One of the best health trends I followed this year has been jumping onto the Acai Bowl Wagon; Who else is guilty of being addicted?
For those of you who don’t know what Acai bowls are it’s basically a smoothie- in- a- bowl topped with granola, fresh fruit, and depending on the kind; you can get toppings like goji berries, dates, cocoa nibs and so forth. The base of smoothie is made with acai which is a superfood with antioxidant properties. There are three words that describe these bowls: Simple, delicious and nutritious.
Recently I discovered the company Axios; it’s the ULTIMATE juice bar/ day spa I’ve found here in Tallahassee. Axios is a cute quaint wellness center that really focuses on healing from the inside out. They offer fresh juices, smoothies, and the beloved acai bowls. The best part, you can show up with your friends and partake in the salt therapy room/chamber, bask in an array of massages, bare it all with waxing and top things off with a facial that’ll leave you glowing.
Upon entering you are welcomed with the juice bar that offers different kinds of fresh juices, smoothies, and acai bowls. Most juice shops in town have the prepackaged acai and juices that is usually laden with sugar. However, Axios goes the extra mile and makes it right in front of you. Trust me, this is what you want when choosing a juice bar! There’s no added sugars just fresh blended fruit.
Every bowl I have tried has been nothing short of amazing, but my favorite bowl from them has been the Bee-nut Butter Bowl, which is topped with goji berries, banana, honey, fresh berries, and granola. The base is made with Acai juice, banana, strawberries,blueberries, bee pollen almond butter, and cacao powder. It’s by far the most eclectic bowl I’ve tasted to date. The best part is the bowls are enough to leave you feeling satiated at a very reasonable price point.
Ooo la-la Spa time!
The first service they offer is the salt room and the salt chamber. One is a room surrounded by himalayan salt for you and your friends to get the healing benefits while still socializing and the other is a concentrated chamber that allows you to deeply relax alone.
I’ll admit I had slight apprehension about going into the salt therapy chamber. My practical side was skeptical about how spending 25 minutes in a bed of salt would help me experience health benefits quickly. Nonetheless, I went in with an open mind because I wanted to try it out so I could give you all an accurate description of exactly what I felt. Let me tell you all, I was surprised at how rejuvenated I felt afterwards! My nose wasn’t stuffy prior to entering but within 5 minutes I felt mucous being released from my nasal passage and had a burst of energy as well. It truly felt like a day at the beach!
Wait, What’s Salt therapy?
Salt therapy is deeply beneficial for your mood and health. The salt has negatively charged ions that draw toxins and impurities out of the body. The salty atmosphere has the effects of purifying the lungs and helping to release mucus, improve sinus congestion and allergies. Also, the skin is being purified so conditions like acne can be improved (hello, summer skin!)
If you want to heighten your relaxation you can take it a step further with a massage and a facial. They have massages that address your every need.
Some massage services they offer are:
- Halotherapy massage( Salt massage)
- Therapeutic massage
- Multiple body areas to be treated
- Bend & Twist Stretching
- Improve flexibility
- Athletic Edge massage Therapy
- Massage for athletes to relax and lengthen tight muscles
- Youth massage
- For ages 5-13
- Activates reflex points on the hands and feet that heals and detox the body
- Hot lava massage
And my favorite part is the the facial services! Because Axios is deeply focused on wellbeing they set the standard by offering all organic facials featuring Eminence Products. Eminence products are free of parabens, animal by-products, sulfates, harmful colorants, and mineral oils. Bassically, it only has the good stuff! They offer services for all skin types, acneic, sensitive skin, dry, aging and hyperpigmented skin. Some services are:
- Teen acne Facials
- Fire and Ice facial
- Uses a hot and cold technique that helps to plump, firm, and oxygenate the skin
- Enzyme peel
- Removes dead skin cells, reduce the appearance of pigmentation, fine lines, and sun damage
- Advanced exfoliation that removes dead skin cells and vellus hair.
I promise after leaving Axios you’ll feel like you’ve gotten the coziest of hugs that you want to last forever. If you are in the Tallahassee area give Axios a try. I promise you won’t be disappointed. If you aren’t in the Tallahassee area and want to give acai bowls a try look for places that actually blend the bowls in front of you instead of prepackaged acai.
They are located at:
1122 Thomasville Rd #3 Tallahassee, FL 32303
You can learn more about Axios here