COVID-19 Salon Closure

To all my clients and friends,

It is with a very heavy heart that I must announce that as of 24th March 2020 I will be closing the salon, for now, until the end of April. Further communications will be made if necessary extension to this period of closure is needed.

Those of you that know me well, know how much I love being a beauty therapist and how hard I’ve worked to give you, my lovely clients, the best treatments possible.

Can you believe that it’s my 20th year of having the salon?! Because of this and wanting to keep you safe as well, as my own family, I have no choice but to temporarily close. Hopefully this will allow me some time to plan the 20th year anniversary celebration, but I will miss being at work and seeing you all.

I will be back to open the doors of The Gentle Touch again and to continue giving you the best service possible. I think we’re all going to need some TLC on the other side of this awfulness.

I will endeavour to contact as many of you as possible who have future appointments, impending lockdown allowing. I will also keep my salon phone diverted to my mobile if you wish to contact me to discuss an appointment.

In the meantime, please stay safe, look after each other and try not to mess about with your eyebrows too much!

Here are a few beauty tips & tricks for you to try whilst you isolate:

  • Drink 3 litres of water a day – hydration is healthy!
  • Moisturise daily
  • Use the time to have a relaxing face mask
  • As well as face masks, hair masks can also be a great way to home condition
  • Use an orange to exfoliate your knees and elbows (I know this may sound strange but trust me… it works!)
  • Remember sun cream if you’re able to spend more time in the garden

Isolation and social distancing does not mean you can’t keep up your beauty routines for you – they just may need to be adapted.

As not just clients, but as a community, it would be great to hear your home beauty tip & tricks also, please comment below or send us a message to one of our social media accounts: Facebook or Instagram. Pictures encouraged!

We hope to see you soon!

Much love
Kay x

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ESPA Natural Face Lift

After all the storms we have had so far this year and as the weather turns warmer, we are now having to change our lifestyles due to COVID-19. So I’m sure a lot of us are excited by the fact summer is coming. Maybe you have a holiday booked or are just looking forward to enjoying spending some more time outside.  So, to prepare for those wonderful summer days that are hopefully just around the corner, take some time for yourself with one of our new treatments for 2020.

Our 90 minutes Natural Face Lift will make you feel fabulous and ready for spring. Our Gentle Touch treatment will relax and revive you.  If you book before the end of March, you will also go home with one of our gift bags.

The  ESPA bag contains the Tri-Active Advanced ProBiome product range, a perfect post-treatment after your ESPA Natural Face Lift – the complete approach to skin health from the inside and outside. ESPA uses cutting edge ProBiome technology combined with advanced facial techniques to produce the same benefits as physical exercise.

The result is visibly strong, healthy looking, youthful skin that will make you feel sublime.

There are four steps to this new treatment: Detox, Invigorate, Sculpt & Mask.

  • Detox – enjoy a deep cleanse and gentle exfoliation using steam.
  • Invigorate – Kobido massage to stimulate the facial muscles.
  • Sculpt – deep massage to tighten, tone & lift.
  • Mask – to cool and calm the skin.

You can read more about this on the ESPA website.

Kobido means “former path to beauty” and originates in Chinese traditional medicine. The Kobido facial massage is a Japanese technique to produce a natural lifting effect, without the need of an operation or another invasive method.

In the days following your ESPA Natural Face Lift, we would encourage you to drink plenty of water to continue the glow this treatment will surely leave you with. We also advised to avoid the use of make-up, so that the products that we have used in the treatment can be absorbed into your skin.

ESPA’s mantra is ‘Natural Beauty, Inner Calm’ which is perfectly matched in this new treatment. If you are interested in learning more about it or would like to book, please find the call us on 01473 217604 or get in touch using the form on the website.

There, you will find other treatments that we offer; from a Personalised Express Facial to a ESPA Aromatherapy Full Body Massage, with a range of prices to suit your budget.

At The Gentle Touch, we recognise that it can be hard to find time, but it is important to make time for yourself. We stay open late on Tuesdays and Fridays, until 7pm, to try to help you find the time.

We hope to see you soon!


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