Aromatherapy Facial

Aromatherapy Facial

Looking good starts with great skin; a facial treatment can help you achieve this. During the treatment, the gentle massage relaxes and releases the tiny taut muscles of facial expression. Nerve endings are soothed. The complexion will look smoother, brighter and more relaxed.

Emotionally, layers of tension are lifted away, leaving you truly relaxed and floating on air. This facial treatment uses various techniques and aromatherapy oils rather than expensive products to achieve fantastic results. It is also a useful aromatherapy treatment for those who may be contra-indicated for full body treatments.

The Treatment

Our Aromatherapy Facial treatment includes a superficial and deep facial cleanse, a gentle exfoliation, soothing facial mask and then a massage of the back, neck and shoulders, and face to soothe nerve endings, relax muscles and improve texture of the skin. During the consultation for this treatment the therapist will selection oils, bases, clays and carriers to blend the products specifically for you. They will also give you guidance on how to manage and care for your particular skin type after the treatment.

Treatment Benefits

  • Improves the texture of the skin

  • Increases circulation bringing fresh nutrients and oxygen

  • Boosts cellular activity thus rejuvenating the skin

  • Relaxes tense and contracted muscles

  • Increases lymphatic flow thus aiding removal of waste products and

  • Stimulate and soothes nerve endings

  • Helps relieve symptoms of stress - restores the body to state of ‘rest
    and repose’

  • Helps relieve depression by stimulation of endorphins (feel good hormones)

  • Enhances desquamation, improving the appearance of the skin

  • Blood capillaries dilate, improving the colour of the skin

  • Increased skin temperature relaxes the pores and follicles, increasing absorption of the massage product and softening the skin

  • Sensory nerves are soothed and stimulated

  • Sebaceous and sweat glands are stimulated increasing the production of sebum and sweat, this helps to maintain the skin’s natural oil and moisture balance

Before and After your Treatment

Here is some guidance on what to do to prepare for your treatment along with what you can expect after the treatment too

  • Try to avoid eating a large meal at least 1 hour before your treatment. Please also refrain from consuming alcohol or using other substances before any treatment or therapy.
  • Arrive on time. This insures that you don’t arrive flustered and stressed. It also means that you will get the most out of your treatment. We ask all clients to arrive 10-15 minutes before their treatment is due to begin.
  • Talk to your therapist. If you are concerned or anxious about anything to do with your treatment let us know. We want to make sure you are comfortable and relaxed.
  • We ask our clients to ensure they arrive clean and ready for their treatment. If you are coming straight from work or the gym, please let us know and we can arrange for the use of our shower facilities before the treatment. (A surcharge will apply).
  • All new clients will need to complete a full medical and lifestyle questionnaire before their treatment. All existing clients will need to complete a treatment record card before any subsequent treatments. This is to ensure we can provide you with the best possible care and to comply with our insurance policies.
  • Please wear loose comfortable clothing and appropriate underwear. For any spa treatments, a robe will be provided for your comfort.

Everyone client has to complete a medical and lifestyle questionaire on their first visit - we ask you to arrive early (approximately 20 minutes) to allow you time to complete this in our relaxation area. On every subsequent visit you will be asked to confirm that none of the details have changed. This is primarily for your protection and to ensure we are aware of any contra-indications before providing tretment. It is also a requirment of our insurers.

  • Drink plenty of water to help flush out toxins; massage aids the removal of toxins from the body
  • Coffee, tea and cola should be avoided as they contain caffeine. Aim to drink two glasses of water after each drink of tea or coffee if not. Or try to drink herbal infusions in place of tea or coffee
  • Avoid any headache tablets as these too contain caffeine
  • Avoid eating a heavy meal. Eat a light and natural diet, as refined and processed foods add to the toxicity levels within the body and hinder the natural healing process
  • Do not smoke or drink alcohol for the next 24 hours. Alcohol and smoking are counter-productive as they increase the levels of toxins in the body.

Healing Crisis

Some people may experience the following after treatment:

  • Feelings of tiredness or fatigue
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Headache
  • Heightened emotional state - feeling a little emotional, perhaps even tearful
  • Changes in bowel movements/urine
  • Excess perspiration
  • Flu-like symptoms

These effects are only be temporary and should subside within 24-48 hours.

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Treatment Options

All initial treatments will include a 20 minute consultation that will be carried out before you have your treatment.

75 Minutes