Our spa treatment menu describes an Essential Facial and Essential Body Massage. We developed the first version of that menu knowing essential meant important, as in it's important to have a cleansing, nutrient-filled facial and it's important for your body's health to get massaged. So, it's essential.
This morning, while researching how diet effects inflammation in the body, I was reminded that consuming omega 3 and 6 fatty acids is essential to our body's health. These oils do not naturally occur in our body so we have to supplement through diet.
And, it's important to note the absence of Omega 3 oils, found in cold water fish and some nuts and seeds, can create skin issues like keratosis pilaris, pictured in the photo here. We see this condition in our treatment rooms frequently and advise our clients to talk with their wellness practitioner about how diet may heal it.