Is Cold Water Therapy Good For You?

It’s fair to say that when most people step into a shower, they would prefer it to be hot and steamy. Yet a growing number of people are shunning this basic comfort and turning the temperature dial in the opposite direction so that they can treat their body to a cold shower. Are these people mad or is there something to be learned from them? One thing …

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The Benefits Of Body Brushing

If you have ever visited a spa, you may have come across body brushing as part of the menu. While it might sound painful it is usually done firmly but gently as part of the preparation for various other spa treatments including wraps and massages.   As you might expect body brushing is used to clear dead skin and any other impurities that build up on the surface over time. The …

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Chocolate – Should You Eat It or Be Treated With It?

Chocolate is one of those indulgences many of us can’t do without but did you know it can actually be good for you?  Chocolate has many other benefits besides being nice to eat and that includes its therapeutic uses.   You will see chocolate spa treatments on many spa menus, not least because it is bound to attract the attention of chocolate lovers keen to sample some of the added …

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What Is Cupping Therapy?

Few people will have heard of cupping therapy until they saw Olympic swimmers showing off unsightly red marks all over their torsos. However the therapy is nothing new and has been embraced by Hollywood celebrities keen to tap into the benefits of this painful looking treatment.   Cupping therapy is a treatment aimed at improving circulation in what is called the Qi area in Chinese medicine. The reason you will …

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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 …

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