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A Note From Amy

Happy Holidays! Isn't this time of year exhilarating? The weather is so refreshing and everyone is bustling around preparing for all the festivities this month. Are you getting into the holiday spirit yet? I am sure you are busy making plans to celebrate with friends and family. Perhaps you're planning an enchanting holiday gathering of your own. Either way, take a look at this month's spa recipe for a savory holiday party treat!

Take a look at the fantastic specials we are having this month! Interested in micro needling? Studies have found that micro needling is effective in treating acne scars and wrinkles. It does this by stimulating collagen growth. Currently, we are offering complimentary consultations for this amazing treatment and $50.00 off your first treatment! Call 772-221-3389 for more information or to reserve your appointment. Ask for Kristen Valentine.

And to help you further, we have some spa specials for you for the remainder of the month. Spa gift cards make wonderful gifts! Stop by or visit us online to make your shopping easy and your gift giving extra cheerful!

Also, we are very busy this time of year. I suggest you make all of your appointments now.

Wishing you and your loved ones a joyful holiday filled with love and special memories! We look forward to celebrating with you at the spa throughout this festive season!

- Amy Hahn

Featured Article

Tips to Look Your Best This Holiday Season

Show off your flirty, fun side!

'Tis the season to shop for those sparkly dresses and spruce up your beauty routine! Holiday season 2014 is here and it's trendier than ever! To help get you in the spirit, we've gathered up the must-have party looks for the season...and they are fun and flirty!

Focusing on the eyes is a must this year. Shimmery metallic shadows are all the rage. Go ahead and get bold with it! Try red, silver, or even blue. Top that off with thick, voluminous lashes and a swipe of eyeliner so you'll always be in style.

But don't stop there. Add shiny, overstated lips and glittery, accessorized nails with lots of bling that are sure to be the topic of conversation! Nails with holiday designs are popular this year so enjoy the opportunity to flaunt your playful side!

And that's not all. Forget about stuffy, conservative dresses for your holiday outing. Just like your makeup, your party outfit needs to be glittery, flirty, and most of all...FUN! Opt for shimmery dresses in silver, gold, black, red....or any of your favorite colors.

Continue the holiday experience with flowing, vivacious hair. Big, bouncy waves are great for any occasion. Or go with a half up do, but be sure to add sparkly accessories like clips and ponytail holders to catch everyone's eye.'re dressing to look fabulous and we want you to have a great time doing it! Spice things up this year and hit the holiday party scene in style! Enjoy yourself and be safe!

Spa Promotions

It's no secret that gift cards make the perfect gift!

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Mark your calendar for this great opportunity! Claim FREE Money!

Purchase a $100 gift card and receive $100 Free (provided in $25 gift cards that may be used one at a time or given to friends and family members)! Good through November 28-December 1.

Make Your Shopping Experience Hassle-Free with the Holiday Gift Packages We Have Created for You!!

Wouldn't you like to take a break from all the shopping and just relax a bit?

Party Time
Pamper yourself with a Signature Facial, Pure Fiji Coconut Sugar Scrub, and Scalp Massage. Between treatments, relax as you are served delectable chocolate covered strawberries, nuts, and champagne. Reserve your experience and receive a complimentary $25 gift card to be used in January. $170

Time Out!
Perfect for Her and Him
Break away from the long shopping lines and get re-energized at the spa. Select any single Massage treatment of $100 or more and receive a complimentary Aromatherapy Enhancement. You'll feel relaxed and ready to take on your day!

Don't know what to give someone who has it all?

Give them a spa membership!

6 months-$375
12 months-$720

But wait! There's more!

While you're taking a little time for yourself, pick up a few gift cards for friends and family. For every two gift certificates of $75 or more purchased through the end of the year, you will receive a complimentary 30-Minute Massage ($40 value). (Cannot be combined with any other offer)

Don't forget about the Spa Boutique!
Purchase a gift card of $150 or more and receive a complimentary Shower Gel from the spa boutique. Give it as a gift or keep it for yourself! (Cannot be combined with any other offer)

Success Story

"Such an enjoyable first visit! Rosa was wonderful as was the reception experience!"

-A. S.

Spa Cuisine

Hot Artichoke and Crab Dip

A perfect holiday party appetizer


  • 1 (9-ounce) package frozen artichoke hearts
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups half-and-half
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 ounces finely grated parmesan (1/2 cup)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced drained pickled jalapeño chiles
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 3/4 pound jumbo lump crabmeat


1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2. Cook artichoke hearts according to package instructions, then drain well and finely chop.
3. Cook bell pepper in 1-tablespoon butter in saucepan over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes.
4. Stir in artichokes and transfer mixture to a bowl.
5. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in saucepan over moderately low heat, then add flour and cook, stirring for 3 minutes.
6. Add half-and-half in a stream, whisking, and bring to a boil, whisking.
7. Reduce heat and simmer, whisking, 3 minutes.
8. Remove from heat and stir in artichoke mixture, scallions, 1/3 cup Parmesan, lemon juice, jalapeños, salt, and celery salt. Gently stir in crab.
9. Transfer to a buttered 1 1/2-quart shallow baking dish and sprinkle with remaining Parmesan.
10. Bake dip in middle of oven until bubbling, 20 to 25 minutes. Serve warm with crackers or bread choice.

Note: Dip can be prepared (but not baked) 1 day ahead and chilled, covered.

Ask a Therapist

Q: While the holiday season is an exciting time, it tends to take a toll on my skin. The additional salt intake, and overall change in diet this time of year leaves my skin dehydrated, and gives me puffy, dark circles under my eyes. Is there anything I can do to alleviate this?

A: Yes, daily use an eye treatment that includes aloe and pumpkin seed extract. These two ingredients will reduce inflammation (puffiness) and dark circles around the eyes by promoting fluid drainage and soothing dehydrated skin. Ormedic Balancing Eye Lift Gel by IMAGE is the perfect eye treatment this season.

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Stuart, FL 34996

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Tuesday 9am - 7pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 7pm
Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 6pm
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