Sunday, 3 November 2019

Warm your muscles with Hot Stone Therapy

KEEP WARM AND WONDERFUL
It's definitely getting chillier, and we're all trying to seek out that extra bit of warmth. A massage is a wonderful way to get the blood flowing around your body, and the heated massage table we have at the salon means that you'll stay wonderfully toasty even as you relax.
But if you want to chase away every last chill, then a hot stone massage is the perfect choice of treatment.


WHY CHOOSE HOT STONES?
A massage with hot stones is going to promote even greater relaxation than a regular massage. By placing warm stones at key points on the body, the heat from these stones will relax the targeted muscles to a greater extent and enable your therapist to work on muscles buried deep down. This has the advantage of releasing additional tension without any extra pressure.
Furthermore, the heat from the stones helps the blood vessels to expand, promoting better circulation throughout the body.


HOW DOES IT WORK?
At Roman Beauty, we use basalt stones because, in addition to heating well, basalt is said to possess healing properties. We warm the stones in water and then place them along the spine under the energy chakras to help create balance within the body.
When the massage is over, the stones are cleansed in saltwater and left to dry naturally to ensure maximum energy levels are maintained.


ANCIENT TREATMENT, MODERN BENEFITS
Heated stones have been used as an aid to massage for 5,000 years. The practice was initially called Ayurveda and was employed by Hindus in India. Later on, both the Chinese and the Hawaiians found that heated stones could assist in promoting whole-body relaxation
Today, a hot stone massage can be used for those who suffer from chronic muscle pain such as arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome, as well as those who just want a more effective massage. 
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH
Treat yourself to a hot bath to warm and relax the muscles, and add an extra splash of indulgence with our Tahitian Vanilla and Coconut Luxury Bath Foam.

We stock a wide range of Tropic products in the salon.
Visit our website at http://www.romanbeauty.co.uk/products.htm for this product and more. Or to escape delivery fees, order directly with us to collect in the salon by calling/ texting your order to 07919346107 or emailing it to us.

If you don’t have a skincare routine or are looking to change the one you have, please get in touch for a complimentary skin assessment!
 
TREATMENT OF THE MONTH
A hot stone massage, either a full hour complete body or a half-hour option for back neck and shoulders can be booked here: http://www.romanbeauty.co.uk/hotstonemassage.htm

Booking a treatment is a great way of trying out our products before you buy them!

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Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Prevent Dry Dehydrated Skin in Autumn 15 Oct 2019

KEEPING WARM IN AUTUMN
October brings both cooler weather and a drop in humidity. When seasons change, you need to take extra care to ensure your skin remains in good condition.
At this time, your body will also be trying to repair the damage done by exposure to UV rays and you'll need to take extra care to ensure you feel as healthy and energised as possible.


JUMPERS - NOT RADIATORS
As the weather gets colder, it's tempting to turn the radiators on - or up! However, that will result in dry, stale air both at home and in the workplace. This can result in itchy, dry skin for everyone and an increase in eczema for those who suffer from that particular condition.
So, instead, try an extra jumper to keep you warm and be kind to your skin, and / or at least invest in some deeply nourishing skin products to give you that added extra hydration and moisture.


DRINKING PLENTY
In summer, we can't get enough water to cool us down and re-hydrate ourselves. But in autumn, we drink less, so our skin tries to get its moisture from oil production instead.
To counteract this, make sure you drink plenty this autumn. Remember: those pumpkin spice coffees are very seasonal and tasty, but if you drink caffeine in large quantities, it can have a diuretic effect which is going to limit the amount of liquid you're absorbing. Not to mention all those calories!
Indulge in that morning coffee-based treat, but for the rest of the day, keep calories down and hydration up by switching to just water. If you crave a bit of flavour, why not try an infusion bottle? If you want something hot to warm up those cold hands, try decaffeinated coffee instead, or perhaps green tea which is rich in antioxidants. Even just hot water with a slice of lemon in it is a great way to stay warm and hydrated.


EAT WELL FOR GOOD SKIN
As winter draws closer, our bodies naturally crave high-fat foods. Such a diet can result in an outbreak of spots, so try to regulate your cravings with healthy snacks and seasonal fruits and vegetables. Almonds, in particular, are not only filled with nutrients, but studies have found that they can make you feel full and stave off those cravings. Look at where you can incorporate more warming, nutritional foods such as warmed porridge oats, with milk, nuts, seeds, warmed fruit, and homemade soups, with lots of veg with your evening meal. 

REDUCE STRESS BY TAKING SOME ME-TIME
Stress can be a factor which contributes to eczema flare-ups, so be sure that you take some time out of your day to relax. And there's no better way to relax than by booking yourself a massage or treatment with Roman Beauty.
Don't forget that we are offering a brilliant deal on facials in the run-up to Christmas to ensure you get regular pampering and don't neglect your self-care. Scroll down for more!
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH
This month we highly recommend the ABC Kit £54, which brings you a wealth of skincare products! Included in the kit is a FREE 50ml deep hydration mask worth £20.
This kit also comes with a bamboo cloth and will provide you with the deep hydration and moisture your skin needs at this time of year.

We stock a wide range of Tropic products in the salon.
Visit our website at http://www.romanbeauty.co.uk/products.htm for this product and more. Or to escape delivery fees, order directly with us to collect in the salon by calling/ texting your order to 07919346107 or emailing it to us.

If you don’t have a skincare routine or are looking to change the one you have, please get in touch form a complimentary skin assessment!
TREATMENT OF THE MONTH
***EXTRA SPECIAL AUTUMN OFFER ON TROPIC LUXURY FACIALS***

Get THREE Tropic Luxury Facial treatments leading you from now all the way up to Christmas for £165 instead of £195, saving £30!

You can view details of the treatment here:

http://www.romanbeauty.co.uk/tropicfacials.htm
and if you'd like to take advantage of the deal, please contact us on 07919346107 to book

Booking a treatment is a great way of trying out our products before you buy them!

For further info or If you are interested in becoming a Roman Beauty, Silver, Gold or Platinum member, you can view the full info HERE or email us at info@romanbeauty.co.uk.

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Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Autumnal Skin Care October 2019

Hello To Our Valued Clients!
 October brings both cooler weather and a drop in humidity. When the seasons change, your skincare routine should change too.
At this time, your body will also be trying to repair the damage done by exposure to UV rays and you'll want to be preparing your skin for the winter ahead.
But don't worry! Below are some Roman Beauty top tips for great autumnal skin.

***And scroll down to check out our fabulous OCTOBER OFFER ON FACIALS for THREE sessions of pampering from now until Christmas!***

 


CLEANSING AND MOISTURISING
Skin is a barrier that protects us all, and if that barrier becomes broken, dry, and flaky, it can let in pollution, dirt, and other substances that are harmful to the body. With such an important role in our wellbeing, regular cleansing of your skin is going to be of the utmost importance. Without sweat to clean out those pores and give your skin a healthy glow, you have to give your skin a helping hand.
Once you've cleaned away the daily grime, it's time to ensure your skin is properly moisturised. In summer, you should be using a light moisturiser with plenty of UV protection. When autumn comes round, it's time for a slightly heavier moisturiser. However, although the UVB rays aren't as strong in autumn and winter months, they are still there, and UVA rays are present all year round, so ensure your moisturiser has an SPF rating.  

DON'T FORGET THE REST OF YOUR BODY!
It's tempting just to focus on a skincare routine for your face during the cold winter months. After all, your face is the bit that is permanently exposed.
But every part of your body is going to be feeling the effects of lower temperatures and humidity, so invest in a good body moisturiser. Applying it regularly will help ensure that your skin stays silky smooth - whether it's on show or not!

***Check out our PRODUCT OF THE MONTH for a lotion that's going to make you feel great inside and out***



TAKE CARE WHEN EXFOLIATING
Exfoliation is a great way to get rid of dead, flaky skin. However, with skin breaking down more as the cold weather draws in, do be careful how much you exfoliate; doing so too often can make skin conditions worse. If you have sensitive skin, aim for once a week or once a fortnight; for those with more tolerant skin, try and exfoliate a couple of times a week. If your skin is extremely sensitive, try a face cloth or mitt, which is likely to be gentler on your skin than an exfoliating product.

PAMPERING IS A MUST!
While a good skincare routine is going to help you immensely as the weather turns, booking yourself in for a salon treatment can give your skin and body that extra boost that it needs to stay healthy.

To achieve wonderfully glowing skin, why not book yourself in for either a Full Body Scrub & Massage or a Back Scrub & Massage? At 60 minutes and 30 minutes respectively, these treatments are both rejuvenating and relaxing.
Book yours here: http://www.romanbeauty.co.uk/bodyscrubs.htm


 
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH: BODY SMOOTH REFRESHING POLISH

Help get great autumnal skin by treating yourself to our Body Smooth Refreshing Polish. This gentle but effective exfoliator can be used all over your body (although do note that we also stock Face Smooth Brightening Polish if you want something specifically for your face).
Mineral-rich sea salts will buff away dead skin while nourishing oils will give you smooth, glowing skin all over.
This product contains Golden Jojoba Oil, which is similar to the skin's own natural oils; Macadamia Nut Oil to promote elasticity; and Australian Lemon Myrtle to provide a fresh, revitalising scent.

We stock a wide range of Tropic products in the salon.
Visit our website at http://www.romanbeauty.co.uk/products.htm for this month's recommended product and more. Or to escape delivery fees, order directly with us to collect in the salon by calling/ texting your order to 07919346107 or emailing it to us.

If you don’t have a skincare routine or are looking to change the one you have, please get in touch for a complimentary skin assessment!
 
TREATMENT OF THE MONTH
***EXTRA SPECIAL AUTUMN OFFER ON TROPIC LUXURY FACIALS***

Get THREE Tropic Luxury Facial treatments leading you from now all the way up to Christmas for £165 instead of £195, saving £30!
You can view details of the treatment here:
http://www.romanbeauty.co.uk/tropicfacials.htm

and if you'd like to take advantage of the deal, please contact us on 07919346107 to book.

Booking a treatment is also a great way of trying out one of our products first before you buy them!

For further info or If you are interested in becoming a Roman Beauty, Silver, Gold or Platinum member, you can view the full info HERE or email us at info@romanbeauty.co.uk.

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Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Recharge your Energy with Nature
Thursday 1 August is Yorkshire Day! In honour of this, Roman Beauty wanted to focus on how this beautiful county of ours can provide some brilliant locations to help you achieve mindfulness and inner peace. After all, studies have shown that natural settings can help with meditation exercises.
 

Hello To My Valued Clients!

This month, we are providing you with a summer mindfulness exercise that you can do outside, as well as details of some fantastic places in Yorkshire where you can go to experience natural mindfulness.

Mindfulness Exercise 
Mindful Eating Summer is filled with a wide selection of fruit that we often take for granted. We tend to eat it as part of a meal without really thinking about it or experiencing the taste of it
Pick something that evokes summer to you - perhaps it's strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, or watermelon - and take a small pot of it to a nice quiet location.
Place the pot in front of you then get comfortable. Allow your body to relax - either in a yoga pose, sitting on a bench, or perhaps leaning up against a tree or stone. Concentrate first on your breathing, making it slow and regular. Then switch your focus to the world around you: the rustle of the trees, the feel of the wind on your skin, and all the different colours around you.
Pick up a piece of fruit. Examine it carefully, noting its colour, shape, the texture of its surfaces, the smell of it, and how it feels against your fingers. Then put it in your mouth and hold it there for ten seconds before biting down. Eat it slowly, savouring every bite.
Don't rush for the next piece just yet! Think about what aftertaste the fruit leaves on your tongue and appreciate the nourishment that it's bringing to your body. When all those sensations have faded, it's time to try the next piece, or perhaps a different fruit altogether.


The Great Outside
Residents of Leeds are lucky to have the beauty of Ilkley Moor so close. Walking even a short way up it will offer magnificent views. What better place to visit on Yorkshire Day than the place which is the setting of Yorkshire's own anthem?
If wide-open spaces are not your thing, then How Stean Gorge near Harrogate might be a pleasing alternative. It has natural caves to explores as well as various nature trails along the edge of the river where you could glimpse otter and deer.


Peaceful Parks
If you can't find the time or energy to go out into the countryside itself, there are many parks around Leeds where you can go to reconnect with nature.
Golden Acre Park between Adel and Bramhope is set in 137 acres and offers visitors a mixture of parkland, streams, and lakeside walks.
Roundhay Park covers up to 700 acres with two lakes, woodland, and even a folly. With so many different routes to take, you'll be sure to find somewhere peaceful for your mindfulness exercise.
If you prefer the beauty of tamed nature then the Canal Gardens in Roundhay could be the ideal location. This walled garden was formally a vegetable plot belonging to the Mansion in Roundhay Park, but it is now the perfect place to relax to the gentle sound of fountains.


Wondrous Waterfalls
The sound of water has long been an aid to meditation. There are many amazing waterfalls within Yorkshire where the sound of rushing water seems to fill the world.
You could visit the spectacular Hardraw Force in North Yorkshire. The water plunges down 100 feet, making this the highest single-drop waterfall in England.
If the noise and power of Hardraw are too much, then the triple flight of Aysgarth Falls might prove more soothing. Lasting a mile along the River Ure, the falls are bordered by woodland, allowing visitors to be surrounded by nature.
For those who want something a bit more peaceful, Janet's Foss might be the perfect place. Located near Malham, North Yorkshire, the waterfall was named after a fairy queen that rumour had it lived behind the waterfall. It certainly is a magical, peaceful place.

And don't forget us!
Of course, Roman Beauty is based right here in Leeds, Yorkshire to cater for all your mindfulness and well-being needs. That could be a bit of pampering with a manicure or massage to get rid of all the tension that builds up during a working week, or it might be a holistic treatment which can help slow down the over-active mind, re-energise the body, and renew overall energy and vitality.
All our services are designed to bring peace and aid the mind-body connection.

 

TREATMENT of the MONTH
With a focus on mindfulness, Roman Beauty's recommendation for the treatment of the month is our Revitalising Body Scrub. The citrussy ingredients will stimulate and recharge your senses while the essential oils will nourish and hydrate your skin. This treatment gently exfoliates away all your dead skin cells, increases blood flow and circulation, and improves lymph drainage. The treatment is then finished off with a massage with your choice of either 'soothing oil' or 'awakening oil'.
For more details, and to book a treatment, please visit our website:
 Body Scrubs

PRODUCT of the MONTH
If you feel like pampering your body but can't make it to the salon for a treatment, then why not purchase our Body Smooth Refreshing Polish?

This body exfoliator is packed with the scents of Australian Lemon Myrtle, Golden Jojoba Oil, and Macadamia Nut Oil. The mineral-rich sea salts will gently buff away dead skin cells, leaving you feeling rejuvenated with healthy, glowing skin.

This product along with many others are available to buy directly from our online shop
 with a small delivery fee, or can be ordered and collected in salon at no extra cost. Just call / text the number below to place your order!

For further info or If you are interested in becoming a Roman Beauty, Silver, Gold or Platinum member, please call us on 07919346107 or email us at info@romanbeauty.co.uk for further information.

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Sunday, 28 July 2019

The Power of Pedicures


The Power of Pedicures
Don't neglect your feet after all the hard work they do for you!
 

Hello To My Valued Clients!

Our feet work so hard on our behalf, carrying us anywhere and everywhere we need to go. Yet most of us don't give our feet the love and attention they deserve. Pedicures are seen as something you do every now and again - perhaps for a holiday or a wedding. But far from being a luxury, a pedicure can actually be beneficial for your health.
Here are some of the benefits that pedicures provide.


Exfoliate Away Calluses and Corns
All that walking is naturally going to result in hard skin as your feet rub against your shoes and socks. While this your body's natural reaction and a way to toughen up skin that is under constant pressure, calluses can turn into sores or ulcers. So, having your feet regularly exfoliated will help keep your skin soft, supple, and in good condition, keeping calluses, corns, and bunions at bay.
Even if you don't have calluses, just exfoliating away the dead skin around your feet will encourage the growth of new cells and leave your feet soft and looking fabulous.


Improve Circulation
Massage forms part of every pedicure, and this element of the treatment can improve circulation. If your job involves sitting in an office chair all day, then blood flow to feet, ankles, and calves can be severely reduced. This can result in pain and discomfort.
But a pedicure message will help stimulate blood flow in these neglected areas as well as easing away any tension in your muscles.


Avoiding Infections
Our feet are the limbs that are furthest away from our eyes, making regular and careful inspection of them difficult. However, when a pedicurist is attending to your feet, they can spot any infections or problems much earlier than you can.
In addition, the treatments that form part of a pedicure package are designed to prevent infections. Having your toenails professionally trimmed will help ensure you avoid fungal infections or ingrown toenails. Furthermore, the thorough cleansing that your feet get from a pedicure will wash away any harmful bacteria that might cause an infection.


Moisturise
Many of us regularly moisturise our faces, even our arms and legs -- particularly after we've been out in the sun. But invariably our feet are forgotten. A pedicure involves soaking feet in warm water, then adding oils and lotions specifically designed to lock moisture into the skin of your feet. Regular moisturising of your feet can help prevent blisters, and the cuticles on your feet should be taken care of just as much as those on your hands if you want healthy nail growth. 

Relaxation and Confidence-Boosting
The mental health benefits of massage are well-known. Having the tension removed from your feet, ankles, and legs will make you feel properly pampered. Furthermore, as well as all the health benefits described above, you'll come out with amazing-looking feet, giving you the confidence to wear those summer sandals to a wedding or business meeting, or just your holiday flip-flops to the beach.

If you would like to book in for a pedicure or a complimentary beauty or wellbeing consultation, call 07919346107 or email us at info@romanbeauty.co.uk for further information.

 

It's not just in the salon that you can take care of your feet - you can treat them at home too!
We stock freshly made products, and have a special treat for your feet with the Repairing Foot Remedy (£14) that is designed to soothe aching feet and restore cracked heels to a beautiful softness. Or there is the Ocean Fizz Foot Soak (£6) for rough skin that needs intense soothing. Combine it with the Polishing Foot Pebble (£9) and your feet can have a day off when you have a night in! All three products are available in the Walk On The Beach Collection (£22).
We stock all the items mentioned above, and anything not in stock- we can order in for you to be freshly made and arrive within 3-5 working days! We recommend you text/ call us to check ahead and place your order, on: 07919346107.


If you feel that your feet are in need of a little TLC, then book yourself in for a pedicure today!
We offer 30-minute, 45-minute, or 60-minute treatments, ranging from just £15- £40 for Pay-As-You-Go clients.
You can book yours here:
http://www.romanbeauty.co.uk/manicure_pedicure.htm
 

For further info, to book an appointment, or If you are interested in becoming a Roman Beauty, Silver, Gold or Platinum member, please call us on 07919346107 or email us atinfo@romanbeauty.co.uk for further information.

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