We’ve Got Father’s Day Covered!

We’ve Got Father’s Day Covered!
We’ve Got Father’s Day Covered!

We’ve Got Father’s Day Covered!

Let’s be honest, dads love a spa day just as much, if not more than moms! So make sure you show good old dad that you appreciate everything he has done for you throughout the years, by sending him to the luxurious DESUAR spa! We will be offering three amazing “Papi Hour” packages guaranteed to please all the dads in your life. All packages include a complimentary glass of wine for dad to enjoy before or after his treatment. 

PAPI PACKAGE 1 (80 min): Help dad feel refreshed and relaxed beginning with a 30-minute body scrub to remove dead skin and smooth out those rough edges. This is shortly followed by a 50-minute Swedish massage to help all the built-up stress and tension melt away. $150 (reg $200) 

PAPI PACKAGE 2 (100 min): Start dad off with a 50-minute deep tissue massage to alleviate those aches and pains and penetrate sore muscles. Then follow it up with a 50-minute Men’s Cleansing Facial to help nourish and moisturize the skin. $175 (reg $245) 

PAPI PACKAGE 3 (60 min): We’ve got just the right package for the dad who is always crunched for time. All his worries will drift away during his stress-free 30-minute soothing massage. Then he’ll finish up with a 30-minute Men’s Express Facial which will help smooth his complexion and boost his confidence. $100 (reg $140)

 

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BENEFITS OF SOAK BATHS AT DESUAR SPA

BENEFITS OF SOAK BATHS AT DESUAR SPA
BENEFITS OF SOAK BATHS AT DESUAR SPA

BENEFITS OF SOAK BATHS AT DESUAR SPA

Bath soaks at DESUAR Spa are one a kind because we have a Copper Tub, you read that right! It’s amazing! It is the only one in DTLA and a true luxury. Here are some benefits of our Copper Tub as well as the benefits of having soak baths in our tub. You can enjoy all of the benefits of a soak bath at our spa, see all of our treatments here. For centuries the benefits of a soaking bath have been repeatedly told as they are a huge part of your bodily health, as well as your mind. Soak baths have been used since the times of Ancient Egyptians and the famously in the great Roman Empire.

When your skin touches the surface of a copper tub, your body absorbs small amounts of copper — and without any of the gastrointestinal side effects so common with anti-inflammatory drugs. If your diet is deficient in trace minerals such as copper, a copper bathtub is a relaxing way to replenish your body with this essential element. Additionally, copper tubs heat faster and retain heat longer. Finally, copper has a restorative effect on joint movement and connective tissue by reducing inflammation associated with rheumatism, arthritis, osteoporosis, tendinitis and sports injuries.

Uplifts your mood

Jumping in our copper bathtub with warm water, aromatherapy, and the best products to nourish your body after a long tiring day is extremely relaxing. Lying in a horizontal position in your bathtub can help relieve your stress and automatically makes your mood so much better!

Good for Skin Conditions

If you are someone who suffers from psoriasis, your doctor may have advised you to use some medicated bath oils or just natural ones to get the dead skin off of your body and moisturize the fresh skin beneath. Lying in the bathtub also helps people with eczema in that it helps the water to seep into the upper layer of skin and kill the bacteria properly and help it heal.

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BROW TINTING

BROW TINTING - A Perfect Complement to brow threading
BROW TINTING - A Perfect Complement to brow threading

BROW TINTING - A Perfect Complement to Threading

If you are looking for a temporary way of enhancing the look of your brows, maybe tinting would do the trick for you. Eyebrow tinting is a technique of applying semi-permanent dye to improve, shape, and delineate your brows. This allows a professional to cleverly control the brow area by darkening the fine hairs that surround the outer edge of the brow to increase the width. It also darkens the fine hairs in the inner center of the brow that are in less dense areas, which will create a longer brow tail and a more ideal shape. The result would be darker, fuller, and fluffier brows that last from four to six weeks.

The procedure generally takes around ten to fifteen minutes to finish. The first step is for the professional to cleanse the area with a pH-stabilizing rinse then the eyebrow hair is brushed and mapped out to the desired shape. A cream, usually petroleum jelly, is applied as a barrier around the eyebrows to prevent staining of the skin. Afterwards, the tint will be applied beginning from one end of the eyebrow to the other end and then the second layer is applied in the reverse direction. Your technician will mix the dye and apply it carefully. In order to obtain the right color, it must be one or two shades lighter compared to your hair color. The dye is left for some time which helps in attaining the optimal color. Finally, the excess dye is removed with a paper towel. In order for your eyebrow tint to last longer, keep them dry and avoid getting them wet for at least twelve hours after having them tinted.

If at first, your brows look too dark, just wait it out as the first darkness will only last for a few days and will slowly change to get closer to the right color every time you cleanse your face. Take into consideration the type of dye that is used, how you scrub your face, the sunscreen that you use, and how fast your hair grows and sheds. Moreover, the quality of your color can be affected by sun exposure, saltwater, and chlorinated water. Keep them dry and don’t use an oil-based cleanser, make-up, and other oil-based skincare products to make your tint last longer.

The risks with eyebrow tinting are allergic reactions and infections especially around the eye which is thinner compared to the skin on other parts of the body. Other effects include burning eyes, eye infections, and other allergies. That is why it is important to have a patch test before undergoing this procedure. Better choose a vegetable-based or natural dye which have fewer chemicals and is less likely to irritate your skin. More importantly, leave the tinting to a trained professional. That way, you will avoid any untoward incidents.

As with any other beauty treatment, the cost of eyebrow tinting will depend on your salon, but typically it does not cost much. You will notice that your eyebrow tint gives you bolder and more natural-looking eyebrows which accentuate your features making you more youthful and sexier. It also simplifies your make-up process thus saving you time and energy. Just do your research first and follow all the precautions before doing this amazing technique.

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BROW THREADING

BROW THREADING - A Perfect Complement to brow threading
BROW THREADING - A Perfect Complement to brow threading

BROW THREADING - Little Pain, Big Gain

Brow threading is a brow removal technique that has originated and practiced in India and Central Asia for many centuries. It has gained popularity in western countries in more recent times especially when coupled with other cosmetic applications. This technique has afforded people with an alternative to tweezing and waxing. In threading, a thin polyester or cotton thread is doubled then twisted, then rolled over areas of unwanted hair at the follicle level. After holding onto the hair, it is pulled out, root and all. Unlike tweezing where hair is removed one at a time, threading can remove short rows of hair at once. Threading can also be used in removing unwanted hairs on the upper lip areas or the entire face. However, it is not advisable for other parts of the body as the hair on those areas is too much to remove and is typically coarse.

The biggest factor that scares many from threading is how much it hurts. It is suggested that you ask your threading tech to try it on the fuzz on the back of your hand to give you an idea of how it feels. Threading requires precision, so go for a specialist for the best results. In contrast to waxing where it removes any swath of hair it comes in contact with, the threading specialist has greater control over which hair to remove. Even the tiniest hair can be removed thus no unwanted hairs are left behind. Because of this, they will grow at the same time, so there is no need for tweezing stray hair every day. This allows for a more natural look, as the technique enables you to keep or remove hair which makes a perfect shape every time.

This is basically a quick process, so most professionals do the whole thing in about ten minutes, lesser time if your brows are already in a good shape. The eyebrow threads last on average between two to five weeks, you can also maintain the look for a longer time with touch-up appointments that are not as intensive as a full-scale brow shaping. A full eyebrow threading will not cost you that much since it is usually in the same price range as eyebrow waxing. The touch-ups would be much lesser or even free when it’s a part of a package deal.

Some dermatologists warn about some health risks involved in brow threading. If dirty threads are used and there is broken skin, there might be a potential spread of the herpes virus and staph infections. It is important to be handled by an experienced stylist to avoid any damage to your skin. Since the cotton thread is rubbing against your skin, it can still cause some redness and minor irritations, especially on very sensitive skin types. That is why the service is usually followed up with a cooling gel such as aloe vera, rose water, or tea tree gel which helps soothe the skin, calm the area, and remove any redness quickly.

Brow threading is the perfect temporary solution for hair removal and unlike other methods, it does not involve using chemicals. Moreover, it is less painful as compared to waxing and plucking, long-lasting, and affordable. Perhaps the biggest benefit that threading has over other procedures is its ability to shape eyebrows with remarkable accuracy. It allows your stylist to perfectly shape your eyebrows according to your preference.

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BROW LAMINATION

BROW LAMINATION - A Perfect Complement to brow threading
BROW LAMINATION - A Perfect Complement to brow threading

BROW LAMINATION - What is it?

A quick glance at the word lamination would get you thinking about the process of applying a thin layer of plastic to paper to protect some important printed matter. Not this time. Brow lamination is the latest brow trend that originated in Russia and is rapidly spreading to the west. It is a contemporary technique of making a full, slicked-up brow with a high-shine finish. This is the answer for unruly or thinning brow hair where brow lamination smooth it out while also lifting the hair in a more vertical line resulting in super smooth brows that look like you have brow gel on them.

Brow lamination has become the ultimate solution for those brow troubles like overplucking, thinning, gaps, and unruliness. It is also an amazing alternative to the tattooing technique, thereby avoiding those small handheld tools made of tiny needles that are used to put semi-permanent pigment into the skin.

This new technique can give you the kind of brows you have always wanted in just less than an hour. This method is excellent for people who want their thin brows to appear fuller and fluffier. It is also the best way to conceal the small gaps and give the appearance of major hair growth. The big advantage of this is it is noninvasive thus there is no breaking of the skin. It is also temporary so you can undo or wait for it to be gone. Most of all, it is an impressive option to fix your eyebrows in an inexpensive way.

BROW LAMINATION - A Perfect Complement to brow threading

Before & After

It is becoming a popular trend especially with those in their 30s to 50s who have lost a lot of brow hair, either through illness, the natural aging process, or just over waxing. Brow experts in England are raving about the dramatic results it can create. Many British celebrities are evidence of this and if you scroll through the hashtag #browlamination, most originated from there. One of the pioneers of this treatment in London stated that they were able to recreate a client’s brow without the use of needles or make-up. Not only that, they can raise a client’s arch, extend their tails and give them a fuller brow by lifting the brow hair or giving them a messy, fluffy brow.

Brow lamination is primarily a perm for your brows. A setting lotion helps the brow hair stay brushed and lifted upward for about one month and a half and sometimes it can last up to two months. The actual process starts by brushing a lifting cream onto the brow. This step will generate a chemical process that will break down bonds in each hair, letting them move into a new shape. Then, the brow hairs are brushed up into place and a neutralizer is applied. This will reform the bonds into their new shape. A nourishing oil is also put onto the brows to restore their moisture after the chemical treatment. Following the treatment, the brows may be waxed, plucked, or tinted depending on the look the client wants.

This procedure requires special care and attention so be careful with the skincare products that you use especially if you are prone to irritation from chemicals. Avoid the possibility of getting these chemicals in contact with your eyes. Furthermore, brow lamination could harm your brow hairs themselves especially from overprocessing. Just remember to keep the health of your brows, including your eyes always.

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Copper Tub Health Benefits

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Copper Tub Health Benefits

Soaking in a hot tub is one of the most relaxing and pleasurable activities that you can do at home. Because of this, dipping in a bathtub has been very popular for a very long time. The Romans had their bathhouses and the Japanese have their onsen which is a hot spring with bathing facilities and traditional inns situated around the spring. Other countries even make this as part of their culture and traditions.

The amazing thing about going for a hot tub bath is it has many health benefits. For example, it can alleviate your mood. Since going into warm water feels so good, bathing in a bathtub can diminish any feelings of depression or pessimism according to Neil Morris, a psychologist. Dr. John Harcup, the chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee for the British Spa Foundation, adds that bathing can offer you a feeling of isolation, quietness, and comfort, and submerging in warm water is very comforting and securing as it is like being in a womb. Soaking in a bathtub is helpful both for the mind and body.

A nice warm bath could also calm the nerves and relieve any pain connected to multiple sclerosis because the warm water can soothe the spine. In addition to this, the water is good at helping support weak muscles of the limb making it an amazing option as a soothing agent for Parkinson’s disease. A hot tub bath could surely take care of your brain and nervous system.

Hot baths in a tub can also very helpful in making you sleep better. For those who have a difficult time sleeping or those who are insomniacs, you could finally get a good night’s sleep of eight hours. Studies show that a warm bath one or two hours before bedtime can significantly improve your sleep. The science behind this is your body temperature needs to drop in order to initiate a good sleep. When you take a warm bath, the body brings large amount of blood flow to the surface, especially the hands and feet. This blood flow brings the heat from the core to the surface and causes a drop in body temperature. When your body temperature drops, it stimulates the production of melatonin which is the sleep hormone. Submerging yourself in a hot tub will elevate your body temperature and exiting will quickly cool it down which stimulates the production of the sleep hormone.

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If you are suffering from muscle pain, a nice hot bath is your best option. This is because heat will make your blood get moving which is great for circulation and relaxing sore and tight muscles. Adding Epsom salt in your hot bath could also help in reducing inflammation in your joints which are caused by muscular diseases like arthritis. This is also good for those who have metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes.

Soaking in a warm bath is also helpful in keeping your heart healthy. Researchers reveal that taking a warm bath regularly helps in reducing blood pressure which is a factor that causes many serious heart conditions like a stroke or heart attack. Having a hot bath in your tub is like a mini-workout because the heat induces blood to flow and circulate better. Aside from this, a warm bath can help burn calories. It is even proven to be much better than water aerobics or hydrotherapy. Also, it can burn as much calories as taking a walk.

Sometimes, a cold and flu cannot be avoided especially during the cold seasons. Hot baths work well for bad coughs and stuffy noses because of the steam released from the hot baths. This steam can relieve congestion that is caused by inflammation in your nasal passages as it makes the blood vessels in your face and nose move and loosens the mucus blockage. A bath with such temperature is also good in keeping your immune system in good shape. A warm bath can also improve your lung capacity and make the intake of oxygen more effective making you breathe better.

Hemorrhoids are very difficult to cure but a warm bath can make you feel better because the heat can lessen the pain. Try having a long workout then take a 20-minute hot tub bath that contains Epsom salt. This will surely give you relief especially if you also add witch hazel, chamomile, arnica, tea tree oil, and oak bark in your warm bath.

Hot baths can also soothe irritated skin. Though super-hot baths will cause more irritation to your skin, a mixture of beneficial essential oils such as olive, coconut, oatmeal, and lavender can help in hydrating and healing your dry and irritated skin. Additionally, the great aroma is also good for boosting your mood and relieving your stress.

With all of these, installing a bathtub in your house, if you do not have it yet, is a beneficial thing to do. If you are still deciding which one to purchase, a copper hot tub could be the best option out there.

Copper is known to be a very attractive metal that is not only sturdy but very workable as well. These characteristics make this element widely used in manufacturing to almost anything including bathtubs.

Though copper bathtubs could be quite pricey, this would surely be a good investment because it does not only give a feeling of luxury but can survive for hundreds of years. Just think of the numerous health benefits that you derive from it.

In the 1960s and 1970s, hot tubs and whirlpool baths became popular because bathing was not only recreational and a communal activity, but bathing had therapeutic benefits as well. Wooden tubs used to look like large barrels positioned in the backyard of houses. Today, modern bathtubs like copper bathtubs could be installed in bathrooms for the convenience of users. Copper was not a common material for hot tubs before, but it became increasingly popular due to its aesthetic appeal and durability. Copper tubs are very easy to maintain especially that they are not easily scratched. Its blemishes are also healed naturally making it more beautiful as it ages.

More importantly, copper tubs can offer numerous health benefits. Aside from those benefits derived from any other hot tubs, studies reveal that bacteria can only survive in copper for hours thus copper tubs have antimicrobial qualities that make it a more hygienic choice. To add to this, copper is registered with the Environmental Protection Agency as an antimicrobial material. It is also mold-resistant making it very sanitary.

Copper has also a healing effect on connective tissues and joint movement by reducing inflammation that is related to rheumatism, osteoporosis, arthritis, tendonitis, and sports injuries. Also, copper tubs are good for people who need additional trace elements in their diet such as copper. Your body can absorb small amounts of copper as your skin touches the copper tub.

Copper tubs have also other benefits that are noteworthy. One is that it can heat up more quickly and maintain the heat longer. Upon the contact of hot water with the surface of the copper, the tub heats faster because of the metallic properties or the conducting effect of the material. These make a copper tub advantageous over ordinary tubs. Also, copper bathtubs are very deep allowing you to submerge your body totally in the water giving you the most enjoyable and relaxing experience.

Tubs made of copper are also environment-friendly as it can be recycled. Since it retains heat longer, you will not need to add more water, so water is conserved.

A copper hot tub is a relaxing way to replenish your body with this essential element. Enjoy a nice warm bath with copper and get all the benefits it offers.

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Benefits of Microdermabrasion

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Benefits of Microdermabrasion

As you grow older, you may develop undesired features such as; unhealthy-looking skin, wrinkles, dark spots, and a tired-looking appearance. If you are experiencing these issues, you might consider undergoing a microdermabrasion treatment.

Dr. Michael Gold, a board-certified dermatologist, along with other skin specialists and experts in facial rejuvenation highly recommends the microdermabrasion procedure. According to them, this method will allow you to look younger and look better. It will refresh your aging and dull skin in a safe and effective manner.

Though there are numerous treatment options out there that you can incorporate into your skincare regimen, a powerful tool will be more effective in rejuvenating the skin and making it as smooth as possible. This is why microdermabrasion would be the most fitting option. The microdermabrasion treatment can be found at DESUAR Spa for only $140 per session.

It cannot be denied that there will be poking and prodding involved in the procedure, but the results and benefits from the treatment will all be worth it in the end.

Dr. Arielle Nagler, a dermatologist at Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at New York University Langone Medical Center, defined microdermabrasion treatment as a slightly invasive procedure that uses minimally abrasive equipment to gently exfoliate the skin to remove dead skin cells on the surface. It is a type of mechanical exfoliation tool that vacuums dead skin cells and impurities. Its definition can be easily derived from the term itself as micro means small, derm means the dermis of the skin, and abrasion is to scrape away. Thus, this technique involves microscopic abrasions to remove the top layer of the skin.

Before going through this procedure, it is important that you understand what the treatment is all about and how does it work. Firstly, the microdermabrasion treatment uses a slightly abrasive device that scrubs your skin with very fine crystals, and little by little buffs the damaged layer of your skin. The equipment also destroys the crystals and the dead skin cells that have accumulated in your skin. Microdermabrasion slowly removes the dull top layer of your skin so that the fresh, younger-looking skin beneath will be revealed. The crystals are then gently wiped off the skin using a brush or warm towel. This procedure is very beneficial as it allows the new skin layer underneath to grow, ignites and stimulates the production of collagen, and brings back the smoothness, softness, and firmness of your skin. With that, you will have an overall visible rejuvenated and fresh appearance.

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Here are the numerous benefits of the microdermabrasion treatment in detail:

Microdermabrasion solves a wide range of cosmetic issues. This treatment is very effective for people of all ages. It also addresses a variety of skin problems such as wrinkles, fine facial lines, sun damage, skin discoloration, superficial scarring which may be caused by acne, age or sun spots, stretch marks, blackheads, enlarged pores, and many more. It works by exfoliating your skin and removing the top layer that is dull, lifeless, and flaking. More importantly, it allows an increase in collagen production to improve your skin health and appearance. Also, as the skin is sloughed off, you will be able to observe amazing changes in the texture, tone, and color of your skin after just a single session. Aside from those mentioned, the microdermabrasion also offers benefits such as fresher-looking skin, brighter skin tone, better skin color, faded scars, firmer and tighter skin, cleaner-looking skin, and a more radiant complexion.

The microdermabrasion also provides benefits of limited downtime and risk despite the fact that it can help brighten your skin temporarily, improve dark spots, and fine lines. It is important to remember that the results from a microdermabrasion treatment are very subtle and often need multiple or supplement treatments. Dr. Nagler added that individuals who are acne-prone could also undergo microdermabrasion because kind of treatment suits all skin types. Microdermabrasion could also be combined with peels and medical extractions to get the full results. After the treatment, you can also use retinoids on your skin.

Though results may vary due to various contributory factors such as the severity of the skin problem, the scope of the condition, and the number of times the treatment was undergone, results are expected to last up to at least one year. Also, you will already be able to notice a change in your appearance in just a few days from the day of your treatment. You will be able to immediately see how bright and more radiant your appearance is. Longer-lasting results and benefits can be enjoyed after five to ten treatments.

Microdermabrasion is more safe and effective compared to ordinary dermabrasion since it does not cause any color change or scarring. Despite this, it is important that you consult with a professional who has experience in doing the procedure before going through microdermabrasion. Make sure to avail of the microdermabrasion consultation before taking the procedure. Your goals, the benefits and risks of the procedure including the kind of anesthesia to be used will be discussed. Instructions regarding what to do before and after treatment will be given. Photos will also be taken before and after the procedure to compare the results.

In terms of scheduling the frequency of the microdermabrasion treatment, you are usually advised to start your plan with two sessions per month for the first two to three months which will be followed by tough-up treatments every one to two months to sustain and extend the wanted results. You will be able to see the results improving every time after each treatment, this will make you enjoy a fresher skin and a more youthful appearance.

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Benefits of a Couple’s Massage

Couple’s Massage
Couple’s Massage

Benefits of a Couple’s Massage

Is it time for your date night? There are many ways for you to spend your time with your partner, but a couple’s massage is one of the most enjoyable and relaxing activities that you can do together. Perhaps you could do one before going to the usual dinner date. Aside from the bonding that you will be able to experience, a couple’s massage has a multitude of benefits.

A couple’s massage can revitalize your body.

According to Dana McNeil, a licensed marriage and family therapist who founded the Relationship Place in San Diego, California, undergoing a couple’s massage can give you an experience of being connected to softer energy and push away the energy from the outside world. Moreover, a couple’s massage can give you a lowered heart rate, making you lose the desire of participating in strenuous physical activity and anxious thinking that could only trigger stress. This type of massage is the best way to experience peace and tranquility and be by your partner’s side.

Experience something new.

Going to the movies or just eating outside is very common and can be very repetitive and boring. Going for a couple’s massage lets you and your partner break the chain of repetition and explore something new. Being able to do something new together, try out activities that are out of the usual, and being able to bond together is what makes a relationship amazing.

Benefits of a Couple’s Massage

Enjoy a quality time together.

Due to different and hectic work schedules, being able to find enough time to spend together with your partner without the daily distractions could be very difficult. Even when having dinner outside, checking your phone for emails from work could also be very tempting. Massages will allow you to forget all your worries and at the same time relax with your partner. It is like both of you have a vacation together, but you do not have to be away for a long time. You would not even need to take a day off or worry about accommodations. Being able to be pampered and treated by a professional massage therapist is surely the best way to bond with each other and reconnect.

Relieve your stress and anxiety.

Stress and anxiety could be one of the major setbacks in a relationship especially if one or both of you is suffering from anxiety. This could put a strain on your relationship at some point in your life if it will not be controlled. By getting a massage, you help your body release hormones that will ease your tension and decrease the levels of stress you are feeling. After your session with the massage therapist, you will be able to have a good conversation without a jumble of thoughts in your mind.

Triggers more feelings of affection.

Aside from the fact that a massage can encourage the release of hormones that helps in making a stress-free communication with your partner, touch could also stimulate your social hormones as well as serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin. Combining all of these hormones together can lift your spirits and make you feel uplifted even long after your massage is over. At the same time, you will experience an elevated amount of affection for your partner which may allow you to find a new appreciation for them. A good massage encourages intimacy. To add to the benefits of hormones that are released during a massage, it could also increase your emotional and physical intimacy more than you have experienced for a while.

A couple’s massage can make you happy.

A licensed massage therapist, Amanda Berman, revealed that a massage can release endorphins, a hormone, or a combination of the brain’s chemicals that gives you a happy and good feeling. This aids not only in reducing stress, anxiety, and depression but at the same time, help in feeling more energized.

McNeil also added that a soothing and relaxing activity can slow and extinguish the release of cortisol, the stress hormone. A massage is also a good way of helping you release all the pent-up emotions that could only trigger stress and make you incapable of compromising with your partner. This will improve your ability to converse with your partner and will make you happy not only during the massage but in the long run.

Start an open conversation.

Since a couple’s massage will give you a stress-relieving feeling, it will be very easy for you and your partner to open up emotionally and let go of defenses that you might have been holding against your partner. With this, you will be able to strengthen your connection with your partner and be able to sit quietly side by side without feeling anxious to rush and fill the void of the conversation. Thus, you will be able to rediscover each other’s personality, thoughts, and feelings.

Couple’s massage is an amazing bonding experience.

Put your relationship to the next level by doing something out of the ordinary. A vacation could be a very good way to escape from reality and just have fun together, but not everybody could afford to take a break from work for that long. However, a spa day would be more affordable, and it would not be difficult to find time for it. The experience from a massage could be a good topic for weeks but a movie or a dinner date would be a memory that would only last for hours or less.

Before booking your couple’s massage, it is suggested that you start with a one-hour session of your preferred massage. You have a wide range of choices from deep tissue, Swedish, hot stone, and other massages. You and your partner can avail of different types of massages and you do not need to have an identical treatment because you may not have the same preferences. The good thing about expert massage therapists for couple massages is that they familiarize themselves with couples and have an individualized treatment for each client.

A traditional, solo massage session could be relaxing but it is way more fun if you are with someone who you love. A couple’s massage also gives the feeling of security because you are experiencing a massage with someone who you know well and comfortable to be with. It is important to know that being with someone means you have to make a compromise to what treatment both of you must take because you and your partner can take unique and specific treatments. A couple’s massage is a perfect way to celebrate a special event such as a birthday, anniversary, or just a weekend or day-off when you like to relax.

If you find your usual activities with your partner starting to be boring, spice things up by going for a couple’s massage. Also, there are numerous physical and mental benefits that it can offer. It helps by relieving the stress in your relationship and allows you to have some quiet time together in the most relaxing way possible.

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Why Does a Foot Massage Feel So Good?

Foot Massage
Foot Massage

Why Does a Foot Massage Feel So Good?

Wherever you go and whatever you do, your feet continuously work hard for you. You walk everyday and it is actually a good form of exercise. However, walking for long periods of time in just one day can cause too much strain in your feet. This is why you have to give them a break and pamper them by having a foot massage. The great thing about this is that it does not only provide relaxation for your feet but an overall improvement to your health and entire body as well.

Foot massage has been a form of relaxation that has been existing for hundreds of years in different cultures around the world. It has not only been used to relax the body, but it was also done to improve the body’s health. Today, the majority of the forms of foot massage have incorporated elements from other types of disciplines like shiatsu and reflexology. Shiatsu is a Japanese massage and bodywork that revolves around the concept of traditional Chinese medicine like the application of chi meridians to provide effective medical treatment. On the other hand, reflexology is otherwise called zone therapy is a massage and practice that incorporates the application of pressure on particular points on the hands or feet which uses a specific thumb, finger, and other hand massage methods that do not require the use of lotion or oil. Basically, these traditional massage and therapeutic forms work by applying pressure to at least seven thousand nerves so that the foot will release energy blockages throughout the body. A foot massage partnered with reflexology is beneficial in relieving pain, easing stress and anxiety, and help in speeding up recovery from injuries.

In a traditional setting, foot massages are performed using the hands, but treatments may include the use of rollers and sticks sometimes so that it could be easier to stimulate the reflex areas in the foot more easily. Nowadays, the massage is performed in almost every spa by a professional massage therapist or reflexology practitioner.

Incorporating reflexology into foot massage is one of the most common ways to perform it because it is proven to be very effective. To understand its benefits, it is important to know the science behind it. The human’s feet are composed of 26 bones and 33 joints with approximately 7,000 nerve endings termed as reflexes. These reflexes are connected to each organ of our bodies. With that, applying gentle pressure to particular reflex points on your foot will stimulate the nervous system to open up energy pathways that may have been congested or blocked. Here are some pressure points and the organs that they are linked to.

This treatment is one of the most common ways to relax and enjoy and it provides a positive impact not only on your feet but on your entire body. To expound on these, here are some benefits of foot massage.

Provides a sense of balance and well-being.

One of the objectives of a foot massage is to bring back our body’s natural balance. Also, if you are looking for a great way to relax and rejuvenate yourself, a foot massage would be for you. The massage provides a pause from the troubles of everyday life. When you leave the spa, you will be refreshed and have a feeling of contentment.

Stress is reduced.

A foot massage will stimulate the drop of cortisol, the stress hormone in your body. It works when firm pressure is applied to the solar plexus area of your foot, by doing this technique a significant decrease in this particular hormone will be encouraged.

From a study featured in the Journal of Clinical Nursing in 2010, undergoing a soothing and relaxing foot massage when you are stressed because of a death of a loved one can help you deal with this stressful grieving period. Experiencing a foot massage during these times provides consolation and can help you balance the need to grieve and adapt to changes in life.

In relation to this, a foot massage is also beneficial for those suffering from depression. This is because specific pressure points on the feet are capable of alleviating the symptoms of depression. To cite an example, the area in the center of the big toe, the spot in the middle of the ball of your foot, or the ball of the foot located under the big toe are linked with stabilizing emotions and mental health. Targeting and putting pressure on these particular points for a few minutes two to three times a day can be helpful in relieving symptoms of depression.

Foot Massage

A foot massage improves blood circulation. Since a foot massage involves massaging the extremities, it helps with the circulation of blood around the body which in turn promotes cell repair and cell growth.

It relieves pain.

Our feet are carrying us everyday but we forget how much pressure they must endure especially when we are overweight. We only tend to notice them only when they start to ache. Before they even hurt, they actually received a lot of tension already. Since the massage helps in improving circulation, your muscles will be stimulated and there will be a reduction in tension. With this, pain is often eased.

It will help you sleep better.

From an interview made by Michele Stevens, a reflexologist for Healthista, performing foot massage and reflexology can help in getting a good night’s sleep. The massage help you relax which makes falling asleep easier.

It helps your body get rid of toxins.

This type of massage improves circulation in your feet making it easy for your blood and lymph systems to carry away toxins.

A foot massage gives you the chance to check for feet problems.

If you usually neglect your feet because you are busy, going for a foot massage will give you an opportunity to see whether you have blisters, corns, bunions, and toenail problems and be able to treat them immediately.

If you go to a spa, a licensed professional massage therapist will receive you. A foot massage is included in every full-body massage, but some people really enjoy having the full time spent on massaging their feet. Undergoing the procedure in the hands of a skilled therapist is very effective and beneficial for your overall health and relaxation. If it is your first time to have this kind of massage, you will expect to have it before or after a foot bath and skin exfoliation. The massage therapists will apply pressure on your feet using their thumbs and fingertips and prioritize areas at the top, bottom, heel, and toes of your feet to give you the best relaxation experience.

The reason a foot massage feels awesome is that it allows your muscles to relax and stimulate the release of hormones in your body that makes you relax and feel a sense of calmness. Every time the levels of these hormones are high, you become more tense and stressed. Basically, a foot massage makes the entire body relaxed because it does not only target the foot but the entire body as well. This works by stimulating specific areas of your feet to ease the tension in your body, especially in your lower back and legs. Furthermore, the massage corrects all imbalances in the body.

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Lymphatic Massage for Weight Loss

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Lymphatic Massage

Lymphatic Massage for Weight Loss

Losing weight is one of the most difficult things to do. Though it is very important because it will not only make you look good, but feel good as well, the steps you have to undergo in a conventional weight-loss method takes a lot of patience and determination. Sometimes, even with so much hard work, the number on the scale won’t just move. For sure you really want to get rid of your excess weight and free yourself from face puffiness, body swelling, skin problems, and cellulite. If you are looking for a much easier but more effective way of losing weight, a lymphatic drainage massage treatment might just be the solution to your problem.

A lymphatic drainage massage is a type of treatment that uses natural and manual techniques to improve the body’s lymphatic system by about 20 times as much. The lymphatic system is like a pump that keeps your body fluids constantly moving. It is very important because when it is inactive or blocked, there could be numerous health problems in the body from a buildup of lymphatic fluid, bloating and swelling too much water retention, and compromised immunity. Also, too many toxins accumulated in the body causing unnecessary strain to your internal organs.

In case you have been following a strict diet and exercise regimen but the results you have seen are not as much as you expected and wanted, a sluggish lymph system could be the problem. With that said, a good lymphatic drainage massage could be the solution. As this massage releases toxins that have built-up in the body, your body receives the care it needs and recharges your body by directing energy and blood flow towards the fat cells.

To address these problems, a lymphatic drainage massage uses light pressure and rhythmic movements to prompt lymph flow. This enables our system to get rid of lymph fluid naturally because it will be redirected to the unblocked lymph nodes. Moreover, because the excess fluid is channeled to the body’s natural filtration system, excess wastes and toxins that have been accumulating in the body are eliminated.

Undergoing a lymphatic drainage massage has many health benefits. Among these are the following.

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Reduction of cellulite can be observed.

As the circulation in your body improves because of the application of pressure, cellulite present in your body will be reduced noticeably because of the massage. It is also a good way to prevent the building up of cellulites in the beginning.

The immune system can be boosted.

The lymphatic system plays an important role in the immune response by assisting in fluid balance in the entire body and removing bacteria from tissues at the same time. Increased blood circulation also allows the body to be more efficient in carrying disease-fighting white blood cells throughout the body.

It strengthens the nervous system.

From a study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, with improved lymphatic circulation caused by a lymphatic drainage massage, the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) balance of a person improves by increasing the Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS) activity. This also results in a decrease in risks of having an autoimmune disease, and restoration of homeostasis. Along with this, there is a decrease in physiologic stress, psychological stress, and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Skin elasticity is improved.

A good massage such as a lymphatic drainage massage promotes blood circulation throughout your body which encourages new cell growth. This results in an enormous reduction in the number of fine lines and wrinkles in your skin. The massage also improves skin tightness and gives it a youthful and elastic feeling.

Joint pain is reduced.

Because a lymphatic massage improves circulation, tissue swelling, and inflammation that causes joint pain will be lessened.

Lymphatic drainage massage will help you lose weight. There are many times when we cannot exercise regularly so going through lymphatic drainage massage becomes a primary choice. The treatment is also a good way of releasing and disposing of toxins and wastes out of the body. This is very important as excessive amounts of wastes in the body contribute to weight gain.

The massage enables weight loss because of linked benefits like the following:

Lymphatic drainage massage is very relaxing.

Like other forms of massages, a lymphatic drainage massage is very soothing and is good in relieving stress and anxiety making an effective tool to boost one’s well-being. Aside from these factors, stress, and anxiety, are important to consider when losing weight because the increase in cortisol which is the stress hormone, results in a significant weight gain especially when there is an influx of the hormone in the body. Unwinding and continually going for a massage will decrease the levels of cortisol which helps in preventing weight gain related to stress.

Water retention is reduced.

The water composition of the body is about 70 percent and you will have water retention when fluid accumulates in the tissues or body cavities. Usual symptoms for water retention are stiff joints, swelling in your feet, ankles, and hands, and weight gain. Because the primary role of the lymphatic system is to transport and get rid of fluid toxins, excess water that is not needed but is retained in the body is also thrown out through the lymph system. A lymphatic drainage massage promotes the release of water retention because it supports the circulation of the lymph vessels and nodes.

Metabolic rate increases.

A healthy lymphatic system means you also have a healthy metabolic rate. Likewise, a higher metabolic rate indicates that you burn more fat in your body even if you are only sitting or being inactive. A lymphatic drainage massage makes sure that your metabolic rate will not slow down so that you will avoid gaining weight. The results are also long-lasting because your metabolism is raised as time goes by.

Liver and kidneys are supported.

A lymphatic drainage massage supports the liver and kidneys which immensely benefits weight loss. To understand how this works, it is important to note that organs in the body function not individually but as a system. A properly functioning kidney and liver are important for weight loss because these organs are responsible for getting rid of toxins. A good lymphatic drainage massage on these areas promotes circulation and circulation allows the liver and kidneys to detoxify our bodies. Furthermore, organs that are well-functioning support the process of burning internal fat.

However, a lymphatic drainage massage must be avoided by people who are pregnant, suffering from cancer, have inflammation in the body, have blood clots in the legs, and suffers from lymphatic gland inflammation and lymphadenopathy.

A lymphatic massage is truly an effective way of losing weight. It helps with detoxification which will lead to weight loss. Despite this, this treatment is not a magic pill where you can get all the results you want in just one session. Like other manual techniques, a lymphatic drainage massage must be done regularly and continuously to achieve the wanted results. 10 to 12 sessions are recommended to be able to cleanse and boost one’s lymphatic system.

As a whole, the lymphatic drainage massage is an efficient, effective, and convenient way of losing weight without worrying about side-effects or pain and discomfort during the procedure. The most amazing thing about it is that it supports a well-rounded weight loss program.

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