5 Spring Skincare Products To Try

5 Spring Skincare Products To Try

As the blossoms bloom, and the sun shows itself more and more here in the Pacific Northwest, it’s time to refresh our skincare routines for the spring season. Transitioning from the cold, dry days of winter to warmer, more humid weather requires a rejuvenating...
Nervous About Your First Massage? 5 Tips To Feel Ready

Nervous About Your First Massage? 5 Tips To Feel Ready

Massage therapy is a popular and effective way to help treat pain and mobility issues, and it’s excellent for relaxation, too. But as great as this bodywork is, it’s normal to feel nervous about your first massage. Luckily, there is plenty you can do to ensure a...
Can Facials Help with Hormonal Acne?

Can Facials Help with Hormonal Acne?

Although hormonal acne is a common concern for many teenagers and others going through hormone shifts, its impact on self-esteem and confidence can be profound. As adolescents and adults navigate this challenging phase, the search for effective acne treatments becomes...
Self-Care Is a Necessity, Not a Luxury

Self-Care Is a Necessity, Not a Luxury

In today’s hustle culture, it’s easy to put our self-care on the back burner. There always seems to be something else taking priority. But the reality is that although it’s often dismissed or positioned as a luxury, self-care is a necessity.  At Xenana Spa, we...
An Insider’s Overview of Different Massage Styles

An Insider’s Overview of Different Massage Styles

Massage therapy is an ancient practice that has come a long way in the Western world. Evolving techniques, availability, range of treatment options, and growing expertise have elevated massage therapy to a more proper place in mainstream medical conversations. But...
Why Bakuchiol Is Our Favorite Alternative to Retinol

Why Bakuchiol Is Our Favorite Alternative to Retinol

Retinol has ruled the skincare world for decades. A synthetic derivative of vitamin A, retinol has a reputation for its ability to address many skin concerns. However, it also comes with a lot of warnings and potential side effects. Luckily, there’s a (not really) new...
Are Facials Safe During Pregnancy?

Are Facials Safe During Pregnancy?

Pregnancy is an AMAZING  time, AND definitely comes with a lot of body changes. The infamous pregnancy glow is very common, but shifting hormones can also bring unique skincare issues. As pregnant people look for ways to take care of themselves, they often ask, “Are...
What Is Informed Consent in Massage Therapy?

What Is Informed Consent in Massage Therapy?

Informed consent is a critical component of all medical care. From Western medical doctors to physical therapists, providers must follow best practices to ensure patients clearly understand their treatment options before approving the plan. But what is informed...