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IPL Permanent Hair Reduction and Photorejuvenation

What are the advantages of IPL?

* IPL treats thousands of hair follicles at once

* Shaving only results in stronger and denser hair growth

* Chemical depilation is slow, repetitive, messy and not permanent

* Lasers have a small head spot size, ineffective skin cooling , and are slower, more painful, with increased downtime and occasional burning

* Treatment […]

By |September 29th, 2010|Facials, Hair Removal, Serenity Blog|Comments Off on IPL Permanent Hair Reduction and Photorejuvenation

Shellac Nails – The newest thing in polish, last up to 3 weeks without chipping!

CND (Creative Nail Design), the leader in professional nail, hand and foot beauty, is proud to introduce the first hybrid nail color after nearly five years of development in its state-of-the-art laboratory. Now you can say good-bye to chips, smudges, and dry time and say hello to Shellac™ Hybrid Nail Color! This revolutionary product applies […]

By |September 16th, 2010|Professional Make Up Artists, School Formal Make Up, Serenity Blog, Shellac Nails, Specials Events|Comments Off on Shellac Nails – The newest thing in polish, last up to 3 weeks without chipping!

Pregnancy Massage

Pre natal massage is a fantastic way to realign the spine, and relieve tired aching muscles, and lower back pain.

Enjoy a pregancy massage with a specialised pre natal aromatherapist, using The Belly Bag allowing you to enjoy your massage from head to toe, lying on your tummy.

Pregnancy is a time of great change to mind, […]

By |August 4th, 2010|Aromatherapy Massage, Facials, Hot Stone therapy, Serenity Blog|Comments Off on Pregnancy Massage

Aromatherapy Massage

Aromatherapy uses aromatic essential oils to enhance well being. Aromatherapists blend therapeutic essential oils specifically for each individual and suggest how to use them to stimulate the desired responses.

Aromatherapy massage is the use of essential oils to provoke a response, physically or emotionally, or both.
How does aromatherapy massage work?
The nostrils are attached to a part of the brain called the limbic system. The limbic system controls emotions and influences the nervous system and hormones.
When you inhale essential oil molecules, messages are transmitted to the limbic system and affect heart rate, stress level, blood pressure, breathing, memory, digestion, and the immune system.
Essential oils are also believed to be absorbed through the skin.
Each essential oil has different healing properties. For example, some calm while others energize.  Here are some widely used essential oils and their properties:

calming – chamomile, lavender, geranium
uplifting – ylang ylang, clary sage, rose, neroli
energizing – rosemary
cleansing – rosemary
decongesting – eucalyptus, pine, tea tree

 
Why do people get aromatherapy massage?
Aromatherapy massage is particularly suited to conditions involving stress or improving emotionally-related conditions. 

Stress and stress-related conditions such as insomnia
Headache
Digestive disorders
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
Back pain

Here is a few examples of the research that is being done on aromatherapy massage:

Self-massage significantly improved symptoms and wellbeing in people with lymphedema. It also slightly, but not significantly reduced limb volume. However, carefully chosen aromatherapy oils did not appear to be more effective than massage without aromatherapy oils.
Sixteen first-time mothers received a 30-minute aromatherapy massage two days after delivery, while 20 mothers received standard post-partum care. The aromatherapy massage group had significantly decreased ratings of post-partum blues and anxiety and had increased vigor and attachment to their babies.
Research suggests that patients with cancer, particularly in the palliative care setting, are increasingly using aromatherapy and massage.

 
What can I expect during an aromatherapy massage?
After the consultation, one or more essential oils are selected based on what you need and are mixed in with the massage oil or lotion.
The subtle aroma of the essential oils fill the air around you during the massage.
After the massage, the massage therapist may suggest a blend that you can use at home in between massage treatments.
Precautions
Massage is not recommended for certain people:

infectious skin disease, rash, or open wounds
immediately after surgery
immediately after chemotherapy or radiation, unless recommended by your doctor
prone to blood clots. There is a risk of blood clots being dislodged. If you have heart disease, check with your doctor before having a massage
pregnant women should check with their doctor first if they are considering getting a massage. Massage in pregnant women should be done by massage therapists who are certified in pregnancy massage.
massage should not be done directly over bruises, inflamed skin, unhealed wounds, tumors, abdominal hernia, or areas of recent fractures.

 
Additional tips
 

don’t eat a heavy meal before the massage
if it’s your first time at the clinic or spa, arrive at least 10 minutes early to complete the necessary forms. Otherwise, arrive 5 minutes early so you can have a few minutes to rest and relax before starting the massage.

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By |August 4th, 2010|Facials, Serenity Blog|Comments Off on Aromatherapy Massage

Teenage Facials

Looking for a salon that specialises in teenage skin, Serenity Skin & Body.

Deep Cleanse
Exfoliation
Advice
Youth Range targeting young skin problems
Caring and reliable therapists

By |August 4th, 2010|express facials, Facials, High School Formals, Serenity Blog, Teenage Fcaials|Comments Off on Teenage Facials

Express Facials

Winter is nearly over, why not treat yourself to a quick 45 min express facial treatment, deep cleanse, exfoliation, massage, and mask

Fantastic for teenagers, deep steam cleanse for problem skin, acne mask

Reform your skin, from problematic skin to beautiful skin in no time at all!

By |August 4th, 2010|express facials, Facials, Serenity Blog|Comments Off on Express Facials

Cosmetic Injectables at Serenity

New at Serenity this year is a very experienced cosmetic injector, she has over 10 years of experience…. Book in now 9907 9656

By |August 3rd, 2010|Anti Wrinkle Injections, Serenity Blog, Skincare, Wrinkle Free Treatments|Comments Off on Cosmetic Injectables at Serenity

Hot Stone therapy

A stone massage uses heated stones, to massage the body.Stone therapy utilises both hot and cold stones incorporated with massage techniques in order to bring about a feeling of deep relaxation

By |July 22nd, 2010|Hot Stone therapy, Serenity Blog|Comments Off on Hot Stone therapy

Make Up for School Formals

Why not Book in with Vanessa & our top Make Up team for your School Formal and have your individual Make Up done or bring some of your friends for a fun afternoon. Go for a Spray Tan, French Nail Polish, Etreme Eye Lashes & some one of the following ideas for your Make Up […]