. Shawnee, LMT, PTP

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The world has been changing permanently

The world has been changing permanently and today there is a period of fast life rhythm that requires from the modern men and women great pains and power in order to exist in this world. The rhythm of big cities, stresses, hard working hours, all these things take our beauty and affect our health. That is why at The Spa @ Folawn’s we have created “The Oasis Treatment “ taking into account shortage of time of their guest and the need to enjoy their time.

The Oasis Treatment

Oasis Spa Day ( All in only takes 90 mins )

FACIAL (Choose one of the following 90 minute  facial treatments)
A- Elemental Nature Facial ($95)
B- Enbrightenment Treatment ($95)
C- Green Science Facial ($135)

MANICURE (Choose one of the following manicures)
A- Elemental Nature Manicure ($38)
B- Shellac Manicure ($40)
C- Green Science Hand Treatment ($45)

PEDICURE (Choose one of the following pedicures)
A- Elemental Nature Pedicure ($58)
B- Caribbean Thereapy Pedicure ($60)
C- Chakra Pedicure ($65)

To Schedule Your Appointment call:
210-408-0101 or  to Book On Line

http://www.folawns.com