We know many of you were just getting back to your consistent facial schedule (we love seeing you every month), but sadly this most recent shutdown has abruptly put facials on hold. Of course, nothing will replace the adept hands of a skilled esthetician, but don’t be afraid to take matters into your own hands in the meantime.
We are pleased to announce IO Marin will be offering spa services indoors and on the outdoor deck. Please take a look at our modified hours and menu... and get a peek into the steps we are taking in Marin to keep everyone safe.
Using specially-shaped stones, the IO estheticians bring this facial to life for our clients in a beautiful way. But what really is Gua Sha, and what do we know about the benefits to your face, neck and décolleté… and even your health?
It’s October and everywhere we look it’s all about Halloween. And for many of us, it is also the unofficial milestone at the end of Summer and Fall, leading to the mad rush of Thanksgiving and the Winter holidays. In honor of the ubiquitous Halloween decorations, we at IO can’t pass up the opportunity to write about masks. But for us, the masks we love aren’t the ones that cover you up for a spooky costume. Instead, we celebrate the ones that can restore and rejuvenate your skin, in spa and at home.
We hydrate, we eat well, we run, walk, swim, do yoga, exercise machines, weights, moisturize, exfoliate… the list can be exhaustive of all the things we do to take care of our bodies and skin … but how about regular treatments? By and large, we consider massages and facials to be a “treat” (it’s in the name “treatments” for goodness sake) but it’s time to consider them as crucial to our wellness.
Throughout the year we talk about WELLNESS AT IO, but this month we focus on the often-elusive MAKING TIME FOR REGULAR WELLNESS. We are featuring stories about the importance of making massages and facials a regular part of your wellness routine.
This week, we spoke with Lynda R., a long-time client of our monthly membership program (12 years!) and asked her about the program, why she likes it, and her favorite tips!
In our midst at IO is a chocolatier. And not just any chocolate. This is some of the most beautiful, hand-crafted chocolate we’ve ever enjoyed: the highest quality, fair-trade cacao blended exquisitely with hand-crafted Ghee. Our blog this month is the result of our discussions with Ryan, the creator and co-founder of Night of the Sun. We discuss his journey from spreadsheets to chocolate, his inspirations, working with friends, and what might be next. And it wouldn’t be the IO blog without singing its wellness praises!
Get your travel FLOW on with Kelly! This month at IO, we focus on your travel wellness. In this second part, IO massage therapist Kelly shares her favorite strategies for keeping the body awake and refreshed on long trips.