Massage Therapy: Generally speaking, massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body. Massage is known to have many benefits, some of which are:
- reduction of muscle tension and stiffness
- relief of muscle spasms
- greater flexibility and range of motion
- relief of stress and increased relaxation
- relief of tension-related conditions, such as headaches
- reduction in the formation of excessive scar tissue following soft tissue injuries
- creation of a sense of well-being
- reduction in levels of anxiety
- promotion of a relaxed state of mental awareness
The massage done at OneCore is generally therapeutically relaxing. Although I am not a "deep tissue" therapist, I can work out knots and I do not hesitate to use an elbow or forearm, if needed. But, many people forget, or don't realize, that if they would just give their bodies the opportunity to relax and let stress go on a regular basis, much of the extreme muscular tension experienced might be prevented! Try it; you'll like it!!
Castor Oil Packs: Basically, a castor oil pack is an external application of castor oil to the body. A piece of flannel (either wool or cotton) is saturated with castor oil and applied to a specified area with, or without heat. It is recommended that castor oil packs be used, in general, to improve assimilations, eliminations and circulation (especially of the lymphatic system) and, in particular, to break up adhesions of the lacteal glands. This treatment has been recommended as part of a holistic healing approach in cases of epilepsy, gallstones, scleroderma, constipation and other intestinal conditions, just to name a few.
It is reported that a few of the benefits of using a castor oil pack are:
- Improves eliminations in the gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts; stimulates peristalsis; maintains the mucous membrane lining.
- Improves assimilations in the gastrointestinal tract; balances acid secretion in the stomach; stimulates liver, pancreas and gall bladder secretions, etc.
- Improves coordination of the functioning major organs, glands and systems; stimulates the nervous systems; regulates metabolism, etc.
- Improves lymphatic circulation.
- Draws acids out of the body.
A common area to apply the pack is the right side of the abdomen, between the lower part of the rib cage and the upper edge of the hipbone. Another common area is across the abdomen. Many have found the pack to be effective when applied to joints and on the back as well.
Castor oil packs can be combined with other services to create a complete overall healing experience.
Facial Massages: The "facials" performed at OneCore Massage include the use of hot towels, gentle cleansers, a mask of the client's choice, gentle toning and moisturizer. An aromatherapy mist is sprayed gently over the face at the end to further soothe and relax. The sessions, on their own, last approximately 45 minutes; combined with a 60 minute massage, it becomes a 90 minute journey to total relaxation! The facial experience is your choice. You can choose the "house" facial or the doTERRA facial with your choice of mask!!! Please specify at the time of scheduling the appointment!
doTERRA Facial: This facial utilizes skin care products from doTERRA. The client can choose between the VerageTM line or the Skin Care with Anti-Aging Moisturizer. The VerageTM Skin Care Collection helps to smooth the texture of the skin, reduce appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, minimize pore appearance and even skin tone. The Skin Care with Ant-Aging Moisturizer is designed to maximize the natural power of essential oils in helping to keep skin feeling and looking young, healthy and gorgeous! If you are interested in purchasing doTERRA products for yourself, please go to http://mydoterra.com/onecore!
French Green Clay: French Green clay has enormous absorbent powers due to the constitution of its micro-molecules. It literally "drinks" oils, toxic substances, and impurities from the skin. Its toning action stimulates the skin by bringing fresh blood to skin cells. French Green clay is great for helping to clear occasional skin blemishes.
Rhassoul Clay: Rhassoul is a truly exquisite spa quality clay from ancient deposits unearthed from the fertile Atlas Mountains in Morocco. It blends extremely well with water, making its application to the face a smooth and delightful experience. It is considered to contain higher percentages of silica and magnesium than other clays, making it a more effective treatment.
Yogurt and Honey: Yogurt contains high amounts of Lactic Acid, an AHA proven to be successful in refining pores, exfoliating the skin and stimulating collagen production. Yogurt gently cleans the skin and is suitable for even the most sensitive skin types. Honey is an all natural humectant: it retains water to help keep the skin soft and moisturized. It is rich in antioxidants which prevent free radical damage and can help in reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Add a dash of ground cinnamon and nutmeg for an extra bang! The cinnamon has a warming effect on the skin which brings fresh, oxygen-rich blood to the surface to kill bacteria and detoxify the skin; it also gives the skin a healthy, rosy glow! Nutmeg helps "plump" the skin to help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles!