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Hello, my name is Laxmi  and thank you for taking your time to read this and I am expecting for your feedback and comment. Thank you again.

 

We have a small spa called Lumbini Wellness Spa in Brampton downtown since last January 2017. In our spa, we work with skin, skin that feels. We have services like massage, facial, waxing, and threading. I have 3 goals, they are: 1)  to spread message “skin feels, let the skin feel the power of touch.” 2) to participate people in spa services so that they can feel better and improve their wellbeing 3) to make survey and research to prove it that it can actually increase the wellbeing of the people.

 

Our skin feels

We are humans that’s why we have senses to find out what is going on inside out. Well, animals also have their senses to find out inside out but they can not use their senses to change their given environment. But the human has that ability to change their given environment by using their senses and working accordingly. So we have 5 visible senses they are sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. And our field is skin and touch. I believe, if we use our senses properly, we can get the outcome that we want. Sometimes we overuse our other four senses (unconsciously, without being aware of what we are doing)

sight, sound, smell, taste, and we get angry, annoyed, irritated, and stomach goes upset. And talking about our skin, it is considered as more showoff thing rather than feeling thing.

 

No wonder why there is a myth that we only use 10% of our brain, and I got the best possible answer. Because we use our little 2 eyes that can see (if we have it and if eyes can see

) and two little ears that listen (if we can hear), and we use our tongue to taste food so that we can live and communicate with people (if we can talk). Nose is essential to breathe and smell the air. So other four senses help us to learn about outside of ourselves. But our skin helps to learn about ourselves.   So my point is if we don’t know ourselves or our real capacity then what you expect to learn about outside world? Skin has the ability to feel pain and pleasure, hot and cold and nice warm temperature, itchy, tickly and more. So we can use our own skin as a very important tool to know about our true capacity and to clear out the unnecessary accumulations in our brain. Those unnecessary accumulations are the real burden in our brain, it decreases our efficiency and performance. In the extreme cases of these accumulations, people go crazy, get very angry (boil up their brain), and suffer from anxiety and depression (freeze their brain). Skin communicates with the brain. If our skin communicates good and nice messages to our brains, then for our brain it is much more easier to understand those skin receptors messages than listening to others or watching to other things. Because your own skin message is more authentic to your brain than any messages from another medium. If your brain is experiencing some pain or a headache from outer source (from eyes or ears), then sending some nice and pleasure message from your skin (with professional massage and facial) to your brain so that it can reduce and eliminate the pain depending on the size or amount of pain in the brain and amount of the pleasure and nice feeling received from the massage and facial.

 

Our Thinking and the fact

Malala is fighting for girls education. She is saying we and other 60 million girls have eyes. brains and hands like boys so we must get the opportunity to use these given tools so that we can educate ourselves. People are still thinking that education is only for boys. There was a time when they used to think education was only for rich. There was a time when they used to think only men could vote. There was a time when some people and their cast and race used to be the slave for rest of their life and for many generations. This is the time when we think spa services and treatments are only for luxury and for rich people or for those who have extra money to spend on it to show off to others.  My point is whatever we think does not matter but the fact and truth do matter. And always, the fact and the truth win.

 

My field is skin, feeling and touch. The fact is skin is the largest organ in the body. The fact is we develop the sense of touch as early as seven weeks to eight weeks of pregnancy, and sense of touch is the sense that we develop first. There’s nothing a newborn loves more than skin-to-skin contact. (Source: http://www.parents.com/baby/development/physical/babies-developing-senses/). That means the sense of touch is the most important sense to any human. If a newborn baby loves it then this is a fact, we don’t need to do any more research on mice or monkey wasting money for no reason. Newborn baby gives unbiased feedback like animals.  The fact is everyone has their skin to feel, there are a lot of people who can not see and who can not listen and talk but still, they can educate and communicate themselves with the help of touch sensors and with fingers. The fact is skin communicates to the brain. The fact is skin communicates different kind of feelings and emotions to the brain. The fact is that the human being is not only the hardware which has bones, muscles, blood, brain, heart and whatever but this hardware is run by software which is upgraded and designed by our senses.  

 

My vision

I believe with these given tools skin and sense of touch and with other simple spa services, we can achieve, happy face, happy mind, happy society, healthy body, healthy habit, healthy society, self-esteem, self-awareness, safe society. This all things are the need of this time/age.

 

Misconception about massage

People consider massage negatively. They think massage is not the right word to use and not right thing to do. There are so many spas and salon in the market. But I believe they lack the proper knowledge of service and industry knowledge. Because they are not professional and educated they have ruined the market for massage. They have not only ruined the market for the massage, they have also send negative concept about massage to the public. They are not increasing the wellbeing of the people, they are decreasing their wellbeing by stimulating bad kind of emotions in them. There are two kinds of emotions and feelings: one is good kind and another is bad kind. All the good kind of emotions and feelings makes you good and well while all the bad kind of emotions and feelings makes you bad and unwell. Those things that make you temporarily happy,  is bad for you. So temporary happiness is bad kind of emotions and they lead you to the wrong direction. For example, drug makes you temporarily happy but is bad for you in long run and in short run as well. Our SKIN has the ability to FEEL. Don’t confuse, our every part of the body has its specific function and our skin specialize in touch and feel. Don’t just rely on your eyes and ears, trust your skin. Your skin helps to understand yourself. Know yourself, before you know other. Get a professional massage and facial so that your skin can feel better and then you can feel better about yourself.

 

In Hinduism, the supreme God and Goddess practice massage. I am talking about Hinduism because I was exposed to this religion since from my childhood. I wish I could know about all religions and beliefs and support my viewpoint about massage with more examples and evidence. I believe we all believe in some kind of super soul or super example or God. So, no matter which God, but all God represents the great example for us and teach us about humanity. So I am only using Hindu religion as an example or reference for massage and sense of touch and I am trying to provide some respect towards this profession. I  noticed a very interesting thing about Goddess Laxmi,  the Goddess of money, wealth, prosperity and good fortune, provides feet massage (most of the time) to her husband God Vishnu who is considered as the supreme God. I search for the reason why she massages her husband feet. And I found though Goddess Laxmi is the Goddess of wealth and presides over all forms of prosperity, the goddess shows to the world that serving the Supreme is greater than all the treasures on earth. Reference – Srimad Bhagavatham(Bhāgavata Purāṇa) –https://www.vedabase.com/en/sb?gclid=COTrlOjKl9ACFc6HaAodm0UHiA

And there is another interesting incident. Since there are so many God and Goddess in Hinduism, the sages were confused to whom they consider the supreme one and so they decided to test the three Gods Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh. So one sage was selected to test the God. First, he went to Brahma, and he didn’t greet to Brahma and Brahma got angry, and the sage left from there. Then he went to Mahesh, and he did the same and Mahesh got angry too, so he left from there. Then he went to Vishnu’s place without his permission, at that time Vishnu was for rest and sleeping. The sage called Vishnu but didn’t listen then the sage kicked Vishnu on his chest. And then Vishnu woke up and said: “my chest is strong and your feet are soft maybe you hurt your feet let me massage your feet”. And then God Vishnu massage his feet. Vishnu cooled down the angry sage with feet massage. The sage begged his pardon for his actions and told him about that test. And they considered Vishnu as the supreme. So supreme God in Hinduism, Vishnu and Laxmi both knew the importance of massage. (source: https://vaniquotes.org/wiki/Bhrgu_Muni_tested_the_tolerance_of_the_Lord_by_purposely_kicking_His_chest. By the way, my given name is also Laxmi and I am also arguing about the importance of massage. What a coincidence of these names!

Modern research evidence regarding wellness and massage can be found in here http://www.wellnessevidence.com/wellnessevidence

 

Wellbeing, beauty, love, and attraction

Our services help to improve the well-being of the people. Our services also promote beauty, attraction, and love. It is not a funny thing or a thing to laugh or neglect i.e. beauty, love and attraction are the three basics things to run this world. Beauty can be both inside beauty and outside beauty, and here we are talking about both inside and outside beauty. The word love is a divine word but when we start to describe this word then it goes out of context so to go to the point lets describe its opposite which is hate. The opposite of love is hate. Now think of any consequences of hate, how it feels to you, to your family, to your neighborhood, to your community and to your country and world. Hate destroys everything. Now let’s go to the point, the opposite of hate is love and the opposite of destroy is make then our desired statement will be,”love makes everything”. If we want to make not to destroy then love is essential to run this world. Attraction is the key not only to this world but to our solar system. The gravitational force is also a kind of attraction force. It is very clear, if there is an attractional force then we can create a system together like the planets are creating the solar system for us. So you can use that attraction force to run your home in a good systematic and more predictable future. You can use that attraction force to work together to create or build something good in your office and in the community. The attraction force works to find the connection to each other. So the attraction is to connect, to work together, to accept the coexistence of each other, to understand the significance of each other, to fit everyone in the big picture, to live happily ever. In the big picture of the milky way, our solar system is not even a dot, it gets lost somewhere, and need to focus and zoom to find it out, in the solar system our earth is like a dot, in the human community in this earth every single person is like a dot. But every dot has its significance and contribution. Think this way, how it feels to you about distraction and disconnection. It does not feel right, right? Then simply go to the idea of attraction and connection. But of course, at the same time, we all have our different path, we go to our personal life path without interfering each other.

So our work is also important and fundamental work too, and we want respect for doing our job. If you think esthetician education is not that higher level then we want it to a higher level, and we want of study to a higher level. After all, education has certainly that power to alter the way you see things.

 

What is Lumbini Wellness Spa, what is the meaning of it?

Let’s start with our logo, we have a logo of two symbols one is lotus and another is yoga and meditation position. The colors are orange and green. Lotus symbolizes spiritual enlightenment and rebirth. As a lotus is able to emerge from Muddy Waters un-spoilt and pure, it is considered to represent a wise and spiritually enlightened quality in a person; it is representative of somebody who carries out their tasks with little concern for any reward and with a full liberation from attachment. When you do yoga and meditation it also provides your spiritual enlightenment and rebirth of true you. In other words, yoga and meditation help to identify your true value and existence of yourself.

Little research: In Egyptian mythology, the lotus is seen as a sign of rebirth, but additionally it is associated with purity. In Buddhism, the lotus is known to be associated with purity, spiritual awakening and faithfulness. In Hinduism, many God and Goddesses carry lotus in their hand or sit on the top of the lotus, there must be some reason or connection to lotus for this. http://www.lotusflowermeaning.net/ For the yoga and meditation, there are tremendous research and experiment have been done regarding the actual benefit to the overall well being of the people.

Now, let’s go to the color of our logo Orange Color meaning: Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation. Green stands for balance, nature, spring, and rebirth. Green has great healing power.Green is the color of nature. It symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness.

Now, let’s go to the words Lumbini stands for the birthplace of Buddha. It is a sacred place for peace lovers and healers no matter of religion. Lumbini lies in Nepal and I (Laxmi) was born in Nepal too. We love our birthplace that means there is love in our heart and it’s really good thing to have a heart full of love and passion.

Meaning of wellness: Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness is more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth. “…a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. It is a proactive, preventive approach designed to achieve optimum levels of health, social and emotional functioning. Wellness can also be defined as an active process through which you become aware of and make choices toward a more successful existence. A wellness-oriented lifestyle encourages you to adopt habits and behaviors that promote better health and an improved quality of life. It also involves the recognition that you have physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs, with each dimension being necessary for optimal levels of functioning. Wellness is a positive approach to living – an approach that emphasizes the whole person. It is the integration of the body, mind, and spirit; and the appreciation that everything you do, think, feel, and believe has an impact on your state of health.

Spa definition from International Spa Association: Spas are places devoted to overall well-being through a variety of professional services that encourage the renewal of mind, body, and spirit.

Gathering and collecting information from above:

Definition of Lumbini wellness Spa: Lumbini wellness Spa is the sacred and pure place that is devoted to improve and increase the overall well-being of people through a variety of professional services and products that encourage the renewal of mind, body and spirit so that you can achieve the spiritual enlightenment, happiness and healing power within yourself.

 

I Wish

I wish insurance companies accept the esthetician services as a part of their coverage program. Even better, I wish the government could provide a subsidy to those family who can not afford our services like they do for the child care subsidy program. Even better, I wish, the government could provide a fund to basic beauty and wellbeing services like facial and massage once a month program like they do in health and school programs. Education, health, employment are big topics for government, but beauty love and attraction are the big topics for the universe. So which one is a bigger issue, you decide.

About Laxmi

I am really passionate about my spa business and this health and wellness industry. I went to Seneca College for Esthetics Diploma in 2011 and completed in 2013. Before that, I went to Concordia University in Montreal to study Economics and I quit after one year because it was not for me.  But, I used to be Economics teacher for undergraduate students, in back home, Nepal. And I was also very interested in business to have a sense of freedom and creativity. My father inspired me for this as he quit his job of a bank manager and started his business from scratch when I was in grade 10. I didn’t know what to do after I quit Economics study and then soon I discovered a lot of hyperpigmentations and adult acne on my face. My skin was telling me something different. Then my skin made a decision for me and went to esthetics college to study. The more I study about it the more I like it. Finally, I was able to open my own business, a spa, Lumbini Wellness Spa in Brampton, when my one son was in grade 10! Besides that, I am honest, kind-hearted, an introvert, I wish I could be a great extrovert like a great salesperson. My dream is to make people happy and healthy and to eradicate child poverty especially in developing countries like Nepal. And I feel proud for being a Canadian!

 

 

5 Skin Care Habit for your healthy skin! June 21, 2017

Five skin care habit you need to have to get a healthy skin;

1. Clean: Clean your face morning and evening with a cleanser to remove dirt, debris, excess oil on the skin and makeup. This makes your skin clean, this is that simple! ( everyday morning and evening)

2. Tone: Tone your skin with a toner after cleaning your face. Toning hydrates your skin and balances the skin ph level which should be 7. Some cleansers are harsh so they remove the skin protective barrier as well, and skin becomes sensitive. So toner maintains the skin’s protective barrier. ( everyday morning and evening. You can also spray the toner on your face and neck throughout the day to keep skin hydrated.)

3. Moisturize: Moisturize your skin after cleansing and toning your skin. Moisturizer makes your skin soft, and supple. ( everyday morning and evening)

4. Protect: Protect your skin from environmental damage, especially from the sun. Wear Sunscreen at least 15 SPF or more for under 20 years and at least SPF 30 or more over 20 years. Wear SPF every morning. If you put makeup, you can put after applying sunscreen. (everyday morning, you can re-apply sunscreen when necessary)

5. Exfoliate: Exfoliate your skin two to three times a week. We built of dead cells on the top layer of skin, if we don’t remove them, our skin looks dull and rough, and eventually, we will get the premature skin. So we need to remove those dead cells to have healthy, fresh looking, and glowing skin. (two to three times a week)

✓ Treat your skin: put a good mask after exfoliation. Mask hydrates your skin and gives nourishment to the skin. Put mask about 10 min. Wash it with lukewarm water, pat dry with a towel, and then tone and moisturize. (two to three times a week) ✓ Meet skin professional, come at Lumbini Wellness Spa once a month for the professional treatment and advice.

Looks like a lot of work, isn’t it? But to get a healthy and good skin, we need to have a healthy and good skin care habit! See you soon, until then take care!

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Spa and the systems are the great things to make a habit of! June 9, 2017

 

There is system everywhere inside out. Inside our body, outside this planet, and this universe. So, you must be in the system too. Actually, we are all pretty much in the system. On the basis of the age, we all are in the system. Small Kids go to the daycare, bigger kids go the school, adults go to work, senior make their own system since they have gained knowledge and experience throughout their life. And those who don’t like the existing generalized system or don’t fit in the existing system, they make their own, and those who create their own system for themselves and for others, are generally famous and well-known for their hard work for creating a new system.

Now, think about yourself for few moments, there are trillions of cells working for you making you as you. So you really need to show your respect towards them, admire them and treat them. A nice massage, facial and safe products, healthy food, exercise, yoga, dance are great for them. Make a system for this too, get done massage and facial once a month, take a shower/bath once a day, wash your face with a good cleanser and water morning and evening, put moisturizer on after that, put sunscreen every morning. Renew your body mind and spirit, make your body happy and healthy so that you can be happy. If you don’t create this system for your body, then your body will say “oh my god, we are working so hard for him/her, we are so organised and we are so much systematic, but she/he is so careless and so unsystematic”, and they will get a signal from you that “ok do whatever you want to do I don’t care”. And then they don’t work that hard for you, they become disorganized and unsystematic too and you get sick, you run to hospitals, thank god there is hospitals and doctors when you get sick. But it cost so much money to the government and to yourself in some cases. But do you really want to go to the hospital and get sick, you don’t, we know that. But we know that you really like
to come to the spa for facial and massage and to have a beautiful feeling within you for yourself. That is what your body and skin and those cells and muscles also like to have done.

So the point is, if you like to have a nice massage, and facial and safe and good products for your skin, and also your body and skin like massage, and facial and safe and good product, then why don’t you make a spa system and skin care system for yourself? Remember, when you, your body, and you mind want and like facial, massage and the beautiful feelings which is good for you, for your mind body and spirit as well. Then you decide that this thing is good for you and you should go for it. It always gives you a positive impact to overall your wellbeing. Also remember, skin is the largest organ in the body, that means it must have the largest role or some very important role in the body, more than just to make you to one single piece. And also remember, the sense of touch on the skin begins to develop as early as seven weeks to eight weeks of pregnancy that means the sense of touch must be the most powerful sense or most necessary sense for us.

We all agree that spa is under the health and wellness industry (if you are aware of this industry). Spa treatments are considered as preventive treatments that means maintaining your health and wellbeing so that you won’t get sick. Health, wellness, beauty, happiness all go together. When we talk about beauty, people often confuse with nice pretty clothes or dresess or nice hair and makeup but here we are talking about the beautiful feelings within you. When you are happy, healthy and have beautiful feeling about yourself and others, you look beautiful no matter what you wear and you don’t need to put a lot of makeup or you don’t need to put make up at all because your healthy and happy skin is glowing from inside out. When you are happy, healthy and have beautiful feelings towards yourself and others, you are sending the positive message and information, and vibration to your family members, friends and society which creates happy family, friends and society. Then what else we need? Then what is stopping you from coming at Lumbini Wellness Spa on a monthly basis for the spa services and treatments? Money, time, or not prepared for it, or something else? Well, think again, whatever you got the answer.

Thank you for your time! So, do you want to make spa habit for your overall wellbeing and happiness? If yes, please call us at 905 453 5171 to book your appointment or send us an email at wellbeing@lumbiniwellnessspa.com .

 

 

 

“Increasing and improving Wellbeing of People” is the common goal of Lumbini Wellness Spa. March 29, 2017

The U.N. General Assembly declared March 20 as World Happiness Day in 2012, recognizing “happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings around the world.”

ISPA’S ( International Spa Association) DEFINITION OF SPA,”Spas are places devoted to overall well-being through a variety of professional services that encourage the renewal of mind, body, and spirit.”

Did you notice the common word in both sentences? So that means, “Wellbeing” is the common agenda of universal goals and spa. So don’t underestimate the benefits of spa services and products. Come here at Lumbini Wellness Spa to increase and improve your wellbeing.

Spa Treatments to Whom and for Why? February 25, 2017

Spa treatments are no longer only for the beautifying on the surface of the face or body, now these treatment is considered to improve the overall well-being of the people. It boosts up the self-being, well-being, and efficiency of the people.  “There is a new aesthetic in town and it’s health and wellness. A healthy mind is the key factor for a healthy body…wellness must include a happy mind” (“2017 Wellness Trends”, from Global Wellness Summit). So, Healthy mind, healthy body, happiness, beauty, and wellness go together, and there is no doubt that happier people can work harder and have more productivity and efficiency.

The report of Global Wellness Submit ‘2017 Wellness Trends’ says,” due to increasing levels of stress as well as a greater understanding of brain science, the proper relationship between mind/ body is getting clearer. With an alarming mental wellness crisis (spiking depression, anxiety, etc.), wellness retreats, spas, fitness studios, schools, workplaces, and governments will step up “healthy mind” programming…in 2017 and beyond. Governments will recognize that a focus on mental wellbeing and happiness is an important key to turning around declining productivity and rising social instability. For instance, JanEmmanuel De Neve (economics professor, Oxford University; co-editor of the UN’s World Happiness  Report) keynoted on how nations (like the UAE, with their new “Minister of Happiness”), which used to focus only on GDP, are now looking closely at new measures of (and new policies to drive more) national happiness, because “happiness” drives the economy: from studies showing that unhappy teens earn significantly less as adults, to ones showing happy workers are significantly more productive.” So I am glad that I am able to open a small wellness spa in downtown Brampton and want to help and serve more people.

As a wellness business, for us it’s good to have more good clients, at the same time, we also want to help and focus on those hard working people who help (1) themselves (2) others and hence help community and country. Helping ourselves without hurting anyone is a great thing to do. If everyone does that, there won’t be the issue at all. Helping ourselves, and at the same time, helping others is even better. They make their life better and do the same for others. We must recognize the contribution of such people, and offer some special things to them as much as we can. So that they can feel good about themselves, have self-respect, and ultimately, increase the wellbeing.

So we also want to be a part of this program, though we have a small spa now, we want to grow and help more. Our price is very fair and low and our quality is the best because we care about you and you deserve it.

“Women’s Day” or “We Day” which you like better? March 8, 2017

Nature has given women more job and responsibility than men, that means women are more capable of doing things than men, naturally. Any question?

Still, in some part of this world, this tiny creature of this nature think, women are still inferior to men. Actually, the inequality, gender issue, bla.bla..bla…are just in the head of the both men and women. If you want to remove it will be gone right away, and there won’t be such issues at all.
The fact is this nature needs both men and women, that’s why we have our existence. Otherwise one of them would disappear.

Now we are in the year of 2017 so many years of civilization, educations, development, understanding. Now, it’s not the stone age anymore where women give birth to the child, and she stays with the child because she has that ability physically, naturally, to take care the child and to help her/him to grow to be man and woman. And men go outside for hunting for food. So from those days, women stayed at home and men went outside of the home. At that time period, they had no choice, women stay home because they are responsible, trustworthy, delicate enough to handle the newborn and strong enough to fight your own body’s pain and discomfort. And men go outside because he had no choice, he is so dumb to stay home with a newborn and to take care small kids. He goes outside home and got the opportunity to explore this world. From this point of time, they misunderstood women, like women knows nothing about this world. From that time women left behind. Does everybody agree?

Now time has changed to computer and robot age, no man goes for hunting for food and no woman stays home looking after the kids for their whole life, not at least in Canada. Thanks to all women revolutions. Now, we both have choices.

Let’s celebrate our co-existence and celebrate “We Day” instead of Women’s Day. The more we talk about women, gender issues, the more it will create the gap between men and women. More importantly, this issue will be on the head of both men and women sitting consciously and unconsciously making it an agenda to fight each other forever.

Now, it’s time to collaborate our co-existence and co-strength, and get rid of this gender issues from the mind of men and women and table of the offices. Now we should celebrate “We Day” instead of “Women’s Day” and focus on other issues of this world like health, wellness, education, poverty, healthy food, safe drinking water, children and so on. And together, we can do everything!

And come here at Lumbini Wellness Spa to celebrate”We Day” every day. Especially, women are more than welcome! Women have so many duties and responsibilities; natural, professional, personal and family, and social. Got tired? We are here, don’t worry! And of course, men are also invited too!