April 2010

Massage Therapy for Low Back Pain in Chapel Hill, NC

Massage Therapy for Low Back Pain Massage Therapy is an excellent treatment for numerous health concerns. The one health concern that commands the most awareness is back pain. Most people are well aware that massage therapy is one of the most successful forms of treatment for muscular issues. Most injuries to the back are muscular in nature and about 95% of cases of low back pain are the result of muscular problems. Most concerns will be treated similarly with general back pain treatments, other concerns will be customized depending on the condition. In general, massage treatments of the back are most effective when...

Massage Therapy as an Effective Treatment for Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is described by sufferers as “pain all over the body”. The literal meaning is pain in the muscle fibers. Some symptoms of fibromyalgia include; chronic fatigue, mild fever, facial pain, and irritable bowl syndrome. The most common indication of fibromyalgia are the 18 “trigger points” found on the patient. A trigger point is described as a taught band of muscle fiber that can be extremely painful. There is no “cure” for fibromyalgia but the symptoms can be treated. Some treatments include pain medication, antidepressants, or anti epileptic medications. Alternative, less invasive, treatments of the pain symptoms can include hydrotherapy, acupuncture, and most commonly used, massage...

Mother’s Day Special!

Mother's Day Package - $210* Treat Mom to a day at the Spa! This package is designed to give Mom a hydrating facial and a relaxing massage. After she's had her relaxing massage we'll wash and style her hair and give her a professional make up application! She deserves a break, doesn't she? Aromatherapy Massage Hydralessence Facial Make Up Application Shampoo and Style *Not what you wanted to see? Drop us a line at desteneesalon@verizon.net, We'll design a package for you! ...

Facial Treatments and the Therapeutic Benefits

Taking Care of the Largest Organ of the Body: Skin Without doubt, from the time we first looked in a mirror, we have agonized over the condition of our skin, more specifically, our facial skin. We find an imperfection, a blemish, a full blown breakout, freckles, a mole, and then that first wrinkle. We don’t glow or have that dewy freshness we have been told is desirable. We procure products blindly, knowing very little about the uniqueness of our individual skin, how it reacts to external and internal stimuli, how the products specifically affect the desired outcome or even how and when to apply the promised cure for...

Corrective Hair Color Demystified in Chapel Hill, Part 3

What is Corrective Color? My hair is brassy and uneven!!! Pt. 3 Often times when trying to go blonde at home, or sometimes even in the salon, your blonde ends up being uneven and brassy. Never fear, your salon professional is here! The first step in this corrective color service is a thorough evaluation of the hair’s strength to see what the hair can handle. This evaluation helps the stylist to select the right plan of action. Next a lightening process may be needed to ensure even color from roots to ends to lighten any darker or brassy areas all to an even palette to work...