Fans of Magnesium will know the unbelievable benefits of the essential mineral. But, if you’re new to the joys of Magnesium you’ll no doubt be interested to know that the mineral is involved in over 300 metabolic reactions in the body, all of which impact a number of physical and mental processes. Magnesium plays a role in important bodily processes, such as energy production, bone strength, muscle functioning, nerve functioning, DNA replication and RNA protein synthesis. In addition, it stabilises the body and mind while promoting overall wellbeing.
I absolutely love Magnesium and use it often for muscle recovery and my go-to pre-workout pick-me-up is always a quick slow-Magnesium fizzy. So, when I heard that Placecol had introduced Magnesium manicure and pedicure treatments to is nail treatment menu I was beyond excited to try it.
Treat your hands and feet
Using the new range of Placecol Magnesium products, the treatment is ideal for anyone who is seeking to not only aesthetically improve the appearance of their hands and feet, but to also take care of their physical and emotional wellbeing.
What’s more, the treatments also offer significant benefits for pain sufferers, due to Magnesium’s potent anti-inflammatory properties. It helps to assist in pain relief in both muscles and joints and is perfect for anyone suffering from medical conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes, Insulin Resistance, and high blood pressure.
The four-stage 45-minute manicure or 60-minute pedicure treatment uses various Magnesium products to maximise the absorption of magnesium into the body. Magnesium absorption through the skin is one of the best ways to replenish cellular magnesium levels in the body, making this treatment beyond valuable for anyone with tired hands and feet.
Four stages to bliss
The treatment starts with a beautiful Magnesium hand soak. Placecol Magnesium Salt (R240) is added to the water to gently soften the skin. The gently fragranced, therapeutic bath salts enable valuable magnesium to be absorbed through the skin, for optimal cellular functioning and to refresh, relax and relieve muscular pain and joint stiffness. The salts also aid in relief for eczema and skin problems, provide stress and headache relief, and to improve sleep.
The hands are dried and then exfoliated with a combination of Placecol Magnesium Cream (R480) and Placecol Magnesium Salt. The salt melts into the Magnesium Cream and does not need to be removed. The Magnesium Cream is then used to massage the hands and arms to start the absorption process and receive the extensive health benefits of magnesium.
The velvety, therapeutic cream boasts a high concentration of absorbable Magnesium to increase microcirculation. With added squalene and coconut oil, this cream works to deeply nourish and repair the skin. It can be used on the face and body.
Finally, a small amount of Placecol Magnesium Oil (R375) is then applied to the skin. This therapeutic magnesium oil reduces muscle stiffness, joint pain and aids in endurance and post-exercise recovery by delivering high concentrations of Magnesium when massaged into the body. It’s a simple, convenient way to increase magnesium levels.
Of course, during the treatment, the nails are also beautified with a file, buff and shape as well as cuticle care. Clients can also enjoy optional paint with natural nail lacquer.
Hands-on with the Placecol Magnesium Manicure
I had the opportunity to visit Placecol Willowbridge to experience the new manicure treatment and soak up the benefits of Magnesium in a unique way. I absolutely love having my nails done, but I don’t often indulge in a full manicure experience, so this was a real treat for me… And my hands.
While a full deluxe manicure experience is always a great treat for the hands, this Magnesium Manicure takes the treatment to a new level with its health and wellness benefits.
Not only does this treatment offer all the aesthetic benefits of a deluxe manicure, but it does wonders for the skin and your mental wellbeing too. It’s beyond relaxing and I felt the stress melt away as the treatment progressed. The gentle massage movements and anti-inflammatory properties of Magnesium helped to reduce muscle pain and stiffness in my hands and forearms. Once the treatment was done I knew I just had to come back to experience the pedicure as well!
Book your Magnesium Pamper now
The Placecol Magnesium manicure and pedicure treatments are available at selected Placecol, Dream Nails and Perfect 10 salons and at only R20-40 more than a normal manicure or pedicure, it offers excellent value for money with all the additional magnesium products used during the treatment.
The range of magnesium products used during the treatment can also be purchased directly in some salons as well as online to continue feeling the benefits at home.
The Magnesium Manicure treatment is priced at R270 and the Pedicure at R320 at Placecol and Perfect 10 Salons. The manicure treatment is R270 and Pedicure R340 at Dream Nails Beauty Salons.
After years of working as an Editor and writer for popular websites like Joburg’s Darling, Cape Town’s Darling and Joburg.co.za, Crystal left her sanity and an established career in lifestyle journalism behind to follow her dream of creating a website for the intellectual and discerning woman. Today she spends her time chasing the thrill of being the first to know about ‘the next big thing’. She’ll try anything once and has been known to put her body, hair and health on the line – all in the name of research.