It's time to talk hair. How many times have you been told, air-drying is best for maintaining healthy hair? I recently learned, shockingly, that air- drying may actually be damaging to your hair.
Let's talk Hair Myths:
Hair Myth #1. Going to bed with wet hair is healthy.
Going to bed with wet hair night after night may lead to.... wait for it… mold growth on your scalp. Your scalp and pillow, exposed to moisture over time, can harbor bacteria and mold, which leads to flaking and dandruff. Did you know that flaky scalp can lead to hair loss? Scalp health is important for healthy hair.
Hair Myth #2. It does not matter how you handle wet hair.
It is better to work with wet hair versus dripping wet hair. Brushing or combing through soggy hair can damage the hydrogen bonds which provide strength and shape. This can lead to split ends and breakage. Do you vigorously "towel- dry" your hair as you come out of the shower? Stop! Rubbing your hair will roughen the cuticle and lead to frizzy hair! I have a suggestion: invest in an Aquis, a brand of Aquitex hair towels available at Spa Atlantis. It is in stock and great for short or long hair. Simply wrap up your wet hair in one of these towels, then go about your morning routine – drink coffee, eat breakfast, put on your makeup and brush your teeth. Remove the turban and you will only need five minutes of blow drying time. Voila, no damage to your hair! No damage equals shine.
Hair Myth #3. It's okay to brush through wet hair.
Not really. It’s better to use a wide-toothed comb for damp or wet hair, only use a brush on dry hair. Roughly brushing wet hair can cause serious breakage and split ends.
Hair Myth #4. Heat-styling your hair is terrible.
Heat tools can cause damage to your hair, but not if you use the proper hair product before applying heat. You must hydrate and protect your hair before styling. At the Salon at Atlantis pick up Pureology, Colour Fanatic with 100% Vegan ingredients. Spray in your damp hair and it will detangle, preserve your color and protect the texture of your hair while you use hair tools with heat to dry and style your locks.
Shine on, and do not believe the hair myths. See one of our professional stylists for a personalized consultation today! Walk-ins are welcome but we recommend an appointment to ensure your time is available. Please call 775-954-4136.
Looking for a unique spa experience to enjoy with your significant other this upcoming, romantic holiday? February is a wonderful time to spend quality time with your loved one. I recommend The Rasul Ceremonial Chamber at Spa Atlantis. The Terra Sigillata Rasul Ceremony provides a unique and extravagant body treatment for couples you are sure not to find elsewhere. This Arabian cleansing ritual is described as pure, calming and leaves your skin beautifully exfoliated - an added benefit during these cold winter days. You and your partner apply six different healing muds to one another, each specifically designed for a different part of the body. These chakra muds draw toxins from your body and aid in releasing positive energies. Relax as you breathe in the aromatic herbs under the twinkling lights of the ceremonial chamber’s sky and rest in the heated ergonomic seats as the muds do all of the detoxifying work. Your ceremony concludes with a refreshing shower, leaving your skin renewed and silky smooth.
The bitter cold February air and lack of humidity can leave your skin feeling dull. Be sure to keep your skin glowing by exfoliating and moisturizing often during this winter season. Pure Fiji, featured at Spa Atlantis, offers a complete line of products to keep your skin healthy. From the pristine island of Fiji, comes an extraordinary moisturizing body treatment. Coconut sugar rub is an entirely natural skin exfoliating and moisturizing system that will rapidly hydrate and condition your skin. Take the South Pacific home with you and discover the secret to beautiful skin.
Give the gift of Spa Atlantis with a gift certificate. Your loved ones are sure to love you even more!
Happy New Year! It’s that time of year… new beginnings, new goals, and new habits, and even breaking old bad habits… it’s an ideal time to make a list of how to make our lives better! When it comes to health and well-being, I often think of my skin. Because when my skin looks great, I actually feel better! For most of us, having beautiful skin comes with a list of good habits:
Best wishes to you in 2017! It’s never too late to make healthy and positive changes in your life!
Of all four seasons, winter is the harshest on our skin. This season should come with a Winter Storm Warning: Cold temperatures in the forecast, dry and rough skin alert! The main culprits are central heating, low humidity and cold air with less moisture than warm air. In particular, maturing skin lacks the ability to produce the same level of moisture which typically results in dry, flaky skin and lack-luster hair. Find the perfect remedy to combat winter’s havoc at Spa Atlantis, with our signature hydrating treatment: Cleopatra Milk and Honey Hydration Wrap. This replenishing experience includes a sugar scrub from Pure Fiji that will regenerate and nourish your skin.
Outshine your holiday décor this season! At Salon Atlantis, we recommend adding the hydrating hair masque upgrade from Moroccanoil, with your next hair service to restore your silky locks. To prevent breakage or other damage, avoid blow-drying and brushing hair when wet, because that is when your hair is most delicate. Here is a tip from one of our professionals: use a wide-tooth comb and few drops of olive oil after washing your hair.
Here are a few more essential tips for your winter regime. Rather than lotion, use Pure Fiji body butter, it has a higher oil content and especially effective on extremely chapped, dry skin. Don’t forget to hydrate from the inside out by drinking at least 64oz of water a day! Eat snacks that hydrate, such as quinoa, brown rice and any foods containing garlic and of course raw veggies!
Be sure to take a little “Spa” home with you for the winter... Here are some suggestions brought to you from the South Pacific made by Pure Fiji, complete with a blend of pure coconut oil and nut extracts infused with tropical flowers to moisturize and protect your skin:
Body Butter – This super moisturizing cream will instantly revive dry skin. A variety of
scents are available.
Exotic Oil – A nourishing blend of coconut oil and exotic nut extracts. Use daily to moisturize, nourish and protect skin and hair.
Coconut Creme Body Scrub – Gently exfoliate and cleanse skin with this foaming creme scrub while pineapple extracts brighten skin tone.
Coconut Milk Bath Soak – This luxuriously smooth and creamy milk bath soak contains a bounty of nutrients essential to support the good health of your skin.
Have trouble drinking enough water? Spa Atlantis provides complimentary recipe cards to
make your own infused water in the comfort of your own home. Try this one out today!
Cinnamon Apple Cranberry WaterIngredients -
From Spa Atlantis, we wish you Peace and Joy this holiday season!
As the temperature gets cooler outside, your skin care routine may need to be adjusted accordingly. The proper moisturizer for your skin is especially important now. Chilly days and nights, with less moisture in the air, require a customized moisturizer for your skin. This is a great time of year to check with a professional esthetician, as they can evaluate your skin condition and needs, to help lock in the refreshed look we are all looking for this time of year. Start by booking a facial; a complete skin care treatment that cleanses completely and exfoliates without irritation.
Holiday plans should always include a visit to Spa Atlantis. This is a perfect time of year to be a spa-aficionado, relax, reflect, and enjoy some quiet time alone or with friends and family. To ensure you receive the days and times that work best for you and your friends or family, be sure to plan ahead and book your appointments early!
Remember, your skin care routine does not need to end at the spa. You can take the spa home with you to keep up your new radiant look. A well-balanced plan of complete skin care, spa time, healthy eating and exercise, will be the best plan for the best you!
These June Jacobs products are recommended by Spa Atlantis:
Pore Purifying Facial Bath – for deep cleaning pores with a natural antiseptic, tea tree oil rids skin of surface impurities and sloughs off dead skin cells while natural anti-inflammatory willow and pine bark, calms the skin without drying it out.
Radiant Refining Exfoliant Powder – Made with rice, bamboo, papain and salicylic acid… leaves the skin flawless and radiant. It brightens skin with natural ingredients: lemon peel, bearberry root, mulberry root and licorice extracts.
Perfect Pumpkin Peeling Enzyme Mask – this masque has the powerful pumpkin enzyme to digest surface cells, stimulate skin cell turnover to improve skin’s tone and texture. Pumpkin is naturally rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins A and C, as well as zinc, a mineral that aids in the healing process, which work synergistically to rebuild the elasticity of the skin. Great results if used consistently once a week.
Intensive Age Defying Hydrating Complex SPF 25 – this is an anti-aging moisturizer with complete SPF protection. It reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improves elasticity with the smoothing ingredients of rice, soy, algae extracts, elastin and collagen.
From Spa Atlantis, we wish you Peace and Joy this holiday season!
As we transition from summer to fall, it’s time to talk about healing the skin from the summer sun. At Spa Atlantis, our Fall Spa Features all have one thing in common… and that is antioxidants. Everyone should know that too much sun is dangerous and can result in dry and damaged skin cells that appear tough and wrinkly.
Skin care products with antioxidants have many benefits: they calm inflammation, promoting even skin tone as well as help keep acne and wrinkles at bay. Antioxidants can also plump out those fine lines and make skin appear more youthful. Spa treatments and products that contain antioxidants can help encourage the growth of new cells and make sun damaged skin appear younger
It is important to take care of your skin. It is after all the largest organ of your body. Good nutrition and ample hydration are the basic building blocks to healthy skin. And a regime that includes regular visits to Spa Atlantis is sure to keep you looking and feeling your best!
Spa Atlantis is pleased to offer a number of high quality products that contain antioxidants...
June Jacobs perfect pumpkin peeling enzyme masque – contains an antioxidant blend of white, red, and green tea extracts combined with goji berry, pomegranate and grape seed extracts help to neutralize free radicals, protect skin from environmental toxins and premature aging.
June Jacobs papaya purifying enzyme masque – this clarifying masque contains an effective combination of papaya’s natural fruit enzyme, papain with extracts of mango and pineapple.
Dr. Spiller Q 10 Oxygen Complex – mattifying crème that helps to protect from local irritation and photo-aging. Produces a radiant appearance.
emerginC hydra-repair – contains a wide variety of nourishing, active, concentrated plant oils, moisture-retaining ceramides, and antioxidants. Noticeably improves tone and texture.
There are many positives to living in the high desert; namely, wide-open, red- and purple-streaked skies right before sunset, an enviable view of the mysterious Milky Way, and a dry climate with 350+ days of sunshine. While most women prefer dryness versus humidity for their hair, the dry weather can cause a myriad of problems for the skin, making it seem dull and dehydrated.
At Spa Atlantis, we are well-equipped with products to help combat dryness, and one of those products comes from our own backyard – the Black Rock Desert. Located in the same area of Burning Man, a yearly festival that celebrates self-expression and the arts, Black Rock Mud has become a renown for its healing properties. Harvested twice a year, Black Rock Mud is mineral-rich illite clay that has many benefits for the skin including exfoliation, rehydration, and can even help to remove blemishes and imperfections.
During the month of September, we celebrate Burning Man by offering treatments using Black Rock Mud. The treatments include a pedicure, body wrap, or facial. We encourage you to learn about the benefits of mud, and make an appointment today!
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon. There is research that shows that the risk of developing skin cancer is directly related to the amount and intensity of ultraviolet light exposure one receives from the sun. In Reno and Tahoe, we enjoy our position at an elevated altitude, and because of that, getting burned can happen more rapidly here than it would at sea level. Thankfully, with regular use of sunscreen, it’s easy to limit excessive UV exposure, lowering your risk of developing skin cancer. But how do you know which one is right for you?
There are two types of sunscreens available. Chemical sunscreen ingredients, such as PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid) and cinnamates, absorbs UV rays and convert the sun’s radiation into heat energy, while physical sunscreens (such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide) deflect and scatter the rays before they penetrate the skin. Both types of protection are effective and proven to reduce sun damage to skin; however, it is essential to choose the form of protection best suited for your skin type.
Not all sunscreens are suitable for every skin type. Children can be sensitive to chemical sunscreens. We would recommend a physical block for children that contains zinc oxide and titanium oxide, making sure the label says it’s formulated for sensitive skin. People with rosacea, acne, or who are allergy prone would also benefit from a fragrance-free and preservative-free sunscreen. The most important factor is making sure your sun protection is broad spectrum, meaning it effectively protects against both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) ranges of the light spectrum. Most broad-spectrum formulas contain multiple sunscreen ingredients. For extended, intense exposure to the sun, you should use a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. SPF 30 filters out up to 97 percent of the sun’s UV radiation, compared to SPF 50 which filters out up to 98 percent. And of course follow the direction on the label for reapplying. At Spa Atlantis, we have several sunscreens to choose from, and our expert estheticians would be more than happy to assist you in selecting the perfect one to keep your skin protected this summer.
The eyes are often referred to as the windows to the soul. Did you know the skin around the eye is very thin as it does not have a fatty tissue layer? In fact, the skin around the eye is so delicate and thin there are very few oil glands, causing this area to be drier than the rest of our skin. The dryer the skin the more visible the wrinkles become. Eye creams are a woman’s best friend to combat early signs of aging. Selecting the proper eye cream is essential. Having a good eye regime for morning and night is highly recommended. Consider eye creams with ingredients that target your specific concerns. If your concern is dryness select a product rich in avocado oils, vitamin E and/or Shea butter as these are all natural moisture infusing ingredients. If you are experiencing puffiness you should select an eye cream rich in caffeine from teas and other herbal ingredients. Caffeine is proven to calm puffiness and reduce inflammation. If your goal is to smooth fine lines and wrinkles a product with coenzyme Q10 and vitamin C will be the most effective for you. We offer a variety of product lines in our Retail Therapy Area. All products are hand-selected and tested for effectiveness. If we sell it we believe in it. We would be happy to consult on the perfect regimen just for you, simply come in and speak to any of our skin care experts!
Spa Atlantis is proud to introduce new copper Tibetan singing bowls, now available in the retail reception area. Tibetan Singing Bowls are excellent meditative and therapeutic healing tools. Healing with Tibetan Singing Bowls is a scientifically proven modality and has gained a strong following in Europe, the Orient and United States in the last few decades. Sound massage and singing bowls improves mental clarity and emotional stability, increases physical energy and relieves muscle tension. There are various immediate effects that you may experience such as improved sleep patterns, increased energy as well as enhanced creativity.
Using singing bowls for healing is based on the idea that a human body possesses a different resonant frequency. The body is healthy when every cell and organ resonates in harmony. When energy flow in the body is inhibited, the affected area vibrates out of tune, causing illness. The sound frequencies created by the signing bowls restore the flow of energy and bring about a state of well-being.
June is a month for celebrating graduations, celebrating fathers and this year Atlantis is celebrating its 25th anniversary, we invite you to join us! A gift certificate to Spa Atlantis reminds that special man in your life how truly treasured he is and makes the perfect gift for Father’s Day. From dads to grads, Spa Atlantis is the perfect place to celebrate!
Show your Mom just how much you love her with a relaxing spa service from northern Nevada’s only Forbes rated spa, Spa Atlantis. Choose from one of our deluxe Spa Packages, specially designed with mothers in mind, or treat her to one of our best-selling spa treatments like the Hanakasumi Body Ritual. A gift that is sure to please, our gift certificates allow your mom the freedom to book when best fits her schedule! We will even gift wrap and personalize the certificate for you! Our Spa Concierge is happy to customize the ultimate spa day for your mom including a relaxing lunch at our indoor atrium pool. Take the guess work out this Mother’s Day and call Spa Atlantis to make this her BEST Mother’s Day yet!
At Spa Atlantis, Earth Day is not merely one day of the year. We work year round with many local organizations to help raise environmental awareness, and work closely with our vendors to reduce our carbon footprint. Through Spa Atlantis’ partnership with Emergin-C Skin Care and Plan-It 2020, we were able to help fund the planting of 416 viable, indigenous trees in 2015. And that’s not all. We proudly carry Aveda products in Salon Atlantis, whose philosophy is to preserve natural resources and do so with sustainable products. In both Salon Atlantis and Spa Atlantis, guests will find natural, yet effective ingredients.
Spa Atlantis is proud to be the first and only northern Nevada Forbes Travel Guide Four Star spa. Forbes Travel Guide inspects over 1000 properties each year in search of the best hotels, restaurants and spas in the world. Come celebrate Earth Day with us and experience the difference of a Four Star rated facility!
I have some very exciting news to share! Due to popular demand, we have expanded our service options and added an additional SoftPak system to our exclusive Hammam treatment room! Why is this so exciting? Well, we are the only spa in northern Nevada that offers this exclusive body treatment option, and are now able to accommodate more guests. The room itself is absolutely stunning, and the Hammam ritual is luxurious and beneficial to the whole being. Guests lie on a SoftPack for the entire treatment as our therapists apply rich products to the skin that revives and refreshes. The table is heated, as well, allowing guests to melt into ultimate relaxation as warm water cascades over the body.
To celebrate the arrival of our new SoftPack, our talented team has designed three new treatments specifically for the Hammam rooms. New body scrubs, scents and specifically formulated products complement the Hammam perfectly. The treatments will refresh and rejuvenate, as well as provide an additional level of luxury that Spa Atlantis is known for offering.
When is the last time you did something special with your significant other? Why not look outside of the typical dinner and a movie date and switch it up with an activity that improves both the mind and the body? I’m talking about the spa, of course! And with February being the month of love, I invite you to indulge in a couples spa treatment and reconnect and rejuvenate together.
Voted SpaFinders’ “Top Spa for Romance,” my team at Spa Atlantis goes above and beyond to plan a special day for you and your significant other. Start with side-by-side massages, followed by a relaxing soak in our infinity soaking tub for two. Afterward, spend time in any of our three co-ed lounges, designed to provide true health benefits, like the Brine Inhalation Light Therapy lounge, whose atmosphere is designed to mimic that of an ocean shore, improving respiration. Following your time spent in the relaxation lounges, retire to our year-round indoor atrium pool, and dine on a specially-designed spa menu, created to nourish the body following time spent in the spa.
I invite you to rekindle your spark at Spa Atlantis!
What’s your New Year’s resolution? If you’re like the majority of people, it’s to eat healthier, exercise consistently, or work on ways to reduce stress.
Did you know that the path to accomplishing your goals can be found at a spa? It’s true! Studies have shown that a 60-minute massage can lead to a reduction in the level of cortisol (a stress hormone) found in the blood. Also, massage can decrease proteins related to inflammation and allergic reactions, and have demonstrated a boost in white blood cells that fight infection. Imagine! All of that happening while you’re encouraged to just lie back and relax on a massage table.
There are many different kinds of spas. Some are medical spas, some are fitness-focused facilities, and then there’s Spa Atlantis, a spa dedicated to the wellness of the whole being. While we want our guests to feel indulgent, we also want them to know that we are concentrating on more than just beautification and relaxation (though that’s definitely a part of it!). Spa Atlantis offers treatments that promote health, well-being, introspective thinking, and relaxation, as well as a sanctuary that provides an escape from day-to-day stresses.
A visit to Spa Atlantis allows you the opportunity to speak to experts in their field, who provide guidance and advice on ways to accomplish your health goals, and adding a regular appointment will help you achieve your goals even faster.
Take care of yourself, and make visiting Spa Atlantis a priority in 2016.