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Originally from Nebraska, Cara joined Five Wellbeing Studio + Spa in December of 2018 after moving from California where she had been working as a massage therapist at the well recognized day spa, Burke Williams.
She is very passionate about her work and has a sincere appreciation for the life lessons it has taught her. Massage has brought more clarity and a sense of calm to her life that she did not always have. It provides a daily reminder of how powerful and important it is for her to ground and center, which is something she highly recommends everyone do. Tuning into her body has made her more comfortable in her own skin and opened her up to be a better therapist because she is able to consciously get out of the way and be a clear channel for the healing energy she receives. Cara says, “It has taught me that holding space for someone else, to just breathe and be, is a magnificent and remarkable thing. And if you can do it without judgment or without worry about the outcome – it is truly transformative.”
As the child of parents with well-established careers in the education system, Cara decided to take a different route, and after a year of college, enrolled in massage school. She quickly realized that her learning style was not conducive to academia, where so much reading was required. She is kinesthetic and visual in her learning style, and, with that realization, her path with massage became clear. She opened her own business, which proved to be hugely successful and, after two years, she took time off to be a stay at home mom with her newborn children. Family is paramount to her and her two boys are her pride and joy.
Cara heard about Five Wellbeing from a friend and, after visiting, was very impressed with the emphasis the spa places on delivering the ultimate guest experience. The welcoming, intimate, family-like environment was in alignment with her own values and it immediately felt like home – she knew this was the place for her.
This month, Cara recommends our “Revive” Magnesium Wellness Wrap for the many health benefits it provides. Magnesium is an essential mineral for our body and well known for its relaxing and naturally detoxifying properties – yet many people are deficient. Keeping up your magnesium levels is important for the release of toxins from the cells, and also for healthy bones, muscles, and nervous system. It is best absorbed when applied topically and its primary benefits are as follows:
- Relieves muscle aches and pains
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Supports the immune system
- Relieves Insomnia
- Improves skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis
- Boosts energy levels and supports cardiovascular health
Performed on our healing quartz crystal bed, this detoxifying wrap will melt away toxins from the body as it soothes muscle aches and pains. It finishes with a revitalizing foot massage that will leave your whole body saying, “thank you!”