Try Our New Deluxe Stem Cell Facelift Treatment

Spa 10 is excited and proud to announce this regenerating facial treatment.

Stemcell-Facelift

Who’s it for?

You…

If you are looking to:

1. Slow Cellular Aging

2. Plump and Firm the Skin

3. Increase Hydration Levels

4. Increase Circulation (this detoxifies and brings life back to dull looking skin)

This facial incorporates the appropriate anti-aging modality to insure proper product penetration. Your licensed esthetician will customize this segment of the treatment to fit your skin care needs.

Regular Price: $150.00

September & October Intro Price: $125.00

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P.S. – Lori will be on vacation from September 16 – 27. Jordan and Maranda will be available for all your skin care needs.

Introducing… The Spa 10 Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial

We want you to look and feel ‘Forever Young’!

Just a quick note from Spa 10 to share some exciting news!

We have recently added the Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial to our spa menu!

Why are we so excited to offer this to you?
1. Clients are achieving unbelievable “look younger immediately” results.
2. No down time involved – skin instantly looks and feels youthful and refreshed.
3. All you have to do is show up ready to relax and we use our expertise to determine what  your skin needs the most.

SEE COUPON BELOW and…

Enjoy a short video 🙂

Yes, I have been in love with Rod Stewart since I was born so I thought I would share a clip of his concert that I recently attended!  Hope it brings a smile to your beautiful face!

Here’s to looking and feeling “Forever Young”   😉

Book your appointment now!

 

Benefits Of Massage

Are you ready for some relaxation?  Spa 10 Encino now offers massage!

Here are some great reasons to invest in a good massage:

Good Medicine
As you lie on the table under crisp, fresh sheets, hushed music draws you into the moment. The smell of sage fills the air and you hear the gentle sound of massage oil being warmed in your therapist’s hands. The pains of age, the throbbing from your overstressed muscles, the sheer need to be touched — all cry out for therapeutic hands to start their work. Once the session gets underway, the problems of the world fade into an oblivious 60 minutes of relief and all you can comprehend right now is not wanting it to end.

But what if that hour of massage did more for you than just take the pressures of the day away? What if that gentle, Swedish massage helped you combat cancer? What if bodywork helped you recover from a strained hamstring in half the time? What if your sleep, digestion and mood all improved with massage and bodywork? What if these weren’t just “what ifs”?

Evidence is showing that the more massage you can allow yourself, the better you’ll feel. Here’s why.

Massage as a healing tool has been around for thousands of years in many cultures. Touching is a natural human reaction to pain and stress, and for conveying compassion and support. Think of the last time you bumped your head or had a sore calf. What did you do? Rubbed it, right? The same was true of our earliest ancestors. Healers throughout time and throughout the world have instinctually and independently developed a wide range of therapeutic techniques using touch. Many are still in use today, and with good reason. We now have scientific proof of the benefits of massage – benefits ranging from treating chronic diseases and injuries to alleviating the growing tensions of our modern lifestyles. Having a massage does more than just relax your body and mind – there are specific physiological and psychological changes which occur, even more so when massage is utilized as a preventative, frequent therapy and not simply mere luxury. Massage not only feels good, but it can cure what ails you.

The Consequences of Stress
Experts estimate that 80 percent to 90 percent of disease is stress-related. Massage and bodywork is there to combat that frightening number by helping us remember what it means to relax. The physical changes massage brings to your body can have a positive effect in many areas of your life. Besides increasing relaxation and decreasing anxiety, massage lowers your blood pressure, increases circulation, improves recovery from injury, helps you to sleep better and can increase your concentration. It reduces fatigue and gives you more energy to handle stressful situations.

Massage is a perfect elixir for good health, but it can also provide an integration of body and mind. By producing a meditative state or heightened awareness of living in the present moment, massage can provide emotional and spiritual balance, bringing with it true relaxation and peace.

The incredible benefits of massage are doubly powerful if taken in regular “doses.” Dr. Maria Hernandez-Reif, from the Touch Research Institute (TRI) at the University of Miami, is known for her massage research, along with colleague Tiffany Field. Together, they and other researchers have done outstanding work proving the value of massage. While their studies have shown we can benefit from massage even in small doses (15 minutes of chair massage or a half-hour table session), Hernandez-Reif says they know from their research that receiving bodywork 2-3 times a week is highly beneficial. And if we lived in a fantasy world, Hernandez-Reif has the answer. “I feel a daily massage is optimal.”

It’s undoubtedly a wonderful thing when your therapist begins unwinding those stress-tightened muscles, and your day’s troubles begin to fade away. But it’s the cherry on top to know this “medicine” only gets better with frequency.

What You Already Know: The Benefits of Massage
In an age of technical and, at times, impersonal medicine, massage offers a drug-free, non-invasive and humanistic approach based on the body’s natural ability to heal itself. So what exactly are the benefits to receiving regular massage and/or bodywork treatments?

– Increases circulation, allowing the body to pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs.

– Stimulates the flow of lymph, the body’s natural defense system, against toxic invaders. For example, in breast cancer patients, massage has been shown to increase the cells that fight cancer.

– Increased circulation of blood and lymph systems improves the condition of the body’s largest organ – the skin.

– Relaxes and softens injured and overused muscles

– Reduces spasms and cramping

– Increases joint flexibility.

– Reduces recovery time, helps prepare for strenuous workouts and eliminates subsequent pains of the athlete at any level.

– Releases endorphins – the body’s natural painkiller – and is being used in chronic illness, injury and recovery from surgery to control and relieve pain.

– Reduces post-surgery adhesions and edema and can be used to reduce and realign scar tissue after healing has occurred.

– Improves range-of-motion and decreases discomfort for patients with low back pain.

– Relieves pain for migraine sufferers and decreases the need for medication.

– Provides exercise and stretching for atrophied muscles and reduces shortening of the muscles for those with restricted range of motion.

– Assists with shorter labor for expectant mothers, as well as less need for medication, less depression and anxiety, and shorter hospital stays.

Other Body Therapies
Alexander Technique – A movement re-education therapy that was created by a mid-19th century actor who tried to understand his own movement dysfunctions on stage. The emphasis is on observing and modifying improper movement patterns, thereby reducing physical stress on the body.

Craniosacral Therapy – A gentle method of manipulating the body’s craniosacral system (consisting of thin membranes and cerebrospinal fluid which surrounds and protects the brain and spinal cord) in an attempt to improve the function of the central nervous system, dissipate the negative effects of stress and enhance health and resistance to disease.

Reiki – A therapy based on universal life energy that serves to align chakras and bring healing energy to organs and glands. Utilizes visualization as practitioner acts as a channel for the life energy.

Rolfing – Used to reorder the major body segments, this technique utilizes physical manipulation and movement awareness to bring the body into vertical alignment. Treatments are offered in a 10-session series.

Shiatsu – A deep, finger-pressure technique using the traditional acupuncture points of Asian healing. Works to unblock energy flows and restore balance to meridians and organs.

The Need for Touch
As a society, we are touch deprived and this can lead to disease or emotional dysfunction. From the cradle to the nursing home, tactile stimulation and the emotional assurance of caring touch bring about a sense of well-being and security. In numerous studies conducted on massage for infants, TRI researchers have found improved weight gain and development in pre-term infants, improved weight gain and motor behavior in cocaine-exposed infants, and improved weight gain and decreased stress behavior in HIV-exposed infants. Full-term infants also benefit with increased alertness and social behavior, less crying and increased weight gain.

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818-481-6095

By Editorial Staff

Originally published in Body Sense magazine, Fall 2001.
Copyright 2001. Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. All rights reserved.

http://www.massagetherapy.com/articles/index.php?article_id=468

Are Your Hands Telling Your Age?

As a licensed esthetician I get asked by a large number of clients how to keep our hands from showing the signs of aging.  I found this article by Jennifer Linder, M.D., Chief Scientific Offer at PCA Skin Care to be very informative so I thought I would share it with you.

“Our hands are a dead give-away of our age.  The face lift used to be considered the gold standard for facial rejuvenation, but now superficial chemical peels and injectables are sometimes touted as the best and least invasive ways to achieve dramatic, visible results.  This strategy can be applied successfully to the hands as well.  Some volume-replacing injectable options are Radiesse, Restyland and Juverderm.  These are temporary, yet effective solutions for the sunken look that is so common in older hands.  But, although effective in restoring volume, it is also critical to improve hydration levels pigmentation and collagen production to get the best, lasting results.  Chemical peels applied to the hands will help reduce hyperpigmentation, stimulate collagen deposition and increase exfoliation.

The most critical step in keeping hands young is to apply broad-spectrum sun protection with at least an SPF of 30 every day.  Additionally the hydrating and collagen-building benefits of Hydrating Serum and C-Quench Antioxidant Serum have  dramatic benefits for the hands.  An easy way to get in the habit of protecting your hands is to take whatever is left over on your fingers after applying to your face. ”

At Spa 10 in Encino and Palm Desert we offer some wonderful anti-aging hand treatments and a bit of education on how to care for your hands every day to keep them looking and feeling young!

Please call for more information

Encino 818-481-6095

Palm Desert 760-809-9792

Lori Crete – Skin Care Therapist, Licensed Esthetician, Spa Owner- devoted to helping women from all over the world look and feel beautiful!  If you are in need of a natural & beautiful looking airbrush spray tan, a skin rejuvenating facial treatment or a clean and friendly environment for waxing…give Spa 10 a call!  To book an appointment with Lori or her team of Licensed Estheticians please visit www.thespa10.com.

© Skin Care by Lori 2011

Healthy Cells = Healthy younger looking skin….it's a fact!

Spa 10’s #1 anti-aging facial and body toning treatment!

Many of you have experienced these amazing treatments and often ask me how it works.  Here is clinical information on all the benefits you receive during your appointment.

1. Muscle re-education is most related to the term “facial toning”. There are 32 different muscles of the face that are manipulated during the average microcurrent treatment.

2. Emil Y Chi, PhD, director of the University Of Washington’s department of pathology, performed clinical studies using microcurrent equipment. He notes,” The fact that technology works in harmony with the body is evident. Examination of the skin tissue treated with microcurrent showed a 45% increase in the number of elastin fibres in the dermis, and the length if the fibres on average doubled. The collagen thickness in the connective tissues increased 10%, and the numbers of blood vessels increased by 35%. The application of microcurrent to skin and tissue produced a firmer and tighter feeling on the skin surface.

3. Many of the studies detailing the massive increase in speed regarding wound healing refer to ATP as one of the attributing factors. The other attributing factor is an increase in blood circulation. Blood circulation has everything to do with the function, condition, color, and overall health of the skin, as underlying tissue.

4.Chi’s 1999 study also proved that the redness, irritation, and inflammation of surgically traumatized tissue could be decreased significantly when treated with microcurrent. Related to this, the buildup of hardened collagen that makes up scar tissue was noted to be 3 to 5 times less in tissue treated with microcurrent.

5.In terms of product penetration, microcurrent allows superior penetration of products into the skin. At Spa 10 we customized the products used during this facial specifically to what your skin needs at the time of your treatment to ensure the best possible anti-aging results!

6. Post- surgery treatments also are vital to maintain the results of the surgical work. It’s the same theory as wearing a retainer after braces – you want to keep everything in post surgery place!

P.S.- Suffering from any post injection bruising…call Spa 10 for help!  We have had amazing results just by applying a quick amount of microcurrent to bruised area!  Clients are telling us it healed almost overnight!

To book a Microcurrent Facial Toning Treatment just click here   BEAUTIFUL SKIN

Lori Crete – Skin Care Therapist, Licensed Esthetician, Spa Owner- devoted to helping women from all over the world look and feel beautiful!  If you are in need of a natural & beautiful looking airbrush spray tan, a skin rejuvenating facial treatment or a clean and friendly environment for waxing…give Spa 10 a call!  To book an appointment with Lori or her team of Licensed Estheticians please visit www.thespa10.com.
© Skin Care by Lori 2011  All Rights Reserved

References:  Emil Y Chi, PhD, director of Washington’s Department of Pathology

Yes! A Natural Way to Reduce The Appearance of Cellulite!

One of my favorite parts of getting to interact with women from all over the world is the information that YOU provide me, and being able to share it with other women!

Below are some pretty interesting facts about cucumbers!  Yes, they do tighten the skin….just read below for more details!

*Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, C, Folic Acid, Calcium, Iron Magnesium, Phosphorus Potassium & Zinc- ALL which are great for healthy younger looking skin!

*Want to avoid a hangover or terrible headache? Eat a few cucumber slices before bed & wake up refreshed!  The sugar, B vitamins & electrolytes will replenish nutrients lost while you sleep!

*Looking for a fast way to remove cellulite before going out or to the pool?  Try rubbing a slice or two of cucumbers along your problem areas for a few minutes, the phytochemicals in the cucumber cause the collagen in your skin to tighten, firming up the outer layer & reducing the visibility of cellulite!

*Cucumbers are a great way to fight off an afternoon snacking binge. Cucumbers have been used by explores for centuries to ward of starvation. I actually cut up a bunch on Sunday night and put them in baggies to grab as a quick snack throughout the week (I LOVE the Persian ones).

    Spa 10 offers an amazing cellulite reducing body treatment that has been featured in Vogue Magazine, on KESQ News, and the Racheal Ray Show!  Click here for more info www.thespa10.com.

    © 2010 Skin Care by Lori Inc.

    Lori Crete – Skin Care Therapist, Licensed Esthetician, Spa Owner- devoted to helping women from all over the world look and feel beautiful!  To book an appointment with Lori or her team of Licensed Estheticans please visit  www.thespa10.com.

    Invest in a facial or body treatment that WILL change your skin!

    Healthy Cells = Healthy younger looking skin….it’s a fact!

    Microcurrent Facial Toning

    This is great information on Spa 10’s #1 anti-aging facial and body toning treatment! A lot of you have had these amazing treatments and here is clinical information on all the benefits you receive during your hour-long appointment.

    Muscle re–education is most related to the term “facial toning”. There are 32 different muscles of the face that are manipulated during the average microcurrent treatment.

    Aside from muscle re-education and massive increases in ATP levels, microcurrent has other proven benefits for esthetic applications. Emil Y Chi, PhD, director of the University Of Washington‘s department of pathology, performed clinical studies using microcurrent equipment. He notes,” The fact that technology works in harmony with the body is evident. Examination of the skin tissue treated with microcurrent showed a 45% increase in the number of elastin fibres in the dermis, and the length if the fibres on average doubled. The collagen thickness in the connective tissues increased 10%, and the numbers of blood vessels increased by 35%. The application of microcurrent to skin and tissue produced a firmer and tighter feeling on the skin surface.

    Many of the studies detailing the massive increase in speed regarding wound healing refer to ATP as one of the attributing factors. The other attributing factor is an increase in blood circulation. Blood circulation has everything to do with the function, condition, color, and overall health of the skin, as underlying tissue.

    Chi’s 2003 study performed at the University of Washington further notes a 35% increase In blood circulation Limphatic drainge is a very overlooked treatment in esthetics, although it has been gaining momentum in recent years. Clinical studies performed using microcurrent at Hong Kong’s Tuen Muen Hospital in 1988 indicated that Limphatic by 28% on post-cancer patients suffering from lymphodema.

    Limphatic drainge is a very overlooked treatment in esthetics, although it has been gaining momentum in recent years. Clinical studies performed using microcurrent at Hong Kong’s Tuen Muen Hospital in 1988 indicated that Limphatic by 28% on post-cancer patients suffering from lymphodema.

    Chi’s 1999 study also proved that the redness, irritation, and inflammation of surgically traumatized tissue could be decreased significantly when treated with microcurrent. Related to this, the buildup of hardened collagen that makes up scar tissue was noted to be 3 to 5 times less in tissue treated with microcurrent. Further studies also indicated an amazing dispersion of existing scar tissue when treated with microcurrent. This indicates that in the realm of plastic surgery, you can see the obvious place for microcurrent technology. By administering a series of treatments before surgery, muscle and tissue condition is maximized, inclusive of an excessive storage of ATP. Microcurrent treatment of sutures and trauma post-op decreases the down time by reducing inflammation, redness and irritation, while enhancing the healing ability and minimizing scar tissue. Post-surgery treatments also are vital to maintain the results of the surgical work.

    In terms of product penetration, microcurrent offers specific Iontophoresis that allows superior penetration of water based products into the skin. The idea that the electrical current emits from one probe and returns to the other allows specific focus on products penetration, Chi’s 1999 study also proved that the redness, irritation and inflammation of surgically traumatized tissue could be decreased significantly when treated with microcurrent.

    Related to this, the buildup of hardened collagen that makes up scar tissue was noted to be three times less in tissue treated with microcurrent. Further studies also indicated an amazing dispersion of existing scars when treated with microcurrent. This indicates that in the realm of plastic surgery you can see the obvious place for microcurrent technology. By administering a series of treatments before surgery, muscle and tissue condition is maximized, inclusive of an excessive storage of ATP. Microcurrent treatment of sutures and trauma post-op decreases the down time by reducing inflammation, redness and irritation, while enhancing the healing ability and minimizing scar tissue. Post- surgery treatments also are vital to maintain the results of the surgical work.

    To book a Microcurrent Facial Toning Treatment just click here   BEAUTIFUL SKIN

    Lori Crete – Skin Care Therapist, Licensed Esthetician, Spa Owner- devoted to helping women from all over the world look and feel beautiful!  To book an appointment with Lori or a member of her team please visit www.thespa10.com.

    © Skin Care by Lori, Inc 2011 All Rights Reserved.  Reproduction without permission prohibited.

    Reference:   http://www.microcurrent.net/

    12 Hidden Beauty Robbers

    I found this list of “Beauty Robbers” written by Jennifer Devlin in one of my trade magazines, and thought the information was valuable and well worth sharing!

    The following ingredients, which are found in most personal care products, should be avoided at all costs.  Clients with skin sensitivity issues often see a significant improvement in their condition when they stop using these ingredients.

    1. Benzoyl peroxide
    2. DEA (Diethanolamine), MEA (Monoethanolamine), & TEA (Triethanolamine)
    3. Dioxin
    4. DMDM Hydantoin & Urea (Imidazolidinyl)

      Ingredients to Avoid!
    5. FD&C Color & Pigments
    6. Parabens (Methyl, Butyl, Ethyl, Propyl)
    7. PEG (Polyethylene glycol)
    8. Phthalates
    9. Propylene Glycon (PG) and Butylene Glycol
    10. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)
    11. Sunscreen chemicals
    12. Triclosan

    Although there have been few clinical studies on what these ingredients actually do to the skin, I have personally seen incredible healing when clients at Spa 10 start using  product lines we offer that DO NOT contain these ingredients.   Our licensed estheticans have watched acne heal, sun spots diminish and redness and skin sensitivity simply just disappear!

    Lori Crete – Skin Care Therapist, Licensed Esthetician, Spa Owner- devoted to helping women from all over the world look and feel beautiful!  To book an appointment with Lori or her team of Licensed Estheticians please visit www.thespa10.com.

    ©Skin Care by Lori Inc. 2011

    References: les nouvelless, July 2011, Jennifer Devlin

    LOOKING FOR SMOOTHER SKIN?

    Add a primer to your makeup kit!

    1. Primer will reduce the appearance of enlarged pores, soften the look of fine lines & wrinkles.
    2. Primer will prevent your makeup from creasing & shifting throughout the day and keep the color true to form.
    3. Primer will reduce clogged pores by preventing the makeup from traveling into the pores and clogging them.

    Spa 10 recommends and carries Jane Iredale’s Absence Oil Control Primer.  This is one product that ALL of our clients love as it has many wonderful benefits to help you look and feel beautiful!

    1.  Controls oil & conceals large pores while priming the skin for makeup application
    2.  Non-drying and pH balancing
    3.  Suitable for oil, acneic and aging skin
    4.  Absence provides a sheer, color-free finish

    Call Spa 10 today for your FREE skin care consultation and see how amazing your skin will look with the perfect coverage!

    Contact Spa 10

    © 2010 Skin Care by Lori Inc.

    Lori Crete – Skin Care Therapist, Licensed Esthetician, Spa Owner- devoted to helping women from all over the world look and feel beautiful!  To book an appointment with Lori or her team of Licensed Estheticians please visit www.thespa10.com.

    Amazing primer for every day use!

    Have you thought about what your skin will look like in 10-20 Years?

    By the time you reach 30’s, 40’s and 50’s, the way you look will definitely depend on how you have taken care of yourself.

    1.  Avoid The Sun!

    It is true that you need a little sunshine to get vitamin D. But, spending too much time in the sun, without protection, will prematurely age you. Age spots, wrinkles, and other skin discolorations are results of sun damage and make you look older. Non-Chemical sun block is a must!  Spa 10 supplies our clients with endless amounts of Jane Iredale Powder Me Dry Sunscreen, SPF 30 and Pressed Power Mineral Makeup SPF 20.

    2. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!

    We need all the help we can get to maintain a healthy and glowing skin as we age. So even if you eat tons of anti-oxidant rich foods and drink lots of water, these are still not enough to promote supple and youthful looking skin. You must use moisturizers and other skin care products to help maintain healthy young looking skin.  Contact any one of Spa 10’s Estheticians and we will be happy to provide you with a complimentary product consultation to be sure you have an anti-aging home regime that’s appropriate for your skin type.

    3.  Avoid Stress!

    Emotional upheavals can make your skin look 5 years older than your chronological age, says New York City dermatologist and psychiatrist Amy Wechsler, MD, author of The Mind-Beauty Connection. Constant anxiety increases the stress hormone cortisol, which causes inflammation that breaks down collagen. It also triggers a chain of responses that can lead to facial redness and acne flare-ups.   I have been taking a supplement called Holy Basil that has really helped to regulate my stress levels.

    *Note – I am not a Dr. so please consult with your health care provider before taking any supplement.

    © 2010 Skin Care by Lori Inc.

    Lori Crete – Skin Care Therapist, Licensed Esthetician, Spa Owner- devoted to helping women from all over the world look and feel beautiful!  To book an appointment with Lori or her team of Licensed Estheticians please visit www.thespa10.com.

    Click here to see yourself in 20 years!