Happy December and Happy Holidays!

I hope this letter finds you all safe and well.

First, Thank you for all of the lovely feedback and compliments on my new website and product line! Your opinion means the world to me This is all for you, after all. Make sure to visit the Shop Page on the website if you haven’t yet. I’m so proud of my new luxe product line!Shop Now
Be sure to order your favorite treatment blends to start building your own HWW apothocary collection! And consider doing your holiday shopping early, as I have a few trips planned in December, and each bespoke order is custom filled to order.

Another BIG THANK YOU to all of you who have supported my small business by your generosity over the past year(s), wonderful reviews on Massagebook, Yelp, Facebook and Google, tagging me in your social media posts and referring your friends and family to me. You make a big difference to my business and life. I am grateful. {Insert Small Business Owner Doing Happy Dance}

If you are inclined to add a review to an additional platform, links are below. Every positive review, on EVERY platform, is a huge help! Just copy and paste the link. And Thank You!:

Google: Google Review

Yelp: YelYelp Reviewp Review

Facebook: FaFacebook Review (Please make sure you make review “Public”)

The Santa Cruz Sentinel is currently accepting votes for Reader’s Choice 2023. Please consider voting for Holistic Women’s Wellness for Massage Therapy! Here is the link: Sentinel Best of Santa Cruz
You must vote for 10 different businesses in 10 categories, and submit your email at the end of the ballot for your vote to count. My birthday was at the end of November, and this would be the best birthday present you could give me!

And while I know you are thinking of how you can support others, in the hustle and bustle of the season, I hope you are all remembering your self-care It’s so imperitive to be consistant with your body work, even in this busy time of year. Remember to stretch, drink water and rest.

First, the business at hand. I’m experiencing busier and busier days, so I strongly suggest booking for 2024. if you haven’t requested a regular repeating appointment, text me at 831-419-7552 with day of week, time and frequency and I will enter it for you. You can always make changes for vacations, etc., with 24 hours notice; but this way, your appointment is locked in!

Now is the time to think about the frequency you are seeing me. Do you need to come in more often? Do you need a longer session time? Most of my clients are 120 minute sessions. Do you need to add on a De-Stress back treatment, European Rose back treatment, CBD Oil, Warm Arnica Oil, Parrafin Treatments, Arthritis Magnesium Cream or warm stones and coconut balm to your session? What day of the week do you prefer? What time of day works best for you? A good rule of thumb is that any chronic aches and pains should be improved and perhaps just starting to reappear a day or two before you come in again. If you are living with pain longer than that, you should be coming in more frequently. I have clients who see me weekly, every 2, or 4 weeks. At a minimum, you should receive massage at least every 4 weeks to see lasting improvement. If you wait longer than that, you lose any cumulative benefit, and frankly, waste your time and money investment. Every four weeks is a maintenance schedule if you do not have any chronic pain at all. (Very few of you fall into this category!) Listen to your body. How long does your relief last? That will inform your frequency. Also, don’t forget to schedule Spa services of Body Buffs, Bellanina Face Lift Massages and Sauna Wraps.

I will be fulfilling schedule requests in the order received, so once you have an idea of what you would like, text me at 831-419-7552. I’m only taking advanced reservations for regular, repeating appointments (same day of week, same time, at whatever frequency you prefer, every 1, 2 or 4 weeks)You can always make changes for vacations, etc., with 24 hours’ notice; but this way, your appointment is locked in!

Appointments available Mon-Thurs; 11am, 1pm, 3:30pm and 5:30pm.

Text me at (831)419-7552 with your preferred day, time, service, enhancements, and frequency and I will do it for you. Just remember, if you ever need to change your appointment, notify me or you can do it yourself online at least 24 hours in advance to avoid being charged for the appointment.

If you believe we’ve already talked about repeating appointments for next year, please check your account at massagebook.com to confirm that I’ve given you what you want. (I can only book a year in advance, so you will only see bookings through early November. I will book through the end of 2024 as I’m permitted.) You will see your bookings under “Activity” in your massagebook account.

If you don’t already have appointments scheduled for December, I encourage you to book now, or watch for cancellation email blasts, as I’m almost completely booked for December.

If you have already booked your appointments for December, I encourage to review them through your Massagebook account to make sure I gave you what you wanted. You can sign into your Massagebook account by clicking Here. You can edit any existing appointments if your plans have changed, add enhancements, and pre-pay for your upcoming appointments, if you prefer that payment method.

If the booking algorithm has automatically categorized you as a VIP, (an auto-calculation based on frequency of booking, how long you’ve been a client in good standing, $ spend per appointment, tip percentage, frequency of cancellation, frequency of appointments, etc.,) you will also receive notifications of VIP Sundays a few times a month. The algorithm also will block bookings if I reach a certain percentage of being booked up, so if you try to book, and get a message that I’m not taking new appointments, that is what has happened, and the booking system is holding onto whatever few openings I have for VIP’s. This is why it’s important to have a standing appointment with me, due to high demand, so you don’t get bumped out of the system. If the algorithm has you categortized as a VIP, you also receive email notification of openings!

This month’s Seasonal Essential Oil Blend and Botanical Foot Treatment is Candy Cane; a blend of Peppermint and Vanilla. Feel free to choose this blend for your massage rather than a treatment blend from the menu if you like. It is also used in the Botanical Foot Treatment. The Botanical Foot Treatment is included in every 90 and 120 minute massage, as time permits. (sometimes other areas of your body cry out of extra time and attention) It includes a Foot Peel to soften callouses and dry skin, a Shea and Sugar Foot Polish (available in the Shop!), and an Invigorating Dead Sea Fango Mask, all cocooned in heated booties; followed by a Shea Butter Moisture Mask (Also available in the Shop!) .

Be sure to visit the website to choose your complimentary essential oil blend to be used during your massage. It’s on the “Shop” page.

Please do remember to give 24 hours notice to cancel your appointment so I can fill your spot and to avoid a cancellation charge for your appointment.

If you have any contagious illness, fever or any upper respiratory distress (sinuses, throat, chest) and you have a massage coming up, please reschedule. Text me at 831-419-7552 to cancel or if you are uncertain, and we can come up with a plan of action. As bad as you may feel, a massage is contraindicated with these symptoms, and you will actually feel worse! Remember, I need a 24 hour notice so I can rebook your missed timeslot and someone else will be grateful to get your spot!

I’m also now offering an outcall Chair Massage Event for your next Hen Party, Bridal Shower, Couple’s Night, Family Gathering or Girl’s Weekend (or whatever other event you come up with!) Call to schedule, as I will book these outside of my regular hours if necessary. These events are 3 hours, which will address approx. 6 people (as many or as few as you like, depending on how you divide up the time), for $600. (In Santa Cruz County only)

Please note, I am now offering gift certificates, just in time for the holidays! Please make sure your gifter’s know not to book appointments for you. It wreaks havoc with the record and accounting system to book appointments for someone else.

Perfect Service For Winter: Sauna Wrap and Scalp Massage 60 min: Cocoon in a far infrared sauna blanket of charcoal, clay, magnetic and crystal layers of tourmaline and amethyst generating negative ions. While your body relaxes, your scalp is massaged with essential oils. Sauna Blankets boost mood, promote detox, ignite glow, boost immunity, reduce inflammation, improve circulation and burn calories. (Not available for Prenatal Clients or clients with diabetes or heart conditions) Wear medium weight, breathable loose long sleeved shirt, long loose pants and socks. It’s heaven. I’m addicted! You heat up from the inside, so a different feeling than a steam sauna.

I also have a Great Pain Enhancement! A Paraffin Hand, Foot, Elbow or Knee Treatment! A great add on if you are living with pain, arthritis or otherwise. Check it out!

Watch for the new Seasonal Pumpkin Spice Body Buff email I’m sending. If you just can’t get you fill of Pumpkin Spice Lattes, this may be the service for you!

Did you see the email regarding my NEW Warm Organic Arnica Oil Enhancement? It’s perfect for the colder months, pre and post tough workouts and arthritis aches and pains. Arnica is anti-inflammatory and soothing to muscle and joint pain. Not recommended during pregnancy, breastfeeding or with high blood pressure.

Also, for those of you who are understandably addicted to the Arthritis Magnesium Cream, I now have retail bottles available for home use. They are 4oz, $35.

I also encourage you to follow my business page on Facebook. I post videos and informative content specifically for my clients. There is also sign ups available for Special Events! Stay in the know! I also have business pages on Pinterest and Instagram to keep things interesting!

You may notice more activity on my Social Media thanks to PPD Multimedia. Please interact with posts that you see on TikTok, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Whew, I know that’s a lot of info this month!

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hannukah, Yule, Solstice, Kwanzaa, or none of the above; I wish you a healthy and happy December!

Once again, Happy December! I look forward to another year of taking care of you! I’m grateful for your loyalty, appreciate your business, and love being an oasis of renewal, health and respite in your life!

Yours in Health,


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