Salt and spa is offerting specials as a great way to keep your skin Rejuvenated and Hydrated during this time of the year.
Pumpkin Apple Fall Facial $85.00 Pumpkin Apple Fall Peel $125.00
Purchase 5 facials, chemical peels and microdermabrasion and get one FREE!
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You may consider getting a facial as something a little too fussy for the likes of your manly skin. The spa slippers, soothing music, and cucumber water might not appeal to you. We get it. But the real motivation to get your skin handled by the pros is the same reason you have a mechanic work on your car: They can do it better than you can.
Skin damage from your shave routine or the sun can’t be fixed with the soap and water you use every day. Redness fades, but the underlying problems don’t. In fact, probably more than the ladies, guys need facials, thanks to their coarser skin, larger pores, and increased chance of sun damage. (Oh yeah, we are usually more likely to skip out on using sunscreen, too.) Consider this the 3-point case for treating your face to a facial.
1. Men Produce More Oil
“In general, men have higher testosterone levels than women, which helps explain why men produce more oil,” says Dr. Joshua Zeichner, director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research in Dermatology at Mt. Sinai Hospital. When not cleaned properly, oil will clog your pores and can lead to blackheads, which can lead to pimples. Most aestheticism will perform extractions during a facial, which is the very precise removal of oil and dirt that’s clogging pores. Do this yourself at home and risk serious skin damage, but in the right hands, the result is clean, clear skin.
Just because men produce more oil doesn’t mean all men have oily skin. Part of the reason facials are so effective is that estheticians understand your skin type and its needs. For dry skin types, you’ll need a facial that leaves your skin hydrated and moisturized. “If you have oily skin, you will need a facial that decreases your shine, shrinks your pores and exfoliates your skin,” says Santa Monica-based dermatologist Ava Shamban.
2. You'll Get a Smoother Shave
Whether it’s everyday or every two weeks, the continuous dragging of a razor across sensitive facial skin can cause irritation. Razor burn, inflammation, and irritation from shaving over pimples are common consequences of shaving, says Dr. Zeichner. A facial will deep clean bumps and soothe irritated skin. The combination of exfoliation, essential oils, masks, and moisturizers that an estheticians typically applies will address shaving’s side effects and make your skin smoother than ever. The smoother your skin, the better and less painful your shave. Even if you aren’t worried about wrinkles, this is one of the best reasons to slap on some moisturizer once or twice a day.
3. The Pros Can Teach You
According to Dr. Shamban, estheticians use better, more effective products that aren’t sold over the counter. They can show you new techniques on how to apply products, the order in which to use them, and explain why. Chances are, you’ll be relaxed and if you want to check out, fine. But you can use this opportunity to ask questions. “What are you putting on my face?” “Why is that product going on first?” Estheticians also use professional steamers to open your pores. It’s better than sticking your head over a pot of boiling water...which we know you aren’t doing, right.
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As a pulmonologist, I initially became familiar with halotherapy through my care of individuals with Cystic Fibrosis. Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disorder characterized by dehydration of the respiratory epithelial surface, resulting in impaired mucociliary clearance. In this disorder, thick tenacious secretions obstruct the lower airway and sinuses and provide an environment for chronic infection. Nebulized hypertonic saline has been shown (in well done randomized clinical trials) to improve pulmonary function and respiratory symptoms as well as reduce pulmonary exacerbation rate in individuals with cystic fibrosis. This may be referred to as “wet” salt therapy as opposed to halotherapy which is “dry” salt therapy. Nebulized hypertonic saline can sometimes cause bronchospasm, and not all patients can tolerate this therapy even when premedicated with a bronchodilator. In cystic fibrosis, halotherapy has some theoretical advantages over nebulized hypertonic saline. The patient enters a room to receive the halotherapy typically in a 45-minute session. The prolonged duration of therapy appears to be associated with a much lower incidence of bronchospasm then is seen in the setting of nebulized hypertonic saline. In addition, in the halotherapy mode of administration the salt particles are delivered to both the sinuses and the lower respiratory tract. After seeing anecdotal benefit in our patients with cystic fibrosis, we performed a clinical study, which confirmed that this therapy was well tolerated and the patients derived symptomatic benefit in terms of their sinus complaints. Other studies are planned to study this therapy further in individuals with cystic fibrosis.
The fundamental defect in cystic fibrosis is related to chloride transport and therefore there is a strong rationale for halotherapy in this particular disease. Anecdotally, I have seen patients with other respiratory diseases derive significant benefit from Halotherapy including bronchiectasis, chronic bronchitis, chronic sinusitis and allergic rhinitis. The hypothesis is that Halotherapy may help with respiratory illnesses by liquefaction of airway secretions thereby enhancing expectoration. There seems to be very little risk to this therapy other than the financial and time investment. There is certainly a theoretical basis for the possible benefit of halotherapy, given the known antiinflammatory and anti-infective properties of salt. Currently, halotherapy is not covered by medical insurance companies. However, it is hoped that this may change as research is planned to try to prove the benefits that many patients have reported. Many halotherapy institutions offer a monthly pass that can make therapy more affordable than purchasing individual sessions. There is also an effort to develop systems that can deliver halotherapy in the home setting, avoiding the need to travel to a salt room. This is important since many people do not live close to a halotherapy center. It is worth noting that many patients have also noticed benefits in non-respiratory conditions, particularly dermatalogic conditions such as acne and psoriasis and research is planned in this area as well.
References available upon request. I would like to thank Leo Tonkin and Ulle Pukk for reviewing this manuscript.By Daniel T. Layish M.D.
Dr. Layish serves as the medical advisor for the Salt Room Orlando and also sits on the board of the Salt Therapy Association.
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We are a family run health business that originally started as only massage therapy services. the founder Yesenia Osorio, who's massage therapist; been fascinated with the body and its natural healing powers. After many years of helping people heal via massage therapy (including oncology massage for cancer patients), she came across the healing powers of Salt Therapy and decided to open up the very first Salt Therapy room and spa in Nebraska. Yese realized that the Salt Therapy complemented with massage therapy is the perfect combination for her clients seeking a full detox and relaxation system. We welcome you and your family to our healing sanctuary. "Live Healthy & Longer."