Tips For The Perfect Wax...
* We suggest: to take Ibuprofen 30-60 minutes prior to service to help dull pain.
* Allow 7-10 days of hair growth before any waxing service.
* Limit your caffeine intake on the day of you wax service.
* The day of the service; do not apply self tanner, moisturize or exfoliate. Please limit your sun exposure.
* You can request a topical numbing cream to be applied 35-45 minutes prior to the service.
* It is not recommended to wax and new area before a special occasion.
* Do not touch freshly waxed area for 24 hours. Hands carry bacteria, and can cause irritation and break outs.
* Do not expose skin to tanning beds, tanning products or sun for 24 hours.
* No hot showers, hot tub, sauna or public swimming pool for 4 hours.
*Avoid any strenuous exercise for 4 hours after waxing.
My long overdue Thanks to my Mom!
Dear Mom, You are so many things to me my role model, mentor, best friend, heart and soul, and business partner and partner in crime. And today I want crown you with the greatest accomplished roles of all! Your unconditional love, infectious energy, and passion is the fuel of inspiration and motivation that always lit up the Menzerotolo's home. You gave us magical childhood filled with lots of laughter, memorable times, and lots of sacrifices to achieve the American dream.
Today has a whole new meaning to me, being that Im a mother myself. As I reflect on the wonderful and wild journey and gift of being a mom to Isabella, my gratitude, respect, and appreciation of you everyday commitment to your family . Today, a just because day, I want to thank you for being YOU.
I thank you for your intelligence, hard work, and unwavering belief in me … You have spent your life dedicated to us, yet you never stopped being a mom, wife and friends to those who needed your love, your unconditional love. You have given me the great fortune of taking me under your wing and allowing me to pursue my greatest passion in beauty and wellbeing as a career!! You created a brand and made me believe that anything is posible when you give it 100%. I could not be more grateful for this journey we have been on together with SB Health & Beauty Spa, my legacy from you.
You are truly one of the richest blessings in my life and while it may have taken me becoming a mother to truly realize how much you mean to me, I could not be more blessed by you. You are my rock and my support and I’m the luckiest girl in the world to be able to call you my mom. I have big shoes to fill in my own journey as a mom, but I learned from the best! If I turn out to be half of the woman you are, I will succeed!
So here’s to you mom, today and always! Thank You!
Effective tips to Keep your Lymph Circulation Moving
Your lymph system is equipped with numerous lymph nodes that act as filters along the way. Sometimes these nodes become blocked and swell. Researchers estimate that as many as 80 percent of Americans have sluggish lymph systems.
Symptoms of a Sluggish Lymph System
When your lymph system becomes blocked, it can have a profound impact on the rest of your body. It becomes a exposed to bacteria and disease. Because lymph cleanses nearly every cell in your body, symptoms of chronic lymph blockage are diverse but can include:
More extreme allergies
Heightened food sensitivities
Frequent bacterial and viral infections
Headaches and migraines
Fibrocystic breasts or breast tenderness
Loss of appetite and GI issues
Swelling of tissues
Skin breakouts and acne
Causes of a Sluggish or Blocked Lymph System
The lymph system can become blocked or stagnant as a result of:
Surgery or injury
8 Ways to Improve Lymph Drainage
To keep your lymph circulation moving right along, you need to know the most effective ways to keep yours pumping.
1. Physical exercise
The body has a built-in need for activation. Remember, without an organ to keep lymph fluids moving, they require muscle contraction. Regular physical exercise is one of the primary ways your lymph system keeps flowing well. Vigorous exercise such as rebounding [jumping on a therapeutic mini-trampoline] is reported to increase lymph flow by 15 to 30 times.
As odd as it sounds, besides physical movement, breathing deeply is another chief means by which you maintain a healthy lymph system. Deep breathing through the diaphragm creates pressure and expansion that helps pump the lymphatic fluid. When paired with a simple movement of the arms and hands, it is an effective way to encourage toxin drainage from the lymph.(When you exercise, you accomplish both of these at once!)
Physical manipulation of the lymph system is highly effective in relaxing toxins and lymph congestion. Since lymph does are close to the surface of the skin, it only requires a light touch – not deep tissue work – to activate the lymphatic system.
You can either have a professional provide a lymph massage, or you can perform this yourself. This process, sometimes referred to as “lymph milking,” involves rubbing (milking) the large neck muscles in front and back of your head. Always drain down towards the heart. You can also massage other areas of your body that contain lymph nodes: under your arms, the crook of your elbow, the sternum, etc.
4. Drink plenty of water
Dehydration is one of the most common causes for the congestion of lymph fluid. Lymph fluid is 95 percent water, so your lymph system needs plenty of water to keep things flowing smoothly.
The best lymph-moving rehydration technique is to sip hot water every 10-15 minutes throughout the day. If by the end of that day you are experiencing a dry mouth and are now thirsty for this once tasteless sip of hot water, this is a good indication you are dehydrated and your lymph is congested. If this happens, try this rehydration therapy: sip hot water every 10-15 minutes for 2 weeks straight.
In addition to sipping hot water as part of the lymph-moving rehydration technique, try to drink 1/2 your ideal body weight in ounces per day for two weeks as well.
A number of herbs are known to improve lymphatic health. Some of these de-stagnating herbs include: red clover, cleavers, manjistha, bupleurum, rehmannia, and butcher’s broom extract.
6. Dry brushing
This is a common practice in Ayurveda medicine in which you take a brush with stiff bristles and brush your skin (always towards the heart) before you shower or bathe. Dry brushing stimulates the lymph system and sweat glands, opens pores, and removes dead skin cells.
Brush long sweeping strokes starting from the bottom of your feet upwards, and from the hands towards the shoulders, and on the torso in an upward direction to help drain the lymph back to your heart.
7. Eat raw fruits and vegetables
Raw fruits and vegetables contain natural enzymes that help break down toxic buildup, thus aiding the lymph system.
The fiber in these foods also cleans you out and helps prevent your digestive system from being overtaxed. Raw vegetables and fruit usually have a high water content, which helps purge your lymphatic system; without adequate hydration, lymphatic flow slows. Cucumbers, lemons and watermelon are examples of hydrating foods.
8. Avoid processed foods
Processed foods are full of pesticides, preservatives, sugar, food dyes, artificial ingredients and other toxic additives that contribute to toxic buildup in your system. Since your lymph system is working hard to cleanse your body of toxins, it makes sense to reduce the amount of toxins that are going into your body.
We don’t typically hear much about the lymph system especially when it continues to do its job masterfully. But since so many of us experience health issues that can be traced back to a sluggish or blocked lymph system, perhaps it’s time to give our lymph system a cleanse.
Thoroughly cleansing the lymphatic system is the key to long-term and efficient weight loss, great health and living without pain.
The lymphatic system of the body is not one we hear about often, despite the fact it plays an important role in removing waste products from the body, starting at the cellular level. Widely regarded as a lesser sister to the circulatory system, the lymphatic system is actually a crucial player in your body’s ability to ward off disease and heal from injury. When the lymphatic system is sluggish or clogged, the body retains damaging toxins. Cellulite is only one of the common symptoms of inadequate lymphatic drainage. Others include constant minor aches and pains, low energy or susceptibility to colds and flu.
THE OVERLOOKED SYSTEM
Most of us are not medical professionals, so we depend on our physicians and the licensing standards that the medical community and U.S. government have put in place to assure us that the doctors and specialists who treat us are adequately trained and experienced. It’s daunting and dismaying to discover that the quality of care we receive regarding our lymphatic system may depend on our own initiation of the subject to a medical professional.
Unfortunately, in many parts of the world – including the U.S. – there are no mandated medical training standards for lymphatic system therapists. However, some of the techniques used by physical and occupational therapists and Endermologie® specialists help ease physical discomfort while encouraging lymphatic drainage.
THE BRIGHT SIDE
The gentle, palliative process of Mecano-Stimulation™ provided by the specialized Therapist softens the connective tissue that constricts both the circulatory and lymphatic systems. Both the medical community and healthcare professionals recommend that a regular schedule of mild, soothing massage treatments aids in lymphatic drainage and the treatment of lymphedema.
BENEFITS OF LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE
Detoxification is an ongoing process in our bodies, but occasionally our lymphatic systems need a little help to keep the process moving. A schedule of relaxing treatments will not only stimulate your lymphatic system, it will reduce the appearance of cellulite, encourage internal blood and fluid circulation and bring back that healthy glow to your skin.
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