Balance Spa Blog

The Unseen Skin Threat Lurking in the Urban Jungle

Lurking deep within the urban jungle is an insidious fiend. It preys on all; unwavering in its silent attack and constant assail against our very being. This threat lurks everywhere and impacts us equally regardless of income, education, or other social determinants. No one is immune to it and no one can really escape its [...]

By | November 1st, 2016|Skin|

Making the Most of Your Massage

For most of us, having a massage is a very welcome treat!  And they don’t usually happen every day, so, here are some insider tips on how to make the most of your experience. Shower Before is Better Than After There are a few things you can do before your massage to ensure the optimal [...]

By | August 18th, 2016|Massage|

LED Facial For Acne, Anti-Aging & More

LED Light Therapy You may have heard of a new scientific-sounding technology called “LED”.  It stands for “Light Emitting Diodes” and is being used in spas to treat aging skin, acne and muscle/joint aches and pains. For those who would like to cut to the chase and know if LED is works (for acne, aging [...]

By | July 19th, 2016|Body Care, Face|

Slimming Body Wrap by M’lis

Spa Body Wrap For Toning & Inch Loss Almost every spa menu these days offers a slimming body wrap of some kind.  And for good reason!  I was skeptical at first but have since been pleasantly surprised by how effective they can be. I’m not talking about those body wraps that suck every last drop [...]

By | April 30th, 2016|Body Care|

BioActive Peel by Dermalogica

Dermalogica BioActive™Peel vs Chemical Peel Remember the episode from Sex In The City when Samantha had a peel and looked liked a tomato for days after? The BioActive Peel is NOT that kind of peel! Most of us are under the impression that a chemical peel involves pain, redness and obnoxious amounts of skin peeling. [...]

By | February 26th, 2016|Face, Skin|

First Facial Treatment: The Top 3 Things I Learned

Last week, I got a spa facial. I went for a full 60-minute treatment with an esthetician named Diana-- complete with elements of massage, a cleansing peel, a facial mask… The works. To be honest, for me it was quite the indulgence. It was my first facial treatment, and I didn't often spend on body [...]

By | January 6th, 2016|Skin|

Deep Tissue Massage vs New Pair of Shoes

Why I'd Rather Splurge on a Deep Tissue Massage than a Pair of Shoes Sounds crazy, right? I thought so, too. I mean, a pair of shoes lasts forever. And a deep tissue massage lasts 60 minutes. Sixty fleeting--albeit blissful--minutes. _ As you might have guessed, I've now changed my mind. The other day, I [...]

By | December 28th, 2015|Massage|

Cellulite Treatment Options Without the Big Promises

Despite the extravagant promises we see in advertisements, we all know there is no magical cellulite treatment that will remove your cellulite for good in one easy, affordable session. If only that were the case! As women, I think we’ve all experienced the disillusionment after trying a new cellulite treatment or product and not seeing [...]

By | December 1st, 2015|Body Care|

Reflexology: Deconstructed

As a massage therapist also practicing reflexology, I am frequently asked how it works. In this blog, I will try explain my understanding of reflexology based on the information I’ve absorbed through education, training, experience and reading. Remember I am not a medical doctor; I do not diagnose, treat or prescribe! Life Energy To understand [...]

By | November 18th, 2015|Massage|

Best Massage For A Stronger Immune System

Who would have thought there is even a “best massage” when it comes to strengthening your immune system? There is! By using natural immune boosting products like castor oil and essential oils, your immune system can truly be strengthened. Immuno Massage Procedure During the Immuno Massage, you request the type/style of massage you would like [...]

By | November 3rd, 2015|Massage|