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Five reasons the “Natural Face Lift Massage” is a “must have” treatment.

The Natural Face Lift Massage gives a real face lift and is so much more than a relaxing massage.  It goes further than being simply “non-invasive” and is natural in every sense of the work – no needles, no machines, no electric appliances pulsing over your face, no high-tech gels and serums.

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Take all this away and what’s left?

What’s left is a gentle facial massage using the therapist’s hands and nothing else.  Not even facial oil is used.  So what can a manual massage do?  How can it hope to compete with the more sophisticated treatments on the market?

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Retrains your facial muscles. Think – a workout for the face. All the micro-movements used in the hour long treatment are lifting and toning your facial muscles.  Galvanic, electrical impulse treatments work on the same principle (e.g. CACI) of toning and stimulating the muscles.
  • Boosts blood supply to the face. This means more oxygen and nutrients to the facial cells and that means an enormous improvement to skin tone, clarity and quality.
  • Drains toxins from the face. Your skin will be clearer and more radiant. Drainage also reduces bags under the eyes and facial puffiness.  Instantly slimming!
  • Produces a level of deep relaxation that you have never experienced before. The gentle but highly specific micro-movements have a deeply soothing effect on the nervous system. The movements work over acupressure points, clearing mental chatter and creating a sense of calm and focus.
  • Get all the benefits of a holistic massage. This means improving the quality of your sleep, boosting your immune system, raising your endorphin levels, relaxing your whole body and improving concentration and energy levels.

So, if you feel stressed and exhausted and that’s showing on your face, then treat everything – stress, tiredness, poor skin quality, facial ageing – all in one blissful treatment of the Natural Face Lift Massage.

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Relaxation – its a healthy choice

“How do I relax? – have a glass of wine, maybe watch TV….but why don’t I feel better for it?”

                                                                     

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Relaxing activities – chatting with friends, having a cuppa – these reduce stress and of course are valuable and pleasant.  But they don’t turn on your deeper relaxation response.

 

 

What’s that?  It’s the deeper relaxation that heals and really makes you feel better.  Your deeper relaxation response is a state of mental calm where your body is free from tension, your muscles ease, blood pressure drops, breathing slows and you use less energy.

 

So how do I turn on my relaxation response?    

There are many ways to achieve deep relaxation –  physical exercise, breathing exercises,  meditation, yoga and massage are a few of the more common ways.

As a massage therapist I have seen the fantastic results of a good massage.  I am particularly impressed by the Natural Face Lift Massage.  Don’t think face lift, just think facial massage.  It releases all the tension that shows itself in headaches, eye strain, jaw clenching, teeth grinding and frowning and creates a state of deep relaxation throughout the body.      holistic facial 2

 

 

And what will deep relaxation do for me?

In this state, when you are in deep relaxation, positive changes take place in your body and mind.  You are better able to digest your food and fight disease.  You feel calm and peaceful, gain mental clarity and focus.

Think of deep relaxation as body-mind medicine.  It gives your body the time and space to heal and repair.

Research shows that relaxation has a positive effect all the way down to your genes, promoting long-term physical health.  Relaxation slows down the rate of ageing by reducing the rate at which bits of your DNA wear out.  Relaxation helps you live a longer, healthier, happier life.

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Wearing a high SPF cream is not the ultimate sun protection solution

A recent survey carried out by the British Association of Dermatologists revealed that there is a high level of confusion about the difference between a product’s UVA rating and Sun Protection Factor (SPF). Only 38% of respondents knew that the SPF is what predominantly protects against sunburn and just 39% realised that is a product’s UVA protection, rather than SPF, that protects against skin ageing.
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The survey also claims that the recent rise in moisturisers featuring SPFs may have led to this misconception, as people often assume the added SPF properties will prevent wrinkling as opposed to UVA protection which is often missing from High Street brands.

“Contrary to popular belief, wearing a high SPF cream is not the ultimate sun protection solution. Studies show that people who wear higher SPFs put their skin at greater risk of damage by staying in the sun three times longer” warns Tracy Tamaris, Environ Training Director at the international institute for anti-ageing.

“There is also evidence that some sunscreen ingredients can trigger free radical damage once they have been absorbed unless they are frequently reapplied. Antioxidant vitamins significantly reduce the impact of free radicals that can damage DNA and lead to the destruction of collagen and elastin, prematurely aged skin, pigmentation and even skin cancer.”

Many sunscreen products do not block UVA radiation. UVA radiation does not cause sunburn but increases the rate of skin ageing and melanoma, a kind of skin cancer. So people using sunscreens may be getting too much UVA without realising it.

It is therefore essential to wear a broad spectrum sun cream containing a combination of absorbent and reflective UVA and UVB filters backed up by antioxidant vitamins C, E and beta-carotene (plant vitamin A) to combat the free radical damage inflicted by the sun’s rays on the skin.