JAN 2019

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Januar y 2019 • 21 antioxidant polyphenols—which helps restore moisture and even out tone. "Clients love this treatment because it's truly a deep cleansing that's also super gentle," says owner Maryam Namvar. "They leave intensely hydrated and glowing, plus they can add products used in the service to their at-home regimens to continue protecting their skin from blue light." When it comes to body aches, the most common complaints linked to extensive usage of digital devices include discomfort and deep pain in the neck, shoulders and hands, says Kim Sebacher, master therapist and massage department educator for The Face and Body Spa and Salon in Brentwood, Missouri. Such overextended muscles benefi t most from bodywork, and Sebacher's clients often opt for the TechnoRelief Massage (60 min./from $94), in which therapists apply pressure to affected areas—commonly the neck and shoulders—to loosen tight muscles and promote blood fl ow. Educating spa-goers about body positions is an important component of the treatment; some simple suggestions include consciously relaxing their shoulders, and keeping their elbows at the waist. Once clients know why and how the discomfort occurs, they'll be better able to get relief, notes Sebacher. Practicing mindfulness is also part of the device-detox experience at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental in Boston, where guests are encouraged to surrender their phones upon entering the space. A Himalayan Singing Bowl treatment (50 min./$178-$200) uses sound therapy to quiet the mind and create a deeper connection to one's self, and complements other physical services. The Digital Wellness Escape (80 min./$200-$230) targets digitally strained muscles by massaging key areas including the upper back, shoulders, neck, head, face, feet, arms and hands. Therapists then use Shungite, a natural stone made of fullerenes that provides antioxidant benefi ts to help heal the body. "This service relieves tension using a combination of pressure points and Swedish massage techniques," says spa manager Shan Toth. "The scalp massage in particular increases circulation and refreshes blood fl ow, which revitalizes the entire body and deeply relaxes the mind." u © GETTY IMAGES Shungite can be used during massage to provide antioxidant benefi ts that heal the body.

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