Elisa Braid made easy

1. Take some hair at the top and separate it into 3 equal section – left, middle, and right.

How to: Dutch Braid (step by step) on Luxy Hair Blog

2. Take the left section and cross is under the middle one.

How to: Dutch Braid (step by step) on Luxy Hair Blog

3. Now take the right section, and cross it under the middle.

How to: Dutch Braid (step by step) on Luxy Hair Blog

4. Now we will start adding more hair into our braid. Take a small section of the hair that’s already down on the left side, and combine it with the current left section.

How to: Dutch Braid (step by step) on Luxy Hair Blog

5. As always, cross them both under the middle.

How to: Dutch Braid (step by step) on Luxy Hair Blog

6. Now do the same thing on the right side: take some hair and combine it with the right section.

How To Dutch Braid: Step By Step Tutorial | Luxy Hair Blog

7. Cross that combined section under the middle section.

How To Dutch Braid: Step By Step Tutorial | Luxy Hair Blog

8. And that’s pretty much the whole technique! It may seem complicated at first, but as soon as you understand and learn the basics, you will be braiding a professional Dutch Braid in NO time. Continue doing the same thing all the way down until the nape of your neck. Add more hair in on the right, cross under the middle. Add more hair in on the left, cross under the middle. So repetitive – easy peasy!

How To Dutch Braid: Step By Step Tutorial | Luxy Hair Blog

9. When you get to the nape of your neck (are your arms hurting yet?! haha), check in the mirror to make sure that it looks like this:

How To Dutch Braid: Step By Step Tutorial | Luxy Hair Blog

10. And then take all the hair to the side and finish off with a regular 3 strand braid:

How to do a dutch braid: Luxy Hair Blog

And you’re all done!

How To: Dutch Braid Luxy Hair Blog Tutorial

Now that you know how to do a regular dutch braid, there are so many different creative hairstyles that you can do, incorporating this braid. Firstly, you can simply pull on the regular braid and ‘pancake it’ (aka making it more fluffy, just like pancakes) to get a more voluminous and looser braid. Or, you can try any of the following hair tutorials. Just click play to check it out!

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Intuition St. Petersburg
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“How To Do a Dutch Braid: Hair Tutorial For Beginners.” , https://www.luxyhair.com/blogs/hair-blog/how-to-do-a-dutch-braid-hair-tutorial-for-beginners. Accessed 20 July 2017.

Massage Healthy Living

Massage has been practiced for thousands of years. Today, if you need or want a massage, you can choose from among 80 massage therapy styles with a wide variety of pressures, movements, and techniques. These all involve pressing, rubbing, or manipulating muscles and other soft tissues with hands and fingers. Sometimes, even forearms, elbows, or feet are used.

According to a 2007 American Massage Therapy Association survey, almost a quarter of all adult Americans had at least one massage in the previous year. And, they have a wide range of reasons for doing so. More and more people — especially baby boomers — recognize the health benefits of massage. They choose from among many massage styles to get relief from symptoms or to heal injuries, to help with certain health conditions, and to promote overall wellness.

Here is information you can use to help you decide what types of massage will work best for you.

 Which Massage Styles Are Best?

You may have noticed that different massage styles are popular at different times. And you may have wondered whether each was just part of a passing fad or the latest, greatest massage technique? Even more important is how can you tell whether the latest style will actually help you? Styles used in massage therapy range from long, smooth strokes to short, percussive strokes. Some massage therapists use oils and lotions; others do not.

Before you can decide which massage style is best for you, you need to ask yourself a question. Do you simply want a massage for relaxation and stress control? Or do you need symptom relief or help with a certain health condition? Before booking a massage, let the therapist know what you’re looking for and ask which style the therapist uses. Many use more than one style, or the therapist may customize your massage, depending on your age, condition, or any special needs or goals you have.

What follows is a list of some of the more popular massage therapy styles. The first four are especially popular.

 Swedish Massage

The most common type of massage is Swedish massage therapy. It involves soft, long, kneading strokes, as well as light, rhythmic, tapping strokes, on topmost layers of muscles. This is also combined with movement of the joints. By relieving muscle tension, Swedish therapy can be both relaxing and energizing, and it may even help after an injury.

 Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is best for giving attention to certain painful, stiff “trouble spots” in your body. The massage therapist uses slow, deliberate strokes that focus pressure on layers of muscles, tendons, or other tissues deep under your skin. Though less rhythmic than other types of massage, deep tissue massage can be quite therapeutic — relieving chronic patterns of tension and helping with muscle injuries, such as back sprain.

 Hot Stone Massage

For this kind of massage, the therapist places warmed stones on certain areas of the body, such as acupressure points. The stones may be used as massage tools or be temporarily left in place. Used along with other massage techniques, hot stones can be quite soothing and relaxing as they transmit heat deep into the body.

 Pregnancy Massage

During pregnancy, your body goes through major changes. Pregnancy massage can help with these changes by reducing stress, decreasing arm and leg swelling, and relieving muscle and joint pain. Massage may be particularly helpful during a time when medication and other medical options may be more limited. Using specially designed massage pillows, the massage therapist will help get you into a comfortable position for this type of massage.

 What Are the Health Benefits of Massage?

Many types of massage offer benefits beyond simple relaxation. Here are just a few of the health problems that may benefit from massage. Ask your doctor before using massage for any health condition, though.

  • Headache. Another type of pain- also responds to massage therapy, as shown by more than one study. Massage therapy can reduce the number of migraines a person has and also improve sleep Osteoarthritis . In the first clinical trial looking at the effectiveness of Swedish massage for knee osteoarthritis, participants who received a one-hour massage either one or two times a week had improvements in pain, stiffness, and function. The control group had no such change.
  • Cancer. Used as a complement to traditional, Western medicine, massage can promote relaxation and reduce Cancer Symptoms or side effects of treatment. It may help reduce pain, swelling, fatigue, nausea or depression, for example, or improve the function of your immune system.
  • Anxiety. A review of more than 12 studies shows that massage helps relieve Depression and Anxiety. It lowered levels of cortisol by up to 50%. And massage increased levels of neurotransmitters that help reduce depression.
  • Dawn Shannon’s Intuition Salon & Spa  is proud to offer Organic Hair Care, Color Correction, Hair Color,  Organic Skincare,  as well as Candles and Soaps!  And our boutique features a wide variety of items for any occasion!Intuition St. Petersburg
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    “Massage Therapy Styles and Health Benefits.” WebMd.com, edited by David Kiefer, MD, WebMd, www.webmd.com/balance/guide/massage-therapy-styles-and-health-benefits#1. Accessed 1 Aug. 2016.

Looking to Enhance your look?

Have you been on the hunt for a fierce new look? We are so excited to offer several lash and brow services that are sure to enhance your look. Whether you are in the market for something temporary or permanent, We’ve got it all!

Intuition is home to Semi Permanent Eye Lashes as well as Eye Lash Tinting, Temporary strip lashes, and temporary individual lashes. Worried you might need a touch up? We do that too! With every service we offer we do a full consultation to ensure that you are selecting the right option for you. The consultation might be your favorite part of coming to see us. We love getting to know you as well as getting to know how we can help you achieve your dream look!

Don’t forget about your brows! Eyebrows can be an iconic feature of anyone. Intuition offers several brow services from Eyebrow waxing to Eyebrow Tinting and even Eyebrow lessons! All Eyebrow services are accompanied by a consultation as well!

Intuition is home to so many services that can help you look and feel your best. While we will always be proud to be your Organic Hair Color Experts of St. Petersburg and Clearwater, we couldn’t be more excited to offer so many other amazing ways to treat yourself. Intuition isn’t just a Hair Salon, we are your favorite Organic Hair and Body care destination!

Give us a call or stop in today!

As always, be sure to check us out online!

Intuition St. Petersburg
(727)322-3802
2053 Central Ave St. Petersburg, FL 33715

Intuition Clearwater
(727)443-2927
16 N Ft. Harrison ave Clearwater,  FL 33755

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Intuition Drastic Organic Hair Color Transformation!

Changing your hair can be a big moment for many people. At Intuition not only will you find the friendliest and most knowledgeable staff, you will also find that we are here to help you through every step of your hair Journey. We have a team that is highly skilled with Children’s, Men’s, and Women’s Haircut’s as well as Hair Color! The wealth of knowledge doesn’t stop there. Our team is trained in the best Organic Hair products on the market. Our goal is to give you beautiful hair that you love without the damage that is often caused. Intuition is the home of  your Organic Hair Color Experts of St. Petersburg and Clearwater.

This holiday season you may not be looking to make a major change to your hair, instead you are looking for a pick me up! Intuition offers several hair treatments to help boost the look and feel of your hair in between hair cuts or color. Attending a festive Holiday celebration and wanting to look your best? We are your first stop! Not only can we set you up with the perfect style for ANY event, we do makeup too!

Don’t let life get in the way of looking or feeling your best. Stop by either Intuition Salon & Spa location and let us give you a luxurious and relaxing experience sure to last.

Call or stop in today!

Intuition St. Petersburg
(727)322-3802
2053 Central Ave St. Petersburg, FL 33715

Intuition Clearwater
(727)443-2927
16 N Ft. Harrison ave Clearwater,  FL 33755

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Looking for some hair inspiration? Check out this amazing Before and After done by one of our AMAZING Intuition Organic Hair Color Experts!

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