May 25, 2011
Yoga has long been considered a great way to strengthen and tone the body, among other advantages. And now, those benefits are extending to breast cancer patients—at least that seems to be the case, according to new research from The University of Texas MD Andersen Cancer Center. Results of a recent study revealed that breast cancer patients, undergoing radiation therapy, who also incorporated yoga into their daily routines, experienced reduced fatigue, lower levels of cortisol, a stress hormone, and improved physical functioning in general.
The study included 163 women, averaging 52 years old with varying stages of breast cancer. The women were randomly placed into three groups. One group practiced yoga throughout radiation treatment, a second group practiced simple stretching and the third group didn’t participate in either stretching or yoga. In addition to collecting saliva samples, participants reported on their physical and mental well-being and electrocardiogram tests were administered at regular intervals during and after radiation treatment.
Following radiation treatment, women who did yoga or simple stretching reported reduced feelings of fatigue. At one, three and six months after treatment, participants who practiced yoga reported overall better feelings of physical and mental health, and often reported more positive perceptions of their experiences with cancer. Most importantly, the group who practiced yoga demonstrated lower levels of cortisol throughout the day, indicating yoga’s ability to reduce stress levels, which have been known to have detrimental affects of cancer patients’ outcomes.
February 3, 2011
If you’re considering a keratin treatment in hopes of waking up every day with effortlessly pin-straight hair, you may be disappointed by the actual results.
Keratin basically fills in places where hair is porous; so the less porosity, the straighter your hair will be. However, keratin treatments are more gentle than a treatment like Japanese straightening, so while it can give you smoother, straighter strands, you may still need to blow-dry and/or flat-iron your hair to get the look you’re trying to achieve.
Furthermore, your results depend on both your stylist’s abilities and your own upkeep habits.
Since this is a time-consuming, labor-intensive process, your results will only be as good as the skill of the stylist performing the treatment. Some people don’t get optimal results because their stylist doesn’t run the iron through the hair enough times or they use sections of hair that are too large.
After the treatment, it’s crucial not to wash or wet your hair or pull it back for as long as your stylist recommends. This depends on the treatment brand, but it’s usually the first three or four days. When you do eventually wash your hair, from that point on, it needs to be with a sodium-sulfate-free shampoo. Anything else will strip the treatment out of your hair.
Ultimately, keratin treatments are a great way to dramatically reduce frizz in any hair type for several months.
September 22, 2010
Rizzieri Aveda School is now providing Spa Parties at our Voorhees location. Ideal for women’s groups, birthday parties, bachelorette parties, or just a simple get-together, these Spa Parties are a great way to get together and relax.
Rizzieri Aveda School will provide your guests with two services for $25 at the school. Your guests may mix and match services, choosing from a wash and blowout, manicure, pedicure, or mini-facial. We have event space for you to bring in your own snacks, as well as beverages, if desired.
In addition to the health and wellness benefits derived from any spa treatments, Spa Parties provide relaxation, nurturing and pampering in a professional environment. Additionally, getting to share these benefits with close family and friends increases the intimacy of the event, all at a discounted rate.
The services are provided by senior Cosmetology, Skin Care, or Manicuring students and are supervised by licensed instructors. For information on hosting a Spa Party of your own, contact Chrissy Oakley at COakley@Rizzieri.com or 856-552-2271.
June 12, 2010
Rizzieri Aveda School, along with salons and spas, will be going to bat this August to raise funds to help “Hits for Hope.” Rizzieri staff members, along with Moxie Blue, JB Lewis, Studio, and Suede will be teamed up to play a friendly game of softball in an effort to raise funds for Cancer Awareness.
The games will take place on Sunday, August 29th, 2010 in Camden, NJ at the Riversharks Stadium. Included in the price of a ticket will be admittance into the stadium for a minor-league baseball game, featuring the Camden Riversharks. There will also be food for purchase, a kids play area, vendors, raffles, and more. Participation in the softball games or attendance to the game is a fabulou family activity, as well as a great way to help a worthy cause.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.riversharks.com for $11 or through the Salons and School.
A ticket of $30 will include the Riversharks game, a 2-hour picnic, and the Salon/Spa Softball game.
$5 of each ticket sold will be donated to the American Cancer Society for Breast Cancer.
For additional information on the games or to make a donation, feel free to contact
January 6, 2010