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Joanna’s at-home lymphatic drainage facial massage

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Joanna’s at-home lymphatic drainage facial massage

“Lymphatic massage is one of my favorite ways to help reduce puffiness, minimize the appearance of dark circles, and lessen the frequency of breakouts.” - Joanna Vargas Lymphatic Drainage Massage We chatted with Joanna on how to recreate her salon routine featured in her signature facials in the comfort of your own home. The breakdown: Start with clean, dry skin, and position your index and middle fingers just underneath your ears, in the soft indentation behind your jawbone. Using gentle but firm pressure, rub your fingers down, then loop back in a “J” motion. Continue this “J” pattern three times,...

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Look hot in the cold!

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Look hot in the cold!

We kicked back and relaxed with our Massage Therapist Camilla Pflaumer at our NYC salon to chat how to kick winter blues from the body. Joanna Vargas Massage Q: What is the best massage to detox the body? A: Lymphatic drainage massage is perfect for cold weather so the body does not become too stagnate. Pushing the lymph system is ideal this time of year to boost your immune system, accelerate the digestion process and stimulate the lymph and blood back to the heart. Joanna Vargas Lymphatic Drainage Massage Q: How often should you get a massage? A: Twice a...

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Better skin, fast!

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Better skin, fast!

From the salon to the comfort of your own home, we share beauty rituals that can be performed during your lunch break or afternoon pick me up. Treat yourself to a quick in-salon service and stock up on skincare essentials for your beauty vanity at home. Coffee-Break Treatments These in-salon treatments are performed in 30 minutes or less. Sleeping Beauty: A rejuvenating wellness power nap that begins with a sweep of facial microdermabrasion and oxygen-serum application to the face. We finish off the treatment with a collagen-boosting LED light bed session for smoother, hydrated and firmer appearance from head-to-toe. Scalp...

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The 411 on Lymphatic Facial Massage

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The 411 on Lymphatic Facial Massage

A good facial can get your skin glowing and detox your entire body. Meet the lymphatic facial massage. Here, we break down the way your lymphatic system works and how this treatment could be the pick-me-up your skin needs. Circular outwards motions help to stimulate lymph nodes and remove toxins. Your lymphatic system is a large network of lymph nodes and vessels that are responsible in helping the body eliminate toxins and waste. When fluids build up it can cause discomfort, puffiness and a dull complexion. It's super important to rely on physical moving and manipulation to circulate and encourage...

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Massage: Your Secret Weapon for Surviving Summer

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Massage: Your Secret Weapon for Surviving Summer

What's the hardest part of summer for you? Heat, humidity, excess sweating? Maybe it's oily, sun burnt skin? Whatever the case may be, taking one hour out of your day can give you the "aha" moment you need to reboot your superpowers. Our massage treatments offer countless year-round benefits, but in this sweaty season, there are even more than you realize. Here, a few things you can't afford to ignore. From hot stone to deep tissue to pre-post natal, there is massage to cater to all your needs. Builds a stronger immune system Increases lymph flow Promotes healthy sleep cycle...

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