Homespunspa is set to spruce up holiday parties this season

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner We’re all set to spruce up holiday parties in living rooms and boardrooms across Victoria, BC. With only 61 days and counting until Christmas, the office holiday party is fast approaching. Mobile spa services add sparkle to any party and are hands down, by far, a more memorable “Season’s Greetings” …

My Interview with Helen Hodgson of Serve the Goddess Mobile Spa

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner I first met Helen Hodgson thanks to a “mobile spa Google alert” I received in my inbox in 2011. She had been interviewed by the “Massage Nerd” and was promoting her 5-week teleclass on “How to Create your own Mobile Spa Business” and I was compelled to click on the …

Homespunspa is Featured in Spa Life Magazine

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner As many of you know, earlier this year, I went to Toronto, Ontario on a Wellness Tour and one of the highlights, definitely, was when I was approached, out of the blue, by Lauren Nesbitt-Baggerman for an interview in Spa Life Magazine. Of course, I said “Yes, I’d love to …

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SPARTY! So Glamorous!

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner. Have you ever wondered what it’s like behind the scenes at a red-carpet event like the Grammy’s and the Tony’s? Well, these days, in the midst of all of the lights, camera, and action, the award-winning celebrities have been trading in their designer gowns and tuxes for terry robes and …

Does Being Pregnant Make Your Nails Grow Faster?

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa Owner. Yesterday, Homespunspa Mobile Spa was invited to give mini mani’s to new mothers at the MotherFest at Mothering Touch. It was a pre-Mother’s Day mini mani marathon for me and Ranjit and the nail polish was flying! The most popular colour choice? Good ol’ Lucky Lucky Lavender. See if you …

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Well, it’s January and I’m still in Ontario. It’s snowing right now and there’s about 4 to 5 inches of snow on the ground already but I’m not letting that stop me from taking daily walks through my neighbourhood. Over Christmas vacation, I walked for almost an hour every day …

Amoeba, Candida and Spirochaetes, Oh My!

Amoeba, Candida and Spirochaetes, Oh My!

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner I’m one week into my Homespunspa Wellness Tour and I’ve already learned so much. Last Friday, I had the chance to attend Dr. Oksana Sawiak’s Periodontology seminar. The seminar is geared to dentists who are interested in learning new approaches to treating gum disease and although I’m not a dentist, …

20 Things You Can Do To Avoid The Flu

20 Things You Can Do To Avoid The Flu

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Last December/January, I caught the worst cough I can remember and I don’t want to go through that ever again. I lost my voice to laryngitis for a few days, the painful, phlegmy coughing kept me and everyone in my household up at night, and it took about three weeks …

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 …

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 …