The most valuable thing I learned as an aesthetician is the importance of self care, and how it relates to mental health.
For me, a spa is a sanctuary and a place for healing; somewhere to go when you need to decompress and focus on self care. It is heart-breaking to see clients who have never had a massage, or a facial become so overcome by emotion they cannot hold back tears. That is when I made the connection between self care and mental well being.
It's not selfish to take care of yourself, it's necessary.
As a small business owner who works long hours myself, I realize how difficult it can be to justify some quality "me" time. For many of us, making time for ourselves is often very low on the list of priorities, either because we simply cannot find the time, or the justification for the expense. However, having experienced the price we often pay for neglecting ourselves, it seems like one of the most important investments we can make in our overall well being. nourish was designed with that in mind. My hope is that nourish will turn everyday basic routines into reflective moments of self care. Through our stories, positive messages and product messaging, we hope to encourage others to see the positive impact that mindful body care practices can have on people.
Self-care is not an expense, it's an investment.
As someone who suffers from bouts of depression myself, I am willing to bare my soul in the hopes that my story might help others find light in a time of darkness. [See Our Story]
This story started simply as a way to connect with my kids. We didn't know at the time that it would go on to be a journey of healing for us, and eventually give inspiration to starting a personal care line, with a personal story. After years in the making, we are now finally ready to share it with you.
Before we heal others, we must first heal ourselves.
By incorporating healing plant botanicals and scents clinically proven to help ease anxiety and depression, along with pleasing shapes, colors, crystals and motivational messages from my love for yoga and meditation, nourish: mindful body care, was born. Our products won't heal past traumas or cure you, but we do hope they make you pause and reflect on what is truly important in this life...you.
We get one body in this life. Treat it like a temple.
A portion of each product purchase will go to the Kids Help Phone. We also make donations to youth mental health initiatives; a cause we feel is in need, now more then ever. Invest in yourself, and also our kids, because they rely on us for strength and support.