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Category Archives: Health

Is Sugar Sabotaging Your Diet

Two ways that sugar can sabotage your body and cause fat storage Look at how many grams of sugar are in what you’re eating (on the nutritional label). Now divide that number by 4. That’s how many teaspoons of pure sugar you’re consuming. Kinda scary, huh? Sugar makes you fat and fat-free food isn’t really free of fat. I’ve said it before in multiple articles, but occasionally, I’ve had someone lean over my desk and say “How in the heck does sugar make you fat if there’s no fat in it?”. This article will answer that puzzler, and provide you with some helpful suggestions to achieve not only weight loss […]

Lips Dry?

Are you suffering from dry Winter Lips? Q: My lips get very dry. They peel and crack and the skin around my mouth gets chapped and sore during the winter. What can I do to stop this? I have tried several brands of chapstick without getting relief. A: Just like the rest of your skin, your lips suffer during weather changes too. It is important to protect them from the sun and keep them well moisturized. Protect your lips from sun exposure all year long, not just in the summer. Remember that UVA rays are present 365 days per year. We have a few recommendations for you: Use a medical […]

My First Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy Experience!

Feet massage
When I scheduled for the Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy at in , Connecticut I admit, I was skeptical. The idea of having someone’s feet massaging me for an hour intimidated me. I did not know anything about the massage therapist so I didn’t want to offend anyone, it’s just that I had never had this service before and I had no idea what to expect! Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy is the American adaptation of a treatment originally from the Philippines and then from India. The American treatment was founded by Ruthie Piper Hardee who was born with both scoliosis and mild spondylitus. Combined with the constant leaning over to give […]

Resolve to Lose…Tips for sucessful weight loss

The desire to lose weight must come from the individual. If you’re truly ambivalent about making changes in your lifestyle or are doing this to please someone else, you’re likely to fail. When making changes, decide what’s right for your lifestyle. Your best friend’s diet and exercise plan may be completely wrong for your habits and interests. The key is to find a system that works for you. Don’t blame yourself if you aren’t perfect. If you once fail at your attempt to curtail your overeating, it doesn’t mean you are a failure at weight control and that you should just give up. Accept that you made a poor choice, […]

Happy “Spa”liday from YOLO!

Happy “Spa”lidays from everyone here at . This year we want to celebrate our favorite friends and clients…YOU! Join us Tuesday, December 13th from 5:00pm-7:00pm for mini manicures, refreshments, discounts and to get your Holiday Shopping Passport! This year help us celebrate the “Spa”lidays with this great event, and let us tell you “Thanks!” for being so fabulous. The holidays are a busy time of the year filled with shopping, decorating, parties, and the list goes on. Set aside a little time for yourself, and come visit us to enjoy the manicures, refreshments and SO much more. Plus, with all of the other parties and events you will be attending […]

Thank you to all that voted us “Best Med Spa”

Yolo Wins Award for Best Med Spa Spa Takes First Place in Reader’s Poll , – 10/31/11 – has won first place in the Shoreline Times’ Shoreline Readers Poll in the category of “Best Med Spa”. The Shoreline Times polls their extensive audience of readers annually to find the best in local businesses on the shoreline. Hundreds of ballots are entered with votes for various categories. This year, Yolo has gained the top spot in the Med Spa category, due to the high level of customer service and luxury the spa offers its clients. “We are extremely grateful and honored to have won Best Med Spa. We take great pride […]

Fat burning injections

We have all struggled with our weight at some time. Some have more to lose some have less and our reasons to get fit and trim are as different as our bodies. I’m not one for dieting and lately I haven’t had time to exercise either, but I needed to lose a few pounds. I seem to be plagued by diseases that usually effect people that are obese. I’ve had to have my gallbladder out, I was diabetic and on insulin with all three of my children, and my Physician has warned me that my “good to bad cholesterol ratio”, is not the greatest even though I really don’t eat […]

Paint Your Lips Pink Event

Join Us on Wednesday, October 26th For Connecticut’s 1st Paint the Town Pink!!! In Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is Hosting a fun filled night with a specially designed spa menu, refreshments and raffles. There will be beauty demonstations and deeply discounted treatments this evening as well. Raffles will be held every 30 minutes and include; Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Laser Hair Removal, Jewelry by Bella Perlina, Teeth Whitening by Dr. Alan Friedler, Gift Basket from In’ O Scents, Gift cards from In a Flash and Salon Refuge. Raffle tickets are $10 and 100% of the proceeds to benefit After the Storm, a charity that helps women who have been […]

Project Reunion #3

Project Reunion Entry 3 So Project Reunion is moving right along. I stopped by to visit Nikki at , so that she could take a look at my progress. She was happy with my progress but felt that we could move more aggressively with the melasma since the reunion is fast approaching. She decided that microdermabrasion and glycolic peel treatments would move things along. The treatment was lovely. First of all, I recommend arriving for your treatment early as Yolo’s waiting room is perfectly relaxing. The décor is comfortable and Zen-like. I waited for Nikki and sat in peace and quiet for a few precious minutes. The dermabrasion treatment was […]

Project Reunion Part 2

Project Reunion Entry 2In case you didn’t read my first blog entry, I’ll quickly recap: I’m going to my 24-year high school reunion on August 19 and I’ve started my personal “Project Reunion” to get in shape and look more youthful. My first stop was to see visit Nikki at Yolo. She recommended a laser treatment to get rid of dark spots on my face. The results…fantastic. I’ve no dark spots left on my face, only a few light freckles. Nikki even lightened a scar by my eye that I’ve had since I was seven years old. I must warn all you that there’s downtime for this treatment. I looked […]