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Is Seaweed The Right Summer Treatment for your Skin?

The harsh winter  weather can leave skin feeling extremely dull and lifeless. Now that summer is here it’s time to beautify your skin with a nourishing body treatment!

Osmosis’ Seaweed Body Moisturizing Treatment takes skincare to the next level, featuring Naturopathica’s organic skin conditioning products. It is more than a body treatment, it is both a massage and a body treatment rolled into one.

This full body treatment begins with an exfoliating dry brush massage, followed by layering a warm mineral-rich seaweed serum infused with aromatic herbal extracts to moisten and revitalize the skin. A detailed massage with a Sea Fennel Massage Wax will deeply seal in the moisture for a silky, satin finish. Also included is a Lemongrass-Mimosa foot scrub with Gotu Kola Healing Balm to help moisten and heal dry skin of the feet.

Spas have long used seaweed baths for cleansing and exfoliating qualities.

Seaweed, when applied to the body, draws excess fluid and waste products from the skin. It also acts as a cleanser for dead skin cells and other impurities on the surface. Additionally, because it is rich in essential fatty acids, seaweed not only infuses your skin with moisture but also prevents your skin from losing that moisture any time soon.

Recent studies show that seaweed extract is rich in alguronic acid, shown to increase cell regeneration and the synthesis of elastin.

Elastin is a protein in the skin’s underlying layers that give it firmness and elasticity. As we age, skin begins to lose its elastin fibers. The loss of elastin combined with gravity and the natural slackening of muscles, all contribute to sagging, droopy, or wrinkled skin.  Due to seaweeds soft cell walls, its nutrients including alguronic acid are easily transferable to the skin, bringing back your skin’s vitality, elasticity and tone.

Seaweed is proven to be more abundant in proteins and minerals than a mother’s milk.  

Seaweed  is also full of enzymes, chlorophyll, amino acids, nucleic acids, fatty acids, and DHA. Amino acids in seaweed firm and renew tissue while the fatty acids fight against inflammation, leaving the skin even, soft and supple.

Naturopathica’s seaweed products are complemented with massage enhancing extracts to bring benefit to not only the skin, but also the lymphatic system, nervous system and musculoskeletal systems.

12 Amazing Benefits of the Seaweed Body Moisturizing Treatment and Massage Include:

  1. Re-mineralizing the skin
  2. Moisturize and lock-in moisture
  3. Support skin regeneration, strengthening the skin
  4. Reduce inflammation
  5. Detoxify the skin
  6. Exfoliate dead, dry or calloused skin
  7. Improve skin elasticity and tone
  8. Soften and smooths the skin
  9. Protect against free radical damage
  10. Stimulate collagen synthesis
  11. Improve lymphatic drainage
  12. Relax the nervous system
  13. Relief muscle and joint pain or stiffness

Osmosis is proud to partner with Naturopathica to provide the highest quality, nutrient-rich, organic marine products in our Seaweed Body Moisturizing Treatment:

The Seaweed Body Gel is a mineral-rich treatment product with potent herbal extracts to help remove toxins from the skin, containing:
  • Irish Moss. Packed full of vitamins, minerals and polysaccharides, Irish Moss has water-binding properties to help lock-in moisture,and helps to protect and regenerate the upper layers of the skin.
  • Katrafray Bark Oil.  This fortifying emollient contains anti-inflammatory and toning properties, and was traditionally used in Madagascar to aid in relief of muscle and joint pain.
  • Angelica Root Oil. This herb is traditionally used as a detoxifying agent as it improves lymphatic drainage.  It is prized for its anti-septic qualities and its ability to enhance dull skill, while relaxing the nervous system.
Sea Fennel Massage Wax provides an endless glide for the massage practitioner, without leaving a greasy feeling on your skin.  Combined with the Seaweed Body Gel, it helps to re-mineralize and detoxify the skin, containing:

Seaweed Body Moisturizing Treatment

  • Sea Fennel Extract. Regulates the regeneration of keratin and helps to remineralize the body for softer, smoother skin.
  • Irish Moss. Packed full of vitamins, minerals and polysaccharides, Irish Moss has water-binding properties to help lock-in moisture,and helps to protect and regenerate the upper layers of the skin.
  • Laminaria Digitata Algae Extract. This chlorophyll-dense seaweed is packed with antioxidants and amino acids that improve skin vitality and protect against free radical damage.  It soothes epidermal irritation moisturizes the skin.
Lemongrass Mimosa Foot Scrub is a deeply exfoliating bamboo scrub combines notes of Lemongrass with the florals such as Mimosa to safely remove dull, dry or calloused skin, containing:
  • Lemongrass Leaf Oil. This essential oil, traditionally used in Thai medicine, is valued for its ability to calm tension, invigorate and inspire.  It has been shown to have antimicrobial properties on the skin.
  • Bamboo Ferment Filtrate. A natural source of Silica, this product improves skin suppleness and elasticity.
  • Walnut Shell Powder. This micronized powder is a natural abrasive that gently exfoliates dull, flakey, calloused skin, improving skin tone, texture and clarity.
Gotu Kola Healing Balm helps to repair dry, devitalized skin and enhance its elasticity, containing:
  • Gotu Kola Leaf Extract. Clinical studies show that this extract inhibits the inflammatory response, and aids in the wound-healing process by stimulating collagen synthesis and increasing tensile strength of newly formed skin.
  • Calendula Flower Extract. This flower has powerful anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and astringent properties.  Tests have demonstrated it can increase metabolism of collagen, and aid in the growth of new skin cells, facilitating tissue regeneration and wound healing.
  • Raspberry Ceramides. Rich in Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids, this helps to reinforce a healthy skin barrier for improved skin strength and hydration.

If you want a massage, and also need to re-condition your skin, choose the Osmosis  Seaweed Body Moisturizing Treatment.  Click here to book an appointment

Raizelah Bayen, Massage Therapist Supervisor and Trainer at Osmosis Day SpaRaizelah Bayen is a California Certified Massage Therapist, currently employed as the Director of Training and Massage Therapist Supervisor at Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary in Freestone, California.  She has been practicing massage for over 25 years, and teaching T’ui Na, Acupressure, Sports and Pregnancy Massage in massage certification programs for 15 years.  Raizelah is an approved CEU Instructor by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), offering trainings in Freestone, California and on-site training at your massage school or spa.  For more information, connect with Raizelah Bayen on LinkedIn.

Please contact raizelah@osmosis.com for information on upcoming trainings in T’ui Na, Shiatsu, Thai Massage, Foot Reflexology, and Body Mechanics for Bodyworkers scheduled in Sebastopol, California.  Or book Raizelah for an on-site training in your massage school or spa in T’ui Na, Shiatsu, Thai Massage, Foot Reflexology or Body Mechanics for Bodyworkers.