Thursday, August 25, 2016

A Deeper Dive Into Our Cupping Massage Technique

With the Olympics coming to a close last weekend, many people are still talking about those red spots on some of the athlete’s backs and shoulders. These spots are a result of a massage technique that several people use to treat and prevent injury, as well as promote healing for a number of other issues. Serenity Medical Spa is proud to offer this massage method for our clients. This strategy is known as cupping and the best medical spa at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to fill you in about this healing technique.


What is Cupping?


A massage method, known as cupping, has quickly grown in popularity throughout the entire world. This alternative medicine practice utilizes heated glass cups that are placed on the skin, creating a vacuum to help stimulate energy flow in the body. The cups create a suction on the surface of the skin, to help promote blood flow and encourage healing in the muscles where the technique is targeted. It is recommended to use the cupping strategy in conjunction with a deep tissue massage treatment, for optimal results.

Where Did Cupping Originate?


Although it may seem like a new treatment method, since it is rapidly growing in popularity, cupping is one of the oldest healing techniques used. This treatment method originally dates back to ancient Egyptian and Chinese cultures. Found in some of the oldest medical textbooks in the world, this method of natural healing has been around a long time.

What Can Cupping Help Heal?


There are a number of conditions that cupping can help heal or relieve. From sports injuries to chronic pain, this technique can aid many issues that can occur in the body. Below is a list of a few of the ailments that can be improved through regular cupping, along with other treatment methods.

-Myofascial Release
--Lymphatic Drainage
-Sports Massage Injury
-Neuromuscular Dysfunctions
-Fibromyalgia
-Trigger Point Therapy
-Traumatic Injuries
-Chronic Pain
-Reflexology
-Detoxification
-Cellulite Scars
-Stretch Marks
-Varicosities
-Facial Treatments
-Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
-General Relaxation

How Much Does Cupping Cost?


At Serenity Medical Spa, we recommend using our cupping method along with deep tissue massage treatments to help relieve the pain or discomfort resulting from your ailment.

Cupping
30 min............................................... $70
60 min............................................... $95
90 min.............................................. $115

Deep Tissue Massage
30 min............................................. $70
60 min............................................. $95
90 min............................................ $115

As we know from the Olympic Games in Rio this year, the alternative medicine treatment of cupping can help relieve sore muscles and promote blood flow for athletes. Although recent exposure features athletes, there are a number of conditions that anyone can use this strategy to help improve. This technique can be used to relieve pain, as well as help heal injury. For a professional massage at the Lake of the Ozarks, visit Serenity Medical Spa. Our expert massage therapists in Lake Ozark, MO want to help relieve you from any pain or discomfort from which you may be suffering. Call us today to schedule your cupping massage treatment appointment.

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111 Crossings West, Suite 3
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Thursday, August 18, 2016

7 Health Benefits Of A Spa Massage

A massage is the process of manipulating the skin, muscles, tendons, and ligaments to offer overall health improvement for the client. Serenity Medical Spa specializes in a number of massage techniques to fit the needs of our customers. The best medical spa at the Lake of the Ozarks wants to help our clients benefit from our massage services. There are a number health-related benefits that stem from a spa massage.


1. Assist Relaxation


The most commonly thought of benefit of a massage is the relaxation factor. A massage promotes the reduction of stress levels in the client. Reducing stress has a wide range of health benefits, such as lower blood pressure and more focused mind.

2. Regulate Breathing


A massage can help calm a customer, which encourages regular breathing. You may be unaware of a breathing issue, but relaxing the body can help proper breathing. This can in turn help increase blood flow, among a number of other health benefits.

3. Aid Digestion


A digestive issue can be uncomfortable and painful. Proper digestion can be encouraged through a massage by stimulating the system. A client’s overall health can be improved with a massage treatment, encouraging the entire body system to work together properly.

4. Promote Detoxification


Stimulation of the circulatory system helps release toxins from the muscles fibers during a spa massage. This can assist in the jumpstart of the detoxification process for your body’s fresh start.  

5. Improve Circulation


The massage process flushes out lactic acid from the muscles during the squeezing and pulling of a massage. Improvement of circulation system as a whole is a major benefit of a massage. It promotes blood flow throughout the entire body as well.

6. Help Sleep Patterns


Sleep has a major impact on a person’s overall health. A massage can help relive chronic pain and stress that may keep a client up a night. Relaxation helps a person fall asleep at night, a massage can help promote a relaxed environment.

7. Manage Body Pain


A massage treatment can help aid body pain. With relaxation and blood flow present in the muscles during treatment, natural healing of the body can take place. Before an injury takes place, a massage can work as a preventative treatment method as well.

Massage Methods Offered At Serenity Medical Spa:


Deep tissue is designed to relieve severe tension in muscles and connective tissue or fascia, treating the deeper muscles of the body.

Sweedish helps relax the entire body by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart.

Thai is when the body is compressed, stretched, pulled and rocked for optimal healing.

Pre-natal helps eliminate fluid retention, stress on the lower back and feet, and provide an overall sense of wellbeing.

Cupping is a method in which suction cups are used to form a vacuum that helps mobilize blood flow and promote healing.

A massage is a smart, convenient way to prevent and treat a number of health issues that are prevalent in many adults. In conjunction with other treatment methods, a massage can help reduce a wide range of problems in one’s body. Overall health is promoted during a spa massage treatment. Take time to treat yourself to a relaxing massage at the Lake of the Ozarks to promote overall health benefits. 
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Friday, August 12, 2016

All The Hype About Contouring

If you feel beautiful and confident about the appearance of your skin, that radiance can shine through in every aspect of your life. The makeup experts in Lake Ozark, MO want to encourage confidence and help make you feel beautiful. Beauty is our business at Serenity Medical Spa, we have provided some helpful steps to achieve a highlight and contour to help enhance your natural beauty.


What is Contouring & Highlighting?


If a contour and highlight is applied correctly, it can help enhance your facial features and many times adds a slimming affect. Contour means to outline a shape, when this is applied to makeup terms, it means to create shadows. Adding a highlight to your face helps to enhance the contour lines and bring out a specific features.
Jane Iredale - Liquid Minerals Foundation

How to Achieve the Look:


Step 1: Prep Skin
Apply an overall moisturizer to help prepare your skin before starting your makeup routine. Ensuring a moisturized base is applied to your face can help keep all makeup in place throughout the day.

Step 2: Apply Foundation
Cover your face with foundation, as you normally would. This helps even out skin tone and creates a great base to ensure the contour and highlight can stand out.

Step 2: Use Darker Tone to Contour
Select a contour color that is a shade or two darker than your natural skin tone. Apply your contour along the hair line, underneath the cheekbones, and along the jawline and neck. Some artists will apply a solid line, while others prefer a dotted line to achieve this look.

Step 3: Apply Highlight
Jane Iredale - Loose Mineral Powder
A highlight should be one or two shades brighter than your natural facial tone. This should be added under eyes, on the chin, across forehead, and along the bridge of your nose. Highlighting these areas helps illuminate your facial feature, making them stand out.  

Step 4: Overall Blend
Take a sponge and dab the defined contour and highlight lines to smooth them out into skin around it. Blending these together helps create a more natural look.

Step 5: Set Your Look
Lastly, apply a light powder to help set your overall look. This can assist in making your makeup last all day without any smears or running. If you desire, you can also add some blush to the apples of your cheek to help them pop.

Our Jane Iredale makeup line can help you achieve a beautifully contoured look with our high quality makeup. Visit Serenity Medical Spa for all of your makeup advice and product needs. Whether you are preparing for a night out with the girls, a nice dinner date, or an everyday look, we want to help our clients look and feel beautiful.  Now that you know the steps, you are ready to head out with your new flawless, contoured look from Serenity Medical Spa! 
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111 Crossings West, Suite 3
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
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Friday, August 5, 2016

Wine, Women, and Wellness Event

Are you looking for a good excuse to spend an evening with the girls? Your trusted medical spa at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to invite you to an upcoming event all about the ladies. Osage National Golf Course is hosting the Wine, Women, and Wellness event next week. Join us from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 for an evening of overall wellness education for women. Sponsors from a variety of local businesses will be available to answer any questions you may have about the services and products they offer. Bring the girls for a fun evening filled with informative and interactive displays from our sponsors.


Our Booth


Our professional staff from Serenity Medical Spa will be available during the Wine, Women, and Wellness event to address any questions you may have about our services and products. We will be offering a complimentary Visia skin analysis. Our staff can analyze your current skin condition and recommend products and treatments to help correct any concerns you may have. Come out and learn more about our Venus Viva treatment we will feature Wednesday evening. Take advantage of our one night only cosmetic injectable specials. Stop by and see us for great information and specials from our medical spa!

Our Featured Service - Venus Viva


We will be featuring our latest beauty based innovation for facial resurfacing, Venus Viva, at the upcoming Wine, Women, and Wellness event. We want to help you gain confidence through a healthy, glowing complexion. This product is the next generation in nano fractional radio frequency technology. Acne scars, fine lines, deep wrinkles, or pigmentation issues can all be addressed and improved using the Venus Viva treatment. A unique diamond polar application is used in this treatment to deliver dual energies to the skin. These energies can help the contraction and regeneration of collagen, and increase oxygen flow to the skin accomplishing a fuller, more youthful appearance. The Venus Viva treatment is safe and effective for all skin types. Learn more about this great product, and many more, when visiting the Wine, Women, and Wellness event.

Other Event Sponsors:


-Lime in the Coconut
-Cobler Chiropractic & Sports Rehab
-Integrity Dance & Yoga
-Waterfront Weddings
-Primo Parties & Platters
-FlipBack
-Direct Primary Care Clinic

All of the great sponsors for the Wine, Women, and Wellness event are excited to see you Wednesday, August 10, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Osage National Golf Course. Serenity Medical Spa is proud to be part of this great event promoting health and beauty for women. Bring the girls out for a fun, informative, and relaxing evening. Stop by and see the professionals at Serenity Medical Spa, we would love to help answer any questions you may have about our products and services!

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111 Crossings West, Suite 3
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
573-365-5002 

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Benefits of Waxing and Sugaring

The removal of body hair can help an individual feel more confident and proud of their skin. Body hair can be a source of embarrassment, and we want you to feel beautiful. Our beauty experts at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you options for hair removal. Serenity Medical Spa offers both waxing and sugaring as removal methods to help your skin stay smooth and healthy. We will expand more on the benefits of both of these effective hair removal options. 

5 Benefits Of Waxing


1. Long Lasting
The hair removal results from waxing last longer than shaving because it pulls the hair out from the root, versus cutting the hair off during growth. The maintenance to keep up with waxing is far less than with shaving.

2. No Cuts
Shaving hair with a razor can lead to nicks and cuts which leave the skin with imperfections. Waxing can lead to a more flawless appearance on the skin’s surface.

3. Reduced Irritation
Razor burn is a common issue with shaving. Waxing allows your skin to avoid unsightly bumps and burn from using a razor regularly.

4. Longevity Over Time
Getting hair removed via was can reduce regrowth over time. The hair follicle weakens after waxing each time which can lead to loss of hair growth completely in that area.

5. Slower Regrowth
Since the process of waxing removes the hair from under the skin’s surface, the speed of hair regrowth is slower. Keeping up with hair growth is much easier with waxing than with shaving.


5 Benefits Of Sugaring


1. Natural Ingredients
The formula used for sugaring consists of natural ingredients. This helps promote a more natural lifestyle and avoid unnatural products in contact with the skin.

2. No Burn Risk
Sugaring helps prevent the risk for getting burned. Sugar is typically warmed to the same temperatures as the body reducing redness or irritation post removal.

3. Easy Clean Up
The solution used for sugaring is water soluble, which lends itself to an easy clean up. This process leaves no residue on the skin.

4. Reduced Hair Breakage
Removing the hair at the root is beneficial for lasting results. Sugaring removes the hair from the follicle and in the same direction of growth, which reduces the chance of breakage.

5. Removes Short Hair
Since sugaring removes the hair at the root, from the root, short hairs can be removed as well as longer hairs with this method. The removal of short hair is so successful, a client will not have to grow hair out before treatment.

Body hair can be a source of embarrassment or self-consciousness. Enhance your confidence with our hair removal services at the Lake of the Ozarks. Beauty is our business, and our professional staff is here to help you achieve your beauty goals. Hair removal can help skin appear and feel smooth and healthy. Whether you choose to wax or sugar, both offer unique benefits in the hair removal process. Serenity Medical Spa has you covered for all of your hair removal needs. 

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111 Crossings West, Suite 3
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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Damaging Effects The Sun Has On Your Skin

Summer is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy all that the Lake Area has to offer, but too much sun exposure can have damaging effects on your skin. Without proper prevention, these effects can become permanent or worsen over time. The experts at Serenity Medical Spa can help you take care of your skin before and after sun exposure. We are here to help inform you of the dangers of exposure to the sun and how we can help prevent and treat the damaging effects.


Danger Of Sun Damage


The sun can damage your skin if it is overexposed to ultraviolet rays. Sun damage can cause premature aging of the skin — fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, and texture changes are all effects the sun can have on the skin.

What Sweat Does To The Skin


Our body’s method to combat to heat naturally is sweat. Sweating is the process of bringing moisture to the skin surface to evaporate in hopes to cool the surface of the body. As sweat is produced, bacteria can spread on the skin surface which can lead to clogged pores. This can cause breakouts, rashes, and skin irritation if the sweat is not cleansed in a timely manner.

How We Can Help Prevent Prior To Sun Exposure


It is always recommended to wear sunscreen, even if you do not plan on a long period of exposure. Our Jane Iredale makeup collection offers numerous products with SPF. We carry tinted moisturizer, dry sunscreen, lip tint, and many more products that all offer sun protection. Preventing damage to the skin prior to exposure is key to a healthy, youthful look.

How We Treat Skin After Sun Exposure


If your pores are clogged from sweat during sun exposure, a facial is a great way to remove the bacteria and cellular buildup to cleanse your pores. We provide a few different facial options for our clients to choose from.

-We offer a Hydradermabrasion Deluxe Facial that cleanses the skin with a cool saline material to help restore youthful skin appearance. This method reduces buildup on skin and in pores while hydrating and oxygenating the skin tissue.

-Our HydraFacial MD® resurfaces the skin to cleanse, exfoliate, extract, and hydrate all at the same time. This method helps dislodge impurities that can settle in pores. Since it targets fine lines and wrinkles, oily or congested skin, sun damage and uneven skin tint, and dry or dehydrated skin, this treatment is a great option after sun exposure.

-The HydraFacial MD® Platinum takes the facial up a notch through Lymphatic Drainage, DermaBuilder™, and LED Light Therapy. 

-We carry the SKINCEUTICALS® skincare line that helps prevent future damage and corrects previous damage. If youthful skin is what you are looking for, this line can aid in achieving that goal.

Sun damage is a very serious issue that should not be taken lightly. The best medical spa at the Lake of the Ozarks can assist you in choosing the proper products for sun protection before being exposed and with restorative skincare services after sun damage has occurred. Beauty is our business, and we want to help you achieve and maintain radiant, youthful skin.

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111 Crossings West, Suite 3
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Friday, July 15, 2016

Youth Capturing Injectable Options

Stop fretting over those worry lines and wrinkles on your face. Serenity Medical Spa offers various treatment options for youth capturing injectables at the Lake of the Ozarks. Our board certified doctor performs our injectable treatments in a safe, comfortable environment. The methods we provide for youth capturing injectables give our clients a range of choices for their specific needs. Consider one of the following methods for your next youth-inspired treatment.

Botox®

Our Botox® treatments can give the face a younger, less stressed appearance through relaxation of the facial expression muscles. Smoother skin and fewer wrinkles are some results you can look forward to. This method is used on lines between the eyes, the forehead, crow’s feet, and other regions where facial expression muscles can cause lines.

In addition to the smoother facial tissue, another benefit is the reduction of frontal headaches for clients. Medical experts think the drug in Botox® blocks the nerves that send the message of pain to the brain. This blockage then relaxes the nerve which can lead to less sensory pain, such as a headache. Many Botox® users report less frequent and milder headaches.

Xeomin®

One of our newest prescription medications, Xeomin® is used to improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines. Similar to Botox®, it acts on the nerve endings in muscles to prevent them from contracting. The result is softer, more relaxed facial features for a beautiful, youthful look.

Juvederm®

Dermal fillers like Juvederm® injectable gel offer a safe and effective non-surgical option for smoothing facial wrinkles and folds. This method is often used in the lips and perioral region to restore lost volume, smoothing lines in the process.

Juvederm® VOLUMA XC

Juvederm® Voluma XC is the first and only FDA-approved filler that can instantly add volume to the midface. It non-surgically gives a subtle lift to help restore the facial contour you seek. A single treatment can offer results that last up to two years.


Radiesse®

Radiesse® is a dermal filler used to replace lost volume in the face by lifting targeted areas. There is immediate improvement in the targeted area, with the added benefit of an improved natural look. Radiesse® can be used in various regions of the face and tops of the hands, with results lasting for a year.

Belotero Balance®

Our last option for youth filler injectables, Belotero Balance® is a dermal filler. It is specially designed to integrate with skin for treatment of fine lines around the eyes, mouth, and nose region. Nodules or discoloration are not a risk when using this method of injectable, and results can last up to six months with one treatment.

A youth capturing injectable can be beneficial for clients who seek a smoother, more youthful facial surface. Customers who feel like they appear younger can have a boost in self-esteem and improved confidence levels. Beauty is our business at Serenity Medical Spa; we are dedicated to helping our clients reach the youthful essence they strive to achieve.

Call (573) 365-5002 for more information on the youth capturing injectables we offer at our Lake of the Ozarks medical spa!

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