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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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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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new products at domani!!!!

domani is 100% committed to staying on top of trends for our guests.  that means styles, cuts, techniques AND products.  As technology changes, so do products.  here are some of the newest products we have at domani:  

want a sample?  stop in to domani and just ask, we’d be happy to help!

hand relief night renewal serum
• Nature renews your hands nightly.
• visibly reduces dark spots
• moisturizes and plumps to smooth fine lines
• andiroba oil protects skin’s natural moisture barrier
• refreshing aroma with certified organic orange, lavandin and eucalyptus

beautifying creme cleansing oil
• So beautifying. So nourishing.
• rich, nourishing lather gently cleanses
• certified organic olive and safflower oils
• uplifting aroma of certified organic rosemary, lavender and bergamot
beautifying body moisturizer
• So beautifying. So nourishing.
• nourishes skin with all-day moisture
• certified organic shea butter and olive and safflower oils
• uplifting aroma of certified organic rosemary, lavender and bergamot

botanical kinetics™ intense hydrating rich creme
Increase moisture instantly and help your skin retain it for 24 hours, with vital plant energy that stimulates hydration, helping recharge your skin cells—to power skin’s natural moisture system.
for dry to very dry skin
• instantly replenishes skin’s moisture reserve
• retains skin’s moisture for 24 hours
• Salicornia herbacea, a seashore plant, helps skin absorb moisture
• cupuaçu butter helps seal in deep, hydrating energy
• leaves skin feeling supple and healthy
• lush and velvety, rich texture
• dermatologist-tested
• non-acnegenic

botanical kinetics™ intense hydrating soft creme
Increase moisture instantly and help your skin retain it for 24 hours, with vital plant energy that stimulates hydration, helping recharge your skin cells—to power skin’s natural moisture system.
for all skin types
• instantly replenishes skin’s moisture reserve
• retains skin’s moisture for 24 hours
• Salicornia herbacea, a seashore plant, helps skin absorb moisture
• cupuaçu butter helps seal in deep, hydrating energy
• leaves skin feeling supple and healthy
• dewy and smooth, soft texture
• dermatologist-tested
• non-acnegenic

botanical kinetics™ energizing eye creme
See your eyes come alive with the vital energy of plants. A plant energy complex gives the skin a boost, helping increase energy in the cells to help reduce visible puffiness in the skin around your eyes, while licorice root—known for its soothing properties in Ayurveda, the ancient healing art of India—helps diminish the appearance of dark circles.
• diminishes the appearance of dark circles and puffiness
• with licorice root and coffee bean extracts
• suitable for all skin types
• Ophthalmologist-tested
• 98% naturally derived*

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FEBRUARY BIRTHDAY PROMOTION

Happy Birthday to domani in February!

to celebrate our birthday, we want YOU to enjoy a day at the SPA!!!!!

whether you want an afternoon to yourself, a trip to the spa with your friends, or surprise your special someone…. February birthday promo is a GREAT DEAL!

call guest services to schedule your appointment(s).  nights and weekends book up VERY QUICKLY!  920-262-8333

 

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*  services must be received by the same person 

*  48 hour cancellation policy

 

 

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FREE PRODUCTS….

who doesn’t love FREE PRODUCTS?!?!

now- August 23, 2014 we want you to earn FREE products at domani!

How?  you ask!   See below!

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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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Health & Wellness event at Domani Salon & Spa April 12

mark your calendars for Friday, April 12th from 5-7 p.m. to join us at Domani Salon & Spa for a special evening of health/wellness & beauty.  You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about body contouring wraps (coming soon to Domani!), keeping skin looking younger longer with chemical peels, discouraging wrinkles to specific areas of the face with Botox, and of course, wellness and weight loss with the wide variety of supplements from AdvoCare.  we will be featuring specials guests, appetizers, and Spark!  hope to see all of you there.  RSVP: 920-262-8333
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Hooray for NEW Advocare products at domani!!!

Top O’ the Mornin’ to all you friends and family of Domani Wellness,

 Since the pool in my neighborhood reopens the 1st week in June, I figure, that’s 3 months to swimsuit season.  This may not exactly be music to YOUR ears, but for the ladies who took part in Domani’s Biggest Winner Contest, spring is looking a great deal more sunny.  Even though I cannot announce the winner of the spa package without proper permission, I can say that when I average all the results, it comes to nearly 9 pounds per person!  Now, as grand as AdvoCare’s 24-Day-Challenge is, even AdvoCare, the company suggests a 90 day committment. 
 
For a lot of people, the first month is just getting the cobwebs out, with the next two seeing some real breakthroughs.  The products fill in the nutritional gaps to help with energy and cravings, and ultimately accheive faster results, but these women all worked hard to make positive lifestyle changes, as well.  The one thing I heard each of them say is that they feel amazing.  And isn’t the first step to accomplishing a goal, having the energy to do it?  So find your favorite product(s) to carry forward and give you the tools you need to continue your success.  I am so proud of all of you!     
 
Two weeks ago at Success School I witnessed the launch of 3 new items for everyone to love.  I just didn’t want to get you all too excited until we actually had them on the shelves.  So buckle your seatbelts, this ride is gonna be wild! 
 
  • 3 new flavors of Spark:  Raspberry Tea, Tangerine, & Watermelon – all in one box!  AdvoCare is asking everyone to vote for their favorite flavor on Facebbook.  But you only have until May 1st to do it.  The winning flavor will be the next permanent addition to the lineup. 
 
  • An outrageously craveable nutrition bar called AdvoBar Raw.  It’s 210 calories of raw fruit and nut energy with ample amounts of protein and fiber to fuel your fire.  And finaly, there is now a non-dairy, vegetarian formula meal replacement shake in a rich DARK CHOCOLATE flavor.  Check out all that’s new at Domani Salon & Spa.
 
As one fabulous promotion comes to a close, so begins another one.  For the entire month of March, we will be featuring Advocare CorePlex multivitamins and offering all 3 varieties at 25% off!  “CorePlex® supplement provides a synergistic combination of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that helps supply the body with advanced nutrition for optimal health.* Each ingredient provides nutritional balance to fill the gaps in the average American diet.* It provides the right nutrients in the right amounts to ensure optimal absorption.* And the chelated amino acid-bound minerals in CorePlex make them easily digestible and highly absorbable.*
The vitamins and antioxidants in CorePlex work together to help strengthen the immune system and fight the effects of free radicals.* Minerals such as calcium, magnesium and zinc help support healthy bones and many other biological processes.* B-vitamins help the body convert fats, carbohydrates and proteins into energy and support the cardiovascular and neurological systems.* Vitamin C helps support and enhance the immune system.*
In addition to all the benefits of CorePlex, CorePlex with Iron provides 100% of the daily-recommended amount of iron, which is especially important for pregnant women, nursing mothers and women of childbearing age, especially those with heavy menstrual cycles.” (borrowed from AdvoCare.com)  Also available in chewables for children and other non-pill-takers! 🙂

I have one last oatmeal recipe to wrap up HEART month.  Yes, it’s March now, but I had a request for a healthy baked oatmeal.  This recipe can be found on the Mayo Clinic website, however, I tweaked it a bit.  Serve with no-sugar-added yogurt for added protein and calcium – definitely a breakfast to look forward to!

 
Baked Oatmeal
 
1 tablespoon canola oil
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup pure maple syrup or to taste
Egg substitute equivalent to 2 eggs, or 4 egg whites
3 cups uncooked rolled oats
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 to 1 cup chopped or ground walnuts
1 cup skim, soy or almond milk
 
In a good-sized bowl, stir together oil, applesauce, sugar and eggs. Add dry ingredients and milk. Mix well. Spray a 9-by-13 baking pan generously with cooking spray. Spoon oatmeal mixture into pan. Bake uncovered at 350 F for 30 minutes.  Makes 8 servings.  The values listed below represent the recipe made without the walnuts.
 
Calories 204 Sodium 105 mg
Total fat 4 g Total carbohydrate 34 g
Saturated fat 0.7 g Dietary fiber 4 g
Monounsaturated fat 1.9 g Protein 8 g
Cholesterol 0.5 mg    
Starches 1
Fruits 1
Sweets, desserts and other carbohydrates 0.5
Grains and grain products 1
Fruits 1
Sweets 0.5

 Source: This recipe is one of 400 recipes collected in the “Fix-It and Enjoy-It! Healthy Cookbook” published by Good Books and available at the MayoClinic.com Bookstore.

 

Stay tuned!  This month will be full of exciting announcements…!

 
Lisa Foat
domani salon & spa (920)262-8333
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Happy Heart Month!

Happy February!  It’s the American Heart Association Heart Month and a great time to focus on things we can do to inspire healthy hearts all around us.  Without a doubt, getting that much needed cardio 3 hours a week is a much bigger challenge this time of year than in mid summer.  But, can I just tell you, one of the things I love most about February?  I was reminded of this this morning at my health club of choice, how much less crowded by favorite fitness classes are, compared to last month!!  So, if crowds of New Year’s Resolution fanatics have forced you to keep your distance from your gym of choice, COME BACK!  Your heart will thank you.  Just as it will if you clear the clothes off your stationary bike, eliptical, or treadmill at home.  Or get your dog out for the regular walks he needs regardless of the weather.  Start with 15 minutes a day, then 20.  When you’re ready to make the jump from 25 to 30, give yourself a day off.  This may be a challenge.  It’s worth it.  Sitting at a desk all day is something we learned.  Gradually.  Remember how early in our school days they had to give us several recesses per day so we could all run around?  Later, it was just one, until high school, when none were required.  Some chose after school activities, some did not.  And our fates were sealed.  We might not have been fully in control of those choices then, whether transportation was an issue, or money, or the drive to get the best grades possible.  We are in charge now.  We may not get to take an hour’s worth of breaks each day to “run around”, but we can choose to incorporate some activities into our lifestyles in that same spirit.
 
On another  heart-healthy note, by now most everyone has heard how good oatmeal is for heart health, as its fiber has been proven to lower cholesterol and is a satisfying alternative to just about anything you can have for breakfast.  My Advocare education has led me to now chose only oatmeal or an Advocare Meal Replacement Shake for breakfast.  One of the reasons is that when you look at the back of a canister of oatmeal, there is one ingredient:  oatmeal.  No sodium, no cholesterol, plenty of soluable fiber, naturally high in iron, and a fair amount of protein!  And no sugar or anything we cannot pronounce the names of.  This is huge for me because, in the past year, I quit a 35 year cold cereal habit!  Of course, some are more like empty calories than others, and at least I always ate breakfast, which is way better than not.  
 
When something faster is the order of the day, I’ve come to look forward to Advocare Meal Replacement Shakes.  The rich flavors are outstanding and come in chocolate, vanilla, berry, chocolate-mocha, and orange cream and are not only just for breakfast.  Whether you “need to cut calories or you need a nutritious on-the-go meal, grab a Meal Replacement Shake. Meal Replacement Shakes have a 1:1 protein-to-carbohydrate ratio, which studies show supports weight loss and sustained energy. And since they’re loaded with 24 grams of easily digestible protein, 26 vitamins and minerals and just 220 calories per serving, you’ll satisfy your rumbling tummy, feed your muscles with high-octane fuel and give your body wholesome nutrients for a healthier you. Meal Replacement Shakes also work great as part of the Metabolic Nutrition Systems (MNS®).” (borrowed from Advocare.com)
 
Boxes of 14 can be purchased at Domani Salon & Spa.
 
Once again, I’ve opted to borrow a fabulous recipe from the test kitchen of Heather Devine.  Heather, if you’re reading this, Many Thanks, as this recipe is great for so many reasons (check out the protein!) and I had my heart set on sending out an oatmeal family solution rather than just telling everyone to “Eat more oatmeal.”  Watch for more of these in the 3 weeks to come.  Enjoy!  🙂 
 
Oatmeal Pecan Pancakes
 
1 c. egg whites
1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1 c. oats
1/3 c. milk
2 tbsp. oil (I use grapeseed or olive)
1/4 c. finely ground pecans (food processors will grind whole pecans)
1/4 c. flax seed meal
1/4 tsp. Stevia
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
½ tsp. cinnamon
Beat egg whites till fluffy.  Beat remaining ingredients until just smooth.   For thinner pancakes, add a ¼ cup water at a time.  For each pancake, drop ¼ c batter onto hot griddle.  Serve with real maple syrup.
 
Until next time, my heart goes out to you, each of you, all on your own wellness journeys…
 
 
Lisa Foat
domani salon & spa (920)262-8333
 
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