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How Foot Reflexology Can Help Reduce Stress

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Reflexology, not to be confused with massage, involves applying pressure to various points on the feet, hands, and ears. According to ancient Chinese medicine, these different points are connected to different organs and body systems, and applying pressure to these areas is said to offer various health benefits as well as a balanced and free flowing qi. 

Some of the health benefits of foot reflexology include improvement in energy levels, circulation, liver function, circulation, and even migraines. But, in today’s blog, the reflexologists at Emerge Medical & Well Spa are here to talk about how reflexology can help significantly reduce stress and improve mood. 

Reduces Stress

Reflexology works to reduce stress levels by improving lymphatic drainage and venous circulation, stimulating nerve pathways, and relaxing the muscles. The accompanying relaxation will also allow your body to deal with the stresses associated with daily life and illness. 

Releases Good Hormones

Along with the therapeutic release of stress and tension throughout the body’s systems, reflexology increases nerve activity and releases toxins from the tissues. This encourages the release of endorphins, the feel-good hormones proven to relieve stress. 

Supports Healing

Reflexology also works to improve the body’s assimilation of nutrients, eliminates waste, and stimulates the immune system. In turn, this will help balance and maintain the body, promote self-healing and lead to good health. 

Foot Reflexology at Emerge Medical & Well Spa

If you are looking for an affordable and peaceful way to release stress, reflexology can help you! There are virtually no restrictions when it comes to a good candidate, and the only thing you have to remove is your shoes! Here at Emerge Medical & Well Spa in Tulsa, we offer both 30 and 60-minute sessions of hand, ear, and foot reflexology! If you want to learn more, visit us online or call us at 918-392-8606 for more information about foot reflexology and our many other services!

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The Importance of B12 Shots for Vegans

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When you stop consuming meat and animal products, you might miss out on essential vitamins. If you are a vegan or vegetarian, or you are considering making the switch, you need to ensure that you are getting the nutrients you need. 

In today’s blog, the professionals at Emerge Medical & Well Spa in Tulsa explain the details about why vegetarians and vegans should be aware of vitamin B12 deficiency, and how you can avoid this deficiency with B12 injections and supplements.  

Vitamin B12 and Vegan Diets

While B12 is recommended in amounts much smaller than most other vitamins, you can’t sufficiently obtain the vitamin from a plant-based vegan diet. In fact, vitamin B12 is only found naturally in animal-based foods. 

Vitamin B12 deficiency is very common in vegans and vegetarians, and others who don’t absorb it very well. Symptoms of B12 deficiency include anemia and nervous system damage. The symptoms can take up to five years to develop, so it is important to be aware of the risks and avoid B12 deficiency if you are following a vegan diet. 

B12 Supplements

It is recommended to take 2.4 micrograms of vitamin B12 a day for adequate absorption. Since you cannot obtain the right amount, if any at all, from a plant-based diet, one good option is taking vitamin B12 supplements. You can find B12 supplements in the form of a pill, but the vitamin is better absorbed through other methods. These methods include lozenges or tablets that absorb under your tongue, oral sprays, and foods fortified with B12, such as non-dairy milk, cereal, meat substitutes, energy bars, and nutritional yeast. 

B12 Shots

If you’re looking for a way to get enough vitamin B12 that is more efficient than supplements or food, you can get optimum B12 retention with Vitamin B12 Injections. This method offers direct and immediate vitamin B12 absorption into your bloodstream, so you can rest assured that you are receiving the vitamins you need on a vegan diet.

Vitamin B12 Injections at Emerge Medical & Well Spa

Vitamin B12 shots not only give you what you need to supplement a vegan diet, but they have many added benefits as well, including boosted metabolism, energy, and mood. B12 is also extremely effective in aiding the function of your cardiovascular system!

Vitamin B12 shots aren’t just for vegans or vegetarians! They can help anyone who has a vitamin B12 deficiency or anyone who needs a mood and energy boost. If you are interested in learning more about our Vitamin B12 Injections or any of our other wellness services, call Emerge Medical & Well Spa in Tulsa at 918-392-8606 or request an appointment online now!

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Benefits of Sermorelin Therapy for Men

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As men age, the secretion of the growth hormone GHRH slows down dramatically, causing a number of undesirable symptoms. Sermorelin is a genetically engineered bio-identical hormone that stimulates the secretion of GHRH. Unlike other hormone therapies, Sermorelin encourages the body to naturally produce these hormones rather than directly adding them to the body, making it a gradual anti-aging hormone therapy with lasting effects and fewer complications. In today’s blog, the professionals at Emerge Medical & Well Spa in Tulsa explain the benefits that Sermorelin therapy can have specifically for men!

Improved Health

The decline of human growth hormone levels comes with a variety of different symptoms, including reduced energy, libido, and muscle mass, unnatural weight gain, and more. With Sermorelin therapy, you can improve these symptoms and gain a number of health benefits. Some benefits may emerge sooner than others, and results vary from patient to patient. Here are some of the health benefits you may experience:

  • Increased lean body mass
  • Fat reduction
  • Improved immune function
  • Improved sleep quality
  • Improved skin elasticity
  • Improved bone density

Improved Exercise Performance

One of the most significant benefits of Sermorelin therapy for men is the improvement of exercise performance. Sermorelin treatments will help you recover from exercise quicker, put on muscle faster, and give you more energy for more intense workouts. 

Improved Muscle Strength

Another added benefit of Sermorelin is that it improves your metabolism and in turn helps you lose weight. Along with exercise, you may also see a dramatic change in your body composition that results in improved muscle mass and strength. 

Improved Mood and Libido

Declining levels of hormones in men can result in decreased energy and reduced libido. Sermorelin therapy provides a boost of energy that can help improve your mood, including symptoms like anxiety and depression. It’s not uncommon to feel an overall feeling of well-being as a result of Sermorelin therapy!

Sermorelin Therapy for Men at Emerge!

If you are experiencing symptoms of decreased hormone levels or you are looking for an increase in metabolism, libido, exercise performance, energy, and more, look no further than Sermorelin Therapy from the professionals at Emerge Medical & Well Spa! Book an appointment online now or call us at 918-392-8606 to learn more about Sermorelin therapy. We also offer a number of other services for men, including facials, massages, and more!

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Benefits of Juvederm Dermal Fillers

Healthy Woman Smiling - Juvederm at Emerge

Juvederm is a line of dermal fillers created by Allergan, the creators of BOTOX. These popular dermal fillers can be used to achieve fuller and younger looking lips, nasolabial folds, cheeks, cheekbones, chins, and jawlines, all without surgery! Using Juvederm for your dermal filler also comes with a number of added benefits, so read on to learn why Juvederm dermal fillers are the perfect option for you!

Comfortable and Pain-Free

Juvederm facial fillers contain the ingredient lidocaine which offers localized relief and an ultra comfortable experience. So if you’re worried about pain and discomfort during your treatment, put your mind at ease and opt for Juvederm

Natural Ingredients

Unlike other facial fillers, Juvederm products are gel-based and made with hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found on the skin. This hyaluronic acid will attract water molecules to the treatment area while stimulating collagen production for an anti-aging effect.

Quick Procedure

This minimally invasive procedure only takes about 15 minutes to complete, so there’s no need to worry about fitting it in your busy schedule! 

Instant Results

Unlike other treatments, which can take days or weeks to show results, you will see the results of Juvederm facial fillers immediately! Depending on the treatment, you will be able to see the effects of Juvederm fillers for six to 18 months. 

Choose Juvederm at Emerge Medical & Well Spa!

If you’re looking for the perfect filler to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, check out our line of Juvederm dermal fillers at Emerge Medical & Well Spa in Tulsa! We also offer a variety of different facial fillers to help you get the look you want. Request an appointment or call us at 918-392-8606 now to learn more!

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The Benefits of Dermal Fillers For Your Lips

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Many women desire plump, full lips with no wrinkles and smooth lines. When you have naturally thin lips or lips that have thinned out over time, it can be hard to get that look with makeup. That’s why Emerge Medical & Well Spa offers JuvedermⓇ Ultra XC and Ultra Plus XC dermal fillers by the makers of BOTOXⓇ to help you achieve the lip look you want! In today’s blog, the aestheticians at Emerge Medical & Well Spa talk about the awesome benefits of using JuvedermⓇ dermal fillers for the best, most natural lip injection experience.

Natural Look and Feel

JuvedermⓇ dermal fillers are made with a hyaluronic acid gel that offers a smooth and natural feel, unlike any other filler. This product is produced naturally by the human body and gives you results that make you look and feel younger, naturally!

Comfort

JuvedermⓇ XC contains lidocaine for pain relief that gives the added benefit of comfort during and after treatment. This injection is virtually pain-free, gentle, and comfortable. This treatment is especially useful for people born with thin lips because over the course of a few treatments it allows the lips to gradually grow to the desired plumpness.

Lasting Results

This dermal filler lasts up to 12 months! That means you can rock your natural, soft lips for longer than other fillers. Not to mention JuvedermⓇ swells less than other fillers!

No Down Time

Often referred to as a “lunchtime” procedure, this treatment can be done in as little as 15 minutes, and most patients can resume their daily activities right away!  

Few Side Effects

As with any procedure or treatment, there is a possibility of side effects or allergic reactions. But with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, these side effects are extremely rare! If you are considering JuvedermⓇ fillers, make sure you talk to our medical professionals about any allergies or medications in your consultation to make sure you choose the perfect filler for you.

JuvedermⓇ Dermal Fillers at Emerge Medical & Well Spa

If you think JuvedermⓇ dermal fillers are the perfect product you need to boost your lip look, Emerge Medical & Well Spa in Tulsa can get you started by making an appointment today! We also offer a wide variety of different facial and dermal fillers, along with other great services, from laser treatments to wellness services, from facial peels to massage. Whatever your spa or cosmetic needs are, our medical spa offers a unique blend of treatments to achieve your desired outcome! Find out more about our services online or call our medical spa location at 918-392-8606 to make an appointment today!

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How to Prepare for Allergy Testing

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1 in 4 Americans have allergies related to a wide range of factors, from food to the environment. If you think you might be suffering from certain allergies, it’s a good idea to get allergy testing even if you don’t show symptoms. Allergy testing at Emerge Medical & Well Spa takes as little as 15 minutes, it’s virtually painless, and it can get you the answers you need to start treating your allergies. In today’s blog, we talk about how to prepare for your allergy testing appointment and why it’s important.

Make a List

As you prepare for your upcoming allergy testing, there are a few things you need to know to ensure a quick and easy appointment. You will be asked a wide range of questions about your potential allergies, so it’s a good idea to write everything down before your appointment to avoid any confusion or forgetfulness. Here are some of the things you should write down or bring a record of:

  • Your medical history
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Previously diagnosed allergies
  • Any medications you take
  • How you normally treat your allergies
  • Any questions you have for the medical professionals

Understand Allergy Symptoms

Depending on what you’re allergic to, symptoms of allergies can present themselves in a number of ways. Allergies have the ability to affect your skin, airways, sinuses, nasal passages, and even your digestive system. Here are some of the causes and symptoms of different allergies:

 

  • Hay Fever can cause symptoms like sneezing, itchy eyes, nose, or roof of the mouth, runny nose, and swollen, watery eyes.
  • Food Allergies can cause tingling in the mouth or on the tongue, swollen lips, face, or throat, hives, and anaphylaxis.
  • Insect Sting Allergies can cause swelling, itching, hives, tightness in the chest, cough, shortness of breath, and anaphylaxis.
  • Drug Allergies can cause hives, itchy skin, rash, swelling of the face, wheezing, and anaphylaxis.

 

If you experience symptoms of anaphylaxis or a severe allergic reaction with serious symptoms, seek emergency help right away.

Consult Your Doctor About Medications

As you prepare, it’s also important to remember that some medications might interfere with allergy testing results by suppressing them or making them worse. Before you stop taking any of these medications, especially prescription medications, consult your doctor because you may be asked to stop taking them for up to 10 days. These medications include:

  • Prescription or over-the-counter antihistamines
  • Antidepressants
  • Heartburn medications
  • Asthma medications

What To Do Next

Now that you’re prepared with all the information you need for successful allergy testing at Emerge Medical & Well Spa, you can be confident that you’ll receive the results you need to take control of your allergies. Some allergies can be easily resolved by avoiding allergens or taking medication, but for some allergies it’s just not that easy! That’s why we also offer cost-effective Immunotherapy treatments with lasting results that have been trusted by physicians for over 100 years.

Allergy Testing and Immunotherapy at Emerge

If you’re experiencing symptoms of allergies or you want to be tested as a precautionary measure, contact the medical spa location at Emerge Medical & Well Spa in Tulsa! Our medical professionals will help make your experience comfortable and easy. If you are interested in any of our other services, Emerge offers a refreshing blend of medical and spa techniques with a wide variety of massages, facials, wellness services, BOTOXⓇ treatments, eyelash extensions, and more! Find out more about our services online or call our medical spa location at 918-392-8606 to make an appointment today!

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How IV Hydration Therapy Can Improve and Prevent Migraines

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Anyone who suffers from migraines or headaches knows that they can be debilitating and hard to get rid of. Whether you’ve tried everything to prevent your migraines, or this is the first time you have sought relief, IV Hydration Therapy from Emerge Medical & Well Spa in Tulsa could be the perfect solution for you. Read on to learn more about migraines and the benefits of IV Hydration Therapy.

Migraine Symptoms

Recognizing the symptoms of migraines will help you to prevent them before they start with a treatment such as IV hydration therapy. Symptoms can vary from person to person in quantity, type, and severity. Here are some of the most common migraine symptoms:

  • Severe pain on one side or throughout the head
  • Throbbing or pulsing pain
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Sensitivity to sound
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Changes in vision

Causes of Migraines

There are a number of environmental and hereditary factors that can cause migraines. While some of the causes are not preventable, others can be avoided by addressing and treating them to reduce the length and severity of symptoms. Here are a few common causes of migraines:

  • Genetics
  • Allergies
  • Changes in weather
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Stress
  • Medications
  • Sleeping habits

IV Hydration Therapy

If you suffer from debilitating migraines or minor headaches caused by PMS, allergies, genetics, or a variety of other factors, a good way to ease your pain or stop it before it starts is through IV Hydration Therapy. Many people feel revitalized and free of pain immediately after this treatment, because it provides the benefit of 100% absorption of essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. This treatment also fights fatigue, boosts energy, and slows down aging! Figure out which treatment is best for you:

Myer’s Cocktail IV Hydration Therapy

This IV Hydration Therapy enhances the immune system, treats fatigue, reduces allergies, and can help cure your headache or migraine while providing a temporary energy boost. This IV cocktail includes a nutritious, intravenous mix of hydration, electrolytes, vitamins B and C, and liver detox vitamins.

Antioxidant IV Hydration Therapy

The Antioxidant IV Hydration Therapy provides much-needed antioxidants that may be in short supply as a result of processed food and stress. Detox your body while getting rid of your migraine with this mix of intravenous hydration, glutathione for detoxification, and antioxidants.

Emerge Medical & Well Spa

If you’re interested in the IV Hydration Therapy at Emerge Medical & Well Spa in Tulsa, check out our website for more information and book a consultation. We also offer a variety of other services such as massage, facials, BOTOXⓇ injections, weight loss therapy, and eyelash extensions! Check out our endless list of treatments that offer a refreshing blend of medical and spa techniques, or call our medical spa location at 918-392-8606 and make an appointment today!

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How to Lose Weight With Diet and hCG Treatment

There are many reasons why you might not be getting the weight loss results you want. If your metabolism is slow, your weight fluctuates, you overeat, or you can’t seem to lose weight no matter how hard you try, you may have a hormone imbalance. That’s where hCG weight loss therapy comes in.

In today’s blog, Emerge Medical & Well Spa explains how hCG weight loss therapy, along with a healthy diet, can reset your metabolism and help you lose as much as a pound a day, without any fatigue.

hCG Weight Loss Therapy

HCG, or Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, is a hormone found naturally in women, especially during pregnancy, and it is often used to treat fertility issues. When combined with a low-calorie diet, hCG injections help boost metabolism and promote fat burn without leaving you feeling hungry.

With our hCG weight loss therapy program, you will receive a physical and medical evaluation by a licensed medical provider, nutritional training, an easy to self-administer hCG medication, and weekly appointments for guidance and accountability. At Emerge, our medical experts will make sure you’re comfortable during your hCG weight loss journey!

Personalized Diet

Along with hCG injections, diet is an important factor in a successful weight loss treatment. At Emerge Medical & Well Spa, all of our hCG patients receive a personalized diet plan. Here are some of the things you might see in your diet that will help regulate hormones and promote weight loss:

  • Eliminating sugar, alcohol, and flour will help minimize the insulin hormone that promotes fat storage around the belly.
  • Implementing lean meats, eggs, and protein will help stimulate glucagon levels to promote fat burn.
  • Adding fish, fish oil, nuts, and seeds will provide essential fatty acids for weight loss — and your hair will love it too!
  • Drinking at least 2 liters of water a day will help keep your energy levels up, and it will provide a long list of additional benefits.

In addition to these diet tips, it is important to keep your cortisol levels down. The cortisol hormone is elevated during high levels of stress, increasing insulin and making weight loss difficult. Keep your cortisol levels down by getting enough sleep, practicing meditation or other stress-relieving activities, and spending a few minutes a day doing something nice just for yourself.

hCG at Emerge Medical & Well Spa

If you think you may have a hormone imbalance and can benefit from hCG weight loss therapy, contact Emerge Medical & Well Spa in Tulsa today for an appointment! We also offer other treatments to aid in your weight loss journey, like Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, sermorelin therapy, and more! Emerge also offers a long list of services that offer a refreshing blend of medical and spa treatment like facials, dermal fillers, massage, tattoo removal, and even eyelash extensions. Contact us on our website or call us at 918-392-8606 to speak to a professional and make an appointment today!

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Myths About Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men

If you are a male experiencing symptoms like low sex drive, fatigue, loss of muscle, depression, or mood changes, you may have low levels of testosterone. Emerge Medical & Well Spa in Tulsa offers a solution for men experiencing lowered levels of testosterone: Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.

Read on to learn about myths and facts associated with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for men, and find out how to get started on BioTe Hormone Replacement Therapy at our medical spa.

Myth #1: Testosterone Is a Dangerous Steroid

The idea that testosterone is a dangerous steroid that only bodybuilders use is a common misconception. In reality, testosterone and all other steroids are natural compounds found in the human body that do a lot of good for your health. As with any steroid, it should be used in moderation and under the supervision of medical professionals like the ones at Emerge. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is based on 34 years of research that ensures safety and optimizes hormones in the best way possible.

Myth #2: Testosterone Causes Aggressive Behavior

Associate testosterone therapy with “roid rage” is a common mistake. In reality, there is no research to back up this claim. You’re more likely to be irritable due to a testosterone deficiency than during or after hormone replacement therapy!

Myth #3: Testosterone Will Change My Body in Weird Ways

When men think about testosterone therapy, they often think it will cause unwanted changes in their body like breast growth or shrinkage of the testicles. Excess chest fat is caused by an increase of estrogen, and testicular shrinkage is caused by medically excessive testosterone. With Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, your testosterone levels will be carefully monitored and administered by professionals to ensure the right outcome for you.

Facts About Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Now that you know about some of the myths associated with testosterone treatment, let’s talk about what it can actually do for you. Especially as they age, many men find themselves to be more sluggish, fatigued, and less motivated. This may be caused by a hormone imbalance that can be remedied by Hormone Replacement Therapy. Here are some of the benefits you may experience:

  • Boosted sex drive
  • Increased energy levels
  • Increase in muscle mass
  • Easier time losing weight
  • Elevated mood
  • Overall healthier lifestyle

BioTe Therapy for Men at Emerge Medical & Well Spa

If you have lowered testosterone accompanied by some of the symptoms outlined above and you think that Hormone Replacement Therapy is right for you, visit our website and fill out a new patient form to get started!

Emerge Medical & Well Spa in Tulsa Oklahoma offers Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy as well as Sermorelin Therapy to help with hormone imbalances. We also offer a wide variety of massage, facials, wellness services, botox, and more! Contact us on our website or call us at 918-392-8606 to speak to a professional and make an appointment today!

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Benefits of a Himalayan Salt Stone Massage

Woman laying on spa bed having a Himalayan salt stone massageAre you looking for a massage that will leave you relaxed and healed on a spiritual and physical level? Emerge Medical & Well Spa in Tulsa wants to tell you about the Himalayan Salt Stone Massage. Read on to learn why this deep tissue massage is all the rage, and how beneficial Himalayan salt stones are to your body and your health.

The Himalayan Salt Stone

Himalayan salt crystals are found at the base of the Himalayan mountains, where the natural mountain ranges seal them off from the contamination of civilization. Dating back many years, people have used the natural salt to find relief from a variety of ailments from high blood pressure, to obesity, to diabetes. Himalayan salt contains over 84 trace minerals, including those known to aid in good health and vitality. To this day, Himalayan salt is used in cooking, in the form of a heated salt lamp, and in salt stone massages as a testament to its natural healing properties.

Detoxification

Himalayan salt is known to have detoxifying qualities that can help release the toxins built up from everyday stress. During a Himalayan salt stone massage, the essential minerals found in the stone will absorb into your skin leaving you with a natural cleanse of the body and spirit.

Relaxation

The heat of the Himalayan salt stones combined with a deep tissue massage will penetrate your fascia and muscle tissue without overheating, leaving you as relaxed as ever. These stones are naturally antimicrobial, antibacterial, and lightly exfoliating, removing dead skin cells and leaving you with healthy skin.

Spiritual Energy

These organically charged, energy-rich salt crystal stones help heal and balance your body’s centers and central nervous system, leaving you energized and centered in your body, mind, and spirit. The magnetic qualities of the stones will help draw away any negative energy while restoring your balance and inner peace.

Physical Relief

Himalayan pink salts 84 trace minerals, specifically magnesium, potassium, and calcium are known to help relieve certain physical ailments such as headaches, joint pain, fatigue, muscle weakness, and inflammation.

Massages at Emerge Medical & Well Spa

If you think you would benefit from a Himalayan Salt Stone Massage, or want to browse our wide array of massages to find the right one for you, Emerge Medical & Well Spa in Tulsa offers a relaxing and comfortable environment that will leave you with the best experience possible. Check out our endless list of treatments that offer a refreshing blend of medical and spa techniques here, or call our medical spa location at 918-392-8606 for more information or to make an appointment today!

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