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Enjoy a little R&R in June….

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fall in the spa….

 

call to schedule: 920-262-8333

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cupping massages…

Domani has introduced Cupping therapy into our massages.

Cupping is a  traditional, time-honored treatment which is favored by millions of people worldwide because of it’s safe, comfortable, remarkable results effective for many health disorders.

Cupping therapy is the method of using glass or plastic cups to create localized pressure by a vacuum.  The Chinese have been doing this since ancient times by using heat inside glass or bamboo cups.  Nowadays, cupping sets use suction to create the vacuum.  The vacuum inside the cups causes the blood to form in the area and help the healing in that area.

Ancient Chinese medicine have believed that the body contains “Meridians”.  These meridians are pathways in the body which the energy of life called Qi (“chi”) flows through.  It flows through every body part, tissue, and organ.  Cupping therapy is mainly performed on one’s back because there are five meridians on your back.  When these meridians are opened, the internal energy is able to flow through the whole body.

Another healing aspect of cupping therapy is through the release of toxins in your body.  The suction from the cups can penetrate deep into your tissues causing the tissues to release harmful toxins.  It triggers the lymphatic system, clears the blood vessels, and stretches and activates the skin.

Cupping therapy has been found in ancient records dating back 3500 years and it is still used today by many. Through suction, the skin is drawn into the cup by creating a vacuum in the cup placed on the skin over the targeted area. The cupping removes harmful substances and toxins from the body to promote well-being.

People receive the cupping therapy for many reasons. Some include but are not limited to inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and deep- tissue massage.

 

Your massage therapist at domani salon & spa will discuss the option to integrate the cupping technique COMPLIMENTARY into your 60 or 90 minute massage session!!!  

 

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relax – refresh – renew in MAY

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support local: breast cancer awareness month

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AUGUST MASSAGE SPECIALS

This August, slip away into relaxation. Enjoy either a 60 or 90 minute massage at domani salon & spa!

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advocare spark reformulated….

ADVOCARE Spark has been reformulated & we have it at domani!!!!

  • Why are there less calories and carbohydrates in Spark? Is it equally beneficial?
    The reduction in calories and carbohydrates comes from a reduction in an inactive ingredient called
    maltodextrin. This reduction allows for a smaller serving size, which means we can provide Spark in
    more convenient packaging while still offering all of the same benefits.
  • Are there still the same amounts of servings per canister?
    Yes, you still receive approximately 42 servings of Spark per canister. As your canister is being
    shipped, powder may settle and appear more compacted than when it was originally filled.
  • Why is the scoop smaller?
    By reducing the amount of an inactive ingredient (maltodextrin), we are able to fit all of the benefits of
    Spark into a smaller scoop. Spark’s benefits have not changed. The only major differences are that
    the product serving size has now gone from 15g to 7g of powder, 45 to 15 calories, and 11g to 4g of
    carbohydrates. The directions remain, “Blend, shake or stir contents of one stick pack or one scoop
    into 8 fluid ounces of water.”
  • What is maltodextrin? Why does Spark have maltodextrin? Why did you reduce the
    maltodextrin in Spark?
    Maltodextrin is a polysaccharide, three or more carbohydrate molecules joined together, derived
    from a starch (corn). Maltodextrin is used to help product flow through filling equipment during the
    manufacturing process. Advances in powder fill technology have led to newer, faster equipment
    capable of accurately delivering smaller amounts of powder into packaging. With this new technology
    available to us, we are able to reduce the amount of maltodextrin in the product.
  • Why does Spark cost the same amount as before?
    The active ingredients, servings and all of the great benefits of Spark are all present in more
    convenient packaging.

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NURSES WEEK…

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massage and spa must knows….

Often, we aren’t taught how to spa…. 

massage therapist, Jennifer is letting you in on the know.  answering all your questions, giving you the low down 😉

Here at domani salon and spa we want to ensure your experience here is as relaxing as the services themselves. Spa etiquette can be a source of anxiety for first-time spa goers, but it’s easy once you know a few basics.

Turn Off your Cell Phone. You can’t relax if you’re answering calls, checking emails, and texting. And neither can the person next to you. This even goes if you’re getting a pedicure. Bring a book or magazine instead.

Arrive On Time. Please plan to arrive at least 10 to 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time. You may need a few minutes to fill out paperwork the first time or update your current information. Just leave yourself plenty of time to get there. There’s nothing more stressful than racing to a massage or facial. Better to get there a little early and relax than to get there late and miss part of your treatment.

Take a Shower. This step is especially important if you’ve spent time in a hot tub or pool, which has chlorinated water. You want to get those chemicals off, not have them massaged in.

Speak Up. When you make a massage appointment, guest services will generally ask if you prefer a male or female therapist. Massage therapists and other service providers are trained to respect boundaries and use proper draping techniques, so either should be fine.

During any service, feel free to speak up on anything you would like to be different — more pressure, less pressure, quieter music, a blanket if you’re cold, turning the table warmer off. Your comfort is the most important thing, and your therapist is there for you.

Stay In Your Comfort Zone. When changing into a robe and slippers please undress to your comfort level. However, keep in mind that some undergarments can interfere with your service and may even become stained with products used. It’s also good practice to remove any jewelry that may interfere with the service such as necklaces and earrings that hang.

To Talk Or Not To Talk. You can talk during the treatment or be completely silent, it’s up to you. The service provider should follow your lead. If you’re not talking and they won’t be quiet, you can say something like, “I’m just going to zone out/be quiet/rest for a little while.” The service provider will get the hint. In general, try to use a quiet “spa voice” when you talk anywhere in the spa.

Getting Up From the Treatment. Take your time getting up from the table, you don’t have to jump up instantly!  But, the service provider more than likely has another guest after you so don’t linger too long.

How Much To Tip? This depends on the spa. In day spas, 15-20% is typical. Many resort spas add on a service fee, not all of which goes to the service provider. If you’d like to give them something extra for exceptional service, you can. If you were given a gift certificate, ask if the tip was included. Gratuity is not required, but always greatly appreciated.

Cancelling Your Appointment. Most spas have a 24-hour cancellation policy, and if you left a charge card number, you may be charged. If you know you’re not going to make it, let the spa know as soon as possible. A therapist might have come in just for you, and if you don’t come in, the therapist doesn’t get paid.

I hope you found these tips informative and educational. If any other questions should arise prior to, during or after you service, please do not hesitate to ask your service provider.  We are here for you!

 

courtesy of massage therapist: Jennifer

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spread the LOVE

Hello, once again, to all dear friends and family of Domani Wellness,

Though it has been well over a week since the last installment, know that I have been thinking of you daily and hoping you are all coping as well as can be expected.  As you can imagine, I myself have been stunned to speechlessness.  In this week like no others this country has known since the destruction of World Trade Center towers, we must once again call up every last ounce of strength in our hearts and show the world, as well as one another, that the human spirit is far more difficult to crush.  Though I doubt I’d be capable of such lofty words had any member of my own family been injured or worse in Boston or Waco.  But on behalf of Domani, my family, and myself, our hearts go out to all those trying to regain peace in their lives after such a horrrible week of loss and destruction.  Countless thanks go out to all the fire and rescue personnel, law enforcement, and service men and women who are giving all they can trying to restore “normal” in the face of chaos.  Would that our prayers could only be enough.  Well, let’s all keep sending them anyway.

For my wellness tip of the week, all I wish offer is this:  We only get one chance at this life… For God’s sakes LIVE IT. Spread LOVE.  Any way, any where, and to anyone you can.  You never know when or where you will have the opportunity to change someone’s life.  Use your powers for good.  The best thing about giving a smile is you almost always get it back!  It doesn’t hurt and it doesn’t cost a thing.  And one by one, feel the burdens on your own heart become lifted.  Make someone’s day – every day.  

I know quite a few of you are wrapping up an Herbal Cleanse so I wanted to discuss Advocare’s MNS systems as it plays the most dramatic role in the 24-Day Challenge and is the best nutrition regimine on the market today.  Conquering the nutritional gaps in your diet equals conquering cravings.  You can do this.  Let AdvoCare show you how.  “Metabolic Nutrition Systems (MNS®) help you target your specific weight management challenges.* MNS Maximum Energy contains a proprietary blend of botanical extracts and nutrients designed to help “rev up” metabolism.*+ It reflects years of research and development at AdvoCare®, where our Scientific and Medical Advisory Board has searched the world for the safest and most effective energy boosters.* It is the synergistic blends and scientifically proportional amounts of ingredients used in MNS Maximum Energy that make it an exceptional solution for weight management.* For added metabolism support, use it in conjunction with ThermoPlus™ Vitamin and Herbal Supplement.” (borrowed from Advocare.com

For maximum appetite control you may prefer the MNS Max C formula.  MNS Max 3 offers noticable energy and appetite control as well, but has approximately half the caffeine as the other 2.  In place of the caffeine and extra appetite control it offers superior core nutrition and wellness benefits.  There is an MNS for every body.  Put one to work for you.  Oh, and by the way, when you find your favorite MNS system, you can keep doing it over and over.  It’s safe, effective, and you feel amazing.  Why stop?  Find me and my favorite MNS at Domani Salon & Spa.

Yup. Still cold out and comfort food still seems like a really good idea.  And if you thought cleansing meant steering clear of red meat…think again.  Just think lean and enjoy.  Great for leftovers, especially when you need to pack a lunch for work.  

Brown Rice Pasta

1 lb Ground Turkey, Bison, or very lean Ground Beef
Brown Rice Pasta
1 large jar No Sugar Added Spaghetti Sauce
2 cloves minced garlic
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium bell pepper , chopped(green, red, or yellow or a combination of each)
1 small box frozen chopped spinach
1 (8oz) can tomato sauce (No Sugar Added)
2 TBSP fresh parsley, chopped

Cook frozen chopped spinach according to package directions. Cool, drain, and squeeze as much of the
excess liquid from the spinach as possible. Spray a large nonstick skillet with no calorie/no fat
cooking spray and brown meat with onions, garlic, and bell pepper until meat is cooked through. Add
spaghetti sauce, spinach, tomato sauce, and fresh parsley to the cooked meat. Simmer until heated
through.
Meanwhile boil pasta according to package directions .
Tips for serving: It is best not to mix your noodles and meat mixture together so that you can control
the amount of pasta and meat you consume. Using the appropriate portion size for your weight
measure out your pasta and meat and then mix the two together on your plate.
 
As always, I’m here if you need me 🙂
 
 
 
 
Lisa Foat
domani salon & spa (920)262-8333
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