Day SpaWhen you are no longer relaxed by a glass of wine in the evening or a long soak in the bath, it may be time to book an appointment at the day spa. The day spa is very different to a salon. This is not a quick pedicure and manicure, oh no, a day spa will be an in-depth rearrangement of your body, mind and spirit through the subtle use of misdirection, commonly known as pampering. Expect to spend a whole day in a spa. To get the most out of the treatments, you really have to spend some time to experience the variety of treatments they have on offer. Even the most basic of day spa packages will last roughly two hours. This is not a race to relaxation; you need to take your time. If you choose a deluxe package, you will have lunch included and there will be a relaxation area for you to enjoy your food and sip some purifying green tea. If you have never been to a day spa before there are certain things you need to do before hand depending on your treatments. If you going to receive a body wrap, then you should wear cotton underwear. Polyester may react to the treatment and irritate your skin. You should also arrive to the day spa session jewelry-free. Of course you will remove jewelry before you being, but losing a ring or an earring could add stress to a day that was supposed to be completely relaxing. Make sure you arrive to your appointment at the day spa at least 5-10 minutes early. Most treatments will require you to fill out a basic health form, letting the specialists know if you have any allergies or other conditions that they need to be aware of. The day spa is not just for women, there are many services that are for men as well. In fact, most spas will perform a treatment that is tailored specifically just for men. This makes for a great gift for the man who is conscious of his appearance or for someone who you feel could do with a slight "makeover". If you are unsure what treatment package to have at the day spa, simply give them a call and talk to a specialist about what you hope to get out of your experience. If you have a particular ailment or ache tell the specialist about it, they will be able to custom pick the treatment that is going to help you come out of the day spa feeling rejuvenated and beautiful.
Beauty SupplyWhen you visit a day spa you will have the opportunity to choose a new beauty supply from a whole range of products. This is the perfect opportunity to stock up on some new treatments that will give you results at home. This is because the specialist will have had time to assess your skin and see exactly what it needs. Sometimes when we walk into a pharmacy to buy a new beauty supply it can be a guessing game. We pick up products hoping they will have the desired results and often pay little attention to the contents. When it comes to your skin, the fewer chemicals you can use on it, the better. Most of the products that are available in a day spa will use the minimal amount of chemicals. You will also have the opportunity to be told first hand what you can expect from a product and how the ingredients react with your skin. There are many beauty supply companies that pride themselves on being organic and using natural ingredients as alternatives to harsh chemicals. But you should always investigate the label because there is a difference between "natural" and "organic". A chemical can still be used on a natural product; the ingredient just came from a natural source. The way cosmetic companies word their products can be confusing, but the truth is always plainly stated on the list of ingredients. Learn to read the label of a product before you buy it.
Beauty SalonCarefully choose the beauty salon you go to. If you choose the wrong one, you could leave with a poorly executed manicure and pedicure or even worse, an allergic reaction to a facial. A competent beauty salon will consult with you before they apply a facial treatment. They will ask you about any allergies you have to natural or chemical ingredients. This will mean that you receive a facial that is only going to be kind to your skin. If the beauty salon does not do this, be sure to alert them to any allergies you may have before they begin the process and ask them what the ingredients of the facemask are. What makes the difference between a good salon and a great salon? Customer care. A customer of a salon wants to be made to feel special, to feel pampered and not be treated like cattle. A salon needs to be precisely managed yet at the same time look completely relaxed. One way a customer can become uneasy is when a number of different stylists work on them. There needs to be personal attention and some sort of relationship. When a person is passed around the beauty salon like a beach ball, they will leave unsatisfied and more stressed than when they walked in.
Nail SalonOver recent years, the nail salon has become more and more popular. We see them in shopping malls, salons with glass fronts and they are always full with customers and technicians. If you have never had a manicure before, you many be wondering, "what happens during a manicure? " Well, we are here to put you in the picture. First of all the nail technician will clean your hands, assess the condition of your nails and remove any existing nail polish you may have on. Then you will begin to have your fingernails filed into the style of your choosing. After the filing has been completed, you will then have an exfoliant massaged into your hands and then your cuticles will be soaked and any addition filing will be performed. Once all of this has been completed, your nails can have color added to them or be buffed and shined if you want to go for the natural look. Then it is time to pamper those hands, so you will be treated to a luxurious hand and arm massage. So there you go, that was what you can expect from a nail salon.
Spa and SalonMany wonder what the difference is between a spa and salon. The spa is going to give you an in-depth revival and renewal that most people do not indulge in on a regular basis. But most people will pay the salon a visit once a month or more. The spa will also offer much more involved treatments and some even provide minor cosmetic surgery. A visit to the spa will be considerably more expensive than a visit to the salon, but consider it an investment into your body. But before you begin treatment at a spa and salon, be sure to alert the specialist of any allergies or reactions you may have to natural or chemical products. They will usually ask this before they begin the process, but if they do not, be sure to tell them. This will save you from having an adverse reaction to a treatment. The length of time you spend at a spa is considerably longer than what you would spend at a salon. Even the smallest package you can buy at a spa will last 2-3 hours and a complete in-depth package will last up to 8 hours. In a salon, you will, at the longest, spend 2 hours there. But the spa and salon are focused on customer satisfaction and attention. This is what makes the experience so relaxing, you go to feel pampered and special and you only get this from receiving the personal attention.
PedicureThe pedicure is a treatment that will care for your toenails and feet. Many people feel shy about having someone care for their feet and this is not an uncommon reaction. But a nail technician will do everything in their power to make a client feel relaxed and comfortable. When people overcome their shyness, they find the pedicure experience to be very relaxing. A pedicure will increase the comfort of your feet as well as their appearance. The whole process will last roughly 45 minutes. A pedicure will include the removal of existing nail polish, filing of the toenails, removal of any calluses and treatment of your cuticle. After this the feet and lower leg will be massaged. You can choose to have your toenails painted by the technician as well. If you are planning on doing this, make sure you wear sandals to allow your toenails time to dry. The cuticle is an area that needs to be paid attention to. This is the thin piece of skin that overlaps the nail at the base. If you do not keep the cuticle soft and pushed back, it is possible to get hangnails. Most people find that they need to visit a pedicure technician in the summer months when their feet are exposed in sandals and summer shoes on a regular basis.
MassagesThere are many massages you can have and it can be hard to choose the perfect one. the most common massage in western culture is the Swedish massage. a therapist will apply oils to your skin and use various stroking techniques that aim to relax muscles by adding pressure to them against deeper muscles or bones as well as rubbing in the direction of the flow of blood. acupuncture and reiki are two massages that offer a more spiritual experience. reiki is based on the concept that the human body receives pain and illness due to an imbalance in life energy. the massage therapist will transmit this life energy to the patient by laying hands on or above the specific areas in the body. acupuncture is recognized globally as being a very powerful form of healing. the patient will have a collection of fine needles placed into the skin. the aim of these needles is to correct any energy imbalance inside of the patient that can lead to illness or discomfort. there are many more massages from different parts of the world and all work in wonderfully diverse ways. it is up to you to find the massage that works best for you.