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    Are you summer body ready?

    June seems to have come around in the blink of an eye, which of course signals the beginning of summer. If you’ve been caught up by this time of year approaching (we certainly have!) you may be feeling a little weary to step into those shorts & bikinis, and although we know confidence is an inside job, sometimes a little pamper can really give us a boost. Here at Koko we offer a number of treatments to help you feel a little more confident this summer, and compliment the work you’re putting in the rest of the week!

    Elemis Targeted Toner - £65
    If cellulite is something making you hide away this summer we have just the treatment for you. The Targeted Toner from Elemis combines massage and a clay mask to help target those stubborn areas. Focusing on the hips, thighs, abdomen and back of arms we start with massage to stimulate the area, followed by a detoxifying clay mask which helps tone the area. This treatment has been clinically proven to rescue the appearance of cellulite after just one treatment, meaning you can walk around in your summer wardrobe with confidence.

    Shrinking Violet - £60
    If you feel like you’re doing everything you can but not seeing the results you wanted, the Shrinking Violet treatment is perfect for you. Designed to help you lose up to 2 inches in just 1 treatment, this compliments a healthy & active lifestyle perfectly.

    Starting with dry body brushing, your therapist will work head to toe to boost your lymphatic drainage system before massaging in the Shrinking Violet lotion. You are then wrapped by the therapist, before being tucked into our heated bed for ultimate relaxation! The lotion stays on for 60 minutes, during this time we offer a mini facial or scalp massage, before leaving you to spend some time relaxing.

    Measurements are taken before and immediately after the treatment (thats right, results are immediate!) to see how much has been lost in the 60 minute session. It is advised to keep the lotion on so it can continue working (this can be left for 72 hours) and give you maximum results.

    This treatment can be bought as a single body treatment, however we also offer packages of 3 or 5 treatments to really help you get the results you are wanting.

    Take it home
    Detoxing treatments do not just have to stay within a spa and with our range of retail you can take the pamper home with you. At Koko we offer the Elemis spa retail items, including the Cellutox Active Body Oil and Targeted Toning Body Moisturiser. These are both items you can use at home to continue care after your treatment with us to achieve optimum results. Why not combine these products with body brushing at home too? One of the main benefits of dry body brushing is that it boosts your lymphatic drainage system which helps your body detoxify, plus it helps remove dead skin cells leaving you with silky smooth skin!

    If you are unsure which treatment - or product - is best for you, our experienced reception team are available to help. Simply call us on 01484 605288 or via email at [email protected]

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    Get wedding ready at KoKo

    Spring is always a welcome sight, with the appearance of the sun we finally have time to sit and truly relax for the first time this year. While for some people that marks the start of a truly relaxing spring/summer, for others it marks the start of wedding prep season and the headspace to finally work on our to-do lists!

    During the wedding prep season it can be easy to let organisation take over your schedule, everything to do with flowers, the venue & guests is taking over your mind. But, here at Koko we’re here to remind you that making sure you are ready for the big day is just as important! From frequent facials to last minute colour coding, were here to help you on the lead up to your big day..

    Facials
    Your wedding day may be one of the biggest photoshoots you’ve ever attended. From getting ready with your bridal party all the way through to dancing under the stars, there will be a camera present. The best way to make sure you’re ready for every snap is by having regular facials and now is the perfect time to start.

    Dermaplaning
    Dermaplaning is a exfoliation treatment that is less harsh than microdermabrasion. Using a small blade, our experienced therapists remove the outer layer of dead skin cells and vellous hair, leaving the skin smooth, supple and vibrant. It is ideal to have a few of these leading up to the big day, and leaves your skin bright and smooth, perfect for makeup application!
    Prices start from £50

    A-Lift
    The A-lift treatment is known for helping signs of ageing, but also gives your skin an incredible glow! This treatment uses nano-current technology to re-energise the cells in the face and neck which had immediate effects. This is another one that is perfect to have a couple of times before the wedding to really help plump and brighten your skin, however you will still get results if you can only squeeze one into your schedule!
    Prices start from £30

    Elemis
    Alongside our advanced facials we also offer Elemis facials to target different skin concerns. From brightening to pigmentation, our therapists are on hand to help with any worries to ensure you’re confident in your skin!
    Prices start from £30.

    If you are unsure what facial would be best for you our experienced team are on hand to advise based on your concerns.

    Finishing touches
    As important as the lead up to the big day, it’s important to make sure all of the personal finishing touches are also taken care of. From nails to lashes, it’s these little touches that give you that extra boost of confidence.

    Nails
    Your wedding day is one of the few times in your life someone will be taking pictures of your hands, so it’s important to make sure your nails look the part! Whether you are wanting just a touch of colour, or something a bit more elaborate, we are on hand to make your vision a reality. Offering both shellac manicures, perfect if you want to ensure you have chip free nails for the whole day, and acrylic extensions we want to make sure we really pamper your hands.
    Prices start from £10

    Lashes
    For big occasions we usually rush for the strip lashes, but with the awkwardness of putting them on, and trying to keep them on all day, they are less than ideal. At Koko we offer 2 different lash types, weekend and express. Weekend lashes are cluster lashes (several individual lashes on one bulb) which last for up to 5 days. These types of lashes can either be used sparingly to create a more natural look, or built up to create a fuller, more dramatic eye. Express lashes are individual lashes which are stuck used throughout your lashes to create a natural look that lasts up to 2 weeks.
    Prices start from £15

    Bridal Parties
    We know planning a wedding can be stressful, and the chance to sit down and have some relaxed time with your bridal party is rare. With several nail stations and treatment rooms we are able to cater for bridal parties looking for their final treatments before the big day. So why not gather everyone together, have a chat and sip on some prosecco while everyone gets their nails done? It’s the perfect way to get everyone ready for the big day and spend some quality time together.

    If you are planning your personal prep for your (or someone you know’s) wedding but just need to take the first step to booking a treatment, why not give our experienced team a call on 01484 605288. We are happy to talk through any queries you have and make sure you are booked for the perfect treatment!

    Our team is also available via email at [email protected]

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    Treat Yourself This Easter

    To many people Easter is known as the time for overindulging, but here at Koko we’re saying no more! Instead of spending money here & there on chocolate eggs, why not treat yourself to a treatment and feel really great about yourself. Whether it’s a little pick me up, a reminder of spring, or a luxurious package, we’re here to help you take some time out for yourself this Easter.

    Diamond package
    If chocolate is your thing, but you’re trying to resist eating it, why not go for our Diamond Package. As well as a full body massage we use chocolate in our detoxing facial. The antioxidants in dark chocolate are amazing for our skin and help give it a radiant look whilst helping reduce dark spots and pigmentation. The perfect way to still have chocolate at Easter!

    Shellac mani & pedi
    Easter marks spring for a lot of people, the time of year whether you don’t know if it’s going to be glorious sunshine or rain storms. Getting your nails done is a perfect way to add a little colour to every day, especially with the gorgeous soft pastel shades we have here at Koko. It’s also the perfect time to start getting your feet in shape for summer, you never know how early you’ll be getting the sandals out!

    Back Massage
    If it’s just a little weekend pick me up to treat yourself for getting through the first quarter of the year, a 30 minute back massage is the perfect treat. We will transport you to a place of full relaxation in our Zen Den and work away any stress you have. The best way to spend 30 minutes to yourself!

    If you would like to enquire about any of these treatments, or have any questions, contact us at [email protected] or call us on 01484 605288

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    Mothers Day Gift Guide

    Mothers day is the day of the year you can really get away with spoiling your mum, so why not make it a really special one? Here at Koko we believe an experience is invaluable, so instead of a bunch of flowers why not treat your mum to a treatment to really help her unwind and relax. With a wide range of treatments available we’ve put together some of our suggestions below.

    Double Treatment

    Make this Mothers Day even more special by joining your mum for a pamper! One of our Zen Den rooms can be transformed into a double treatment room, meaning you can join your mum for a treatment*. Spend some quality time together, unwinding and creating memories. 

    Elemis Facial

    Life can take it’s toll, especially after school holidays & the prolonged winter. Help your mum get a bit of her sparkle back with one of our facial treatments! All of the products we use are Elemis, an amazing British company, and we offer a wide range of treatments. Not only will a facial brighten up your mums skin, the treatments are extremely relaxing and she will leave feeling like she is on cloud nine!

    Kaleidoscape Pedicure

    For a lot of mums one thing they crave is just 5 minutes of peace and a little pamper for their feet. Why not step it up a little this year and treat your mum to our signature Kaleidoscape pedicure? This hour long treatment includes every step for gorgeous feet. Starting with foot filing & exfoliation, the therapist will then move on to a relaxing massage and heat treatment. The treatment is finished with a file & paint in a colour of your choice (we also offer shellac at an extra cost) and your mum will be guaranteed to leave with a spring in her step!

    If you would like any guidance on what to treat your mum to this year our reception team will be on hand to answer any questions and give their personal recommendations. To get in touch you can either call us on 01484 665288 or email us at [email protected]

    No matter what you plan for your mum this year, make sure to make it a Mothers Day to remember.

    *this is available for most of our treatments, but unfortunately not all. If you have any queries please do call and ask, we will give you all the information so you can make this day super special!

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    New Year, Better You!

    Coming into the New Year almost everyone’s focus
    is weight loss, it’s the number 1 New Years Resolution every year without fail.
    However, here at Koko we believe taking care of yourself goes deeper than
    hitting the gym and shedding a few pounds. Wellbeing is a word that has been
    thrown around a lot recently, but it really is very important. As the days are
    shorter and a bit gloomier, maybe its time to consider taking some time out to
    pamper yourself, and here at Koko we’re on hand to help!

    Not only does taking time out for ourselves help
    us be able to manage more stress and be more productive in the long run, it
    also helps us get through more difficult times because we know there is
    something to look forward to. Below we’ve rounded up some of our favourite Koko
    treatments that allow you to really take some well deserved time out.

    NEOM De-Stress Treatment

    After making it through what feels like the
    longest month of the year, you’re bound to be a little stressed. Make sure to
    set the right intentions for the month ahead and truly unwind with the NEOM
    De-Stress Treatment. This treatment comes as either a 60 or 90 minute massage
    and includes guided meditation, reflexology and either a back massage (60
    minute) or full body massage (90 minute). This full body treatment is sure to
    melt your worries away and set you up for a more mindful 2019.

    ELEMIS Superfood Pro Radiance Facial

    All this harsh Yorkshire weather can leave our
    skin looking & feeling a little lacklustre at this time of year, so why not
    get visible results whilst also taking some well deserved me-time? The Elemis
    Superfood Pro Radiance Facial is clinically proven to leave your skin looking
    plumper and radiant by using superfoods and essential minerals such as avocado
    and pumpkin seed oil to revitalise and ‘feed’ the skin. This treatment is
    available as both a 30 or 75 minute facial, so even if you’re pressed on time
    you can still put yourself first.

    Shrinking Violet Body Wrap Treatment

    If your main focus for this year is to lose a
    few inches, but you want to take some time out too, then our Shrinking Violet
    Body Wrap Treatment is perfect for you. In this 90 minute treatment you will be
    measured (start and finish to see your immediate results) before having
    head-to-toe body brushing to boost your lymphatic drainage system. This is then
    followed by massaging in the Shrinking Violet oil and being wrapped up and
    tucked into our heated bed. Once you are laid down you can really relax in our
    lovely warm room, while our expert therapist will help you unwind with either a
    mini facial or scalp massage, before leaving you to relax whilst the solution
    works. Our clients can see anything up to 2 inches difference in their first
    treatment, so it really is the perfect treatment to help you relax and see
    results at the same time!

    If you’re ready for some time out make sure to
    call us on 01484 604288 or email us at [email protected] to book an appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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