What does it mean to be a Certified Massage Therapist?

When I was attending massage school, California was one of the only states that did not have state-wide legislature that regulated the industry. At the time, each city in California had their own set of requirements on who could open a massage business. Just to give...

Massage Etiquette

In the process of learning about Swedish Massage, I also learned a lot of things about proper massage etiquette that I hadn’t known prior to my training; things I never considered until I was on the other side of the table, like how to tip, how much to talk,...

The low down for massage newbies

A couple planning a visit to Morro Bay called me today to schedule a massage during their trip. The husband asked “As newbies, what do we need to know? Should we bring anything? What do we need to do to prepare?” *Ding ding ding* We have a winner! The...

Coping with Holiday Stress

The holidays can be a great time to celebrate and reconnect with loved ones. They can also be a source of stress as your calendar fills up and to-do list expands. While you’re busy taking care of everyone else, it’s important remember to pencil in some...

Get Relief from Headaches & Migraines the Natural Way!

June is National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month. Can massage actually help with migraines? In short, yes. Some triggers for migraines include anxiety, stress, lack of sleep, and hormonal changes in women. This list overlaps quite well with things that...

The Importance of Proper Sleep Hygiene

Sleep hygiene is like brushing your teeth, it is a ritual that improves your health. In the case of sleep hygiene, instead of just affecting your teeth, it affects your entire life. Sleep quality has been shown to affect weight, academic performance, mood, and markers...

The SLOCO Way

Why SLOCO? The reason to come to SLOCO is that we focus on providing three things every time you visit: Wellness Customization Relaxation Wellness The moment you walk in the door, you’re greeted with a healthy choice of chilled filtered water with or without our...

Semi-Private Yoga: The SLOCO Way!

Here at SLOCO, we pride ourselves on providing top quality spa experiences that promote wellness just as much as they promote smiles. We’re taking feel-good wellness and bringing it to our brand new yoga classes! What’s Not Included: – Fighting for a mat…...

A New Year, A New You & A New SLOCO!

At SLOCO, we’re starting off the year with health at the forefront by bringing in our new product line from Naturopathica! This includes potent herbal teas, tinctures, and fortified honey, each one specifically formulated to put the healing power of nature to work for...

SLOCO Holiday Gift Guide

Spoonk Mat One of our favorite stress relieving tools is the Spoonk acupressure mat. The mat is made of little spikes that stimulate your body’s pressure points, releasing endorphins and reducing stress. The best part is that it comes in a travel size as well,...

Vote with Your Dollar

The National Retail Federation estimates that Americans will spend $655.8 billion on retail in November and December of this year alone. No matter where you stand in this year’s elections, your opinion has been heard, but how have you acted upon it? Not everyone is...

Don’t Nuke Your Nuts!

by Dr. Susan Lundgren, Ptera Wellness “Is that a cell phone in your pocket your are you just happy to see me?” Or are you just trying to reduce sperm count, cause mutant DNA (poorly formed sperm not x-men sperm) and increase your risk of testicular cancer? In short,...

Spa Your Admin Professionals

Here at SLOCO, we have a lot of people who come in with aches and pains related to work. Since it’s admin professionals week, it’s the perfect time to talk about some tips for proper ergonomics, preventing computer and sitting fatigue, and some cool tech that helps reduce eye strain related to computer use.

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