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Aftercare

Everything you need to know and understand to get the best outcome after your treatment.

For any treatments not listed below, you will be given general aftercare advice and we are happy to answer any questions or concerns at any time.

Massage &
Reflexology

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Drink plenty of water for at least 24 hours.

No excessive exercise for 24 hours although light exercise such as a 10 minute walk is ok provided that you feel OK to do so.

Avoid stimulants on the same day. Avoid alcohol and rich, spicy meals one day before and after the treatment.

Muscle soreness is common for up to 48 hours, especially if you had a firm massage. Occasionally, slight bruising may appear on areas where the muscles were particularly tight. Whilst we always try to avoid bruising, this is normal & more common if you are taking medication that thins your blood. However, please advise us if this happens as we can adjust the pressure used on your next treatment.

AROMATHERAPY - Some redness is normal after a massage but if it is accompanied by itching, burning or swelling you may have an allergy to the oil used. Wash your skin thoroughly. Contact 111 if you are worried about a severe allergy. Please also remember to contact us to let us know so that we can note your records & use a different product. 

 Some oils are photo-sensitive so make sure that you wash oils off your skin if you intend to spend time in the sun.

Manual Lymphatic
Drainage Massage

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To ensure that you get maximum benefit from a treatment, I recommend that you:

•    Wear loose clothing. Any tight clothing can inhibit lymph flow
•    Increase the amount of water you drink in the next few days. The body will be in a high state of toxicity for a few days after the treatment.
•    Reduce your caffeine intake (tea, coffee and cola)
•    Avoid alcohol for 24 hours
•    Try to cut down on smoking 
•    Make time to rest and relax – this will allow blood pressure to return to normal if it has dropped during a treatment (this often happens)
•    Regular, but not too strenuous exercise helps with muscle contraction, therefore lymph flow
•    Deep diaphragmatic breathing also helps to promote healthy lymph flow. Around 10-15 minutes per day with legs elevated is beneficial lymph congestion.
•    Diet is important, a light diet of raw foods is recommended so that the body does not need to concentrate on sluggish digestion. Remember low sodium diets are recommended for a healthy lymphatic system. Poor diets are a contributing factor to poor lymphatic drainage.

Occasionally you may experience reactions when the body begins it’s ‘self healing’ process and elimination of toxins. These reactions may include:

Nail
Treatments

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Use a cuticle oil or moisturiser daily.
Do not pick gel polish off, this can lead to long term nail damage. If an area of polish has lifted, contact us asap for a nail repair (a charge may apply).

Avoid using nails as tools, treat them with care.
Do no use acetone.
Wear gloves when cleaning & using chemicals
Make up, fake tan, denim, sun lotion can all cause staining. Wash hands thoroughly after contact & if staining persists, use a cotton pad with Isopropyl Alcohol(rubbing alcohol) to remove stubborn stains.
Exposure to sunlight and chlorine/bleach may cause fading.
If you experience any redness, itching, burning or blisters around the nail or cuticle area after a nail treatment, please contact us as soon as possible. It could be that you have developed an allergy & we will need to remove the product.

Lash Lift &
Brow
Lamination

1) Do not wash eyes or brows with water for 24 hours as this can reduce the effectiveness of the treatment.
2) Avoid hot showers, swimming, saunas or hot tubs for 24 hours.
3) Use an oil or moisturiser designed for lashes & brows daily & brush the hair in direction of lamination.
4) Do not add lash extensions to lashes for 6 weeks as this could result in breakages and do not have any other lash or brow treatment for 6-8 weeks.
5) Prolonged periods in the sun or in swimming pools may cause the tint to fade quicker and the lift to drop if proper aftercare is not followed.
6) Advise us immediately if you suffer any discomfort (redness, itching, burning, swelling) particularly if it occurs within 24 hours of your treatment.
Occasionally, a top up can be applied but any problems must be reported within 72 hours.

Waxing

If there is still a little wax residue on the skin, apply a little oil or unscented moisturiser to the area & massage into the wax residue. Wipe off with a soft cloth or take a warm (not hot) bath or shower. Do not scrub the skin.

Moisturise the treated areas with a light, unscented moisturiser or an after-sun lotion.
Avoid hot showers, hot tubs & saunas for 24 hours.
Avoid exfoliating the waxed area for 24 hours.
Avoid makeup or self -tan products for 24 hours.

Avoid strenuous exercise as excessive sweating may cause irritation.

We always try to treat the skin with care but occasionally there may be some redness or tenderness on the waxed area. Please follow the aftercare advice & any issues should disappear within 24-36 hours. If symptoms persist, please call us for more detailed advice.

Microdermabrasion

Avoid saunas, sun beds & sun exposure for 48 hours after the treatment & use an SPF product whenever you are out in the sun.

Use a quality moisturiser regularly to maintain the effects of the treatment.
Avoid heavily-scented products and any products containing tanning agents for 24 hours.
Avoid botox, fillers, dermal fillers, Retinol, AHA's & exfoliants for 3 days after treatment.
Erythema (redness) is quite normal & should reduce after a few hours. If the redness persists or if it is accompanied with swelling or itching, it could be that you have had a reaction to a product, please contact us straight away if you are concerned.

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