Being Well with Bella Salon
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Traveling Spa

We will customize services that best fit the person and the situation. We have caring staff that provide gentle, nurturing, caring services that can benefit a wide range of customers. The healing power of touch and massage increase sense of well being, balance, immune function and overall relaxation. 

Relaxing Aroma-therapy Massage / Facial Massage / Foot Spa / Hand Spa  

Professional Aromatherapy & Therapeutic Services
60 minute aroma-massage                        $80
90 minute aroma-massage                        $95
60 minute hands, feet massage                 $70
60 minute facial and head massage          $70
Customized Services 60 minute                $70

Senior massage is a form of massage designed to meet the specific needs of the elderly. It helps to improve blood circulation, relieve pain, and also increase range of motion. If you are elderly, geriatric massage can help you maintain and improve your overall health, as well as regain certain physical functions that have been reduced due to aging. In addition, since the elderly don't typically receive enough physical touch, this massage can also help alleviate symptoms of loneliness or depression.

60 minutes: $70.00

Customized Massage Therapy Services:

Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.

60 minutes: $70.00

Touch Can Reduce Signs and Symptoms of Illness

Tiffany Field, director of the Touch Research Institute in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Miami School of Medicine, says studies show that touch reduces pain, especially following strokes, and lowers blood pressure. A study she conducted evaluating the effectiveness of massage found significant decreases in Parkinson's tremors. Massage therapy also decreased pacing, wandering, and combative behavior, symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease. Field says that many elderly patients are deprived of touch, having lost spouses, and "a lot of illnesses of the elderly may relate to their being touch deprived," she says. Massages were given routinely in nursing homes to prevent bedsores in the 1950s. "It's only slowly coming back into hospital care, even though there's a huge body of research accumulating on its role in reducing pain."

A 2012 study in Supportive Care in Cancer showed that cancer patients, after being given a massage by their caregivers, reported reductions in pain, stress, nausea, fatigue, anxiety, and depression. The caregivers learned how to perform massage by watching an instructional video produced by the National Cancer Institute. "When you reduce stress and provide relaxation, all the symptoms are reduced," says William Collinge, an author of the study. The study wasn't the first to document massage's benefits; one published in 2004 from the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center found massages reduced symptoms in cancer patients by 50 percent. Massages also empower caregivers by providing them with a concrete way to help their loved ones, says Collinge. He says his is the first completely online caregiver education program of its kind and allows anyone to be easily trained to give an effective massage.

This summary contains the following key information on essential oils:

Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of essential oils from plants (flowers, herbs, or trees) for the improvement of physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.  Aromatherapy is used with other complementary treatments (e.g., massage and acupuncture) as well as with standard treatments for symptom management. Essential oils are available in the United States for inhalation and topical treatment. Topical treatments are generally used in diluted forms. The effects of aromatherapy are theorized to result from the binding of chemical components in the essential oil to receptors in the olfactory bulb, impacting the brain’s emotional center, the limbic system. Topical application of aromatic oils may exert antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic effects. Studies in animals show sedative and stimulant effects of specific essential oils as well as positive effects on behavior and the immune system. Functional imaging studies in humans support the influence of odors on the limbic system and its emotional pathways. Human clinical trials have investigated aromatherapy primarily in the treatment of stress and anxiety in patients with critical illnesses or in other hospitalized patients. Several clinical trials involving patients with cancer have been published.

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