Many times, people expect a miracle after just one body session or facial. No matter how good your massage therapist or Esthetician we cannot perform miracles. However, we can help you improve your well being and meet your skincare goals if you are willing to commit to a program which involves coming in for regular treatments and doing some work at home.
“Homecare” is one of the most over looked components of getting the results you desire. It would be like going to the dentist every 6 months and not brushing your teeth in between. Regardless of what problems you want to address from injury to anti-aging you must implement regular selfcare practices.
Here are some tips to help you maintain your results after a professional treatment.
- Follow “post care” instructions – After receiving a facial, massage or Ortho-bionomy we always recommend follow up care. This is because we realize there may be soreness, skin flaking or irritation after a treatment. When you stimulate the body you trigger the repair process. Healing takes time and special attention so following instructions the week after your treatment is crucial.
- Aide in detoxification – After any body work or facial toxins will be released and it’s important to help your body remove them naturally. Drinking lots of clean, filtered water is the most effective way to do this. Most of us don’t drink nearly enough water. Half your weight in ounces per day is recommended and if you drink caffeine or alcohol even more. Another great way to detox is through salt baths. My favorites are Epsom or Himalayan salt a couple times a week. This will help flush toxins and acid build up in the muscles.
- Use your products – Most likely you have purchased skincare, body care or even tools to use at home. This is a important part of maintaining your results. The skin and body need nourishment between treatments. Using that serum daily, practice self-massage, apply moisturizer, essential oils, dry brush, jade rolling or whatever you decide to commit to. This will play an important role in the healing process.
- Stretch & move your body – This is more than just exercise. Most likely your therapist gave you some stretching or mobility moves to keep your muscles loose and flexible. Do them every week! They will change as your body begins to heal and release tension. Listen to what your body is telling you, if it feels good do more of it and if it hurts don’t do it.
- Eat healthy – Nutrition is the key component to look and feel great. Everything you put into your body is showing up on your skin or as pain and inflammation. Pay attention to how you feel after eating healthy food. Try not to over complicate things, eat fresh, organic veggies, fruit, whole grains and hormone free lean meats. Don’t forget healthy fats to keep your skin hydrating and your joints mobile.
I hope this helps you on your journey to better health!