Celebrate Labour Day with a Spa Party

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner. In Canada, Labour Day was first introduced in 1872 to give workers the chance to campaign for better working conditions and pay. We’ve made a lot of progress in 146 years! But even in 2018, the workplace can be a very stressful environment for many people. While there’s no such …

Last Minute Summer Spa Reading List

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner. Even though the lazy days of summer are starting to wind down, there’s still time to squeeze in one more good book! But out of all of the juicy books out there, which one would be the best choice? May I suggest a good novel that you can get lost …

27 Ways to Use Floral Waters

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner. One of my mobile spa clients recently asked me if I knew of any good ways to stay cool this summer and I immediately suggested spraying floral water directly on the skin like a perfume! Floral waters are popular in esthetics and spa treatments and are a safe and effective …

Medieval Thymes collection.

Time for Medieval Thymes!

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner. As many of you know, I’m passionate about wellness and I love helping people be proactive about their health. To further support my clients with their health and wellness, I’ve opened an online store called Cruising into Wellness. Please tell your friends about cruisingintowellness.com and if you’d like, make a …

Happy Garlic Day!

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner. When you think of a spa, you probably don’t think about garlic at the same time, but did you know that garlic is actually a supernatural spa ingredient? In honour of National Garlic Day on April 19th, here’s a quick snapshot about how garlic is used in cosmetics and how …

survey says 48% have missed work because of stress related illness.

Survey Says 48% Have Missed Work Because Of Stress-Related Illness

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner. I have a Workplace Wellness Survey on Survey Monkey where I’m asking people about stress. Because April is National Stress Awareness Month, I thought I’d analyze the results of my survey, which has been active since 2013, though I haven’t managed to collect that many responses. Although I don’t claim …

9 Ways to Manage Stress During the Holidays

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner. The holidays are just around the corner and for many of us, the winter season means extra food and drinks and finding the time for decorating, shopping, gift wrapping, office parties, travelling, and getting together with friends and family. Although the song says, “It’s the most wonderful time of the …

jet lag.

Don’t Let Jet Lag Keep You Grounded

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner. I’ve got travel on my mind! First, with the Summer Olympics being a big draw, the International Olympic Committee has predicted that 480,000+ tourists and sports fans will travel from all corners of the earth to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in August, 2016. That’s …