How Do You Keep Calm At Christmas?

Christmas is a time of fun and festive cheer!  There’s decorations to put up, gifts to wrap and Christmas day to prepare for.  Do you glide your through this Christmas season effortlessly, or do you come out the other end feeling more frazzled than the turkey on a bad day…?!

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Here are some tips to help you keep your cool.

  1. Enjoy the preparation.

There’s plenty you can do to enjoy the preparations towards Christmas.
If you shop on the high street, make sure you take some time for a coffee or some lunch during that day.   
Make putting up the tree a family occasion, or if you live alone, invite a friend over and have a sherry whilst hanging up your tinsel and baubles!
Spend an evening looking through your cook books, which recipes are your favourite and easy to make for Christmas dinner?

2.  Ask for help!

If you have too much to do, then ask for help!  Ask a friend or family member to help take on some tasks to prepare for Christmas festivities.  Perhaps they would like to join in and feel part of the preparation.

3.  Do something for someone else.

Do you have a neighbour who lives alone?  Or perhaps you have a friend who has had a difficult year?
Doing something for another person can often give you that “feel good factor” .  It may mean joining them for a cuppa for an hour.   Taking your friend out for a change of scenery could do you both the world of good.  You could visit a local Christmas market or book to see your local choir sing Christmas carols.

4.  Schedule in some ME time!

You’ve done it!  You’ve got through Christmas!  Now what about you?  Have you scheduled any time out for you?
Some Calm Therapy could be the perfect way to treat yourself after the Christmas rush.

For more information about Calm Therapy treatments or  Christmas
GIFT VOUCHERS please call Jane on 07734 695 964 or email jane@calmtherapy.co.uk 

Are You Christmas Party Ready?

The Christmas season is now upon us!  There are so many fairs, events and parties to go to….how are you preparing for this festive season…?

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3 Ways To….
Practise self care this Christmas

1)  Create a good Self Care routine
Start as you mean to go on.  Eat seasonally and enjoy when you indulge!  There’s plenty of opportunity to “face plant” the mince pies and bubbles.  Try to keep everything in moderation to avoid those sugar highs and lows.
Keep drinking plenty of fluids and exercise every day!

2)  Look Your Best
Your self care routine is a great way start to looking your best.  If your skin needs a boost, indulge with

Asapoth Wild Beauty Balm.

 

Wild Beauty Balm

 

Melt a tiny amount in the hands and apply gently to the face, neck and décolletage to nourish and soften the skin and improve texture and elasticity, and to balance, rejuvenate and restore the skin
Leave for 15 mins, then rinse with warm water.  Pat your face dry with a warm fluffy towel.

Alternatively you could treat yourself to some luxury with my
Zone Face Lift Experience
and

You Shall Be
Belle Of The Ball!

3) Prepare For The Next Morning.
Perhaps the bubbles went down too well at the Christmas bash?
Make sure you are fully stocked with Vitamin C, a hearty stew and line up some good films for a day of recovery!

Of course,  I like everything in moderation, but would love to hear what your trusted hangover cures are!
Email or Text me on 07734 695 964!  I’d love to know!

 

Calm Therapy Gift Vouchers are the perfect way to show someone how much you care.
Either click on the link or you can email jane@calmtherapy.co.uk for more details.

 

 

 

Zone Face Lift – A Natural Treatment For A Sensitive Skin

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Ally is 54 and lives with her partner in Eastbourne having previously lived in London and Edinburgh. She has a son, aged 17 who is currently studying for his exams. She has worked as an Aromatherapist for over 25 years and this has led to her starting her own business aptly named, “Naturally Healing” where she offers complimentary health therapies including Sukshma Marma Therapy, a healing method through transcendental touch; Asyra Bioenergetic Health Screening and Rahanni Healing.  In her spare time, she enjoys walking, yoga, dancing, swimming, reading and going to the theatre.

  1. How and when did you hear about Calm Therapy?

I met Jane from Calm Therapy at a workshop several years ago and we have kept in touch ever since. We got on straight away and have a lot in common, with both of us being advocates of natural therapies.

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

No, I hadn’t heard about it, but I follow Jane on her Facebook page where she mentioned she was doing the training to offer the Ziggie Bergman Zone Face Lift treatment and immediately I was keen to try it. It was very appealing as it is a natural treatment and uses crystals. I have to be very careful with the treatments I choose, as I am allergic to lots of things and am prone to acne.

  1. You have allergies – can you tell us more?

I have many food allergies, which has led in turn to very bad allergic, skin issues and as a result follow a gluten and lactose free diet. I have also had several skin issues due to going through the menopause. This means that any skin treatments I have must be as natural as possible, so that they are chemical free, paraben free, and where possible use totally organic products.

  1. Can you give us more details about ZFL?

Although I had known Jane for sometime, I hadn’t actually had a treatment with her but this seemed the ‘perfect’ treatment to start with. As expected Jane was very thorough and asked about my medical history and any possible contraindications and I said that I couldn’t have oil around my eyes and of course that my skin was very sensitive. The treatment involved the full works including a facial cleanse, exfoliation, massage with different crystals, a facemask and hot towels and massaging, lymphatic drainage of the skin. I was really pleased with the results after 1 session and decided to go ahead with the full course of 12.

  1. How did you feel after the ZFL treatment?

My skin was glowing and felt totally revitalised. It was certainly clearer and more plumped – the results were instant! I really feel the full course of treatments have really helped my skin and my acne has virtually gone. Also, I have suffered from the high pollen count this year and after the treatment, even my sinuses seemed clearer.

  1. Did you notice anything else?

Yes! My chin and jawline do seem more defined and my fine lines and forehead creases have diminished. I think that the treatment has helped with my circulation and has helped with the scarring from my acne and to heal my skin.

  1. Have you had any comments about your skin following the ZFL treatment?

Well, before you asked me that question, I hadn’t really thought about it but I recently went to a party and there was a professional photographer there who was snapping pictures. A friend of mine said, “You look absolutely amazing in the photos, you look different!” And, I also went to a meeting and a colleague said, “I was looking really good!” I referenced Jane Long’s treatments immediately!

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

I suppose it’s easy for me to go down the holistic route, as I have so many allergies, I try to lead a natural, chemical-free lifestyle. I think it’s worth giving this type of facial a try, as all of the products used are organic and as natural as possible. Perhaps, if people do have skin problems as I do, it might help them.

  1. How would you describe Jane as a therapist?

Jane is friendly, warm and professional and she epitomises the name of her company. She is Calm Therapy.

  1. Is there anything you would like to add?

I opted to have a course of 12 Zone Face Lift treatments on a weekly basis having established that it wouldn’t be detrimental to my skin. I think having them in quick succession boosts the effects and then it’s down to maintenance, perhaps once a month or one treatment every 2 months.

When I was in my twenties, I met a Plastic Surgeon and he said that if everyone had a facial every month no-one would need plastic surgery. I took heed and throughout my life I have treated myself at least every 6 months – I think I will now increase that more since I have found such a suitable facial. I think he was right!

Zone Face Lift will now become my facial experience of choice and I will definitely be going back for more. I would whole-heartedly recommend ZFL to anyone.

Ally – thank you for the interview.

This interview was carried out by Annie from Writing and Blogging.

 

 

 

 

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.

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