Root Whole Body Birthday Celebration

Wow!  I had the most amazing Birthday this year.  I turned the ripe ol' age of 49 on July 6th and my sweet family gave me the best present a woman could ask for...  a half day at Root Whole Body!  
I freaking LOVE the new Root Whole Body location in Slabtown.  It is AH-MAZING!  Truly it is. I live closer to the Root Whole Body in Irivington and that is where I take care of myself.  I do yoga there. I go to the Chiro there (love Danielle Cornelius). I get facials there (love Stacy Serrins). In other words, it is my go-to place for self-care.  

Root recently opened up a beautiful new location in the hot Slabtown neighborhood and it does not disappoint.  Gorgeous!  And it has a Root Cafe connected to it!!  


Now, I don't normally get this spoiled each year (not sure why :  ) but this getting older stuff is tough.  I have two wonderful teenagers but they have their own lives and hanging with Mom on her b-day was not in the cards this year.  My daughter was in Costa Rica and my son was working, so they set me up to spend the day at Root Whole Body and I could not have been happier.
 

They got the STRESS FREE half-day experience and I just want to share my day with you because it was so incredible and I feel like EVERYONE needs to experience it.  

BIRTHDAY DAY
First things first- I got up and taught my class - The Fusion - at K Fit Studio.  I love to teach that class and it was so fun to be surrounded by the lovely people at K Fit.  Awesome community of women.  

Then I headed down to Root Whole Body.  The staff greeted me graciously and got me ALL set up for the day.  

The experience started with a private FULL SPECTRUM Infrared Sauna experience.  It is so cool.  You get to pick the setting that you want from detoxification to anti-aging. Infrared saunas rely on light to create heat, instead of heat. They mimic the environment of a sauna, yet do not have the same temperature extremes. I did the 25-minute Anti-Aging mode that is said to promote cell renewal and regeneration, allowing you to turn back the clock.  I was surprised at how much I liked this.  I am more of a steam girl versus a sauna girl.  It set a tone for the afternoon and let me just let the chatter of my mind settle down and relax.  I definitely want to go back and try the Detoxification and Weight Loss mode.  Gotta give it a try!  I will report back.

 

  Private Full-Spectrum Infrared Sauna   Custom blend of wavelengths for targeted health benefits

Private Full-Spectrum Infrared Sauna
Custom blend of wavelengths for targeted health benefits

After I was all relaxed and starting to get into ZEN mode, it was time for a 75 minute Massage. Ahh... why don't I do thing more often.  Body work is so important and luckily I was going for just pure pleasure not because I had some back or hip issue.  I was able to just relax and enjoy the work.  I loved the scalp, hand and foot massage.   PURE BLISS.

 The beautiful treatment waiting room

The beautiful treatment waiting room

After the massage I retreated to the beautiful treatment waiting room where the staff brought me lunch.

Self Care means giving the world the BEST of YOU not what is left of you.
 Root Cafe Greens Bowl + Skin Toner

Root Cafe Greens Bowl + Skin Toner

Lunch is was the GREENS BOWL!  I love the color GREEN is this bowl was right up my alley.  
Green Bowl= Kale, Arugula, Spinach, Avocado, Edamame, Wakame, Cucumber, Brown Rice and Quinoa Blend, Pickled Green Cabbage (good for gut health), Furikaki, Creamy Jalapeno-Date Dressing.  Holy Yumballs!  I love this bowl and it made me feel nourished and loved.  I also had the Skin Toner Juice which is made with:
Cucumber
Spinach
Apple
Kale
Celery
Basil
This is one of my favorite juice combos to make at home too!  Simple. Delicious.
At this point,  I am feeling so happy and content.... 

Next UP- HYDROTHERAPY - 

 PURE HEAVEN

PURE HEAVEN

Hydrotherapy soaking takes run-of-the-mill bathing to another level. This soothing treatment offers pain relief, detoxification, skin health, and a host of other wellness benefits

The practice of using water to treat and cure ailments goes back to ancient Egypt, Rome, Greece, and China; from rose-scented bathwater to bubbling hot springs, this simple-but-effective therapy is enjoyed far and wide, and has even become a regular go-to treatment in the sports arena. 
Oh lordy, this BATH was the Highlight of my Day!  I was already zen and feeling fully pampered and then took it to the next level and slipped into this beautiful bathtub filled with divine smelling bath salts and just 'soaked' it all in!  
As I was soaking, I was thinking "WHY don't I do this more often."
 A 20 minute soak is so all you need to let go of the day and feel like a freaking goddess! 
 

Last but not least, I was treated to a 75 minute Root Facial where I was introduced to some new products that I have been curious about.  You know me and my products -gotta be in the know of everything.  Anyhow, Kelly Price was my lovely skin care specialist, and she gave me the skinny on Osmosis Pur Medical Skincare.   I am going to do an updated skincare routine post regarding Osmosis, because yes, I ended up buying some new serums that I am in LOVE with!  

 Osmosis Pure Medical Skincare

Osmosis Pure Medical Skincare

My day was made even brighter by the fact that Kat Starbird now works at Root Whole Body.  Kat is a friend and fellow Bliss Method Detoxer!  
Kat is an extraordinary person as well as  Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Birth Doula. Passionate about women's health & healthcare as a human right, Kat is inspired by educating people with concepts of wellness to create the life they desire. She offer's individualized, compassionate, and comprehensive healthcare. With many different modalities she supports people on their path to health and balance of mind, body, and spirit.  Love her!  
Anyhow, she surprised me with some beautiful flowers and a special note and it just made my day so much sweeter.  Thank you KAT!!!!

 

 Gorgeous Flowers from Kat Starbird!

Gorgeous Flowers from Kat Starbird!

 Love you Kat!

Love you Kat!

As you can imagine at this point in my day I was feeling so relaxed, pampered and LOVED.  Thank you. Thank you.  Root Whole Body!  This literally was my best birthday yet!

The best part is that I have a Root Whole Body Health account and may not be doing the Half Day Experience all the time but will definitely be coming back for more self-care and self-love on a more regular basis!  You can just pop in for a class and soak. Or a quick sauna session and a smoothie!  You get the gist... just do something for YOU.  You deserve it! 

With the Whole Body Health Account you make a monthly deposit into your account. The dollars are yours, and you’ll never lose them. Use them on anything you like -- services, classes, food, retail, travel, events and more. 
Then you get Whole Body Health pricing -- up to 30% savings -- on all services and classes at Root... and enjoy 10% off on retail and cafe items.  This is great for me since I love the Cafe and PRODUCTS!!  

Speaking of the Cafe, I could do a whole other post just about all the delicious food there.  I just might have to do that!  I could not leave my Root Whole Body experience without one of the Root Cafe Raw Cheesecakes!  Oh lordy, these are good! Like 'died and gone to heaven' good!

 Root Cafe Strawberry Raw Cheesecake

Root Cafe Strawberry Raw Cheesecake

Thank you for coming along for the ride on my Root Whole Body Birthday Experience!  I HIGHLY recommend heading to ROOT WHOLE BODY.  I enjoyed every little minute of my experience and can't wait to go do it again.  

Okay, check back soon for my post on OSMOSIS SKINCARE!!! 

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