Aftercare & Advice 


• Try to relax and take it easy for the rest of the day – if you can and feel the need to, nap.

• Drink plenty of water for 24 hours after your massage as your lymph nodes, which have been stimulated, are removing toxins from the body. Your urine might be much darker than usual – this is due to the toxins leaving your body.

• Avoid heat treatments (hot baths / showers, body wraps, saunas, sunbeds) for 24 hours.

• Avoid alcohol, smoking, caffeine and fizzy drinks as they can dehydratenand add more toxins to your body.

This would reverse the effects of the massage, since the massage is in-turn aiding the body in removing the accumulation of toxins.

• Avoid eating a heavy and especially spicy meals so your body can focus on healing and detoxifying itself.


‘Healing Reactions’ may take place after your massage and are completely normal-showing that the massage is working well and your body is responding to the treatment. Indications of this may result in the following:
• Fatigued or tired (although this could be a sign of deep relaxation, especially if you are always on the go)
• Increased sweating, thirst or urination • Irritable or energised • Heightened emotions (low or high)
• Runny, stuffy or blocked nose • Sound sleeping and vivid dreams

nails & polish 

Always use gloves when washing up, cleaning or gardening.
Use cuticle oil/hand cream every night just before going to bed
Moisturise your hands every time after washing hands.
Never use your nails as tools.
Always use a base coat under nail polish to avoid discolouring.
Use non-acetone nail polish remover.
Do not pick off the shellac/enhancements as this will cause damage to the nail plate.
If lifting can be seen please contact me as water and dirt can get under and cause an infection.
It is recommended that maintenance appointments should be booked every 2-3 weeks.
Do not try to do home nail repairs or remove Shellac /nail enhancements yourself.
Please wash hands thoroughly after using fake tan/hair colour as these may discolour nails.
If you are on holiday please be careful when using sun tan oils or insect repellent solutions as many of these products contain DEET which will cause damage to the Shellac.
If any adverse reaction occurs please contact your GP.
And of course be fabulous and enjoy your nails!



Please note the following that the following reactions are quite common after a wax treatment and are perfectly normal temporary reactions. Any symptoms should subside within 24-48 hours

Slight soreness
Small bumps and redness
If you experience persistant sorness and redness please do not hesitate to contact me

Keep the waxed area clean, and avoid heat and friction during the next 24 to 48 hours. This means

Avoid extreme heat for 24 hrs. This includes very hot baths/showers, steam rooms, saunas and Jacuzzi’s as this can aggravates the skin and the pores are still open. You could also pick up an infection from public places

No massage or heat treatment for 24 hours

Exposure to UV light, including sun beds and sunbathing, must be avoided for 24 hours following treatment, as burning can occur.

No fake tan for 24 hours

Avoid swimming in chlorinated pools 

Deodorant or anything perfumed should not be applied to the area that has been waxed for 24-48 hours as this could make the area very sore.

For women make-up should be avoided following facial hair removal for that day although mineral make up is fine. 

Tight clothing should be avoided following any waxing treatment for 24-48 hours as this can aggravate the area that’s been waxed.

Waxing removes dead skin so the skin may be a little lighter immediately following treatment but colour will return to normal within a few hours.

Dry brush the area that has been waxed a couple of times a week. Get a brush that you would scrub your back with made from wood and bristle. Just before you step into the bath or shower, take the dry brush and brush your skin whilst it’s dry. 

A heat reaction may be seen on the skin for several hours following treatment and this is quite normal. This will vary from a mild redness to a much stronger skin reaction and some people have red dots on the waxed area for several hours. 

If any spots or rashes persist for more than a week, or become infected, Please consult with your GP.

If the aftercare advice given is followed the skin will return to normal within 24 hours. If the reaction is still present after this time or worsens, it may be that you have had an allergic reaction to the wax, and you should seek medical advice from your GP. 

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