Mother Daughter Spa Day Member Highlight: Ivory Isaacs

On Sunday, July 19, 2015 from 3-7pm, nearly 80 young girls from nonprofit A Kid Again to enjoy a day with The Charles Penzone Salons. The spa day goes beyond just a day of pampering. Along with haircuts, manicures, facials, massages, and dinner, the event offers a safe environment for girls in treatment for life-limiting and terminal illnesses to support one another. It enables these girls to temporarily escape the medicine and the hospitals and be what they truly are – girls. It also gives their mothers a well-needed break and a chance to share quality time with their daughters during a few pleasurable hours of pure indulgence.

Meet 12-year-old Ivory Isaacs. Ivory was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor called Ependymoma when she was 5 years old. Within 48 hours of Ivory's diagnosis, she underwent multiple surgeries that resulted in multi-organ failure and a coma. Ivory spent weeks in a coma, and was not expected to live. But one day, she decided to wake up! A trech was placed and she set off to learn to walk, talk, and eat by mouth again.

Ivory did 31 rounds of high-dose radiation. Seven years later, she is cancer free, but not from the side effects that come with undergoing intensive treatment. Ivory currently sees many specialists, and has had over 50 surgeries to date.


             

                                      

One of Ivory's favorite days of the year is when A Kid Again takes families to King's Island and she gets a chance to ride the roller coasters. She is a lover of horses and rides as often as she can find a horse to ride. Ivory plans to "pay it forward" through her involvement in A Kid Again, and hopes that her story serves as an inspiration for someone going through cancer.

The Charles Penzone Salons is a strong advocate for causes that empower women and support children, and salon and spa professionals will carry on this tradition by donating their time and talent at The Grand Salon in Gahanna/New Albany. Since 1999, The Charles Penzone Salons has hosted the Mother/Daughter event, providing a day of pampering for girls with life threatening illnesses and their mothers.




Posted: 7/16/2015 4:15:10 PM by Mary Sundermeier, PR Coordinator
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What's All the Tape About?

The Kinesio Taping Method is designed to facilitate the body's natural healing process while allowing support and stability to muscles, joints, ligaments, and tendons without restricting the body's range of motion. It is used successfully with a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, nuerological, and medical conditions. Kinesio Tape can be applied in hundreds of ways and has the ability to re-educate the muscular system, reduce and eliminate pain, inflammation, and bruising.

Here is a testimony on how well Kinesio Taping works:

"I was seeing Beth for my Plantar Fascitis for both feet. I was walking with a limp and was in constant pain with every step. SHe applied Kinesio Tape to both feet and massage therapy for several weeks. I am now walking normal, NO PAIN, and back to exercising regularly. My plantar fascitis is gone! I strongly recommend taping to all my family members, friends, and everyone with muscle and pain issues."- Gina Baker


The Charles Penzone Salons has Kinesio Tape available a la carte or as an add-on to a massage.

During this stand alone service, your condition will be assessed by our Kinesio Taping Certified Practitioner and the area of concern will be taped. 30 mins, $40. Additional tape applications $10/each. (Available at Dublin, only)


Posted: 2/18/2015 3:13:50 PM by Beth, Massage Professional at The Grand Salon in Dublin
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Sports Massages and Post-Marathon Remedies

This coming Sunday, over 18,000 runners will take their mark and get set to run a marathon or half marathon in the Columbus Marathon. Running a race of this caliber is no easy feat-if you're a runner, you understand all of the time and training that goes into preparation. If you are a spectator, you most likely can't even fathom what would drive people to sign up and run that kind of distance to begin with. Either way, after the race is done and your feet have crossed the finish line, your muscles will be a *little* sore. Just sayin'!


Here at The Charles Penzone Salons, we have a deep appreciation for healthy and fitness, and we want to let our Columbus Marathon runners know that there are service you can schedule ahead of time to ease your post-race soreness.

For targeted muscle soreness, try our Kinesio Taping, available only at our Dublin salon.

Use as an add-on service in addition to your massage. During this add-on service to any massage, your condition will be assessed by our Kinesio Taping Certified Practitioner and the area of concern will be taped. This process is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while allowing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. 15 mins, $20. Additional tape applications $10/each. (Available at Dublin, only)


You can also get Kinesio Taping as a solo service. During this stand alone service, your condition will be assessed by our Kinesio Taping Certified Practitioner and the area of concern will be taped. 30 minutes, $40. Additional tape applications are $10/each. (Available at Dublin, only).

For more intense muscle relief, try one of our massages. Our Deep Tissue Sports Massage targets deep muscle tissue to release tension, relieve stiffness, and soothe sore muscles. The technique used in this massage helps improve muscle function. Feel free to schedule a Deep Tissue Sports Massage at any of our Grand Salons in Dublin, Polaris, or New Albany/Gahanna for relief you can look forward to. These hour-long massages start at $91.


Other suggested massages:

Aromatherapy Massage

Our Aromatherapy Massage uses essential oils to stimulate the senses, reduce stress, and alleviate the discomfort of muscular conditions. 1hr
Massage: $86 Master: $94
Senior: $100

Full Body Therapeutic Massage

A licensed therapist will thoroughly massage your muscles. This relaxing massage will increase blood and lymphatic circulation and improve your overall well-being. Therapists can personalize your massage to focus on problem areas. 1 hr
Massage: $80    Master: $88
Senior: $93
       
   

Good luck, runners!



Posted: 10/16/2014 9:29:52 AM by Mary Sundermeier, PR Coordinator
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Mother Daughter Spa Day Participant Spotlight: Meet Katy Ferris

Each year, we're fortunate enough to open our to young girls with life-threatening illnesses. Named "Mother Daughter Spa Day," this event serves as a time to pamper these strong survivors, accompanied by their mothers. This year we welcome back Katy Ferris.


Katy Ferris was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at  three and half years old, and received chemotherapy that resulted in losing her hair twice. When her hair grew back and was long enough to donate, she went to The Charles Penzone Salon at Polaris Parkway to get the cut. To this day, she says that it was a wonderful experience and she will always remember it.

                                                  

Katy is 18 years old, and recently graduated from Pickerington High School. She will attend Central Ohio Technical College and major in Web Design in August. This will be her third year attending Mother Daughter Spa Day and she looks forward to getting a pedicure every year. And, we can't wait to pamper her later this month!


Posted: 7/1/2014 1:26:07 PM by Mary Sundermeier, PR Coordinator
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Needing some kneading: Massages aren't just for pampering

Needing some kneading: Massages aren’t just for pampering

It’s 2014, and we live in a society where all we do is rush around. If you are part of the working community, your days outside of work are spent catching up. For those who stay at home and tend to the family, your job is literally 24/7. Although many of us consider massages to be strictly for pampering, there are many medical benefits to getting your muscles kneaded and rubbed.

          

Massages reduce stress and tension. For those of us who would like a break from stress and can’t take a tropical vacation, a massage is the next best thing. Many times, stress leaves our muscles tense and achy. Science has proven that rubbing those muscles not only helps our bodies to de-stress, but it helps our minds to feel refreshed as well. Consider the time spent during a massage like a mini-vacation and see how much better you feel.

Suggested massage: Organic Candle Massage
As a massage candle fills the room with its luxurious aroma and warmth, the wax will melt at a soothing temperature, creating a warm blend of essential oils. A licensed massage therapist will utilize the warm oils to complete the ultimate massage experience, leaving your body relaxed and your skin nourished. After the massage is complete, the candle is yours to enjoy in the comforts of your own home. 1 hour duration starting at $102.

Massages relieve body pains.
Body pains are unfortunately a discomfort almost all of us have experienced at one point. Notoriously difficult to treat, soreness such as lower back pains can dwindle for days as we suffer under their sore curse. Massages have been proven to be a treatment that works for these pains. For chronic pains, it’s recommended that you schedule a massage once a week to keep you feeling ache-free.

Suggested massage: Deep Tissue/Sports Massage
The Deep Tissue/Sports Massage targets deeper muscle tissue to release tension, relieve stiffness, and soothe muscle soreness. The techniques used in this massage help improve muscle function.1 hour duration starting at $91.

Massages reduce blood pressure and boost immunity.
Massages are proven to increase our overall health, but especially benefit those with hypertension (high blood pressure) and low immune systems. Rubbing arms and legs can promote blood flow and increase immune levels, so if you suffer with these ailments, it’s beneficial to look into massages for health benefits.

Suggested massage: Full Body Therapeutic Massage
A licensed therapist will thoroughly massage your muscles. This relaxing massage will increase blood and lymphatic circulation and improve your overall well-being. Therapists can personalize your massage to focus on problem areas.1 hour duration starting at $80.


Here’s the rub down: Taking the time to take care of yourself may just save you from having health problems in the future. Knowing when you are under stress and knowing when to relax and take care of your body will pay off in the end. So what better way to prep for a long, happy life than a relaxing, therapeutic massage? Call us today and schedule a massage: 614.418.5350.



Posted: 2/3/2014 5:09:49 PM by Mary Sundermeier, PR Coordinator
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