By Laura Benge

Sometimes it is hard to find the time to get in your monthly facial, so when you do make the most of it. exhale’s Power Facial is customizable for powerful results. When guests talk about their skin concerns, it is never just one condition. It’s always breakouts plus fine lines or pigmentation plus dehydration. What is great about the power facial is it allows us to treat multiple concerns within one therapy session. We use the ultrasound to hydrate by driving nutrients and vitamins into the skin. It exfoliates to reveal a brighter complexion. We use the coolbeam laser, a LED light, to promote healing, increase circulation and anti-aging.

I am a big fan of dry brushing for both in spa therapies as well as at home care. Dry brushing is a great way to increase circulation, kick-start detoxification and help along the body’s lymph drainage system. You can do it at home by using a brush with firm bristles and using short vigorous strokes, traveling upwards on the body. Start with the feet and work your way up the legs, stomach, arms and underarms. If you do it first thing in the morning, it is a great way to wake up and feel energized all day. At exhale, we have an amazing exfoliating therapy, the glow body scrub. It incorporates dry brushing and an invigorating scrub followed by a rich antioxidant moisturizer – the perfect prep for an event.

Mind Body Classes and spa go hand in hand to make you both feel and look good. A balanced diet plus working out contribute to increased circulation, decreased stress, muscle tone and an overall glow. I always say, you can’t work out once a year and be skinnier, and you can’t have a facial once a year and expect to have glowing skin! Taking care of your body and your skin work together in synergy. exhale offers unparallel transformational mind body programs. We start with the breath to calm and invigorate, whether in our core fusion and yoga classes or in our relaxing spa sanctuary.

Laura Benge
National Spa Director