Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle: How Strandz and Threadz can banish holiday stress

xmas-stress“‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring, but a mother busting her butt trying to make sure everything was perfect for every body.”- someone on Pintrest.  If this isn’t the truth. We hear it all the time; we need to take care of ourselves or we will end up with nothing left to give. This is everyone not just mothers. Dads may be working extra hours. Grandparents are stressing over gifts for possibly many grandchildren. College students are traveling maybe long distances to multiple places. There are people stressing over being alone during the holidays. At Strandz we offer so many services and products at all price points that will really make a difference in how you feel through the holiday season. Let us help you take care of yourself.

THE EFFECTS OF STRESS ON THE HAIR AND BODY

Most of us know that stress affects our mind body and soul. It has real physical symptoms including aches and pains, heartburn/digestive issues, high blood pressure, immune system problems, susceptibility, sleep problems and the list can go on. According to the Mayo clinic having long term chronic stress can lead to a disruption in just about all your systems leaving you susceptible to chronic illness.

As  stylists we can tell if someone has been under stress sometimes before the client realizes it. We can tell by your hair. Prolonged stress can cause Alopecia Areata, loss of circular clumps of hair. The physical effects of stress listed above have direct effects on your hair. When you come in with hair that is thinner, maybe dry and lifeless we can offer help! We always suggest seeing a Doctor when we notice changes in your hair, but here are the things we can offer you to de-stress. you don’t just want to make it through, but enjoy the holiday season. This season is about joy, love, peace, hope and restoration after all.

MASSAGE

Many forms of massage have been around pretty much since the beginning of time. One of the first known writings on the subject is The Yellow Emperors classic of internal medicine. It describes using finger pressure to aid in digestion and restore vigor. Over the last 2,500 years or so since the original text there have been a vast array of massage types and techniques developed. Follow the link for some more intriguing info on massage.

The power of human contact is profound. Many of us are touch deprived. Just the act of human contact lowers blood pressure, cortisol levels and increases oxytocin, therefore reducing stress. Apart from the physiological benefits, touch has enormous emotional benefits as well. It makes people feel safe, comfortable, connected, and communicates with out having to say a word. In our increasingly busy world with our interactions becoming more and more digital, a pause to relax and get a massage is almost a necessity. That brings us to actual health benefits. Besides the most obvious benefit of stress relief and reducing the chance of stress related illness, here are some other ailments that massage may help you with:

  • muscle strain
  • headaches
  • boosts immune function
  • stimulates lymphatic system
  • improves circulation
  • improves sleep quality
  • improve posture and balance
  • increase range of motion
  • helps with chronic pain
  • helps manage anxiety and depression
  • disclaimer: always check with your doctor when ever you don’t feel well to make sure its not something serious and that massage is safe for you.

Our Amazing massage therapist Suzy Kaelin has been in the business of healing people for many years. She fell in love with massage therapy while working at a rehab center. When she saw the real life effects massage had on people while caring for an ill friend it sealed the deal. Come visit Suzie in her beautifully decorated, warm, relaxing, massage room. It truly is an oasis away from the traffic of the salon.

Relaxing salon and spa services

Strandz is a full service spa and salon. We offer a full range of services, with the best stylists in town. Our stylists pride themselves on their dedication to you, our guest, and to their constant growth and education. In addition to our massage therapist Suzie we have Trenice, our wonderful esthetician. Her facials use only Aveda products which you can purchase to keep up with your skin care regiment. Steam treatments and massage are a part of her one hour facials. She has been with us for 2 years and loves what she does and it shows. Trenice also does lash extensions, all waxing services and more. Here are some of the other relaxing services we gladly provide:

SPA

  • Facials
  • All waxing services
  • Manicures
  • Shellac
  • Pedicures
  • Massage therapy

SALON

  • Precision haircuts
  • Advanced colorists
  • Many different hair treatments and masks that include a scalp massage
  • Texturizing services
  • Formal upstyling
  • Bridal parties
  • We are the only local salon licensed to preform on site bridal party services
  • Makeup
  • Extensions
  • Lash extentions

ESSENTIAL OILS

Essential oils are the concentration of the properties and fragrance of the plant. Its the oil of the plant. There are many ways to extract the oil of the plant including distillation and cold pressing. This has been done for centuries.  People have used the oils for their medicinal properties as well as for aroma therapy and perfume.

Strandz salon offers an array of Aveda oils and aroma therapy products. Using these products can energize, relax you, open your sinuses, aid in concentration, and many other benefits. We have gift sets available so stop by and one of our lovely staff will help get you started.

RETAIL THERAPY

Strandz and Threadz is truly a center for all of your beauty, self care, and shopping needs. After you get one of our amazing services stop by the boutique where you can find something for everyone!

We encourage everyone to remember to take care of yourselves and each other during this busy season and always!