Today, life seems to be all about speeding in the ‘fast lane’ – it’s all go-go-go! Ugh…and wouldn’t it be more appealing if the fast lane had more pit-stops! No matter who you are, or where you live, we all have adjusted whether we like it or not to busy lifestyles. Working within the bridal industry, I’ve heard many many clients express how their stress levels and anxiety go up on the run up to your wedding day. Every bride should have a relaxing massage or treatment on the run-up to her big day – not to detox, but to hydrate and de-stress! Even those of you that think you’re as ‘cool as a cucumber’, would love this treatment.
So when I heard about a new facial yoga treatment local to my town using a new luxury brand of Thai facial products I had to try this out! Beauty therapist, Therese Gallagher of the newly established Sabai Thai Treatment Room in the Central hotel Donegal Town is one of only three establishments in Ireland to use the luxurious YTSARA range of products.
Ok, so firstly, I’ll be honest, and don’t laugh – I had initially thought I’d be throwing some shapes when I heard the word ‘yoga’, but quite the contrary! To my surprise, there were no yoga moves required from me at all! I tend to work long, sometimes odd hours, and so to say this was a real come down and treat would be an understatement!
On a rainy Donegal Monday evening, I checked in with Therese in Sabai (which literally means happy, comfortable & relaxed – how apt!) and experienced this luxurious Thai branded 30 minutes of heaven facial! She is using the Thai brand, YTSARA which infuses the experience of recharging and relaxation with an ethos of helping clients disengage from fast life whilst incorporating the invigorating scents and benefits of their culture in their products! I was bought and sold on this alone! Luxury and relaxation and smelling good – what more do I need to say!
♥ The Low-Down on My Facial Yoga Treatment ♥
This was a 30-minute treatment which Therese explained is suited to all skin types. The treatment includes the following steps with incorporating 6 gorgeous Ytsara products:
- A double cleanse – Comfort Crème Cleanser & Pure Skin Cleanser.
So all of my makeup was removed in cleanse one, then any residue was removed with the second cleanse leaving the skin fresh and ready to exfoliate.
- Exfoliation – Everyday Glow Refiner
I love exfoliation – this is refined enough to leave the skin feeling very soft and maintained so that any serums/moisturisers/oils etc thereafter really skin into this fresh de-clogged base. This is ideal for brides also – it’s effective enough to give you a radiant glow without being invasive or detoxing right before your big day!
- Tone – Toning Elixir – Helps seal and close your pores after the first two steps.
- Massage – Jade Stone & Aqua Massage Masque.
This for me was the most fabulous part and might I add, I did drift off which is seriously unusual for me! I’m normally alert when anyone is working on my skin – I’m one of those people that will not relax and would go as far as to say I’m not a fan of a body massage because of this fact! The use of the jade stone to massage my face however, was just amazing! This polished flat stone is used on its side and was so cooling as it massaged across my jawline, and across all areas of my face and nose! This also lightly increases drainage to the skin was simply wonderful as this will aid the removal of puffiness! I can not describe the feeling bar it left me feeling calm and tranquil and I didn’t want this part to end!
- Moisturise – Skin Drink Fluid.
A fabulous silky moisturiser which left my skin hydrated and glowing. Remember, this was a Monday, evening time, and I do not go anywhere minus a little touch of makeup, particularly under my eyes! Hand on my heart, after this treatment, my skin was radiant, hydrated, with a soft luminosity and I had a beautiful healthy glow! The type of glow you get after a long spring walk and a lovely warm bath, so leaving minus makeup was not an issue!
I would highly recommend a facial yoga treatment to any of my brides or any girl in general with 30 minutes to spare to de-stress! The treatment in combination with the Ytsara range is simply magic. The blend of products and their active raw ingredients (such as lotus oil, and marine ingredients such as Plankton which are highly nourishing), plus the addition of Hyaluronic Acid (which is a must have ingredient for girls in their mid-20’s + as it extends your skins ability to hold moisture up to 200% +) teamed with the motion of massage stimulates blog circulation thereby oxygenating and nourishing the tissues, plumping up the skin and smoothing away wrinkles.
For more information or if you’d like to book your own facial yoga treatment, call Therese on the below details and be sure to enter our competition below to win a Sabai at Home Pamper Pack!
♥♥♥ WIN ♥♥♥
Pamper Pack Includes:
Ageless Hand Cream, Smooth Soles Cream, Inner Reset Soak,
Himalayan Salt, Deep Calm Body Oil
A fabulous mix of hydrating products for your hands and feet and a trio of salts/oil that can be used alone as a body exfoliator, mixed as a scrub or popped in your bath for an essential relaxing spa treatment from the comfort of your own home!
Opens 4th March – Closes 10th March
Discovery Sized Products
The winner will be chosen at random and announced on Facebook Monday 13th March! You’ll be contacted by Sabai and postage /address will be arranged thereafter.
Product Information & Pricing:
Eye & Lip Make Up Erase:
RRP: €32.00 100ml
An eye/lip make up remover which contains a water and oil phase. Suitable for all skin types. This product while gently removes eye & lip make up (even waterproof) it also firms and tones the area, moisturises & lightens dark circles.
Comfort Crème Cleanser:
RRP: €34.00 125ml
A rich soothing cream cleanser that gently removes impurities, pollution & make up. While cleansing it also restores moisture, calms inflamed & irritated skin due to the ingredients of Hibiscus, Sweet Almond, Cucumber & Shea Butter.
Suitable for sensitive, dry, mature & normal skin.
Pure Skin Cleanser:
RRP: €34.00 125ml
A foaming cleanser gel which restores purity and prevents skin problems due to the anti-bacterial qualities of Centella and anti-inflammatory qualities of Witch Hazel.
More suited to oily, pigmented or normal skin.
Everyday Glow Refiner:
RRP: €43.00 125ml
A gentle creamy face refiner to deeply cleanse, unclog and clear impurities. Includes Luffa beads which gently stimulate blood circulation and even complexion.
Suitable for all skin types, but if skin is oily recommended to use every second day rather than every day.
Skin Drink Fluid:
RRP: €48.00 50ml
This moisturiser preserves your natural beauty by triggering the protective & hydrating mechanism of the skin. Creating a skin barrier preventing water loss and protecting against the external environment. Includes Hyaluronic Acid which plumps the skin from inside out. In clinical results after 28 days the active ingredient Plankton has helped increase skins ability to retain moisture up to 66%.
Aqua Massage Masque:
RRP: €51.00 50ml
A masque which encourages restoring the physical & chemical skin barrier to prevent water loss and protection. The Hyaluronic Acid works to attract outside moisture and dramatically increase the water reservoir of the skin, which is proven with clinical results with increasing the skins ability to retain moisture up by 211%. This masque can be used 2/3 times weekly as a 10-15minute masque or can be used as an overnight masque.
Considered more precious than gold. The Jade stone & Guasha massage stimulates blood circulation thereby oxygenating and nourishing the tissues, plumping up the skin and smooths away wrinkles.
Also available in the Ytsara skincare range which are used in the Skin Drink facial;
Flawless Eye Serum:
RRP: €66.00 15ml
With this serum a little really does go a long way. It can increase circulation around the eyes which prevents puffiness. Erases signs of fatigues, smooths lines and lightens dark circles. Within 15 minutes of application there is an immediate tightening feeling.
Urban Shield Serum:
RRP: €57.00 30ml
Suitable for all skin types and to be applied before your moisturiser in the morning. This boosts the skin defence system to fight against premature ageing, reinforces skin hydration and calms sensitive skin. Clinical results have proven that it increases skin protection by 62%.