It felt like Mother’s Day came early after the day I had yesterday!
Admittedly, I have a mild obsession with foot rubs. I have friends who don’t like feet anywhere near them and others who don’t want anyone touching their feet, but I am all about the feet. (Especially if it involves a massage!). My mom and I love going for foot reflexology treatments, so when I heard about Kalyana in West Vancouver, I was pretty excited to try a new local wellness centre.
When I arrived for my treatments at Kalyana, which opened its doors just over 3 months ago in West Vancouver, I was greeted by two members of the Kalyana team and had the opportunity to chat with them a bit before my first reflexology session. Saran and Rowena explained to me that the reason they believe so strongly in reflexology, and other holistic treatments, is that it is a preventative treatment- a way to relieve stress and live a balanced lifestyle where relaxation plays an important role! I couldn’t agree more.
I had never had reflexology done on my face. It was a really relaxing and calming experience. I’ve been for a few facials in the past and there is always more of a focus on applying and removing products, whereas the facial reflexology is more of a gentle massage of the face and scalp.
My favourite part was definitely the foot treatment though. We take our feet for granted. They lug our bodies around all day long and they get shoved in all types of shoes (and not always the most comfortable ones either!). Our feet get way less love than they deserve. My sweet reflexologist, Corrina, told me that I would have an amazing sleep after my treatment as she did a real number on my ‘insomnia point’. Baby Madeleine must have heard her, because Madeleine let me sleep for 6.5 hours straight last night (the most I’ve gotten since she was born was 4 hours in a row) and it was such a deep sleep that I woke up at 5am and did some work! Thank you Corrina! 😉
All in all, my 2 hours at Kalyana were pure bliss. My day of pampering did not end there though!
Next up, I was being treated to high noon tea at C.C Violin Patisserie and Café, another West Vancouver gem! I invited my mom to join me and we had such a perfect catch-up for the first time in a long time with no kidlets around. We actually managed to finish sentences. It was so nice!
If you have yet to check out C.C Violin Patisserie and Café, you definitely should! They have an incredible spread of baked treats with everything from pain au chocolat to macarons. They serve unbelievable coffee (Galileo-for those coffee aficionados out there) and have super friendly staff as well. I will definitely be suggesting C.C Violin the next time I’m meeting a friend for coffee.
Now here is the extremely fun part!! Kalyana and C.C Violin Patisserie and Café have teamed up with a special offer and will generously be treating one lucky reader to this fantastic pairing:
-Mother’s Day Aromatherapy Oils: for your treatment, choose from Jasmine (uplifting and soothing), Lavender (calming and healing), Mandarin (cheerful and sensual), Neroli (spicy, floral and calming), Orange (lively and refreshing) or Rose (romantic and supportive).
-A 45 minute Facial Reflexology treatment followed by a 55 minute Foot Reflexology session including a hot-stone foot soak.
At C.C Violin Patisserie and Café (before or after your Kalyana experience):