Alternative title: What is a relaxation exfoliation, and what makes it awesome and ultimately way better than other exfoliations?
But I reeled it in. You’re welcome. 🙂
Most spas offer a scrub of some type: salt, sugar, sand, even walnut shells or oiled herbs. Here at Now and Zen I offer the Relaxation Exfoliation. It is available as a back scrub, or a full body scrub.
Over the years I have experimented with a variety of techniques and products for scrubs. Nothing feels better than getting up off of the massage table with soft, smooth, hydrated skin. Most scrubs involve an oil based product with exfoliating grains of some sort suspended in the product, which is massaged into the skin and then rinsed off in a shower or on a vichy shower table.
In the absence of a shower, massage therapists have to get creative in removing the grains of product. We use hot towels, brushes, and sponges, but we can never seem to get every last little grain; because of this, scrubs are often left until the end of the session, and (in my humble opinion) can break up the fluidity of your massage session or spa package. In addition to this, you risk getting the residue on your clothing or feeling gritty on your ride home from the spa.
That’s not really what that post massage afterglow is all about!
So I dreamed up the Relaxation Exfoliation, a treatment that will wrap into your massage fluidly that gives you the best of both worlds: it feels just like another relaxing and soothing part of your treatment, and your skin feels amazing afterward. In the Relaxation Exfoliation, warm whipped body butter (sometimes shea butter, sometimes mango seed, etc) is applied to your body and massaged in, then exfoliating mitts are used to smooth the skin and massage the butter in further – unlike grain based scrubs, the mitts are very easy to control and the experience is pleasant, relaxing, and meditative, as well as very effective at removing dry, dull skin. Finally, warm towels are massaged over the area to remove any excess product and leave you feeling soft and hydrated.
Please let me know if you have any questions, and when you are ready for your massage, you know who to call!
Ariana La Cour, LMT
Your Friendly Neighborhood Massage Therapist!
Now and Zen Massage Therapy
7455 W Washington Ste 210
Las Vegas, NV 89128