A Sense-sational Experience
While a typical spa menu includes a variety of body treatments such as wraps, manicures, pedicures, and facials, we prefer to focus on giving your often-neglected mind a relaxing and rejuvenating break. Thus, the MindSpa!
Unfortunately, in our chaotic world of multi-tasking and technology, our senses often become overwhelmed. Think of sitting on the couch using your laptop while watching TV and at the same time your cell phone is going off, the dog is barking and the kids are screaming. How easy is to relax or focus when that is going on? Our attention is pulled in so many directions it can be exhausting, and constant overload can contribute to stress and stress-related illness.
One of the most well-known ways to combat mental-overload is meditation, which at its basic is focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity to help achieve mental clarity and reach a state of relaxed calm. Scientific evidence supports the positive benefits of meditating, including reducing stress, controlling anxiety, reducing blood pressure, boosting mood, helping with attention and memory, improving sleep, and helping to control pain.
Sadly, even though people know the benefits, many either stop their practice or don't start in the first place because they struggle with it or become bored. Trying to meditate can seem a daunting task with all of the different instructions - how to sit, how to breathe, when to do it, how often to do it, what mantras to chant, how many times to say each mantra, whether or not to even use mantras, what to do with your mind, and on and on.
While we also offer an introduction to traditional meditation, the purpose of Senses is to show how you can achieve similar benefits to a formal meditation practice, but in a fun, creative, and completely unstructured way. Remember when you were a kid and you could spend hours playing, losing yourself in whatever activity you were doing, be it digging in the sandbox, building something magnificent with your LEGO, creating magical creatures with your Play-Doh, becoming a character in the book you were reading, or bringing images to life in your colouring books? As children, so much of our experience in the world is sensory-based - we put things in our mouth (who hasn't eaten dirt?), we touch everything, we smell (remember scratch 'n sniff stickers?!), we love noisy things, and we watch everything and everyone. We are constantly running, and climbing, exploring, and imagining. As adults, we lose some of our playfulness and curiosity and tend to use our senses more for just navigating through our day than for the pure enjoyment of it.
At Senses, we want to bring back the playfulness. So, how do we do this? We have created a room of "meditative" activities that allow you to engage and enhance the senses by focusing the mind on sensory objects and activities. It is a wonderful way to relax and unwind; it is a great distraction from the outside world; and it will allow you to experience a calm focus you likely don't get to feel very often. It is a sanctuary where you can experience the carefree joy of being a kid again, while at the same time improving your health and wellness. Yes, we even have bubble wrap! (And we promise not to make you eat dirt!)
You have a few options while in the relaxation room. For more information, click the links below.
*Self-guided relaxation time. You can simply use the activities and tools at your leisure to relax and unwind at your own pace. If you work nearby you could always bring your lunch and enjoy a relaxing break instead of wolfing your food at your desk or in a crowded lunch room. We provide everything you need; you just show up.
*Guided Sensory Meditation session. Allow a practitioner to guide you through a sensory experience for the ultimate in mental relaxation.
*Music Therapy session. Music Therapy is a sub-service of Sensory Meditation, but has so many benefits we like to break it out on its own.
SENSES MINDSPA PRICES
Senses MindSpa allows your mind to relax and rejuvenate in a fun and creative environment reminiscent of your carefree childhood days.
A variety of specially selected activities help your mind find calmness and focus through engaging in a unique sensory experience.
*Guided Relaxation (Sensory Meditation/Intro to Meditation/Music Therapy)
Single Session - $44
Monthly (once per week for 4 weeks) - $153
Annual (once per month for 12 months) - $422
Single Session - $74
Monthly (once per week for 4 weeks) - $257
Annual (once per month for 12 months) - $710
**Prices above do not include candy or chocolate for a tasting meditation. A choice of options is available for a nominal added fee. You can make your selections at your appointment (sweet treats, sweet & sour, chocolate indulgence).
*Self-Guided Sensory Relaxation
Single Session - $29
Monthly (once per week for 4 weeks) - $99
Annual (once per month for 12 months) - $279
Single Session - $49
Monthly (once per week for 4 weeks) - $169
Annual (once per month for 12 months) - $469
**Monthly and annual packages are non-transferable and are good only for the time frame purchased (monthly passes expire on the last day of the month purchased for, annual passes expire one year from date of purchase). Valid only for the service purchased (may be used for a different service at the discretion of Healing Vibrations, but may be subject to additional fees depending on the alternative service requested). Monthly and annual packages are not available online; they must be purchased at the office.
**Please note, we only allow previous users of brainwave entrainment to book sessions with binaural beats, monaural beats, or isochronic tones. You need to demonstrate that you are able to use them safely and without side effects.