Why Hot Stone Massage

Having only read about the benefits of hot stone massage this is my personal experience that I would like to share with you.  It was my first time to have a Hot Stone Massage treatment and oh boy was I looking forward to it.

As I lay down on the massage table the therapist slowly introduced the heat from the stones to the area of my body she was working on. The warm heat from her hands first was very comforting and felt good on my skin but this was just a taster of what was to come that I can only describe as pure bliss.

As she introduced the hot stones to my body the immediate feeling was of warmth and soothing. As the therapist worked on the different areas of my body (from toes to head) I quickly fell deeper and deeper into the most relaxing state I have ever experienced during a Massage. As she placed the stones on different areas and massaged me with the stones, my weary body had totally melted away to a state of pure and utter relaxation.

As I lay cocooned in my warm towels and carefully placed hot stones I prayed that this treatment would not end 🙂  unfortunately like all good things it did and all I can say is that I couldn’t move my body for about 10 minutes after I was so relaxed.

That night I had the best nights sleep I’d had in a long time (I was in bed by 10pm. I just couldn’t keep my eyes open, I was zapped). When I awoke the next morning I felt great. I felt rejuvenated, fresh and clarified. A real feeling of lightness within Myself.  I can’t wait to have another treatment and I’m my opinion it’s a treatment that everyone should experience.
-Karen
Hot Stone at Nautilus

CND Shellac Luxe Arrives

So much good stuff happening! We’ve been loving a sunny summer & the launch of the NEW CND Shellac Luxe (we’re 1 of only 20 salons in Ireland that have it exclusively until July 24th) To celebrate, here’s a special offer for you~

**with every Shellac appointment between now and Tuesday 24th of July, you’ll receive a free CND Spa Lotion! Comes in a travel friendly size & three gorgeous scents!**

Why a skincare routine

Why have a skincare routine? At the end of each day, you’re tired and just want to crawl into bed. But wait!! Spending just 5 minutes on your skin will make a difference – say goodbye to dehydrated, tight skin; say goodbye to congested skin; say goodbye to dull skin! Say hello to happy, balanced, hydrated skin.

Step 1: Cleanse – remove makeup & the remains of the day (pollution, dirt, grime, perspiration). These are all factors in making your skin look dull and can lead to congestion and breakouts.

Step 2: Tone – completes the cleansing process, hydrates and refreshes the skin.

Step 3: Moisturise – hydrates, nourishes and balances the skin.

Step 4: Exfoliation – done weekly – this helps to remove dead skin cells leaving your skin glowing & radiant. Makeup goes on like a dream.

Our product of the week will help you start an easy and beneficial skincare routine!

why a skincare routine

Winter Skincare

Between the freezing temperatures outside, drying heat inside, and general lack of time, my skin was in need of some TLC. I spent ten minutes doing the below, and my skin felt softer, smoother and looked fresher afterwards.

The PHYT’s cleanser does a great job at gently but effectively removing all makeup, including eye makeup, without stinging my eyes or leaving that tight feeling. It has a creamy consistency and a fresh lemony scent.

The PHYT’s Gommage Contact + is a scrub like no other. It goes on like a mask, you let it sit on the skin for 3-5 minutes, and it softens the top layer of dead skin cells. Using your fingertips, you then roll it off in circular motions. No microbeads, no harshness, and your skin feels like silk afterwards. Even the most sensitive skins can use this.

My skin is quite dehydrated and needed an extra boost, so I then applied the Flying Wild Rose Facial Oil. This is an incredibly nourishing organic oil blend that absorbs beautifully into the skin. Fantastic for sensitive, dry, dehydrated skin.

I ended my mini facial with the PHYT’s Phytonagre moisturiser. This is a great all-round balancing, firming moisturiser for those of us concerned with the signs of aging. It’s also the go-to if hormonal imbalances are affecting your skin, particularly redness along the cheeks or nose.

I use the PHYT’s range in Nautilus and also stock their products. PHTY’s is a French brand that’s been around for over forty years, and we all know the French excel at skincare. The products are natural, organic, cruelty free, and are an amazing quality.
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Sick Guilt

Sick Guilt

That dread. You wake up in the early morning hours feeling as though you are swallowing fire, ears aching, head full of cotton wool, and all you can think is oh no. Please no. I can’t be sick. I don’t have time to be sick. I’ve made commitments to clients to help them feel better. I have a business to run. I have things to do.

So, you layer on feeling physically rotten with feeling mentally rotten. Having to change appointments, messing with someone’s already limited time, you can’t help but feel as though you’ve let them down, disappointed them.

Why do we do this to ourselves? Why do we pile on the guilt rather than pile on the duvet? Why do we feel anxious rather then rested? Why do we punish ourselves for being human?

Between the cold & flu relief tablets, the boxes of tissues, the endless cups of tea..these are the worries that fill my mind. With the winter we’re having, I doubt I’m the only one.

Be kind to yourself,
Jenny

Welcome to 2018!

Welcome to 2018!

Time flies when you’re having fun! Massively thankful to all of my new and loyal clients of 2017. I look forward to seeing you all during 2018.

Thinking back over 2017, Nautilus had a fantastic year. Our focus is always on our clients – impeccable service, incredible treatments, a spotless relaxed salon, and product ranges that our clients love.

Nautilus introduced PHYT’s skincare and a new facial menu which has been overwhelmingly well received! I became a Waxperts trained and qualified waxing therapist and launched their award winning range in the salon. Delighted that we now offer world leader CND Shellac nail services. One of the biggest honours of all, I won the Irish Hair and Beauty Award for Masseuse of the Year.

I’m excited to see what 2018 brings all of us. I hope it’s a focus on self-care, our health-both physical and mental, and continuing to grow and learn from one another.

I’m wishing you a healthy & happy 2018!

Jenny

Open House Event

Open House Event

You’re invited to drop into Nautilus Dublin on Sunday, 10th of December between noon and 4pm to do some very relaxed Christmas shopping & socializing!

There are a wonderful range of products from Jane Iredale mineral makeup, PHYT’s skincare, CND nail varnish, Waxperts, candles, the ever-popular gift vouchers and more!

No need to make an appointment, simply stop by! If there’s something specific you’d like me to set aside for you, please let me know.

Visit our Facebook event page for special offers and product details!

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PHYT’s Rénov

PHYT’s Rénov is a Glycolic Treatment unlike any other!

What does PHYT’Skin Rénov do?
• Evens out skin irregularities & roughness
• Fades acne scars
• Restores natural radiance
• Reduces pigmentation
• Reduces pore size
• Smooths out wrinkles and fine lines
• Softens and tones the skin

PHYT’S has developed the first Cosmeceutical Certified Organic Glycolic Peel; a real skin renovator with 30% Glycolic Acid of natural origin* (*Sugar Cane).

Plaquette Skin Rénov

It is a gentle and non invasive treatment which works on the skin’s superficial layer: the stratum corneum, and in turn stimulates the connective tissue beneath.  PHYT’Skin Rénov offers a gentle skincare treatment with quick visible results. The skin appearance is improved through a program of home-use products and a FOUR session treatment without recovery or downtime. A glycolic treatment simply rapidly exfoliates the skin: many new cells are generated quickly at the base of the epidermis which pushes out the thickened layer of dead cells so the skin looks smooth, fresh, bright and youthful.

3-part program:COFFRET PHYT'SKIN RENOV
• 1– At home prior to the peel: the skin needs to be prepared at home 2 weeks before the professional treatment to test its tolerance to active ingredients used in the peel; to prepare the skin for the treatment; and to condition the skins surface.
• 2 – The professional peel: this skincare treatment is divided into3 key steps: skin cleansing and preparation; application of the acid solution; and finally neutralising, followed by the application of a soothing moisturiser and Spf 50.
• 3 – At home after the peel: Continuing the treatment at home, after the peel, is absolutely necessary to protect and soothe the skin. SPF (High Factor 30+) is a MUST throughout the treatment.

Rénov Poster before and after

Why Massage?

Even as a Massage Therapist who is passionate about massage and the many benefits it can bring, I need to periodically tap into that “why massage” by actually getting one myself. 

My 92 year old grandmother and I went for massages today. Yep, that’s right. She’s ninety-two and she loves getting massages. 

As someone who is chronologically elderly and who has lived independently as a widow for years, she firmly believes there is tremendous healing power in the simple act of therapeutic touch. And she’s right. Lower blood pressure, reduced anxiety, increased appetite, improved sleep and a general boost to an overall feeling of wellness are all benefits. 

For my massage experience today, for the first time in ages, I didn’t have a laundry list of aches and pains for the therapist to sort out in an hour. 

Let me tell you, we floated out of our treatment rooms. There’s a lot to be said for getting that “just because” massage. Don’t leave it until you feel your neck may snap from the stress and tightness. Don’t wait until you can hardy bend over from low back pain.  

While I love the relief I get from having my aching shoulder or tight hip worked on, I actually felt more rested, more relaxed and more rejuvenated after today’s treatment. 

So, why massage? I think I’d have to answer with, why not?

I’ll be back in Nautilus Dublin on the 15th of August ready to share the power of massage with you.