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Benefits of Hot Stone Massage

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Reasons to treat yourself to a Hot Stone Massage:

Muscle Relaxation: The heat from the stones helps your muscles relax, allowing the massage therapist to manipulate your deep tissues more effectively. Overly tense muscles can hinder the massage procedure, so if your muscles are extremely tight or stiff, the heated stones may provide the extra relaxation you need for the massage to be beneficial in releasing tension and easing sore muscles.

Pain Relief: While all types of massage can help relieve pain caused by tense muscles, stiff joints or injuries, a hot stone massage may provide greater relief due to the intense nature of the massage. Because the hot stones allow the massage therapist to penetrate deeper, you may find that a hot stone massage leaves you feeling physically better than a Swedish or deep-tissue massage that does not incorporate heat. It is important to let your massage therapist know if you feel that the heat from the stones is too much or that the pressure he is using is too harsh. Pain or discomfort during the massage process can cause more harm than good after the massage is over.

Improve Circulation: Typically, a massage therapist allows the heated stones to rest on trigger points in your body before beginning the actual massage. As the heat from the stones penetrates into your deeper body tissues, your blood vessels open, resulting in improved circulation. Poor circulation can lead to fatigue, which tenses the muscles, and a buildup of fluid and lactic acid in the muscles. Increased circulation delivers more oxygen to the muscles, which can help ease aches and pains.

Mental Benefits: Massage therapy can result in mental benefits as well as physical ones in many people. You may find that the relaxation afforded to you through a hot stone massage helps ease some of your mental stress and tension. A hot stone massage may also help you combat some of the symptoms of anxiety disorders and depression. While massage therapy is not a substitute for traditional medical or psychiatric care, it can be an integral part of your treatment plan.

Credits from http://www.livestrong.com/article/116678-benefits-hot-stone-massage/

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What is Balayage?

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Balayage (ba-lie-azhe), sometimes spelled ‘balliage’ or ‘baliage,’ is the art of hair painting. The term is based on the French word for ‘sweep away,’ or ‘balayer.’

Balayage is the most exciting highlighting color technique to appear in a long time. Colorists and clients alike fall in love with the fabulous results. Color placement looks natural and organic, similar to the effortlessly random color you’d receive after a summer at the beach.

Balayage color is painted in soft brush strokes across the surface of the hair, leaving you with natural-looking swipes of color that flow from thick to thin and play off the hair’s natural movement. Even better, balayage won’t leave you with any signs of demarcation, creating a softer and more manageable grow-out.

NOT JUST FOR BLONDES

It’s important to note that balayage is definitely not just for blondes. Brunettes, redheads, even those with black hair can all take advantage of hair painting. The results will be subtle, but they’ll add the dimension that everyone craves, giving a dark brunette swirls of cinnamon or caramel, for example.

 

 

 

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Holiday Spa Parties!

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Let Rapunzel’s Day Spa be your gathering place for Spa Parties!

Corporate Events | A great team-building experience! Co-workers are able to spend time with each other while relaxing. A trip to Rapunzel’s is the best way to acknowledge employees’ hard work while promoting wellness.

Bachelorette Parties & Bridal Showers | There is no better way to celebrate brides than with a day of relaxation with friends and family.

What type of events are held at Rapuznel’s ? | We offer the ideal setting for corporate outings, birthday parties, bachelorette parties, baby showers, couples’ parties, reunions and more. Enjoy a combination of spa services, quality time with your friends, family or colleagues.  How many people are considered a group? | Four or more people receiving any package combination {multiple services, either standard packages or a la carte} are considered a group.

Read more information about our spa parties under the menu section of our website. Or give us a call at 215-368-7061 and speak with Karina or Edwa.

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Makeup tips to keep your skin glowing after 40!

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We are often asked: how can I keep that glow to my skin after my 40th birthday. We have several recommendations that you can either try yourself or we would love to assist you at the best salon in Lansdale- Rapunzel’s!

Paying special attention to your makeup can really make a difference:
• We recommend that you update your regular makeup to mineral makeup. It will make you look fresher.
• Apply blush on the cheek bones.
• Try cream blusher if your skin is dry.
• Start using primer before applying foundation, eye makeup and lipstick; this will help the makeup last longer and helps to settle the final layer of makeup between skin creases.
• Choose softer tone pigments for eye makeup and lipstick.

There are also skin care products you can try with the guidance of a professional salon and spa expert. Here is what our experts say:
• Make a habit of regular skin care.
• Let your esthetician take a fresh look at your skin and suggest skin care products with high performance ingredients.
• Try regular facials & peels.
• Choose products with Alpha hydroxy acid, Retin A, vitamin C and peptides.
• Don’t forget to moisturizer and exfoliate your skin.

And lastly, your lifestyle can also have a lot to do with keeping that glow on your skin.
• Stay out of sun as this can dull your skin.
• If you are outside during daylight, where high SPF sun block to limit your exposure to harmful light from the Sun.
• However, if you want to have the suntanned look, get a sun kissed glow with a bronzer at your favorite salon and spa.

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Christmas in July Sale

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No need to wait till Christmas to get great deals!  On sale from July 22nd to July 27th purchase these great deals online or in the salon.

3 – One Hour Therapeutic Massages $165.00  savings of $45.00

3 – European Facials $174.00 savings of $51.00

Buy $300.00 gift card and receive $75.00 gift card free.

Buyy $100.00 gift card and receive $20.00 gift card free.

Deluxe Manicure and Deluxe Pedicure $65.00

Hour Massage and Vichy Shower $85.00

Click link to purchase or go to gift cards from our home page.

https://rapunzels.boomtime.com/lgift?value=1

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Beauty treatments you should not attempt at home!

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Beauty treatments you should not attempt at home may be a mystery if you’re new to the whole DIY scene. While there are lots of things you can do at home all the time to save money, there are certain procedures that are better left to the pros!

Haircuts – Unless it’s a simple bang trim, you really risk messing up your hair. No matter how tiny of a snip or how careful you think you are being, if you’re not trained then JUST DON’T.

Hair Coloring – Now I know that lots of women probably used boxed hair dye to color their own hair. While it may work for some, the honest truth is that you are doing damage to your hair. Boxed hair dye has harmful chemicals in it and if you don’t know what you’re doing, you can mess up your hair pretty badly. And while you may think you look great, on average only about 30% of women who dye their own hair actually come away looking natural and fabulous.

Brow Waxing – Brows are very easy to mess up, and not only that but if you over-pluck or over-wax, then you run the risk of having bald spots for a long time since brows don’t grow as fast as regular hair does.

Chemical Hair Treatments – Are you looking to chemically relax or straighten your hair? How about a perm? Any type of hair treatment that requires chemicals is better left to a trained stylist who knows what she is doing. Even though they make at-home kits for just about any treatment you can think of, you’re more likely to badly damage your hair, or come away looking more like Medusa and less like a beauty queen!

Trying these items at home to save money may end up costing you more money to get things fixed at the salon.  So leave it to the pros!

 

 

 

 

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Makeup tips by Keri

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Alright ladies, let’s talk beauty. Chances are you’re going to wear some sort of makeup out today; the question now is, what look are you going for? There are ton of different options out there! So many, in fact, that the beauty choices can be almost overwhelming. Luckily for you, we’ve rounded up the very best makeup looks of 2013. We’ve divided the options into natural, bold eyes, bold lips and thick brows.

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So what do you think? Will you rock a natural look, bold eyes, or bold lips? Or…will you be extra-bold and highlight your eyes and lips? Personally, I’m dying to go out and buy myself some new hot-pink lipstick to try and pull off an Emma Stone…. we’ll see how it works out!

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Paraffin Wax for Osteoarthritis

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Did you know that adding a paraffin wax treatment to your next pedicure or manicure can help with osteoarthritis? It’s true! The paraffin wax acts as a moist heat to your hands and/or feet and helps to ease the pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis. Paraffin especially helps to decrease pain and loosen up your hand and finger joints before exercise.

At Rapunzel’s you can simply get a hand and foot paraffin treatment or add it to your next manicure and pedicure! Book online or call us today at 215.368.7061

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Men’s cuts! Getting the style you want!

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Visiting a proper salon gives you the best chance to get the exact cut that you’re looking for and one that is tailored just for you. Trained styles pay extra attention to the details, including facial features, the texture of their client’s hair and their client’s head shape. It’s the fine detailing and added texture of a good men’s haircut that makes it worth the few extra money spent.

With the extra attention to detail, your new haircut will be tailored specifically for you. No need for multiple products and extra time in front of the mirror in the morning.   A well-tailored haircut will last much longer, as it grows out nicer and has added texture that cannot be achieved by a clipper cut.

KERATIN SMOOTHING TREATMENT

Keratin Smoothing Treatment

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Is the Keratin treatment safe for my hair?

Rapunzel’s Salon uses the safest Keratin treatment on the market.

Will Keratin make my hair flat?

The first few weeks after the treatment one’s hair will not have as much body as it usually does, but after it has been shampooed 4 or 5 times, the hair will bounce back with its usual body.

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