Chamomile: One of Natures Best Anti-Inflammatory Agents

Urban Sanctuary carries a multitude of bath and body products with  chamomile essential oil, as well as the tea. Chamomile is one of nature’s most powerful anti-inflammatory agents. Chamomile soothes, calms and cools both body and spirit. The tea is wonderful for upset stomach, insomnia and nervousness. Both the tea and essential oil are very healing and soothing. The medicinal …

The Healing Powers of Ginger

Ginger tea has many healing properties. Ginger is a wonderful and versatile healing agent. It has a spicy and sharp fragrance, which makes it especially nice for fall and wintertime. Ginger boosts circulation and warms the body, and it is both a stimulant and natural aphrodisiac. Ginger is very effective at relieving pain, especially for joint pain, stomach cramps and …

6 Beauty Enhancing Foods

 Urban Sanctuary was voted Best Day Spa in Athens.  The beauty and health enhancing benefits of eating a variety of fresh foods are plentiful. Many fruits, grains, protein rich foods, herbs and vegetables are known for providing a healthy dose of energy, brain power and immune system support. In addition to healthy fats, fiber and Vitamin C, many foods contain vitamins …

Foods That Boost Happiness

Urban Sanctuary won a Beautiful Business award in Athens, Georgia.   Being in the “feel good” business, we often have the opportunity to recommend happiness enhancing foods and other terrific well-being practices to clients. Massage, Body Scrubs and Body Brushing have an incredibly uplifting effect on people, partly because of the resulting boost of endorphins and seratonin. Yoga, exercise and aromatherapy …

Sharpen Your Mind with These 6 Foods

Fresh herbs on the porch of Urban Sanctuary in Athens, Georgia, which are grown by massage therapist, Krista Kramer.    Mental clarity is closely linked with happiness, confidence and contentment. Our minds can be easily dulled by stress, lack of sleep and poor nutrition. The up side is that the mind responds very quickly and favorably to rest, water and …

10 Food Remedies for Winter Blues and Low Energy

                                         Heal the Blues   Food is strong medicine. Thank goodness.There is a special magic and sense of power that comes with being able to cure what ails you in your very own kitchen. It’s both nurturing and satisfying to prepare food with one’s whole being and one’s well being in mind–a simple …

Cherry: For Bright Beautiful Skin

                          Sweet smelling cherry facials are a great solution for dull skin. Vitamin rich cherry brightens and softens the face beautifully, while addressing hyperpigmentation, sun damage and dryness. Naturopathica’s Sweet Cherry Enzyme Peel is one of our favorite skin remedies. We absolutely  love this anti-oxidant boosting mixture of cherry and pomegranate …

11 Foods for Hot Weather Fatigue

The heat and humidity of summer can be a real drain! Heavy and processed foods require more energy to be broken down, which increases body heat and depletes your reserves. There are many stamina boosting foods you can eat daily to offset fatigue when the temperature soars above 90 degrees.These are my favorites: Apples – Crunchy, juicy apples are inexpensive …

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Foods That Heal Aches and Pains

               One of my favorite topics to explore is the healing properties of food. There is little cost involved in trying a food to cure what ails you and there are few negative side effects. If a given food does not provide the relief you seek, you will enjoy a boost of vitamins at the least.   My favorite 3 foods for …