The global Coronavirus pandemic has forced many businesses to temporarily close, including our salon and spa. While hair appointments resume June 1st, massage therapy and facials are part of a later reopening phase in Connecticut.
We understand the frustration of missing your treatments and look forward to seeing our clients again soon!
In the meantime, it’s important to take care of your skin and body. We have 6 tips to relieve muscle tension, reduce stress and keep skin healthy, without access to the professionals.
1. Skin Care
Missing your regular facials? Many people seek out this treatment to rejuvenate skin, prevent signs of aging, reduce stress or treat skin blemishes. While you may not have all the proper tools at home, you can achieve a spa-level facial by following these steps:
- Thoroughly wash your face
- Exfoliate to remove dead skin cells
- Apply your face mask of choice
- Steam over a bowl of hot water
- Gently remove the face mask
- Apply a serum or moisturizer
For your daily skincare routine, wash your face twice a day with a cleanser that’s right for your skin type. Always use a moisturizing cream after washing your face to lock in moisture.
Before heading outside, apply sunscreen to all exposed skin and shield your face with a wide-brimmed hat to limit your exposure to dangerous UV rays.
The human body is made up of about 60 percent water – no wonder it’s important to stay hydrated! Experts recommend drinking at least 8 glasses of water per day. Adding citrus like lemon or lime can make water more flavorful, plus it’s a good source of Vitamin C.
Drinking water before, during and after physical activity improves performance. Keeping the body hydrated and joints lubricated can help prevent injury and long-term damage.
Water also flushes harmful toxins from the body, which can help prevent certain skin conditions. Drink plenty of H2O throughout the day to promote healthy, glowing skin!
3. Foam Roll
The tissues that support our muscles can become tight, causing myofascial pain syndrome. Self-myofascial release is a technique to relieve tissue stiffness and sensitivity. Using a tube of compressed foam called a foam roller, you can lengthen the affected muscles to ease soreness and inflammation.
Relax the mind and body with meditation techniques. Through this practice of mindfulness, you sharpen focus and clear your mind to achieve a state of calmness. Many people recite a mantra to keep out negative thoughts.
Emotional stress not only affects us mentally, but physically too. Meditation can be key to unwinding the entire body and mind.
When it comes to fitness, don’t overwork yourself. While being physically active each day is important, your body also needs time to recover. If you do a challenging workout one day, take an easy walk around the neighborhood the next.
Our muscles should be stretched regularly to release toxins and avoid stiffness. Before you work out, a warm-up loosens the muscles, while a cool down stretches them back out. Skipping these routines could lead to injury and increased soreness.
Don’t miss out on the many benefits of massage therapy and facials! To book a future appointment, contact us today!