How do you feel when you look in the mirror?

Since training and treating clients with Facial Reflexology and Zone Face Lift Therapy, I have noticed a common pattern occurring amongst women of a certain age.

During the consultation, I ask them, “How do you feel when you look in the mirror..?”  Several women put their hands up to their faces and say ” I look awful!” or “I hate the way I look!”

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It has taken me some time to get used to this response.  I am a 47 year old woman and have noticed sudden changes to my skin tone and wrinkles appearing over the past couple of years.  I have to admit, I didn’t feel great when I first noticed them, but now I accept, this is who I am and this is how I should look at my age.

Even in my treatment room it is becoming apparent that the stigma of ageing is still going strong.

I don’t like “anti-ageing”  or “reverse signs of ageing” slogans or products. It is keeping us pining for our youth instead of embracing who we are today.   It’s a sad fact that many women loose confidence as signs of ageing appear and sometimes they can feel invisible to society.

We need a slogan that represent a confident, dynamic woman in her 40’s, 50’s 60’s and beyond who is still living a full life and has probably supported others along the way.

So I say let’s Age Well Naturally!  Embrace the fact that we are lucky enough to have reached a certain age.  Age with grace and style and feel our beauty from within.  Simple daily self care tips can help to reduce stress levels and your looks will be on the right path to beauty and radiance.

This is why I love offering Zone Face Lift Therapy.  Although it can help to smooth fine lines and plump a dull complexion it is not a beauty treatment.  It works from an holistic angle, lifting your spirits and releasing emotional stress from the face.  It has healing qualities that will help to balance your body, emotions and mind.  Not only will you look amazing after a  Zone Face Lift Experience you will feel amazing too!

For more information or to book your introductory Zone Face Lift session please call Jane Long on 07734 695 964, email jane@calmtherapy.co.ukor visit my website

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Zone Face Lift – Feeling Fabulous After One Treatment

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Lesley is 59 and married with 2 grown up children. She has had a busy career to date having worked in advertising, marketing and interior design. She now has her own company, the Ladies Who Lunch Boutique, an online business, which she runs with her sister and close friend and creates a range of different jewellery, in fact pieces of jewellery that women want to wear. The business has grown over the years and now has a clothing range, bags and gifts. Her home is in a small village just outside Eastbourne having lived in various parts of Asia and Oxfordshire in the past. In her spare time, if she has any, she likes to paint, dance and go to art exhibitions. She describes herself as ‘very arty’!

  1. How and when did you hear about Zone Face Lift (ZFL) and Calm Therapy?

I was at an Athena networking event when I heard about Zone Face Lift and I have actually met Jane from Calm Therapy on several occasions at various networking events. I think networking is something that it is important for the success of both of our businesses.

  1. Had you heard of Zone Face Lift (ZFL) before you met Jane?

I hadn’t specifically heard about ZFL before I met Jane although I had heard of similar treatments.

  1. What attracted you to the treatment?

I broke my arm at the beginning of the year and as I’m an incredibly busy person I found that I couldn’t do all the things that I normally do and so was actually feeling a little bit low and feeble. My skin felt and looked terrible and one of my business partners said I wasn’t looking at my best. I really felt that I needed a ‘pick me up’ and was attracted to the treatment, as it is holistic and non-invasive and described as the ‘natural alternative to Botox’. I have had facials in the past including aromatherapy facials and I was looking for something a bit different. So, I booked my first treatment about a month ago.

  1. Can you tell us more about the actual treatment itself?

As this was my first treatment, it took about 90 minutes, as Jane had to go through my medical history and any possible contraindications. She did explain that future treatments are normally about 60 minutes although they can be tailored to individual requirements. As you would expect, you lie on a couch and I then experienced something that was very different to anything I had had before. In many respects it’s an unusual treatment with pressure applied to points on the face although at the same time, it’s extremely relaxing and calming. It’s not painful and I really enjoyed it. The products that are used smell divine too!

  1. You had your treatment – how did you feel afterwards and more importantly how did your skin feel and look?

My skin felt lovely after the treatment, and the effect was immediate. As it happened I was going to London to meet up with my son and the first thing he said was:

“What have you done mum? You look amazing?”

I’m very close to my son and this reaction was quite extraordinary as if you are a mother yourself, you will know that sons don’t often say these types of things. My daughter and others also reiterated these comments.

  1. What do you feel have been the main benefits of ZFL for your skin?

I immediately felt more relaxed and not so strained. My skin felt toned and there was reduced puffiness around my eyes with the deep rings underneath my eyes seemingly having disappeared. My facial lines seemed reduced and softer and the tension in my face had disappeared and all in all, my skin felt plumped and moisturised.

  1. There are other benefits such as helping with insomnia, reducing sinus congestion, relief from migraines/headaches, helping with circulation – can you relate to any of these?

I do have sinus problems and now you have made me think of it, my sinuses do feel clearer and I have certainly slept better as generally I’m not a good sleeper!

  1. Some people are sceptical about alternative holistic therapies including ZFL. Is there anything you would say to put their minds at ease?

I’m quite a sceptical person myself but I am open-minded. It’s definitely worth giving this a go, as there are certainly benefits to be had. It really can’t do any harm.

  1. How would you describe Jane as a therapist?

Jane is very calm, professional and knows what she id doing. You feel in safe hands. She’s a really ‘likeable’ person with a wonderful ‘smiley’ face. She is a good advert for her business as she has beautiful skin. I always think this a good indication of a treatment

  1. Would you recommend ZFL with Jane?

I would 100% recommend this treatment and Calm Therapy.

Thank you Lesley for the interview.

Annie from Writing and Blogging carried out this interview.

For more information about Calm Therapy and Zone face Lift, please visit the website by clicking here.

Zone Face Lift For The Mother Of The Bride Or Groom

 

 

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It’s your son or daughter’s big day and naturally you want to look your very best, not only with your choice of outfit, but also with how you look. Now, there is a natural way, with no Botox or Fillers, called the Zone Face Lift, created by Ziggie Bergman (the facial reflexologist to the stars), which is an amazing new treatment to help you naturally age well combining both modern and ancient techniques. It’s really no surprise that many mothers of the bride or groom are having these facial reflexology treatments as they can remove as much as 10 years of ageing over a 12-week programme.

Feel Good And Look Good On The Big Day

There is no doubting that the day belongs to the bride and the groom, but mums deserve some pampering before the wedding as well. And, if you are the mother of the bride or groom, it’s a good idea to prepare in advance, as you not only want to feel good, but to look good on the day. You also want to ensure that you have enough time to fit in the full course of treatments.

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How Does It Work?

Zone Face Lift is based on the principles of reflexology and uses advanced massage techniques to lift the face, which boosts collagen and elastin helping the face to relax and glow. The facial reflexology technique combines Native American techniques and Asian body maps which chart the reflex points on the face. Muscle tension is released and circulation is increased making your skin look smoother whilst improving your skin tone at the same time.

Benefits Of The Zone Face Lift By Ziggie Bergman

  • Non-invasive skin rejuvenation
  • Promotes a natural and radiant glow
  • Plumps the skin and reduces wrinkles
  • Tightens and tones the face and neck
  • Reduces puffy eyes and dark circles

Optimal Skin Rejuvenation To Soften Wrinkles And Fine Lines

You can have just one treatment and it’s a fabulous way to prepare for the big day, but for optimal skin rejuvenation, a course of treatments is recommended to include softening of wrinkles and fine lines and to make you look younger.

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Conclusion

The Zone Face Lift is perfectly natural and will help you have fresher, tighter and younger looking skin and is a much kinder approach and a credible alternative to Botox or Fillers. It’s a wonderful treatment to have before an important event such as your son or daughter’s wedding when you really want to look your best. The effects of Zone Face Lift are certainly noticeable from 1 treatment although a course of treatments will help to retrain facial muscles and allow you to have the full benefits.

Why not look 10 years younger?

What To Do Next

Jane Long from Calm Therapy trained with Ziggie Bergman and now practises the Bergman Method of Zone Face Lift from her studio in Eastbourne in East Sussex. She is finding that more and more mothers of the bride or groom are coming to her for treatments prior to the big day. Zone Face Lift can be booked as a single treatment or in blocks of 6 or 12, with a course of treatments recommended in order to experience the long-term benefits. If you would like to try this relaxing therapy or would like more information, call Jane on 07734 695964 for a without obligation chat.

Hibernation and Winter Wellness

Have you been hit with flu like symptoms this month?  Do you feel like you are being forced to slow it right down?  Do you feel like sleeping MOST of the time? This could be natures way of showing you that February is the month of hibernation.

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I’ve had no energy, I felt completely lethargic and I had no appetite to eat anything nourishing or tasty.  I just wanted to sleep.   I’ve experienced this horrid cold that seems to be doing the rounds and I felt truly awful and down in the dumps.  Until I realised that this is probably what I needed at the moment.  This is a time for me to stop and let everything around me stop.  It felt like I was walking through thick mud each time I tried to be proactive and push myself into work or anything active.

So instead, I ate lots of marmite on toast…because that’s what I was craving!  I took several slow and short walks by the sea.  I had no desire or energy to go pounding up the hilly South Downs.

I also booked in for my Reflexology session where I experienced my feeling of restorative wellbeing.  This is what I need at this time of hibernation.  Even though I still feel the need to keep things slow, my lethargy has lifted and I feel brighter within myself.

After having Reflexology, I feel clearer in my mind and I think about what other simple self care rituals I can do for myself.   I take a bath with Geranium and Orange foam oil.  I read, I listen to pod casts, I lie back and visualise how I want things to be when my energy does return.  I make a tasty curry,  I spend time huddled next to my kids and tell them that I love them.  These are all small things but they go a long way to helping me feel well and clear the way for spring.  I feel more alive and able to get things done.

St. Valentines Day, not only a day to remind us to show love to each other, but to remind us to show love to ourselves.  Self care is as important as the care that we show to others.

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I feel that St. Valentines Day is perfectly placed in what I think is the harshest month of the year.  Even though the days are getting brighter, we are still in the depths of winter and the weather can certainly show its darker stormy side.  It’s a day to brighten up an otherwise dark month.  The origins of St. Valentines day are from the Romans.  They had a festival called Lupercalia in the middle of February – officially the start of their springtime.

So if you are feeling low and lethargic during this slow time of year, look to the small things that make you feel happy and well.

Book yourself in for a Reflexology treatment, to help improve your wellbeing, you will feel brighter and lighter.  Make Reflexology part of your self care routine.

To book your Reflexology session call Jane on 07734 695 964, email jane@calmtherapy.co.uk or visit www.calmtherapy.co.uk

Beating The January Blues – Try Something New And Bring Balance Back To Your Life With Reflexology

Have you made any New Year resolutions? And if you have, how are they going? The onset of a New Year is often a time to reflect on the previous year and to look back at both the good and the bad times. It’s also a time to look to the future and many people make resolutions based on things that they would like to change about their lives. However, January for many people can be a difficult time as the fun, partying and perhaps excesses of the festivities are over and it’s time to get back to work and life’s routine.

It’s Normal To Feel A Little Blue

Calm Therapy, based in Eastbourne looks at ways to lift your mood. Christmas and New Year are buzzy vibrant times with often lots going on and lots of friends and family around, so it’s quite natural for your mood to dip as winter drags on and spring seems an incredibly long way away. The best thing is to actually accept that these January blues are normal and lots of people are feeling like you do. It really is the body’s natural response to the cold and darker months of winter, so it’s important that when there is daylight, you make the most of it. If you are working, make sure you take a lunch break and go outside if possible and take in the fresh air.

Things To Do To Beat Those January Blues

  • Get as much daylight as possible
  • Exercise regularly
  • Take up a hobby/do something new
  • Connect with people
  • Eat healthily
  • Take time out for you
  • Create a work/life balance

Regular Exercise And A Healthy Diet

Exercising regularly is a great way to improve your health and wellbeing and to adjust your mood. This doesn’t actually mean going to the gym or running miles, as a brisk walk will work wonders. Consider your diet carefully as your mood will certainly improve by eating fruit, vegetables, pulses, fish and nuts and it’s a good idea to avoid junk food and foods that contain too much sugar.

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Try Reflexology

Reflexology is a non-invasive treatment to promote better health and wellbeing and it is completely tailored to your requirements. It helps to restore the natural balance to your body and is about your diet and digestion, skincare, and anxiety or stress levels. Most people find it a way to relax and a way to help deal with the stresses and strains of everyday life. Reflexology really is a great way of making time for you, and for beating the January blues and clearing the mind.

Remember Spring Is Just Around The Corner!

What To Do Next

If you would like to try reflexology, call Jane at Calm Therapy on 07734 695964 to book an assessment session and consultation where Jane will look at elements of your life including exercise, nutrition and your lifestyle. You will have an opportunity to ask questions and talk through any issues so that an assessment can be made. A bespoke treatment plan aimed at supporting you and your unique requirements can then be set up. Call now and for more information, check out Calm Therapy on www.calmtherapy.co.uk