Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 10th!!

That's right Mother's Day is almost here; which means time to start thinking what to get the person who means so much to so many of us. 

In addition to the usual gifts of flowers, candy, dining out, or breakfast in bed, how about a relaxing and pampering day at a spa? Away from all the hustle and bustle of her busy schedule, she can enjoy the many services or packages a spa can offer such as; manicures, pedicures, massages, facials, wraps and scrubs, to name just a few. You can pick out specific services for her to enjoy or if you're not sure of what she may like, a gift card in a dollar amount would allow her to choose for herself.

So call or check in with your local day spa and see what they have to offer and remember to ask about special packages for Mother's Day too!... 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Are you getting enough Vitamin D?
We have all heard about the benefits and importance of getting enough of this important vitamin. Some of the many ways we are all familiar with of doing this are diet, supplements, and exposure to sunlight.

Researchers are finding out that diet and Vitamin D supplements go hand in hand. According to a new Pfizer-funded study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, eating a meal with fat can actually enhance Vitamin D absorption. They found that Vitamin D is fat soluble and the absorption process is similar to that of dietary fats; so try including nuts, avocados, walnuts, flaxseeds, trout, herring, and salmon into a meal taken with Vitamin D supplements. Cooking with vegetable, canola, olive, or sunflower oil will also help you get the essential fats you need to give your supplements a boost in your system

Exposure to sunlight can be tricky and not as easy to do as one may think. Even though the days are getting longer, a lot of people leave for work early in the morning before the sun rises, stay indoors for lunch, and come home after the sun has set allowing them no time to "catch a few rays". Using sunscreen and deeply pigmented skin also limits the amount of Vitamin D your skin can absorb from sunlight. 

Another way of getting enough of this important vitamin is by using a Vitamin D Bed which utilizes UVB rays to stimulate natural Vitamin D production in your body. It's made even better because it has three more beneficial types of light which are red, blue, and infrared light. A lot of day spas now have these beds so call or stop in to your local spa and check to see if they have one...and book an appointment! This way you can be sure of getting enough of this most important vitamin!  

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Secret to a good night's sleep!

We all know a deep, restorative sleep can do wonders not only for our physical but our mental well being. Not getting enough good sleep can make for a groggy feeling in the morning; carrying over through the day affecting our work and personal lives. According to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), we're a nation of toss and turners with more than half of American adults saying they have trouble falling asleep or frequently wake during the night several nights a week. Even those whose sleep is peaceful aren't getting enough of it. 

Starting a sleep diary for the coming week can help you to identify poor sleep habits and to take the necessary steps to correct them. Some of those poor habits might include: snacking before bed; caffeine through the whole day and after dinner; leaving tv, computer, and tablet screens on at night in the bedroom; not going to bed when starting to feel sleepy but instead waiting till overly sleepy; getting less than seven hours of sleep.

Exercising for at least 30 minutes a day; a walk after dinner; light reading; a warm bath; a relaxing massage; a soothing session in a sauna are just a few of the things that can help you get that good night's sleep that you need...and deserve! 

Stop by or call your local day spa and book yourself an appointment for that relaxing massage or a soothing session in a sauna and before you know it, you'll be off to dreamland to get fully rested and ready for the next day. 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Benefits of Body Scrubs and Wraps!

Spring is here with summer not far behind. Time to get that winter dry skin all polished and glowing again. How best to do that? With a wonderful, relaxing, and invigorating Body Scrub or Wrap

A scrub works in a few ways. The exfoliating granules or a Dead Sea Salt solution is massaged all over the body to help slough off dead skin, boost circulation, and increase blood flow to the skin's surface. After showering, the body is dried off, moisturizer is applied, and massaged; leaving the skin glowing, soft, and extremely smooth. 

Wraps can be done most commonly with volcano ash mud or seaweed. The product is applied to the body, which is then cocooned in a space blanket. The client relaxes for approximately 15 to 20 minutes after which the blanket and mud is removed with hot wet towels, the body dried off, moisturizer is applied, and massaged. These wraps leave the skin tighter, hydrated, and smoother looking through detoxification of the skin tissues by the trace elements and minerals found in these products.

So call your local day spa and book an appointment for either a Body Scrub or Wrap and get your skin ready for the summer months ahead. You will love it and most of will your skin!  

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Summer is almost here!

Yes...that's right. Summer is just around the corner bringing with it lots of sunshine and warmer days. Time to get your legs ready for the beach, bathing suits, skirts, and shorts. Which means getting rid of unwanted hair.

There are many different methods of hair removal but for longer lasting results, waxing is the best way to go. It leaves a softer, smoother look to your legs and arms allowing for more even tanning.

When removing facial hair, and are using products like Retin-A or Accutane, is your skin more sensitive to waxing?...then Threading is a great alternative for you. Threading is an ancient technique and a process in which unwanted facial hair is removed by using twisted 100% cotton thread to pull the hair from the follicle, lasting up to 4 weeks...and is less painful than waxing and more precise!

Check in with your local day spa and make an appointment for waxing and/or Threading and let's get rid of that unwanted hair...remember, Summer is almost here!