Saturday | February 23, 2008
New Treatments Combining the Benefits of Infrared Sauna, Wild Organic Seaweeds
Using the benefits of infrared sauna, wild organic Seaweeds from the Pacific Northwest and Lava Shells from the South Pacific, the Spa Care Experts at Elmwood Spa are now providing guests with the newest effective and sophisticated treatments for overall well-being and relaxation for mind and body. Three exclusive new treatments provide a myriad of health benefits and delay the aging process because of their great penetration of good nutrients, anti-oxidants, minerals and trace elements. An excellent way to improve your overall physiological health and well being.
Sea Flora Firming and Toning Body Treatment
This slimming and toning treatment starts with a 20 minute Infrared sauna followed by a relaxing exfoliation with an oil free seaweed body polish and application of Therapeutic Firming Seaweed Gel that targets cellulite, tones the body and minimizes fluid retention. Bask in a warm embracing wrap before you take a refreshing shower and your Spa Care Expert applies a Laminaria Body Lotion to finish off a treatment that will leave you feeling gloriously relaxed, and thinner. Your gift to take home: a Wild Seaweed Chamois.
70 minutes • $155
Sea Flora Detox Wrap
In a conventional sauna most people sweat out 3% toxins and 97% water. In an Infrared Sauna, the average person sweats out 20% toxins and 80% water! This treatment starts with a 20 minute Infrared sauna followed by a Wild Rockweed Exfoliant geared to recharging the body with important minerals to increase circulation and supply nutrients to the skin. An application of Nourishing Alaria Body Wrap (mask) is followed by a wrap in a heated thermafore blanket. A refreshing shower and a relaxing heated lava shell massage will leave you feeling totally invigorated. Your gift to take home: a Wild Seaweed Chamois.
100 minutes • $185
Lava Shell Massage
A body exfoliation with an oil-free body polish followed by a refreshing shower and a therapeutic 45 minute heated lava shell massage with Seaweed massage oil blend.
75 minutes • $165
Benefits of Seaweeds
The stresses of everyday life, fatigue, pollution and poor eating habits all affect the body leading to vitamin and mineral deficiencies, which result in poor immunity to the effects of the environment to the skin, including broken capillaries, loss of firmness, skin lesions, dry skin and more. So what could be more natural than using the “overall beneficial effect of the ocean” for the body’s largest organ, the skin?
Known to nourish, oxygenate and detoxify the skin leading to the reduction in appearance of cellulite, the benefits of seaweed to the skin include re-balancing, nourishing, hydrating, cell regenerating, detoxifying, purifying, oxygenating, and re-mineralizing. Seaweed stimulates and improves blood and lymph circulation, thereby revitalizing and firming the skin while re-establishing natural moisture levels.
Seaweeds are rich in vitamins A1, B1, B2, B6, C, and Folic Acid & Niacin and are an important supply of 60 trace elements. They are also a primary source of B12 with significant amounts of vitamin E & K, and have over 12 minerals, especially potassium, calcium, iodine, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, zinc and manganese.
In addition to these nutrients and minerals, seaweeds are a treasure of nutritional concentrates: amino acids, which help firm and renew tissues, fatty acids to increase fluidity of cellular membranes and to fight against inflammation; beta-carotene to slow skin’s aging, treat acne, irritated skin, or eczema problems and Alginic Acids that help to calm and heal.
Seaweed is ten times richer in trace elements than any plant on land. Seaweed has a complete spectrum of chelated minerals, which makes it easy to absorb into the skin, adding texture and shine to your hair and improving overall skin texture and tone.
Being that the minerals and trace elements in ocean water are proportional to that of human blood plasma, they are scientifically proven valuable for use in skin care and the medical world. These components aid in moisture retention, enhance skin elasticity, provide anti-inflammatory effects, improve blood and lymph circulation, stimulate cellular metabolism and further the absorption of the seaweed products.
Seaweed cleanses, tones, soothes the skin, regenerates body tissues, offering a new energy, and helps to maintain a youthful appearance. Whether it is for eczema, psoriasis, neuron-dermatitis, rosacea, acne or other skin disorders, seaweed has proven itself therapeutic.
Skincare products that are rich in seaweed are proven effective, tolerable and can be used by many people with allergies without causing a single reaction. Seaweed, ocean water, marine minerals and sea salt are great for face and body treatments and can be used for all skin disorders and all skin types including: dry, sensitive, oily, normal and mature.
The Seaflora Wild Organic Seaweed Skincare products that are being integrated into Elmwood Spa’s exclusive new Seaflora Firming & Toning Body Treatment and Seaflora Detox Wrap are known for their ability to provide immediate and noticeable results for a variety of skin needs. Only the best and the purest hand picked ingredients go into the creation of Seaflora.
A select range of SeaFlora products will soon be carried in the Elmwood Spa retail boutique.
Benefits of Lava Shell Massage
It’s similar to hot stone therapy, but the Tiger Clam Shells from the South Pacific used in this massage spend their lives carefully filtering the nutrients they need from the sea water around them. In the Philippines, islanders sort through the shells, looking for just the right size, shape and symmetry that makes it a perfect tool for massage – with a narrow edge along the mouth for targeted deep work and a smooth rounded surface for even pressure and comfort in long strokes. An all natural tool that generates enough self-sustaining warmth, creating the foundation for a long lasting deep heat that relaxes muscles and rejuvenates the mind.