Stress Reduction

Invest In Yourself

The New Year is time for us to hit our restart button. For many, the goals involve personal commitment to better overall health through diet and exercise. What most don’t realize is that our skin plays a vital role in the success, or failure, of such New Year goals. When committing to a regiment of diet and exercise, take a moment to learn how to incorporate a simple skin care regimen into your life. You will feel at your optimum best.

Our skin is the largest, most important eliminative organ in the body, responsible for 1/4 of the body’s detoxification each day. We quickly blame our skin for showing signs of aging through imbalance and deficiency, yet don’t realize this occurs because our skin is the last organ to receive nutrient in the body. This doesn’t have to be. We have choices and they are simple: Dry brushing. Bathing. Aromatherapy.

Dry brushing is vital in preserving the integrity of skin, maintaining overall body health. Many benefits of dry brushing include: Cleanses lymphatic system, tones muscles, strengthens immune system, and stimulates hormone, oil glands and circulation. Dry brushing stimulates the organs of detoxification to optimally function, together aiding in reduction of cellulite. Therefore, all weight loss and exercise program should include the simple step of dry brushing.

Bathing. Lack of time is primarily why we shower instead taking time to soak. Ancient civilizations included both aromatherapy and mineral baths into their health regimen. Bathing compliments a nutrition and weight loss program, as minerals and aromatherapy are the catalysts for eliminating toxins. Minerals are offered through marine ingredients (algae and salts) and aromatherapy is offered through the essence of botanical plants. Both play vital roles in strengthening the skin and body.

Trace elements and minerals found in sea water are nearly identical chemical composition to that of human blood plasma. Our levels of minerals of zinc, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous are depleted daily and sea water is the only natural way to restore these mineral levels, preventing cellular imbalance and premature aging. A fifteen minute weekly soak in a mineral rich bath will rebalance and increase one’s quality of life. Aromatherapy incorporates distilled or extracted essential oils from plants which assist in the prevention of aging. Topical applications used in balms, oils and baths have greatly attributed to anti-aging of the skin and body. Properties within essential oils are delivered to the organs through the skin and into the bloodstream, providing both internal and external preservation of health. Toning of the epidermis had been the most significant benefit of aromatherapy and remains an indispensable component to one’s wellness program.

Incorporating dry brushing, bathing and aromatherapy into one’s lifestyle will bring your body into balance, provide you with more energy and sounder sleep. It will also assist
you in reaching your desired health care goals. Please advise with a health professional to assure you’re utilizing the purest ingredients available, and in the proper context of
applications.

Margot Kohler is owner operator of Margot European Day Spa

Skincare, Spa Treatments, Stress Reduction

Zen Your Skin

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Did you know that stress shows on your skin? High levels of tension can spike hormone production that leads to breakouts or aggravates conditions like psoriasis. Controlling stress keeps skin calm – but that’s easier said than done. Give yourself a break and while giving your skin a soothing beauty boost. Take a 10-minute time out to apply a face mask and lie down on your bed to help your body relax.

Skincare, Stress Reduction

Want a Sauna?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turn your shower into a sauna. Just turn your shower on and run at its hottest temperature for 20 minutes. While the water is running and the steam is building, spray a warm wash cloth with your
favorite oil (lavender, vanilla, and rosemary are all great de-stressing aromas). When you step into the shower, put the wash cloth up to your face and take a deep breath of your soothing, oil scented
steam. It’s a great way to unwind right before bed – and also helps clear sinuses.

Spa Treatments, Stress Reduction

Massage Therapy Reduces Holiday Stress

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season adds extra social events to our calendars, deadlines, and of course…stress.

Stress is a major contributing factor in almost all physical and emotional ailments.  Being able to limit and then control the levels of stress that you are exposed to offers your body the ability to recover more quickly from stressful events.

Let’s explore how professional massage therapy can help arm your defenses against holiday stress:

Stress reductionMassage therapy affects our hormones, reducing the “stress” hormone known as cortisol, while also increasing the “happy” hormones of dopamine and serotonin, helping to decrease anxiety and depression.

Increased circulation – Assists with lymphatic drainage and flushing toxins from the system. This enhanced vascular function can help reduce fatigue, promote healthier skin and hair and strengthen the immune system.

Pain relief – A safe alternative to prescription medication, massage has proven to lessen back pain and increase function for those suffering from chronic muscle tension and spasms. The releases of endorphins help work in the body as a natural pain reliever.

Increased skin condition – In addition to improving the condition of the body’s largest organ, massage also helps promote tissue regeneration to reduce stretch marks, scar tissue and post surgical adhesions and swelling.

Joint health – Not only for injuries, massage helps to increase range of motion by decreasing joint stiffness and pain. Those suffering from arthritis and bursitis benefit greatly from massage therapy.

Enhanced sleep quality – Not just during a massage, but afterwards, is when you can experience the best sleep. Some say that massage directly affects our delta waves, promoting a deeper and sounder sleep.

Holiday Hours at Margot European Day Spa

Margot’s will be open this week with the following hours to accommodate our guests and the upcoming holiday schedule:

Saturday, December 20 – 8 AM – 7 PM
Sunday, December 21 –  10 AM – 5 PM
Monday, December 22 – 9AM – 8PM
Tuesday, December 23 9 AM – 8 PM
Wednesday, December 24 (Christmas Eve) until 3 PM