The Disaster Beauty Spa Experience

One chilly October evening, I headed out of town for a bit of pampering (or so I thought). A client had generously sent me a gift certificate to the spa of my More »

Enjoy the Pampering at the Beautiful Spas

Spas are known to be the perfect oasis for rest and relaxation. The spas in the county of Somerset will not be left behind as far as pampering and indulgence are concerned. More »

Own Beauty Spa

Dust, heat, wearing makeup every day and going to bed with no cleansing leave a dead, withered skin behind. To regain the moisture, freshness and beauty of your skin you need to More »

A Beauty Spa Treatment & Natural Beauty

Unlike the advertising industry has led us to believe, natural beauty products are as effective and work just as well as commercial products. Commercial skin care products can cost a fortune but More »

Visiting A Beauty Spa

It sounds slightly clichéd, but in the busy word of the 21st century, many people just don’t have the time to relax at all. Many people try to involve themselves in too More »

Visiting A Beauty Spa

It sounds slightly clichéd, but in the busy word of the 21st century, many people just don’t have the time to relax at all. Many people try to involve themselves in too many things – work, sport and children can take up so much of a person’s life.

Everybody would love to keep as healthy as possible to live a longer, happier life. Many people sign up to gyms or start on strenuous walking routines to cut down on that belly fat, but what some people don’t tend to realise is that it is possible to relax and stay healthy at the same time.

The term ‘medical tourism’ is often associated with people travelling across borders to access cheaper or more effective medical care. However, medical tourism also comes in the form of singles, couples or groups taking a short trip to another country, usually in Europe, to take advantage of relaxing spa resorts there.

Europe is very popular among medical tourists as many nations on the continent are rich with natural resources such as soothing thermal springs and healing mud pools. The diverse nature of the

The History of Health and Beauty Spas

There is no denying the immense popularity that spas enjoy in Britain. This is reflected by the fact that the last few years have seen a sporadic rise in the number of spas across the major metropolitan areas of England, and each one of them is frequented by a throng of customers on a daily basis. There was a time when going to spas for different kinds of therapies was thought to be an activity that only women could enjoy. The recent times, however, present a different picture with a greater number of men now showing an inclination towards frequenting spas in order to maintain their looks and wellness at the same time.

How Health And Beauty Spas Came To Be In Britain:

The origin: The history of health and beauty spas in Britain dates back thousands of years ago, and can very well be accredited to the Roman army that discovered health benefits associated with the water flowing in hot springs and fresh mountain water. Inspired by the hot baths built by Arabs, the Roman utilized the naturally occurring therapeutic water from hot springs in the English

Beauty Spas

A hair salon specialises in hair cutting and hair colouring while a beauty spa is geared more towards facial and body treatments, although you will often encounter salons that do both. If you want to have your hair coloured, you should look for a place that specialises in colour. Again, most haircutting places will colour your hair, but if you want a professional to work on you, then you should select someone who colors hair regularly, not someone who does it just once in a while. You will need to seek out a specialist if you are seeking hair extensions too because not every spa is equipped to do hair extensions.

One of the most common treatment offered at beauty spas are face and body massages. Your massage will take place in a room specifically designed for massages. The room is warm, quiet and comfortable. There is normally soft music piped in to help with the relaxing experience, but if you do not like that, simply tell the masseuse and she will be able to turn it off. The table you lie on is padded and built for giving

The Disaster Beauty Spa Experience

One chilly October evening, I headed out of town for a bit of pampering (or so I thought). A client had generously sent me a gift certificate to the spa of my choice and after doing a bit of online homework, I settled on a “top medical spa” that was a 30 mile drive from my house and boasted anti-aging treatments with a “celebrity following.” I was skeptical, but the before and after pictures on their website were the best on the web (note the power of proof) and with all the late nights I’ve been working, I could do with a miracle fix for my skin.

The problems with this place started even before I hopped in my car. There were a couple of not too favorable reviews which I had not paid that much attention to (I was hooked by their photos) and when I called to book my appointment I was advised by the curt receptionist that all appointments require a mandatory initial consult of $200.

Huh? Nothing on their website mentioned anything about having to first book a consult before a treatment. “The fee is halved if you book your treatment immediately

Enjoy the Pampering at the Beautiful Spas

Spas are known to be the perfect oasis for rest and relaxation. The spas in the county of Somerset will not be left behind as far as pampering and indulgence are concerned. Step into the fabulous spas in Somerset and experience the different treatments and services that you can enjoy. Go back to your Somerset holiday cottages feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and rearing to enjoy your vacation with a visit to the many attractions, dining places and entertainment spots that you have included in your itinerary. Give your partner, spouse or older kids a treat as well so you can all go back home truly rejuvenated after a memorable holiday.

The Garden Spa

The newly renovated Garden Spa is located at the Bath Priory Hotel in Weston Road, Bath. Somerset holiday cottagesare just a few minutes away from the spa. They have new modern treatment rooms with dual treatment rooms where couples and friends could have treatments together. There is also a beautiful new pool and an outdoor pool for the months when it is warmer. The new spa has a steam pod, sauna and fitness suite with a fitness instructor and exercise classes. Children can make

Own Beauty Spa

Dust, heat, wearing makeup every day and going to bed with no cleansing leave a dead, withered skin behind. To regain the moisture, freshness and beauty of your skin you need to go for a facial for which you have no time! Here I come up with an economical convenient solution by giving you step-by-step tips for a quick home facial:

1. Wash your face with a mild soap and warm water.
2. Give yourself a cleansing massage with a deep cleansing cream.
3. Cleanse it off with a cotton wool soaked in rose-water or herbal cleanser.
4. On a thoroughly clean and moist skin, give yourself a 10 minute massage starting from your neck.
5. After a massage, take a steam of 5-7 minutes.
6. To get rid of rough and dead skin cells, use an abrasive scrub and wash off. This will also extract the black heads and make the skin clean and glowing.
7. Apply a more tightening and soothing mask with peppermint and camphor. Wash off after 15 minutes.
8. The last step is to moisturize your skin with a light cream.

Pretty and Soft Hands

Hands are on the show

A Beauty Spa Treatment & Natural Beauty

Unlike the advertising industry has led us to believe, natural beauty products are as effective and work just as well as commercial products. Commercial skin care products can cost a fortune but you can save hundreds of dollars a year by using natural products that you find in your kitchen, and you help the environment at the same time!

Beauty products such as face creams, wrinkle reducers and lotions can be made from items in your kitchen, and can be customized by adding drops of essential oils to scent. All these products will be free from artificial and harmful chemicals. Exfoliation is always good for the skin as it removes dead skin cells and rejuvenates the skin making you look younger. You can easily make up your own exfoliation cream simply by using everyday items found in the kitchen.

Looking after your skin is important and as we age our skin becomes less supple and we will be prone to sagging and wrinkles. Using natural products on our skin from an early age will prevent our skin from ageing as quickly. One of the most effective natural skin products is Aloe Vera and this product is

Bogus Beauty Treatments

It’s an age-old story. Men and women desperate to look younger/better/sexier but who lack the funds – or intelligence – to insist on quality treatment get taken in by bogus scams, bogus products and even bogus physicians. You get what you pay for – or do you?

Bogus Treatments and Products

Beauty queen and former Elvis love Priscilla Presley, now 62, famously made headlines when she visited a doctor who injected her with “low-grade silicon” he had smuggled into the US. It is thought the silicon was fabricated to grease auto parts, not plump up aging women’s faces.

The latest hype about the latest trendy product makes news headlines, and those in the know want to be first. However, they are also often the first to discover that the treatments don’t really work, or that the small benefit they get is not worth the hefty price tag. Here are a few that have either extremely temporary benefits, or none at all…

* Oxygen Facial. Can putting a bit of oxygen on your face really make your skin look fresh, younger and rejuvenated? Well, Hollywood actresses jumping on the oxygen facial bandwagon say yes; scientists

A Trip to a Health and Beauty Spa

There are a large range of ideas, packages and themes that you and your friends can book into a spa for and below are some ideas about spa days you can organise for your family, friends or even colleagues!

Exclusively For You – Sometimes its nice to do something just for you and what more could you ask for than spending a morning, afternoon or day at a luxurious spa, relaxing, unwinding and just looking after yourself. Everyone needs a break from the day to day stresses of life and spending some time treating yourself is exactly what you need ready to take on the days ahead!

Mother And Daughter Package – Mother and daughter bonding can be an amazing thing, especially if time has been to scarce to really spend that time together. Going to a spa can help you to connect again and by doing this surrounded by beautiful scenery and amazing treatments, what more could you both ask for?

Birthday/Special Day Package – As we get older, presents often become much harder to choose, but any woman of any age will love a day at the spa, relaxing and taking in some of the

How Different is Your Hair Or Beauty Spa

What makes a potential client decide to come to your salon or clinic as opposed to your competition down the road? What makes you stand out from the crowd? What’s your USP? (Unique Selling Proposition), What makes you different to them?

Have you ever thought to ask: “Why should a customer come to us? What makes us different? What are we doing that’s specifically different to my competition?”

If you don’t know, then it’s time to find out…

Try this for your next staff meeting:

Ask your team: “What 3 things do we do at our salon that is different and unique to all the other Salons in our area?”

And if you can’t think of any, try this it works for Hair, Beauty or Spa:

“What 3 things could we do that is different and unique to all the other Salons in our area?”

Brainstorm this for about 10 – 15 minutes, remember the brainstorming rules: no idea is a silly idea.

Write everything down. Then take 2 or 3 of the best ideas and expand on them. Let them evolve, what more could we add to improve upon

Experience Somerset’s Beautiful

The city of Bath lays just a little way north from the famous Somerset village Glastonbury, which is famed for its annual music festival. The city is surrounded by the glorious Somerset countryside, which is also flanked by the beautiful ‘Mendip Hills’, making the city of Bath perfect for anyone wanting a mix of vibrant city life and easy access to the stunning surrounding countryside.

The spa city of Bath offers visitors a marvellous place for a city break destination, where you will be able to explore the city’s many iconic buildings and places of interest, which are located throughout the city. Bath is steeped in a rich historical past, which dates back to Ancient Britain when it was a settlement. Later, the city rose to prominence as an important and strategic location for the Ancient Romans when they invaded the country.

Bath was first established as a spa by the Romans sometime around AD 60 and received the Latin name, ‘Aquae Sulis’ (meaning ‘the waters of Sulis’). After this, the occupying Ancient Roman’s decided to construct a temple which was to become the city’s bathing complex during the Roman occupation. Today, visitors can still see

Updating a Beauty Salon

I’m just back from the salon equipment trade show and saw some fabulous facial machines and hair steamers. If we invest a couple of thousand dollars and some elbow grease, we can change this dated beauty salon into a chic beauty spa. The most promising machines I saw were the facial steamers and the hair steamers.

First we need to strip off the tacky wallpaper that screams 1970s, rip out the carpeting, and have someone build a new receptionist’s desk. The mirrors are still good. We should be able to take them down, redo the walls, and put them back up. Of course, we need new lighting, but that shouldn’t cost too much. We need nice, bright lighting so that we can see our work, but it needs to be soft, not harsh, to set the tone of a relaxing place for our clients to renew their looks. We should replace the chairs, but that can wait. They’ll do for the moment until the machines pay for themselves. I’d recommend a color scheme of Tuscan Red and Mustard. Those colors are all over the magazines and furniture stores. Maybe a touch of olive green or butter yellow

Health And Beauty Spas

It quite common for people today to frequent spas and benefit from the health and beauty treatments provided there. As regular as their trips to the spa facilities are, however, there are very few people who know the actual origin of spas and how they came to become so popular among people. The history of health and beauty spas dates back to time immemorial, since historians believe that the concept of spas was established the day mankind discovered the utility and advantages of taking a bath. In fact, there is also a popular notion that spas reflect the innate human need to wash and cleanse themselves, to maintain both sanitation as well as beauty.

Where Does The Word ‘Spa’ Originate From?

There are different theories explaining the background of the word spa. Some experts of history link it to the Latin expression ‘salus per aquae’, of which the word spa is considered to be the acronym for. The expression literally translates to ‘health through water’, which goes on to show that even in the historic times, the idea of spas was closely associated with health and wellness.

On the other hand, another school of thought

Visiting a Beauty Spa for Facials

Do you enjoy visiting a beauty spa occasionally in order to get a variety of beauty treatments? Facials, pedicures, manicures and other beauty treatments are very important because they make you feel good and not just look good. However, you need to be especially careful while getting these treatments done, especially anything that has to do with your face.

Facial treatments should ideally be done once every month because they help to get rid of the dead cells that cover the skin of the face. These dead cells make the skin of your face look dull and lifeless. The treatment also involves the use of a massage to increase blood circulation to the muscles and skin of the face, making it supple and youthful looking. Improved blood circulation helps to remove impurities from the skin cells and bring in vitamins, antioxidants and other nutrients, thereby making the face glow with health. Finally, one also gets face packs in order to nourish the skin.

While facials are excellent treatments to keep you looking young and beautiful, you have to be very particular about where you are getting them done. You should make it a point to visit

Select the Right Beauty Spa

Do you spend so much time at work that you don’t have the time or energy to look after your appearance? The occasional visit to the beauty spa is very important because it helps you bring the focus back to yourself, albeit for a short while. You will feel so rejuvenated after a trip to one such place that you will have plenty of energy to fulfil your responsibilities at work and at home. The money you spend here on the various beauty treatments is therefore a good investment.

You can get a whole lot of treatments at a beauty spa ranging from facials and manicures to hair extensions. You need to visit a spa at least once a month in order to be as good looking as possible. Facials help to remove the dead layer of skin cells that make your complexion look dull. They also involve a light massage to the face that helps to increase blood circulation to the facial muscles and skin, thereby taking lots of nutrients to this area and taking away the waste material.

Hair extensions are very popular these days since they help people get the beautiful and long

Beauty Salon Or Beauty Spa

The beauty salon and the beauty spa are very similar in nature. Traditionally a beauty spa should have a spa facilities (makes sense right!?). This meaning it should have sauna, shower jacuzzi or a steam room or other hyrdotherapy facilities.

You will however see some beauty salons without these facilities claiming they are a spa and even using it in their name!. A spa tends to concentrate on the core relaxation treatments such as massage, facials, manicures and pedicures. The beauty salon on the other hand will offer these services in conjunction with a number of other essential beauty treatments such as waxing, spray tanning, acrylic nali extensions and make up to name a few.

The beauty salon can cater for a more diverse range of treatments if you find a salon with well trained professional and courteous beauty therapists. Generally spa’s a larger in size and will typically have larger overheads as a result of this and more often than not this is reflected in their prices. They usually offer more sumptuous surroundings but in times of economic uncertainty, it’s better to still have life’s little luxuries and a good beauty pamper on a budget

Reasons to Visit a Beauty Spa

Should you wish to go to a beauty spa here are 5 reasons that will allow you to decide whether it’s the right thing for you to do. Sometimes, we need a little extra push to do the things that will make us look and feel great, which is where this handy guide comes in. Below are five reasons you should make the most of your local spa, and they will hopefully be enough to persuade you that it is right for you:

1. We all need time off. Endless work simply isn’t good for you, no matter how important it might be to the rest of your life. Sometimes, it is vital that you simply take some time for yourself, relax completely, and pamper yourself a little. If you’ve stopped looking in the mirror recently because you have started looking run down, or if you have begun to snap at the people around you, it’s time to give yourself a day to unwind.

2. The big occasion. We all have important days in our lives, whether they’re job interviews, dates, Christmas parties or weddings. Generally, we like to look good for the important events, regardless

Pamper Yourself With a Beauty Spa

Pollution and the demands of daily life do take a toll on your health and beauty. You find yourself aging due to the pollutants in the atmosphere. This leads to you feeling and looking older than your actual age. Thanks to the advent of the beauty spa treatment you no longer have to sit in a corner and fret over you looking years beyond your age. All you need to do is get a beauty treatment done in order to reduce the adverse effects of the environment on your overall beauty and health.

The main objective of a spa is to remove any kind of harmful toxins from the body. This is usually done in the form of thermo baths, spa capsules, mud baths, thermo blankets, hot rock therapy, thermal wraps and a host of other natural treatments. The main purpose of the above beauty spa treatments is to relax and rejuvenate you to the highest degree. The beauty spa treatment believes in the doctrine that beauty lies within you and this is the reason that they do not resort any chemical and artificial treatments, They earnestly believe that beauty comes from being healthy and are focused

Booking A Beauty Spa

Are you confused about which beauty spa to go to in order to get the best hair extensions? There are lots of spas in any given place but you would obviously need to go to one that has all the features and facilities you need. You might have your own likes and dislikes when it comes to your appearance. For instance, there might be a specific type of hair extension that you require. Another important thing to be considered is how much the outing is going to cost you. You’ll lose all your pleasure from your visit to the spa if it turns out to be far beyond your budget.

Most people tend to ask their friends, family members or co-workers about which beauty spa to go to just in case they are short of ideas. Of course, this invariably gives them good results but this need not be so in your case. Besides, you might need detailed information as well as reviews about all the beauty salons and spas close by so that you can make an informed decision. The information that you get verbally from people you know might not even be accurate or up

Visiting the Beauty Spa

These days, gals- and guys- are flocking to beauty spas in unheard of numbers for pampering treatments. It seems that the growing consciousness of the importance or relaxation as well as the growing preference for all things “natural” has led this boom, and new spas as well as the novel treatments to go with them have been coming up like mushrooms in many parts of the United States as well as worldwide. More and more people are turning to massage and beautician work in terms of a career, and this means that spa goers can look forward to a very wide and diverse range of treatments that make use of and blend together therapies and beauty spa treatments from a smorgasbord of healing traditions.

So what exactly takes place in a beauty salon spa? A lot of the same things you will find in a beauty salon or massage clinic, and then some, it turns out. Spa and beauty treatments often make use of techniques that aim to make the client both look and feel better, as in ginger body rubs from Ayurveda which detoxify as well as soften skin. Then there’s massage, which when done in