Thermography Screening Jan 3 & 4th

Thermography is a painless diagnostic procedure approved by FDA for breast cancer screening. Imaging can spot breast abnormalities 8-10 years before a mammogram can identify a mass. Call 386-615-8195
We will also have a guest speaker there from 6-7 giving a lecture.

Call now to book your appointment or to get more info. Spaces limited.

Facelift Starts From The Inside Out

When the skin looks good on the outside; soft, supple, moist, free of blemishes, it is a good indicator that the tissues inside the body are also healthy. But when the skin is dry, wrinkled, broken capillaries or ulcerated, it is a reflection that those same conditions exist within the body.

Not only is the skin the largest organ of the human body, it is also the largest detoxification organ. It continually requires a supply of water as evaporation and perspiration continually pull moisture through the skin to eliminate wastes and cleanse the tissues. Without adequate hydration, wastes build up, causing problems for the skin as well as for the rest of the body.

As a reflection of the inner body, the skin is often the most obvious indicator of dehydration. dry, flaky skin is a sure sign that the water level in the body is inadequate. Further symptoms, such as acne, Rosacea, and other skin disorders are signs that the body is rationing water. When adequate water is provided, these conditions will improve. Don't wait to be thirsty!!! When you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated.

Because aging is also correlated with loss of water, the skin is a good indicator of age. Aging and dehydration result in thin, wrinkled skin which has lost its resiliency. Try this simple test:
Gently pinch the skin on the back of your hand between your thumb and forefinger for 5 seconds. Then count how many seconds it takes for it to return to normal and flatten out. The length of time it takes can be correlated with age, dehydration, and skin health.

Generally those between the ages of 45 to 50 have a return-response under 5 seconds, but by the age 60, the amount of time it takes for the skin to return to its original position is double or triple (10-15 seconds), and by the age 70, the response time is typically 35-50 seconds.

The lack of resiliency in older skin is due to a loss of water. as we age, the thirst mechanism declines and water is lost from many areas of the body. The structure of the water within our bodies also deteriorates with age, making it less efficient and less mobile.

Dehydration requires water rationing. During dehydration, the only areas of the body that receive allotments are those where water is absolutely necessary. Blood, brain,kidneys, liver, digestive tract all take priority over the skin and connective tissue. Without water they begin to dry up. What we notice in the skin is the reduction of collagen and cross-linking among the existing fibers- no surprise, since collagen is mainly water. Without a continual supply of water between each strand, collagen dries, cracks and bonds to itself. This causes the skin to thin, develop wrinkles and it no longer has the ability to hold moisture. I cant tell you how many times my clients say " what moisturizer can I use on my hands,,,,they are so dry, no matter what I put on them".

So before you pick up that expensive moisturizer from the drug store, look at your water intake. I would recommend installing a water purifier in your home. I have an alkaline/ acidic water machine which I love and we offer these for sale at Metamorphosis. I personally drink water in the pH range of 9.5 and find that this water machine creates more hydrating water with a smaller molecule. You can also install a reverse osmosis machine which can be purchased at Home Depot. I personally think that we have over inadated the landfills with plastic bottles and who knows how much plastic is being leached into the water in the plastic bottles. So drink your water from a good source and watch your skin improve!

Stocking Stuffers!!

Get these 3 favorites for only $28 normally $35
Tassi, H2O mitt, and a pair of world’s softest socks for just $28. (while supplies last)

Buy 3 Get 1 FREE!
Back by popular demand - Buy 3 facials (Regularly $65 or advanced $75) and get 1 FREE. This makes a great gift or keep one for yourself! ~$195 or $225

Peel Package Extended
Through the end of the year this package includes 3 DNA pre-peel products to prep your skin to get the best peel, peel, post-peel facial with application of stem cells. ~$350 (value of $475). We have been getting great results with our one week down time peel.

An Hour Massage for just $42!
Eleanor is offering her great end of year 1 hour massages for only $42!!! You can buy as many as you want while this special lasts or combine with other services to give as great Christmas gifts.

Facial Discount
Receive 10% off a single facial when you purchase one as a gift certificate.

How to Keep Your Skin Soft and Smooth in the Winter

When winter hits many of us take our skin for granted, believing that our skin is moist enough to withstand the onslaught of cold, dry air in the coming season.  

1. Exfoliate Your Skin. Before you take a shower you need to remove old dead skin from your body. This allows the fresh new skin beneath to breathe and absorb moisture. Get yourself a good natural bristled body brush and use large sweeping motions to massage your skin. You'll also be helping to stimulate blood flow and help reduce cellulite as an added bonus.

2. Use sun screen. Sun screen wasn't just invented for summer time use. We should be protecting our skin from harmful sun rays all year long. Dangerous UV rays are actually stronger in the winter and can be far more damaging to your skin if left exposed. There are cosmetic companies now including UV ray protection in their foundations such as Cover Girl TruBlend Powder Foundation Sunscreen. It works like a sunscreen but its still make-up.

3. Apply moisturizer. The cold outdoors is not the only thing that dries out your skin. The air indoors is much drier due to heaters being run and lack of fresh outside air being circulated inside. The only way to combat that is to apply moisturizer. It's best to apply an all-over body moisturizer at least twice a day; once in the morning and once before bed. A real good all-over moisturizer is Eucerin or Lubriderm. Both of these moisturizers are fairly cheap in price and can be found in any drugstore, Wal-Mart or Target stores. Eucerin also has a moisturizer that has added SPF sun blocking agents. If you've got money to spend then give the Neutrogena SPF 15 moisturizer a try as it does a great job at soaking right in to your skin without the added oils.

4. Use Carmex or other Lip Balm. It gets very easy to neglect our lips when we spend all day yacking or stuffing our faces but protecting our lips is very important. To keep your lips from getting chapped the first

thing you should do is stop licking them. When you repeatedly lick your lips you are actually removing moisture and causing them to get even more chapped. To eliminate the huge red ring around your mouth rub a little Vaseline on the area before going to sleep.

5. Use sleeping time to replenish the moisture in your hands and feet by applying moisture and sleeping with socks and gloves on. You can wear socks on your hands as well as your feet but be sure they are 100% cotton. I prefer Hanes cotton socks but brand doesn't really matter. Curel makes a moisturizer that works well on both hands and feet but let me tell you about a secret product I recently found at Target.

Burts Bees. It's absolutely delicious smelling and wonderfully nourishing. My skin loves this stuff and I have very dry skin. Burts Bees Mama Bee vitamin E body oil is an all over moisturizer made of almond, lemon oils and vitamin E and the best time to use it is right out of the shower. I love that it doesn't leave my skin feeling oily or slick and best of all it only cost me $8 for a 4 ounce bottle.

If you take care of your hands, feet, lips and face you should fare pretty well in the coming winter months. But no matter what products or techniques you use remember that one of the best ways to hydrate your skin is to hydrate your body. Be sure to drink lots of water this winter.

Welcome Joanne Vogel

There’s a new kid on the block at Metamorphosis. Please welcome Joanne Vogel, LPN, LMT Certified Healing Touch Practitioner. Joanne will be offering therapeutic massage (Swedish and Deep tissue), Reiki, and Aqua Chi Foot Baths. Call            386-408-5028       for an appointment. Mention this ad and receive $10 off your first massage. Gifts certificates are always available.

An Hour Massage for just $42!

Eleanor is offering her great end of year 1 hour massages for only $42!!! You can buy as many as you want while this special lasts or combine with other services to give as great Christmas gifts.