Four Ways to Beat Stress this Holiday Season

| by
Marianne Dougherty
, under Woodhouse Services

With the holidays fast approaching, we could all use a little Zen right now.  To spread the word on the importance of self care this holiday season, the team here at The Woodhouse Day Spa at The Rim is recommending our four favorite treatments to relieve stress and leave you feeling restored and refreshed. “We know that stress can compromise the immune system, leaving you more vulnerable to viral infections,” says Jewel Martin, an esthetician at The Rim, “so each of these treatments has been created specifically to combat stress and boost the immune system.”  

Come for 110 minutes of pure self-indulgence, but stay for the added benefit of lymphatic stimulation, which detoxifies the body and increases the production of antibodies to fight off infection and reduce inflammation. Your treatment begins with a full-body exfoliation followed by a therapeutic hot stone massage using Himalayan salt rocks, which are known to detoxify and soothe the skin. You’ll also receive a hand and scalp massage with essential oils that stimulate the lymphatic and circulatory systems, reducing water retention and puffiness, while easing sore muscles and stiff joints.

After a full-body scrub to exfoliate dead skin cells, you’ll soak for 20 minutes in a detoxifying bath that harnesses the restorative and healing powers of Voya seaweed harvested from Ireland’s wild Atlantic coast. Scientific studies show that bathing in nutrient-rich seaweed helps lower stress and relieves muscle aches and joint stiffness. After you dry off, the massage therapist will step back into the room for a 45-minute Swedish massage designed to stimulate the lymphatic system and relieve tension.

Significantly improving overall firmness and tone, the Lifting Rx Facial also targets saggy skin around the jawline. The secret is the Doctor BABOR Lifting Bi-Phase Ampoules, which combine the concentrated power of an active serum with the richly moisturizing properties of plant oils. Your service begins with a gentle results-driven peel followed by a relaxing facial massage. You will also experience an innovative sheet mask that wraps around the ears. The Doctor BABOR Lifting Rx Customized Silver Foil Mask offers intense hydration (the silver foil acts as a seal to lock in the active concentrates) and can be customized to your skin’s needs. You’ll leave the Woodhouse Day Spa not only feeling refreshed but also looking your best for the holidays.

Book your service from now until December 25th at The Rim and take home a FREE BABOR Instant Lifting Effect Cream or Doctor Babor Lifting Rx Collagen Cream.

First, soak in a foot bath infused with seasonal spices, vitamin E and sweet almond oil. Next, your skin is exfoliated with sea salt to prep the feet for a FarmHouse Fresh nutrient-rich mask with pumpkin puree. The combo of Illite and Bentonite clays, enzyme-rich organic pumpkin puree and active yogurt cultures instantly boosts overall radiance. Now, sit back and enjoy a relaxing foot and lower leg massage with vanilla-enriched Shea butter, followed by the polish of your choice.

Your health and safety are of paramount importance to us, so we’re taking extra precautions. Here is what we’re doing to ensure your visit is relaxing and safe:

  • All team members wear masks at all times
  • All estheticians wear face shields and gloves
  • Every room and nail station is sanitized between services
  • Appointments are staggered so there are fewer guests in the common area at any one time
  • Curbside pickup is available on boutique retail and gift card purchases

Wanting to save your visit until after the holidays? Treat yourself to a $350 Woodhouse Day Spa gift card before December 25th, and receive a luxurious wrap for free. Offer valid for in-spa or curbside pickup purchase only. 

Call 210-699-6500 or visit us online to book your next service at The Woodhouse Day Spa at The Rim today!