The Medical Spa: Body and Skin Care

~ This is a practical and informative guide exploring the many methods of skin and body care.

~ As within, so without

Since the skin is considered the largest organ, we look at the lungs and the large intestine, environmental factors and what we put in our mouths as the basic skin care principles. Therapies such as massage therapy, Chinese medicine, exercise, detoxing therapy and herbology are procedures that affects all systems of the body; digestive, elimination, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, endocrine and nervous systems. Learn more about the reinvention of the medical spa.

Determining Your Skin Type 

 

Determining Your Skin Type

    • Normal Skin
      You have normal skin if your skin…
      * Appears soft clear and supple
      * Has uniform texture and pigment
      * Has few or no blemishes, no oily sheen or dry spots.
      * Is not overly sensitive to the sun
    • Dry Skin
      You have dry skin if…
      * Your T-zone and cheeks are dry.
      * Your skin appears taunt, fragile, dull occasional flaking especially on the cheeks.
      * Your pores are fine.
      * Lines appear early around the eyes mouth and forehead.
      * Blemishes are rarely a problem
      * Extremely sensitive to sun and cold.
      Note: this skin type can occur at any age but is seen mostly in wonen over 30.
    • Oily Skin
      You have oily skin if…
      * Has an oily sheen especially in the T-zone
      * Has enlarged pores especially in the nose, chin and cheek area
      * Feels soft and supple
      * Has an acne blemish
      * Is a combination of oily and dry
      * Tans easily but seldom burns
  • Problem/Combination Skin
    Problem skin occurs in all the skin types mentioned above. Problem, irritated or sensitive skin includes acne, pimples, spots, open pores, blackheads, excessive redness, eczema, rashes, delicate and fine textured, and may have patches of reddish veins or flaking skin.

Cutting Edge – Spa Trends

    • Ayurvedic Treatments
      The principle medical system of India is known as Ayurveda and is over 5,000 years old. This “Science of Life” is considered the art of living in harmony with nature. In Ayurvedic philosophy, people, their health, and the universe are all thought to be related. It is believed that health problems can result when these relationships are out of balance. The goal of Ayurveda is to integrate and balance the body, mind, and spirit. This is believed to help prevent illness and promote wellness. Learn more about Ayurvedic trends.
    • Crystal and Sea Shell Massage
      Sea Shell Massage brings the magic of the sea to your massage table. This amazing massage therapy is a unique blend of styles acquired from Hawaii, Bali, Phuket and the Bahamas! Your clients will experience the beauty of a sea shell massage using a variety of fantastic hand picked shells.Discover the benefits of Sea Shell Massage. Another amazing trend is massage done with crystals. This assists in not only physical relaxation, but a metaphysical experience, as well.Get certified.
    • Unique Facials
      Facials are a staple in the spa industry. In the last year or so, the color therapy facials have become all the rage. Blending essential oils with Kaolin clay and natural color, these chromotherapy facial experiences, leave your client with a fresh face and happy disposition. Facials done with crystalsand nature inspired treatments, bringing the spa business into a new era of wellness as well as beauty.
  • Energy Medicine
    The power of the intangible has taken hold. For centuries, energy medicine has been around and accepted in many cultures. From the Chakras of Tibetan and Indian cultures to the Meridians and Qiof Chinese and Japanese medical practices. Energy therapies are now a staple in the spa and wellness industries. The most cutting edge spas are incorporating Chakra balancing and Aura cleansingin their menu of services. Color therapy kits with bath oils and sea salts.

Skin Care

Skin care at any age and during every season is important. Your largest organ (your skin) needs attention, especially during times of transition from one season to the next. Here you will find the top 10 methods for keeping your skin supple and beautiful!

Hydrotherapy and Therapeutic Baths

Water has been worshiped, loved and used since time began. Water and it’s therapeutic values have been used in all ancient civilizations and bathing was considered an important part for the maintenance of health and prevention of disease. It was also valued for its remedial properties.

Medical Spa Paradigms

You might be surprised to realize just how much “energy” plays apart in so many healing paradigms. From Acupuncture to Zen Therapy, the transition and transformation of “that which cannot be seen”, can leave such a resounding impact.

Therefore, energy medicine attempts to understand the fundamental nature of all reality, whether visible or invisible. “Beyond the physical”. is what we discover when we look, feel or sense  that which underlies everything. Energy medicine is the study of what is outside objective experience. It  relates to the transcendent or to a reality beyond what is perceptible to the senses.

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