Saturday, November 29, 2014

Soften the Signs of Aging with an Anti-Aging Facial

If you want to soften the signs of aging, treat yourself to this deeply nourishing and revitalizing experience. Throughout this exceptional treatment, you will feel the youthfullness returning to your skin. Noursihed, your skin will be smooth and visibly younger. You will feel very relaxed and rejuvenated! This treatment is designed especially for those 40 and over. This treatment includes cleansing, exfoliating, gentle stone and hand massage, derma fill mask and eye treatment, tight firm and fill eye and lip area treatment, as well as defend and restore moisturizing cream.

60 minutes - $95

Call 36 Oaks Country Retreat to schedule an appointment to try this facial or any other of our relaxing spa treatments. 

(707) 447-8037

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

36 Oaks Country Retreat Would Like To Wish You and Your Family a Very Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Experience a Facial Especially Tailored to Men

Men's Facial 
A very relaxing treatment to brighten and purify your skin. This treatment is especially tailored to men to thoroughly clean your skin. Your skin will regain its radiance and vitality and be visibly brighter.

45 minutes - $75

Call 36 Oaks Country Retreat today to schedule your appointment to try this facial or any other of our relaxing spa treatments. 

(707) 447-8037

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Looking At The Benefits Of Stress Relief Through Massage

The modern lifestyle for most average people today is hurried and stressful. Most families are in a routine of stressful events that becomes a way of life. However, too much pressure for too long can cause multiple health problems. Headaches, heart attacks, stroke, and even some immune related diseases are caused and made worse by stress.

Think about how great it feels to have the muscles in your back massaged. This is true even when you have no injury to muscles. However, for those times you do have sore aching muscles from overdoing it, you are experiencing a form of stress. When your body is fighting inflammation and pain, you might be surprised at the level of pressure it is under while doing so.

Many diseases that are caused primarily from you being under too much strain for too long can be completely avoided by learning how to handle it. Consider the number of people in hospitals suffering from heart attacks and stroke. Many of these same sufferers might have thwarted these attacks by simply taking time to relax.

Learning to relax can be hard, especially when you may be the one working to support your family or you are the one caring for someone sick,. Several situations can cause a great deal of pressure on one person. While many people are tough and have a great will to keep going on no matter what, they end up succumbing to pressures. Visiting a masseuse on a regular basis can allow you the time you need to learn how to truly relax.

Regular visits for muscle massaging can help to strengthen your immunity. This is a great reason many hospitals and clinics are incorporating this natural technique in their recovery routines. Research has shown how much faster people heal when massaging is a part of their healing process.

Massaging muscles can allow them to better expel metabolic waste. This is certainly a plus when you consider the number of external toxins you might be exposed to every day. Massaging also helps to promote the dispersion of vital nutrients in soft tissue. This is especially helpful in the cases of injured muscle tissue that requires a higher level of nutrients for healing.

Learn more about how you can relax and reap the benefits of massage for stress by visiting a professional masseuse. Making sure you take out time for yourself is important and necessary for you to maintain excellent health.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

A Detox Facial Will Light Up Your Face with a New Splendor

For healthy and fresh skin free of impurities, treat yourself to this deep cleaning facial treatment to restore your skin's glow. Your face will light up with a new splendor. It will be light, radiant, and brighter. This treatment is carefully tailored to each skin type. This facial includes cleansing, exfoliating, facial massage, a detoxifying clay mask, toner, and a defend and restore moisture cream.

60 minutes - $85

Call 36 Oaks Country Retreat to make an appointment to try this facial and any other of our relaxing spa treatments.

(707) 447-8037

Friday, November 14, 2014

Ellen at the Spa

Ellen threw all the way back to the time she pretended to be a spa aesthetician. This woman definitely didn't see what was coming.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Experience Serenity and Tranquility with a Moisturizing Facial

You will experience serenity and tranquility as your face becomes more soft, supple and moisturized. This revitalizing facial has the benefit of hydration, luster, and vitality. This treatment is recommended for dry skin. This facial includes cleansing, exfoliating, facial massage, derma fill mask, toning and an application of defend and restore moisture cream.

60 minutes - $85

Call 36 Oaks Country Retreat today to schedule an appointment for this facial and any other of our relaxing spa treatments.

(707) 447-8037

Saturday, November 8, 2014

How To Choose Between Swedish And Deep Tissue Massage Therapy

There is a common misconception when it comes to massage which leads many people to believe that one technique is much the same as another. This means that when you book a massage you are often left feeling confused when they ask which type of massage you are looking for. Choosing the type of massage that is right for you can be perplexing as each type of massage therapy has its own benefits so it is important not to get confused. Two style of massage therapy which are commonly mistaken for each other are Swedish massage and Deep Tissue massage.

What Is Swedish Massage?

Swedish massage is one of the most popular types of massage therapy and it consists of a combination of strokes which use kneading, percussion, gliding, friction and vibration. The movements are usually used in a pattern which alternates between quick and slow strokes and varying levels of pressure. One of the key benefits of Swedish massage is that the strokes are designed to compliment the body's natural blood flow to the heart and is useful for stimulating the lymphatic system.

Some of the benefits which come with regular Swedish massage treatment include and improved level of blood circulation, easing of muscle tension, increased levels of relaxation and the removal of metabolic waste. It is not uncommon for people to feel an emotional release following this type of massage therapy as well. Swedish massage is particularly popular among people suffering from osteoarthritis or any sort of muscle pain or restricted movement caused by old injuries.

What Is Deep Tissue Massage?

In comparison, Deep Tissue massage therapy is designed to work on the connective tissues in the body. Unlike Swedish massage, the strokes in this style of massage are always performed slowly, although the level of pressure applied can vary. If the strokes are carried out to quickly, then the connective tissue, also known as the fascia, is not manipulated appropriately and the benefits are lost. Deep Tissue massage, when used on a regular basis, can help to break down old scar tissue and also promote oxygenation in the body. For this reason, Deep Tissue massage is often promoted as being beneficial to the skin.

The strokes that are used in a Deep Tissue massage treatment are very similar to those used in Swedish massage, which is where the confusion comes from, but the main difference is that when performing a Deep Tissue massage, the therapist will work against the grain of the muscles. It is also common for tools to be implemented during a Deep Tissue treatment. These tend to be made from either glass or smooth wood and are used alongside hands, elbows and fingers to maximize the effects of the therapy.

Thanks for reading! If you happen to live in the Boca Raton, FL area and need a quality deep tissue massage, look no further than the spa services offered by one of my favorite spots - Balanced Skin & Body Therapy!
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A Cleansing Facial for Healthier and Brighter Skin

For healthy and bright skin, this treatment will thoroughly cleanse your skin without irritation. It removes impurities such as dirt, oil and dry skin. Afterward, your skin will be clean, smooth and fresh. This facial includes cleansing, exfoliating, extractions, blemish control tonic, green tea mask and moisturizing.

45 minutes - $75

Call 36 Oaks Country Retreat to make an appointment to try this facial and any other of our relaxing spa treatments.

(707) 447-8037

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Pregnancy Massage - The Benefits

Pregnancy massage or prenatal massage is a therapeutic bodywork that focuses on the physiological, structural and emotional well being of mother and baby.

It may include Swedish, deep tissue or neuromuscular, and after the first trimester, pregnancy massage can be safely enjoyed by most pregnant women.

The human touch conveys love and comfort. Throughout pregnancy and during labour, pregnancy massage can be especially beneficial to alleviate aches and pains reduce stress and help you to relax.
How Pregnancy Massage Differs From Regular Massage

The major difference between pregnancy massage and regular massage is that the person receiving the massage is pregnant. An obvious point to state perhaps, but nevertheless very important.

When massage a pregnant woman it is very important that the practitioner have knowledge of pregnancy and the anatomy, as positioning during a massage is a critical factor to the safety of both mother and baby.

The second difference is that certain parts of the body should not be massaged.

Pregnancy Massage - What are The Benefits?

The experience of pregnancy can have a profound physiological and emotional effect on a woman. Coming to terms with the changes in her body, and the impending lifestyle changes can be quite stressful.

Pregnancy massage has been used for many years in many cultures to provide a nurturing touch and emotional support to expectant mothers, other benefits include:

o increased relaxation

o decreased insomnia

o lessened sciatic pain

o reduced swelling in hands and feet

o headache and sinus congestion relief

o neck and back pain relief

o stress relief on weight-bearing joints

o assistance in maintaining proper posture

o relief from muscle cramps, spasms, and myofascial pain, especially in the lower back, neck, hips, and legs.

o increase in blood and lymph circulation, which can reduce swelling

o preparing the muscles used during childbirth

Pregnancy Massage - Is It Safe?

Pregnancy massage is not recommended during the first trimester because of the hormonal changes occurring in the body during this period.

During the second and third trimester, and even during labour, massage is considered safe and even beneficial. However, while massage is considered safe during these periods, there are certain parts of the body that should not be massaged.

o The area between the ankle bone and the heel is considered by reflexologists to relate to the vagina and uterus. Direct pressure should not be applied here as it is thought this could induce early labour.

o Only superficial pressure should be applied to the inner leg and massage of the leg should be avoided completely if on bed rest for any complications as this can put you at a higher risk for blood clots forming in the legs.

o A flat gentle hand should be touched only superficially to the abdomen.

o Massage should be avoided if you have vaginal bleeding, diarrhoea or abdominal pain.

It is not recommended that pregnant women lie on the abdomen as this can place unnecessary strain on the lower back. Some therapists may provide a couch or table with a hole cut out for the abdomen but this is still ill advised.

It is advisable that you consult your health care provider before receiving massage during pregnancy and ensure you choose a suitably qualified practitioner with whom you can discuss your health conditions beforehand, in order for treatment to be modified to meet your individual needs.

Pregnancy Massage - Booking a Treatment

When booking a pregnancy massage ensure that the practitioner has been trained specifically in pregnancy massage and doesn't just cite this on their information leaflet.

Once you have found a suitable therapist you can begin to enjoy the benefits of pregnancy massage for the duration of your pregnancy and beyond. The benefits of massage at any time are great - so go on, what are you waiting for?

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