A huge welcome to our new florist in town, Apple Blossom Florist and Gifts, LLC. I am pretty stoked about this. Just saying... who wouldn’t love an Oasis experience Gift Card with a beautiful bouquet of roses? Or in my case, Stargazer Lilies .
I hope your day is going well. Lawd knows mine, my daughter Abby, is consuming my life (how dare she)! This weekend, she has two volleyball games and two volleyball tournaments (go Blue Devils, whoot, whoot!). Because of this, Oasis will have limited hours of operations this weekend.
But with all the chaos, we have something to look forward to, and you are invited! Join #teamOasis for a good cause, the WDBX 2nd Annual Mardi Gras Madness party, hosted by the HOT HOT HOT Louisanna Gumbo Pot and a dear friend of mine, the White Raven. This is a two-night Local Event Featuring the following:
We hope to see you there, and in costume! I will be “Storm” from Xmen (the 1st female black superhero #HappyBlackHistoryMonth).
Keeping hydrated is such an important part of staying healthy... I will continue to say it until water (and the celebratory martini) is the only thing you are drinking . Water promotes cardiovascular health, keeps your body cool, helps muscles and joints work better, and also keeps skin supple. Try this month's hydration recipe, Watermelon Strawberry Mint Water!
Why Massage is Good for the Heart ❤️
Did you know❓: Cardiovascular disease is the leading killer of men and women in the United States, according to the American Heart Association and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. So, since February is American Heart Month, let’s explore the ways in which massage can protect and improve our cardiovascular health.
Maintaining healthy blood pressure can contribute to lowering the odds of having a heart attack. Like Demi Lavoto said, 🎶"Give Your Heart A Break" 🎶. A number of long-term studies have shown that a consistent massage (weekly or at least monthly) can decrease diastolic and systolic blood pressure.
By massaging and relaxing the muscles of the body we:
In this way,massage offers a drug-free, non-invasive and humanistic approach for allowing the body to naturally heal itself. Getting a massage from a skilled practitioner on a regular basis, is key to receiving the cardiovascular benefits from massage. We highly recommend our massage therapist, Samantha Massey (she is the bomb dot com!). Please keep in mind that the effects of massage are cumulative and if the goal of your massage is health maintenance, a massage every week or two can help one feel better, all while reducing tension and stress levels.
Featured Service: Corrective Massage (60 or 90 Minutes)
Here at Oasis, we strive to serve all kinds of wellness conscience women. Whether you are an athlete, retiree, or both, we offer massage techniques to help you achieve your wellness goal. Sam Massey is not only a bundle of fun-loving energy, but she is also incredibly knowledgeable in all things muscle and massage.
If you have been battling an ache or a pain (like me and my stupid, but much needed right shoulder), please schedule a corrective massage this month with Sam! Allow her the opportunity to make you feel touched by an angel. Don’t take my word for it, click the button below and scroll to the bottom of our homepage to see what our clients have been saying about Sam's skills!
Feature Product: AnteAge Serum
Aging has met it's match! The AnteAGE MD® two-step System harnesses the power of stem cell growth factors and cytokines to prevent and reduce the appearance of skin aging.
Don’t forget we will have limited hours today for Valentine's Day! Surely your loved one won't wait until the last minute to get you a gift... but just in case, be sure to remind them that Oasis will be closing at 1:00 pm on Valentine's Day, Feb 14th 2020.
Gift Cards can be purchase online 24/7. Click the image below to get one right now!
To all my Murphysboroians (and the wannabes ), keep a look out for the details on the St. Patrick's Day Parade. I personally look forward to seeing what Ms. Molly of Molly’s Pint has in store for us this year!
In April we, in conjunction with my “Boro Business" posse, the Unique Shops of Murhyspboro, will be hosting the 3rd annual Spring Fling on Saturday, April 25th! This event will consist of a Gift Card special offer (just in time for Mother’s Day) and a VIP client product discount!
Thank you so much for your kindness and constant encouragement. We love being a part of this wellness conscience community! Keep on striving for your definition of greatness, we are cheering you on.
Lilly Cook - Skin Spa Owner & Licensed Esthetician
The New Year has started off with a bang here at Oasis! We have updated our facial prices and we are working out the kinks in our new software system. We thank you for all of the support and patience during this transition. LAWD, for the first week or so we were riding the struggle bus for real! So thank you very much for allowing us to take our time while we work our way through the new processes.
If you have yet to visit us this year, please expect the following requests before your appointment:
Achieve your 2020 Goals!
As you are being kind and patient with us, please remember to afford the same courtesy to yourself, especially this time of the year. Typically, we set goals or “new years resolutions” for ourselves and we take on too much! In an effort to help you stay balanced in the new year, we have a couple of scientifically proven tips to help keep your resolutions on track:
Featured Product: Enriched Firming Mask
Our Enriched Firming Mask is an easy win for anybody that is struggling with seasonal changes that make their skin dry, itchy, and/or irritated (you know, that icky, tight sensation).
This hydrating mask by Epionce is expertly formulated with botanical ingredients. It helps soothe dryness and irritation while improving the appearance of elasticity and firmness in the skin. With highly emollient properties and a proprietary blend of barrier lipids, Enriched Firming Mask helps calm visible redness and irritation. This 1 oz bottle gives skin a visible boost of hydration for only $16.00 and will easily last you through the remainder of this winter.
Featured Service: Private Yoga Sessions
Would you like to find balance? We know schedules can be crazy and sometimes it seems that even finding time to breathe can be near impossible. Let us help you with a Private Yoga Session. These sessions allow complete customization and the opportunity for steady growth in your practice. This is the perfect option if you’d like to try Couples Yoga, a Gal Pal Yoga Session, or even Mommy Bonding with your teens!
Sessions are available:
To reserve your Private Yoga Session, please call or text us at (618) 207-4404 or enroll online at www.oasisskincareclinic.net.
Seasons Greetings, Leading Ladies!
I hope you have been enjoying all of the holiday festivities that have been going on in our community - huge shout out to the team that helped put on the Hometown Christmas events! There are a few events that are still going on until Christmas day, check out the details here.
Featured Service Alert!
Spring Yoga Schedule:
"Yoga for Everyone" Community Class: (open/not private)
This class is designed as a foundational flow, meant for beginners and all levels of yoga. We mix a little bit of all styles, and of course, learning to love our own unique practice! This class will continue to be $12 per person and we request that you enroll prior to each class.
Starting Wednesday, Jan 8th 2020, we will be offering our "Yoga for Everyone" Community Class every Wednesday at 9:30 am!
Private Yoga Sessions: (available by appointment)
We are so stoked to be able to offer Private Yoga sessions with Kennedy! These sessions will allow complete customization and the opportunity for steady growth. This is the perfect option if you want to try Couples Yoga, a Gal Pal Yoga Session, or even Mommy Bonding with your teens!
Starting Friday, January 10th we'll have sessions available on Fridays at 9:30 am and Sundays at 9:00 am, 10:30 am, and 12:00 pm.
The cost is $25 for 1 person and $5 per additional person, with up to 5 additional people. To reserve your Private Yoga Session, please call or text us at (618) 207-4404.
Featured Product Alert!
Although the winter season is a great time to exfoliate the skin with fun treatments - like body scrubs and deep enzyme exfoliation, we have to remember that with all of that, we are taking away. To keep our skin strong and function better, we must help the skin rebuild itself.
Antioxidants are truly The Secret to aging gracefully and beautifully.
Antioxidants build-up and protect the skin from the day-to-day causes of accelerated aging. Antioxidant serums are typically going to be easily tolerated by most skin types because they don't have active exfoliates in them. Our favorite serums here, at Oasis, are Replenish Antioxidant Infusion Serum by Osmosis and Intense Defense Antioxidant Serum by Epionce. Both are products are medical-grade and can only be purchased through a licensed professional.
January 11th, 2020
We are looking forward to the Wellness Expo in Murphysboro! This expo takes place on Saturday, 1/11 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Details to come soon!
February 29th, 2020
If you are looking for some good wellness information and inspiration, mark your calendar for the Women’s Health Naturally Event! This event takes place on Saturday, 2/29 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Register today!
Thank you all for this past year! I cannot tell you how much your support and encouraging words over these last three years have meant. I look forward to growing and sharing more in the New Year!
Baby it’s cold outside... so let's talk about how that affects your face... Dehydration vs. Dryness.
Dehydrated skin occurs when there is a lack of water in the skin. When you are on my table and I begin the process of cleansing the skin, I know immediately if your skin is dehydrated if your skin absorbs all the water I used to lather the cleanser.
There are two primary reasons the skin can become dehydrated... Internal Factors and External Factors.
So if the key to fighting dehydration internally is drinking more water, ingesting water-based foods (Fruits & Veggies), and avoiding diuretics, then the key to fighting external factors of dehydration is to prevent evaporation.
To prevent evaporation in the skin, we must correct and prevent the loss of water by creating a barrier between the skin and the atmosphere with something oil-based, like a moisturizer. The term Moisturizer can be a bit misleading because it leads to the thought that the product adds moisture (water) to the face, when in fact it is designed to prevent TEWL.
Shopping for the right moisturizer can be tough because many factors go into it, including:
If you haven’t taken advantage of our Season’s Sanity’s Massage Special, you are missing out! I cannot say enough about Sam’s commitment to her craft, but you don’t have to take my word for it! Here are what a couple of clients are saying about what she has brought to the table.
"It is sometimes difficult to find a massage therapist that is actually a "therapist" but Sam is certainly one! I can't say enough good things about the way she applies her knowledge and skills to the actual problems you may be experiencing. I highly recommend her!" - P. Slightom
“Sam is the best massage therapist I have ever had. She noticed a condition with my ankle that No therapist has ever mentioned and she even gave me some stretches to do and work with my trainer to make sure I am standing and supporting myself safely.” - C. Korando
As a current client, through the end of the year, you can experience Sam’s gift of massage during the more hectic time of the year for $15 Off. To make your reservation call or text us at 618-207-4404.
Not sure if you can work a massage into your busy schedule? In addition to product discounts and gift card specials, Sam will be offering $1 per minute chair Massages from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm at our Holiday Open House Event tomorrow, Saturday, November 16th. Stop in and meet her!
A note from Lilly
There is so much to catch you up on in this tiny town of Murphysboro! There was Homecoming (shout our to Miss Jenna Leaton on her Queendom), the 90-degree weather dip to a Deep Freeze all in one week, and then there were the dark days of the school strike.... but, in the true surviving Murphysborolian spirit, we made it through with only a few bumps and scrapes just to time to see the light at the end of the tunnel...yes I am talking about all the Halloween candy. Sure I don't need it, but after this last month, I think we all deserve a bit of chocolate comfort. The Unique Shops of Murphysboro has heard your battle cry for chocolatey treats! Check out their "Witches Night Out" event to soothe those aching cravings. Visit a few local shops on Thursday, October 24, 2019, at 5 PM – 8 PM for some sweet deals
Featured Service Alert
As promised in last month's email, I wanted to highlight a service especially for Pigment, Discoloration, and Melasma. For so long pigmentation has been the Baine of an Esthetician's existence. Both clients and practitioners invest time and money to lighten and brighten up pigment only for it to come right back the minute you step out in the sun. But not anymore! New studies have linked Melasma and Age Spots to hormonal changes and liver function. We now know that if we balance hormone fluctuation and strengthen liver function, we can significantly reduce the chances of rebound pigmentation.
For my gals that are on the front lines of this pigment problem; yes, we still have to invest time and money into lightening pigment that is currently on our skin. But now we have a weapon to reduce the chances of it coming back with a vengeance the minute you bask in the sun or have a stressful life event... because let's face it, sunlight feels great and crazy stress happens daily.
The Diamond Micro Peel facial uses manual, chemical, and enzyme exfoliation to lift away pigmentation. Like all facial at Oasis, LED light is utilized to ensure you leave with calmed skin. The Diamond MicroDermabrasion manually lifts away surface layer pigmented cells, then the Pumpkin-Orange enzyme is applied, loaded with Vitamins A and C and the 15% Pumpkin-Orange Enzyme exfoliates and reduces oil (while you get to enjoy the delightful scent of pumpkin and orange). This Enzyme dissolves dead skin while the Orange provides a beautiful glow to the skin. Afterward, a self-neutralizing brightening solution is applied and absorbed into the skin while you lay under the relaxing Near Infra-Red LED light. This Diamond Micro Peel really packs a punch for pigmentation and to ensure your skin can handle such a robust treatment, your home care routine must be on point!
To truly tackle pigmented acne scarring, melasma, or overall sun damage, you have to not only commit to treatments in the office, but also to a topical skincare regimen and an internal wellness regimen to make sure your hard work is not completely ruined on your next sun-filled vacation or stressful life event. To properly prepare your skin for this wonderful service I highly recommend you use the following products at least 2 weeks before your 1st treatment:
1) Any only based cleanser - We can recommend a few ;)
2) Replenish Antioxidant Serum - To nourish and feed your skin
3) A great moisturizer - We've got you covered here :)
4) Daily Shield Sun Screen SPF 50 or Sheer Protection SPF 30 - To protect your skin from harmful UV rays
5) Skin Defense Supplement - For internal support
1) Any only based cleanser - We can recommend a few ;)
2) Glycolic Retinol Wipes - For mild exfoliation
3) Catalysty AC-11 - For those battling Melasma
4) A great moisturizer - Again we've got you covered ;)
I know what you are thinking.... "dang, Lilly are you trying to break the bank?". Nope, it is a package deal; when you commit to a 4 Week series (1 per week) AND the 7 products needed to experience the absolute best results, you'll get $200 off; that's over 20% off! Four (4) facial treatments with products normally costs $850, but with this offer, you'll pay just $650 (plus tax, gotta pay Uncle Sam), split it into 4 payments of $162.50 (one payment per visit). This special offer is good from now until the end of 2019. It is best to complete your series by the end of February, as to limit that beautiful sun exposure.
As a current client, it is likely that you already use some of these products in your regimen and your skin may be resilient enough to experience this remarkable treatment. At your next appointment, let's discuss if the Diamond Micro Peel is right for you.
Upcoming Events & New Products:
Winter is upon us and all of the things that come along with the season approaching very quickly. Join us at our Holiday Open House on Saturday, November 16th! Because of our wonderfully unpredictable Southern Illinois weather patterns, at Oasis we are anticipating skin dryness galore. To help ward off the scaliness and overall sensitivity that comes along with frosty weather, we will be featuring products that will help address those concerns in ANY SKIN TYPE.
Here are my tops picks so far!
1) Intense Defense Serum is designed for all skin types, but I recommend it to my sensitive or rosacea gals that cannot tolerate a Retinol or Vitamin C Serum, yet wants to see the change of refreshed, calm skin. With this Intense Defense Serum, you can experience the most complete Multivitamin for your skin, safely and with fast results. It is a highly advanced anti-aging Serum that utilizes botanical sources of Vitamins A, B, C, D and E for healthier-looking skin. This product is perfect for my sun-worshiping goddesses that cannot use traditional exfoliating skincare products due to their "habits". This product will last about 3 months if used twice daily; save $27 when you purchase it at our Open House on Saturday, November 16th.
2) Intensive Nourishing Cream is designed for the skin's unquenchable thirst. Gift this Cream to the person that says "My skin is just so dry". If you have a wood-burning stove, dry skin associated with Thyroid change, dry skin due to Rosceas, Psoriasis, or Eczema, or dry skin due to simple aging, then this is the Night Cream for you! This highly emollient Cream contains maximum levels of key complexes to help reduce the visible appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. An ultra-rich cream, Intensive Nourishing Cream provides superior moisturization for photoaged skin on the face, neck and décolleté. This gem will last and satisfy you all winter long; save $20 when you purchase it at our Open House on Saturday, November 16th.
Holiday Open House - Saturday, Nov 16th - Deals of the Day:
In addition to the Featured products, we will also launch our holiday gift card special!
Office Updates & Changes - Season's Sanity Massage Special!
As you may have already heard, we have a new Massage Therapist! I am so stoked to introduce Ms. Samantha (Sam), Massey. Sam is LITERALLY the Bomb Dot Com. She is one of those people that you instantly love, at least me and Elle did when we met her. I always strive to hire for hospitality and skill - Sam hit the nail on the head. We seriously feel like we have known her forever. As a thank you to our current clients, for your continued support (and knowing that the holiday season fun is just getting started) we wanted to offer an easy way to get your essential self-care time in with our Season's Sanity Massage Special! Let's face it, as women (and heads of families), the holiday season can be super stressful because it adds tasks to our already packed schedules. To help keep the season joyful for you too, Sam is offering our loyal clients (visited in the last 9 months) $15 off any Massage service. If you would like to take advantage of this offer and ensure you stay sane through this holiday season, please call or text us at 618-207-4404 or make your reservation on our website at www.oasisskincareclinic.net/appointment.
Thanks again for all your support. We are happy to answering any questions you have!
I am an esthetician, wife & mom that has a love affair with Skincare & Cosmetics.