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A Month at the Spa

Wellness Feature

Written by Samantha Lund

Whether you’re a frequent spa guest or the do-it-yourself type, self-care is universally boasted as one of the best ways to stay healthy, happy and fulfilled. The treatments and frequency you choose to get them relies on several factors: age, budget, location and the condition of the treated area.    

However, with those factors removed, what would the ideal monthly routine be in order to maximize your self-improvement without going overboard on unnecessary treatments?

Bellevue Club Spa & Athletic Services Director Katie Wallis explains what to look for in an ideal monthly beauty treatment routine.

Mani/Pedi twice a month

Your hands are more exposed to the elements than any other part of your body—except maybe your face. Meanwhile, your feet are usually only exposed in the spring and summer, but since they’re consistently in shoes, they grow calluses and lose skin cells frequently.

A good service will involve a deep clean, an exfoliation, and lotions to promote healing and hydration of the skin. “Not only will your hands and feet always look great, but having them regularly tended to can reduce stress points and pain in both,” Wallis says.

Monthly Facial

The skin on your face takes in so much dirt, weather and makeup that it needs a monthly deep cleaning—at the very least. Not only does a monthly facial free the skin of toxins, but it will also stimulate the exfoliation process which keeps your face looking more toned and youthful.

“Our exfoliation products penetrate the skin to give serums a greater effect,” Wallis says. “Your aesthetician will analyze your skin and its needs to assist you in choosing products right for you that will help beyond your facial.

Monthly Massage

Getting regular massages is key in self-care. Studies show monthly massages can help with anxiety, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, headaches, insomnia, myofascial pain syndrome, soft tissue injuries, sports injuries and many more ailments.

“Talk to a massage therapist to determine which type of massage is best for your body and what you’re comfortable with,” Wallis says. Swedish massage, deep tissue and therapeutic massage, hot stone, reflexology and cupping are just a few options The Spa offers to optimize your time on the table.

Brows

There’s no timetable on doing your brows, but a nicely-shaped brow and tint goes a long way in today’s brow-obsessed world. The procedures are fast and leave your face looking a million times more put together.

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