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Did you know this year The Spa Beechworth will celebrate its 10th birthday this year and I’m celebrating being self-employed in the beauty / wellness industry for 16 years? Not a bad effort really… thank %*&@ for my skill set, I’m sure it’s helped me age more gracefully! On reflection I have accomplished a lot, and I have learnt more than I could have ever imagined, had plenty of great times and equally as many tough times. I feel I have honoured our industry well. I have aimed to be innovative in our region, bringing new trends, ideas, thoughts, treatments and
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Vital Defence Tonic

Antioxidants are great helpers when it comes to fighting ageing and disease. This tonic is ideal to add into your routine through winter, to banish colds and flu. Serves 2 INGREDIENTS 200g beetroot 300g carrots 100g orange 5g ginger 130g apple A pinch of mint METHOD Wash all vegetables and place in juicer. Add the ginger and juice. Serve immediately.
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The season changes and so should your bodycare

Brrr…. it’s getting cold outside! It seems like only yesterday that we were basking in the warm sun (with sunscreen of course!) But the warmer season has come to end, and Mr. Frosty is making his way to town. So what does this mean for your skin? Our bodies go through some pretty interesting changes with each season, which you will read plenty about as you follow our blog, but the skin on our bodies can be the area that is affected greater than the rest. The reason is that the humidity plummets. Our skin’s number one component is water,
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The Glow Smoothie

Yum… not only is this smoothie super delicious, it is also jam packed full of nutrients that feed your skin! Our philosophy on skin is that we need to look after our insides to have it reflected on the outside. Blueberries are rich in anti-oxidants that are anti-inflammatory and give your skin a boost in radiance. Chia seeds are a great source of fibre, omega 3’s and protein, which makes them super nourishing and collagen building as well as great helpers for eliminating toxins from the body. Plus your body and skin will soak up all the amazing nutrient dense fermented
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Move

Have you heard the term NEPA? It means Non exercise physical activity. You may be more sedentary than you think! Even though you may train like crazy, 3 times per week for 90 minutes, what do you do to move your body in the time between those workouts? Everybody nowadays is glued to screens – tv, ipad, iphone, etc, which means moving our body has taken a backseat for the other 8+ hours a day. During this time everything tightens ups and our breathing shallows resulting in a compromised posture, and confused energy flow. And this means fatigue, achy muscles
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