Sunday, October 25, 2015

Massage Therapy Health Benefits and Styles at Allure Day Spa NYC

Massage has been practiced for thousands of years. Today, if you need or want a massage, you can choose from many massage therapy styles with a wide variety of pressures, movements, and techniques. These all involve pressing, rubbing, or manipulating muscles and other soft tissues with hands and fingers. Sometimes, even forearms, elbows, or feet are used.
According to a 2007 American Massage Therapy Association survey, almost a quarter of all adult Americans had at least one massage in the previous year. And, they have a wide range of reasons for doing so. More and more people -- especially baby boomers -- recognize the health benefits of massage. They choose from among many massage styles to get relief from symptoms or to heal injuries, to help with certain health conditions, and to promote overall wellness.
Here is information you can use to help you decide what types of massage will work best for you.

What Are the Health Benefits of Massage?

Many types of massage offer benefits beyond simple relaxation. Allure Day Spa Team of Professional Massage Therapists can help you to choose right massage for you.
Here are just a few of the health problems that may benefit from massage. Ask your doctor before using massage for any health condition, though.
  • Back pain . More than one study has shown the effectiveness of massage therapy for back pain. In fact, one 2003 study showed it worked better than acupuncture or spinal modification for persistent low back pain -- reducing the need for painkillers by 36%.
  • Headache . Another type of pain -- headache -- also responds to massage therapy, as shown by more than one study. Massage therapy can reduce the number of migraines a person has and also improve sleep.
  • Osteoarthritis . In the first clinical trial looking at the effectiveness of Swedish massage for knee osteoarthritis, participants who received a one-hour massage either one or two times a week had improvements in pain, stiffness, and function. The control group had no such change.
  • Cancer. Used as a complement to traditional, Western medicine, massage can promote relaxation and reduce cancer symptoms or side effects of treatment. It may help reduce pain, swelling, fatigue, nausea, or depression, for example, or improve the function of your immune system.
  • Anxiety. A review of more than 12 studies shows that massage helps relieve depression and anxiety. It lowered levels of cortisol by up to 50%. And massage increased levels of neurotransmitters that help reduce depression.

Which Massage Styles Are right for You ?

You may have noticed that different massage styles are popular at different times. And you may have wondered whether each was just part of a passing fad or the latest, greatest massage technique? Even more important is how can you tell whether the latest style will actually help you?
Styles used in massage therapy range from long, smooth strokes to short, percussive strokes. Some massage therapists use oils and lotions; others do not. Most massage therapists have clients unclothe for a massage, but some do not. A massage can last anywhere from 5 minutes to 2 hours.
Before you can decide which massage style is best for you, you need to ask yourself a question. Do you simply want a massage for relaxation and stress control? Or do you need symptom relief or help with a certain health condition? Before booking a massage, let the therapist know what you're looking for and ask which style the therapist uses. Many use more than one style. Or the therapist may customize your massage, depending on your age, condition, or any special needs or goals you have.
What follows is a list of some of the more popular massage therapy styles.

Swedish Massage

The most common type of massage is Swedish massage therapy. It involves soft, long, kneading strokes, as well as light, rhythmic, tapping strokes, on topmost layers of muscles. This is also combined with movement of the joints. By relieving muscle tension, Swedish therapy can be both relaxing and energizing. And it may even help after an injury.
The four common strokes of Swedish massage are:
  • Effleurage: a smooth, gliding stroke used to relax soft tissue
  • Petrissage: the squeezing, rolling, or kneading that follows effleurage
  • Friction: deep, circular movements that cause layers of tissue to rub against each other, helping to increase blood flow and break down scar tissue
  • Tapotement: a short, alternating tap done with cupped hands, fingers, or the edge of the hand

Neuromuscular Therapy Massage

Neuromuscular therapy is a form of soft tissue manipulation that aims to treat underlying causes of chronic pain involving the muscular and nervous systems. This medically-oriented form of massage addresses trigger points (tender muscles points), circulation, nerve compression, postural issues, and biomechanical problems that can be caused by repetitive movement injuries.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is best for giving attention to certain painful, stiff "trouble spots" in your body. The massage therapist uses slow, deliberate strokes that focus pressure on layers of muscles, tendons, or other tissues deep under your skin. Though less rhythmic than other types of massage, deep tissue massage can be quite therapeutic -- relieving chronic patterns of tension and helping with muscle injuries, such as back sprain.

Sports Massage

Developed to help with muscle systems used for a particular sport, sports massage uses a variety of approaches to help athletes in training -- before, during, or after sports events. You might use it to promote flexibility and help prevent injuries. Or, it may help muscle strains, aiding healing after a sports injury.

Hot Stone Massage

For this kind of massage, the therapist places warmed stones on certain areas of the body, such as
acupressure points. The stones may be used as massage tools or be temporarily left in place. Used along with other massage techniques, hot stones can be quite soothing and relaxing as they transmit heat deep into the body.


Reflexology uses hand, thumb, and finger techniques to stimulate certain areas of the feet. These areas are believed to correspond to different parts of the body. The massage, then, is expected to promote health and well-being.

Pregnancy Massage

During pregnancy, your body goes through major changes. Pregnancy massage can help with these changes by reducing stress, decreasing arm and leg swelling, and relieving muscle and joint pain. Massage may be particularly helpful during a time when medication and other medical options may be more limited. Using specially designed massage tables, the massage therapist will help get you into a comfortable position for this type of massage.

Call Allure Day Spa 212 6445500 to schedule your Massage Experience or book online and get 10% off 60 or 90 minutes massage till the end of October.

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Great Benefits of Pumpkin Facial Peel at Allure Day Spa NYC

Welcome the Fall Season !!!

Enjoy the perfect autumn facial, incorporating all the best services of our regular facials, plus the firming, lifting, and toning benefits of a Pumpkin Enzyme Peel and Vitamin C Lifting Mask. The 75 minutes treatment has great anti-aging properties, but is also beneficial for sensitive and acne-prone skin.
Unsure about the benefits of pumpkin treatments? Keep reading to find out!
The Professional Pumpkin Peel Treatment is a powerful antioxidant treatment that brightens and rejuvenates the skin and is a beneficial treatment for almost every skin type and any age. It is a powerful antioxidant keratolytic treatment that can serve as an alternate between other peels and therapeutic treatments. Pumpkin contains the highest concentration of salicylic acid of any plant, which provides the Pumpkin Peel Treatment with potent skin smoothing and pore clearing action. It also offers more than 100 beneficial components including the highest concentration of vitamins A, C and beta-carotene found in any other fruit or vegetable.
This treatment has simultaneous actions; it exfoliates and draws impurities out of the skin while introducing vitamins, enzymes and nutrients into the skin. This is an excellent treatment for smokers as it stimulates circulation, promotes healing and provides vitamin nutrition. This treatment is also great for smoothing the skin, as the naturally occurring salicylic acid in pumpkin removes the dead surface cells that cause rough texture.
As with all other chemical peels there is little to no downtime, hence the nickname “Lunchtime Peels”. In fact, you will leave with healthy, smooth, glowing skin immediately following the treatment. Call today for your relaxing experience and skin refreshment!
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Spring Salon Specials NYC

Happy March! Spring is almost here – are you itching to freshen up your look?
We have some great specials this month that will help you look your best and save a bundle!

 Repair Your Hair  !  

Get Free  Deep Conditioner Treatment with  Hair Cut $100 (Save $45)

Get Single Process Color with Gloss and get Complimentary Blow-Dry $165 (Save $65)

Complimentary Framing Highlights  with Hair Cut $125 (Save $100)

Gloss Treatment $45 ( Save $20) Blow-Dry not included

Bring a Friend for Full Head of Highlights  and both get 40% off

Day of Color Package : Single Color,Highlights, Gloss and Blow-Dry $ 350  plus Champagne toast or Vine (Save $120)

What are you waiting for ? CALL NOW to book your appointments!
212 644 5500
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Allure Day Spa & Hair Design is New York City Top-Rated Salon! Check out our outstanding Salon Services in Cut & Style, Color Treatment, Hair Repair, Extensions, Straightening, Make-Up Application, Manicure & Pedicure, and Hair Removal. Full Service Salon and Spa for women & men located in the Midtown on Lexington Avenue and 55th Street.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Spring Hair Color Trends 2015

March is  here!  Which basically means you better be ready for Spring.  Did you think about your hair color yet?   Whether your a brunette, blonde or red head, We’ve got you covered.
This season, it’s all about being multi-toned .  In general, your new spring hair color should be richer and warmer .
Blondes: Stay away from the “letting your roots” grow.  The look this year is more couture and polished.  Your hair doesn’t have to look natural, just blended. Tone on tone is the trend for Spring, blondes should be golden, coper or wheat.
Brunettes: After winter your hair tends to look brassy and washed out.  You want your hair to look rich and shiny.   Your hair shouldn’t look ashy, but dimensional. Try subtle highlights.
Reds: Try amber and rich reds.

Call us to schedule your free color consultation. 212-6445500 or book online

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Valentine’s Day Spa Gifts for Her & Him in NYC

Can’t think of the right sweets for your sweetie this year?  We’ve done the thinking for you! Here’s a stress-free selection of our best #Allure Valentine’s Day gift ideas — all healthy, almost calorie-free, and guaranteed to melt your sweetie’s heart without melting your wallet.

Gifts for Her
What she wants most (aside from your love and world peace, of course) is the gift of calm.  Choose from any one of these favorites for her:

Black heart (cards) Allure The Ultimate Relaxation Full-Day
Voted New York Best Spa Package for a reason.  Experience 5 hours of pure bliss in this Full-Day spa journey for just $395 . Buy an  Instant Valentines Spa Gift Certificate.

Black heart (cards) Allure Pure Luxury : She’ll be thinking about how sweet it is to be loved by you after this full-on Allure pampering.Approx. 2.5 Hours , $190. Buy an Instant Gift Certificate.

Black heart (cards) Love at First Sight Valentine's Spa Facial: Lips, head, neck, shoulders, arms, hands, and feet all get special treatment along with 75 minutes custom designer facial.  Served with Champagne  and chocolates, and a take home gift bag, $149. Buy an Instant Spa Gift Certificate.

Black heart (cards) Heart & Soles Valentine's Package NYC for Hands & Feet: It’s the Spa Peppermint Pedicure and Spa Manicure along with tea or wine and Chocolates.  ‘Nuff said. 1.5 hours, $55. Buy an Instant Gift Certificate.

Black heart (cards) Deluxe Manicure & Pedicure Combo: Every finger and every toe gets extra attention in this 2 hour Deluxe Manicure and Pedicure treatment with supper skin-softening benefits of Algae. $75. Buy an Instant Gift Certificate.

Black heart (cards) Mommy to Be :  1 Hour Pregnancy massage, Allure pampering Facial and Spa Mani/Pedi makes for a happy future  Mama and for only $290 Buy an Instant Spa Gift Certificate NYC.

Gifts for Him

He works hard for you, honey. Check out these great ideas to treat him right:

Black heart (cards) Male Royal Spa Treatment NY: 2 hours of Man heaven from muscle-melting Deep Tissue massage to reflexology for tired, aching feet, $150. Buy an Instant Spa Gift Certificate NYC.

Black heart (cards) MAN Facial NYC: Guy-centric facial combined with hot steam , extractions and a relaxing neck and shoulder massage to round out the experience.  Mantastic! 1 Hour 15minutes $105. Buy an Instant Spa Gift Certificate for Men.

Black heart (cards) Male Escape Spa Package NYC : Man heaven! This Spa Package was designed with the guys in mind, from the muscle-melting Deep Tissue massage to guy-centric Facial . Hot steam , extractions and a relaxing neck and shoulder massage round out the experience – which is great for treating ingrown hair. Mantastic! $215 Instant Gift Certificate.

Black heart (cards) Allure Signature Massage NYC: Combo up with Deep Tissue and Hot Stone massage is one of our most popular treatments.  75 Minutes, $150. Need we say more? Buy an Instant Gift Certificate.

Black heart (cards) Allure Spa Manicure & Pedicure for Men NYC: Our combo delivers a therapeutic fix for your fingers and toes! 1 Hour 15 minutes of pampering includes a warm hand soak, a whirlpool footbath, nail shaping, cuticle care, basic foot filing, and moisturizing hand, foot and calf massages, $55 Buy an Instant Gift Certificate.

Gifts for the Two of You

Check out these couple-friendly packages:

Black heart (cards) Enhance Romance Couples Spa Package NYC : Our most popular spa package.  Couples Hot Stone Massage (1 hour), Rejuvenating Facial, Couples Perfect Spa Pedicure & Spa Manicure, Spa Lunch & Champagne toast.  4 Hours and 30 Minutes  $290 Single or $600 for Two. Buy an Instant Gift Certificate.
Black heart (cards)Romancing the Stone Massage NYC allows couples to indulge in one Hour Hot Stone Massage, combine with a luxurious half-hour reflexology massage for feet.$190 single $380 for 2 .Need we say more? Buy an Instant Spa Gift Certificate.

Black heart (cards) Couples Massage NYC: Relax together in this 45, 60, or 90 minute massage for two, $160-$300. Buy an Instant Gift Certificate.

Black heart (cards) Deluxe Manicure & Pedicure Combo for 2 : Every finger and every toe gets extra attention in this 2 hour Deluxe Manicure and Pedicure treatment with supper skin-softening benefits of Algae. $150 for two. Buy an Instant Spa Gift

Still not sure what’s sweetest for your sweetie this Valentine's season?  A gift certificate is always a good choice.  Choose an Instant Spa Gift Certificate NYC — a convenient option you can print it out immediately or send via email — or our gorgeous Classic Gift Cards to drop in the mail or hand deliver.
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Winter Skin Care Tips and Remedies from Allure Spa NYC

Best Winter Skin Care at Allure Spa NYC

For many people, the cold clear days of winter bring more than just a rosy glow to the cheeks. They also bring uncomfortable dryness to the skin of the face, hands, and feet. For some people, the problem is worse than just a general tight, dry feeling: They get skin so dry it results in flaking, cracking, even eczema (in which the skin becomes inflamed).
As soon as you turn the heat on indoors, the skin starts to dry out, It doesn't matter if you heat your home using oil, wood, or electricity. The skin gets dry.

The weather outside may be unsightly, but your skin doesn't have to be. 

Here's few Winter skin and body treatments to banish dry skin and give your winter skin care regimen a boost.

This treatment will nourish your skin leaving your face and body hydrated, smooth, and flawless from this cold weather. Papaya Facial which uses pumpkin peel and papaya peel off mask to leave you feeling radiant and refreshed. Lavender Body Scrub with brown sugar, and special nourishing oils get rid of dry, flaky winter skin. Paraffin treatment for both hands and feet leaving them rejuvenated.

Wrap yourself in warmth with Hot Stone 1 Hour Body Massage, Warm Paraffin Manicure & Paraffin Feet Treatment. Pamper your skin with an amazing Skin Rejuvenating Algaederm Facial that will help you look and feel rested, rejuvenated and refreshed.

A paraffin treatment uses warm oil-based wax to provide pain relief to hands, feet and sore joints and muscles. This treatment has supper skin-softening benefits a perfect service on it's own or an add-on to any other treatment!

To help decongest the sinuses and relieve the inflammation Allure therapists use Eucalyptus, Lavender and Rosemary essential oils combined with our luxurious Lava Stone Massage. 

With the oh so soothing scents of peppermint and chamomile, Allure's resident facialists will drain your face and have you breathing freely in no time flat. Ahhhh...


Single Valentine in New York City

Single Valentine in a City. 
   The only thing more depressing than a regular Weekend is a Saturday that also happens to be Valentine's Day--especially if you're flying solo. But don't wallow in self-pity this year, instead, embrace your single hood.   From  Girlfriends Celebration Parties for singles to The Relaxation Package with your friends Allure Day Spa got a  destination for every Valentine's Day-hating New Yorker this February. 
Take your mom with you to relax and enjoy body polishes, massages , facials and more for Mother and Daughter Retreat and don't forget your kids and bring your son or daughter to Allure for Mommy & Me Spa package this Valentine Day...
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