Our SJM signature facial
Our SJM signature facial has become one of out most favourite treatments. Although we love all of the benefits and relaxation from our other treatments, this signature facial is signature for a reason.
Why do we love it?
It is a completely tailored, layered facial suitable for almost every skin type. It’s an all inclusive experience that focuses strongly on bringing a boost of circulation back in the skin and improving your bodies removal of toxicity.
So what’s Involved?
First things first, we must thoroughly cleanse the skin from the decollete, neck and face removing all make up and product residue followed with a deep exfoliation using enzymes which are basically like little pac men who gobble up those skin cells that have gone through their life cycle, and are just hanging around causing blockages an rough textured skin.
An enzyme peel also allows active ingredients to be better absorbed into the skin during the treatment.
Once removed, enjoy the meditating benefits of LED light therapy which will work on a cellular level within the skin improving cell regeneration and healing.
A selection of oils are then massaged onto your face using slow movements while you drift off into your zen land.
Here’s were it gets luxurious.
Using an ancient Chinese healing technique called Gua Sha, which is a natural alternative therapy that involves scraping your skin with a massage tool which improves circulation and lymphatic motion. In Gua Sha, your therapist scrapes your skin with short or long strokes to stimulate microcirculation of the soft tissue, which increases blood flow. They make these stokes with a smooth-edged instrument known as a Gua Sha massage tool.
Gua Sha is intended to address stagnant energy called Chi, which in the body may be responsible for inflammation if it becomes blocked or ‘stagnant’.
Your next zen sensation involves a gentle hot stone massage, which if you have never experienced – you’re certainly missing out!
Hot stones are then used into your massage which provides a very healing and relaxing experience. The hot stones also expand blood vessels, which encourages blood flow through to the capillaries which are responsible for providing oxygen and nutrients to your new skin cells. Hot stones have a calming effect that can relieve chronic pain, reduce stress and promote deep relaxation. (Please and Thank You) haha.
Now that you’re in a state on complete bliss your therapist will apply a soothing jelly mask that is left of your skin to set for about 5 minutes, meanwhile, you will be indulged with a pressure point head massage. The jelly mask contains the ‘old school’ healing properties of lavender. This soothing jelly has anti inflammatory benefits, prevents cell damage by free radicals with its anti oxidants, reduces redness, is a natural ant
Once set, a thermal clay is painted over the jelly mask and is left on for 15 – 20 minutes. During this time you will feel the weight of the clay as it sets into a ceramic like mask.
This special heat treatment raises the temperature of the skin for rapid and effective absorption of active ingredients. Also encouraging more blood flow into your cells which is where that delivery of nutrients happens!
As your thermal mask goes through the motions of setting and heating, you’re able to totally unwind while being treated to a therapeutic arm, hand, neck & décolletage massage.
Say no more! After this treatment you will be glowing from the inside out!
Written by Jess Chapman