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Specialising in natural skin care services, threading and permanent sugar wax hair removal in Chipiona.

At Sesen Spa we focus on making organic skin care solutions more available. 

Frequently asked questions

Sugaring Wax for Body and Face Hair Removal

WHAT IS SUGARING WAX? IS IT SAFE? WHY SUGARING IS BETTER THAN WAXING?


Our Sugaring wax is a Paste, is now even more unique, ancient, 100% Natural product made of sugar, lemon juice and water (that’s it). It’s Natural and non-toxic that you can even eat it like a candy. The paste is applied at a lukewarm temperature, warmed by hand and feels like a skin treatment. Sugar wax/Paste is very easy to remove from the skin, has sweet smell, and leaves absolutely no marks as its completely removable with warm water. Here is why to choose Sugaring: An experienced Sugaaring Practitioner can do sugaring quickly and safely with the paste. Large amounts of hair can be taken out at once, and finished fast. Easy clean up. Sugaring paste is water soluble, meaning you can clean off any residue left on the skin with plain water, Also You do Not create waste, since you can dispose of it in the drains, it will melt down to water, unlike regular wax. Sugar paste can be applied over missed hairs. The paste is very gentle and can be put right over an area that was just sugared but missed some hairs, without fear of much irritation. Temporary results can turn into permanent. Over time, frequent sugaring can cause the hair follicle to become damaged, and stop growing hair. Hair Length can be even shorter than waxing 1/16th of an inch! Ouch Factor Okay, it’s still pulling out hair from the root, but most people find it less painful. Sugaring doesn’t stick/adhere to live skin cells,also sugaring is not made of artificial substance, UNLIKE WAXING, which means less irritation. The upper lip, chest, bikini and genital areas rank as the highest pain offenders.




DOES SUGARING HURT? IS IT AS BAD AS WAXING?


All clients report their sugaring experiences to be less painful than waxing. Also skin redness disappears much faster. Sometimes in 2-3 minutes. Also if you start doing sugaring regularly your hair will become smaller, thinner and eventually, will be almost not visible, much alike to baby’s hair.




HOW LONG MY HAIR HAS TO BE?


I recommend your hair to be from 1/8″ to 1/4″ long. Sesen Spa 100% Natural Sugaring can work with any hair length and will keep you informed about everything that’s going on during your appointment, however it is best to let your hair grow as long as possible before your first treatment to enjoy best results possible. Hair Length can be even shorter than waxing 1/16th of an inch! Ouch Factor Okay, it’s still pulling out hair from the root, but most people find it less painful. Sugaring doesn’t stick/adhere to live skin cells unlike waxing, which means less irritation. The upper lip, chest, bikini and genital areas rank as the highest pain offenders.




HOW OFTEN SHOULD I GET SUGARED?


With our new sugaring wax, the intervals are getting longer and longer, however, we recommend to get sugared every 7 - 10 weeks to start with, especially if you have been shaving, depending on your hair growth and type also. The general rule is, the more you do it, the thinner and more invisible your hair becomes. Ask your Sugaring Practitioner how often you should get sugared, they should be able to know once 2nd or 3rd treatment has taken place, the intervals may and will vary from the start of your Sugaring sessions, as you carry on the intervals between treatments will prolong even further, as more hairs disappear with no return. The only thing I will say is, if you leave your hair to grow longer than 10 weeks, your sugaring treatment will be more painful than with the correct shorter hair length. Hence, the interval time recommended by your practitioner. The better your sugaring technician is the longer you will remain hairless, because they should be pulling most of the hair from the root. Once you return for your 2nd appointment, uninterrupted, I should be able to recommend your next treatment date.




WHAT DO I NEED TO DO BEFORE AND AFTER MY SUGARING APPOINTMENT?


GROW YOUR HAIR OUT A BIT. Growing your hair between 1/8" and 1/4" is optimal. If this is your first sugaring experience, that should be about a week's worth of growth, or more. KEEP YOUR SKIN CLEAN AND DRY. Avoid applying lotions or other topical products to the area before treatment. Before a facial sugaring appointment, keep your face clear of moisturizer, powder, makeup and lotion. For underarm sugaring: grow out hair for at least one week prior to your appointment. Some shower gels contain moisturiser, Rinse Well. DON'T GO TANNING OR SUNBATHING. Intentionally exposing your skin to UV rays can increase its sensitivity. Because sugaring can also heighten sensitivity for a short time after treatment, we recommend that you don't go tanning or sunbathing for 24–48 hours prior to your appointment. (Avoid these activities for 24 hours after sugaring, too!) DON'T USE OTHER HAIR REMOVAL SYSTEMS/TACTICS. Once you've started sugaring (or you've decided to start) stop using razors, depilatory, tweezers or wax before or between sugaring appointments. It can slow the process & benefits of sugaring! AND DO NOT OVER TRIM YOUR BRAZILIAN AREA. DON´T exfoliate for 2 weeks after your sugaring treatment, and one week before. KEEP YOUR SKIN NATURALLY WELL-HYDRATED. Try to avoid chemical-heavy washes, lotions & fragrances on your skin. The best way to keep your skin healthy & hydrated is to be drinking a lot of water! Ask your sugaring specialist about recommended lotions & washes that can help add to the longevity & benefits of your sugaring treatment! Our new sugaring wax/paste is unique, and all our clients are enjoying hailess legs for much longer, it does help reduce hair growth over a short period of time and WILL eventually lead to fewer treatments & NO discomfort in the area treated! With proper care, it can eliminate ingrown hair problems and can brighten the overall look of your skin restoring it back to it´s former and glorious condition! Give us a call to set up your first appointment.




WHY DO WE RECOMMEND A DIFFERENT INTERVAL FOR EVERY CLIENT? AND WHY THE INTERVAL LENGTH IS CRUCIAL FOR MAKING THE HAIR GO AWAY WITH NO RETURN?


Each person has a different growth cycle, different body chemistry, therefore different hair growth, and of course different hair type based on our genetics as well as many other factors. When you start your sugaring treatments at first and after shaving, or waxing, and breaking the hair off for some number of years, your body hair will get tough and get into a habit of escaping to grow under the skin, and since it is never getting the chance to grow above it, creating ingrowns and other problems, to protect itself from being chopped off again, likely not all the hairs will get into this habit, but enough of them will do so causing women enough problems, especially in the underarms and genitil areas. Your professional waxing/sugaring practitioner should be the one to guide you correctly with a healthy interval between treatments, that is based on your hair type, it´s growth rate, your wishes and budget. I would like to stress that this interval is crucial for executing great results including, hairless healthy glowing silky soft skin, no stubbles, no ingrown hairs, lighter and brighter colour skin, finer hairs, no hair breakage, and no irritations. Going by my thirty four plus years experience with sugaring, cooking and applying it, especially the last few!, I would urge, stress and encourage practitioners, and clients to keep an eye on their body hair growth amongst the sugared areas in order to be able to book the coming treatment with the correct interval length to each client.

At Sesen Spa our sugaring intervals are as such: At 4 and 5 weeks only at client's request, we now recommend 7 to 12 weeks, it differs on different body parts, when you first start your sugaring treatments for the first 3 treatments, then 10 to 12 weeks thereafter, we are currently finding, in the last quarter of your first year of sugaring treatment, without interference, your appointment will be between 7 to 12 weeks and you will start to enjoy the wonderful results of our work, before one year has passed.

Note this, if you choose to leave the hair longer than 12 weeks, here is what is likely to happen at a lot of waxing practices/ treatments; more painful session, longer hair means that, for curly hair people the hair will curl back in, the hair is more likely to be broken off during treatment, hence, why women get ingrowns from European wax sold internationally, with the waxing/sugaring application technique widely used being more or less all the same in western countries, a sugaring practitioner will excel in a sugaring practice once they have mastered their taught technique and adapt it with what they have learnt from practicing for many years making it their own, this usually happens after a practitioner have been certified, and after the start of their career. So choose your practitioner with care, there are some great waxing and sugaring specialists out there, but I believe that the sugaring industry is growing and we are in need of more good passionate sugaring practitioners to spread this awesome ancient method forever and ever, it is certainly in a class of its own amongst other hair removal methods. I personally beleive that sugaring is an Art.
Sesen-Spa is a traditional certified Egyptian sugaring practice, we are not a commercial practice by any mean. Here you should be able to see your own roots at each pull. I use various techniques to deal with different clients, as well as different area covered, based on your comfort and what I see fit, everything is explained to the client during their first sugaring session. Here we take our clients comfort seriously and we will go by your pace, different techniques are applied/used to minimise pain upon our client´s request too, however, this will prolong your session duration, first appointment is always booked at double it´s possible time, as we have no idea what it is until your first appointment has taken place. Please discuss any worries you may have with us if you are a first timer with sugaring, we are happy to answer all your questions.
SESEN-SPA CLIENTS REPEAT THEIR SUGARING (AND THREADING) TREATMENTS BETWEEN 7 to 12 WEEKS. WITH RECEDING HAIRS. Fact. Image below showing 1st brazilian treatment, was carried out on January 15th, 2018 4 weeks tomorrow 10th February 2018. Our client´s comment/message is of today´s date 9th Feb.




WHAT IS DIFFERENT ABOUT OUR NEW SUGARING PASTE?


I have cooked and used sugaring most of my life, I never liked how hard it used to get, and how much hand work it took to knead by hand, some add water, wet their fingures whilst kneading it, however, for me this could cause the paste to go too soft too soon, if it is made too soft, i.e: made to suit cold climate, so you are able to easily spread it, it will simply keep on getting softer as more body hairs get into it, also to spread on the client it is tough unless you heat it, especially in western practices. This is why it is mostly heated, then handled with the finguers to cool it down maintaning it´s shape before it gets spread on the area treated as it cools further on your skin whilst the spreading is happening, this makes it easier and ready to pull away from the skin taking the hair with it. I do not heat it, traditional Egyptian sugaring is cooled first, then served by hand only. I started to play with different things to improve it´s elasticity at the same time to suit the hot weather climate here, again, previous to that I had worked out how to cook it to suit the cold climate, to suit UK, when I first arrived in UK, I struggled to get it right for many years, as I arrived from the Egyptian climate, back then I only knew how to cook it to suit hot climate. During the last 4+ years I was experimenting with that, other ideas came along, and it went on, and as the end of 2017 was approaching a new sugaring paste was created, of which I was very satisfied with. I used it on myself, as well as on clients and friends from around mid November 2017 till present. Everyone reported the same magnificent immaculate results, which I no longer hope for but can certainly claim with confidence. On the pluses too, over the last four years I taught myself to cook sugaring for all climates, all are used without reheating them. I cannot wait to work with my new summer paste! Hard work is paying off! There are other technical issues that I managed to improve in my new sugaring paste, such as it´s elasticity, the way it flicked when you pull it way from the skin, as well as the length and amount used to do with it´s durability. Without getting too technical, I must add, the techniques I use are not, only, institutional, they are basicly the product of many years of working with this amazing paste. I learnt them whilst I watched as a kid, through to England, then dicovered a lot more over the last 4 years. By now I have mastered various techniques for different body areas, in addition I have created a new sugaring paste that is my own, along with my different traditional application techniques. Two issues are crutial for achieving permanent body hair loss, one is no interferences in between, two is the interval length between treatments. You may choose to use sugaring as a regular hair removal without adhering to our suggested interval




WHAT ARE THE BENIFITS OF SUGARING AT SESEN-SPA?


1. Brazilian area; No more ingrown hairs for those who are prone to them. lighter and brighter colour clearer skin after third treatment, finer hairs, no itching, receding hairs from first treatment, enjoy long and hairless intervals, ideal for the summer. treatmenr repeated 7 to 10 weeks. 2. Legs & Arms; During our sugaring application your legs and arms will recieve a gentle massage, a fine layer of dead skin will be peeled away, so it acts as a sugar scrub leaving your skin feeling incredibly soft, and clean. as well as the same benifits mentioned above. intervals on legs are 10 to 12 weeks, arms12 weeks plus. 3. Sugaring is 100% natural, meaning you are not applying any chemicals on your skin. 4. At Sesen-spa you are recieving an authenic old school Egyptian sugaring service. 5. Areas such as; inner & back thighs, happy trail, side-burns, & upper lip, hair will recede much faster than other body areas. 6. We pull all the hairs, above the skin, by the root.





Chakra Re balancing Therapy.

WHAT IS A CHAKRA?


The Sanskrit word Chakra translates to wheel or disk. In meditation, Ayurveda, and Yoga, this term refers to wheels of energy throughout the body. There are seven main chakras, which align the spine, starting from the spine base through to the crown of the head. To understand or visualize a chakra in the body, imagine a swirling wheel of energy where matter and consciousness meet. This invisible energy, called Prana, is vital life force, which keeps us vibrant, alive, and healthful. Prana is sometimes described as originating from the Sun and connecting the elements of the Universe. This life energy has been vividly invoked and described in the ancient Vedas Upanishads, and Egyptian hieroglyphs.




WHY/HOW IMPORTANT OUR CHAKRAS ARE TO OUR BODIES?


The swirling wheels of energy correspond to massive nerve centers in the body. Each of the seven main chakras contains bundles of nerves and major organs as well as our psychological, emotional, and spiritual status of being. Since everything is moving, it is essential that our seven main chakras stay open, fluid, and aligned. If there is a blockage, energy cannot flow. Think of something as simple as your bathtub drain. If you allow too much hair to go into the drain, the bathtub will back up with water, stagnate and eventually bacteria and mold will grow. Likewise with our bodies and the chakras. A bathtub is simple; it’s physical so the fix is easy, not so much with the human body! Keeping a chakra open is a bit more of a challenge, but not so difficult when you have awareness. Since mind, body, soul, and spirit are intimately connected, awareness of an imbalance in one area will help bring the others back into balance. Take for example, a wife, who has recently lost her husband. She develops acute bronchitis, which remains in the chest, and then gets chest pains each time she coughs. The whole heart chakra is affected in this case. If she realizes the connection between the loss and the bronchitis, healing will occur much faster if she honors the grieving process and treats that as well as the physical ailment.




WHAT ARE THE CHAKRAS OF MATTER?


The first three chakras, starting at the base of the spine are chakras of matter. They are more physical in nature. First Chakra: The Muladhara is the chakra of stability, security, and our basic needs. It encompasses the first three vertebrae, the bladder, and the colon. When this chakra is open, we feel safe and fearless. Second Chakra: The Svadhisthana chakra is our creativity and sexual center. It is located above the pubic bone, below the navel, and is responsible for our creative expression. Third Chakra: The Manipura chakra means lustrous gem and it’s the area from the navel to the breastbone. The third chakra is our source of personal power.




WHAT IS THE FORTH CHAKRA RESPONSIBLE FOR?


The Fourth Chakra: The Connection Between Spirit And Matter Located at the heart center, the fourth chakra, Anahata is at the middle of the seven and unites the lower chakras of matter and the upper chakras of spirit. The fourth is also spiritual but serves as a bridge between our body, mind, emotions, and spirit. The heart chakra is our source of love and connection. When we work through our physical chakras, or the first three, the spiritual chakras will therefore become more open.




WHAT ARE THE CHAKRAS OF SPIRIT?


Fifth Chakra: The Vishuddha chakra is the fifth chakra, located in the area of the throat. This is our source of verbal expression and the ability to speak our highest truth. The fifth chakra includes the neck, thyroid, and parathyroid glands, jaw, mouth, and tongue. Sixth Chakra: The Ajna chakra is located in between the eyebrows. It is also referred to as the “third eye” chakra. Ajna is our center of intuition. We all have a sense of intuition but we may not listen to it or heed its warnings. Focus on opening the sixth chakra will help you hone this ability. Seventh Chakra: The Sahaswara chakra or the “thousand petal lotus” chakra is located at the crown of the head. This is the chakra of enlightenment and spiritual connection to our higher selves, as well as others, and ultimately, to the divine. It is located at the crown of the head.




WHAT ARE THE CLUES THAT OUR CHAKRAS ARE IN NEED OF ALIIGNING?


Our bodies are in constant flux between balance and imbalance. Unless you have an apparent problem in one area of the body, imbalances can be difficult to detect. That being said, it’s good to bring awareness to your body/mind and start to learn its signals and clues. For example, frequent constipation can indicate a blockage in the first chakra. A recurring sore throat leaves clues to a blocked fifth chakra. Frequent headaches around the area of the forehead may mean your sixth chakra is blocked.




HOW CAN I BENIFIT FROM A CHAKRA BALANCING/RE BALANCING THERAPY?


Release emotional pain from past experiences that gets stored at a subtle levels of the body. Experience more vitality. Shift the energy around deeply rooted behaviors, helping you break free of old conditioned patterns. Nourish and develop specific positive traits. Experience greater ease and clarity during a transition of any sort. Deeply cleanse and nourish your energetic channels. Supplement and support your spiritual, meditation, and yoga practice. Enliven your inner intelligence, allowing you to bloom into your full potential.





Facials & Body Treatments


Wellness Massages


Facial Threading






Body Wraps & Weight Loss

HOW DOES IT WORK?


To put it simply, this is a long process where your desired body parts are wrapped in a very thin plastic wraping material, Cling Film/Saran wrap, cotton sheets, hot blankets and more. We will have given you instructions on how to prepare your body, and what to bring with you prior to your appointment. During the above process your body is forced to lose some of it´s access weight, you will lose more, especially if your body tends to retain water, you will sweat more as your environment gets warmer and warmer. You are observed at all times, your sweat is dried, water or juice are given upon your request, we will not let you go to sleep, as many find it relaxing to start with, however we will talk to you if we notice you are dosing off as we need to know that you are OK and coping well with everything that is going on. You may chose to have the body wrap alone, or combined with the full package, containing 6 litres of 100% Natural Green drink, and 1.25 Litres of our Red drink 2 weeks worth of detox supply. After the wrap has taken place, we will ask you to keep us updated on your progress, or in the unlikely event of feeling unwell, however this has not happened yet. We need to remain updated however so are able to increase or decrease dosage of what you are taking based on what you will report to us, at least for the following two weeks after your wrap. We ask you not to weigh yourself everyday, but yes everyweek, we ask this of you so your mind does not panic if you are not losing as much as you thought you would, we only do not wish for anxiety to get in the middle of you and your weight loss success journey. we will also provide you with instructions prior to laying down.




HOW LONG DOES THE TREATMENT LAST?


Well, this will totally depend on you, you will tell us when you want to stop. 90 minutes is what we recommend to remain under, again it will hinge on the amount you wish to lose, the greater it is, the more I have seen do longer and pushed themselves, but only because they could. Everyone is different. The rubbing and wraping will take anything from 40 to 90 minutes again it will depend on many factors. We will need 30 minutes to unwrap and another 20 for you to cool down and to adjust.




WILL I LOSE WEIGHT?, HOW FAST, HOW MUCH WILL I LOSE?


Yes, you will sure lose weight, some lose weight immidiatly after, some don´t, don´t panic, again everyone is different, regardless to whether you sweat lots or not, you still might not show this on the scale after, just remain positive, stick to your routine and in two days go on on the scales, or try an old pair of jeans that used to be too tight to see. I HAVE NOT HAD ANYONE WHO DID NOT LOSE WEIGHT. Having said all the above, it will all depend on what you do after your wrap, if you eat a big mac, your body will go potty and put on 4 to 5 pounds at once. We ask you and recommend that if you are truly serious about losing weight, then you have to be strict with yourself in order to acheive the goals you have already invested. PLEASE EAT CLEAN & KEEP ALCOHOL AT BAY. Remember mericales happen via a lot of hard work, dicipline, and committment.





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