One day, I woke up, and it seemed like every Instagrammer was talking about jade rollers. Considering I have a collection of crystals and gemstones spread around my apartment, I impulsively bought one right away. When it arrived, I got to work rolling my face. The cool sensation and light pressure felt especially good on my tight, tense jaw. When I noticed my skin in the mirror, it looked less puffy and radiant. I was hooked.
As a lover of beauty blogs and trends, I started digging deeper into the jade rolling sensation and stumbled upon Facial Gua Sha. I read that Facial Gua Sha uses particular oils, crystals and stones to scrape the skin on your face. This ancient technique is said to relieve pain, tension and inflammation. It also encourages lymphatic drainage, banishes bloat, and breaks up fascia. Devotees of the treatment say that after just one session, your face will appear slimmer and brighter. For all these reasons, many women are turning to Facial Gua Sha as an alternative to Botox and fillers.
After researching all these benefits, I was determined to book a Facial Gua Sha appointment for myself. Lucky for me,Northeast Wellness-- A Community Acupuncture and Wellness Clinic in NE Minneapolis is just one block away from my apartment. I immediately booked a 30-minute appointment with Said Isayed, TCMD. When I spoke with the receptionist, she informed me to show up as is with enough time to fill out paperwork. No special preparation or downtime necessary.
My first experience was enough to become completely obsessed with Facial Gua Sha. I love that Facial Gua Sha doesn’t just make you look amazing, the entire process is pleasurable and relaxing. The stressI hold in my jaw released. My boyfriend commented on how I looked more youthful. Fine lines between my eyebrows were significantly less noticeable, and a natural, healthy glow was undeniable.
Not only did I fall in love with Facial Gua Sha, I fell head-over-heels in love with NE Wellness. This locally owned and operated establishment has been around since 2009. It was built on the idea that “healthy individuals make healthy communities and that everyone should have access to affordable healthcare, no matter what.” Today, NE Wellness is a full-service wellness center. They’re most known for offering community acupuncture as well as several other services designed to support you in your healing and wellness journey. All their offerings are affordable and accessible to all.
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When I was little, all I wanted to do was grow up. I dreamt of wearing makeup, driving a car and best of all: Total freedom from teachers and parents!
Well, I've been an adult for almost 10 years now. And as you and I both know, the responsibility that comes with growing up isn't all bells, whistles and rainbows. Adulting is hard and often times exhausting. You have to manage your work and career, important relationships, monthly bills and taxes, saving for retirement, plus your health and fitness. There's an endless list of responsibilities. Deep down, you have big hopes and dreams, but those get set aside because you're so busy doing things for other people.
This is why it's absolutely CRITICAL you commit to self-care. It's hard to give from an empty cup. When you make time to rest, restore and have fun, everything else becomes easier and more fun. For me, that looks like meditation, journaling, yoga and barre classes. I've created a non-negotiable daily practice that grounds and centers me. It's allowed me to slow down, move from a place of intuition and feel excited and joyful about life.
I want to share my daily practice with you. I want to show you what it feels like to take yoga and barre classes, meditate, journal and eat healthy foods for 4 days straight. I want you to give yourself the opportunity to slow down. I want you to go home feeling like a brighter, sparkly version of yourself. You deserve a long weekend of bliss focused on YOUR health and happiness!
Consider this a very special and important calling from your soul. I invite you to join me on my Yoga + Wellness Retreat this October in Madeline Island.
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Real quick: If you're new here, hello and *hugs* from me, Greta! I started this holistic business & wellness website (gretaertl.com) and newsletter in 2015 when I was feeling miserable and unfulfilled in my corporate job.
My intention is to share my story and the lessons I'm learning on the way to becoming my most authentic self.
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