Autumn DIY beauty rituals: create a practice of self care at home

Go inwards, find your inner space and suddenly you will find an explosion of light, of beauty, and ecstasy.
— Osho
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Autumn is a transitional season, unfolding with the invitation to listen deeper to our more essential needs: the decreasing daylight and cooler, damp weather call for cosy, homey rites, as well as introspective pauses. 
Some of the most profoundly life changing practices lie in the simplicity and consistency of every day commitment to self nourishment. Below are some suggestions to support your whole self, focusing on going inwards, warming up your soul, while detoxifying and invigorating your body.

     BATHING

For optimal benefits, scrub your body prior to soaking. Mix 1 cup epsom salt + baking soda + ground ginger + essential oils {lavender, thyme, tea tree}, light a candle, and melt away tension. After bathing, seal the goodness within by lathering your skin with an organic coconut oil.

SKINCARE

While dead cells and dehydration provoke dullness and tightness on the surface, focus on smoothing your face with a weekly gentle gommage to ensure proper absorption of your skin potions. Incorporate vitamins in the form of serums {more potent and penetrating}, B5 is a powerful humectant, C a great allie to fight free radicals, and E acts as a protective emollient. Switch to a thicker, nutrient-rich moisturizer to replenishing your epidermis during the cold & windy seasons.

*Ensoma Special: complimentary warm back exfoliation & detoxifying aromatherapy when you book a 90 min. facial or 90 min. massage, upon request. Book here

NUTRITION

Detox, hydrate, and spice it up: infusion of fresh thyme, ginger, and lemon, and spices such as cayenne pepper, licorice root, turmeric, cinnamon, will keep your immune system resilient during cold and flu season. This will also reinforce your blood circulation, and support your lymphatic system, which detoxifies your body. Every morning, on an empty stomach, drink a freshly squeezed shot of lemon juice to rinse your liver from toxins, and improve your digestion. Oh and pop some omega and vitamin D supplements, while you're at it.

MOVEMENT

To fully embody yourself again and reconnect from within, indulge in the care of Caroline Wachsmuth, long-time inspirational friend, passionate yoga instructor, and expert in wholesome wellness and natural beauty. She caters exceptional one-on-one tailored yoga sessions in the comfort of your own home, with lavish aromatherapy treats.  More here

MINDFULNESS

Diving inwards, meditating, journaling, now is the time for reflection. Seeking more? Djenaba Dioum Kelly is a spiritual life coach, offering a transformative 6-week long personal program, 1 hour session per week, to break down the barriers eclipsing your Essential Self, and allow this Essential Self to emerge as the guiding force in your life. Because you have an intuitive knowing that there is a greater, elusive purpose to life. I bear testimony. More here

 At last, bundle up, and go on a hike!

At last, bundle up, and go on a hike!

Hairy Business: Two Days of Complimentary Brazilian Landscaping

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It is spring time: let's weed out the garden.

Michelle, a passionate registered nurse, afficionada of health and skincare, and long time loyal fan of Ensoma, is joining us, offering her healing touch and caring presence to the Ensoma family!

She is perfecting her hair removal techniques, getting familiar with our signature waxes, and we are looking for 14 furry ladies to receive a complimentary brazilian wax, over 2 days only!

Please consult the following schedule, and jump on this opportunity to meet the darling, while your bonsai landscaping is on the house.

Space is limited!  Reserve your spot now!

 

 TUESDAY 4/21 & WEDNESDAY 4/22 9:30 am to 2:00 pm.

 

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POP UP SHOP FOR MUMS 04/23 6-9pm

To all the wonder mamas out there: take a breather to indulge in complimentary hot spot massages & mini facials, while shopping fresh local designers: kids clothes { size 2T to 12 } toys, home décor, gifts and more. Delicacies of fine wines and artisanal chocolates will be served. Maman, you can multi task like no other.

Save the date:

Thursday April 23rd 6-9 pm at Ensoma

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Vita Flex+Aromatherapy Workshop

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Presented by Emily Cyan

 

Sunday, April 12 1:30 to 4:00 pm $35 per person
Derived originally from Ancient Tibetan tradition as a foundation to a holistic care regime "vita-flex" technique is "vitality throughout the reflexes." Vita-flex treatment can facilitate pain relief and balance the central nervous system while encouraging an emotional sense of well-being. It is one of the hand to body methods that is practiced in the Raindrop treatment developed by Gary Young with Young Living Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils.

The practice centers around using the back of the fingertips to apply pure therapeutic grade essential oils to the body by way of the of the feet, providing an electrical charge that releases energy through the body's neuro-electiral pathways. The Vita-flex technique stimulates all the internal body systems and allows for a balanced and restful state to occur.

In addition to learning or reviewing the Vita-flex technique, workshop participants will receive treatments from each other working in groups. All essential oils will be provided. A restorative yoga session and Reiki will close the afternoon.

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Spring Forward!

Practicing Beauty Rituals at Ensoma: "Seasonsby Caroline Wachsmuth caroline

Sunday, March 15, 2015 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Celebrate the approaching spring equinox at Ensoma. Embrace the wood and earth elements of spring and summer seasons. Join our community event featuring:

  • green juices, herbal teas, tasty nourishing snacks, refreshing elixirs and a craft spring cocktail.
  • aromatherapy and Reiki with meditation and yoga to relax and energize with Emily Cyan, Registered Yoga Instructor and Certified Massage Practitioner
  • acupuncture in restorative postures with Adrianne Oswalt, Licensed Acupuncturist and Certified Massage Therapist
  • self shiatsu and partner massage techniques with Rachel Johnson, Asian Body Work Therapist
  • performance and singing activity with Lesley Smith, Musician, Educator, Writer (and Emily's mama)
  • encouraging healing through sound, sharing our voices as vibrations together.
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SNOW MOON - Sunday February 1 - 6-9PM

A magical night of alchemy, ritual, potions, elixirs, witchcraft & performance, just days before the Full Moon of February. Please join this FREE evening hosted by Ensoma Salon & Gallery (a spa space offering massage, facials, waxing, & restorative yoga) on February 1, 2015 from 6 - 9 PM. We are located at 352 6th Street, between Folsom & Harrison.

The evening shall offer the following magical beings & their talents:

^ Astrological Readings by Chad Harris ^ Tarot Readings by Rhea St. Julien

^ Justinus Primitive performing a Magical Musical Vocal Spell ^ Belly Dance Performance by Kelly Ryan & Jenny Simon Cogswell ^ Performance by Mandy Coco ^ Music supplied by DJ Jean con Jean

FOR SALE: ^ Warming Libations served by Shoshanna ^ Herbal Spirits & Tinctures by Lani & Rayzer ^ Tinctures, Salves & Teas by Yetunde of Three Cowries ^ Balms & Oils by Kristin of Accident & Artifact

We hope to see you under the moon light.image