Chorlton Studio offer a variety of guest treatments provided by our specialist partners at SkinFirst and Reflexology.
“SkinFirst are committed to providing the most efficacious, non-invasive treatments for hair removal, rejuvenation and skin concerns, safely, comfortably, and in a relaxed and luxurious environment. We have been providing treatments in Cheshire for the last 9 years and we have sold our equipment to salons and medical practices around the world and UK, training thousands of therapists, nurses and doctors.
Our Warrington based clinic is owned and headed up Millie and Izzy, both of whom are science graduates and level 4 qualified in the industry.
If you would like to arrange to have a consultation with either of them please call the salon 0161 861 8889
We would love to help you to feel and look your very best, in order to enjoy life to the maximum. All initial consultations are free of charge and without obligation, so why not pop along to see how we may be able to help you, or someone you know”
*Rachel is currently on holiday at the moment and so skin first treatments will continue in January
“While most people think that reflexology is just another word for foot massage, it is in fact much more than that…but what exactly is it and what does it do?
Reflexology 101: Not Just a Foot Massage
Beyond the feel-good effects of the treatment, the practice and purpose go deeper than the skin and muscles by taking specific reflex points on the foot to induce a healing response in corresponding organs and areas of the body, as seen in the chart to the left. Kneading the soft fleshy ball of the foot, pulling on the toes, tracing around the heel and pushing deep into the arch are just a few of the many small, intense movements you’ll experience during a reflexology treatment.
Addressing anything from headaches to sinus problems to stomach issues, if sensitivity or tenderness is experienced when certain areas of the foot are stimulated, it usually indicates bodily weaknesses or imbalances within the corresponding organ. With repeated practice of applying pressure and manipulating nerve endings (traditionally in the foot), reflexology can help to clear any channels of blocked energy through moving the flow of blood, nutrients and nerve impulses to ultimately improve overall health and balance. In addition to manipulating the pressure points on the foot, reflexologists sometimes work on the hands or ears to trigger relaxation as well.
Cleanses the body of toxins
Boosts the immune system
At the Spa:
To be effective, a reflexology practitioner must be certified and understand the meridians related to each pressure point. Most spas offer reflexology, and the treatment typically lasts approximately 30 minutes. It’s important to have a conversation with your reflexologist beforehand to discuss your “issues,” whether it is constipation, a tension headache or trouble sleeping.
During a reflexology session, you’re clothed and seated or lying down while the therapist rubs, presses on and squeezes points on your feet. The therapist may concentrate on specific areas to alleviate ailments (if you have sinus trouble, she’ll focus on your toes) or work on the whole foot with the aim of strengthening every system in the body.
Things to Remember:
Wait at least one hour for massage after eating
Don’t receive reflexology if you are pregnant
Drink water following the treatment to eliminate toxins and lactic acid buildup that occurs during the massage
Consult a doctor first if you have foot problems, an injury, a blood vessel disease associated with clots or varicose veins
For more information on reflexology and other massage treatments, check out our Massage Guide. Also, search for spas that offer reflexology in your area by entering your zip, city, state or country to specify a location”