12 Things Happy People Do Differently #10!

Make a goal and follow through!  It’s a magical feeling when you accomplish a goal – and just doing it once gets you on track to make it a habit!

Here’s #10

Commit to your goals. – Being wholeheartedly dedicated to doing something comes fully-equipped with an ineffable force.  Magical things start happening when we commit ourselves to doing whatever it takes to get somewhere.  When you’re fully committed to doing something, you have no choice but to do that thing.  Counter-intuitively, having no option – where you can’t change your mind – subconsciously makes humans happier because they know part of their purpose.

Whether you’re in need of a natural and organic airbrush spray tan, a customized facial treatment or a warm and friendly environment for waxing – we are here for you www.thespa10.com!

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References: http://www.marcandangel.com/2011/08/30/12-things-happy-people-do-differently

12 Things Happy People Do Differently #9!

I try to start the day with this in mind and my cinnamon latte from Starbucks is a great place for me to start… It makes me happy!

Here’s #9

Savor life’s joys. – Deep happiness cannot exist without slowing down to enjoy the joy.  It’s easy in a world of wild stimuli and omnipresent movement to forget to embrace life’s enjoyable experiences.  When we neglect to appreciate, we rob the moment of its magic.  It’s the simple things in life that can be the most rewarding if we remember to fully experience them.

Whether you’re in need of a natural and organic airbrush spray tan, a customized facial treatment or a warm and friendly environment for waxing – we are here for you www.thespa10.com!

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References: http://www.marcandangel.com/2011/08/30/12-things-happy-people-do-differently

12 Things Happy People Do Differently #8!

Ok, this is one that I am really trying to work on in 2012!  When you own a business quite often you feel you need to be in two places at once!

Here’s #8

Increase flow experiences. – Flow is a state in which it feels like time stands still.  It’s when you’re so focused on what you’re doing that you become one with the task.  Action and awareness are merged.  You’re not hungry, sleepy, or emotional.  You’re just completely engaged in the activity that you’re doing.  Nothing is distracting you or competing for your focus.

Whether you’re in need of a natural and organic airbrush spray tan, a customized facial treatment or a warm and friendly environment for waxing – we are here for you www.thespa10.com!

© 2011 Skin Care by Lori  All Rights Reserved

References: http://www.marcandangel.com/2011/08/30/12-things-happy-people-do-differently

12 Things Happy People Do Differently #7!

Remember that forgiving doesn’t mean that what the other person did was right… it means that you free yourself of all the bad feelings that you’re having because of a situation that has taken place!

Here’s #7

Learn to forgive. – Harboring feelings of hatred is horrible for your well-being.  You see, your mind doesn’t know the difference between past and present emotion.  When you ‘hate’ someone, and you’re continuously thinking about it, those negative emotions are eating away at your immune system.  You put yourself in a state of suckerism (technical term) and it stays with you throughout your day.

Whether you’re in need of a natural and organic airbrush spray tan, a customized facial treatment or a warm and friendly environment for waxing – we are here for you www.thespa10.com!

© 2011 Skin Care by Lori  All Rights Reserved

References: http://www.marcandangel.com/2011/08/30/12-things-happy-people-do-differently/

12 Things Happy People Do Differently #3!

#3 Be Proud of who you are and what you have!

Avoid over-thinking and social comparison. – Comparing yourself to someone else can be poisonous.  If we’re somehow ‘better’ than the person that we’re comparing ourselves to, it gives us an unhealthy sense of superiority.  Our ego inflates – KABOOM – our inner Kanye West comes out!  If we’re ‘worse’ than the person that we’re comparing ourselves to, we usually discredit the hard work that we’ve done and dismiss all the progress that we’ve made.  What I’ve found is that the majority of the time this type of social comparison doesn’t stem from a healthy place.  If you feel called to compare yourself to something, compare yourself to an earlier version of yourself.

Whether you’re in need of a natural and organic airbrush spray tan, a customized facial treatment or a warm and friendly environment for waxing – we are here for you www.thespa10.com!

© 2011 Skin Care by Lori  All Rights Reserved

References: http://www.marcandangel.com/2011/08/30/12-things-happy-people-do-differently/

12 Things Happy People Do Differently #2!

Hope you’re off to a great start on the road to making 2012 your best year yet!

Here’s #2…

Cultivate optimism. – Winners have the ability to manufacture their own optimism.  No matter what the situation, the successful diva is the chick who will always find a way to put an optimistic spin on it.  She knows failure only as an opportunity to grow and learn a new lesson from life.  People who think optimistically see the world as a place packed with endless opportunities, especially in trying times.

Whether you’re in need of a natural and organic airbrush spray tan, a customized facial treatment or a warm and friendly environment for waxing – we are here for you www.thespa10.com!

© 2011 Skin Care by Lori  All Rights Reserved

References: http://www.marcandangel.com/2011/08/30/12-things-happy-people-do-differently/

12 Things Happy People Do Differently #12!

Getting up and getting my butt to the gym four days a week it what keeps me feeling balanced and energized!  Most of my clients who commit to physical activity on a regular basis look years younger than their actual age!

Take care of your body. – Taking care of your body is crucial to being the happiest person you can be.  If you don’t have your physical energy in good shape, then your mental energy (your focus), your emotional energy (your feelings), and your spiritual energy (your purpose) will all be negatively affected.  Did you know that studies conducted on people who were clinically depressed showed that consistent exercise raises happiness levels just as much as Zoloft?  Not only that, but here’s the double whammy… Six months later, the people who participated in exercise were less likely to relapse because they had a higher sense of self-accomplishment and self-worth.

Whether you’re in need of a natural and organic airbrush spray tan, a customized facial treatment or a warm and friendly environment for waxing – we are here for you www.thespa10.com!

© 2011 Skin Care by Lori  All Rights Reserved

References: http://www.marcandangel.com/2011/08/30/12-things-happy-people-do-differently/

12 Things Happy People Do Differently #1!

Here’s to 2012 being your happiest year yet!

Studies conducted by positivity psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky point to 12 things happy people do differently to increase their levels of happiness.  These are things that we can start doing today to feel the effects of more happiness in our lives.  I love the fact there are 12 things we can focus on in 2012 to honor the happiness in our lives!

Check back weekly as I will be sharing one a week over the next 12 weeks!

Enjoy and savor #1…

  1. Express gratitude. – When you appreciate what you have, what you have appreciates in value.  Kinda cool right?  So basically, being grateful for the goodness that is already evident in your life will bring you a deeper sense of happiness.  And that’s without having to go out and buy anything.  It makes sense.  We’re gonna have a hard time ever being happy if we aren’t thankful for what we already have.

Spa 10 expresses our gratitude to you…our clients!  Thank you for all the kindness and support your bring to the spa every day!  We can’t wait to continue to help you look and feel beautiful in 2012!

Whether you’re in need of a natural and organic airbrush spray tan, a customized facial treatment or a warm and friendly environment for waxing – we are here for you www.thespa10.com!

© 2011 Skin Care by Lori  All Rights Reserved

References: http://www.marcandangel.com/2011/08/30/12-things-happy-people-do-differently/

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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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

A Great Way to Start the Day…Be Thankful!

I hope this helps you start your day realizing how much you have to be thankful for.

Being thankful will remove stress from your life and that is the most anti-aging gift you can give yourself.

Removing stress can also help to heal acne breakouts!