Thursday, October 15, 2015

Self Care: An Essential Service

I think the term Self Care should become a part of every humans vocabulary. People often confuse the term "Selfish" with "Self Care". I proudly carve out time for myself with none of "mommy guilt" or worries about being perceived as selfish. To me what is selfish is a person who runs themselves ragged and is a sub par parent, partner or friend. Someone who is so focused on what other's think that they spend all their time trying to live up to someone else's thoughts or the delusion that you have imagined in your head of what people are thinking. I know so many mother's who work so hard but find it difficult to take time to care for themselves and it sadly shows. 

It is my personal belief that if you do not care for yourself all other area's of your life suffer. There are several ways to care for yourself. Take a bath, go for a walk, do yoga, read, spend time with friends, take a nap, exercise, get a hobby, and more. 

When I can, I go to my favorite local spa for a treatment or two. In the beach side town of Cayucos, California is Illuminate Spa Owned and Operated by a gorgeous soul named Naomi. We have had the pleasure of working together for my eBoutique Evolution Vintage but I have also enjoyed several treatments at her lovely day spa. 

Naomi along with her friendly and professional staff have serviced both my husband and I. May I suggest the massage, facial AND the hot steam tent with dry brushing and mud application. Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne, lavender or lemon water. Truly heaven. These treatment are affordable to all, it's just about prioritizing.  

Naomi Wilkinson -Creator, Lead Massage Therapist And Esthetician shared the following information about her spa and her personal mission.

Our wish is to help you experience radiant health, energy and beauty from the inside - out.  May this be a place for you to feel peaceful, uplifted and inspired to live your best life.  We provide organic beauty, indulgent spa treatments, therapeutic bodywork and a boutique created to illuminate you. Our staff is trained monthly with hands on technique, education and tips to perfect our signature illuminating spa experience. Come and enjoy the art of skin and body care.

We proudly offer; Eminence Organic Skin Care, Airbrush Tanning, Organic Waxing, Full Body Detoxifying Steam Sessions, Massage, Skin Care, Body Treatments, Make Up Services and Lash Extensions.

We invite you to discover the benefits of self love... A soothing massage, indulge in a facial, a customized airbrush tan, or try an incredibly relaxing steam session - it’s so much more than a temporary escape. It is an opportunity to exhale deeply, to relax completely and to nurture a healthier lifestyle.  We are happy to host bridal parties, groups, couples massage or events.  Looking forward to meeting you soon!

Beauty is the illumination of your soul. 


Naomi Wilkinson is locally and internationally trained.  She is a California certified massage therapist and skin care specialist.  With over 1000 hours of massage training and over 14 years of experience working all over the central coast.  As well as an esthetic license with advanced skin care technique training and some Yoga training.  Specializing in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Thai, Lomi Lomi, Ayurvedic treatments, Reflexology, Esalen, Prenatal & Spa treatments.  

Each session is a unique blend of east and west that is intuitive and sculpts the body with love.  She hopes to enhance the health and well being of each of her clients and that you will leave illuminated.  Her treatments are magical and therapeutic, you will leave in a blissful bubble of light. 

Naomi offers massage, spa treatments, facials, waxing, lash extensions and custom airbrush tans.

Naomi, is our lead skin and body therapist and personally works with each one of our staff to create an illuminating experience from start to finish. We hold monthly skin and body training to perfect each one of our relaxing and indulgent treatments. All of of wonderful massage therapist's and estheticians have there own style blended with a signature "Illuminate Spa" feel.  We welcome you to try each of our talented staff to find the perfect fit for you!  

Don't take my word for it, take some time for yourself and book a treatment now.

Get an Eminence Pumpkin Peel FREE in October!

Book a 60 or 90 minute Facial in the month of October, mention this deal, and receive a FREE Eminence Pumpkin Peel* Accelerate the exfoliation process with this enzyme peel that removes dead skin cells, reduces the appearance of pigmentation, fine lines and sun damage. This delicious purée of yam and pumpkin leaves skin looking firm, plump and radiant. 
*A $20 value

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