May 17th, 2013 • Posted by Email Marketing • Permalink
It is said that eyes are the window to the soul. All expression and emotion comes through the
eyes and shows our individuality. The
eyes are the focal point of the face and deserve proper care that will produce
The skin around the eyes is ten times thinner than the rest
of the face. As we age this skin
becomes even thinner due to the breakdown of collagen. The
elasticity of the skin decreases and produces fine lines in the area. This can
be further aggravated by sun exposure, smoking, and other environmental
exposures. The skin of the eye contour
is constantly moving and blinking alone produces 10,000 movements per day!
With proper care, many common symptoms can be avoided. Caring for the skin around the eyes is a
delicate process. Because it is thinner,
it not only tends to be the first place to show signs of aging, but also is
more sensitive than the rest of the skin.
It is important to use a cream that is specific to the eye area so that
elasticity and moisture can be addressed.
Ask our facialist which eyecream is best for your skin type so
that you will be well on your way to the proper care of this delicate
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May 1st, 2013 • Posted by Email Marketing • Permalink
Say "massage" and
it conjures up images of a 30- or 60-minute stress reliever, or
indulgence and pampering at a spa.
Massage therapists know just how valuable the procedure can be in managing
pain, whether it be chronic pain in your back, neck or somewhere else. As a
massage therapist can tell you: An area of chronic pain has the muscles around it tighten up for protection
from future trauma. Mobility is impeded and blood circulation is lessened.
Getting those muscles to relax through massage therapy can have a huge impact
on the pain generating from that area. By getting through that muscle
tightness, you can see increased mobility and improved blood flow to the true
source of the pain and begin to lessen that chronic pain you are experiencing.
Plus, the mental toll chronic pain takes can be exhausting. Surrounding
sections tighten up when that area of the body has to move or brace for
perceived trauma. Mental and emotional stress can increase the chronic pain you
are feeling or cause the intense pain to remain long after that area has begun
Massage therapy works to reduce pain by stretching those affected muscles,
which increases mobility and lessens the pain trigger points. We also increase
blood flow to the affected area, heightening the healing process and putting
your mind more at easy, knowing that the area is improving. By manipulating the muscles and soft tissue in the painful area in a positive
way, healing is able to reach 100 percent. With all healing mechanisms in that
area firing on all cylinders, pain is reduced and healing is increased. It has
been shown that hospitalized patients better manage chronic pain and have less
anxiety when given regular massage therapy.
Regular massage treatment also provides the benefits of increased energy and a
better night's sleep, both of which play a vital role in your body's fight to
reduce pain and heal. With more energy and more restful nights, you can better
tackle any prescribed physical therapy for the affected area and get back to a
regular exercise program sooner. Your mental state also improves as you aren't
in constant pain and you feel positively about the healing process.
Deep massage techniques target the deep muscle knots and scar tissue that can
cause chronic pain. In deep-tissue massage procedures, we use firm pressure on
the muscles and tissues to get to areas of chronic pain.
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With massage therapy on a regular basis, along with other treatments, such as
chiropractic care and physical therapy, you can see a reduction in pain and
April 27th, 2013 • Posted by Email Marketing • Permalink
Toddler drool on your suit jacket,
wrinkled pants from sitting in a car driving teens (and their friends)
everywhere they need to go, sleep deprivation from the newborn. Moms of kids
all ages have one thing in common: while taking care of everything and
everybody else, they forget to practice critical self-care strategies that can
keep the whole ship from sinking. Moms, hear this. Unite and put an end to the madness. This Mother's Day needs
to be about you and your therapist, massage therapist that is.
Massage is not
pampering--it's survival. You've heard the benefits of massage no doubt. It reduces stress, pain, and
muscle tension for starters. Then there's improved circulation which makes the
whole body run smoother, and keeps you more suited to run after those
But best of all, you're alone. Just you and the therapist with soothing music
for a delicious hour or 90 minutes, head face down in the cradle with one
mission only-to let go. (As a mom, you know even finding bathroom time alone is
a challenge. If it's not the kids pounding on the door or texting you or the
doorbell ringing, it's the dog who wants to join you. Alone time is a rare mom
You've decided! You're going to do it. You're writing massage on your Mother's
Day list and posting it everywhere around the house and including in your
child's lunchbox: "Mom's getting a massage for Mother's Day!" If they don't get
the hint, you're buying one yourself. It's just the responsible thing to do.
Can you see them? The dim lights, the scent of spa that hits you as you open
the oversize door, the iced lemon water, the iced wash cloths, your own robe
and slippers. These all enhance the spa experience and relax you immediately.
Let's face it. They make you want to pack your bags and move in. Face it. With
all you do in your 24/7 job, it's time somebody takes care of you. We got this.
Come visit us and we'll prove it.
Mother's Day is your day. Own it. Mandy Hale says, "It's not selfish to love
yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It's
necessary." Word up, Mandy. Just by practicing a little self-care on Mother's
Day, you can don that super-mom cape the other 364 days of the year, and soar
higher than you ever imagined.
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