Balance Backstage

aveda, stress relief, hand massage, diy spa treatment, fashion week, backstage fashion week, aveda stress fixWe've been checking out hair styles, makeup looks, and nail inspiration backstage at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week over the weekend and it's been a bit chaotic. (Be sure to follow us on instagram.com/americanspamag to see the trends as they unfold backstage.) Cramming that much creative energy and beauty into small spaces is just a recipe for a high stress environment even without the clock ticking down to show time. One backstage area was definitely more serene thanks to an Aveda hand massage station and two therapists offering quick treatments for harried beauty enthusiasts. The three step treatment using Aveda Stress-Fix Body Creme, which is infused with the stress-busting combination of French lavender, lavandin, and clary sage from organic farms, provided just the relaxing moment needed, and it's easy enough to do yourself anytime. First smooth the creme on forearm and breathe in the aroma with a couple deep breathes through the nose and out of the mouth. Next, massage each forearm using long, fluid strokes from the wrist to elbow. Finish by massaging the elbow and wrist joints using a circular motion.

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