August 15th is National Relaxation Day! Here is your guide to self-care and relaxation in Ames.
Take a scenic stroll
Experience serenity by taking a stroll through one of Ames’ natural wonders. For a flower-filled walk, head to Reiman Gardens. If you are looking for peace and quiet, stroll through Brookside or Ada Hayden Heritage Park.
Get a message or facial
It’s All About Me Boutique and Spa offers a variety of self-care services. Enjoy a facial or a massage, and watch your tension melt away. Sunstone Massage and Body Works also delivers relaxing massages.
Read a book
Feed your imagination and let your mind wander while reading a book from Dog-Eared Books. We can all agree petting dogs (especially lovie!) is a form of self-care! For an even wider selection of books, visit the Ames Public Library.
Have a drink
It’s 5 o’clock somewhere! Sit back, relax, and have a delicious beverage to take the edge off. Cocktails helps the mind unwind, and no one does Cocktails better than Noir! More in the mood for a brew? You can never go wrong with Alluvial Brewing.
Listen to music
Get a sweet treat
Take a bubble bath
If all else fails, let the warm embrace of a bubble bath transport you to the realm of relaxation. Head over to Z.W. Mercantile to pick up an assortment of bubbles and bath salts to transform your bath!