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5 Ways to Beat Stress Without the Beach

Sitting at the beach and enjoying the sun and waves is relaxing. But when you've had enough of the outdoors, try these stress-relieving indoor activites that can help you stay calm and cool this summer.

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Long Island’s shorelines are wonderful places for relaxing and clearing the mind of the stresses of everyday life. But what if you want to take a break from the beach? Leave the sunscreen at home and check out these places where you can unwind inside. Enjoy some quality “me” time or spend the day with a friend or partner.  

Photo courtesy Viana Hotel & Spa

Treat your body and your senses 

Viana Hotel & Spa, Westbury

Viana Hotel & Spa is an engaging and stylish retreat right in Westbury. Described as Long Island’s only “green built” Feng Shui hotel, it offers modern accommodations as well as a suite of luxury services and amenities. Visit Viana's upscale, state-of-the-art spa and treat your skin and your senses to a detoxifying body treatment. Whether you choose the Soothing Sea Salt Scrub,  the Chocolate & Coffee Mint Body Polish, the full-body Earth & Sea Mud Wrap or one of the other choices, you’re sure to leave de-stressed and rejuvenated. Viana even offers a special “Me Time Spa Getaway” that includes overnight accommodations, a Swedish massage or scrub and facial, breakfast buffet and more. 

Meet a new feline friend

A Kitten Kadoodle Coffee Café, Selden

Pets can be great stress-relievers and at this recently opened cat café, you may fall in love with a new furry family member. Run in conjunction with the  501(c)(3) Rescue Organization, “All About Pet’s Rescue, Inc.,” which rescues cats, dogs, rabbits, ducks and chickens, A Kitten Kadoodle Coffee Café brings rescued, adoptable cats to the café. Guests can enjoy coffee and tea and a menu of fresh salads, wraps, main dishes and smoothies, while socializing with cats. There are also special programs for toddlers, kids, teens, adults and seniors such as "Stranger Danger," country line dancing and yoga…with cats of course!

Photo courtesy The Goddess Within Spa

Pamper your skin

The Goddess Within Spa, Merrick

Give your skin the pampering it deserves at The Goddess Within Spa. This spa in Merrick offers a variety of beauty and skin care services including facials designed to cleanse and soothe your skin and make it feel wonderful. Facials range from anti-aging and anti-acne treatments to a sinus facial that can help alleviate sinus pressure. The spa also offers eyebrow microblading, shading & shaping, lip tattooing and more. Appointments can be booked online.

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Feed your mind, body and soul

Jyoti, St. James

The Jyoti yoga and wellness studio in St. James offers a wide variety of classes and workshops focused on mindfulness, movement and nutrition. Its schedule includes yoga classes, meditation sessions, massage and special monthly events. According to the Jyoti website, "the Jyoti community is a place for people to find support and encouragement in igniting their own inner light."

Photo courtesy of Holistic Health Solutions of Long Island

Detoxify with a sauna

Holisitic Health Solutions of Long Island, Huntington Village

From Quantum Biofeedback to colon hydrotherapy to acupuncture, Holistic Health Solutions of Long Island provides a host of services designed to help its clients achieve optimal health. Try the Infrared Sauna which, according to its website, uses "infrared heaters to emit infrared heat which is absorbed directly into the human body” and has been shown to lower blood pressure, improve skin tone, alleviate joint pain and promote detoxification.