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Why Get Monthly Facials

 Facials Part Of Healthy Skin Care

                                               
Professional facials are way beyond pampering.  They are essential for repairing skin issues to keep the face looking younger.
Normally your skin cells turnover approximately every 30 days but as we move on in life this process slows down which causes aging. Exposure to elements on a daily basis–sun, wind, cold, heat, pollution, stress, etc. also elicits more aging, sensitivity, dehydration, and more. Monthly facial treatments will assist to reverse this damage by repairing the skin’s barrier, adding moisture, reducing sensitivity, calming redness, firming and toning, reducing lines, wrinkles and even breakouts.

The facial starts with a skin analysis, then a deep cleansing and extraction for clear, smooth skin.  Next, based on your skin analysis, a massage and mask, LED light therapy or other modality for anti-aging or acne.    

 
My treatments include a neck/shoulder massage and head massage. I also incorporate energy healing modalities for further relaxation. The touch that you receive is proven to assist in strengthening your immune system and to reduce stress levels. This will allow a more youthful, healthier looking face and body.     
 
Your face is what people see first, so take care of it with a professional facial treatment NOW.  Remember also that your home care routine is very important between facials to continue overall skincare improvement.  I use the Pevonia product line.  It is safe and effective in keeping your skin young and healthy. 
 
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The LED light therapy facial is on special now through Oct. 21, 2017.  LED light therapy helps with all skin conditions.  Check out specials on this site.
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To find out more about the importance of facials and natural skin care products, please contact Skin Care Plus. We use and recommend the best natural and organic skin care products available. We also offer other skin care treatments that can help with anti-aging and overall skin health, including the best facial in the greater Chicago area, including Batavia, Geneva, and St. Charles.
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Skin Care Is More Than Cosmetic

Chicago Skin Care Expert Explains The Importance Of Dermatology

Skin care is extremely important to our overall health and survival. Our skin has many components, including water, protein, lipids, minerals and chemicals. It plays a large role in our overall health. For example, our skin:

  • protects us from infections, germs and bacteria;
  • protects us from cold, heat and sunlight;
  • protects us from toxins;
  • minimizes water loss from the body;
  • protects blood vessels, nerves and organs;
  • helps regulate body temperature; and
  • is part of our immune system.

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Proactive Skin Care

Our skin regenerates itself approximately every 27 days. Aging, genetics, gravity, exercise, environmental condition, medications, diet and sun exposure take their toll. When outdoors, wear protective clothing and an effective sunscreen. It’s also helpful to avoid strong soaps, limit bath time, eat well and manage stress.

The skin is one of our body’s heaviest and largest organs. Depending on body size and mass, it weighs between 7-22 pounds. It is 1-2 square meters in size. If the skin is damaged, more blood flows to the wounded area, which is why wounds are red and warm. Afterwards, cells form to make new skin, subcutaneous tissue and blood vessels. Connective tissue fibers (collagen) and small muscle cells are made too. As a result, the wound becomes more stable and closes. Depending on how deep the wound is, it heals with or without scarring.

The skin consists of three layers: the epidermis, the dermis, and the subcutis. The outermost, visible layer of skin is called the epidermis. It forms the surface of the skin and constantly rebuilds itself. Newcells are made in the lower layers of the epidermis. These move to the surface within four weeks, where they harden and are then shed. Depending on where it is on the body, the epidermis is between 0.03 and 4 mm thick. For example, it is very thin on the forehead, and quite thick on the soles of the feet and palms of the hands.

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The epidermis contains other cell types as well. Special cells called melanocytes produce and store the pigment melanin. When we lie in the sun, the melanocytes produce more melanin. This makes our skin darker and tan, which is how melanin protects us from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Lymphocytes play an important role in fighting germs. Merkel cells are special nerve cells in the skin that sense pressure.

The dermis (the thick inner layer of the skin) consists of robust, elastic fibers. These ensure that the skin is strong and stable, but also elastic. The dermis has a network of nerve fibers and blood vessels in it. These blood vessels carry nutrients and oxygen to the cells of the dermis and the epidermis.

The subcutis (the deepest layer of skin, also called the subcutaneous layer) is composed of fat and connective tissue. The fat acts as a shock absorber and insulator. The dermis and the subcutis contain blood and lymph vessels, not to mention nerves, sweat glands, sebaceous (oil glands and scent glands, as well as the roots of head and body hair). Proper skin care addresses health of the entire body.

To find out more about the importance of facials and natural skin care products, please contact Skin Care Plus. We use and recommend the best natural and organic skin care products available. We also offer other skin care treatments that can help with anti-aging and overall skin health, including the best facial in the greater Chicago area, including Batavia, Geneva, and St. Charles.

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Sound Therapy Helps Restore Inner Harmony

Editor’s Note: Although this article dates back a few years, it’s as accurate as ever because the concept dates back centuries. At Skin Care Plus, we apply sound therapy with tuning forks. We call it harmonic healing and we recommend it to treat a variety of conditions. 

The Healing Power Of Sound

By Karen Olson

From humming to drumming – research suggests that the influences of certain rhythms, sounds and vibrations can help us resist and recover from a wide variety of ailments. Sound also has a powerful effect on how we feel. Our bodies and minds react differently to the unrelenting noise of a jackhammer than to a trickle of water in a creek.

Whether our conscious minds are paying attention or not, our bodies take their cues from these sounds and rhythms, knowing when to get energized and when to slow down. Research suggests that when used in a directed way, sound can also help us reduce stress, create a deep sense of well-being and even promote healing. From playing Bach in the nursery to yogic chanting in the oncologist’s office, sound therapy is gaining popularity as both a preventative medicine and as a complement to more-traditional treatments. Good for both the mind and the body, it has been shown to help lift depression, clear sinuses and help cancer patients recover more quickly from chemotherapy.

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The idea that sound affects the health of the mind and body is not new. Chanting and mantra recitation have been part of Hindu spirituality and the healing power of yoga for thousands of years. Given the recent interest in mind-body medicine, it’s not surprising that this ancient tradition is experiencing a modern-day renaissance.

So what is sound therapy? Using the human voice and objects that resonate to stimulate healing (think tuning forks and singing bowls), sound therapy is one of a growing number of subtle-energy therapies that make up the field of vibrational medicine. According to the law of physics, everything vibrates: the chair you’re sitting in, the food you eat, the rocks and trees.

“Whether or not we hear it, everything has a sound, a vibration all its own,” writes Joshua Leeds in The Power of Sound (Healing Arts Press, 2001).

That sound is called resonance, the frequency at which an object naturally vibrates. Each part of our bodies has its own natural resonance, and vibrational medicine is based on the idea that disease is a result of those natural resonances getting out of tune – whether due to stress, illness or environmental factors.

As opposed to the highly focused and fast vibrations used in ultrasound (a technology already employed in hospitals to break up kidney stones and check on the health of fetuses, for example), sound therapy works more gently – but just as powerfully – to return the body’s own vibrations to their natural states.

But does it work? Yes, say sound therapists, who have successfully treated everything from stress to Parkinson’s disease to hormonal problems. Jonathan Goldman, director of the Sound Healers Association in Boulder, Colo., has seen tuning forks alleviate many maladies, including headaches and misaligned vertebrae. Diáne Mandle, a certified sound healer in Encinitas, Calif., uses Tibetan singing bowls to bring her clients’ bodies back in tune.

“Using forks and bowls for anything other than dinner may seem to some people like New Age nonsense,” writes Stephanie Rosenbloom in a November 2005 article in The New York Times. “But healers, sometimes called sounders, argue that sound can have physiological effects because its vibrations are not merely heart but also felt. And vibrations, they say, can lower heart-rate variability, relax brain-wave patterns and reduce respiratory rates.”

Stress hormones decrease under these conditions, which is good news for everyone, but especially for people with a serious illness. That’s one reason Mitchell Gaynor, MD, an oncologist and assistant clinical professor at Cornell University’s Weill Medical College in New York, uses singing bowls with his cancer patients. Gaynor sees sound as part of a broader trend toward the humanization of medicine in which the whole person, not just the part that’s broken, is addressed.

“I believe that sound can play a role in virtually any medical disorder, since it redresses imbalances on every level of physiologic functioning,” he writes in his book The Healing Power of Sound: Recovery from Life-Threatening Illness Using Sound, Voice and Music (Shambhala, 1999).

The Future Of Healing

Sound therapy, many experts say, is at the cutting edge of healing. And soon, they insist, like yoga and meditation, it will enter the mainstream.

The truth is, you’re probably already using sound therapy in your life. Several years ago, three out of four people who responded to a Prevention magazine health survey said that they listen to music to ease tension and stress. Of those, 82 percent reported that it brought them significant relief.

So even if you’re not interested in investing in a fancy tuning fork or a singing bowl, sound healing is still available to you. The next time you need a little pick-me-up or mellow-me-out, hum a little tune, or, better yet, go for a walk and enjoy nature’s own healing harmonies.

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Sounds That Can Heal

Sound therapists make music in a variety of ways to promote healing. Here are some common techniques.

Classical Music. Classical music has been show to increase the rate of development of synaptic connections in young children’s minds. It also helps fuel creativity and enhance joy in adults. Classical music can even help address physical ailments like high blood pressure and muscle tension.

Humming. Humming not only lifts your spirits, it clears your head. According to a study conducted by Swedish researcher, and published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, humming may actually help keep your sinuses clear and healthy.

Singing Bowls. Whether metal or quartz crystal, a singing bowl sings when you run a felt-tipped mallet around its edge. Along with rhythms produced by striking the edge of the bowl, the vibrations and tones slow down breathing, brain waves and heart rates, producing a deep sense of calm and well-being.

Tuning Forks. Originally used to tune musical instruments to the proper pitch, tuning forks have long been used by orthopedists to detect stress fractures in large bones. Now, sound therapists use the vibrations of tuning forks to increase the amount of energy in parts of the body they are trying to heal or energize. These good vibes can support relaxation, balance our nervous systems and increase physical energy.

Yogic Chanting and “Om”ing. Chanting, the first step to meditation, is also a means of maintaining health and well-being. Research shows that chanting can stabilize heart rate, lower blood pressure, improve circulation, produce endorphins and aid the process of metabolism. Chanting can also help the mind focus, which alleviates stress levels. For example, repeating the syllable “om,” considered one of the most important mantras in yoga, is said to foster a deep mental clarity and promote a sense of connectedness with a higher power.

Karen Olson is a Minneapolis-based writer and editor.

Sound Therapy News via https://experiencelife.com/article/the-healing-power-of-sound/

To find out more about the importance of facials and natural skin care products, please contact Skin Care Plus. We use and recommend the best natural and organic skin care products available. We also offer other skin care treatments that can help with anti-aging and overall skin health, including the best facial in the greater Chicago area, including Batavia, Geneva, and St. Charles.

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