Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive.

Benefits of Reiki are as follow:

  • Dissolves energy blocks and promotes natural balance between mind, body and spirit;
  • Increases energy levels;
  • Creates deep relaxation and helps the body release stress and tension;
  • Clears the mind and improves focus;
  • Accelerates the body’s self-healing ability;
  • Aids better sleep;
  • Reduces blood pressure;
  • Helps relieve pain;
  • Assists the body in cleansing itself from toxins;
  • Supports the immune system;
  • Helps spiritual growth and emotional cleansing;
  • Promotes creativity;
  • Compliments medical treatment.

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Ear Candling

 Ear candling is an alternative medical practice claimed to improve general health and well-being by lighting one end of a hollow candle and placing the other end in the ear canal. The benefits of ear candling may include:

  • Clears wax & debris from the ear canal
  • Relieves pressure from behind the eardrum
  • Sharpens mental functions, vision, hearing, taste & colour perception
  • Eases earache, headache, sinus pressure and allergies
  • Relaxation from the negative charge of the herbal smoke
  • Acts as a catalyst to clear nerve endings and promote healing

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Home Care Advice

Keep nails protected by:

  • Using gloves for all household work
  • Using nail strengtheners, base coat and enamels
  • Soaking very brittle nails in warm oil
  • Massage cuticle cream into nail folds and surrounding skin at night
  • The last thing at night, apply hand cream after hands have been in water
  • Using emery boards, not metal files
  • Not biting nails or picking at cuticles
  • Wearing gloves during winter

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Nail Shape: Squoval

This Nail Shape is a combination of square and Oval/Rounded.

The Squoval nail shape is:

  • Round or oval corners to prevent wear and tear
  • Works great for nail art too!
  • Great for women in the workplace
  • Feminine and elegant look
  • Works best on long and short nails

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Nail Shape: Square

Square nails are usually short.  This nail shape is preferred by clients because of their jobs.

The square nail shape is:

  • Works best for women with strong nails (as sides tends to get caught in fabric more easily)
  • Great canvas to do nail art jewellery such as diamantes, nail rings, etc.
  • Best for longer nails

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Nail Shape: Pointed

This nail shape is very popular with clients that are impatient for their nail to grow.  By shaping the nail to a point the nail looks longer.  Pointed nails are not recommended in our salon as a pointed nail will soon snap off.

The Pointed nail shape is:

  • Definitely for women who do not have to use their hands often in daily activities
  • Usually seen on celebrities
  • Often thought of as sexy
  • Definitely a head-turner!
  • Works best on strong nails, even fake nails.

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Nail Shape: Oval

This nail shape is seen as the most attractive nail shape.  Oval nails give the effect of length without producing a fragile point.

The oval shape nail is:

  • Always in fashion
  • Best for any type of nail bed
  • Very elegant
  • Also great for nail art

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Homecare Advice for Waxing

We advise our clients that for 24 to 48 hours after hair removal treatment to do the following:

  • Only wash or shower in lukewarm water
  • Not use exfoliators on the skin
  • Use soothing after- wax gels, lotions or oils to moisturise the skin
  • Not use soap, deodorant or perfumed products
  • Not use make-up or self-tanning preparations in the area treated
  • Not wear tight-fitting clothes
  • Not be exposed to ultra-violet light (no sunbathing or use of sunbeds)
  • Not have a heat treatment
  • Not have a stimulating treatment in the area treated.

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Tweezing

Tweezing is the process of removing human hair pulling the hair from the body using a tweezer. The following is the procedure we use:

MARK YOUR END POINTS:  Lay the tweezer on an angle against the cheek so that the open end is at the bottom of the nose and the other end reaches the outer corner of your eye. The spot where the tweezer intersects the brow is where the hairs should end. Mark it with the eye pencil, then tweeze the hairs beyond the line.

DETERMINE YOUR BROW THICKNESS: Starting just below the fullest part of the brow, use an eye pencil to draw a line along the bottom edge of the brow; it should be above any stray and it should follow the natural shape of the brow’s top line, which may be angled, slightly curved, or even straight. Tweeze the strays below the line. The brows should be between a quarter inch and a half inch at their thickest.

SHAPE YOUR ARCH: The arch should peak above the outer rim of the iris and lie right on your brow bone.

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Threading

Threading is a method of hair removal originating in Asia. In more recent times it has gained popularity, especially with a cosmetic application (particularly for removing/shaping eyebrows).

In threading, a thin thread is doubled, then twisted. It is then rolled over areas of unwanted hair, plucking the hair at the follicle level. Unlike tweezing, where single hairs are pulled out one at a time, threading can remove short rows of hair.

Advantages cited for eyebrow threading, as opposed to eyebrow waxing, are that it provides more precise control in shaping eyebrows and is gentler on the skin.

Threading allows for a more defined and precise shape and can create better definition for eyebrows. It is also used as a method of removing unwanted hair on the entire face and upper lip area. Threading is not a good method for removing hair on arms or legs, as the hair in those regions is typically quite coarse and there is too much to remove.

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