Thanksgiving is over, and Christmas is right around the corner. There’s so much to do, and so little time to do it. Take an hour for yourself, and unwind. During the month of December, all massages and facials are $50 ($10 savings) — or $100 for both — and our “Royalty for the Day” spa package is $150.
The weather is getting colder. Come warm up with this specialty massage. Our hot stones are drenched in warmth and aromatherapy to melt away muscle tension and relax your mind and body.
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Fall is in the air, and every place is sharing their pumpkin somethings. We feel the same. Come enjoy this seasonal treat.
Throughout the entire month of September, save on all our spa packages. There’s several ways you can get in on the action: book an appointment for your preferred package(s), build your own spa package using code “SSPS2014”; buy a spa package online that you can use later or gift, or contact us for a gift certificate for a spa package. All savings are live and ready to go.
We hope to see you soon!
Practiced in Chinese medicine for thousands of years, cupping is highly regarded as the best way to make your body well. Cupping can reduce toxins and alleviate muscle pain through negative pressure. The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system. Cupping therapy is also used to relieve stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, and even cellulite. Find out more about cupping here.
Throughout the entire month of August, Lavish Day Spa is offering a $10 discount on all cupping services. What does that mean? Well, for $35 you will receive a full 45 minute cupping session, complete with a scalp massage and foot massage. It’s both relaxing and therapeutic. Not quite ready for a full session? Enhance your normal massage with a mini cupping add-on.
Interested in giving it a try? Give us a call and set up an appointment. (360) 797-5832.
It’s official. Kristine Smith, owner and operator of Lavish Day Spa, is a certified cupping therapist. As of July 2014, Lavish Day Spa will start offering cupping therapy as a stand-alone service and as an add-on service to our massage sessions.
What is cupping exactly?
Cupping is an ancient healing art developed many centuries ago by the Chinese. Cupping therapy utilizes negative pressure, rather than tissue compression, for superior results in a wide array of bodywork techniques. Suction cup therapy is a traditional, time-honored treatment that remains favored by millions of people worldwide because it’s safe, comfortable and remarkable effective.
Why Cupping Is So Effective In Bodywork?
By creating suction and negative pressure, cupping therapy lifts connective tissue, releases rigid tissue and loosens adhesions. Cupping pulls stagnation, waste, and toxins to the skin level where it can be easily flushed out by the lymphatic and circulatory system.
Cupping techniques bring blood flow and nutrition to stagnant areas. The pulling action engages the parasympathetic nervous system, thus allowing deep relaxation throughout the entire body.
Cupping therapy is far more effective and long lasting than any other therapeutic bodywork applied alone.
What are the marks that can occur from cupping?
They aren’t bruises. They are metabolic waste, toxins, and other stagnant material that have been freed from the underlying tissue and brought to the surface where they can more easily be flushed away. These marks can last anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks and are not tender to the touch.
As treatments continue, the marks will occur less and less as a result of stagnation and toxicity being expelled from the body.
Interested in trying cupping for the first time or continuing cupping therapy with Lavish Day Spa? Make an appointment and enjoy our introductory pricing:
Stand-alone cupping sessions: $45 for 45 minute; includes scalp and foot massage.
Massage add-on: $25
It’s summertime, and just like most every other family, we will be out enjoying this weather. Our spa hours will be limited in the month of July. As such, we will be offering 20% off all of our services for the entire month of July.
I’m also excited to announce that starting in July, I will be starting a new therapeutic service called cupping. Cupping is an ancient Chinese alternative medicine practice. Cupping uses suction to promote healing in localized areas of the body. It’s great for sore muscles, aches and pains.
I have appointments available only for the following days in July:
- July 7 – 8
- July 14 – 16
- July 22 – 26
- July 28 – 31
Ladies and gentleman, take off your clothes. No, seriously. It’s that time of the year where we can start absorbing all that Vitamin D while we’re down at the beach, or out on the water. We’ve spent the past 8 months couped up inside hiding from all the gloomy, rainy weather.
As your esthetician, I must advise you to be smart about being out in this gorgeous weather and to protect your skin. However, you can look good doing it. Don’t fear the bathing suite because your bikini line is a little unkempt…and don’t bother with the razor or chemical burns. Guys, wouldn’t it be great to shed your chest sweater…it’ll keep you cooler, and you can finally show off those awesome pecs and washboard abs you’ve spent all winter toning.
For the entire month of June, we’re offering 20% off all our hair removal services* — waxing and sugaring — so give us a call so that we can help get you groomed up and feeling sexy.
* — These services cannot be booked online. Please call (360) 797-5832 to make an appointment for your hair removal.
It’s the one day on the calendar that we should all really pay attention to. The moms in our lives do so much for our family, so let’s show her your appreciation this year and give her the gift of relaxation. Mom will be in a state of bliss with anything you decide to do for her, so why not send her over the moon with a lavish day in the spa? We have several offers available for mom — massages, facials, and a complete spa package.
Here’s a couple of other ideas that you and your family can do to make mom’s day truly special:
- Breakfast in bed. It’s cliché, but nothing says love like a plate of bacon and hot cup of coffee. Top it off with a flower picked from the garden.
- Family photos. Suck it up and wear that awesome sweater she got you last Christmas, and get some family photos done. Even if it’s at the local park and the photographer is a highly trained squirrel.
- Chores. Nobody likes them. Give mom the day off and take care of the household chores. Better yet, send her out for a massage and knock out the dishes while she’s gone!
- Spa day. Send her to Lavish Day Spa for a massage, facial…ah heck, why not both?! Want to go over the top and make it better? Get her 3 hours of true bliss with our Royalty for a Day spa package.
Mother’s day may have come and gone, but the savings are here to stay. Enjoy all these specials for the entire month of May.
Spring is here, Summer is around the corner.
As the weather changes and the days are longer, we want to be outside more, enjoying the sunshine. And this seems to be the only time of year we start to think about sunscreens and sunburns.
So, what exactly are Sunscreens?
Sunscreens are products combining several ingredients that help prevent the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation from reaching the skin. Two types of ultraviolet radiation,UVA and UVB, damage the skin and increase your risk of skin cancer. Sunscreens vary in their ability to protect against UVA and UVB, which is part of the electromagnetic (light) spectrum that reaches the earth from the sun. It has wavelengths shorter than visible light, making it invisible to the naked eye. Ultraviolet A (UVA) is the longer wave UV ray that causes lasting skin damage, skin aging, and can cause skin cancer. Ultraviolet B (UVB) is the shorter wave UV ray that causes sunburns, skin damage, and can cause skin cancer.
What do I look for in a SunScreen?
SPF – or Sun Protection Factor– is a measure of a sunscreen’s ability to prevent UVB from damaging the skin. Here’s how it works: If it takes 20 minutes for your unprotected skin to start turning red, using an SPF 15 sunscreen theoretically prevents reddening 15 times longer – about five hours. Most sunscreens with an SPF of 15 or higher do an excellent job of protecting against UVB.
Broad-spectrum sunscreens protect the skin from both UVA and UVB rays. Beginning in December 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began to implement new rules for “broad-spectrum” products.
Believe it or not, there is a right way and a wrong way to apply sunscreen. Although it isn’t rocket science, there are some easy steps to give your skin the protection from the sun.
How? What? When?
Choosing the right sunscreen is very important. You want to purchase one that protects from both UVA and UVB rays and has a SPF of 15 or higher.
The first thing you want to do is apply your sunscreen at the right time which is at least 30 minutes before you go out into the sun which will give your skin time to absorb the lotion and you need to “refresh” your sunscreen by slathering it on each and every time you go outside and every two hours while out for an extended period of time.
I will repeat myself here, apply your sunscreen every time you go out. That means even on a cloudy day. Everyday. Year-round. Washington State has one of the highest rates for skin cancer. Not sure why exactly, but my thought is because we think because the clouds block the sun so we don’t need it. NOT TRUE!
Another tip with sunscreen is check your ingredients AND expiration dates.
There are physical and chemical sunscreens. Here is a link that explains the difference.
At Lavish, we sell Bioelements skincare, as to which they have a line on sunscreens (3 different levels) that can compliment or act as your moisturizer.