Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Half empty or half full

My special thanks for all my friends & family members that supported me during my down period cause by the closure of Wellness Village. There is finally a dim light at the end of the tunnel. It was reported a few days back that some SPAs are offering to take over the unused packages. Of course the terms and conditions are not optimum but I am looking in the view of a half full glass. Instead of getting my 20 sessions, Substle Senses are giving me only 10 sessions that can be utilize from 11am to 5pm weekday. Finally after a long time I am going for my facial on the 12 Jan with Subtle Senses.

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In line with the SPA business, here my desktop research on the different Nail treatments offered in the market

The main purpose of the manicure treatment is to improve the look and feel of your hands and fingernails. Another purpose is to clean, strengthen, shape, make attractive and sometimes even dress your nails. The other benefits associated with manicure include:

It improves the health and texture of your hands and fingernails.

It helps in preventing hang - nail formation.

It may help in treating sore or broken skin if present around the nails.

It helps in preventing nail damages like fragile tips, cuts or splits.

Massage that often accompanies manicure helps in improving the health of the skin by increasing blood circulation. By improving the health of the skin, it discourages the wrinkling of the skin on hands

There are many different types of manicures available. The steps carried out during any of the manicure types are same. That what distinguishes a type from another is the different shaping of the nails and application of different oils and creams.

Paraffin Manicure:
Hands can be dipped in melted paraffin wax for softening and moisturizing. Paraffin wax is used because it can be heated to temperatures of over 35°C, without burning or injuring the hand. The intense heat allows for deeper absorption of emollients and essential oils. The wax is usually infused with various botanical ingredients such as Aloe vera, chamomile, tea tree oil, and azulene. Fruit waxes such as peach, apple and strawberry are often used in salons.
Occasionally, lotion is rubbed on the hand before submersion into the paraffin bath. The hand is usually dipped more than once to allow a thicker wax coat to form, making the coating stays warm for longer and less likely to break or tear prematurely. After the hands have been dipped in the wax, they are wrapped in either plastic or aluminum foil, or a special type of plastic bag or glove then covered with towel or special mitten to retain warmth. The hands are left for a few minutes before the paraffin is cooled and dried.

Hot Oil manicure
A hot oil manicure is a specific type of manicure that cleans the cuticles and softens them with oil. It works well for dry skin and nails that are brittle as it improves both by leaving them soft and pliable. Types of oils that can be used are mineral oil, olive oil or commercial preparation in an electric heater.

French Manicure:
This is the most popular type of manicure. It involves the application of clear or nail-colored nail polish on the body of the nail and pure white nail polish at the tips of nails. The nails are shaped round, oval or square as per desire.

Hot Stone Manicure:
In this type of manicure, hand massage is given by using hot stone therapy. Originated from an ancient ritual from the South Pacific, warm stones massage away any tension or pain in your hands and arms. Hand and arm exfoliation, and extra cuticle work improve the appearance of your hands.

Luxury Manicure:
This type of manicure includes the use of paraffin wax and heated mittens for softening and warming the hands and hydrating the nails.

Spa Manicure:
This type of manicure includes few additional steps than the normal manicure like a hydrating mask or an aromatic salt rub.

A good new year celebration is not having class today till the 4th Jan. So till than Enjoy your count down!!!!

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