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!
By Rachel Gantt, Marketing and Communications Intern