[PODCAST] Is Stress Affecting Your Relationships?

[PODCAST]  Is Stress Affecting Your Relationships?

Corey joins me today to share how understanding your body and being aware of what happens to it when you’re stressed can affect your personal and professional relationships. We discuss where to look and what to do to the body when you’re stressed and explain the gravity of de-stressing and taking care of your own anxiety so you can take care of others. We also share techniques that you can use to help you improve relaxation and decrease stress and explain why self-care is not simply a luxury, but a necessity for achieving a harmonious relationship with others.

 

 “There’s always going to be anxiety. There’s always going to be stressful things. It’s how we deal with those things and what tools we can use in the present moment to be able to work with that energy of stress.” - Corey Costanzo

18 Best Things to Do in Asheville, NC

18 Best Things to Do in Asheville, NC

Still Point Wellness is a world-class spa in Asheville, offering a full menu of luxury spa services for individuals and couples, including unique salt water flotation experiences, which use sensory deprivation principles to restore body wellness and peace of mind in the spa's state-of-the-art flotation chamber. 60, 90, and 120-minute flotation sessions are available, providing participants with one-of-a-kind immune boosting and pain relief benefits. Other services available include the spa's trademarked Esalen massage services, which use long integrative strokes and deep-tissue pressure to target shoulder, leg, arm, and lower back pain, and craniosacral therapy services, which improve the movement of cerebrospinal fluid throughout the spinal cord and provide relief from conditions such as TMJ, migraines, and whiplash.

[PODCAST] Addictions and Their Effects on Relationships with Corey Costanzo

[PODCAST] Addictions and Their Effects on Relationships with Corey Costanzo

Corey joins me today to discuss how addictions affect relationships. He explains how couples can improve their relationship when an addiction is present and how to identify when an addiction becomes an issue. He also explains what non-addicted partners can do to help themselves in a relationship involving addiction and how insight and awareness can help addicted partners learn to make better choices and decisions that are aligned with their life goals.

[PODCAST] Sound and Attunement Healing in Relationships

[PODCAST] Sound and Attunement Healing in Relationships

Corey joins me today to share how he is using sound and vibration as a tool to heal and transform the lives of those around him. He explains how sound helps in becoming more attune with your partner and its impact on the connection you build with them. He also explains how harmonics and vibrations influence partnerships, strategies to become more attuned to yourself as well as your partner, and how he uses the didgeridoo as a guided meditation tool in his philanthropic work.

“Attunement is a beautiful ingredient to the recipe of a successful relationship - and a successful life.” - Corey Costanzo

10 of the Best Spas in Asheville, North Carolina

10 of the Best Spas in Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville has been a haven for those seeking rest, relaxation and healing for centuries. This North Carolina city is considered a top mountain spa escape and delegated a purifying place thanks to the millions of national forests that make up one of the most biodiverse temperate regions on Earth. With all this natural healing at Ashevillians fingertips, it makes sense that a thriving health and wellness culture has developed here, with tons of yoga studios, alternative medical practices and of course, world-class spas. Here are 10 of the best spas in Asheville to help restore your body and mind.

[Podcast] Float Conference 2017: Corey Costanzo - Shamanic Floating Concepts

[Podcast] Float Conference 2017: Corey Costanzo - Shamanic Floating Concepts

Corey runs Still Point Wellness, a float and wellness center out in Asheville, North Carolina. He’ll be partnering up with Treeka Drake of One Love Float to put on a Friday Activity entitled “Shamanic Floating Concepts with Didgeridoo Journey.” Corey will be playing using his didgeridoo to take people on this sound based journey. Read more about it on our Friday Activities page.

These activity-based spa resorts give you a leg up on fitness

These activity-based spa resorts give you a leg up on fitness

Check into a retreat to jump-start a wellness program or elevate your fitness level to a new degree on a specialized exercise circuit. After the sweat-induced euphoria, let your body rest with a swoon-worthy spa treatment. When you’ve settled down and unpacked that suitcase full of guilt, treat yourself to one of these rewards. After working and playing hard, you’ll return home feeling better overall, and healthier too.

[PODCAST] How's the Pressure: Esalen Massage with Robin Fann-Costanzo

[PODCAST] How's the Pressure: Esalen Massage with Robin Fann-Costanzo

This week I chat with Robin Fann-Costanzo about Esalen Massage. What makes it unique? What does it have to offer both the client and the practitioner? I also dive into her transition from practitioner to teacher, and learn a little about her first international teaching gig.

Insight: Floating a New Idea

Insight: Floating a New Idea

Saltwater floatation is not the only offering at Still Point, however; services include Esalen massage, somatic psychology, cranial sacral therapy, massage workshops, and private yoga therapy, and there’s a full staff of spa coordinators and trained massage therapists. “Our unique blend of Esalen philosophy, massage, psychology, and mindfulness education is what sets us apart,” Corey explains. “Everything we offer at the spa has the simple focus of bringing relaxation and ease into someone’s life. 

5 fascinating wellness spots in Asheville, NC

5 fascinating wellness spots in Asheville, NC

Asheville, North Carolina; an artistic town rich in locally sourced dishes, diverse culture and wellness attractions. Browse Trip Advisor, and you’ll find an overwhelming list of spas to choose from. While most are pretty great, there are a few that are specifically fascinating because of their unique treatments, breathtaking architecture, or both.

Local sensory deprivation spa announces new services for winter wellness

Local sensory deprivation spa announces new services for winter wellness

 Still Point Wellness, best known as Asheville’s Salt Water Floatation (sensory deprivation) and Esalen® Massage spa, introduces a new “relaxation room” including a far infrared sauna and Migun massage bed to help locals ease into the winter months.

The Saltwater Flotation Experience

The Saltwater Flotation Experience

A friend and colleague invited me to experience saltwater flotation in his Asheville program called Still Point Wellness. “Still Point” not only has a saltwater flotation tank but highly skilled massage therapists, which includes Esalen Massage, yoga therapy, massage workshops and a Somatic Psychologist. I had experienced a saltwater flotation tank session many years ago when visiting a yoga retreat center earlier in my career as an integrative internist and psychiatrist. My memory of it was pleasant and very relaxing. I was eager to give it another try, especially with my interest in integrative strategies for health and wellbeing.

Relax, renew, rejuvenate in Asheville

Relax, renew, rejuvenate in Asheville

Imagine yourself suspended, weightless, enveloped by quiet in a state of pure relaxation. That’s the promise of a salt-water flotation session at Still Point Wellness. Based on an ancient practice, this relaxing float uses 1,500 pounds of Epsom salts to cradle you in comfort. Sessions last 60, 90 or 120 minutes and are reputed to reduce stress and tension.

Float Tour Comes to Asheville

Float Tour Comes to Asheville

Still Point Wellness is located in the mountains of North Carolina, sheltered from much of the South in this little New Age Paradise where vegan restaurants and craft beer abound. We felt right at home pulling in from Portland. Corey, the owner of Still Point Wellness, started out in psychology, and he discovered floating at the Esalen Institute (the same place he discovered his wife).

“A Mindful Emergence” on WPVM FM

“A Mindful Emergence” on WPVM FM

#30 – Accessing Deep States of Mindful Relaxation to Guide the Transformation and Personal Growth Process

Each week, A Mindful Emergence provides an in-depth and informative look into addiction recovery, trauma relief and compassionate self-care, featuring conversations with specialists in the fields of mindfulness meditation, therapeutic movement, addiction treatment, post-traumatic stress disorder, and self-compassion therapies. The focus is the latest, evidence-based practices and treatments and how they can be integrated into daily life and ongoing challenges.

The Laurel of Asheville Shop Talk: Still Point Wellness

The Laurel of Asheville Shop Talk: Still Point Wellness

Still Point Wellness in Asheville helps us close the door to outside interference and open the window to inner peace and self-awareness. “Deep relaxation and skill building are at the core of everything we do,” says Corey Costanzo, LMBT, somatic coach, and counselor. He co-owns the spa with his wife Robin Fann-Costanzo, LMBT, yoga therapist and teacher, and massage educator. 

Asheville Spa Leaves us Floating on Water

Asheville Spa Leaves us Floating on Water

Most people visit the Asheville, North Carolina area to see the huge, sprawling, Biltmore Estate. We decided to do Asheville a bit differently than most by skipping this massive building of excess and instead visited a tiny little minimalist-like space; a six foot by eight foot salt water flotation chamber at what has to be the best Asheville spa – Still Point Wellness.

Let’s take a journey, shall we?