3 Good Reasons Why Scrubs Get It Done!
It’s interesting that many of us will make regular appointments at the spa or salon to get a facial but very few even think about making an appointment for a body scrub.
A body scrub is like a facial for the skin. It involves scrubbing the skin a specially formulated oil or cream that contains certain abrasive material such as sugar, rice bran, salt or even coffee grounds. This can have the most surprising benefits, from younger looking skin to reduced cellulite and a more relaxed you!
Benefits Of Body Scrubs
Leaves the skin feeling smooth and soft – When you use a body scrub, the abrasive material in the scrub exfoliates the skin, removing the outer layers of dead skin cells. When the outer layers are sloughed off, it automatically promote the growth of new cells. At the same time that the abrasive ingredients are exfoliating the skin, the emollients in the scrub work to moisturize the skin, leaving it feeling and looking soft, smooth and glowing. This dual action of a body scrub is unique.
Stimulates circulation – The movement involved in scrubbing also boosts blood circulation and movement of lymphs, which helps to get of stubborn cellulite and enhances skin tone. After a body scrub session, you will feel as good as you look. As for getting rid of cellulite, that itself is one compelling incentive to call your spa and book that body scrub!
Helps you feel relaxed – A body scrub is not a massage and should not be mistaken as such. The scrub is not massaged into your skin but gently applied and rubbed into the skin. However, when combined with a massage, the benefits are amazing. Getting a scrub before a massage helps you relax and prepares your body for a massage. The kind of scrub that will be used will depend on the effect you wish to achieve. A licorice based body scrub is cooling and balancing. A rose based body scrub can leave you feeling younger and more relaxed. A milk-based body scrub acts as an effective moisturizer and leaves the skin looking soft and supple.
Who would have thought that using mud would be such a popular beauty treatment?
It’s ironic! We spend hours washing off the mud from our skin after a day out in the heat and dust and then we spend a few more hours slathering it onto our skin for it to look smooth and beautiful. There’s definitely something to be said about the many anomalies in beauty treatments.
If you, like many others, have found the idea of a mud mask strange, you should know that ‘mud’ mask is really a misnomer. The mud used in such a mask is really a type of clay that is rich in minerals and other special ingredients that work together to cleanse and soften the skin, leaving it looking smooth and younger-looking. The claims that you read about the effects of a mud mask really are true.
How To Use A Mud Mask
A mask should always be applied to clean, dry skin.
Apply the mask generously, making sure you cover the whole face including the jaw line and forehead but not the eye area.
Leave the mask on for about 15 to 20 minutes and then wash off thoroughly by splashing warm water over your face or by wiping gently with a wet washcloth.
Do not use soap or any type of facial cleanser immediately after using a mud mask.
Applying a mud mask over your face just twice or thrice a week is enough to get a clear, brighter, younger looking skin.
Of course, doing it yourself does take a bit of prep work and cleaning up. It’s so much better to pamper yourself by getting a mud mask by a professional at a spa. After all, you deserve it!
What used to be an exclusively female domain is now being patronised by an increasing number of men. A few years ago we would never have seen a man in a spa. The only time men ventured anywhere near a spa was to drop off their better halves for a beauty treatment. Today, all that has changes and it is a common sight to see men too getting the full spa treatment. In fact, statistics show that men may actually be larger spa consumers. Here’s an interesting look at men in the spa!
Spas Then & Now
While most men love the idea of relaxing and getting pampered (and there’s nothing wrong with it too), few will admit it. Well, the secret is out now. More and more spas are creating a gender-neutral ambience so it is appealing to both men and women. Earlier most spas were distinctly feminine. Today, the pink flowers and feminine fragrances have been replaced by clean, straight lines and a no-fuss, gender-neutral décor. The subtle but definite change is a sign that spas are acknowledging the increase in male clientele and are going out of their way to please them.
What Do Men Like In The Spa?
Stress-relieving massages top the list. The most popular treatments include deep tissue massages, Swedish massages and foot reflexology.
Manicures, pedicures and facials are also popular. Gone are the days of a stubbly face, rough hands and brittle nails. Today’s man wants to be better groomed at work and at play and a good facial, manicure and pedicure is a key part of the routine.
When it comes to spa treatments, it’s easy to see that men are definitely catching up with the ladies!
Tips To Help Your Maximize Your Massage Benefits
A lavish, full-body massage can leave you feeling relaxed and lovely all over. But did you know that there are a few things you can do to get the maximum benefit from your massage session?
Here are a few things you can do to prepare for your massage:
Arrive a few minutes before your appointment. This will give you some time to talk to your massage therapist and discuss your preferences if any. You should also inform the masseur or masseuse if you have had any recent injuries or surgery so that they know where they need to exercise extra care. Also inform them if you are on any medication.
Avoid alcohol and eating heavy meals before your massage.
If you do need to take any medication, try and take the last dose at least 2 to 3 hours before the massage.
Have a shower before you leave for the massage so you feel fresh and your body is more receptive to the oils used during the massage.
Avoid using any makeup, heavily scented skin cream or perfume after the shower as these could react adversely with the massage oil.
It is best not to wear any jewelry, rings or watches to the salon. If you have worn any of these, you will have to remove them before the massage.
While you are waiting in the reception room, breathe deeply and relax your body. The more relaxed your body, the more receptive it will be to smooth, kneading massage movements.
During the massage, allow yourself to feel completely relaxed so you can enjoy the experience and its many benefits.
We would all love to have dewy soft skin but this is something that does not come automatically. Fortunately, it is not impossible to achieve either.
Here’s your cheat sheet on 5 ways to get the softest, dewiest looking skin you want! These tips are easy enough to follow and if you follow them carefully, you’ll soon have the soft skin that makes heads turn! All you need to do is to persevere and make sure that this becomes a part of your daily regimen.
- Lather on that moisturiser, especially at night. Remember, a moist skin is dewy skin. Avoid using thick creams which could clog up your pores but use light moisturisers even during the day to replenish the moisture.
- Say ‘No’ to hot showers. Hot water can be harmful to your skin. Have a bath in lukewarm water if you don’t want your skin stripped of its natural oils.
- Fill yourself up with good old H2O! You need to stay hydrated to bring a glow on your skin. Drink a few sips often. Fill up your glass with room temperature water into which you can add a slice of lime and a slice of cucumber. It is advisable to drink only room temperature or lukewarm water. Avoid drinking very cold water.
- Eat right with your skin in mind – lots of vegetables, fresh fruit and yoghurt. They have all the nourishment needed to make your skin glow. Good digestion shows on your skin.
- Get a facial every month from a reliable and trained expert so all the dead skin gets sloughed off, the natural oil balance of the skin is preserved and your skin stays radiant. Avoid chemicals – Stay natural !
You could reach out to Tattva experts for a personal skin consultation for yourself. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foot reflexology is a highly specialized technique in which pressure is applied to certain areas and points on the foot. This pressure is applied using just the fingers and thumbs.
Reflexology works on the principle that there are specific areas and reflex points in the foot that correspond to specific organs and systems of the body. When a point or area in the foot is pressed, it has a positive effect on the corresponding organ and on your general health. For example, there is a particular spot in the foot that corresponds to the liver. When a reflexology practitioner applies appropriate pressure to this area, it helps improve the functioning of the liver.
It works the same way for all organs and systems within the body. The practitioner will choose the spot to apply pressure to depending on the ailment you are suffering from.
That’s Not All
While better health is by itself a compelling enough reason to book a reflexology massage, there are also other benefits that you will enjoy.
Foot reflexology massage can be relaxing and therapeutic too. It works wonders at alleviating pain in the feet that is caused by conditions such as plantar fasciitis and ankle injuries or because of standing for long periods of time or even just doing your daily chores.
During a foot reflexology appointment, the massage therapist applies traditional and sport massage techniques to the foot, upper leg and calf areas. In addition to reducing pain in these areas, reflexology also decreases the stress and anxiety in the entire body.
The therapeutic and health benefits of foot reflexology are hard to ignore. Our feet bear the brunt of our weight whether we are standing still, walking or running. Isn’t it time we take better care of them?
At TooYoo by Tattva, we realize that you might not always be able to take time out to visit a spa or salon for a good foot reflexology. So just Ring TooYoo (9999835852 or book via www.tattvaspa.com/mobile-spa) – We will bring foot reflexology to you – For a Happy to You !