Treatment Spotlight: Reflexology

 

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Treatment Spotlight: Reflexology

Ideal Client: Anyone

Blogger: Suzanne Olsen

 

 

 

I was recently asked by someone, what my most favorite treatment to give (and receive) was.  It took me no time to reply with the answer, reflexology.

 

 

When reflexology is preformed correctly, it not only balances the physical body, giving a great sense of well being, and total relaxation, but it also can help your emotional state as well. This transformation is achieved by stimulating the reflexes found on the bottom of the feet, which transfer electrical impulses of energy (also referred to as Meridians), to different parts of the body.  For instance if you are suffering with a migraine headache, it may not be possible to massage the head, as it may be too sensitive to touch, however by applying pressure to the big toe (the head meridian) the pressure that you are feeling in you head, will begin to subdue.

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Anyone can receive Reflexology, though extra care is given to pregnant women. It is a wonderful treatment to help the body heal itself, and the frequency depends on the condition you are working on erasing.  I find many of our facial clients at Fountains add it onto a facial service to give themselves the added benefits of well being and relaxation.

 

At Fountains, we give 25 or 55  minute reflexology sessions. If you have back aches or other stubborn pain issues, then I would recommend the longer treatment. Come in and try a little bit of heaven, and judge for yourself.

 

 

 

 

Treatment Spotlight: Combination Massage

 

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Treatment Spotlight: Combination Massage

Ideal Client: Anyone

Guest Blogger: Tiffany Davidson

 

 

 

 

I would like to share my favorite service to give to my clients, a combination massage. I find this massage can benefits most people coming in for massage.  I generally prefer to do deeper massages as opposed to lighter ones, and the massage gives me the green light to move past the light Swedish pressure. The combination massage is beneficial because it allows me to warm the soft tissue with Swedish techniques and then gradually increase to a deeper pressure, if needed.

 

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I recommend that a person receive a combination massage every three to four weeks,  this will keep your body and muscles on a healthy regimen, so that you don’t find yourself in agony. Regular massages are extremely important for certain people, for instance dentists, who are constantly stuck in the same position all day, with their head looking down over their patients. If you have a job that has your body under pressure from doing repetitive movements, or in the other case restricting movements, than I would  recommend receiving a Massage twice a week for a few months, switching to once a month after that, as the pain and tension begin to dissipate.

 

When I am giving a Combination Massage, I try to incorporate some stretching into it. Depending on the client, the stretching can vary from a very involved table Thai technique to stretching the hamstring group, or something as minor as a pectoralis stretch. I commonly hear from my clients after receiving a Combination Massage that they feel balanced and even taller.

 

Lastly, because the Combination Massage gradually moves from Swedish to a deep massage, people enjoy it the  because they do not feel too sore afterwards.

 

 

Treatment Spotlight: Acti-Sea Body Wrap

 

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Treatment Spotlight: Acti-Sea Body Wrap

Ideal Client: Anyone

Guest Blogger: Sha Sumbatyan

 

 

 

I think that this service is one of the most beneficial services that we offer at Fountains Day Spa, because it just makes you feel good, and the results are immediate.

 

This wrap contains a potent mix of five French seaweeds including, Laminaria, Fucus, Ulva Lactuca, Spirulina and Sea Rocket submerging the body in pure marine actives to stimulate, firm and moisturize the skin of the body. The mud contains ingredients which offer vitamins, iron, iodine, amino acids, lecithin, essential fatty acids, and mucilage, aiding in the overall detoxification. These ingredients work to stimulate the thyroid, promote decongestion and waste elimination, improving skin smoothness, re-balanced, restores proper hydration, and prevents future skin damage by fighting free radicals.

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After having this treatment your joints and skin feel dramatically different. The seaweed removes toxins from your body, which leaves you feeling rejuvenated and your skin looking amazing! I recommend having this on a regular basis if you are looking to begin a healthy routine. I personally have this service done once a month, and I’ve noticed a dramatic difference in my energy level.  Others may need to have this treatment done more frequently depending on activity level and personal goals.

 

I see many of my clients who have recognized the benefits of this treatment, and continually come back to have it done. I also see clients getting this wrap before going on a vacation, before military weight ins, and after a rigorous workout routine that has left them feeling achy and sore.

 

 

 

 

Treatment Spotlight: Pregnancy Massage

 

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Treatment Spotlight: Pregnancy Massage

Ideal Client: Pregnant Women

Guest Blogger: Amy Vrouhas

 

 

 

Dealing with stress, and back pain? Are you caring for two human beings at the same time? If so, I understand that things can become overwhelming during this time, as well as uncomfortable! When you’re a mother to be, you want to take care of yourself and the baby as much as possible. Pregnancy massage is one natural ways to make sure that you’re caring for your baby, by taking care of yourself!

 

During many pregnancies, pain occurs in areas that you probably haven’t felt before. I hear from many clients about their back pain is unlike anything they’ve experienced before. Pregnancy Massage incorporates Swedish massage techniques with some modified positions, to help keep the Mother to be comfortable. Pregnancy Massage will aid in relieving back pain, leg cramps, as well as headaches. Pregnancy Massage can also help enhance sleep, reduce Edema (swelling), balance out hormone levels, and it can even encourage child labor, towards the end of pregnancy.

 

Ultimately, if you are pregnant and haven’t received a pregnancy massage — you should do so, and begin to feel the relief!

 

Please Note: Fountains Day Spa will preform Pregnancy Massages on women in their 2nd and 3rd trimesters only.

 

 

Treatment Spotlight: Eyebrow & Eyelash Tinting

 

 

 

Treatment Spotlight: Eyebrow & Eyelash Tinting

Ideal Client:Everyone

Guest Blogger: Nikki Clark

 

 

I am someone who is personally interested in makeup and beauty, which would only make sense that my absolute favorite service to offer is the lash and brow tinting.

Tinting not only does this provides instant gratification and stunning results, it gives you that little extra flair without effecting your daily beauty routine, in fact this can cut down on your usual morning “get ready” time.

 

 

In about 30 minutes we can provide deeper colors to your lashes and brows. Tinting provides your brows a more defined, well-groomed look.  They will appear slightly thicker, which give a more youthful appearance.

 

Many clients with blonde or light colored lashes/brow hair, instantly notice the difference once the service is complete. It truly highlights the eyes and makes them pop!  I find that a lot of people have lashes where their natural color has faded on the ends of the lashes.  By applying the tint, the lashes instantly appear longer.  Also tinting helps lashes to appear fuller, since they do what most mascaras cant, the color begins right at the base of the lashes, as opposed to half way up the lash.  Just put your mascara back in your makeup bag, because you won’t need for a while!

 

Have sensitive eyes? That’s ok, our eyelash and eyebrow dye is formulated from vegetable-base  as well as other natural ingredients, insuring your safety while providing long-lasting results.

 

This service is becoming increasingly popular by everyone who tries it once! Give it a shot and see the dramatic difference.

 

TIP: You want to avoid oil-based moisturizers, cleansers, and/or wipes. They will breakdown the component of the tint, and it will fade faster.

 

 

 

 

Ultra Hydradermie Facial

 

 

 

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Ideal Skin Type: All Skin

Guest Blogger: Audrey Griffin

 

 

My favorite service to give is the Ultra Hydradermie Facial.  It does wonders for the skin!  I like to give this service because you get two amazing Guinot treatments in one.  The Ultra Hydradermie Facial offers the deep cleansing and deep hydration benefits from our regular Hydradermie as well as the relaxation and soothing effects from the aromatics facial.  This service can be customized to fit any skin concerns whether it be lack of hydration, acne, fine lines and wrinkles, or sensitive skin.

 

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First we begin with the Galvanic Current which lightly penetrates serums with active ingredients deep into the skin.  Then we move into oxygenating the skin cells using high frequency, this also provides and antibacterial and antiseptic effect to heal the skin.  Now that we have all the deep cleansing finished we move into relaxation mode. I choose a blend of essential oils that suit your skin and continue with a long massage using gentle effleurage movements and pressure points. Next I transition into a lymphatic drainage massage to remove toxins from the facial area. Concluding the service with a plant extracts mask which is a custom-made cooling peel-off mask, blended with plant concentrates, is sure to have you leave with your skin glowing.

 

I find this facial to be the most relaxing and beneficial facials we offer, clients leave Fountains amazed with how their skin looks and feels. The Ultra Hydradermie Facial is a deluxe treatments, therefore I would receiving either a Hydradermie or Beaute Neuve Facial regularly and the Ultra Hydradermie every 2-3 months for a little indulgence.

 

 

 

 

 

Treatment Spotlight: Harmony Massage

 

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Treatment Spotlight: Harmony Massage

Ideal Client: Anyone

Guest Blogger: Jennifer Flynn

 

 

 

 

A Harmony massage is unlike any other massage that we offer at the spa.  It allows your therapist to integrate their personal specialties to fully customize each session according to the clients’ specific needs. This may include blending various modalities such as energy work, reflexology, intuitive bodywork, stretching, or other techniques.

 

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By utilizing different methods, the Massage Therapist can help assess what would benefit the client most and deliver a more holistic and beneficial treatment. The Harmony massage incorporates elements that can balance the body, mind, and spirit. I find that when a client is able to fully relax and really let go of their tension and stress, they can expect to feel a sense of peace or rejuvenation, following the treatment. I have had many clients describe their experience as feeling complete or having a serene nature.

 

This service can be done anytime and gives the freedom to create a comfortable space for healing to take place.  The Harmony Massage is highly recommended for anyone looking to enhance their overall sense of well being through both physical and energetic means.

 

 

 

Treatment Spotlight: Hydradermie Facial

 

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Treatment Spotlight: Hydradermie Facial

Ideal Skin Type: All Skin Types

Guest Blogger: Francis Vergara

 
 

The Basics to the Hydradermie Facial

 

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The Hydradermie begins with a good cleansing and exfoliation, making the skin receptive to the benefits which follow. Next, depending on skin type, condition, and treatment goals, we apply customized treatment gels to the face, neck, and around the eye contourThe treatment gels target dryness, dehydration, wrinkles, hyper pigmentation, and sensitive skin.

Galvanic Current is then applied to the skin, which initiates two processes known as Ionisation and Disincrustation.  The basic principles of Ionisation are that positive ions are attracted to negative ions, and during this phase, two soothing, electrically charged metal rollers glide over the skin, interacting with the treatment gels and resulting in a deeper and faster penetration of the active ingredients.  The action of the Galvanic Current also softens (disincrusts) blackheads and clogged pores, making extraction of these blackheads easier and more effective.

 

High Frequency

 
The next phase of the facial is the High Frequency phase, this helps to oxygenate the skin’s tissues and cells by stimulating circulation and eliminating toxins.  High Frequency is particularly effective in

  • Energizing skin cells that become sluggish with the aging process.
  • Accelerating the healing of blemishes as well as preventing the formation of new ones.

A cream known to us as “OZ-2” is applied to the face and neck.  The OZ-2 has a high concentration of lavender, which enhances the benefits of the High Frequency phase.  Although each phase of the Hydradermie contributes to that post-facial glow and radiance, I believe that the High Frequency phase contributes the most.

 

Massage & Mask 

 
Next comes a relaxing massage of the neck, shoulders, and facial muscles followed by a facial mask.  In the Hydradermie each phase builds on the previous one, so as we enter the last phase, the skin is even more receptive to a final infusion.  We finish the Hydradermie with an application of a toning lotion to refine the skin’s texture, balance it’s pH, and prepare it for a moisturizer appropriate for the skin type providing additional softening, smoothing, protection and glow.

 

We would be delighted to answer questions you may have regarding the Hydradermie facial. For a brief video describing the Hydradermie treatment and demonstrating it’s equipment, please refer to the video below.

 


 

Who Should Not Get a Hydradermie Facial

 

The Hydradermie is appropriate for the vast majority of skin types and conditions and provides excellent long-lasting results.  That being said, there are a few circumstances which cause us to recommend other Guinot facials because the electric currents could be too stimulating or uncomfortable.   We generally refrain from performing the Hydradermie if any of the following conditions are present:

  • Pregnancy
  • A significant amount of metal pins or prostheses in the body
  • Pacemaker

 

Fun Fact: The Hydradermie was first introduced in 1965 and has been performed in every major city in the world for nearly 50 years.

 

 

 

 

Treatment Spotlight: Liftosome Facial

 

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Treatment Spotlight: Liftosome Facial

Ideal Skin Type: Clients looking to tighten their skin

Guest Blogger: Erin Ryan

 

 


One of my favorite facials to perform is the Liftosome Facial. This pro-collagen infused facial is a great pick-me-up for all age groups! Not only does it tighten and tone the face, it also brightens your complextion to give you an awesome glow! Even better, you’ll notice a difference after just one facial. I recommend this facial for someone who is getting ready for a special event, or someone who simply needs a little something to make them feel better.

 


The Liftosome starts out with an exfoliation using Guinot’s Gommage Biologique. Once dead skin cells are removed, a Pro-collagen concentrate in massaged into the skin.  This concentrate is made up with stabilized vitamin C to restore the skins elasticity. The Pro-collagen is kept on the skin while a Thermolift mask is applied on top.  This mask is amazing, and unlike any other that we offer!  It heats up on the skin to really help the pro-collagen penetrate deeper into the skin, providing you with great results. The mask has a luxurious smell to it, and can be applied over the eyes and mouth for maximum lift results, if desired.  Once the mask hardens, it is lifted off the face to reveal a tighter, toned and brightened complexion. The facial is finished with an Anti-Aging serum the contains Biopeptides to firm and smooth the skin.

 


This facial is great to book as a special-occasion facial or if you’re looking for a real head-turning results, I would strongly recommend combining the Liftosome Facial with The Lift Facial.  Together these facials will work on muscle tone and collagen production all in one! I am always getting feedback from clients who rave about their results and they keep coming back for more!