One of Austin’s newest beauty stores is unique in several ways. It sells only clean beauty products made from safest, natural ingredients. It’s also more than just a retail store. Lovejay Beauty offers a variety of services from a gemstone steam and mask bar to daily yoga classes. It’s your one-stop shop to get rejuvenated and ready to take on the world.[Read more…]
Austin’s Align Massage Company Intentionally Embraces Clinical Approach
Leah Levitan sets to work, firm hands and laser focus in motion. “I make a point of listening to people to know what’s going on with their bodies,” she tells me. “Otherwise, how can I help them?”
It is something of her personal mantra as a healer. I mean, we’ve all had those soft hand, cold fish type of massages along the way, the ones we want to love, but that leave us wanting so much more. Align Massage is not that kind of place and will never be.[Read more…]
Meet 11 Women Entrepreneurs in Austin’s Health and Wellness Scene
Austin is a bustling place with plenty of opportunities for entrepreneurs. It also happens to be populated with strong, smart women who accept nothing less than the best for their families and loved ones. These are women who want to use their gifts to nourish the people around them.[Read more…]
Get Relief and Relaxation During Your Salt Treatment at Austin Salt Cave
Austin Salt Cave is your destination for all things salt. All the products they carry are, in some way, made with salt: lamps, blocks for cooking, lotions, soaps, and sunscreen. There is a selection of edible salt from around the world. I sampled the matcha salt, which had a slight green tinge. Then I tried a small sample of “venom,” made with Trinidad scorpion peppers, which had my mouth burning. Definitely recommended for spice enthusiasts, but use with caution!
6 Austin-made Beauty and Wellness Gifts That Won’t Break the Bank
Indulge your inner flower child with local, handmade bath and beauty products, all for under $50. Austin’s love of all things natural and creative comes together in these divine bath, beauty, and wellness products.
My nickname among my friends is “Lotions and Potions,” meaning I do NOT leave home without them. Resisting the urge to read every description on every bottle, smell, and try out each tester on the shelf is a constant struggle. The good news: Austin makers offer an abundance of lotions and potions. While they are perfect stocking stuffers or host gifts at Christmas, they make excellent presents year-round.
Who doesn’t love finding a magical product that makes the hair, skin, or face radiant, lustrous, and beautiful? Here I share some of my favorite local goodies, so you can stock up on gifts. We won’t tell anyone if you buy them for yourself, either. We don’t judge. [Read more…]
Austin Nutritionist Solves Health Dilemmas, One Case at a Time
If you’re a fan of Nancy Drew or Hercule Poirot, you’re going to love Carly Pollack and Lauren Deaton. Both are in hot pursuit on a case of utmost importance, your health.
The stories from those who choose to walk through the quaint blue cottage of Nutritional Wisdom are as eclectic as the blue bowling ball and pumpkin sitting out front. Some individuals seek guidance to alter weight, improve skin, correct hormonal imbalance, re-align digestive tracts, lower cholesterol, improve mental clarity or simply improve overall health. I was there out of sheer frustration. [Read more…]
I Withstood 220 Degrees Below Zero at CryoStudio of Austin
I’ve never met anyone who thought they had a perfect body. Many of us have aches and pains, and some of us carry pain every day. Others of us see aesthetic imperfections in ourselves that are a daily annoyance, or even embarrassment.
To escape our pain and/or embarrassment, we as humans go to great lengths. We have surgeries. We take medications.
Many of the solutions we look to are invasive, and they come with risks and significant side effects. And sometimes, after all our efforts, the solutions we invest in don’t even work.
According to Wikipedia, “Cryotherapy is the local or general use of low temperatures in medical therapy.”
“Low temperatures” is no understatement. I’m talking 220-degrees-below-zero kind of cold. [Read more…]