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What is Aromatherapy? What are Essential Oils ?

Aroma therapy is the study of pure essential oils as a therapeutic aid to achieving and maintaining health and beauty and is designed to enhance the holistic healing of a person.
Essential oils are non-fatty secretions produced by oil glands found in aromatic plants. These can be found in the flowers, leaves bark or roots. Essential oils are a major component of the plant’s immune system and play an active role in the reproduction cycle of plants as well as being theplant’s stress management tools.
Essential oils effect all body systems e.g. the circulatory, the endocrine, respiratory, digestive, urinary, muscular and skeletal, reproductive, immune and nervous.

Essential oils are pure, concentrated plant extracts obtained specifically for their fragrance and therapeutic value. The chemical composition of these oils is exceedingly complex - often tens or hundreds of constituent parts. It is now thought that all of these parts play a vital role in the effectiveness of essential oils and thus the chemical synthesis of these oils has proved remarkably tricky.
Examples of common essential oils include lavender oil, rose oil and peppermint oil.

History of Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy, while relatively new to the Western World, goes back a long way. Although the term essential oil is a recent one, civilisations have been using incense, perfumes and cosmetics for thousands of years. Herbs and spices have been used in cooking for a long time, but their use has often been linked to both religious and medicinal purposes. Indian literature, dating from around 2000BC mentions the use of cinnamon, ginger, myrrh, coriander and sandalwood. The Chinese have a long tradition of alternative medicine. Aromatherapy is just one of a number of treatments which include acupuncture, reflexology and herbal remedies. The Egyptians were renowned for their herbal potions and ointments. Temples were filled with incense. Corpses were embalmed in oils of cedar and myrrh. Egyptian women wore perfume. Greece and Rome were introduced to the riches of the far-away places. Camphor from China, Cinnamon from India, Gums from Arabia.
Much of the knowledge gained by earlier civilisations was lost to Europe during the Dark Ages. The Arabs excelled in the manufacture of perfumes during the thirteenth century. During the Middle Ages, infectious diseases such as the plague were fought off with aromatic plants strewn across floors. Lavender water was available in the sixteenth century at the local apothecary. It was a time of alchemists embarking on mystical quests to turn base metals into gold, and for others to distil the quintessence from aromatic materials. Not until the end of the seventeenth century was the distinction between perfumes and aromatics made clear, with alchemy giving way to chemistry as more and more became understood about the nature of matter. The scientific revolution of the early nineteenth century saw the birth of the modern drug industry. During the twentieth century, essential oils were moved away from therapeutic use into perfumes, cosmetics and foodstuffs.

Modern Day Aromatherapy

In 1928, René-Maurice Gattefossé used the term aromatherapy. Although a French chemist working in the family's perfumier business, he became aware of the power of lavender in treating his own severe burns. He also found that synthetic oils were not as effective as the pure essential oils found in nature. Even trying to isolate the active ingredients did not prove very successful. The work was continued by another French doctor, Dr. Jean Valet, who treated specific medical and psychiatric disorders with essential oils. The results were published in 1964.
Analgesic, antibiotic, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, antiviral, calmant, carminative, depurative, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, hepatic, laxative, hypertensive and hypotensive, sedative, stimulant, toning and many more.

Effects on the mind

Essential oils restore balance to the emotions and mind
• Soothe nervous tension and settle a worried mind.
• Calm anxiety and apprehension.
• Improves concentration and memory.
• Boosts morale and pacifies anger and frustration.
• Uplifts depression and negativity.
• Enhance love and relationship.
• Strengthens the spirit to help indecision.
oils are, through massage or hydrotherapy, absorbed by the body. They penetrate the skin and the lining of the lungs to be carried around the body in the blood.

Massage

Massage, together with aroma therapy provide the following benefits:

• Induces deep relaxation, relieving both physical and mental fatigue.
• Improves circulation to the muscles, thereby reducing inflammation and pain.
• Releases neck and shoulder tension and backache.
• Relieves neuralgic, arthritic and rheumatic conditions. • Helps sprains, fractures, breaks and dislocations heal more readily.
• Promotes correct posture and helps improve mobility.
• Improves the function of every internal organ.
• Improves digestion, assimilation and elimination and reduces constipation.
• Increases the ability of the kidneys to function efficiently.
• Flushes the lymphatic system by the mechanical elimination of harmful substances including toxins from bacteria and waste matter.
• Reduces high blood pressure.
• Helps disperse headaches or migraines.
• As a form of passive exercise, partially compensates for lack of active exercise.
• Stimulates mind and body without negative side effects.
• Helps release suppressed feelings.
• Stimulates the immune system.
• Triggers the release of mood altering chemicals such as encephalin and endorphin which reduce pain and cause a sense of well being.
• Encourages deep breathing.

Chromotherapy is the use of light and color to gently bring about homeostasis. Color and light is applied to specific areas and accupoints on the body.

History of Colored Light Healing

Colored light has been used for healing since the beginning of recorded time. Ancient Egyptians built solarium-type rooms with colored panes of glass. The sun would shine through the glass and flood the patient with color. Some people use colored silk cloths which are placed on the body and then flooded with sunlight. Early colored light healers in the modern world used colored gels and sheets of glass to apply light to the body. Others used color infused water and color meditations to send healing rays to the person.

Today, there are many practitioners who use light and colors in interesting ways. Some therapists have a box with a mechanism that flickers light into the eyes. They report success in speeding the recovery of stroke victims and those persons who experience chronic depression.
Some healers recommend the wearing of eyeglasses with colored lenses. Practitioners of Feng Shui bring color into our homes and workplaces for optimum balance of energy.
Dr. Peter Mandel, a German acupuncturist developed a system to apply colored light to acupuncture points on the body. Colorpuncture is now being taught in many countries. In the United States, colored light therapy is beginning to be recognized as a complimentary system to other treatments.
CNN recently announced that researchers at Cornell University discovered that applying blue light to the backs of the knees resets the body's internal clock, eliminating jet lag and the sleep disturbances that accompany shift work.

Why it Works

The earth, the oceans, in fact every living thing, is dependent upon light for its very existence. A recent scientific study disclosed that each cell in the body emits light. We live in a sea of energy and our bodies are composed of energy. Color works through and in us, in every nerve, cell, gland and muscle. It shines in our auras and radiates upon us from the sun. Color is an active power, exerting a tremendous influence on our consciousness, soul and spirit.
Within our body, our organs, muscles, cells and nerves all have a level of vibration. When our body becomes out of balance, disease occurs. Each color has its own frequency and vibration. Through extensive research, we know that color and light will help bring our physical and emotional systems into balance.
Asian medicine teaches us that our bodies have meridians carrying energy throughout our system, connecting with each major organ. When blockages in these meridians happen, disease follows. The Chinese use acupuncture needles to remove blockages in the meridians. Color can be used in the same way and is frequently more powerful, quicker and has no discomfort from needles.

Are we Light Starved?

The Problem: A lack of sunlight can lead to ill health with a variety of mental, emotional, and physical symptoms.
The Causes of Light Starvation: Photophilia and Malillumination

• Working and living indoors: Poorly illuminated environments with inappropriate artificial lighting could have serious health implications. For example, most artificial indoor lighting lacks ultraviolet light (UV), which at the proper intensity is essential to the production of vitamin D and the metabolism of calcium.

• Unhealthy artificial light: Most indoor lighting lacks the requisite full-range color distribution and the proper intensity to sustain health and certain functions, such as vitamin D and hormone production. Light's effect on human mind body health has, until recently, been ignored in architecture, design, and engineering. Both fluorescent and incandescent lights have lots of Red, but are lacking in Green, Blue and Violet. Furthermore, indoor lighting is generally not bright enough, amounting to only 1/20th the intensity of outdoor light in the shade on a sunny day. The amount of light that we receive from 16 hours indoors is dramatically less than the amount we receive from a single hour outdoors.

• Negative lifestyle habits: Even in sunny California and Florida, the average individual receives little sunlight in a 24-hour period. The additional interferences we have, such as tinted sunglasses and contact lenses, tinted car windshields, and tinted windows, don't allow in the health-giving properties of the entire spectrum of light.

• Seasons/low light conditions: In winter in the northern hemisphere, the onset of winter depression and seasonal affective disorder (S.A.D.) occurs in late fall and peaks in February. (These symptoms usually wane in early spring, as the days get longer.)

The Symptoms of Light Starvation:

• Symptoms of lack of exposure to sunlight: Scandinavian winters have been associated with a higher incidence of irritability, fatigue, illness, lowered immune functioning, insomnia, hypersomnia, depression, alcoholism and suicide.

• Vitamin D deficiency: Sunlight is crucial to vitamin D production.

• Calcium deficiency: Calcium levels are lowest in the low light conditions of winter. Calcium is necessary for the growth of bones and teeth. A lack of calcium is related to such conditions as osteoporosis and osteomalacia, the softening of the bones.

• Neurotransmitter and Neurohormonal deficiencies: Create a disturbance of bodily rhythms, leading to symptoms such as those seen in seasonal affective disorder (S.A.D.) or its sub clinical form, winter depression, phase shift disorders, and jet lag (with symptoms such as disturbances in sleep, appetite, or mood).

Light is a Vital Nutrient

Background: Light Therapy pioneer, Dr. John Ott, states: "Light is a nutrient much like food, and like food, the wrong kind can make us ill, and the right kind can keep us well." Humans need light of specific intensity and color range to regulate their internal biological clock. Without it, our daily, monthly and annual rhythms become disrupted.

• Our knowledge of light's effect on the human body is in its infancy, yet, researchers continue to discover the power of light in preventive and therapeutic medicine.

• Light regulates and stabilizes our physiology and emotions.

• Light through the eyes affects the brain and every cell of the body.

• Humans have a biological requirement for ultraviolet light, and it is currently unclear how much we need of the other colors of the spectrum.

• Evidence points to the fact that we could all benefit from a greater supply of natural light, particularly during the winter months.

• Sunlight shining on the skin triggers the production of melanin, a dark pigment that protects the surface of the body.

• As UV rays from the sun penetrate the skin's surface layer of melanin, the body's supply of vitamin D is replenished. Vitamin D is known as the "sunshine vitamin", and although vitamin D can be obtained from milk and fish, this form is not as biologically effective as the vitamin D produced by sunlight. Vitamin D3 is a skin hormone called solitrol, which works in conjunction with the pineal hormone, melatonin, to control the body's response to light and darkness. Solitrol works antagonistically with the melatonin to produce changes in mood and our 24 hour bodily rhythms, as well as affecting our immune system.

• Vitamin D enters the blood stream and goes to the kidneys and liver where it plays a key role in the absorption of calcium from foods, as well as the utilization of the mineral phosphorus. Nutritionally oriented physician Dr. Elson Haas states that since vitamin D is intimately related to the metabolism of calcium and phosphorus, it is important to the growth and development of bones and teeth in children. Dr. Haas adds that D3, because of its effect on calcium levels, is important in the maintenance of the nervous system, heart functioning, and blood clotting.

Color in Dreams

Colors are in your dreams as a form of healing or guidance. The negative shades and negative combinations of colors are a reflections of your fears and reservations about such healing and guidance. For example, if you find yourself in a pink room, a green field, a yellow toilet, driving a brown car, watching an orange sun the dream is trying to heal you with love (pink), harmony (green), letting go (yellow, practicality (brown), ambition (orange) and so on. Refer to the color healing chart below.

Colors worn or brought by a healing agent (a positive, helpful or supportive character) indicate what emotions you need to develop in yourself to ensure good health.

Colors worn or brought by a guide (a positive character in a position of authority) indicate what gifts (healing, intuition, etc.) you should develop and use.

Negative shades of colors worn by negative male character(s) indicate what negative attributes you ‘picked up’ from dad. For example, a black coat indicates that you copied his fear or he made you afraid.

Negative shades of colors worn by negative female character(s) indicate the negative effect your mother had on you. For example, a red and black dress indicates anger.

The position of the color is important. Colors underfoot or where you must walk show what you must overcome in yourself. For example, black and white tiles (a need to overcome extremism), day old chickens on the floor (immature fears need to be overcome).

Colors high up on the wall or in the sky indicate something to strive for or ideals.

What Causes Wrinkles?

Aging Process

As a person ages, skin cells divide more slowly, and the inner skin, or dermis, starts to thin. Fat cells beneath the dermis begin to atrophy, and the underlying network of elastin and collagen fibers, which provides scaffolding for the surface layers, loosens and unravels. Skin loses its elasticity; when pressed, it no longer springs back to its initial position but instead sags and forms furrows. The skin's ability to retain moisture diminishes; the sweat- and oil-secreting glands atrophy, depriving the skin of their protective water-lipid emulsions. As a consequence, the skin becomes dry and scaly. In addition, the ability of the skin to repair itself diminishes with age, so wounds are slower to heal. Frown lines (those between the eyebrows) and crow's feet (lines that radiate from the corners of the eyes) appear to develop because of permanent small muscle contractions. Habitual facial expressions also form characteristic lines, and gravity exacerbates the situation, contributing to the formation of jowls and drooping eyelids. (Eyebrows, surprisingly, move up as a person ages, possibly because of forehead wrinkles.)

Sun Damage (Photoaging)

The skin can also age prematurely as a result of prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation emanating from the sun (called intrinsic or photoaging). The role of the sun cannot be overestimated as the most important cause of aging skin and skin cancers. Overall, exposure to ultraviolet (referred to as UVA or UVB) radiation from sunlight accounts for about 90% of the symptoms of premature skin aging, and most of these effects occur by age 20. UVB is the primary agent in sun burning and primarily affects the outer skin layers. UVA penetrates more deeply and efficiently, however. Both UVA and UVB rays cause damage leading to wrinkles, lower immunity against infection, aging skin disorders, and cancer. Even small amounts of UV radiation damage collagen fibers (the major structural protein in the skin) and cause accumulation of abnormal elastin (the protein that causes tissue to stretch). During the process, large amounts of enzymes called metalloproteinases are produced. The normal function of these enzymes is to remodel the sun-injured tissue by synthesizing and reforming collagen. This is an imperfect process, however, and to achieve it, some of these enzymes actually degrade collagen. The result is an uneven formation (matrix) of disorganized collagen fibers called solar scars. If this process of imperfect skin rebuilding occurs over and over, wrinkles result. One study indicated that when people with light to moderate skin color are exposed to sunlight for just five to 15 minutes, metalloproteinases remain elevated for about a week. It should be noted, however, that some studies indicate that metalloproteinases may also have factors that protect against melanoma. Researchers have identified a molecule called urocanic acid that reacts to UV radiation by suppressing certain immune factors in the skin that are important for protection against skins cancers, including basal cell carcinoma and melanoma. In the process it also triggers oxygen-free radicals. These are unstable particles that, in excess, can damage cells, and in skin, contribute to photoaging.

Other Factors

Other environmental factors, including cigarette smoke and pollution, particularly ozone, may hasten chronologic aging by producing oxygen-free radicals. These are particles produced by many of the body's normal chemical processes; in excessive amounts they can damage cell membranes and interact with genetic material, possibly contributing to the development of a number of skin disorders, including wrinkles and, more importantly, cancer. Rapid weight loss can also cause wrinkles by reducing the volume of fat cells that cushion the face. This not only makes a person look gaunt, but can cause the skin to sag

Can Wrinkles Be Prevented?

Avoiding Intense Overexposure to Sunlight

Staying out of the Sun. The best way to prevent skin damage in any case is to avoid episodes of excessive sun exposure, particularly during the hours of 10 AM to 4 PM when sunlight pours down 80% of its daily UV dose. Reflective surfaces, such as water, sand, concrete, and white-painted areas should be avoided. Clouds and haze are not protective, and in some cases may intensify UVB rays. Ultraviolet intensity depends on the angle of the sun, not heat or brightness. For example, UV intensity in April (two months before summer starts) is equal to that in August (two months after summer begins). The US Weather service provides a UV index, which ranges from 1 to 10+; the higher the index number the greater the exposure to UV rays. This index is valid for about a 30-mile radius around the city from which the broadcast originates. Currently, the computation of the UV Index does not include the effects of variable surface reflection (eg, sand, water, or snow), atmospheric pollutants, or haze. Higher altitudes appear to reduce the time it takes to burn. (One study suggested, for example, that an average complexion burns at six minutes at 11,000 feet at noon compared to 25 minutes at sea level in a temperate climate.) Sun lamps and tanning beds provide mostly UVA rays, and some experts believe that 15 to 30 minutes at a tanning salon are as dangerous as a day spent in the sun.

Sunscreens and Sunblocks. Sunscreens are classified generally as organic or inorganic. Organic types are those commonly referred to as sunscreens (which contain chemicals) and inorganic as sunblocks (which contain zinc or titanium oxide). When used generously, they help reduce the severity of many aging skin disorders, including squamous cell cancers. Studies are conflicted, however, over whether sunscreens provide protection against other skin cancers; some have even have found a higher association with sunscreen use and melanoma and some basal cell cancers. A number of studies now indicate that people who wear sunscreens are lulled into believing that they are safe from the sun because they don't burn; therefore, they stay out longer than is safe, thereby actually increasing their risk for skin cancer. Some experts argue that people do not apply enough sunscreen. In fact, some evidence indicates most people apply about one quarter of the amount used in determining specific sun protection factors (SPF) [ see Box below ]. Others believe, however, that heavy application would only encourage people to stay in the sun longer. It should be noted that SPF ratings do not yet describe the sunscreen's level of protection against UVA, which are the deeply penetrating rays. Changes in the FDA's labeling requirements are scheduled to include both UVA and UVB protection by 2002.

The inorganic sunscreens, called sunblocks, prevent nearly all UVA and UVB rays from reaching the skin and contain zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. They lie on top of the skin and are not absorbed. Standard sunblocks are white, pasty, and unattractive, but a more recent form called microfine zinc oxide (Z-Cote) is transparent and nearly as protective as the older types. Zinc oxide, in any case, may be more beneficial than titanium oxide. The bottom line is not that people should avoid sunscreens or sunblocks but that they should always use them in combination with other sun-protective measures. Any organic chemical sunscreen should contain a wide spectrum of UVA-blocking ingredients, which include butyl methoxydibenzoyl-methane (also called avobenzone or Parsol 1789), dioxybenzone, oxybenzone, sulisobenzone, methyl anthranilate, octocrylene, and octyl methoxycinnamate or ethylhexyl p-methoxycinnamate. Assuming the same ingredients are used, inexpensive products work as well as expensive ones. Sunscreen-containing shampoos, conditioners, and hair sprays are now available. Waterproof formulas last for about 40 minutes in the water, whereas water-resistant formulas last half as long.

Daily Preventive Skin Care

People are encouraged to wash their face with a mild soap that contains moisturizers. Alkaline soaps, especially with deodorant, should be avoided. The skin should be patted dry and immediately lubricated with a water–based moisturizer to prevent further dehydration. Hundreds of creams and lotions are available for wrinkle-protection, although very few have been proven to be very effective. Gentle scrubbing with a mildly abrasive material and a soap that contains salicylic acid can help remove old skin so that new skin can grow. Organic loofahs, sea sponges, and washcloths may harbor bacteria; nonorganic textured sponges do not carry this risk. Some cleansing grains contain pulverized walnut shells and apricot seeds, which can lacerate skin on a microscopic level. Cleansing grains with microbeads don't have sharp edges and remove skin without cutting it. It is very important to rub gently. The rubbing, which should be perpendicular to the wrinkle, mechanically removes the outer layer of dead skin cells and is particularly effective against tiny wrinkles that form around the mouth and eyes. Overall, the skin appears smoother and fresher. Exfoliation using scrubs, however, can worsen certain conditions, such as acne, sensitive skin, or broken blood vessels. No matter what product people put on their skin, it is important to include sunscreen with the daily skin regimen, even if someone is going outdoors only for a short time.

Face Lift

Strengthening and toning of facial muscles, improving the elasticity of skin to improve facial features.

Neck Lift

Strengthening and toning of neck muscles, improving the elasticity of skin to reduce skin slackening and wrinkles.

Bust Lift

Strengthening and toning of Pectoral muscles, improving the elasticity of skin to firm and lift the busts.

Face Sculpturing

Toning and shaping of the facial features to reduce double chins and ‘roundness’ and to accentuate the jowls and cheekbones.

Jowl Shaping & Double Chins Reduction

Toning and shaping of jowl and neck to reduce skin looseness to redefine chin.

Cheeks Shaping

Strengthening and firming of facial muscles to reduce puffiness on the cheeks, reduce lines around mouth and to raise cheekbones

Eye Contour Treatment

Toning and lifting of muscles and skin around the eyes area to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, reduce dark eye rings, eye bags and generally reduces stress and to vitalise the skin around the eyes.

Dark Eye Rings Treatment

Exercises muscle around the eyes to promote lymphatic drainage and to reduce stress and discolouration.

Wrinkles & Lines Reduction

Exercises and firm muscles of the face and neck. Stimulate and tone skin to improve elasticity and reduction of lines and wrinkles.

Detoxicification

Exercises and tone muscles, improve blood and lymph circulation to facilitate skin nourishment and to remove toxins.

Frequently asked Questions about Facail Lifting.

Here are some of the questions that are asked by a majority of the people that are interested in non surgical face Lifting.

Q. When will I notice the results?

A. You may start to notice the difference in as little as 4-6 weeks, depending on your muscle tone. Within 10-12 weeks there should be a noticeable difference by everyone!

Q. Does it hurt?

A. No! It is very pleasant, the sponges give a soft refreshing feeling, as if you had a full one hour facial massage.

Q. How long do the treatments take?

A. 15-20 minutes a day is required to produce visible improvements to all parts of the face. There are eight exercise points on each side of the face. Each of these points require one minute of exercise. If you wish to concentrate on a particular area of concern, these points may be exercised for 3 minutes each. If speedier results are desired, you may use the facial more than once a day., but you must wait at least 4 hours between sessions.

Q. How long must I use the face lifting treatment and is it on a regular basis?

A. It is important to use the facial faithfully for at least 5 treatments a week, during a 3 month period. If there are particular areas of concern it may take several months longer depending on the amount of damage to be reversed. Once maximum results have been achieved, 2 or 3 times a week will maintain the improvements.

Q. How does it feel?

A. People find the facial treatment completely comfortable. After the treatment you will feel pampered, relaxed and refreshed.

Q. When should treatment not be used?

A. It must not be used by anyone suffering from a nervous tissue disorder, multiple sclerosis, an acute medical condition or if you have and implanted pace maker. In addition, a doctors advise must be obtained for treatment when the following conditions apply; skin diseases, cuts, recent scar tissue, visible treated veins, lack of normal skin sensation or swollen glands in the area to be treated.

Q. I heard that facial exercising can cause more wrinkles?

A. Facial exercises have been proven to be very effective, however they are often preformed incorrectly since they are generally difficult to do. We conduct the facial electronically and effortlessly does your facial "workout" for you safely and correctly.

Q. Is it safe?

A. It is completely safe. Electronic muscle stimulators have been used in salons, hospitals and clinics for over forty years. The facial is battery powered and the current is extremely low. All units are fully tested and comply with strict safety standards.

What is Electrolysis?

Electrolysis is the removal of unwanted hair through the means of a needle inserted into the follicle. There are three different methods (modalities) used to accomplish this:

Short Wave:

A high frequency radio energy, which sets up a rapid oscillation or vibration in the cells of the follicle producing heat. Using this method, the hair tissue is then cauterized.

Galvanic:

The Galvanic Method uses direct current to produce sodium hydroxide in the follicle, which then chemically acts to annihilate the hair tissue.

Blend:

The Blend Method combines both the Short Wave and Galvanic modalities and, with the oscillation of the high frequency radio energy, produces heated sodium hydroxide to destroy the hair tissue. The Blend Method combines both the Short Wave and Galvanic modalities and, with the oscillation of the high frequency radio energy, produces heated sodium hydroxide to destroy the hair tissue.

Frequently asked Questions about Electrolysis.

Q. Isn't laser hair removal faster than electrolysis?

A. Faster for the first pass: yes. Permanent: no. There is still no statistically significant evidence that laser epilation is much better than waxing, no matter what is advertised. Depending on the equipment parameters and your skin characteristics, it can even cause skin discoloring and scarring. The US FDA specifically prohibits laser epilation manufacturers and salons from making claims about permanence-- but that restriction is often ignored. Let the consumer beware.

Q. How long does electrolysis take?

A. It depends on many factors including the location on your body, how large the area is, your skin type, and the density, shape, and persistence of the hair follicles. It usually takes at least three complete clearing passes over a given area to catch all of the follicles in their active phase (at any given time, about a third of them are in the resting phase, preparing to grow a new hair). Sometimes a treated follicle will produce another hair, but it will be finer and lighter, and more susceptible to the next treatment. Curved follicles are harder to treat; they are primarily a genetic factor (producing tightly curled hair), but they can also be caused by repeatedly tweezing or waxing. After a few sessions, a good electrologist can assess these factors according to your unique characteristics and epilation goals and provide an estimate of the overall treatment time.

Q. Does electrolysis hurt?

A. There is some discomfort, but most people can tolerate it for short sessions. Topical anesthetic is available for the treatment, and a soothing anesthetic aloe gel is applied afterwards. Some people prefer to take an oral pain-killer before a long (multi-hour) session. It also helps to be well-hydrated, and to avoid caffeine and other stimulants on the day of the appointment. Some find that the time of day is important-- morning is easier for some, afternoon for others. Everyone perceives and handles pain a little differently, communicate openly with your electrologist so you can find the most comfortable combination of factors.

Q. How does electrolysis work?

A. The most effective type of electrolysis sends a blend of two currents into the papilla (the point at the base of the follicle which nourishes the hair) through a tiny probe: alternating radio frequency current, which heats up and immediately cauterizes the papilla, and a direct current, which creates a small amount of base (lye) in the follicle which finishes the process over the next few hours after the treatment.

Q. How safe is electrolysis?

A. Only a very small current is required; it works so well because it is focused in a single follicle at a time. The electrologist should employ single-use, pre-sterilized, disposable probes, and heat sterilize their tweezers between every session. Electrolysis is completely safe when performed by an experienced, conscientious electrologist.

Q. Is any special after-care required?

A. Generally, no. For those with sensitive skin: If there was a strong reaction (swelling, redness) you might find that ice helps if applied during the first hour following treatment; hydrogen peroxide and aloe gel can be applied once a day for the subsequent few days, if you like. Keep the treated area out of the sun, do not shave, do not scratch or rub, and avoid makeup, perfume, strong soap, and astringents for about a week. Essentially: avoid extra irritations, and leave it alone to heal, as you would, say, a minor sunburn.

Q. What about those home electrolysis kits?

A. The kits providing electrified tweezers cannot send sufficient current through the hair to reliably kill a follicle (hair is not a good conductor; that is why electrologists use a stainless steel probe to reach the base of the follicle). Kits which have their own probes can cause scarring and unsatisfactory epilation if the probe is not wielded by a professional who knows exactly which angle and depth to use on each follicle.

Q. Why Should I Choose Electrolysis Over Other Types of Hair Removal?

A. Although there are many reasons to choose electrolysis over other methods, such as tweezing, shaving or waxing, there is one reason which stands above all the others: PERMANENCE! By using the electrolysis method, you will see that unwanted hair will be removed safely, and permanently.

Q. Why Do I Have Excess Hair?

A. There are many causes of excessive hair growth stemming from puberty to normal system changes. (Pregnancy and menopause can also create problematic areas on women). Other reasons for this condition can be medication, stress, systemic, skin irritations and even genetic. These are just a few of the causes, and you will find that electrolysis is the most effective cure.

Q. Will My Treatments be Confidential? Hair?

A. Your electrologist knows that your treatments are a private, delicate subject for you. Therefore, you can depend on the utmost privacy throughout and after your treatments.

Q. How much does electrolysis cost?

A. It depends directly on how long it takes, which varies with your characteristics and epilation goals. Please consult with a local, state-licensed, registered electrologist. If you live in the INDIA, call Farita for a free consultation.
By following these basic care steps, you will find that your electrolysis treatments will go smoothly and effortlessly!

Anti Pollution Facial

This Facial is designed to combat the destruction caused by our polluted environment .When the skin becomes congested fewer cellular exchanges take place. Cells need oxygen to survive. The slowing down of this process will result in retention of waste products being trapped in the tissue, giving the appearance of a sallow, dull and dirty look to the skin.
The increase in oxygen will help in the fundamental balance of the skin and rejuvenation process. To stimulate this increase a special treatment is used the active ingredients of the product all being from natural extracts. The key ingredient being Detox serum which will work as a internal biological energizer, thus boosting the regulations of the skins functions, which in turn will give a brighter look, and a softer fresher feel.
It is essential the serum is used with high frequency current, this again will activate and accelerate the effectiveness of the active ingredients. Both methods can be used, those being the direct and indirect application depending on the skin type.

Benefits/Effects

Stimulate and a warmth within the surface tissue, which will increase the blood and lymphatic flow, thus increasing the nutrition and elimination process. Improve the skins texture and moisture balance.

With the warmth within the tissue increasing, relaxation and relief from tension will be inevitable.

Aids in desquamation by producing slight skin peeling.

Both treatments have physiological effects.

Why Enzyme Therapy?

Enzymes are complex proteins in the body that cause chemical changes in other substances in order to provide the labor force and energy necessary to keep us alive. They are energy catalysts that are essential to the successful occurrence of over 150,000 biochemical reactions in our bodies, particularly involving food digestion and the delivery of nutrients to the body. Enzymes help convert food into chemical substances that pass into cell membranes to perform all of our everyday life-sustaining functions. By supporting normal function, enzymes keep our immune system strong enough to fight off disease. Enzymes help to nourish and clean the body, making possible the human body's miraculous capacity for self-healing. They also make available the energy needed for a normal body to burn hundreds of grams of carbohydrate and fat every day. Without enzymes, life could not be sustained. Enzymes perform so many important functions in the body that they have been called" the basis of all metabolic activity".

In other words, enzymes deliver nutrients, break down and carry away toxic waste, digest food, purify the blood, deliver hormones, balance cholesterol and triglycerides levels, feed the brain, build protein into muscle, and feed and fortify the endocrine system. Enzymes save peoples lives by restoring energy and homeostasis, reversing the aging process, turning a dysfunctional digestive system into a health one, and strengthening the immune system. Enzymes enable our bodies to digest the food we eat. They break down the various foods we consume proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins into smaller compounds that the body can absorb.

They are absolutely essential in maintaining optimal health. When digestion is not properly completed, partially digested proteins putrefy, partially digested carbohydrates ferment, and partially digested fats turn rancid. These toxins remain in the body, harming the system. Fermented toxins in the digestive tract can be absorbed into the blood and deposited as waste in the joints and other soft-tissue areas. The results of enzyme deficiency include digestive disturbance, fatigue, headaches, constipation, gas, heartburn, bloating, colon problems, excess body fat, and problems as serious as cardiovascular or heart disease.

How Enzymes Work

Enzymes are proteins that speed biological and chemical reactions within the body. While the enzymes themselves are not responsible for initiating the reactions, they accelerate and facilitate the process. Enzymes are integral to the body and to all forms of life. Without them, no life would exist.

Treatments using Enzyme Therapy:

Macrophage Muscle Masque (Muscle Constrictor)

Intensive Macrophage Masque ( Hot Lift Activator)

Macrophage Lifting Masque ( Skin Tightener)

Muscle Tightening

Dark Circles Under The Eyes

Common sense measures such as getting plenty of sleep and treating allergies can often help. Short-term tricks used by some models, such as applying cool cucumber slices or cool tea bags to the under eye area, reduce swelling in the short term. For those in whom the dark circles are due to true skin pigmentation, lightening agents used with care in this sensitive area can help. However, be sure to check with your dermatologist first, to determine whether your circles are due to superficial pigment or veins beneath the thin lower eyelid skin.

Most dark circles are caused by the veins beneath the thin skin under the eye. As we age and receive more sun damage to our facial skin, the thin skin under the eye can become thinner and wrinkled, which allows the veins in the fat pad under the eye to become more prominent. These veins also become more congested in people with allergies, and people with a history of eczema, hay fever or asthma often develop dark circles referred to as "allergic shiners." Of course, dark circles often become more apparent with a lack of sleep as well. In some people with dark skin and certain conditions, the dark circles under the eye may actually be due to superficial pigmentation of the skin, and not the veins under the skin.

The definitive treatment for those with sagging undereye skin and dark circles is blepharoplasty. This surgery removes the excess skin and fat pads under the eyes. It is one of the most common aesthetic procedures performed by plastic surgeons. Blepharoplasty is often combined with laser resurfacing, depending on the amount of wrinkling around the eyes. This surgery does not actually remove dark circles, but once the bags are gone there will be less shadowing and the circles will be less noticeable. Your overall appearance will be more youthful and rested. The recovery time is one to two weeks.