Fed up of shaving, waxing and tweezing? Laser hair removal treatment could be the answer.

With women spending up to £17,000¹ a lifetime on temporary hair removal methods like waxing, it could be financially worthwhile choosing a much longer-lasting solution, like laser hair removal. 

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a treatment that aims to completely eradicate body hair by stopping it from re-growing. The concentrated light is absorbed by pigment in the hair follicle which kills the hair and stops the follicle from working. Some people need just one or two treatments, while others require eight or more. Both women and men can and do have hair removal treatment to get rid of unwanted body hair, most commonly from the face, neck, legs, back, underarms, and bikini line.

So what are the benefits?

Apart from the convenience of not having to worry about dealing with unwanted body hair, there are a number of benefits that are making women and men choose laser hair removal over waxing or shaving.

1. Save money

Although laser treatment can be costly, it usually saves people money in the long term. The average amount women spend on waxing in their lifetime is £17,000, with the average cost of shaving for women set at £7,000¹. Laser treatment prices vary widely depending on the type of laser and the size of the area being treated. You can expect to pay around £50 to £150 per session, so a course of treatments can be anything from £300 to £900. These prices might sound expensive, but when you compare it to the price of waxing and shaving, it is significantly more cost-effective. 

2. Save time

Along with saving on money, laser hair removal can save people time, too. 88% of women are reported to spend over four months of their life removing body hair, while a single treatment takes between half an hour and an hour². 

3. Say goodbye to ingrown hairs

Lots of us suffer from ingrown hairs, usually as a result of waxing or shaving. They occur when the hair grows back into the skin. They appear like little red bumps on the skin and can be itchy and sore. Sometimes they can become infected and need treating with antibiotic creams or tablets. Because they are visible on the skin, they can cause embarrassment and leave people feeling insecure about revealing their skin. Laser hair removal kills the follicle, stopping new hairs growing and therefore preventing ingrown hairs. It’s a lasting treatment, so you should be free from ingrown hair for years to come.

4. Improved skin

Shaving and waxing can irritate the skin. A common complaint of shaving is dry skin and rashes, and people who wax often suffer from red bumps and even boils. While some people do find that they skin is slightly red immediately after treatment, this tends to go down within a few hours. In the long term, the skin should be silky smooth and no longer having to repeatedly remove hair will prevent ongoing irritation.

5. You don’t have to wait for the hair to grow

Unlike waxing, laser hair removal can be carried out when hair is very short. Therefore, you don’t have to grow the hair in between treatments. From the day you start the treatment, you don’t have to worry about any unwanted hair being on show. If you are at all embarrassed about your unwanted hair, you can enjoy the confidence that it won’t be seen again.

Choosing to have your hair removed through laser treatment is a personal decision. To learn more about laser hair removal, book a consultation with our professionals. They will guide you through the procedure and assess your hair and skin to find the best solution for you.

Text source: https://www.bmihealthcare.co.uk/health-matters/womens-health/5-benefits-of-laser-hair-removal#gdpr-out

Here at Elley Spa, we have seen a real rise in clients booking in for our Express Detox Algae Wrap and the Thalgo 3 Algae body wrap. While we have always known that they are excellent treatments for our clients, for so many reasons, it is great to see that detoxing and detoxing treatments are becoming more popular.

So why do people choose to detox? Our bodies have natural detoxification pathways. However, in this modern-day, we face increased exposure to toxins, and our bodies need a little bit more help.

In this blog we look at the benefits of detoxing for you and your body;

Energy Boost

From time to time, we will all experience that sluggish feeling. But, if you are regularly feeling sluggish, you may want to consider a detox. This can help remove those excess toxins from your body. The results will be an increase in your energy, and you’ll soon feel full of energy and strong enough to face any day. You will also notice your mood is improved too. You’ll have a clearer and more positive mind.

Good Digestion and Weight Management

Sometimes the toxins in our bodies can interfere with proper metabolic functions. A detoxification treatment can remove these toxins and help long-term weight management. You will find that your body will be back to a proper metabolic function which allows you to manage healthy eating and lifestyle habits better.

Inflammation Reduction

Your diet is an essential part of detox. Detoxing treatments will support your digestive system, which will help reduce inflammation. Inflammation in your body can be a contributor to a whole host of health problems. Many people feel like they have a whole new body after detoxing, and this could be the reason for that.

Healthy Looking Skin

Detoxing removes the free radicals, heavy metals and other toxins from your skin. When these nasty things within your body are removed, you will quickly notice an improved appearance in your skin. Don’t be surprised when other people see and comment on it too.

Immune System Strengthening

After a detoxing treatment, you will have a better digestive and lymphatic function in your body. These two things are vital to both a robust and balanced immune system. Thus, creating a happier and healthier you!

If you would like to know more about our detoxing treatments so you can gain these benefits, please call us now.

Here at Elley Spa, we are huge fans of aromatherapy oils. They are a massive part of our spa as a whole, but also our massages. With over 90 different types of essential aromatherapy oils. We thought we would talk about some of our favourite different aromatherapy oils and their uses.

Lavender aromatherapy oil is fabulous for relaxation and relieving stress. Meanwhile, bergamot aromatherapy oil is also great for reducing stress, but it has the additional use of improving skin conditions such as eczema.

If a client feels they need help to calm their nerves and to help, them improve their focus, we will often recommend sandalwood aromatherapy oil. Rose aromatherapy oil is excellent for improving a client’s mood while reducing any feelings of anxiety.

You may recognise chamomile as a famous smell in young children and babies wash products? Chamomile is a high aromatherapy oil as it promotes relaxation. Chamomile aromatherapy oil also helps our clients gain a mood boost during an aromatherapy massage too.

Jasmine is an aromatherapy oil we would recommend to people struggling with feelings of depression. Ylang Ylang aromatherapy oils are excellent for treating headaches and nausea. If you are struggling with digestion or a low moon, you may find that lemon aromatherapy oils work for you.

Aromatherapy massages are used for different reasons. They help our clients with relaxation, pain management and improved mood. There are many benefits to massage for our clients, by adding aromatherapy and essential oils we are enhancing these benefits.

Our clients find that an aromatherapy massage helps to improve their physical and mental wellbeing. Aromatherapy massages are one of our most popular massages for our clients due to the feeling during and after the massage treatment.

As we said, there are over 90 different aromatherapy oils out there, and they all have their own uses. If you would like to find out more about the right aromatherapy oils for you, or you want to book an aromatherapy massage, call us now.

Here at Elley Spa, we know that there are so many amazing benefits of massage for our clients. Our clients are unique and different, and they all come to us for a massage for many different reasons, and our clients gain different things from having a massage

However, in this blog post, we have put together what we think are the top benefits of massage. Have a look and see if you agree;

1. Massage therapy reduces tension in the muscles. These days we are often sat over desks, bent over mobile phones or slumped on the sofa. These positions can result in muscle tension that can cause pain. Our Massage treatments can release this tension and reduce muscle pain.

2. Booking a massage is an excellent way of making time for you. A massage is like meditation in the way that you get to lay down and think of nothing. You can completely clear your mind of any stresses and worries. Not only does this lead to a better level of calm and mindfulness, but it can also result in a better night’s sleep too.

3. Due to the fact you are taking that time out for yourself and having some downtime, you will also boost your immune functions. All due to the relaxation side of our massages, the massage helps enhance circulation around your body. Massage supports and helps your body stay fit and healthy.

4. Massage can also speed up the healing process of soft tissue injuries. It is helping relieve stress around the damage, but it also helps boost your circulation around your body. Massage is incredibly popular for people that have had sports injuries and want to recover and repair quickly.

5. Enjoying a massage will help your body from the very top of your head to the very tips of your toes. As we have already mentioned, a massage helps improve circulation, but it does other things too. A massage will help stimulate the movement of the lymphatic system; it will enhance your mental alertness and improve your joint mobility also.

6. How often should you get a massage? Overall, your health and well-being are worth at least an hour once per month with experts who can tailor the massage to your individual requirements. However, regular massage should be given once or twice a week to prevent any conditions reoccurring. It also increases stamina, patience and self-confidence. If the entire body cannot be massage, consider a simple foot or head massage before going to sleep each night. The benefits to your sleep, health and wellbeing can be dramatically improved by taking time to focus on yourself  

Every client experiences different benefits from massage. Why not book a massage with Elley Spa now and see the benefits you notice from an enjoyable massage.