Spa News

A Note From Jackie

jackieHappy August, everyone!  Whew!  It's been an eventful summer and it's not over yet!  August is Family Fun Month so take these last few weeks and have some fun with those you love!

For many of you, it's time to get the little ones ready for a new school year.  Lots to do!  Check out this month's featured article for some helpful hints for kicking off the school year.  But, don't forget to take some time out for YOU!  We have some exciting treatments and products for you this month to keep you relaxed, rejuvenated and ready to go

We look forward to seeing you at the spa in August!

- Jackie

Featured Article

Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

reunionReady for a blast from the past?  Summer is the perfect season for getting re-acquainted with old friends at those infamous Class Reunions!  Remember that first crush?  That first football game?  And, of course, there's prom and graduation!  These are just a few of the fond memories we all have of high school days. 

So, what happens at a class reunion?  Usually, it's a fun-filled weekend organized by the Class President or other designee.  There's dancing, dinner, poolside laughter, and viewing of old high school pictures.  It's so fun to find out what old friends are up to!  Are they married?  Do they have children?  What career choice did they make?  Reunions can be exciting, but can also cause anxiety because we want to look our best.  Here are some pointers for looking and feeling your best when you reconnect with your high school friends.

First, go ahead and get all the "pre-reunion" tasks completed.  RSVP for the event and make those hotel reservations and travel plans.  With this out of the way, you can focus on YOU.

reunionIncluded in the reunion packet should be an itinerary of events for the weekend.  Will there be outside events?  A formal night?  Plan accordingly.  Start looking for outfits to fit each occasion.  Keep it trendy, fun and comfortable!!

As the reunion approaches, you may want to reserve some treatments at the spa.  Talk to your spa team about facials, body wraps, and weight loss programs to give you a healthy, youthful glow and have you feeling your best for your big event.  A great new do, a spray tan and a mani/pedi are the perfect final touches to send you off in style!

Don't fret about your upcoming class reunion. Enjoy it!  Start planning as soon as you get the invitation, and let your spa team assist you in looking and feeling fabulous!   


Spa Promotions

Back to School Extravaganza

reunionSchool's back in and there's so much to do!  Both Mom and kids are scrambling to put together those trendy outfits and gather all those school supplies.  But, don't neglect personal needs.  We have some great treatments for the whole family to start the school year off right!

For Teen: Best Face Forward for Back to School
Don't send your teen off to school with acne!  Reserve a program of three deep-cleanse purifying treatments for her and receive a complimentary home care kit to keep that clear, vibrant skin looking great! $225 (Series of 3)

reunionMom's Escape
You've hustled and bustled to send your kids back to school looking good and feeling great!  Now, it's time for you to relax with a full body massage and signature facial to help you unwind.  Reserve both (same day) and receive a complimentary Pevonia Luxury Bath and Body Kit at checkout! $170

reunionCouples Massage Getaway
Summer has been action-packed with barbeques, sleepovers and getting the kids ready for the school year ahead.  Spend some time together de-stressing and reconnecting with a couple's massage.  You deserve the break!! $175

Sun Damage Erasers
Summer is a time for spending time with friends and family frolicking in the sun at the beach or the park.  But, the heat, sun, chlorine and salt water can drastically damage your skin and hair.  Undo the sun's damage with these timeless treatments to look and feel fabulous!

reunionRevitalizing Body Scrub
Exfoliate the sun's damage away with an Exfoliating Body Polish for smooth and supple skin.  Complete your experience with a complimentary Agave Nectar Body Oil! $80

reunionFacial Peel Treatment
Get rid of dry, sun-damaged skin with a Revitalizing Peel Treatment.  This is a custom "layered" peel with dramatic results. Gentle and effective for the treatment of UV damaged, rough, dry, wrinkled, and acne/problematic skin. $80 each or pre-pay for 2 and save $10!

Events at a Glance

Relax with us on Aug 15th, National Relaxation Day!

- FREE $20 gift card with purchase of $100 gift card
- Buy one, get one half off ANY spa retail purchase!
- FREE Glominerals makeup lesson with Candice!
($50 value, must be pre-scheduled)
- FREE heated soyaffin hand treatment with any facial or pedicure!
($15 Value)
- FREE heated soyaffin foot treatment with any full body massage!
($15 Value)

Did you know that we accommodate groups? Bridal showers, birthdays, work retreats, you name it! Let us coordinate the perfect "group spa day" for you and your guests! Contact Erin today! 410-535-6059


It's Back To School Time!

back to schoolThe summer has quickly passed us by and maybe you or someone you know is anticipating the start of school.  After an indulgent few months of beach trips, picnics and lazy days, it's time to start packing lunches, checking homework, and attending PTA meetings.  This can be a crazy time of year for both parents and children.  Here are some helpful tips to smoothly transition your family back into the school year.

1. Attend your child's Open House/Orientation.  So many times parents try to get ahead of the game and complete school shopping before they know what the requirements are for the school year.  Big mistake!!! School districts use the summer months to re-evaluate dress codes, supply lists and academic needs.  Attend the Orientation and then do your shopping.  You will save yourself a lot of headaches and money if you do!

2. Get physical!  Schedule those yearly doctors' appointments early.  Make sure your children are in great shape, both physically and mentally, for the challenging school year ahead.  And don't forget about immunizations.  Check with your school to make sure your child is up to date!

3. Get back on schedule.  Your family enjoyed the freedom to eat, sleep and play all summer long.  But, it's time to get back on schedule for the school year.  Start getting your family back to the normal schedule at least two weeks before school starts.  That first week of school is hectic.  An established schedule will make it much easier for everyone.

back to school shopping4. Shop away!  Once you have attended the School Orientation take those lists and start shopping.  The first day of school is all about making a great first impression. Check out your child's favorite magazines to see what's trending in school wear this year. Help them look their best!

5. Get that skin in order!  We all know teenage skin problems can reduce self-esteem.  Schedule an appointment for a facial and send your teen to school looking and feeling great!

6. Mark your calendar.  Carefully read all the forms the school provides so you know what is expected of you and your child this year.  Post important dates on the family calendar hanging in the kitchen or other common area. The best way to start this school year is by being prepared and being aware of school events.

7. Spend time with your family.  If you manage your time efficiently, you can have all the shopping and other important tasks completed before the start of school approaches.  Gather your family on that last free weekend and enjoy a picnic in the park. Let the kids pick out their favorite movie for a movie and popcorn night.  Whatever the activity may be, spend a day reveling in your family.  Frenzied days of homework assignments, science projects and ball games are ahead! 

And finally, make time for you!  After taking care of everyone else, make an appointment for a relaxing spa treatment!


Favorite Things

Favorite Things from Shelby Rice

heather rightnourOf all the products we sell at Jacqueline Morgan Day Spa, one of my favorite things is Biofreeze.  I often tell my clients, "Biofreeze is my friend!"

Biofreeze is a pain relieving gel, which uses cryotherapy, cold therapy. Cold therapy is better for muscles and joint pain.  It provides pain relief for sore or strained muscles, arthritis and joint pain and stiffness.  I have even used it to help relieve my headaches. When I put it on the back of my neck and along my hairline, I can feel my muscles let go and that headache just floats away! Biofreeze is a topical gel, meaning that it is applied directly onto the area to be treated. It has a cooling effect, which creates a sensation similar to having an ice pack on the area.

There are several advantages to using Biofreeze over other types of medication. Since it is applied topically, it is more suited to treating localized injuries and pain. It acts almost immediately, providing relief rather than working after a long delay like medicines you take orally.

karen hollandBiofreeze comes in several variations that focus on the way it is applied. It comes in a tube of gel that can be squeezed out and applied to the affected area.  This allows the user to choose how much of the gel to use on the area. The Biofreeze spray bottle has just been redesigned so that it can spray upside down.  I can take the spray bottle, reach over my head, and spray onto the muscles between my shoulder blades to bring needed relief.  Other variations include a roll-on stick, but I prefer the gel or spray.

I use the Biofreeze gel in my practice and at home. I definitely recommend that you pick up some Biofreeze the next time you visit the spa.  $17

Call 410-535-6059 for more info.

Spa Cuisine

Garlic Shrimp With Asparagus and Lemon

- 1 lb shrimp, medium to large, peeled and deveined
- 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt (to taste)
- black pepper, to taste
- 1 lemon
- 4 tablespoons olive oil or 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 4 medium garlic cloves, sliced thinly
- 3/4 lb asparagus, tough ends snapped off and cut into 2 inch lengths (about 2 cups)
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 2/3 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch

1. Place shrimp on paper towels and dry very well.
2. Sprinkle shrimp with a bit of the salt and pepper.
3. Using a vegetable peeler, peel off strips of the lemon peel and then cut the strips into very thin long pieces; be sure to peel only the yellow part of the peel, not the bitter white part.
4. Cut lemon in half and juice it into a small dish, removing seeds.
5. Heat a deep 12 inch skillet (preferably NOT non-stick) over medium high heat for 1 minute.
6. Add 2 Tbsp of the oil and heat until it's shimmering hot -- just a few seconds.
7. Add the shrimp in a single layer and do not disturb it; let cook for about 2 minutes until browned.
8. Turn shrimp over and brown the other side, about 1 1/2 minutes, then transfer to a plate. Shrimp should not be cooked through.
9. Reduce heat to medium-low and add garlic, stirring for 30 seconds.
10. Add asparagus, lemon zest strips, red pepper flakes and a bit of salt and cook, stirring for 2-3 minutes.
11. Add chicken broth and cover, simmering for 1-2 minutes until asparagus is almost done.
12. Stir cornstarch with 1 Tbsp water and stir into the pan.
13. Add shrimp back to the pan and cook another 1-2 minutes until done.
14. Stir in 1 Tbsp lemon juice, then taste and add more juice, salt and pepper if needed.


Ask a Therapist

Q: What are peptides and why should I incorporate them into my skincare regime?

heather rightnourA:  Our skin is made up mostly of collagen, which provides support and thickness. As we age, collagen is destroyed, causing the skin to become thin and wrinkled.  Lifestyle, diet, genetics, exercise and skincare all affect the aging of the skin.  As collagen breaks down, it forms chains of peptides.  These peptides send signals to the skin that it is damaged and needs to produce more collagen.

1.  When peptides are applied to the skin, they signal the skin to produce more collagen.  The most popular of the "signal" peptides is palmitoyl pentapeptide (Matrixyl).
2.  When peptides are attached to copper, the peptide assists in the delivery of the copper deeper into the epidermis.  Copper peptides act as an antioxidant, aiding in the regeneration of healthy cells and removal of damaged cells.
3.  Other peptides, known as neuropeptides, act as muscle relaxers, softening fine wrinkles.  One of the most popular neuropeptides is argirelene.  Neuropeptides can be applied to any area of the face, making these peptides less restrictive than injectables.

Answer submitted by Donna Cramer, Lead Esthetician

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