As the heat and humidity kicks into full gear, I have to take a moment to remind myself of what I do like about summer. Longer days, more time with my children, vacations, grilling, tubing down the river, afternoon storms, a cold glass of lemonade and the relaxing sounds of cicadas making summer night music. We wish you the best this summer and remember to enjoy the little things.Read More
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Mother's Day is just around the corner. Giving the gift of relaxation is the perfect way to tell her just how much you care. We offer a wide variety of options to pamper her on this special day. Facials, relaxation massages, hot stone massages and aromatherapy are just a few ideas. We offer gift certificates in the studio as well as online printable gift certificates, for those last minute gift givers. Show her just how much you appreciate everything she has done with the gift of relaxation!Read More
Cellulite is considered normal and very common. Cellulite is actually caused by fibrous tethers that run through your fat and pull on the fascia that lies underneath your skin resulting in lumpy, bumpy thighs and buttocks. It effects up to 90 percent of women and approximately 10 percent of men. Getting rid of those pesky dimples takes a dedicated routine. Ideally dry brushing and caffeine based scrub should be done 3 to 5 times per week to smooth the appearance of cellulite.
Dry brushing is good for glowing skin, manual lymphatic drainage and also helps to remove cellulite from the body by boosting oxygen into the blood.
There is a right way to dry brush. Make sure to research the proper techniques and always brush towards the heart. Dry brushing helps to remove cellulite from the body by boosting oxygen into the blood. Dry brushing is not recommended for the face!
Realistically, most people will not be able to do a full body dry brushing 5-10 minutes 3-5 times a week. I suggest targeting the buttocks, thighs and belly for 30 seconds each directly before bathing.
Once you are done with your regular bathing routine, apply a coffee based body scrub. It is important to do the scrub last before ending bathing. The oils in this scrub do make the tub/shower slippery, so take caution. Caffeine tightens and provides antioxidants when applied to skin topically. This will leave your skin soft, glowy and moisturized.Here is a wonderful DYI scrub recipe.
Here at Drift Wellness Studio we provide a dry brushing service. It is an add service to any massage or facial. We get to those hard to reach areas and let's face it, it feels good. Come in a relax and refresh today.
What to give that hard to buy person this Holiday Season? A Gift Certificate to Drift Wellness of course! Hands up if you don't like massages and facials.....Not seeing many hands out there because they are awesome!
We are running a Gift Certificate Special. Buy 3 or more 1 hour services and get $5 off of each. We can schedule a time for you to pick up a gift certificate or we can send and online version for all those last minute shoppers out there. What a great way to say you care. Give the gift of relaxation this Season.
From our families to yours, Happy Holidays!
Dry brushing has so many health and skin benefits, but how does it work?
Skin is the largest organ in the human body, it is also an organ of elimination. Naturally, body toxins are excreted through the skin and dry brushing helps unclog pores and helps release those toxins that are trapped. So what do we gain out of this? The benefits are numerous:
Exfoliation: This is what most will notice immediately, softer and much smoother skin! The process of running a firm brush on dry skin helps loosen and remove dead skin cells, thus naturally exfoliating skin.
Clean Pores: When you dry brush you are exfoliating, that also means that you are clearing your pores of oil, dirt and impurities.
Lymphatic System: When you dry brush it will kick start you lymphatic system, which eliminates toxins. The stiffer the brush (bristles) the better the stimulation.
Cellulite: What, cellulite? Yes, it helps reduce cellulite. Cellulite is really toxic materials that have accumulated in your body’s fat cells and are stuck and unable to be eliminated from the body. Dry brushing helps break down those trapped toxins from within and helps eliminate them naturally.
In-grown Hair: When dry brushing you are exfoliating, that means you are removing a thin layer or dead skin build-up. If you suffer from ingrown hair, particularly from shaving, when this layer is removed it allows the hair to grow in its natural direction and avoid infection.
We all need a break from the hustle of everyday life. Self care helps us stay healthy physically, mentally and spiritually. Come visit us today for a massage, facial or energy work to get you back out in the world at your best. "Me" time allows us to de-stress, unwind and rejuvenate. Taking time for yourself allows you to renew, heal, and create reserves of energy and peace. Take the time to ensure your wellness, you deserve it!
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Have you stretched lately? Chances are you haven’t. Many of us don’t have a regular stretching routine and we forget (possibly ignore) how vital it is to our overall health. Granted who has time to stretch when there is dinner to make, dogs to walk, laundry, yoga class and the list goes on and on. Did I say “yoga class”? Yes, even those who do yoga on a regular basis could benefit from additional stretching, and here’s why. If you practice yoga daily, you’re probably set, but if you are a once or twice a weeker you still have 5 days a week you need to stretch. Focus on areas like chest, abdomen, hips and neck. Optimal times are before bed and upon waking, post workout or pretty much any free time you can squeeze. It doesn’t have to be fancy, just taking a few minutes to get on the floor and stretch what feels good is a start. Here are a few videos to help get you started.