Entries by Sonrisa Staff

Serving Our Communities

Many of you know that I believe in strong community service that is why I am excited to announce that I was recently elected to the Board of Directors for BASE-KC; Building a Sustainable Economy Kansas City. “The mission of BASE-KC is to provide a local network of socially and environmentally responsible businesses for mutual […]

Miracle Off 64th Street

Miracle Off 64th Street!  The sign at the entrance to Village of Burlington Creek reads “Miracle Off 64th Street” describes the ongoing event sponsored by the businesses and merchants to bring some joy to families in need this holiday season.  The business owners are offering special incentives to encourage food donations to Harvesters before Christmas. To kick off […]

Even Greener

Sonrisa Salon and Day Spa is Going Even Greener It is no secret the Sonrisa Salon and Day Spa enjoys the Gold Level Green Certification from Green America, but we also donate our time and financial resources each year to our AVEDA Water Partners during Earth Month. Every year we do an energy audit and […]

Cholesterol 101

Cholesterol: The Good, Bad and the Ugly Cholesterol is both created by your body and can be ingested through the foods you eat. There is “good” and “bad” cholesterol. Good Cholesterol (HDL), is considered beneficial because it helps remove LDL cholesterol (“bad” artery clogging cholesterol) from the arteries. HDL carries LDL cholesterol away from the arteries […]

Feel Great, Look Even Better

Ah Spa- that’s the life for a pampered prince or princess, au contraire mon frère- People of all ages and professions are carving out time for self care and spa services. They are realizing that these services are necessities for healthy life balance rather than luxuries. With all of the research indicating that increased cortisol […]

Inflammation 101

The word inflammation comes from the Latin “inflammo”, meaning “I set alight, I ignite”. It is the body’s attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells and irritants and begin the healing process. It is part of the body’s immune response. Initially, it is beneficial when, for example, you cut […]

Spiritual Wellness and Park Rx

In June I attended the National Wellness Conference in Minneapolis. It was a great time for re-connecting with friends and colleagues in the wellness profession. My next few posts will highlight some of the information that I gleaned from the conference. This month’s wellness inspiration is inspired by Spiritual Wellness, being connected to something greater […]

Wellness for Hands and Nails

Why we switched from UV to LED nail lights Two years ago Sonrisa Salon and Day Spa switched from UV nail lights to the safe LED lights, which have been used for years to treat sun damage and generate new collagen. We provide the safest nail products available and our sanitation system goes well beyond industry […]