What’s My Workplace Wellness Program?

Posted by Maria on October 16, 2018 under 31 Blog Posts in 31 Days, Aromatherapy, Creating Wellness ebook, Energy Healing, Fashion, Fitness, Life Coaching, Meditation, Mobile Spa, Nutrition, Self-Care, Sleep, Spirituality, Stress Management and Relaxation, Uncategorized, Weight Management, Wellness, Yoga | Be the First to Comment

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa Owner

I’ve been encouraging people to start their own workplace wellness programs for years and I truly believe that being proactive about your health and wellness is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself.

So, as a self-employed wellness professional with a mobile spa and a wellness coaching business, I practice what I preach and I have my own workplace wellness program that I follow.

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On top of practicing daily self-care by going on wellness walks, using aromatherapy, eating good quality foods, meditating, and going to bed at a reasonable hour to get my beauty sleep, :) I also go to other holistic practitioners for their services.

1) Group Personal Training with Jeanette

Once a week on Tuesdays, I go to a group personal training session with my favourite personal trainer, Jeanette, and four other women. One week we all showed up wearing similar workout clothes and the colour choices of teal, navy, and violet were like a variation on a theme and it was like we were there for a fitness magazine photo shoot!

The workouts are really intense and the hour just flies by! Jeanette comes up with new activities every week and no two workouts are ever the same. We use weights, medicine balls, TRX ropes, and all kinds of other pieces of equipment, and there’s also a healthy dose of cardio and stretching. Joining a small fitness group makes working out more affordable and fun and if you’re interested in working with Jeanette, please visit her website, Fit in Motion and tell her I sent you!

2) Group Acupuncture with Melissa

I’ve also just recently added Acupuncture treatments to my workplace wellness program. I heard about this place called Hemma from two different people who don’t know each other as far as I know and I thought that was a sign for me to try it out. Hemma offers community acupuncture which means you share the space with others during your treatment, making the process more affordable and efficient.

I have a long laundry list of symptoms I’m working on but mostly they’re all stress related. I have noticed that I’m carrying less tension in my shoulders today. It’s amazing how our bodies are wired and how one point is connected to another area of the body and likewise, when one person receives a healing treatment, other people around them benefit also just by association. It’s really amazing to make that connection!

I think for me, joining small groups is the best approach and I highly recommend finding wellness businesses in your city that may offer similar services to what I’m doing. We’re social creatures after all and we’re not meant to do everything in isolation by ourselves all the time. It’s way more fun to share experiences with other people!

And come to think of it, that’s why we offer spa parties at Homespunspa Mobile Spa. We’re the spa party specialists in Victoria, BC!

In Homespunspa Mobile Spa Parties, our estheticians and spa therapists come to your homes, hotels, and offices all over the Greater Victoria area and we have a Mini Spa Menu that has been designed especially for Spa Parties and groups. We offer mini mani’s, mini pedi’s, mini facials, mini massages and more. Each service lasts around 30 minutes so everyone can have a turn and you can mix and match the spa treatments however you like.

So even if you’re self-employed like I am or work on a small team, there are still lots of ways to create or boost your workplace wellness program. What do you have in place? Let me know in the comments.

And if you’re looking to add mobile spa services or chair massage or wellness coaching to your workplace wellness program, please contact me, Maria, and let’s talk. Let’s create a customized workplace wellness solution that works best for you!

Maria Koropecky is a spa therapist and writer who specializes in helping people relax and manage stress. To make a mobile spa appointment, please visit www.Homespunspa.com.

Healing Powers of Beeswax Candles

Posted by Maria on October 9, 2018 under 31 Blog Posts in 31 Days, Aromatherapy, Ayurveda & Elemental Nature, Creating Wellness ebook, Cruising into Wellness store, Energy Healing, Ingredients, Mobile Spa, Nutrition, Photo gallery, Seasonal, Self-Care, Spa and Sleep Dictionary, Spirituality, Stress Management and Relaxation, Uncategorized, Wellness | Be the First to Comment

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa Owner

If you want to brighten and enhance your home spa day, light some beeswax candles!

Colourful Beeswax candles.

Did you know the Ancient Romans generally get the credit for inventing candles with wicks? In order to light their homes, light their path at night, and light their spirits in religious ceremonies, the crafty Romans rolled papyrus into a scroll and then dipped it repeatedly in melted tallow or beeswax and thus created the first candles!

As it turns out, our Roman ancestors were on to something amazing because even today, thousands of years later, we still appreciate the beauty of beeswax candles and continue to use them for their healing properties.

It’s Wise to Choose 100% Pure Beeswax Candles

You may think a candle is a candle is a candle and it doesn’t matter whether it’s made from soy, gel, paraffin, or beeswax — as long as it’s cheap and smells nice, right? But 100% Pure Beeswax candles are the best and healthiest choice.

Beeswax candles are created by bees and

  • they’re environmentally-friendly,
  • 100% natural,
  • chemically-free,
  • non-toxic,
  • hypo-allergenic, and
  • clean-burning.

They also emit a lovely, comforting, honey and floral aroma.

With their high melting point, beeswax candles burn significantly longer and brighter than other types of candles and the golden light that comes from beeswax is the same light spectrum that comes from the sun!

As an added bonus, in Sacred Geometry, the hexagonal shape of the honeycomb is also significant because the six sides are equal to each other and they represent the qualities of nurturing, responsibility, unconditional love, balance, harmony, home, family, service to others, selflessness, integrity, and grace.

On top of all that, you can breathe easier with beeswax candles because they actually purify the air! They’re a natural ionizer and are the only candles that emit negative ions that improve air quality!

Thank you, Bees!

Healing with Beeswax Candles

The next time you have a home spa day, go ahead and light some beeswax candles to create a healing space and to add some candle therapy to your spa treatments.

In my online store Cruising into Wellness, I sell 100% pure Beeswax Candles for $9.99 CAD for 2 tapers.

Using candles as therapy has been around for thousands of years and has been practiced by nearly every religion. Candle Therapy can be used to unite the powers of the mind, body, and spirit.

Candle Therapy Ritual

  1. First set aside some time when you won’t be interrupted. Prepare your space for your healing time by clearing clutter and surrounding yourself with special things that you like. Also be mindful that you are using fire so don’t leave your candles burning unattended and don’t place the candles too close to anything else.
  2. Take a moment to centre yourself.
  3. Choose a candle colour that touches on the themes you want to heal today.
  4. Tuning into our ancient ancestors, light your candles with intention and when you light your candles, imagine that you are creating light where there was no light before.
  5. When the candle is lit, the colour and vibration are released and amplified together with your thoughts. Burning a beeswax candle brings light, colour, and energy to you for any situation you wish to heal.
  6. Sit in a comfortable position and place the candle within a few feet of you. Gaze at the candle’s flame. Continue breathing slowly and focus on the flame. Watch the flame dance.
  7. Start thinking about the attributes of the colour’s energy and what you wish to create. See if you can see the flame in your mind’s eye with your eyes closed.
  8. Continue to concentrate on the flame for 10-15 minutes or until you feel ready to close your session.

What the Candle Colours Mean

  • RED candles symbolize life, physical health, and attainment of emotions such as passion and vigour. Use the Red candle to help manifest a physical goal or strengthen a business or personal relationship.
  • ORANGE candles reflect joy and creativity. Stare into the Orange candle’s flames and envision your life filled with unlimited potential and happiness.
  • YELLOW is the colour of fire and is connected to learning to fulfill our ideals and desires. Also focus on the Yellow candle to increase your mind power and memory abilities.
  • GREEN candles are for growth as well as balance. Use the Green candle when you need to amplify health, wealth, harmony, prosperity, or abundance.
  • BLUE candles symbolize the power of life and greater faith. The intent of the Blue candle is to connect you to your inner truth and knowledge – the universe’s wisdom.
  • INDIGO candles represent mastery of our sixth sense. Concentrate on the Indigo candle when you want to enhance your intuition and psychic abilities.
  • VIOLET symbolizes spirituality and awakens success. The Violet candle will help when you need to be inspired and connected to “spirit.”

I hope this blog post about the healing powers of beeswax candles inspires you to use them more often. Let me know in the comments which colours are your favourite!

Why Buy Colour Energy 100% Pure Beeswax Candles from Cruising into Wellness

If you’d like to buy some 100% Pure Beeswax Candles from a reputable store, our candles are 100% pure natural beeswax and the wick is lead-free. The aroma of beeswax emits a beautiful honey fragrance, which cannot be duplicated with paraffin-made candles. Also beeswax burns longer and brighter than paraffin wax. Pure beeswax is a natural wax that does not contain chemicals. Beeswax is also ecologically safer for the earth as it is not made from petroleum.

To place your order for beeswax candles, please email me, Maria today!

Maria Koropecky is a spa therapist and writer who specializes in helping people relax and manage stress. To make a mobile spa appointment, please visit www.Homespunspa.com.

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