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 …

Splash Some Spa Time into Your Staycation this Summer

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Now that summer is officially in full swing — yay! — you might be looking for fun things to do. Have you considered planning a staycation? Victoria, British Columbia is one of the most beautiful and relaxing places on earth and as locals, we should enjoy and appreciate our city …

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New: Facial Steam With Ozone on the Mobile Spa Menu

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa Owner I recently acquired a new portable mini facial steamer for Homespunspa Mobile Spa and I just wanted to let you know how excited I am about it. It’s an F-100 Mini Facial Steamer made by Silver Fox and it works like a charm. As many of you know, I’m an …

Can I Offer You A Hot Beverage?

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Sheldon: Did you offer him a hot beverage? Leonard: No. Sheldon: Leonard, social protocol states when a friend is upset, you offer them a hot beverage, such as tea. Howard: Tea does sound nice. Sheldon: You heard the man, Leonard. And while you’re at it, I’m upset that we have …

Tip To Stay Fit On Your Trip

Tip To Stay Fit On Your Trip

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner My Homespunspa Wellness Tour 2012 is starting in just a few days and I’m getting really excited about my trip. But while I’m away, I don’t want to forget about exercising and lose all of the ground I’ve covered in the last several months. And with American Thanksgiving and the …

I’m Going on a Wellness Tour

I’m Going on a Wellness Tour

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner “The Road to Wellness is up the road and around the corner” was the lead in an article I wrote in 1998 when I was a reporter for the Peninsula News Review. My assignment was to interview a Naturopathic Doctor who had just opened a wellness clinic in Saanichton. At …

When was the last time you changed your sheets?

When was the last time you changed your sheets?

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Here’s another tip on beating insomnia: wash and change the sheets on your bed, particularly if you had a fitful sleep the night before. How often should people change their bedding and when was the last time you changed your sheets? Housekeeping experts suggest changing your sheets once a week …

It’s National Relaxation Day

It’s National Relaxation Day

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Unless a spa told you in one of their promotions, I’m pretty sure you didn’t know that August 15 is National Relaxation Day. But it is. The origins of National Relaxation Day are unclear but it’s here on the calendar to encourage people to put their feet up and take …

Have you ever Spa’d at Sea? Part 2

Have you ever Spa’d at Sea? Part 2

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner As you may recall from my blog post, “Have you ever Spa’d at Sea? Part 1,” I went on a cruise to Alaska with my mom in June of 2012. It was a wonderful experience and a dream come true for me. Here is the much anticipated, “Have you ever …