August Moon Spa

Indulge your mind, soothe your body, and revitalize your spirit at August Moon Spa. This sanctuary will sweep you away from the stress and worries of the world with the indulgence of personal space and timelessness.

Here you will find an attentive blending of traditional Eastern therapies with Western knowledge. A haven for the senses, the spa is a fusion where East meets West. The Finger Lakes region boasts a great number of natural resources. Ithaca was created by glaciers winding their way through the Finger Lakes. This phenomena of so long ago has left an amazing array of gorges and waterfalls which offer

11/28/2022

Ever have the realization that there was actually a time BEFORE money?

According to Andrew Beattie the following is true:

The history of money crisscrossed the world as various cultures recognized the need to simplify trade. The solution was introducing a single, portable token of value into the process.

Money is a medium of exchange with a recognized value that was adopted to make it easier for people to trade products and services with each other.

The world’s oldest known, securely-dated coin minting site was located in Guanzhuang in Henan Province, China, which began striking spade coins sometime around 640 BCE.

Pretty amazing, right?

11/26/2022

One of the most underrated money tips revolves around your MINDSET. Yes, really! 🧠

Your money mindset influences how you save, spend, budget, and even THINK about money.

This set of beliefs affects your attitude about money and how you make decisions regarding your finances.

Let’s consider someone who believes that money is the cause of stress and worry. Even thinking about their bills makes them feel unbalanced.

Having this core belief will both consciously and subconsciously contribute to someone having RESISTANCE toward money. It’s likely they’ll find themselves in a state of financial scarcity.

Awareness of your finances are KEY to maintaining them.

Now look at the opposite mindset, someone believes money creates OPPORTUNITIES… that it’s a tool you can use to enhance your well-being and life. The person with this attitude is much more likely to find themselves in situations of financial abundance.

They likely pay close attention to their finances.

Think to yourself, how do you REALLY feel about money? What do you say to yourself internally?

If it’s often negative statements, try to shift your mindset to see it as a beneficial tool that can be leveraged for good.

11/25/2022

Last call for November's special—the gift that gives right back!

THIS MONTH ONLY: Purchase $300 in online gift certificates and receive a complimentary $50 gift certificate for yourself!

It’s the perfect way to get a jump start on that holiday shopping and treat yourself to a spa day along the way.

Just follow this link to our website to purchase—this offer is for online gift certificates only!

If you need additional help, please reach out to our reception team at (607) 256 - 2772 and they’ll be happy to help walk you through the process.

Happy Shopping, friends! 🎁

11/24/2022

Whether you're gathering with love ones or having a quiet day home, we hope this day brings you a feeling of bounty and gratitude in the deepest recesses of your heart.

Happy Thanksgiving from August Moon Spa 🍂 🧡

11/23/2022

Is that the spa tiger getting ready for Thanksgiving?

If you can believe it, that's NOT a tiny pumpkin 🎃 it's actually a special variety of tomato grown in the La Tourelle garden this year!

11/23/2022

With the Thanksgiving holiday just a day away, we wanted to acknowledge the history of this American holiday. As with most of our history, there are two sides to this story.

Many of us grew up learning that Thanksgiving was a time of coming together between early settlers and Indigenous Americans. The story says we collaborated peacefully to prepare, share resources, and survive the cold winter months that were to come.

As we continue to grow and progress as a country and a collective community, we’re becoming more critically aware of the stories passed down throughout American history. We’re beginning to see that some of the ‘facts’ we learned were actually falsified accounts of what occurred.

For many Indigenous Americans this time of celebration is a time of loss and trauma and it’s our responsibility to allow light to be shed on the unfavorable truths of our country’s history.

That's why we hope you’ll join us is continuing on a learning path, staying open to the histories of the lands we occupy, because this conversation is integral to the healing of Indigenous communities.

11/22/2022

You may have heard about our wholehearted support of the Doula Access Initiative, but you may still be curious about what they're all about.

Doula Access Initiative is a barrier-breaking organization within our community working closely with families to increase access to doula support during pregnancy, birth, postpartum and other family transitions.

They've established a funding source to help offset the cost of doula care and support services for those with less financial means.

By providing a link for doulas and families they're able to offer access to these supports while also allowing for the family to take advantage of their own wisdom and maintain autonomy during their experience.

Please join us at their Winter Auction on December 2, 2022 from 7 - 9pm at Argos Warehouse at 408 E. State St.

There will be a variety of food and beverage options as well as a live auction and raffle. It's the perfect opportunity to get to know this amazing organization and receive an up close look at the positive impact they're having on our community.

In alignment with Birth and Reproductive movements they work to remove barriers and reduce health disparities. This is in part why priority is given to Black and Indigenous community members.

11/22/2022

Sometimes self-care is worth the car ride! 🥰 Thanks for the wonderful review, Ketsia!

"This was my first massage experience and it was amazing!! We live five hours away and believe you me that it was worth the trip and a relaxing getaway." —Ketsia

11/21/2022

We are about to be bombarded with sales, sales, and MORE sales.

Although some sale opportunities can be of real benefit to those who are holiday shopping, these bargains can also trigger over-consumption and cause people to buy things they don’t genuinely need.

Let's use an example:

Say you go to the store to buy hand soap for the bathroom. You've got your bottle and you're walking toward the register when you see a sign that reads: BUY 3 GET 1 FREE

You think to yourself, "Well it'll get used eventually, this is such a great deal, I’ll just stock up on hand soap for a while."

So you purchase four bottles of hand soap, spending $20 more than you originally planned.

Now we aren't saying every sale is a bad investment, but we are suggesting you use discernment. Will this additional purchase be adding real value to your or someone else's life and/or well-being? Or is sticking to your budget and intended purchase plan better for you in the long run?

11/19/2022

The Passport Program at August Moon Spa is one of the many ways we try to help make self-care services accessible to a larger demographic of people.

It's a simple system:

For every dollar spent on retail products or services, you’ll receive one passport point. Once you have 500 points saved, you earn a $100 spa credit! 🤩

This loyalty program is completely FREE and requires zero work on your part. Really! You're automatically enrolled into the Passport Program when your client profile is created on your very first visit to the spa.

If you’ve been here before, but were unaware of this exciting perk, give us a call to check in on how many points you’ve accumulated.

11/18/2022

The scoop with budgeting 💰

A budget is a wonderful way to ensure that your finances are being well-managed. Not only will this create ease in your bank account, it’ll help with the mental drain of money worries, too.

One of the first things you’ll want to do is list your expenses in order of importance. Those categories like housing, transportation, electricity, heat, etc should be at the top of this list.

Next you’ll want to list bills that aren’t necessities, but contribute to personal development or are an investment. This might include a gym membership, massage therapy, dance class etc.

Finally, the last set of expenses will be those purchases that aren’t necessities or positively-impacting your life. This list might include drinks at the bar every Friday after work or maybe those extra streaming service subscriptions that you’re not using. These expenses are what you’ll want to eliminate if at all possible.

One app we love is Rocket Money, which allows you to create budget categories and automatically tracks your spending. Many have spoken about its positive contribution to their overall financial success 🚀

There’s also nothing wrong with old fashioned pen and paper if that's more your style!

11/17/2022

By now you're probably familiar with the monthly spa specials, they're a great way to explore our spa offerings and save a little money along the way.

Did you know La Tourelle has monthly specials to take care of guests, too? Why not pair them together and have an even better getaway? This month, the hotel has a very special offer for veterans and active military who book and stay during November. Enjoy a 20% discount to any 2-night (or longer) stay! Reach out to the hotel to make your booking, then simply have your VA card or military ID at check-in to receive your discount.

So grateful for your service 🇺🇸

11/17/2022

Our mission at August Moon is to transcend the spa experience into a holistic healing space that also provides all the amenities of a luxury service.

We work with local companies and farms to source many of our ingredients and support many additional local companies with our product lines as well as community support.

At August Moon we recognize that every body is unique and our professionals custom tailor all their services to each individual guest. 💛

We've chosen to support the Doula Access Initiative because we feel a doula is an invaluable ally in the transformative journey through pregnancy and is often overlooked due to what is seen as being cost prohibitive to those with less financial means.

We are grateful that a small team of dedicated individuals has taken on the momentous task of making that birthing partner more accessible to our community and are grateful we get to help be a part of that journey in some small way.

We hope you'll join us at their Winter Auction on December 2, 2022 from 7 - 9pm at Argos Warehouse at 408 E. State St.

There will be a variety of food and beverage options as well as a live auction and raffle. It's the perfect opportunity to get to know this amazing organization and receive an up close look at the positive impact they're having on our community!

11/16/2022

In town for the holiday and want to sneak in a little you-time before the family fun is in full swing? We've got you! 🍂

August Moon Spa will be OPEN for appointments the morning of Thanksgiving but will be closed in the afternoon. With limited availability for services, call now to hold your spot.

11/15/2022

Mid-month reminder, friends! This month's spa special is the perfect way to kick off the holiday giving season 🎁

This one's the gift that gives back ❤️

THIS MONTH ONLY: Purchase $300 in online gift certificates and receive a complimentary $50 gift certificate for yourself!

Just follow this link to our website to purchase—this offer is for online gift certificates only!

If you need additional help, please reach out to our reception team at (607) 256 - 2772 and they’ll be happy to help walk you through the process.

Happy Shopping, friends!

11/14/2022

Humans tend to perform best when they're working toward a goal.

This can be leveraged for your benefit by saving money as well!

Having an emergency fund or nest egg is important, but having a savings that's designated for a specific experience or large investment can be really motivating.

Each time you deposit money into that savings account, you'll see that goal getting closer.

Boost your inspiration with a visual tracking device that can help you see how close you are to that amount!

Keep an eye out for incentives from different banks and credit unions, too!

11/12/2022

We're so happy you enjoyed yourself, Nancy (we're pretty fond of Jasmine too 😊 )

Jasmine provided me with one of the best massages I’ve ever had. My hips and lower back feel better than they have felt for a year. Between the techniques she used and the essential oil, I feel like some kind of inflammation has been reduced. I will be back! – Nancy

11/11/2022

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” —Joseph Campbell

November 11th is Veterans Day, a federal holiday meant to honor all veterans of the uniformed services. This includes individuals who served or are still serving during times of peace as well as war.

This distinction is important as ALL of those serving in the armed forces contribute to our ability to experience peace, and enjoy a country without war on our domestic soil.

We believe all those wearing a uniform deserve to feel the full extent of America’s gratitude every day, but especially today. 🇺🇸

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1150 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY
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