Dry Brush - Dry brushing is a wellness practice that involves using a dry, natural-bristled brush to massage and exfoliate the skin. While it may seem simple, dry brushing offers several potential benefits for both your skin and overall well-being. Here are some of the key advantages associated with dry brushing:
Exfoliation: Dry brushing helps to remove dead skin cells from the surface of your skin, promoting a smoother and brighter complexion. By gently brushing the skin in circular motions, you stimulate the natural shedding process, revealing fresh skin underneath.
Increased circulation: The brushing action of dry brushing enhances blood flow to the skin's surface. This increased circulation can contribute to a healthy, radiant appearance and promote the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the skin cells.
Lymphatic system support: The lymphatic system plays a crucial role in removing waste and toxins from the body. Dry brushing can help stimulate lymphatic flow, aiding in the detoxification process. By gently brushing towards the heart, you assist the lymphatic system in carrying away waste products and improving overall lymphatic drainage.
Skin toning: Regular dry brushing can help improve the tone and texture of your skin. The brushing action helps to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, which are essential for maintaining firm and supple skin. It can also assist in reducing the appearance of cellulite by smoothing the skin's surface.
Stress relief: Dry brushing can be a calming and therapeutic practice. The repetitive and rhythmic motion of brushing can help relax the mind and body, promoting a sense of well-being and reducing stress. Many people find it to be an enjoyable self-care ritual that provides a moment of tranquility in their daily routine.
Enhanced absorption of skincare products: By exfoliating the skin's outer layer, dry brushing helps to remove any barriers that may hinder the absorption of moisturizers, serums, or other skincare products. This can enhance the effectiveness of the products you apply afterward, allowing them to penetrate deeper into the skin.
It's important to note that while dry brushing offers potential benefits, it may not be suitable for everyone. People with sensitive or inflamed skin, skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis, or open wounds should avoid dry brushing or consult with a healthcare professional beforehand. Additionally, it's essential to use a gentle brush specifically designed for dry brushing and to avoid excessive pressure that could cause skin irritation. An extra 15 minutes is needed for dry brushing to ensure you receive a frull amount of massage time. You will also get to bring your brush home with you to use every day for maximum benefits. $30
Foot Scrub - My most popular add-on! A luxurious foot scrub made locally helps to soften the most overlooked part of your body! Pamper your hard working feet with this amazing add-on! $15
Prenatal Belly Mask - Kick that itchy skin to the curb with my luxurious and moisturizing belly mask made locally at the Aromatherapy Shoppe. A thick layer of my lavender body butter is applied to your belly and a warm (dry) towel is placed over your belly to allow for maximum absorption. A fantastic addition to your massage. $15
Castor Oil Pack with or without Abdominal Massage - A thick layer of Castor oil is applied to your entire abdomen, a cotton towel is placed over the castor oil and then heat is applied to the abdomen. It's best for the castor oil to sit for as long as possible. I will then take any excess castor oil off and then follow up with a relaxing abdominal massage. Castor oil has many benefits including balancing the digestive system and cleansing the liver. Abdominal massage can enhance the benefits of the castor oil. FREE
Massage Cupping - Massage cupping is used to soften tight muscles and tone attachments, loosen adhesions and lift connective tissue, bring hydration and blood flow to body tissues, move deep inflammation to the skin surface for release, and drain excess fluids and toxins by opening lymphatic pathways. Cupping can be very useful in the release of old or new scar tissue. FREE
Aromatherapy - Add a blend or a single oil to level up your massage experience! I use Simply Earth Essential Oils; a small business from Wisconsin. They are a family owned business and they make excellent essential oils. Come see for yourself why I use their Essential Oils! $15