Kimberley Dwors was born and raised here in Colorado Springs! She joined The Flying Horse staff five years ago as one of our incredible aestheticians. More amazingly, she began working here right after graduating from The International Salon & Spa Academy. She enjoys gardening and hiking with her two adorable dogs, anything to get outside. Most of all she loves continuing her education in skincare and the science behind it! You can schedule your appointment with her today by calling The Spa at 719-487-2614.
Posted by Ashley B.
A 60 minute massage is about the same as 7-8 hours of sleep to your body.
A growing body of research suggests that a good massage is even better for you than you think. For the same reasons that a massage is relaxing, it boosts neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine. Massage helps improve circulation and aids in the elimination of toxins. It is one of the most effective treatments in reducing stress and relief from aches and pains. Most importantly massage is a tremendously effective method of reducing the stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol. It lowers your heart rate and blood pressure, releases endorphins and boosts your immune system. Massage is an integral part of maintaining your energy balance and physical dynamics. Benefits are multi-dimensional affecting physical, emotional, and psychological optimization.
We appreciate Anne Ojennes sharing one of her favorites with us. “I love working with Eve Taylor 301 Aromatherapy blend in my deep tissue massage sessions. It is an amazing product.” Anne Ojennes is our Massage Therapist in The Spa at Flying Horse, need to relax? Book a massage with her today! 719-487-2614
Posted by Kim S.
How to Take the Bite Out of Cold Weather Skin Damage.
What can you do to stave off the damaging effects of harsh weather as we head into spring? A few simple tips and tricks can help . . . .
Here are some sure-fire ways from The Spa at Flying Horse to keep your skin and nails looking fresh, healthy, and youthful—year round!
Get a pedicure
It’ll help your skin and nails bear up winter’s worst weather. Yes, it may sound extravagant—especially when your feet feel less exposed to the elements than they do in summer—but cold temps and low humidity are a recipe for cracking skin and brittle nails. A professional pedicure can keep foot problems from getting a toehold.
Use a pumice stone at home
Or if you don’t have a pumice stone handy, a pedicure file. Pick a day a week to slip into the tub and love-up your feet. They’ll thank you for it! Soak a while first, then gently work any sore, chapped, or flaking areas until they look and feel better. Once a week is all you need—so go ahead and rock it. But be gentle...and don’t overdo.
Try moisturizing cream in your socks
Seriously. Spread a fragrance-free cream (no parabens,* please) over your feet (avoid rubbing it all the way in), then don a pair of socks and enjoy what happens next. This simple treatment works particularly well overnight. But if you can’t bear the thought of sleeping in footwear, here’s an alternative. Cream up, slip on the socks, cover your feet with a heating pad, and settle in with a nice romantic movie. Cream, plus time, heals a multitude of skin-sins.
Add a paraffin treatment to your pedicure
Some people think of a paraffin treatment as a luxury. But while it may feel like one, paraffin is actually an affordable (not to mention potent) way of replacing your skin’s essential oils. The heat from the wax opens your pores, the oils penetrate, and your feet feel like new. So go ahead. Wax to the max.
Use cuticle creams and oils liberally
Changes in the weather wreak havoc on your nails. Moisture makes your nail plates expand. Dryness makes them contract. And the frequent back and forth, brought on by fluctuations in our Colorado temperatures, can have a damaging effect on both your polish and your nails. To avoid cracking, chipping, and other problems, revitalize with creams and oils throughout the day. Creams are preferable because they’re slower to penetrate the skin. But if oil is all you have, use it! If you can’t manage creaming-up or applying oils during the day, save the therapy until evening, and let a good night’s sleep help with the magic. Sweet creams make for sweet dreams.