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Aftercare Guides

If you have had a treatment with Caroline, or you are thinking about it, please take a moment to read the aftercare advice. It is important that you become fully aware and understand what should be done by yourself both before and after a treatment in the interest of your personal health, safety and well being and to ensure you get the best results. Ensuring you read this will also maximise and prolong the benefits of your treatment . If you have any questions, comments or worries, please contact Caroline on 07754 256116

Massage Aftercare 

Massage is an aid to the body's natural mechanisms to release stresses which have built up over a period of time. 

To maximise the benefits, it is advised you follow the aftercare advise for 12 hrs 

  • Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water to help flush out toxins.. Headaches can be a sign of dehydration

  • Avoid alcohol or smoking for 24 hrs as this increases the toxins in the body and so is counter productive.

  • Avoid heavy meals

  • Avoid sauna, steam rooms and other sources where heat can dehydrate you further

  • Avoid direct exposure to strong sunlight while oil is still on your skin ( at risk of burning ) 

  • Rest if you feel you need to

  • You may experience a feeling of tiredness or fatigue following a massage. In some cases headaches may follow

  • You may feel emotional

  • Increased urination or flu like symptoms (runny nose, coughing) may be experienced but these will be temporary as the body re-balances itself. A feeling of well-being follows

  • Avoid wearing makeup for at least six hours after a facial treatment 

  • Always cleanse, tone and moisturise your face to prevent loss of moisture, protect the skin from makeup and keep the skin soft and supple

  • Remove all traces of makeup at the end of each day

  • Drink plenty of water ( 6-8 glasses per day)

  • Eat a healthy balanced diet

  • Do not have any other facial skincare treatments within 48 hrs of having a facial

  • Avoid sunbathing for up to 12 hrs

  • Avoid direct heat such as saunas, hot baths or showers afterwards

  • Avoid sunbathing for 12 hrs

  • Do not apply perfume or perfumed products to the treated area within 48 hrs of having a facial

  • Do not apply any exfoliating skincare products for 72 hrs after a facial

  • Always use an SPF sunscreen to block Ultraviolet B rays

  • Avoid smoking and alcohol 

Complimentary Therapy Aftercare

After Reiki, Crystal healing, Indian head massage, acupressure work or a pay for my time session, you often feel relaxed, less stressed and uplifted.

Sensations of warmth, coolness and tingling may occur in the areas treated for 24-48 hrs following a treatment.

Occasionally you may feel tired. and sometimes emotional.

Try to maximise the benefits afterwards by

  • Resting if needed 

  • Drink plenty of water

  • Eat a light meal

  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine

  • Continue with any medications as instructed by your doctor

  • If you have diabetes, monitor your blood levels afterwards as it can sometimes be affected.

Waxing Aftercare 
  • NO hot baths or showers for 24 hrs 

  • No saunas, hot tubs, massage or steam treatments for 24 to 48 hrs

  • Wait 24 hrs before applying any tanning products to the skin

  • No sunbeds for 24 - 48 hrs

  • Wear loose fitting clothing afterwards to prevent friction and irritation

  • Avoid a work out for at least 24 hrs

  • Avoid scratching or touching the areas waxed with unwashed hands

  • Avoid swimming, saunas, steam rooms and other heat therapies for a minimum of 36 to 48 hrs

  • Avoid using fragranced or perfumed products on waxed areas 


A patch test is required before your first treatment or if you haven't had tinting with Caroline for 12 mths.

  • Avoid rubbing the area tinted

  • Avoid heat treatments or sunbathing for 24 hrs as this fades the tint

  • Eyes - avoid putting contact lenses back in for the rest of the day

  • Although all traces of tint are removed, residue may remain afterwards

  • Do not apply makeup or receive any other eye treatment for at least 24 hrs after treatment 

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