How can the month of March be nearly halfway over? Is it really possible that March Madness is already upon us? Speaking of sports, congratulations to the Murphysboro High School Boys basketball team! I don't follow sports that much but I have to say the Red Devils, in general, from sports to academic awards, have been having one heck of a 2019-2020 year. And... hopefully you saw the article about our little town of Murphysboro in the latest edition of the Country Living Magazine! I feel super fancy and famous 😊.
I feel like a wave of wonderfulness (barring the spread of the corona virus) is coming to our little town this spring, starting with Cold-Blooded Coffee opening soon! In addition, Coliseum Coffee Works is reopening and Martelle's Pizza is expanding... just to name a few feathers blowing in the breeze. But to kick off all of the spring festivities, check out the events list that Molly's Pint is putting on. Oh, and don't forget about the St. Patrick's day parade!
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Murphysboro St. Patrick's Celebration:
Don't miss out on the St. Patty's Day festivities this weekend! Check out all the details on the Murphysboro Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page! This year's event will include the following:
Molly's Pint has an entire month of events planned to celebrate their favorite holiday! This Saturday (after you have enjoyed the St. Patty's Day parade, ate Irish Stew, and ran or walked a 5k 😛) check out the entertainment at Molly's! For details and event line ups, check out Molly's Pint Facebook Events Page. Entertainment on Saturday, March 14th will include the following:
And the nagging continues..... I will continue to say it until water (and the celebratory bourbon) is the only thing you are drinking 😊. Water promotes cardiovascular health, keeps your body cool, helps muscles and joints work better, and also keeps skin supple. It is seriously one of the easiest and most affordable wellness tools available at your fingertips. Keeping it in the Irish spirit, try this month's hydration recipe, Green Tea Water with Lime and Mint!
Breathing Excersize To Reduce Stress:
With everything going on right now, from elections to viruses to basketball games to daughters with boyfriends... oye!... I find myself literally holding my breath from time to time.
It can seem odd that our body's response to stress actually causes us to hold our breathe and tense up, especially when doing the exact opposite will help release the tension completely! Did you know ❔: When you find yourself sighing out loud, you have likely been holding your breath for about 5 to 8 seconds without even noticing it. When you feel your shoulders by your ears and you are sighing, it is time to focus on deep breathing.
Breathing Exercise to Relieve Stress:
Here is a quick breathing exercise you can use anytime, anywhere, to help you calm your nervous system, increase focus, and reduce stress:
Announcement: We Are Now Accepting HSA and FSA Cards!
We are excited to announce that Oasis is now accepting HSA and FSA cards as a form of payment for our Therapeutic Corrective Massages!
Featured Product: Osmosis Cleanse
At Oasis, our top-selling products are the products that get the best results. I get asked all the time, "What brand do you like the best?" My response is always the same... the one(s) that works best for your skin. When I am looking into bringing a new product into the practice I ask three questions:
1) Are the ingredients of high quality? Is it formulated to do what it claims it will do? Remember, I am an ingredient junkie, not a brand follower.
2) Will it last? Most of our products will last you about 3 to 5 months, some even longer. We strive to give clients an optimal "bang for your buck". We know you work hard for your money and your investment should last a few months
3) Is it easy to use? Let's face it, 7-step remiges for daily maintenance just don't happen consistently. At least not for the working mom, or retired professional volunteer!
Take Osmosis Cleanse Gentle Cleanser. Last year we sold 133 units. This may not seem like a lot, but this bad boy lasts for at least 3 months, even when used twice a day! That means about 33 wellness-conscience women loved this product so much that they chose to re-purchase it 4 times! That's right, once every 3 months.
Join us on Saturday, April 25th! In conjunction with my “Boro Business" posse, The Unique Shops of Murphysboro (several of who were mentioned in the Best Of 2019 Southern Illinoisan Reader's Choice Awards), we will be hosting our 4th Annual Spring Fling Event!
This event will consist of a gift card special offer just in time for Mother’s Day, as well as Loyalty Reward Product Discounts. VIPs, watch for your special invitation in your mailbox! Yes, the regular mail 😊 .
I am so proud of myself and my team for committing to our personal self-care goals of 2020. Continuing down this path of refreshing our minds and bodies, the office will be closed Friday, March 27th at 1:00 pm. We will reopen the following Wednesday, April 1st with our normal business hours.
Don't fret, you are welcome to schedule appointments and purchase gift cards 24/7 on our website!
We have the greatest clients ever! Thank you for voting in the Readers Choice Best of 2019 contest. We are so please and humbled that for the 3rd year in a row, Oasis is runner-up in all of Southern Illinois as BEST SPA! This means we are #1 in Jackson County!! There are days that I seriously cannot believe I get to do this for a living. Thank you for all of your support, kindness, and encouragement.
Keep on striving for your definition of greatness, we look forward to serving you soon.
Lilly Cook - Skin Spa Owner & Licensed Esthetician
Oasis Skin and Wellness Center, Inc.
707 Walnut St.
Murphysboro, IL 62966