A Look at the LAYA Center + Details On Their Grand Opening

Last week, I had the chance to experience the LAYA center first hand before their grand opening this Thursday. This month has been insanely busy for me and we are not even half way through.  Taking a moment to relax and clear my mind was just what I needed.  If you are looking for a place to go that will make you feel energized and refocused the LAYA center is your answer.  Plus, the design is BEAUTIFUL!

The Laya Center, LLC is a holistic spa and wellness destination owned by NFL veteran, Joe Mays and his Artist/Herbalist wife, Toyia. Toyia is the designer behind the amazingly warm facilities at the The Laya Center. The center is 6,000 sf and boasts a Yoga Studio, Makeup & Blow-dry room and Photography studio.

The Laya Center Relax. Restore. Reawaken Holistic Wellness & Spa + Movement Studio laya_center

I had the chance to really experience what a day at the LAYA Center is all about.  Check out what a day at the LAYA center is like.

I started the day off with meditation and as crazy as it sounds this was a challenge for me.  But, after a good meditation session I realized the importance of incorporating this into my life.  Each meditation session is designed with YOU in mind.  I really appreciated how the meditating related to exactly what I needed not just a general meditation.


Mindful Masosage Therapy (enhanced with Himalayan Pink Salt)


This was ahhhmazing. I didn’t realize how badly I needed a massage.  She did an unbelievable job of helping get my body relaxed and aligned.  You can choose between a number of Touch Techniques for deep healing. Swedish, Triggerpoint, Energy Balance, Circulation, Pregnancy, Shiatsu, and Chakra Therapy. Add ons- Herbal steam canopy, reflexology, Herbal steam ball, Hot/ Cold stone, Himalayan Salt stones, reiki.

Following the massage I spent 15 minutes in an Infrared Salt Sauna.



Next, I tried crystal therapy.  I had never done this before, but it was a very energizing experience.


Chromotherapy (Crystal Therapy): Discover your body’s energy field using the power of crystals. Each crystal is aligned above one of the seven human energy centers or chakras. Colored lights, chosen to match the vibrational frequency of chakra colors, radiate light and energy through the crystals to each respective chakra, (energy centers of the spiritual and physical body) and shine on and off in certain rhythms to cleanse, balance, and align your energies.

Then I did the whole body NATURAL Cryotherapy.  Their walk-in whole body cooling experience is intense.  It gets so cold.  My body went from 92 to 52 degrees!! Crazy! I thought it would be more difficult, but it really wasn’t too bad once I was in there.  I did it for 2 minutes.  There are no hazardous gases or ventilation concerns with their Natural WHOLE Cryotherapy.



Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) is exposure to subzero temperatures. Extreme cold stimulates skin sensors, activating a Central Nervous System (CNS) response. This causes the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain inhibitors and mood elevators, while the enhanced circulation activity (blood movement into and out of the core) decreases inflammation by clearing toxins and metabolic waste with a supply of oxygen and nutrient enriched blood to stimulate cellular regeneration (faster healing). Treatments have been adopted by elite athletes and pro teams for muscle and injury recovery. WBC is becoming nationally well documented as being used for the daily management of pain, inflammation, energy, and stress related conditions.

To warm the body back up I did 10 minutes on the hypervibe.


Then it was time for lunch which is served in Salt Room on a block of Himalayan Salt and included in their day package.


The LAYA Center also has a beautiful yoga studio. While, I didn’t get a chance to do yoga yet I did snap a few photos of the inviting space.
Come check out the LAYA Center’s Grand Opening 12/15/2016

The Grand Opening celebration is happening this Thursday, December 15 at 6pm. This opening celebration and Holiday party will serve as an opportunity to tour and learn more about the many services that The Laya Center has to offer, as well as donate.  The Laya Center asks that guests bring a hat, scarf or pair of gloves…its going to be a cold winter.


Additionally, there will be a raffle giveaway, plus gift cards and Aveda products for sale.  You can find out more about the LAYA Center on their website, facebook, twitter and instagram.

Make sure to go check out the LAYA Center (1601 Walnut St. , Ste. 200 KCMO 64106).

Disclosure: I received services in exchange for my post.

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