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My battle with cancer and why early detection is so important

Hi! I’m Amy Bohn, co-owner of Spa Habitat and Clovertree with my husband, Greg. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I wanted to tell you my story. At the end of 2016, at the age of 45, I went in for a routine mammogram because of a family history of breast cancer. The mammogram showed a tumor on my right breast. After a second mammogram, an extensive ultrasound, and a needle biopsy, I was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer, the most aggressive form of breast cancer. We caught it early, but because of the rapid growth of the tumor, the only choice was immediate surgery, followed by 5 months of aggressive chemotherapy and 33 rounds of radiation. My family and friends prayed for me, supported me, held my hand, and took care of my kids. I couldn’t have asked for a better support system.

This is me at my last chemo treatment. I knew I was going to be sick all week (for one last time), but I was so happy to have made it to that last iv infusion. The nurses celebrated and threw confetti and gave me balloons 🙂 Good people…

I know that not every cancer patient has that kind of support. We saw a LOT of cancer patients every week at my treatments. Some were going to be ok, and we knew that some wouldn’t. It was so eye opening to see the number of people and families that were affected by this awful disease – cancer.

Now, a little over a year after finishing treatment, I am cancer free. And I am thankful. And I am blessed.

This is me with my family, about a week before I started my chemotherapy and lost all of my hair. I am blessed to have such a supportive family. They stood by me and encouraged me all the way through the battle.

So much more research needs to be done so that people don’t have to suffer and lose their lives. Cancer is ugly. And going through this experience makes me even more motivated to raise awareness. You can help yourself through a healthy lifestyle, eliminating toxins from your diet and your personal care products, and also through early detection. If you are 40 years old or older, or if you have a family history of breast cancer, PLEASE get a mammogram once a year. It is likely that I would not be here today if I had not been committed to yearly mammograms.

From October 17-31, in honor of my experience with breast cancer and my desire for no one else to have to go through this awful disease, Spa Habitat will be donating 20% of all Clovertree product sales (at any Spa Habitat or online at www.clovertee.com) to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. We chose BCRF because they give 91% of donations directly to research, including the environmental causes of breast cancer. Research saves lives. Mammograms save lives. We hope that you will schedule a mammogram for yourself and encourage the women in your lives to do the same.

Much love,
Amy

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An Esthetician’s Favorite – Organic Facials

organic facials

Featured Service: Botanical Buff Microdermabrasion Facial

Featured Product: Cape Jasmine Youth Serum

Featured Esthetician: Allie from Spa Habitat Legacy

We believe the best way to learn about our services is from the people that perform them. We have a number of organic facials, body wraps, hand and foot treatments and, of course, massages to choose from. It would be fabulous to go down the menu and try every single one of them and we obviously encourage that method. But to save you time, we turned to Allie, an esthetician in our Spa Habitat Shops at Legacy location in Plano. We asked what is her favorite service to perform and her favorite product in the Clovertree collection?

“My favorite service to perform is hands down our Botanical Buff. This is an organic facial, just like all of our services. But this one is a microderm treatment, which is a form of mechanical exfoliation that can be used to manage various skin concerns such as hyper-pigmentation, melasma, fine lines and wrinkles, textured skin, clogged pores, etc. It helps to increase circulation, cellular turnover rate and the production of collagen and elastin in the skin. The Botanical Buff incorporates our outstanding organic Clovertree products into a results-driven facial.

This is one my clients truly see results with, especially when they come in monthly. This facial isn’t for every skin type so I always suggest a thorough consultation with your esthetician. As for product, I typically incorporate our Cape Jasmine Youth Serum into this facial because it lifts and firms the skin as well as deeply hydrates. I like to call it my “liquid Botox”! So if you are interested in aging gracefully and naturally, definitely come by and check out this facial!!!”

Thanks, Allie!

PS – I’m heading to pick up some “liquid Botox” tomorrow!

Spa Habitat – A Farm to Spa Experience

We at Spa Habitat are pleased to announce the launch of our new “Farm to Spa” campaign!  We hope you enjoy our brand new video and website.  Special thanks to Sean Watkins (from Nickel Creek) for composing and performing the beautiful “Farm to Spa” song, and to everyone involved in the production. Let us know what you think!