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Monday, September 23 2013

 

Here at Lagoon Day Spa Sunshine Coast we like to keep ourselves healthy and well by eating well!

Nuts and seeds are good for your health. Good fats, fiber and protein can help make skin supple, smoother and younger looking. I wanted to share with you my special STONE AGE BREAD, full of healthy nuts and seeds to give your skin a real boost. This bread is full of essential nutrients and because it is filled with nuts and seeds it will keep you healthy and can help prevent disease! Perfect if you’re a busy Mum and need to eat on the run and get a protein boost. It's really easy to make.

 

STONE AGE BREAD (a favorite from Denmark)

100g pumpkin seeds

100g sunflower seeds

100g flax seeds

100g sesame seeds

100g walnut seeds

5 eggs

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons salt

100g dried fruit

Mix it all together and then place it in a bread dice. Cook for about 1 hr in a 160 degree Celsius oven. Enjoy!

At Lagoon Day Spa Sunshine Coast, we believe that beautiful skin starts with nourishment from within. Did you know that older cells are constantly shed and replaced by younger ones and a steady supply of micronutrients is essential to support this rapid growth? Don’t just rely on your favorite face cream to help your skin, eat your skin healthy too! 

 

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Friday, September 13 2013

 

I am pleased to see that at our luxury day spa Sunshine Coast we are keeping on trend with the massages that we offer. I was interested in a recent 2013, worldwide trend report which points out that Swedish, Thai, shiatsu and hot stone...make way for “the mindfulness massage” in 2013, a creative blend of two effective approaches—mindfulness techniques and bodywork. When combined they can have a uniquely positive, profound impact on people’s stress levels, emotions and brains.

 

Mindfulness Decade

 

As I have pointed out before, the bamboo massage not only stimulates blood circulation, muscular tension and aids in Lymphatic circulation but is hugely beneficial as a stress and fatigue reducer.

 

This new massage “mix” addresses the wellbeing of both body and mind, and because it helps people relax more quickly and deeply.  The report I read pointed out that the future of spa’s will look for “significantly more mindfulness, meditation, positive psychology and mental wellness programming and that the next decade will be “all about mindfulness.”

 

Rewire Brains to Become Less Anxious and Happier

 

This will be the move into the future as modern stress levels increase and that mental wellness and psychological well-being is going to be a focus for the future. There is also a thought that that mindfulness can re-wire people’s brains to become less anxious, happier and more focussed and creative.

 

“By integrating mindfulness with massage, clients will not only reduce stress during the treatment, but by engaging in the ongoing component of mindfulness, they may also experience the benefit of brain changes that enable them to become more resilient in coping with stress on an enduring basis.” Dr. Daniel Friedland, President-Elect of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine and Founder/CEO of SuperSmartHealth.

 

Spas with Mindfulness Touches and Positive Psychology

 

For me though, I like the idea of implementing more positive psychology and mindfulness “touches” throughout spas and one I really loved was a spa in the US where guests select a Hope, Love or Gratitude Stone, and are then guided to think about these meaningful concepts during the treatment. There are others that use tools like gratitude journals or feature “gratitude trees,” where people hang messages about what they’re thankful for. ….MMM, plenty to inspire us for the future at our luxury day spa Sunshine Coast!

 

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Friday, September 06 2013

As beautiful as the winter season may be, it can be the harshest season for our skin. Does your skin look uncared for and without its usual glow? Here are four simple ways to kick-start your skin for the Sunshine Coast summer months ahead:

1. Revive Your Skin Through Exfoliation

Most people neglect exfoliation in their weekly skincare routine. The average human generates a new layer of skin every two to four weeks. Usually what sits on top of that new strata is a pile of old cells. If you start exfoliating your skin, you will notice an almost immediate difference in your complexion. The Pure Fiji Coconut Sugar scrub will leave your skin glowing and feeling as soft as a baby.

2. Change Up Your Moisturiser And Cleanser

Is your skin is feeling dry and tight or are your fine lines more noticeable? It may be a good time to have a moisturiser for dry skin on hand for days when your skin is feeling dry. Go for a creamy cleanser instead of bubbly cleanser, as sometimes changing your cleanser is enough for your skins moisture levels to even out. Give your skin an intense hydrating boost at night with a nighttime moisturiser. Sothy’s Cleansing Milk is PH Balanced and does not leave your skin feeling tight.

3. Try A Face Mask

Facial masks are an excellent way to maintain beautiful skin. They clear out pores, cleanse, detoxify, and hydrate our skin.  Regardless of what type of mask you’re using, there are a few essential steps that everyone should follow. Always steam your face over a cup of hot water or press a hot washcloth to your face before beginning a mask. The heat works to soften the debris in your pores and clean your skin. The Papaya Enzyme Exfoliating Masque by Pure Fiji, hydrates, nourishes and smoothes dry skin.

4. Nutrition For Healthy Skin

To achieve good skin and build a healthy foundation, you must eat, live, exercise and sleep “enough”. Drinking lots of water, eating clean and healthy foods with a lot of fruits and vegetables and increasing your intake of fish oils are great ways to start. Include vegetables rich in antioxidants, Omega-3 fatty acids (Salmon, walnuts etc), avocados, green tea and eggs.”

Try these four easy tips to help you achieve a supple and glowing skin and banish lack-luster winter skin. If you want to get your skin ready for summer, ask us for specific advice at the Lagoon Day Spa Sunshine Coast and we will recommend the best products for you.

 

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