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Jade Trusso, owner of Nothing in Between Studio
Jade Kim Trusso,
Owner

How do you practice self-care?

I love to go out for a walk. I always notice small changes in nature every morning and watching nature grow becomes my inspiration. It’s fascinating how nature looks different every day and it encourages me to be the person I want to be. I believe that everyone comes from nature and will be gone to nature in the end, therefore, it’s important to be a part of nature all the time. I also love to explore new places and read art books. Letting myself be in a new place helps me get out of my comfort zone and gives me a variety of new creative ideas.

What's your favorite food?
I love Korean pancakes. There are lots of different kinds such as ones made with chives, seafood, Kimchi, potato. My mom used to make it, especially on rainy days.

What are you listening to at the moment?
I love FKJ and listen to iFeel often.

What's your favorite NIB service and why?
It’s Renew Massage with an add-on, Scalp Renewal. I was taught to scrub the body while taking a bath since I was little. So getting back-scrubbed during the Renew Massage is the most favorite part of the services at NIB.

Why is self-care important to you?
It's obvious to every human to get running out of breath if they don't adjust their pace. Life is a long-term game, therefore everyone needs time to pause because our energy is not unlimited. When I take time to replenish my energy, it's also a time to be creative and go forward. By focusing on myself, I can fully put everything together and take care of loved ones around me. I truly believe that to take care of others whom I love, I should take care of myself first.


Amanda Vega, Brand & Social Media Manager

Amanda Vega,
Brand + Social Media Manager

How do you practice self-care?

As a full-time working mom with a toddler and no child care, I will be honest, practicing self-care has been a challenge. However, with all we've been through these past couple of years, I've realized more than ever how essential self-care is. So I try to recognize the small moments as my self-care — like when I take that intentional deep breath, correct my posture when I notice I'm slouching, drink that tall glass of water, go outside for a walk with my family and get fresh air, put a little makeup on for the day, take a long shower, binge watch rubbish t.v. shows, or fall asleep to ASMR videos at the end of the day.

What's your favorite food?
My top 3 are sushi, pho, and Mexican.... oh, and I'm a sucker for French fries with truffle oil!

What are you listening to at the moment?
My family and I love to start our day with Bill Wither's "Lovely Day." My daughter loves it and we like to start our mornings by dancing to it. In general, I listen to a lot of mellow pop, singer-songwriter music, or whatever Spotify curates for my Discover Weekly playlist. I've also been listening to some Girlboss Radio and Brené Brown podcasts.

What's your favorite NIB service and why?
The Rose Côte pedicure because I love the intentional touches with the rose petals and the foot massage is so relaxing. I also love the Allay Massage because I personally suffer from lots of muscle knotting and tension. The deep tissue gives me so much relief!

Why is self-care important to you?
Because when I'm not my best, I'm not my best for the people around me. Self-care is important to me because when my mind, body, and spirit are tended to, I have more energy to be available for the people I love.


Jin Jun, Falls Church managerJin Jun,
Falls Church manager

 
How do you practice self-care?
I can confidently say… I’m a hard worker! I’m always excited to get updated with new nail art designs and I love taking care of my nails. After I became a nail art design director at NIB, my self-care strategy became getting my nails done with new, aesthetic designs. Even though it’s part of my work, it's an all-time inspiration for me to get creative energy. I also love meeting people I love. I’m an extrovert who spends time with others and gets enormous self-loving energy.

What's your favorite food?
Korean side dishes and meat.
I can't live without protein and vegetables.

What are you listening to at the moment?
I listen to Nella Fantasia. When I listen to that song, I feel like my heart has doubled and I'm standing in an amazing place.

What's your favorite NIB service and why?
Of course, Glow secret Pedicure! It's the most luxurious service and you can get all the care. Green tea mask, Charcoal Scrub, callus care, and a 10 minute massage! Oh, I want to get it right now..

Why is self-care important to you?
Having self-care time by doing things that I mentioned in the first question really makes me love myself. Loving myself also inspires me to become a better person every time. I also believe that I can be more competent in my work field when I get to the right place to take care of myself.


EJ Seo, Tysons managerEJ Seo,
Tysons manager

How do you practice self-care?
I drink lemon water constantly for immunity and health.

What's your favorite food?
I love sushi and raw food it makes me feel very fresh.

What are you listening to at the moment?
I love Bill Evans. He was an American jazz pianist and composer who mostly worked as the leader of a trio. I have all his albums on CD.

What's your favorite NIB service and why?
I love the Candle Massage. When I get a massage, I definitely feel special and gain energy.

Why is self-care important to you?
Loving yourself is something you really shouldn't miss in life.