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
-Trigger Point Therapy
-Traumatic Injuries
-Chronic Pain
-Cellulite Scars
-Stretch Marks
-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.

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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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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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
-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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