Discover Microcurrent

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We are so excited every time a client discovers our micro-current facial. You may still have questions on what it does. So we are answering the the 5 most asked questions.

What does the Microcurrent facial treat?

Our micocurrent is a non-surgical face lift for neck, jaw and eye areas. Helping to reduce and eliminate fine lines and wrinkles. It does all of this by triggering the body’s production of amino acids and cellular ATP (Adensoine Triphosphate- a protein that increases cellular activity) by 500%. So, What does this mean?? It helps accelerate cell repair and promote healthier cell production.

How is it used?

Microcurrent is a very popular anti aging skin treatment used to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by improving texture and appearance of skin and reducing the overall visual appearance of aging. Skin care therapists use microcurrent to tone and firm the skin. Muscle re-education is mostly related to the term “facial toning”. Microcurrent will reprogram the muscle fiber. It has been used by alternative medicine practitioners and physicians to treat a broad array of injuries, wounds, soft tissue and bone fracture for over a century.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of sessions depends on the client age and skin condition. The effects of microcurrent are immediate and cumulative. Clients go through a series of treatments followed by regular maintenance to keep a more youthful appearance. Each time a treatment is performed the new contour maintains its position better and longer. A minimum of 10 treatments is highly recommended for dramatic and lasting results.

• ages 20-30:As preventative to slow down the aging process

• ages 30–35:Initial series of 4-6,1X per week maintenance 6-8 weeks

•ages 35-40: Initial series of 6–10, 1x per week;Maintenance 6 -8 weeks

•ages 40–50: Initial series of 8– 12, 1x per week. Maintenance every 4–8 weeks.

 •ages 50–60:Initial series of 12–15, 1x per week. Maintenance every 4–8 weeks.

 • 60 – plus: 1X per week;  Maintenance every 4 weeks.

*** A series of twice weekly treatments will produce cumulative and profound results***

Can I get this treatment while I have Botox or other injectables?

Fillers give a quick and effective “filling “ effect, diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. However they do nothing for muscle contour, natural collagen or elastin production, all of which are addressed with microcurrent. Many doctors find it necessary to sculpt and contour the muscles of the face to maximize and complete the effect of fillers. Recommended microcurrent treatment after Botox and fillers is 2 weeks after. A lot of clients and doctors see prolonged effects of Botox when using in conjunction with microcurrent. Because of healing properties that microcurrent possess, it also is recognized as the tool of choice by surgeons for pre and post-op applications. Utilizing both technologies maximizes the end result.

Who CANNOT have this treatment?

Pacemaker, Pregnancy, Thrombosis, Phlebitis, Epilepsy, Cancer

The joys of the Brazilian wax

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If you’re new to waxing, going straight for a Brazilian bikini wax is quite a step; most people dip their toes in with a basic bikini wax first and then try a Brazilian.

Why women remove their hair
Most women just like the way it looks – we groom everywhere else so why not our pubic hair? Most women say they prefer a neater, cleaner look.

Many women love their Brazilian waxes, and although yes, they hurt a bit and yes, if you’re not used to having your most intimate areas out for inspection it can feel awkward, once you’ve seen the results you’ll be hooked.

Top tips for breezing a Brazilian

It’s always going to feel awkward at first; you’re showing your nether regions to a stranger (or you might know the esthetician which could be even more awkward depending on your perspective) but you can’t get around that. Try to relax. You might feel a little apprehensive at first but don’t worry, your esthetician will put you at ease and answer any questions you might have.

Before your appointment

Make sure that your hair is at around 1/4-inch-long before your wax. Don’t let it get too long, in general if you’re a shaver you need to wait about three weeks after a shave before getting a wax. If any of your hairs are too short, they cannot be removed properly. A follow up in a week may be recommended.

Use the toilet - If you must use the bathroom, go before the wax. You really don’t want to be needing the bathroom halfway though.
Shower – as well as being cleaner, a warm shower opens your pores so the hair will come out easier.
Exfoliate – if you exfoliate your skin before a wax it helps to stop any dead skin cells getting in the way of your hair being pulled out by the root.
Wear Comfy Clothes -Wear something that’s loose-fitting for a waxing appointment as your skin will probably feel more sensitive than usual afterwards, which could be irritating if you’re wearing tight clothes. Underwear wise – avoid thongs because of wax residue, and opt for loose, comfy and not your favourites.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Will it hurt & Do you need painkillers?
The short answer is YES, it will hurt. We are removing hair from your follicle and some pain will occur. Although we technically can not tell you to to take any medication, Some people swear by taking a pain killer, like ibuprofen, about an hour or so before a waxing. Some people don’t bother with any pain relief – it’s your choice. See how you go, you might want to try it the first time and then realise it really wasn’t so bad. The more you continue with waxing the easier and less painful it will be.

What if you get your period?
It’s not a great idea to get a wax on your period – not just because it makes things more awkward for the esthetician, but also because it tends to hurt more. You’re more sensitive when you’re on your period and with the best intentions it can still get a bit messy sometimes.

After care
Take it easy after you’ve had a wax and try to avoid doing any workouts or activity that might get you sweaty. It’s not a good idea to sweat too much after a wax, so for a day or so afterwards you have an excuse for missing the gym.

Avoid in-grown hairs by exfoliating after the wax as well as before. You can try using a body scrub from the drugstore that has beads in it, just anything that has a bit of an exfoliating effect.

Skip the razor. Don’t return to shaving to remove any hairs as they continue to grow back in. Hair grows in multiple cycles and will take multiple sessions to see improvement. Should any hair be left behind call us to schedule your follow up to remove any missed hairs.

Don’t forget to book your next appointment. As you continue with waxing the hair becomes less dense and less coarse, making it easier to remove.

Look Beautiful This Holiday Season!

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Do you have holiday parties, family gatherings or work events to attend this month? To help you look your very best this season, you can select a variety of treatment options that will show off your flawless complexion at every occasion!
Check out these results-driven facial treatments so you can have beautiful, glowing skin for the holidays:

 The Holistic Facial  90MINS: $145

Your facial starts with a conversation identifying your Skin Personality that includes diet, stress level and current skin care.

Next we tailor the products to each Skin Personality, combining signature, sensory elements like detoxifying lymphatic brushing, relaxing aromatherapy and massage with the latest in active skin care.

You will leave with a holistic prescription of skin care, beauty foods, herbal remedies and well-being rituals that deliver true and lasting results. (15-30min Consultation + 60 - 75min Facial = 90min)

The Bio-Energy lift 75MINS: $125 | 45MINS: $75

This luxurious treatment delivers instant skin rejuvenation by accelerating cellular respiration, bringing fatigued, over-stressed skin back to life. Skin becomes re-energized with our micro-current device.

This incomparable anti-aging treatment acts like a "personal trainer" sending safe, painless impulses to the muscles in your face that help overly tightened muscles to relax and helps under worked muscles to regain strength. (Signature Toning available as a mini 45 minute option)  Read more about Micro-current here.

The Bespoke   60MINS: $100

If you only get one facial...this is absolutely the one to have.

One of the most elaborate and complete facials, whether your skin lacks radiance, is dull or impure with blocked pores, this classically tailored facial leaves you with clean, perfectly balanced skin and a radiant complexion.

Experience dramatic results with this fundamental facial & indulge in once a month to keep skin healthy and in top condition.

The Pure results Facial   $55/30mins

This is as efficient as any facial can be. It is designed to be short & sweet enough to squeeze into your lunch hour. 

Whatever your needs, in 30 minutes, your skin will look and feel so good you'll keep coming back for more. What better way to reward yourself when time is short! Good habits start young...perfectly designed for teens!

Which Essential Oils Can You Use in Pregnancy?

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Many mums-to-be enjoy aromatherapy and want to carry on with it to help them ease the aches and pains or other symptoms of pregnancy.  If you want to carry on with your aromatherapy massage or routine, remember:

  • Just use one drop of oil at a time

  • Don’t overdo the same oils – mix them up.

  • Dilute the essential oil with at least a teaspoon (5ml) of base oil in a bath or if using it on your skin.

  • Just to be on the safe side, wait until the first trimester id s over before you use aromatherapy.

Oils That Are Safe

As long as your pregnancy is going well, it’s fine for you to use:

  • Chamomile

  • Lavender

  • citrus oils, like tangerine and neroli

  • frankincense

  • peppermint

  • ylang ylang

  • eucalyptus

  • bergamot

  • geranium

You Should Avoid

  • Nutmeg, which can react with pain-relieving drugs in labor.

  • Rosemary – can cause contractions.

  • Basil – some people think it could contribute to abnormal cell development.

  • Jasmine and clary sage – can trigger contractions.

  • Sage and rose – may cause bleeding in your uterus

The Top Three Thai Massage Myths – Busted!

The Top Three Thai Massage Myths – Busted!

Have you ever wanted to try a Thai massage, but been put off because you’re not sure what to expect? An effective Thai massage can be invigorating and energetic, and it’s true that this massage style is often very different to a traditional Swedish massage. Here are a few myths we’ve come across about Thai massage that just aren’t true at all.

Myth #1: You need to be flexible to have a Thai massage
Some people say that Thai massage is ‘yoga without the effort’ and yes, there is definitely a lot of stretching involved. But there’s no need to worry, because you really won’t have to contort yourself into vast numbers of unusual poses or have the flexibility of a Yogi to enjoy a great Thai massage.

Most authentic Thai massages use many techniques, including working on your muscles and putting pressure onto acupressure points along your body. The stretches that are incorporated into your massage will be gentle and your therapist will assess you before you start – you won’t be stretched any more than you feel comfortable with. If at any point you do feel any discomfort, just say so, and the therapist will simply change techniques.

Myth #2: Thai Massage is painful
You might have heard people exclaiming about how painful a Thai massage was, or how sore they are afterwards – it doesn’t have to be that way! A professional therapist will never leave you in pain. There may be an element of discomfort in a Thai massage, just like that feeling you get when a massage therapist hits you right on a muscle knot…it’s uncomfortable but you just know you’ll feel wonderful when she’s ironed it out!

The same applies to a Thai massage session. Stretches don’t need to hurt – if you’re not very flexible make sure that you tell your therapist to go easy on the stretches. Thai massage therapists can sometimes use their knees, elbows and feet to put pressure on some areas of your body during a treatment. These moves can be uncomfortable if your therapist isn’t trained to read your responses and tone down the pressure if necessary; but as long as you use a reputable professional therapist you should be absolutely fine.

Just ask your therapist to change the pressure if you feel it’s getting too much; she’ll always be happy to accommodate you as a massage is supposed to be a positive experience. Don’t feel that you have to grit your teeth.

Myth #3: Thai Massage is seedy or erotic
This is the enduring myth, and for some reason, Thai massage is more likely than many other types of massage to be associated with the dreaded “Happy Ending.”

Although there are some massage places that gladly offer this type of extra, a traditional Thai massage is no more erotic than Swedish massage. Just make sure that you opt for a reputable massage centre or spa and you’ll be fine.

Simple Post-Work Yoga Stretches

After a whole day at work in front of a computer, you probably feel like a really good stretch. These moves will help to stretch out the stress that sitting still for so long puts on your body.

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Neck Stretches

Sit somewhere comfortable, take a deep breath and relax your muscles. Tilt your head to the left and then the right, holding the position for one deep breath in and out on each side, and keep
repeating the move until you feel any soreness or tension in your neck start to reduce. Repeat this stretch by tilting your head forwards then backwards in the same way, and if you need a deeper stretch, you can also apply pressure to the top of your head during the move, gently pulling in the direction of the stretch.

Wide Legged Forward Bend (Prasarita Padottanasana)

If work leaves you feeling stressed, you might need to release that stress with a yoga stretch that helps you to release anxiety, stress and other negative feelings. This stretch will also help to release any tightness in your lower back and open up your chest and shoulders which can feel tight after a long day desk-bound!

Stand with your feet around three feet apart, with your toes slightly turned towards each other. Clasp your fingers behind your back. Inhale deeply, lifting your chest and engaging your core, while lifting your hands slowly behind your back. As you breathe out, fold your upper body downwards from your hips, bringing your head towards the floor. Try to keep your legs and spine straight. Hold this pose for 10 deep breaths.