Does Acupuncture Really Work?

Acupuncture is another strand of ancient Chinese medicine, which has been practiced for well over 4000 years. It’s carried out by a practitioner who inserts fine needles into designated acupuncture points on your body, to clear any blockages in your ‘Qi’ – the vital energy that practitioners believe flows through …

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Do Osteopathy and Chiropractics Work?

Osteopathy and chiropractic are the better known of the manipulative therapies, often recommended for people with back pain or joint problems. How Does it Work? Chiropractors and osteopaths both work on the musculoskeletal system – which comprises the bones, muscles, tendons and other and connective tissue, and they use their …

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Do Massage Therapies and Aromatherapy Work?

Having a relaxing massage is one of the most popular reasons for visiting a spa, and most massages now use some form of aromatherapy oil to make the experience even more relaxing. But what can you expect from an aromatherapy massage, and do they actually have the desired effect? The …

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What to do if You are Injured at a Spa or Beauty Salon?

It’s thankfully rare that anyone suffers any serious injury in a spa or a salon. The most that will usually happen is an adverse reaction to a beauty product, but if something does go seriously wrong, don’t suffer in silence. Keeping Records of Accidents All premises are legally required to …

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What if the Spa Cancels Your Appointment?

Spas are supposed to be a haven of relaxation, but things can and do go wrong. Here’s what to do if you feel let down by your spa experience. They Cancelled! If the spa calls to cancel your appointment due to unforeseen circumstances, there’s probably not much you can do …

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The Costs of Beauty Salon Treatments

Most people view a spa visit or a salon treatment as a bit of a treat, especially if they are going for a pampering massage or body treatment rather than a straightforward leg wax which can’t be described as relaxing by any stretch of the imagination! The ‘luxury’ element of …

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Sold Beauty Products that Don’t Work?

The descriptions you read on advertising leaflets can be very tempting, and seduce even the most sensible among us into making a rash purchase we didn’t expect. It’s all very well if the products we’ve bought are worth the indulgence…but what if you really don’t get what you think you’ve …

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Dissatisfied with Massage or Salon Treatment?

When you go to a spa or a salon, you expect to have a relaxing, invigorating experience, and to leave feeling refreshed and calm. As with all things though, sometimes your expectations aren’t met. So what can you do if your salon session turns into a nightmare, or your spa …

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Beauty & Spa Treatments in Pregnancy: What to Avoid

Pregnancy is one of those times when you really need to take the weight off of your feet, and be pampered. Being stressed isn’t good for baby – so what better excuse than being pregnant for some nurturing me-time. There are some things you’ll need to consider if you want …

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Cautions about Laser Surgery, Botox and Hair Removal

There are many new and popular beauty treatments – but as the methods used to make us more beautiful get more hi-tech, do the risks increase with them? Laser Facial Resurfacing This is when a cosmetic surgeon uses a laser to destroy the surface layer of your skin, which in …

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