Contraindications that PREVENT a Facial Treatment:
Viruses such as colds, cold sores, warts, Bacterial infections such as impetigo, boils, conjunctivitis, styes, Fungal infections such as ringworm, blepharitis, Undiagnosed lumps or swelling, Broken bones, known sensitivity or allergy to products. Eczema, psoriasis, cold sores, fresh bruising, open sores, bleeding, tooth abcess, broken jaw or other facial bone, facial cancer, head lice, recently consumed alcohol, under the influence of drugs, unstable blood pressure, recent head injury, recent neck injury, fever, contagious disease, recent haemmhorage, recent scarring, severe acne
Contraindications that could RESTRICT a facial treatment:
The following conditions are contraindications that will not necessarily stop the treatment from taking place but they may mean that the treatment is restricted or may have to be adapted: Cuts/abrasions/broken skin,Bruises or swelling, Recent scar tissue (less than six months old), Eczema, Dermatitis, Psoriasis, Acne vulgaris, Acne rosacea, Skin tags, Milia, Recent sunburn.
Current medication that may affect treatment needs to be disclosed, Broken capillaries/veins. Immediate aftercare: The skin has been deep cleansed, stimulated and nourished. No aftercare is needed except to leave it alone. Avoid picking, squeezing pimples or touching the area. Do not apply make-up for at least 8 hours if possible, Avoid any further overstimulation and heat treatments for at least 12 hours, Avoid highly perfumed products, No depilation (hair removal) should take place after a facial, If any rash, irritation or itching occurs just apply a cool flannel to the area. Long-term and homecare advice: Regular use of homecare products will help the skin, Regular facials will help to regulate a problem skin.
Advice before a treatment.
Always ensure you drink enough Water, at least 6-8 glasses per day. Water is our life force. We all know that we should drink water regularly in order to maintain our overall health. Staying properly hydrated is one of the key components in maintaining a healthy respiratory system. It also cools us down, preventing our temperature rising, assists in the transportation of food and nutrients. If you exercise, you should drink enough water to replace what has been lost. regardless what temp it is. "Staying hydrated means you’ll have a lower heart rate and a lower body temperature 'quoted from webmd' As you could become dehydrated simply from not drinking enough water.
How does drinking water contribute to the thermoregulation of the body?
Water has the capacity to regulate the internal temperature of the body in response to the outside temperature.
Through sweating, water prevents overheating when the outside temperature is very high (1). Sweating is our main mechanism for thermoregulation: in fact, the evaporation of sweat entails a loss of calories in the form of heat (2). This released energy enables a decrease of our internal temperature, which, without this mechanism would rise. To maintain stable temperature, it is necessary to sweat and particularly, to allow sweat to evaporate and drink drink plenty of water to hydrate again.
Don’t forget to drink water!
Sweating means loss of water and the risk of dehydration in case of insufficient intake of water. We can lose a significant amount of water via sweat, from 0.5 to over a full liter per hour (3)! It’s recommended to drink regularly during exercise, especially if it’s intense.
Avoid eating a large meal before your treatment.
Enjoying a big meal before you have a massage stimulates digestion. Not to mention it may leave you feeling bloated and uncomfortable. Your best bet is to eat a light meal about two hours beforehand to allow for digestion. Being uncomfortably full will just ruin your experience.
Maybe go easy on the perfume or aftershave
While your perfume or aftershave may smell wonderful to you, it may be a bit overwhelming to your massage therapist. Since he or she will be working closely for about an hour, your perfume could irritate their noses. In addition, some clients may be allergic to perfume.
Know that bodily functions may happen
While massages are sure to relax you, they can also improve digestion. That means an occasional stomach grumble or even flatulence. But don’t be embarrassed — it happens to the best of us. In fact, it’s completely normal and happens a lot during massages. But just in case that’s a road you don’t want to travel, avoid high-fiber foods before your appointment.
If you drink coffee drink it before, not after
When booking an early-morning session, drink your morning coffee before — not after — your appointment. Drinking caffeine after your appointment can tense the previously relaxed muscles. Choose a caffeine-free herbal tea instead. Your muscles will thank you!
Be on time, please, ( so you have no stress check address, directions the night before)
Your massage therapist wants to work on you for your entire scheduled appointment. But arriving late may mean cutting your time short to accommodate the next client. Most therapists will not work past their scheduled appointment time.
After any Holistic Treatment from my clinic it’s important to drink plenty water before and throughout the day and night as this encourages your body to dispose of any toxins that may have been released from tight muscles. and hydrates the body efficiently. Also, try and refrain from doing any heavy lifting or too much exercise as your muscles will need to heal and reform after tension has been broken down.
We will always give you personalised Aftercare and Advice, this will normally include some Stretches you can add to your daily routine for long term releif from tension. We may give a little life-style guidance if we pick up on any other influences to your tension, although this is never done in an imposing manner. Aftercare is given as advice that should be taken seriously by you. It will also enable the therapy you received work in a more gentle manner, if you follow my after care advice. Please also take it easy for the remaining of the day. The therapy continues to work.
Please be aware you will need to fill out a consultation form if this is your first treatment only.