Cheers to the Chi Machine

Cheers to the Chi Machine

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner On Thursday night, I went to my first Spa Warming Party. What a treat. My classmate, Mariko, just started working at Nurture Thyself Day Spa here in Victoria. She calls this her “dream job” and I can see why she loves this spa so much. As part of the festivities, …

What is your Elemental Nature?

What is your Elemental Nature?

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner In school we’ve been learning a lot about Ayurveda and Elemental Nature so we can customize our spa treatments for our guests to match their needs. According to ancient Indian Ayurvedic philosophy, every living thing in the entire universe is composed of five building blocks called “elements” and they are: …

Christmas Carols are Lullabies to My Ears

Christmas Carols are Lullabies to My Ears

By Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Sometimes I can fall asleep at the drop of a hat and other nights it’s a bit of a struggle. Last night, even though I was tired, I was having trouble with the drifting off phase — until I had an idea. I selected my “Christmas” playlist on my iPod, …

A Home Spa Manicure — It’s like a bubble bath for your hands

A Home Spa Manicure — It’s like a bubble bath for your hands

By Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner It’s Friday and you’re going out on the town tonight. Maybe you have a hot date. Why not give yourself a quick home spa manicure and get some housecleaning done too? In my last post, Dishwashing — Good Clean Fun, I mentioned that I would write a post on manicures …