Our three new summer spa therapies are specifically made to restore the body, calm your mind, and cool you down — oh, and they’re only available poolside. This summer, you can exhale poolside at our South Beach, Downtown Miami, Bal Harbour, Dallas, Santa Monica and Bermuda locations… without even leaving your lounge chair.

cool aloe oasis massage
Revive and refresh with this relaxing therapy. Start with an icy, cool neck wrap and eye pack. Then enjoy an application of freshly chilled aloe vera to hydrate and restore with a light arm and leg massage. It’s perfect for sun-damaged skin. 20min | $30

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By: Susan Tomback
VP of Sales and Marketing

We’ve all heard the phrase “pH balanced,” but what does that mean to us in the world of skincare? Potential of hydrogen, or pH, measures the amount of acidity or alkalinity in a substance, and since our bodies are composed of over 70% water, this is an important element to watch. Though the general rule is that maintaining a slightly alkaline environment in the body helps to prevent disease, as bacteria and viruses, even malignant cells, cannot survive in an alkaline environment (drink your Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar, people!), the opposite is true for the skin.

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Microcurrent technology has been around for centuries, but it’s not until recently that it has made its way into the hands of lead estheticians as a way to not only reduce wrinkles and improve tone and texture, but to also educate facial muscles to lift saggy skin. Exhale’s Lift Facial utilizes this technology and is the perfect choice to achieve an immediate youthful glow before a big event or as a series to whip your skin into the best shape of its life! In the last few years, more and more celebrities from Jennifer Lopez to Kim Kardashian have been seen using microcurrent machines or are known to get electric facial for their red carpet treatments. But did you know that microcurrent came from less glamorous beginnings?

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By Madison Wright, Core Fusion Teacher + Blog Coordinator

Summer is here and the sun is bestowing its magnificent, vitamin D filled rays across all that is outdoors. For those of us living near and above the Mason Dixon Line after those brutally cold winter months, the summer sunshine feels as exciting and obligatory as a massive stack of gifts on Christmas morning when you’re six years old. You know it’s coming every year, but days feel like weeks and weeks feel like months and it just can’t get here soon enough! Yes summer sun, we love you and we are thrilled you’re here!

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1. Dry Brushing
Exfoliate to reveal your glow-iest skin before you hit the beach or the pool — and get centered with a mindful moment in your dry brushing practice. If you do it first thing in the morning, it’s a great way to boost your circulation, energy, and give your skin a boost from head to toe. Learn how on our blog or book a Glow Body Scrub with one of our experts. Not only does it feel great, but it’s a nice education from our best-in-class spa therapists on the how-to’s of dry brushing. You’ll leave with renewed, glowing skin, an understanding of the technique, and your very own dry brush for home use.

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Did you know that the skin is the human body’s largest organ? It works hard day in and day out to protect your body from harmful elements in your surroundings, like germs and toxic substances, the cold and sun rays, and more. You may not care too much about it, but take a quick look at your face or body, and you’ll realize how much you pay attention to your skin. It’s high time that you give your skin the proper attention and love it needs. Help your skin do its job more effectively and efficiently for longer by developing a skincare routine. Here are a few reasons why you should make “skincare” at the top of your must-prioritize list this year. Our skin sheds itself Sure, your skin may look its best today, but since it loses roughly 30,000 dead skin cells every minute, your healthy skin today may turn dull by tomorrow. Getting a regular facial , or a body scrub around twice or once a month (depends on how often your skin needs it), can help rid face of dead skin. If you opt to exfoliate at home, you can use a mild facial scrub or chemical exfoliant at least twice (for oily/combination skin; once for sensitive skin) a week. This is a relaxing way to get your skin to its tip-top shape. Look your best Having clear and healthy skin can help boost your self-confidence. This is true especially for people who have acne-prone skin. The face is the part of your body that people see first when they meet you, and who doesn’t want to put your best face forward when seeing others? A well-established skincare routine can help you achieve a flawless and radiant skin of your dreams. After all, when you look good, you feel good. Beautiful skin is a lifelong commitment Getting gorgeous skin doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a lot of effort, resources, discipline, and time. Also, you shouldn’t stop when you start seeing results from your skincare routine, you need to continue doing it. If you want to have healthy skin by age 50, you need to start now, and the choices you make today will turn that into reality. Prevention is cure A good skincare routine and habits can help keep breakouts at bay and protect your skin from the harsh sun and pollution. It can also help prevent potential skin issues in the future, like closed comedones, dry patches, and liver spots. Having an effective skincare routine can cut your visits to a dermatologist. It can also save you money by avoiding skin problems that can be costly. Take appropriate measures now before your skin gets skin discoloration or acne scars. A skincare routine is the start of other healthy routines A good and positive skincare practice is a step into the door of carrying out bigger self-care routines, like doing hair and scalp treatments, exfoliating and moisturizing your body, observing a healthy diet, exercising, getting enough sleep, developing a reading routine, and trying out things that you love to do. Either of these can start small, and some you might even begin doing unconsciously. Skincare is self-care Whether it’s a stressful day at work or a long road trip, something as simple as doing a skincare routine can help you de-stress. It’s just you and the mirror, alone in your bathroom or some space quiet. There’s something meditative about taking that 10 minutes just to sit and massage your face with products. In a way, it makes things more manageable. Are you finally convinced that you have to make time for skincare? Start a healthier skincare routine on your road to a younger-looking skin journey now and feel wonderful (inside and out) for years to come! You may consult with your dermatologist to help you create a suitable skincare routine for your skin type and to address your skin problems. AUTHOR BIO Julia is a beauty and lifestyle writer. She’s a contributor for VMV Hypoallergenics blog. She likes reading skin care tips, travelling with her friends and exploring new places.

Pick a suit that makes YOU feel comfortable. There are no rules or restrictions that should limit you to a certain kind of swimsuit. Pick a cut and color that speaks to you and makes you feel amazing.
Exfoliate and polish up your skin with a detoxifying Glow Body scrub. Glow get em’!
The suit is the main event, but the cover up is the opening act. Make it a cute one!
Get your sweat on in the studio. Being active releases endorphins and leaves you feeling positive and strong.
Block out negative noise. Don’t allow yourself to become affected by unnecessary and unwelcome pressures from society, the media, or yourself. You create your own standards, so stick to them!
Fit in an Exhale on Demand session before hitting the beach to center your mind and body while granting you a glistening (sweaty) glow.
Set the tone with a tinted moisturizer that will give you that natural beachy glow before even hitting the sand!

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