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by Laura Breen Galante

Featured Photo from MassageLuXe

With the chaos of the holiday season behind us, it’s time for a relaxing start to the new year.

It’s been said that in order to take care of others, you must first take care of yourself. Feeling overworked and overwhelmed not only affects your mental outlook and concentration, but also your physical well-being. Why not make a resolution this year to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of massage?

MassageLuXe in Lake Mary is the perfect place to start. Here, therapists offer all manners of massage:
Swedish – which relies on long, smooth strokes
Deep tissue – targeting deeper layers of muscle
Hot stone – to warm and loosen tight muscles
Aromatherapy – accompanied by carefully chosen essential oils
Reflexology – which applies pressure to certain points on the hands and feet
MassageLuXe also offers sport-specific massage, trigger point, and prenatal massage.

“Massage helps lower blood pressure, increase circulation, and provide relaxation,” says Susan Cavaseno, owner of the Lake Mary MassageLuXe with her husband, Michael.

Massage is the perfect way to ease a worried mind and a tense body. To combat stress, Susan recommends taking at least 60 minutes out of your day to relax and rejuvenate.

“It is so important to take the time to care for your body,” she explains.

The most popular treatment at MassageLuXe, a one-and-a-half-hour deep tissue massage, may be the place to start. This method targets the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, creating noticeable relaxation of the body and mind.
“The massage therapist uses slower strokes or friction techniques across the grain of the muscle,” explains Susan.
Can anyone say “ahhhh”?

MassageLuXe also offers a complete line of facials and customized treatments catered to all skin types and conditions. Try a Four-layer Facial (yes, four layers of rejuvenating seaweed); a Hydra Medic (which targets acne, reduces oil, and cleanses pores); Vita Cura (using herbal ingredients to lift and firm mature skin); Biolight (which reduces discoloration, hyperpigmentation, and acne scars); Microdermabrasion (which eases the appearance of hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles); a Hydra-4 Red Out (a mineral-based facial that helps calm rosacea); Pore Refining (which deep cleans and rebalances oily skin); or a Glyco Peel (which smooths and balances the complexion). The estheticians at MassageLuXe will help determine the right facial to meet your skin’s needs.

Having a one-time massage is lovely, but a schedule of regular massage therapy helps to reduce stress and ease the tensions of everyday life. MassageLuXe offers several different membership packages to help clients receive the benefits of therapeutic massage therapy on a monthly basis.

“Our memberships have no contract or commitments,” says Susan. “Clients can choose a membership level that fits their needs – and different massages and facials are available on a monthly basis.”

Need a deep tissue massage and pore refining facial one month but want to switch it up the next? You can do that. Memberships are accepted at any MassageLuXe location (there are 14 in Florida and several more across the country) and also include daily unlimited sessions of the HydroLuXe.

What is a HydroLuXe, you ask? Picture this: A dry, water-massage table that features jets of warm water striking the underside of the bed creating circular motions to massage the body. This amazing apparatus actually exists!

Along with the soothing HydroLuXe, what makes MassageLuXe special is the focused attention and tailored treatments offered to each client. The staff evaluates clients’ wishes and provides specific treatment recommendations.

“Our massage therapists and estheticians customize treatments based on what the client needs,” says Susan. “We provide a comfortable, relaxing spa environment at a rate that is affordable.”

High-quality treatments in a luxurious and relaxing atmosphere: Put that at the top of your list of resolutions!

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