Facial Peels
Jan09

Facial Peels

Facial peels are a great way to improve the skin as well as get that healthy glow. Cleopatra was said to slather her face in spoiled milk–a rich source of lactic acid, which undoubtedly refreshed her skin to a glowing finish.  A plethora of peels are available to the modern beauty maven.  Some simply slough off dead skin cells while others are far more complicated.  Here is the quick guide to levels of peels, price points and...

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Safe Pedicures
Jul04

Safe Pedicures

There are a variety of things to look for when opting for a pedicure at a spa or salon. Microorganisms in foot spas can enter through the skin; so broken skin (e.g., cuts and abrasions) should not come into contact with foot spa water. Do not shave, use hair removal creams, or wax your legs during the 24 hours before receiving treatment in a foot spa. Do not use a foot spa if your skin has any open wounds such as bug bites, bruises,...

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Cosmetic Procedures to Increase in 2015
Feb03

Cosmetic Procedures to Increase in 2015

More than 55 million cosmetic surgery procedures will be performed in 2015, predicts a recent study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). This more than quadruples the number of procedures performed in 2005, the study noted. Pushing this growth is increasing consumer awareness, direct-to-consumer marketing and advertising, as well as technological...

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Amma Massage
Sep10

Amma Massage

Amma massage is a type of massage therapy which is rooted in ancient Eastern medicinal techniques, although many practitioners also integrate some techniques from Western bodywork as well. This massage technique is suitable for people in varying degrees of physical condition, since it can be easily adapted to meet the needs of specific body types. Many Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners offer Amma massage, and some spas...

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Ganbanyoku
Jul18

Ganbanyoku

Adapted from Japan, where Ganbanyoku is immensely popular in day spas, these soothing relaxation beds are made of a dense black stone mined near Kyushu, Japan that retains heat and radiates it upwards. You lie on the smooth stone, polished to a satiny finish, with your head on a bamboo pillow-shaped prop, and let the heat soak deep into your bones. Read full story

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