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Our 2014 Holiday Specials and Packages Have Arrived

November 27, 2014

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Let’s cut to the chase: our 2014 holiday specials and packages are here!

You can’t go wrong with this season’s milk + honey gift offerings — from luxurious spa packages to our very own organic, plant-based bath and body care products, we’ve got you covered.

We have to get back to turkey prep now, but we hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and holiday weekend. May it be filled with gratitude, reflection, warmth, laughs, and if we get so lucky, a little milk + honey too.

Cheers!

Living, News

How to Keep Calm and Carry On This Holiday Season

December 21, 2013

three stooges turkey edit useWritten by guest editor and milk + honey licensed massage therapist, Matt Walker

I love the holidays, but let’s face it, they can be pretty overwhelming. With the trifecta of Thanksgiving, Yuletide festivities, and New Year’s Eve in our midst, it’s inevitable that we get sucked in, overrun, depleted, lifted, and celebrated. Regardless of where you’re at in this spirited procession, you’ll want to take care of the “basics,” as in, first and foremost, take care of yourself. This also means that it’s a really good idea to keep things in perspective, and when all else fails, take refuge (or you know, a night off).

Here are some other life reminders — trust me, we all need a little call to action, and this is mine to you.

Have a self-care plan, one that embraces moderation:

  • Try hard to get in about eight hours of sleep — here’s what’s in it for you.
  • Daily movement is key. Or if an everyday schedule doesn’t work, try for 30 minutes of intense exercise a couple times a week.
  • Whole, nutritiously dense foods with a minimum of ingredients, such as vegetables and meats present the most reliable pre-prescription for health.
  • Be merry. That’s a given.
  • Always get home safely.

And when you know “moderation” might not be in the cards for your night out, be honest with yourself.

  • Know when you intend on pushing past your limits, and under which conditions.
  • Avoid sugary treats and alcohol until sundown.
  • Try to clear part of your day after the company party.
  • Carpool or take a cab home on the nights you plan on over-indulging.

We can all lose a grip on things, especially when the holiday energy is high. Remember: a little perspective goes a long way. No holiday — no day, for that matter — has to be perfect. So, be thankful for the time you’re spending with family and friends. Count your blessings.

When all else fails, it’s time to take refuge:

  • Move a little slower.
  • Savor quiet time.
  • Go outside.
  • Cross something off your list without doing it, and go do something for yourself instead.
  • Stay home.
  • Schedule a massage.
  • Visit a sauna.
  • Meditate.
  • Pray.

In the grand scheme of things, the holidays punctuate our daily lives, helping us to reaffirm those very things we would cherish everyday if the ideal were actual. It’s the best time of year to reflect, rejoice, and recharge for the year ahead.

Happy holidays, everyone!

 

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News

The 12 Days of milk + honey

December 18, 2013

There’s no time like right now to share our version of “The 12 Days of Christmas.” Consider it the twelve reasons why you should gift milk + honey this holiday season…

The 12 Days of milk + honey 

It’s a zero-calorie treat.
We exclusively carry Cosmedix and Results Rx.
m + h gift certificates never expire. Never.
Earn VIP points, which count toward earning $40 in milk money.
VIP points and gift certificates can be used at any of our three locations.
What’s that? Points and gift certificates can be used for any service or product, too? Yes!
Special holiday packages are priced to enjoy.
Stocking stuffers? We’ve got those too.
Our m + h team can help you pick out gifts for everyone on your list. 
m + h was voted one of Austin’s Best Places to work. You’re in good, happy hands.
Our new all-organic bath & body products are perfect for unwinding post-shopping.
Shop local. Duh.

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Giveaways, News

‘Tis the Season For a Holiday Giveaway (Details Here!)

November 25, 2013

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Blame it on the current cold-weather front, or the (official) nearness of the holidays, but we’re already knee-deep in the gifting spirit. So much so that, starting today, we’ve kicked off our holiday giveaway series on Facebook and Twitter. How does it work? Simple.

For the next four weeks, we’ll post a question on Facebook and Twitter each Monday. To enter, “like” and “follow” our social pages, respectively, and answer the question at hand. Each Friday, we’ll pick a winner via random.org, and contact him/her accordingly. Putting yourself in the running for an awesome gift is arguably one of the easiest things you’ll do all holiday season long.

Don’t miss out on this week’s prize: a $50 milk + honey gift certificate (calorie-free and never expires!). Enter here and here.

Good luck, and stay tuned!

Photo source: Instagram

Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Certificates — It’s Not Too Late!

December 19, 2012

At milk + honey, we want to make sure your gifts get there on time. Here is all of the shipping deadlines, and Instant Gift Certificates information you should need to make sure you have a Merry Christmas.

Overnight shipping orders should be placed by Saturday, December 22 by 2pm. That should guarantee your order will arrive via FedEx by Monday at 3pm.

The local mail in Austin will be delivered on Christmas Eve. Anything that is mailed on Friday within Austin, to an Austin residence should make it there on Monday.

milk + honey Gift Certificates that will be mailed may be purchased here, giving us a call at 512.236.1115, or dropping by any location.

Instant Gift Certificates may be purchased here, and you can print or email them immediately. That’s right, you can wake up Christmas morning, realize you have forgotten to get your wife that extra something, and solve that problem with milk + honey.

Also, we know that it feels great to give, and it feels even better to receive. When you purchase $500 in gift certificates, we’ll give you an $80 bonus. (We won’t tell anyone if you keep it for yourself!)

Happy Holidays from milk + honey.

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Holiday Gift Ideas

December 9, 2010

For the Chronically Stressed
Better than jelly of the month club, an annual massage Spa Subscription is the ultimate gift that will change someone’s year (and maybe their disposition). The process is easy: on the first day of the month, we will charge a card on file for that month’s massage (our Subscriptions save 15% over a la carte selections). We will contact the Subscription holder if they haven’t scheduled that month’s appointment by the 15th. You can even include gratuity so they can breeze in and float out without ever having to reach for their pocketbook. Any of our services can be turned into Subscriptions. Just call us at 512.263.1115 or email us for more details.

For the Mom to-Be
Give the mom-to-be the rest and relaxation she deserves! Our Pre-Natal Massage is a gentle and thorough massage tailored to the special needs of expectant mothers that will melt away the aches and pains of pregnancy. Add a Lux Pedi to really indulge her every need! Buy Gift Certificate

For the Golfer or Athlete
Our Hit the Trail Retreat is perfect for the runner, golfer, or tennis pro in your life. They’ll enjoy an hour-long Sports Massage to soothe sore joints and muscles, followed by a Buff + Go manicure and pedicure plus 15 minutes of extra foot massage. To make sure that their skin stays safe in the sun, they’ll leave with CosMedix SPF 30 sunblock. Buy Gift Certificate

For the Girl on the Go!
Is she too busy for the spa? Not with these quick, yet thorough, spa treats for the gal (or guy) on the go:

The Ultrasonic Facial is an advanced skin rejuvenation system for glowing, radiant skin. This treatment is a particle-free dermabrasion system that helps Spa Partisans of all ages and skin types reclaim their radiance. Buy Gift Certificate

Buff + Go Mani and Pedi includes light nail and cuticle maintenance and a buff to shine. Buy Gift Certificate

For the First Timer
Help someone ease into luxury with The Holiday Mini Retreat which includes a relaxing 60 minute Lux Massage to melt away stress and a signature facial for cleaner, brighter skin.

For the Man Who Thinks He’ll Hate It
With a little push, the most reluctant man can become a spa true believer. Give him a Manly Retreat, which includes a 60-minute Sports Massage, Men’s Deep Clean Facial, and Manly Mani, and remind him that milk + honey was recently voted “Austin’s Best Spa for Men” by Rare Magazine! Next time, he’ll be asking you to join him at the spa. $245. Buy Gift Certificate.

For Mom
Give her the sweetest gift with our 2010 Holiday Sweet Retreat. It includes our Seasonal Scrub + Steam + Massage, a Lux Facial, Brow Shape, and Lux Mani and Pedi for $369.

For the Newlyweds
Give the bride and groom our Backrub 101 and they’ll both learn how to give a great back and neck massage. After they each receive a thirty minute lesson, the lucky duo will receive a one-hour Lux Massage in our couples’ room. Buy Gift Certificate.

For the Girl Who Has it All
Indulge the woman in your life with the most lavish milk + honey experience: our 2010 Ulitimate Retreat, which includes a Ulitimate Massage, Aromatherapy Salt Glow, Lavish Lashes Application, Signature Facial with Lash Tint + Brow Shape, and Lux Mani + Pedi.  Buy Gift Certificate

For the Social Butterfly
A season full of egg nogg and figgy pudding may leave your body feeling sluggish so renew your system with a Detox Steam + Massage. Body brushing stimulates and opens pores, while a massage with detox essential oils and and a full body steam improves your immune system.  Buy Gift Certificate.

For the New Year’s Resolution Maker
If your commitment this year is to reward yourself more often, buy a series of your favorite service.  When you purchase four or more of any service you receive a 10% discount.  You can even pre-book your appointments, which makes your promise easy to keep and you can go back to eating chocolates. Give us a call to purchase your resolution or buy online.

Don’t see what you are looking for? You can purchase Gift Certificates, for any denomination online by clicking here.

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Go Green for the Holidays

December 16, 2008

At milk + honey we take extra efforts to minimize our impact on the environment. Below are a few ideas from our eco-wise team of Spa Partisans how to be a lean, green, waste not machine:

•Reuse or recycle packing materials – Online purchases are on the rise which means lots of bubble wrap, packing peanuts and styrofoam. Bubble wrap can be stored for reuse (if you can resist the insatiable urge to pop it), or it can be recycled. Foam packing chips are not as easily recycled. If you don’t want to store this material for future use, take it to a shipping center such as the UPS stores that will gladly use it. While its easy to recycle cardboard, its even better to reuse boxes. Before you break down those boxes and put them out to the curb, spend just a few minutes to find someone in need of a box or two. You can save the landfill while helping a friend.

•Recycle old electronics – New flat-screen computer monitors, laptops, cameras, cell phones are common holiday gifts. Older models which are being replaced are usually still in working order and should not be discarded to a landfill. Click here for information to help recycle these items.

•Christmas trees can be recycled too – Cut trees are useful material for composting. Composting requires a carbon source and Christmas trees are just right for municipal operations which use chippers to shred the material. http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/sws/xmastree.htmArtificial trees which are up for replacement may also be recycled. These trees are usually made from metal which is accepted by most recycling centers.

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