The kids are nearing the end of the school year, warmer weather is bringing more activities, work is getting crazy and your social calendar is booked solid. Spring has sprung and its many accompaniments, no matter how fun, can leave you feeling stressed or overwhelmed. Luckily, Aveda has come to our rescue yet again by introducing their latest line of Stress-Fix products. Check out some of the product descriptions below and be sure to pick some up at either of De Riah’s Northshore area salons! Stress can really take its toll on your physical, emotional and spiritual health. At Aveda, we turn to Ayurveda, a 5,000 year-old healing tradition from India, and western science to find 21st century solutions for the stress we experience every day. Both teach us that the power of touch, breath and aromaology can be combined to create quick and easy wellness rituals you can do at home to give yourself the mental, physical and emotional break your body needs. Stress-fixTM body lotion, concentrate and soaking salts are all Ecocert certified organic. Their aroma, infused with French lavender, lavandin and clary sage from organic farms, is clinically proven to relieve feelings of stress. BODY LOTION RITUALS Perfect for people who type or have other repetitive hand movements during the day.
FOR HANDS Apply stress-fixTM body lotion to your hands, hold under your nose and take a deep breath. With your arms in a neutral position, rotate your wrists several times in both directions. Use the thumb of your left hand to massage the palm of your right in strong, circular motions. Repeat for your left palm. Turn your hands over and use the thumb of your left hand to massage the back of your right hand stroking from knuckle to wrist. Finish by using a pinch and release motion to massage each finger. Repeat for opposite hand. FOR BODY After showering, massage stress-fixTM body lotion into your hands, hold them under your nose and take a deep breath. Then massage onto tense areas such as the neck, shoulders and forearms using the Ayurvedic technique of moving in circular motions at the joints and back-and-forth motions between joints. Apply to your abdomen using clockwise circular motions.
CONCENTRATE RITUALS Stress-fixTM concentrate comes in a portable rollerball that’s perfect to carry with you for Ayurvedic rituals to relieve stress anytime, anywhere.
Apply stress-fixTM concentrate to the inside of your wrists, hold over your nose and take a deep breath.Massage stress-fixTM concentrate onto the occipital area at the top of your neck using circular motions.Release shoulder tension by rolling stress-fixTM concentrate onto your upper shoulders with a press-release motion. Shrug your shoulders to your ears, hold, and then let them drop. Repeat as desired.
BATHING RITUAL Soak away stress with stress-fixTM soaking salts.
Draw a warm bath and light an Aveda candle. Add 1-2 tablespoons of stress-fixTMsoaking salts. Soak in the tub with your eyes closed and take a deep breath. You can also perform the “bumble bee breath” by slowing exhaling as you make a buzzing “Mmm” sound. Repeat the breathing exercise of your choice gently for 2-5 minutes.
Our stress-fixTM body massage—clinically proven to reduce feelings of stress—combines the power of Swedish and deep tissue massage, acupressure, foot reflexology and our newstress-fixTM aroma, which is infused with organic French lavender, lavandin and clary sage.Book your massage today and discover a beautiful way to stress less and enjoy yourself more.