Spavia Day Spa located in West Plano is a great way to relax and unwind after a busy day. Affordable, luxury day spa so you can frequently relax, escape and thrive – Voted Plano’s Best Day Spa and Massage! Here are their 6 Healthy Tips to Help Busy Moms Relax.
Enjoy a warm cup of your favorite Tea: Taking a short time out for ‘yourself’. Spavia offers a complimentary seasonal tea bar to enchant and relax before and after your treatments. Spring and summer teas include strawberry hibiscus, blueberry, chamomile lemon, mint, ginger peach and more.
Lavender Linen Spray. The scent of lavender is known to help reduce stress and anxiety levels Spray pillow and bed sheets with a lavender linen spray at home. Lavender can be found at Spavia throughout the guest experience including in our warm, neck wraps offered to each guest as well as in the treatment rooms to further enhance the relaxation experience.
Exercise. Great to relieve stress, improve mood, can be social. Spavia Day Spa offers sports massages as well as deep tissue and hot stone therapeutic massages to relieve inflammation or tension in those overworked muscles.
Lose Yourself in a Book. Escape from the every day for a few minutes with a good book. At Spavia, they have curated the most special, uplifting books offered in our retreat rooms to help lose yourself in the experience of mind, body and soul rejuvenation.
Plan a Girls’ Day. Uninterrupted adult conversation, much-needed laughs, and connection with friends. At Spavia, they offer Spalabrations to allow ladies to relax and escape together in our cozy, private retreat rooms.
Take a Hot Bath. Taking time for yourself…. Escaping.. proven to relieve stress. Add some Epson salt and your favorite lotions and essential oils to further enhance relaxation and reduce stress. Spavia offers handmade bath bombs that smell incredible and leave the skin soft and moisturized. They also offer a tropical selection of organic lotions created from plant extracts that are used in the massage treatments as well.
Here’s a great offer just for Plano Moms;
Plano moms always receive a complimentary Island Escape of their choice to any full priced 60 min or greater massage, facial or body wrap. Must present coupon at checkout with each visit. Island Escapes choices include:
Island Bliss hand or foot treatment – A unique blend of exotic nut extracts rapidly hydrates skin and locks in the moisture to hydrate and nourish your skin. A nourishing, vitamin-rich body butter is applied to your hands with Fijian crushed shelled mitts, the warmth of hot stones and a hand massage to enhance the experience leaving your hands silky soft!
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Gone are the days of spending hours on cardio machines, lining the floors of big-box gyms you dedicate your afternoon, or early mornings too. Self-proclaimed ‘cardio queens’ work-out at their max capacity, to reach a certain calorie burn before allowing themselves to be finished with their daily workout. Would you still commit all this time if you knew you could achieve the same results, if not more, with short intervals of the same workout?
High-intensity interval training made its way onto the fitness scene as a hype word in 2014. Per the American College of Sports Medicine, it was one of the top two fitness trends in 2014 and has been gaining momentum ever since, due to its measurable results. High-intensity interval training, or HIIT, is a technique where you go all-out for short sets, exerting your max effort, to quickly be followed by an active recovery segment, or a full recovery.
The advantage HIIT provides the body is an afterburn effect called “Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption” (EPOC). This simply means, your workout creates an oxygen shortage, causing your body to continuously burn during your recovery segments. As a result, your body will burn more fat and calories, than your steady state workout counterparts.
Some other great advantages high-intensity interval training carries is increased metabolism, for longer stints of time. Quick and easy workouts to throw together, especially if you are away from your home gym/studio. Minimal equipment needed normally. HIIT workouts lend themselves to body weight exercising and heart-rate focus. Get up, get moving, and start burning!
Orangetheory Fitness is a one-of-a-kind group personal training interval fitness concept that is sweeping the nation. It’s a 60-minute workout broken into intervals of cardiovascular and strength training. Participants can burn up to 500 calories per 1-hour training session! You will also keep burning calories from 24-36 hours after each session getting the ‘after burn’ effect! Orange invokes energy, youthfulness, vitality, and health. This is the concept behind Orangetheory Fitness.
There are 2 locations in Plano, one off Dallas Parkway and one off of Preston Road. Are you ready to get your heart pumping and try out a class? Orangetheory of Plano is offering a great deal for Plano Moms! You can try your first class for FREE!
**Plano Moms save $120 a year on an OTF membership when they give the code, “Plano Moms Rock” at the studio when signing up for an Elite or Premier Membership. Must be redeemed at a DFW studio only. Your first class is always FREE! Call the studio to set up.
Here in Plano, we have many medical professionals looking out for our best interests. This month, Elite Care Plano focusses on helping you take care of your Heart, as a prevention to any medical emergencies or issues.
National heart month has been celebrated in the United States every February since 1964 when Lyndon Johnson declared the first American Heart Month. The month is dedicated to increasing awareness of heart disease as the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Many activities and awareness programs are scheduled during the month including, National Wear Red Day, to increase awareness of heart disease among women, congenital heart awareness week and heart failure awareness week. American Heart Month focuses on educating individuals regarding healthy lifestyle choices with the goal of preventing medical conditions that lead to heart disease. Here are some heart healthy tips to get you started on improved cardiovascular fitness.
Maintaining a healthy weight is good for overall health, as well as heart health. Being overweight increases your risks not only for heart disease but also for diabetes, high blood pressure, and some cancers. When you are overweight, your heart and cardiovascular system must work harder to pump blood through your circulatory system, over time this increased workload causes damage to the cardiovascular system.
Figuring out how many calories you need each day is the first step toward managing your weight. Calorie requirements are dependent on your age, gender and level of physical activity. To maintain your weight, you must use up at least as many calories as you take in each day. To lose weight, you must take in fewer calories than you burn. For information on calculating your daily caloric need go to www.active.com/fitness/calculators/calories
The American Heart Association (AHA) has diet and lifestyle recommendations to guide individuals in making healthy choices. Limiting saturated fats, trans fat, sodium and choosing lean cuts of red meat in your diet can help lower your blood pressure and your cholesterol levels. Controlling blood pressure and cholesterol are key in preventing damage to the heart and the cardiovascular system.
The American Heart Association recommendations include eating an overall healthy diet that emphasizes:
-a variety of fruits and vegetables
-Low-fat dairy products
-skinless poultry and fish
-nuts and legumes
-non-tropical vegetable oils
Regular physical activity is one of the best things you can do for your overall health. It has multiple health benefits, including helping to control your weight, reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, strengthening your bones and muscles and improving your mental health and mood.
For overall cardiovascular health, the AHA recommends 30 minutes of moderate activity 5 times a week for a total of 150 minutes or 25 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity 3 times a week for a total of 75 minutes. In addition to cardiovascular activity, moderate to high-intensity muscle strengthening activity is recommended 2 days per week.
Start small – If these recommendations seem overwhelming, start with small goals, such as a 10-minute walk during your lunch hour. Try incorporating extra steps into your day by parking away from the entrance at work or the grocery store or taking the stairs instead of the elevator.
Find an activity you enjoy, you are more likely to continue long term with something you find pleasurable. If you are unable to commit to 30 minutes of activity at a time, break it up into 10-minute intervals. Remember lack of physical activity is a major risk factor in cardiovascular disease.
Celebrate American Heart Month with a commitment to lifestyle changes to improve your cardiovascular health. Clean up your diet by eating lean protein, fruits and vegetables, and whole grains, while minimizing foods with refined sugars and saturated fat. Get moving, make a resolution to increase your daily activity level. You can start in small increments and progress to longer periods of time.
For more information on American Heart Month and lifestyle recommendations go to heart.org
For more information on this or any other medical issue for you and your family, go and visit
Elite Care Plano, at 2000 Dallas Parkway, Suite 100, Plano (at the corner of Park & the Tollway)
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