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Holistic therapy treats the body as a “whole”, which means that notonly will a massage treatment pamper your physical body but it will also establish internal and external problems and provide an effective method of re balancing. Holistic massage is a therapeutic application of touch that is also a supportive, relaxing treatment that encourages the mind to slow down whilst energy is increased. This treatment also lifts the spirit on an emotional level.

HOW CAN HOLISTIC MASSAGE HELP YOU?

Holistic massage benefits the mind, body and spirit. Massage relaxes taut muscles, aids lymphatic drainage, releases toxins and benefits the “whole” in many other positive ways. Physical and emotional stress can be reduced through therapeutic touch.

Daily life impacts on our body in many ways. Although we can easily become tired, stressed, anxious and exhausted we seldom create the space to explore the therapeutic form of beneficial relaxation. Holistic massage can create instant improvement in the quality of sleep and concentration, improve circulation and waste removal and encourage deeper, more relaxed breathing, and is an accessible treatment for all ages.

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Receive 50% off your cut & finish when a colour treatment is taken at the same time!

You MUST phone/email the salon in advance and quote “Half Price Cut & Finish”.

A skin test may be required 48 hours in advance – so if you are new to Beautiville or haven’t had a colour with us before, just drop in prior to your booked appointment.

Secure your slot today with our stylist Scott Wiggins who is also a Revlon Consultant/Educator on 01843296870.

Offer ends 29th February. Terms & Conditions apply.

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Come and gossip, relax and be pampered in style! Beautiville is the perfect venue to celebrate your hen party, baby shower, birthday, special occasion or just a girly get together, our Ladies Day Out Package is the ideal pampering treat.

We can accommodate Sparty’s of up to eight and our sparty packages are available to a minimum of two. This will give you and your guests exclusivity to the salon for a minimum of two hours depending on your group size and needs.

We have put together a specialized menu that gives you a choice of our favourite treatments.

 

SPARTY TREATMENT MENU

GEL MANI/PEDI (45 MINS)

Cuticles are pushed back and tidied, nails shaped to perfection and finished with a Gel polish lasting up to two weeks on hands and 4 weeks on toes. Gel polish has a glass like shine, zero drying time and no damage to your natural nails.

DERMOLOGICA MINI FACIAL (45 MINS)

This facial is customised to meet your skin’s individual needs, deep cleansing, exfoliation, massage and a prescriptive mask leaves skin healthy and glowing. An instant pick-me-up for your skin.

LUXURIOUS MANICURE (45 MINS)

Your hands are soaked, cuticles tidied, hands and arms exfoliated and lastly massaged, all ready for an application of your perfect nail polish.

TENSION RELIEF: BACK, NECK AND SHOULDER (45 MINS)

Relax and let your worries float away with this hands on massage. Tension will be released from your neck, shoulders and back . This treatment can be altered to a full body massage which would count as two treatments.

STYLED AND READY TO GO (45 MINS)

From a wavy set to a French pleat, our stylist will work with you to get the exact look you require.

 

SPARTY PRICES 

Ladies Day Out Package includes wine and a selection of nibbles.

2 x TREATMENTS –  £45

3 x TREATMENTS – £65

4 x TREATMENTS – £85

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Massage is loaded with health benefits and is just what the doctor ordered. It’s time to stop thinking of massage as a luxurious indulgence, but rather a research-backed tool that can improve your health.

“The notion that massage is ‘just an indulgence’ is antiquated,” says Brent A. Bauer, M.D., director of the complementary and integrative medicine program at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. “There are over 1,000 studies and published reports that offer scientific evidence on the health effects of massage therapy. There are certainly direct effects like changes that happen at the muscle level and pain pathways and a reduction in stress hormones, such as cortisol. But there are also indirect effects like being in a comfortable setting and a compassionate human presence that can all lead to profound effects on our stress levels and emotional state.”

Don’t just take Dr. Bauer’s word for it. Here, research reveals five health benefits to a good rub down.

1. Massage decreases stress, depression and anxiety.

When you’re anxious and feeling the pressure, your body pumps out the stress hormone cortisol. Unfortunately, this just makes you feel even more stressed and anxious. Here’s where a massage can help. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, studied patients who had undergone open-heart surgery. They compared the benefits of massage and quiet relaxation time and found that those in the massage group were significantly less anxious and tense. They also reported significantly less pain. Other studies confirm these results. “Similar efforts in thoracic, chest and colorectal surgery led to widespread implementation of massage therapy in our hospitals,” explains study author Bauer.

2. A rub down reduces lower back pain.

Oh, your aching back! If lower back pain is making life, well, really painful, a little rub down may be just what the doctor ordered. Researchers at the University of Miami School of Medicine conducted a five-week study on people who had been suffering from lower back pain for at least six months. They found that those who got 30 minutes of massage therapy twice a week had less pain and more mobility and range of motion in their lower backs than those who had relaxation therapy during that time. Added bonus? The massage group also felt less stressed!

3. You’ll sleep better.

Many of us have trouble falling asleep at night and nearly 10 percent of Americans suffer from chronic insomnia. In the same lower back pain study conducted at the University of Miami School of Medicine, study participants in the massage group also said they slept better than those in the relaxation group. Another study in the Journal of Clinical Rheumatologycompared the benefits of massage to those of relaxation therapy on people who have fibromyalgia. After five weeks of twice- weekly 30-minute massages, those in the massage therapy group slept longer and more soundly than those who had relaxation therapy. Plus, people in the rub-down group also found their pain level decreased and they had fewer tender spots on their bodies.

4. Massage may ease knee pain.

Osteoarthritis of the knee means there’s been a breakdown of cartilage, ligaments, joint lining or underlying bone, which can be a real pain in the knees. But massage may help. A study at both Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center in Connecticut and University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey found that weekly Swedish massages decreased knee pain in those suffering from osteoarthritis. In the eight-week study, some participants had 60-minute Swedish massages once or twice a week, while the others had shorter or less frequent treatments or no massage at all. Those in the 60-minute massage group had less pain and more function in their knees.

5. The therapy alleviates carpal tunnel syndrome.

With more of us logging longer hours in front of our computers, wrist pain is a problem many can relate to. In more serious situations, you may have carpal tunnel syndrome, which is when the median nerve that runs through the wrist becomes trapped, causing pain and tingling. A gentle massage may help. One study reported in Rheumatology International divided carpal tunnel sufferers into two groups. One group got hand massages in addition to wearing wrist splints, while the other group just wore the wrist splints. At the end of the study, those in the massage group had better grip strength and less pain. A second study in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies had carpal tunnel patients do self-massage daily and get a professional massage weekly for four weeks compared to a control group. The massage group had less pain and anxiety and better grip strength than the control group.

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  • Relaxes the body
  • Calms the nervous system
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Reduces heart rate
  • Slows respiration
  • Loosens tight muscles
  • Strengthens connective tissue
  • Reduces chronic pain
  • Improves skin tone
  • Increased red blood cell count
  • Relieves tired and aching muscles
  • Improves muscle tone
  • Relieves cramped muscles
  • Speeds recovery from injury
  • Reduces tension headaches
  • Increases tissues metabolism
  • Decreases muscle deterioration
  • Speeds recovery from illness
  • Increases range of motion
  • Speeds elimination of metabolic waste
  • Increases blood and lymph circulation
  • Stimulates release of endorphins
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Reduces swelling
  • Improves posture
  • Improves skin tone

Mental Benefits:

  • Reduces mental stress
  • Promotes quality sleep
  • Improves productivity
  • Induces mental relaxation

Emotional Benefits:

  • Reduces anxiety
  • Enhances self-image
  • Provides a feeling of well being
  • Nurtures and stimulates emotional growth
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There is a long running battle between box and professional colouring. Some choose to professionally colour out of fear of messing up their own locks. Some choose box colour because it’s cheaper. Some mix the two and box colour between salon visits. No matter the method, a lack of knowledge is causing hair to become very damaged and unmanageable

I am going to tell you the difference between the two.
A box colour is affectivly, one size fits all. The developer/peroxide is the main ingredient involved in colouring the hair, as its the thing that changes your hair colour. In a box colour the peroxide is the same strength for all shades, which could be too high for the finish you want. In our salon, the stylist uses many factors when deciding how much developer to use. For example, ash blonde hair that is being dyed to a caramel blonde wouldn’t need as much developer as say, a medium shade of brunette would. The former would use about 3% and the other about 6%. When thinking of hair health, less developer = healthier hair. That means, if our stylist can use a lower volume of developer she will.
Also, the ammonia in a box colour really kills your hair cuticle and leads to an unwanted haircut. The primary function for ammonia, is to raise the pH of the hair, open the cuticle, and allow for colour to enter the cortex. The more ammonia in a colour product, the higher the pH of the hair will become and the wider the cuticle will open. The high amount of ammonia, damages the hair shaft and closing the cuticles is near on impossible, results of this treatment lead to severely damaged, dry hair. This will only continue to get worse with each box colour and the only solution is to cut the ends off and never box colour again.

Another reason to having your hair professionally coloured, is so you get an even all over coverage. When I have a client that has box dyed her hair, you can clearly see patches off darker areas and high colour build up. Colour build up is not an issue if you are light, but if you dye your hair dark and want to lighten it up, it will be a long damaging process.

Finally, the cost. Each time you box colour your hair it is damaged more than it would be under the supervision of our stylist. This means you will need haircuts more often. Considering the chances of a hair nightmare are much higher when you use a box, you also must account for an emergency trip to the salon for corrective colour services. So…not only is box colour worse economically in the long run, it is also costing you a bunch of time (having to re-colour more often) and it is stripping you the benefits of healthy, glossy hair.

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“Some physicians suggest that stress may be responsible for 75% of all diseases in the Western world, including skin diseases (e.g., psoriasis and eczema), headaches and migraine, digestive disorders, high blood pressure and heart-related diseases, as well as backache and muscle pain, poor eyesight and depression … solution is to find ways to manage the stresses … one way is the use of massage therapy.”

—Stretch Dowse, MD, Eminent Victorian Physician, 1887

Today, it is known that effective massage goes way beyond relaxing clients. An ancient technique, massage has been around for more than 3,000 years, and was prevalent in ancient cultures, such as Chinese, Egyptian, Grecian, Roman and Indian as a therapeutic form of medicine. At the height of massage during the 19th century, Pehr Henrik Ling, known as one of the fathers of modern massage, developed a Swedish movement system, which is now known as the Swedish massage. As the benefits of massage became undeniable, the art developed and advanced throughout time.

Benefits

When performed correctly, massage can provide clients with a wealth of benefits for their health and skin. Specifically, facial massage:

  • Stimulates circulation;
  • Detoxifies;
  • Stimulates sebaceous production;
  • Relaxes the nerves;
  • Releases toxins trapped between the tissues and muscles;
  • Oxygenates skin tissues;
  • Provides physiological and psychological benefits;
  • Aids in the extraction process;
  • Hydrates by bringing nutrients to the surface layer of the skin;
  • Increases lymphatic flow; and
  • Eases muscle tension.
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For many people, visiting a professional salon is necessary to obtain and maintain a stylish and manageable haircut, especially if you colour your hair and need to keep it professionally maintained. Trimming split ends from your hair regularly ensures it continues to grow well and stays healthy at all times. In addition, maintaining your hair also helps it grow faster and can improve its appearance greatly, as well-manicured hair looks and feels smoother and sleeker than hair that receives no professional attention. There are several benefits to getting a haircut at a salon, and it can help to know some details about these when deciding whether to make an appointment with a hairstylist.
One of the main benefits of getting a haircut at a salon is that it gives you a professional look at all times. Also, having a professional style can help boost your self-confidence, since knowing you have a modern and fashionable hairstyle can help you feel better about your appearance. Finally, having professionally styled hair can make caring for your hair between salon visits much easier, since good hairstyles are much easier to maintain properly.

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While massage may have developed a reputation as a decadent treat for people who love pampering, new studies are showing it has a wide variety of tangible health benefits.

The benefits of massage go beyond feelings of relaxation and wellness that people may recognise.

Improves sleep

Those who have dozed off under skilled hands won’t need much convincing of this, but studies show that massage can reduce sleep disturbance, linking it to the effect on the delta waves that are associated with deep sleep.

Eases pain

The American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society now include massage as one of their recommendations for treating low back pain, according to guidelines published in 2007.

And a study into the effectiveness of both relaxation and structural massage and other care on lower back pain found that a 10-week massage treatment reduced pain more than medications and exercises – and the effects lasted for six months. It also showed that relaxation massage was as effective as structural massage.

A regular rub-down can also help headaches, according to the Touch Research Institute, reducing the pain and frequency of a migraine, and another study finding tension headaches could be alleviated by a 30-minute massage.

Boosts mood and beats stress

Better sleep and fewer pounding heads would certainly boost the mood, but there’s good reason for feeling better after as a massage. The Touch Research Institute also found it soothes anxiety by reducing the levels of the stress hormone cortisol and boosting the levels of neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine. This may mean less stress, anxiety, and depression.

Boosts the immune system

A massage may not just help you relax and cheer you up, but it may also help to improve the function of the immune system. One study by researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles found that people who had a 45-minute massage had an increase of lymphocytes, white blood cells that help to defend the body from disease.

Boosts the complexion and hair

Better sleep, less stress and a better mood is bound to make you feel better, but a regular rub-down may well result in an increased radiance in your skin as well as mood. Massage increases blood flow and encourages lymphatic drainage (taking toxins out and away from cells), which is why regular stimulation may add vitality to your complexion and hair.

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