Spa, Wellness

Embrace “Mindful Moments” This Mental Health Awareness Month

May 3, 2024

May is not just about flowers blooming and warmer weather; it’s also Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to prioritize our mental well-being and cultivate a kinder, more compassionate relationship with ourselves. This year, we invite you to join us on a journey of self-discovery and healing as we explore “Mindful Moments” throughout the month.

At milk + honey, we’re thrilled to partner with a diverse group of mental health experts, psychologists, trainers, and healers who are dedicated to providing you with the tools and resources you need to take care of your mental health. Together, we aim to create a supportive community where everyone feels empowered to prioritize their well-being.

Meet Our Mental Health Partners

  1. Angie Jones | Austin, TX
    Angie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Supervisor, specializes in helping adolescents, adults, and couples navigate various challenges, including trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, PTSD, life transitions, and more. With a background spanning community mental health, public schools, anti-human trafficking, and private practice, Angie brings over seventeen years of diverse experience to her work.
  2. Erin Rachel Doppelt | Austin, TX
    Erin is a spiritual psychology + meditation teacher, SXSW-featured, Ivy-educated, 5-Star Podcast host, and believer that the world is a better place when more people are living as their true most authentic selves.
  3. Liz Davis | Austin, TX
    Liz is a clinical hypnotist, energy healer, yoga teacher, and a spiritual guide. Through her healing journey, she has gained the tools and training to support your healing journey. It is her wish to work together to reveal your truth. To grow. To heal. To claim the life you deserve of health, wealth, and happiness.
  4. Mareesa Jackson | Fort Worth, TX
    Mareesa is a yoga instructor, Reiki Master, and Sound Healing Practitioner. Mareesa has been paving her way in the wellness world since 2018. Over the years, she has completed many yoga teacher certifications, laying a strong foundation for understanding the importance of the mind-body connection.
  5. Imani Semien | Houston, TX
    Imani is a yoga instructor, space holder, and Reiki practitioner. Imani is also a mother, wife and educator. As an educator, the stresses of work and motherhood pushed her into mindfulness practices such as meditation, yoga and journaling. Imani now holds space for other women and mothers to find healing within.
  6. Andy Wood | Chicago, IL
    Andy has practiced meditation for nearly 2 decades and decided to further his wellness journey in 2023 by becoming a licensed massage therapist and joining the milk + honey team.
  7. Lauren Mulne | Los Angeles, CA
    Lauren is a Certified Holistic Health Coach & Sound Practitioner who fuses sound healing, mindfulness and meditation, to help individuals improve their health and manage stress. She invites you to deepen your musical connection with sound meditation to heal the mind, body and soul.

Join Us for Healing, Wellness, and Relaxation

Throughout Mental Health Awareness Month, we’ll be hosting a series of events led by our partners. Join us as we embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing. Together, let’s prioritize our mental well-being and cultivate a life filled with “Mindful Moments.”


At milk + honey, we believe that mental health is a journey, not a destination. Together, let’s take the first step towards a healthier, happier future.

Pregnancy, Products, Spa

Pregnancy-Friendly Spa Treatments and Products

April 24, 2024

Pregnancy is such a beautiful journey, filled with excitement, anticipation, and a whole lot of love. But amidst all the wonder and joy, it’s crucial to take care of both your body and mind. After all, nurturing yourself is just as important as nurturing the precious life growing within you.

At milk + honey, we understand the importance of safe and luxurious self-care during pregnancy. While some traditional spa treatments may not be suitable for expectant mothers, we’ve curated a selection of treatments and products designed specifically to pamper you while prioritizing the safety of you and your baby.

One of our best offerings for pregnant bodies is the Prenatal Massage. Tailored to the unique needs of expectant mothers, this massage is a soothing oasis amidst the discomforts of pregnancy. Say goodbye to backaches, swollen feet, and joint pain as our skilled therapists work their magic to ease your troubles away.

The pampering doesn’t stop there. Our Customized Express and Signature Facials are formulated with non-toxic ingredients, ensuring a gentle yet effective treatment for your changing skin. Bid farewell to harsh chemicals and embrace the glow of pregnancy with confidence.

We also urge you to avoid any treatments containing retinoids or harsh chemicals that may be absorbed into the bloodstream.

To continue our list, what better way to treat yourself than with our Signature Manicure and Pedicure? Using all-natural nail polishes, including our beloved Dazzle Dry line, we promise a pampering experience that’s as safe as it is indulgent.

Of course, no spa experience would be complete without the perfect products to complement your routine. Our meticulously crafted selection of skincare and body care products are made with clean ingredients, ensuring both your safety and satisfaction. While we recommend steering clear of formulations containing arnica and retinol/retinoids during pregnancy, rest assured that our offerings are designed with your well-being in mind.

By choosing pregnancy-friendly spa treatments and products, you’re not just indulging in self-care – you’re investing in the health and happiness of both you and your little one. But remember, it’s always wise to consult with your healthcare provider before trying any new treatments.

So go ahead, mama-to-be, and treat yourself to the pampering you deserve. Because in this special time of your life, nothing matters more than taking care of you.

Skin, Skin Care, Treatments

4 Skin Types and How to Treat Them

April 9, 2024

When it comes to skincare, one size definitely does not fit all. Your skin type plays a crucial role in determining the products and routines that will work best for you. Whether you have acne-prone, dry, oily, or combination skin, understanding your skin type is the first step towards achieving a radiant complexion. Let’s delve into the characteristics of each skin type and how to care for them effectively.

Acne-Prone Skin:

Acne-prone skin is characterized by frequent breakouts, including blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples. This skin type is often prone to inflammation and can be sensitive to certain skincare ingredients. To manage acne-prone skin effectively, it’s essential to use gentle, non-comedogenic products that won’t clog pores or exacerbate breakouts. Look for ingredients like salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and niacinamide, which can help control acne while soothing inflammation. Consistency is key, so establish a daily skincare routine and stick to it to keep breakouts at bay.

Product Recommendations:

  • Bakuchiol Treatment by milk + honey, This serum-plus-moisturizer hybrid treatment is formulated with bakuchiol, a plant-based alternative to retinol. It helps improve the appearance of fine lines, premature aging skin, and skin tone — without the common side effects of retinols (photosensitivity and skin irritation). This powerhouse treatment contains hyaluronic acid and antioxidant-rich botanicals, such as black willow bark extract, edelweiss stem cell extract, and bladderwrack, which provide a trifecta of exfoliating, skin-brightening, and skin-softening properties.
  • Clear Deep Cleansing Mask by COSMEDIX, Clear is a clarifying deep cleansing face mask that helps improve skin tone and texture by gently drawing out impurities to help unclog pores for a clearer-looking complexion that glows. Clear is formulated with kaolin clay, salicylic acid and sulfur to help gently exfoliate and trap excess oil and impurities that could potentially clog pores. Niacinamide, a form of vitamin B3, helps improve skin texture, while soothing natural botanicals help reduce the appearance of redness without leaving skin tight or dry.

Spa Services:

  • Acne-Targeting Facial, Our acne targeting treatment combines potent, yet gentle products with expert techniques to leave you with a glowing complexion. This service includes a same day peel, light therapy, lymphatic drainage and extractions.

MEDSpa Services:

  • BBL Photofacial, BBL Photofacial is a corrective phototherapy treatment that uses Broadband Light (BBL) to target signs of aging, sun damage, and acne.
  • VI Peel Purify, The VI Peel Purify is a highly effective treatment for acne and addresses a variety of concerns caused by acne symptoms. This unique formula combination increases cellular turnover to open pores and reduce comedones, acne, and balance the skin for fewer breakouts.


Dry Skin:

Dry skin lacks moisture and often feels tight, rough, or flaky. This skin type may be prone to redness and irritation, especially in harsh weather conditions. To combat dryness, opt for hydrating skincare products that nourish and replenish the skin’s moisture barrier. Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and ceramides, which attract and retain moisture. Additionally, incorporate a rich moisturizer into your daily routine, and consider using a humidifier to add moisture to the air in your home.

Product Recommendations:

  • Intense Hydration by milk + honey, Intense Hydration Cream is just that — an intensely rich, luxurious moisturizer that boosts hydration, restores luminosity, and supports dry, tired skin.
  • Luxe Face Oil by milk + honey, Formulated with antioxidant-rich botanical extracts and natural sources of Vitamin E including Prickly Pear Seed Oil and Baobab Seed Oil, the Luxe Face Oil is designed to boost hydration and brighten the appearance of skin tone, improving the look of skin’s natural elasticity.
  • Hyaluronic Sea Serum by OSEA, This fast-absorbing, concentrated serum smooths the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. OSEA’s newly upgraded formula, powered by two molecular weights of hyaluronic acid, seaweed and snow mushroom, works to restore and maintain optimal moisture levels, keeping your skin hydrated any time of day. Clinically and dermatologist tested.

Spa Services:

  • HydraFacials, Our Signature HydraFacial MD® treatment incorporates hydra-dermabrasion, painless extractions, and an infusion of powerful, nourishing nutrients, enhanced by a neck + décolleté treatment to target dry skin.
  • Upgrade to the Ultimate HydraFacial MD®, and achieve maximum results. This treatment combines hydra-dermabrasion, painless extractions, neck + décolleté treatment, detoxifying lymphatic drainage, and your choice of the Brightening or DermaBuilder treatment. This brilliant treatment finishes with ReGen GF™, our age-defying growth factor serum, leaving your skin radiant and younger-looking.

MEDSpa Services:

  • SKINVIVE, Smooth your skin and boost hydration with SKINVIVE. A Hyaluronic Acid microdroplet injectable designed to give you visible glow for up to 6 months after one treatment.


Oily Skin:

Oily skin tends to produce excess sebum, leading to a shiny complexion and enlarged pores. Individuals with oily skin may be more prone to acne and breakouts due to the accumulation of oil and debris in the pores. To manage oily skin, focus on balancing oil production without stripping the skin of its natural oils. Look for lightweight, oil-free products that mattify the skin and regulate sebum production. Ingredients like witch hazel, salicylic acid, and tea tree oil can help control oiliness and minimize the appearance of pores. Incorporating a gentle cleanser and a lightweight moisturizer into your skincare routine can help maintain a healthy balance.

Product Recommendations:

  • Gel Cleanser by milk + honey, The Gel Cleanser is a gel-to-foam face wash that gently, yet thoroughly, removes dirt, excess oil, and impurities, leaving skin soft and moisturized.
  • Oil-free moisturizers

Spa Services:

  • LUX Facial, A customized 75 minute facial, this treatment uses microcurrent technologies. The skin is stimulated to encourage collagen production and elastin production. Your esthetician will customize this service to fit your skin care needs.
  • Express HydraFacial®, This treatment is the foundation of Express HydraFacial®: a non-invasive, multi-step treatment that combines the benefits of hydra-dermabrasion, automated painless extractions, and an infusion of antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, and peptides. Experience instant results with no downtime or irritation.


Combination Skin:

Combination skin is characterized by a mix of different skin types, with some areas being oily (usually the T-zone) and others being dry or normal. Managing combination skin can be challenging, as you need to address the needs of multiple skin types simultaneously. To care for combination skin effectively, use targeted products that address the specific concerns of each area. Consider using a gentle cleanser, followed by a balancing toner to remove excess oil and impurities without over-drying the skin. Additionally, use lightweight, non-comedogenic moisturizers that hydrate dry areas without exacerbating oiliness. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen daily to protect your skin from sun damage and premature aging.

Product Recommendations:

  • Atmosphere Protection Cream by OSEA, Help your skin face the day. This everyday lightweight moisturizer hydrates while providing barrier protection to skin exposed to environmental pollutants. OSEA’s antioxidant-rich formula is full of seaweed, shea butter and omega-rich oils. Quickly absorbs to a silky finish, ideal under sunscreen or makeup. An OSEA favorite that’s soon to be yours.
  • Charcoal Clay Masque by milk + honey, Activated charcoal and bentonite clay effectively pull impurities from the skin. Organic green tea leaf oil reduces excess sebum and bacteria while organic aloe leaf juice keeps skin hydrated. This refreshing masque helps to minimize the look of redness and inflammation, as well as diminishes the appearance of pores.
  • Multi-tasking serums designed to balance and hydrate without clogging pores

Spa Services:

  • Signature Facial, Our multi-step process is carefully customized to your skin type and skin care needs. Includes cleansing, masques, extractions, toning, and intense moisture.
  • Same-Day Peels, A corrective solution to improve the skin’s texture and health by removing dead and damaged outer layers of skin. Choose from: Blueberry Smoothie Peel, Benefit Peel, Purity Peel, or Blueberry Jessner.

Understanding your skin type is essential for creating an effective skincare routine that addresses your specific needs. Whether you’re battling acne, combating dryness, managing oiliness, or navigating combination skin, there are products and treatments available to help you achieve a healthy, radiant complexion.

Spa, Treatments

3 Reasons Why You Need a Facial

April 9, 2024

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to forget the importance of self-care. However, taking time for yourself is crucial for maintaining your overall well-being. More than just a luxury, facials offer numerous benefits for your skin and your mental health. Here are three reasons why you should include them in your self-care routine:

Reason 1: You’re feeling stressed and could use a little ‘me time’ to unwind.

In a world filled with constant pressures, stress has become unavoidable. From work deadlines to personal responsibilities, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Self-care practices like getting a facial can provide much-needed relief from stress.

Our spa locations offer a serene and calming environment where you can unwind and focus solely on yourself. The gentle massage techniques used during facials help to release tension from your facial muscles, promoting relaxation and rejuvenation.

Reason 2: Your skin is feeling dry or dull and needs a little boost to feel refreshed 

Environmental factors, aging, and lifestyle habits all take a toll on your skin, leaving it dull, dry, and lackluster. A facial can work wonders in restoring your skin’s natural radiance and vitality.

Our range of facials involve a combination of cleansing, exfoliating, and hydrating treatments tailored to your skin’s specific needs. By removing dead skin cells and unclogging pores, facials help to reveal fresh, glowing skin underneath. Additionally, esthetician-selected nourishing masks and serums used during facials deliver intense hydration, leaving your skin feeling soft, supple, and rejuvenated.

Whether you’re struggling with dryness, dullness, or uneven texture, facials can provide the boost your skin needs to look and feel its best. With regular facials, you can maintain a healthy and radiant complexion year-round, regardless of the external factors that may be affecting your skin.

Reason 3: You want to smooth fine lines and promote collagen production

As we age, our skin naturally loses collagen and elasticity, leading to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. While aging is a natural process, there are steps you can take to slow down its effects and maintain a youthful appearance.

Facials offer several anti-aging benefits that can help minimize the signs of aging and promote a more youthful complexion. Our facials incorporate ingredients such as retinol, vitamin C, and peptides, known for stimulating collagen production and improving skin elasticity. Facial massage techniques also help increase blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, promoting a more toned and lifted appearance.

By investing in regular facials, you can effectively target and address the signs of aging, helping you to maintain a youthful and radiant complexion for years to come. Rather than resorting to invasive procedures or harsh skin care products, opt for a gentle and holistic approach to anti-aging with regular facials.

In conclusion, facials are not just a luxury indulgence; they are an essential component of a well-rounded self-care routine. From reducing stress and promoting relaxation to addressing specific skincare concerns, facials offer a multitude of benefits for both your skin and your overall well-being. So why wait? Treat yourself to a facial today and experience the transformative power of self-care firsthand. Your skin will thank you for it!

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Skin, Treatments

How to Help Treat Rosacea

April 9, 2024

Embracing clear, radiant skin is a journey, and for those navigating the ups and downs of rosacea, it can feel like a winding path. Modern skincare science offers a plethora of medSPA treatments, facials, and specialized products to help soothe the symptoms of rosacea and reveal a complexion that glows with confidence.

At milk + honey, MedSpa treatments harness cutting-edge technology and expertise to target rosacea at its source. Here are some tried-and-true options that we offer:

  1. BroadBand Light (BBL) Therapy: BBL therapy delivers pulses of light energy to target redness and visible blood vessels associated with rosacea. It’s a non-invasive treatment that can yield significant improvements in skin tone and texture.
  2. Chemical Peels: Gentle chemical peels exfoliate the skin, removing dead cells and impurities while promoting cell turnover. This can help reduce redness and inflammation associated with rosacea, revealing smoother, more radiant skin.
  3. Moxi Laser Treatment: Moxi is a gentle laser treatment that targets pigment irregularities and uneven skin tone. It can help reduce redness and improve skin texture, leaving behind a more even and youthful complexion.

Facials are not only a treat for the senses but also a therapeutic experience for rosacea-prone skin. Here are some soothing options offered at our spa locations:

  1. Signature Facial: a customized experience with gentle products to help relieve and redness. It includes cleansing, masques, extractions, toning, and intense moisture.
  2. Brightening Facial: to help brighten the skin, this facial includes a same-day peel, jelly masque and red light LED

Skincare products play a crucial role in managing rosacea on a daily basis. Here are some essential ingredients to look for:

  1. Niacinamide: Also known as vitamin B3, niacinamide has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce redness and calm rosacea-prone skin.
  2. Hyaluronic Acid:Hyaluronic acid is a hydrating powerhouse that helps replenish moisture in the skin without clogging pores or exacerbating redness.
  3. Ceramides: Ceramides are lipid molecules that help strengthen the skin barrier, preventing moisture loss and protecting against environmental aggressors.
  4. Green Tea Extract: Green tea extract is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, making it an excellent ingredient for soothing and protecting rosacea-prone skin.

Treating rosacea is not just about skincare; it’s about self-care, compassion, and embracing the journey towards healthier, happier skin. Remember to be patient with yourself, listen to your skin’s needs, and celebrate every step forward, no matter how small.

With the right combination of MedSpa treatments, rejuvenating facials, and targeted skincare products, managing rosacea can become not just a challenge, but a triumph of self-love and resilience. So, here’s to unveiling radiant skin and embracing the beauty of every moment along the way.

Skin Care, Treatments

Elevate Your Skincare Routine with Skinceuticals

April 3, 2024

In the realm of skincare, the quest for radiant, healthy skin is an ongoing journey. As we navigate various products and routines, it’s crucial to find those that deliver results and prioritize skin health.  Skinceuticals – a brand synonymous with cutting-edge skincare formulations backed by scientific research. If you’re eager to elevate your skincare routine to new heights, integrating Skinceuticals products could be the game-changer you’ve been seeking. And we’re thrilled to share the exciting news: Skinceuticals is now available at selected spa locations, including Arboretum, Loren, River Oaks, Clearfork, Culver City, and Brentwood.

With a mission to improve skin health, Skinceuticals products will only elevate your skincare routine. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to incorporate our favorites into your routine:

Cleansing: Start by cleansing your skin with a gentle yet effective cleanser like Skinceuticals Gentle Cleanser. This will remove impurities while soothing and calming dry or sensitive skin.

Treatment: Incorporate targeted treatments based on your skin concerns. For anti-aging benefits, try Skinceuticals C E Ferulic, a vitamin C serum that provides advanced environmental protection and improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


Moisturizing: Hydrate and nourish your skin with a moisturizer like Skinceuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2, which replenishes essential lipids and supports the skin’s natural barrier function.

Sun Protection: To shield your skin from harmful UV rays, finish off your routine with broad-spectrum sunscreen, such as Skinceuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50.

Elevating your skincare routine with Skinceuticals products is a decision backed by science and proven results. By incorporating potent ingredients and advanced technologies, Skinceuticals offers effective solutions for various skin concerns, from aging and discoloration to hydration and protection. If you want to know what products you should incorporate into your skincare routine, schedule a facial with one of our estheticians to help you achieve the healthy, radiant skin you deserve.


Q & A: Lymphatic Massage

March 28, 2024

Licensed Massage Therapist Jodie Leigh Cowland answers all of your questions and concerns around Lymphatic Massage.

1. What should you do before a lymphatic massage?

  • Stay hydrated drinking plenty of water. Must empty bladder before treatment starts. Having plenty of water in your system will allow the detoxification process to flow more smoothly. If you’re dehydrated, the process will take longer and might not be as effective.
  • Eat a healthy light meal before your treatment. Nothing that causes your body of inflammation. Avoid: alcohol, sugary foods, fried food, and gluten.

2. What should I do after a lymphatic massage?

  • Stay extra hydrated
  • Stay away from heavy meals and anything that causes inflammation.
  • Stay away from alcohol.  Alcohol causes inflammation in the water and blood system.
  • Get in some gentle movement. No intense working out, but a light walk outside is always recommended to continue the flow in your system!

3. What are the benefits of a lymphatic massage?

  • Reduction of Swelling and Inflammation
  • Enhanced Immune System Function
  • Relaxation and Stress Relief
  • Treat Lymphedema effects
  • Help with Post-surgical swelling
  • Can help with Chronic venous insufficiency

4. How often can you do a lymphatic massage?

A person should schedule a series of sessions (one Lymphatic Detox Treatment per week for three weeks) and continue treatment until they notice a change. Treat yourself to one or two lymphatic drainage sessions every month if you experience a high frequency of common colds, allergies or headaches.

5. Risks and possible side effects:

Lymphatic drainage massage is generally considered safe, However, there are some risks and side effects to be aware of. Increased urine output: The body eliminates excess lymph by way of kidney filtration. This often results in the urge to use the restroom almost immediately at the conclusion of the massage session. It’s encouraged to drink plenty of fluids the day of the massage session. Herbal tea and water. Fatigue or drowsiness: Some individuals may feel tired or relaxed after the massage. This is a normal response. It is recommended to take it easy after your treatment. It is not recommended to receive  MLD massage and return to work/ have a busy day. Light movement followed with rest. Temporary increase in symptoms: In some cases, existing symptoms, such as headaches, nausea and fatigue, may temporarily worsen before improving.  This occurs because the body is adjusting to the increased lymphatic flow. – Again, plenty of fluids is a must! You should avoid getting a lymphatic drainage massage if you have an infection, heart condition, blood clots or kidney failure. Manual lymphatic Drainage massage while pregnant is OK.

6. Why is it important to make sure your massage therapist is trained?

Manual Lymphatic Massage is an additional modality certification. Some courses are 45 hours +  in training. This is not something you learn in basic massage therapy school. MLD Training in with in-depth knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system, and special techniques to manipulate the lymphatic system. Ensuring they understand how MLD affects the body.

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Specialty Massages

March 28, 2024

Lymphatic Drainage:

Lymphatic drainage massage is a gentle and non-invasive form of body work that can be especially helpful for those who suffer from common colds, cellulite, autoimmune complications, inflammation in the abdominal and throughout the body, pre/post surgery and much more. It is common for females to receive a series (3 or more) of MLD massage before a vacation to help with inflammation.  Lymphatic drainage Massage stimulates the entire lymphatic system, boosts metabolism, boosts the immune system and “helps” the body to eliminate toxins (Viruses). Use lymphatic drainage massage if you have noticed a slow down in your metabolism, increase in hormonal imbalances, increase in allergies, feeling sluggish or heavier than normal or brain fog. Many times these symptoms can be a sign that there is a blockage in the lymphatic system. A person should schedule a series of sessions (one Lymphatic Detox Treatment per week for three weeks) and continue treatment until they notice a change. Treat yourself to one or two lymphatic drainage sessions every three months if you experience a high frequency of common colds, allergies or headaches. Facial and neck MLD is very beneficial and can be done at home with a lymphatic face roller or a guasha tool.

Pre-Surgical Lymphatic Massage:

Lymphatic Massage is helpful in preparing the body for surgery by clearing any stagnant toxins and waste that may be at or around the surgical sites. Receiving Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) treatments prior to a surgery helps to prepare the area of the body about to undergo an operation. It does this by stimulating the lymph vessels of the lymphatic system to remove cellular waste products, bacteria, viruses, excess proteins, excess fluid and any other unwanted substances from the spaces between your cells; essentially cleaning the tissue and optimizing the cellular environment for surgery.

The Effects of MLD treatment Prior to Surgery May:

  • Reduce the risk of post-surgical infection
  • Decrease excessive swelling
  • Minimize bruising
  • Prevent scar tissue formation
  • Support the immune system so that it can process post-surgical

Post-Surgical Lymphatic Massage:

While some swelling is very normal and a necessary part of the inflammatory healing process, excessive or prolonged swelling can become problematic leading to longer healing times, increased pain, increased risk of infection, persistent swelling, and can adversely affect scar formation causing unwanted adhesions and decreased range of motion. That is why Plastic Surgeons highly recommend receiving Manual Lymphatic Drainage treatments. Your first post-surgery lymphatic massage should take place AFTER your one week follow-up with your surgeon.


  • Healing times are accelerated
  • Scar formation is minimized
  • Risk of infection decreases
  • Bruising and pain reduces

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Dry Brushing: 

Dry brushing is a daily body massage with a dry, stiff-bristled brush that helps to get rid of flaky skin, increase circulation, detoxify, help digestion, and even improve the appearance of cellulite. The mechanical action of dry brushing is excellent for exfoliating rough, dry skin. Dry brushing unclogs pores in the exfoliation process. It also helps detoxify your skin by increasing blood circulation and promoting lymph flow/drainage. Additionally, by unclogging pores, it’s easier for the body to sweat and eliminate toxins in your system. Dry Brushing enhancement pairs well with a manual lymphatic massage. It also gives clients something to take home with them to continue MLD at home and in between MLD appointments!


  • Detoxifying the skin
  • Stimulating the nervous system
  • Giving your skin a more radiant glow
  • Gentler on your skin than scrubbing in the shower

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CBD binds to receptors throughout the body as part of a system. This system plays a crucial role in regulating important functions in the body. Where there is overactivity, inflammation, or pain, CBD can trigger the body’s ability to regulate and maintain balance.  CBD oil is another GREAT enhancement for MLD massage.

CBD aids:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Chronic pain and soreness
  • Skin irritation
  • Arthritis
  • Anxiety

The cannabinoids in CBD massage oil helps to reduce inflammation and soothes muscles. This makes it very effective at providing relief from painful joints and muscles. People who suffer from chronic pain, arthritis, back pain, and so much more can reap the many benefits of a CBD oil massage.

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Lomi Lomi Specialty Massage:

Lomi Lomi massage is a healing art from Hawaiian Culture. Lomi Lomi massage in Hawaiian culture, extends beyond the physical act of massage, symbolizing a deeper process of healing transformation that integrates physical, spiritual and emotional aspects. Hawaiian healers crafted this massage style to restore balance and health.

Special Features:

  • Rhythmic Strokes: A masseuse uses long, flowing movements with their forearms and hands. This helps create a sense of relaxation.
  • Joint Rotations: Gentle stretching and rotating of the body’s joints encourage flexibility.
  • Abdomen Massage: Rubbing the belly area is common to promote digestive health.
  • Spine Movements: The therapist focuses on the spine with specific strokes to aid movement.
  • Breathing Techniques: Both the person getting massaged and the masseur use deep breaths. This keeps energy moving during the session.
  • Oils for Smoothness: High-quality oils like coconut or macadamia oil let hands glide over skin easily. Combined with Hawaiin floral essential oils like hibiscus scents.
  • Full Body Focus: The massage covers all areas for thorough care.


  • Relieving Stress and Tension: The long, flowing strokes of Lomi Lomi massage help to release tension and knots in the muscles, reducing stress and promoting relaxation.
  • Improving Circulation: By promoting the flow of energy throughout the body, Lomi Lomi massage can help to improve circulation and reduce inflammation.
  • Enhancing Immune Function: Lomi Lomi massage can help to boost the immune system by increasing the flow of lymphatic fluid, which carries away waste and toxins from the body.
  • Balancing Emotions: Lomi Lomi massage is designed to promote emotional balance and healing, helping to release negative emotions and promote a sense of inner peace.
  • Boosting Energy Levels: By promoting the flow of energy throughout the body, Lomi Lomi massage can help to boost energy levels and leave you feeling revitalized

Book a Lomi Lomi Massage Here

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Medical Aesthetics, Skin

3 Unexpected Ways to use Neurotoxins! 

March 20, 2024

Hint, hint – it’s not just for your Forehead!


Neurotoxins like Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin go beyond simply softening fine lines and wrinkles. In addition to the ‘traditional’ areas like the Top 3 (Glabella, Crow’s Feet, and Forehead), these treatments offer numerous possibilities for addressing both cosmetic and non-cosmetic concerns. It’s important to note that injecting in these areas is considered ‘off-label’ use however when administered by a skilled medical provider, it is entirely safe.



You may have heard of this by now as it is the newest aesthetic trend seen all over TikTok! Let’s delve into why this trend is gaining so much popularity. To begin, we must first understand the trapezius muscle and its important role within our bodies. This muscle spans the back of the head to just above the lower back and extends out towards the shoulders. The trapezius muscle helps with posture and is involved in various movements like bending sideways, turning the head, lifting and lowering the shoulders, and rotating the arm inward. 


But why are so many people opting to get injected in this area? Medical Providers highlight two major benefits! Firstly, overworked trapezius muscles can become tight and stiff when holding tension in the neck and shoulders that ultimately can lead to discomfort, pain, and even headaches. By injecting neurotoxins and blocking the signals to the nerves, the muscle becomes relaxed and any pain, discomfort or soreness is alleviated. 


Secondly, for aesthetic purposes. Cosmetically, this treatment is known to slim the appearance of your shoulders and create the illusion of an elongated neck. When you try to flex the trapezius muscle, the signal is ultimately blocked by the neurotoxins, and as a result, the muscle atrophies over time, resulting in a reduction in size and a slimmer appearance. 


 Masseter Botox also known as ‘Jaw Botox’:


While this technique has gained popularity in recent years, it has been a secret weapon for patients wanting to relieve TMJ disorder symptoms or ‘reshape’ the appearance of their lower face. 


The masseter facial muscle is powerful as it connects your lower jaw to your cheek and plays a crucial role in the chewing process. This muscle can easily become enlarged among patients who regularly grind or clench their teeth due to stress or TMJ. Over time, as this muscle becomes overworked, the jawline can ultimately shift and get wider. 


By injecting Botox into this area, it essentially stops the muscles from contracting, offering relief from tension and gradually reducing the size of the muscle over time. Because Botox doesn’t completely paralyze the jaw muscles and is only targeting the specific masseter muscle, chewing and overall functionality is not compromised or affected. 


Patients may experience some soreness and tenderness for a few days following their treatment, with the full effects typically being seen at the 2-4 week mark. It’s important to note for patients that are solely seeking facial slimming, that multiple sessions will be required to achieve optimal results.




Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition characterized by excessive sweating caused by overactive sweat glands most commonly seen in the underarms, palms, or feet. Many people suffer from excessive sweating regardless of their body temperature which can be embarrassing and interfere with daily activities. In some cases, topical antiperspirants are not enough and patients may need to explore alternative options. Here’s how Neurotoxins can help! 


Botox is injected into the treatment area where it blocks the nerve signals responsible for overactive sweating, preventing the sweat glands from producing too much sweat. A common misconception is that injecting Botox will ultimately lead to compensatory sweating in other areas of the body. Rest assured, this is extremely rare and botox only targets sweating in the specific area where it’s injected. 


Depending on the treatment area – the number of units needed varies however some patients may require 100 or more units to achieve results. Like any non-surgical treatment, results are not permanent but can last around 4-6 months. 


Our medical providers will assess and determine if these ‘off-label’ uses are appropriate for their patients during a personalized consultation.  Book a complimentary consultation here.

Medical Aesthetics

Botox v. Dysport- What’s The Difference?

March 20, 2024

Dysport and Botox are both neurotoxin injectable treatments used for cosmetic purposes, by temporarily causing muscle paralysis when injected these treatments help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Typically the most common areas of treatment are the ‘Top 3’ – Forehead, Glabella (between eyebrows) and Crow’s Feet. While these two products are similar in their primary use, here are the main differences: 


Dysport is a smaller molecule within the Neurotoxin family and guests can expect to treat around 3x the amount to achieve an equivalent dosage and effect to Botox. As Dysport is priced lower than Botox, the cost difference tends to balance out in the long run.

Onset and Duration:

Both treatments typically last 3-4 months. Dysport often has a slightly faster onset compared to Botox, with results becoming noticeable within 3-5 days. Botox can take a bit longer to show full effects and is typically seen at the 7-day mark. As a rule of thumb, please remember that each guest ultimately reacts differently to these treatments and can take up to 2 weeks to settle fully and see final results. 


Spread and Diffusion:

It is suggested that Dysport may have a broader spread from the injection site since it is a smaller molecule, making it more suitable for larger treatment areas. Botox, on the other hand, is preferred when placed in more targeted areas such as the Masseters or a Lip Flip. 

Personal Preference:

The choice between Dysport and Botox can sometimes come down to personal preference. Individuals and providers may find that one product works better for their specific needs or provides a more desirable outcome. 


Ultimately, our medical providers will decide between Dysport and Botox during a consultation. They will assess their guests’ unique anatomy, goals, and needs to determine which neurotoxin is right for them. Both Dysport and Botox are safe and effective treatments! 


Looking to learn more about which treatment is best for you? Schedule a consultation with one of our medical providers here.


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