August 24, 2020
Self Love, Spiritual, Tips

SAD

Last Thursday I greeted my last client of the night and left her to some privacy to get cozy on the table. Everything was the same as it ever was, but when I came back in the room something seemed off. Then I noticed with a tiny prick of sadness that the light filtering in the sides of the blackout shades on the windows of my room was already starting to fade at a very young 7 pm. It doesn’t seem like we got much of a summer at all, and with dismay I noted that it’s already almost over. Seeing the sun begin to set so much earlier than it had been since we reopened made me realize how much time has passed while I busied myself with trying to make sense of such a terrible and strange year. Presence is a verb, indeed.

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July 20, 2020
Self Love, Skincare, Spiritual, Tips

A Mary Oliver Poem For Your Skin

If you’ve made it into the spa recently, you know that we have made some changes. After this torrid year of unpleasant surprises and rapidly developing medical research, I know you probably can’t stomach much more change. But Quarantine 2020 afforded us plenty of time to invest in the Lakewood space, making changes that fit our intention going forward. Her trust in the healing qualities of the natural world guided Tabitha to choose to dress Sacred Hour Lakewood like a spring morning, crisp and cool, and adorned the common areas with some living green. By freshening the interior aesthetic, we lifted the mood from one that was dark and luxurious to a brightened one that embraces the beauty of the natural world. Cleveland Hardwood refinished the floors to their natural color, and we lightened the wall color to an inviting airy grey, with a warm clay color that greets you within the treatment rooms. The simplicity and predictability of natural beauty is the inspiration for the new aesthetic of our flagship location, and the healing properties of ingredients found in nature is the cornerstone of our new skincare line, Laurel.

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Extraordinary_Machine
May 14, 2020
Self Love, Spiritual, Tips

Extraordinary Machine

I read almost nothing but coronavirus coverage over the last two months (haven’t we all?), partially out of necessity as it rightfully sucked all of the oxygen out of the news cycle, but mostly out of anxious curiosity. As someone who makes others feel better for a living, I not only wanted to get knowledgeable about how it is affecting us in the present moment, but also how it will inform my work through massage and teaching yoga once we all get back to our lives.

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When in doubt, go deeper:::
October 10, 2019
Spiritual

When in doubt, go deeper

We have all heard of Mercury retrograde being a supposed month-long harbinger of disaster, but are planetary retrogrades really all as bad as social media makes them out to be? There were six (6!) planets that went into retrograde during Hot Girl Summer and I feel like it went pretty well.

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healing space
July 3, 2019
Spiritual, Tips

HEALING SPACE

Spend a few relaxing moments in a space of your own that will result in clarity, peace and quiet. Create a healing space in your home that supports your best self. It doesn’t have to be elaborate – just an intentional space that soothes your senses and feeds your soul. Sit in your thoughts a bit and be mindful about things you see and do that help you feel comfortable and relaxed. Allow your intuition guide you and include items that activate happy, positive thoughts and … [Read more…]