Touch is used to heal, show someone you care or slap them over the head when they’ve made fun of your imitation of whale sounds. Experience the good kind of touch with a one hour Reflexology massage OR a chocolate paraffin treatment and French manicure at Zen Skincare for R85.
Stress from work, life and being home in time to catch the latest episode of your favourite reality show all builds up, resulting in your muscles tensing and you walking around looking like Quasimodo. Ways to release tension include standing on your head while reciting Byron, playing badminton with your cat and going for a Reflexology session. The latter is surely the sanest and the professional therapists at Zen Skincare surely agree. Spoil your muscles with today’s Groupon option of a Reflexology massage. Situated in Fourways, this upmarket body haven uses the ancient massage method of reflexology to restore and revive tired bodies and minds.
In ancient history, pressure therapies were recognised as preventive and therapeutic. Reflexology has been practiced by a variety of cultures and it is generally believed that its roots date as far back as 5000 years ago in China. The tired and rundown men who built that gigantic Great Wall must have used reflexology to heal and revitalise their aching limbs or they may have just played badminton with a cat. At Zen Skincare, they will use a very specific finger, thumb and hand pressure techniques which also has therapeutic effects in other parts of the body.
At Zen Skincare the therapists will identify imbalances in your health and these are understood as signs of emotional as well as physical wellness, or lack thereof. These include colours on the feet and nails, texture, tone, moisture, shape of the feet, and markings. With the use of specific pressure techniques therapists are able to pick up congestion and imbalances through tightness, sensitivity and granular areas. Like a picture book or an intricate and detailed PowerPoint presentation on how shrubbery will soon take over the world, your feet and hands tell a story about your total wellness.
The other option with today’s Groupon is a chocolate paraffin treatment and French manicure. This procedure involves your hands being dipped in melted paraffin wax mixed with luxurious chocolate. No scolding or burning will occur as this wax is cooled down to the optimum moisturising temperature. This treatment will leave your hands silky smooth, moisturised and ready to be pampered and preened with a French manicure. You will find reasons to flash your glamorous French manicured nails around, waving at strangers and walking around in a similar fashion to kangaroo.
Beauty fact: In small Indian villages, to relieve stress women go for a swim in the river with hollowed out watermelons on their heads. They feel the river is soothing and insist that the watermelon juice that seeps down is good for their skin.