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Is Reiki Right For You?

The Oxford English dictionary defines Reiki as “a healing technique 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 patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being.”
 
At Urban Squeeze, we are pleased to have an expert that is passionate about not only its natural healing, but also its many physical and mental benefits; meaning this therapy is hands-on yet extends wellbeing to the often-exhausting mental unbalances which are caused by anxiety, trauma, stress, and more. 
 
Isa has been doing body work, including massage, for 18 years and most recently a Reiki Master in 2016.  She connects with her ever growing regular clientele because she has the foundation of understanding the body and the mind. 
 
In a recent interview, she states “I love all things natural, so I have found the natural benefits of mind, body, and spirit aligned with my core values of honesty, integrity, unconditional love and respect for self and humanity, and above all no judgement. We could say sacred energy, as Reiki in Japanese ‘Rei’ means universal and ‘ki’ means life force energy.  It gently balances and recharges the body to trigger its natural healing ability. I would recommend Reiki to anyone who needs to release stress and tension, needs better sleep, needs support with their immune system, needs to stimulate and balance their circulation system and lymphatic system, and anyone who needs to increase vitality.”
 
Reiki has also been linked to easing chronic pain, reducing drug side-effects like chemotherapy, and overall bring the body, mind, and soul back into harmony. Do you need a little mental and physical healing?
 
Book your Reiki therapy treatment today – Isa’s calendar is filling quickly.

Exercise Massage Benefits

Running a marathon this summer? Avid cyclist or golfer?  More than likely you are putting perpetual stress on your muscles and body which can affect your performance and endurance.  Here are Urban Squeeze we believe not only in taking care of the aftermath your body undergoes, but also working to maintain your peak strength for continues growth.  Our resident Sport Massage expert John is just the therapist to take care of all your physical needs.  Not only does he specialize in Sports Massage, he also has in-depth knowledge and practice in Neuromuscular Therapy, Myokinetic techniques, and Kinesiology.  

Through his own journey of pushing his body to it’s limits he has discovered that he found the best results through massage and especially with Myofacial release, or pain relief therapy, stating “I like to do sports massage because of the recovery I’ve received from it myself.  I noticed looseness in my muscles and received more freedom of movement.  Anyone seeking a specific goal for their cycling, running, swimming, golfing, etcetera will benefit from sports massage and neuromuscular therapy.”

With over twelve years of experience John is truly a master of his craft and we are pleased to have him as our resident expert. 

Your Cryoskin Expert

Our Urban Squeeze Professionals

Urban Squeeze prides themselves in not only hiring the finest spa professionals but also employing modern techniques that are proven to make our clients look and feel their best.  Meta has 13 years of cosmetology experience and continues to educate herself and grow her skill set.  Her passion began watching how the sun affected her fellow beachgoers while growing up near the water.  This led her to a strict skin care routine that she gratefully passes along to her clients.  She is educated in everything from chemical peels to eye creams, yet her latest passion has been Cyroskin.

Meta says, “Cyroskin is for individuals which working out is just not enough.  It is non-invasive and permanent, and I love it because I am seeing results after just one session with my clients.”  

Cryoskin uses cooling technology that aids in targeting stubborn fat cells and works to tone skin.  Cryo can be performed on the face and the body and has been proven over and over to have positive effects.  It is a simple non-invasive procedure you can have performed over your lunch break.  To book your Cyroskin appointment with our resident expert visit www.urbansqueezemassage.com or call 720-445-5228.  We look forward to seeing your transformation!

5 Tips to Keep Your Skin Youthful

1. Seasonal Skin Moisturizers

Seasons are not always created equally.  In the winter months your skin is often drier and lacks moisture, so a heavier cream is optimal.  In the summer humidity is a factor and the heavier moisturizer can cause breakouts and, in most cases, can contribute to oily skin.  Our Urban Squeeze experts recommend switching up your skincare regimen with a lightweight product like Hale & Hush’s Vital Lipid Moisturizer or Skin Scripts Light Aloe Moisturizer.

2. Collagen Supplements

Collagen promotes a youthful look and can ward off fine lines and skin sagging.  We recommend Ben Fuch’s Truth Treatment System Collagen Supplements to increase plumpness and lift eyelids and extenuate cheekbones.  

3. Ditch the Foundation

Heavy foundations can be toxic to your pores.  During the heated months we urge you to consider a tinted moisturizer instead of a foundation.  Also, consider doing your pores a favor and challenge yourself to 100 days without make-up. Truly, it can revolutionize your skins glow.  

4. Sweat

Don’t be afraid to get active and detox – your skin goes through cycles and can really benefit from a healthy water purge.  

5. Hydrate

Have you heard the phrase, “you are what you eat?” It also includes what you drink. Be sure to stay hydrated to avoid fine lines. As the humidity rises the need for water also arises. Your body will ration its water supply and your skin is a key indicator in telling you if you are dehydrated.

Chemical Peels, Oh my!

Don’t be fooled by the name or what you may have heard, chemical peels are nothing to be afraid of! When done properly (by a licensed professional), this service can help anyone achieve the skin they’ve always wanted!

What are the benefits?
Fresh, glowing skin and less wrinkles? Yes please! There are so many different types of peels that target different skin issues.

Who can get them?
If you have skin, you can get a peel. As stated above, there are so many different types and levels of peels. If you don’t have any allergies or other contraindications (pregnancy is a common one) there is a peel for you. We see clients wanting a simple brightening peel all the way to those wanting to take down their acne scars.

What about the down time?
Although the word ‘peel’ is in the name that does not mean your skin will actually peel. A lactic peel, often called “lunchtime peels”, is a quick and easy peel aimed to brighten the complexion with no downtime. While a TCA peel (pictured above) penetrates deeper into the epidermis for more anti-aging benefits and will cause physical shedding of skin. But unless you’re going to a physician with the intention of peeling off your entire epidermis (outermost layer of your skin), you won’t need to worry about leaving with a bright red face.

What are you waiting for, book yours today!

8 Ideas to Practice Self-Love

Since February is the month of love, We have compiled a fun list of 8 fabulous ideas to practice self-love.

If you aren’t practicing self-love (or self-care) yet, there is no better time to START, than NOW!

Self-love may look different to everyone. For some it might it be a face mask and a warm bubble bath, while others may opt for that new yoga class. Whatever gets you to slow down and do something for yourself, that is self-care!

At times it seems as though society can paint self-care as being selfish there are other “productive” things we could be doing. Taking care of yourself will improve not only your professional life but your personal life as well. We all face different obstacles and stressors on the daily which can really take a toll on the body and mind!

Just remind yourself, you don’t have a partner to commit to caring about you.

1. Schedule a spa day.

Yes, it may be a surprise coming from us, but a spa day is one of the best ways to show yourself some love. Whether it’s getting a massage to alleviate some pain or a facial to get your glow on, just the sheer experience of lying down and letting go will help your body. And if you have a loved one, why wouldn’t you bring them along?

2. Attend a winery or brewery tour.

Denver loves its breweries. It seems there is a new one popping up every day. But did you know we also have wineries? Go check them out and take a tour. It’s a fun way to be social and learn something in the process. Get a group of friends together and see what goes into what they do behind the scenes.

3. Draw up a ”fancy” bath.

Beautiful smelling essential oils. Tingling bath salts. Candles galore. Sounds nice, right? Pamper yourself with aromatherapy and alleviating muscle aches all at the same time.

4. Try a new class.

Pottery. Hot yoga. Woodworking. Karate. If you’ve ever thought “hmm, that could be fun” sign up and immerse yourself. Who knows, you might gain a new hobby!

5. Cook a new recipe.

Find the latest recipe you’ve saved and make it! Appreciate the process of preparing it and then sit down with your favorite show and enjoy!

6. Get some air.

Colorado has hiking all over. Although it may be our cold season, getting out and about in nature is so good for the soul! Even if you don’t think you are the hiking type, get outside and find a park to catch some fresh air and a little sunshine. Be sure to wear your hat and SPF!

7. Go to a dine-in theatre.

If you haven’t been to one yet, now is the time. Imagine going to that new movie you’ve been dying to see and being wined and dined the entire time without missing a second. Pure magic!

8. Explore a new part of the city.

Denver is full of many upbeat, eclectic undiscovered neighborhood gems that house boutiques, restaurants and coffee shops. Exploring a new subculture of the city is fun and even educational. You never know who you could meet or what experiences may wait for you!

Let us know what you do to practice self-love!