To enhance your enjoyment in the tranquil environment of Riva’s health & beauty outlets we have collated a ‘how to spa’ guide.
Please notify our staff if you are pregnant or have any special medical considerations so that appropriate treatments can be recommended.
Please wear open toe sandals / flip flops for pedicures.
PRIOR TO YOUR DAY
It is recommended that no alcohol be consumed immediately prior to your treatment experience and that you consume plenty of water following any treatments.
Prior to your spa treatment, we would advise changing into the bath robe provided to allow for maximum relaxation. Please rest assured that all of our therapists are highly trained and your modesty will be protected at all times.
Do not have heat treatments or undertake exercise (e.g. sauna, sunbed, Jacuzzi, workout or swim etc) 8 hours before or after waxing. Avoid wearing “best” underwear for bikini wax. Avoid deodorants after under arm wax. Use a sensitive deodorant for around 2-3 days after waxing.
Avoid make-up 24 hours after a facial, or wear minimal make-up (treatment foundation) if going back to the office or a night out.
EYE LASH/EYE BROW TINTING
This requires a 24-hour patch test for all new clients to Riva and for those who have never had tinting done before. Try not to wear WATERPROOF mascara as this takes time to remove and costs extra.
Never consume alcohol before any treatment as this will lead to skin sensitivity and is also a health & safety risk!
A full consultation will be given to all new clients visiting Riva for any treatments. This will add approximately 10 minutes to your first treatment. This allows the therapist to tailor make your treatment to suit your needs and determine any medical conditions that might be contra-indicated to your treatments.
Always wear loose, dark clothing. Tight clothing/underwear will rub off your tan. Any skin disorders, or use of medication or antibiotics, must be communicated to the therapists and will affect the outcome of the tan. Home care products purchased help you to “top-up” your tan.