I don't know about you, but I've abandoned this Black Friday concept of fighting crowds, arriving the night before to wait in lines, leaving family on Thanksgiving Day to go shopping, or whatever it is that goes on which increases Stress Levels on a day of or after giving Thanks.
Can we really be thankful or excited about giving when stressed out beyond our limits? The idea of being away from the crowds suits me just fine! I'd rather be televised for being at a Spa than fighting over the last toy on the shelf.
I'm not rejecting the idea of Black Friday, for it's just as much as a tradition for some as Thanksgiving, but I'm definitely abandoning it. La Palmera Spa is having Spa Friday Specials where you can get pampered and get that Christmas Shopping done all at once.
Here's to Setting Sail on Spa Friday!
Do you often tell yourself or others that you never have any free time and are always so busy? Is there ever a time that you sit down to take a short break and then get "busy" again?
Do you find yourself that you need some "me" time, but quickly make that thought vanish? Well as with many people in this busy world you are not alone. It is proven that many of us who tend to be natural givers never give to ourselves because well that's just selfish.
Not in the least, taking time for yourself actually makes you feel better about giving to others. It provides you with clarity, focus, and generally a more positive outlook. Schedule your me time today and have more to give with this upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday.
Here's to the givers and those you selflessly take better care of themselves by scheduling time with themselves. Here's to YOU!
So it seems that I have earned a new reputation in town and that I’m now known as “The Oxygen Lady”. Not a reputation that I ever imagined, but it’s fun and makes me chuckle. I first heard this term when I spoke to Chris Rosa, a local newspaper columnist. He was coming to interview me as he was interviewing several other women in the community. I told him my name (Nicky Stansbury), place of business La Palmera Spa & Nicholyn Coaching), and he immediately said, “oh yes, you are The Oxygen Lady”. I admit that I was taken a bit back and remember thinking that I guess I could have been called worse. So he did the interview and found our Oxygen Bar so intriguing that he wanted to do an entire segment on our Oxygen Bar. The article comes out the next day and on the front page there we are. Nowhere in the article did he mention my newest catch phrase, but throughout the community I keep hearing “The Oxygen Lady”. People aren’t even talking to me, but are holding general conversations and using this phrase. So how did I ever become known as “The Oxygen Lady? My only guess is because we have brought in something very new to our community and this is how it came about.
As I was searching for beautiful entrances in the designing phase of La Palmera Spa I found this idea of an oxygen bar. Immediately, I thought that it looked cool and asked Keith (my Husband), if he had ever heard of it or saw one. He said no, but immediately thought of the Scuba Diving training and knowledge that he has for recovery. We talked about it and I researched it further. What I found was a ton of health benefits and the exciting part was that it’s also some aromatherapy involved in this Oxygen Bar. Many NFL players used it and I knew that if they use it with the beatings that they take, then it must work. I continued my research and found an O2 bar that is made by the NFL.
This Oxygen Bar is very mobile so I take it to Expos and health fairs, but for the most part it is hanging out in La Palmera Spa and is used by many. Many people come try it because they are stopped up and not feeling well. They leave feeling refreshed and able to breath clearer. 90% of our energy comes from oxygen and a lack of oxygen can contribute to weight gain, sexual dysfunction, cancer and disease, altitude sickness, fatigue and sleep disorders, suppression of the immune system, poor circulation, poor digestion, depression, memory loss & poor concentration, muscle aches and pains, headaches, and hangovers.
The oxygen is not kept under pressure nor is it administered from a tank, therefore, it is not medical oxygen. Since oxygen is dry and has no smell it is passed through a glass bottle with water and essential oils. You sit and hangout at our table and have a nasal cannula (nose hose) which provides you with over 94% pure oxygen and aromatherapy. This combination is a win-win. Aromatherapy has been used since Cleopatra and sense of smell can retrieve many wonderful memories.
We are dedicating this month as Oxygen Bar Month....With the Purchase of a Gift Certificate You Receive an Oxygen Bar Session Free!
The Oxygen Lady
Nicky Stansbury, MSCS, CLC
NIcky Stansbury is the Founder of La Palmera Spa and StressLessSecrets. She is passionate about inspiring others to respond instead of reacting to life's plot twists.