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February’s promotion is here!!  You will definitely go Head Over Heels for this decadent Chocolate and Mint themed package! We all know how great it tastes, but did you know that chocolate is good for the skin too? Our Chocolate and mint foot-soak and massage is moisturizing and uplifting. Chocolate has also been known to increase circulation and firm skin.

Come in alone or as part of a couple or group- this promotion will be available through the month of February. Snack on spicy Mexican chocolate cookies and sip our foam-topped mint hot chocolate..with just the right amount of spicy kick!

Call and make your reservations today!  February is filling up fast!

207.879.7625

Who Is This Guy???

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We love Earl Grey tea – in fact, our current tea of the day is Lavender Earl Grey. But who was Earl Grey and why is one of the world’s most beloved teas named after this man? Earl Grey tea, it turns out, was named after the 2nd Earl Grey who was British Prime Minister from 1830-1834. He is celebrated for the abolition of slavery through the Reform Bill of 1832 which was passed during his term. Why does the bergamot-infused black tea carry his namesake? Legend has it that one of Grey’s men rescued the son of a Chinese mandarin from drowning in 1803, and the man then presented the tea blend to the Earl as a symbol of his gratitude. Whether or not this story is true, we’re grateful for the existence of Earl Grey tea. We love it so much that we serve traditional Black Earl Grey, as well as Lavender Earl Grey, Green Earl Grey, and White Earl Grey!

Reflexology and Massage..What’s the difference???

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Reflexology on the hands

Both reflexology and traditional massage are natural healing arts that are deeply relaxing, help to relieve stress, and promote circulation. In traditional massage various techniques are used to manipulate the muscles and connective tissue. Reflexology does not necessarily focus on the muscles.  Reflexology is based on the principle that there are reflexes on the body which correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body. Many therapists work on the hands and feet because they contain the highest concentration of points and are easy to access. There are several methods that can be used to work the reflex points, to help to restore balance to the related areas and systems of the body.

Reflexology is an ancient art. The earliest known references to reflexology in history date back to inscriptions found in the tombs in Egypt.

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Wall painting from the “physician’s tomb” at Saqqara in Egypt dated to 2,330 BC

At Soakology, our licensed massage therapists perform traditional foot/lower leg massage in 20 and 40 minute massages.  Reflexology can be done in 40 or 60 minute sessions.  Both of these services can be paired with any of the Foot Soaks that we offer for the ultimate relaxing experience!

Frozen Summit Tea and the Art of Oolongs

There are a great number of steps in the making of oolongs, more than any other tea. This makes oolongs one of the most complex teas to create. Their flavor ranges from mild and floral to strong and toasty, depending on the special techniques used to create each tea. Oolong tea has been found to increase metabolism, reduce high blood pressure, boost the immune system, and support dental health.

LP has chosen one of our favorite oolongs for this week’s tea pick: Frozen Summit.  This is a roasted, hand-rolled tea from Taiwan, with clear, crisp, floral notes. This tea can be infused many times and as the tea steeps, the tightly rolled leaves unfurl to show whole leaf tips and buds.

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Only the newly-sprouted leaf tips are plucked to make Frozen Summit. They are allowed to wither, and then are roasted and rolled up tight.

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s the tea steeps, the leaves begin to unfurl…

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nce brewed, the leaf tips and buds of the Frozen Summit tea can be admired.

The Spirit of SOAKtober

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October’s special is here!!  Have a wicked relaxing time with The Spirit of Soaktober!  A warming, fragrant, and detoxifying experience for the return of Fall.

Soak in our blend of ultra detoxifying activated charcoal sea salt with a shot of cinnamon and kick up your feet for a massage with our warm and fragrant cinnamon essential oil blend.  Snack on our Wicked Russian Tea Cakes and sip on our Fall favorite, Apple Pie Chai a blend of apple cider and traditional chai with a splash of milk.

Call and make your reservations today!  October is filling up fast!

207.879.7625