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Manicure and Pedicure: So enjoyable and Important

manicure and pedicureOn the surface, manicure and pedicure helps to prevent fragile tips and wear and tear on the nails, and gives you softer, smoother, and younger looking hands and feet. What you may not know is that professional nail treatment also offers long-term health benefits.

Your hands are constantly exposed to more dirt than any other part of your body, except perhaps your face. This means that they collect grime easily, and constantly slough off the old skin to create new skin cells. Your feet, on the other hand, are generally only exposed during spring and summer, but staying on your feet all day can create uneven skin conditions, such as callouses.

Professional nail treatment involves thorough clean to remove all grime and dead skin cells. Special lotions are used to exfoliate your skin and remove any callouses on your feet, which helps you distribute your weight evenly across your feed to eliminate back and leg pain after standing for extended periods.

The treatment also helps to detect and manage any fungal infections arising /from exposure to excess moisture, and the administration of moisturizers and cuticle treatments through massaging enhances blood flow and helps you relax better, for complete relief from your stressful week.

How long before hair grows back from a Brazilian Wax?

Before we get into how long it will take for your hair to reappear, let’s discuss the hair growth cycle. Pubic hair is a type of terminal hair called androgenic hair.  Each hair follicle goes through three distinct phases:

The Hair Growth Cycle

  1. Anagen, or the growth phase.  This is the phase where the hair is actively growing longer.  The length of time hair remains in anagen phase determines how long it can grow – this is why the hair on your head can grow much longer than the hair on your armpits or pubic area.  Pubic hair stays in the anagen phase for 3 to 4 months, and about 30% of one’s pubic hair is in the anagen phase at any given time.
  2. Catagen, or the transition phase.  During this phase the hair stops growing, the follicle shrinks, and the hair is cut off from its blood supply.  The catagen phase only lasts for about 2 weeks, and only 2 or 3% of pubic hair is in this phase at a time.
  3. Telogen, or the resting phase.  In the telogen phase the follicle remains dormant and renews itself. The old hair is shed when the anagen phase begins again and the new hair pushes the old hair out of the follicle.  About 70% of pubic hair is in the telogen phase at a time, and it remains in this phase for about 3 months.

What all of this means is that an average Brazilian wax will only remove about 30% of your pubic hair by the root while it is in the anagen phase.  Most of the rest of your hair is in the telogen phase, so you are only removing the old, dead hair.  This means that you can expect to see noticeable hair regrowth within 2 to 3 weeks.  This will vary somewhat depending on how fast your hair grows naturally.

It will also vary depending on the season – in summer, your hair will grow faster, because you have increased blood circulation to the skin compared to winter.  This in turn provides more nourishment to the hair follicles, leading to more rapid growth.  Your hair will also tend to regrow more slowly if you get waxed regularly, since you are removing more of the hair by the root.

Play It Safe with a Pre-Wedding Hair and Makeup Trial

Play It Safe with a Pre-Wedding Hair and Makeup Trial

Your wedding is one of – if not THE – most special days of your life, and every move you make is certainly going to be captured for time immoral on film. You want to look your best, so you definitely don’t want to experiment with new makeup and a new hairstyle just hours before you’re set to walk down the aisle. I mean, imagine if you say your “I dos” with makeup that turns your face orange or a style that your hair resoundingly rejects by the cake cutting?

At Revive Wellness Spa, we can help you make sure your hair and makeup is perfect with a trial bridal up-do and trial bridal make-up. This will allow us to find the colors and tones that will look best on your skin and help you find a hair style that you absolutely love. Best part? You can take your beautiful face and hair right into an engagement photo session!

That’s one thing off your wedding to-do list.

Benefits of Cupping vs. Massage

Benefits of Cupping vs. Massage

There have been feuds at the pool and, surprisingly, a lot of chatter about cupping. Several Olympic athletes, most prominent among them being swimming legend Michael Phelps, have been sporting major red circles on their bodies. It’s not some crazy Olympian disease – it is the aftermath of cupping, a traditional Chinese therapy that athletes like Phelps claim helps them recover.

What does the science say about cupping? So far, the results of research on cupping have been less than stellar. Most studies on cupping have used small sample sizes and have not been able to adhere to the double blind golden standard of research. A skeptical article in Slate calls the medical literature on cupping “a hot mess.”

Massage, on the other hand, has undergone much more extensive research and testing and has been found to be, according to the Mayo Clinic, “an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain, and muscle tension.”

There just isn’t enough information to know whether cupping truly works, but we know that massage does. We suggest you put your money toward a proven treatment for pain relief and book one of our wonderfully helpful massages at Revive Wellness Center in Palm Springs.

Would You Like Some Reflexology with Your Pedicure?

Would You Like Some Reflexology with Your Pedicure?Pedicures feel great and make your toes look great, but can they get even better? We think so, which is why we’ve created our holistic reflexology pedicure service. This is a combination of a 30-minute relaxing reflexology massage combined with a fantastic pedicure.

Reflexology feels wonderful, but it’s also a serious art form, just like a deep tissue massage or acupuncture. Trained reflexologists learn to apply pressure to certain areas of the feet in order to address health concerns throughout the body. It can also be used to help alleviate tension, anxiety, and fatigue.

That’s a lot more than you expected to get out of a simple pedicure, right? Give it a try! Many of our customers absolutely love the reflexology aspect of this treatment and also don’t mind going home with beautifully painted toes either! Contact our clinic in Palm Springs to schedule your first holistic reflexology pedicure today!

Up Your Style With Trendy Nail Polish

Spring neutrals have been replaced by sweater weather and a new fall palette. Rather than splurge on expensive accessories, go for an on-trend color for your nails and toes.

High sheen is popular: Choose silver, gold or even gunmetal gray. Essie has a hot new coppery color called Leggy Legend.

Striking blue: This is great to wear with a monochrome, minimal beauty look. Choose metallic blue, hazy sky blue, or teal.

Purples look like royalty. Whether it’s plum or Opi’s purplish tinted Rich Chocolate lacquer from their Brazil collection,

Darks: You can opt for a rock-and-roll black, a vampy look or even suede brown. Another option is tasteful navy or charcoal.

Red & orange shades gone richer: Reach for a burgundy, Bordeaux or rusty brick shade. How about cider-flavor, dark pumpkin or cinnamon (a mix of orange and brown)?

The low-cost shortcut to looking contemporary: Get a fall-inspired manicure and pedicure. Revive Salon & Spa is the largest private spa and salon in Palm Springs. Make an appointment with us at (760)325-4800.

 

Getting Ready for your Wedding at the Spa

Bridal Services

Revive Center loves weddings and love helping brides and their bridal party get ready for their wedding day. Our Wedding Spa Services will give you a relaxing day and a beautiful bridal glow for you. It’s also a fun way to get your bridal party together before your special event.

It is important to look your best on your wedding day and you can get the look you want by going to a professional salon the morning of your wedding.  The entire wedding party can be pampered and beautiful for the day.  Men are welcome too for haircuts and grooming for the big day.

Call today for an appointment for you and your wedding party in the Palm Springs area.

Get Your Hair Styled for the Summer Season!!

Hair Salon Palm SpringsThis is the week to get your hair cut, colored or styled for your  holiday parties and family get together’s. Revive center offers a full line of hair and makeup services at the Palm Springs location.

Book an appointment today.

Hair Cuts and Styling

Women’s Cut & Style: $55 & up
Men’s Cut & Style: $35 & up
Styling Only: $30 & up

Brazilian Blowout Straightening & Conditioning (including hair care products):

Starting at $295

Up Do: $55 & up

Bride Up Do: $65 & up

Child’s Cut: (1-5 years) $18 & up

Youth Cut: (7-12 years) $25 & up

Salon Color & Texture Treatments

(Includes a Blow Dry)

Color: $90 & up
Bleach: $60 & up
Full Weave: $155 & up
Partial Weave: $105 & up
Permanent: $105 & up
Relaxer: $100 & up

Conditioning Treatment: $25 & up
Corrective Color: Free Consultation

Now That Acne is Gone, It’s Time to Deal with the Scars

Cleared Up Teenage AcneYou spent your entire teenage life futility battling against acne. Those horrific red bumps made you feel self-conscious and got in the way of your young romance game. During those years, you clung to the knowledge that acne usually fades with age.

Oh, the irony. Even when the acne is gone, its memory lingers in the big pits of acne scars on your face. Fortunately, there is something you can do to get rid of your acne legacy once and for all! At Revive Center Spa, we offer many different facial treatments that can help address acne scarring. In particular, our microdermabrasion facial exfoliates the skin, diminishing the appearance of acne scars, along with wrinkles and sun damage. Bonus!

Don’t let the ghost of acne past steal your self-confidence. Call us today to schedule a microdermabrasion to get rid of acne scars for good.

Benefits from Deep Tissue Massages

Spa MassagesLooking for an effective and affordable way to relieve chronic pain? Deep tissue massage may be the answer for you.  A deep tissue massage concentrates on the deep layers of muscle and fascia in the body.  It uses deep finger pressure and slow, firm strokes.

Deep tissue massages increase the flow of blood through the body, which helps reduce the inflammation that causes pain.  It also help alleviates muscle tension that is often associated with chronic pain by loosening the tight tissue clusters.  When stress and tension are eased by deep tissue massage, it can also have a beneficial effect on blood pressure.

Over time, deep tissue massage therapy has been found to help break up and eventually erase scar tissue in the body.  Deep tissue massage improves lymphatic circulation and drainage, which helps improve flexibility and range of motion in an area with scar tissue.

Feel renewed and revitalized today and schedule an appoint for a deep tissue massage.

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