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Fol­low­ing a scrub, ther­a­pists rec­om­mend that any oils or mois­tur­iz­ing lo­tions should be left on the body for as long as pos­si­ble to con­tinue the skin’s nour­ish­ment. Drink plenty of wa­ter as a mas­sage of­ten ini­ti­ates a mild an early night, rather than time in the ho­tel’s bar, will en­hance the treat­ment’s im­me­di­ately.

If you have sen­si­tive skin or a skin con­di­tion, tell your ther­a­pist be­fore­hand, as some in­gre­di­ents may be too harsh for you. Some scrubs claim to help with wa­ter re­ten­tion, weight loss and cel­lulite. While these re­sults are lim­ited and likely tem­po­rary, they can be a great idea fol­low­ing a gru­el­ing trans-Pa­cific flight or be­fore an event where you want to look, and feel, ra­di­ant. Scrubs are also a great pre-treat­ment as they max­i­mize the ab­sorp­tion of heal­ing in­gre­di­ents in the treat­ments to fol­low.

The tran­quil­ity of the treat­ment room, where you’re es­sen­tially alone with your thoughts, is also a great way to de-stress, while the aromatherapy of es­sen­tial oils added to the scrub mix­ture will

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