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About Massage

Benefits of Massage

massageThe rubbing and kneading of muscles and joints of the body, to relieve tension, reduce stress, therapeutic touch, improve balance, muscle function and suppleness, increase mobility, promote blood circulation and oxygenation, lymph and toxin drainage, promote sleep and restoration, relaxation , reduction of pain and swelling, combat depression and mental health, relieving pain and stiffness of arthritis, increase joint mobility, increase bowel motility, improve posture, relax, rejuvenate, production of endorphins and the body’s natural pain killers (hormones) and overall homeostasis or well being.

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:

  • Decreased anxiety.
  • Enhanced sleep quality.
  • Greater energy.
  • Improved concentration.
  • Increased circulation.
  • Reduced fatigue.

Massage can also help specifically address a number of health issues. Bodywork can:
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  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
  • Ease medication dependence.
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system.
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
  • Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ—the skin.
  • Increase joint flexibility.
  • Lessen depression and anxiety.
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
  • Reduce post surgery adhesions and swelling.
  • Reduce spasms and cramping.
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
  • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller.
  • Relieve migraine pain.

Massage Is More Than Just For Relaxation, It May Benefit Your:

Skeletal System

  • Aids in supporting good posture and balance
  • Reduces muscle tension that could lead to potential medical problems
  • Increases nutrient flow to bones
  • Increases joint mobility

Muscular System

  • Relieves muscle tension and spasm
  • Increases the flow of blood and nutrients to muscles
  • Aids in the movement of lactic acid (necessary for muscle contraction)
  • Can increase or decrease muscle tone depending upon amount of pressure
  • Can increase or decrease joint mobility depending upon the amount and placement of pressure

Digestive System

  • Often relieves constipation
  • May relieve gas
  • Reduces water retention
  • Aids the kidneys and liver in processing the natural by-products of digestion

Respiratory System

  • Improves breathing patterns
  • Helps reduce respiratory problems
  • Relieves tension in the chest allowing the lungs to expand more fully

Circulatory System

  • Stimulates blood and lymph circulation (absolutely necessary for overall health)
  • Aids in the movement of carbonic acid (necessary to maintain a balanced blood Ph)
  • Helps strengthen the immune system by stimulating lymphocytes (natural killer cells)
  • Helps increase seratonin levels (stabilizes mood, regulates body temperature, aids in sleep)

Nervous System

  • Relaxes and calms or stimulates depending on type of massage
  • Improves sleep patterns
  • Raises endorphin levels (aids in the body’s ability to fight pain, increases positive mood)
  • Provides a safe and easy release from frustration and hyperactive behavior
  • Relaxes contracted muscles that compress nerves
  • The Vagus Nerve is stimulated (regulates heartbeat, governs digestive system)

Lymphatic System

  • Stimulates lymph circulation (absolutely necessary for overall health)
  • Helps strengthen the immune system by stimulating lymphocytes (natural killer cells)
  • Reduces swelling (edema)

Urinary System

  • Stimulates kidneys to remove metabolic waste from the body

Reproductive System

  • Reduces the negative effects of PMS
  • Reduces excess fluid retention

Integumentary System

  • Dilates blood capillaries of the skin enabling absorption of oxygen and vitamins
  • Assists the body in rebuilding tissue (from burns, scars…)
  • Aids superficial blood circulation

Endocrine System

  • Releases endorphins (aids in the body’s ability to fight pain, increases positive mood)
  • Aids in restful sleep patterning
  • Assists in the balancing of hormones

Ashiatsu (feet used in lieu of hands- firmer delight)

First lets define Ashiatsu (foot-pressure) massage. Its roots stem in ancient healing practices.  It is a barefoot modality where the therapist uses their feet to massage a client’s body. It’s full, even, firm, deep strokes are not painful, but compressive. After, Ashiatsu leaves the client in a euphoric state that lasts for hours. Although it can be applied as light as a Swedish massage, its deep-tissue application is what it is most celebrated for. You will barely be able to discern the feet substituting for hands except that the soothing pressure is magnified in a graceful, flowing, smooth, thorough massage that will leave you in a trance state of bliss.

Pediatric/Infant Massage.

perinatal pediatric massagePediatric massage is the complementary and alternative treatment that uses massage therapy, or “the manual manipulation of soft tissue intended to promote health and well-being” for children and adolescents. Pediatric massage therapy takes into consideration each child’s individual physical development, cognitive development and heath care needs.

pediatric child massageMassage and touch has been shown to foster weight gain in premature infants. It may help in anxiety disorders and tension, ADD, post trauma, reduce pain, loneliness and fear when children are hospitalized or diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition, ease both physical symptoms as well as emotional discomforts associated with pediatric medical conditions. It can help manage chronic conditions such as asthma by providing relaxation and reducing muscle tone in the chest.  Pediatric patients with cystic fibrosis report feeling less anxious, and their ability to breathe and pulmonary functions improved.  It helps back and neck pain, nausea, constipation and muscle aches (myalgia), in children with mild to moderate juvenile rheumatoid arthritis who notice decreased anxiety and stress hormone (cortisol) levels. Children with autism or ADHD, have been found to reduce their aversion to touch, while increasing their ability to focus and decrease post-traumatic stress.

  • Improved long-range emotional and cognitive development
  • Improved healing/immune function
  • Relaxation for the parent/caregiver and baby/child
  • Improved gastrointestinal functioning/relief of gas and constipation
  • Improved sleep patterns
  • Increased parent-child bonding (when parent administered)
  • Increased confidence in parenting skills (when parent administered)
  • Improved focus and attention span

Who Needs Massage?

  • dancers with painful feet
  • gymnasts and runners with strained muscles
  • musicians with repetitive use injuries
  • bike racers, swimmers, skiers, snowboarders, soccer, basketball, lacrosse, football, and tennis players recovering from twisted ankles, knees, and dislocated shoulders
  • kids who are stressed
  • kids who are depressed
  • kids who suffer from anxiety
  • kids with head trauma, growing pains, earaches, digestive issues, breathing issues, sleeping issues, and migraines
  • kids who can’t sit still (ADHD or ADHD type behavior)
  • kids who sit still a lot (video game repetitive use injury)
  • kids with varying degrees of Torticollis, Scoliosis.
  • kids with special needs
  • kids who are sore
  • kids who wear their jeans too tight and too low (hip, back, knee and ankle issues)
  • Kids who carry overweight backpacks
  • kids who just want a safe place where they can relax and be taken care of for a little while

Geriatric Massage

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Geriatric Massage is geared for the elderly, generally aged 70 and older and encompasses basic relaxation, relief of stress and is beneficial in attempting to arrest the aging process. Senescent clients represent the fastest growing population in the massage industry. Whether active and virile or frail and requiring assistance, we address and accommodate the needs of the client. As a nurse I take into account the physiological changes, signs and symptoms of the aging process, overall health, and medications including interactions. This client should obtain general medical clearance, especially with any specific conditions.

Massage for Oncology, Chronic & Terminal Illnesses

oncology massageCancer and other terminal illnesses can benefit from a soothing massage with reduction of pain and suffering as a comfort measure, all in an attempt to improve the quality of remaining life.

Chronic debilitating diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Parkinson’s, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, can benefit from massage by attempting to arrest the progression of the disease, reduction of pain, increase in range of motion and emotional health.

Prenatal & Perinatal Massage

Is it Safe to Have a Massage During Pregnancy?

prenatal massagePrenatal and peri-natal massage offer many benefits, and is safe for most pregnant women, however, you should obtain approval from your health care providers.  Be sure to disclose any and all health issues and contraindications.

The American Pregnancy Association recommends Swedish Massage, since it uses mild pressure to relax muscles that may be affected by pregnancy and improve circulation throughout the body. Massage can reduce muscle pain, including the back aches and joint pain, stiffness, swelling in the ankles and legs, and improve the circulation of lymph and blood throughout muscles and tissues, increase immunity, remove excess toxins, stabilize hormone levels and balancing the glandular system thus aiding in decrease in anxiety and depression. It may relieve sciatic nerve pain caused by the growing uterus pressing on key nerves that run throughout the legs, and promotes relaxation and reduces the levels of stress hormones in the body. Being relaxed and less achy promotes sleep at night.

Prenatal – Foster general homeostasis and emotional well being in preparation for pregnancy.
1st Trimester* – Relieve headaches, help alleviate morning sickness, reduce fatigue.
2nd Trimester – Alleviate backaches and leg cramps.
3rd Trimester – Reduce swelling/edema, pain from varicose veins, enhance sleep, prepare pelvic muscles for the birth process.
Peri-natal – Massage after delivery can aid the body in returning to its pre-pregnant state, and maintaining homeostasis.

*Some theories advise against 1st term massage- due only to the fear of blame since most miscarriages happen during that time anyway, and NOT directly correlated to the massage itself.  As a nurse, I am willing and comfortable in giving massage throughout the entire term of pregnancy. Pregnant women may find that their need for massage increases as their pregnancy progresses placing more strain on muscles and nerves and may experience significant aches, pains or swelling or severe stress.  You may want to receive regular weekly or bi-weekly massages accordingly. You will be positioned in a side-lying position for maximum comfort and safety. This alleviates stress on internal fetal arterial supply.

Pregnant women with any complications, including preeclampsia (high blood pressure brought on by pregnancy) placental conditions, threatened miscarriage or preterm labor should not receive massages without the specific approval of their health care provider. Women who have had early contractions or significant Braxton-Hicks contractions should make sure to choose a trained prenatal massage therapist who can avoid pressing on sensitive pressure points.

Trigger Point Therapy (Alleviating Knots)

trigger point therapyTrigger points, also known as trigger sites or muscle knots, are described as hyperirritable spots in skeletal muscle that are associated with palpable nodules in taut bands of muscle fibers. A trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes referred pain to other parts of the body. Treatment of a trigger point in the back, for example, may reduce referral pain in the neck. The neck, now acting as a satellite trigger point, may then cause pain in the head. The pain may be sharp and intense or a dull ache.

Trigger point massage therapy is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release.

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage uses a lighter touch than deep tissue manipulation, increases circulation and fosters relaxation by using the five styles of long, flowing massage strokes. The five basic strokes are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber) and vibration/shaking. Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffnesss, and improving function.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity (such as athletes), and patients who have sustained physical injury. It is not uncommon for receivers of deep tissue massage to have their pain replaced with a new muscle ache for a day or two.

The term “deep tissue” is often misused to identify a massage that is performed with sustained deep pressure. Deep tissue massage is a separate category of massage therapy, used to treat particular muscular-skeletal disorders and complaints and employs a dedicated set of techniques and strokes to achieve a measure of relief. It should not be confused with “deep pressure” massage, which is one that is performed with sustained strong, occasionally intense pressure throughout an entire full-body session, and that is not performed to address a specific complaint. Deep tissue massage is applied to both the superficial and deep layers of muscles, fascia, and other structures. The sessions are often quite intense as a result of the deliberate, focused work. When a client asks for a massage and uses the term “deep tissue”, more often than not he or she is seeking to receive a full-body session with sustained deep pressure throughout. If a practitioner employs deep tissue techniques on the entire body in one session, it would be next to impossible to perform; it might lead to injury or localized muscle and nerve trauma, thereby rendering the session counterproductive.

Sports Massage – Pre-event, inter-event and post-event care

sports massageProtocols and techniques that help an athlete obtain maximum performance and physical conditioning by increasing power, endurance, and mobility.  Great during preparation training, maintenance or recovery.  Also known as manual therapy or manipulative therapy, this is a physical treatment primarily used on the neuro-musculo-skeletal system to treat pain and disability. It most commonly includes, stretching, kneading and manipulation of muscles, joint mobilization and joint manipulation. This aids in the processes of tissue healing, including, inflammation, resolution, regeneration, fibrosis, and remodeling.

Preparation & Training: Stretching, unlocking locked long muscles, focus and mental clarity with aromatherapy, toxin drainage, prevent injuries, relieving muscular stress, and generalized wellness. Help correct muscles that are stressed and over-compensating.

Post-event: Normalization and repair of tissue, circulation and drainage of toxins, relieve muscle spasms, and recover soreness. Relaxing tight and fatigued muscles, tendons and ligaments and accelerate the healing process.

Hand & Foot Therapy

foot massagehand massageIn preparation we ask that you perform a thorough cleansing and manicure/pedicure.

Specialized focus work on hand/foot muscles in combination with reflexology to those (like massage therapists, pianists, computer/keyboard, arthritis, repetitive strain injuries,  etc.) who work with their hands, or who stand on their feet for long periods of time.  Relieve cramps, and inflammation with paraffin treatments, hot packs, medicated rubs and vigorous massage.

Reflexology

reflexologyIn preparation we ask that you perform a thorough cleansing and pedicure.

Reflexology is an ancient Eastern art that focuses on the feet in an attempt to stimulate the 7,200+ nerve endings that directly correspond to all other body parts including glands, tissues, and organs. Through applied pressure, this releases blocked energy to corresponding mapped zones to rebalance the body. This is great when used in conjunction with other modalities. Pressure is adjusted to your preference to alleviate any ticklish sensation.

Myofascial Release Therapy

myofascial releaseFascia is a connective tissue that provides support and protection for most structures within the human body.  Its found either superficially (surface) or deep which surrounds the muscle. Through touch and friction, fascia can change (trixotropy) from (or visa versa) a restrictive gel state, to a more pliable “sol” state  (A fluid suspension of a colloidal solid in a liquid.) which is more fluid or pliable.  This allows the muscle to be manipulated to their fullest resting length, which increases range of motion in the joint, becoming more flexible, and free from restriction. This is why warm-up is critical.
Myofascial release refers to the manual massage technique for stretching the fascia and releasing bonds between fascia, integument, and muscles with the goal of eliminating pain, increasing range of motion and equilibrioception. Myofascial release usually involves applying shear compression or tension in various directions, or by skin rolling.

Hot Stone/Rock Therapy

ot stone hot rock therapyAn ancient massage technique utilizing the benefits of thermotherapy. Hot stones are gently placed on energy or ‘chakra’ points during the treatment and are used on the body during the massage to provide deep muscular stress relief.

Heated stone treatment goes beyond the physical and allows you to enter a deeper sense of relaxation, health and well being. The penetrating heat from the stones relaxes muscles, allowing trigger points to dissolve and fade with minimum effort. Some of the benefits include relief of chronic pain, relaxation and stress reduction, detoxification of the body, and relief of neck and back pain.

Each rock is heated and placed on key points of your body. The energy from the heated rock penetrates your skin for a unique soothing, healing experience. This treatment is perfect for those feeling stressed or out of sync.

Sugar Scrub Treatment

body-scrubA sugar scrub is an all-over body treatment used to buff away dry skin & increase circulation. These scrubs are made of sugar, vitamins, oils and other moisturizing ingredients. Our sugar scrubs are made on site and are completely natural with no preservatives. We can create several different scents depending on your mood. Some of our most popular scents are Lavender, Eucalyptus and Rosemary Peppermint.

A sugar scrub can improve your skin’s appearance and texture. You will rest on a warm massage table and your massage therapist will scrub your body with the mixture. After you have been thoroughly exfoliated, you will be cleansed with warm towels. Then we will ready you for a lotion application or massage depending on how much time you have booked. If you book an extra 30-60 minutes we will have more time to devote to massaging your tired muscles. You will leave feeling truly relaxed and soft.

The rough texture of the sugar peels away the dry and dead skin cells on the surface layer of the skin, revealing the smooth and healthy skin underneath. The moisturizing ingredients in our sugar scrubs are an added benefit that help retain moisture, keeping skin soft and hydrated. This process of exfoliating keeps skin healthy and supple. This is a perfect treatment to give yourself once a month or at least as the weather changes. It is important to get the dead skin cells off of your body to ready yourself for new skin cells.

Using a body scrub is good for keeping skin healthy and soft. It is important to exfoliate skin, especially in dry and cold weather when the body easily loses moisture.

Couples Connection/Retreat Massage

couples-massageCouples massage is a service offered by some spas where two people (usually, but not always, couples), are massaged side-by-side or in separate rooms on separate tables and by separate providers enjoying the experience at the same time. It adds a social element to massage. In a private room for two, you and your beloved will enjoy a full-body massage performed by your very own massage therapists.  Double the bliss! Nothing says love like the gift of relaxation. Pamper yourselves, gain spiritual healing and invest in each other for a more intimate relationship.

Couples Interactive Educational Massage Workshop Classes

Relax, Connect & Restore

What better relationship insurance can there be? Learn to give the gift of touch, pamper each other, promote spiritual and sexual healing, bonding, intimacy and invest in each other for a closer relationship. Touch is a great way for couples to broaden their non-verbal communication skills and increase their connection with one another.

You will each enjoy the perfect 90 minute massage with your significant other performing on one side and your massage therapist coaching, instructing and massaging on the other, we then swap sides.  This gives you a 4 handed FULL massage for 90 minutes. You both then swap and the process is repeated. I teach both of you techniques for duplicating at home the healthy benefits of massage, body mechanics, contraindications, indications, benefits, techniques and types of massage.

My workshop is for committed couples (man and women ONLY) over the age of 18 (We have a 250 weight limit on the equipment).  Each session is three hours long, which will allow enough time for both of you to give and receive a very thorough massage from each other while our talented facilitators professionally guide you each step of the way.

  1. How to set the mood through the 5 senses.
  2. What oils to best use and essential oils.
  3. Communication through touch.
  4. Techniques for stress relief and relaxation and sensual stroking (at home!)

Aromatherapy Treatment

Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine that uses volatile plant materials, known as essential oils, and other aromatic compounds for the purpose of altering a person’s mind, mood, cognitive function or health, and has demonstrated efficacy against bacterial, fungal, or viral infections.

aromatherapyAromatherapy is the term used to describe the therapeutic (medicinal) effects of plant oils that have been extracted by specific processes, mostly distillation (steam) and pressing. These plant oils, which are not fatty oils and therefore non-greasy, have constituents in them that react with our nervous system and circulatory system to improve or promote healing, relieve pain, improve mood, relieve anxiety and fear, promote a sense of relaxation, relieve nausea and vomiting during labor. In fact, several essential oils,  including lavender, rose, orange, bergamot, lemon, sandalwood, and others — have been shown to relieve anxiety, stress, and depression, strengthen the immune system, aide in digestion, relieve premenstrual syndrome and menopause, Alopecia, Agitation, Dementia, Constipation, Headaches, focus, mental clarity, Itching, Psoriasis, bone mending, and the list goes on and on.

Stretching

stretching-massageOver time, an accumulation of physical stress can begin to take a toll on our muscles and joints. Overuse of muscles can cause them to become chronically tight and sore; and compression and torque forces on the joints can lead to joint dysfunction and pain. In turn, joint pain can lead to further tightening of the muscles via protective muscle splinting and the pain-spasm-pain cycle. Tight muscles can then further limit joint motion, leading to fascial adhesions. This cycle, once begun, can be difficult to stop. Stretching is very simple. The essence of stretching is that it lengthens soft tissues. Taut soft tissues limit motion, whether they are tight muscles or any soft tissue that has accumulated fascial adhesions. Stretching can help to reverse this process. Even better, stretching on a regular basis can prevent soft tissues from becoming taut in the first place.

Additional Spa Services

4 Handed Massage

4 handed massageTwo therapists work in harmony, simultaneously on opposite sides of the table for the length of time you have booked for your appointment. Double the impact of pampering or therapy, or reduce the time spent while enjoying the same results.

Ear Piercing

Free ear piercing with jewelry purchase. Pediatric Nurse piercing practitioner can accommodate ages 0-99.  We use only sterile, surgical steel, non-nickel, single use- 100% disposable piercing cartridges. (Piercing guns can NOT be sterilized and are a source of cross contamination). Choose from any birthstone, silver or gold colored stud, including tiny pediatric sizes.

false-eyelashesSingle Eyelash Extensions

Lavish Lashes and Siberian Mink Professional Eyelash Extensions come in different curves and lengths, and are semi-permanent, lasting 4-6 weeks depending on the life cycle of our own natural lashes and other factors. They are applied 1:1 with medical grade, NON-Formaldehyde adhesive. You will need 2 hours of undistracted time to devote to the application process as 80-100 lashes may be applied per eye.  Your eyes (remove contacts!!) need to remain shut for the entire time as you lie flat and relax, so leave your cellphone aside and be sure your husband knows where his socks are! When professionally and properly applied, you cannot feel any difference after having your lashes enhanced with Lavish Lashes Professional Eyelash Extensions.

Lash After Care

Enjoy a one time application for a special event or plan on routine maintenance (like artificial nails) for ongoing wear. Now that your lashes are long, thick and beautiful, follow these easy care instructions and they can last indefinitely with regular touch-ups.  Though the average growing-shedding cycle of a single lash is about 90-120 days, factors such as your eyelash characteristics, lifestyle, and general care of your lashes will affect how long your lashes last.

To maintain this look and extend the life of your lashes:

  • Do not wash eyes or shower and avoid crying, sweat, and steam for 24 hours after lash application.
  • Do not swim or spa for 48 hours after lash application to allow adequate time for bonding.
  • Be gentle with your lashes.
  • Avoid rubbing and pulling your eyelashes.  If you have itchy allergy eyes, tap your eyes instead of “rolling” lashes as this will break the glue bond.
  • Although you shouldn’t need it- only our specially formulated mascara for extensions can be worn. Regular mascara, oil-based and waterproof mascara should be avoided, and not recommended for use as it will dissolve the bond with the lashes. Gently remove mascara with water-based eye makeup remover. Apply mascara on the tips only.
  • Avoid any creams, eye makeup removers, lotions, sunscreens or cleansers containing oils on or near eyelashes. Oils can loosen the bond of lash extensions. Care must be taken to apply eye cream sparingly with avoidance of the lash line area.
  • Do NOT use an eyelash curler on your extensions.
  • We recommends touch-up appointments every 2-4 weeks (priced accordingly), to fill in the areas where the natural lashes has fallen out and new lashes are growing in, in rotation.

See www.lavishlashes.com for photos.

Custom Airbrush Spray Tan

spray-tanBecome a bronzed beauty without going in the sun.  Great for those who choose not to use a tanning bed.  Unlike a booth-spray that renders blotchy, uneven applications, and orange results, our sunless spraytan is hand applied, air brushed with your choice of professional caramel, cocoa, or dark bronze colors.

  • DHA or dihydroxyacetone is a clear solution classified as a 3-carbon sugar. When applied to skin, a chemical reaction (catalyst) occurs between amino acids and the outermost skin layers of the epidermis, the strateum corneum, to achieve a tan (browning effect) without sun exposure to UV rays. DHA is approved for external cosmetic application by the FDA, and is considered nontoxic and noncarcinogenic. DHA contains no SPF protection against UV rays, so although you appear tanned, it offers no protection from sunburn if overexposed, so always wear a sunscreen before participating in activities outdoors.
  • Before arriving shower and exfoliate with a loofa (you may wash your face here), arriving without makeup, lotion, deodorant or perfume. You choose the state of undress – either nude, bathing suit or underwear to your comfort level (nurse applied).
  • You should NOT shower, bathe, sweat, sauna, swim or get pedicures for 8 – 16 hours post application, and the rate at which you do these activities afterwards determines how long your spraytan lasts. You will have instant bronzers followed by DHA that usually appears within 1 – 4 hours of application. As the instant bronzers wear off, maximum DHA color results may take anywhere from 5 – 24 hours to develop, depending on the solution ingredients, skin type and the amount of DHA included.
  • You should determine how far in advance of an event you want to get sprayed, we recommend 1 – 2 days prior. The longevity of this artificial tan usually lasts for 5 – 14 days depending on preparation, application and maintenance. The best way to retain your color is to exfoliate and moisturize before, and after waiting 16 hours, frequently moisturize afterwards. There is minimal overspray to inhale, and the application adn drying process takes 10 – 15 minutes total. We have complimented brides, prom queens, body builders, vacationers, dancers and athletes young and old. We err on the side of lighter applications and are happy to offer a FREE* touch up if necessary.
  • You receive instant bronzers and DHA which develops within 1-2 days to replace the temporary color as it wears off.  There is minimal overspray to breath in, application and drying process takes 5-10 minutes total. You can choose the state of undress you are comfortable with.

We have complimented breast cancer survivors, brides, prom queens, vacationers, dancers, and athletes young and old.

Personal Grooming – Shaving/ Sugaring/Waxing/Trimming

hair-removal

We cater to MEN in this PROFESSIONAL atmosphere (as many places ban men) but welcome women. Manzilians (male brazilians), Date night trimming and grooming, pre-surgical preparation, athletic shaving of legs, back, chest, personal area, eyebrows, ears etc.

Sugaring is a candy based formula that removes hair at the root, but unlike traditional wax and strip method, this is less painful, quicker, leaves the skin with fewer bumps and bleeding, and has an easy water cleanup, can remove hair WITH the hair growth and may work on shorter length stubble.

Vajazzling & Body Art Bedazzling

Body art! Applying Swarovski-like crystals to the skin in a pattern such as a heart shape, for date night, weddings or just for fun.  They are glued on with medical grade, cosmetic adhesive and lasts 1-7 days depending on the wearer. Get a little something sexy on your chest, neck, shoulder, naval, hip, ankle or use your imagination. Body paint can be incorporated into the design.

Similar to bedazzling and bodyart, Vajazzling is the  act of having rhinestones applied to one’s waxed va-jay-jay, hence the name VAJ-azzling; promoted by Jennifer Love Hewitt.

body-glitterVajazzling – The act of applying glitter and jewels to a woman’s nether regions for aesthetic purposes.
The transfixion felt by the pointless wonder of vaginal glitter, with Swarovski-like jewels for added bling effect. “Did you see that chick’s crotch crystals? They’re vajazzling !!