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.

 

What Is Hypnotherapy?

Have you ever tried to change a habit or behavior just to have it resurface? This happens because our conscious willpower, typically, can’t compete with the power of our subconscious mind, which is known to be where many of our behaviors, emotions, attitudes, and motivations are rooted. Every trauma, emotion, and feeling we experience from birth until this current moment is stored in our subconscious mind.

Hypnotherapy allows us to access our subconscious mind and can be a very effective tool to help one resolve or release inner conflicts that may be getting in the way of their success, health, and happiness. However, it is not magic. Serious participation and the want and willingness to change must be present from the one who is seeking to resolve an issue or unwanted habit. Four keys to maximizing one’s own success, as a hypnotherapy client, are:

  1. Firmly believe that the issue or habit can be resolved or released.
  2. Being able to imagine one’s self as living successfully with the resolution or free from the current issue or habit.
  3. Participate for you, because you want to change.
  4. Expect one’s own success.

As a hypnotherapy client, one is allowing the hypnotherapist to use techniques to guide and help them to go into a deep state of relaxation, so that inner conflicts related to an issue or habit can be resolved, between the conscious and subconscious minds, by positive suggestions being given to the client by the hypnotherapist, which helps bring about the desired change.

 

 

Appointments

If you are interested in seeing Nicole for hypnotherapy she is available at our Colby location no and also at our Wausau location on Friday’s starting mid October. Please call 715.316.0040 to begin.

 

Confessions of a Curly Hair Girl

For as long as I can remember I was never content with my natural thick and wavy hair. Straightening my hair was always a hassle, so when I was younger I would get a perm here and there just because it was easier to manage. I was always indecisive,  if I’d cut my hair short, I’d grow it long, and I always, ALWAYS had the stylist thin it out because it was just too much. I was never content with the locks that I had on my own head. It wasn’t until recently that I decided to embrace it! My hair always felt dry, and frizzy, and it had to be cut a certain way or it looked ridiculous! It would look like I had choppy layers or just a straight blunt cut.. I was never taught how to wear it natural or how to maintain my curls.

The next logical step of course was the internet, and I would YouTube ridiculous videos that didn’t work for my type of hair. During my experiments, I did find some tips and tricks that worked for me. Us curly hair girls have some secrets (at least I do) that might surprise some of you. Here are some confessions that I think most curly hair girls can relate to.  

I rarely wash my hair!

Most people can get away with every other day or every other-other day, but people with curly hair like me, we could get away with washing it maybe once or twice a week, that may sound gross to some of you but the longer I go without washing my hair the curlier my hair gets. Dry shampoo, is a very good friend of mine. It allows me to extend the length of time i can wear my hair down by another full day. This also means I get one more day of being able to wear it up! To be honest, the more days I wear my hair down, the more oily it gets.

Brushing

We don’t do it: like ever! More than likely we don’t even own one. At least I don’t! I either run my fingers through my hair in the shower or I use a wide tooth comb. If I comb my hair after the shower, once it starts to dry, it looks like a hot frizzled mess!

 

Cock-tailing

No, I am not talking about the drinking kind, I LOOVVEE to cocktail my products. I HAVE to use products, and if I don’t, my curls are frizzy or dull. I personally like to use a mouse or gel for a good hold. My absolute favorite product to use for my curls is a sea salt spray! I especially use it on day two or three depending on how my curls look the next morning.  My routine consists of a leave in conditioner, gel or mouse, and a hair oil or serum. The next/last day I may mist my hair with some water and then spritz in some sea salt spray and I’m good to go.

Blow-drying

It doesn’t happen for me, like ever! First of all, my hair takes forever to dry. Secondly, my hair would look like I stuck my finger in a socket; big and all over the place. If we do decide to blow dry our hair we always use a diffuser.

As you can see, my hair care routine is a tad bit different than how you might style or care for your hair. Like I said earlier, it took me a few trial and errors to find out what works for me, so my best advice for anyone would be to find what works for you. Everyone’s hair is different, and different tricks work on different hair types. So what works for me may not work for you. I have grown to love the hair I have, and my passion for curly hair has also grown as well! 

 

~Kylie

A curly haired girl

 

Marshfield Welcomes A New Therapist: Caroline Miller

New Marshfield Team Member

Caroline Miller has joined our team and we couldn’t be more excited. She brings a wide range of talents and skills to our downtown Marshfield location and we know you will be happy with her great massage skills.

Caroline has worked as a hair stylist in Milwaukee for over a decade, and she brings her deep background in customer service with her as she begins her new journey in massage therapy. As an Associate Level therapist, she looks forward to growing her skills in relaxation, energetics, and therapy. Caroline will be training this September and will be able to provide waxing, facial, and body wrap services as well as massage later this fall.

She has already won over several clients. In the last week alone here is some of the feedback we have heard from her clients.

“She’s my new favorite!” 

“I will be back!”

“What a wonderful addition. You guys always find the best massage therapists around.”

“Her massage reminds me a lot of Joan Weber’s.”

 

 

Caroline is available for daytime, evening, and weekend appointments in our Marshfield location only.  To Learn more about her, check her bio on our Meet Our Team Page.

 

Associate Level

We haven’t had a new Associate Level therapist at Back To Bliss in a couple of years, so take advantage of her great prices to get to know her. Associate Level is an experience designation at Back To Bliss and we have set our Associate Level as our lowest price.  For more information on our price levels see the following link to a video on the topic:

 

 

Considering A Career In Massage Therapy?

A Local Opportunity

Back To Bliss is offering a class that was developed by a massage therapy school as a ‘first look’ into the career. When potential students would question whether or not they were ready to commit to a full year long massage therapy program, the school would steer them towards a version of the 15-hour course we are offering. Let’s face it, the commitment of time and money is often scary. Many potential students know they like to give back rubs to family and friends, but they have very little real experience or knowledge about professional massage. This course is the answer to these questions. It was designed to teach a full body oil massage in a group setting.

Students expressing any interest in Massage Therapy as a career can get an authentic experience of what it would be like to give massages as a professional. Taking this course will give enough experience to confirm or remove any doubts about massage as a career before students take the large step of committing to a full program.

Course Details

The course material covers a full body oil massage on professional tables. It is a public class for all ages. Minors under the age of 18 can attend with parental consent. We actually encourage parents to take the class with their child so they can talk about the career choice together. You can also find an online link to information regarding this massage course below:

Several people have expressed interest in this course already, but the dates we have scheduled for our first run don’t work for them. If you also interested but looking for other times that work for your schedule, please contact us with what does work for you so we can set up a second course time that does work for you.

Currently Scheduled

Choose from any of the following three six week sessions.

Session 1: 3/22 – 4/7 – Wed and Fri nights from 6:30-9 @ YRC

Session 2: 4/25 – 5/30  –  Tuesday nights from 6:30-9 @ YRC

Session 3: 7/2 – 8/6  –  Sundays from 3 – 6:30 @ Colby

 

6 classes. 2.5-3 hours each.

Fee: $125 / person or $200 / couple if signing up together.

Now Hiring Therapists For New Wausau Location

A New Facility

Monica and Josiah Have been looking for new opportunities to grow over the last several months. Finding all the right pieces to grow has and continues to be the dictating factor for opening our next facility. Enough pieces have fallen into place that we can announce our intention to open in Wausau.

The facility we have in mind would duplicate the size and tone of our Marshfield Satellite. To begin, we would develop it as a wellness spa; with yoga, salon, skin, and nails all as future options. The facility lies on 17th right across from Marathon Park. Everything is set for us to sign a lease except for new staff. If we can find two full-time massage therapists or the equivalent to join our Wausau Team, we will open later this spring.

Massage Therapists Needed

Who would fit in well with our Team? Back To Bliss is a facility that honors the individual strengths of our team members. We offer a wide array of massage techniques from deeply technical therapy to blissful relaxation. As a facility we allow you to focus on your strengths. Our team will help direct clients to you that best fit your strengths. We create a team environment that is client service oriented, not competitive amongst therapists.

Through cooperation and professional teamwork, we build a much more powerful experience for our clients. This means we are looking for long term career minded therapists as well as team oriented ones. Our system of pricing on a leveled bases helps therapists receive timely raises. It also provides information on the experience level clients should expect when they choose a provider. This clarity honors both our team member’s growth in their careers as well as client preferences on price and experience.

We look to attract long-term relationships with clients. We are not a resort spa or a medical clinic, but a facility focused on balanced wellness; providing great clinical massage therapy in a spa-like atmosphere. Our multiple facilities, with their different departments, offer options for our clients to pursue wellness on their own terms as part of a lifestyle focused on health and happiness. To this end, therapists that can build positive therapeutic relationships with their clients find our philosophy and tone a good match. If you are solely focused on specialty populations or have no interest in building longer term clients, then you will find a better home elsewhere.

 

Training & Perks

While still a small business, Back To Bliss offers support that many employers do not for massage therapists. We have regular team meetings with in-house education. We encourage you to trade and learn from other therapists during your down time. Public classes taught by in-house teachers all have discounts or are free to team members. This summer we are offering yoga, Bach Flower, Your First Meditation, and Reiki Certification classes to name a few of the options for staff. As a whole, the potential for your personal growth in our team atmosphere is a real part of why people stay with us.

Our philosophy is based in holistic wellness and the atmosphere we create for our team members is as relaxed as we can make it while still holding accountability for success and professionalism. Our focus on your personal growth is great for self-motivated people who want to learn their craft and then learn how to help more and more people. We offer flexible schedules, phone app based schedule and online booking system, significant levels of autonomy/respect/responsibility, and support. In short, you need to have a relatively stress-free work environment to grow and provide stress relief to our clients.

We offer commission based pay for both retail and services. All new team members have an hourly minimum wage as they build their clientele and will receive whichever is greater, their commission amount or their hourly. This supportive structure eases the transition into any new facility while client relationships are built.

We are a profit share based model. Everyone earns their regular wage for work, and as each facility reaches higher levels of success, larger and larger portions of profit will be returned to the team members. We all share in the success of positive work habits. Profit sharing is available after 2 years of employment.

To Learn More

Contact our front desk at 715.316.0040. Our receptionists will provide you with an email to send resumes and give your contact information to our Owners, Josiah & Monica. Training begins asap at our Colby location.