The Importance of Staying Hydrated

Every cell, organ, and tissue in our body needs water to function properly. With our bodies being made up of 60% water, it is important that we meet our daily recommendations and avoid dehydration.

Studies show that on average, women should drink 91 ounces of water a day, and men should be drinking 125 ounces of water a day. While that may seem like a lot of water, it’s important to realize that multiple processes rely heavily on our water intake.

Water assists in:

  • Transporting nutrients to our muscles and cells

  • Getting rid of wastes through urination, perspiration and bowel movements

  • Regulating your temperature

  • Cushioning your joints

  • Managing weight

  • Improving skin quality

  • Preventing headaches and improving brain function

Staying hydrated is also important in maintaining your energy levels, as dehydration can lead to fatigue, mood swings, and a loss of motivation. It’s important to make it a habit to drink water throughout the day, since we lose water as we breath, sweat, and urinate. Often times, many of us may think we’re drinking enough water, but statistics show that the average amount of water that people drink is just barely above 30 ounces a day.

If you think you may not be drinking enough water, here are some tips to increase your water consumption:

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  • Carry a water bottle with you at times, especially when running errands or at work. This is not only convenient, but it also helps set a constant reminder for you to drink water throughout the day. Labeled water bottles are a great way to keep track of your water intake.

  • Drink water before and after meals. Thirst is often times confused with hunger. Not only is this a great way to hydrate, but it also prevents overeating and reduces your calorie intake.

  • Infuse plain water with your favorite fruits. Aside from the added benefits, fruits such as lemon or strawberries can improve the flavor of your water. Not only will you be drinking more water, but it can also help reduce cravings.

With water being a vital component of many of our body’s processes, it is important to hydrate regularly and meet the daily recommendations. At Serenity, we do our part by offering water/hot tea after every service. This is to ensure that your muscles are well nourished and your body is able to thoroughly flush out the toxins that are being released during your service.

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What a Week it's Been!

This week has been crazy for us at Serenity. We recently launched our official website and are in the process of implementing several procedures, renovations, and new products.

While working on our SEO, we performed a quick Google search on our company and found out that someone had copied our studio name, pictures, descriptions, procedures, and even product names. Imagine how we felt when we saw this?

We've compiled an album with a few screenshots and picture proof to show the similarities  of us and the imitator which can be seen here: http://imgur.com/a/mmE73 and below:

We're flattered to have been copied nearly word for word, but believe customers deserve the right to know the business they're stepping into.

Serenity was created over 3 years ago, because the owners understood the need of the community for a place that offered quality massages at an affordable price. Being outsiders with a vision and a small budget to work with, the owners made the decision to do everything in-house and on their own. This included all the promotional materials (flyers, business cards, website), interior designing, sourcing, procedures, etc. All our therapists are certified, professionally trained, and experienced, and go through a rigorous process before joining our team. Our wintergreen menthol balm is custom made from a close family friend in Singapore. Our essential oils are handcrafted in-house, where we use only the best & purest essential oils (DoTERRA) and blend them with fractionated coconut oil.

When someone steals and copies our procedures, pictures, products, product names, and descriptions, it’s deeply upsetting. We encourage competition, as we believe it helps facilitate growth and gives the community choices, but when a business engages in unethical actions, that’s when we feel the need to speak out and expose this behavior. A business, especially in the healthcare and well-being industry, should be transparent with the community that it serves.

While we do plan on expanding to more locations, our one and only location currently is in West Covina. While we may not be the only ones named Serenity, we promise to continue offering only the highest levels of service that we were founded on, never comprising or taking shortcuts, and a commitment to customer satisfaction. Thanks for your continued support of Serenity, and we hope to see you soon.