Sunday, 10 August 2014

Get ZEN!

Hey Blog Readers

Apologies for the slack with regards to writing my blog lately - As you know if you're a regular here on my blog or on any of my social media I have just re-located to Los Angeles so it will take me awhile to get on my feet and to get a pattern back in terms of my blog posts etc... (I haven't even been here a week yet) so bare with me!x! ;) 

ANYHOW, before I left for LA I visited the SHAMAZING Zenergy on Fade Street in Dublin. For anyone who doesn't know Zenergy is a health and beauty salon. I had had the most stressful week ever preparing to leave for LA so my trip to Zenergy could not have come at a better time and for the time I was there the craziness of my week left and I became totally 'Zen' and relaxed! 

Zenergy health and beauty stands out from many other salons. They bring together therapists with over 100 years of combined experience from 10 different cultures including Thailand and Bulgaria, acknowledged for their expertise in massage, wellness and spa traditions. Accordingly, Zenergy health and beauty specialises in all types of Massage and Wellness, Sports injuries, Physiotherapy, & Pain Relief, Complimentary therapies such as Reflexology & Reiki, Anti-Ageing treatments such as Microdermabrasion, Glyconic Peels & facial injections as well as Beauty treatments such as luxurious Yonka & Dermalogica facials, Lycon waxing, Shellac manicures & pedicures and more. Uniquely, Zenergy brings together all these services under one welcoming roof! 

What Treatments Did I go for... 

I spent about 3hours at Zenergy being totally pampered (everyone needs a little spoiling now and then ;) lol). I had a Yonka Facial with Sarah, a back and shoulder massage combined with reiki with Tara, and a shellac manicure and pedicure with Sarah again. The whole experience was heavenly and just what I needed! 

The Yonka Facial: 

It had been over a year since I had any facial but I absolutely love getting them! 
The Yonka facial is blended to suit your skin… A Custom Yonka facial is a 1 hour facial designed especially for Zenergy, with a unique combination of plant extracts. It draws from the best of nature and science to give your skin the natural means to regain its balance and vital energy at every age of life. 
Let me tell you - it is as good as it sounds! not only was I totally relaxed but the results were amazing! 
Sarah chatted me through my skin type, the areas I wanted to improve etc.. and explained how a facial can not just be run of the mill and the same for each person because everyone's skin is different and what suites one person may not suite another. I thought it was great that Zenergy truly care for the individual and providing the best service possible for that individual. 
I asked Sarah if there was anything she could do to help the dark circles around my eyes (it had been a week of very little sleep) so she concentrated on that area and also a small breakout that I had at my hairline. When Sarah showed me the end result in the mirror once the facial was complete I was amazed by how bright and alive my skin looked but it was really later that evening when I arrived home and my family kept giving me compliments on my skin without any make-up on and I looked in the mirror again that I truly realised how fantastic the treatment had been for my skin! 
I would definitely recommend a Yonka facial with Zenergy to anyone looking to add a glow to their skin! :) 

Next I went for my back and shoulder massage combined with Reiki with Tara. This is the first massage I have ever had in my life! I have always wanted one but I've never got around to it! Jhez it was just what the doctor ordered! it was bliss! I could feel the knots in my back loosen and the stress that I had built up floated away! 

I am a very spiritual person so I feel that the combination of reiki with the massage really suited me!

What is Reiki... 

Reiki is a Japanese technique that helps restore balance and harmony to the mind and body.
It is administered by laying-on hands and is based on the idea that an unseen life force energy flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. Reiki uses the life force energy to heal, balancing the subtle energies within our bodies.
Reiki promotes healing, reduces stress and promotes relaxation through addressing physical, mental, emotional and spiritual imbalances. At Zenergy they combine Reiki and massage to maximise the relaxation benefits. 

I did feel totally renewed after the Reiki/Massage and I felt like I let a lot of emotional baggage that I've been holding on to slip away.. with an upcoming move and a new chapter beginning it almost felt like the perfect way of closing the door and moving on from the last chapter in order to start a fresh new life in LA (I was flying on Monday morning and visited Zenergy on Friday). It made me feel like everything was going to be ok, I could deal with anything and just to take things one step at a time. 
I would highly recommend this treatment to anyone who holds on to a lot of stress or has gone through a hard time that they need to let go of and begin to move on from... 

Lastly I had a Shellac Mani & Pedi - again with Sarah. I love shellac because I find them a lot easier than gel nails. They give a polished sleek look without the lack of being able to pick things up etc.. (which I find irritating about gels). 

It was hard to decide what colours to go for but eventually I decided to go with an all over white for my nails. White is on trend for Summer'14 and lets face it it goes withe everything! and then for my toe nails I went with a basic french manicure because I think it's good to keep the toes natural but polished. I also knew that I would be wearing a lot of open toed foot wear once I arrived in LA so something that wasn't too shocking/clashing and that would go with every outfit would probably be a good bet! and now that I'm in LA wearing my sandals I think it was ;) 

My overall experience visiting Zenergy: 

I have to say I think I've been very lucky lately because I just keep meeting lovely people! Both Sarah and Tara who looked after me in Zenergy were so friendly and welcoming and as I've said a million times on here before it makes visiting somewhere whatever for... a beauty treatment, a hair cut, even a trip to your local bank so much more pleasant and enjoyable when the staff and people you meet a long the way are positive friendly people - it makes everyone's experience so much better! 
Zenergy was just what the doctor ordered for me and it made me feel completely 'ZEN' and ready to conquer the world. I felt brand new when I left - all be it a bit sleepy because I was totally relaxed! 

Zenergy is the perfect name for the salon because it definitely is a combination of ZEN and Energy

If you currently live in Ireland (especially in the Dublin area-though it is worth a trip ;) ) I would highly recommend a visit to Zenergy. Life is so hectic it is nice to visit somewhere of calmness where you can recharge the batteries and get back on track and that's what I felt Zenergy did for me! 

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I hope everyone is having a ZEN weekend! 

Lots of Love! 
Shahira Xo 

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