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Making A Case For Self-Care

A Visit To The JHouse Spa

It’s finally time for the long-awaited change of winter to spring. Seeds sprout, flowers bloom, and the sun warms the earth. There is a sense of renewal and new life all around.  This is the perfect time of year to reveal a fresh, new you. We talk about cleaning our homes, cars, and offices for the spring, but what about our skin and body? Spring is the ideal time for cleansing and rejuvenation for overall health and well-being.

We sat down with Danielle Cervi, manager of the JHouse Spa, to talk about what they have to offer. The JHouse Spa is a boutique spa that specializes in unique wellness treatments. They are dedicated to using nothing but the highest quality products. Each one of their therapists is focused on making sure every client leaves feeling relaxed, restored and valued.

One of the most popular treatments at the JHouse is massage. In addition to relaxation, there are many benefits to getting a massage.

1. Detoxifying
Your body stores toxins in joints, muscles, tissues and bones. These toxins (for example, lactic acid) build up and can be the root cause of diseases and body dysfunction. The key is regular massage. Drinking plenty of water following a massage is key to flushing toxins out quickly and completely.

2. Blood Circulation
Massage significantly improves blood circulation, which provides cells with more nutrients and oxygen. This is fantastic for your ongoing bodily function and organ function. In fact, improving blood circulation will boost your immune system as well. 

3. Stress Reduction
This is the best benefit by far! Massage will reduce the level of stress hormones, like cortisol. And we all know the effects stress has on the body. Your mental health is key to immune function, mood, energy and overall drive. So take some time to massage away that mental stress!

4. Flexibility
Increase the flexibility of your joints and improve your mobility with massage. If you’re suffering from stiffness, pain or arthritis, massage will reduce tension in your joints so you can jump for joy! Bonus: If you damaged a muscle during a workout, massage can help your body speed up the repair.

5. Decreased Anxiety
We use massage for many clients suffering from anxiety. It alleviates symptoms by calming and relaxing your body and mind. When your body is relaxed, your nervous system responds accordingly. Many times, stress is the root cause of anxiety, and massage can help significantly reduce stress hormones.

Here two of the massages that the JHouse Spa offers that will help put a spring in your step and start the season off on the right foot.

The 5 Element Acupressure Massage - Spring corresponds to the "Wood" element, which in turn is conceptually related to the liver and gallbladder organs. According to the philosophy of Chinese medicine,  the liver is responsible for smooth flowing Qi (energy) throughout the body. When the liver functions smoothly, physical and emotional activity throughout the body also runs smoothly. We recommend The 5 Element Acupressure Massage to stimulate your Qi.  This massage regulates qi (life force) by cleaning blockages and balancing the energetic flow of the meridians with a combination of focused massage strokes and firm deep rhythmic pressure.

The Body Alignment - For someone who’s not sure what time of massage is best, The Body Alignment is a great place to start. The body alignment is an integrated therapeutic massage that addresses all tissues and rhythms of the body, utilizing advanced therapies. You will experience the familiar deep and superficial massage application as well as what your body needs. This is also a great option of you suffer from seasonal allergies.

As we shed our winter layers, it’s also important to talk about exfoliating our skin to uncover fresh new skin. While moisturizing yourself from head to toe can help get rid of dry winter skin, sometimes your body just needs to start from scratch. Proper exfoliation removes dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. It allows for products to penetrate deeper and work more effectively and also serves to unclog pores. The JHouse offers a Unzented Body Scrub by Zents that mixes sugar and salt together to exfoliate the skin to perfection with a rich infusion of shea butter and coconut oil that soothes and protects the skin from the elements.

In the past few years, wellness and self care have become very important topics. Skincare has become the new makeup, and the conversation has been all about how to take care of your skin. So of course we had to take a moment to talk about facials. Facials help detoxify your skin, treat skin concerns, thoroughly cleanse your skin, and can also help prevent aging.

Nothing says spring quite like a fresh, dewy face. The HydraFacial MD provides cleansing, exfoliation, and extractions while simultaneously hydrating the skin using proprietary serums filled with antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid. Clients have reported visibly softer, smoother, and brighter skin!

The JHouse Spa is a relaxing environment where you can focus on you. Visit and book your visit!