It's well established receiving a massage provides numerous self-care benefits, and the same holds true when you're a couple. During a couples massage, each partner receives a full body massage from their own massage therapist, simultaneously. You both experience a healing and rejuvenating treatment, with the added value of enjoying a shared experience. In several ways, a relationship too may benefit from a couples massage, like a re-boot.
AS A BONDING EXPERIENCE
By scheduling a couples massage, you create a space in the day, or early evening, when both partners get to enjoy an escape from work and life stressors, study and children caring obligations that create the need for a massage in the first place. If a couples massage is a new activity, it may create a feeling of exploration and adventure, and of creating new memories together. As your muscles surrender into a relaxing full body experience, the shared activity creates communal spirit you may carry with you, through the rest of your day, and week.
TO RESET YOUR EMOTIONS
All relationships experience both the highs and lows of togetherness, and the accumulated stress of conflicts within the relationship can leave both parties feeling distant at times. During a massage, the emotions trapped within tense muscles may be gently stretched and kneaded away, helping attune both partners to an emotional reset. You may each leave a couples massage at Mojo Beauty feeling more centred and able to hear and accept each other again.
At the same time, a massage will ease each partner's tensions, the act of balancing the body's muscles may set the stage for a physical reconnection. While the focus of a couple's massage is on healing and disengaging from the pressures of everyday life, receiving simultaneous massages inspires a feeling of shared closeness and physical security. You will both feel looser, and more open towards one another, creating the perfect mood to continue your date with a romantic meal, a scenic hike, or any shared interest that sparks your emotional and physical intimacy. A couples massage is a great compliment to an planned romantic day or weekend.
ALL THE SAME BENEFITS OF AN INDIVIDUAL MASSAGE
While the relationship benefits of a couples massage mostly have to do with the shared, simultaneous activity, all the healthful benefits that come with an individual massage still apply. A therapeutic massage increases circulation, boosts the immune system, rehabs strained muscles, promotes healing, and induces a state of relaxation. All of these things bring about overall improved health that may be felt for days afterward. When both partners in a relationship are healthy, and relaxed, and feel taken care of, the relationship itself becomes stronger as a result.
COUPLES MASSAGE SPECIALS AT MOJO BEAUTY
Currently, Bangkok Day S in San Diego. For $140, a couple may book a 60 minute, simultaneous, full body massage. For $160, Mojo Beauty will come to your home and do a couples massage in the comfort on your own home. Fantastic as a romantic treat, anniversary or a surprise. We will bring the tables, music and things we need to ensure your massage is a relaxing experience.
ABOUT LASH LIFT
Lash Lifting is a treatment to curl and tint eyelashes. Eyelash tinting can also be applied during the treatment to enhance the look of your lashes. Its perfect for a natural curled look without the extensions.
WHAT IS THE APPLICATION PROCESS?
We will cover your lower lashes with a soothing gel pad to protect your lower lashes during the application. You then relax with your eyes closed. Based on the size of your lashes, we choose the appropriate silicone pad (or clicker) size to “lift” your lashes and apply lash glue which is water soluble. Our Aestheticians will then brush back the lashes to the silicone pad and apply the specialised eyelash perming solution. The perming solution is then removed with q-tips and a neutralizing solution is applied. Should you chose to tint your lashes, we will then apply the tint. The entire process takes about 45-60 mins and you are back to your normal routine.
IS THE PROCEDURE SAFE?
Yes. Lashes are lifted onto our specially shaped lifting silicone pads. Care must be taken to ensure that no solution gets into the eye.
WILL THE TREATMENT DAMAGE MY NATURAL LASHES?
No. The treatment is a gentle solution that curls the existing lashes for up to 8 weeks. We recommend patients use Medik8 Advanced Lash and Brow serum to lengthen lashes to provide an even fuller look prior to treatment for optimal lashes.
HOW DO I CARE FOR MY LASHES?
Immediately after the lash lift procedure, avoid water and steam for 24hrs and discontinue the use of lash growth products for 48 hours. After 24 hours exposure to steam will not affect your lashes and after 48 hours you can resume the use of eyelash growth products.
Generally, looking gorgeous takes time, but it doesn’t have to take that much time. With a few savvy beauty hacks, you can cut your glam routine down significantly, while still presenting on top. Here are some favourite and easy ways to seriously streamline any beauty routine:
Eyelash Extensions or a Lash Lift, a specialty at Mojo Beauty
Perhaps Nik is a little biased, but one of the main reasons I'm so in love with lash extensions is that it seriously cuts down the time we spend getting ready in the morning. Instead of spending time glopping on mascara, wake up already looking beautiful, with wide, alert and dramatically framed eyes. Many clients feel put together enough just from lash extensions alone that they can head out the door without any makeup.
If they aren't your style, how about a Lash lift to put a curl in your natural lashes, coupled with a lash tint to create a look of wearing makeup upon waking, whether your lashes are either short or long. Adding mascara creates a look of having lash extensions .
Instead of spending time each day trying to camouflage your flaws with too much concealer, foundation, and powder, devote yourself to empowering and improving your skin instead. Book in to see Nik at Mojo Beauty for regular facials, enzyme/chemical peels or dermal needling treatments. Professional and Award Winning Medik8 Skincare products transform the look and health of your skin, especially when using the appropriate product for your skin type and problem areas. Using Medik8 Professional Skincare can mean leaving your house bare-faced without feeling embarrassed, because your skin will be naturally clear and glowing. I do now since using the product and it so great for my confidence.
Hydrating Hair and Body treatment the natural way
If you have frizzy, dry or unruly hair, you most likely spend an obscene amount of time blow-drying and straightening it. Have you tried lathering your hair in natural coconut oil every month or so? It leaves your hair smooth, shiny, and glossy with very minimal effort on your part, so you can wake up with beautiful and healthy looking hair. Coconut oil has great hydrating and healing properties and is great to hydrate your entire body.
Take Care of Yourself
Sometimes the best way to cut down on your beauty routine is to take better care of yourself. Eating a nutrient and antioxidant-rich diet and drinking plenty of water every day gives you a natural glow that makeup can’t imitate. Getting enough sleep, working out, and spending time on self care activities like yoga, meditation and personal hobbies, all help give you a natural air of beauty and confidence, no matter how little time you spend getting ready in the morning.
Spending a bit of time and money to invest in your beauty pays off in increased confidence and a seriously streamlined, easy-peasy morning routine. Looking after your own Mojo and having a natural smile on your face is the best beauty routine for anyone to follow. Contact Mojo Beauty for a beauty, pamper or relaxation session.
Transitioning into winter involves more than just updating your wardrobe. Your skin care routine also needs an adjustment so that your complexion is equipped to deal with the challenges that winter presents. Rug up with these cool weather skin care tips.
1. Moisturiser makeover
Your skin’s hydration levels are constantly being depleted in winter due to cold air, brutal winds and cranked up heaters. That’s why it’s more important than ever to be a stickler with moisturiser application – not once – but twice a day. Use your usual moisturiser in the morning and then add in a rich night-time formula to sustain skin hydration levels.
Winter hero product: Morning Moisturiser - Medik8 C-Tetra Day Cream
- Finally… the famous C-Tetra® serum is available in a luxurious cream format. There is no doubt serums are hugely popular, but there are often times you may prefer the texture of a light day cream. If your skin is really dry then you might supplement your Hydr8™ 360 or other sunscreen with C-Tetra Cream underneath.
It's actually taken years of development to ensure the same performance and stability in this super-soft cream as you have seen from our legendary and signature C-Tetra serum. This has been a huge request from customers all over the world. New C-Tetra Cream is the perfect entry point into the Medik8 vitamin C antioxidant range.
Enjoy a truly silky, fresh and very lightly fragranced (citrus) day cream with all the benefits of Medik8’s stable vitamin C technology to help protect the skin from free radicals while maintaining healthy collagen production. Helps minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
C-Tetra Cream will helps energise and brighten tired skin with added hyaluronic acid to boost hydration and support the skin’s natural barrier. Combined with vitamin E for added antioxidant benefits.
Evening Moisturiser - Hydr8 Night - Advanced Antioxidant Night Cream
Rich, yet fast-absorbing restorative night-time moisturiser provides ultimate hydration for tired or environmentally compromised skin. Hydr8 Night is replete with superior anti-ageing actives such as Resveratrol for cell-longevity, Beta-Glucan for skin texture renewal and a selection of unique botanical antioxidants, such as Passionflower and Valerian, to help reverse the signs of skin ageing and restore a healthy, radiant complexion overnight. Hydr8 Night is the new meaning behind "beauty sleep".
2. Serum boost
Give your hydration levels a helping hand by adding a nourishing treatment product into your skin care routine. Concentrated moisturising formulas that contain hyaluronic acid are designed to draw and retain water deep within the layers of the skin. Ultimately this keeps skin hydrated for longer, which is precisely what you need in winter.
Winter hero product: Hydr8 B5 Skin Rehydration Serum
- This lightweight and easily-absorbed hydrating gel-serum delivers skin-softening Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) and super moisture-enhancing Hyaluronic Acid to produce rapid and significant improvements in the general condition and feel of the skin. Exhibits excellent water-retaining properties to quench your skin and provides superior skin hydration. Can be used day and/or night (or whenever you want a hydration boost) to soften and smooth the skin or for optimal renewal and protection of the skin.
3. Cleanse and Brighten Your Skin
On a cold winter’s night, taking off your make-up and splashing your face with water is the pits. The good news is that new beauty wunderkind micellar water is the perfect substitute to traditional cleansing. These rinse-free formulas contain micelles, which dissolve dirt and make-up. The result is skin that’s fresh and clean – no water necessary.
Winter hero product: Pore Cleanse Gel
- Works effectively to manage the main concerns of oily skin while providing anti-ageing benefits, with both AHA and BHA acids. poreCleanse Gel contains L-Mandelic Acid, which has been shown to offer similar exfoliation properties to glycolic acid, but without the same level of stinging or irritation which can ultimately lead to superior results and a more comfortable experience.
Contact Mojo Beauty for your specific facial peel appointment to refresh your skin and complexion.
4. Winter protection
Don’t let the cool climate fool you into forgetting about sun protection! Even during the winter months the sun’s harmful rays can be potentially damaging. Always apply a daily face sunscreen to protect skin from UVA and UVB.
Winter hero product: Hydr8 Day 360 SPF30
A powerful, daily moisturiser that provides an all-in-one shield to protect and fight against environmental and internal factors. 360 protection means going beyond simply SPF coverage - providing protection from all factors that are proven to increase the speed of skin ageing. The reinforced Hydr8™ Day 360 SPF 30 combines hydrating and protecting actives with 5 Star UVA, SPF 30, Anti-A.G.E, Anti-IR, Antioxidants and now Anti-Pollution Technology. Our advanced ingredients help to prevent visible signs of skin ageing while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. So skin is now deeply moisturised and better protected against premature skin ageing effects.
5. Hydrate from within
Keeping your skin hydrated in winter isn’t just about what you put on the outside. It’s easy to forget to drink water when it’s cold because you don’t feel thirsty in the same way that you do in summer. Hydrate from within by making a conscious effort to sip water throughout the day.
Alkalise your body with Alkaline Water from Pure Pro , distributed from Mojo NZ
Prior vocation was Social Work for 10 years. I am passionate about empowering people & advocating for positive change. Beauty & Massage Therapy also enables me to do this in another way. Win Win