Category Archives: Massage

3 Benefits to Getting a Massage

Massage is no longer available only through luxury spas and upscale health clubs. Today, massage therapy is offered in clinics, hospitals and even airports.

If you’ve never tried massage, learn about its possible health benefits and what to expect during a massage therapy session. Massage therapy is much more than a mere luxury or an extravagance. Rather, it is an investment into yourself. Listed below are 3 reasons why you should look into getting a massage, but there are others, ranging from specific medical issues to sports and weightlifting.

  1. Counteracts all the sitting. People who sit throughout the day, such as most office workers, need to be especially cognizant of the damage to their bodies all the sitting is accumulating. Office jobs affect more than just our posture, for instance if you spend most of your days on a keyboard, your forearms especially could probably benefit from a massage. More advanced forms of stress may show up as pain or weakness in the low back and gluteals caused by prolonged periods of sitting. Luckily, massage therapy can counteract the imbalance caused from sitting, which means you can keep your desk job as long as you want, just schedule a massage every now and then.

 

  1. Sleep. No more lying awake, trying in vain to fall asleep. Massages are known to reduce blood pressure and increase sleepiness. Most people, in fact, fall asleep during the massage (depending heavily on the type of massage) which enhances the effect of feeling rested and refreshed at the end of your massage.

 

  1. Mood Boost. Is the weather outside bringing down your mood? Are you having a rough week? Then you need a massage! There have been studies on massage therapy that concluded that, on average, massage increases your levels of serotonin, which is a neurotransmitter linked to happiness by 28 percent. This is a boost that should help you either recover from a day that was less than optimal or to prepare for one.

Massage therapy is something that is both good for you and fun to do. There are not many things that can check both boxes. In Fayetteville, The Renaissance European Day Spa’s professional massage therapists offer a range of packages and treatments designed to fit any situation. To learn more please visit The Renaissance Day Spa or call (910) 484-9922 today!

The Perfect Spa Day, Just for You!

Imagine a perfect day at the spa. What would it include? Aromatherapy? A full body massage? A manicure and full service pedicure? How about a warm and welcoming environment and friendly staff? We can relate. It can often be a challenge to find a spa with the ultimate overall experience that will leave you feeling relaxed, stress free and beautiful.

How many times have you walked into a spa and thought to yourself, “I could spend all day here!”? If this has never been a thought, then it’s time to visit the Renaissance European Day Spa in Fayetteville, NC. Our spa is a leader in spa services that will provide the ultimate experience in wellness and beauty, ranging from products to customized massage packages to fit your overall needs.

If you’re use to standing on your feet all day at a demanding job that requires your full attention, we completely understand. Join us today for our silky foot peel with glycolic acid, which will help to exfoliate the feet and peel away all the major build-up and callusing from standing on your feet for long periods of the day.

Moving up from the feet, we have a full body session that will knock your socks off in a good way! The skilled hands of our massage therapists will provide services such as the Paramour experience, which begins with luscious aromatherapy, followed by a full body exfoliation and a mud wrap which relieves stress and offers relaxation to overused muscles. Finish off with a detox green tea and foot detox. We also offer more time friendly options, which include our signature neck and back massage which helps to relieve stress from everyday activities and the reflexology massage which involves the feet, which can improve many health problems. These services begin at only $65!

Please contact us to reserve your spot for the ultimate spa experience. To learn more about these services, or our other customized services, please call 910-484-9922 or visit us online at Renaissancedayspa.com

Sick Of Your Dull And Dry Skin? A Facial Might Be Your Saving Grace

You may love the pampering and relaxation that comes from getting a facial, but it also comes with some serious health benefits for your skin. Women of all ages claim this beauty tactic makes their skin look younger and less dull.

So what causes facials to give your face this enviable glow? Mainly the cleansing, increased circulation, and lowering your stress levels. There are specific facials that may weigh heavily on one of these benefits over the others. For example, the Anti-Free Radical facial that we offer at Renaissance Day Spa is an ultra-hydrating facial meant to combat dry skin. This facial will help to improve and restore circulation to facial skin layers and increase the flow of oxygen enriched blood to the skin cells. This rush of blood to the skin gives you that healthy glow and plumps skin cells with nutrients such as vitamins A, E and D, which helps to fight free radicals that cause premature aging and dry skin.

With summer almost in full swing, this may also mean the inevitable sunburn that ensues from the long beach days and summer barbeques. If this is the case, then the Plantomen Lift Off facial might be exactly what you need. This facial specifically calms and soothes irritated and sunburned skin. This facial uses Propolis, which is a natural extract from beehives, that offers an antibacterial effect aiding in reducing redness.

If you’re looking for a well-rounded facial to do a little bit of everything, then we’d highly recommend the Herbal Indulgence facial. This facial is perfect for all skin types. With customized blends of natural herbs such as chamomile, lavender, lemongrass and rose combined in a clay mask, this facial will naturally detoxify and moisturize your skin.

Whether you’re just looking to be pampered for a bit or you’re needing to address certain issues, Renaissance Day Spa has a facial that will fit your needs. You’ll be leaving our spa with a healthy, glowing and youthful experience. To schedule your appointment today, call us at 910-484-9922.

5 Tips for a Successful Massage Session

There are two things that people do not like to waste and that is time and money, do not waste both during a massage session. Here are five tips to make sure your session is a successful one.

Communicate: Talking to our therapists and tell them your concerns is the first step to a successful session. Inform them on certain areas of your body that you think need more attention. Whether it is a bad back or tense shoulders, the more they know the more they can help.

Free your Mind and Relax: This may be hard, but during your session try to release all thoughts and worries. In the beginning of your massage perform a deep breathing exercise releasing all the negativity out of your mind. While doing this also relax. Try not to tense up while your therapist is performing. This makes it much harder for them to get the job done.

Breathe Through the Pain: While your therapist is working on a tense area of your body be sure to breathe through the pain and to not hold in your breath. Holding your breath in allows the tense area to become more tighten than it was before.

Listen to your Body: During your session we want you to listen to your body. Getting involved in a conversation can cause you to lose focus on what part of the body that you want our therapists to give more attention too. Also it can cause your body to tense up even more, making it difficult for our therapists relieve those muscular knots in your back, shoulders, or neck.

Slow Recovery:
If you want to continue to enjoy your new relaxed body after your massage you must take your time recovering. After receiving your massage sit on the table for a few minutes and ask for a bottle of water. Later that day, treat yourself to a nice dinner and a warm bath that evening. Make sure you receive eight hours of sleep that night so can wake up new and improved the next morning!

Book your next massage appointment today! Make it an all day affair and be sure to check out our REDS Salon and Spa for all your hair and body needs.