Saturday, December 31, 2011

Benefit of Hot Stone Massage

More and more, hot stone massages are being appreciated worldwide because of their healing benefits and their ability to relieve stress. It is being increasingly demanded at many spas and wellness centers and is also being used in therapy. While stones have always being used for construction or decoration, in the past few years, some specific stones have being found to be good instruments for body massage. A massage stone is a smooth, flat and heated or cold rock used for body massage.
The massage stone was first used traditionally by some tribes in South America and Asia. The recent revival of hot stone therapy in the U.S was by Mary Nelson of Arizona who introduced the LaStone Therapy.
Different types of stones are used for stone body massages some of which are sardonyx, marble, jade and basalt. Basalt is the most used stone for this purpose because of its greater capacity to retain heat energy. It is placed in water and heated to attain a certain temperature range; then it is placed at specific points (generally the back or other parts like palm of hand and legs) of the body. The heat energy transferred to the body generates great benefits to the body.
Hot stone massage is known to have several benefits some of which are:
Muscle Relaxation: The heat from the stone causes greater relaxation of the muscles. This helps the therapist to manipulate the inner tissues more effectively. Some athletes have particularly tense muscles which make regular massage a challenge; these stones provide the energy required to soften them before the therapist continuous with deeper massage.
Improved Circulation: The therapists generally allow the stones to lie on the body parts for a while before starting the massage. The energy absorbed by the body tissues penetrates deep and causes the widening of blood vessels and the result is a more fluent circulation of blood round the body. This is important for an improved state of health.
Pain killer: All other methods of massage can help relieve pain generally caused by injuries, stiff joints or tense muscles. However, heated stone massage is more effective because of the intense nature of the massage. A heated stone massage leaves a better feeling because it permits the therapist to perform a deeper massage effectively as compared to other methods. Many times, pain is stress related and nothing eases stress as effectively as a heated stone massage.
Mental benefits: The relaxation gained from a warm stone massage helps ease mental stress and tension. Hot stone massage has been used in a complimentary way to traditional medical therapy and has many times been incorporated into the treatment plan of a patient. It is not a substitute for professional care but it is a great enhancer.
Wellness: Warm stone therapy is also used to achieve wellness as it is associated with balance and harmony. Hot stone massages have been known to cure insomnia and depression. Since they are used to release deadly toxins from the body, they naturally augment the curing of whatever condition was tied to those toxins.
The benefits of heated stone massage cannot be over emphasized; it promotes a feeling of peace and harmony and eases tension in a stress-filled world.
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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

How Going To A Spa Can Relieve Tension As Well As Make You Look Younger

The spa is designed to be a place where you can go to let the world fade away. With all the activity in our daily lives it is no wonder spas are becoming big business. If you have never had the pleasure of visiting a spa, you may want to take a break from your demanding life and revamp your body and mind at one of the many spas available around the world.

As you arrive at the spa there are a number of wonderful pleasing activities that will send you into a state of relaxation. The facials are generally the first place that people tend to go to. Facials are a great place to start, the simple act of closing your eyes and having your face washed may start you to relax. There are many different types of facials available at spas and they are all with one benefit in mind, you. Whether you just have a deep cleansing facial or an age defying facial you will be sure to see a fresher face the next time you look in the mirror. A facial should have cleaning, moisturizing and refreshing levels as the key steps. There are many different types of crèmes and such that the spa may have available to enable this. The facial you have at the spa today may not be the same one you choose tomorrow. Regardless of the type of facial you choose you will not be disappointed.

Another common part of most spas is the body wraps. If you enjoyed the facial then head for a body wrap next since these are very similar. The wraps will encompass what the facial missed. After, you may feel as though your skin has been replaced with that of a child's. The dried layers of skin are no longer hiding the natural beauty underneath. You will feel refreshed and renewed by the time the end of the body wrap has arrived.

Finally you must attend to your muscles and the tired feeling you may carry around with you all day. A massage will undo the tension, giving you a new sense of direction. The tension that can build in your muscles can be a source of irritability that many people do not recognize. Often the simple release that can come from a massage is an experience worth plenty. The price of a day at the spa is not as expensive as the cost of high blood pressure and pulled muscles.

The spa is a place that can relax you and remove the stress and pressures faced in your daily life. From facials, to body wraps to a complete massage your tension will dissolve, leaving you feeling renewed and refreshed.

Experience the joy and relaxation of a spa at 36 Oaks Country Retreat. The service and ambience that have made 36 Oaks a premier day retreat remain a signature of our operations. From luxurious massage to herbal facials and hot stone, you will find a variety of options to reduce stress, rejuvenate, and regain a sense of well being.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays!

"Happy Holidays to Our Valued Clients"

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Holiday Season!
Linda and Staff 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Last Minute Christmas Gifts

Only 4 more shopping days left until Christmas.....are you waiting until the last minute?? Don't stress, 36 Oaks has the perfect gift for almost everyone on your list! Don't get caught in the can buy and print gift certificates straight from our website

Check out our services and pricing: 

30 Minute Massage

60 Minute Massage

90 Minute Massage

Herbal Facial Massage
30 Minutes 

Back Facial
30 Minutes 

Body Polish & Rehydration


Aromatherapy Tub Soak

Hand & Foot Treatment

Paraffin Hand/Foot
Hot Stone Massage
 60 Minutes

Hot Stone Massage
90 Minutes 

We also have awesome spa packages to choose from! 

Friday, December 16, 2011

December Birthdays

If we have your email information you should have received a birthday greeting from us. For those of you who have a December birthday and did not receive our email birthday card, you too can receive your $10.00 Birthday Bucks...just give us a call or stop by. 

Monday, December 12, 2011

Boutique Specials

Shopping is EASY here. Our Boutique Specials are all month...
You don't need to camp out in the cold!

Misting Fountain
Regularly $85.00 - Now $69.00

30% OFF
All BeautiControl Products,
Candles and Soaps

Buy One - Get One Half Off on Our Most Popular Product
Sugar & Spice Instant Manicure

(A hand exfoliant to moisturize and protect your hands this winter. Keep on your sink and use twice a day...Amazing)

Friday, December 9, 2011

Holiday Specials

Christmas Garland
Three ways to save:

Buy 2 Gift Certificates, third one is 1/2 OFF.
(lesser priced certificate 1/2 OFF)

Buy 4 Massages, fifth one is FREE

$10.00 in Boutique Bucks with every purchase
of $65.00 or more
(not valid with other offers)

Gift Certificates available online or
stop by and shop in our lovely Boutique

"The gift of serenity is a lovely Holiday Gift for anyone on your list!"

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Introducing...New Package

"Why Don't I Do This More Often Package"  
Wow...I hear that all the time. So here is a super special for you.
Our Current: Buy 4 Massages and the 5th one if FREE
(that is $52.00 per massage) 
PLUS: Complimentary Aromatherapy Customizing Complex
Added to your Massage Cream
AND: Hand & Foot Softening Treatment...How Decadent!!
(You can do this on-line if you like by using the dollar amount $260.00 and adding the above words to your notes to the recipient)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

My Cat Massaging My Dog

This is my cat "puss" and my dog "Captain" doing their daily ritual.