Thursday, April 28, 2016

Experience a Facial Especially Tailored to Men

Men's Facial 

A very relaxing treatment to brighten and purify your skin. This treatment is especially tailored to men to thoroughly clean your skin. Your skin will regain its radiance and vitality and be visibly brighter. 

45 minutes - $75 

Call 36 Oaks Country Retreat today to schedule your appointment to try this facial or any other of our relaxing spa treatments. 

(707) 447-8037

Monday, April 25, 2016

Perfect Mother's Day Gift

Give your mother a gift this year she's sure to love...a spa day gift certificate! It's a great way to show just how much you appreciate her.

It's convenient too! You can buy and print a gift certificate straight from 36 Oaks Country Retreat's website. We offer a variety of relaxing services. You can buy an individual treatment or a spa day package. 

Please visit our website for more information

Friday, April 22, 2016

Soften the Signs of Aging with an Anti-Aging Facial

If you want to soften the signs of aging, treat yourself to this deeply nourishing and revitalizing experience. Throughout this exceptional treatment, you will feel the youthfullness returning to your skin. Noursihed, your skin will be smooth and visibly younger. You will feel very relaxed and rejuvenated! This treatment is designed especially for those 40 and over. This treatment includes cleansing, exfoliating, gentle stone and hand massage, derma fill mask and eye treatment, tight firm and fill eye and lip area treatment, as well as defend and restore moisturizing cream. 

60 minutes - $95 

Call 36 Oaks Country Retreat to schedule an appointment to try this facial or any other of our relaxing spa treatments.  

(707) 447-8037

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

What Would Happen if You Didn’t Drink Water? - Mia Nacamulli

Water is essentially everywhere in our world, and the average human is composed of between 55 and 60% water. So what role does water play in our bodies, and how much do we actually need to drink to stay healthy? Mia Nacamulli details the health benefits of hydration.

Lesson by Mia Nacamulli, animation by Chris Bishop.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Spoil Yourself with the Serenity Package


Serenity Package

  • A four hour stay
  • Full one hour massage
  • Herbal facial massage
  • Body polish (an exfoliation treatment)
  • Decadent tub soak in oversized claw foot tub
  • Fruit and cheese plate

For One:  $215.00
For Two: $415.00

Available at 36 Oaks Country Retreat! It is nestled in a grove of majestic oak trees on Gibson Canyon Road. It is an oasis of relaxation and natural beauty in the Vacaville countryside. A lovely country cottage setting on two and a half acres, with wild ferns growing in the shade. It is not uncommon to see deer wandering through, an occasional raccoon or even a fox.
Call today to schedule your appointment!
(707) 447-8037 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

10 Important Massage Benefits You May Not Know About

Do you think having a massage is just about relaxation, pampering or relieving tight muscles? Yes massage is great for inducing a deep state of relaxation and providing some pampering 'me' time. And you know it is excellent for relieving tight, sore or cramped muscles and the associated pain that goes with it. But there are many other benefits and reasons for having a massage than you may not be aware of.

Because massage affects us on a mind, body and spirit level, it can release a cascade of beneficial effects on a physiological, chemical, emotional and mental level.

Here are 10 important massage benefits that you may not know about.

  • Easing pain medication dependence.

Due to the easing of sore and painful muscles and freeing up of joints, less medication may be required to keep you comfortable.

  • Enhancing immunity.

The Lymphatic System is part of our body's natural defense system and massage stimulates the efficient flow of lymph therefore enhancing our natural immunity.

  • Improving the condition of the body's largest organ-the skin.

Massage increases circulation to the skin cells, bringing more oxygen and nutrients and oils used can also feed and moisturize the skin.

  • Lessen depression and anxiety.

As a result of the sedating effect of massage the nerves are calmed and many of us are able to step back from our worried or anxious mind for a while and gain a more positive perspective.

  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue.

Scar tissue can be broken down thereby reducing restrictions and unsightly scars.

  • Reduce post surgery adhesions and swelling.

Internal adhesions can be freed and pooling of excess tissue fluids can be reduced by stimulating drainage.

  • Release of endorphins.

These are amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller.

  • Relieve migraine pain.

Regular treatments can also reduce the occurrence of migraines.

  • High blood pressure patients demonstrate lower diastolic blood pressure, anxiety, and stress hormones.

By enhancing wellbeing and reducing anxiety, thus encouraging chemical and hormonal balance.

  • Enhanced sleep quality.

Relaxation promotes ease of getting to sleep and clients often report a deeper, more restful sleep.

There are many other benefits not listed here so don't just think of massage as a guilty indulgence, but as a very enjoyable maintenance program for this amazing machine we call the body.

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Your Back Could Use A "Facial" Too!

A decadent spa treatment for your face, and on the flip side, your back. Your back needs a "facial" too! An area that is hard to reach and often neglected. Your Flip Flop Facial includes back and face "facial" as well as your choice of neck and shoulder work, or hands and feet. 

60 minutes - $90 

Call 36 Oaks Country Retreat to schedule an appointment to try this facial or any other of our relaxing spa treatments. 

(707) 447-8037

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Trouble Sleeping? Try a Massage

So, what are the benefits of a good night's rest? It may seem like a silly question but catching the right amount of sleep every night may be more important than you think. A good night's sleep helps to repair your body, maintains a healthy heart, reduces the effects of stress, improves your memory, controls weight gain and decreases the risk of diabetes.

Think of the things that you do every day which you can't live without. We're talking about daily bodily regulated activities like eating, drinking and breathing. Sleeping falls into this category and is as important. Sleep plays a pivotal role in wellness, physical health, longevity and emotional stability. You know that feeling you have after a great night's sleep? Not only do you feel refreshed but your thoughts are clearer, allowing you to make important decisions that you are faced with throughout your busy day.

For many people, however, sleep is not that easy to come by. Everyday millions of people around the world have trouble closing their eyes and drifting off to sleep. Sleep deprivation and insomnia is not only annoying - everybody has had one of those tossing and turning nights, counting down the hours until sunrise and another full day of stumbling bleary-eyed through work - but chronic insomnia has many other debilitating effects. Not only does a lack of sleep cause calamities like car accidents, industrial disasters, medical and occupational problems but it can also lead to depressive states, anxiety and memory loss.

Remedies for Insomnia

The fact of the matter is that a large of the American population suffers from insomnia. So, where are these millions of Americans turning in order to get a good night's sleep? Approximately 10 million people in the U.S use prescription sleeping aids and although sleeping pills may do the trick for a time they are most certainly not a long term solution.

If you are suffering from insomnia and are searching for insomnia treatments and remedies then it is best look into alternative, natural treatments. Massage can be an extremely soothing and beneficial treatment for those suffering from chronic insomnia. This natural, external, stimulating treatment has had a significant impact on insomniacs and has been proven to be a highly effective insomnia remedy.

How Does Massage Assist in Treating Insomnia?

While massage can relieve pain and tension, a popular complaint amongst insomniacs, it can also promote relaxation which can assist in restoring the sleeping patterns of insomnia suffers. Unwinding, de-stressing and relaxing the body can encourage greater relaxation in the body's muscles and soft tissues, providing a more lucrative, peaceful platform for deeper, undisturbed sleep.

Massage assists in oxygenating the blood, relaxing the muscles and promoting health and wellbeing around the body. This can aid in healthier, deeper breathing and in boosting the immune system. In addition to the stimulating nature of the massage oils can also be used to stimulate relaxation and promote sleeping patterns. Lavender oil has long been noted as a fantastic insomnia remedy. This oil relieves pain, combats depressions and relaxes the nerves. Other beneficial oils include chamomile and rose.

More than half of the American population loses sleep as a result of anxiety and stress.

So next time you're laying awake at 2am in the morning, staring at your digital clock and wondering why you can't get to sleep while everyone else can, take comfort in the fact that you have more company than you think. However, if you'd like to increase your sleeping hours and combat chronic insomnia, consider natural remedies before turning to over-the-counter medication. Try a massage and promote relaxation and wellness around the body, and enjoy a healthy night's sleep.

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Check Out Our Spring Specials!

Complimentary Hand Paraffin Treatment with any massage or package. 
So soothing. The paraffin is enriched with citrus and Ginseng. 
(Please mention this special when booking your appointment) 

$10.00 off any package now through April. 
(cannot combine with other offers)

Friday, April 1, 2016

How Could Massage Benefit Your Health?

Cutting Down Cortisol

Cortisol is a steroid hormone, often released as a response to high stress. As such, it's appropriately linked to all the health problems high stress levels offer, for instance anxiety or depression.

Massage is well known for reducing stress levels substantially, even in small doses. Fifteen minutes a week, or even a month can have a real benefit on your state of mind. Cortisol is noted in substantially reduced qualities in individuals who undergo massage, helping with the aforementioned issues.

Improving Immune System

Do you get mouth ulcers regularly? The mouth carries perhaps the most bacteria in the body, and one of the first signs of a weakened immune system is ulcers appearing in the mouth. If you've ever experienced a 'stress ulcer' then you'll know how massage can help you.

High levels of stress result in immune system failure, this is why stressed out individuals get struck down by mouth ulcers at the worst times, it's simply the first place the problem becomes visible. By cutting down your high stress levels, massage can keep your immune system functioning longer. Ulcers, colds, and general sickness are less likely to strike, and with any luck you'll enjoy a far healthier life.

Helping with Pain

Massage has long been used on sports injuries and the like, and it's no wonder why. Massage is noted to decrease stiffness considerably, and reducing pain by a respectable amount. It's a pleasant, drug-free way to get back on the horse after an unpleasant muscle injury, or simply if you're all bunched up after a stressful day.

In these cases you're likely to be seeing Deep or Sports massage, the gentler Swedish massage is more appropriate for simply relaxing the patient. And in terms of helping with pain, it's important to remember this is fairly limited to muscle pain. If you've got a fracture, burn or open wound, then massage risks being both a painful and dangerous experience.

Getting Alert

If you're in a high pressure environment, it's easy to feel the urge to just daze out for a little while and let the stresses fly by. Massage has been seen offering sincere aid to helping individuals stay alert. When a control group was tested against a massaged group in a 1996 TRI study, the massage-recipients answered questions faster and with greater accuracy.

So it's definitely worth giving massage a try, at least. If you've ever had problems with any of the above, then a relaxing appointment might be just the thing to get you back on your feet.

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