Wow Mom this Mother’s Day

Whether it was the first time you fell when learning how to walk or the first time you experienced heartache, Mom has been there to console you and mend your wounds. No matter what hardship was going on in her life, she shielded you and made every day wonderful.

Wherever you have been, wherever you will go, you know Mom will always be there to love, support and protect you. Show her just how much you appreciate all she’s done with one of our Mother’s Day Spa Packages.

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With the purchase of a Mother’s Day Spa Package, we’re offering a free cosmetic gift set + makeover ($90 value). Please give us a call for more details 956.687.7544.

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It’s time for a Spa-garita to cool you down

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Temperatures are heating up outside and guess what? We have the perfect remedy to quench your thirst and your skin! We are infusing all the natural ingredients that also make up a delicious mint margarita. First we start with a sea salt-based scrub that stimulates and exfoliates the skin, improves texture, unclogs pores, and prepares the skin for improved penetration of butter creams and lotions. Then we use lotions with a tropical blend of grape seed and mint oils scented with our lime scent and our lime mask that is a combination peel into our seasonal spa treatments!

Spa La Posada is introducing Spa-garita! With any of the spa treatments listed below, your skin will glow like the sunset and you’ll feel uplifted. We specifically chose ingredients with many health benefits.

Benefits of Mint
Cooling sensation
Revitalizes the senses
Strengthen skin tissue
Reduces oily skin
Reduces inflammation

Benefits of Lime
Cleanses skin
Removes bacteria
Tightens pores
Brightens complexion

Spa Manicure – $45
Treat your hands to a decadent manicure. It begins with an sanitizing anti-stress soak that softens skin while providing aromatherapy. We then cleanse, shape, buff and gently push back and cut cuticle (if necessary). Next, your skin is smoothed and is moisture-replenished with a gentle lime scrub followed by a massage with an infusion of vitamins, nutrients, and essential oils to repair damaged skin. An incredibly hydrating mask brightens and transforms your skin. Warm paraffin is then used to provide heat therapy and joint pain relief. Finally, your nails are wonderfully cared for and beautifully polished.

Spa Pedicure – $55
An ultra-hydrating pedicure that begins with a sanitizing anti-stress soak that softens skin while providing aromatherapy. We then cleanse, shape, buff and gently push back and cut cuticle (if necessary). Next, your skin is smoothed and is moisture replenished with a gentle lime scrub followed by a massage with an infusion of vitamins, nutrients, and essential oils to repair damaged skin. An incredibly hydrating mask brightens and transforms your skin. Warm paraffin is then used to provide heat therapy and joint pain relief. Finally, your nails are wonderfully cared for and beautifully polished.

Aromatherapy Seasonal Sugar Glow – $70
Revive your skin with a refreshing seasonal sugar scrub followed by a warm rinse. The treatment ends with an application of a luxurious lotion made with a unique balance of vitamins, nutrients and essential oils that delivers intense hydration and relaxation.

Seasonal Polish + Steam + Massage – $175
Body brushing opens your pores before the skin is polished with a blend of a delicious seasonal sugar scrub featuring incredible blends of fruits, delightful spices and flowers of the season followed by a rinse. Next, toxins are evaporated away with 20 minutes under the steam canopy while receiving a scalp and facial massage. The steam opens the pores to detoxify the lymph system. A 50-minute massage with a nourishing aromatherapy lotion that helps repair dry and damaged skin completes the relaxing treatment.

Hydrating Body Cocoon – $140
Indulge in a 50-minute Swedish massage with our aromatherapy lotion. Next, luxuriate in a warm wrap with a sumptuous seasonal whipped soufflé mask blended with essential oils, antioxidants, and skin regenerating ingredients to balance, soften and brighten skin that illuminates you from head to toe. As it hydrates your skin while you are swathed in warm blankets, a scalp massage lightens your heavy head and drainage movements help unblock your sinuses and ease your headaches leaving you relaxed with baby-soft skin.

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Each of our Spa-garita treatments are served with a complimentary “Spa” Mint Margarita (21 years or older only). Our seasonal spa treatments are available only for a limited time, so be sure to call today for a Spa-garita appointment. You can also book online.

Contact 956-687-7544 in McAllen (Hours: 10 am – 7 pm) or 956-412-6363 in Harlingen (Hours: 10 am – 6 pm) for more details.

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Leave the Aging for Wine and Cheese

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While wine & cheese improve with age, our skin unfortunately does not always improve overtime. Benefits of a regular skin care routine include fresh, vibrant skin that holds up better to environmental pollutants and skin that holds up to the usual ravages of time.

Join the fun at Spa La Posada for our “skin first, makeup second” event and receive a complimentary 15-minute demonstration of our all-natural, anti-aging Merle Norman facials and a “no makeup” makeup look on Friday, April 8 and Saturday April 9.

Our facials pamper the skin and the senses, bringing dull, dry skin back to life in addition to restoring balance and protecting. So enjoy some complimentary wine and cheese and we’ll have our beauty experts choose the right facial for your skin type.

Apple & Cinnamon Pore Cleansing Facial

Apple & Cinnamon

Customers will be treated to a delightful experience for the senses with the mouthwatering scent of crisp green apples and cinnamon. Apple Fruit Extract and Glycerin nourish and soothe. Skin is left feeling purified, clean and refreshed.

FAST FACTS
Effectively deep cleans while it soothes and calms
Pores look smaller
Helps control oil and regulate excess sebum
Provides astringent benefits
Balances skin moisture
Freshens skin
Leaves skin feeling toned
Leaves a radiant complexion
Cocoa & Vanilla Brightening Facial

Cocoa & Vanilla Facial

Cocoa and Vanilla Facial

Indulge your senses with a rich chocolate and vanilla scent as you relax and let glow. Pomegranate and Licorice Extracts help skin appear brighter and visibly younger-looking.

FAST FACTS
Brightens skin
Dull, lifeless skin appears more radiant and younger-looking
Nourishes skin with essential vitamins and minerals
Improves overall skin tone and complexion
Lavender & Ginseng Hydrating Facial

Lavander & Ginseng Facial

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Delight in the relaxing aroma of lavender as your skin is enveloped in a moisture-rich gel that quenches even the most dehydrated complexions
and locks in moisture, while Ginseng Extract stimulates and invigorates skin cells. The result is a more youthful appearance and texture in just a few minutes.

FAST FACTS
Gives skin a moisture boost
Locks in moisture
Improves overall skin tone and complexion
Leaves skin soft and smooth
Oil-free
Oat & Chamomile Soothing Facial

Oat & Chamomile Facial

Oats and Chamomille Facial

This luxurious skin soother restores pH balance with natural extracts, leaving your skin calm and comfortable. Within minutes, the natural extracts of Oat and Chamomile will help soothe and calm skin.

FAST FACTS
Great option for fragile/sensitive skin
Soothes, calms and comforts skin
Hydrates skin while locking in moisture
Softens and smoothes skin
Improves overall skin tone and complexion
Fragrance-free
Preservative-free

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Cherish the Mother-to-be with a prenatal massage

Pregnant women are so special to us because we know that they are carrying something precious inside and it is our job to pamper and care for them – a job we love doing!

Prenatal massage offers many health benefits:

1 Improves circulation
2 Reduces swelling of hands and feet
3 Relieves muscle tension and lower back pain
4 Calms nervous irritability
5 Relieves insomnia

At Spa La Posada we use special pillows and bolsters to accommodate a woman’s pregnant body and recommend receiving the first massage after the first trimester. Our overall goal is to help minimize stress, promote relaxation, and relieve some of the uncomfortable conditions caused by pregnancy.

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Take a peep at our stylish Easter fashions!

Any month that delivers spring, tulips and chocolate bunnies can do no wrong in our book. Whatever your plans may be, we’ve put together Easter outfit ideas just for you!

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Take 15% off all Easter Outfits when you mention this post. Ends 3/26/16.

Visit our boutique locations in McAllen and Harlingen.

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Brides Rule! Help her decompress and ease her pre-wedding jitters and tensions

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Bachelorette parties are a celebration of a bride-to-be’s last days of being single. Spa La Posada is a wonderful place for female bonding, and the party flows seamlessly.

When Vanessa, one of our gorgeous clients, was looking for an alternative to the stereotypical bachelorette party, she chose to schedule a pampering day for herself and her bridal party at Spa La Posada.

Vanessa and eight lovely ladies experienced their first Bachelorette Spa Party and indulged in Swedish massages, hydrating body cocoons, hot stone massages, facials, manicures, and pedicures.

They enjoyed wine, mimosas, cucumber water, coffee, hors d’oeuvres and seriously felt like VIPs, which they are!

Spa La Posada is available to host private parties including bridal showers, bachelorette parties and bachelor parties. For brides-to-be and grooms-to-be desiring a couples retreat prior to the big day, we can certainly accommodate a romantic getaway as well.

Contact 956-687-7544 in McAllen or 956-412-6363 in Harlingen to make spa party reservations.

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Mother’s Day Poem

Because you deserve to finally relax,

for all those times of sleepless nights.

Of chores and worries you are overtaxed,

Yet your love & care this house unites.

I want you to know how grateful I am,

for helping me study for every exam.

For helping tackle each and every task,

And for being there every time I ask.

With gentle care you help me heal,

your love & comfort I  always feel.

Because when you’re happy you shine,

Because your laugh is simply divine,

Because your smile keeps me in awe,

I want to give you a day at the spa.

To the superwoman in my life:

To my heroine who always finds a way,

I wish you a Happy Happy Mother’s Day.

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Five clear signs you need a massage

Five Reasons Why You Need a Massage This Week

It’s another week, and you are ready to be at your most productive. However, even though you cannot clearly point out why, you feel a bit different. Did you know that chronic stress is also known as the silent killer? Little by little you build up your stress level throughout the day and without you realizing it you are filling up your stress bucket. The right kind of massage can help you relieve some of that stress and can help you reverse some of the negative side effects of chronic stress in your body.

Here are the top 5 signs you need a massage this week:

1. Everything seems to irritate you

One of the most common side effects of being chronically stressed out is the fact that even small things that would normally be perceived as insignificant tend to bother you.

2. You feel like you are carrying a backpack full of rocks

People experience stress-related tension in different parts of the body. The vast majority of people will tend to accumulate tension in the upper and middle back area.

3. You do not feel romantic (and it’s been a while)

When you are stressed out on a daily basis, it is hard to keep the flame going.

4. You are gaining weight!

Cortisol, the main stress hormone, makes you gain weight very fast. The higher the levels of chronic stress you experience, the more cortisol your body will produce and the more weight you will gain.

5. You have trouble sleeping

Chronic stress can significantly affect your sleep patterns. The higher levels of stress you are experiencing, the more difficult it will be to have a consistent good night’s sleep.

Having a regular massage session by an experienced professional can help you release tension and relax. Give yourself a few minutes of wellness this week and discover the many benefits of a relaxing massage at Spa La Posada.

 

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Twirl into Spring 2012

For spring 2012 designers are inspired by diverse influences, showcasing a range of styles and lifestyles, from free and playful and light and breezy, to contemporary classics. Colors likewise reflect these differing moods, encapsulating vivid brights, soft muted tones and fun-loving pastels.

“Consumers look to spring for renewed energy, optimism and the promise of a brighter day,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “They have learned how color can help them alter a mood and provide the vitality and enthusiasm that enables them to experiment with new looks and color combinations.”

                

Provocative Tangerine Tango, an enticing juicy orange, is a vivacious and appealing refresher to enliven anyone’s outlook this spring. Providing a jolt of energy, Solar Power radiates warmth and cheer.

Fanciful Bellflower, a distinct ornamental purple, exudes uniqueness and creativity. Scintillating and sexy, Cabaret is a sensual and intense rosy-red — an excellent choice for summer clothing and cosmetics.

Sodalite Blue, a classic maritime hue, brings order and calmness to mind. Like an anchor to a ship, this dependable shade works with every color in the palette. Cockatoo, a tactile blue-green, is sure to make your spirits soar. This unusual hue adds a whimsical touch to the palette and will surely make a statement this spring.

Margarita, a piquant yellow-green, lifts spirits with its refreshing and stimulating glow. Reminiscent of a blossoming garden on an early spring morning, fragrant Sweet Lilac evokes the fresh scents of summer. This delicate pinkish lilac adds a touch of romance to any wardrobe.

Natural versatile neutrals add practicality to this season’s brights. Driftwood, an adaptable blend of beige and gray with a slightly weathered feel, and Starfish, a perfect warm summer neutral, complement all colors featured in this season’s top 10.

For an ultra-bold vibrant look this spring, try mixing Bellflower with Tangerine Tango and Cabaret. Combine Margarita with Sweet Lilac and Cockatoo for a subtle alternative, or combine Margarita with Sweet Lilac and Driftwood for a more practical variation. Solar Power is best juxtaposed with Sodalite Blue. For a safer bet, add a natural neutral like Starfish to the mix.

For over 18 years, Pantone, the global authority on color, has surveyed the designers of New York Fashion Week and beyond to bring you the season’s most important color trends. This report previews the most prominent hues for spring 2012.

 

You can find more information about this article and trend colors at

http://www.pantone.com/

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