When you are heading to a big event you want to look your best, so you need a treatment that gives you an instant glow … working with Decléor, Macdonald Berystede has come up with just the thing … particularly if you are heading to Ascot this week!
What does Paradise Escape involve?
It is a full body treatment lasting an hour and 45 minutes. We start by asking the client whether they want to feel relaxed or energised and choose an Aromessence oil accordingly. We then use fruit seeds in a full-body exfoliation before a Decléor Back Diagnostic Massage using a Red Island massage accessory to kneed the shoulders and then going into a full-body massage using a warm balm. Next we do a Phytopeel cleanse, tone and exfoliation and use a Balm Essential for Aroma-drainage and massage, and then apply a face mask which stays on while we continue the massage over the front of the body. We then remove the mask using warm towels and finish with Decléor eye products and moisturiser to suit the client’s skin.
Where does it come from?
The treatment was created by Decléor specifically for Macdonald hotels, and uses an Acacia Massager which is unique to the brand and is great for relieving muscular tension.
What is it supposed to do?
It is designed to be extremely relaxing as well as conditioning for the skin – removing dead skin cells and improving hydration. The fruit seeds are the active ingredient – argan, apricot, orange, ginger and cinnamon are used to revitalise the skin, and there is a choice of balms depending on how the client wants to feel afterwards: Balm Slim Effect targets cellulite and water retention; Balm Sculpt is great for firming, sculpting, nourishing and protecting the skin; Balm Relax relieves tension; and Balm Circularome is extremely comforting – they are all 100% natural and the base for the massage oil contains hazelnut which is great for preventing dehydration.
Is there anything you do to enhance the effectiveness of the treatment?
We like to make sure that the music in the room suits the treatment, and make sure the lighting is low and the temperature is suitable for the client. During the initial consultation we figure out what the client wants from the treatment and therefore which products to use, and there is definitely a prescriptive element to it that allows us to recommend products to use afterwards and allowing clients to say if they have a particular concern they would like advice on.
Is there anything you recommend clients to do pre or post-treatment to get the most out of it?
Drink lots of water after the treatment and try to avoid very heavy meals. Also, don’t have this treatment immediately after waxing and ideally avoid the pool and Jacuzzi for a little while after the treatment to allow the products to work on the skin for as long as possible.
Is there anyone you particularly recommend the treatment for?
Because of the choice of balms and oils we can tailor Paradise Escape to a wide variety of people, but it is particularly good for anyone who is feeling stressed, or if you have dry skin. As it has an immediately revitalising effect, it is also great for anyone who has an event coming up, so if anyone is heading this way for Ascot it’s a great option!
Is there anyone who shouldn’t have this treatment?
It is best to avoid it during the first three months of pregnancy, and if you have had a serious illness recently it is best to consult your doctor beforehand. If you have had any recent operations, scar tissue, open cuts and abrasions or infectious skin disorders you should notify your therapist to make sure that it’s suitable or if it can be adapted for you.
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