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Health & Beauty on a Beach Vacation

A vacation at the beach is the ultimate way to unwind. Why not take the opportunity to give your body some much needed attention?

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A vacation at the beach is the ultimate way to unwind—you can lounge in the sun, play games with the kids, eat amazing food and totally forget about all the worries that await you at home. But while you are letting loose, why not take the opportunity to give your body some much needed attention?

Massage in Virginia Beach

Many people throw health and fitness out the window when they go on vacation, but it is actually the perfect time to challenge and pamper your body. Use your free time to get active and jumpstart your fitness routine. Head to a local gym and sweat it out, or try some fun (and calorie-burning!) activities like surfing, biking or kayaking.

Therapy at the Oceanfront

Afterward, reward yourself at Balance Therapeutic Massage on Laskin Road with a relaxing massage. They have many different types of massages available such as Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, Thai massage, sports massage, prenatal or postpartum massage, lymphatic drainage and reflexology and foot massage. Feel your cares drift away as your muscles relax into a state of bliss for 30 minutes, 60 minutes or 90 minutes. They also offer massage packages and couple’s massages.

Another tranquil place to visit for pure relaxation and body therapy is Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. at 67th Street. Some of their services are acupressure, various types of massage, hydrotherapies such as cedar cabinet steam/fume baths, Epsom salts baths and facials, boutique therapies including Reiki and spiritual life counseling and various spa packages to include facial and massage combinations and more. They also offer holistic clinical work as well as wellness retreats.

Whatever the treatment, your body will thank you. And you’ll be even more ready to enjoy your time in the sun.


Sun Safety for a Beautiful Beach Vacation

  • Get a spray tan at a local spa here in Virginia Beach, or try one of the many self-tanning lotions on the market. However you fake it, the all-over bronzed look may keep you from spending too many hours in the sun trying to get darker.
  • Use a waterproof sun block with an SPF of at least 30. (Dermatologists recommend the daily use of sunscreen to prevent skin damage, early aging and skin cancer.)
  • Apply sunscreen at least 20 minutes before going outside. Pay special attention to the nose, ears, shoulders, tops of the feet and collarbone.
  • Reapply sunscreen often—at least every 2 hours. And definitely reapply after swimming or excessive sweating.
  • Try to get some shade sometime between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. This is when the UV rays are the strongest and can cause the most damage. Sit under an umbrella, or go grab some lunch to give your skin a break.
  • Don’t forget about your lips! They are very prone to burning, so apply lip balm with SPF often throughout the day.
  • Those with thin or thinning hair should pay serious attention to their scalp and tops of their heads. Either wear a hat or apply sunscreen to the scalp.
  • Longer locks can also be protected from the sun and salty water by applying conditioner before swimming, using a protective hair spray and by wearing a hat.
  • Wear UV protective sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun and keep yourself from squinting, which causes deeper wrinkles if done excessively.
  • If you’re spending the day at the pool, always rinse off after swimming. Chlorine dries out the skin and can cause nightmares for the hair.
  • Take extra caution when you are on the beach.  Sand and water reflect the sun’s rays, increasing your chances of sunburn.
  • After a long day in the sun, apply moisturizer with aloe. This will help soothe and hydrate the skin.

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