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Carpe Diem Holistics & Beauty is a day spa local to Birmingham, which offers a range of beauty and relaxation treatments targeted at improving aesthetic and spiritual health. Carpe Diem's aim is to help their customers relax and improve their emotional and physical well-being. Cosmetic services available are non-surgical face-lift, make-up treatments, waxing and nail treatments. They also offer threading, a popular new choice for eyebrow shaping taken from an ancient method. This involves the use of a string twisted and stretched across the fingers of the technician. The string is then twisted and untwisted across the brow to catch hairs and pluck them out very fast. Due to the nature of this method it allows fast and effective shaping, ideal for short hairs or beginners. Treatments include an Indian head massage, which involves heavy finger and palm movements across the scalp to stimulate blood flow and relax the muscles of the head and neck. This treatment is said to increase hair growth and create a state of mind ready for meditation or sleep. Aromatherapy is also offered, which targets certain issues such as stress and insomnia using relaxing and stimulating scented oils. For more experimental customers, reflexology, an alternative medicine, is available. Reflexology attempts to heal certain ailments by applying pressured movements with hands to the patient's body; similar to a massage without oil. There an additional four massages other than reflexology and aromatherapy: deep tissue massage, stone massage therapy, Swedish massage and therapeutic massage.