How to get soft, luscious skin and detoxify at the same time (HINT: It’s not moisturizer)

Your skin is your body’s largest organ, and you likely take steps to care for it (washing, moisturizing, protecting, etc.). However, did you know that your skin has a very important job: ridding your body of environmental pollutants and toxins. One-third of your body’s toxins are eliminated through your skin. When your skin’s pores are clogged, these toxins stay inside, building up and wreaking havoc internally. Dry brushing is an excellent way to exfoliate the skin, allowing trapped environmental pollutants and toxins to escape.

 

 

There are several benefits to regular dry brushing:

  • Dull layers of skin are removed (exfoliation), improving your complexion
  • Stimulates and increases blood circulation
  • Eliminates toxins from the body, improving the functions of your internal organs
  • Reduces the appearance of cellulite
  • Leaves your skin feeling and looking younger
  • Soothes and massages sore muscles
  • Gives your energy levels a boost
  • Reduces the size and appearance of pores
  • Assists with the distribution of fat deposits (cellulite)
  • Stimulates lymph vessels just below the skin, helping the body detoxify itself naturally

Greenhouse Spa sells socially-responsible dry brushes so you can do it from home, and we are happy to help you choose the right brush for your needs.

 

Follow these tips to ensure you’re getting the most out of your personal dry brushing:

  • Do it when your skin is dry
  • Brushing before getting in the shower is an ideal time
  • Brush in long, smooth strokes (about 10 times before moving to a new spot)
  • Brush towards your heart to encourage toxins to move towards where the lymph system drains
  • Start with the bottoms of your feet then move up your legs
  • Do the palms of your hands and move up your arms
  • For your stomach and armpits, brush in a circular motion
  • Next, do your abdomen and back
  • Use a delicate brush for your face
  • After showering, be sure to apply a lotion to re-moisturize your skin
  • Wash your brush every few weeks to remove dead skin cells
  • Replace your brush every six to twelve months… the bristles will naturally wear down

 

 

The brushes we use (Merben) are assembled in Sri Lanka, in a factory that supports social equality. Merben’s factory ethically employs workers 18+; does not discriminate against gender, religion, language, or cast; and supports families by providing flexible working hours for women with children and opportunities for caregivers to work from home.

 

 

 

Greenhouse’s Search for a Better Moisturizer

One of top questions we get asked about by our spa visitors is guidance on how to choose a great moisturizer. While we offer great products that are carefully selected by us and deliver intended results, we have often been asked about sourcing a natural organic product. Often times, the products that claim to be “Organic”, we’ve found were expensive or worse- were full of chemicals and ingredients that were potentially dangerous or hash on our sensitive skin. After looking at what was on the market, we felt compelled to create a product that not only keeps our skin soft and healthy but also was sourced from safe and organic ingredients as well.

That’s how Neysa’s Antioxidant-C Moisturizer, our newest product, came to life.

Neysa’s Antioxidant-C Moisturizer, is rich in Vitamin C and helps to fight oxidative stress and protects our skin on a cellular level. One of the greatest features is that the ingredients are sourced from Northern Ontario and is organic and USDA certified.

We’ve created a lightweight moisturizer that has superior organic ingredients like Sumac fruit extract, our key ingredient, which is sourced right here in Northern Ontario. The Sumac fruit is one of the “Super Fruits” and is rich in antioxidants and full of immune boosting Vitamin C which is known to fight off free radicals, promotes the synthesis of collagen in the skin, lighten and brighten skin tones and improves skin elasticity.

With the help of Vitamin C, our daily moisturizing lotion helps to keep your skin looking youthfully radiant by diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

All natural ingredients like Shea, Cocoa and Mango butters, nourishing oils, Aloe Vera extract, Chamomile, and Vitamin C, provide intense hydration to your skin without leaving your skin feeling oily or congested so it works with all skin types. The hydrating ingredients not only soften the skin but improve elasticity, firmness, and colour.

Designed for daily use, the lotion has a light, fresh scent of sweet orange and lavender. Another key feature is the fact that we were able to create such a fabulous product with a non-GMO formula that contains only certified organic ingredients that are:

  • skin safe,
  • cruelty free,
  • nontoxic,
  • and contain no preservatives or parabens.

Great for those that are looking to come into contact with the least amount of toxins possible.

Neysa’s Antioxidant-C Moisturizer is now available on location at the spa. We encourage you to stop in an try out our new favourite moisturizer and believe that it will quickly become yours too. After all, your face deserves nothing but the best. Our newest product is Canadian-made from purity, integrity and premiere quality.

How Can Water Therapy Benefit You?

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A hot bath when you’re stressed, a refreshing swim on a hot day, or a glass of water anytime—what could be better? Water has been recognized as a healer since at least the time of the Roman Empire when Roman baths were all the rage, and now you can harness the positive qualities of water with relaxing water therapy exclusive to The Greenhouse Spa.

At The Greenhouse Spa, you can benefit from PHYTOMER water therapy treatments in our unique water therapy room, which includes an acrylic wet treatment table, 7 head Vichy rainshower and custom shower unit. If you’re wondering how water therapy can help you, or why you should consider choosing one of our water treatments rather than a more standard massage, explained below are some of the great perks of water therapy:

For the Skin

Many people recognize the benefits of exfoliating the face on a regular basis, but exfoliating the entire epidermis is important as well. Ensuring your skin is well exfoliated not only makes for smoother, softer skin, but allows for better absorption of other products, such as moisturizers. The Satin Shimmer Vichy Rainshower Treatment exfoliates the skin with salt crystals which gently remove dead skin cells to leave your skin moisturized and refreshed. PHYTOMER, the company that blends many of the products we use in our treatments, is famous for harnessing natural ingredients from the sea to improve the look and feel of skin, and our water therapy treatments do just this!

For the Body

Did you know that water therapy can stimulate micro circulation? When circulation is improved, oxygen is better transported throughout the body, easing sore muscles and decreasing tiredness, as well as allowing for many other health improvements. Water therapy can also help eliminate toxins, which can boost your energy and immune system function. Hydrotherapy has also been known to help with colds, digestive problems, and insomnia, and our PHYTOMER system even breaks down fat and helps contour your body.

 

For the Mind

Water therapy is excellent for stress relief. Soothing massage combined with the revitalizing pitter pater of calming water allows your mind to drift away from your daily busy life. Honestly, what’s more relaxing than a body wrap, massage, and the gentle pressure of water across your body?

Personalized for You

With water therapy, you can enjoy the effects of our 7 head Vichy rainshower and a massage customized to your needs. Whether your main goal is taking a break from your busy life, caring for your skin, improving your health, or even breaking down fat, we have the customized water therapy treatment for you.

To book your appointment or learn more about our exclusive water treatments, call us 705-256-6461.

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