My therapist Tereska was fantastic and extremely knowledgeable. She really understood the offering and you could see she was passionate about what she was doing. She started off by double cleansing my skin with a rich fragrant balm and swiftly dealing with any problem areas. Then came the best bit; the microdermabrasion. If you haven’t had microdermabrasion before, I highly recommend it. It works by forcing tiny crystals against the topmost layer of the skin at high pressure and as this is the layer that’s home to many of the visible imperfections, the crystals effectively buff away and remove all the dead skin. I asked for the machine to be turned up to the maximum and as I lay there, I could feel it working, as it whirred away like a tiny lawnmower across my face.
This was followed by the high frequency treatment. High frequency was originally developed in the 1800s as a way to sterilise prior to the introduction of antibiotics. The same principles apply in skincare when a small electrical current is passed across the surface of the skin to smooth, tighten pores and stimulate blood flow. Tereska then went on to gently massage my face and work on specific pressure points and this was followed by a nourishing mask. Now it’s all very well me extolling the virtues of the technology, the facilities and the staff, but everyone knows that the proof is in the pudding. I was a bit apprehensive because the first 24 hours after any treatment is the ‘make or break’ where you either break out or depending on the results make out; but if neither happens, that’s good news too. As for my skin, well I can’t remember the last time it has felt so smooth to the touch and looked so radiant. Even my darling, notoriously impossible to please mother told me that I was looking particularly well this morning.
So, if you, like me are looking for a January pick-me-up I highly recommend the Four Seasons and if you main concern is relaxation, then I would try the Omorovicza facials which are slightly longer and just as good if not better because of the extra time. In my last post I said I’ll be back and unsurprisingly the same goes this time around.
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