As the busy holiday season approaches, it’s important for all of us to remember to take time for ourselves. A run-down mom, a stressed out dad or a cranky grandpa doesn’t make for fun times at the holiday table! So, what can you do to create some relaxing, healthful time for you?
Enroll in a weekly yoga or meditation class and melt your stress into the mat. Schedule an hour-long aromatherapy massage. Or cook yourself a nutritious, farm-to-table meal with the freshest ingredients from a local market. We’ve pulled together a few spots for you to check out in western Prince William County.
Transform Power Yoga is located in the heart of Haymarket. They offer heated vinyasa yoga classes, which help release stress and stiffness. Their websites encourage you to “Come roll out your mat…you don’t have to be flexible to get started! Whether your goal is to lose weight, improve flexibility and stamina, deepen your existing practice, or just decompress, our studio is an incubator for personal transformation and self-care.” Check out their schedule and class descriptions to get started.
Balans Studio offers yoga, barre, TRX and Pilates classes seven days a week. In Swedish, “balans” means balance, and Balans Studio was “born of the idea that practice and exercising in an inspiring and mindful environment can help to alleviate the stress and pressure from the high demands of everyday life.” This sounds like a perfect spot to join during the holidays! The studio is located in Gainesville and is family-owned and operated. They welcome all ages, shapes and fitness levels. Visit their schedule page to see their unique blend of classes.
Hand and Stone offers an extensive menu of massage and facial options. From Swedish to deep tissue massage and rejuvenating to detoxing facials, they have you covered. You can schedule couples’ massages, hot stone experiences and sessions to take care of those trigger points causing you tension and pain. Hand and Stone is open seven days a week and welcomes walk-ins. When the holiday stress has you in knots, head on over!
LaVida Massage provides a variety of massage choices — chair, corporate, couples, prenatal, relaxation/Swedish and sports/deep tissue. You can customize your experience by adding on aromatherapy, trigger point therapy and more. LaVida also offers a membership program for those who would like to visit often, as well as new client specials. Be sure to ask about these options when you call!
Health Food Stores
Edens Natural Market
Edens Natural Market is located on Lees Highway in Gainesville. They sell a wide variety of healthy foods, natural body and home care products, supplements and more at reasonable prices. Their knowledgeable staff is always available to answer questions and help you locate exactly what you need to prepare a special recipe or create a safely cleaned home! Organic, gluten-free, grass-fed — you name it, they’ve got it.
We hope you’ll take the time this season to slow down, enjoy the small things and care for yourself. These Prince William County businesses are here to help you do just that!
Chris Colgan is the CEO and Team Leader of the Chris Colgan Real Estate Team. Chris was born and raised in Gainesville, Virginia and has been in real estate for 10 years. He is a member of the Re/Max Hall of Fame and is in the top 25 for sales in the state of Virginia out of all Re/Max agents. He has been recognized as one of the United States’ and Canada’s Top 500 Marketing Experts by the National Association of Expert Advisors.