Chill Out, Dad!

Chill Out, Dad!

Giving the gift of relaxation for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and when it comes to gifts, that often means one thing: dad’s tie collection is about to welcome a new addition.

While the emphasis for Mother’s Day is on giving mom a (well-deserved!) relaxing experience—flowers, breakfast in bed, maybe a day at the spa—gifts for dad don’t always have the same focus on relaxation. But if stress relief, calming sore muscles, and reducing tension sound like things the special guy in your life would appreciate, then a massage is the way to go.

Think for a second about your own husband or dad. Maybe he spent all week at a desk, in front of a computer screen. Maybe he spent all weekend putting together that swing set for the kids, or carrying boxes to move your oldest home from college for the summer. Maybe it was gardening, or even golf. Whatever it was, chances are it resulted in some muscle tension. In addition to feeling great, massage is a surefire way to soothe those muscles and support overall health.

This Father’s Day, give us a call at 215-490-2900, and give dad the gift of a relaxing massage—he’s earned it (and you can always save the tie for his birthday)!

 

Featured Product: Shave Line


Dad wants healthy skin and a close, comfortable shave! There’s no doubt about it: shaving impacts skin health. Ingrown hairs, irritation and redness are just some of the visible signs of trauma that the skin undergoes when you take a razor to it. While all Dermalogica products are appropriate for men or women the Shave line is specific to a mans skin needs/health. From beard lifting exfoliating cleansers, soothing shave creams or daily defense moisturizers that soothes post-shave irritation AND has an SPF, Dads skin conditions are covered! Questions on how to get your hands on this before Father’s Day?! Give us a call and we’ll get you what you need.

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How are You Taking Care of Yourself?

How Are You Taking Care of Yourself?

Self-care is about feeling better physically, mentally and emotionally. So many of us are moving non stop everyday, our lives are filled to to the brim with obligations and to do’s. To make it all happen with ease, grace and joy it is helpful for body, mind, and spirit to be in balance. We need to make sure every part of us is nourished and cared for before we can care for others. Think of the analogy of the flight attendant telling us to apply our own oxygen mask first before helping the next person. We have to fill ourselves up before we can give to others, physically and emotionally.

Massage, as a form of self-care, incorporates body, mind and spirit. Physically, the soft tissue/muscle is manipulated. Mindfully, massage gives you a chance to shut your brain off and soak in the relaxation time. Emotionally, along with the physical bodywork, there is an endorphin release (those feel good hormones that are known to reduce pain and promote happiness).

Try incorporating this healthy form of self care into your busy life. You’ll experience an increased feeling of well being, decreased stress and increased relaxation. You’ll feel great and relaxed and you’ll be better able to handle your responsibilities and more easily open to giving and receiving love.

You deserve a break! Take some time for yourself or think of Mom this Mother’s Day and get a massage.

Featured Product: Stress Positive Eye Lift


Stress Positive Eye Lift is a high-performance eye treatment and masque that energizes the skin to reduce visible signs of stress. As a plant based, natural product this cooling cream-gel treatment and masque visibly lifts and energizes the eye area while brightening and de-puffing circles under the eyes. Here are some benefits from the main ingredients:

  • Wild Indigo Seed actives help reduce the appearance of dark circles.
  • Fermented Yeast helps firm skin and generate a lifting effect.
  • Sea Water Extract and Arctic Algae counter the look of puffiness.   Let Stress Positive Eye Lift minimize the visible signs of stress! Use as needed for a quick boost, or daily, to address signs of chronic eye fatigue.

Gift with Purchase

All Mother’s Day Gift Certificates

Call for details and to purchase.

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Chemical Peels? What’s that?!

What is a Chemical Peel

Chemical Peels are one of the most desired professional skin treatments available. It is a resurfacing or deep exfoliation of the skin designed to safely remove outer dull layers of the skin allowing new cells to regenerate.

This process reveals brighter, smoother skin, minimizes fine lines and wrinkles, AND decreases hyperpigmentation (age spots and sun damage). Peels are also beneficial for acneic skin decreasing overall breakouts and clearing skin congestion.

When should I get one?

March welcomes us into the heart of Peel Season! Chemical Peels are best done during the colder temperatures and when we are spending minimal time in the sun. So give us a call now so we can get your peel booked and delivered before you’re ready to hit the beaches and start the gardening! With each Peel your skin will progressively allow for deeper penetration of the active ingredients, and therefore create a more dramatic and radiant result.

BioActive Peel

We are excited to announce that we are now offering the BioActive Peel (BAP)! Classified as a level 2, Superficial peel, the main advantage is there is no downtime following the treatment. We offer the BAP in individual sessions or for best results, in a series of 3 peels or 6 peels. The BioActive Peel 3 Series includes a facial, 3 Peel treatments and a BAP After Care Kit. We also offer a 6 Series which includes the facial, 6 Peel treatments, and the BAP After Care Kit. Your skin goals and response to the first Peel will determine how much time is appropriate for you in between each subsequent peel.

Featured Promotion: BioActive Peel Series

BioActive Peels are beneficial to all skin types and conditions, especially the signs of aging and acne.

Package Includes:

  • One Facial
  • Three Peels
  • BAP After Care Kit

Only $300 through the end of March! (A $75 savings off the normal 3 Series price!) Call for details: 215-490-2900.

 

 

Featured Product: Phyto Replenish Oil


This feather-light Treatment Oil is ideal for those seeking relief from dry skin; those looking for skin re-hydration, fine line prevention or an all day dewy glow. Aging and environmental stressors deplete the skin’s natural lipids over time, leaving skin vulnerable to dryness, dehydration and damage.

** Through March receive a complimentary travel size Precleanse with every purchase of Phyto Replenish Oil.

** Book a complimentary Face Mapping to assess your skins condition and needs and to determine if the BioActive Peel is right for your skin.

Massage Benefits

Looking to relieve any of these issues?
Backaches, headaches, fibromyalgia, insomnia related to stress, digestive disorders, anxiety, myofascial pain syndrome, soft tissue strains or injuries, sports injuries and more.
Massage therapy benefits are endless and help to relieve pain, chronic orthopedic disorders and muscle tension. Call now to book your Rehabilitative Massage. As always, we offer $10 off to all first time clients.

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Time for A Wintervention

Welcome to the InBalance Wellness Spa newsletter! We invite you to join us as we share information on all things health: skin care, stress and pain management, exercise and more!

Winter takes a toll on our skin! From the harsh weather conditions, the dry heat in our homes, the extra hot baths and showers and even that comfort food we indulge in can affect our skin adversely. Are you experiencing sensitivity, irritation or dryness? Has your skin become dull and lackluster? We offer skin treatments for all of your skincare goals! Pressed for time? We are now offering MicroZone treatments.

A MicroZone treatment is a 20 minute powerful, results oriented, targeted, express treatment solution for those in a hurry or on a budget.
 

There are a variety of treatments, each one addressing a specific condition or targeted area such as, the delicate eye area, stubborn breakouts, congestion, or those looking for a soothing solution or an overall moisture boost.

The perfect fix for dry, flaky or sensitized skin? Moisture Boost and Skin Soothing. Perfect fix for chapped lips? Lip Renewal! Interested in learning more about MicroZone Treatments? Give us a call today! 215-490-2900

Featured Product: Daily Superfoliant

Research has confirmed that daily exposure to air pollution leads to visible signs of skin aging. Like UV radiation from the sun, air pollution is largely an invisible threat. The effects of air pollution range from hyperpigmentation (the dreaded age spots), fine dehydration lines to a weakened skin structure and increased sensitivity. Air pollution isn’t just in smoggy cities, air pollution is everywhere. Check your areas air pollution rating and threats by visiting skinpollution.com. Daily Superfoliant is a great place to start! This highly-active powder resurfacer delivers ultra-smooth skin while fighting the biochemical and environmental triggers known to accelerate skin aging. Daily Superfoliant helps ward off skin damage from air pollution, when included in your daily regimen. Complimentary samples are available.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with These VDay Specials!

 ~All Valentine Facial Gift certificates come with a complimentary beautifully gift wrapped Dermalogica gift. (Valued up to $25) Purchase gift certificates here!

~Looking to give a custom gift basket to your special someone? Purchase 2 or more products for the basket and get a 15% discount applied to all products. Make it extra special and include a facial of their choosing! Book your appointment here!

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Event: February Face Mapping

Take the first steps towards your best skin health. Allow one of our skilled skin therapists to view your facial skin zone by zone. We will assess your current home care routine, assist you in working towards YOUR goals by making recommendations based on what is viewed. Often there are minor changes that can make a major difference. Call now to book your complimentary Face Mapping 215-490-2900 Coming Soon…. BioActive Peel! Keep a look out for our next edition. We’ll be diving into the ins and outs of the BioActive Peel and we’ll be sharing a special promotion on the BioActive Peel series.

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Massage Therapy: Four Benefits of Massage

Massage Therapy: Four Benefits of Massage

We’re now a month into 2016, how are you feeling? Hopefully you made it through Winter Storm Jonas without too much damage…damage to your body, of course!  How does your body feel after ALL of that shoveling? Are your aches and pains catching up with you?  Maybe feeling a little stiff, or possibly still nursing a pulled muscle from all the strenuous activity? Think a massage might help?

Well, I have news for you, the pain you’re experiencing can go away! No, I don’t have an endless list of supplements, medications and doctors to recommend to you. You don’t have to take one large yellow pill, one little green pill AND one cup of fish oil under a Harvest Moon while reciting this phrase… <<insert silly, crazy ritual here>>! It’s much simpler than that.

Schedule yourself a massage!  

In the past, many have associated massage with relaxation and pampering; a luxury for special occasions. However with a better understanding of how our bodies work, times are changing and for the better! Massage therapy is becoming mainstreamed as a modality for pain management, and I couldn’t be more excited! Massage therapy has SO many benefits for our health, including decreased pain and stress, improved flexibility and more! Here are a few benefits:

Pain

  • Alleviate pain as in muscle tension, spasm and cramping
  • Release endorphins – (amino acids) which is the body’s natural pain killer
  • Relieve headache and migraine frequency

Stress

  • Decrease stress therefore promoting relaxation
  • Releases endorphins which helps to lessen depression and anxiety

Flexibility

  • Improve joint flexibility and range of motion
  • Relax and softens injured, tired, overused muscles, helping them to recover more quickly.

Overall Health

  • Stimulating lymph flow which strengthens immune system
  • Improve condition of body’s largest organ, the SKIN!
  • All of these benefits allow for a decreased dependence on medication

After reading that, can you still tell me that a deep tissue or hot stone massage is ONLY for relaxation? I think not. Simply put, massage is part of a healthy lifestyle.

 While each person’s body is different; pain level, flexibility, biochemistry, etc., typically it will take more than one massage to completely rid your body of pain. But again, every person is different and has his or her own lifestyle, activity level, & habits.

Massage As A Rehabilitative Tool

It was while I was working as a Physical Therapist Assistant that I began utilizing massage as a rehabilitative tool. Immediately I was seeing positive results with my patients, even with my patients dealing with chronic pain. All were experiencing an overall decrease in pain.  Using massage regularly as a pain management modality and as a preventative or maintenance health tool are all viable ways to a pain free lifestyle. 

Alice’s Secret to Pain Free Lifestyle

And hey, I practice what I preach.  I get monthly massages. I am fortunate that more often than not, I do not have pain.  This comes as a surprise to many as I have been practicing massage for several years now.  My secret to success is monthly massage (or an extra one as needed), regular stretching and regular exercise. 

Next time you’re feeling a little achy, having some lower back pain or reduced joint flexibility, call InBalance Wellness Spa. Schedule yourself a massage and feel the relaxation & pain relief wash over your body. 215-490-2900

 Massage therapy…what a way to heal!

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Welcome to InBalance Wellness Spa & Happy New Year

Happy New Year!  Here we go again!  It’s time to rethink where we are in our lives. 

Is there anything you want to change in your life? Or is the question better phrased “What am I going to change in my life?”  Does the idea of change excite you, scare you or are you somewhere in the middle? 

I think change is good, it can be hard, but in the long run shaking up the routine gets you to what’s next. What does change mean to you? Is it a new place, a different job, changing your relationship status, a new experience, or maybe tackling something on your bucket list?? 

All of these are significant changes but wouldn’t you rather take this next step on your own terms? Fully own this change you are bringing about in your life?!?  That next experience is something you’ve been thinking about for awhile now.  Is it a dream, a goal, or something in the back of your mind that has been gnawing at you? When you finally do take the plunge, even if the change that is made is not ideal, or you didn’t go as far as you would have hoped….at least you tried!  You took one step forward and this action will inevitably lead you to the next step towards change!!  If the thought of change is too scary, perhaps gradually evolving is a more conservative, comfortable approach. Instead of diving in all at once, maybe small steps, getting you closer to your desired result, are a more comfortable option. Whatever your chosen methods, recognize it, take it in and go with it! 

What steps need to be taken to create this change?  As a younger person, jumping right in was appealing.  A little later in life I now find that  taking a more methodical approach is more beneficial for me; Thinking things through, planning, listing pros and cons, weighing potential benefits and consequences, understanding how  these actions will affect my family, etc. It is also helpful to view the change in a practical way:  what is the time investment and what costs may be incurred?

Not sure how to proceed?  You have resources all around you. 

  1. Check in with those that are closest to you but choose carefully. We all have people in our lives who will tell us what we WANT to hear and those that will tell us what we NEED to hear.  Chances are you will get something from both. 
  2. Check the internet! Plug in any old scenario and see what comes up! 
  3. See a therapist, chat with your spiritual leader, your local bartender…you get the picture.

Here is the thing; we’ve got this one life.  Don’t wait for the next change to come around, embrace it and make it happen!  Oh yeah, and get a massage or facial!  We are here for you to help settle your mind, body and spirit to help you get to the good stuff life has to offer. Give us a call and have an awesome 2016!

Alice Campbell, InBalance Wellness Spa
215-490-2900

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