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Is laser hair removal for me?

Are you tired of shaving or waxing? What if you could get rid of the unwanted hair once and for all? Laser hair removal is an option worth considering. It is a fast and effective way of removing unwanted hair with up to 90 percent reduction. Here are the tips you need before you embark on this hair removal journey.

How it works

The laser hair removal procedure uses a cosmetic infrared laser device to generate heat as it passes through your skin. The heat is used to damage the hair follicle, which contains the hair pigment (melanin). A damaged hair follicle translates to inhibited growth of hair. For best results, the technician must ensure that the procedure is in line with your skin and hair type.

Benefits

• It provides value for your money compared to waxing or shaving.
• If done properly with the correct laser it is safe for all skin types.
• It achieves up to 90 percent hair removal in people with light skin and dark hair.
• Reduces in-growing hairs.
• Only minor pain or sensitivity during the healing process.

Preparation

Refrain from other hair removal procedures

If you are planning to start this laser hair removal treatment, you might want to refrain from waxing and electrolysis. These methods are used for temporary hair removal. As a result, you cannot undergo the procedure if there is no hair follicle to destroy. Also, you should not have long hairs since they may not create a conducive environment for the removal procedure. For best results, shave one or two days before the hair removal procedure.

Avoid the sun

Limit your activities in the sun for about six weeks before and after the treatment procedure. This is because exposure to the sun reduces the effectiveness of the hair removal procedure. Tanning is also discouraged because it may cause complications on your skin during and after the procedure.

What to expect

First off, the technician will conduct a patch test to determine the laser that will best suit your skin and hair type. For example, longer wavelengths are best for darker skin types because they go deeper as they bypass melanin without causing damage on the skin. Unlike other hair removal methods like waxing, this method causes only minor pain. Many people say that it feels like a rubber band snapping on your skin.

You will not just see the results magically. It will take some time. For good results, you will need five to six sessions. Depending on the body part that is getting treatment, you will need 20 minutes to one hour. You may need a full body hair removal procedure. However, it cannot be done all at once. You will need to go one at a time because there is only a limited amount of light and heat your body can withstand.

The cost of the hair removal procedure varies widely depending on the area that needs hair removal, the specialist you are dealing with, and the number of sessions needed.

Recovery

After treatment, your skin will obviously be sensitive. Take lukewarm showers to protect your skin. You should also avoid perfumes and lotions with active ingredients because they may react with your skin. Consider using anti-inflammatory creams or lotion to aid full recovery.

Conclusion

In a nutshell, shaving and waxing can be a daunting experience. With laser hair removal, you do not have to worry about that anymore. The commonly used method helps you achieve up to 90 percent hair removal. Consider using this pain-free procedure for permanent hair removal. What are you waiting for? Make use of these tips to achieve a hair free body.

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Seasonal Specials

Seasonal Specials!😊

Get ready for the Holidays with our seasonal specials. You can look and feel your best going into the new year if you start now! Great deals on packages to tone and tighten and smooth your skin. Our treatments will leave you feeling ready to face the busy season ahead.

KPS Organic Facial – $129
IPL or Genesis Treatment Buy 5 Get 1 Free – $750
Small Area Laser Hair Removal
6 Treatment Package:
Lip, Chin, Neck, Underarm, Bikini Line – $329
Full Legs – $999
$300 Off Ultrashape Treatment PKG
$10 Off Haircut With Full Color Purchase*
Free Parafin Dip With Full Manicure Service*
*Excludes Master Stylists

Massage

The Differences Between Our Selection of Massage Types

A massage not only feels good, but it can also provide the body any number of valuable benefits, including stress-relief, release of knotted muscles, preparation for and recovery from athletic activity and a smooth pregnancy, among others. They key to benefitting most from the massages you receive is identifying exactly which type of bodywork provides you the therapy you most need at the time. Below, we’ve listed six of the most common types of massage we offer at Vasaio Life Spa and the primary differences between them.

Swedish

When most people think of massage, it’s the Swedish technique they’re thinking about, whether they realize it or not. Swedish bodywork is a relaxing, stress-relieving form of bodywork that releases tense or cramped muscles. Unlike the Eastern bodywork methods formed around the energy centers of the body, Swedish bodywork is rooted firmly in Western comprehension of basic human anatomy and physiology. The Swedish method is the perfect form to receive as one’s introduction to bodywork therapy, and it lends well to couples sessions as well.

The Swedish method is comprised of a combination of three essential bodywork techniques, applied with oil or lotion:

  • Effleurage – long, smooth strokes performed usually at the beginning and end of a session
  • Petrissage – the kneading and rolling of muscles, not unlike kneading dough, as well as lifting motions
  • Friction – deep, firm pressure applied usually in a circular or wringing motion to particular spots on the body using the fingertips, knuckles or thumb.

Older forms of the Swedish method also incorporated a fourth technique, called tapotement. These were rapid, percussive movements, including pounding on the muscles. Tapotement has fallen into relative disuse over time given that it isn’t a particularly relaxing sensation to experience during an otherwise relaxing session. Swedish bodywork may also include vibration techniques like the gentle rocking or shaking of various limbs or body parts.

Swedish bodywork sessions often begin with long, sweeping movements across the whole body, slowly refining themselves as the session proceeds to specific problem areas.

Sports

Sports bodywork is very focused work that combines whatever techniques are necessary in order to achieve the desired goal, usually to prepare an athlete for peak performance or to help an athlete to recover post-performance. This includes helping to both prevent and treat injuries in a non-invasive and non-debilitating manner. Sports masseuses combine Swedish, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Shiatsu and any other techniques they may need to get the job done.

Deep Tissue

A more intense bodywork method for more severe situations, deep tissue work digs in deeply to release knotted muscles. In deep tissue work, a masseuse uses his or her knuckles to literally strip muscles smooth and straight as close to the bone as he or she can get. As a result, while other forms of bodywork may leave you feeling relaxed, a deep tissue session may well leave you feeling a bit sore.

Reflexology

In reflexology, masseuses focus their attention exclusively on the hands and feet. Based on the belief that the hands and feet serve as a sort of microcosmic map of the whole human body, reflexologists apply very focused finger, thumb and hand techniques to the hands and feet with the goal of affecting these other body parts, regions or systems. Reflexology techniques are mostly gentle and painless and are applied without the use of any oil or lotion.

Pre-Natal (pregnancy)

If you’re pregnant and seeking bodywork, then pre-natal work is what you’re looking for. Pre-natal bodywork is gentle yet effective spa work that protects the health and safety of both you and your baby, while providing you both a more nurturing and supportive shared physical environment.

Hot Stone

In a hot stone bodywork session, the masseuse weighs down parts of the body with flat stones warmed over a fire as well as massages the body with them. This type of bodywork is slightly more invigorating than standard massage. Being that it draws attention and focus to the body, preventing the mind from trancing out or wandering too far astray, many people find it useful as a centering tool. It’s also helpful for releasing extremely tight muscles.

By knowing the type of experience you wish to have and the results you wish to achieve, you can use the differences outlined here to choose the best type of bodywork for your goals and needs.

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Summer Specials

Summer 2017 Specials

 

Summer Specials  🌻🌞

 

Summer specials are here and it’s time to let yourself glow. We’ve got special deals that will beat the heat and bring out your inner beauty. Get your beach body ready with our ultrashape special or hit those trouble spots with a laser hair removal session so you won’t have to think about it for the rest of the summer. If you really want to stand out get yourself a color and we’ll take half off the cost of your haircut or treat yourself to a one hour pedicure and we will give you a $10 discount. Perfect for those days when the heat never seems to let up.

 

KPS organic facial $129 IPL or Genesis treatment $129

6 laser hair removal treatments Full legs $999

6 laser hair removal treatments $329 (small area – lip chin, neck, underarm, or bikini line)

$300 off ultrashape 3 treatment package

 

The following exclude master stylists

Half off cut with full color purchase

Free shellac upgrade with 1hr manicure

$10 off 1hr pedicure

 

 

If your looking for a more complete spa day make sure you head over to our packages menu and check out our great deals over there. We can accommodate any plan you have for your perfect day off.

Summer Specials

Spring Specials

 

Spring Specials  🌿🌿

KPS Organic Facial $159

6 Laser Hair Removal Treatments $329

(small area-lip chin, neck, underarm, bikiniline)

IPL or Genesis Treatment $129

10% OFF Ultrashape

The Following Exclude Master Stylists:

Half OFF Cut with Full Color Purchase

FREE Shellac Upgrade with 1HR Manicure

$10 OFF 1HR Pedicure

We’ve been waiting for spring so we can offer you our amazing skin, hair and nail treatments at a discounted price. These will lift your spirits freshen the way you look and feel. Wether your planning a spa day for couples or a new look for your professional life, we’ve got what you need.

Winter Specials

 

6 laser hair removal treatments$329

(small area-lip chin, neck, underarm, bikiniline)

1hr Microderm Facial $110

Buy 5 IPL or Genesis treatmentsRecieve the 6th free

10% off ultrashape
**The following exclude master stylists

1/2 off cut with full color purchase

FREE Shellac upgrade w/ 1hr Manicure

$10 off 1hr Pedicure

Fall Specials

Fall Specials

SPA
Laser hair removal – Buy one small area, get another free (6 treatments) $599
(e.g. Lip & Chin, Underarm, Neck, or Bikini Line)
Genesis or IPL $129 per treatment
1 HR microderm facial $99
SALON
Complimentary paraffin wax treatment with a manicure or pedicure service
– excludes master stylists
Complimentary conditioning treatment with any hair service
– excludes master stylists
New clients only $10 off color service
– excludes master stylists
Summer Specials

Summer Specials

S U M M E R  S P E C I A L S

S P A
UltraShape:
$150 off a 3 treatment series
6 Laser hair removal treatments for legs $999
6 small area laser hair treatments $329
(Lip & Chin, Underarm, Neck, or Bikini Line)
Genesis or IPL $150
1hr microderm facial $110
S A L O N
1/2 off manicure with a spa pedicure purchase
– excludes master stylists
1/2 off cut with full highlight service
– excludes master stylists
Free brow wax with cut
– excludes master stylists