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Different Massage Types

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Day in and day out I will have questions on the different types of massages and what exactly is the difference. While we have great short descriptions in both our menu and online sometimes people want more information. I have decided to put in one easy spot a more detailed description of each massage, exactly how I would describe them to a client if they we’re to ask me over the phone or in person.

Swedish Massage: When most people think to themselves of a massage, this is usually the modality they think of. It is a more relaxing massage that goes with the grain of the muscle in long smooth strokes. If you are just looking for a massage to help you relax this is a great pick. Our price for an hour is $90 and for a 90 min is $125

Deep Tissue: Is similar to swedish massage but at a deeper level of the muscle and pressure. In this type of massage they work against the grain of the muscle and is geared towards releasing pressure. If you have a lot of knots or tension in areas you are wanting worked out this then would be a great massage for you. Our price for an hour is $95 and for a 90 min is $135

Bella Gia Signature Massage: Our Bella Gia Signature Massage is our most popular massage, it’s a combination of Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Aroma Therapy. The massage therapist are able to customize these 3 modalities to your individual needs, that way if you need one area worked on more than the others they can accomplish that. With the aroma therapy we have several different essential oils in each room that you can choose from or the massage therapist can choose based on the benefits you need. If you are either unsure of what type of massage would be best for you, are wanting to try different modalities, or have a certain area you want worked on then just want to relax the rest of the massage this is the perfect massage for you. Our price for an hour is $100 and for a 90 min is $145.

Prenatal Massage: This is the massage only massage that can be performed once some one is pregnant. No massage can be preformed in the first trimester, for it is too high of a risk to cause labor. Once the expectant mother reaches her second trimester she would schedule a prenatal massage with one of our massage therapist that is specifically trained in this modality. If the pregnancy is already at the point where it is  uncomfortable to lay on her stomach then a side lined massage would be preformed. If you are past your second trimester of pregnancy and want relief from some of the aches and pains pregnancy causes this is a great option for you. Our prices for an hour is $90 and for a 90 min is $125.

Sports Massage: In Sports Massage, they focus on working out tension and ache muscles through both massage and different stretching techniques. If you are an athlete or do regular vigorous exercise then this would be the idle massage for you. Our price for an hour is $95 and for a 90 min $135.

Lava Stone Massage: This is a wonderful relaxing massage. Similar to the way the swedish massage works with the grain of the muscle in long slow relaxing strokes with both their hands and the lava stones. As well as placing the warm lava stones on different parts of the muscle to help relax and heat up the muscle for optimum results. If you are looking for a nice relaxing massage but want to step it up this is the perfect massage for you.  Our price for an hour is $105 and for a 90 min $145

Tip & Tricks For Before Waxing

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Here are some tips for before your waxing services!

 

1. Hair should at least be a 1/4 of an inch long before waxing.

2. Exfoliate before your appointment to loosen up the dead skin cells and any “trapped” hairs. If you have time it’s always to do it the day of the appointment, if not the day before is good as well.

3. Consider Taking Tylenol or Advil 45 mins before your appointment. Especially if it’s in a particularly sensitive area or you know that you have a lower pain tolerance. Be careful not to take medications like Motrin before your appointment, because those are blood thinners.

4. Stop Using products like Retin-A, Differin, Tazorac, or Highly concentrated AHA’s a week before your appoint. (If on Accutane or similar products stay clear of waxing for at least a year)

5. Try not to shave between waxes! If there are some stray hairs that bother you then tweeze the area before using a razor.

6. Do not apply any moisturizers, oils, or lotions after showering and immediately heading to your appointment. The oils in the product will prevent the wax from adhering to the hairs.

7. For Female Clients: During the menstral cycle the feeling of pain is more intense so make sure to time your appointments around your cycle.

 

Bonus Tips:

Avoid the sun for 48 hours after waxing, the skin of that area will be extra sensitive and more likely to sun burn.

To prevent ingrown hairs exfoliate regularly between waxing appointments to prevent any dead skin build up to block in the hairs when growing out.

 

Exfoliation (Manual & Chemical)

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

 

 

Old dead skin cells like to stick around, giving our skin a dry and dull appearance, with proper exfoliation skin can feel smoother, look radiant, and improve the over all health of your skin. Both Manual and Chemical exfoliation can be truly beneficial to all skin types and conditions not only does it improve the skin on it’s own but enhances the other products used afterwards allowing serums and hydrators to penetrate deeper and improving the skin to another level without the barrier of dead skin blocking the product penetration.

Manual exfoliation is when an actual scrub or brush is used to remove the dead skin cells. Examples of manual exfoliation would be, sea salt scrubs, sugar scrubs, microdermabrasion, or  dry brushing. Chemical exfoliation is when an enzyme, alpha-hydroxy (AHA) or beta-hydroxy (BHA) acid is used to remove the dead skin cells. Examples of chemical exfoliation would be, glycolic acid, lactic acid, salysilic acid, or fruit enzymes. Of course there are many others and the possibilities are endless.

There is the possibility of over exfoliating and stripping the skin so consult with your esthetician to find out what would be best for you, depending on skin type and what treatments you are currently under going.

At Bella Gia we offer chemical peels, microdermabrasion, body scrubs and sell a variety of different at home exfoliant options!