One local wellness expert believes so deeply that self care is healthcare that she launched a spa and non-profit organization centered around the idea that when the mind, body, and soul are all at rest, the body can truly heal.
Crystal Grace believes that self care is healthcare. That’s why she opened Grace + Grit Spa, a spa with a purpose.
“At Grace + Grit Spa, we specialize in facials, massages, and waxing along with loving on those navigating the cancer journey,” she says.
At Grace + Grit Spa, there is an emphasized importance on incorporating self care into your lifestyle. “We love our sisters from all walks of life, and we also know the importance of keeping our men healthy, well-groomed, and relaxed,” says Grace. “That’s why we have several services that cater to our men’s skin and beards along with massages and healthy hands and feet.”
Grace knows that many are hesitant to practice self care because sometimes the prices can be unaffordable. That’s why she set out to offer affordable services, not something that is a luxury but a must-have. “Self care helps you to find peace and allows you to be in a place of gratitude,” she adds. “It is a must in the health of your skin, body, and soul. So don’t skip self care.”
Stress isn’t an uncommon feeling among most people anymore. In fact, Grace is well aware of the effects that stress can have on your health. “Seven years ago, I suffered from PTSD, depression, and anxiety brought on after finding a coworker dead in his home,” she says. “The diagnosis and subsequent medication led me to a career change and a desire to explore natural healing through self care.”
In addition to the spa, Grace launched a non-profit organization that offers spa services for those dealing with cancer. “Initially, I planned to offer spa services for one patient and their caregiver each month, but nine people submitted requests for the first session, so we took all nine,” she says. “We’re not going to cap God’s love.”
Currently these services are offered by a total of 10 spas in the Greater Cincinnati region, with the hope to have 15 by the end of the year.
“We believe once a cancer diagnosis is given to a family, everyone in the family needs to stay as healthy as possible,” says Grace.
“When the mind, body, and soul is at rest, that’s when the body truly heals,” says Grace, “and we like to believe we provide that.”
Grace + Grit Spa will soon expand their offerings to include manicures and pedicures. Monthly memberships are already available to help ensure that you take your self care seriously and stay healthy, so that you can continue showing up as your best self.