Energy Therapies at Prana Healing Massage

Here at Lanesboro Day Spa and Prana Healing Massage Center we are very grateful to our clients.  I would like to share a comment that we had received:

 

Prana Healing Massage | Energy Therapies | Lanesboro MNI received a Energy Therapies / Body Massage from Sue Betts, PHA-LMT at Prana Healing Massage Center in the Lanesboro Day Spa and would like to share that she is very thorough with the massage and was able to find the areas that I personally was unaware of until Sue started moving and opening up the  “stuck energies”.  I appreciate her approach and concern for the whole well-being of the body, emotion, and spirit, and how they all play together for a healthier body and mind. I love the felling of the opening, lightness in my body as the massage progresses. I received excellent resources for questions about my muscles, body and daily care for the whole body.  This is one of my favorite massages !!!!!!   — 7/11/2012 Shanna W.
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FOSSE THE CHICKEN Explores Downtown Lanesboro!

 

Oh My!  What a hot one it is out there today!  This is the hottest July I’ve seen since I was a little chick back on the farm!  Squawk!  It’s enough to even make a chicken be lazy!

But speaking about lazy, there is nothing lazy about Lanesboro!   I just love this town.  There is so much to see and do that all these folks think a day trip will do. They find out that they need to come back and stay a day or two so that they can have the full experience.  Shopping, river activities and of course don’t forget my favorite activity… resting with the one you love!   But alas, I digress…

The really interesting thing is that there is a tremendous amount of ingenuity to the folks that call Lanesboro home.   We have fantastic chefs, Nancy and Dave just to name a few, Spoon Makers, Soap Makers, and Ice Cream galore!

Recently, Minnesota Public Radio and Winona Daily News did a story about some of the new and existing businesses in Historic Downtown Lanesboro!   Lanesboro ‘urban expatriates’ embrace new home.  We are so proud to live and work with these great people that add so much to our unique and charming little town.

Suites Scent from ESSENCE of Lanesboro

Did you know that Peter Bilkey featured in the article above developed a special scent just for Stone Mill?   That was an amusing experience for one of my Inn Keepers, Mandy.  She spent several hours at Peter’s shop with her nose sniffing this scent and that scent.  She found one that she liked and Peter worked his magic by pulling this element out, putting that element in and then shake, shake, mix, mix and what do you know you have this clean, fresh scent that everyone just loves called;  Suites Scent with Juniper!

I would tell you more, because I have some really great stories from each of these folks that really speak to the uniqueness of Lanesboro. However, in such hot weather, even a young chicken such as myself needs to sit on the front deck of Stone Mill and rest.

So have a great time finding out about some of our shop owners and come down and stay  with us some time.  Squawk!

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Summer Fun in Lanesboro, MN on the Root River Trail and Root River

We are only days away from celebrating the 4th of July!  Amidst the fireworks and fun of the occasion, thoughts of summer activities come to mind.  Lanesboro is a mecca for summer fun.

The Root River Trail and Root River provide a recreational playground for people of all ages.  Canoeing and kayaking and biking and hiking are only a few of the outdoor activities one might partake in.  Nature and its creatures brighten and give life to the landscape for all to enjoy.

After a day of enjoying the outdoors, treat yourself to all of the modern conveniences that Stone Mill Hotel and Suites has to offer.  Whatever your mood, there is a themed room to suit.

Remember, there is always more to explore in Lanesboro, MN.  Until next time . . . . .

 

 

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Unlock the Benefits of Bodywork

Sue Betts Prana Healing MassageAt Prana Healing Massage Center www.massageprana.com we are committed to your health and well-being. Today we are going to be talking about unlocking the benefits of Massage:

We know we are what we eat, but have you considered you are also what you think? Most people go to a massage therapist for stress reduction and relaxation. You want your pain to decrease, your tension to melt away, and your body to relax. But what if you can help the process along simply by changing your words and thoughts?

Studies have shown that stress slows wound healing, increases heart rate and blood pressure and even seems to speed aging. We all have been affected by stress and try to find different ways to relieve the tensions. Massage addresses so much of our physical bodies, but what will change your thoughts. Here are a few suggestions that you can bring to your mind during you next massage to enhance lasting effects, decrease stress, and benefit your emotional body, too.

Getting a massage, breath work, qigong, meditation, tai chi, yoga and visualization are some of the things we can do for ourselves. You can incorporate some of these techniques into your massage, starting with meditation. There have been several times that I have taken a minute or two before a bodywork session to do a minin with the clients and help them relax. I asked what the intention is for their sessions today. What would the client like to focus the healing on today. Then we discuss the following techniques that are helpful to clear the mind:

Countdown- count very slowly to yourself from 10 down to zero, one number on each out breath. Breathe in deeply and on your first out breath say “10″ to your self. Repeat and with the next out breath , say “9″ working your way down to zero. When you get to zero, notice how you feel.

Visualize relaxation is another way that can help you relax during your massage. Picture the muscle the therapist is working on and imagine it melting or softening, it can help with the treatment. If you are having a relaxing massage, picture you body melting into the table or turning to jelly.

These techniques can release endorphins throughout the body to relax. Incorporating your mind during bodywork can create an even more enjoyable and relaxing experience.

 

 

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Stone Mill Hotel & Suites
Renovation Update

Rick 2 (that’s Rick Lamon and Rick Sjarpe) our maintenance team extraordinaire have been very busy!  In fact I have been given instruction to open up another room in our reservation system this week.

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The debate is on as to call this room the CCC room or the Mill room.  We are interested to know which you would rather stay in.  Do you know what CCC means?

 

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Fosse the Chicken:
Explores the Crate Suite

HELLO!

What a delight to see you again!  I greatly enjoyed our visit last time. And, thank you for asking about that grain truck/appetizer from last time – it was delicious!  There was corn, and corn and more corn… yum, yum, yum…

You know… I was thinking… that I should

about the unique lodging and qualities of Stone Mill Hotel & Suites. The best place to begin would be in the area where I entered the building.  That area is now called the Crate Suite.

Private Entrance to the Crate Suite

After the initial shock of my ride on the back of that 1930’s Ford truck and my sudden escape from having my tail feathers plucked, the Crate Jacuzzi Suite is where all of the chaos first took place, and much to my dismay, the Crate Suite has become one of the most popular suites for guests!  You would not believe this but when the Lamon – Mortimer families opened the doors to the hotel in July of 2001, the first guests in that room was a young couple on their honeymoon and they have been coming back every year for their anniversary!  They are such a nice couple.  Great fun to visit with…but I digress.

Living room with private two person whirlpool tub

The Crate Suite is on the first floor of the hotel. One of the unique features to the hotel is that the first three floors of this four story building are on ground level and was originally designed to meet the needs of the freight train industry that ran through the Lanesboro area in the late 1800’s. The Crate Suite has a private entrance that now opens up to a lovely guest area that features a two person whirlpool tub.  And don’t you know that’s a great bird bath if I ever saw one.  Much nicer than the bath they gave me when I first arrived.  Which was more like a dunk, dunk, plunk in cold water.  Burrrr chills me to the bone thinking about it. 

Traditional chicken crate used to bring chickens to the poultry processing plant

When I arrived, I was in a crate very similar to the one that is prominently displayed in the
suite as well.  Some other unique features to this now wonderful suite is the old chicken de-beaker (and let me tell you I am so glad that that thing don’t work no more…  It’s more of a dust collector if I do say so myself.  Colleen, the owner, would pluck another feather or two if I convinced Mandy to throw it in the dumpster!)

Antique Chicken De-Beaker

The rest of the suite includes a queen bed.  For those of you that are electronically inclined there are two TV’s so, if you roosters and hen’s out there disagree on what to watch, there is one for you and one for the love of your life to watch, because it is all about keeping the peace and providing you with a great place to rest, relax and re-connect! 

Well, now that I have talked you ear off, I think that it would be prudent to go scratch around for some more information about my namesake, Fosse.  I look forward to seeing you soon at Stone Mill Hotel & Suites; and don’t forget, we are just a stone’s throw from anywhere you are!
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Art in the Park in Lanesboro, MN

Come and stay, shop and play!  This Red Hat group was from New Hampton, Iowa, and visited Lanesboro recently.  Along their visit they took time to “chillax” with Rick.

Speaking of “chillaxing”, Art in the Park in Lanesboro, MN will be held on Sunday, June 17.  This annual event will be held in Sylvan Park from 10 am – 5 pm.  There will be over 100 booths of art along with food and entertainment.

In just a few weeks, we will celebrate our nation’s independence.  July 4 is a favorite time of year for me as I enjoy the daylight and warmth of the days.  I also enjoy visiting with the guests and visitors that pass through the doors of Stone Mill Hotel & Suites.

At Stone Mill, each room has a journal for our guests to comment about Stone Mill and the area.  Darrell & Vicki, guests in May, enjoyed their time in Lanesboro and thought it was peaceful and relaxing.

When you visit, I hope you will find it peaceful and relaxing also.  Until next time . . .

 

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New Massage Therapist
at the Lanesboro Day Spa

Lanesboro Day Spa welcomes Crystal NarvesonThe Lanesboro Day Spa is proud to announce the addition of a new massage therapist.  Crystal Narveson is a Certified Massage Therapist who graduated in September 2009 with high honors from Minnesota School of Business with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Massage Therapy.  She opened her first office, Massage On Main By Crystal Narveson, in September 2009 and has now joined our team at the Lanesboro Day Spa located in the lower level of Stone Mill Hotel & Suites as a full-time therapist.
Crystal is professionally trained and is offering the following modalities: Deep Tissue Massage, Swedish Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Hot Stone Massage, Bamboo Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Geriatric Massage, Body Polishing, Thai Massage, and Sports/Stretching. You can discover more about each of these modalities on our newly re-designed website -www.lanesboromassage.com.
We are currently running a New Therapist Special to welcome Crystal to our team: As an introductory offer you can receive your first massage with Crystal for $5 off or 3 massages for $170 (swedish, deep tissue and trigger point therapy only). Must mention this ad at time of booking.
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Rhubarb Reigns in Lanesboro, MN

I know summer is right around the corner when I see the rhubarb uncurl and reach toward the sun.  When I was a child, my mom had a rhubarb plant, as most gardens in the area did.  She was able to make many rhubarb delights from that one rhubarb plant.  At that time, little did I know, I would  live in the Rhubarb Capital of Minnesota.

Discover all things “rhubarb” and more in Lanesboro on Saturday, June 2, at the annual Rhubarb Festival.  The festival consists of everything from Rhub ART to the Rhubarb Run.  Rhubarb is so famous in Lanesboro, it boasts a book titled Everything Rhubarb.  After the festival, stop by Scenic Valley Winery and sample Rhubarb Wine made from locally grown rhubarb.

As an added attraction in downtown Lanesboro on Saturday, June 2, a book signing will be hosted by local illustrator, Sarah Peterson, and author, Nancy Monson.  The book signing will be held in front of Pedal Pushers Cafe from 10 am – 1 pm.  This collaboration “Get Out of the Nest, Nelly!”, is on tap to be the best selling children’s book of 2012.  The book, famed as a children’s book, has a meaningful message for adults as well.

I think everyone should “get out of their nest” and make plans to attend the Rhubarb Festival.  Speaking of nests, Stone Mill Hotel & Suites is a perfect nesting place for your summer getaway.

In the meantime, enjoy the “reign” of our favorite vegetable, rhubarb.

 

 

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The Stand Still Parade in Whalan, MN and more to explore in Lanesboro, MN

The new front desk area at Stone Mill Hotel & Suites is now decorated with the feed bags in the picture.  One of the bags was used in the facility during its “working days”.  As the renovation continues, we realize this will be an extended project and appreciate your continued support and patience as we work to be the “choice” lodging destination in Lanesboro.

The Stand Still Parade has become an annual event in Whalan, MN and will be held on Saturday, May 19 from 11 am – 4 pm.  Not only can you experience a parade where the “parade stands still” but you will also be able to sample a variety of foods, watch the pie eating contest, and listen to music.  Children’s games, a petting zoo, and other activities will be available for the kids.

The Bluff Country Gathering will be held in Lanesboro this weekend.  This multi-day event is sure to attract musicians from a wide area and provide entertainment for all ages.

After you take in the weekend festivities, check out the Spud Boy Diner and Another Time Ice Cream Parlor & Chocolates.  The diner and ice cream parlor are Lanesboro’s newest additions to the casual cuisine scene.

If you care for a short drive, The annual Trout Days celebration will be held in Preston, MN.

Wherever you are, near or far, there’s always a few more things to explore . . . .

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