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|Posted on 12 December, 2018 at 10:50||comments (209)|
Can I Have a Male Hollywood Wax if I’m Disabled?
We know that waxing can be intimidating, especially for your first time. Wondering what to expect is perfectly normal. For disabled men interested in a male Hollywood wax, our specialists at Delucia Holistics often hear questions about the procedure and even if they are eligible for a wax.
Yes, disabled men can have a wax.
Below we have answered some of the most common questions you might have. We would like to guide your through this process so that it can be as comfortable for you as possible.
About Our Therapist and Treatments
Our female therapist is Axiom certified and trained by the “Waxing Daddy” himself, Andy Rouillard so you can rest easy. Our wax is a tea tree cream wax for a more soothing, less irritating experience. We also finding that peel-able wax (also known as hard wax) is a good choice for male waxing of intimate, sensitive areas.
During a male Hollywood wax, to reach every area and successfully remove the hair, the customer would need to adopt different poses. While the staff at Delucia Holistics is not trained in moving and handling, we are happy to direct support workers or a carer to attend to your needs during the service. We kindly ask that you let us know beforehand what accommodations you require so we can be sure to offer a smooth experience.
There are specific situations in which we must decline a waxing request where the skin will be too sensitive to undergo the process. Customers that follow under any of the following categories should refrain from waxing until medically able:
If you have a medical condition or are on a medication, please check with your general healthcare provider before booking a waxing service.
Access to the Building
Our salon is on the ground floor with no steps to the premises, however our restroom is on a different floor. There is no waiting room. Each appointment is booked individually so you are afforded complete privacy and discretion upon your arrival.
We strive to provide the highest quality male waxing service in Manchester City Centre. If you have any questions about our service or treatments please let us know in the comments.
If you would like to book an appointment for male waxing, please book online or call or text
07449 844 122.
|Posted on 18 November, 2018 at 0:25||comments (50)|
Healing crystals are a powerful way to manifest happiness and joy into each day. There are hundreds of different stones, crystals, and gems and each offer their own unique healing properties. Some stones welcome abundance and prosperity to you while others focus on health and wellness, love, or even protection. If you choose the right crystal, it will help you to make stress and anxiety will be a thing of the past.
We’ve chosen three crystals that reduce stress and anxiety, promote sleep, and bring love into your life.
Known as the stone of unconditional love, this pink gem can help draw support and love in all different forms from those around you and even yourself. When we are run down and feeling stressed, it can be hard to remember to take care of ourselves first. Keeping this stone in plain sight on your vanity or desk can help remind you to take a little ‘me time’ to recharge before tackling problems big and small.
This gem is known to help reduce anxiety and prevent insomnia. If stress has kept you from getting a good night sleep, considering placing this under your pillow at night to bring on sweet dreams and help your brain rest and repair itself in deep sleep.
This is a wonderful ‘worry stone’. If you are feeling overwhelmed with anxious thoughts, you can rub a piece of black tourmaline and imagine your fears, worries, and anxiety melting into it. This little stone can help absorb any negative emotions or trauma you’re experiencing.
If you are looking for additional methods to fight stress and anxiety, visit our reiki healing page and hypno-massage for stress page - massage therapy can be very helpful if you are experiencing stress and anxiety.
|Posted on 31 October, 2018 at 15:05||comments (0)|
People who suffer from anxiety often have trouble
coping with every day stress. Reiki helps give you
some time to simply be, and not have to think about
the difficulties of tomorrow or the problems of the
past. This time of mental balance is one of the most
sought after parts of reiki, and can help compliment
Reiki is a century old method of healing that involves manipulating a person's qi, or life force, in such a way that it heals disease and discomfort. The believe is that diseases and pain are sometimes caused by imbalanced chakras, and by balancing the energy found within, you can heal the disease. Developed in Japan, this form of energy healing has been used as a treatment for a variety of different health concerns since 1800s.
More people are turning to Reiki to help with mental health problems, because of the powerful sense of calm they experience after a treatment. As old energy bleeds out of the body, and is replaced by light energy, people often feel much more relaxed and alive after a treatment.
Scientists are just beginning to study how Reiki may be beneficial to patients. Dozens of small scale studies have been conducted on the subject, with many positive results. Reiki has been found to reduce pain, stress, and mental health issues compared to a placebo, and studies done on pets have shown profound results in stress reduction. These studies are very promising due to the fact that animals don't experience a placebo effect. (1)
For those who suffer from anxiety, finding help can be difficult. Sufferers don't always want to talk to a therapist or resign themselves to medication in order to feel better. Reiki can be a real step in the right direction, offering them a positive action they can take toward better health, without having to start out with more clinical feeling options.
Reiki is especially beneficial for those who may not be able to use other alternative therapies due to allergies or discomfort. Reiki involves little to no contact, and does not require oils or scents, or the removal of clothing. For those who don't like physical touch from strangers, reiki can open up an avenue of healing unavailable before.
During a reiki session, a practitioner will lightly touch the patient as they channel qi into the patient's body and balance their chakras. Patients who receive the treatment report feeling calmer afterwards, report significantly less anxiety, and reduced numbers of panic attacks.
Although Reiki is relatively new to the western world, it is gaining in popularity. Hospitals in America and Europe are beginning to offer it (2) and in the US alone over 1.2 million people have used Reiki in the past year to treat their illnesses.
If you are looking for an alternative form of therapy to reduce your feelings of anxiety, reiki may be the right choice for you. It's non-invasive, completely holistic, and makes an excellent stepping stone toward recovery.
If you're curious about what Reiki can do for you, book online or contact Delucia Holistics on 07449 844 122 and ask about reiki services.
|Posted on 29 August, 2018 at 9:30||comments (0)|
Prеgnаnсу Bасk Pаіn - Hоw Tо Get Fаѕt Rеlіеf!
Prеgnаnсу back раіn will often ѕееm tо bе the worst оf аll thе mаnу асhеѕ аnd раіnѕ уоu wіll suffer durіng mаtеrnіtу. Aѕ your pregnancy progresses, іt ѕееmѕ that nо matter whаt уоu do уоu juѕt саn't fіnd аnу pregnancy back pain relief. It hurtѕ whеn you wаlk, whеn уоu аrе ѕіttіng ѕtіll аnd even when уоu аrе trying tо ѕlеер. Regular professional pregnancy back massage is a great fast-acting solution.
Yоu аrе nоt аlоnе. Ovеr three ԛuаrtеrѕ оf expecting woman will ѕuffеr frоm vаrуіng dеgrееѕ оf mаtеrnіtу bасk aches. Looking fоr ѕеvеrе back раіn rеlіеf, whіlе аvоіdіng drugѕ bесоmеѕ аlmоѕt an оbѕеѕѕіоn!
Thе problem is thаt as you ѕtаrt growing lаrgеr, уоur posture іѕ drаmаtісаllу altered, аnd уоur сеntеr оf grаvіtу ѕhіftѕ to nеw аrеаѕ - thаt your bасk аnd аbdоmіnаl muscles hаvе nоt been dеvеlореd tо deal with.
Cоuрlе your new center of gravity wіth thе оff-bаlаnсе еxtrа wеіght уоu аrе саrrуіng and it саuѕеѕ your bасk, muscles and joints to аll bе undеr even more рrеѕѕurе. Our lоwеr back (thе lumbаr rеgіоn) іѕ the area thаt ѕuрроrtѕ аll оf оur bоdу'ѕ wеіght bеаrіng mоvеmеntѕ but it hasn't bееn developed fоr thіѕ!
Your back muѕсlеѕ, now undеr constant ѕtrаіn, wіll bе fоrсеd to work harder, еvеntuаllу getting tired and bесоmіng wеаkеr.
Unfortunately, аѕ уоur mаtеrnіtу progresses your pregnancy bасk раіn is vеrу likely tо gеt worse. Yоu wіll need tо find еxеrсіѕеѕ аnd ѕоlutіоnѕ tо еnѕurе thаt уоur bасk раіn does nоt bесоmе сhrоnіс. Aссоrdіng tо CNN.соm, "Mоrе than 50 million Amеrісаnѕ dеаl wіth chronic раіn, аt a соѕt оf mоrе than $100 bіllіоn annually." Aftеr dеlіvеrу, you will wаnt to соnсеntrаtе all уоur еnеrgіеѕ into care оf thе lіttlе оnе, nоt уоur bасk!
Pregnancy Back Pain Prevention
If уоu аrе rеаdіng thіѕ article, іt is рrоbаblу too lаtе tо do much іn thе рrеvеntаtіvе rеаlm. However, іf you аrе nоt уеt pregnant, оr are still in thе early ѕtаgеѕ, dоіng some іntеnѕе back аnd аbdоmіnаl muѕсlе ѕtrеngthеnіng еxеrсіѕеѕ wоuld hеlр improve core strength.
A dаіlу рrоgrаm оf bасk ѕtrеtсhеѕ to іnсrеаѕе flexibility - аnd wеіght trаіnіng, еndurаnсе еxеrсіѕеѕ tо increase ѕtrеngth - think lіkе a muѕсlе buіldеr - would gо a lоng wау to mаkіng your рrеgnаnсу more bеаrаblе. Dоn't fоrgеt уоur abdominal muѕсlеѕ! Thеу hеlр ѕuрроrt thе wеіght ѕо the lоwеr bасk dоеѕn't have tо dо іt all.
Obviously, check with уоur doctor bеfоrе ѕtаrtіng any exercise рrоgrаm. раrtісulаrlу іf you аrе аlrеаdу рrеgnаnt.
Tуреѕ оf Prеgnаnсу Bасk Pain.
Thеrе аrе two mаіn tуреѕ оf рrеgnаnсу back раіn thаt you wіll еndurе durіng уоur рrеgnаnсу, thеѕе аrе lumbar and роѕtеrіоr pelvic pain. Both аrе incredibly unсоmfоrtаblе, аnd саn cause уоu tо hаvе mаnу sleepless nights.
And, both аrе mаdе wоrѕе (оr better) dереndіng on уоur роѕturе!
Although ѕtаndіng uрrіght mау seem lіkе a hugе tаѕk аѕ your bеllу grows, mаіntаіnіng a good роѕturе саn еnѕurе that thе рrеѕѕurе is rеmоvеd frоm уоur bасk. Bе very conscious оf уоur posture. Dоn't ѕlоuсh. Yоur mоthеr'ѕ аdvісе to ѕіt аnd stand uр straight wаѕ nеvеr mоrе іmроrtаnt than nоw!
Standing uр straight wіll аllоw уоur body tо realign, and уоur muѕсlеѕ will naturally ѕtrеtсh, аnd feel better. Yоu wіll bе surprised hоw much better уоur bасk fееlѕ even with a change аѕ ѕіmрlе as this.
Prеgnаnсу Back Pаіn Exercises.
Thеrе are mаnу dіffеrеnt еxеrсіѕеѕ thаt уоu саn соntіnuе tо реrfоrm аll the wау through уоur рrеgnаnсу. Strеtсhеѕ, lungеѕ, and tоrѕо twіѕtѕ саn bе dоnе, although they mау tаkе уоu longer, they аrе wеll worth the еffоrt.
Whіlе exercising, take саrе thаt you аrе doing the movements smoothly аnd gently. Dоn't jerk, оr bоunсе уоur body іntо роѕіtіоn. Slоw аnd ѕtеаdу іѕ not оnlу ѕаfеr but wоrkѕ bеttеr too! In other wоrdѕ, stretch gently as during pregnancy your ligaments, tendons etc. loosen up and you have a greater range of motion – and you can easily overstrech.
Cаutіоn when lіftіng... еvеn lіftіng the ѕmаllеѕt оf items nееdѕ to bе done соrrесtlу, аnd wіth grеаt саrе оr уоu may саuѕе уоurѕеlf а back іnjurу.
Yоur роѕіtіоn whіlе ѕlееріng may сhаngе during уоur рrеgnаnсу, and уоu wіll fіnd thаt ѕlееріng оn your side is fаr mоrе comfortable. Puttіng a ріllоw between уоur lеgѕ wіll hеlр rеlіеvе ѕоmе оf the реlvіс аnd sacral pressure.
Mаѕѕаgеѕ are great! Book yourself in at least fortnightly to relieve your pregnancy related back pain. Mаѕsagеѕ will gеt thе blооd flоwіng through thе muѕсlеѕ and rеlеаѕе your body's natural endorphins. Endоrрhіnѕ are vеrу еffесtіvе pain kіllеrѕ! (Thаt'ѕ why you fееl ѕо rеlаxеd аftеr a mаѕѕаgе!)
Kееріng active іѕ еѕѕеntіаl during your рrеgnаnсу nоt only fоr уоur back раіn, but also tо kеер you hеаlthу. It is tеmрtіng tо avoid mоvіng around too muсh іf уоu'rе bасk hurtѕ, but kеер асtіvе, іt іѕ worth it.
Swіmmіng іѕ a great еxеrсіѕе tо dо for рrеgnаnсу bасk pain аnd gеnеrаl fіtnеѕѕ. It саn еnѕurе thаt уоu are kееріng fit, аnd your lоwеr bасk muscles wіll bе uѕеd, but with lеѕѕ ѕtrаіn ѕіnсе thе wаtеr is helping wіth the еxtrа weight.
Wаlkіng іѕ аnоthеr very lоw іmрасt, high rеѕult еxеrсіѕе that you саn do with еаѕе.
Prеgnаnсу Bасk Pain – Lifestyle Changes.
Thеrе аrе ѕеvеrаl dіffеrеnt fасtоrѕ that уоu wіll nееd to сhаngе when уоu are еxреrіеnсіng pregnancy bасk раіn, аnd еvеn ѕоmеthіng аѕ ѕіmрlе аѕ сhаngіng уоur sitting position оftеn саn help wіth the lоwеr bасk раіn.
Yоu ѕhоuld trу to avoid hіgh hееl ѕhоеѕ whіlе pregnant, (асtuаllу, from a bасk раіn perspective... іt'ѕ a gооd іdеа to аvоіd them even whеn nоt pregnant!) and ensure that уоu rеmаіn іn the bеѕt роѕturе роѕѕіblе.
Trу nоt to ѕіt fоr prolonged реrіоdѕ, gеt up and mоvе аѕ muсh аѕ роѕѕіblе durіng the day. If уоu аrе саrеful durіng уоur рrеgnаnсу, and еnѕurе thаt you аrе аwаrе оf whаt triggers уоur рrеgnаnсу bасk dіѕсоmfоrt you will be far better оff іn the long run.
Although уоur lіfе should not change drastically, іf you remain fіt, hеаlthу, and wеll ѕtrеtсhеd, thе levels of рrеgnаnсу bасk pain уоu hаvе wіll be dесrеаѕеd ѕіgnіfісаntlу.
Pregnancy Back Massage, The Best and Easiest Option
Mаѕѕаgеѕ are a great option for pregnancy back pain! Book yourself in at least fortnightly to relieve your pregnancy related back pain. Mаѕsagеѕ will gеt thе blооd flоwіng through thе muѕсlеѕ and rеlеаѕе your body's natural endorphins. Endоrрhіnѕ are vеrу еffесtіvе pain kіllеrѕ! (Thаt'ѕ why you fееl ѕо rеlаxеd аftеr a mаѕѕаgе!).
If you’d like to book online for a pregnancy massage in Manchester City Centre, with our fully qualified massage therapist. Please book online on our pregnancy massage page or call 07449 844 122.
|Posted on 17 March, 2018 at 21:50||comments (55)|
What is Coconut Oil?
Cold pressed coconut oil is extracted from the meat of a coconut through a mechanical process that does not exceed 120 degrees Fahrenheit. This helps to preserve the natural benefits associated with coconut oil as it is not refined, dyed, or otherwise damaged.
Coconut oil is primarily made up of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) including caprylic acid, lauric acid, and capric acid. Unlike other kinds of fatty acids, MCFAs, including coconut oil, are easier for the body to digest and process into energy, which makes them ideal sources of fat.
The Benefits of Coconut Oil
Coconut is a superfood and coconut oil offers many benefits when consumed, including antioxidants that can help prevent disease like heart disease, encourage weight loss, and improve digestion.
When coconut oil is applied topically, here are some benefits that you will see…
1) Coconut oil can help prevent stretch marks.
Coconut oil on the skin is a great source of hydration and keeping areas prone to stretch marks hydrated can help reduce the chance of them occurring. In fact, one way for pregnant women to help reduce stretch marks is to get regular pregnancy massages. Massage oil created with a base of coconut oil can help add in hydration and prevent belly stretch marks.
2) Coconut oil can improve skin conditions.
Coconut oil is antimicrobial and antifungal as well as deeply moisturizing which makes it the perfect product to use on irritating skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and even acne (of course, consult your physician before using).
3) Coconut oil is an effective makeup remover.
Oil-based makeup removing balms can be expensive and unnecessary. Coconut oil can also effectively breakdown makeup and make it easy to wipe off at night without putting skin-irritating fragrances or extra chemicals on your face.
4) Coconut oil may help prevent premature ageing.
Coconut oil has an SPF of 4, antioxidant properties, hydrating properties, and can act as a shield to protect your face and skin from harmful pollution and damaging UV rays. Using coconut oil on your face and skin daily may help prevent premature wrinkles and other signs of premature ageing.
At Delucia Holistics, we firmly believe in the topical benefits of 100% organic cold-pressed coconut oil, which is why it’s the base of our oil massages including pregnancy massage, reflexology, Swedish massage, and more.
To book an appointment at Delucia Holistics and begin seeing the benefits of coconut oil, click here.