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830 25th Street, Suite 103
San Diego, CA, 92102

619.269.3693

San Diego spa specializing in organic skincare, massage, body treatments, waxing, airbrush tanning, and event make-up.

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Welcome Tim to the GOTG MassageTeam

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We're excited to welcome another amazing massage therapist to the Girl on the Go! Night Spa team - Tim Brennan.
Tim has been working as a Certified Massage Therapist for one year, and as a “working” student for two.  He decided to pursue a career in massage after he went through his second Structural Integration (“Rolfing”) 10 series. From there, he decided to study massage at the International Professional School of Bodywork in San Diego, where he eventually became a certified massage therapist.

 

A  few personal fun facts about Tim....he grew up in Pennsylvania, he is a Second Degree Black Belt in Shaolin Kung Fu, and in his personal time, enjoys camping and rock climbing.

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Now through October 15, all new massage clients receive $10 off every massage we offer!

Simply mentioned "new client special" at the time of your booking.

Click here to book an appointment today!

                           

Please Join Us for The Spring Fling Shopping Spa Event

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Participating pop-up shops include Revived Living, Elephant Trunk Up, Cali Sunshine Soapery, and Stop, Shop & Roll. We'll also be selling products from Often Wander, Full Bloom Jewelry, and Backward Prints inside the spa.
Wow Wow Waffles will be making their delicious sweet and savory waffle creations, along with fresh squeezed lemonade. We'll have a hosted bar with signature cocktails, such as a Strawberry Hibiscus Cooler, as well as craft beer and wine.
Enjoy complimentary hot oil cuticle treatments and hand massages, and sample our favorite skincare products.
Free swag bag with lot of great goodies for the first 25 attendees!
Be sure to RSVP to: hello@girlonthego.net
Can't wait to see you on the 25th! xoxo

Essential Oil of the Month: Peppermint

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Beyond smelling delicious, essential oils have been used for thousands of years for cosmetic purposes, as well as for their spiritually and emotionally uplifting properties. Essential oil benefits come from their antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. At Girl on the Go, all of our treatments, including facials, massage, and nails, incorporate essential oils in some form. With St. Patty's Day right around the corner, we thought it would be appropriate to highlight the healing benefits of peppermint - one your aromatherapy options during a massage session.
Peppermint essential oil has so many uses, it's no wonder this oil is a staple in many people's medicine cabinets. And it certainly does much more than freshen your breath! The entire plant contains menthol, an organic compound with local anesthetic properties which provides a wonderful cooling sensation while it naturally alleviates discomfort. It also has antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, insecticidal, antispasmodic and carminative properties.
The health benefits of peppermint oil include its ability to treat:
Indigestion: One of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for soothing digestion is peppermint. Peppermint oil is very helpful in digesting  gas from the stomach or intestines so as to relieve flatulence or abdominal pain or distension.
Colds/Congestion: Menthol provides effective relief from many respiratory problems including nasal congestion, sinusitis, asthma, bronchitis and the common cold and cough. It is often included as an ingredient in natural chest rubs to help with congestion.
Headache: Peppermint oil is terrific to keep on hand at your desk or in your purse, especially if you are prone to headaches. The use of this oil has also been known to effectively lessen tandem symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to noise and sensitivity to light.
Stress: Like many other essential oils, peppermint is able to provide relief from stress, depression and mental exhaustion due to its refreshing nature. It is also effective against feeling anxious and restless.
Energy/Alertness: Peppermint oil powerfully affects and improves mental clarity and raises energy levels. If you're trying to cut back on caffeine, this may be a blessing to your mid-afternoon lull.
Sore Muscles:  Because peppermint oil has analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties, it not only can relieve pain and inflammation but can also calm the spasms that cause muscle cramps.
To schedule your next massage, click here!

Please, Never Drink A McDonald's Shamrock Shake

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Let us start this by saying, we wouldn't suggest you going to McDonald's for anything. Period. But let's just say you've been seeing the commercials for their limited edition, seasonal, Shamrock Shake and thought, 'It couldn't be that bad; it's just one shake right?' Think again!
A large, 22-ounce McDonald’s Shamrock Shake contains: • 829 Calories • 23 Grams of Fat (35% U.S. Recommended Daily Value) • 15 Grams of Saturated Fat (73% U.S. Daily Value) • 1 Gram of Trans Fat • 115 Grams of Sugar (The AHA recommends consuming no more than 24-36 grams/day) • 260 Milligrams of Sodium (11% U.S. Daily Value)
This is roughly the same amount of calories as: • 1.5 Big Macs, or • 2.5 Hot Fudge Sundaes, or • Nearly 3 Egg McMuffins
Overall, the Shamrock Shake has 33 ingredients!! Holy ****, right?! If that doesn't stop you from going to Mickey D's, we don't know what will.
But don't fear, you can still have your green shake without causing a heart attack in the process. Our friends over at Healthy Beast shared a super yummy, 6-ingredient Shamrock Shake that we think is 100 times better than the one you can buy at the drive-thru. Check out the recipe:
SHAKE:shamrockshake2b 1/2 can full fat coconut milk (chilled) 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (chilled) 1 frozen banana 1/2 small avocado 1/2 tsp vanilla 1/3 tsp peppermint extract
The night before, I put 1 banana in the freezer and made sure my coconut milk and almond milk were chilling in the refrigerator.
Put all ingredients in the blender (or food processor), blend until smooth.
Store extra in the freezer to make minty ice cream!
WHIPPED CREAM: 1/4 can of full fat coconut milk (take from the creamiest part of the can, usually the milk separates and you can scoop off the top! (or pour out the liquid if the liquid is on top and scoop out the creamy stuff at the bottom)
Using an electric mixer, beat the milk for 2-4 minutes until cream thickens and looks like whipped cream! Add in vanilla and sweetener to taste.
SPRINKLES: 2 Tablespoons of shredded coconut 1/2 Tablespoon avocado
Scrape the remaining outer edge of the avocado out of the shell, this is the part of the avocado with the most green color. Using your hands, work the avocado into the shredded coconut until the flakes are green.

ENJOY!!

How We Go Green All Year Round

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With St. Patrick's Day right around the corner, green is likely on your mind. But what about green as it pertains to the footprint you leave on the planet - as in "going green" or living a sustainable lifestyle? We tend to think that's the most important type of green to keep in mind. It's never too late to start changing your habits to lessen your impact on the environment, because even the simplest of things can make a big difference! Below are some of the ways we go green at our spa every day of the year. Hopefully they'll inspire you to live a more sustainable lifestyle too!
How Girl on the Go! Night Spa goes green every day of the year:
 • We introduced a Product Recycling Program; customer's can return empty product containers to the spa and we will ship them back to the manufacturer to be reused
 • We recycle all applicable waste products, including plastic, glass, and aluminum
 • We buy in bulk to reduce our overall waste consumption
 • We use non-toxic, eco-friendly cleaning products exclusively at the spa
 • All of the skincare lines that we carry are free of harmful chemicals and additives; we carry one skincare line, Ilike, that is 100% plant-based and raw, and our nail polish line, Zoya, is vegan and formaldehyde-free
 • We support woman-owned small businesses through the retail merchandise that we sell - Often Wander candles, Backward Prints clothing and cards, Ardent Reverie jewelry, and Lavish essential oils
 • We worked with the City of San Diego to install bike racks in front of our building and give 10% off all services to clients who ride their bike to the spa
 • We offer discounted gym memberships to our employees to incentive an active, healthy lifestyle
 • Throughout the year we make donations to a variety of charities in San Diego working to make the city a more equitable and beautiful place for everyone
Have an idea on how we can do even better? Please leave us a comment with your suggestions!

We're Spreading the Love All Month

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The holiday's are over and tax anxiety hasn't quite set in. It's the perfect time to book a spa day! Or treat your sweetheart to one for Valentine's Day! We're spreading the love all month long with yummy extras and free take-home gifts with every Spa Package booked or Spa Package Gift Certificate purchased.

While you're at the spa enjoy FREE... ~ Chocolate Covered Strawberries & Champagne

Go home with FREE... ~ Zoya Chemical-Free Nail Polish ~ Essential Oil Infused Lotion ~ Epicuren Lip Balm

Spa Package appointments and Gift Certificate purchases can both be done online, by giving us a call (619.269.3693), or by stopping into the spa.
Our hours are Monday-Friday 10a-10p and Saturday-Sunday 9a-6p.

Happy Valentine's Day! xoxo

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Top 7 Reasons to Get A Massage

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San Diego massage services Receiving a massage is such a relaxing treat, but did you know that the benefits extend far beyond that? A growing body of research suggests that a regular rubdown can help boost your immunity, improve your sleep, and even increase alertness!

Girl on the Go! Night Spa offers a complete range of massage services in San Diego. Every treatment is customized for each person's individual needs - we even offer shorter sessions, as well as chair treatments, for those new to massage. After reading more about the surprising health benefits of massage, click here to make an appointment to see Steven, Mindy, Laura, or Tania - our team of fully-certified, amazing massage therapists!

1. Manage Anxiety and Depression

For the same reasons that a massage is relaxing, it can also soothe anxiety and depression. Massage reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol, resulting in lifted spirits and often lower blood pressure. It can also boost the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine, which are involved in depression.

2. Ease Pain

According to a 2011 study, massage was found to be as effective as medications, exercise, and yoga, in treating chronic pain. Massage helped people in pain feel and function better compared to people who didn't receive any massage treatment. Massage is also proven to decrease stiffness and increase range of motion in people with osteoarthritis.

3. Improve Sleep

A number of studies have examined the link between massage and sleep, and what doctors have found is that delta waves, the kind of brain waves connected to deep sleep, increase during a massage treatment, and continue to stay elevated to provide better sleep long after you've left the massage bed.

4. Boost Immunity

Multiple studies have linked massage to better functioning of the immune system. Not only will the stress-reducing powers of massage help to keep you healthy, but a 2010 study also found that massage increased a person's disease-fighting white blood cells - particularly important during this time of year when cooler temperatures are settling in.

5. Beat PMS

It's been found that massage can assist with PMS symptoms, such as bloating and mood swings.

6. Raise Alertness

In a study of adults who were given a 15-minute chair massage in a Touch Research Institute (TRI) study were more alert and completed a series of math questions faster and more accurately. If you want to help boost your brainpower get a massage! We have now have chair massage available at Girl on the Go! Night Spa as well.

7. Curb Headaches

Just like muscle and back pain, headaches can also be alleviated thanks to massage. It's been found that a regular rubdown can reduce a person's number of migraines, as well as limit how painful each migraine feels. One study found that a 30-minute massage decreased pain for people with tension headaches, and even curbed some of the stress and anger associated with that pounding head.

Click here to schedule a massage appointment today!

Spa+Style Saturday Success!

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What a great turn out we had for our first Spa+Style Saturday event. Everyone loved shopping at the pop-up shops, as well as trying out some of our newest spa services and products. Check out the awesome photos below from Great Woodland Photography.

And if you weren't able to make it, a little birdy told me to look out for another event in December - perfect timing for holiday shopping!! Plus Often Wander, Backward Prints, and Ardent Reverie are now selling their beautiful products inside Girl on the Go!

 

Please Join Us Spa+Style Saturday 09.13

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Please join us for an end of summer celebration, bringing together our newest spa services and products with fun, SoCal fashion and accessories!

In the spa, experience the relaxing Lomilomi style of massage, receive a free polish change with Zoya's newest colors, discover why we're loving Red Carpet Kolour's body glow, and try out La Bella Donna's all natural makeup line.

Outside, Stop, Shop, & Roll will be parking their mobile boutique in the courtyard, while Ardent Reverie, Backward Prints, and Often Wander sell their unique, handmade jewelry, clothing, cards, and candles!

Enjoy complimentary appetizers from Katie's Healing Kitchen, as well as signature cocktails, wine, and beer (bring the guys too!) All are welcome, so spread the word and RSVP by clicking here to ensure we have enough goodies to go around!

We look forward to seeing you on the 13th!

Memorial Day Spa Specials!

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Extra Discount for Active & Retired Military

We're happy to announce that we will now be offering a 10% military discount to all active and retired military members and their spouses. Now through the end of May though, we'll be adding an extra discount to 15% off all regular priced spa services. Simply show your ID card at check out.

Couples Massage Special

Come in with your sweetie any time this month and enjoy (2) simultaneous 60 minute massages for only $120 total! Our massage therapists, Mindy, Steven, and Laura, are even offering more availability, so getting appointments will be a snap!

Single & Not in the Military?

We love you too :) Every day of the week we offer different specials at the spa, such as $5 off manicures on Mani Monday and 15% off all waxing services on Waxing Wednesday. Check out all of our daily specials by clicking here.

Mother's Day Gift Certificates Available

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If you're still looking for something to give your mama this Mother's Day, nothing says love quite like the gift of beauty and relaxation. A Girl on the Go gift certificate can be purchased in any denomination at the spa, over the phone, or via email. We make it easy for all you busy people out there! Phone: 619.269.3693 | Email: hello@girlonthego.net

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Spa Gift Certificates with a Bonus for You!

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They may say that it's better to give than to receive, but how about doing both at the same time? All month long when you buy a Girl on the Go! Night Spa Gift Certificate for $75 or more, you'll receive a $10 bonus voucher to use on your next treatment! If you purchase Gift Certificates totally $300 or more, you'll receive a $50 bonus!! For your convenience, Gift Certificates can be emailed, mailed, or picked up at the spa during hours that a receptionist is in.

Nothing says love like the gift of beauty, wellness, and relaxation!

Happy Holidays!!

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What is a Night Spa?

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San Diego Night Spa We've all heard the term "day spa", but what about a "night spa"?

Wikipedia defines a day spa as "a business which provides a variety of services for the purpose of improving health, beauty, and relaxation through personal care treatments such as massages and facials."

Well, that pretty much fit the bill of Girl on the Go, but we wanted to be different....and we already were. After our expansion earlier this year, few, if any spas in the San Diego area offered the range of services we did at later evening hours. That's when the idea came to us: why not call Girl on the Go a Night Spa? In every sense we are a day spa, but we're open at night, hence Girl on the Go! Night Spa.

OUR HOURS
Monday - Friday | 9a - 10p  +  Saturday - Sunday | 9a - 6p
* Please note: Reception and Nail appointments do not begin until 1p Monday-Friday.

Sustainability is Top Priority at Girl on the Go! Night Spa

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San Diego eco spa With health and wellness being a key component to our business, Girl on the Go! Night Spa has always made a commitment to not only carry the highest quality, natural products for our client's treatments, but also to incorporate business practices that minimize waste and environmental resources. For us, individual and global sustainability go hand in hand.

The following is a list of some of the practices and products we are happy to incorporate at the spa:

1. Ilike Organic and Yonka, our top 2 product lines are organic, plant based and free of parabens.

2. We use Zoya polish exclusively for our natural nail treatments which is vegan and chemical-free.

3. Our sugar scrub is homemade and uses organic coconut oil and raw sugar and spices.

4. Organic jojoba and/or coconut oil is used during our massage treatments.

5. Our airbrush tanning solution is 100% natural and chemical free.

6. All of our essential oils are cold pressed, sourced from a fair-trade facility in South Africa, and made in San Diego.

7. We use all natural cleaning products throughout our spa.

8. Our water is filtered and alkaline for your drinking pleasure. Bottled water is a big no-no!

9. We recycle all of our paper, plastic, cardboard, and aluminum, and buy in bulk to reduce overall waste.

10. We support a variety of local non-profits throughout the year to bring lasting positive change to our beautiful city.

Schedule an appointment today to see why we're San Diego's number one sustainable night spa!

October Spa Specials

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Enjoy These Specials All Month Long!

Epicuren Pumpkin Enzyme Peel Facial: $80 • Save $20!

This is a delicious facial that’s great for all skin types. Strong yet gentle, the Epicuren Pumpkin Enzyme Peel will remove dead skin cells and provide a deep exfoliation. Your skin will be glowing and youthful.

Book a 90 Min Massage, Receive 30 More Min Free : $100 • Save $25!

We all know the feeling when your massage is coming to an end and all you want is that little extra bit of relaxation. Well, this month you can have your wish for free! Book a 90 minute massage and receive an additional 30 minutes on the house.

Introductory Acupuncture Session Half Off: $50 • Save $50!

October is a great month to try out acupuncture at the spa. Receive a 30 minute consultation with a 1 hour session for only $50! Find out how acupuncture can cure your aches, pains, hormone imbalances, wrinkles, and more!

Save on the Mani+Pedi: $40 • Save $10!

Enjoy our relaxing, chemical-free Manicure & Pedicure this month for only $40. The 2 hour treatment includes a 10 min massage for both hands and feet, a yummy, organic sugar scrub, and your choice of Zoya's vegan polish. We have over 125 colors to choose from!

Black Bean & Goji Brownie Bites

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This amazing recipe comes courtesy of our friend and client, Katie Gluck. She is a plant based chef and graduate of The Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts. Her passion is to harness the power of food to heal disease. Katie’s lifelong goal is to inspire others to make the connection between the food they eat and its effect on their body, the environment, and the world. You can contact her at healingforlifecooking@gmail.com. 166e6e0da00ae91e00fc77412619201f Mmm...these guilt free brownies will have even the pickiest eaters asking for more! They are packed with black beans which is a protein powerhouse and contains filling fiber to keep your blood sugar in check. Goji berries take this treat to the next level, supplying this brownie with endless amounts of antioxidants. Wash it all down with your favorite nut milk....enjoy!

Ingredients

Wet: • 1 (15 oz) can black beans • 1/2 cup hot water • 1 tablespoon vanilla • 1/2 cup coconut sugar • 1/4 cup coconut oil, liquified • 1/2 teaspoon stevia • 1/2 cup applesauce • 1 ripe banana (ripe - but not brown)

Dry: • 1/2 cup fair trade cacao powder • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda • 2 tablespoons coconut flour • 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill All purpose gluten free flour (or flour of choice) • 1/2 cup fair trade chocolate chips (like Sunspire) • 1/2 cup goji berries

Directions 1. Preheat oven to 350 2. Line mini muffin tin with liners or grease with coconut oil 3. Using a blender or food processor blend all wet ingredients until smooth 4. Whisk together dry ingredients, except for chocolate chips and goji berries 5. Combine two mixtures, fold in chocolate chips and goji berries 6. Scoop batter into a mini muffin pan 7. Bake for 10-15 minutes

Organic Stem Cell Products by Ilike

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52486We're excited to be carrying Ilike's Grape Stem Cell product line at the spa, as well as incorporating the line into our facial treatments. Stem the aging process and make your skin act young again with Ilike’s innovative product line featuring patented grape stem cell biotechnology. These products are formulated with highly potent free radical neutralizing grape stem cells that restore volume, improve firmness of the skin, and speed production of new skin cells, for a visibly younger, healthier appearance while also providing natural UV protection active up to six hours after application. Within 15 minutes the aging process is slowed by such a high amount of vitamins and antioxidants (polyphenols, anthocyanins and carotenes) anti-radical capacity more than doubles (124% increase) to protect skin stem cells – up to 80% improvement in cell regeneration.

Stem Cells are the most important cells in the skin. They are the source for continuous regeneration of the epidermis. The Grape Stem Cell Solutions Treatments are recommended for devitalized, dehydrated, dry, premature and mature, loose, wrinkled, and environmentally stressed skin. Grape Stem Cells promotes the regeneration of skin and delays the appearance of signs of skin aging. They also protect skin stem cells against UV damage. Clinical studies show a reduction of free radical content of skin in as quick as 15 minutes, more than doubles the anti radical capacity of the skin, and active protection of the skin for more than 6 hours.