The Importance Of Self Care

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The concept of self care is something that people seem to talk about, but rarely practice. Some people feel guilty when they take time out of the day to take care of themselves, and while this is an understandable thought process, it’s not fair to you or your family. There are many benefits to self care that you may not …

Benefits of Pumpkin – So Not Scary!

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The fall colors are most likely at their peak up North but here in the Mid-Atlantic things are really just starting to take on that gorgeous golden hue I love so much about this time of year. Along with the fall weather and colors comes a bevy of healthy and nutritious fruits and veggies including of course, the pumpkin! The …

Scrub Away The Winter

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For many people this past winter was a lot dryer than previous years, leaving skin dry and flaky. Treating yourself to an exfoliating body scrub might be exactly what you need to buff your skin back to a healthy glow! The exfoliating salts are combined with massage oils which put moisture back into your skin, so you come out feeling …

Benefits Of Reflexology – Hand & Foot Massage

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 So many of us these days find ourselves forever stressed out, the combination of financial, relationship and career concerns all combine to keep many in a constant state of angst! It has long been acknowledged that stress can cause any number of diseases and is an aggravating factor to many more not to mention a major cause of early aging. …

A Look Inside

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The Giving Tree Day Spa A look inside…   Located at Governor’s Green Resort, in Williamsburg Virginia, The Giving Tree Day Spa offers the prefect venue for those seeking to relax, rejuvenate and unwind. Your therapist will run through a brief questionnaire to ensure we’re aware of any medical or health issues and concerns, this is the prefect time to …

Swedish or European Massage

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Over on our Facebook page, we often get asked questions about massage, skin care and general health and wellbeing. One of our newer clients Amy, asked a great question and I thought it would be a good one to respond to here on the blog as the answer will most likely help others. This is a great question Amy, it’s …

5 Skin Care Habits To Drop Today!

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Many of us use the same skin care products and techniques we learned years if not decades ago. What we seem to forget is that many of the things we do out of habit are often doing more harm than good. Read on to learn what you may need to unlearn and drop from your skin care regime asap. Picking …

Reflexology Massage: The Benefits Explained

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   What Is Reflexology Massage? The ancient Chinese practiced Reflexology massage based on their theory that reflexology therapy stimulates the body to heal itself. They believed by improving circulation, reducing stress and restoring a natural balance it resulted in improved overall wellbeing. Although the practice follows principles that may seem foreign to western medicine, clients say they feel their general …

Benefits Of Hot Stone Massage

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  What Is Hot Stone Massage? Hot Stone massage therapy has been increasing in popularity across the US since the 1990’s, generally recognized to promote calmness, relaxation, relieve stress and even reduce pain. Basalt stones are most commonly used in Hot Stone Massage therapy, they’re formed downwind of a volcano, and smoothed over time in river beds, they are often …

Murad® Skin Care System

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  Why Murad® Skin Care Products? We’ve always had a great skin care and facial program here at The Giving Tree Spa, but after attending a recent skin care conference, I was so impressed with the science behind the Murad company and it’s products, I contacted them to see what it would take for us to be able to feature …