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JUL 2017

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dayspamagazine.com • july 2017 • [ 41 ] Sesha Skin Therapy Massage Cream seshaskin.com What are your spa's standout massage products? Amanda Backs, director of esthetics for MassageLuXe in Fenton, Missouri: Our Luxe Deep Relief add-on consists of targeted heat and cooling massage therapy: We use Prossage's warming oil to relax and release muscle tissues, and cooling Biofreeze to provide deep muscle relief, decrease infl ammation and boost circulation. Our therapists frequently provide this treatment to give clients a more customized service. Finch-McCaffrey: We use our essential oil blends specifi cally created for the four directions: East (ylang-ylang, basil, lavender, clary sage) for spirit, fi re and inspiration; South (grapefruit, orange, ginger, rose geranium) for heart, water and movement; West (cedar, catalpa, vetiver, vanilla) for body, earth and connection; and North (peppermint, rosemary, lemongrass) for mind, air and breath. Elman: The marble stones we use during our mini and 25-minute cold stone face massages are a therapist favorite. Clients who come in with headaches, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome or sinus issues benefi t tremendously, often with dramatic and immediate results. Taylor: A favorite among therapists and clients alike is the HydroPeptide Stimulating Relief Balm, which creates a tingling sensation and penetrates fatigued muscles to alleviate soreness. We even use it in our Fire & Ice Athlete's Massage or Pedicure; guests fi nd the cooling balm mixed with the warmth of hot stones incredibly relaxing. What are some of the lesser- known benefi ts of massage? Taylor: One of massage's greatest gifts is body awareness: By working with a skilled therapist, a guest is better able to listen to their body and understand what's needed to bring about deeper healing. Elman: Although clients tend to book massages to relax, studies have shown that a simple shoulder and/or neck massage can help reduce the number and duration of chronic headaches; massage can also help boost the immune system. The benefi ts are cumulative, so receiving regular treatment offers more noticeable, longer-lasting results. Backs: Massage can decrease anxiety, enhance sleep quality, improve concentration, stimulate circulation and reduce fatigue. Clients often report a sense of perspective and clarity after a service as well; that emotional balance can be just as vital and valuable as the physical benefi ts. u Prossage Heat universalcompanies.com Parodi Comforting Muscle Lotion parodicare.com Repêchage Silver Ball Massager repechage.com Pevonia Tension Relief Gel pevoniapro.com Ilike Organic Skin Care Carotene Massage Cream szepelet.com © GETTY IMAGES "The benefi ts of massage are cumulative, so regular treatment offers more noticeable, longer-lasting results."

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