December Exclusive Offer – Andes Mint Back Facial and Peppermint Bliss Gift Set

Holiday Celebrations are underway and we wanted to celebrate by introducing to you our Andes Mint Back Facial.  This Facial is an exclusive offer that will only be around the month of December, so don’t wait to book!  It is available at all locations!

To Book Andes Mint Back Facial in Marshfield Click Here, 

To Book Andes Mint Back Facial in Colby Click Here

When you book our Andes Mint Back Facial you will indulge in this chocolate goodness with a hint of mint to awaken your senses and acquire all the benefits that this back facial has to offer. The rich chocolate mask flushes your skin with a beautiful rosy glow while the chocolate increases microcirculation.
What are Back Facials and Why would I want to get one? To Answer those Questions we pulled some tidbits from one of Victoria’s blogs called Back Facials ARE a thing you can read this full article below!

Who benefits from it?
Back facials are for anyone who is looking to keep healthy looking skin, but here is a list of people they would be very beneficial for.

  • Those who want to feel deeply relaxed
  • Those who experience breakouts on their back, neck, and shoulders
  • Those with scarring from burns (or other more intense scarring)
  • Those with dry, itchy skin
  • Those with inflammation
  • Even those who want to keep healthy skin

What does a back facial consist of?
Back facials are very similar to face facials in the way that they follow a very similar protocol.

The service includes:

Dry brushing to remove those dead, dry skin cells
Cleanser that is specifically for you skin type
An exfoliation to get rid of pore clogging debris
A lovely back massage (everyone loves a back rub, don’t they?)
A treatment mask to help your skin receive the maximum benefit
Healing and restoring cream to hold in the skin’s moisture
This service also includes extractions (if needed), a steamer to help open the pores and make the service even more relaxing; and a scalp, neck, and arm massage.

Exclusive offer

When purchasing the Andes Mint Back Facial make sure to grab your Peppermint Bliss Gift Set to receive a Peppermint Oil for Free. You can also purchase the Peppermint Bliss Gift Set separately for a low price of $35.

Health Benefits:

Peppermint Essential Oil:

  • Treats Acne
  • Nourishes Dull Skin
  • Boosts Energy
  • Relieves Headaches
  • Improves the texture of oily or greasy skin.

Hylunia Healing & Restoring Cream:

  • Helps to heal very dry, cracked, scaly skin.
  • Softens thick, calloused skin.
  • Good for all areas of the body.

 

The Journey To Flawless Skin

Why Skin Care is important:

More often than not, people look past the fact that a skin routine is a very important part of their daily routine. You may ask why? Well our skin is the largest organ on our body so why shouldn’t you be giving it more attention than anything else. The exposure our skin receives daily should be more than enough to convince you to want to always baby your skin. When it comes to our skin we want to keep it looking radiant, young, and healthy for as long as possible and that is why a daily skin routine and monthly facials are very important for our skin’s health. In order to start a skin routine towards flawless skin we must first determine a regular routine for our skin that will be suitable for it. You’ll want to determine what type of skin you have and in order to do that you will have to give yourself a little skin examination.

Here’s a little self examination quiz you can take to help determine your skin type:

1) How would you describe your skin? (you may choose more than one)

  • Shiny
  • Matte
  • Redness
  • Tight feeling,
  • flaky

2) How do the pores on your skin look?

  • Large, noticeable
  • Small, can’t see them
  • Not too big or small, average

3) Do you experience any sort of skin conditions? (you may choose more than one)

  • Minor breakouts
  • Severe acne (painful, inflamed)
  • Redness of skin (especially when eating spicy foods, drinking alcohol, or being exposed to heat)
  • Red-Pinkish flushing of the skin (not caused by anything)
  • Sensitivity (occurs with certain product- more harsh)
  • Discoloration of the skin (lighter than normal/darker than normal in places)
  • Aging (wrinkles, laugh lines, etc)

Once you complete the quiz, keep your results to help you determine what type of products would be best suited for your skin type. Of course since this isn’t an in person consultation your results can vary compared to the basic determination below.

Skin Type Results:

  • If your skin tends to have larger pores, its shinier, and you get minor to severe acne chances are you have oily skin.
  • Skin that is matte, pores aren’t too large or small, and a skin concern makes your skin normal and depending on which choices you picked in question #3 can determine if you’re skin is normal to aging, normal to sensitive, etc.
  • Skin has redness (not everyone), has sensitivities moves you more into the sensitive skin category depending on the severity. Skin sensitivities causes the skin to get red when it a product is too harsh on it.
  • Tight feeling, flaky skin, with small, hard to see pores brings your skin type to dry. Generally, skin that is more dry with aging would be placed into the mature skin category but premature wrinkles are a concern in some people.
  • Skin that is a mixture of pore size; shine and matte will put your skin type into the combination skin type. This means your skin is a mix of oily to dry (oily in some places, dry in other), normal to oily (shiny in T-zone: forehead, nose,chin, matte elsewhere), etc.

When it comes to skin concerns:

Redness of the skin due to a cause (spicy food, alcohol, excess heat) and appears like little red bumps or like a rash means there is a high chance you have Rosacea.)

  • Reddish/Pinkish flushing of the skin that is always there and isn’t worsened by anything is an unknown condition that several people deal with. It is harmless but can be very annoying. It can make it harder to find a foundation that doesn’t look unnatural. There can be
  • Discoloration of the skin (can appear in small spots or large areas):
  • f lighter: hypopigmentation (loss of skin pigment), caused by melanin depletion or a decrease in amino acid tyrosine, responsible for allowing melanocytes to produce melanin
  • if darker: hyperpigmentation (overproduction of skin pigment), caused when melanin produced too much and forms darker spots on the skin.
  • As far as the others go they are fairly self explanatory. But if you are experiencing severe acne or premature aging you will want to get that checked out because the conditions may worsen if gone untreated.
    In order to determine skin concerns you can come in for a facial to receive more information on your skin and also to get a more in depth analysis of your skin. Like mentioned before this little skin type determination test is just to get a basic idea of where your skin type lies.

Your skin care routine and monthly facials:

Included in your skincare routine you will want to have a cleanser, toner, treatment, mask (once a week), and moisturizer (sunscreen in the morning). If you are looking to have a more simple skin routine all you would need is a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer (sunscreen in the morning). The importance of a mask is to give your skin an extra deep clean at home and a treatment product would be to help treat any skin concerns such as breakouts, excessive dryness, redness/sensitivity, anti-aging, scarring, etc. A toner’s importance is to help balance out the skin’s pH. There are also different types of toners depending on your skin type and concerns.

Although having a daily skin routine is necessary to maintain upkeep on the skin, monthly facial are still crucial to getting flawless skin. Facials help to do a more thorough and deep clean and also if you have any skin concerns that you are unsure about you can ask your Esthetician at this time. We are usually able to answer the questions and concerns you may have to help you gain or keep flawless skin. Remember throughout your daily and monthly skin maintenance you want to make sure you aren’t overdoing any of your routines. You want to wash your face morning and night but I would personally recommend having a more complex night time routine since your skin has undergone all the environmental stressors throughout the day and will need more of a deep clean at night more so than in the morning.

Outlook:

When it comes to your skin, you want to take care of it in the best ways possible. Don’t forget your sunscreen and always be aware of any changes that may occur with your skin. Treat your skin like the incredible part of our body that it is. After all it has so many amazing qualities (protection,sensation,heat regulation,excretion,secretion,and absorption) that we often overlook. Take care of your skin and it will reward you 🙂

Hopefully, after determining your skin type and knowing a bit more about how to take care of your skin, you decide to make a change and start to give your skin the attention it so kindly deserves. Start your daily routine and begin to come in for monthly facials to help keep your skin looking great! You will start to notice the amazing difference! It is time to start a new journey: the journey to flawless skin!

About our products at Back to Bliss:

Here at Back to Bliss, all our products are from natural sources. We make sure that we stay a clean, environmentally friendly place, and in order to achieve that our skin care products are free of known chemicals, fragrance free, and vegan. Knowing this you are then aware that our two skin care lines (Bindi and Hylunia) are safe for your skin and they will help you to achieve the flawless skin you would like. Come and see me at Back to Bliss and I can get you started on your journey to flawless skin!

~Victoria

Promotion of Jessica H to Senior Stylist and Assistant Manager

Congratulations

Congratulations to Jessica H on her promotion to Assistant Manager of our Colby Location and her promotion to Senior Stylist.

Jessica has been our salon educator for the last two years.  She is always striving to better herself and her knowledge base for her clientele.

We are very excited to have her on our management team and look forward to our future with her.

November Pumpkin Spice Facial & Coffee

For the Month of November we are teaming up with The Coffee Coop to make a great offer for all of our lovely clients!

Replenish dry Summer skin with the fabulous Fall inspired Facial. The benefits of using Pumpkin will help nourish the skin while smoothing and brightening it.

*Schedule a Pumpkin Spice Facial with Back To Bliss and get a 10% off coupon for a Pumpkin Spice Latte over at The Coffee Coop; or vice versa, buy a Pumpkin Spice Latte over at The Coffee Coop and receive a 10% off coupon for our Pumpkin Spice Facial.

These wonderful Pumpkin Spice Facial’s are exclusively with our Licensed Esthetician, Victoria Kniess and it’s also a Signature Facial at Basic Facial cost, only $45. You can book your appointment at our Main Colby Location or our Marshfield location today to grab your spot.

It’s that simple to save and to treat yourself to something better than candy, coffee and a facial!

*After the scheduled appointment for Pumpkin Spice Facial you will then receive the coupon for the Pumpkin Spice Latte over at The Coffee Coop. Cannot use coupon with Sale Gift Certificate to receive 10% off of Facial, must use other form of payment. This promotion runs to the end of November.*

Welcome Mara to our Team

We would like to welcome Mara DuBois to our Organic Styling Team.  She comes to us with over a year of experience and is excited to build a color clientele! You can check out some of her great work on our Instagram Page https://www.instagram.com/backtobliss/?hl=en

To help introduce Mara to you we wanted to offer a welcome special.  Just mention this Welcome Mara post and you will receive your discount!

Follow the link below to access the Meet Our Team Page and meet our wonderful team!

http://backtoblisswellness.com/about-us/meet-our-team/

 

Back Facials ARE a thing!

When you hear the service back facial you probably think “a facial for your back?” Well that’s just what it is. Back facials are more beneficial for you than you may think. Taking care of more than just your face is the key to having glowing, healthy skin all over. After all the back is one of those hard to reach places, so receiving this service will help you gain the assurance that your back is looking great!

Who benefits from it?

Back facials are for anyone who is looking to keep healthy looking skin, but here is a list of people they would be very beneficial for.

  • those who experience breakouts on their back, neck, and shoulders
  • those with scarring from burns (or other more intense scarring)
  • those with dry, itchy skin
  • those with inflammation
  • Even those who want to keep healthy skin

What does a back facial consist of?

Back facials are very similar to face facials in the way that they follow a very similar protocol.

The service includes:

  • Dry brushing to remove those dead, dry skin cells
  • Cleanser that is specifically for you skin type
  • An exfoliation to get rid of pore clogging debris
  • A lovely back massage (everyone loves a back rub, don’t they?)
  • A treatment mask to help your skin receive the maximum benefit
  • Healing and restoring cream to hold in the skin’s moistur
  • This service also includes extractions (if needed), a steamer to help open the pores and make the service even more relaxing; and a scalp, neck, and arm massage.

How often should I get one?

The amount of time between each service is determined on the concerns of your skin.

  • If you’re experiencing back acne and breakouts then you will want to come in at least every 2-4 weeks.
  • For any type of scarring (depending on the severity) 2-4 weeks.
  • For dryness, itchiness, or inflammation (depending on severity) 2-4 weeks
  • Just to keep your skin healthy and glowing 4-6 weeks
  • Relaxation? Once a week or whenever needed/wanted

How do I keep my back looking nice after my service?

Just like with any beauty service, you must keep on track with the aftercare in order to receive/keep the wanted results. Aftercare for this service would consist of moisturizing and dry brushing your back. Other than that make sure you are washing your back in the shower so that it is getting clean and any oils that are clogging your pores are being removed.

Outlook:

Back facials are not only great for your skin but they are also wonderful for needed relaxation. Book your BACK facial today and give your back the love it rarely gets (why must it be such a hard to reach place?). It’s time to clear up your back and get glowing skin before summer!

NOW is the time! Get in today!!

~Victoria

Wausau Location Special: 25% off First Massage or 20% off Packages

Spring special for our Wausau Location!

We would like to take a moment and thank all of the clients who have shown up in our Wausau location to help grow and support our mission.  Part of our mission is to offer affordable wellness to everyone.  We want you to make it part of your  monthly wellness ritual.

Spring is the time to cleanse and renew and this special will help you achieve that.  You can choose any of our offerings.  We recommend for you to cleanse into spring try our Lymphatic massage which is a detoxifying massage, or our most popular service the Signature Massage that comes with our Ayurveda scented oils to help balance your body.

Book An Appointment:

To book an appointment you can call our Main Center at 715.316.0040 or book online.  Redeeming your 25% off New Client you must be a new client to Back To Bliss.  Print the coupon and bring it in to your appointment or show it to your practitioner on your phone.   Purchase your package at 20% off click the link.Click here to buy Package at 20%off

 

Check out descriptions of our massage offerings

Apprentice: Chelsea is ready to take clients

Our Apprentice Chelsea is ready to step behind the chair and finish her hands on training!

This is a big step for an apprentice, it means they have completed their initial training on manikins. Their skills have been tested and can now be put to use on all of our beautiful clients.  Chelsea is a very talented young hairstylist.  She is creative, high energy and so excited to give you a fresh new look.

What to expect when you get your hair done with an Apprentice

  • You should expect a beautiful result.  Even thought our apprentices is learning she has had a year of training and practice.  We would not allow her to take clients yet if we felt she was not ready.
  • Our Apprentice is always overseen by one of our more seasoned stylist.  This is a benefit of coming to a facility that works together as a team.  Our stylist help each other so you can be sure you get the best result.
  •  Our Apprentice services are at a discounted price.  We do this because we are a leveled facility and we believe that the price should reflect the amount of experience and education our practitioners have.  She still will be using all of our high end Organic lines to make your hair feel the best it can.
  • You should expect your service to take a little longer.  Because she is still learning she isn’t as fast as some of our other stylist so make sure you mark of enough time in your calendar to get the best result possible.

What services does Chelsea offer?

She offers a variety of services and she is adding to her offered services everyday.  Below is a list of hair services she is offering right now.  She also does Pedicures, Manicures, Facials and Waxing.

Detailed pricing and service list below
 Apprentice All Over Color – Long Length ($60.00)
   Apprentice All Over Color – Mid Length ($52.00)
   Apprentice All Over Color – Short ($40.00)
   Apprentice Basic Haircut ($18.00)
   Apprentice Child Cut ($10.00)
   Apprentice New Growth Retouch ($35.00)
   Apprentice New Growth Retouch + Basic Haircut ($53.00)
   Apprentice Partial Ombre/Balayage- Long ($70.00)
   Apprentice Partial Ombre/Balayage-mid ($58.00)
   Apprentice Signature Haircut ($23.00)
   Apprentice The Barber ($11.00)
   Fashion Drama Chunk on Dark-Mid ($42.00)
   Free Hair Consultation ($0.00)
   Healthy Hair Repair Treatment W/ another Service-Long ($20.00)
   Healthy Hair Repair Treatment W/ another Service-Mid ($15.00)
   Healthy Hair Repair Treatment W/ another Service-Short ($10.00)
   Healthy Hair Repair Treatment-Long ($25.00)
   Healthy Hair Repair Treatment-Mid ($20.00)
   Healthy Hair Repair Treatment-Short ($15.00)
   Style with Shampoo – Long ($17.00)
   Style with Shampoo – Mid ($15.00)
   Style with Shampoo – Short ($13.00)
   Unstyle -Mid/Long Length ($18.00)
   Unstyle-Short Length ($14.00)

How to book your appointment with our Apprentice

We have a couple booking options

  • Call our lovely receptionists at 715.316.0040 and tell them what service you would like to book
  • Book online at www.backtoblisswellness.com or by clicking this link Book your appointment with our Apprentice
  • You can always Facebook Message us @BackToBliss and we will be happy to help you from there.

 

Special: Signature Facials Buy 2 Get 2! 50% off Limited time Only!

Do you struggle with Acne, Wrinkles, Rosacea, Eczema, Dry Skin, Large Pores???  If you said yes to any of these skin conditions you will love this special.

Our Licensed Esthetician will diagnose your skin and then choose from our Hylunia skin care line which products will benefit you. Let her expertise guide you to solving your skin problems!

Why are we offering this amazing special?  Because we believe in creating wellness at an affordable price.  We want to show you the importance of taking care of your skin and the benefits this can have, not only on your skin, but on your whole soul.

This special won’t be around for long, so call 715.316.0040 to book your appointments in our Colby or Marshfield locations.  Click below to buy your special online.

Click here to buy special

 

Why you should get a Chocolate Facial!

Facials are great for your skin as they help to clear the skin of impurities and give your skin a fresh new look! Many people look past the fact that their skin needs quite a bit of attention. It’s time to let your skin receive the feeling of being renewed.

The Chocolate facial is great for the month of Valentine’s. I mean who doesn’t like getting chocolate for Valentine’s day? The difference with this chocolate compared to the lovely and tasty Dove chocolates your lover might be getting you is that this is ALL FOR YOUR SKIN! Finally! Your skin gets to absorb the smooth and tastiness of the chocolate that you love!

This facial starts off with a cleanse that then leads into the exfoliation process. This is where the smells of the delicious chocolate start to come into play. The Chocolate facial scrub gently exfoliates the skin to create a healthy glow to the skin by removing dead skin cells and debris from pores. As you take in the great smells you get to relax as you receive a scalp massage. Once the exfoliant is removed, you receive a facial massage with a delicious smells of lemon meringue pie (Mmmm) just to add to your “sweet” experience.

Next is the best part! Hopefully you don’t get too hungry as the chocolate mask sits on for 10 minutes and you take in the yummy smells of chocolate, not to mention the added pleasureful smells of the lemon oil. The chocolate mask brings all the uncontrolled stomach growls as it provides a rosy glow and softens the skin. It contains Tamarind which is a natural exfoliant that contains tartaric acid. This helps to give a little extra oomph to the exfoliation to help you shine bright with your healthy skin and then chocolate (the tasty part) increases microcirculation so that the skin can absorb the fruit acids. After the facial is complete you will leave with the smell of sweetness still lingering.

I, Victoria, am giving these facials at an unbeatable price of only $40! Book your appointment and you’ll understand what all the fuss is about. You’ll get to be the tasty treat instead of the yummy chocolates taking all the credit! Hurry and book today before this unpassable deal is over!

A Bit About Cupping

What’s This ‘Cupping’ Thing

Cupping is a modality of traditional Chinese medicine in which glass cups are suctioned to the skin using heat to create a vacuum. This therapy helps to eliminate toxins, relieve congestion, improve circulation and relieve muscle tension. Cupping is generally painless and can be as effective as massage for muscle problems.

Cupping is a process in which suction is used to relieve local congestion.  Suction is created by various methods, using either heat or mechanical means to create partial vacuum.  Cupping methods create a negative pressure or suction, on the skin which pulls up tissue and actively draws blood and other fluids close to the surface.  This pulling action in the body engages the parasympathetic nervous system and induces a deep relaxation.

 

Who would benefit?

  1. Back Pain
  2. Musculoskeletal pain, Tightened or painful muscles, Pinched Nerves
  3. Headaches
  4. Respiratory Disorders
  5. Colds and Flu
  6. Asthma
  7. Arthritic conditions
  8. Edema
  9. Adhesions
  10. Intestinal Issues

Cupping is known for its ability to break up localized stagnation. Cupping is reputed to:

  1. Drain excess fluids and toxins
  2. Loosen adhesions
  3. Lift connective tissues
  4. Enhance circulation in stagnant musculature and fascia
  5. Stimulate the peripheral nervous system.  

Lung Issues :Cupping over the lungs helps to loosen phlegm, boost immunity and deepen breathing. It’s effective for common colds, asthma and allergies.

Detoxification:  When we talk about detoxifying, what we are really trying to do is to clear excess heat that burdens the liver. This accumulates from stress, eating processed foods, drinking alcohol and coffee, and taking pharmaceuticals. Cupping clears excess heat from the body, as evidenced by the red marks that can linger on the skin for several days after.

Musculoskeletal Pain: Cupping is like a reverse massage, using suction rather than pressure to relax the muscles. The heat and suction also work to bring fresh blood to a pain area and release blockages there. It is useful for back, neck and shoulder pain, and sciatica.

Digestive Problems: Cupping can help improve the digestive system when the cups are applied to the stomach area. By relaxing the stomach muscles and improving blood flow, it can increase nutrient absorption.  

Know-Before-You-Go: Cupping Edition

Brave enough to get cupped? Here are a few things you should know:

  1. It’s not as painful as it looks. If you’re a glutton for deep-tissue massage, foam rolling or a firm elbow from time to time, you can rest assured you’ll have a pain-free experience. That said, “If you have any really stagnant tissue, you might experience more soreness — but not usually lasting more than 24 hours.
  2. Those marks don’t lie (for the most part). Darker marks can denote one of two things: Poorer circulation to that part of the body or higher levels of toxicity being brought up to the skin.