Lincolnville Community Center transformed into a multi-station spa

Free spa day in Lincolnville benefits New Hope For Women

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 12:45pm

    LINCOLNVILLE—After a long and cold winter, it was time to be pampered and “create your best self.” Entrepreneurs Kelly Carey, Ashley Holmes and Barbara Biscone reached out to a number of health and wellness practitioners and vendors and on Saturday, May 5, transformed Lincolnville’s Community Center into a pleasing spa— free to all with donations supporting New Hope For Women. 

    Once inside, people had to remove their shoes and don flip flops. The entire room was partitioned off with gauzy room dividers, and multiple stations, with 12 practitioners and five vendors offering their services and goods.

    Women (and a few men) got to enjoy a full day with mini sessions of massage, hypnotherapy, therapeutic oils, facials, cranosacral therapy, guided meditation, dream interpretation, stress reduction while perusing stations that sold jewelry, plants and terrarium ideas, gems, herbs and oils and home goods.

    “A few of us knew each other initially,” said co-organizer, Biscone, “So, we reached out to other entrepreneurs and practitioners in a variety of health, wellness, nutrition and plant-based medicine areas and invited them to join us for a day in Lincolnville to benefit New Hope for Women. This isn’t about money. This is about social relationships. It’s all about feeling good and sharing information and getting past this depressing winter into spring. A lot of women just need to care of their emotional, mental and physical self and this is a comfortable place to do it.”

    “We were very excited to participate in this spa day,” said Brittany Ciccketti, Development Director at New Hope for Women. “They were taking donations at the door, so all of the proceeds will go to New Hope for Women.

    “I think this idea that the organizers put together would be a great opportunity for other businesses to join up and come together and do in other communities,” said Brandy Dupper-Macy, also Development Director at New Hope for Women. “We just feel fortunate they chose us.”

    The day went from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with complimentary natural flavored waters, healthy fruit snacks, as well as vegan plant-based protein food demonstration by Ryan Smart and Tia Nelson of Dublin.

    Other businesses donating their time and products included Young Living, Raven’s Nest, Cosmic Counseling, Esthetician Camille Smart, LifeVantage, Dublin, Cranosacral Therapist Moriah H. Grant, Graze, Coyote Moon, Heart to Heart, Moss Maidens Herbs and Oils, The Red Cottage, Jeweled Horizons and Bennett’s Gems & Jewelry.

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    Lincolnville Community Center is a space that can be rented for similar entrepreneurial exhibitions such as this and comes with a full kitchen.

    All photos by Kay Stephens

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