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Holistic Facial

Facials can be traced back in most cultures across the world throughout history.  Holistic facials are more than just a cleanse, tone and moisturize of the skin, they are used to relax the mind, rebalance the energy centres and physically cleanse the skin and allow it to function more efficiently. A Facial consists of a series of hand manipulation techniques that relax muscles and increase circulation and when carried out regularly it can help relax the face and alleviate dullness, sagging and even frown lines. A facial can also slow the signs of aging.

 

Most experts say that massage is good for your skin at any age but its benefits are most visible after 40. This is apparently the age when the skin begins to slacken. When we are young, our skin tissue is very strong, but over time, it becomes more susceptible to gravity due to the breakdown of collagen and elastin fibres that hold all the layers of muscle, fat and skin together. Regular massage can help keep these layers in place.

 

Massaging the face stimulates the lymphatic vessels and facilitates toxin elimination from the facial area. The lymphatic system plays a key role in health so an ideal massage to alleviate these problems.

 

Did you know that having a facial you will receive similar benefits to having reflexology? This is because all the organs are not only linked to nerves in your feet but also to the face so when you have a facial you are giving the whole body an MOT. All the organs of the body are then able to release harmful toxins to help the body avoid many illnesses.

 

The treatment will last around 30 or 60 minutes whichever you prefer and includes 10 minutes of Reiki.  The 60 minute treatment also includes a face mask and shoulder, neck and head massage or a hand massage.  A full skin consultation is included in treatment so please allow an extra 15 minutes for the first treatment.  You will be lying on a treatment bed or seated on a chair if more comfortable and you will be fully clothed unless oil is used.  Neal’s Yard Organic products used for holistic facial and you have an option of oil or leave in deep conditioner for hair.

  • Avoid eating a heavy meal before the treatment.
  • Jewellery needs to be removed from ears and neck (for 60 minute treatment).
  • The scalp is thoroughly worked in the 60 minute treatment (which may leave your hair in a bit of a mess!).