Guess what October is?!……Save the ta tas month, that’s right it is Breast Cancer awareness month. Here at the spa we are ready to rock our pinks and this year to show our support we have teamed up with Niantic Jazzercise to raise funds for the Connecticut Breast Cancer Healthy Initiative. We are asking you to come and take part in this amazing event.
As part of our contribution we donated a complete Day of Beauty (a $460.00 value) to be raffled off during a silent auction on December 1st at 10:00am at Niantic Jazzercise.
It includes; Total Skin Fitness Body Polish, 60 minute Signature Facial, Ultimate Anti-Aging Hand and Foot Therapies, Lunch by the Griswold Inn and a makeup-lesson with bareMinerals by Bare Escentuals. Not only can you win this fabulous day of beauty, all ticket proceeds benefit the Connecticut Breast Cancer Health Initiative.
Come by the spa and purchase your raffle ticket and help us not only help find a cure but support the many women who have survived and are living with breast cancer.
Our address is, 63 S. Main Street, Essex, CT. give us a call if you need directions, (860) 767-7796 or visit our website at www.thespaofessex.com.
We look forward to being part of such an amazing cause and thank you for joining us in the fight against Breast Cancer.
Are you searching for next big thing in anti-aging? Look no more. Now available at the Spa of Essex, a sleek new device the size of a remote that is taking the beauty world by storm as an anti-aging secret weapon. Drum roll please……..introducing the NuFACE®.
So how does it work and why is it so ahhh-mazzzinng? It has a safe and sensory patented micro-current system. This little device uses a special technology to turn back the clock by diminishing fine lines and plumping the skin. It has the ability to deliver noticeable and dramatic results in less than 60 days. The best part, you can use it right in the comfort of your own home. It has even been claimed to be a Botox contender and now you can also say good-bye to more expensive and invasive plastic surgery procedures and laser treatments.
Wondering how does it work exactly? The microcurrent is a series of gentle waves that are sent to the muscles in your face. As soon as your face feels the current it starts to relax overly-tightened muscles and strengthen under-worked muscles. The NuFACE® works to restore your facial muscles back to their original state. The results; your face is lifted, firmed and toned to give you back that more youthful appearance. The microcurrent also improves circulation to your face which stimulates production of collagen, improves tone and texture, and eliminates fine lines.
This is a must try product. What are you waiting for? Click here and purchase the NuFACE® from our online boutique.
Is your summer glow starting to fade? Before deciding to go to the tanning beds we have a wonderful solution and one that isn’t hazardous to your health and skin. Last week we introduced you to the wonderful Fake Bake line. A self-tanning line that won’t leave you feeling sticky, orange, with streaks and is not chemically based. Fake Bake will ensure you continue to have the beautiful summer glow right into fall and winter.
- Test your skin first 24-48 hours before applying the Fake Bake from head to toe. Just apply a small amount anywhere on your skin. This is just to be sure you do not have any kind of a reaction.
- Be shaved, this is very important because it will give you the best and long lasting results. Be sure to be shaved or waxed 24 hours before applying Fake Bake to make sure your skin is not red or irritated.
- Make sure not to have on deodorant, perfume, or other essential oils for the application. They may affect the results of your tan.
- Another secret to long lasting self-tanner is exfoliating your skin. Make sure to remove all those dead skin cells before applying the Fake Bake. This will prevent splotching and even coloration as well as making your tan last longer.
- Have you ever had dark spots from self-tanner and certain parts like elbows or knees? Avoid dark patches by applying a body lotion and keeping your skin well moisturized. Especially in those areas that usually get really dry, knees, elbows and heels.
- Have you ever noticed someone who looks tan and then their hands look orange and a different color? To avoid that look make sure to use tight fitting, disposable gloves.
- The best time to self-tan is at a night. This way you can take your time and get all the above steps done right. Follow all these tips and you are sure to have the best natural looking tan with Fake Bake.
- Within the first 24 hours of applying your Fake Bake make sure to avoid wearing tight clothing and where darker colors. This makes sure you don’t get any of the self-tanner onto your clothes and it won’t be noticeable.
- For 6-8 hours after applying avoid the shower, bathing, swimming and any form of water. Water will stop the tan from developing. Let the tan marinate and this will give you the best results.
- Exfoliate again 3 days after you have self-tanned. Getting rid of those dead skin cells will help the tan fade evenly. If need be you can re-apply as needed at this point.
- When you get out of the shower just pat yourself lightly with a towel so your tan won’t come off prematurely.
There you have it – everything you need for a healthy and natural looking tan.
The clock is ticking away and in two weeks fall will officially arrive on September 22nd. Are you wishing you could keep a summer glow in to fall and winter? Now you can with our line of Fake Bake available at the spa and our online boutique.
We have hand selected a self-tanning line that won’t leave you feeling sticky, orange or with streaks. Another perk, it smells wonderful since this product line is not chemically based. The major benefit of course is you get the perfect tan without risking your health. We know today how harmful UV Rays are from both the sun and tanning beds. Fake Bake is the answer to saying good-bye to wrinkles caused from too much sun and still having that gorgeous tan look.
What we really love about Fake Bake is it contains botanically extracted ingredients and no preservatives. It also moisturizes, hydrates and protects the body without clogging the pores or irritating sensitive skin. Can you believe it? A self-tanning lotion that is also good for your skin!
Order it today at our online boutique or stop by and see us to pick up your own bottle of Fake Bake. We know you are going to love it and after you try it, share your thoughts on our facebook fan page.
Are you sick of redoing your nails every few days because your manicure is peeling, chipping, or even wearing off? With back to school and the holiday season upon us (yup we said it) who has time in between packing lunches, sports, homework, laundry, work, whatever your daily routine may be, to worry about your nails. We all have to admit whatever the event no one likes showing up with chipped and faded nails.
If you agreed with all of the above than a Shellac manicure is for you. You are in luck! Because here at the Spa of Essex it has become our most popular manicure. Shellac UV Color Coated nails keep your manicure in perfect shape. The polish lasts up to two weeks (with no chipping at all!) without the heavy and thick feeling of acrylic or gel nails. That’s right you read it correctly, it feels just like regular nail polish! Not to mention the array of pretty colors to choose from.
It is a no-brainer right? What are you waiting for? Give us a call, 860-767-7796 and come and get Shellaced (a new coined phrase we love to use around here) or book your appointment right online.
This week in the early morning hours we will once again see the big yellow school buses. Back packs full of books, packed lunches and new back to school outfits, will be making their way back to school. The leisurely pace of summer is coming to an end as we prepare for cooler days and a wonderful New England fall. Before you get back into the swing, this is a good time to come down to the spa and rejuvenate.
Whether for you, your teen or both, take the opportunity to unwind and prepare for the change of seasons. This is a good time to have your skin exfoliated and re-hydrated from the hot summer sun. Gift your teen a makeup lesson and a facial to help them put their best foot forward in the new academic year. Relax with a manicure and pedicure while trying out the new colors of fall. To get those minds ready to hit the books have your teen get a massage and in a relax state of mind before having to write those papers and solve those math problems. A great way to celebrate summer’s last hurrah and get mentally prepared for the new school year.
Before heading back to school, come see us at the Spa of Essex and be ready for the first day and a great school year up a head.
Call (860-767-7796) or book your appointment online and don’t forget to ask about our August specials which includes one just for teens.
Whoa, it’s hot out there! The weather has been slightly unusual these days. From sunny skies to pouring rain in a matter of minutes, this type of weather has made it extra hot and humid. Can you believe it is already mid-August? For those of us not able to take an ice bath like our friend above, the dog days of summer have officially arrived. August in Connecticut is known for being a hot and stormy one (we hope not to see any hurricanes this year).
We know just the spot for you to cool down, The Spa of Essex. As we head into the end of summer, most of us could use a little escape from the scorching heat and blazing sun.
Cool down with our Dead Sea Mud Experience, performed in our signature wet room, your body will be fully exfoliated. After, rinse away the mud under the waters of our Vichy Shower sure to keep you relaxed and cool. Try our Peppermint Pedicure that will invigorate, soften and hydrate your feet. Does this heat have your allergies acting up and your sinus’s in pain? Try our Sinus Relief Facial, a therapeutic facial that simultaneously purifies the skin, opens the sinuses and clears the respiratory system.
Whether you’re seeking some relief from a bad sunburn or just a quick respite from the humidity outdoors, The Spa of Essex has something to help everyone beat the heat this August.
We would like to introduce you to Ruth Ann!
New to the Spa of Essex, Ruth Ann is a Licensed Massage Therapist (CT License #007233). Her unique approach comes from her study of medicine at Ross University School of Medicine from 2001-2005. She has combined the knowledge of medical school with massage modalities to create a unique individual dynamic session tailored to each client.
That means not only a massage to take any aches and pains away, one that is also calming, relaxing and invigorating! Everything you could possibly dream a massage would be. Do you have a muscle that hurts on your back, another one on the other side of your body, or an old injury somewhere else? Ruth Ann will customize a massage just for you to help alleviate that pain and put you into that dreamy state of relaxation.
For the month of August we are offering a special to welcome Ruth Ann you can thank her when you see her 🙂 Mention that you saw this post on our blog when making an appointment with Ruth Ann for a 60-minute Swedish or 60-minute Deep Tissue massage session, and you will receive an extra 10 minutes of therapeutic massage!! 60 minute massage = 70 minute massage!!
Imagine an extra 10 minutes of reveling in a blissful massage customized just for you.
Don’t forget to leave a comment and say, welcome to Ruth Ann!
That’s right! The Spa of Essex, your favorite social network savvy spa, what with our Facebook, email blasts, Twitter account (okay, we haven’t tweeted in a while) and on-line presence and all. Yes – we’ve joined the blogosphere. Problem is, we’re not all that familiar with the blogosphere, let alone what the word “blog” really means. So, we looked it up. Blog is actually short for weblog and means a private webpage that is published either by an individual or group….yada, yada, yawn, yawn!
So, what to do, what to do? Should each of us write a blog entry about a beauty topic we are passionate about? Should our supreme leader and spa director extraordinaire write professional, industry specific blogs, making the Spa of Essex an international leader in spa speak? Or, should we write witty, engaging blogs about some of the kookiness we have seen with clients and the industry? (Let me tell you, we could write a best seller, changing the names to protect the innocent of course!!) Hmmmm…..
What would you like us to write about? Do you want tips and tricks to look great? How about the latest trends in the industry? Perhaps our wise and wonderful musings on aging beautifully? Or do you want to laugh yourself right out of your spa slippers?
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