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3 Ways to Step Up Your Christmas Party

3 Ways to Step Up Your Christmas Party

We all love a holiday party, with the exception of the infamously awkward holiday office party. If you are tired of questionable purple ambrosia (what is ambrosia anyway) and the highlight of your last office party was photo copying your face with Ed from accounting, then you know it’s time to try something new. ‘Tis the season to make some changes!


The holiday season is upon us and people are already starting to plan and book parties. If you are looking for something incredibly original and unique, consider booking our private suite. Whether it’s an office party or just an intimate group of friends and family, everyone is welcome to gather at our Spa. Our private suite is elegantly decorated and can be rented hourly. You can use it as a “home base” before, during, and after services. Celebrate the season in a robe, sipping on a glass of champagne, rather than in a constricting outfit waiting for 30 minutes in the buffet line.  


A jolly option for businesses would be to incorporate mobile chair massage into the office party. Mobile massage is perfect for corporate parties, which mainly consists of a formal dinner. It’s nice to show gratitude for employees by allowing them to distress with a massage at your event. There’s plenty of time to mix and mingle while each person gets a turn to relax.


The gift of relaxation is the perfect offering this holiday season. Show your employees, family and friends how much you appreciate them, by giving them a gift certificate for a massage, facial, spa amenities and more. You may purchase a gift certificate online or pick one up at our spa.

This year break away from the mundane & the predictable, by hosting your holiday get together at Coastal Massage and Spa. Our Spa is not just for office Christmas parties. Any group is welcome to utilize our elegant event space. Give us a call. We would love to discuss opportunities with you! Happy Planning!


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Types of details we recommended to include in your review are:

  • When did you receive your service?
  • What service or services did you receive?
  • Who performed your service? It’s always recommended to mention your therapist by name.
  • How was the service? Did it meet or exceed your expectations? Be sure to include specific details of what you liked.
  • How did your experience differ from other spas or massage therapists you’ve been to before.
  • Would you recommend this service to someone else?

There are just suggestions. Please just be honest about your experience.

 Thank you for leaving a review! We look forward to having you back at the spa!

12 Realistic New Year’s Resolutions We Know You Can Keep

New year, new you! We’ve all heard the mantra and we’ve all made attempts – but let’s admit that a “new you” is hard for anyone to accomplish. You start the year strong, but within a few weeks, you’re more discouraged than ever…and that is no way to start a new year! Sometimes, starting with small changes will yield the biggest changes of all.

We have a list of very realistic and rewarding resolutions that will promote a positive mindset, self awareness, self acceptance, and grow relationships. Some are simple and silly and they might not be as lofty and exciting as “get in bikini shape by the end of March,” but they are much more appropriate for your busy lifestyle. And we know that nothing makes us feel better than actually achieving our goals.

How many of these realistic New Year’s Resolutions will you keep?

I will cut out at least one series of The Real Housewives

Garbage in, garbage out right? While it may me too much to ask to remove your TV entirely from your home, resolve to reduce the amount of mindless drama you consume. And if you’re feeling really ambitious – say “bye bye” to the Kardashians too!

I resolve reduce takeout orders to once a week.

While this one step will not get you “bikini ready” it will get you on the right track to making smarter decisions regarding what you put in your body. Take out and fast food is full of extra calories, fat, sodium, and less nutrients than the same foods prepared at home.

I resolve to work on breaking a nasty habit.

Especially if this habit happens to be detrimental to your health, mindset, or well being. Make your mind up to squash a nasty habits once and for all. You don’t have to quit them all at once…for now, just pick one. You can do it!

I resolve to spend less time feeling disappointed when I look in the mirror and more time feeling fabulous.

When you look yourself in the mirror, stop focusing on what you don’t like and take a minute to verbally tell yourself how awesome you are. Vocal, positive affirmations are proven to make you feel more confident, happy, and energized. We believe in you, and you should too!

I resolve call my parents more often.

More often is different for everyone. If you’re already talking everyday, then this resolution isn’t for you.  It is if you only wait for your parents to call you or only call them with you need something. “Just because” calls will have a positive impact on you, the ‘rents and your relationship. Put a reminder on your calendar every so often to call Mom and/or Dad. These don’t have to be hour long conversations- just check in and share something that happened or just see how their day went. You only get one set of parents, so make them a priority.

I resolve not get suckered into another “cleanse” or crash diet.

Crash diets and cleanses just don’t work. If you’re drinking a juice cleanse in addition to three balanced meals each day, then great! Juice it up. But if the juice is taking place of food, your insides will be frightened and shocked and will ultimately hate you. Just don’t do it.

I will find a workout I don’t despise.

Exercise can be fun! Resolve to pick up a new way to move your body in 2016. Take a dance class, join a club sport, or walk in a beautiful part of town.

I resolve to finish a Pinterest project I pinned last year

Pinterest can make anyone feel like a failure. I mean, how does anyone have the time and patience to create a sweater for their dog? Instead of spending hours pinning projects to endless boards, pick one that you know you can finish. It will feel great!

I resolve to do one thing that takes me out of my comfort zone.

Attend an event where you don’t know anyone, enroll in a course you’ve been interested in, call that friend you haven’t seen in years, ask for a new responsibility at work. Take a leap and commit.

I resolve to say “no” and not feel bad about it.

Just because you’re asked to do something, doesn’t mean you have to. Knowing when to say “no” or “no thank you” is about setting boundaries with what you know you have time and means to do without sacrificing yourself or other things you care about. Setting boundaries is not something to feel guilty about, it can actually be very empowering.

I resolve to reward myself…often.

We recommend taking time away from media to relax and reflect. We also know a great place to get a massage, facial, or body treatment.

See related: 8 Relaxing Things to Do In Wilmington You Probably Haven’t Thought of

I will stay in as often as I’d like.

It’s OK to skip the party or night out. Spending an evening catching up with loved ones by phone, writing a letter, reading a book, or taking a bath are perfectly acceptable ways to spend an evening.

These realistic resolutions will have you feeling great about yourself and your life in 2016 – which will you do first?

8 Relaxing Things to Do In Wilmington You Probably Haven’t Thought of

Wilmington is known for it’s great attractions, entertainment, and nightlife, but many of us are just looking for a more relaxing way to spend the afternoon or weekend with friends and family. We hope you enjoy our list of relaxing things to do around Wilmington:

  1. Yoga with a View


Start your day off in perfect zen. Practice your favorite yoga poses while hearing the waves crash on to the beach. Did you know The Wilmington Yoga Center holds yoga classes on the Crystal Pier (where the oceanic restaurant is located) every morning from Thursdays to Sundays? The class starts at 7:30am and is $10 a class.

  1. This loop is meant for walking

The Wrightsville Beach Loop is full of breathtaking views of nature and the intercostal way. Take a brisk walk around the 2.5-mile loop and feel at one with the nature. Reward yourself, end you’re walk at the Lighthouse Beer Wine, for a cold one in their beer garden.

  1. Treat yourself often


We are all in need of some TLC. Rejuvenate your body and relax with a massage, body treatment or spa day at Coastal Massage & Bodywork. Coastal Message & Bodywork offers individual massages, couple massages, face & body treatment and more. You will leave feeling like a rockstar and ready to take on the world!

  1. Post up with a great read and a cup o joe


Indulge yourself in a good book at The Post Café, Wrightsville Beach’s newest café overlooking the ocean. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy! Coffee not your thing? They also offer beer, wine and smoothies!

  1. Get in touch with your artistic side

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Get down and dirty and sculpt some pottery! Working with clay is a great way to relax and enjoy your leisure time, and you may even end up with a gorgeous piece. Pineapple Studios, located downtown Wilmington, offers pottery classes every week. Make sure to check the link for their pottery class schedule. 


Sight Seeing on the Cape Fear River


Take in the sheer beauty of the Cape Fear River with a cruise on the Captain J.N. Maffit or the John Knox. Go at sunset and take in the extraordinary views from the water, while hearing about the rich history of Downtown Wilmington and what it offers today. Or just take a stroll downtown along the Cape Fear River Walk, enjoy the view by land, window shop and people watch.

  1. Journal on the North end of Wrightsville Beach

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Visit the Mailbox on the North End of Wrightsville Beach. This is a special mailbox where people from all over come to write in the mailbox notebook next to the dunes. Spend some time ready the entries and then leave something behind. Journaling is so very therapeutic. Sometimes people write a letter to loved ones, reflections, confessions, quotes, thoughts, visions – really all kinds of goodness in there.  The mailbox is maintained by student ambassadors from UNC Wilmington preserving the tradition and the love story of this cherished time capsule overlooking the Atlantic.

  1. Picnic in the Park

Pack a picnic and get some fresh air at Carolina Beach State Park.  The park includes historical and nature exhibits. Carolina Beach State Park is an eye-opening place to explore but more importantly just a peaceful place to relax and take in the coastal environment. So pack your favorite snacks and blanket and sit in serenity with nature.


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Coastal Massage and Bodywork Grand Opening

We had a great turn out for our Grand Opening on June 25, 2014. So many current clients, friends of the spa, and some brand new faces joined us for networking, food, drinks, giveaways, raffle items and FUN! Thanks again to everyone that donated to the raffle and helped make the event such a success. Thank you for supporting Wilmington’s newest spa! We hope to see you again very soon!

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