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Makeover Your Skin: Try Eminence Organics

Our staff could not be more excited to offer Eminence Organics in our retail boutique, as well as utilizing their products in our body and facial services. It’s rare that a company maintains safe practices, all the while offering organic products that work to heal and treat your skin. They provide an array of products for any skin type, as well as exfoliators and lotions for your body. Our clients and staff alike have already seen results in the short time we started partnering with Eminence, which is fantastic!

We all want to put our best face forward, but the key to having great skin is maintenance. While upkeep never sounds fun, our facial & body services are not only relaxing but beneficial as well. Additionally, your at-home skin care routine is what will really set you a part. Our Aestheticians will include product education during your service, but if you’re short on time and can only stop in to shop, our spa front desk can help direct you in choosing the specific Eminence line that will work best for you. Members of our Skin Team have given you suggestions below, in order to give you a head start on your new skin care journey.

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“I think our Arctic Berry Peel Facial is fantastic! It includes a glycolic alternative that leaves your skin smooth, and the Peel Activator helps with inflammation and redness.” – Lead Aesthetician Teena Dixon

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“I adore the Clear Skin Probiotic Masque! I sleep in it nightly and cant believe the difference it has made! ” –  Aesthetician Emily Taylor

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“The Stone Crop Collection is my favorite! It works well with for my skin type and helps hydrate and correct my subtle signs of sun damage, without being too harsh. This collection is perfect for 20-somethings who still have the occasional breakout but also want to focus on anti-aging. Also, I used the Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant once a day for extra exfoliation, and this can be used anywhere! It has improved my skin so much including the backs of my arms, which were once very rough and bumpy. I most recently added the Bamboo Firming Fluid to my daily routine for extra anti-aging to attack fine lines and wrinkles. I’m very impressed by all the products I have tried so far!” Aesthetician Chelsie Cox

We look forward to helping your make the switch to Eminence, soon!

Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

We have a menagerie of retail items to fit any mom’s personality. From practical to pampering, you are sure to find something that’s perfect for her!

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From top to bottom: 1. A Barefoot Dreams gown that’s perfect for a lazy Sunday. 2. A Barefoot Dreams throw to make her feel cozy. 3. We now carry Kevin Murphy hair products. These products are made from the highest natural quality ingredients and are weightlessly designed to deliver performance, strength and longevity. 4. Does your mom love our gel manicures, but doesn’t always have the time to stop in for a removal? CND Shellac removal is perfect for ladies with a busy schedule! 5. We have been nothing short of thrilled to carry Eminence Organics products. Featured here are two Stone Crop products, which are good for any skin type, but there are several lines to choose from. Our spa attendants are more than happy to suggest what will work for her skin type.  5 and 6. Whether Mom is a lady with a signature scent, or she’s still on the hunt for one, Tocca offers several distinct fragrances sure to fit every woman. If you can’t narrow it down, there’s always a sampler to try out at home! 7. We carry several of Thymes scents which feature products for bath use, candles, and scrubs. There’s no way mom won’t be relaxed after trying out Thymes.

We also have signature candles made only for Austin Springs Spa and Bourbon & Boweties bracelets and rings!

Would she prefer to visit us at the spa? You can purchase gift cards in store or online as well! If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 423-979-6403 or stop by.

We look forward to helping you create the perfect day for the mom in your life.

Get The Most From Your Massage

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For years we have stressed the importance of making the time to decompress, and to let us help take care of you for awhile. However, some of our services require a little prep work from you beforehand, in order to fully reap the benefits. Below are 10 tips to help you get the most from your massage services:

1. Be as receptive and open to the massage process as possible.

2. Don’t eat just before a massage session. Let your body digest your meal first.

3. Be on time. If you arrive in a frenzied, rushed state, it may take longer to relax.

4. Take off only as much clothing as you are comfortable removing. If you don’t want to remove your clothing, wear clothing that will be comfortable during the massage and will allow the massage therapist to touch and move the areas of your body you expect will need to be massaged.

5. Privacy – The therapist will either leave the room while you undress. A sheet is provided for draping during the massage and the therapist will uncover only the part of your body being massaged, ensuring that modesty is respected at all times. After the massage is finished, you will be provided with privacy while dressing.

6. Communicate with your massage therapist: Before the session, give accurate health information and let the massage therapist know your expectations and reasons for the massage. The therapist may use oil, lotion or powders to reduce friction on your skin. If you are allergic to any oils, lotions or powders, tell your massage therapist, who can choose a substitute. Some people like to talk during a massage, while others remain silent. Tell your massage therapist what you prefer. During the massage session, report any discomfort, whether it’s from the massage or due to any problems or distractions related to the environment. Give feedback to the massage therapist during the massage on the amount of pressure, speed of hand movement, etc.  If anything happens that you dislike or seems improper, you have the right to ask the massage therapist to stop. If necessary, you also have the right to end the session. Don’t be afraid to discuss any apprehensions or concerns. It’s important that you be as comfortable as possible during your massage. Your massage therapist is a professional dedicated to do his or her best to help you feel at ease.

7. Remember to breathe normally. Breathing helps facilitate relaxation. People often stop or limit their breathing when they feel anxious or a sensitive area is massaged.

8. Relax your muscles and your mind. Tightening up by contracting or hardening your muscles during the massage is counterproductive. Let your massage therapist know this is happening. They may need to adjust the massage technique they use and may also be able to help you relax the affected area. If you find your thoughts are racing during the massage, one way to be more body-centered and to quiet your mind is to follow the hands of the massage therapist and focus on how the touch feels.

9. Drink extra water after your massage.

10. Don’t get up too quickly and do allow for some open, quiet time after your massage session. If you’re dizzy or light headed after the massage, do not get off the table too fast. It also may take a little time to integrate or absorb the results of the massage session.

* And one last extra tip: Be prepared to schedule several massage sessions. Massage has its greatest benefits over time. The therapeutic effects of massage are cumulative, so the more often you get a massage, the better you will feel and the more quickly your body will respond. From one session to the next, relaxation deepens as the chronic patterns of stress in the body are affected and released. If you’re getting massage to address chronic muscular tension or recovery from a soft tissue injury, more than one session is usually needed.

Are you ready to work with one of our licensed therapists? Call us at 423-979-6403 to schedule your massage service. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

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