It’s perfectly understandable why some people find alternative treatments daunting or just plain scary. While some remain curious, few people romance the idea of a man with an “I’ve seen it all” expression poking them with needles or a being “re-born” from a Battlestar Gallactica-looking capsule. Enjoy the benefits of alternative treatments without overreaching your boundaries (or leaving your home) with today’s Groupon: a hot-candle back and neck massage, including a hot candle manicure and overlay from innovative mobile spa, The Beauty Box for R280.
If the idea of someone pouring hot wax over your body falls a little out of your comfort zone – sit tight - The Beauty Box is bringing their revitalising treatment to the comfiest of comfort zones; your house. Travelling to Centurion, Pretoria East and Midrand, the mobile marvel is more convenient than an umbrella hat – and far less odd.
While candle treatment may sound like a form of torture akin to wearing your Friday night heels, the innovative treatment is more relaxing than it is taxing. If the idea of massage oil and fragrant spa candles makes your world-weary muscles twitch in excitement, then a hot candle massage should have them relaxing on resort chairs sipping Pina Coladas. Once poured on your back, the soy candle wax - a combination of essential oils and fragrant candles - melts into a thick massage lotion which is both rejuvenating and allows the therapist to get a good grip on your melancholy muscles.
Besides having therapeutic benefits, the soy candle is also an effective treatment for tough and dehydrated skin; hence why today’s Groupon includes a hot candle manicure. Like the massage, a hot candle manicure involves the application of hot wax to your hands and nails. The revitalising wax is rubbed in and absorbed, treating rogue cuticles and desert-dry hands. To put the cherry on the sundae, the therapists will apply an overlay to your fingernails, protecting them and preventing chips and splits.
Take a crack at the holistic approach while soothing your skin to its very soul with today’s Groupon.
Fancy-faced fact: An internationally recognised beautician was fired for her help in the 1999 ‘Stop-Sign Stealing Saga’, after a television studio interviewed suspects for a documentary on sign-stealing. The women would help steal the signs and then take her pick of the loot to use in her “Stop Aging!” campaign.