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TREATMENT CARE ADVICE

It is important to contact GD Vibes, if you have any questions or concerns regarding your before or aftercare on 07538 421549.

Please note that certain treatments may require a patch test before treatment, or others a tactile test, which can be carried out on the day.  You will be advised below if this is required

ELECTROLYSIS CARE ADVICE

ELECTROLYSIS HAIR REMOVAL ADVICE

Patch test required 48 hours before this treatment


Before Treatment

  • Grow hair to a pluck able length (2-3mm)

  • No epilating or waxing 3 months prior to treatment as hair can only be removed in active growth cycle

  • No retinol 3 weeks prior to appointment

  • Avoid too much time in the sun


After Treatment

  • Avoid makeup for sufficient time

  • Avoid sun exposure for 24 hrs

  • Avoid bleaching, swimming and heat treatments for 48 hrs

  • Do not pluck, wax or use cream removers in-between treatments

  • Avoid rich creams or retinols for 48 hrs

  • Use an antiseptic cream if you have any minor infection or rash

  • Do not use cortisone or steroid creams on area

  • If scabs appear after treatment leave them to heal

ADVANCED ELECTROLYSIS ADVICE

Patch test required 48 hours before this treatment


Before Treatment

  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine 24 hours prior and stay hydrated


After Treatment

  • Avoid touching treated areas

  • Apply aftercare lotion regularly with cotton wool and clean hands

  • Use a gentle cleanser when cleaning the area but avoid soap, and dry by dabbing a paper tissue not towels

  • Avoid exercise, hot foods and alcohol for 48 hrs

  • To avoid possible cause of thread veins do not put on tight glasses, squeeze spots or blow nose hard

  • Do not fly the following week after treatment

  • No heat treatments, tanning and exfoliating 48 hrs after treatment and SPF30 or above should be used 48hrs after, or preferably longer, which is especially important if area contains thread veins.

  • If scabs appear after treatment leave them to heal to avoid infection and scarring

  • Avoid all irritants such as makeup, perfumes, take tan products, perfumed lotions and skin sensitizers

  • Please note that it is extremely important to follow these guidelines as bad aftercare can not only cause poor results but compound the original problem

COSMETIC ELECTROTHERAPY CARE ADVICE

GALVANIC / HIGH FREQUENCY / MICRODERMABRASION / ULTRASONIC CAVITATION & RADIO FREQUENCY ADVICE

A tactile test can be carried out on the day before this treatment

Please Note

Advise of any metal you have in your body as Galvanic and/or Ultrasonic Cavitation & Radio Frequency may not be suitable.  A thorough consultation will be undergone before treatment to cover all contraindications.

Things to avoid

  • No heat treatments such as sauna, steam room, excessive sweating for 48 hours

  • No sunbeds for 24 hours

  • No self- tan, perfumed products, lotions (especially acid based ones) or makeup application for 24 hours

  • Avoid coffee 2-4 days prior and 2 days after galvanic and/or ultrasonic cavitation & radio frequency

  • Avoid alcohol 2-3 day after ultrasonic cavitation and radio frequency as this could hinder results of the liver breaking down the fat cells

  • No treatments to stomach 3 days before your menstrual cycle for ultrasonic cavitation & radio frequency as this can cause heavy bleeding

Things to do

  • Drink Plenty of water to help lymphatic cleaning affect

  • Eat a clean balanced diet

  • Exercise to your needs after 48 hours

  • Listen to therapist advice on what products to use in-between sessions

  • Dry brushing to improve lymph flow

How often is treatment recommended?

GALVANIC – Weekly treatments are common to start followed by fortnightly and then monthly

HIGH FREQUENCY – The maximum is 4-5 days, otherwise skin may become dry. Weekly treatments are common to start followed by fortnightly and then monthly

MICRODERMABRASION – Fortnightly for first 3 sessions and then monthly

ULTRASONIC CAVITATION & RADIO FREQUENCY – Recommend weekly to start followed by fortnightly. Advisable to include exercise and drink plenty of water

BEAUTY CARE ADVICE

ELLEEBANA LASH LIFT ADVICE

Patch test required 48 hours before this treatment


Before

  • Remove makeup  with a non oily cleanser, ensuring lids and lashes are clean and dry

  • Remove contact lenses

  • If you have any known eye disorders in the past discuss before booking treatment

  • Eyelash perm will normally last 8-10 weeks


​After

  • Avoid rubbing eyes

  • Avoid heat, steam, water, oils, lotions, creams, shampoos, facewashes, makeup remover wipes, or pads on lashes and mascara  for 24 hours

  • Avoid using contacts for the rest of day

  • Because your lashes are still malleable (shape-shifting), a side sleeper or face sleeper may notice that one or both eyes may raise or drop, leaving the lashes misshaped. Sleeping on your back is best.

  • Very few people have reactions but if you have any reaction or puffiness of the eyelids the next day use a cold compress for a few minutes

  • Do not use an eyelash curler as this can break off the lashes

  • Use mild cleansers only, aha’s and bha’s can weaken the lift

  • Avoid using any oily makeup removers

  • You can repeat the procedure every 2-3 months

APPRAISE EYELASH TINT ADVICE

Patch test required 48 hours before this treatment


  • Avoid heat treatments for 24 hours

  • Avoid sunbathing for 24 hours, as this fades the tint

  • Avoid putting your contact lenses back in for the rest of the day

  • Do not apply make-up or receive any other eye treatments for at least 24 hours after your treatment.

  • Do not touch the area treated

  • Avoid swimming/sauna for 24hrs

  • Avoid perfumed products for 24hrs

  • Oil base make up remover can cause the tint to fade faster

  • Sun/UV lights can cause the tint to fade faster

  • Keep lashes dry for at least 24 to 48 hours

  • Effects will start to diminish within 4-6 weeks as hair grows out

  • Eyelash colour will last four to six weeks and eyebrow colour 2 -4 weeks

  • Can get the treatment done again after 6 weeks

  • If any stinging or swellings, keep applying a cold dampened cotton pad , cold compress or cooling spray  to soothe,  if it persists seek medical advice and let me know so I can put it on your record card.

APPRAISE EYEBROW TINT ADVICE

Patch test required 48 hours before this treatment

  • Avoid touching/rubbing your eyes straight after the tint application.

  • No swimming/saunas/sunbeds for 24 hours

  • Oil base make up remover can cause the tint to fade faster

  • Sun/UV lights can cause the tint to fade faster

  • Avoid eye make up for 12 hours

  • Can get the treatment done again after 2-4 weeks depending on the rate of growth of hairs

  • If any stinging or swellings, keep applying a cold dampened cotton pad , cold compress or cooling spray  to soothe, and then if it persists seek medical advice and let me know so I can put it on your record card

THERAPEUTIC MANICURE ADVICE

  • Wear protective gloves when gardening, or doing housework

  • Dry hands thoroughly after washing

  • Use hand cream everyday

  • Do not use your fingernails as tools

  • Massage cuticle with cream or oil to moisturise dry cuticles

  • Use a nail file to gently smooth any chips but avoid metal files

  • Keep nails a workable length

  • Drink plenty of water and eat well

  • Do simple hand exercise to keep joints supple

  • Avoid harsh and drying soaps

THERAPEUTIC PEDICURE ADVICE

  • Use foot cream, or lotion every day (especially if the skin is prone to dryness)

  • Massage cuticle with cream or oil to moisturise dry cuticles

  • Keep nails at a sensible length

  • Exercise feet to keep joints supple

  • After washing feet dry roughly

  • Do not wear tight socks, tights or shoes

  • Use a nail file to gently smooth any chips but avoid metal files

SUN DRENCH TANNING ADVICE

Before 

  • A patch test is recommended if you have never used self-tanning products 48 hours before or if you have sensitive skin.

  • Do not use any other self-tanning products 1 week before treatment.

  • Wax or shave at least 24 hours before treatment.

  • On the day of your treatment please avoid wearing make-up, deodorant, perfume, body oils or lotions as these may react with the tanning agents, however it is recommended that you moisturise the night before so the skin is hydrated but shower in the morning.

  • If previously tanned ensure all remaining tan has been exfoliated, use baby wipes or similar product to remove any last bits of residue.

After - Immediately after your treatment

  • Wear loose clothing.

  • Keep skin completely dry, avoid water contact.

  • Do not apply any products over the developing tan.

  • Allow tan to develop for 10/12 hours, overnight if possible.

  • Avoid activities that will make you perspire.

  • Drink hot beverages through a straw or avoid whilst tan is developing as contact with a hot cup can strip colour from around your mouth.  Toothpaste can also strip colour whilst your tan is developing.

  • Avoid other beauty/hair treatments whilst tan is developing.

 

After - Tan has developed

  • Rinse off remaining colour with warm/hot water, once the water runs clear was yourself with a mild soap and pat area dry.

  • Avoid products that contain alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA’s) as they can strip colour

  • Avoid swimming pools as chlorine will prematurely fade your tan.

HOLISTIC WELLBEING ADVICE

MASSAGE ADVICE

To get the most out of received treatment you should:

  • Drink plenty of water - to help flush out the toxins that have just been released from the tissue

  • Avoid alcohol or any other stimulants (includes drugs, alcohol, tea, coffee) for at least 12 hours after the   treatment as they will de-hydrate you

  • Rest after the treatment - to allow the body to heal and settle. Gentle walking recommended.

  • Only eat a light meal (possibly a healthy one – vegetarian, vegan)

Remember - prevention is better than cure. Once you show signs of improvement we will continue to work with you to keep harmony and balance already achieved.  A regular treatment, depending on your timetable, will stop future stress accumulating. We encourage you to have regular treatments to prevent illness and maintain a state of well being.

REFLEXOLOGY ADVICE

After treatment you will usually feel relaxed and enjoy the benefits. It is advisable to drink plenty of water, cut down on drinks containing caffeine and eat a light meal. These will help the body to eliminate toxins. Resting will also give the body chance to concentrate on healing. Occasionally, reactions to treatment may occur, however these are mainly due to the toxins being released from the body, as the body is rebalancing and cleansing itself. If for any reason, you feel unsure about the reaction, please don’t hesitate to contact GD Vibes, so that advice can be given and notes added to your consultation form. The following is a list of common reactions: 

  • Feeling relaxed and a sense of well being

  • Feeling drowsy or tired, yawning, eyes watering. If tired, go with the feeling and lie down for a rest

  • Increased energy

  • Heightened emotions (high or low)

  • Increased or altered bowel movements, if digestive system has been stimulated

  • Increase in the need to pass urine more often as the kidney flushes out toxins

  • Runny nose, sneezing or nose bleeds


Sometimes you may find that you have a magnification of current symptoms, e.g. 


  • Bad back may feel worse before benefits are felt

  • Skin conditions/rashes may become worse before improving

  • A feeling of nausea with stomach problems

  • Cold like symptoms or a cough to clear respiratory problems

  • Arthritic conditions may worsen before feeling easier


These reactions, although uncomfortable, will only be temporary, as the body eliminates the toxins and will usually disappear within 24/48 hours, leaving you feeling refreshed and full of energy. With subsequent treatments, you will usually find that the reactions are milder.  If you should suffer any severe reactions, contact your doctor and notify your therapist.

To get the full benefit from reflexology, you may need a course of treatments, rather than a ‘one off’ in order for full benefits to be achieved. It takes time for the body to heal something which may have been building up for months or years.

HOPI EAR CANDLES ADVICE

Immediately after a treatment, it is generally advisable to:

  • Relax

  • Drink plenty of water

  • Keep the ears warm


It is important to allow the body time to heal.  There is a possibility that you may get a slight headache from sinus pressure change or feel catarrh in the throat as the sinuses clear.  There is also a chance you get a dry throat and mouth as well as itchy ears.  Your bowel movements may increase a well as urination. Your energy levels can increase also.

Long-term after-care advice for the ears includes:

  • Using ear plugs when swimming

  • Not poking anything into the ears

  • Reducing caffeine/salt/dairy intake

  • Increasing water intake

  • Avoiding loud music/earphones etc

  • Using Sodium Bicarbonate ear drops if wax continues  to be a problem

  • Avoiding smoking and/or alcohol

REIKI ADVICE

After a Reiki session it is advisable to go home and relax.  This ensures maximum benefit from the treatment.  Please follow the simple steps below:


  • Drink plenty of water 

  • Avoid caffeine or alcohol

  • Maintain a healthy diet


In addition to feelings of relaxation and being uplifted, occasionally some people may experience the following after a session:


  • Short-term increase in symptoms

  • Needing to sleep or rest      

  • Headache

  • Feeling emotional

  • Increased urination

  • Temporary ‘flu’-like symptoms


These are all positive signs of a body bringing itself back into balance, although it is also completely normal not to experience any of the above. Sometime you may want to journal to help release any emotions that may come up.

HEALY ADVICE

GD Vibes Advice

  • Drink plenty of water before to help connection to the frequencies, as well as after to flush out the toxins.

  • Avoid alcohol or any other stimulants (includes  drugs, tea, coffee) for at least 12 hours after the   treatment as they will de-hydrate you

  • Rest after the treatment - to allow the body to heal and settle. Gentle walking recommended.

  • Only eat a light meal (possibly a healthy one – vegetarian, vegan)


Additional contraindications taken from The Healy Manual

Microcurrent treatment must not be performed when metallic foreign bodies are in the area of treatment, pace-makers or implanted defibrillators are present, bleeding, or if bleeding or embolism are present. Treatments must not be performed on areas of the skin which have been treated with radiotherapeutic or have a sensory disorder or if the user has a fever.

  • not for use by pregnant women

  • not for use by those with epilepsy

  • do not place the electrodes directly on the eyes, covering the mouth, on the front of the neck (especially the carotid sinus), or on the chest and the upper back or crossing through the heart. (I have also heard not to place the electrodes on open wounds)


Consult a medical professional before using if you have any of these contraindications. 

Within the framework of holistic healing approaches, certain interactions (e.g. strengthening of the body's own mechanisms) are possible through frequency application:

  • If amalgam fillings are present in the teeth, the application can lead to a mobilization of heavy metals in the cells of the body --- not directly from the dental fillings themselves --- and thus to a temporary deterioration of the state of health. We therefore recommend that you drink plenty of water in addition to the application and take appropriate measures to support the removal of heavy metals. 

  • If you are taking medication at the same time, we recommend that you have the dose checked by your doctor at least once a month, especially if you are taking the following medications:

    • blood thinners

    • antidiabetics

    • blood pressure lowering medication

    • hormones (especially thyroid hormones)

    • beta blockers


Healy and its applications are only suitable for adults.
Too little data is available for the treatment of minors.
Any treatment of minors is the responsibility of the parents or legal guardian or of the attending physician. 

Please note – The Healy Coil, which provides a more subtle, cable free harmonisation can be used as an alternative to the above contraindications.  

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