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JUL 2017

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T h e P r o f e s s i o n a l T o u c h R e h a b a n d W e l l n e s s M a s s a g e T h e r a p y a n d S p a C e n t e r C o r t l a n d , O h i o T h e W o o d h o u s e D a y S p a M t . P l e a s a n t , S o u t h C a r o l i n a E s t h e r ' s H a i r H a v e n D u B o i s , P e n n s y l v a n i a dayspamagazine.com/freeinfo [ 52 ] • # dayspamagazine • july 2017 The Professional Touch Rehab and Wellness Massage Therapy and Spa Center Cortland, Ohio Spring is a popular time for this spa's Pevonia Silky Skin Body Scrub (30 min./$35), as it adds new luster and allows for cell regeneration, says lead therapist Kathleen D'Errico. "Everyone wants to exfoliate after winter, and they're constantly asking us for recommendations," she explains. "Well, this is our solution! We have our therapists practice performing the treatment on each other, so they know exactly what to say to clients about its results and benefi ts. It's an easy service to talk up when we have smooth, silky skin ourselves." The off ering includes a nourishing scrub application, followed by a dry oil moisturizer that seals the skin's moisture barrier. "We recommend this scrub to complement the massages we off er," says D'Errico. "It's also great when performed in conjunction with other body treatments and sunless tanning." The Woodhouse Day Spa Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina The body polishing treatments at The Woodhouse have become highly anticipated services available four times a year. They coincide with the seasonal off erings by FarmHouse Fresh and always include festive ingredients and scents; the scrub services regularly rotate through diff erent, season-appropriate themes. The spa's summer scrub, for example, is the Sea Salt & Sunfl ower Renewal (50 min./$120). "This is a very decadent service, thanks to the delicious scents and textures of the products, as well as the indulgent Vichy shower hydrotherapy," says spa owner Kimberly Powell. Featuring FarmHouse Fresh's shea sugar scrub, organic sunfl ower body butter and lemongrass mineral bath blend, the treatment is topped off with a Sunfl ower Honey Butter Serum that's packed with antioxidants and vitamin A, so clients get an antiaging boost in addition to smoother, more refi ned skin. Plus, they have the option to add services such as refl exology; a back, neck and shoulder massage; or spray tan. To ensure Woodhouse employees are truly experts on these seasonal treatments, Powell gives them the protocols in advance; staff are then able to test the service out on each other and become familiar with the products before they're added to the menu. Esther's Hair Haven DuBois, Pennsylvania Esther Carr, owner of the full-service salon, prefers the M'lis Buff body exfoliator— infused with detoxifying aloe and papaya fruit extract—as an ideal kick-start to the brand's popular body wrap service. "It's off ered as a dry service before clients receive a Contour Body Wrap," she explains. "The scrub is applied starting at the ankles and rubbed in using a circular motion, then brushed off with a clean, dry towel. Because it's an enzyme-based product, it isn't as abrasive as a sea salt scrub, which clients really appreciate." According to Carr, the exfoliant's work doesn't stop there. To prolong the wrap's results—which include reducing the appearance of cellulite and increasing skin elasticity—guests are encouraged to work the body buff er into their at-home skincare routines. "I strongly recommend that clients purchase the M'lis Cellulite Smoothing Kit, which includes Buff and Maintain, an aloe-based contour cream," she says. "The Buff can be used one to three times a week as a dry, pre-shower exfoliant, or during a shower as a wet scrub." © GETTY IMAGES polished perfection

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