My New Favorite Mask

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I’ve recently been stepping up my skin care game and I’ve been exploring some fun, easy DIY recipes for taking care of my skin. I’m doing my best to use more natural things and products without a ton of scary ingredients in them. I’ve already shared my DIY Vitamin C, and I’m going to share another EASY mask for you.

My good friend Denise, gave me a jar of Bentonite Clay awhile ago. It was recommended to me to clean my Kansa Wands. When mixed with water the clay acts like a sponge for pulling out impurities. I used the clay for Kansa wand cleaning and never really looked at it. One day I noticed it said – “World’s Most Powerful Facial” – well, hell yes, sign me up! I followed the directions and was amazed. My skin looked brand new. I looked refreshed, it felt cleaner and it was satiny smooth and I noticed that my pores looked smaller. All of this after one treatment!

What the heck is Bentonite Clay?

It is a natural, healing clay from volcanic ash that is full of minerals and draws out toxins and can remove heavy metals. There are two types – Sodium Bentonite Clay which is usually used more for detoxifying and drawing out and Calcium Bentonite Clay which is used more for remineralizing.

How is it used?

It can be used internally, which I personally have not tried, but I know people who have had success with it, and can be used externally on the skin.

Internally used it can help with symptoms of constipation, bloating, gas, irritable bowel syndrome, and can help with cleansing the body of intestinal impurities and heavy metals.

Externally, as I mentioned it can open and deep clean the pores, act as an exfoliant, draw out toxins, help clear out acne, and leave you soft, smooth and glowing.

Here’s how to do the mask- it’s as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Start with a non-reactive bowl and spoon. I just ordered this cute combo just to make things easy. I had been using a small pyrex dish and a plastic spoon.
  2. Mix 1 tsp of clay this is the one I use with 1 tsp of water, rose water or apple cider vinegar. I personally use a little vinegar (it seems to make the clay foam up and easier to mix with out getting clumpy and a little rosewater because I am addicted to anything rose!
  3. Mix together to form a smooth paste and apply 1/4 to 1/2 inch to the face. I extend down the neck and across the chest as well. Leave on for 5-10 minutes for delicate skin , 15-20 nor normal skin.

That’s it! Easy peasey!

The first time I used it, I noticed a slight tingling and I only left it on for about 10 minutes, and I looked slightly red for about a minute, which it does say on the jar that that is normal. The mask increases blood flow to the skin, so being a little pink after is normal.  Now that I have been doing it for a while, I leave it on for about 20 minutes and I’m not red at all after it. Just smooth and glowy!  I’m especially loving it now during summer since I’m going to the beach a lot and my skin feels funky after all of the sunscreen and sweat. I’ve also learned that you can use it in the tub for a nice detoxifying bath. I like the sound of that, but it sounds kind of messy. You can also make a larger batch of the mask and do a body mask and then soak in the tub – sounds good too, but still sounds messy.

It’s recommended to use the mask once a week and that’s what I shoot for. I did the mask after the beach the other day and my husband Joe mentioned at dinner how nice my skin looked. That’s a testimonial!

I’d love to hear if you try it and what kind of results you had from the “World’s Most Powerful Facial!”

Services

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Therapeutic Aromatherapy Massage

Relax with our signature full body massage.

Our therapeutic aromatherapy massage blends the soothing strokes of Swedish massage with other techniques to alleviate deep muscles tension, chronic pain and to promote stress relief and relaxation in the body.
One hour: $80, 90 minutes: $110

Aviana Mindful Touch Therapy

Enjoy a gentle and powerful healing massage.

Dramatically different than a traditional massage, blending mindfulness meditation, Native American healing, light touch, chakra work and other ancient healing arts, this treatment focuses on face, scalp and feet with light touches across the entire body. This modality encourages the reversal of stress symptoms and a relaxation response while strengthening the immune system. Wear loose comfortable clothing for this treatment.
One hour: $80

Hot Stone Therapy

Let the hot stones melt away stress.

This technique blends traditional Swedish massage with the deep healing power of warm basalt stones. Stress and discomfort melt away as the heat penetrates deep into muscles. The 90 minute massage incorporates even more stone placements and an essential oil treatment applied directly to the spine to boost the immune system.
One hour: $85, 90 minutes: $110

Hot Stone Reflexology

Give your feet the gift of massage.

A retreat for the feet combining aromatherapy foot massage, the penetrating heat of warm basalt stones and elements of reflexology, a method of stimulating the nerve endings in the feet that correspond to all parts of the body including organs and glands.
45 minutes: $60

Prenatal Massage

Pamper yourself. You deserve it.

A specialized massage for the mother-to-be, reducing the discomforts of pregnancy and enhancing the emotional well-being of both mother and baby.
One hour: $80, 90 minutes: $110

Deluxe Prenatal Massage

Promote overall wellness during pregnancy with products to use at home
Our specialized 60 minute treatment for the mother-to-be with a take home product from Earth Mama Angel Baby – a line of organic plant based products to help with stomach itching and ease emerging stretch marks. These plant based oils help nourish and encourage skin’s natural elasticity, is 100% natural, and can be used as a bath oil or for daily massage at home.
One hour: $100,  90 minutes: $130 (includes Earth Mama Angel Baby Stretch Mark Oil or Belly Butter)

Prenatal Thai Massage

A gentle form of Thai Yoga Massage done on a mat on the floor while the client is fully clothed. A blending of assisted yoga stretches to help relieve low back and shoulder pain, and acupressure along the sen (meridian) lines to promote good energy flow throughout the body.

60 minutes – $90

LifeLine Technique

Unleash the extraordinary capacity you have for healing.

This treatment is designed to discover, harmonize and interpret the root cause of the symptoms and stresses that you are experiencing — emotions that are trapped within the subconcious. When you remove this roadblock, the body can do what it is designed to do — heal, regenerate and be whole. LifeLine integrates many modalities, including muscle reflex testing, color therapy, aromatherapy, sound therapy, chakra work and Chinese Five Element theory. More Information…
First session: 90 minutes $125, Follow up sessions: 60 minutes $100

Table Thai Massage

Lines of energy are unblocked through gentle repetitive palm pressure, with powerful assisted stretches in yoga-like positions. Stretch in ways and to a depth you cannot achieve on your own. Wrings stress and tension from your body. Meditative, but more invigorating than Shiatsu.
Wear loose comfortable clothing for this treatment.This treatment is performed on the massage table as opposed to a mat.
90 minutes: $110

Thai Foot Massage

This form of reflexology has been used in Thailand for centuries to promote good health through stimulating of acupoints on the feet. What makes the Thai style different is that a rosewood massage stick is used along with the thumb pressure for extra benefit.

30 minutes – $45

The Quick Getaway Massage

Fit a massage into your lunch break.

This treatment is for those who want a specific area targeted or don’t have a full hour to spare. Treat your neck, shoulders, back, hands, feet — whatever you feel needs special attention.
30 minutes: $45

Sports Massage

Enhance your enjoyment of your sport.

A vigorous treatment that can aid in reducing muscles spasms and lactic acid build-up, prevent injury and improve flexibility, or treat a specific area of soreness or injury. This therapy can be used pre- or post-event or as regular maintenance.
One hour: $80, 30 minutes: $45

Reiki Therapy

Experience spiritually-guided universal life energy.

Great for emotional stress, energy balancing and relaxation, Reiki is a gentle and non-invasive Japanese energy work. The therapist places her hands on specific areas of the body, directing healing energy as needed. Special attention is paid to the chakras, energy centers of the body.
One hour: $80

Mu Xing Treatment

Try something new.

Mu Xing Therapy is a treatment using warm bamboo and rosewood tools to perform deep tissue massage. Using different sized and shaped tools, the therapist applies a variety of massage strokes which address pain and stiffness and promote a deep sense of overall well being and relaxation.
One hour: $90

Brush Up Skin Rejuvination

Do something nice for your skin.

This treatment begins with a full body dry brushing treatment which is great for exfoliation and stimulating the lymph system and is followed by a full body massage. This includes your own brush to take home with instructions on self dry brushing.
60 minutes: $90 (Bring back your brush on return visists, 70 min: $90)

 

Kansa Wand Full Body Treatment

Kansa Wands are massage tools from India. This ancient blend of metals is known in Ayurveda as” healing metal” and is thought to promote general well being and longevity.Benefits include an increase in blood and lymph flow, restores the balance of Prana or Chi, promotes sound sleep, pulls excess heat from the body, relieves eye strain and decreases inflammation. Our Full Body Kansa Treatment incorporates the use of various sized Kansa Wands with our Therapeutic Aromatherapy Massage leaving you feeling relaxed, refreshed and balanced.
60 minutes – $90

Who Doesn’t Love a Wand?

Posted by Judy Moon

Kansa wands have become one of my new favorite healing tools.

First of all, I just like saying it – Kansa Wand. It sounds magical, a little “Harry Potteresque.”

What the heck are they?

A Kansa Wand is an Ayurvedic healing tool. The end is made of an ancient blend of metals known as “healing metals”. Tools like this have been used for centuries in India to enhance health, increase energy, relieve stress promote overall wellness and longevity. The repetitive strokes pull acidity of the tissues. So the process is mildly detoxifying and rebalancing.

Other benefits include:

  • Stimulates the lymphatic system.
  • Revitalizes tired feet
  • Eases pain and tension in muscles
  • Pulls excess heat from the boduy
  • Helps induce deep relaxation and can improve the quality of sleep
  • Benefits internal organs in the same way reflexology can by stimulating the major energy nerve endings in the feet
  • Provides a gentle lift to the face
  • The electrical conductivity of the metal works on the subtle electrical system of the body that runs in the meridians and chakras, having a balancing and revitalizing effect
  • It tunes the body in a similar way to listening to gong sounds that lift the spirits

We are currently spotlighting this treatment for fall with our All About Autumn package – it’s a full body massage incorporating the Kansa Wands and ending with some refreshing apple cider and ginger snaps.

We recently had a visit from Laura from Girl Around Town for the treatment. Check out the link for the review!

Happy fall!

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