A Message from your Nie Spa 'Best'eticians!

 

Making the Best of the Current Situation – Part 1

 

The staff here at Nie Spa have the well-being, safety and health of all our valued clients in our thoughts and hearts. We wanted to share with you some ways of looking at the positive!

 

Many of us are collectively helping our community stay safe and healthy in dealing with and making the best of this difficult and unpredictable situation. We had many great ideas but this email would be far too long – so we’ve decided to send it in two parts for your enjoyment. Watch for Part 2 next week!

 

Like most Canadians we all live very hectic and busy lives which can sometimes take us away from the things we enjoy most in life ... only taking advantage of those things on weekends and holidays. This time spent at home is allowing us the opportunity to reconnect with family and loved ones, tackle a project that’s been on our mind for some time, and just enjoying some good old-fashioned down time.

 

Social media is filled with a lot of darkness right now and while it feels like we should be consuming facts and updates, it can be very overwhelming and cause higher than normal anxiety. If you are experiencing this, try disconnecting from electronics and social media for a while and reflect on what is most important to you.

 

Here are some fun tips, suggestions and recipes for you and your family to try and enjoy:

 

Learn a new language – there are fun, easy and free programs set up in the form of games to help you learn several new languages. One example I have tried myself is called Duolingo, I have it installed on my iPhone and play it every so often while waiting for appointments.

 

Get a head start on Spring Cleaning – although this is not the way you envisioned getting your “never ending to-do list” done, why not use this opportunity to tackle closets, drawers, garages and even some gardening!

 

Easter baking – With the holiday fast approaching, why not bake your Easter cookies while the children are home and can help out? Then just freeze them for the occasion.

 

Relax in a nice hot bath – here a recipe that can be utilized as a bath soak or a *body scrub - shedding the winter blues and dry skin away.

 

Most ingredients will be found in your pantry:

 

  • 2 cups of sea salt (traditional salt works just as well) or sugar
  • 1/8 cup Coconut or Olive Oil
  • Few drops of any essential oil (if you don’t have you can add ¼ teaspoon of vanilla or almond extract)

 

Place mixture in a bowl mix well until all ingredients are incorporated and ENJOY! You can store the remainder in a glass container or sealed jar.

 

*Body scrubs, or exfoliants, have wonderful and many positive effects on the skin system: they boost cell regeneration, increase circulation, aid in the removal of toxins, and leave the skin soft, smooth and ready to easily absorb your favorite moisturizer.

 

Perhaps a nice glass of wine with your bath? This local company delivers, offering free delivery and/or free curbside pick-up (check out their website for details www.LakeviewWineCo.com).

 

Or tea if you prefer, not only does this tea make your home smell amazing, its detoxifying and tastes pretty good as well:

 

  • Bring 2 cups of water, 2 cinnamon sticks, 1 orange slice and 4 bay leaves to boil, simmer for 15 minutes and enjoy!

 

Soup Time!

This is one of my favourite soups from my cookbook (still in progress!). It’s not only versatile and very healthy, but the leftovers freeze very well!

 

Tuscan Kale and White Bean Soup

 

  • 2 cups white kidney beans (either canned or *dried)
  • 1 cup each ½” diced – carrots, yellow onions, celery
  • 7 cloves minced garlic
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 large can diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups chopped Tuscan kale (if you can’t find any kale will work)
  • 2 liters stock (either veggie or chicken)
  • 2 lbs spicy sausage (removed from casing and formed into small 1” meatballs) **optional for vegetarian version
  • ½ cup olive oil, salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup grated parmesan for garnish (optional)

 

METHOD:

 

Saute carrots, onions, celery and garlic in Olive Oil until translucent. Add salt, pepper, thyme and meatballs, carefully continue to saute as to not break apart meatballs for 5-10 minutes. Add stock, canned tomatoes and simmer gently for 30 minutes. Add white kidney beans, simmer 20 minutes. Add kale and simmer until kale has wilted approx. 20 minutes.

Serve with a drizzle of Olive and grated parmesan cheese and Enjoy! Simply delicious!

 

*If using dried beans, soak at least 6 hours in cool water, rinse well and simmer in stock for 2 hours or until soft – use stock to add to soup

 

Watch for Making the Best of the Current Situation – Part 2 coming next week for some more inspirational tips and recipes.

 

Bringing our retail shelves to you:

 

Should you require any items during the closure, please know that any
in-stock skin care items are still available and for the time being, take advantage of 15% discount on any purchases
(not applicable for Eye Envy products or NuFace devices).

 

We are now offering a social-distance-friendly shopping experience right here in town!  You can contact us via email or phone (905-304-0931) and we will do our best to make arrangements for you to receive them in a safe and efficient manner!

 

Starting March 23, check us out on Facebook and Instagram for your chance to win a personal homecare kit, mailed directly to your home.

 

Thank you for your support and patronage! We will work and get through this together, stronger and healthier.

 

Sincerely,

Sherry Docherty and the Nie Spa Team

 

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