Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Lime In The Coconut Wellness Spa Menu

The all-new Lime in the Coconut Wellness Spa is thriving! Thank you so much to everyone who has already booked an appointment. If you have not yet experienced a luxury manicure, pedicure, acupressure massage, or reflexology session with Wendy yet, be sure to get your appointment on the books soon!

Last week, we offered a general overview of the services available through the new Wellness Spa at our Lake of the Ozarks compounding pharmacy. (If you missed it, you can view this blog here.) This week, we're finishing the conversation by taking an in-depth look at the luxury spa menu.

Lime In The Coconut Wellness Spa - 
Menu Of Services

Essential Wellness Manicure
25 Minutes / $45

This service begins with the hands soaked in a shea coconut-lime hand bath. Our signature hand bath is a compounded all-natural coconut and lime hand wash that will cleanse, sanitize, and soften the hands and cuticles. The nails are clipped and shaped to your preference, and the cuticles are buffed. You will then receive a hand acupressure massage, followed by the polish color of choice. 

Luxury Wellness Manicure
60 Minutes / $65

Like the essential wellness manicure, this service begins with the hands soaked in our signature hand bath, followed by shaping the nails and buffing the cuticles. The hands are then exfoliated with our signature all organic brown sugar coconut lime scrub. The hands are then tucked in warm moist towels and given hand acupressure massage and reflexology, followed by a warm nourishing aromatherapy paraffin. Finally, the nails will be topped off with the polish color of choice.

Essential Wellness Pedicure
60 Minutes / $60

This service begins with a hydrotherapy foot bath that provides a soothing and relaxing experience - pure, clean, and quiet. The feet are soaked in a shea coconut- lime foot soak. Our signature foot soak is a compounded all natural coconut and lime foot wash that will cleanse, sanitize and soften the feet and cuticles. Nails are then clipped and shaped, cuticles are buffed, and calluses are eliminated. You will then receive a foot acupressure massage, followed by the polish color of choice.

Luxury Wellness Pedicure 
80 Minutes / $80

Like the Essential Wellness Pedicure, this service begins with the hydrotherapy foot bath in our shea coconut- lime foot soak, followed by shaping and buffing of the nails, cuticle care, and callus elimination. The feet are then exfoliated with our signature all organic brown sugar coconut lime scrub. The service then invites the foot acupressure massage and reflexology followed by a warm nourishing aromatherapy paraffin and last the polish color of choice.

Our signature hydrotherapy foot spas are hand-crafted and made in the USA. We are the only spa at the Lake to offer these elite foot spas by Michele Pelafas!

Reflexology services are incorporated into the Luxury Wellness Manicure and the Luxury Wellness Pedicure, but sessions can be booked separately as well. 30-minute reflexology sessions are $60 and 60-minute sessions are $120.

Lime In The Coconut Wellness Spa - Signature Products

  • Organic Coconut Lime Hand Soak
    • Made with certified organic shea butter, coconut essential oil, and lime essential oil
  • Organic Brown Sugar Coconut Lime Scrub
    • Made with organic brown sugar, coconut essential oil, and lime essential oil
  • Organic All-Natural Nail Cuticle Oil
    • Made with a proprietary blend of sesame seed oil, coconut oil, Vitamin E, lime essential oil, and rosemary essential oil

All products are formulated and compounded in our lab. These products are included in all Manicure and Pedicure Services (as well as the 60 minute reflexology session).

Call Us To Book Your Session!

Your busy schedule may take more of a toll on your body than you realize. It's important to give yourself time to rest, relax, and rejuvenate. If you would like to learn more about the revitalizing wellness services offered at our all-new Wellness Spa or book your private session, call Lime in the Coconut Specialty Pharmacy at (573) 964-6786. 

On Fridays and Saturdays, feel free to call Wendy's cell phone directly: (417) 252-1785. You can also like her Facebook page here.

Feel As Good On The Inside As You Do On The Outside!

111 Crossings West, Suite 6
PO Box 2145
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

(573) 964-6786 

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Lime In The Coconut Wellness Spa Now Open!

For the last ten years, we have striven to provide our clients with the services they need to lead healthy, happy, balanced lives. Since the very beginning, we have provided customized prescription medication as well as a variety of herbal and vitamin supplements. Throughout the years, we have explored various other services that could further support our mission. This week, we are proud to announce the latest and greatest addition to the Lime in the Coconut Specialty Compounding Pharmacy: the all-new Lime in the Coconut Wellness Spa.

Behind The Wellness Spa:
Meet Wendy Ann Rauh (Brickey)

Lime in the Coconut Wellness Spa is independently operated by one of our team members, Wendy Ann Rauh (Brickey). Wendy has been in the spa industry for 20 years. In that time, she has learned that spiritual, mental, and physical health must work together to create optimum wellness.

As a former Owner/Operator of Sisters Day Spa Of Willow Springs, she has always envisioned having a spa that is wellness driven. One of her favorite quotes is from John 1:2, "Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well."

A lifelong learner, Wendy is always working to further her education of human anatomy and the body's natural systems. She strives to help others live healthy, meaningful lives. We are super excited for her addition of the wellness spa to our compounding pharmacy at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Wellness Spa Menu

Her extensive experience in the spa industry allows Wendy to offer a variety of top-quality services to the clients of the Lime in the Coconut Wellness Spa. Specifically, clients may receive...
  • Essential Wellness Manicure - 25 minutes / $45
  • Luxury Wellness Manicure - 60 minutes / $65
  • Essential Wellness Pedicure - 60 minutes / $60
  • Luxury Wellness Pedicure - 80 minutes / $80

All manicures and pedicures finish with our top-of-the-line Dazzle Dry Polish. This polish remains chip-free for 2-3 weeks like traditional gel lacquers, but unlike normal gel coats, the Dazzle Dry Polish removes with ordinary nail polish, strengthens natural nails, is non-toxic, and completely vegan. It dries rock-hard in only five minutes without the use of a UV lamp. It is also free of Nitrocellulose, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Camphor, and other toxic substances.

The Spa also offers a top-quality Paraffin by PerfectSense, made of food-grade ingredients, essential oils, and water. This nourishing, age-defying Paraffin treatment is included in the luxury manicures and pedicures.

Watch for our blog next week for a complete description of each of our traditional spa services and the treatments included in each.

But Wait, There's More!

Beyond the classic manicure and pedicure services, Wendy offers top-quality reflexology as well as hand and foot acupressure services to clients of Lime in the Coconut Wellness Spa. 
  • Hand & Foot Acupressure Massage
    • By stimulating pressure points and energy flow through the meridians, acupressure massage can help balance organs all over the body. Acupressure can also help alleviate headaches, tight muscles, and other issues that may result from energy stagnation by releasing tensions that may have built up in the body's meridians.
    • Hand & Foot Acupressure Massage is included in all of our mani/pedi services.
  • Reflexology
    • Hand and foot reflexology is based on the simple premise that there are zones in the hands and the feet that correspond to all other areas of the body. The main idea is that properly stimulating these reflexes can help many health problems in a natural way. Essentially, it is a type of preventative maintenance. 
      • 30 minutes - $60
      • 60 minutes - $120

Learn More In Next Week's Blog!

We are thrilled to welcome the new Wellness Spa to our Lake of the Ozarks pharmacy. Wendy's skill and expertise in her profession promise only the best for the clients of our new spa. Be sure to watch for next week's blog to learn more about each of our manicure / pedicure services in detail, as well as our signature line of spa products produced right here at our pharmaceutical compounding lab in Mid-Missouri

In the meantime, call Wendy at (573) 964-6786 for more information or to book your private appointment! On Fridays and Saturdays, feel free to call Wendy's cell phone directly: (417) 252-1785. You can also like her Facebook page here.

Feel As Good On The Inside As You Do On The Outside!

111 Crossings West, Suite 6
PO Box 2145
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

(573) 964-6786 

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Essential Oils For Motherhood: A Quick Survival Guide

It's undoubtedly one of the most rewarding roles in the world, but it's also one of the toughest jobs in existence. Motherhood is a roller coaster ride of bumps, bruises, scratches, tantrums, snuggles, play dates, laughter, tears, and everything in between. 

It's impossible to predict what may happen next when there are kids around, so moms have to be prepared to handle whatever situation may arise. This is often easier said than done, and sometimes moms have to make things up as they go along. However, there are certain things you can do help prepare you for the various situations that may present.

Building Your Survival Kit

As a mom, it's important that you build a survival kit you can use to get you through the tough situations that may present. The tools in your survival kit will adapt as your children grow, as diapers and wipes are exchanged for bandaids, emergency snacks, etc. 

No matter how old your kids are, there are certain tools that your survival kit should never be without. Essential oils are a prime example. These powerful resources offer numerous benefits that can be beneficial in practically any situation. Keep reading to learn more about the essential oils that should be kept in your mom's survival kit, courtesy of the Lime in the Coconut Specialty Compounding Pharmacy.

5 Essential Oils For Your Motherhood Survival Kit
  1. Stress Away - This mix of Cedarwood, Lavender, Vanilla, Copaiba, and Lime is relaxing and grounding.
  2. Peppermint - The refreshing and invigorating qualities of this versatile oil make it the perfect midday pick-me-up. (Warning: peppermint can have an adverse affect on milk supply and should not be used by breastfeeding mothers.)
  3. Lavender - This soft, soothing scent can be diffused, added to bathwater, or applied to kids' feet to help get a better night's rest.
  4. Peace & Calming - This tangy mix of Orange, Ylang Ylang, Northern Lights Black Spruce, Tangerine, and Patchouli is another great way to set the mood for a relaxing evening or afternoon nap.
  5. Thieves - This is a Young Living favorite. Its uses are as powerful as they are varied; Thieves can be used for anything from immune defense to household cleaning.

It Doesn't Have To Stop There!

Though the five oils we just discussed could be considered the "essential" components of your survival kit (see what we did there?), the list doesn't have to stop there. There are several other essential oils that may come in handy when dealing with the everyday demands of motherhood, such as:
  • Eucalyptus - Purifying and cleansing
  • Clary Sage - Calming and relaxing
  • Bergamot - Calming and confidence-boosting
  • Rosemary - Promotes mental clarity

Find All Your Must-Haves At The Lime In The Coconut

In addition to the full line of Young Living Essential Oils™, our specialty compounding pharmacy at the Lake of the Ozarks carries a wide array of herbal supplements to help you keep your family in superb health. If you should find yourself in need of prescription medication, our compounding experts can formulate your or your child's prescription specifically to your needs.

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there! Thank you for all that you do.

Feel As Good On The Inside As You Do On The Outside!

111 Crossings West, Suite 6
PO Box 2145
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

(573) 964-6786 

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

How Hormones Affect Weight Loss

For some people, weight loss is a relatively simplistic process. They watch what they eat in order to avoid consuming too many unnecessary calories, and they exercise regularly. Slowly but surely, the extra weight disappears. For other people, the process is not nearly so simple.

The truth is that there are multiple different factors that affect weight loss - the formula often extends far beyond the simple "calories in minus calories out."

At our Lake of the Ozarks compounding pharmacy, we dedicate a significant portion of our practice to helping our clients achieve their weight loss goals. A few weeks ago, we wrote about five different factors that frequently affect weight loss:
  1. Stress
  2. Inconsistent (or inadequate) sleep schedules
  3. Dehydration
  4. Genetics
  5. Skipping meals

While it's true that these factors can (and do) affect your ability to lose weight, they don't tell the whole story. Keep reading to learn about another factor that has a significant impact on the body's ability to lose weight.

The Power Of Hormones

You probably guessed it - hormones are another factor that significantly influence the way our bodies gain and lose weight. Hormones are natural chemicals that regulate countless bodily functions, including sleep schedules, mood, metabolism, and weight loss/gain.

Women are often extremely aware of the powerful effects of hormones, as they experience the strong hormonal changes that accompany their cycles every month. Men may not be as acutely aware of the power of hormones on a day-to-day basis (although they may witness it in their female family members!) but they can be just as impacted by hormonal shifts in their bodies.

Three Hormones That Impact Weight Loss

Here is a quick look at some of the hormones that are commonly at play in weight loss challenges.

Commonly referred to as "the stress hormone," cortisol is the hormone our bodies release when we are under significant or extended stress. Cortisol triggers the body to convert sugars into fat so that it can be stored in the body for later use. Unfortunately, many of us don't get a chance to use this stored energy, so it continues to build up over time. It is worth noting that stress isn't the only thing that can cause the body to produce more cortisol - a daily cup of coffee can have a similar impact.

Estrogen is fairly well known as the hormone that is primarily responsible for making women, well, women. It plays a crucial role in regulating female body functions such as menstruation, menopause, and female development. However, it also plays a significant role in metabolism and weight loss. Rising estrogen levels are often correlated with insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, and weight gain. Estrogen levels can be thrown off balance by exposure to toxic substances, as well as consuming large amounts of meat or soy products.

As the hormone that tells our brain when we are full (and consequently when we should stop eating), leptin plays an important role in weight management. Unfortunately, the copious amounts of sugar we consume on a regular basis makes it hard for leptin to do its job. The short explanation is that consuming large quantities of sugar (which is easy to do even if you avoid cookies, cakes, and other desserts) causes the body to produce excess leptin. While this may not sound like a bad thing at first, the truth is that when the body gets too much of a certain hormone circulating in its system, it begins to to ignore that hormone's message.

It Doesn't Stop There

While cortisol, estrogen, and leptin are commonly at play when the body starts to display weight loss challenges, they aren't the only hormones that can impact weight gain/loss. The endocrine system (or the "hormone system") is immensely complex. There are countless different factors that can influence how your body metabolizes sugars and manages fat storage.

If you are having trouble meeting your weight loss goals, it may be worth investigating how hormones might be impacting your situation. If you would like to learn more, we encourage you to reach out to the Lime in the Coconut Specialty Compounding Pharmacy. Our team will be more than happy to assist you however we can!

Feel As Good On The Inside As You Do On The Outside!

111 Crossings West, Suite 6
PO Box 2145
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

(573) 964-6786 

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM