Wednesday, January 9, 2019

January - "I know that I can make my life anything I want it to be because I have freedom of choice. I can choose to stay stuck and bitter or I can do myself a favor by willingly forgive what happened in the past and move, with courage, beyond it. So, as I begin the New Year, I make the decision to release myself from the past and embrace my bright and promising future. I promise to take care of myself FIRST in order to take care of the things around me."

Here’s hoping that your New Year has started off profitable, happy, health and full of hope!  I can honestly say that I have never looked more forward to another year. Whew! 2018 was a challenge, to say the least. Glad to say that Spa 131 was never a worry, however. With the amazing team of spa professionals, I knew that even without myself on the premises, everything was running smoothly and staying busy. Thank you for your support - you are all my “Knights in shining armor.”

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Never worry about getting email slammed by Spa 131. I hope to send out 4 newsletters this year - 1 per Quarter. If you want to be removed from our email list, just let us know.

2019 Self-Care Packages 

For the 1st Quarter of the year, we have designed both Massage and Facial Self-Care packages to get you on the right path with your health and well-being. Please take a look at our menu of services to see pricing and availability for these and other offerings.


We are proud and excited that you can add on Botox by the wonderful Dr. Billy Giles, to one of your facials in any package. Dr. Giles is here (in his own Spa room) twice monthly. What a welcome addition to our outstanding team. So very happy to have someone as personable, professional and of the caliber of Dr. Giles.

 Stretch it out! 

Do you have an aversion to going to the gym, like I do? What about experiencing a REAL HAPPY HOUR with us by a passive/assisted stretching session?  It will reduce muscle tension, increase range of motion in your joints, enhance muscular coordination, increase circulation of blood and increase energy levels.
No smelly, questionable odors - only peace and tranquility while your spirit is slowly seeping into that happy place that only a spa can provide. Yes, please!
The most popular New Year’s Resolution is getting your body in shape and dropping inches in preparation for the upcoming bathing suit season. We can help with that body shaping by cupping, cellulite reduction wrapping and cellulite specific massage. The first 12 people to commit to a package will get a FREE Booty Max - a tool utilizing stretching bands - a $40 value.

 Full Body LED Light Therapy You’re going to want this … and want it often! 

What exactly is it? While LED light therapy is fairly new in the skin care world, it has been used for a very, very long time. It was developed by NASA scientists to help increase cellular activity in the zero light conditions of space. They found that, in addition to bumping up the volume of collagen, elastin and ATP at the cellular level, LEDs increase muscle regeneration and wound healing. Light-Emitting Diodes are thought to produce a biochemical effect in cells that strengthen the mitochondria. Mitochondria are the power house of the cell makeup - it is where the cellular energy is created. The energy-carrying molecule found in the cells of all living things is called adenosine triphosphate - or ATP. By increasing the function of the mitochondria, by using LEDs - specifically the RED lights - a cell can make more ATP (cellular energy) and cells can function efficiently and increasingly to rejuvenate, regenerate and repair, from head to toe.

Know that LED therapy is very different from the lights emitted from the sun. This is not UVA/UVB rays. It is not like lasers or intense pulsed light (IPL) and does not cause damage to the skin. Our panels perform at an average of 600nm, which is found to be the more beneficial range. Exposing yourself to just 10 minutes several times per week (even daily), can have a cumulative effect on your overall health. It has been found that the regenerative effects can do amazing things such as:

  •  promote wound healing and tissue repair 
  •  improve hair growth in clients with alopecia 
  •  reduce psoriasis lesions and help with eczema 
  •  benefits those with arthritis 
  •  improves complexion and builds collagen to lessen the appearance of   wrinkles 
  •  helps to repair sun damage 
  •  prevents recurring cold sores from herpes simplex virus 
  •  improves good health 
  •  diminishes scars 
  •  relieves/reduces overall pain and inflammation 
  •  Treats SAD (seasonal affective disorder) and depression 
  •  activates lymphatic system (sewer system of the body) 
  •  reduces the appearance of cellulite 
  •  aids in weight loss 
  •  helps with back or neck pain by reducing inflammation 
  •  kills p.acne bacteria 
  •  helps age well overall 

Guests of Spa 131 have heard me refer to LED Therapy as the “aging well magic bullet.”  While it is really a surprisingly straight-forward therapy - no magic at all - the treatment is non-invasive and cumulative to achieve long term effects. Results are depending on age, lifestyle, diet and skin conditions - and most guest feel an overall change almost immediately, typically reporting a tightening on the skin. The most effective course for optimal outcome is to make a commitment to 12 sessions - we advise twice weekly for a period of 6 weeks.

 If you have questions, concerns or suggestions on how we can better serve you in 2019, please let me know. Our goal is your satisfaction and treatment outcome.

Marci and Team
Amy, Ashli, Ginger, Lauren
Pam, Tina & Victoria

131 State Street
West Columbia,  SC  29169

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