Aromatherapy Benefits: How Plant Oils Can Help You Heal

The next time you walk out of an aromatherapy appointment feeling refreshed, take a moment to thank a man named Avicenna.

Avicenna was a Persian physician, astronomer and thinker whose 11th-century work, The Canon of Medicine, served as the standard medical text well into the 1600s. He’s also credited with developing the distillation methods used in modern aromatherapy.

But how did aromatherapy come about? We’ll answer that question below and discuss some aromatherapy benefits in the process.

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What is a Swedish Massage?

We’ve written quite a bit on this blog about the benefits of a good massage, how it can alleviate back pain, lessen depression and anxiety, and help us recover from our workouts.

But not all massages are the same. There’s deep tissue massage, for example, for people who are experienced massage goers, and things like hot stone massage, where a masseuse uses intense heat to help release tension.

And then there’s Swedish massage, perhaps the most popular member of the massage family.

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Eight Foods for Healthier Skin

There are certain foods we eat that help certain parts of our bodies.

Fish, for example, boosts our brain power, while green vegetables like spinach and broccoli are part of any heart-healthy diet.

Our skin – often called the largest organ of the body – is no exception. Whether you want to prevent wrinkles, help circulation or give yourself a nice healthy glow, there are plenty of foods you can eat to give yourself a healthy skin.

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Benefits of Couples Massage Classes in Philadelphia

It’s certainly not news that one of the main benefits of a properly executed, professional massage is that it simply makes us feel good. But did you know that massage also comes with a wide range of positive health benefits?

It’s true. In fact, according to no less an authority than the Mayo Clinic, various studies have shown massage to be beneficial for sufferers of everything from anxiety and headaches to digestive disorders. Massage has also been shown to help with stress-related insomnia, certain digestive disorders, and even myofascial pain syndrome.

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How Often Should You Get a Facial?

While healthy skin requires a daily skin care regimen, there are some things you just can’t do every day. Take getting a facial, for example. Even if it could fit your budget, most skin care experts wouldn’t recommend getting one every day.

So this begs the question: “Well how often should I get a facial?”

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Everything You Need to Know about Brow & Lash Tinting

Brow and lash tinting is a popular trend these days at spas and salons.

You may have heard this term, but what does it mean? And is it safe? Read on to find out everything you need to know about brow and lash tinting in Philadelphia.

What is it?

Brow and lash tinting is the practice of using a semi-permanent vegetable dye to add color, texture and shape to your eyebrows and eyelashes.

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5 Essential Tips for Winter Skin Care

Winter is in full swing, bringing snow, ice, cold temperatures and dry, dry air.

All that cold and dryness isn’t good for your skin, which is why it’s important to take steps to care for your skin when winter comes. If you’re coming in for a series of spa treatments in Philadelphia, we’ll help you keep your skin looking radiant, but there are certain skin care practices you can do at home.

Here are five essential tips for winter skin care to get you through to the spring.

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Make a Spa Massage Your New Year’s Resolution

New 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

Massage 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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Dry Brushing: 7 Reasons to Incorporate It Into Your Spa Day

It’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 this treatment on your spa day:

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