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Massage For Seniors: Healthy Aging Benefits

Massage For Seniors: Healthy Aging Benefits

Massage for Seniors: Feeling Good at Any Age

Massage for seniors is incredibly helpful in maintain flexibility and movement. It also helps reduce stress and anxiety.

Therapeutic massage can help you feel good at any age, including seniors. It is especially beneficial as you grow older.

Massage can:

  • improve general health
  • address problem conditions
  • improve sleep
  • enhance quality of life

Challenges of Aging

Even though aging is a normal life process, there are things we can do to lessen the effects and slow the process.

Some physical effect of aging include:

  • decrease in general mobility
  • decrease in muscular strength
  • slower nerve conduction
  • less tissue elasticity
  • thinner and drier skin
  • loss of bone mass
  • decreased function of the senses
  • less efficient immune system

Chronic stress and inactivity can accelerate the aging process. Luckily, therapeutic massage combats both of these issues.

Related: Arthritis and Massage Therapy

Benefits of Massage for Seniors and the Elderly

Enhances General Health

Massage can be introduced to any health maintenance plan at any age. It helps keep the body and mind functioning optimally.

Massage Reduces the Negative Effects of Stress

As mentioned above, stress and anxiety can accelerate the aging process. Massage can help reduce the physical and mental effects of these debilitating conditions.

The elderly are particularly at risk because of:

  • accumulated losses
  • frustrations
  • possible isolation
  • lack of human touch
  • loss of independence

Massage for Seniors helps to:

  • enhance general relaxation
  • reduce muscular tension and associated discomfort
  • reduce anxiety
  • improve sleep
  • increase feeling of well-being

Mobility and Independence

Massage for seniors can help you keep the flexibility and strength needed to accomplish the activities of every day life. For example:

  • getting up out of a chair
  • walking
  • climbing stairs
  • driving a car
  • getting in an out of the bathtub or shower

Massage for Seniors Supports Fitness Programs

Regular exercise and movement is vital to lifelong fitness and slowing the aging process. Therapeutic Massage can be an important addition to an exercise routine. Benefits include:

  • Reducing injury and soreness
  • Relaxes tight muscles
  • Relieves muscle aches and stiffness
  • Speeds recovery from exercise

A Caring Touch

For seniors who are home bound, have lost independence and loved ones, massage can provide a caring touch. It also provides personal interaction and communication.

Related: Types of Massage and What to Expect During a Massage

Massage therapist can visit you in your home or residence or you can visit their office to receive a massage. Which ever is easiest for you.

Please check with your medical health provider first before getting a massage.

Also, please read our article on Massage for Alzheimer’s Patients and Dementia Care, as massage can be very helpful with this disease.

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I have experience with massage for seniors and elderly care. I am also a cancer survivor and have extensive experience and a passion for helping cancer patients and survivors. Discounts are available for cancer patients, survivors and veterans. Call today to find out more information. 517-898-2899

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References:

Mayo Clinic on Healthy Aging. Creagan, E., MD., editor. Rosetta Books, 2014

Ayarti, M. and Azarani, A. Paths to Healthy Aging. Amazon Digital Services. 2014

Rose, M.K. Comfort Touch: Massage for the Elderly and Ill. Baltimore: LWW, 2009

Therapeutic Massage for Healthy Aging by Patricia J. Benjamin, Ph.D. and Victoria Carmona.

Fibromyalgia Relief with Massage

Fibromyalgia Relief with Massage

Do You Have Fibromyalgia?

If you have Fibromyalgia, or you suspect you do, you know all too well the frustrating pain that comes and goes and moves around. It doesn’t help that your pain is compounded by the negative effects of everyday stress.

Pain is stressful. It’s a viscous cycle.

Massage can help break that cycle.

Massage as part of your Fibromyalgia treatment planFibromyalgia and massage

Not only can massage help with the pain of Fibromyalgia, but research studies confirm that massage helps calm the nervous system, reduces anxiety, and improves sleep.

At this time, there is no known cure for Fibromyalgia. Each patient is different and treatment plans can include a combination of therapies to relieve symptoms.

Massage is a natural remedy for treating some of the major symptoms and is backed by sound research studies.

The benefits of therapeutic massage for Fibromyalgia suffers include:

The Best Time for Massage for Fibromyalgia

The symptoms of Fibromyalgia can vary from mild to severe. Some patients find massage helpful even during severe flare-ups. Others prefer to wait until their pain is at a lower level to receive massage. Your health care provider and massage therapist may be able to help you decide, but ultimately you know what is best for you!

Call me today to discuss your symptoms and how massage therapy can help! 517.898.2899

Add Chair Massage to Your Company Wellness Program

Add Chair Massage to Your Company Wellness Program

Chair Massage is a Good Investment for a Healthy Business

Chair Massage is a great addition to any wellness program.

A growing number of businesses are providing wellness programs in the workplace. Naturally, employees who are healthy and manage their stress are more productive on the job.

Stress is one of the biggest reasons for illness and lost time at work. By being proactive toward battling stress and achieving optimum physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being, businesses can help their employees and their bottom line.

Prevention is an essential part of wellness – catching potential problems before they cause disease or disability. Workplace wellness programs have been found to cut down on worker’s compensation claims and reduce time-off for employee illness and injury.

On-site chair massage is a convenient, safe, and cost-effective addition to any workplace wellness plan. It helps boost employee morale, and provides valuable health benefits too. All sizes and kinds of businesses from small offices to large companies can benefit from on-site chair massage services.

Workplace Stress and Health Problems

Some of the most serious and costly health problems in the workplace include:

  • high levels of stress
  • physical problems associated with sitting at workstations for long periods of time
  • repetitive use injuries

High stress is associated with many diseases and has been found to impair the immune system, leaving workers more vulnerable to illness.

Employers lose money because of:

  • lower productivity
  • lost work days
  • worker’s compensation claims
  • other health care expenses

Chair Massage Can Help Reduce Workplace Stress

Massage has been in use for a long time and has been proven to reduce the effects of stress and relieve muscular aches and pains.

It is now available in a more convenient form, the chair massage, which can be brought right into the work site. It is fast becoming a popular addition to workplace wellness programs as more employers recognize the benefits.

Benefits of Chair Massage

  • Reduces the physical and mental effects of stress, helping reduce burnout and stress-related disease
  • Reduces the adverse effects of sitting for long periods of time in the same position, such as at a desk or other workstation.
  • Relives physical problems associated with repetitive tasks, for example, computer work, sorting, filing, and assembly line tasks.
  • Improves alertness and the ability to focus, an antidote for work slumps
  • Helps relieve common problem conditions such as tension headaches and stiff and sore muscles.
  • Increases employee morale
  • Leaves employees feeling revitalized and ready to return to work.

This type of massage is very popular with employers and employees for several reasons:

  • You feel better right away with immediate positive effects
  • It requires no effort on the part of the receiver
  • It is an easy health practice to take advantage of
  • It complements other wellness programs
  • It works for everybody, from the corporate office to the warehouse to the mail room

How Does On-site Chair Massage Work?

Chair massage can offer the benefits of massage in public places like the workplace. During a chair massage, the recipient is seated and fully clothed. The massage therapist uses techniques which can be given though clothing and the session focuses on:

  • upper body
  • head
  • neck
  • shoulders
  • back
  • arms

Sessions usually last 10-20 minutes, the length of a typical work break.

Additional things to know about chair massage:

  • no oil is used
  • addresses common problems of today’s workers
  • can be given at the workstation or in any available small space

Onsite chair massage does not require a private room, but rather an out of the way quieter space like the corner of a conference room. The massage therapist will bring a special chair designed specifically for on-site chair massage.

Bringing On-site Chair massage to the Workplace

There are many options to bringing chair massage into the workplace wellness program. You will get the best results through regular sessions in an ongoing program. Chair massages can also be provided periodically for special occasions:

  • Regular (weekly or monthly) on-site chair massage for all workers
  • Special occasions such as holidays, birthdays, and national secretary’s day
  • As a break during long training sessions or meetings
  • As a reward for good work, reaching goals, or completing projects
  • In times of special stress such as near-deadlines or during peak work periods

To get an on-site chair massage program started for your Lansing, Michigan area workplace, call All Body Kneads today at 517-898-2899.

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Source: Benefits of On-site Massage by Patricia J. Benjamin, PhD.

Sports Massage: Increase Performance and Prevent Injury

Sports Massage: Increase Performance and Prevent Injury

Add Sports Massage to Your Workout Schedule

Athletes are recognizing that regular therapeutic sports massage should be a part of all training and regular workout routines. Why?

When an athlete receives a sports massage (deep-tissue therapeutic massage) it improves the general wear and tear and minor injuries that naturally occur with strenuous movement. The physiological and psychological benefits of massage make it an ideal complement to a total conditioning program.

Who can benefit from sport massage?

Anyone who routinely stretches thesports massage ir physical limits through movement such as:

  • running
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • dancing
  • tennis and other racquet sports
  • strength training
  • aerobics
  • team sports such as basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, soccer, etc.

In fact, sometimes the season of life wsports massagee are in or the job we have also requires a lot of physical movement. Other people who can benefit from massage include:

  • have small children and do a lot of lifting
  • gardeners and those who work in their yard a lot
  • factory workers
  • service workers

Sports Massage is a Healthy Reward

Sports massage is beneficial when starting a conditioning program, because it helps you get into good shape faster, and with less stiffness and soreness. It helps you recover faster from heavy workouts, and relieves conditions which may cause injury.

Sports massage can also be something you look forward to after a work out — a healthy reward!

How Sports Massage Can Help

Recovery

Sports massage helps the body recover from the stresses of strenuous exercise and facilitates the rebuilding phase of conditioning. The physiological benefits of sports massage (and massage in general) include:

  • improved blood and lymph circulation
  • muscle relaxation
  • general relaxation
  • removal of waste products and better cell nutrition
  • normalization and greater elasticity of tissues
  • deactivation of trigger points
  • faster healing of injuries

In addition to these benefits, therapeutic massage may also focus on specific muscles used in a sport or fitness activity. For example, the legs for runners, upper body for swimmers, and arms for tennis players. These areas are more likely to be tight, lose flexibility, and develop trigger points.

Overtraining

Sometimes athletes do not allow themselves adequate recovery time, especially if they are training for an upcoming event. This can lead to higher rates of injury and fatigue.

sports massage You may be overtraining if you experience:

  • irritability
  • apathy
  • altered appetite
  • increased frequency of injury
  • increased resting heart rate
  • insomnia

These things can occur when the body is not allowed to recover adequately between training.

Sports massage can help you avoid overtraining by promoting recovery through general relaxation and healing properties.

Trouble Spots

Every athlete and active person has their own trouble spots. Sometimes this is from past injuries, repetitive motion or a particular activity. A massage therapist can pay extra attention to these areas while monitoring them for developing problems or improvement. An experienced massage therapist can also compliment any treatment you are receiving from other health care professions such as chiropractors, acupuncturists, medical doctors, trainers, and physical therapists.

Making the Most of Your Sports Massage

In order to maximize the benefit of sports massage, here are some tips:

  • Schedule your sports massage (30 minutes to 90 minute massage) for after your workout or on rest day.
  • Cool down completely after your workout before getting a massage.
  • Take a shower, sauna, steam bath, or Jacuzzi before your sports massage. This will give you a jump start on relaxation.
  • Communicate with your massage therapist about your recent activity, injuries, or upcoming events so she or he can customize the massage.
  • Be sure to inform the massage therapist about painful areas.
  • Be as diligent with your massage schedule as you are with your training. Regular sports massage means once a week to once a month.

Call All Body Kneads today to schedule your sports massage.

(517) 898-2899


References:

Therapeutic Massage for Sports and Fitness by Patricia J. Benjamin, PhD.

Robert K. King. Performance Massage; Muscle Care for Physically Active People. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics Publishers, 1993

Bonnie Prudden. Myotherapy: Complete Guide to Pain-Free Living. New York: Ballentine Books, 1984.

Frances M. Tappan and Patricia J. Benjamin, PhD. Tappan’s Handbook of Healing Massage Techniques: Classic Holistic, and Emerging Methods. San Mateo, CA: Appleton & Lange, 1998.

Skinny Massage: Target your problem areas

Skinny Massage: Target your problem areas

What is a Skinny Massage?

Please note that Skinny Massage does not promote weight loss alone. Rather, it focuses on problem areas of the body such as upper arms, abdomen, upper legs, back, and buttocks.

By focusing on these areas where cellulite likes to show off, massage strokes can help induce a smoother, toner appearance.

Does Infrared Sauna Sessions promote weight loss?

Traditional saunas rely upon temperatures of 185 to 195 degrees Fahrenheit, which tends to overwhelm people who are sensitive to heat. However, an infrared sauna heats up to only 120 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. A study review performed by Dr. Richard Beever further indicated that heat from an infrared sauna can travel deeply into the skin, which suggests that it can target fats with greater efficiency.

Skinny Massage Plus Infrared Heat is a Good Combination

The best way to lose weight it through a healthy diet and moderate exercise. But sometimes we need that extra boost to help our efforts. A massage that zeroes in on the areas you are already working on will help sore muscles and work to smooth cellulite. Coupled with the deep heat of a sauna, and you will be sure to relax and feel good.

All Body Kneads’ Skinny Massage Package info is listed below. Call us today to make an appointment. 517.898.2899

Skinny Massage Package: will start with an Infrared Sauna Session, followed by vibration and then full body massage that includes working on cellulite problem areas that improves circulation in those areas to help minimize & eliminate cellulite. Skinny Massage will not make you skinny or make you lose weight if you are just relying on this massage alone.

120 Minute Skinny Massage $120.00

Simple Skinny Massage does not include the infrared sauna session or the vibration it is a full body massage that includes working on cellulite problem areas that improves circulation in those areas, to help minimize and eliminate cellulite.

60 Minute Simple Skinny Massage $80.00

Thai Poultice Massage for Achy Muscles

Thai Poultice Massage for Achy Muscles

What is Thai Poultice Massage?

Thai poultice massage was developed in Thailand during the 14th to 18th centuries. It was originally used on soldiers returning home with painful, weary muscles.

Today, Thai poultice massage is becoming popular in the United States. Licensed massage therapists use the technique to alleviate pain and inflammation, as well as to relieve the stresses of modern life that accumulate in muscles and joints.

A poultice is a special blend of herbs and spices that are wrapped in muslin or cotton and heated with steam. The heat allows the natural essential oils and aromas of the herbs and spices to be released. During massage, the poultices provide moist and nutrient-rich relaxation to the skin and muscles.

The poultices also loosen energy blockages and stimulating blood circulation by working with the body’s natural energy.

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What’s in a Thai Poultice?

Typical ingredients of Thai poultices include:

  • Prai (a herb specifically from Thailand), used for relief of sore muscles and tired joints.
  • Tumeric, a natural analgesic that contains anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antioxidant and antibacterial properties, refreshes the skin and boosts the immune system.
  • Lemongrass, which regenerates connective tissue and ligaments, supports thymus and spleen function, aids circulation, reduces fevers and infections, improves muscle tone, aids athletic muscle pain and sprains, stimulates lymphatic detox, aids edema and fluid retention, and helps skin blemishes.
  • kaffir lime, for toning mature skin and boosting circulation
  • Camphor, which stimulates the circulatory and nervous system, combats inflammation and eases spasms, various pain aliments and sore muscles. Camphor is also reported to aid digestion, kill internal parasites and minor infections.
  • Many other beneficial herbs and spices may be used as well as these.

Who Can Benefit from a Thai Poultice Massage?

Anyone leading an active lifestyle, especially anyone feeling sore and achy, would truly benefit from the deep, soothing, aromatic comfort that comes with a Thai poultice massage.

  • Athletes
  • Runners
  • Busy moms and dads
  • Construction workers and laborers
  • Restaurant workers
  • Anyone in the service industry

Caution: Thai poultice massage is not recommended for women who are pregnant. Also, patients who have rheumatoid arthritis should get the approval of their medical doctor before receiving a Thai poultice massage.

Schedule a Thai Poultice Massage Today

All Body Kneads is one of the only massage therapy centers offering Thai Poultice massage in the Lansing area. Be the first of your friends to try this deeply soothing and effective treatment.

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Bamboo Fusion Massage: A Great Technique for Deep Tissue Work

Bamboo Fusion Massage: A Great Technique for Deep Tissue Work

What is Bamboo Fusion Massage?

Bamboo fusion massage, sometimes referred to hot bamboo massage, is a fairly new type of massage therapy made popular by Nathalie Cecilia.

The technique uses warm bamboo sticks for deep tissue massage work. The bamboo tool allows the massage therapist to use more strength and stamina for deeper pressure. The smooth sticks allowed for more penetrating maneuvers and make deep-tissue work easier.

Bamboo fusion massage is at the forefront of the massage industry, becoming the new treatment at top spas and resorts around the country. All Body Kneads is one of the first massage therapy locations in Lansing to bring this technique to the area.

This wonderful technique promotes a deep sense of well-being and delicious relaxation. Many clients report that the positive effects of the bamboo tools seem even longer lasting than deep tissue massage without the bamboo sticks.

Who “Kneads” Bamboo Fusion?

Anyone who enjoys massage therapy or requires it for healing can benefit from bamboo fusion massage. The method allows the message therapist to apply more pressure in an even manner over a large area, so patients who like deep-tissue work and harder massage pressure may prefer bamboo fusion massage.

How is the bamboo used?

Bamboo fusion massage uses different lengths and diameters of bamboo sticks and stones. The smooth bamboo is warmed and then used as part of the massage therapy, much like hot stones are. However, bamboo holds heat longer than stones do.

The bamboo sticks are wrapped in a heating pad to warm them. The bamboo is easily cleaned and sanitized with antibacterial wipes.

During the massage the bamboo sticks serve as an extension of the hands and the therapist can easily palpate, find tension, and dissolve knots and trigger points. They are also used to knead and stretch muscle and fascia in all directions. The pressure can be as light or as deep as necessary.

Massage lotion or oil is used with the bamboo. A twelve inch bamboo stick is used for large areas to knead the muscles and also uses a crisscross technique to stretch fascia. The shorter tools are used for small areas and deeper work. The warmth brings relaxation in a shorter time as it quickly penetrates to relax the muscles.

Schedule a Bamboo Fusion Massage today and experience a deeper sense of calm and healing.

The Benefits of Pregnancy Massage

The Benefits of Pregnancy Massage

Congratulations on your pregnancy!

No matter how far along you are in your pregnancy, you already know that your body is undergoing tremendous changes. Some of the changes can be uncomfortable, and pre-natal massage can help!

If you do everything you can now to prepare your body for birth, the process will go much smoother and your recovery postpartum with be much quicker. Right now, the focus should be on you and your body. Once your bundle of joy arrives, everyone’s attention shifts to the baby. Don’t forget to take care of you!

The overall goals of pregnancy massage, or prenatal massage, are to:

  • minimize stresspregnancy massage Lansing Michigan
  • promote relaxation
  • prepare the muscles for childbirth
  • relieve lower back pain
  • reduce swelling of hands and feet
  • eliminate headaches
  • relieve calf cramps
  • promote good sleep
  • relieve sciatic pain
  • relieve sinus congestion

Related: A birth doula will use massage technique before, during, and after birth.

How Pregnancy Massage Helps

The act of massage, including manipulation of soft tissues, stroking and stretching of muscle, tendons and ligaments achieves the following:

  • increase of blood circulationpregnancy massage
  • more oxygen and nutrients are available to the tissues
  • removal of metabolic waste products that have built up in the muscles
  • improved muscle pliability
  • improved joint flexibility
  • decrease muscle tension
  • calming nervous irritability

All of these things sound amazing, right?

Precautions for Pregnancy Massage

In most cases, pregnancy massage by a trained professional massage therapist, specifically someone who has experience with prenatal massage, is safe for all stages of pregnancy.

However, there are certain instances where it may not be good to receive pregnancy massage or precautions your pregnancy massage therapist should take.

The following are circumstances in which your primary health care provider advice is important and should be in the loop for you to contuinue massage during your pregnancy:

  • Heavy vaginal discharge (watery or bloody)
  • Preeclampsia
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Contagious Illness
  • Morning sickness
  • Fever
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting/Diarrhea
  • Any malignant conditions
  • Unusual pain

Please consult with your primary care physician & OBGYN when you decide to get prenatal massages.

What To Expect During a Pregnancy Massage

You can wear as much or as little clothing as you feel comfortable wearing during your massage. Often times the massage therapist will position you on your back,  side, or on you belly with a special pregnancy massage table that allows for your growing baby.

Be sure to let the massage therapist know if you:

  • are uncomfortable
  • are hot or cold
  • would like more or less pressurepregnancy massage
  • if you have to go to the bathroom

Post-partum and Infant Massage

Massage after you give birth is extremely beneficial to the healing process as well as the stresses of new parenthood. Learning how to massage your baby will increase bonding and provide relaxation and better sleep for your baby.

Check out our pregnancy massage services today!

Masseuse or Masseur vs Massage Therapist

Massage Masseuse

These words are big for the massage industry, so how do we correct and not offend clients that call you a Masseuse (woman) or a Masseur (man) when referred to as a masseuse or masseur. The words mean to knead or Rub muscles. To understand the reasons these terms are unsavory it calls for a bit of a history lesson and an explanation these terms. The terms Masseuse or a Masseur came about in France in the late 1800’s and they remained popular in this country through most of the 20th century, however the word/terms were hijacked by prostitution industry.

The original term referred to and described men and women who made a living by providing massage and were paid for their work, it did not mean happy endings. This was not meant as a derogatory term it was a legitimate business and treated as such. People have been providing and receiving massage therapy for centuries, for over 2000 years. Massage has its origins in African, Chinese, Greek, Hawaiian, Japanese, Indian among other cultures. Massage has been used as more than just a treat or luxury but as a healthy therapy.

Between the 1930’s and 1950’s the terms Masseuse and Masseur got hijacked by the prostitution industry in order to advertise and promote their business prostitution under the guise of a legitimate massage business. So, while both these terms are not wrong when used in the pure sense, it’s still looks at by most the population as unsavory and associated with happy endings. Hence the dilemma for trained massage therapist.

In today’s world, unfortunately there are still people out there that think massage therapist do happy endings, and this might put a massage therapist working alone in an unsafe situation. A massage therapist might find herself having to defend herself from a client that is either overly eager, aggressive, or just one that doesn’t realize that what they are looking for is not something a massage therapist offer or provide. Most of these clients usually don’t retaliate once a therapist explains it to them, they don’t provide that kind of service and asks them to pay and leave but some do not respond kindly.

In today’s world, if you listen or watch T.V. you still find that even legal entities snicker and giggle at the mention of Masseuse or Massage Therapists. Massage therapist have worked really hard to move past this unsavory reputation. Massage Therapists meet licensing and educational requirements, which has allowed for the protection on the Term Massage Therapist and the term Massage Therapist can no longer be used by just anyone, you must be educated and licensed to use the term.

The term most Massage Therapists in the industry today prefer is Massage Therapist because a legal license protects that title to practice. The license tells everyone that the therapist has credentials to back them up, that the therapist has been to school and graduated from a massage school or program. The massage therapist has passed a licensing exam and paid for a license to practice and participate in obtaining continuing education units. These Massage Therapists also follow standardized rules and ethics approved by a licensing board. Most Massage Therapist also have liability insurance as well as follow a strict code of conduct. A therapist that doesn’t and are found working outside the scope of their practice or outside the law will risk losing their license and have their privileges revoked by the state or governing body.

Most Massage Therapist understands that the public isn’t using the term maliciously and the just need to be educated when it comes to these terms. Most massage therapist would rather not be referred to as a Masseuse or a Masseur at the same time they don’t make a huge deal about it. We know this is not meant as an insult or meant to be derogatory, 99% of the time and we gently correct the client or person. Using the term might elicit a humorous explanation of the correct term or by referring to ourselves as Massage Therapists.

National Healthy Skin Month (Skin Care Tips)

Healthy Skin Care Tips

With the Fall season in full swing, welcome to not only Novemberskin care tips but National Healthy Skin Month! The health and conditions of your skin are at risk all year long, not just tanning and bikini season. So here are some skin care tips and general advice to help keep your face as beautiful as possible.

Facials

One way that can make a world of difference is treating yourself to a facial. Facials have been proven to:

  • reduce the impact of sun exposure, smoking and many other types of environmental hazards.
  • reduce stress which in tandem prevents premature aging signs.
  • help your general skin condition including the fact that they can help treat and prevent zits and other blemishes.

In fact, specialists agree most people should seek a minimum of 4 facials a year, basically as a rejuvenation process for every season with different conditions and temperatures.

National Healthy Skin Month

Dermatologists started National Healthy Skin Month as a way to inform people of the benefits of not only facials but skin care and moisturizes in general. You and your skin go through a lot every day and you both deserve a treat for yourself. So much can do gained from simply giving yourself a few minutes of rest, relaxation and treatment. Here are a few more tips to follow while receiving a facial:

  1. Moisturize as much as you can. Fall and winter air is dryer than you think.
  2. Apply sunscreen when being outside for prolonged periods of time. You heard me, the sun doesn’t leave during the other 6 months of the year.
  3. Protect your hands. Wear gloves so your hands don”t get exposed to too much.
  4. Pug in a humidifier. Again, winter air is dry as can be. Your skin will thank you later.
  5. Don’t take super hot baths. Seriously.

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