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Recognize American Heart Month: Botanica Day Spa "We Heart You" Client Appreciation Event

Botanica Day Spa Hearts You! Client Appreciation Event

Mark your calendar for Botanica’s first-ever We Heart You customer appreciation event! Join us Thursday, February 26th from 4-8pm for a special evening in honor of heart disease awareness and prevention. We invite you to come enjoy heart-healthy refreshments, live demonstrations of new treatments, a … Learn More
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My Botanica Story: Yana Berry, Aesthetician

I think I applied to work at Botanica twice in one month. After the first time, Gen (the spa owner) told me that she wasn’t hiring – but I wasn’t having it! I had no idea what was in store … Learn More
8 Signs You Need a Massage - Botanica Day Spa

8 Signs You Need a Massage

The human body is a pretty smart little machine. Thousands of functions work in synchronization with each other inside our muscles, nerves and organs to pull off the demands of daily activity, exercise and even just breathing properly – and the body does this all on … Learn More
2015 Resolutions

2015 Healthy New Year’s Resolutions, Say Hello to Botanica’s New Monthly Membership Plan!

The top 10 most common New Year’s resolutions include goals of weight loss, staying healthy and taking time to enjoy life to the fullest. Not surprisingly, about 47% of the resolutions we make each January are for self-improvement. Taking a … Learn More
Holiday GIft Guide: 5 Spa Gifts Under $50

Holiday Gift Guide: 5 Spa Treatments Under $50

Not only is the Holiday season here – it’s almost over! It’s hard to believe how quickly the year has flown by, but nevertheless here we are in that “most wonderful time of the year” which for many can be the … Learn More
Lindsay Davis - Massage Therapist, Aesthetician, Nail & Lash Extension Technician

#MyBotanicaStory: From Client to Licensed Massage Therapist – Lindsay’s Story

I actually became a Massage Therapist because of an experience I had with Botanica. My first visit was in 2008 for a massage and as soon I walked in the door, I felt warmed and welcomed by the receptionist. Never … Learn More
Botanica Day Spa 20th Anniversary Celebration

Botanica Day Spa’s 20th Anniversary: A Letter to Clients From Gen

Dear Amazing, Wonderful, Best Clients in the Whole World, Can you believe it’s been 20 years since we first opened our doors at Botanica!? At the risk of aging myself, I was a wee 22-year-old when I took over the … Learn More
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It’s Time for the Botanica Day Spa Fall Open House!

It’s that time again! Join us as we celebrate YOU, our wonderful clients, at Botanica Day Spa’s annual Fall Open House! RSVP here. When? Wednesday, November 19th from 4 – 8 pm. Where? Botanica Day Spa – 123 N. Fort Harrison … Learn More
10 Things Your Massage Therapist Wants You to Know

10 Things Your Massage Therapist Wants You to Know

If you’ve never had a massage before – or even if you have! – sometimes it can be awkward or nerve-racking. “Do I take off all my clothes?” “Should I talk?” “What if it hurts me?” “Do I call you … Learn More
What is Massage Cupping?

What is Massage Cupping?

At Botanica we always look for cutting edge, innovative and effective new products and techniques to offer to our clients. In recent months we launched our first-ever stem cell facial and added massage cupping to our spa menu. Just What is Massage Cupping, … Learn More
Spa Tipping Guide - Botanica Day Spa

Spa Tipping Guide

It’s the one question that, after a relaxing spa service, sends you straight into a panic attack while checking out: “Would you like to add gratuity onto your service?” Gratuity? Tipping?? What does it all mean? I have no clue … Learn More
Eyelash Extension Reviews

Eyelash Extension Review: A Client’s Perspective

At Botanica, we know that hearing real client stories and testimonials is sometimes the best way to determine if a product or service is something you’d like to try yourself. Eyelash extensions have recently become a popular trend both at our … Learn More
Botanica Day Spa 2014 Summer Open House

Come Celebrate With Us at the 2014 Botanica Day Spa Summer Open House!

At Botanica, we love special events and open houses. These occasions are our way of celebrating our wonderful clients by showering you all with good food, a relaxing atmosphere and great deals on our products and services. Hence, we’re very … Learn More
Vinylux Nail Polish Manicures - Botanica Day Spa

No Time? No Problem! Introducing VINYLUX Nail Polish

There are two types of people: those who get manicures, and those who do not. Trust me, as a mother of two and business owner, I understand. At Botanica, we try to cater to everyone’s busy lives and manicure needs, … Learn More
Botanica Day Spa Tips for Flawless Summer Skin

Tips For Flawless Summer Skin

With summer around the corner, I wanted to take a moment to focus on a few different key ways we can protect our skin from the inside out. UV protection is vital, especially here in Florida where sunburns can get … Learn More
Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day Gift Idea: Couples Spa Services Now Available at Botanica!

We’re very excited to be announcing the addition of couples spa services to our spa menu here at Botanica! Just in time for Mother’s Day, these newly available personal care treatments are a great way for local Tampa Bay moms to … Learn More
Fundraiser for Jackie

Time To Give it Forward

Recently some great friends of ours decided to throw a silent auction and fundraising event (the “Support Jackie Soirée”) with all proceeds to benefit the cancer treatment fund of Jackie Magness. Jackie is a bright and beautiful young woman battling … Learn More
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Beauty Tips: How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes

Makeup can be a girl’s best friend. We use it to enhance and accentuate our features in a process that, in some ways, is like painting a blank canvas. Thus, one of the most important tools we use in “painting the … Learn More

How Much Water Should I Drink Every Day?

We know water is vital to our survival, but it’s easy to slip into the habit of not drinking enough. Our bodies are composed of 60% water, and some say we should be drinking 9 to 13 cups a day! Everyone’s bodies … Learn More

Why Clarisonic?

Washing your face is an everyday routine, which most people don’t put too much thought into. Most people think as long as you wash your face twice a day, it doesn’t matter. What you use to wash your face and … Learn More
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Why Do I Have Dark Circles?

  Dark Circles Have you noticed dark circles under your eyes? You may be wondering what they are and how to handle them. Having bags under your eyes can give you an aged appearance, possibly more than wrinkles and grey … Learn More
Salt Scrub

Sugar vs Salt Scrub

Body polishes are one of the least talked about spa services. When people think about going to a spa what typically comes to mind is nail services, waxing, and massage therapy. Many people have never heard of body polishes, but … Learn More
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Happy = Beautiful

Beauty emanates from within- a common saying, yet a truthful one. Happiness and positive energy have a strong influence on beauty. If you are stress free and full of life, everyone will know just by looking at you. This idea … Learn More

Ingrown Hairs Explained

Have you ever noticed bumps appearing in areas where your body typically grows thick hair or where you recently shaved? You may have found yourself wondering if this was acne or some kind of rash, but you’ve probably met the nemesis … Learn More

How to Take Care of Your Eyes

The eyes are the main focal point of your face. How we express our emotions has a lot to do with our eyes, thus if you have bags under your eyes you wind up with a tired appearance. Wrinkles around … Learn More

Soy Candles vs Other Candles

If you’re like me, you love candles. The aroma of a great candle can change the entire mood in your space, and the dancing light adds a wonderful glow to the room. I don’t care how hectic of a day … Learn More
5 Things To Look For When Choosing a Day Spa

5 Things To Look For When Choosing a Day Spa

So you’re new to town, and you’re wondering where to go for some soothing relaxation and beauty treatment. You’re looking for a day spa, but not just any day spa, you’re looking for quality. There are a 5 tips you … Learn More
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Retinol Simply Explained… And Something NEW That Really Works!

You may find in many creams and lotions an ingredient called Retinol. Retinol is a form of Vitamin A. It’s called Retinol because it helps make the pigments in the retina of the eye.   If you didn’t know, Vitamin … Learn More
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Which Manicure Do I Choose?

Everyone loves having their nails done. There’s something gratifying about having the nails groomed and painted with a shiny color that we just love looking down at. There are several different types of manicures to choose from, and sometimes it … Learn More
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Eyebrows – 5 Things That Make You Prettier

Let’s face it, we all have those days where we don’t look or feel as pretty as we usually do. Eyebrows can make a huge difference, I’ve got a few tricks for you… #1 Get beautiful eyebrows by shaping them … Learn More

What is Rosacea?

More than 16 million American’s suffer from a skin condition called rosacea; many of them don’t even know they have it! The tricky thing about rosacea is that no one really knows what causes it. What is Rosacea? Rosacea is … Learn More
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Skin Care: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an important vitamin when it comes to skin care, we all know that. We see it everywhere in skin care, promoting it’s de-aging benefits. But did you know…   1) You need vitamin C to build collagen. … Learn More

What To Do With Your Lashes

What To Do With Your Lashes Lashes are something that identifies a woman as feminine. When you look at cartoons often this is the attribute that signifies – girl.  The longer, thicker and more full the lash, the more beautiful … Learn More
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Massage Therapy Tips For Clients: Don’t Keep Secrets From Your Massage Therapist!

Do you want a good massage or a GREAT massage? In the immortal words of the Spice Girls: “…Tell me what you want, what you really, really want!” On what could be a long list of massage therapy tips for … Learn More

Why Toner is Important To Your Skin Care

There are a lot of misconceptions about toner. A lot of you don’t know what it is or why this step is important in your skin care regime. To not tone your skin is to not finish washing your face … Learn More
Brazilian Bikini Wax - Botanica Day Spa

Brazilian Waxing FAQ: What You Need to Know Before You Bare it All

Living in Florida means it’s bikini season almost all year round. Being a spa near Clearwater Beach, we know that waxing is a necessity for many women. For first timers, getting a wax “down there” can be an intimidating experience. To … Learn More
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Eyebrow TIPS and TRICKS

I am obsessed with eyebrows. Maybe it was because I grew up with one eyebrow my entire childhood. My mom was not very up-to-date in the way of beauty and grooming and she had no idea that there was something … Learn More

Exfoliation – The Answer to a Great Complexion

Sad as this is to admit, my complexion sometimes takes a turn for the less-than-optimal. I’m quick to blame the humid weather living here Clearwater, Florida, my hormones, but the truth is there’s something I drop out of my routine … Learn More
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Spa Treatments For Men–Because Real Men Go to Spas

I am often asked if I get any men that come to my spa. The answer is, of course, yes! It’s time for a little bit of spa history… Spa culture has evolved throughout the centuries. It dates back to the … Learn More
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Improve Sleep and Reduce Stress

Would you like to know how to Improve your sleep and reduce stress ? Ever hear of magnesium oil? I know what you’re thinking,  “What the heck is that? Well, recently one of my massage therapists (Donni) started talking about … Learn More
Semi-Permanent Lash Extensions

Everything You Need to Know About Eyelash Extensions (and Lash Extensions Video!)

Eyelash extensions have become an extremely popular trend and one of our most highly demanded services offered here at our spa in Clearwater, Florida. We get calls nearly every day from clients asking questions about them, so I sat down with one of my … Learn More
10 Things Your Massage Therapist Wants You to Know

The Benefits of Massage – The Low Down on Getting Rubbed Down.

The Healing Touch Massage therapy has been used as a therapeutic measure for thousands of years across cultures around the world. The mental and physical benefits promoted through massage are numerous…         Mental benefits include: A calm … Learn More
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Infrared vs Traditional Saunas – Let’s turn up the heat!

Infrared Vs. Traditional Sauna Traditional saunas and infrared saunas are used for many of the same benefits: to relax, loosen-up stiff joints and tight muscles, detoxification, and pain relief. What is infrared? Learn More
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Natural Cleaning Products Suck

Okay, so sometimes I’m bad and I don’t use natural cleaning products; all-natural, chemical-free, organic, vegan, gluten free, and non toxic house natural cleaning products. Sometimes I actually want my house to be clean and I use Windex and bleach. … Learn More

Deodorant or Antiperspirant – Which should you choose?

Deodorant vs. Antiperspirant This has been a topic of discussion for many years now since word came out that aluminum and parabens (a common cosmetic preservative) were linked to breast cancer. Alternative options and “all natural” products are making their … Learn More
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Can Miracle Balls Replace Massage Therapy?

What Are Miracle Balls?   Miracle Balls are therapeutic balls that help relieve tension in the body by simply placing them beneath you in key spots as you lie and breath. It’s as though you have a massage therapist holding … Learn More