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Defining Sun Damage

Published on November 3, 2012 by
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There’s nothing like spending the day outside on a gorgeous, sunny day. Unfortunately that feeling often comes with a price – sun damage. Unprotected skin is vulnerable to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which can cause long-term changes to your skin. Sun damage comes in many forms, but some of the most common types include: Dry skin – When exposed to excessive amounts of sun, your skin can slowly lose natural moisture and essential oils. This can cause your skin to appear dry or flaky – resulting in an aged appearance. Sunburn – Sunburn is a skin injury that occurs after the skin is exposed to UV radiation. Mild to […]

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Thanks for Voting Us The “Best of The Best”

Published on October 27, 2012 by

We are honored to be named “Best Wellness Center” and will continue to strive to provide excellent customer service and reliable therapies to keep you looking and feeling your best. Our philosophy is that we are all going to age, it is more important how well we do it. A large part of our job is educating as to what technologies exist and which are effective vs fads and offer our client’s the best solutions for their concerns. We are also proud to be named 2nd place in Best Day Spa, Best Med Spa, Best Facial, and Best Massage. Call for your consultation “Look 5 years younger” consultation. Yolo: You […]

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How New Light Based Technologies Can Minimize the Signs of Long-Term Sun Damage

Published on May 4, 2012 by

Not all lights are created equal. Some are visible to the human eye as colors. Others, though not perceivable, produce long-lasting biological effects. For example, ultra-violet (UV) light (10-400 nm), which comes to us in the flavors of UVA, UV B, and UVC (though little of the latter reaches the earth), is well known to alter our skin cells at the genetic level, causing DNA damage. The result: aged, weathered skin; precancerous skin lesions known as actinic keratoses (AKs), and in the worst-case scenario, skin cancer. Yet there are other types of light that can help fight these problems. An emerging field of light-based technologies, known by names such as […]

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New Study Indicates Massage Eases Chronic Back Pain

Published on July 14, 2011 by

Massage therapy helps ease chronic low back pain and improve function, according to a randomized controlled trial that the Annals of Internal Medicine published in its July 5 issue. The first study to compare structural and relaxation (Swedish) massage, the trial found that both types of massage worked well, with few side effects. “We found that massage helps people with back pain to function even after six months,” said trial leader Daniel C. Cherkin, PhD, a senior investigator at Group Health Research Institute. Better function means they are more able to work, take care of themselves and be active. “This is important because chronic back pain is among the most […]

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Ashiatsu….God Bless You???

Published on July 6, 2011 by

My name is Linda Johnson; I am a licensed massage therapist, (LMT) and have been for 14 years. I have continued my education in many modalities of massage. One of my favorite class and method of massage is Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, AOBT for short or as I like to refer to it, Ahhhhshi. It has been dubbed the ‘deepest most luxurious massage your ever receive’. Ashiatsu is a Japanese term meaning foot pressure. There are only a few forms of barefoot massage use the hands above the head. These healing art forms can be found from Eastern Asia to the Pacific Rim and they are not always considered massage […]

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Shellac Attack

Published on June 30, 2011 by

Have you had a Shellac manicure yet? Read more about it in a recent article. Shellac is a no dry time long lasting manicure. Now available at in , . Get Shellack’d!

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I Feel Bad About My Neck

Published on June 19, 2011 by

Have you uttered those words? As Nora Ephron has written, many people of a certain age begin to have a love/hate relationship with certain body parts. If you haven’t read Nora Ephron’s book, “I Feel Bad About My Neck” I suggest you do. Feel bad no more, there are plenty of options available for those who dislike having their body parts head South. A recent article posted on the Beauty Snob explains the process of SkinTyte, which is a non invasive way to tighten skin using the Sciton’s Skin Tyte Infrared technology. One thing the article did not explain is that Skin Tyte can be used to correct sagging and lax […]

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When Hot Is Too Hot?

Published on June 15, 2011 by

Sweat no more The Best Way To Stop Excessive Sweating – Botox Hyperhidrosis Treatment, , . Remember the catch phrase “Never let them see you sweat?” In 1984, the Gillette Company launched a new series of TV commercials for its Dry Idea antiperspirants that introduced what quickly became a famous ad slogan. For some sweating is an occasional nuisance, for others it is an embarrassing ongoing issue. With summer quickly approaching many are concerned about ruined clothing and the embarrassment of trying to mask unwanted sweat stains. The technical term for excessive sweating is “hyperhidrosis.” Sufferers should first visit their Physician, as some absorbent powders and lotions can be prescribed […]

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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Published on June 7, 2011 by

Laser Hair Removal: Relief of Unwanted Hair Growth You know the drill, the warm weather hits and it is time to put on that bathing suit or shorts and out comes the razor. With the razor sometimes comes razor bumps and irritation. For men and women laser hair removal may be the answer to that hairless prayer. Owner Nikki Rasmussen states, ” Many of our clients are men who can’t stand being so hot in the summer due to the amount of hair on their chest and back.” Laser hair removal is the process of using a light or laser beam to “permanently” reduce unwanted hair. Certain Light and Laser […]

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Dr Boden on Mass Apeal

Published on June 3, 2011 by

Hair loss options for men Updated: Wednesday, 01 Jun 2011, 3:54 PM EDTPublished : Wednesday, 01 Jun 2011, 3:54 PM EDT Seth Stutman WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (Mass Appeal) – Hair loss can take more than just a physical toll on the people that it affects … But luckily there are more and more options out there for people who are looking to save their hairline. Dr. Scott boden guides patients through the world of hair care options and is here to shed some light on the subject. Reconstructing a new hairline requires surgical as well as artistic skill. It is critically important to get it right the first time and thus […]

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