Calgon, Take Me Away! – TPI Trainer, NYC


If you’ve been around as long as I have you probably remember that television commercial catchphrase, “Calgon, Take Me Away.” The catchphrase is so effective and engrained in pop-culture language that it’s instantly associated with escaping of stress, rest, and relaxation.

Calgon is simply a water softener powder. In the YouTube clip below, the woman is clearly feeling the stresses of everyday life: the traffic, the boss, the baby, the dog… and with one simple phrase, “Calgon, take me away”, she escapes into a bathtub where you can “lose yourself in luxury.”


Living in New York City is stressful! We’re all sooooo busy! We’ve been conditioned to run around non-stop. And some people I know NEVER STOP, and brag about it as if it’s a badge of honor. But running, all the time is stressful to the body and the mind.

The Effects of Stress

All stressors, whether internal or external, accumulate in our stress funnel.

When your stress funnel is full you feel fatigued, wiped out, irritable, you get sick, or worse, come down with a disease (a body that is not at ease). It’s been said that all illness is a result of stress.

Too much stress taxes the Sympathetic Branch of the Autonomic Nervous System. In response to stress your body releases stress hormones. These “stress hormones”, adrenaline, cortisol, and norepinephrine, increase your heart rate and blood pressure while decreasing the digestive and repair processes. This is often referred to as a “flight-or-fight” response. 

Give The Gas A Break

If you are constantly in Flight of Fight mode it is like having your foot on the gas all the time.

So how do you give the gas a break? How do you nurture the Parasympathetic Nervous System, the part of the nervous system which supports digestion and elimination, and the physical repair processes. The part that keeps you healthy and alive.   As an exercise coach and holistic lifestyle coach, I have taught all my clients the strategies of recovery & regeneration. 

 Those strategies are:

  • Self-Myofascial Release (SMR) or Foam Rolling and
  • Stretching


Lose Yourself In Luxury

Rolling and stretching are active forms of recovery. You have to do the work. What about the passive forms of recovery and regeneration? Where do you go to escape and relax? What if there was a place, an oasis so to speak, right here in New York City? A place where you could go to get away from the stresses of city life without having to leave?

What if there was an oasis, a place where you could get away from it all? Well, there is an oasis in NYC, it’s Oasis Day Spa right here at One Park Avenue, between 32nd St. & 33rd St. The moment you step into Oasis you feel like you’ve entered another world, and you have. As you descend the marble staircase you become aware of the relaxing aroma of scented candles inviting you deeper and deeper into relaxation. Oasis boasts 19 spacious treatment rooms as well as amenities including; showers, saunas, private lockers, and relaxation room.

Another feature that sets Oasis apart from other spas is the unique Salt Room. A popular form of natural therapy in Europe and Russia, Dry Salt Therapy is a natural and holistic treatment for adults and children that has been known to aid in detoxifying the respiratory system, healing skin conditions, promoting better breathing, sounder sleep, and overall wellness. It can help to alleviate symptoms of allergies, asthma, COPD, snoring, sleep apnea, sinusitis, bronchitis, colds, flu and so much more. It is a wellness therapy for those who live in the polluted air of urban cities and for travelers who are exposed to the poor air quality of planes.

Oasis’s list of services also includes massage, facials, skincare, and body wraps to help you give the gas a break by using these recovery and regeneration treatments as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Get pampered from tip to toe with the treatments at Oasis Day Spa, NYC