Spa Shiki Blog

What goes through the mind of this fitness instructor.

Posted on July 3, 2015 under Spa Shiki Blog

by Charis Patires, Spa Shiki fitness instructor & contributor It takes a lot of planning to get ready for an exercise class. I can spend hours developing the perfect playlist and mapping out my choreography so that when my students show up they have a good time and work up a sweat! But when it comes […]

My experience with Emotional Freedom Technique.

Posted on June 15, 2015 under Spa Shiki Blog

by Charis Patires, Spa Shiki fitness instructor & contributor I’ve never been what I consider an emotional person. I’m not quick to spill my guts to just anyone but have no problem sharing my feelings when asked. Most people will tell you I’m a laid-back person, maybe even to a fault. Oh sure I’ll give you […]

A Gift for Mother’s Day – It’s May 10th!

Posted on May 5, 2015 under Uncategorized

by Charis Patires, Spa Shiki fitness instructor & contributor If your mom is like my mom, she really doesn’t need more “stuff.” I can’t tell you how may times I’ve given her eye cream, nail polish, her favorite perfume and cozy socks for Mother’s Day. This also applies to Christmas and her birthday, which happens to […]

Organic Products that Work

Posted on April 9, 2015 under Spa Shiki Blog

by Charis Patires, Spa Shiki fitness instructor & contributor   It seems that just about everything has the word organic attached to it these days. There is no doubt that consumers have become more concerned about what goes in and on their bodies — and they should be. The toxins in our environment and the products […]

What’s in your makeup bag? The La Bella Donna makeup line is all you need.

Posted on March 25, 2015 under Spa Shiki Blog

by Charis Patires, Spa Shiki fitness instructor & contributor It wasn’t until I hit my 30s when I was introduced to a line of mineral cosmetics that I realized what I’ve been missing. It’s changed the way I get ready every day. I was using drugstore brands and never understood the value of a quality brand […]

The Truth about Yoga Class

Posted on March 17, 2015 under Uncategorized

by Charis Patires, Spa Shiki fitness instructor & contributor There are a lot of misconceptions out there about yoga. As a certified yoga instructor boy do I hear them all. And because many people have the wrong impression of what a yoga practice actually is, I find it common that they are reluctant to give it […]

The Benefits of Essential Oils … And Why You Should Start Using Them!

Posted on February 27, 2015 under Spa Shiki Blog

by Charis Patires, Spa Shiki fitness instructor & contributor I use essential oils every single day. In my yoga practice, in a diffuser at home, in my office … from the look of my collection of bottles I’m kind of obsessed about it. But I am a big believer in the benefits of using essential oils. […]

Great Winter Facials

Posted on February 24, 2015 under Spa Shiki Blog

by Charis Patires, Spa Shiki fitness instructor & contributor I don’t know about you, but this winter weather has me in need of a good facial. My dry skin is out of control leaving my face flaky and dull! But it’s not just the dry skin I’m worried about. Like most women, I want to reduce […]

How to beat the winter skin blues…

Posted on February 3, 2015 under Spa Shiki Blog

by Charis Patires, Spa Shiki fitness instructor & contributor I’ve always been picky about what I put on my skin. Much like everyone else, winter is especially harsh on my skin. I also have Eczema that occasionally flares up. Hellooo dry, itchy skin! It seems like it’s a constant battle for relief. Up until about two […]

How’s your thyroid?

Posted on January 26, 2015 under Spa Shiki Blog

by Charis Patires, Spa Shiki fitness instructor If you are like me, chances are you’ve probably not given much thought to your thyroid. Well, you could be one of the 30 million Americans (more than half remain undiagnosed) suffering from Thyroid Disease. Since January is Thyroid Awareness Month, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to […]

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