Happy New Year from the St Pierre Team!
We closed 2023 with a massage chair event where we partnered with 4 local wellness and beauty providers and it was a great way to make new friends. Thank you all for joining the event!
In the next few months we will get together again for more events, so stay tuned and ask our front desk about the latest updates on our initiatives.
In January we will have a very special surprise for our current Spa Members. We invite the ones of you that are not current members to join back our Club and be a part of this special event.
News from St Pierre Massage & Spa
The Spa got a facelift! We took advantage of dry weather in December to have some of the Spa building freshly painted! Along with the traditional brown hues, black has now been officially introduced as a new color in the St Pierre palette!
To celebrate this color addition, we released branded reusable water bottles. They are available to purchase at our Spa.
The power of Aromatherapy
While welcomed for its cozy vibes, winter brings cold temperatures and wet days that can challenge our immune system and carry some unwanted health troubles.
Aromatherapy is a form of complementary and alternative medicine. It uses essential oils to manage symptoms or boost your well-being. It’s a holistic therapy, meaning it supports your whole self — mind, body, and spirit. Aromatherapy involves inhaling essential oils or applying them (diluted) to your skin. People around the world have used aromatherapy for centuries. People use aromatherapy to maintain wellness and feel better in general.
When inhaled, aromatherapy stimulates your nervous system. It starts a chain reaction of signals to your brain and chemical responses throughout your body. This activity begins once you start smelling an essential oil.
Essential oils release tiny molecules into the air. When you inhale an essential oil, those molecules move into your nose. Special cells in your nose called olfactory receptors notice the molecules are there. In response, they send messages to your brain through your olfactory nerve. These messages stimulate activity in your hypothalamus and your brain, where there is a group of structures that help control your emotions and store your memories. Your brain then releases hormones that help regulate many body functions like mood, sleep and digestion. The release of these hormones can help you in various ways, like lowering anxiety and reducing your perception of pain.
Massage Enhancement: Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy oils, or essential oils, are highly concentrated plant extracts. They come from various parts of plants, including flowers, stems, and leaves. Manufacturers use different processes to extract these oils, like distillation and cold press. Many pounds of plant materials go into one small bottle of essential oil.
Common techniques for aromatherapy include:
- Inhalation. You might create a facial steam by adding an essential oil to a bowl of hot water. Then, lean over the bowl with your eyes closed and breathe in. You may also choose to use a diffuser to spread the scent throughout your room or home.
- Aromatherapy massage. A qualified practitioner can give you a massage with lotion or oil containing essential oils.
- Bath. You may choose to add essential oils to your bath. You should always mix the essential oil with a carrier oil (like jojoba oil) first. Undiluted essential oil won’t mix in with your bath water, and it may irritate your skin.
At St Pierre we offer Massage Enhancement Aromatherapy in 3 different Certified Organic Essential Oils fashions of your choice:
- Lavender – the most popular of all essential oils with its clean, fresh floral scent. Commonly used to help maintain clean, clear, and calm skin. This oil will help to revitalize your dry skin from the winter cold!
- Thyme ct Linalol - a soft, sweet and herbaceous aroma. Commonly used to support the immune and the respiratory systems during flu and cold season. The perfect Winter Aromatherapy ingredient!
- Peppermint – a must have in any home pharmacy for its abundance of holistic uses. Commonly used for respiratory support and mental clarity. A delightful refreshing experience!
Book your appointment for a 60 90 minute massage and add an Aromatheraphy Enhancement by calling our Front Desk at (707) 255-1640, by email, or online by clicking here.