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    Get autumn ready with our exfoliation treatments

    Autumn is officially here, and while we might not be reaching for the hats and gloves just yet the time is edging closer! Alongside the seasonal changes our skin also changes. The cooler air is a catalyst for dryer skin, so now is the time to dust of the thicker moisturisers and keep your skin hydrated!
    As well as upping our moisturising game, it is also important to keep the skin exfoliated so dead skin is removed, allowing the moisture to go in deeper. The task can be easily put off if you choose to do it yourself, so why not treat yourself to a luxurious exfoliation treatment here at Koko and let someone else do the work!
    These two NEOM treatments focus on energising you from the inside out - using uplifting fragrances and massage techniques to ensure you leave with a little buzz whilst also being relaxed. These two treatments start with a full body exfoliation using the NEOM body scrub, followed by either massage (Happiness) or a full body clay wrap (Energise) to lock in moisture and relax you from head to toe.
    The NEOM pregnancy treatment also contains a body scrub, so no one has to miss out on renewing their skin at this time of year!
    After choosing between the Lime & Ginger or Frangipani salt scrub, our expert therapists will buff your skin head to toe, removing dead skin cells and encouraging new cell growth. This alone will help you feel brand new, however it also creates a great canvas to absorb the body oil which is used for the finishing massage. You will leave Koko feeling brand new and ready to tackle Autumn.
    Although we might notice the skin on our bodies changing at this time of year, it's important to not forget about our faces! Now is the perfect time to have an exfoliating skin treatment and upgrade your home skincare ready for the new season. We have several Elemis facials that could help, such as the Dynamic Resurfacing Precision Peel and BIOTEC Skin Resurfacer, each which deeply exfoliate your skin before using targeted products to hydrate your skin.
    Our reception team are on hand to help you decide which treatment is best suited for your skintype and needs, so make sure to contact us and ask any questions you have.
    If you would like more information, or to book an appointment, please call our reception team on 01484 605288 or email us at [email protected]
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    Wind down after summer

    It’s September, and for a lot of us that means one thing; the kids are back at school! If you’ve spent the last 6 weeks rushing round organising playdates and fun activities for the little ones, you might be feeling a little run down. Here at Koko we’re on hand to help you wind down, and have some well needed me-time!

    All of our talented therapists are trained in massage, from our signature treatments to body experiences from NEOM and Elemis. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re holding tension in one area or tight on time, we’re here to help!

    NEOM De-Stress
    This luxurious NEOM treatment will truly melt away any stress. Starting with a guided meditation to ease the mind, we then move on to reflexology to relax the whole body. Using the NEOM De-Stress treatment candle we massage the shea-butter formula into the skin, not only releasing any tension in the muscles but also moisturising the skin and releasing the amazing scent into the room. You will leave this treatment floating on cloud 9, with the last 6 week’s worth of stress completely forgotten!
    This treatment is available as a 60 minute (£58) or 90 minute (£72) treatment.

    Elemis Body Nectar Nourishing Body Wrap - Frangipani 
    If massage isn’t the treatment for you, but you’re still wanting a pampering body treatment this luxurious Elemis treatment is for you. Using the Frangipani body products you are cocooned head to toe then wrapped up, allowing the products to melt into your skin. A lovely and nourishing treatment with the most gorgeous and relaxing scents, this really is a real pamper!
    This is a 60 minute treatment (£55).

    Koko Signature Face & Body
    If you’re looking for a treatment that also includes a facial, this is the one for you. During this 75 minute treatment we will releave tension in the body with a back massage using our signature massage technique. We then move on to a nourishing facial, which also includes a face, neck and shoulder massage. Whilst the treatment mask is on, we move to tension pressure points on the hands, feet and scalp to make sure you are as relaxed as possible!
    This is a 75 minute treatment (£58).

    Koko Signature Massage
    As well as our named & branded treatments we also offer our Koko signature massages, which can be tailored to your individual needs. Usually done as a back massage (30 minutes - £32) or full body massage (60 minutes - £55) our experienced therapists will use our signature moves to work out any tension and work to relax you head-to-toe.

    If you’d like to speak to someone about which treatment could be best for you, make sure to call our reception team who can talk you through each treatment and help you find the perfect stress-buster.
    01484 605288, [email protected]

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    Last Minute Summer Treatments

    I'd you're anything like us, you'll be looking at your calendar in disbelief that it's August already. How did it get here so quickly?!

    If the peak summer month has crept up on you, you may find yourself unprepared for your holiday. Here at Koko we're on hand to help with every detail, from making sure your legs are hair free and your lashes are effortlessly gorgeous...

    Waxing
    Hair removal is a necessary evil for many at this time of year, so we're here to help make it as easy and comfortable as possible. Our highly skilled therapists are trained in both strip and hot wax, and will put you at ease when you're in with us. From underarm to Hollywood, we'll make sure you're feeling your best for your trip.
    Prices start from £10

    Lashes
    For some people holidays mean a break from the makeup bag, a welcome break for your skin! However, one thing many people find is that they miss their mascara, they just can't be bothered with the hassle of putting it on! To tackle this issue we offer several different types of eyelash extensions from natural individuals to voluminous clusters to make sure you get the perfect look.
    Not one for extensions? We also offer the LVL lash treatment which enhances your natural lashes, perfect if you still want the definition but plan on jumping round in the pool!
    Prices start from £20

    Nails
    A great way to add a bit of holiday colour is by having your nails done. We offer everything from regular polish, perfect for anyone who likes to change their mind after a few days, to shellac which is perfect to keep your nails looking fresh for the duration. With a wide range of colours you'll be spoilt for choice & leave with the perfect manicure.
    Did you know we also do nails for your mini me? It's the perfect little pre holiday treat to make them feel all grown up!
    Prices start from £16

    Mini facials
    Stress can really play havoc with our skin, so why not give it a little pick me up before heading away? We offer several 30 minute facials depending on your skin type, such as the Elemis Superfood facial and microdermabrasion. These are the perfect little pamper to give you the holiday glow before you step foot on the plane!
    Prices start from £30

    No holiday? Treat yourself to a pamper day!
    Summer doesn't mean a holiday for everyone, but it can still mean taking some time out for yourself. From a full body massage to deluxe facial, we're here to help you unwind and forget about the stress of everyday life. If you'd like to take some time out in our Zen Den make sure to call our reception team who can guide you through the best treatments for your needs.

    If you'd like to make an appointment you can call us on 01484 605288 or email us at [email protected]

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    Caring for your skin this summer

    One thing people don’t realise is that your skin routine should change with the season. The products you use when its 5 degrees outside should differ to when its 20, plus a change is always healthy for your skin too!

    In summer out skincare routines should focus around lighter products and higher SPF, as well as targeting sun-related issues such as pigmentation. So what exactly should we be swapping to?

    Do a thorough cleanse
    Most people prefer to use a gentler & more hydrating cleanser in winter to keep their skin from becoming dry during the colder months. Summer is the best time to pull your foaming cleanser back out and give your skin a deeper clean. The Elemis Gentle Foaming Facial Wash (£29) is perfect for this time of year as it is still gentle on the skin but still works at removing all the product buildup. It’s also important to remember the double cleanse to make sure there are no products or grease left on your face from the day!

    Up your SPF
    While we should be wearing SPF all year round, it is important to use a higher factor during the summer months. If you normally count on your everyday moisturiser to provide SPF, make sure to also introduce a facial specific SPF to ensure you’re covered from the suns stronger rays. The Elemis Daily Defence Shield SPF 30 (£46) is a great product to add on top of your moisturiser as it is the perfect base for makeup!

    Lighter layers
    Now is the time to put your thick overnight cream back in storage and reach for your lighter products! Using thicker products at this time of year can leave your skin greasy and lead to blocked pores, so make sure to use a thinner moisturiser such as PRODUCT. If you find your skin still needs the extra hydration reach for serums and use thin layers of each product. Elemis now offer face mists such as the Suprefood Kefir-Tea Mist to help hydrate the skin whilst also being refreshing in the heat!

    Target sun related issues
    If you are someone who struggles with pigmentation it is always going to get worse in summer, so it is a good time to reach for the targeted products to help your skin. Daily use will reduce the pigmentation as much as it can, so its better to help it while the sun is out! Using the Dynamic Resurfacing range from Elemis (starting at £32.50) is the perfect way to help combat pigmentation & uneven skin tone.

    We know not everyones skin is the same, so why not pop down to the spa for a facial where our therapists can have a good look at your skin and make recommendations specific for you?

    We are also available on 01484 605288 or you can email us at [email protected]

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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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