While whole-body massage therapy offers many documented health benefits, from stress relief to improved circulation and flexibility, facial treatments and facial massage can also provide many unique health benefits as well.
In addition to counteracting the effects of pollutants and sun exposure on your skin, facials can help with improving the texture and hydration of the skin. Regular facials help the skin to better absorb moisturizers and other anti-aging skin products, aiding in the minimization of wrinkles and the effects of aging and sun exposure.
There are many different types of facials and you will be able to find the facial that best addresses your needs by consulting with a certified esthetician. Massage Envy Spa has certified estheticians on staff and offers Murad Healthy Skin Facials, which feature a variety of products specially designed to target specific skin concerns.
“Because we carry a full line of clinical skincare formulas from Murad, our professionally educated estheticians can offer the benefits of facials to all of our clients, regardless of their age or skin type,” says John Preston, owner of Massage Envy Spa of Southwest Florida. “Providing facial services to our clients is one of the essential benefits of our Personal Wellness Programs.”
Four Types of Facials Available at
Massage Envy Spa
The Environmental Shield Vitamin C Facial helps to reverse the signs of aging caused by exposure to everyday environmental factors such as smog and sunlight – a critical concern in Southwest Florida. The Environmental Shield Facial includes a cleanser, a spot lightening serum and a moisturizer that includes a broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunblock.
The Clarifying Enzyme Acne Facial uses a regimen of clarifying cleanser, acne clearing solution, oil-control mattifier and a fast spot fix to reduce acne blemishes, breakouts and inflammation, improve skin clarity, sooth redness and reduce irritation.
The Anti-Aging Facial uses treatments that include concentrated glycolic acid to provide maximum ex-
foliation. The regimen includes a cleanser, collagen infusion and perfecting day cream that help to brighten and smooth skin, minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and accelerate an improvement in skin texture, tone and appearance.
The Sensitive Skin Facial helps to comfort and fortify sensitive skin gently and effectively. A gel cleanser, recovery treatment gel and correcting moisturizer sooth the skin and provide gentle exfoliation while minimizing redness and inflammation.
What to Expect from Your First Facial
If you haven’t had a facial before, there isn’t much you need to worry about in terms of preparation. Avoid using your standard at-home treatment for one week before your session, but feel free to wear whatever makeup you normally do. Men who shave should do so the night before, rather than the morning of their session, in order to avoid irritation.
When you arrive for your first facial, let your esthetician know that it’s your first time, and they will walk you through the process and talk with you about your skin and your goals for the facial. The esthetician will perform a custom skin analysis and provide a recommendation for procedures based on the specific needs of your skin.
The facial itself includes cleansing and toning, gentle steaming to soften the skin, extraction of blocked pores if needed, treatment with Murad products, a nutrient mask, massage and moisturizer. Throughout the session, the esthetician will guide you through the process and answer any questions you might have. The massage portion of the facial treatment is deeply relaxing and brings all the benefits of standard massage to the face, neck, upper chest and arms.
Following the facial treatment, your esthetician will recommend Murad products for use at home to maintain the benefits of your facial treatment before your next appointment. And by signing up for a Personal Wellness Program, you can enjoy discounts on facial treatments and Murad products.
Massage Envy offers facial wellness plans tailored to each individual client’s needs. The estheticians at Massage Envy can help you create a Personal Wellness Plan that will work with your schedule, level of activity and budget. To find your nearest Massage Envy Spa location, visit www.massageenvy.com/regions/FL/Southwest-Florida. Massage Envy Spa has locations in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Estero and Naples.