Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Lash and Brow Tinting with Kristen

Tired of the winter blues?  The season we've all been waiting for is finally here, SUMMER!  It's time to break out some beauty tips to help you achieve a carefree, fresh new summer look that will cut down the time on your morning routine and leave you ready to go.

Ok Ladies, what if I told you that you can achieve the look of longer, darker, thicker lashes without even wearing mascara?  It's true, lash tinting has been around for quite a while but surprisingly most people don't even know it exists.  We use a vegetable based dye, so it's not harmful to the eye or skin around it.  We protect the skin with a barrier and apply the tint to your lashes.  The dye only colors the existing hairs.  The dye processes for 10 minutes and after we rinse it off, your lashes look as though you've just applied mascara.  There are different shades available, however the most popular is deep black. 

Now onto the brows.  Eyebrows are the key to shaping your face.  A well shaped brow can define your whole face, as well as give you a more youthful appearance.  A brow tint can work for everyone.  It is especially good for the mature woman who is starting to lose her eyebrows.  The same vegetable based dye is matched to your hair color and applied to your brows and allowed to process.  The dye picks up on the soft hairs to create the illusion of the thicker brow.  When taken off it gives you an eye opening result that looks like you just had a mini face lift!  For all you light haired ladies, the results are even more dramatic as it makes a huge difference if your hair is naturally light.  Both the eyebrow and eyelash tinting will last 4 to 6 weeks. However, the more frequent you do it the more it will build layers over time and last longer.  Avoiding oil based cleansers and moisturizers will also make your results last longer.  Now it's time to put on your SPF and hit the beach with your maintenance free brow and lashes and enjoy the summertime!

Eye Lash Tinting   $33
Eye Brow Tinting $23

Call Suede Salon Spa and Body and let us help you achieve a beautiful you!  856-985-0700.

Kristen Hathaway
Waxing Specialist

Migraine and Massages

Far from being simply a feel-good treatment, massage therapy helps relieve the debilitating pain of migraine headaches by relaxing muscles, improving blood flow, reducing stress, lowering blood pressure and improving sleep. In addition, massage therapy seems to provide some long-term benefits for migraine sufferers even after the treatment.

Evidence of Effectiveness

Scientific research has confirmed anecdotal evidence that massage is an effective therapy for treatment of migraine headaches. Researchers at the University of Queensland in Australia randomly assigned 47 people with migraine to a massage group and a group that received no massage. Those who received weekly massages experienced fewer migraines, reduced stress and anxiety, better sleep, slower heart rate and lower levels of cortisol, the stress hormone.
"The findings provide preliminary support for the utility of massage therapy as a non-pharmacologic treatment for individuals suffering from migraines," the researchers declared in a research paper published in Annals of Behavioral Medicine. Furthermore, there is evidence that massage therapy may reduce incidence of migraines after treatment is ended.

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Incidence of Migraines

Some 18 percent of women and 7 percent of men in America endure the torment of migraines. Common signs are excruciating headache, nausea and extreme sensitivity to sound and light. Migraines are commonly triggered by stress and lack of sleep. In many cases, an initial treatment to control an attack involves lying down in a dark, quiet room free of sensory stimulation.
Medications frequently prescribed to prevent migraines, such as pain relievers, when used heavily over a period of time can actually produce another type of headache known as medication overuse headache that is more difficult to treat than migraines. Those with gastrointestinal problems and cardiovascular disease---plus pregnant or breastfeeding women---are sometimes unable to tolerate such medications.


You can massage certain pressure points on your body to bring relief from migraines. Place the pads of your thumbs or first two fingers on the pressure point and apply light to moderate pressure. Press until you feel a lump or tension in the point and allow your thumb or finger to gradually go deeper, then massage with small, circular motions. If the pain at any point is too intense, reduce the pressure.
Keep your thumb or finger on the pressure point until you feel a relaxation, softness or perhaps a feeling of warmth. Slowly release the pressure and lift your fingers from the point. Repeat the procedure as needed. The crucial pressure points include the base of the skull (gently massage the bony based of your skull on the back side), mid-forehead (apply pressure to the point at the middle of your forehead between the eyebrows), eye corners (carefully massage your temples, or spots behind your eyes just behind the bone), hands (apply pressure to the fleshy area between your thumb and index finger) and foot (massage the area on the top of your foot between your big and second toes where the bones come together).

Professional Massage

In addition to self-massage, there are other holistic methods of treating migraines practiced by specialists. These include craniosacral therapy, neuromuscular massage, reflexology and deep-tissue massage. Reflexology involves pressure and massage of points on the soles of the feet. Neuromuscular massage causes tense muscles to relax by massaging "trigger points" on the body. Deep tissue therapy employs pressure, movement and stretching to relieve muscle soreness. Craniosacral therapy focuses gentle touch on the scalp and skull.

Combination Therapies

Whether applied by a professional therapist or by your own hands, massage can provide much relief for migraine sufferers. This holistic approach is indicated when the patient can't tolerate prescription medications. Others who can tolerate medications often combine massage and lifestyle modifications to control their migraines.

Call for an Appointment today 856-985-0700 at Suede Salon Spa and Body.  We offer Swedish, Deep Tissue, Reflexology Massages that can be received in combination.