Women of all ages trickled through the doors of CNY Healing Arts Center in Rochester, NY for Girls Night Out on Tuesday, March 23rd. The ladies exchanged smiles and laughter as they anticipated the relaxing night they were about to spend at the spa. In a span of less than 3 hours, the ladies would experience traditional massage therapy, hot stone foot massages, acupuncture, yoga, aesthetics, and even hula-hooping! First, the guests checked in at the podium. Each one received a personalized name tag that bore the name of a flower, revealing which small group they belonged to for the evenings events. The women mingled over wine and an array of fresh hors d’oeuvres, from pineapple chunks to pesto dip.
Soon, it was time to begin. Each group started at a different station and enjoyed it for 30 minutes before rotating to the next. The group of women donned “Tulips” put on a comfy pair of CNY slippers and headed up to the Yoga studio. Each guest stretched out a yoga mat and let Christa, one of CNY’s Certified Yoga Instructors, lead them through an energizing yoga session.
The “Daisies” started in the Acupuncture Room, where Shelley and Heather, NYS Licensed Acupuncturists, gave an informational session on the benefits of this underrated Eastern therapeutic practice. This was the quietest room of them all. Many women closed their eyes for a moment of silence as they received mini-treatments from Heather and Shelley.
The “Daffodils” tried out some of our new Aveda skincare products with Meranda, an experienced Aesthetician, and the newest member to the CNY staff. Many guests booked facials that very night, eager to indulge their skin with an all-natural Aveda treatment.
The “Hibiscuses” were pleasantly surprised by what awaited them. In what will soon be CNY’s very own Café, this group of feisty chicas hula-hooped their hearts out to the beat of the music. Although this may seem like child’s play, our Hula Hoop Class Instructor, Jen, will tell you different. When the right technique is used, a weighted hula hoop can tone your arms and tighten your tummy, among many other muscles!
Last but not least, the “Hydrangea” girls kicked their feet up and chatted in front of the stone fireplace downstairs, as they waited to be pampered with a hot-stone foot massage or a chair massage. Stress melted away from the guests as Erin, Kristi, Elaine and Jen, CNY’s Licensed Massage Therapists, worked hard to relieve the tension in their muscles.
By the end of the night, each woman had a little taste of the services that CNY Healing Arts has to offer. A bunch even left with complimentary door prizes. Whether they came to Girls Night Out to de-stress from a hard day’s work, or simply because they deserve it, everyone left the spa de-stressed, re-energized, and ready to tackle what the week had in store for them!
CNY Healing Arts Center, Rochester, NY