jgiuliano, Author at MassageLuXe

Want Glowing Skin? Water is Part of the Answer

Alright… who doesn’t want glowing, healthy skin? Receiving regular facials and choosing the right skin health regimen helps to slow the aging process and keep your skin looking and feeling bright and refreshed, but you shouldn’t stop there. Drinking water, in combination with your skin health routine, will lead to a healthy radiant glow.

Not only is water incredibly important to your health in general, it’s also crucial to your skin. Here’s why:

Improves Collagen Production

Collagen provides structure to your skin, which helps your skin look plump and healthy. Unfortunately, your body makes less collagen as you age. Water assists with your body’s collage...

n production.

Gives Skin a Glow

Proper hydration gives you a healthier, more vibrant appearance. It also helps remove toxins from your blood, leaving your skin looking fresher.

Minimizes Pore Appearance

When you are hydrated, your skin is plumper. This helps to reduce the appearance of pores.

Delays Appearance of Aging

Water intake helps to keep your skin supple while getting essential nutrients to your cells. It also increases the elasticity of your skin, which helps to delay the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Prevents Acne

Drinking ample water balances the oil and water content on the skin of your face. This helps to prevent excess oil secretion, which means fewer clogged pores and acne. In addition, water helps to balance your body’s pH levels, which can help to reduce acne.

So, drink up! Your water intake is vital for your skin’s health and beauty. Make sure that you are pairing your skin health routine with proper hydration to get the most out of your skin.

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Alright… who doesn’t want glowing, healthy skin? Receiving regular facials and choosing the right skin health regimen helps to slow the aging process and keep your skin looking and feeling bright and refreshed, but you shouldn’t stop there. Drinking water, in combination with your skin health routine, will lead to a healthy radiant glow.

Not only is water incredibly important to your health in general, it’s also crucial to your skin. Here’s why:

Improves Collagen Production

Collagen provides structure to your skin, which helps your skin look plump and healthy. Unfortunately, your body makes less collagen as you age. Water assists with your body’s collagen production.

Gives Skin a Glow

Proper hydration gives you a healthier, more vibrant appearance. It also helps remove toxins from your blood, leaving your skin looking fresher.

Minimizes Pore Appearance

When you are hydrated, your skin is plumper. This helps to reduce the appearance of pores.

Delays Appearance of Aging

Water intake helps to keep your skin supple while getting essential nutrients to your cells. It also increases the elasticity of your skin, which helps to delay the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Prevents Acne

Drinking ample water balances the oil and water content on the skin of your face. This helps to prevent excess oil secretion, which means fewer clogged pores and acne. In addition, water helps to balance your body’s pH levels, which can help to reduce acne.

So, drink up! Your water intake is vital for your skin’s health and beauty. Make sure that you are pairing your skin health routine with proper hydration to get the most out of your skin.

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Using Massage to Help with Arthritis

The last thing you need is your body and joints staging a revolt, making your busy days more difficult. The pain is one thing, but add in the additional time it takes to do mundane tasks, and its a recipe for stress. With 54 million adults struggling with arthritis, there has been a lot of research on where to turn for help.

According to Susan Bernstein, the former Vice President of the Arthritis Foundation, massage can reduce arthritis pain and symptoms by improving underlying conditions like sleeplessness and stress. Bernstein notes that massage can lower the bodys production of the stress hormone cortisol, and boost production of serotonin, which, in turn, can improve mood. Addi...

tionally, massage can lower production of the neurotransmitter substance P, often linked to pain, and improve sleep as a result.

MassageLuXe licensed massage therapists know what methods to use to get pain relief and to reduce your joint stiffness quickly. When you have a flare-up, most of the pain you are experiencing is a result of the muscles and tendons surrounding your joints. Massage can be used as a replacement or in conjunction with anti-inflammatory medication.

Massages That Help With Arthritis

Here are three therapeutic massages that have been proven effective in treating arthritis.

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage treatments can be a vital tool in delivering pain relief to rheumatism or degenerative joint disease sufferers as it promotes circulation, relieves aches, and reduces stiffness. Your MassageLuXe licensed massage therapist can apply pressure to your hands, neck, back, and shoulders to reduce inflammation caused by arthritis.

Swedish massage tends to work best for individuals suffering from lack of sleep, general stiffness, or anxiety.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage applies greater pressure and targets deeper layers of muscle; this makes it ideal for sports injuries, as well as chronic conditions. However, while some forms of massage are better suited to addressing joints and top muscle layers, deep tissue massage techniques provide healing benefits to the bodys fascia, which is the tissue that connects your muscles, bones, arteries, and organs. Deep tissue massage utilizes sustained pressure and deep strokes to address specific problem areas. Although often less comfortable than other forms of massage, the ultimate benefit of a deep tissue session is arthritis relief.

While effective, not everyone is suited for deep tissue massage. For instance, those who are new to massage may want to opt for another form of therapy before moving to deep tissue massage.

Hot Stone Massage

The treatment is administered by placing smooth, heated stones to key pressure points along the body. As heat radiates from the stones, the recipient experiences deep relaxation and improved blood circulation, along with arthritis relief.

Hot stone massages have a sedative effect that can relieve chronic pain, reduce stress, and promote deep relaxation.

Finding the Right Massage for You

At MassageLuXe, our licensed massage therapists understand the many forms of arthritis and other related conditions. We also understand there is no cure. Although there is no cure for these conditions, it does not mean you have to suffer through pain, discomfort, and immobility. Our licensed massage therapists will take the time to discuss your specific needs to ensure you are receiving a massage that is relaxing and healing. We believe everyone deserves to feel their best.

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The last thing you need is your body and joints staging a revolt, making your busy days more difficult. The pain is one thing, but add in the additional time it takes to do mundane tasks, and its a recipe for stress. With 54 million adults struggling with arthritis, there has been a lot of research on where to turn for help.

According to Susan Bernstein, the former Vice President of the Arthritis Foundation, massage can reduce arthritis pain and symptoms by improving underlying conditions like sleeplessness and stress. Bernstein notes that massage can lower the bodys production of the stress hormone cortisol, and boost production of serotonin, which, in turn, can improve mood. Additionally, massage can lower production of the neurotransmitter substance P, often linked to pain, and improve sleep as a result.

MassageLuXe licensed massage therapists know what methods to use to get pain relief and to reduce your joint stiffness quickly. When you have a flare-up, most of the pain you are experiencing is a result of the muscles and tendons surrounding your joints. Massage can be used as a replacement or in conjunction with anti-inflammatory medication.

Massages That Help With Arthritis

Here are three therapeutic massages that have been proven effective in treating arthritis.

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage treatments can be a vital tool in delivering pain relief to rheumatism or degenerative joint disease sufferers as it promotes circulation, relieves aches, and reduces stiffness. Your MassageLuXe licensed massage therapist can apply pressure to your hands, neck, back, and shoulders to reduce inflammation caused by arthritis.

Swedish massage tends to work best for individuals suffering from lack of sleep, general stiffness, or anxiety.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage applies greater pressure and targets deeper layers of muscle; this makes it ideal for sports injuries, as well as chronic conditions. However, while some forms of massage are better suited to addressing joints and top muscle layers, deep tissue massage techniques provide healing benefits to the bodys fascia, which is the tissue that connects your muscles, bones, arteries, and organs. Deep tissue massage utilizes sustained pressure and deep strokes to address specific problem areas. Although often less comfortable than other forms of massage, the ultimate benefit of a deep tissue session is arthritis relief.

While effective, not everyone is suited for deep tissue massage. For instance, those who are new to massage may want to opt for another form of therapy before moving to deep tissue massage.

Hot Stone Massage

The treatment is administered by placing smooth, heated stones to key pressure points along the body. As heat radiates from the stones, the recipient experiences deep relaxation and improved blood circulation, along with arthritis relief.

Hot stone massages have a sedative effect that can relieve chronic pain, reduce stress, and promote deep relaxation.

Finding the Right Massage for You

At MassageLuXe, our licensed massage therapists understand the many forms of arthritis and other related conditions. We also understand there is no cure. Although there is no cure for these conditions, it does not mean you have to suffer through pain, discomfort, and immobility. Our licensed massage therapists will take the time to discuss your specific needs to ensure you are receiving a massage that is relaxing and healing. We believe everyone deserves to feel their best.

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Throw Away Your Razor. Why Waxing is Better than Shaving

If you haven’t experienced smooth skin after a fresh wax, then you are missing out. Throw away your razors and jump into the waxing lifestyle. You will not be sorry you did.

MassageLuXe uses Repêchage® SeaSmooth Artisan Seaweed Wax, which is infused with select sea plants to soothe, heal, and calm the skin. Seaweed delivers vitamins, minerals, and trace elements to the skin for unparalleled smoothness. The wax is rich in zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, and vitamin E, which work together to reduce irritation and redness.

If that doesn’t convince you, maybe this will:

Less and Finer Regrowth of Your Hair

Our favorite benefit of waxing is the hair doe...

sn’t grow back very quickly. Waxing removes the hair from the root. With shaving, the hair is cut off close to the skin’s surface. Even with a very close shave, this still leaves a considerable amount of hair just below the surface, ready to appear in a day or two.

As a result, with waxing you get an incredibly smooth finish. No post-shower stubble or missed areas! Even those who experience fast regrowth can expect to enjoy the benefits of waxing for three to four weeks. Better yet, when the hair regenerates and grows back, it does so with a finely tapered end. This end is finer and not stubbly, meaning that even while waiting for your next wax, your skin will not feel as hairy as it would post-shaving.

Goodbye Shaving Rash and Icky Itch

Those bumps that appear post-shave are in the rearview mirror. Shaving can cause irritation to the skin. With shaving, you are exposing the area to friction every few days, which causes irritation. Waxing allows your skin time to calm down, and with the proper waxing post-care, you will be smooth and bump-free.

Not only will you see the difference, but you will also feel the difference. After shaving, you often feel itchy because of the hair regrowth and stubble friction. Waxing will allow you to be itch-free for longer.

No Cuts or Ingrown Hairs

Ingrown hairs are painful, unsightly, and take days to heal. At their worst, they can even become infected and could lead to scarring. The licensed estheticians at MassageLuXe know how to remove the wax strips in the best way to reduce the risk of ingrown hairs. If you are prone to ingrown hairs, let us know during your consultation and skin analysis, and be sure to exfoliate and moisturize prior to your appointment.

Shaving is a chore, and you have enough on your plate. Pair your wax with a facial or a massage and treat yourself to smooth skin and a clear mind. We will see you soon!

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If you haven’t experienced smooth skin after a fresh wax, then you are missing out. Throw away your razors and jump into the waxing lifestyle. You will not be sorry you did.

MassageLuXe uses Repêchage® SeaSmooth Artisan Seaweed Wax, which is infused with select sea plants to soothe, heal, and calm the skin. Seaweed delivers vitamins, minerals, and trace elements to the skin for unparalleled smoothness. The wax is rich in zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, and vitamin E, which work together to reduce irritation and redness.

If that doesn’t convince you, maybe this will:

Less and Finer Regrowth of Your Hair

Our favorite benefit of waxing is the hair doesn’t grow back very quickly. Waxing removes the hair from the root. With shaving, the hair is cut off close to the skin’s surface. Even with a very close shave, this still leaves a considerable amount of hair just below the surface, ready to appear in a day or two.

As a result, with waxing you get an incredibly smooth finish. No post-shower stubble or missed areas! Even those who experience fast regrowth can expect to enjoy the benefits of waxing for three to four weeks. Better yet, when the hair regenerates and grows back, it does so with a finely tapered end. This end is finer and not stubbly, meaning that even while waiting for your next wax, your skin will not feel as hairy as it would post-shaving.

Goodbye Shaving Rash and Icky Itch

Those bumps that appear post-shave are in the rearview mirror. Shaving can cause irritation to the skin. With shaving, you are exposing the area to friction every few days, which causes irritation. Waxing allows your skin time to calm down, and with the proper waxing post-care, you will be smooth and bump-free.

Not only will you see the difference, but you will also feel the difference. After shaving, you often feel itchy because of the hair regrowth and stubble friction. Waxing will allow you to be itch-free for longer.

No Cuts or Ingrown Hairs

Ingrown hairs are painful, unsightly, and take days to heal. At their worst, they can even become infected and could lead to scarring. The licensed estheticians at MassageLuXe know how to remove the wax strips in the best way to reduce the risk of ingrown hairs. If you are prone to ingrown hairs, let us know during your consultation and skin analysis, and be sure to exfoliate and moisturize prior to your appointment.

Shaving is a chore, and you have enough on your plate. Pair your wax with a facial or a massage and treat yourself to smooth skin and a clear mind. We will see you soon!

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Massage is More Than a Treat. It is Medicine.

We all love a relaxing massage and can agree that receiving one is an escape that we would welcome in our daily routine. The mental and physical stress of our lives weigh us down, and the relaxation of a massage is the perfect antidote. Many agree that getting a massage is a luxury, but that is not all it is. Massage is also medicine.

The history of massage therapy dates back to 3000 BCE (or earlier) in India, where it was considered a sacred system of natural healing. It is a practice that has been passed down through generations to heal injuries, relieve pain, and prevent and cure illnesses with the belief that illness and disease are caused when people are out of sync with the ...

environment. Massage is believed to restore the bodys natural and physical balance so that it can heal naturally.

Studies have found that massage is helpful for, but not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia related to stress
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Soft tissue strains or injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Temporomandibular joint pain

According to a recent consumer survey sponsored by the American Massage Therapy Association, 77 percent of respondents said their primary reason for receiving a massage in the past year was medical or stress-related. Massage is shown to improve the balance of your autonomic nervous system that controls most of the bodys processes without you even knowing it. This is the way that your body reacts to stress.

An article published by the Wall Street Journal talks about the health benefits of massage therapy and states:

Massage therapy boosts immune function in women with breast cancer

  • Increases grip strength in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome
  • The American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society now include massage as one of their recommendations for treating low back pain
  • Massageleads to areduction in the level of cortisol, a stress hormone
  • Massage leads to a decrease in cytokine proteins related to inflammation and allergic reactions
  • Massage boosts white blood cells that fight infection
  • The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, part of the National Institutes of Health, is currently spending $2.7 million on massage research, up from $1.5 million
  • Full-body Swedish massage greatly improved symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee. Patients who had massages twice weekly for four weeks and once a week for an additional four weeks had less pain and stiffness and a better range of motion than those who did not get massages.

While massage has earned the reputation of being a luxury, the benefits go way beyond the feelings of relaxation. With so many recognizing the numerous benefits of massage, isnt it about time to get yourself on a regular massage schedule and start seeing the benefits for yourself?

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We all love a relaxing massage and can agree that receiving one is an escape that we would welcome in our daily routine. The mental and physical stress of our lives weigh us down, and the relaxation of a massage is the perfect antidote. Many agree that getting a massage is a luxury, but that is not all it is. Massage is also medicine.

The history of massage therapy dates back to 3000 BCE (or earlier) in India, where it was considered a sacred system of natural healing. It is a practice that has been passed down through generations to heal injuries, relieve pain, and prevent and cure illnesses with the belief that illness and disease are caused when people are out of sync with the environment. Massage is believed to restore the bodys natural and physical balance so that it can heal naturally.

Studies have found that massage is helpful for, but not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia related to stress
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Soft tissue strains or injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Temporomandibular joint pain

According to a recent consumer survey sponsored by the American Massage Therapy Association, 77 percent of respondents said their primary reason for receiving a massage in the past year was medical or stress-related. Massage is shown to improve the balance of your autonomic nervous system that controls most of the bodys processes without you even knowing it. This is the way that your body reacts to stress.

An article published by the Wall Street Journal talks about the health benefits of massage therapy and states:

Massage therapy boosts immune function in women with breast cancer

  • Increases grip strength in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome
  • The American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society now include massage as one of their recommendations for treating low back pain
  • Massageleads to areduction in the level of cortisol, a stress hormone
  • Massage leads to a decrease in cytokine proteins related to inflammation and allergic reactions
  • Massage boosts white blood cells that fight infection
  • The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, part of the National Institutes of Health, is currently spending $2.7 million on massage research, up from $1.5 million
  • Full-body Swedish massage greatly improved symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee. Patients who had massages twice weekly for four weeks and once a week for an additional four weeks had less pain and stiffness and a better range of motion than those who did not get massages.

While massage has earned the reputation of being a luxury, the benefits go way beyond the feelings of relaxation. With so many recognizing the numerous benefits of massage, isnt it about time to get yourself on a regular massage schedule and start seeing the benefits for yourself?

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How to Beat ‘Maskne’

If you’re one of the many who are experiencing maskne over the past few months, this is for you! Maskne is acne that occurs from sweat, oil, and bacteria being trapped on your skin, under your mask, creating a breeding ground for breakouts. Maskne is also aggravated by stress, as people worry about everything from jobs to school and health!

Tips to help prevent and treat maskne, improve skin health, and alleviate stress:

For Your Skin

  1. Cleanse Your Face Every Day – Dirt and oil accumulate on your face throughout the day, so it’s important to cleanse your face of any buildup at night. It’s okay to cleanse your face in the morning as well, but you don’t...
    want to do it more than twice a day unless you are following instructions from a dermatologist. First, remove any eye makeup with a gentle makeup remover. Then, use lukewarm water to rinse your face along with a gentle cleanser. Look for a cleanser that matches your skin type or ask your licensed MassageLuXe esthetician for advice. Toner is great for anyone fighting acne or with oily skin, and this should be applied after a cleanser. Apply moisturizer in the morning and at night. In the morning, be sure to use a daytime moisturizer with SPF.
  2. Wash Your Masks – Change your masks frequently and keep them clean to reduce irritation. Use a fragrance-free detergent to further prevent irritation. Not only does washing keep acne at bay, it is also important for infection control.
  3. Moisturize Under Your Mask – Don’t shy away from putting moisturizer on your face because you’re afraid it will cause acne. A light layer of moisturizer can serve as a barrier for your skin against any friction or irritation from the mask. And don’t forget your lips — lip balm works great to prevent dry, chapped lips.
  4. Go Light on the Makeup – It’s OKAY to wear a little makeup to cover those blemishes, just keep it light (especially if it’s going under a mask for a while). Just make sure to cleanse your face and remove your makeup daily. Enjoying a makeup-free lifestyle while wearing a mask can be even more helpful!
  5. Get a Professional Facial – There may be no better way to de-stress AND treat maskne at the same time than by visiting a MassageLuXe Spa for a professional facial. Get a facial customized to your skin type to help get rid of or prevent maskne.

For Your Stress:

  • Sleep Tight – Many of us are sleep-deprived, especially now that working/teaching/doing everything from home makes it hard to “turn off.” Make sleep a priority so you can stress less and focus more during the waking hours.
  • Stretch to Relieve Stress – If you’re working from home, homeschooling your kids, or trying to do both at the same time, you’re probably stressed out! Take a break at your desk and give your neck a stress-relieving stretch.
  • Maintain an Exercise Routine – You don’t need to hit the gym just to get the exercise you need to feel better. Exercise is an important component in your goal of stressing less — it releases all sorts of hormones that make you feel better. Take a walk or go for a jog around your neighborhood or join a virtual training program if you need motivation to exercise at home.
  • Turn Your Bathroom into a Spa – Fill up your tub with hot water, throw on some relaxing music, light an aromatherapy candle, and voila! You have yourself an at-home spa! A warm bath has the power to relax tense muscles, lower your blood pressure, and relieve joint pain.
  • Get a Professional Massage – A soothing massage will do wonders to help you relax and feel free from stress. A Swedish massage can be very gentle and relaxing, while a deep tissue massage helps relax tight muscles.

Visiting MassageLuXe monthly for routine facials and massages and following the above steps at-home between visits, you can kick stubborn maskne to the curb!

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If you’re one of the many who are experiencing maskne over the past few months, this is for you! Maskne is acne that occurs from sweat, oil, and bacteria being trapped on your skin, under your mask, creating a breeding ground for breakouts. Maskne is also aggravated by stress, as people worry about everything from jobs to school and health!

Tips to help prevent and treat maskne, improve skin health, and alleviate stress:

For Your Skin

  1. Cleanse Your Face Every Day – Dirt and oil accumulate on your face throughout the day, so it’s important to cleanse your face of any buildup at night. It’s okay to cleanse your face in the morning as well, but you don’t want to do it more than twice a day unless you are following instructions from a dermatologist. First, remove any eye makeup with a gentle makeup remover. Then, use lukewarm water to rinse your face along with a gentle cleanser. Look for a cleanser that matches your skin type or ask your licensed MassageLuXe esthetician for advice. Toner is great for anyone fighting acne or with oily skin, and this should be applied after a cleanser. Apply moisturizer in the morning and at night. In the morning, be sure to use a daytime moisturizer with SPF.
  2. Wash Your Masks – Change your masks frequently and keep them clean to reduce irritation. Use a fragrance-free detergent to further prevent irritation. Not only does washing keep acne at bay, it is also important for infection control.
  3. Moisturize Under Your Mask – Don’t shy away from putting moisturizer on your face because you’re afraid it will cause acne. A light layer of moisturizer can serve as a barrier for your skin against any friction or irritation from the mask. And don’t forget your lips — lip balm works great to prevent dry, chapped lips.
  4. Go Light on the Makeup – It’s OKAY to wear a little makeup to cover those blemishes, just keep it light (especially if it’s going under a mask for a while). Just make sure to cleanse your face and remove your makeup daily. Enjoying a makeup-free lifestyle while wearing a mask can be even more helpful!
  5. Get a Professional Facial – There may be no better way to de-stress AND treat maskne at the same time than by visiting a MassageLuXe Spa for a professional facial. Get a facial customized to your skin type to help get rid of or prevent maskne.

For Your Stress:

  • Sleep Tight – Many of us are sleep-deprived, especially now that working/teaching/doing everything from home makes it hard to “turn off.” Make sleep a priority so you can stress less and focus more during the waking hours.
  • Stretch to Relieve Stress – If you’re working from home, homeschooling your kids, or trying to do both at the same time, you’re probably stressed out! Take a break at your desk and give your neck a stress-relieving stretch.
  • Maintain an Exercise Routine – You don’t need to hit the gym just to get the exercise you need to feel better. Exercise is an important component in your goal of stressing less — it releases all sorts of hormones that make you feel better. Take a walk or go for a jog around your neighborhood or join a virtual training program if you need motivation to exercise at home.
  • Turn Your Bathroom into a Spa – Fill up your tub with hot water, throw on some relaxing music, light an aromatherapy candle, and voila! You have yourself an at-home spa! A warm bath has the power to relax tense muscles, lower your blood pressure, and relieve joint pain.
  • Get a Professional Massage – A soothing massage will do wonders to help you relax and feel free from stress. A Swedish massage can be very gentle and relaxing, while a deep tissue massage helps relax tight muscles.

Visiting MassageLuXe monthly for routine facials and massages and following the above steps at-home between visits, you can kick stubborn maskne to the curb!

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How 2020 May Be Affecting Your Skin and What You Can Do

Have you noticed a change in your skin this year? Well, you are not alone. Maskne, which is acne caused by sweat, oil, and bacteria trapped under your mask, is one thing, but you may also be noticing changes in your skin’s glow or your complexion. Why? We asked one of our licensed estheticians to weigh in. Staying Inside Affects the Skin

Different Day, Same Air If you’re spending a lot of time at home, you are likely to be exposed to dry air that has been recirculated.

What you can do: Be sure to use a moisturizer with ingredients such as hyaluronic acid to keep skin moisturized.

Sunshine Makes the Skin Shine Vitamin D plays a key role in the repair and rep...

roduction of cells by boosting your immune system. This, in turn, fights off free radicals that cause cell damage. Without vitamin D, your skin will look dull and sallow. You may even see an increase in breakouts.

What you can do: Get outside for a few minutes a day or even stay close to a window (be sure not to skip the sun protection as damaging UV rays can penetrate through glass).

Put Down Your Phone – for a Minute! Increased screen time on electronics is causing wrinkles. You’re bending your neck to look down at your phone, which spurs fine lines.

What you can do: Take a break from your phone and when you can, keep your neck straight.

Visit MassageLuXe to Find Relief

Refresh your skin and let your inner glow shine with a MassageLuXe Spa facial. Our beautifying and beneficial facials are a perfect way to combat the impacts of staying indoors. MassageLuXe facials are designed to be beneficial for your skin as well as stress-reducing and calming for your mind. The MassageLuXe Spa experience offers a complete line of facials and customized treatments catered to all skin types and conditions. Stress Affects the Skin Your Body is Fighting Back When you are stressed, stress hormones are released. These hormones have an impact on your cell turnover and your immune system response. This causes inflammation in your skin.

What you can do: Set aside time for self-care to destress.

Don’t Touch Your Face People tend to pick at their skin when they are stressed. This can result in small wounds and scarring.

What you can do: Keep your nails short and try not to touch your face.

Diet and Alcohol Intake Play a Role When you are stressed, it’s natural to change your diet or drink alcohol more often. This can cause breakouts and/or dryness in your skin. 

What you can do: Increase your water intake and choose healthy foods.

Get Some ZZs When you’re stressed, it can be hard to sleep. When your sleep schedule is disrupted, it can cause breakouts, dryness, and dull skin. While you are sleeping, your skin is producing collagen, which helps your skin appear younger. Less sleep = more signs of aging.

What you can do: Find a way that helps you wind down at the end of the day (ex: bath, stretching, read a book) so that you can get the rest you and your skin needs to look it’s best.

Visit MassageLuXe to Find Relief. Our luxurious facial services will help you leave your cares behind. Skin health can relieve stress and anxiety, which improves your mental health and wellbeing. A MassageLuXe facial is the perfect way to reset your mind and, in turn, rejuvenate your skin.

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Have you noticed a change in your skin this year? Well, you are not alone. Maskne, which is acne caused by sweat, oil, and bacteria trapped under your mask, is one thing, but you may also be noticing changes in your skin’s glow or your complexion. Why? We asked one of our licensed estheticians to weigh in. Staying Inside Affects the Skin

Different Day, Same Air If you’re spending a lot of time at home, you are likely to be exposed to dry air that has been recirculated.

What you can do: Be sure to use a moisturizer with ingredients such as hyaluronic acid to keep skin moisturized.

Sunshine Makes the Skin Shine Vitamin D plays a key role in the repair and reproduction of cells by boosting your immune system. This, in turn, fights off free radicals that cause cell damage. Without vitamin D, your skin will look dull and sallow. You may even see an increase in breakouts.

What you can do: Get outside for a few minutes a day or even stay close to a window (be sure not to skip the sun protection as damaging UV rays can penetrate through glass).

Put Down Your Phone – for a Minute! Increased screen time on electronics is causing wrinkles. You’re bending your neck to look down at your phone, which spurs fine lines.

What you can do: Take a break from your phone and when you can, keep your neck straight.

Visit MassageLuXe to Find Relief

Refresh your skin and let your inner glow shine with a MassageLuXe Spa facial. Our beautifying and beneficial facials are a perfect way to combat the impacts of staying indoors. MassageLuXe facials are designed to be beneficial for your skin as well as stress-reducing and calming for your mind. The MassageLuXe Spa experience offers a complete line of facials and customized treatments catered to all skin types and conditions. Stress Affects the Skin Your Body is Fighting Back When you are stressed, stress hormones are released. These hormones have an impact on your cell turnover and your immune system response. This causes inflammation in your skin.

What you can do: Set aside time for self-care to destress.

Don’t Touch Your Face People tend to pick at their skin when they are stressed. This can result in small wounds and scarring.

What you can do: Keep your nails short and try not to touch your face.

Diet and Alcohol Intake Play a Role When you are stressed, it’s natural to change your diet or drink alcohol more often. This can cause breakouts and/or dryness in your skin. 

What you can do: Increase your water intake and choose healthy foods.

Get Some ZZs When you’re stressed, it can be hard to sleep. When your sleep schedule is disrupted, it can cause breakouts, dryness, and dull skin. While you are sleeping, your skin is producing collagen, which helps your skin appear younger. Less sleep = more signs of aging.

What you can do: Find a way that helps you wind down at the end of the day (ex: bath, stretching, read a book) so that you can get the rest you and your skin needs to look it’s best.

Visit MassageLuXe to Find Relief. Our luxurious facial services will help you leave your cares behind. Skin health can relieve stress and anxiety, which improves your mental health and wellbeing. A MassageLuXe facial is the perfect way to reset your mind and, in turn, rejuvenate your skin.

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How Often Should You Get a Massage?

Routine massage is beneficial to your health. Everyone’s body is different. One person might need more massages, while another could go a month without really needing another massage. To experience the benefits, you should be receiving monthly massages at a minimum.

Monthly massage keeps your body and mind balanced to help improve or maintain your overall wellness. At MassageLuXe, we have monthly membership packages that make it easy for you to prioritize monthly massage in your life. In addition to your monthly massage, you also get unlimited access to our water massage table, the HydroLuXe, with your membership.

Not only will a monthly massage help to clear your mi...

nd and send you into relaxation, but there are also other benefits to this service.

Reduction of Anxiety and Depression

Several studies have shown that massage can help people of all ages with depression and anxiety. One of the reasons why massage can feel so relaxing is because it helps the body release dopamine, a "feel good" chemical in the nervous system.

Boosts Immune System

Studies have shown that people who receive regular massage experienced an increase in their white blood cell count. White blood cells, also called leukocytes, help us fight off infections and illnesses. At the same time, their blood samples showed a decrease in the stress hormone cortisol, something that can compromise the immune system.

Eases Pain

Massage eases pain in many ways. It improves circulation so blood can help achy areas heal faster, and it also helps the body release endorphins that act as a natural pain reducer.

Helps You Sleep

Massage helps you relax and causes your body to release serotonin, a neurotransmitter associated with calmness and sleep.

We could go on forever about the health benefits of regular massage, but your health starts with YOU. MassageLuXe has many massage options to choose from, and we are here for you as you prioritize your health and wellbeing. Book your appointment today!

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Routine massage is beneficial to your health. Everyone’s body is different. One person might need more massages, while another could go a month without really needing another massage. To experience the benefits, you should be receiving monthly massages at a minimum.

Monthly massage keeps your body and mind balanced to help improve or maintain your overall wellness. At MassageLuXe, we have monthly membership packages that make it easy for you to prioritize monthly massage in your life. In addition to your monthly massage, you also get unlimited access to our water massage table, the HydroLuXe, with your membership.

Not only will a monthly massage help to clear your mind and send you into relaxation, but there are also other benefits to this service.

Reduction of Anxiety and Depression

Several studies have shown that massage can help people of all ages with depression and anxiety. One of the reasons why massage can feel so relaxing is because it helps the body release dopamine, a "feel good" chemical in the nervous system.

Boosts Immune System

Studies have shown that people who receive regular massage experienced an increase in their white blood cell count. White blood cells, also called leukocytes, help us fight off infections and illnesses. At the same time, their blood samples showed a decrease in the stress hormone cortisol, something that can compromise the immune system.

Eases Pain

Massage eases pain in many ways. It improves circulation so blood can help achy areas heal faster, and it also helps the body release endorphins that act as a natural pain reducer.

Helps You Sleep

Massage helps you relax and causes your body to release serotonin, a neurotransmitter associated with calmness and sleep.

We could go on forever about the health benefits of regular massage, but your health starts with YOU. MassageLuXe has many massage options to choose from, and we are here for you as you prioritize your health and wellbeing. Book your appointment today!

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Deep Tissue or Swedish Massage?

Deep tissue and Swedish massage are both wonderful but are used for different reasons. It is important to understand the goals of these two services so you know what you are choosing when you book your appointment.

Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage is sometimes called a classic massage because it is one of the most common forms of massage therapy and is the most commonly requested. This massage is designed to stimulate circulation, ease surface level tension, and ultimately, relax and relieve stress.

What to Expect During a Swedish Massage:

Your licensed massage therapist will use long, kneading strokes and deep, circular movements to increase the flow o...

f oxygen into the bloodstream to provide muscle relief and relaxation, which helps flush lactic and uric acids from your body.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage builds on Swedish massage utilizing many of its essential strokes but applies more pressure. Deep tissue massage works into deeper layers of muscle and fascia to break up tight knots. This type of massage is often used to address chronic pain and relieve deep layers of tension.

What to Expect During a Deep Tissue Massage:

Whereas Swedish massage is typically performed with the hands and fingertips, deep tissue massage also utilizes elbows and forearms to reach deep layers of muscle tissue. Deep tissue massage will be a balance between a satisfying release of tension and the muscles pushing back against the pressure, helping to soothe chronic pain.

Which Massage is Right for You?

Both Swedish and deep tissue massages have significant benefits, but one may be more appropriate for you, depending on your needs. Seek out Swedish massage when you are feeling stressed or tense. This is a perfect option for someone who is looking for a pampering indulgence or full mind-body relaxation. Choose deep tissue massage if you have chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia and lower back pain, or if you want a deeper structural massage to work out the kinks and knots.

Still Undecided?

We are here to help. Give us a call, and we can guide you. You will also have a consultation before your appointment with a licensed massage therapist to discuss what massage is best suited for your needs. It is possible to have a Swedish massage with some deep tissue work. Our goal is to ensure you receive the highest quality service. We will see you soon!

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Deep tissue and Swedish massage are both wonderful but are used for different reasons. It is important to understand the goals of these two services so you know what you are choosing when you book your appointment.

Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage is sometimes called a classic massage because it is one of the most common forms of massage therapy and is the most commonly requested. This massage is designed to stimulate circulation, ease surface level tension, and ultimately, relax and relieve stress.

What to Expect During a Swedish Massage:

Your licensed massage therapist will use long, kneading strokes and deep, circular movements to increase the flow of oxygen into the bloodstream to provide muscle relief and relaxation, which helps flush lactic and uric acids from your body.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage builds on Swedish massage utilizing many of its essential strokes but applies more pressure. Deep tissue massage works into deeper layers of muscle and fascia to break up tight knots. This type of massage is often used to address chronic pain and relieve deep layers of tension.

What to Expect During a Deep Tissue Massage:

Whereas Swedish massage is typically performed with the hands and fingertips, deep tissue massage also utilizes elbows and forearms to reach deep layers of muscle tissue. Deep tissue massage will be a balance between a satisfying release of tension and the muscles pushing back against the pressure, helping to soothe chronic pain.

Which Massage is Right for You?

Both Swedish and deep tissue massages have significant benefits, but one may be more appropriate for you, depending on your needs. Seek out Swedish massage when you are feeling stressed or tense. This is a perfect option for someone who is looking for a pampering indulgence or full mind-body relaxation. Choose deep tissue massage if you have chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia and lower back pain, or if you want a deeper structural massage to work out the kinks and knots.

Still Undecided?

We are here to help. Give us a call, and we can guide you. You will also have a consultation before your appointment with a licensed massage therapist to discuss what massage is best suited for your needs. It is possible to have a Swedish massage with some deep tissue work. Our goal is to ensure you receive the highest quality service. We will see you soon!

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Why You Should Drink Water Before and After a Massage

We all know drinking water is good for your health. From regulating your body temperature and blood pressure to improving your mood, memory, and productivity, water is foundational to our life. Most of us know it’s important to drink the recommended eight glasses of water daily. On the day of your massage appointment, make sure to increase your water intake, and drink water before and after your massage.

When your muscles are manipulated during a massage, metabolic waste is released from the muscles and into the bloodstream. Just like when you exercise, massage can dehydrate muscles and remove electrolytes. Water intake before and after your massage will prevent unnecessary soren...

ess, possible nausea, and an overall sluggish feeling following your massage.

Prevents Muscle Soreness and Aches

Depending on the massage you get and the pressure used, a massage can lead to soreness. Drinking water prevents this soreness because it works to move waste from building up in your muscles.

Improves Muscle Hydration

A massage session can deplete your muscles of water by shifting the water from your muscles to interstitial space. If you are getting a deep tissue massage, your electrolytes may become depleted. Drinking water can help to regain proper cell hydration to maximize muscle tone and strength following a massage.

Helps to Clear the Lymphatic System

Your lymphatic system is what is responsible for transporting wastes in your body for excretion. This system can get blocked by toxin buildup and infections. A massage clears waste from your muscles and circulates it into your lymphatic system. Drinking water helps to clear your lymphatic system.

Overall, if you ensure your body receives an abundance of daily water, your muscle tissue will remain healthier and hydrated, and ready to respond to every daily functional need. Be smart and kind to your body, and drink water before and after a massage!

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We all know drinking water is good for your health. From regulating your body temperature and blood pressure to improving your mood, memory, and productivity, water is foundational to our life. Most of us know it’s important to drink the recommended eight glasses of water daily. On the day of your massage appointment, make sure to increase your water intake, and drink water before and after your massage.

When your muscles are manipulated during a massage, metabolic waste is released from the muscles and into the bloodstream. Just like when you exercise, massage can dehydrate muscles and remove electrolytes. Water intake before and after your massage will prevent unnecessary soreness, possible nausea, and an overall sluggish feeling following your massage.

Prevents Muscle Soreness and Aches

Depending on the massage you get and the pressure used, a massage can lead to soreness. Drinking water prevents this soreness because it works to move waste from building up in your muscles.

Improves Muscle Hydration

A massage session can deplete your muscles of water by shifting the water from your muscles to interstitial space. If you are getting a deep tissue massage, your electrolytes may become depleted. Drinking water can help to regain proper cell hydration to maximize muscle tone and strength following a massage.

Helps to Clear the Lymphatic System

Your lymphatic system is what is responsible for transporting wastes in your body for excretion. This system can get blocked by toxin buildup and infections. A massage clears waste from your muscles and circulates it into your lymphatic system. Drinking water helps to clear your lymphatic system.

Overall, if you ensure your body receives an abundance of daily water, your muscle tissue will remain healthier and hydrated, and ready to respond to every daily functional need. Be smart and kind to your body, and drink water before and after a massage!

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The Benefits of Aromatherapy During Massage

At MassageLuXe, you have the option of adding aromatherapy to your service. Not only will the enjoyable scent enhance your experience, but there are also many health benefits of aromatherapy during your massage.

What is Aromatherapy Massage?

Aromatherapy can be used during your massage to enhance the experience and provide additional benefits. Essential oils are derived from flowers and fruits, and their aromas have specific characteristics. Certain oils can boost your mood, decrease stress, energize your mind, help you sleep, or provide pain relief.

Benefits of Aromatherapy Massage

Aromatherapy massage can help you escape stress and provide relief fro...

m anxiety and depression. It can boost relaxation and improve sleep. Some studies indicate aromatherapy can ease certain types of pain, including pain from kidney stones and osteoarthritis of the knee.

Types of Aromatherapy Massage

Some of the most popular essential oils used during aromatherapy massage include:

  • Lavender – Promotes relaxation, eases stress, anxiety, depression, headaches, and nausea.
  • Eucalyptus – Improves concentration and focus, provides relief for respiratory conditions, clears your chest, and eases a cough.
  • Chamomile – Improves mood, relieves anxiety, eases skin conditions, provides anti-inflammation and pain relief.
  • Peppermint – Reduces fatigue, improves energy, muscle relaxant, and relieves clogged sinuses.

Take a deep breath and breathe in relief during your next service at MassageLuXe by choosing this popular add-on! Book your appointment today!

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At MassageLuXe, you have the option of adding aromatherapy to your service. Not only will the enjoyable scent enhance your experience, but there are also many health benefits of aromatherapy during your massage.

What is Aromatherapy Massage?

Aromatherapy can be used during your massage to enhance the experience and provide additional benefits. Essential oils are derived from flowers and fruits, and their aromas have specific characteristics. Certain oils can boost your mood, decrease stress, energize your mind, help you sleep, or provide pain relief.

Benefits of Aromatherapy Massage

Aromatherapy massage can help you escape stress and provide relief from anxiety and depression. It can boost relaxation and improve sleep. Some studies indicate aromatherapy can ease certain types of pain, including pain from kidney stones and osteoarthritis of the knee.

Types of Aromatherapy Massage

Some of the most popular essential oils used during aromatherapy massage include:

  • Lavender – Promotes relaxation, eases stress, anxiety, depression, headaches, and nausea.
  • Eucalyptus – Improves concentration and focus, provides relief for respiratory conditions, clears your chest, and eases a cough.
  • Chamomile – Improves mood, relieves anxiety, eases skin conditions, provides anti-inflammation and pain relief.
  • Peppermint – Reduces fatigue, improves energy, muscle relaxant, and relieves clogged sinuses.

Take a deep breath and breathe in relief during your next service at MassageLuXe by choosing this popular add-on! Book your appointment today!

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