new years massage

New Years Resolution

The New Year is the time to concentrate on improving health and lifestyle. Did you know that there are many benefits to regular massage treatments that can help both mind and body:

  • Increase circulation
  • Relieve tension
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Improve sleep
  • Promote relaxation
  • Eases pain
  • Boosts immunity

Wellbeing rituals should be carried out as regularly as possible, so why not book a course of massage or wellness treatments as your New Year resolution. More information on our courses can be found on our treatment pages.

waxing in winter

Waxing in Winter

Contrary to popular belief, winter is a fantastic time to get into a regular waxing routine. You will reap the rewards from your waxes in the summer and will get far better, longer-lasting results from your treatments. To understand why, you need to know the basics of the hair regrowth cycle, which is made up of three main phases:

1st Stage – Anagen. This is the active, growing phase of hair and is by far the best time to get a wax.
When anagen hair is removed, the waxed area remains hair-free for longer because the hair was removed at its earliest stage of development. Waxing anagen hair should also eventually lead to a reduction in regrowth. If the hair is repeatedly removed from the full depth of the follicle, the structures which are responsible for hair growth will eventually weaken.

2nd stage – Catagen. The catagen phase signifies the end of the active growth of a hair. During this short, transitional phase, the lower part of the hair is cut off from its blood supply and from the cells that produce new hair.

3rd stage – Telogen: This is the resting phase, when the old hair falls out in preparation for a new hair. This is the worst time to get a wax because during this stage, brand new anagen hair may already be developing below the existing visible surface hair, which won’t be picked up by your wax. The results of your treatment therefore won’t last as long.

In order to get the best results, it is vital that you establish a regular routine for your waxing to ensure that you try and catch the hair in the anagen growth phase every time you wax. The easiest way to train the hair on any given body part into a growth cycle is to come every 3 – 4 weeks for a few waxes. During this time, you may notice that the waxed area starts to look even hairier than it did before, which is another reason why winter really is the best time to get into this cycle! This is because all of your hair is coming through at once, instead of at different times. Once you get to that stage and if you keep the routine up (by coming every 4 – 6 weeks for a wax), only then will you start to notice longer-lasting results from every treatment.

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Brand New Booking App

We are excited to announce we have a brand new online booking app available to download from apple or android app store. It is now even easier to book an appointment! Simply download to your phone and whenever you want to book an appointment, open the app, select the treatment and your preferred therapist and then press book. Or you can repeat treatments that you have had previously. To download our app follow this link click here or search for The Courtyard in the apple or android app store.

The Courtyard awarded Clarins Gold Salon status

The Courtyard was awarded Clarins Gold Salon status

We are really proud to announce that in January 2017 after only four years of trading The Courtyard was awarded Clarins Gold Salon status.

This is an excellent achievement brought about by the hard work of our fantastic therapists and also thanks to our loyal clients for their continuous support.

Gold Salon status enables us to offer you all of the promotions that the Clarins Skin Spas and Departments Stores have available to their clients. Included in this is the Clarins for me loyalty scheme. With Clarins for me, you can choose anything you wish, from the Clarins range, absolutely free. The Clarins for me card enables you to collect one C point worth £2 for every £10 you spend on Clarins products with us, these points can be redeemed against Clarins products of your choice. The more C points you collect, the more valuable the gift. This offer runs from 1st June to 31st May annually. Start collecting your points now and for this year only we will transfer them over to a new card in June, giving you 16 months to complete your card.

As well as the Clarins for me, every month from March, we will be offering either a gift with products purchased, gift with treatments purchased or double Clarins for me points. Meaning we are able to reward our loyal clients every month.

Terms and conditions will apply for each offer, please see either our website or speak to a member of staff if you have any questions.

Thank you again,

The Courtyard Team