Allow Us to (re)introduce Ourselves

Allow Us to (re)introduce Ourselves

Built into a granite bluff atop Mount Royce on the traditional land of the Syilx Okanagan people, Sparkling Hill overlooks the Okanagan Valley and the Okanagan Lake, the perfect backdrop for recharging.  Blending the natural beauty of British Columbia with the...
DIY Body Scrub

DIY Body Scrub

Our skin consists of 2 main layers, our dermis and epidermis (epi meaning outside layer). So the outer layer of skin that we see is actually the oldest, as the dermis is the deeper layer that regenerates, pushing the older layers upwards towards the surface.  Not only...
Aromatherapy 101

Aromatherapy 101

We clever humans have been figuring out the therapeutic nature of plants for millennia and using that knowledge to heal, nurture and relax.  If you have never taken an aromatherapy course and are beginning to look into it, the subject can feel extremely overwhelming. ...
Aromatherapy 201

Aromatherapy 201

This week let’s expand on what we learned last week in Aromatherapy 101 and move into blending essential oils.  This can take some practice however it is rare that a blend cannot be saved with just a bit of tinkering. Blends are when you are looking for multiple...
DIY Contrast Bathing

DIY Contrast Bathing

So why, and how, does this make us feel so good? To answer this, we will be diving into some human anatomy and physiology this week, giving us a great opportunity to learn how our bodies work. All of our body’s systems are in place to maintain homeostasis, meaning the...
DIY Massage

DIY Massage

Part One: Upper Back & Shoulders This week we will begin a new Wellness Wednesday DIY series to learn how we can effectively massage our own bodies and get rid of some long stored tension.  You will need 2 balls, a floor, and a wall.  Lacrosse balls are a...