June 11th, 2013 • Posted by Agua Azul Oasis • Permalink
In the summer months our feet get the heat. Wearing sandals, flip-flops, or trekking in bare
feet cause dryness and cracking. It is
the time when our feet snag on the bed sheets and we look before wearing shoes
that don't cover the heel.
Our feet form protective layers called calluses that become
thick, rough, and unattractive. It is
important to give some regular attention to the feet during the warmer months
to keep them healthy and looking their best. As you await your next pedicure, there is
something that you can do in the meantime.
Using a foot file or pumice stone will help to remove the
calluses. They can be used after soaking
your feet in warm water or sitting in a warm bath. By briskly rubbing the callus with the tool
the skin will start to slough away and show that smooth skin underneath. Be careful not to rub to forcefully as this
will cause a lesion on the skin.
And don't forget to put lotion on afterward. Feet need to be moisturized too to keep the
skin soft. To avoid slipping in your
shoes, apply the lotion before bed so that it can soak in while you sleep.
Regular pedicures are the best way to maintain the feet
during the heat and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
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May 20th, 2013 • Posted by Agua Azul Oasis • Permalink
Whether you have muscle tension in your head, neck, back,
legs or feet, a deep muscle massage can work the knots out and give you relief
from the pain that keeps you from performing at your best.
Let our massage therapist guide you through a typical deep muscle massage.
First, choose your favorite scented warm oil. All are nice emollients useful for letting the therapist's hands glide over
your skin while leaving a clean, refreshing fragrance. To keep you warm, and
comfortable, the therapist will cover your body with a light blanket, except
for the part being worked on.
Tell your therapist where your aches are. Do your carry stress in your
shoulders, back, head, or feet? All of the above, you say? That's an easy fix!
Let's start with you on your tummy and let the therapist massage your scalp. So
much tension hides out in the head and neck area. It's important to take time
to work across the top of your head, starting at the hairline and working
around the ears toward the neck. If at any time you feel uncomfortable, or want
the therapist to stop, just say "stop" and it will be so. Otherwise, enjoy the
massage and let the tension drift away.
At the base of the neck you will notice your therapist's fingers find the
beginning of your vertebrae. The vertebrae responds well to gentle kneading.
Each disc will be worked with strong fingers all the way down your spine. Once
at the bottom the therapist may press an elbow into one side of the vertebrae
and run it all the way up to your neck. Doing this elbow treatment on both
sides of your spine should leave you feeling invigorated. After that delicious
experience each rib will have gentle pressure applied, hidden stress will be
Moving downward to the buttocks and legs the therapist's fingers and knuckles
will knead deep to find the knots on the muscles that cause tension and pain.
You carry all of your weight on your feet so they require special treatment.
It's necessary to start to work one foot, then the other, with firm, gentle
strokes, rubbing them with precision on the top and the bottom at the same time
until they are flexible and relaxed. By concentrating on certain areas of the foot
with thumbs and fingers tension will release from several areas all over your
Carefully turn your body over and let your therapist rearrange your blanket
over you for comfort. One arm, then one leg, at a time will be lifted from
under the blanket so the muscles may be massaged. Moving to your other side
your therapist will finish the session with the remaining arm and leg.
The time will fly by. When finished your therapist will quietly leave the room
and you may rest a few more minutes, then get up and dressed.
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Massage is a useful tool for managing tension and pain, but in order to achieve
good results, it must be done by a skilled, trained therapist. We've got you covered and our professionals are ready to pamper you into relaxation.
May 16th, 2013 • Posted by Agua Azul Oasis • Permalink
Summertime is the season in which the ice cube trays are
full. Refreshing drinks are shared with
friends on the patio or terrace. The
light of the day lasts longer and our time is spent outside amongst the fresh
blooms of flowers.
After the chill of winter transitions into the warmth of
summer, we welcome the light and heat of the day. The chime of the ice cream truck invites
children from their backyard swimming pools.
We walk through the grass barefoot and soak in the beauty around us.
In addition to the splash of a cool drink, we have some
other tips on how to stay cool and refreshed during the warmer months.
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