3 Strange Spa Treatment Trends

Spa treatments have deservedly earned a reputation for doing us good, but there are some wellness treatments that are questionable at best. Here are some of the strangest.   Some of the weirdest and wonderful spa treatments can be found when heading into Eastern Europe and the Czech Republic in particular.   One of the main ones to stand out is a carbon dioxide bath. This may not sound like the most healthy way…

Beauty Treatments And Pregnancy – Which Ones Are Safe?

A trip to the spa while you are pregnant can be a great way to relax and unwind but before booking treatments, it is important to know which ones are safe.   Facials  Pregnancy can either be very good for your skin or it can cause all sorts of problems. A good facial can do wonders if hormones are causing your skin to become sensitive and there are plenty of products…

How Anti-Ageing Are Spa Treatments?

As time passes, it is inevitable that your skin will begin to show its age. The good news is anti-aging spa treatments can help slow the effect and leave you with a healthy glow in your complexion no matter how old you are.    Having regular spa treatments is one of the most effective ways to look after your skin and combat the effects of losing collagen and elastin as we age. Of…

We All Need Feel-Good Spa Treatment In Uncertain Times

Can a spa treatment help me get over the cut in interest rates, the gloomy economic news and the British weather? You bet it can and we can tell you that at times like these the demand for spa treatment actually increases. It is at these times where we are perhaps busier than ever and feeling more uncertain about the future that we crave an escape of some kind. The…

A Brief History of Tanning

While we see it as completely normal to desire the golden glow of a tan today, it hasn’t always been the case through history. The idea that a tan makes us more attractive only really came about in the early part of the 20th century probably around the 1920s. This was a time when it became fashionable for the rich and famous to show off tans gained from Mediterranean beaches.…

Oils That May Cause Your Skin More Problems Than They Solve

It’s easy to underestimate just how complex the skin is and how careful you need to be to avoid doing things that can exacerbate rather than cure skin problems particularly when it comes to the face, which is one of the most sensitive areas.    You will often hear people talk about clogged pores and poor complexion but the causes of these problems can usually be traced to using the wrong…

If You Think Male Grooming Isn’t for Real Men, Think Again

Male grooming has seen rapid growth into a multi-billion pound industry in recent years as male skincare, male hair removal and face creams become just as important as shaving foam and aftershave.   A trend that took off with ‘splash it all over. Brut aftershave in the 70s has taken a long time to get where it is today where men spend billions on beauty products.  If you’re a make that has never…

3 Signs of a Good Facial Skin Therapist

You may be forgiven for thinking one facial is as good as another but as with any job that retires skill, it takes years of experience. Here how to find out the three signs your skin therapist knows their stuff.   They ask about your skin   It might sound obvious but a good facial starts with the skin technician having at least some knowledge of your skin. The first place to get this…

What Is Reiki and How Does It Work?

You may have heard about Reiki or be curious as to what a typical Reiki session involves so here is a brief introduction to the treatment and its benefits.   Reiki involves using the energy that exists all around us and focusing it on healing the body of a variety of ailments. It can be used to ease the symptoms of illness or simply as a relaxation therapy. The treatment is non-invasive,…

What Can Reflexology Do For Me?

If you are thinking about trying a new therapy to help with relaxation and stress relief then why not consider reflexology?   If you are one of the many people who have heard about reflexology but have never tried it and aren’t sure what it involves, then let’s fill you in on what it’s all about and how it can help improve your wellbeing.   While reflexology has caught on fairly recently…