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The Best Beauty and Wellness Treatments to Beat Holiday Stress

These 5 Beauty and Wellness Treatments will Help you Feel and Look Great this Holiday Season!

The holidays are a time of warmth, love, friends and family, but it can also be a stressful time. There is just so much to do to get ready for it all. So many holiday parties to attend! And so much food…

How do you beat holiday stress with more than just a good yoga and meditation session? Because let’s face it, you might need more self-care than that during this time. Here are our 5 favorite beauty and wellness treatments to kick holiday stress to the curb!

1 | Massage with Healing Touch

Therapeutic massage is one of the best ways to relax and unwind. We love it because:

  • It helps you be present in the moment
  • It helps you relax your mind and ease stress
  • It improves mental clarity
  • It eases muscle tension
  • It increases circulation
  • It increases muscle flexibility

At the US Wellness Collective, we customize our massage services to your specific massage therapy goals. We go the extra mile in each session to help you drift away as we utilize relaxing aromatherapy. Our massage therapists then begin to work your muscles. 

We recommend adding Healing Touch to your massage session for stress. This technique is based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the body to restore physical and emotional well-being. 

2 | IV Infusion Therapy

The holidays and the cold weather can be a drag on our mental health and our immune systems. IV infusion therapy delivers essential nutrients and vitamins directly to your bloodstream, giving you the ultimate in impact. You can just sit back and relax while you receive the treatment. We love it because:

  • It rehydrates your body
  • It boosts your immune system
  • It helps alleviate stress
  • It helps reduce migraines
  • It helps reduce chronic pain
  • It detoxes your system
  • It fights fatigue
  • It boosts your metabolism (so you don’t regret all those cookies you ate at your friend’s holiday party)

We recommend our Immunity IV for those who are prone to the winter cold and flu season, the Jet Lag IV for those who are fighting fatigue, and the Energy & Metabolism IV for those who need to kick-start their metabolism! 

3 | Facial with Microdermabrasion

There is something so relaxing about receiving a facial! But it’s more than just pampering yourself. We love it because:

  • It helps you relax and unwind
  • It rejuvenates your skin
  • It brings a healthy holiday glow to your skin
  • It can help zap acne caused by stress

To help you unwind this holiday season and look amazing for your next holiday party, we recommend getting a Microdermabrasion facial. This comprehensive but nonsurgical approach to skincare helps renew the skin. It uses gentle exfoliation and suction to remove the outer layer of dead skin cells. This stimulates the skin to produce a new layer of skin cells with higher levels of collagen and elastin–those amazing things that give us youthful, glowing skin!

4 | PRP Treatment

PRP, or platelet rich plasma, is an amazing treatment that can be used to rejuvenate your skin or stimulate new hair growth. We love it because:

  • It uses your own plasma (known as “liquid gold”) to treat your skin or scalp by stimulating collagen production
  • It rejuvenates and smooths the skin
  • It stimulates new hair growth
  • There is little downtime after a treatment

 

A little self-care can go a long way to beating back stress and there is nothing better than pampering yourself. At the US Wellness Collective, we understand that looking good means feeling good and living your best life! 

We recommend a PRP Facial for those who want to smooth wrinkles and a PRP Hair Treatment for those who suffer from hair loss or thinning hair. Now is the time to start treating yourself and working toward your personal goals! 

5 | Cryoskin 

Cryoskin is a revolutionary treatment that utilizes cold temps to treat several areas on the body or face. We love it because:

  • It tears down fat cells
  • It increases blood flow
  • It decreases cellulite
  • It smooths fine lines and wrinkles

 

If you are feeling sluggish after all those holiday treats or just want to work on yourself, Cryoskin is a great treatment! It has little downtime and is noninvasive. If you are interested in Cryoskin, find out if it’s right for you by visiting our website.

Holiday 2021 Gift Guide: The Best Beauty and Wellness Gifts

What to Get for the Person Who Has Everything

We all have that friend or family member who is really hard to buy gifts for. We know that struggle and it can be anxiety inducing! But fear not! Here are our best gift ideas for the person who has everything.

For the Person Who is Stressed

In this fast-paced world, stress and anxiety are on the rise. For the person who is stressed, gift them a treatment that will help them relax. Try treating them to a nice relaxing massage. We customize every session to the client’s specific massage therapy goals and go the extra mile to make sure they drift away into ultimate relaxation. Massage therapy also helps improve mental clarity, circulation and flexibility while easing tension.

Stress can also cause acne to flare up. If your friend or family member is dealing with stress acne, treat them to a facial with extractions with our Face Reality Acne Lab! No one has to live with embarrassing acne as we work to detoxify the system and clear the skin. 

For the Person Who is Choosing to Live Healthier

Choosing to live healthier can be such a boost for the mind, soul and body! Help your friend or family member achieve or stick to their wellness goals with our IV Infusion Therapy! This treatment delivers supplements your body craves directly to the bloodstream, giving maximum effect and minimal waste! It also nourishes the body with ultimate hydration from the inside out. Choose from a variety of IV therapies such as the Energy and Metabolism IV which helps kick-start your metabolism or the Jet Lag IV to rehydrate the body and detox the system. 

For the person who is looking to lose weight, we offer comprehensive, holistic weight loss treatments, including nutrition and health management services, Cryoskin Fat, and Lipo B IM Injections. 

For the Person Who Needs Rejuvenation

Here at the US Wellness Collective, we understand that looking good can help you feel good! Give your friend or family member a boost of confidence with some rejuvenating treatments, like our luxurious, customizable facials. We offer advanced skin care options such as chemical exfoliation and microdermabrasion for healthy skin that glows. 

Or give your loved one the gift of a more youthful appearance with a Cryoskin Facial treatment that fights the signs of aging. Cold temps help boost collagen production, helping to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. 

If cold temps aren’t their thing, gift them with one of our medical aesthetic beauty treatments such as Botox, dermal fillers, or a PRP (platelet rich plasma) facial or hair loss treatment.  

For the Person Who Needs Relief

If your loved one suffers from a chronic health condition or chronic pain, give them the gift of relief. Start with IV Infusion Therapy for direct delivery of immune boosting or pain relief supplements. Our Immunity IV is perfect for those with an immune disorder as it works to boost the immune system. Our Myer’s Cocktail helps alleviate chronic symptoms such as pain and asthma and can boost immunity as well. 

Go deeper with a Cryo Pain treatment, which uses cold therapy to help deliver amazing pain relief and other health benefits! 

For the Person Who is Expecting

Prenatal massage therapy can be an instrumental ingredient in prenatal care and is perfect for the person who is expecting. During a prenatal massage session, we work to reduce back pain, tension and hip discomfort. This helps to reduce stress and can work in maintaining a healthy pregnancy. It can also help with an easier delivery as it prepares the body for what is ahead.

Or give the gift of a pregnancy glow facial. Pregnancy hormones can wreak havoc on our skin, but this facial will bring back that inner glow and zap away acne!

Still Not Sure What to Get?

If you still aren’t sure what to get, try visiting our online store! We offer everything from gift boxes with a $200 gift certificate (like our Tea Time box with everything you need for a divine cup of tea), skin care products (we love the Hale & Hush Eye Mousse to revive stressed and delicate eye skin), supplements (check out PathoGaurd to give the immune system a boost) and even CBD bath bombs for an anti-inflammatory soak!

Cryo Slimming: Does Cryoskin Work?

Can I Really See a Reduction in Fat with Cryo Slimming Treatments?

There is only so much diet and exercise can do when you are attempting to lose weight from specific areas on the body. Even with high intensity workouts and a strict diet, it can be hard to lose fat from target areas unless you are working with a professional trainer. Liposuction is another option but it is both expensive and highly invasive, meaning you will definitely have some recuperation time.  

If you are struggling with stubborn fat in specific areas of the body, Cryo Slimming is a great option. It is a form of Cryoskin, a revolutionary treatment that is changing how we look at weight loss and plastic surgery. 

What is Involved in Cryo Slimming?

Cryoskin involves the use of very cold temperatures applied to specific areas of the body. These very cold temps stimulate the body’s own collagen production and improve circulation. For Cryo Slimming, the cold temperatures tear down fat cells while increasing circulation to the area, which results in weight loss. This process is called cryolipolysis

Does Cryo Slimming Work and is It Permanent?
Yes, it does work and it is permanent! Cryo Slimming essentially kills fat cells and they are then flushed out of the body. Once these fat cells are dead, they won’t return. You generally see results after one procedure, but we recommend a series of procedures to get the best results. 

The only way fat can “return” is if you gain new weight after the procedure. This means that Cryo Slimming should be part of a holistic approach to losing and maintaining a healthy weight. To keep the results from Cryo Slimming, it is key that you continue your exercise regimen and eat a healthy and nutritious diet. 

What Areas Can Cryo Slimming Treat?

There are several areas of the body that Cryo Slimming can treat including:

  • Thighs
  • Stomach
  • Love handles
  • Hips
  • Butt

What is the Recovery Time and What Should I Do Before and After a Procedure?

First, you want to avoid working out right before a treatment. Intense exercise can make it harder to cool down your skin, which is crucial to the procedure working well. However, working out after a procedure is fine. You also want to avoid eating any kind of sugar two hours prior to your treatment. 

The recovery time with Cryo Slimming is very short. The procedure isn’t very long and once you are done, you can go about your daily activities. Be sure to avoid eating any kind of sugar for at least two hours, though ideally four to five hours, after your treatment as well. 

When Will I See Results? 

You will see some results right away. The clinic you go to for the procedure will most likely measure you before and after the procedure so you’ll be able to put a numeric value to those results. It takes your lymphatic system about two weeks to flush everything out, after which you will see additional results. 

Start Working on the New You!

At the US Wellness Collective, we believe in taking a holistic approach to your beauty and wellness. We understand that looking good means feeling good! That is why we offer many ways to help you achieve your personal beauty and wellness goals, including nutrition/health management services, Lipo B IM Injections, Energy & Metabolism IVs, and of course, Cryo Slimming! To book your Cryoskin consultation, visit our website today

What is Cupping Massage and What are the Benefits?

An Ancient Practice with Healing Benefits

Cupping therapy got a big boost in the public eye during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics thanks to gold medal swimmer, Michael Phelps. Those strange red dots on his back and arms caused quite the stir. Phelps used cupping as a form of recovery. But you don’t have to be a world-class athlete to enjoy the benefits of cupping therapy with massage. 

 

What is Cupping?

Cupping might be trendy now, but it isn’t a new practice. It actually dates back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese and Middle Eastern cultures. One of the oldest medical textbooks in the world, the Ebers Papyrus, describes how ancient Egyptians used the therapy in 1550 B.C.

 

So what does cupping therapy involve? During a session, the therapist will place special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. These cups can be made of glass, bamboo, earthenware (ceramic) or silicone. 

 

The Different Methods of Cupping

There are two methods of cupping: dry and wet. During dry cupping, suction can be created one of two ways. The traditional method involves placing a flammable substance (like alcohol, herbs or paper) inside the cup and setting it on fire. As the fire goes out, they put the cup upside down on your skin. As the air cools, it creates a vacuum, causing your skin to rise and redden as your blood vessels expand. The cup is generally left in place for up to three minutes. The more modern version of cupping uses a pump instead of fire to create the vacuum inside. When silicone cups are used, the therapist can move them from place to place on your skin for a massage-like effect.

 

Wet cupping starts much the same as dry cupping. However, after mild suction is created and the cups left in place for about three minutes, the therapist removes them and then makes light cuts on your skin with a scalpel. Then they do a second suction to draw out a small quantity of blood. 

 

After a treatment, you may get an antibiotic ointment and a bandage to prevent infection. Your skin should also look normal again within 10 days. 

 

Are There Side Effects to Cupping?

Cupping is fairly safe as long as you go to a trained professional. Other than the red spots or bruises on your skin, you might also notice some mild discomfort in the spots you received treatment. When the traditional method of creating a vacuum seal is used, you might get a burn. You might also get a skin infection. Some people may also experience fatigue, nausea or headaches. It is important to note that if the equipment is not properly sterilized between patients, you might risk contracting a bloodborne disease such as hepatitis B or C.  

 

What is Cupping Used to Treat and What are the Benefits?

The vacuum seal brings better circulation to the areas treated. Cupping can help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and general well-being. It is sort of like getting a deep tissue massage. Studies have shown that when combined with other treatments, like acupuncture, it may help with various diseases and conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Acne
  • Cervical Spondylosis
  • Rheumatic disease such as arthritis and fibromyalgia
  • Migraines
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Varicose veins

 

More studies need to be done on the effects of cupping with certain conditions. As with any therapy, it’s a good idea to consult your doctor first. However, people who should not get cupping include:

  • Those who are pregnant
  • Those with bleeding disorders such as hemophilia
  • Those with blood clotting issues, such as DVT (deep vein thrombosis) or have a history of strokes
  • Skin conditions including eczema and psoriasis
  • Those with seizures (epilepsy)

 

Cupping + Massage

Here at the US Wellness Collective, we believe in holistic wellness that helps you feel good inside and out! Our professional massage therapists put the extra mile into each session, customizing your treatment to your unique needs! We offer cupping with massage for the ultimate in healing and relaxation. Contact us today to book your cupping massage appointment! 

 

Top 5 Holistic Health Treatments

And their Wellness and Beauty Benefits

Holistic health heals your mind, body and soul! It blends beauty, wellness and body to help you look and feel your best. We understand that you don’t want to spend a fortune on several services that only treat one aspect each; that can really add up! So we’ve picked our top 5 holistic health treatments and their benefits so you can choose the right service(s) for you!

 

1 | Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is known for its ability to induce relaxation of the mind, but therapeutic massage also has physical wellness benefits too! As the massage therapist manipulates your muscles, it improves circulation in the area being treated, which can help reduce muscle tension and speed up healing. This makes massage therapy wonderful for treating chronic pain or to help athletes heal. It can even be used to help expecting mothers ease back pain and improve birthing outcomes through a technique known as prenatal massage! 

 

At the US Wellness Collective, we offer 100% customized massages to meet your specific massage therapy goals. Our professionals go the extra mile in every session to help you drift away as they help heal your body. We also offer prenatal massage that can help expecting mothers to deal with the pains of pregnancy. 

 

2 | Facials

There is just something so luxurious and relaxing about a facial. Taking that little bit of relaxing “me time” can help put your mind at ease and help you be more in the moment. We also know that looking our best can help us feel our best too! Facials can help keep your skin youthful with a healthy glow that we know will keep you feeling confident. For those suffering from acne, facials and other skincare treatments can help you blast those icky pimples away, including the ones that are infected and inflamed!

 

We offer fully customized facials at the US Wellness Collective, from Acne Zap to Microdermabrasion and more, that will help you meet your specific skin care needs. Our licensed estheticians will help you unwind then get to work on helping you look and feel good.

 

3 | Cryoskin

Cryoskin is a set of 3 revolutionary treatments that can help you zap stubborn fat, cellulite or  wrinkles. CryoSlimming specifically zaps those stubborn fat cells through a process known as cryolipolysis, which can help you reach your healthy weight goal. Cryotoning can help reduce the appearance of cellulite while croyfacials zap those unwanted wrinkles, helping you look and feel good about yourself. And because the treatments are relatively painless and have no down time, you’ll be able to enjoy your “me time!”

 

We offer all 3 noninvasive treatments and see an average of 38% fat loss over five sessions! To learn if you are a good candidate for cryoskin, visit our website.  

 

4 | IV Infusion Therapy

Hydrate your body and directly deliver essential nutrients and vitamins with IV infusion therapy. These vitamins and minerals can help improve your natural beauty, boost your immune system, detox your system or boost your metabolism! All you have to do is sit back and relax while getting your treatment.

 

Our IV Infusion Therapy treatments are performed by a registered nurse to ensure optimal safety and effectiveness. Book a consultation now to learn more about the treatments and to see which of our 5 different IVs are right for you!

 

5 | Medical Aesthetic Treatments

Looking and feeling our best means we are living our best life! Experience a true blend of beauty and wellness with a medical aesthetic treatment, such as botox, dermal fillers, microneedling or a PRP (platelet rich plasma) facial! During many of the treatments, you’ll be able to enjoy a bit of self-care while also helping you look your best!

 

Our medical aesthetic specialists can help you figure out which treatment will get you your desired results when you book a consultation with us!

 

Treat Yourself Today

At the US Wellness Collective, we are here for you on those days when you not only need to treat yourself, but when you also need to maintain a routine that is extremely good for your health and wellness. That’s why we have focused on offering a well-rounded suite of services to help you stay healthy on every level. Contact us today to learn what services are right for your needs or to book an appointment! 

Skincare Tips for Men

Men Deserve Healthy, Good Looking Skin Too! 

Good skincare isn’t just for the ladies! Many men also want younger looking, healthier skin. If this sounds like what you are seeking, now is a good time to re-evaluate your skincare routine!

 

A Key Difference

Men have more testosterone than women and that plays a part in how their skin is different. On average, men’s skin is thicker than women’s, about 20 to 25 percent thicker to be exact. Male skin is known for a tougher texture but it also contains more collagen, which gives a tighter, firmer appearance. However, collagen reduces at a constant rate over a man’s lifetime, where in females it mainly happens after menopause. This means that the effects of collagen reduction in men are less pronounced as it is spread over a longer period of time.

 

Men also have to deal with facial hair and the irritation daily shaving has on their skin. Also, men produce double the amount of sebum, which causes oiliness, and have more and larger pores. More sebum plus more and larger pores can lead to skin that is more prone to acne. 

 

Now that we’ve looked at some key differences that affect skincare for men, let’s take a look at a regimen that can solve the skin issues more common in men and help you achieve more youthful and healthier skin.

 

Hot Water is Drying

When you wash your face or hop in the shower, warm water is best. This is because hot water strips away your natural oils and leaves your skin dry, itchy, scaly and flaky. So while men produce more sebum, you don’t want to leave your skin dry by stripping all of the oil away.

 

Use Moisturizer

Moisturizer traps water close to your skin. This extra moisture reduces wrinkles and can ease the effects of dry skin. Be sure to find the right type of moisturizer for your skin type. Working with an esthetician or dermatologist, you’ll be able to find the right moisturizer for your skin’s needs.

 

Skip the Soap

Sudsing up isn’t that great for your skin. So skip the soap and trade it for a cleanser. Soap actually removes too much oil from your skin, depriving it of its natural moisture barrier. This can leave your skin dry and itchy. A bonus is that cleanser gives you the right amount of cleanness and doesn’t leave soap scum on your skin, sink or tub! When cleansing, remember to go easy on the scrubbing! Gentle scrubbing with your fingers is best. Again, work with an esthetician or dermatologist to find the right cleanser for your skin’s needs. 

 

Avoiding Razor Burn

You can combat razor burn by softening your stubble. One trick to softening that 5 o’clock shadow is to shave right after you step out of the shower. Also, be sure to use shaving cream, which cuts down on friction against your skin. Avoid shaving creams with alcohol and instead look for those with oils, glycerin, sorbitol and urea on the ingredients list. Also, skip the aftershave unless you use a straight razor that can nick you and lead to infection. 

 

Pat, Don’t Rub!

When you dry your face and body, pat your skin, don’t rub! Rubbing can irritate your skin and leave you dried out. Rubbing also pulls on the skin, which can lead to heavier and earlier wrinkling. 

 

Wear Sunscreen

Many men just haven’t caught up to women on sun savviness. It’s important that you wear sunscreen every day to avoid wrinkles, or worse, skin cancer. Many daily moisturizers have sunscreen in them already, but if you are out in the sun for long periods, it’s a good idea to reapply with basic sunscreen throughout the day. Check the bottle for when you need to reapply. If your moisturizer doesn’t have sunscreen in it already, put on some regular sunscreen before applying moisturizer. 

 

Avoid Scented Products

Fragrance in skincare products is unnecessary and can actually lead to developing an allergy. So skip the moisturizer, shaving cream and sunscreen with the manly scent and choose something fragrance-free for less irritated skin.  

 

Get a Facial

Skin cells renew every 28 days. We recommend getting a monthly facial to help remove dead skin cell buildup that can lead to clogged pores that cause acne. Facials can also give you needed moisture or address specific skin issues, such as flakiness or patchiness. 

 

Treat Yourself Today!

At the US Wellness Collective, we believe in looking good and feeling good! Having great skin not only helps you feel more confident, but it’s also more comfortable to live in. Our experts are ready to help you find the best skincare products for you or deliver you a customized facial to meet your skincare needs and goals. Our services treat your mind, body and soul! Contact us to book your appointment today! 

 

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