Massage oils are of great benefit when they are used in post-natal massage. Precautions should, however, be taken when using massage oils so that both the mother and her newborn baby will be safe. These are:
Herbal essential oils should be diluted before use: The use of herbal essential oils in their undiluted form may lead to irritation of the skin which may not be healthy for the mother.
Do not use essential oils in parts of the body that the baby will need to get into close contact with. If the baby comes into contact with such oils, she may develop some allergic reactions which will make her very uncomfortable. Some of the places to avoid are the breast region, especially on the nipples.
Do a test patch before the actual massage; you should apply a little amount of the massage oil on a small part of the body to test if it will be safe to use during the massage. If no allergic reaction occurs, the massage can proceed. An allergic reaction will be characterized by a rash or irritation.
Ensure that the massage oil that will be used does not contain ingredients such as peppercorns or cinnamon. These will lead to irritation of the skin which will make the nursing mother very uncomfortable.
Do not allow the massage oils to come into contact with the baby especially the herbal oils as they may not be safe for the baby. The only time you can allow the massage oil to come into contact with the baby is if the oils being used for the massage is the same that is applied to the baby’s skin.
When you go to a massage spa, do not agree to be massaged using a massage oil that you do not know the ingredients that are used in making it. You should inquire of every detail before you can allow the massage therapist to use it on you. Even at that, a test patch should be conducted to be sure that the oil will be safe for your skin.
Always remember that a massage oil will only provide maximum benefits if the massage is carried out by a professional. Seek to know the reviews from customers who have been getting a post-natal massage from the massage spa so that you can gauge the quality of services offered at the spa. If the reviews from most of the customers who have been massaged are negative, look for a spa that has better reviews as only then can you be assured of getting great services.
Your health and that of your baby comes first and if the massage spa has not put measures to ensure that the massage oils are safe as well as the atmosphere in the spa, do not allow them to carry out the massage.
You should also avoid the use of massage oils that have very strong smells that will be uncomfortable for the baby. When you apply a test patch, hold the baby to test his reaction to the smell; if he seems uncomfortable, do not use the massage oil. For the very young children, use a massage oil that either has no smell or one that has a mild smell.
A radiofrequency facial involves the stimulation of the production of collagen through the use of a machine that has a rounded end. The machine will heat the facial skin by use of a radiofrequency of between 38-40 degrees.
A radiofrequency facial will feel as if a hot stone massage is being carried out in the face. You will feel the heat but it shall not be uncomfortable. Some people may feel a little discomfort as a result of the heat for the thirty minutes that the radiofrequency facial will be ongoing.
This form of massage is appropriate for anyone who feels that her face has lost its firmness and has become dull. The facial will raise the level of oxygen, making the skin more radiant. It will also help in the softening of fine lines, lift the cheeks and make the jawline tighter.
During a radiofrequency facial, a gel will be applied to the skin and once the radiofrequency radiation is directed to the skin, it will facilitate the production of new collagens and after several treatments, the client will have a more youthful look.
During the time that the radiofrequency therapy will be ongoing, the massage therapist will apply some pressure that will feel as though a deep tissue massage is ongoing. The radiofrequency machine will be able to sense when the heat is too much and automatically stop the facial until the skin recovers from the heat and then goes on with the treatment.
The following are the benefits that one will get from a radiofrequency massage:
Though a radiofrequency facial will require several sessions for the best results, a change will be visible from the first treatment as the skin will be tighter and youthful after the treatment.
A radiofrequency facial uses the healing abilities that naturally proceed from the body and this will mean that even the results will look more natural and will last longer than those other facial treatments that rely on artificial sources.
The facial treatment is non-invasive as there are no tools like needles that will go beyond the skin. This will make it possible for the client to get the facial and still carry on with the other tasks of the day.
The results of a radiofrequency facial will last for at least two years after the completion of the agreed sessions. The production of collages that had been slowed down as a result of the aging will be enhanced and this will lead to results that will last longer.
Unlike other facial treatments like micro needling that are invasive and painful, a radiofrequency facial is relaxing and painless.
A person who will undergo a radiotherapy massage will enjoy a longer lasting regeneration as the new look will be able to last for about two years. The process is also friendly since one does not have to endure pain or any intrusive procedure in the treatment.
Always ensure that you get the right massage therapist who has been trained in the best way of providing a radiotherapy massage. Do not go to cheap spas that will offer substandard services as the results will be as substandard as the process itself.
A professional wax warmer will make waxing hair removal easier and more convenient. All you have to do is to put the wax pot in the warmer and once you turn it on, the wax will melt. There are a few mistakes that are commonly made when using a wax warmer and some of them are listed below:
Having the wrong wax warmer in the spa: You should consider the space in your spa before buying the wax warmer. Do not buy a wax warmer that will take up all the space in the spa, making it difficult to accommodate other essentials.
A wax warmer is known for its scent throw, and if you need a light scent throw, a smaller warmer will be the best option. If on the other hand, you need a stronger scent throw, a larger warmer will be the best.
Use of the wrong waxing pot: You should ensure that the wax pot that you put in your wax warmer is of high quality if you want to have longer hours of fragrance in every wax melt. One of the best wax pots is the Waxpops brand that will guarantee over twenty hours of sent in every melt. A cheap waxing pot will only add more work as the wax warmer will require frequent cleaning.
Not changing the wax inside the waxing pot: If the wax inside the waxing pot is left for a long time without changing it, the scent that is produced by the wax warmer will not be felt. To avoid working with an unscented wax, you should replace the wax as soon s you notice that you can no longer feel the scent.
Use of oil burners instead of a wax warmer: Some people will use oil burners instead of wax warmers when heating wax. This will result in overheating of the wax where it will produce a very strong scent and after a short while, the scent will reduce until it can no longer be felt. This will lead to wastage of wax as one will be forced to change it after only a short while.
Leaving the wax overnight in the warmer: Some aestheticians will forget or simply overlook the removing of the wax that remains in the waxing pot after attending to the last client of the day. Others will make the situation worse by leaving the warmer connected to the electric current for the entire night. It is important to make it a habit to clean the wax warmer immediately you finish with the last client.
Failure to cover the top of the wax warmer so that wax will not drip when applying on a client is also a mistake that would lead to staining of the wax warmer. A stained warmer will not portray a good image to the clients who come in for a waxing hair removal and some may think that you are unhygienic. Doing things the right way when waxing will boost the confidence that your customers have in you and this will make them refer many others to your spa.