How to Deal with Thinning Hair: An All Natural Solution that Delivers Results.

Many people often think of thinning hair as an issue for men; however studies show that the problem is almost equally as prevalent in women.  2 out of 5 women report being concerned with thinning hair.

Before we talk about the treatments, let’s take a brief look at the causes.  Hormones and genetics are believed to be the two most common causes of thinning hair and hair loss, although hair loss can also be caused by certain medical conditions such as a thyroid disorder, lupus, chemotherapy and even chronic stress.  It’s always wise to consult your doctor if you suspect that an underlying medial issue may be the cause.

Aveda recently launched Invati, 97% naturally derived and proven to reduce hair loss by 33%.  Invati is powered by a unique blend of herbs, known for their effectiveness in Ayurevda, a 5000 year old healing tradition from India.  Tumeric and ginseng help energize and rehabilitate the scalp around the follicles, creating the optimum environment for healthy hair.

Here’s how it works:

Invati Exfoliating Shampoo cleanses and exfoliates the scalp, creating the optimum environment for hair growth by removing the buildup of sebum that can clog pores. ($24)

Invati Thickening Conditioner is clinically proven to restore strength, improve hair elasticity, and reduce breakage.  It is also clinically proven to thicken the hair with a blend of guar, palm and rapeseed derived ingredients.  ($24)

Invati Scalp Revitalizer contains Densiplex™ with ginseng and turmeric to energize and rehabilitate the scalp.  It creates the optimum environment for healthy hair, clinically proven to accelerate microcirculation with therapeutic massage.  ($60)

We’ve received rave reviews from our customers since launching this product and we’d love to have you to try it for yourself.   We invite you to schedule a complimentary in-salon Botanical Scalp Therapy Treatment ($50 value) with the purchase of your new Invati system.  This treatment features a deep therapeutic massage with essential oils designed to bring the healthiest balance to your scalp.

As always, we’d love to hear from you.  Leave your questions and comments below or hop on over to our facebook page and join the conversation there.

12 Common Symptoms of Chronic Stress

Life in the fast lane is a way of life for most Americans these days.  Whether you are working your way through a college degree, or juggling the demands of a full time job, managing a home, children and financial burdens, we are all susceptible to stress.  It’s no longer a middle-life stage ailment, but a common theme in every life stage.

Did you know that all this stress could be affecting your health in ways you may have never even thought of? Experts estimate that up to 90% of disease is stress related.  (source: massage therapy.com), which becomes dangerous causing health concerns such as increased blood pressure, suppressed immune system, increased risk of heart attack and stroke, infertility, and it can accelerate the aging process. Long-term stress can even rewire the brain, leaving you more vulnerable to anxiety and depression.

Studies show that 43% of all adults suffer adverse health effects from stress and that 75 to 90% of doctor visits are for stress related ailments and complaints (source: http://www.webmd.com/balance/guide/effects-of-stress-on-your-body)

Here are a few possible symptoms of stress overload:

  • Memory problems
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Moodiness/short temper
  • Inability to relax
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Using alcohol or drugs to relax
  • Aches and pains
  • Frequent colds
  • Constant worrying/anxious thoughts
  • Digestive problems
  • Nail biting/jaw clenching

*source: http://www.helpguide.org/mental/stress_signs.htm

Long term exposure to stress is serious and left unchecked, it can affect almost every major system in your body.  If you feel that stress may be taking a toll in your own life, consider making some changes or finding ways to incorporate moments of wellness to help take care of you!

One of the most effective ways to de-stress is to have a massage. Massage therapy is no longer considered a luxury or pampering treatment, it is recognized by the medical community as a resource for combating stress and its related symptoms.

While nothing can help you reduce stress and tension altogether, massage will help you manage the level to which it affects you by providing pain relief, enhanced sleep quality, decreased anxiety levels and increased concentration.

Mayo Clinic reports that studies have even shown massage to be helpful for pain, stiffness, blood pressure control, infant growth, sports-related injuries, and can also help boost your immune system.

Have you experienced great results from massage therapy in the past?  Leave a comment below and tell us how it helped you or visit us on the web for more information by clicking here.

Makeover Made Easy

We recently blogged our fall makeover tips and now we’re making it easy (and affordable!) to get a new fall look with Haven’s help.

Haven is introducing our fall makeover package. For only $135 you can receive a hair cut/color/make up application from any member of our design team.

Before and after photos will be posted on Haven’s website. Check back often to vote for your favorite one!

Want to schedule your fall makeover today? Call Haven at 920-339-1111!

Spend the day at the bar… The Skin Bar!

Have you visited our Dermalogica Skin Bar? Be sure not to miss out on the complimentary services offered.

The Dermalogica Skin Bar is a great place to meet and chat with our knowledgeable skin therapists. The skin therapists can provide complimentary Face Mapping right at the Skin Bar to give you a jump start on the treatments and products your skin craves.

Skin Therapist, Megan White, Face Mapping a guest

By creating, adding, or changing your daily skin regimen, the Haven skin therapists Megan, Nicole, Barbara, and Svetlana will help you achieve a radiant complexion.

Fully stocked with samples of the products from each of the Dermalogica lines, the skin therapists can demonstrate how each product works and you can experience the products for yourself.

See you at the Skin Bar, Cheers!

Spa Membership… What are you Waiting For?

Did you know that Haven offers a spa membership as a way to reward our loyal guests?

Your $59/month membership includes:

One 60 minute monthly spa service of your choice:
• Choose from any 60 minute massage or facial service on our menu
(excluding medical spa services)
• Upgrade to any 90 minute service for only $20!
• Services can be rolled over for up to 30 days
• Book unlimited additional 60 minute services each month for just $59
• No cancellation fee, cancel anytime.
• Special member only incentives and discounts throughout the year!

By becoming a spa member you will be able to take advantage of exclusive specials for members only.

Lori Jaeger has been a spa member since November and says she loves the membership because it “encourages me to go to get a massage since I really want to but sometimes I just get too busy,” also,” the spa membership provides an economically better value.”

Become a member like Lori and started getting the monthly or weekly pampering you deserve. For more information about the spa membership visit Haven’s website http://havensalonspa.com/rewards.html or talk to a guest service representative when you stop in or call Haven at 920-339-1111.