Posted on September 8th, 2020

Wax has many uses; it is what makes your (non organic) apples shiny and perfect looking, it’s added to chocolate to make it smooth, it’s used to make candles, lipsticks and crayons and of course it’s used in hair removal procedures at spas.

Paraffin wax treatments in particular have great benefits for the skin, muscles and joints. These paraffin treatments are said to have been used since the times of the Roman Empire because of their benefits when used in massages and as an esthetic treatment on the skin. This ancient technique is still practiced in many spas today as well as in some sports medicine clinics. In the past, paraffin treatments have been used to treat a variety of ailments such as:

 


Posted on September 1st, 2020

Our skin is the largest organ we have, especially when it comes to the roles of absorbtion and elimination.  Our skin on our body gets clogged and when it is not exfoliated regularly, it cannot properly eliminate waste and toxins. We tend to take excellent care of the skin on our faces, however forget about the rest of our body.  Dry skin brushing on a daily basis can provide numerous benefits, such as improved circulation, stimulating lymph drainage, stimulating hormones, and firming the skin.

 


Posted on August 26th, 2020

To maintain the best care of your skin, you should ideally get a facial each month. That's because the skin is a living organ, and it takes about 28-30 days for the cells to move up from the dermis to the surface, or epidermis, where they flatten out, die and slough off.  A professional facial stimulates that exfoliation process, keeping the skin more toned and youthful-looking.  Additionally our facials focus on deep facial massage which promotes blood flow to the area, stimulates collagen production, and tones the muscles under the skin minimizing the signs of aging.  And of course there are many additional benefits to receiving professional facials including professional analysis of your skin, removal of dirt and toxins, clearing of the pores, lymph drainage, flooding the skin with hydration, vitamins, and minerals, and of course relaxation. 
 
If monthly facials are a stretch for your budget, you can still reap many of the benefits by ensuring you get at least 4 facials per year. It is the perfect time to revamp your skincare routine to keep up with the change in weather.

Posted on August 24th, 2020

Organic Tea Tree Essential Oil

Essential oils have been used for centuries for healing and medicinal purposes.  At Alma, we now offer as part of the Alma Naturals line of products Organic Tea Tree Oil, which we use in the spa and our services.

Tea Tree Oil originates from the leaves of the indigenous Malaleuca Tree, is known to be antimicrobial and has many uses.  Below are just a few everyday uses and why we feel that it is a must-have in everyone’s “natural medicine” cabinet.

Tea Tree Oil can be used topically for arthritis pain or bruising by adding approximately 15-20 drops to a carrier oil, such as grapeseed, sweet almond or jojoba oil and massaging it into the affected area. 

Apply Tea Tree Oil directly to minor cuts, blemishes, canker sores, cold sores and ingrown hairs to prevent infections and speed up the healing process.

Tea Tree Oil is also excellent for household cleaning.  Not only does it act as a lovely air freshener, it can help prevent the spread of germs by adding the oil to a spray bottle of water or adding a small amount to your laundry for towels, blankets and other household items that can be prone to musty odors and mold.

The list of the amazing uses and benefits of Tea Tree Oil is almost endless and is definitely an essential oil that we recommend become a household staple.  Alma Naturals Organic Tea Tree Essential Oil is now available in 10ml bottles in the spa for only $9.99.

Posted on October 6th, 2019

Long gone is the erroneous perception that meditation is a mindful waste of time, frequently undertaken by Hippies and religious fanatics.
If that perception is not gone, then it really ought to have disappeared, because Science has determined bona fide benefits of meditation and meditational breathing techniques.  Meditation can be practically done by anyone and in very secular circumstances.