Swedish massage is the style that comes to mind when most people think about massage. The goal is relaxing the entire body and this is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. Additional techniques include circular pressure applied by the hands and palms, firm kneading, percussion-like tapping, bending and stretching. Lotion is often used to reduce friction and stimulate the skin. Swedish massage is exceptional for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is similar to Swedish massage but is used to target knots and release chronic muscle tension. Other benefits include reducing inflammation and helping to eliminate scar tissue. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons, and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints). Deep tissue massage uses strokes across the grain of the muscles, not with the grain as in Swedish massage. The more intense movements and techniques such as deep finger pressure may be slightly uncomfortable and cause soreness that lasts a couple of days before resulting in the desired relaxation and pain relief
Not everyone needs the same massage. Someone with a tense neck, headaches and lower back pain will need different treatment than someone else who has joint pain or sore shoulders. Each of these problems will require deeper pressure or other specialized attention. We will design a custom massage for you based on your initial consultation and will tailor your treatment using open communication and intuitive massage skills. You may request any or all of the massage types listed to meet your specific needs. Take time to care for yourself; experience relaxation and freedom from aches and pains
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage is a specialty massage that uses smooth, heated stones. They are often basalt, a black volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat well. It is a deeply soothing, relaxing form of massage. The heat helps tight muscles release. Hot Stone Massage can be a dual purpose massage. Due to the heat of the stones, it is always a highly relaxing, stress reduction massage. The hardness of the stones allows the therapist to address specific problem areas with more detailed work or deeper pressure
Therapeutic massage focuses on specific areas which cause pain. This massage is a treatment to relax those areas. The caring touch of another human being soothes our bodies and our minds. It is the essence, to our happiness and soothes our souls. We all need to take time and listen to our bodies and our inner soul within
Prenatal, specific techniques can reduce pregnancy discomforts and concerns and enhance the physiology and emotional well-being of both mother and fetus. In the postpartum period, specialized techniques rebalance structure, physiology, and emotions of the new mother, and may help her to bond with and care for her infant. Specialized, advanced training is highly recommended, and many practitioners require referrals from physicians prior to therapy
Heavenly Spa Day (for her)
Swedish Massage, Spa Manicure or Refill, Spa Pedicure, Facial, Lunch, Wash, Blow dry & Style, Make-up Application
Heavenly Spa Day (for him)
Swedish Massage, Spa Manicure, Spa Pedicure, Facial, Lunch, Haircut
Add a peel masque for an additional $20 to any of our specialty facials
Fountain of Youth Facial anti aging includes eye treatment
Before Tanning Tips
Waxing, pedicures and facials should be done at least one day prior to your tanning session. Shave and shower either the night before or just before the tanning session. Wash with a product specifically formulated for exfoliating as this will best prepare your skin for the tanning solution. No makeup, perfumes or lotions. These can greatly impact the outcome of the tan by affecting the absorption of DHA, resulting in streaking and minimal color. Deodorants should also be avoided as they will cause a green color that is very difficult to remove. Tanning solution stains fabrics. Bring along dark, loose-fitting clothing and flip flops or sandals to wear after the session. Wait at least 5 hours to wear tight clothing, as it has been known to rub the tan completely off in high-contact areas if worn quickly after the tanning session.
Aftercare Tanning Tips
Tanning solution stains, so do not sit directly on leather or fabric seats or furniture. Sit on a towel or other piece of cloth instead. It is recommended to bring a towel to the session, but many salons or tanning businesses can provide one as well. Avoid sweating and perspiring, and be careful when washing hands until the first shower as excess water during the DHA reaction with the skin can cause the tan to streak. Do not exercise until after the first shower following the session. Excessive perspiration can drastically affect the outcome of the tanning process and the ending results of the tan. Shower in 8-12 hours, or the time directed by the sunless solution, using a body wash or shower gel as these contain less alkaline than bar soaps. If the solution contained a bronzer, it is normal to see the surface color wash off during the first shower after the session. This is nothing to worry about as the DHA reaction with the skin will continue without the cosmetic bronzer. The texture of a washcloth can be in itself an exfoliant, so when showering, use a hand or loofah instead. Avoid exfoliating skin and hair removal products. Moisturize twice a day with alcohol-free lotion. Hydrated skin will slow down the process of natural skin exfoliation and the tan will last longer. Alcohol-based products are drying to the skin and can cause the tan to fade quicker and less evenly. Soaking in a bath or long periods in a pool can accelerate exfoliating and fade a tan. It is best to avoid both whenever possible. When swimming or hot tubbing, use a waterproof sunscreen to help seal the tan into the skin and slow down fading. The use of Alpha Hydroxy Acids, such as those found in some cosmetics or anti-aging products, will increase exfoliating and accelerate a tan's fading process.
$22 pp, Precious Updo, Finger Nails Painted, Craft (Princess Crown)
Sassy Updo, Finger Nails Painted, Toes Nails Painted, Craft (Mirror)
Rock Star Package
Radical Updo, Finger nails painted, Toe nails painted, Mini Make-up, Craft (flip flops)
D'Nicole Salon & Spa is a full service salon and spa, conveniently located in Echo Plaza in Washington Township N.J., offering personalized services, professional treatments using a wide variety of European hair and skin products. Owner Susan Talvacchio has been in the bussiness since 1972.