You’ve made it.
The school gates have reopened and your little humans are farewelling their home-schooling days and welcoming their classroom life once again. As you drop them off at school, or wave goodbye as the school bus departs for the next stop, we want you to take a moment to congratulate yourself. You’ve done it, you’ve survived and now, it’s time to thrive.
Something you’ve craved these past few weeks and thanks to your Beaute and Be facial appointment, is about to become a reality. You’ve stepped through the salon doors and now await your therapist to greet you and begin this sensorial experience.
You’ve realised during lockdown that it’s time to start putting yourself first more often, so you’ve booked the Ampoule Infusion Facial to give your skin a real treat and seriously unwind after a stressful time in your life. Trust us, you’re going to love it!
As you make your way into the treatment room and lay in the comforting treatment bed, you sigh with relief. It’s quiet, warm and feels like the hug you’ve seriously needed… and the treatment hasn’t even started!
Your therapist walks you through the stages of the treatment and begins to ask you questions about your skin, your concerns, and the products you’ve been using at home. You mention ageing, as you’re convinced home-schooling has invited a few more fine lines to your complexion, but ultimately, you’re ready to breathe new life into your skin. Your therapist can tell that this is your time to relax and unwind and they make it their priority to ensure you’re feeling incredible during every moment of your time with them.
As the lights go down and the soft, calming music begins to play, you close your eyes and let your therapist take care of the rest. Now is not the time to be thinking about what awaits outside those treatment room doors. All that matters in this moment, is you.
With a luxurious cleanse that deeply refreshes your complexion. Your therapists’ hands begin to glide across your face, neck and décolletage and invite you to enjoy the power of touch. As the deep cleanser works its magic on your skin, their hands move to your ears, where with every touch, endorphins are released. You feel safe, reassured, and feel the tension you’ve been holding on to begin to release.
As your treatment progresses, you’ve drifted away to your happy place, only to be brought back by the beginning of a blissful massage that continues to farewell that tension and leave you feeling lighter both physically and emotionally. It’s in this moment that you decide that this treatment will become a regular part of your life and that self-care will be prioritised more often.
After this short, but powerful, conversation with yourself, a cooling sensation of a treatment mask is applied to your skin. It feels refreshing and inviting to your skin and is customised to match what it needs in that moment. Whilst the mask infuses into your freshly refined complexion, the warm and healing hands of reiki welcomes peace into your space.
But it’s one of the reasons why you booked your treatment with Beaute and Be. You had seen it on social media and on their website, how passionate the team is about reiki and thought this resurgence of self-care was the perfect time to give it a try.
You can’t quite put your experience into a few short words but the tingling sensation in your body feels unique, yet incredibly comforting. You feel calm and at-peace, farewelling some of the worries in your mind, even just for a short while.
You wish the treatment never had to end as with every progression of the facial, your relaxation becomes deeper and deeper but alas, it does. The lights slowly become brighter, the music fades and your therapist’s warm presence greets you as you open your eyes for the first time in what feels like an eternity.
In the ultimate ‘a-ha’ moment, you discover that this is what it feels like to take serious me-time and you make a promise with yourself that you won’t let the months fly by before you feel it again.
As you farewell your time in the salon, with your next treatment rebooked, you re-enter your world feeling energised and secretly counting down the days till that next post-school drop off appointment.