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Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage

What you should know before booking a deep tissue massage

Deep Tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity, such as athletes, and patients who have sustained physical injury. It is also not uncommon for receivers of Deep Tissue Massage to have their pain replaced with a new muscle ache for a day or two.

Deep tissue work varies greatly. What one calls deep tissue another will call light. When receiving deep tissue work it is important to communicate what you are feeling, and to choose a respectable massuse. For example, when looking through spas in austin, focus on the ones who have experts in deep tissue massage. How does deep tissue massage work? When there is chronic muscle tension or injury, there are usually adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Adhesions can block circulation and cause pain, limited movement, and inflammation. Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down these adhesion to relieve pain and restore normal movement. To do this, the massage therapist often uses direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles. Will deep tissue massage hurt? At certain points during the massage, most people find there is usually some discomfort and pain. It is important to tell the massage therapist when things hurt and if any soreness or pain you experience is outside your comfort range. There is usually some stiffness or pain after a deep tissue massage, but it should subside within a day or so. The massage therapist may recommend applying ice to the area after the massage. If you are experiencing muscle pain due to a sporting injury and previous massages haven’t alleviated any pains, look into services like sports medicine clinic Seattle as well as other locations.
What conditions is deep tissue massage used for? Unlike classic massage therapy, which is used for relaxation, deep tissue massage usually focuses on a specific problem, such as:
  • Chronic pain limited mobility
  • Recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls, sports injury)
  • Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Postural problems
  • Osteoarthritis pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Muscle tension or spasm
According to the August 2005 issue of Consumer Reports magazine, 34,000 people ranked deep tissue massage more effective in relieving osteoarthritis pain than physical therapy, exercise, prescription medications, chiropractic, acupuncture, diet, glucosamine, and over-the-counter drugs. Deep tissue massage also received a top ranking for fibromyalgia pain. People often notice improved range of motion immediately after a deep tissue massage.
I feel so privileged to have such a caring and talented staff at Le Reve. Our Massage Therapist are absolutely exceptional. So whether you are needing a relaxing or a deeper more therapeutic type of massage Le Reve has you covered. Be sure to check out our tweets because every week I tweet a special Spa Offering and you could get a 1 1/2 hour massage for the price of a 1hour.
See you at the spa!
Bridgette

Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Revitalising Gel

Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Revitalizing Gel Lotion with Antioxidant Complex 

A water gel moisturizer designed to address the signs of dehydration with replenishing oils and botanicals, while providing protection against environmental aggressors. 
Product and benefits – Protection and hydration.
This silky water gel moisturizer with Rose Hip Oil is rich in antioxidant ingredients to help protects against environmental aggressors. Green Tea, Grapeseed and Turmeric Extracts provide a powerful antioxidant complex while Evening Primrose Oils and Grape Seed Oil help to hydrate, smooth and soften. this cooling moisturizing gel leaves skin feeling hydrated, protected and replenished. 
How to use this product – 
Apply a pearl sized amount between the fingertips and gently press onto the face and neck, morning and night. 

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Eminence Lemon Cleanser

Eminence Lemon Cleanser

Nut Free Vegan
 
Details – Find your moisture balance and gently clean your skin with our Lemon Cleanser. Lemon and herb oils hydrate to leave normal-to-dry skin soft and velvety. Cruelty-free and formulated without parabens, sodium lauryl sulfates, synthetic dyes, petrochemicals, animal by-products, phthalates, GMOs and triclosan.
How to use – Apply to the skin, emulsifying with fingertips and dilute cleanser with water, if necessary. Remove with a damp face cloth and apply appropriate toner for skin type.
Results
  • Skin is perfectly cleansed
  • Skin texture appears softened and smoothed
  • Complexion appears cleared and more radiant
Key Ingredients
  • Lemon: tones and refreshes the skin, contains Vitamin C
  • Herb oils: softens and enriches the skin
  • Bioflavonoids: enrich, nourish and moisturize the skin
  • BioComplex™: an antioxidant booster of Vitamin A, Vitamin C Ester, Vitamin E, Coenzyme Q10, Alpha Lipoic Acid
You can purchase this product by visiting our online store or by stopping into our organic boutique at 21 W. Gutierrez St
xoxo, Linda 
 

Uses and Benefits of Peppermint Oil

If you are having muscle cramps or spasms a great natural way to help calm and relieve the pain is peppermint. It works similarly to CBD Oil (for more information on CBD Oil see: https://www.neotericnutra.com/blog/cbd-oil-what-it-is-and-where-it-s-legal) as little bit of peppermint essential oil on the problem are will help relax the muscles. If you would to find out more about CBD there are places with online CBD products if you are interested in find out more information and what to feed your curiosity, for example somewhere like Puffmen.
Here in the spa we do carry many essential oils and the Jurlique Peppermint Oil is definitely one of my favorites. Peppermint has many great uses, so you will not regret the purchase! You can stop into our organic boutique or purchase this product by going to our online store. Enjoy!
Below are some other useful uses and benefits.

Uses and Benefits of Peppermint Oil

Peppermint oil is often used in aromatherapy, or the use of essential oils to support health. Studies have found that aromatherapy is effective in relieving anxiety, pain, and vomiting, as well as improving memory. The aroma of peppermint oil has been shown to improve memory and raise alertness. According to findings, peppermint oil exhibits antiviral, antimicrobial, antifungal, antioxidant, analgesic, radioprotective, and antiedema properties. Below are other common uses of peppermint oil:
    • Relief for Stomach Problems
Peppermint oil is a safe and effective alternative to medications like Buscopan in reducing colonic spasms. It eases abdominal pain by allowing gas to pass through easily. Peppermint oil also provides relief for indigestion and upset stomach. Research has also shown that peppermint oil is effective in improving the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Another show that it has helped reduce total irritable bowel syndrome score by 50 percent among 75 percent of the participants. Peppermint contains large concentrations of menthol and is twice as potent in the essential oil form in decreasing smooth muscle spasm and blocking calcium channels in the gut.
    • Respiratory Benefits
Peppermint oil can be used as an expectorant and decongestant. It can clear up phlegm in your respiratory tract when used as a chest rub or inhaled through a vaporizer. The essential oil may also provide benefits to individuals with tuberculosis. Researchers found that when inhaled, the oil can help decrease tuberculosis-induced inflammation and prevent the disorder from worsening or recurring. Peppermint oil can also work against asthma as it contains rosmarinic acid, which helps curb inflammation-causing chemicals that may cause the condition.
    • Pain Relief
Peppermint is beneficial in addressing pain. It can be used to relieve sore muscles when used with massage or added to bath water. Dabbing a few drops on your wrist or inhaling the aroma can reduce headache pain. Like with sore muscles, it can be massaged onto your temples.
    • Positive Effect on Cancer-Related Treatments
Peppermint oil can substitute drugs that address chemotherapy-induced nausea. It can also help treat hot flashes in women receiving treatment for breast cancer.
    • Treatment of Herpes Infections
Peppermint oil was found to have a beneficial effect on drug-resistant herpes simplex virus when applied topically. Because of its lipophilic nature, peppermint oil is able to pass through the skin, making it an ideal treatment against recurrent herpes infection. Using peppermint oil on shingles rash also improves pain induced by the disease.
    • Hair and Skin Health
Mixing peppermint oil into massage oils, shampoos, body washes, and lotions gives these products antiseptic and antimicrobial properties, helping cool skin and eliminate dandruff or lice from your scalp. It can also improve frizzy hair and may contribute to hair growth. Peppermint oil can aid in oil secretion in skin, therefore preventing acne. It can also heal cracked lips, which is why it’s often an ingredient in lip balms.
    • Dental Health
Peppermint oil extract is shown to be more effective than the mouthwash chemical chlorhexidine in preventing the development of biofilm that contribute to cavities. It can also prevent bad breath. To use, just add one to two drops to your toothpaste.
    • Comfort for Stress and Nervous System Problems
Due to its energizing effects, peppermint oil is used to manage stress and treat nervous disorders and mental fatigue. Studies suggest that the essential oil may have an effect similar to psychostimulants, as shown in a study involving mice. In addition to these health benefits, peppermint oil can also be used as a natural insect repellent. The cooling sensation provided by peppermint can also help relieve itching caused by insects by blocking the sensation.

Raspberry Pore Refining Mask

Mask Monday

Raspberry Pore Refining Mask

Happy Mask Monday Santa Barbara today I used Eminence Organics Raspberry Pore Defining Mask. Enjoy!
 GLUTEN FREE   NUT FREE 
Details – Tighten the appearance of pores and ward off damage with the astringent effect of raspberry, blueberry and blackberry. This antioxidant skin masque for all skin types provides the appearance of a smooth, refined complexion. 
How to use – Emulsify a small amount of masque in your hand with a few drops of water. Apply evenly over the entire face as well as the neck and décolleté areas if desired. Allow masque to dry 5–10 minutes then gently scrub off in a circular motion with a lukewarm face cloth. Rinse thoroughly with clear water.
Results 
  • Pores appear refined and minimized
  • Skin appears soft and firm
  • The visible signs of aging are reduced
  • The appearance of skin elasticity and moisture levels are improved
Key Ingredients
  • Raspberry Juice: antioxidant; source of vitamin C and bioflavonoids; astringent; tightens the look of pores
  • Honey: moisturizes and nourishes the skin’s appearance
  • Blueberry Juice: antioxidant; rich in phyto-nutrients; astringent, tightens the look of pores
  • Blackberry Juice: antioxidant; rich source of vitamins B, C, K, and Omega 3s; astringent; tightens the look of pores
  • BioComplex™: a booster of antioxidants, vitamins, Coenzyme Q10, and Alpha Lipoid Acid to improve the appearance of skin
You can purchase this product and many other amazing products by visiting our online store, or you can stop into our organic boutique at 21 W. Gutierrez St
be sure to check out mask Monday next week as well
xoxo, Linda 
 

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805.564.2977
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Le Reve Spa

21 W. Gutierrez St.
Santa Barbara, Ca. 93101

Down the private outdoor walkway
between D'Angelo's Bakery
and Yoga Soup

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