Make a Massage Your New Year’s Resolution

spa massage in PhiladelphiaNew Year’s resolutions can seem like chores.

“I’m going to have fruit for dessert!”

“I’m going to get up every day at 6 a.m. and run three miles!”

“Enough of these thrillers, this is the year I read Moby Dick!”

Thinking about our resolutions can seem like climbing a mountain with a couch on your back. But there’s on resolution you can make that’s both easy to do, and enjoyable.

It goes like this: “I resolve to get a regular massage in 2017.”

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Benefits of a Maternity Massage in Philadelphia

maternity massage in PhiladelphiaMassage has a long history of helping people relieve stress, and few things are as stressful as the prospect of giving birth.

That’s why a maternity massage can be so useful for expectant mothers. If you’re curious about getting a maternity massage in Philadelphia, read on to find out some of the benefits.

A maternity massage:

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Why You Should Consider Dry Brushing on Your Philadelphia Spa Day

dry brush exfoliating: Philadelphia spaIt’s something the owners of any reputable Philadelphia spa will tell you: there’s a lot to be gained from undergoing dry skin brushing on your spa day.

This practice, also known simply as “dry brushing,” is what is sounds like: scrubbing your dry skin with a brush. Here are a few reasons you should consider dry brushing on your spa day.

Dry brushing stimulates your lymphatic system

Your lymphatic system has important job: eliminating cellular waste products. When it’s not working, waste and toxins collect in your body and make you sick. Dry brushing stimulates this system and helps release toxins.

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The Benefits of a Sports Massage

sports massage in PhiladelphiaPlaying a sport can be invigorating.

It can also be exhausting. Even if you’re not injured, your body needs to recover from that level of exertion. That’s where a sports massage can help.

A proper sports massage can reduce muscle tension, help you monitor your muscle tone, promote relaxation, improve your performance and even prevent injuries.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the benefits of a sports massage, both on the body and on the mind.

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Philadelphia Bikini Wax Tips for Summer

Philadelphia bikini waxSummer is in full swing, and that means weekends by the pool and days at the beach.

It also means you may be asking yourself “Is it time to for a Philadelphia bikini wax?” If so, Body Restoration wants to help. The website Bustle offers these summer waxing tips.

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Start Spring With a Massage

Spring has sprung, but have you?

The weather may be warmer, but your body may still be in winter hibernation mode. If you’re ready for outdoor activities, you may want to consider a massage at our spa in Philadelphia before you resume exercising.

Here are a few ways getting massages can help you with your springtime workout routine.

  1. It will relieve pain

Tell us if this sounds familiar: You exercise muscles that have spent all winter on the couch. The next day, you feel like you were hit by a stampede. A massage can help alleviate that soreness.

  1. It improves circulation

A massage keeps your circulatory system in good working order, delivering all-important oxygen to your body to help fuel a vigorous workout.

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Treat Your Skin With A Facial This Winter Season

Cleaning face with cotton padsA facial can soften and hydrate, replenish and protect against the Winter weather. It’s not uncommon to feel lips chapping or wind burn on the face during these colder months. But with a creamy cleanser, light exfoliation, and a heavier moisturizer, your skin can be conditioned to withstand the cold, dry air felt all through Winter.

First we would have you complete the Skin Care Client Profile and look at questions like how much water you drink a day. We would ask about dryness, flakiness and tightness felt on your skin. We ask how much caffeine you have each day as caffeine can dehydrate the skin.

Then we would select the products based on your skin type. This is determined by what time of day you notice an oily shine coming out on your skin, if at all.

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Facials That Provide Sinus Relief

A facial is meant to clean and freshen the skin. We recommend a facial therapy once a season. After a customize deep cleansing that features not only a cleanser but also a cleansing oil designed for your skin type and an herbal toner as well, we steam the skin to open the pores. This makes for easier pore cleaning or an ’emptying of the pores of dirt and debris.’ Then comes the massage on the face neck and décolleté. Pressure point face massage is a great way to disperse tension in the facial muscles and free congestion in the sinuses. The facial feels ‘less fluffy’ and more of an antidote to combating allergies. The pressure points that are treated are on the forehead, cheeks and chin. They are derived from the Ohashi method of Shiatsu. Cosmetology and medicine used to be combined in the old world of grooming and health. Then things began to separate over the centuries with medicine becoming a whole other realm and beauty becoming a profession all its own. However, holistically speaking, both are starting to complement one another in terms of stress reduction and health maintenance.

Why A Spa is Better Than Any Home Care

Why A Spa is Better Than Any Home CareMany people think going to the spa is a superficial luxury. They think that pricey treatments aren’t worth their value. They think going to a spa isn’t worth the money. But the spa isn’t just some place to get groomed and receive superficial cosmetic treatments. There are certainly treatments for beauty, but spas have incredible benefits for your physical and mental well being including detoxification, stress management, increased confidence, anti-aging, pain alleviation and improved circulation. Professional spa treatments improve your mood. Budgeting regular spa treatments a valuable way to improve your health and wellness routine.

Home Spa Kits Vs. Professional Facial

Home spa kits have recently become quite popular. These kits include things like creams, body scrubs and eye masks. But unfortunately many of the benefits of spa treatments require the expertise of a professional. A homemade facial treatment, for example, may be cheap and easy to make, but rarely creates a visible difference. Creating a mask at home from bananas and oatmeal does not compare to a personalized facial. In fact, the products found in your home spa kit may irritate your skin and cause breakouts.

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Massages Make You Feel Great. Did You Know They Can Also Make You Healthier?

massage for healthWhen you first look for your certified massage therapist in Philadelphia, you may just be seeking a little time for relaxation. But, did you know a massage can also make you healthier? There are many mental and physical benefits of massage.

Stress relief. Seek out a Philadelphia spa massage therapist to help you relax your muscles and your mind. A common massage used to reduce stress and lower anxiety is called the Swedish massage. This is one of the most popular styles of massage in Philadelphia and around the country. It is a gentle massage that involves long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration and tapping. Your certified massage therapist will use this style to help relax and energize you.

Strengthens immune system. This is in part because massages relieve stress, which improves your immune system, and because clinical studies have indicated massage can naturally increase the immune system’s cytotoxic capacity. Simply put, massage increases the activity level of the body’s natural “killer” cells, which fight off sickness. So, getting a massage is very useful, especially during the months when everyone seems to be sick.

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