Nourished with NAO

Let’s Get Real: Restaurants and Food Anxiety

Let’s get real about restaurants and food anxiety! Dining out is supposed to be a FUN way to catch up with friends and family. The goal is to go out and be SO present with our loved ones—bond over good food, endless laughter and great quality conversation. However, food anxiety is an unavoidable dark storm cloud looming over so many of us. I can’t count the hours I’ve lost stressing over what I’m going to order. We stop thinking about the JOY and get stuck on: Will it be too greasy? Will I overeat and ruin my day tomorrow? Will I have one too many drinks? I so get it—this has been me! That’s why at NAO our mission is to arm you with the tools that will allow you ...

Rest in the West: My Stay at Terranea Resort

Every few months, when I’m about to lose my sh** with stress, I escape to my best friend Sabrina’s beach pad in southern Los Angeles for some R&R. I run on the beach, bike along the promenade, we catch up on girl talk and watch the latest on Netflix. But, this time I was craving something more. I’d been hustling so hard at NAO and needed some serious pampering. So when I asked about a local spa getaway, she started raving about Terranea Resort, which is just a short (and hella scenic) drive from LAX. Two seconds later, I was on their site salivating over their coastal views, luxurious spa menus, healthy dining options, and insanely gorgeous grounds. How had I not heard of this place?! Ten minutes later, we ...

Come Get Seeded With NAO

Time to add some more personalized into your wellness routine with ear seeds. Ear seeds are adhesive seeds from the natural Vaccaria plant placed on specific acupressure points on the ear to address specific symptoms and areas of the physical and emotional body. This holistic treatment is called auriculotherapy. Auriculotherapy, with its origins in Traditional Chinese Medicine, is a treatment modality used for thousands of years across diverse cultures. Auriculotherapy is also known as ear reflexology, the concept that the outer ear is a map or microsystem of the body. Auriculotherapy with ear seeds incorporates acupressure to stimulate specific points on the ear to treat symptoms such as anxiety, insomnia, back pain, sciatica, restlessness, headaches, libido, fertility, depression, and compulsive behaviors and simultaneously promotes relaxation and a sense of balance. ...

Manifestations vs Resolutions

2020 is going to be a big year and instead of making the same old New Year's resolutions, try something new. I think we can all admit that we’ve made resolutions only to just forget about them in like... 2 weeks. So instead of making new year's resolutions try manifestation.    Manifesting is intentionally creating what you want throughout your life.  This means that whatever you focus on is what you are bringing into your reality. You may focus and manifest through meditation, visualization or just delving into your subconscious mind and better realizing what your desires are.   Everything happening in your life is a reflection of what is happening inside of you. Whatever you focus on will take shape and manifest into your daily life.   Energetically we ...

Are Infrared Saunas Really For Everybody? Let’s Find Out.

We already know the vast benefits of infrared saunas including "slowing down aging, making your skin more supple, improving heart health, boosting gym performance, and removing toxins from your body." Isn't it amazing that NAO brings in so many different people - varying from gender, age range, and professions.. that's because saunas will benefit EVERYONE! An article, 'Everything You Need to Know About Infrared Saunas,' published by Alex Fergus, proves just that with some examples of different types of people and just how they can benefit from our service.   1) The Gen X The article states, "As a mom who uses lots of cosmetics, your toxic burden is going to be higher. Infrared saunas are a perfect way to help detox these chemicals." This might not be your only ...

Welcome to Vagus: The Nerve that Never Sleeps

Picture source: Fine Art America. Welcome to Vagus! And I’m not talking about the bright light city that sets your soul on fire. I’m talking about the fascinating 10th cranial nerve that connects our brain and body. This nerve goes from the bottom of the brain stem down to our intestines, isn’t that wild! The vagus nerve affects our senses, motor skills, and parasympathetic nervous system. It is responsible for digestion, respiration, and heart rate functioning. The vagus nerve is also heavily involved in communication between the gut and brain, relaxation, regulation of mood, and decreasing or preventing inflammatory bodily responses. Regular stimulation of the vagus nerve or increasing our “vagal tone” (the internal biological process that represents the activity of the vagus nerve J. Fallis 2017) can improve mental ...

5 Ways to Upgrade Your Sauna Experience

Photo from Primally Pure. Your experience here at NAO means the world to us and we are constantly thinking of ways to further individualize your journey with us. With this article we can’t wait to share 5 ways to upgrade your sauna experience here at NAO from when you step in our doors right until you step out.   Mineral Drops As our infrared saunas heat your body from the inside out allowing your lymph tissue to release toxins and heavy metals replenishing your body is key. Before your service, we will offer water or tea during your experience along with the option of adding a couple of drops of our ConcenTrace Trace Mineral Drops. These drops contain over 72 naturally occurring ionic trace minerals to replenish what we are ...

Taking the Scary Out Of Halloween

Grown ups in costumes. Apple spice and everything not nice. Bags full of leftover candy.  I get it, Halloween can be one scary thought so we thought we’d share some 4 tips to make this scary holiday, not so scary for your health.  Opt for a healthier versionIf you want to recreate your favorite treat, try making it yourself this year. This is a great idea if you are hosting or way to spend some time with friends or family. Not to mention, you will know exactly what ingredients you are using. For example, Rachel’s Mansfield's plant-based, grain-free, and gluten-free, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Pumpkin Candies only takes 35 minutes to make up. You can find them here. Eat beforehandAlthough you might feel like cutting your portions to make up ...

Grounding Foods For Fall

The lovely season of Fall is finally upon us in the good ole’ northern hemisphere. Which of course means for most people: apple picking, all things pumpkin spice, and “spoooooky” movies. Most of all, it means that change is coming! Whether it is Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer, a change occurs within the temperature which in turn causes a change in the environment. And guess what? Our body will naturally shift to match the energy that surrounds it. When we make the transition from a warm, carefree, and dazed Summer to the crispy, cool, and breezy air of Fall, many of us may tend to feel as if it is time to get settled into a routine. Some would rephrase “settling into a routine” to getting grounded and that’s because ...

24-Hour Cancellation Policy

We kindly request that all changes to appointments be made by calling 646-830-4423. Services must be rescheduled or cancelled at least 24 hours prior to your appointment. Cancellations and reschedules made after this time will result in the full price of the session.

We do our very best to accommodate all of our clients. A late arrival may limit our ability to completely deliver your originally scheduled service. Clients who are more than fifteen minutes late for an appointment may forfeit their reservation. Late arrivals resulting in a shortened or forfeited appointment are responsible for the full price of the original scheduled services.

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