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7 Reasons you Should get a Massage this Week

Getting a massage is a relaxing and lovely experience but they also have great health benefits and can be used as a tool to help you feel your best. We’ve compiled a list of common complaints we hear from our clients who want a massage. While massage does not replace certified medical treatments, it can increase overall health and improve your immunity.


Head spinning, worst case scenarios and panic attacks are a daily occurrence for some people. Massage allows you time to relax and not worry about your stresses. Manipulation of muscles also helps to release tension and endorphins to improve your mood and calm your thoughts.

Chronic Headaches

Headaches can sometimes be related to other issues such as pinched nerves, knotted muscles and stress. Massage can help work out these problems, providing relief from headaches at least temporarily. Pressure points and essential oils can also be professionally applied to help with persistent headaches.

Muscle Tension

If you have any kind of job that has you sitting or standing all day you have probably complained about an ache in your back or tension in your… everything. Professional massage allows muscles to release after being held rigid for long periods of time. People who lead sedentary lifestyles are also at risk for blood clots. Massage can help increase your blood flow.

Back and Joint Pain

People often complain about their lower backs, hips and other joints aching. This could be caused from inactivity, age or other medical conditions. Manipulating these parts of the body can help increase muscle flexibility, improve blood flow and reduce pain.


As you probably know, stretching can help make you more flexible. The applied stretching in some forms of massage helps to increase the reach of those muscles, helping you be more flexible and reducing muscle fatigue.

Sports Injuries

Sports massage focus more on the stretching of muscles for strength and flexibility. Doing this consistently can help you receive less injuries and recover faster. After an injury, massage can help torn or otherwise hurt muscles and ligaments repair correctly.

Health Issues

Doctors can prescribe massage as a way to deal with pain caused by injury or chronic disorders. Massage has been seen to help reduce the pain caused by whiplash, carpel tunnel, scoliosis, varicose veins, pregnancy related back pain, digestive disorders and muscle injuries.

Popular Instagram Hair of 2018

Watergun Haircolor

This trend was started by @katkolors and @buzzedandfaded on Instagram in April of 2018. Using water guns filled with semi-permanent fashion colors, they shoot color over sections of pre-lightened hair for a kaleidoscopic effect. Each section is separated by foils or sheets to prevent bleeding. Although the majority of Instagram may know it as Watergun Haircolor, the artists who created this technique refer to it as their “Splash Kaleidoscope” method.

Pixel Hair

This trend really hit the Instagram scene with a post by @crikirsten, a student of Madrid-based hairdressing group X-presion Creativos. The post showcased a dark-haired woman with pixelated pink flamingo designs throughout her hair. As the hair is parted, more and more flamingos are visible. With the hair down naturally, only slight, sporadic bits of pink peek through. Since the post, different artist have posted their own versions of the pixel hair technique.

Drip Dying

Made popular by Taylor Rae, a colorist in Denver, Colorado. This technique is achieved by mixing color with water to create the right drip consistency and then pouring multiple colors over certain sections of hair before coming through. Each section has a different color story using shades that blend well together and don’t create muddy tones. The sections are kept separate using plastic or foam hair sheets to prevent bleeding.

Waterbottle Curls

This trend began as a response to the new Dyson Airwrap hair styler which retails for $499.99 and uses heat-controlled air to attract sections of hair to the wand and curl them. This waterbottle technique hit the scene as a cheaper “hair hack” alternative video with plenty of people jumping on board to try it out themselves. The curls are achieved by cutting holes in a waterbottle to direct the air in a whirlpool-like motion and create low-maintenance curls.

“Ghosted” Hair

Variations of this silver hair trend have been going around for years. It’s has been going by different names and gaining popularity since around 2012. Sometimes called “granny hair” or “opal hair”, 2018’s version is known as Ghosted Hair. Started by London-based artist Jason Hogan or @mrjasonhogan on Instagram. He uses these semi-permanent silver, iridescent shades to add dimension to his clients with platinum hair that wouldn’t do well with traditional lowlights.

2018 was a big year for creative hair techniques, we can’t wait to see what 2019 will bring. Would you try out any of these trends?

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