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Beauty Mark: The calming effect of the human touch

Published:Monday | July 18, 2016 | 7:00 AMKeisha Hill
From left: Grace Cephas, beauty therapist; Nateisha Brodber, proprietor; and Chinloya Allen, professional beauty and massage therapist.
Nateisha Brodber, applies the finishing touch to Debbie Ann Chin-Young make-up.
Grace Cephas, beauty therapist, applies the finishing touches to her client Dejeanea Greene’s well-manicured hands.
Nateisha Brodber gently massages the face of her client as she applies a facial mask during a facial treatment.
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A life with no stress at all would be a little weird, but too much stress, for too long, is damaging to our health. During those stressful times, a little spa time is an ideal way to destress. It never comes amiss.

Stress is what happens when you react to an emergency situation and your body releases cortisol and other hormones into your bloodstream.

Is there anything more relaxing than soaking in a hot tub, having a massage, or just relaxing during a skin treatment? Health spas are incredibly relaxing places to visit, making them a great destination for de-stressing and feeling relaxed.

Beauty Mark is one such place. This holistic spa offers unique care and beauty services. Located at Shop 9, Upper Manor Park Plaza, you can get facials, massages, manicures, pedicures, tints, foot detox and body treatments.

Relaxation isn't just a state of mind - it's a very important process for your health and well-being, said Nateisha Brodber, proprietor of Beauty Mark. "We work with the inner being, the mind, body and soul. It is therapy that relaxes the mind. When the mind is relaxed, the rest of the body also becomes relaxed," Brodber said.

Beauty Mark also caters to your skin problem. Skin problems pop up due to a variety of reasons, ranging from stress and lack of sleep to a poor diet. Thankfully, Beauty Mark spa treatments are great for clearing up blotchy or pimple-covered skin. "We are not just a boutique, we specialise in helping persons feel better about themselves and get well again," Brodber said.

From traditional European masks to a variety of waxing treatments, Beauty Mark offers a wide variety of spa treatments that provide excellent benefits for your skin. However, Brodber indicated that it is important to make sure you choose the correct treatment for your skin tone and type to enjoy the best results.

Therapeutic massages combined with aromatherapy treatments allow your body to rest and relax while restoring your muscles to their utmost health. Enjoy relief with supple and more flexible muscles as your body is massaged into perfect condition.

Brodber has a special blend she calls 'Peace Joy Love' with grape seed as its base, ginger and vanilla and myriad other ingredients suitable for relaxation.

With over 16 years in the beauty business, Brodber believes she has laid the foundation for success. Currently, she teaches at La Marie Spa Institute, and one of her students Chinloya Allen, also works with her at Beauty Mark as a professional beauty and massage therapist.

Also based in the Cayman Islands, Brodber is anticipating a store opening on that island soon. Beauty Mark can be contacted at beautymarklimited@gmail.com or telephone 969-9969;

WhatsApp 919-0607.

keisha. hill@gleanerjm.com