Friday, December 30, 2016

Benefits of Massage Therapy

Holly Firfer reports on researchers testing the benefits of massage therapy on cancer survivors.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Girl's Birthday Spa Party

Are you looking for something unique to do for your daughter's birthday? Try a Spa Party!

Girl's Birthday Spa Party

Have your daughter feel like a princess on her special day, at the area's only Country Retreat. Whether it's a few friends or a group, make it a day she'll remember forever. Day includes but not limited to:

Gentle pineapple herbal facials
Paraffin fun dip
Chocolate fountain with strawberries
Snacks and punch

$275.00 for five girls
Additional girls at $55.00 
*prices subject to vary

36 Oaks Country Retreat
6963 Gibson Canyon Road
Vacaville, CA 95688
Open 7 Days By Appointment Only

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Discovering Happiness Through Rest and Relaxation

To experience life at it best and live a life full of peace and contentment, you need to make a conscious effort to bring some down time into your day and be in the moment with assorted techniques related to rest and relaxation. Once you feel the deep satisfaction from really enjoying a peaceful moment or two every day, you will attain a deeper connection with yourself that can ultimately be the source of a firm and unwavering feeling of happiness with life.

Relaxation techniques release stress and strain from our body and ease our minds, freeing both to function at their best.

  • When you are troubled or worried, take a few minutes to focus on the inhalation and exhalation of your breath. Feel the temperature sensations of your breath. Bring your breath all the way to your ribs and notice your rib cage expanding and contracting. Try to breath with this focus for 5-10 minutes.
  • Listening to water, in its many forms, is a relaxing way to connect with nature. Close your eyes and be still in a quiet place. Focus on the sound of raindrops hitting a roof, rain gushing from an eaves trough, water connecting with water at a waterfall, water trickling against a fountain or a rivers current pushing water over rocks. Listening to rain or water will generally be one of those spontaneous moments of relaxing - you must take the moment when it comes, not just create the moment when you make time for it. Although natural is always better, there are some great CD's of rain, thunderstorms and flowing water that still provide that nurturing spirit of nature.

Build rest into your life and you will give yourself more quality time for enjoying the good things in life. Rest can mean going to bed early or sleeping in whenever you can. This is short term resting. It is also important to plan some lengthier resting, such as an extended weekend where you sleep as long as your body wants and you're able to do the things that are pleasurable and calming for you.

These techniques will help you in connecting the spiritual, mental and physical elements of yourself. By having a deeper connection with your whole self you are better able to connect with the people and situations in life that will bring you a deep seated joy that can't be diminished by external circumstances.

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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Need a Last Minute Gift? Try a Spa Day Gift Certificate!

Don't know what to get that special someone for Christmas? Try a gift certificate for 36 Oaks Country Retreat! We have individual spa treatments or spa packages to choose from. Everyone loves to be pampered.....this is the perfect gift for everyone on your list! It's convenient too, you can purchase them directly from our website.

Friday, December 16, 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

Monday, December 12, 2016

Connect With Nature: To Awaken Your Original Humanity

In the last century our human lives have been completely revolutionized. We're less connected to the natural world than any other time in human history. but every day you have an opportunity to change this and reclaim your ties to nature.


Get outside! Look, listen, feel, touch. Have experiences! Pick berries, play a game, watch a bird, make a fire. Connection is a feeling & awareness that awakens your original humanity.

It's time to connect with nature!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Experience Serenity and Tranquility with a Moisturizing Facial

You will experience serenity and tranquility as your face becomes more soft, supple and moisturized. This revitalizing facial has the benefit of hydration, luster, and vitality. This treatment is recommended for dry skin. This facial includes cleansing, exfoliating, facial massage, derma fill mask, toning and an application of defend and restore moisture cream. 

60 minutes - $85 

Call 36 Oaks Country Retreat today to schedule an appointment for this facial and any other of our relaxing spa treatments. 

 (707) 447-8037

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Spa and Massage Benefits to Soothe Away Winter Aches

In general a good, professional massage has the ability to improve your overall health. This goes beyond just pampering yourself; this is about prolonging your life and living an active lifestyle so that you are not burdened by aches and pains. Massage can increase your blood flow, thus improving and plumping slack skin, and acts as a catalyst to encourage lymphatic drainage (removing toxins out of cells so that nutrients can flow in). Below are some benefits of massage therapy and different treatments that will make you look and feel more vibrant and just plain blissful.

Swedish Massage
This is one of the most common types of massage therapy treatments. A Swedish massage involves long, kneading strokes, in addition to soft, tapping strokes on the top layers of muscles. The friction that occurs when layers of tissue rub against one another, increases blood flow and decomposes scar tissue. A Swedish massage is beneficial because it relieves muscle tension that can assist in relaxing and energizing and assist in healing after an injury. This particular type of massage therapy is highly recommended for those suffering with osteoarthritis.

Hot Stone Massage
This type of treatment is accurately summed up in the name. The massage therapist places stones into a stone -heater filled with water (the water is typically heated to about 122-127 degrees Fahrenheit). The therapist will then place the warmed stones on certain areas of the body to act as acupressure points. These stones can be used with other massage therapy techniques as tools and can be quite soothing and relaxing as heat is transmitted to the deepest layers of the muscle tissue.

Deep Tissue Massage
Those suffering from chronic muscle tension, injury or if there are frequent adhesions (compilations of rigid, painful tissue) in their muscles and ligaments would benefit most from deep tissue massage. Adhesions are painful and can cause limited movement, pain and inflammation. Deep tissue massage is the best option for giving attention to certain frequent painful or stiff areas on your body. For this type of massage treatment the therapist will use slow, pressured strokes to focus on layers of muscles, tendons and other deep tissues below the skin. Although deep tissue massage is less rhythmic than other forms of massage therapy treatments, it can be quite therapeutic and beneficial in relieving chronic tension, injuries and back sprains.

Whichever your preference, make massage therapy a part of your health routine. Especially in this winter season, our bodies take a beating, add in the delicate balance between work and home, and by the end of the week we are just plain stressed. This stress is one of the main causes of muscle tension and pains. Contact your local day spa or massage therapist for more information on different treatment options.

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Spa Day Gift Certificates Make Great Christmas Presents!

Don't know what to get that special someone for Christmas? Try a gift certificate for 36 Oaks Country Retreat! We have individual spa treatments or spa packages to choose from. Everyone loves to be pampered.....this is the perfect gift for everyone on your list! It's convenient too, you can purchase them directly from our website.