It is an unsettling time to feel stress at work.  With the current economic climate most people who have  jobs are considered the lucky ones.  It is human to feel burn out on any job but essential to find alternatives as burnout can lead to depression, under-productivity and creates a negative atmosphere for those who suffer from it as well as to those around them.  Therefore, it is important to try to address it before it becomes a real issue.

Professional development courses in any field will refresh, deepen and re-energize your enthusiasm for what you do.  It is a great prevention and cure for burnout.  Burnout can happen in any field.  Usually in some of our most altruistic and important professions for our collective community i.e. nursing, teaching, etc.)  Burnout can be difficult for someone who has spent vital years, money and energy on a given profession.

This is different from evolving into or changing professions.  Something which is often a priority given that we need to grow and evolve as humans.  Burnout feels like one is in a rut.  When one feels like they are going through the motions in their work and not living presently.

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Soho SanctuaryIn the heart of SoHo is nestled a fabulous retreat for ladies only, especially those who can afford it.  SoHo Sanctuary is nothing short of amazing.  For many of us unfortunately it is a special occasion kind of a treat as it is on the least affordable side of Spa menu prices.  That said, it is well worth it and is a true treat when in need.  The “ladies Only” aspect adds an element of ease to the modest type or for woman who simply want to have a cloistered experience.  There is a steam room appropriately “egg-shaped” which is infused with lavender and which the use is included in the price of the massages and body treatments.

Cost: Signature massage $125 / $185     60 minutes / 90 minutes with an additional $15.00 more for aromatherapy

Ambiance:  Tastefully and comfortingly designed with natural wood floors and soothing accents.  This has a traditional earthy spa atmosphere.  Combined with bright marble in the bathrooms for a very classic style that is at once comforting and uplifting.

Customer Service at the front desk:  Very kind and accommodating.

Hygiene:  Excellent

Quality of Service:  SoHo Sanctuary prides itself on having a massage staff that is consistently being trained in the latest techniques and continuing the professional development of its staff’s training.  This is significant in that it raises the interest and commitment level of the therapists, thus creating a better session for the client.  I have personally received about four massage therapy sessions there over the last ten years and have always had an excellent experience.

Products:  SoHo sanctuary uses the Young Living brand of essential oils for its sessions.  This is a top of the line company known for its purity and high end price.  For facials, the Dr. Haushka line is used.  Many people love this line again for its purity, but I have always found it a bit heavy.

Overall Impression:  This is a professional and full service place.  SoHo Sanctuary also offers  fitness and manicures and pedicures.  For quality and ambiance it is wonderful but as mentioned one feels it when you are leaving to pay.  It is not a place many can frequent but for a treat it is worth it.  For women who really prefer to de-compress in a female only atmosphere, this spa has my highest recommendation.

http://www.sohosanctuary.com

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