Monthly Archives: August 2014

PCA skincare at etant

PCA

Here at etant, we have teamed up with PCA, a company that has formulated skincare products designed to work in the treatment of many skin issues including aging, sensitive, acne and hyperpigmentation.  All of our estheticians are Certified PCA Skin Professionals and are trained to use these leading edge products to customize a treatment plan specific to your individual skin issues and concerns.  Healthy skin really is beautiful skin.

PCA SKIN professional treatments are scientifically formulated to gently stimulate, firm and tighten skin.   For more than two decades PCA peels have been used by physicians and skin care professionals to help clients reach their skin care goals.  PCA clinically researched formulations help reduce the depth of surface lines, smooth rough skin texture, treat skin discoloration and redness, as well as assist in clearing acne and blemished skin;  often without the downtime associated with traditional chemical peels.  PCA blends gently remove dull,damaged surface layers and reveal the smooth, radiant, glowing skin that is hidden below the surface.  Our progressive PCA spa treatments work in conjunction with PCA SKIN daily care products to speed the process toward dramatic, visible and proven results.  Avoid prolonged sun exposure for 10 to 14 days prior to your scheduled peel or mask appointment.

PCA Customized “Just for You” Peels

Anti Aging Treatmet

Our rejuvenating treatments are customized to treat and control fine lines, wrinkles,sun damage, uneven texture and laxity.  Regular treatments help to achieve andmaintain a fresh, bright, youthful looking complexion.

Sensitive Skin Treatment                                                                                                     Do you suffer from rosacea or skin that always seems red or irritated? We providegentle treatments especially for your skin needs.  We infuse the skin with anti-inflammatory; redness reducing; skin-strengthening ingredients.

Hyperpigmentation Treatment

Troubled by dark spots from the sun, past blemishes or pregnancy? Regardless of the cause of the discoloration our customized treatments address the underlying causes of unwanted pigment to even out your complexion.

Acne Treatment                                                                                                                     Our customized breakout-clearing treatments simultaneously address all of thefour main causes of acne leading to an even, clear complexion.  We infuse theskin with antibacterial and acne controlling ingredients.

PCA “Peel Alternative” Clinical Treatments

Oxygenating Trio  Skin feeling sluggish and stressed?  Dull and dry?  This antioxidant treatmentcorrects and prevents free radical damage that comes from our environment.These products help stimulate circulation, rejuvenating sluggish skin as it draws oxygento the skin, resulting in a radiant, healthy glow.

Hydrating Mask  Perfect for dry and sensitive skin.  Botanicals and pro-vitamins such as cucumber, arnica and panthenol combine to improve the overall integrity of the skin.

Revitalizing Mask   A must for dull, tired skin.  Papaya, lemon, orange, apple, green tea and honey are just some of the ingredients in this treatment for all skin types.

Clarifying Mask   If breakouts are your trouble this is the mask for you.  Combines antibacterial and anti-inflammatory ingredients to effectively clear and prevent breakouts.

Re-texturize Mask  Addresses thick, resilient skin with acne or sun damage.  Exfoliating pumpkin enzymes and salicylic acid combined with a host of antibacterial and antioxidant ingredients leave your complexion softer and more healthy.

Come in today, call or book online today!

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How about a Sport’s Massage?

SportsMassage

 

What is sports massage?  Why is it so popular?  Well, there are many reasons actually.  Sports massage can be traced back to the early Greek Olympics.  The Olympians were massaged vigorously before and after the events to improve performance in the games.

How do we kn0ow this works?  In the United States Jack Meagher is thought to be the father of present day sports massage.  He and his team massaged horses before and after their races improving performance measurably.  The assumption being horses don’t look forward to massage. They don’t know it is beneficial, therefore the improvement could not be psychological as it might be in humans..  Interesting, right?

These days sports massage refers to pre-event or post-event massages focusing on the muscle groups vital to the particular event; running, cycling, swimming, etc.  What are the benefits?

  • Increased blood flow
  • Increased joint range of motion, flexibility
  • Increased sense of well-being; relaxed
  • Decreased muscle tension
  • Decreased recovery time
  • Decreased chance of injury

I would encourage a fantastic sports massage including some stretching before or after your next athletic event.  We work with dancers, marathon runners and more!  We would love to work with you.

That’s Banana’s!

bananas

Bananas are amazing…but you already knew that right?   Well….I bet you didn’t know this…..

This is interesting. After reading this, you’ll never look at a banana in the same way again.Bananas contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.

Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world’s leading athletes.

But energy isn’t the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

PMS:
Forget the pills – eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

ANEMIA:
High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.

BLOOD PRESSURE:
This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit’s ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

BRAIN POWER:
200 students at a Twickenham school ( England ) were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

CONSTIPATION:
High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

HANGOVERS:
One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

HEARTBURN:
Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

MORNING SICKNESS:
Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

MOSQUITO BITES:
Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

NERVES:
Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system..

Overweight and at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and chips. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.

ULCERS:
The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

TEMPERATURE CONTROL:
Many other cultures see bananas as a ‘cooling’ fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand , for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has FOUR TIMES the protein, TWICE the carbohydrate, THREE TIMES the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals.. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, ‘A BANANA a day keeps the doctor away!’