Tuesday, March 22, 2016

SPA-GO'S IS GOING TO COACHELLA - STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER DETAILS...


Friday, October 2, 2015

LOBSTER FESTIVAL WAS TERRIFIC
RAFFLE WINNERS

0456  You have won a manicure bag with an assortment of fun supplies and styling bling.

0512  You have won a free massage to your door! One hour Swedish. (local LA area only)

0985  You have won an assortment of hair extensions and feather tie ins.

THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING STAFF

Lauren,Cat, Michelle, Alicia, Brian, Ray, Devon, Deb, Chioma, Yvette, Silvia, Nicky, Thao, Helen, Taneeka, Sha Juana, Leah and Esmerelda.  Your participation made it possible for us all to enjoy...

THE FIRST POP UP SPA AT A FESTIVAL 
SERVING SPA AND SALON TREATS!  

THE LARGEST LOBSTER FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD!!!  

Thanks, it was a magical experience.





















Sunday, April 12, 2015

I LOVE COMPETITION - - -

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE NEW APP FOR CONVENIENT IN
HOME SERVICES BY VELUXE.COM


I Love Competition!  When I see so many mobile salons and spas, or mobile event services or mobile anything I get excited!  I believe the world is changing, in home conveniences are here to stay! There is a world of talent and we cannot continue to bottle it and sit it on the shelf, we get everything delivered to us now, to save us time!  Ultimately, enriching our own life by creating an in home environment and lifestyle that gives back to us as human beings.

I was watching Sunday Edition this morning and there was a news story on Veluxe.com, a mobile phone application - catering to anyone desiring an in home experience for beauty, salon, wellness services and more! (this company is only on the East coast at this time, but they are going to grow).

 I enjoy knowing that the business Spa-Go's, that I believed in when I was just starting out 10 years ago - is here to stay and my far fetched new idea that most everyone shook their head at and said "unsure if that will work or not", is working, across the country!   I am happy that my body of work was solid, despite the hardships it took to bring it and keep it here in the Los Angeles area market and I wish to thank each and every customer and each and every caller for helping to educate me and my team for hammering me on the head about the various requirements in their own fields so that we "get it right".  That's what is so great about working in a team, I get alot of perspectives; educated about trades I am not active in myself; feed back; and a sense of strength and community.

I went online to research how many other mobile spa and salons there were in variation in Los Angeles and I counted over 100 mobile service providers, (about 10,000 across California) whether they were private and just booking out themselves or they were a group of individuals with an owner.  It was overwhelming to see the number of people all desiring more control over their own life and work hours and wishing to take their talents on the road.  Promoting their own talents and skills allows the consumers to associate and affiliate with whom they desire as a service provider, customizing their own experience.  No longer are you stuck with the person on your own corner in life, people travel!  My team travels all of the greater LA area, however, we will get on a plane too, it's just the future.  Kim Kardashian takes her hair and make-up people with her and we have had a masseuse or two take a flight for on tour situations.  Mobile!  Gotta Love The Future...

I was very proud of the work I had put in over these last 10 years and the work of my team.  It's not easy being mobile!  Travel is tough in Los Angeles and you have to be extra clean, extra sanitary, your first impression must be 100%.  We have a team that works hard at providing 5 star service and experiences.  The good thing about Los Angeles is the melting pot of skills and talents and personalities in Spa-Go's team.  We cannot believe the level of education and expertise we find here.  You do have to sort through and select the right individuals for a team like Spa-Go's where we are continually customizing experiences for our clientele,

I think a mobile app like the one above by Veluxe is a good idea, however, the key to my success with Spa-GO's  is getting to know the workers and the experienced providers of care so that I can pick the right person for the client.  I don't think Veluxe has a way to screen applicants?  I'm unsure if I would want someone going to my home to provide services without actually having a working relationship with those being sent.  That being said - I love competition, as said above, because it reaffirms that Mobile Spa and Salons Are Here To Stay.

Thanks for reading,

Anne

Friday, April 3, 2015

THE MEDICAL PROOF MASSAGE DOES A BODY GOOD!

Devotees of massage therapy know it's relaxing and feels good. But massage may also be an effective tool for maintaining good health. Researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center reported this week that a single massage produced measurable changes in the immune system and endocrine system of healthy adults.

The researchers, led by Dr. Mark Rapaport, studied 29 healthy adults who received a 45-minute Swedish massage and 24 healthy adults who had a 45-minute session of light touch massage, a much milder exercise that served as a comparison to the more vigorous Swedish massage. Blood samples were taken before the massage began and at regular intervals up to one hour after the massage was completed.

The study found several changes in the blood tests of the Swedish massage group that indicated a benefit to the immune system. For example, Swedish massage caused size able decreases in arginine vasopressin, a hormone that contributes to aggressive behavior, and small decreases in the stress hormone cortisol. The Swedish massage participants also had an increase in lymphocytes, cells that help the immune system defend the body from harmful substances.
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This research indicates that massage doesn't only feel good, it also may be good for you, Rapaport said in a news release. "People often seek out massage as part of a healthy lifestyle but there hasn't been much physiological proof of the body's heightened immune response following massage until now."

The study appears in the October issue of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.

-- Shari Roan / Los Angeles Times