Let’s face it – our hands and feet are hard workers, and we use them in almost everything that we do…It’s the least we could do to show them a little TLC, right? We suggest you get yourself a nail appointment – stat! – and allow yourself to sit back, relax, and revel in an experience of leisure and luxury.Not only does getting your nails done feel and look great, but what may seem like a mere indulgence can actually also be a big boost to your physical and mental well-being. Sure, your hands and feet will be polished and pampered, your blood flow may be improved, and aches and pains relieved, but we also like to think of manicures and pedicures as an enforced time out, a welcomed respite from the digital deluge, a moment of disengagement from the outside world that invites you to spend time with yourself or your friends without distraction.
Not to mention it’s a fun form of self-expression! Let’s be real, no matter what the mood or occasion, there is definitely a shade for it.
Immerse yourself in a world of relaxation, rejuvenation, and sheer tranquility at Chakra Spa, located at the beautiful Accra Beach Hotel, where they’ll help you to put your best foot (and hand) forward!
Not sure where to start?
We’ve explored some of our favourite Chakra manicure and pedicure options and created a little guide below.
Get ‘em one, get ‘em all – we know we will!1. The Classic Manicure and Pedicure
One of the most traditional nail care treatments, the classic includes a warm, soothing hand or foot bath, followed by a relaxing massage. Your nails are then trimmed and filed to your desired shape, buffed, and polished with a shade or design of your choice!
2. Gel Manicure and Pedicure Treatment
Consider taking your mani or pedi to the next level, with a gel treatment!
Designed to last longer without chipping or peeling, a gel mani/pedi usually lasts for weeks at a time – say goodbye to two day-old chipped nails!
Once the gel polish of your choice is applied, your nails are then placed under a UV or LED lamp to harden the polish, and results in a shiny, more durable finish!
3. Paraffin Wax Manicure and Pedicure Treatment
Don’t worry, this wax and the wax for hair removal – totally different.
The perfect companion to any manicure or pedicure – but also great on its own – a Paraffin Wax treatment is actually great in offering pain relief for sore muscles and joints, while also moisturizing and softening the skin, helping to get rid of those pesky calluses and cracks that can develop.
How it works is, your hands/feet are submerged various times in a tub of warm paraffin
wax to create a thick coating that will retain heat for several minutes. As the wax hardens, the paraffin’s natural emollient softens the skin and the heat opens the pores. Once the wax has completely cooled, it is peeled away, removing dead skin cells with it, leaving incredibly smooth and soft skin.
So the next time you’re feeling for a little polish or pamper, head to Chakra Spa where all of these treatments (and more!) are available. You’ll leave not only relaxed, and rejuvenated, but ready to conquer the world in style!
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