Palos Verdes Lifestyle - Norma Toering 310-493-8333


Wellness Rooms. Are They a Luxury or Necessity?

The photo caused me to pause as I was leafing through an upscale magazine in the waiting room (boy, is that room particularly well-named) of my doctor's office. The photograph oozed serenity and peacefulness from the glossy page. It was identified as a home sanctuary and wellness room; wellness rooms are a growing trend in the luxury home market, and this picture made me want one--now. Later, I found myself wondering if a wellness room (or space) is really a luxury, or is it a necessity in today's fast paced world?

As I studied this new wellness room, there was no intimidating exercise apparatus in sight. There was a massage table beside an atrium filled with green plants. There were several yoga/exercise/meditation/nap mats rolled up in a cubby. Yes, a nap mat for those little refreshing catnaps or those power naps before an important event. Two body contouring lounge chairs were grouped amid a cluster of bamboo plants and other greenery. There was an adjoining steam shower, sauna, whirlpool tub and stacks of lush white towels, big thick bathrobes and bath accessories. There was soft lighting, relaxing music (no CNN allowed) and a mini fridge stocked with bottled water and nothing else. Cardio? You'll have to do that elsewhere. This room is for decompression, relaxation, self-tending, physical, emotional and spiritual restoration.

And napping. Didn't we learn to do that in kindergarten? Close your eyes, be quiet, remain still and rejoin the world refreshed and renewed in just twenty minutes.

Now that's a room I want to come home to.statue

Norma Toering & Team RE/MAX Palos Verdes Realty
(310) 493-8333 / Office Phone: (310) 831-0800

South Bay Los Angeles cities I sell real estate and homes in: Palos Verdes Estates, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, San Pedro, Long Beach, Torrance, Lomita, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach.

Find Norma on: Facebook - Twitter - LinkedIn - Email Norma

Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog - Palos Verdes Real Estate Website
Palos Verdes Home Search - More information on Palos Verdes

Boitano Palms - Boitano Palms Video - Boitano Palms
Custom Desert Home Boitano Palms - Palos Verdes Homes Videos

Search for Homes

Subscribe via ActiveRain - Subscribe via Email - Start your own blog on activerain!

Sell Smart, Buy Wise and Live Well

Norma Toering - Real Estate BrokerNorma Toering & Team
Broker-Owner - Charlemagne International Properties
310.493.8333 - Email Norma





Find Norma on: Facebook - Twitter - LinkedIn - Pinterest - Google+

PalosVerdesLifestyle - Norma's award winning site as the best Palos Verdes homes and real estate blog since 2007.

  • Selected by as one of the top ten Los Angeles area real estate blogs.
  • Chosen by as one of the best Los Angeles realty blogs.
  • Awarded 5 out of 5 stars by Lender411 blog review. 
  • Ranked by Technorati in the top 1% of all blogs.
  • As seen in the Daily Breeze newspaper.
  • Rancho Palos Verdes Top Real Estate Agent

Palos Verdes Homes Blog - Palos Verdes Houses
Palos Verdes Horse Property - Palos Verdes Real Estate Agent
Palos Verdes Coastal Homes - Palos Verdes Home Search
Photos of Palos Verdes - Palos Verdes Videos
Palos Verdes Luxury Homes - Beach Cities Homes - Income Property in the South Bay

Based on information from the Association of REALTORS®/Multiple Listing as of the initial date of this article/blog publication and /or other sources. Display of MLS data is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS. The Broker/Agent providing the information contained herein may or may not have been the Listing and/or Selling Agent.

Wellness Rooms. Are They a Luxury or Necessity?
The photo caused me to pause as I was leafing through an upscale magazine in the waiting room (boy, is that room particularly well-named) of my doctor's office. The photograph oozed serenity and peacefulness from the glossy page. It was identified… more
Palos Verdes Peninsula Real Estate Inventory Update February 2008
Here's a mid-month update for February 2008 on single family residence real estate activity in the four cities of the Palos Verdes Peninsula : Rolling Hills Rolling Hills Estates Palos Verdes Estates Rancho Palos Verdes 26 Single Family Homes… more
Price Reduction, Pet's Passing, New Listing-- All in a Day's Work
One of the things I like best about being a real estate agent is each day we venture into the unknown. We may have a plan but it's merely a rough draft of the day we want to have, not necessarily the one we will have. Today was a great… more
Coastal Artist's Retreat in San Pedro, California
The face of San Pedro is changing. Hundreds of new lofts and condos are dotting the downtown horizon. Several new galleries, restaurants and bars are bringing new life to the area. Kissed by ocean breezes and wonderful views it still remains the… more
Looking for a Home in Palos Verdes?
The chill of winter is almost behind us and the sun is shining in Southern California after a cold and wet (we needed the rain) winter. Can thoughts of moving be far behind? If you're considering moving to one of the four cities on… more
A Sure Cure for Buyer's Remorse
Making major decisions in uncertain economic times requires steady nerves, and often a leap of faith that the decision is being made at the right time and for the right reasons. If you've been in the real estate trenches long enough you've… more
29 Homes For Sale Under $1, 000, 000 In Palos Verdes
There are currently 29 single family homes for sale in Palos Verdes for less than $1, 000, 000. 19 of those homes are located in the Eastview area of Rancho Palos Verdes. The others are scattered throughout the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The… more
Showing Buyers What They Want
Today I'll be showing property in Palos Verdes and for this particular buyer the yard is more important than the house. We will be looking at homes in her price range with the "best" back yards. Best, for her, means: No Busy Streets… more
Palos Verdes Real Estate Statistics for January 2008
It's time for the end of the month update on real estate for sale and sold in the four cities of Palos Verdes: Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes and Palos Verdes Estates. January 2008 Statistics: Rolling Hills: … more
She's Single, Scared and Buying Her First Home Alone--Maybe
For the past few days I've been dealing with a client who is struggling with moving her life to the next level. She wants to buy a condo, she's qualified to buy one, but fear is holding her back. With all due respect, the world has thrown her more… more