For many of us, the joyous holiday season also brings at least two unwelcome guests – stress and depression.
If you are working long hours, and studying in a spa/beauty school program, this can make your hair stand up on ends even as you are making everyone else look pretty!
In an effort to pull off a perfect holiday, you will probably find yourself facing an array of demands including parties, shopping, baking, cleaning and entertaining. In order to enjoy this holiday season, take a few moments to concentrate on yourself and your personal needs. I consulted with my friends at Sherif Zaki Salons & Spas and they offered some advice on spa services that will take YOU (not just your client) to a state of pure relaxation – something never heard of during this stressful time of year!
It is always nice to sit back and relax, while someone else makes your nails and toes look beautifully flawless. Be sure to take the time to schedule a spa manicure and spa pedicure. Spa manicures and pedicures are a therapeutic option of the highest quality, using skin-soothing moisturizers and advanced exfoliants. You will relish in the enjoyment as your hands are bathed, exfoliated, moisturized and massaged. Get nails that will stay flawless through Christmas and New Years with a special new Shellac Manicure, a natural soak-off hybrid between a gel and polish that guarantees you two weeks of chip-free nails.
This is a perfect time to smooth, rejuvenate and nourish your skin with incredible sensations and euphoric aromas. Any facial therapy treatment will be relaxing, yet the art of aromatherapy with a special custom blend of purifying and calming essential oils will provide you with a sense of peace. Pure honey oatmeal and almond scrubs will gently exfoliate dead skin cells. This skincare scrub is followed by extractions and two masques to promote healing and rejuvenation.
Take the time to release muscle tension, increase circulation and to reduce your stress with a full-body massage that can be customized to meet your individual needs. Massage therapists are able to effectively incorporate reflexology, acupressure and other trigger-point therapies structured to meet your body’s specific needs. To eliminate all of your stress, add a Vichy Shower to your therapeutic sessions.
If you really want the ultimate relaxation, try a stone massage. This exclusive body therapy is great for both men and women, It is unlike any other because it creates a yin-yang balance throughout your body by utilizing both hot and cold river stones. During this special hour and a half spa treatment, various size stones which also vary in temperature are used as massage implements. They are placed on key pressure points on your body to relieve tension, stimulate the circulatory system and to promote self-healing. The warm temperatures also help expand capillaries, improve blood circulation and increase the body’s energy reserve. You’ll feel more relaxed just thinking about it!