06 Feb 2017

Did your New Year’s Resolutions fall by the wayside? Cutting down on some of the things we enjoy most can be hard, so try not to be too hard on yourself! Don’t rule out your success just yet… If you’re looking for a way to get back into the swing of ‘A New Year, A New You’, then keep on reading!

Here at RMUK we offer a wide range of spa treatments to help your journey to wellness. Our use of Guinot and Aveda spa products will be the perfect reset button to a healthier you.

Toxins can build up in our bodies a number of ways: Poor diet, alcohol intake, and a sedentary lifestyle being the main culprits.

Wondering how you can get back to healthiness?  Detoxifying with a lymph drainage massage technique is one answer.

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LYMPH DRAINAGE
The lymphatic system has lots of vessels, and fluid called a lymph. This system is extremely important to your immune system, so keeping it in good shape is important. Lymph drainage helps the lymph fluid move more freely, and the reason it’s good for you? The fluid removes the toxins, excess water and bacteria out.

The benefits to this are as follows:

TO THE BODY – Reduces swelling from affected areas by removing protein and wastes products, and helps maintain a healthy immune system.

TO THE FACE – Reduces facial and eye puffiness, along with being great for anti-ageing. Lymph drainage supports clearer, cleaner skin.

DETOXIFYING SPA TREATMENTS
AVEDA AROMA BODY WRAP (90 MINS)
The Aveda aroma body wrap is a warming, detoxifying, seaweed body treatment. Using Aveda products with a dry skin brushing techniques. Afterwards, you will experience a seaweed body mask, plus a head and facial massage to help you unwind.

It’s not just your body that needs detoxifying though! Our faces carry toxins too, which can make our skin appear grey, sluggish and lifeless. With that in mind, how about combining your Aveda Aroma Body Wrap with one of our NEW TULASARA facials? This facial also works with dry brushing, and a lymph drainage massage – this technique lends itself to the ultimate detox treatment. Our TULASRA facial can also be booked as a stand alone treatment for 30 minutes, 60 minutes or even 90 minutes!

TULASARA FACIAL TREATMENT
‘Tulasara’ means moving towards balance, so this facial focuses on balancing your skin.

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This is great for all skin types, as it will be tailored to you, whether is to reduce fine lines and wrinkles or for a more radiant glowing complexion the dry brushing techniques will not only remove dead skin cells for great exfoliation but it will also encourage lymphatic drainage reducing puffiness on bags under the eyes. We also use lymph drainage moves within the relaxing facial massage giving you a sense of wellbeing.

DETOX MASSAGE TREATMENT
Looking for a body overhaul? Try out our full body lymphatic drainage massage treatment for the ultimate detox using little or no pressure draining We work all the lymph nodes of the body to flush away toxins.

TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT – THE GUINOT HYDRA-LIFT
Our Guinot hydra-lift is great for special occasions and mature skin. This treatment consists of a facial drainage, and a mini lift treatment – your skin will be free of toxins, and appear lifted and firmer! The Guinot hydra-lift works towards your facial muscles and lymph nodes. Expect your skin to radiate and have a firmer appearance!

DETOX TREATMENT AFTERCARE
Here at RMUK we want to make sure you get the most out of your treatment, so recommend you follow these guidelines post-treatment:

  • Drink plenty of water over the next few days following your treatment
  • Reduce your caffeine intake
  • Avoid hot baths, saunas etc. for couple of hours
  • Avoid alcohol for 24 hours
  • If you are a smoker try your best to reduce your intake as much as possible
  • Make time to relax and rest! This allows your blood pressure to return to normal.
  • Diet is important; avoid spicy foods, and follow your treatment with a light meal, and snack on raw foods that are easy to digest.
  • Last but by no means least… sit back, relax and thoroughly enjoy your treatments – you deserve it!

If you have any questions, or would like to book an appointment send us a message or call: 0113 243 68 42

24 Sep 2014

LYMPHATIC MASSAGE

Within us all there is a silent system working to keep us healthy- the lymph system. Without it our bodies would swell up like balloons, swamping our cells with stagnant fluid. The lymph system’s impact is so far reaching that many don’t even realize that minor aches and pains, low energy or susceptibility to colds and flu may be due to a sluggish lymph system and a compromised immune system. The lymph system is a slow-moving system of vessels and lymph nodes that is supplementary to the body’s system of blood circulation. The lymph systen both delivers nutrients to the cells and carries away excess water, cellular waste, bacteria, viruses and toxins.

Manual lymphatic massage (also called lymphatic drainage and lymph massage) is a form of very light massage that encourages lymph flow in the body. It is not a deep massage. If it is too deep it won’t work because it flattens the small lymph vessels so that the fluid can’t drain. The movements are slow and rhythmic so the lymph vessels open up. It is particularly good for detoxification, edema, pre- and post-plastic surgery and post-liposuction. It can also help with cellulite treatments, scar tissue, spider veins, redness and acne.

Our therapist trained in lymphatic massage stimulates the lymph system with extremely light, circular pumping movements. By stimulating the lymphatic system, the therapist helps drain puffy, swollen tissues, supports the body’s immune system, helps the body heal from surgery, and aids in the body’s natural waste removal or detoxification, the massage moves fluid from the swollen area into an area where the lymphatic system is working normally.

The lymphatic system is located directly beneath the skin, so the pumping, circular movements are very light. Manual lymph drainage should have a very soothing, relaxing effect. It can be used as part of a facial, or as a whole body treatment.

It is a must that you drink plenty of water after a lymph drainage massage to help flush out toxins. Stay away from salt and alcohol after a massage, as they inhibit the body’s ability to flush out toxins.

 

To Book an appointment book online or click on this link

23 Feb 2014

Bamboo massage is a technique that incorporates bamboo stalks of varying lengths and diameters to provide deep-tissue work. (The Japanese name for bamboo istake, while the Chinese call it chu. It is from this word that the cho sticks, used by some bamboo massage practitioners, take their name.) Some practitioners combine elements of shiatsu, traditional Chinese medicine (where bamboo cups or the ends of the stalks are used in specific ways), Thai massage, lymphatic drainage, and even ayurveda into the technique, and sticks are sometimes heated or essential oils are incorporated into the massage. The massage itself promotes circulation, sensory nerve perception, and lymphatic drainage and provides a deep sense of relaxation and well-being. An added benefit for the practitioner is that using the bamboo sticks helps to reduce stress and strain on hands and fingers while still allowing for deeply penetrating maneuvers.

To book a Bamboo Massage contact our reception team

30 Oct 2013

sleep Why we need our beauty sleep...

The first clinical trial to find out how sleep quality impacts skin function and aging has been carried out. 60 pre-menopausal women where studied, with half the participants falling into the poor quality sleep category.

The categories where determined by the following:-

– How many hours the participants slept for per night
– How many times they woke up during the night
– If they needed medication to try help them sleep
– How tired they felt and how this affected them throughout the day

The study including a visual skin evaluation and participation in several non-invasive skin challenge tests inc UV light exposure and skin barrier disruption. The researchers found statistically significant differences between good and poor quality sleepers.

Poor Sleepers
Poor quality sleepers showed increased signs of intrinsic skin ageing including fine lines, uneven pigmentation and slackening skin and reduced elasticity. Recovery from sunburn was more sluggish in poor quality sleepers with redness remaining longer, indicating their inflammation is less effectively resolved.

Good Sleepers

In good quality sleepers their skin’s ability to serve as an effective barrier against moisture loss was 30% higher, demonstrating that they repair from damage quicker.

The study conclusively demonstrates that inadequate sleep is correlated with skin health and accelerates skin aging.

Now time for my zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz night night everyone

06 Nov 2012

bamb-oo-300x224 Bamboo Massage at RMUK

Bamboo massage is a technique that incorporates bamboo stalks of varying lengths and diameters to provide deep-tissue work. (The Japanese name for bamboo istake, while the Chinese call it chu. It is from this word that the cho sticks, used by some bamboo massage practitioners, take their name.) Some practitioners combine elements of shiatsu, traditional Chinese medicine (where bamboo cups or the ends of the stalks are used in specific ways), Thai massage, lymphatic drainage, and even ayurveda into the technique, and sticks are sometimes heated or essential oils are incorporated into the massage. The massage itself promotes circulation, sensory nerve perception, and lymphatic drainage and provides a deep sense of relaxation and well-being. An added benefit for the practitioner is that using the bamboo sticks helps to reduce stress and strain on hands and fingers while still allowing for deeply penetrating maneuvers.

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