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Stress and How to Deal with It.

Stress.....What is it and why do we have it???

The biological concept of stress was first developed by Hans Selye who intended originally for "Stress" to indicate a cause rather than effect.  He made a linguistic error and gave the term stress to the effect and later had to create the term "stressor" to explain the cause.attitude 2

Stress is defined in medicine as the result produced when a structure, system, or organism is acted upon by forces that disrupt equilibrium or produce strain.

It is generally believed that a little stress is required to maintain certain biological organisms, however too much can cause pathological changes in the body.

Do You Have Stress?

Massage & Reflexology are two treatments that can relieve stress and tension, improve blood supply and help unblock nerve impulses.


How can we deal with Stress in the Salon?   images

Chair Massage can be a very short treatment usually 15 to 30 minutes long, quick and easy to help us unwind and de-stress.  Chair massage can be done quickly and simply on a lunch break, before work or even after work.

No oils or lotion are required, clients do not disrobe, hair is not mussed up during the massage.  Just a simple pressure point treatment to help you relax and de-stress.


Reflexology is a treatment done alone or along with a pedicure or manicure, generally an oil or lotion is used and the pressure points in the palms of the hands or the soles of the feet are worked on.  This deep pressure massage relieves stress of the body.  With over 7,000 nerve endings on the bottom of each foot, stimulation of these nerve endings sends signals along to the spinal cord, and up to the thalamus gland in the brain, which produces its own painkillers called endorphins.  Reflexology stimulates the body's own pain killing system.

foot massageReflexology treatment can take as little as 30 minutes, or can be coupled with a pedicure and take 60 to 90 minutes.

Aromatherapy - Therapy through aroma, can also be a great stress reducer, please check out our other articles about aromatherapy and reflexology @ http://www.salonpmca.com/2012/06/06/essential-oils-in-aromatherapy/ , http://www.salonpmca.com/2012/06/06/aromatherapy-basics/ , http://www.salonpmca.com/2014/02/12/what-is-reflexology-why-in-the-salon/ to find out more.

To book a treatment- just give us a call at 405-238-3426.






Penny Miller started her cosmetology career in 1982 in Oklahoma. After a few years in the business she purchased a small barber shop in Pauls Valley known as Phase II Hair Design. With a passion for the Beauty Business, she grew her business, expanded her technical skills and her business skills and then later went back to school to learn the best methods to mentor others in the beauty field. Penny has worked and trained with several wonderful cosmetology professionals through the years, and has a true working knowledge of the Salon Business. Once she graduated with her instructors license, she tested her methods, and then opened what is now known as Penny Miller Cosmetology Academy - Phase II. She offers cosmetology training in several different courses as well as intense Salon Business Building practices. Penny still has a passion for the Beauty Business and enjoys helping others to find their path in Cosmetology. Her methods of teaching have been tried and true, as she still hold a 100% pass rate with her students at the state testing level.

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