Chronic stress wreaks havoc on many people, places, and things. Your skin happens to be one of those things that will tell you and others the title of your book. Most people can attribute weight challenges to stress, but what about your dry skin?
It's true and here are the 5 signs to look for: 1) Dryness 2) Fine Lines 3) Redness, 4) Acne, & 5) Tired Eyes
I have to admit to you that I (the Stress Expert) do experience stress which is why I became an Expert in this field. What I recently discovered is that my breakouts are because my skin is dry. I didn't think it was, but after a facial and dermaplaning session with Randi it was discovered that the underlying result was the dry skin lead to breakouts. The title of my book should have been called, "You're Hairy & Dry...Go Do Something".
"Chronic stress increases the hormone cortisol, which damages skin's ability to hold on to water," says Peter Elias, MD, a professor of dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco. The resulting moisture loss also diminishes luminosity, explains David Goldberg, MD, a clinical professor of dermatology and director of laser research at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. www.prevention.com/beauty/skin-care/how-stress-affects-your-skin
As mundane as this sounds, physical exercise truly does help release some of this stress overload and sometimes "Solitude is good for the soul". Physical exercise can be as simple as starting to walk outdoors for 10-15 minutes. Whatever you do...make one small change to your busy day and your skin will be so grateful. Share your title of your book with us and let us know your one small action step toward change.
Recently I heard someone refer to their "cellulite" as "jiggly bits". Well, maybe she wasn't referring to cellulite as that, but that's what I thought of when she said it, so for the purpose of this Hammock Read we'll call them "Jiggly Bits" too. It was cute and funny, but my guess is none of us really think of cellulite as cute or funny when it comes to our bodies. Thankfully there are such services as BodyWraps to help minimize the appearance and begin to break down these "jiggly bits". So in this post I'll tell you what BodyWraps are and some of our most frequently asked questions. As with all of our services @ La Palmera Spa...Relaxing is one of the ways to describe what you'll experience.
A wrap is a nourishing cocoon designed to slim and tone your body, hydrate, cleanse or heal your skin, or relax and soothe your muscles. (checkout more @ https://goodspaguide.co.uk/features/wraps)
The BodyWrap at La Palmera Spa is either a 60 or 90 Minute session of relaxation to detox and tone your body. We suggest you bring a bikini that you might not care much about. First, your body is exfoliated and a blend of products are applied to the skin and wrapped(you may feel mummy-like, but wait it gets better). For relaxation, you are wrapped into warm blankets (yes you are so snuggly right about now). For detoxing and weight loss, the solution is applied and you are placed into our portable sauna. It's still relaxing, but you know there's not much about weight loss that doesn't take some work, so yes you have to sit upright.
Now here are some of the benefits: it does improve the texture and appearance of your skin, it rids excess fluids and toxins, boost your lymphatic system and metabolism, and TEMPORARY Weight Loss!. We do recommend getting on a consistent plan for lasting results and as with everything...consistency is key. So why not give it a try today. Just call us @ 337-740-7422 or send us a message on our facebook page www.facebook.com/LaPalmeraSpa/. Kiss the "Jiggly Bits" Good-Bye.
Owner/Stress Management Life Coach
Teaching Women secrets to prioritizing their busy days so that stress, overwhelm, and guilt are a thing of the past.
This week, Jessica interviewed our Massage Team: Courtney, Crystal, & Charmaine. No, we didn't do it on purpose (Massage Therapist interviewed all start with the letter, "C"), our team just happens to have Massage Therapists that start with letter, C.
Mayo Clinic says that "Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. ... Sciatica most commonly occurs when a herniated disk, bone spur on the spine or narrowing of the spine (spinal stenosis) compresses part of the nerve."
1st we will go over what Courtney has to say about it.
Courtney wants to know if you've done any heavy lifting or strenuous work lately, especially if it's out of the ordinary work. Sometimes when you move in a way that your body is not used to it can cause the nerve to become impinged, pinched, and in shock. The sensation can be from your buttock to the back of your legs to your toes. Courtney said that massage therapy and certain stretches can help relieve this pain. One of the stretches she suggest is to place your right ankle against your left knee, hold the position for a minute before changing legs and repeat by switching side. A Top Tip from Courtney is to avoid driving or sitting down for an extended period of time(get up and walk around every hour). Also make sure your wallet is not in your back pocket. This puts pressure on your sciatica nerve.
Crystal wants to know what is your occupation and your daily activities? She said sitting at a desk and not lifting properly can cause you to have sciatica stress. Have you had any previous injuries or accidents to your back? If you have had car accidents (like me) or surgery then that can cause stress to your lower back and the glutes area. This could pinch the sciatica nerve causing pain from lower back on down. Crystal's top TIP is stretching and ice packs. Lift with your legs (NOT YOUR BACK), stretch one time per hour, take 20 minute Salt Baths(we love Himalayan Sea Salt). Crystal said when she is able to massage your glutes and really focus on the piriformis muscle you should experience relief.
Charmaine kept it short and sweet and she said that even though we are all different and unique most people will find relief within 2-3 massages and it depends upon the severity of it. The most common ages it is seen is from ages 30-70 and men are effected 3 times more than women!!! Go figure! A tip Charmaine would like you to know is to where comfortable, supportive shoes, and back support aides(look for a desk chair with a sturdy support).
If you've been experiencing "Sciatica Pain" we encourage you to schedule your massage here, today.
Schedule with Charmaine-http://bit.ly/CharLMT
Schedule with Courtney-http://bit.ly/CourLMT
Schedule with Crystal-http://bit.ly/CrysLMT
Get that pain relief in today by scheduling yourself a massage therapy session and don't forget about the tips.
Relax & Let Go
Owner/Stress Management Life Coach
There is no question that our mind and the thoughts that go through it are linked to the sensations in our body. Often times if you actually took a moment to scan your body you would likely feel tension, pain, twinges, tightness, and so much more. Maybe you wouldn't even feel those things at all. What if you would actually sit still and feel how wonderful your body did feel? It's possible, but the sad truth is, "When the body is stressed, muscles tense up. Muscle tension is almost a reflex reaction to stress — the body's way of guarding against injury and pain." .
The muscle tension can live on for days, weeks, months. You may not even notice it because it has become your way of life for so long that it may be your "normal". What if you could start to reduce those warning signals and even be more flexible or energized? Recently in my private client sessions I started having them do a mini body scan. The purpose of this is to pay attention to where their symptoms of stress are trying to tell us something. When we are always on the go, too busy to get a massage, constantly multi-tasking, and our memory is weakening I want you to know you have a lot of signs that you may have no clue about. For this moment, I will challenge you to do a 4 Minute "Mindful Body Scan" and please comment with your results(it might help someone else).
Here's to Your "Relax and Let Go"
Stress Management Life Coach/Owner
La Palmera Spa
NIcky Stansbury is the Founder of La Palmera Spa and StressLessSecrets. She is passionate about inspiring others to respond instead of reacting to life's plot twists.