the natural beauty REVOLUTION!

I am frequently asked what personal care products I use so I figured it was time to do a piece on ‘natural beauty’. I’ve always been inclined toward the ‘natural’ side of things and through many years of self-study, working in the spa industry, and gleaning information from experts I’ve accumulated quite a bit of… Read more

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VIDEO: start a self-care ritual

let’s start taking care of ourselves so we can be of better service to our friends, family, and community! here’s one way to jump-start your self care program…the CHAKRA CONNECTION technique from Healing Touch. ideally you’ll want to do this every. damn. day. in order to raise your vibration. and why would you want to… Read more

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5 Ways to Ease Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Well, we are approaching what I think is one of the worst days of the year – the autumnal daylight savings time. This period of time brings with it long stretches of darkness and colder weather, something this fan of summer dreads (and yet I continue to live in the northeast!). BUT I am vowing… Read more

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why am i wrapped like a burrito?

Oooh boy…this was a challenge to write. I DO recommend far infrared saunas (FIR) but there are so many exaggerated claims on the internet about the benefits. I could very easily cut and paste the shared info I found on dozens of spa websites and articles so I’m going to try and sort through what’s… Read more

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Thank you so much for voting AYATANA Best Massage in Monmouth County! Check out the full list of winners online or view the print version (listing above – with my #1 yoga teacher husband highlighted). The annual Best of Party at the Berkeley Carteret in Asbury Park is coming up on October 12th. I participated… Read more

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Demystifying Detox

Detox, noun: treatment designed to rid the body of poisonous substances, especially alcohol and drugs The detox industry is a scam. The term detox should be reserved only for medically supervised treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. It involves the use of machines and medicines to clear the body of d poisons that have overwhelmed the organs so much that they cease to function properly. The… Read more

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I’ve got a new name!

AYATANAMASSAGE.COM IS NOW AYATANAWELLNESS.COM Sometimes unexpected changes happen…and you just have to roll with it. I must have missed an email regarding my domain name expiring so here I am with a new identity! But believe me, I struggled with using the word WELLNESS. Why? Well, it’s straight up an overused word…and a confusing one. It’s… Read more

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Why you should try Healing Touch

In the short time I’ve been doing Healing Touch I’ve seen some pretty significant and exciting results. This energy therapy technique is subtle, yet powerful and while it’s not anything like a traditional massage, your body, and perhaps more importantly your mind, will feel relaxed in a completely different and deeper way.   Here’s just… Read more

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My Korean Spa Day!

An unexpected day off gave me an opportunity to visit ISLAND SPA & SAUNA in Edison NJ…if you’ve never been to a Korean Spa, stop what you’re doing, google the closest one to you, and GO! I don’t know why I am not making this a weekly thing because it’s so relaxing and energizing and… Read more

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my visit to the last frontier

If you follow me on instagram you know I was recently in Alaska to do some red flower training with the Canyon Ranch Spa Club teams. I visited 5 different ships including Celebrity, Oceania, and Regent cruise lines. People often think when I go away on these trips that I am seeing massage clients, which… Read more

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