Friday, August 18, 2017

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 to schedule an appointment to try this facial or any other of our relaxing spa treatments.  

(707) 447-8037

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

How to Improve Your Life With a Hot Stone Massage


In hot stone massage, the therapist places the flat, smooth and heated stones on particular point of the body. The heat from the stones penetrates deep into the muscles and clears out negative energy and restores our normal alignment of the body, mind and soul.

Nature of the stone

Volcanic basalt stones are heated to a temperature of 120 to 130 degrees Fahrenheit or about 50 degrees Celsius in water. The hot stones are never rough and may vary in size and shape. In order to prevent from bacterial contamination the stones are kept in hygienic.

Since Basalt stones are rich in iron it has innate ability to absorb and retain heat that will relieve stress and tension in muscles and enhance circulation. The warmth of the hot stones also calms the nervous system.

Where the hot stone massage apply

The massage therapist will always hold the stones in your hands before applying them to your body to make sure that they are not too hot. The key points targeted with hot stone massage are located in the toes, back and hand. The therapist moves the stone over the body by applying right pressure. The temporary placement of heated rocks on these areas relaxes the muscles. However this type of massage is painless and feels to be relaxed after completion.

Don't eat much before taking this massage. During this massage therapy, the client must lay on the bed by facing down. The client must communicate with the therapist if the stones are too hot or too much of pressure is applied. This type of massages may take 60 to 90 minutes long.

Benefits

· Increase blood circulation and accelerating the healing process.
· Promotes peace of mind, which reduces depression and anxiety.
· Reduces stress and strains on the joints of the fingers, thumbs and hands.
· Deep sleep for several days after receiving the massage

Conclusion

Since our modern life is stressful, it is best to follow our ancient method of hot stone massage. Most people are free to get their hot stone massage. However, those who have infectious skin disease, those who just came out of surgery are also advised to stay away from getting massages. Meanwhile, if you're pregnant, it's very important to get your doctor's approval before indulging in the massage. The best way to know this massage is to try it and experience the relaxation and pleasure that no other massage can give.

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

How Could Massage Benefit Your Health?


Cutting Down Cortisol

Cortisol is a steroid hormone, often released as a response to high stress. As such, it's appropriately linked to all the health problems high stress levels offer, for instance anxiety or depression.

Massage is well known for reducing stress levels substantially, even in small doses. Fifteen minutes a week, or even a month can have a real benefit on your state of mind. Cortisol is noted in substantially reduced qualities in individuals who undergo massage, helping with the aforementioned issues.

Improving Immune System

Do you get mouth ulcers regularly? The mouth carries perhaps the most bacteria in the body, and one of the first signs of a weakened immune system is ulcers appearing in the mouth. If you've ever experienced a 'stress ulcer' then you'll know how massage can help you.

High levels of stress result in immune system failure, this is why stressed out individuals get struck down by mouth ulcers at the worst times, it's simply the first place the problem becomes visible. By cutting down your high stress levels, massage can keep your immune system functioning longer. Ulcers, colds, and general sickness are less likely to strike, and with any luck you'll enjoy a far healthier life.

Helping with Pain

Massage has long been used on sports injuries and the like, and it's no wonder why. Massage is noted to decrease stiffness considerably, and reducing pain by a respectable amount. It's a pleasant, drug-free way to get back on the horse after an unpleasant muscle injury, or simply if you're all bunched up after a stressful day.

In these cases you're likely to be seeing Deep or Sports massage, the gentler Swedish massage is more appropriate for simply relaxing the patient. And in terms of helping with pain, it's important to remember this is fairly limited to muscle pain. If you've got a fracture, burn or open wound, then massage risks being both a painful and dangerous experience.

Getting Alert

If you're in a high pressure environment, it's easy to feel the urge to just daze out for a little while and let the stresses fly by. Massage has been seen offering sincere aid to helping individuals stay alert. When a control group was tested against a massaged group in a 1996 TRI study, the massage-recipients answered questions faster and with greater accuracy.

So it's definitely worth giving massage a try, at least. If you've ever had problems with any of the above, then a relaxing appointment might be just the thing to get you back on your feet.


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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Deep Tissue Massage vs. Swedish Massage | Deep Massage



Learn the difference between a deep tissue massage and a Swedish massage from celebrity massage therapist Meagan Holub in this Howcast video.

The difference between Swedish massage and deep tissue massage, is Swedish massage is actually the base for deep tissue massage and deep tissue massage is delivered on a much deeper level. Swedish massage has some basic strokes, like effleurage and petrissage. With deep-tissue massage, you actually take those same modalities, and take them to a deeper level.

You can actually use other tools, instead of using just your hands, you can use your elbow. You can use your forearms. Things that will deliver a deeper amount of pressure, rather than just Swedish massage, which typically you would apply with your hands and your fingers. Many times when people request a Swedish massage, what they're asking for they often request a relaxation massage or something of this kind.

It's pretty much interchangeable. So Swedish massage is very relaxing. Deep tissue massage can also be very relaxing, I find if it's delivered by an expert that knows where that pain threshold is for you. Deep tissue massage, every once in a while someone will ask for deep pressure massage or harder pressure massage, or something like that, so that's what they're referring to.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

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 today to schedule your appointment to try this facial or any other of our relaxing spa treatments. 

(707) 447-8037

Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Biological Benefits of Frequent Massage


A new study shows there are sustained, cumulative beneficial effects of repeated massage therapy. The effects persist for several days to a week, and differ depending on the frequency of sessions.

Monday, July 31, 2017

36 Oaks Summer Specials


One of our favorites: 36 Oaks Signature Renewal Massage Includes a 70 minute massage, steamy towel wipe down, application of a decadent re-hydration lotion/ $125 each

Boutique Special - now through September 
Buy one item, second item 50% off

$10.00 off any package

$5.00 off an hour massage

Friday, July 28, 2017

What to Do after a Deep Tissue Massage | Deep Massage



Learn what you need to do after you have a deep tissue massage from celebrity massage therapist Meagan Holub in this Howcast video.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Summer is a Great Time to Visit 36 Oaks!


Way, Way Too HOT!!

But your massage room awaits you - nice and cool, soft music, fountain splashing - time to immerse yourself in our tranquility.

Great time to bring a picnic, bottle of wine (or your favorite drink of choice) unplug and replenish your essence. Enjoy one of our packages with plenty of time to relax.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

36 Oaks Summer Specials


One of our favorites: 36 Oaks Signature Renewal Massage Includes a 70 minute massage, steamy towel wipe down, application of a decadent re-hydration lotion/ $125 each

Boutique Special - now through September 
Buy one item, second item 50% off

$10.00 off any package

$5.00 off an hour massage

Sunday, July 16, 2017

The Three Common Types of Spa Treatment


There are many types of spa treatments a spa center has to offer. Three of the common spa treatments are facial treatments, skin treatments, and massage treatments.

Facials are basically designed to give the face and neck area a thorough clean and hydration. Thus, spa facial treatments are treatments designed to benefit your face as well as add a glow to it since the dead skin cells from your face's surface would be removed. Its packages usually consist of the basic cleansing of skin, a steam bath, and a facial massage. This will then be followed by the application of hypoallergenic moisturizers on the face and neck so they do not dry out from the previous processes. From here, the specialty of it's the spa center's package varies. You could be given paraffin facials, where a layer of paraffin mask is applied to your face so that your face would be able to absorb and seal in nutrients from certain creams. Another type of facial you could be given is an aromatherapy, which oil rejuvenates the skin. As for collagen facials, a collagen mask is applied to promote skin cells to grow.

On the other hand, spa skin treatments focus on the skin of your body. There are many types of different treatments for this area. Like the facial spa treatment, your skin will first be cleansed. From there on, your treatment differs based on the center's selection of treatments. One type is the body scrub, where gentle abrasives like salt or crushed nuts would be used to slough off the dead skin cells of your skin's surface as well as improve circulation. Another option of skin treatment would be body wraps, where your body will be slathered with therapeutic creams and then wrapped with a blanket for certain duration.

Lastly is the spa massage treatment. This type of spa is popular with both men and women. There are many types of massages available, but not all is preferred by everyone. Some massages are gentle, which focuses on the touch on certain areas to regulate blood flow to the areas. On the other hand, there are those that require much strength and pressure, which knead your muscles up to your bones. Consult a spa center on which treatment suits you best, and you will walk out refreshed.


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Thursday, July 13, 2017

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

Monday, July 10, 2017

3 Facts About Deep Tissue Massage - Benefits Compared to Swedish Massage


If you have been seeking massage therapy for aches and pains, you may want to consider getting deep tissue massage. Though the Swedish-style massage can be great for minor aches and pain, and is also great for relaxation, there are times when it just isn't enough. Deep tissue massage is more about therapy and healing than relaxation, and there is a reason why it works better than the Swedish type. You should consider that the problems you are having in association with chronic pain need a more advanced approach.

You may not hear much about deep tissue massage, but it is something that is used quite often to help athletes and others who have very physical jobs. Most injuries are not just surface injuries, and it is important to get to the root of the problem for real relief. Athletes are not the only ones who can benefit however, as there are many injuries that go deeper than the surface. If you have an office job where you must sit in front of a computer all day, or if you do a lot of repetitive motions for any reason, you are also at risk for this type of problem.

3 Things You Need to Know

1. How it Works

Deep tissue massage reaches core muscles that are often not stimulated through surface massage. These muscles may be in a state of agitation. These core muscles are important for posture, and when they are not loose and working well, you are going to have all sorts of problems. If you have a backache that won't go away, and regular massage doesn't seem to do much to help you, it means that the core muscles are in need of manipulation, and that is where deep tissue massage can help. You may find relief for many types of chronic pain through this type of massage, and once you find you are feeling better, you may kick yourself for not having tried it sooner.

2. What Results Should You Expect?

A therapist using deep tissue massage will have to apply more pressure to reach the muscle well below the surface. This means there is going to be more pain when you have treatment. This pain is temporary, and is letting you know that the proper tissues are being targeted. When muscles are bunched, the act of kneading and manipulating them will hurt. This pain is temporary, and depending on the state of your health, you should see results rather quickly. It is important that you keep up with your treatment if you want to see total and complete results.

3. Where Can You Go?

You may have to look hard to find a good deep tissue massage therapist. You generally won't find someone like this in a spa that specializes in Swedish massage, but it is not unheard of either. If you can't seem to find anyone, talk to your medical doctor. They may know of somewhere you can go. Though some doctors are iffy on recommending alternative therapies, many of them respect what deep tissue massage can do for the health and well-being of their patients.


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Friday, July 7, 2017

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

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July!


Enjoy this Independence Day with parades, fireworks, music and dance. 

Have a fun filled 4th of July!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

How to Prepare for a Massage | Deep Massage



Learn how to prepare for a deep tissue massage from celebrity massage therapist Meagan Holub in this Howcast video.

As a client preparing for deep tissue massage you're going to prepare for it, much like any other massage. You basically get to just sit back and relax, and let the massage therapist work their magic. But there are a couple of things that a massage therapist is going to do to make sure that you are properly prepared for a deep tissue massage. It's a little bit different than a relaxation massage or a Swedish massage.

So they're actually going to prep your tissue with some Swedish massage strokes, some more relaxing strokes. This helps your tissue warm up, and it becomes a little more flexible. So that later when they access with those deeper strokes, your tissue is ready to allow it and it feels great and it's pain free. One of the things that many massage therapists suggest for you to do, is to stay well hydrated for a few days before the massage and afterwards. It helps keep your muscle tissue supple and soft. But I do suggest that you don't drink too much water right before you get on the table.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Try an Herbal Facial!


Both your skin and your inner well-being will experience the benefits of this herbal treatment. Your skin will be visibly moist and full of vitality. It will regain its suppleness and radiance. This facial is recommended for all skin types. This facial includes cleansing, exfoliating, toning and moisturizing.

30 minutes - $45 

Call 36 Oaks today to book an appointment to try this facial and any other of our relaxing spa treatments.
 
(707) 447-8037

Sunday, June 25, 2017

How Can A Massage Help Me Sleep?


It is one of our natural tendencies to rub someone when they are having a hard time sleeping. One of the most concrete examples to back up this claim is the way we gently stroke the head of babies, or rub their backs to make them fall asleep. Admittedly, rubbing or touching is a natural and instinctive way to soothe and relax. And isn't it that rubbing and touching is what a massage is all about?

There are many articles and scientific journal entries that discuss how a massage, massage therapy, or therapeutic massage can help us relax. Even just one session of massage therapy already has an impact on our body and how it works. Here is the picture: humans are born with a parasympathetic and sympathetic autonomic nervous system. These two balances each other out. When we are stressed, our sympathetic system is activated making us feel the urge to fight, flight, or move restlessly. On the other hand, when we have a massage, our parasympathetic system is activated allowing our bodies to relax. What is the connection between this and our topic? Simply put, common sleep disorders are usually caused by stress and tension. And if these are the reasons why you are not sleeping very well every night, then you might be pleased to know that one of the benefits of massage therapy is improved sleep patterns. And this is true. In fact, there are some people who actually fall asleep while having a session at their massage spa.

Quite a number of people have claimed that they have slept well after receiving regular sessions of massage therapy and reflexology. Several studies also support the claim on how massage therapy does more than reducing incidences of back pain, body pain, and headaches. These studies also showed that therapeutic massage also helped patients sleep better due to lessened anxiety and depression. Another interesting massage study reported that critically ill patients claimed experiencing improved sleep patterns, both in the quality and quantity of sleep, compared to those patients who received only relaxation exercises.

So whether you are experiencing sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, or restless leg syndrome, there is a therapeutic massage technique that can help you. According to a professional massage therapist from leading massage spa in Sarasota, Florida, people increasingly avail of their Swedish massage, sports massage, pregnancy massage, deep tissue massage, and reflexology services because they want to be soothed and relaxed.

Here are the basic description of each massage therapy treatment:

- Swedish massage is a massage therapy technique that uses variations of long gliding strokes, kneading, and friction techniques on surface muscles. Strokes used in Swedish massage generally goes with the direction of blood flow toward the heart. Swedish massage is commonly availed by people who wants to experience relaxation, improve circulation and range of motion, as well as relieve muscle tension.

- Deep tissue massage is a massage therapy technique aimed at reaching the muscles way below the surface level. Chronic patterns of muscular tension usually happens at the deep connective tissues and this is the area targeted by deep tissue massage. With the use of slow strokes, direct and firm pressure, as well as friction techniques directed across the area of the body experiencing chronic muscle pain, deep tissue massage is effective in relieving chronic muscular tension and pain.

- Sports massage is a massage therapy technique that uses massage strokes similar to those used during a Swedish massage and deep tissue massage. The difference is that sports massage is specially adapted to deal with the effects of athletic performance on the body, as well as the needs of athletes regarding training, performing, and recovery from injury.

- Pregnancy massage is a massage therapy technique specially adapted to suit the delicate conditions of soon to be mothers. It uses the gentlest forms of massage strokes. A go signal form a medical practitioner is necessary before a woman can avail of pregnancy massage. Pregnancy massage is very effective in relieving back pain, leg cramps, and other discomforts associated with pregnancy.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

36 Oaks Spa Packages: BFF’s Birthday Bash


BFF’s Birthday Bash (3 hours)

• Herbal Facial Massage
• Chocolate Fountain
• Snacks and punch

$350 for up to 5 girls
Additional girls at $45

Monday, June 19, 2017

Some Like it Hot - How Hot Stone Massage Can Benefit You



If you are looking for a massage session to warm your bones during the cold winter months, a hot stone massage may be just for you. Hot stone massage is the use of smooth, heated stones during a relaxation massage. The use of hot stones in massage can be traced back over 3,000 years ago in India and China. More recently, a renowned massage therapist from Arizona brought this ancient art of massage to therapy offices and spas everywhere. If you are curious about hot stone massage, read further about what to expect, benefits and contraindications, and how to get the most out of your hot stone massage treatment.
So, what can you expect during a hot stone massage? The massage therapist will heat the stones in preparation for your session. The stones used in the massage are either basalt or river rocks, which are both smooth in texture and retain heat well. The stones are immersed in water and heated in an electric pan. Once the stones reach a specific temperature, the stones are placed on specific points of the body, such as the back, abdomen, legs or hands. Meanwhile, other hot stones are incorporated in massage over other parts of your body. Massage oil is used during a hot stone massage. This allow maximum glide with the stones as well as letting the therapist quickly manipulate the stones over your back, arms or legs during the massage. Your therapist will check the temperature of the stone on their skin before using the stone in the massage.
Always communicate with your therapist of the stone is too warm on your skin. Your skin may have a pinkish hue after the stone is removed, showing improved circulation. The heated stone warms and relaxes the muscles only using light pressure during the massage. The heated stones are also used to relieve tension in the neck, upper back and feet. The treatment sequence will then be repeated on the opposite side of your body. The massage is generally 90 minutes in length. Also, expect you therapist to step away from you as stones are rotated from the heating appliance, to you and then returned to electric pan. The therapist will also take an extra effort to keeping any noise caused by the stones at a minimum during you massage.
Hot stone massage can be a beneficial treatment approach for several reasons. This modality allows for deep relaxation of the soft tissue without significant pressure applied from the therapist. All other massage benefits apply, such as improved circulation helping in flushing out metabolic waste from your soft tissues. Hot stone massages are also beneficial in pain relief, alleviate stress and improved flexibility. As with any other massage, your therapist should perform a thorough health information interview before a massage. Certain diagnoses are contraindicated for massage. They include: high blood pressure, open sores or skin lesions, and any diagnosis where decreased sensation occurs, such as diabetes. Pregnancy is also another condition contraindicated for hot stone massage.
Preparation for a hot stone massage is similar to getting ready for any other massage. Tips include:
o Eat a light meal and avoid indulging in alcoholic beverages before your massage.
o Take your time, allowing for ample time before and after to get the full benefits from your hot stone
massage.
o A tip to relax quicker is following the rhythmic movement of the stone on you back or other body part. You will move into deep relaxation before you know it.
o After the massage, sit up slowly onto the edge of the table, as there is an increased possibility of dizziness post massage. Your therapist may offer to help you sit up before leaving the room for your safety.
This winter, indulge in a hot stone massage. It's a special treat to enjoy in solitude or alongside a loved during a couples massage.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

36 Oaks Spa Packages: Celebration


Celebration (4 hours)
Ideal for anniversaries, birthdays & retirement

• 1 Hour Massage
• Body Polish
• Herbal Facial Massage
• Candlelight Herbal Tub Soak (30 min)
• Moisturizing or Detox Body Wrap

$350 | For two $675

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Deep Tissue Massage - Muscle Tendon & Ligament Relief



Deep Tissue Massage or myofascial release is a massage technique that focuses on releasing restrictions in the deeper layers of the muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Deep tissue massage releases chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas.
Using slow strokes and deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles not with the grain, deep tissue massage first warms the soft tissue before targeting deeper muscles groups.
Deep Tissue Massage - How Does it Work?
Deep tissue massage is both corrective and therapeutic. It uses two methods, direct or indirect and is effective in releasing deeply-held patterns of tension, removing toxins, relaxing and soothing muscles.
The direct method applies pressure to the muscle with the intention of finding resistance in the body, and maintaining the pressure until the resistance is released.
The indirect method moves in the opposite direction of the resistance.
With both techniques the amount of pressure applied is dependent on the amount of resistance.
Fingertips, knuckles, hands, elbows, and forearms are all used with long, slow strokes.
Because of the focus on a specific area some clients find deep tissue massage uncomfortable and it may cause some soreness during or after.
Providing the massage is carried out correctly any soreness should disappear in a day or two.
Deep tissue massage does not require great strength, nor does it need to be painful and applying pressure for the sake of it can be ineffectual if done incorrectly.
Of the two methods, direct and indirect, there are many different combinations.
Some of the more well known include:-
o Polarity Therapy
o Thai Massage
o Triggerpoint Therapy
What are the benefits of a Deep Tissue Massage?
Unlike a regular relaxation massage, deep tissue massage works effectively on the skeletal structures that lie deep within the body.
Many people seek a deep tissue massage to help in treating crippling diseases, muscle, tendon and ligament injuries.
When muscles are stressed, they block oxygen and nutrients, leading to inflammation that builds up toxins in the muscle tissue.
Through controlled manual manipulation, deep tissue massage breaks down scar tissue and crystallization, loosens muscles, releases toxins and allows blood and oxygen to circulate properly.
It is important to drink plenty of water afterwards to flush away the toxins released during massage.
The key benefits of deep tissue massage include:
o Elimination of the blocks that cause muscle tightness
o Increases circulation of blood, lymph, cerebro-spinal and interstitial fluids
o Can resolve many chronic pain patterns by releasing deeply held emotions that cause tension
o Helps improve the functioning of the internal organs and any associated symptoms or diseases
o Improves posture and mobility
o Helps to reduce tension and the automatic reflexes to stress
How effective is Deep Tissue Massage?
Deep tissue massage can be very effective, but one has to be realistic about how much can be achieved in one session.
Simply asking for more pressure and thinking that if the therapist pushes hard enough, all tension will be released within an hour is unrealistic.
Chronic knots and tension built up over a lifetime can only be addressed with a series of treatments.
Most therapists will offer advice on a program that includes exercise, work on your posture, relaxation techniques and a regular program of massage.
Is Deep Tissue Massage Safe for Everyone?
As with most massage treatments, deep tissue massage is not recommended for certain people.
Massage should not be done directly over bruised or inflamed skin, open wounds, tumors, areas of recent fracture, abdominal hernia, rashes or skin disease.
It should also be avoided by:
o People with cardiovascular conditions and heart disease especially in cases of thrombosis, phlebitis and oedema
o Pregnant women and people with osteoporosis should consult their doctor before considering a massage
o Immediately after surgery
o Immediately after chemotherapy or radiation, unless recommended by your doctor
Deep Tissue Massage - Choosing a Therapist
When considering a deep tissue massage, ensure you choose a therapist you feel comfortable with and one that comes from a reputable organization.
Salons, spas, health and fitness clubs typically offer deep tissue massage, or you contact a mobile spa and have a deep tissue massage in the comfort of your own home.

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

36 Oaks Spa Packages: Twilight For Two


Twilight For Two (3 hours)

Starts at 4:00pm
• 1 Hour Massage
• Use of Amenities
• Cheese and Fruit Platter

$250 | With Catered Dinner $350

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Massage Therapy: Enhance Your Mental and Physical Health


Massage therapy is a healing tool. This procedure has been around for ages in many cultures, and research shows that it offers numerous benefits ranging from treating injuries and chronic illnesses to reducing tension in our lifestyles. If you get massages regularly, the benefits become even more powerful. This practice offers a non-invasive, drug-free approach that's based on the human body's ability to heal itself. Keep reading if you want to find out more about what massage therapy can do for you.

A massage will relax your mind and body. Not only does it feel great, but it's a cure for the problems that are affecting many people, physically and mentally. The experts say that stress can cause many diseases of the body, so massage therapy will have a positive effect on many parts of your life.

Besides decreasing anxiety and increasing relaxation, it lowers blood pressure, and increases concentration. It also reduces fatigue, energizes people, and makes it easier for them to cope with stressful situations.

Therapy provides spiritual and emotional balance and it brings peace and relaxation.

Massage will increase your circulation and allow your body to pump more nutrients and oxygen into your organs and tissues.

Massage stimulates our natural defense system and the flow of lymph. For instance, massage has helped breast cancer patients increases the cells that fight their cancer.

Massage is also good for the muscles and joints. It softens overused and injured muscles, reduces cramping and spasms, and increases flexibility of the joints. Massage is wonderful for sports enthusiasts, fitness-minded people, and athletes because it reduces recovery time, eliminates pain, enhances workouts and athletic performance, and helps them prepare for tough workouts.

Massage releases endorphins, which is a natural painkiller for the body. It's used in recovery and injury from surgery and in chronic disease to relieve and control pain.

Massage decreases discomfort for people with pain in the lower back and it improves range-of-motion.

Massage reduces pain for people who suffer from migraines and it decreases their need for medicine.
Massage benefits the mind and it's good for people who suffer from anxiety, anger, or depression. It helps relieve stress and tension, fosters peace of mind, increases creativity, satisfies the need to be touched and nurtured, and it boosts the mood.

Massage helps with many health conditions such as arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, digestive disorders, circulatory problems, fibromyalgia, sleep disorders, sports injuries, tendonitis, whiplash, and mild, chronic, and acute pain.

This practice is not appropriate for some people, so talk to your doctor or a good massage therapist if you have open wounds, burns, cancer, blood clots, fractures, rheumatoid arthritis, severe osteoporosis, or if you are pregnant.

Today, massage therapy is available in luxury spas, beauty salons, upscale health clubs, chiropractic offices, private offices, hospitals, clinics, businesses, and even airports. You should definitely visit a massage therapist if you want to improve your physical and mental health. You can find a reliable massage therapist online by searching in online directories and the search engines. Enjoy your massage!


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Sunday, June 4, 2017

36 Oaks Spa Packages: Spa Escape


Spa Escape (3 hours)

1 Hour Massage
Herbal Facial Massage

$155 per person | $295 for two

Thursday, June 1, 2017

What Does a Facial Do? Why Would I Need a Facial?


Many people think about having a facial, or arrive for a facial appointment, uncertain of the importance of this service - aside from its seemingly pampering nature. Truly, though, a facial is not a luxury, its benefits are far reaching. In order to understand why a facial is important, let's take a look at its components.

The basic parts of a facial are as follows:

- Determining Your Skin Type: It's important for you and your aesthetician to understand your skin type. By knowing this, products and techniques used can be specifically customized to meet your needs.

- Deep Cleansing: With the correct product, a gentle, but deep cleaning is obtained and, depending upon skin type, the correct pressure and movements can be employed to stimulate or calm. Steam and/or hot towels are often used to soften and expand the pores.

- Proper Exfoliation: I say "proper" because you can over-exfoliate. Skin must be manipulated with awareness so as to not cause unwanted reactions. This exfoliation may be done manually or chemically with the use of an electric brush, scrub, enzyme or acid.

- Taking Away: After cleansing and exfoliation, the skin is prepared for extraction - or cleansing of the pores.

- Giving Back: Now the skin is ready to receive vitamins, hydration and minerals in the form of serums, lotions, creams and masques applied with manual techniques or massage appropriate for your particular skin type.

- Additional Pleasures: During this process, you will often receive a hand and arm massage, a facial massage and a neck and shoulder massage.

Here's how I like to explain a facial: What is the one part of the body that is exposed most often? Your face.

The surface of our skin is dotted with tiny pockets called pores. These pores allow for the transfer of materials like sweat and oxygen into and out of the body. Oil glands, located within the pores, secrete sebum. Dust, pollution, free radicals, wind and sun are a constant source of irritants and debris that can stick to the oil or sebum on our skin. Since our skin grows from the inside to the outside, dead cells, though they act as protection from the sun, come to rest upon the surface too.

I like to compare the surface of our face to your stovetop. When you cook with oil and it spatters onto your stovetop, the surface becomes sticky and other matter - like dust - will cling to it. It works the same way with your face. Matter, including dirt, dust and dead skin cells, stick to your sebum, blocking the exit of your pore. The result is dull skin, or eventually a blackhead or pimple (pustule).

However, when you have a professional facial - that is, one performed by a licensed aesthetician - the dead skin cells, dirt, and debris may be removed. What's left is cleaner, shinier, healthier, newer skin that is able to breathe and do what skin is meant to do. The added bonus is a tremendous sense of well being and relaxation.

How often should you have a facial? Generally, every 8 - 10 weeks; however, you can certainly have them closer together, especially when working on a particular concern like acne, aging or sun damage. At the very least, it's good to try and have a facial once per season.

In conclusion, the answer to "Why Do I Need A Facial" is that generally, we aren't able to cleanse and exfoliate our skin the way that a professional aesthetician can, and the benefits are both tangible and esoteric.


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Monday, May 29, 2017

36 Oaks Spa Packages: Total Serenity


Total Serenity (4 hours)

1 hour massage
Herbal Facial Massage
Body Polish
Candlelight herbal tub soak (30 min)

For One: $250 Each | For Two: $490

Friday, May 26, 2017

Health Benefits That Massage Therapy Has To Offer


Massage provides very tangible physical benefits. It is deeply stress-relieving and gives people a sense of "True Relaxation." The benefits are many to many different people. But in every case, the therapeutic benefits of a massage are valuable, meaningful, relaxing and even curative! Massage is a manual therapy that manipulates the soft tissues and decreases muscle tension, pain, stress and depression.

The simple act of placing the hands on the body can itself encourage a person to thrive. Many studies have illustrated that without physical touch; babies (human or animal) will not thrive and may not even survive. Touch also has a positive effect on caregivers. For example, mothers who regularly have a great deal of physical closeness with their babies experience postpartum depression to a far lesser degree, and elderly caregivers feel a decrease in stress, anxiety and depression when they touch and are touched.

Massage therapy offers an avenue for balancing the stress of everyday life. Our bodies reflect our inner state of mind. So if someone feels overwhelmed and taxed, the muscles may be tense, sore, or stiff. Likewise, the physical state affects the mental state. Being in discomfort or pain, makes a person, prone to more negative thought patterns, and anxiety.

Acupressure massage therapy is a form which involves pressing particular points in the body which affect different organs of the body. Several different kinds of acupressure are currently practiced, although the same ancient trigger points are used in all of them. Varying rhythms, pressures, and techniques create different styles of acupressure, just as different forms of music use the same notes but combine them in distinctive ways.

Massage therapy, if properly done:

• Increases circulation;
• Enhances the immune system;
• Promotes nervous system functioning;
• Reduces blood pressure;
• Relieves pain and muscle tension;
• Improves mood, intellectual reasoning and job performance;
• Positive effect on conditions such as fibromyalgia, arthritis, diabetes and migraine headaches.

Depending on the technique used, massage therapy can also:

• Stimulate the nervous system to help reduce muscle atrophy;
• Increase muscle tone;
• Stimulate the functions of the skin or an organ deep inside the body;
• Sedate the nervous system to help ease muscle tension, spasticity, stress-related symptoms and headaches;
• Boost the functioning of the immune system and maintains health when done regularly;
• Stimulate sluggish circulation or slow down the circulation of someone who has just run a marathon when using friction massage techniques;
• Allow better range of motion and support the connective tissue and muscles in becoming strong and healthy when doing simple joint movements and joint stretching.

The health benefits are enormous, hence to infer it can easily be said the Massage Therapy not only helps treating body ache, stress and several other ailments, it is also the best way to be rejuvenated.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Spa Packages: 36 Oaks Signature Renewal Massage


36 Oaks Signature Renewal Massage
(3 hours)

70 Minute Massage
Steamy Towels
Application of Rehydration Lotion

$125 | $240 for two

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Massage Benefits: Pain and Stress Control


Getting a massage is a wonderful thing! There are so many benefits to getting one that it's a wonder everyone doesn't do so regularly. Whether it's to help control muscle pain, stress, or simply to relax, it's something you should definitely try out if you never have before.

A massage is a great way to deal with muscle pain. It doesn't matter much what the cause of the muscle pain is, massages work well for reducing or eliminating it. The pressure and movement of the muscle fibers during one helps to disperse the build up of lactic acid (which is one of the major causes of muscle pain), which helps your body disperse it more quickly so the pain goes away sooner.

Massages are also great ways to reduce stress that you feel for just about any reason. Since a massage is a pleasurable experience, endorphins are released into your body as a result which helps mitigate the feeling of stress and improves relaxation. This is especially true if it is focused on the areas where you carry stress in your body. So make sure to figure out where that is, and ask the person giving you a massage to pay special attention to that part of your body.

Of course the effects of getting a massage are only temporary, and do not address the cause of the muscle pain or stress. So even though they will help you feel better both physically and mentally, these effects will only last for a certain period of time. It will return once again as soon as you experience whatever was causing the stress or muscle pain in the first place.

So it is even better to deal with the issue that is causing the muscle pain or stress in the first place so that it doesn't return again after you get a massage. But it is still a good idea to get one first in order to relax and help to get yourself into a more productive state of mind so that you can deal with the cause more effectively.

And if the cause of your muscle pain or stress is not something that you can change or avoid, you may want to consider getting regular massages. This way, even if you experience muscle pain or are afflicted with stress, you will have a way to reliably reduce or eliminate it afterwards. That way it will become less of a factor in your life, and you'll be happier and healthier for it.

The better you are able to relax, feel good, and keep your level of stress under control, the healthier, happier, and more enjoyable and productive life you will lead. Regular, or even an occasional massage can help you make this a reality in your own life. And what better time to start than now?

Massage Your Stress Away Regularly

Everyone experiences stress in their lives, there's just no way around it. Whether it is caused by your job, family life, financial situation, relationship issues, or something else, it effects your body as well as your mind. A good way to mitigate these effects is by getting a massage.

When you are afflicted with stress, your body releases chemicals that change the way your brain works and the way you feel emotionally. These changes do not produce pleasant effects, and so you don't feel at your best. You also typically tense certain muscles in your body as a coping mechanism for dealing with the stress, whether you know it or not.

The next time that you are feeling stressed (or if you are feeling stressed right now), try to figure out which muscles are suffering because of it. You may already know because you have certain muscles that are sore or feel like they have a knot in them. But if not, there is an easy way to figure it out. Simply close your eyes, take a deep breath, and then start consciously relaxing each part of your body starting with your head and proceeding all the way to your toes. You'll be able to tell which muscles you were tensing and may not have even been aware of.

A massage can help with relieving both the physical as well as the mental tension in your body. Ask the person giving you a massage to focus on the areas where you know you are holding a lot of the tension in your body that was caused by stress. It will help force your muscles to relax and the kneading will help to disperse the lactic acid that has likely built up in the muscles as well. This will have the effect of getting rid of the uncomfortable knot you are feeling.

Getting a massage can also help relieve tension in your mind. If the massage feels good (which they normally do), the pleasure you feel will cause your body to release chemicals called endorphins into your brain which increase the pleasurable sensation and naturally relieve stress.

Regular massages are great ways to help control the level of stress you feel on a normal basis. And they don't have to be expensive, as there are some health insurance plans that cover massages. In fact, some companies even offer an on-site masseuse as a perk for their employees. Otherwise, your significant other would probably be willing to do their best as long as you are willing to reciprocate.

Massages are great ways to reduce and help control the level of stress you feel in your body and your mind. They aren't too expensive, and if you focus on the areas where you carry stress in your body the most, they are even more effective. Go and get one today!

The Benefits Of Getting A Massage

Do you suffer from muscle pain caused by a bad back, a hard workout, or maybe even from having slept in an uncomfortable bed? Well if you do, something that may be able to take your pain away is a massage. And if you've never had one, you don't know what you're missing!

Many people experience muscle pain on a regular basis for any number of different reasons, but don't know what to do about it. Some of them simply believe that it's just a part of life, and they can't do anything about it. So they continue to go through their lives each day living in pain.

Other people do try to do something about their muscle pain. One of the things they try to do to manage their muscle pain is take some sort of pain medication. These may be pills that can be purchased right off of the pharmacy shelf, or they may be prescription pain-killers. But they will usually need to try many different types in order to find one that works well for their type of pain. And that is assuming that they do find one that works.

There are downsides to taking medications in order to control muscle pain though. Besides having to try different types before finding one that works, even after having found one other problems may still crop up. You may start to develop an immunity to medication, making it necessary to take more and more each day. This could become expensive, or the pills could even stop working altogether.

Another option some people take in order to get rid of their muscle pain is to stop doing whatever it is that causes the pain in the first place. If it's caused by sleeping on an uncomfortable bed, they get a new mattress. If it's because they workout really hard, they change their workout routine. However, this may not always be an option.

The method that works for many people, that you cannot develop an immunity to, and that doesn't have to be expensive either is massage. Some health insurance plans even cover massages under certain conditions, which can make them inexpensive or even free. Or if you have a significant other, you can get a book or video to learn how and then practice on each other.

A massage that has been given to you by a skilled masseuse can help you rid yourself of muscle pain, and provide an enjoyable experience at the same time. I would encourage you to try it and see for yourself!

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Deep Tissue Massage Benefits


Massages help our bodies, but what exactly are the benefits of it? There are several.

Deep Tissue Massage focuses on releasing restrictions in the deeper layers of the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. It is effective in releasing deeply held tension, relaxing and smoothing muscles, and removing toxins.

Some Massage Benefits are:

* Improves posture and mobility.
* Helps to reduce tension and the automatic reflexes to stress.
* Resolves many chronic pain patterns by releasing deeply held emotions that cause tension.
* Eliminates the blocks that cause muscle tightness.
* Increases circulation of blood, lymph, cerebro-spinal and interstitial fluids.
* Helps improve the functioning of the internal organs and any associated symptoms/diseases.

Deep tissue massages work effectively on the skeletal structure that lies deep within the human body. It can break down scar tissue and crystallization, release toxins, allow oxygen and blood to circulate properly, and loosen muscles.

Many people get massages to try and treat crippling diseases, muscle, ligament, and tissue injuries. When receiving a Deep Tissue Massage, if done properly, any pain you have felt should be gone within a day or two.

Although a massage can be very intense, it does not require great strength nor does it have to be painful.

To get the full benefits of a deep tissue massage you need to drink plenty of water and relax completely. It is possible that if you do not drink enough water, you could have a reaction to the chemicals in the oil the massage therapist used to relax your muscles and eliminate the pain.


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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day!


"A Mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take"

Thursday, May 11, 2017

How Stress Affects Your Body - Sharon Horesh Bergquist


Our hard-wired stress response is designed to gives us the quick burst of heightened alertness and energy needed to perform our best. But stress isn’t all good. When activated too long or too often, stress can damage virtually every part of our body. Sharon Horesh Bergquist gives us a look at what goes on inside our body when we are chronically stressed.

Lesson by Sharon Horesh Bergquist, animation by Adriatic Animation.

Monday, May 8, 2017

12 Benefits of a Massage Therapy


Start receiving some of the amazing benefits of massage therapy by booking a session with 36 Oaks Country Retreat in Vacaville! 

Friday, May 5, 2017

Perfect Mother's Day Gift



Give your mother a gift this year she's sure to love...a spa day gift certificate! It's a great way to show just how much you appreciate her.

It's convenient too! You can buy and print a gift certificate straight from 36 Oaks Country Retreat's website. We offer a variety of relaxing services. You can buy an individual treatment or a spa day package. 

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Benefits of Facials



Taking the time off to get a facial is a chance to enhance your skin while you relax in a spa atmosphere. There are a variety of facials offered that address problems such as dry skin, inflamed pores, acne, and even just tense faces. Both men and women, as well as teens, can partake in this skin-saving and rejuvenating process.
Even if you wash your face regularly, your pores still accumulate the dirt and grime that are associated with everyday life. The skin of your face is also susceptible to smoke and sun damage that can be treated with a good facial.
Facials consist of a process where a skincare technician first assesses your skin condition. After this consultation, the technician will help you choose the best type of facial for you. The skin specialist will look at a number of factors to determine your skin type. He or she may take pore size, skin texture, tone, and oil production into consideration.
During the process, the skin expert will deep-clean your face, as well as exfoliate the grime and dead layer of skin on the surface. Your skin will be softened and treated specifically during the whole ordeal, and afterward. Some facials include special add-ons that focus on things like relaxing your face with special massages, or enhancing your face with eyebrow dye or other such products.
No matter your add-ons, facials work to detoxify your skin by extracting the impurities that build up in your pores. Additionally, they help to hydrate your face and lock in moisture. A facial targeted for your skin type can actually help fight the aging process by promoting cell turnover and hydration, protecting you from fine lines and sagging.
There are several different types of facials that have been created to address the different needs of different people. This helps the aesthetician tailor the facial to help you as much as possible, protecting your skin from the ravages of dirt and even time. There are calming facials that use gentle products while still cleaning out your skin. Also, you may get a facial massage during this process to help relax the muscles of your face and smooth out worried puckers. Acne-fighting facials may include special extractions in addition to the deep cleansing to fully remove built-up blackheads.
Some spas offer facials just for men that focus on cleaning out ingrown hairs. Others offer teen facials to set teenagers on the right track in skincare. Also, there are lunchtime facials that give people who are pressed for time a quick chance to still impact their face in a beneficial way.
As you can see, the benefits of facials are numerous. Not only do you target your skin issues, but you also get a chance to relax and enjoy the treatment.

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

10 Important Massage Benefits You May Not Know About


Do you think having a massage is just about relaxation, pampering or relieving tight muscles? Yes massage is great for inducing a deep state of relaxation and providing some pampering 'me' time. And you know it is excellent for relieving tight, sore or cramped muscles and the associated pain that goes with it. But there are many other benefits and reasons for having a massage than you may not be aware of.

Because massage affects us on a mind, body and spirit level, it can release a cascade of beneficial effects on a physiological, chemical, emotional and mental level.

Here are 10 important massage benefits that you may not know about.

  • Easing pain medication dependence.

Due to the easing of sore and painful muscles and freeing up of joints, less medication may be required to keep you comfortable.

  • Enhancing immunity.

The Lymphatic System is part of our body's natural defense system and massage stimulates the efficient flow of lymph therefore enhancing our natural immunity.

  • Improving the condition of the body's largest organ-the skin.

Massage increases circulation to the skin cells, bringing more oxygen and nutrients and oils used can also feed and moisturize the skin.

  • Lessen depression and anxiety.

As a result of the sedating effect of massage the nerves are calmed and many of us are able to step back from our worried or anxious mind for a while and gain a more positive perspective.

  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue.

Scar tissue can be broken down thereby reducing restrictions and unsightly scars.

  • Reduce post surgery adhesions and swelling.

Internal adhesions can be freed and pooling of excess tissue fluids can be reduced by stimulating drainage.

  • Release of endorphins.

These are amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller.

  • Relieve migraine pain.

Regular treatments can also reduce the occurrence of migraines.

  • High blood pressure patients demonstrate lower diastolic blood pressure, anxiety, and stress hormones.

By enhancing wellbeing and reducing anxiety, thus encouraging chemical and hormonal balance.

  • Enhanced sleep quality.

Relaxation promotes ease of getting to sleep and clients often report a deeper, more restful sleep.

There are many other benefits not listed here so don't just think of massage as a guilty indulgence, but as a very enjoyable maintenance program for this amazing machine we call the body.


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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Take a Break and Try Our Relaxation Package!


Relaxation Massage Package

*A four hour stay 
*One hour massage followed by steamy towels and application of a regenerative skin cream to protect your face. 
*Nice tea selection 

$95.00 

To make an appointment for the Relaxation Massage Package, 
please call 707-447-8037