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.

The Benefits Of Facial Reflexology – A Client’s Point Of View

Alison is 59 and shares her home on the beautiful seafront of Eastbourne with her wonderful cat Tilly. She has 2 grown up boys and 2 grandchildren aged 8 and 3. Alison has had a really interesting career and has no plans to retire and runs 2 very successful businesses, namely Aeracura Image, founded in 2012 where as an Image Consultant she helps women make the right clothing, style and make-up choices and she is also an independent consultant with Arbonne, the Swiss skincare and makeup company.  She admits that Aeracura started as a hobby but 6 years later, it has developed into a thriving business and as a qualified make-up and skin care consultant, she also offers expert advice on the Arbonne range of natural products. She recently sold the highly successful Natural Fitness & Therapy Centre in Eastbourne. Alison knows the importance of maintaining a work/life balance and she feels it is really important to take time out for herself and to relax, with includes indulging in a variety of therapies including reflexology.

How and when did you hear about Calm Therapy?

I actually met Jane from Calm Therapy at a networking event late last year. I’m always interested in different forms of therapy having had my own company and I’m always pleased to meet people involved in alternative therapies. I liked Jane immediately and in many respects it was a reciprocal thing. Jane was interested in my work as an Image Consultant and me in her business. It seemed natural for me to book a treatment with her and I thought I would try facial reflexology.

What prompted you to try Facial Reflexology?

If I’m completely honest, I hadn’t heard of facial reflexology before and I was keen to try it. The session was predominantly facial reflexology although we finished with some foot reflexology. I was so impressed that I booked again. Arriving for my next session, Jane asked if my medical circumstances had changed and I described that I had experienced some vertigo. This was a contraindication for facial reflexology and Jane felt the session should be reflexology on my feet. I would like to add that I was impressed with Jane’s thoroughness.

How did you feel after the Facial Reflexology?

I felt totally relaxed and calm after the session; in fact it was a really uplifting treatment and my skin felt as though it was glowing. I believe it’s known as a mini facelift and I can vouch for that and the other benefits including improved skin tone and the release of emotional stress from my face. It does have amazing benefits for the skin and promotes the production of new skin tissue and has a real facial rejuvenation effect.

Some people are sceptical about Reflexology – is there anything you would say to put their minds at ease?

Reflexology, as far as I am aware is a completely safe form of therapy and it’s worth giving it a go. I’m a firm believer in the fact that different therapies work for different people – one shoe doesn’t fit all! Many therapies have been around for 100s of years and to my knowledge there are no bad side effects with reflexology, only positive ones, so there is really no harm in giving it a go. However the guidelines I would advise are the importance of establishing a rapport with your therapist, so that you really get on with them and feel comfortable, as therapists are all so different. Make sure they are highly qualified too!

 

Why do you have reflexology sessions?

It’s time out for me; time when I can totally relax and it helps me to unwind from my busy working schedule.

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How would you describe Jane as a therapist?

She comes across as completely professional, knowledgeable and approachable. She 100% knows her stuff and I felt confident that she totally knew what she was doing and I did feel in safe hands. For starters she does a thorough check of any existing medical conditions and any thing that might prevent you having the treatment and as I described earlier, she wasn’t prepared to go ahead with something that had contraindications.

Do you like the Calm Therapy website?

I do. It is clear and easy to navigate and in a competitive business, it does make Jane stand out.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Spare time? I do yoga and Pilates and fitness training. I also like to spend time with my grandchildren and friends.

Is there anything you would like to add?

I know some people hate their feet being touched, so facial reflexology could be the answer for them. I also think many women don’t take enough time out for themselves and having treats like facial reflexology is a great “stress buster”.

Thank you Alison for the interview.

Interview carried out for Calm Therapy by Writing and Blogging.

What To Do Next

Jane Long at Calm Therapy is trained in the Ziggie Bergman Method of Facial Reflexology and operates from her lovely studio in the Old Town of Eastbourne. If this is a treatment you would like to try and find out more about it, please call Jane on 07734 695964 or email jane@calmtherapy.co.uk

Calm Therapy also offers Fertility Reflexology, Pregnancy Reflexology and Reiki

 

 

 

 

Stimulating The Vagus Nerve With Reflexology

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The vagus nerve is a nerve that many people don’t realise they have and if you are in that scenario, you certainly are not alone. However, it is the longest nerve in the body and originates in the brain, travelling down from the neck from where it passes around the digestive system, heart, lungs, spleen, liver and pancreas. It is important that this nerve is stimulated in order to tone and strengthen it, as this will ultimately improve a person’s health and wellbeing.

In the latest blog from Calm Therapy, based in Eastbourne in East Sussex, we look at how working on the pressure points associated with the vagus nerve during reflexology may help with digestive issues, stress and anxiety and bring a sense of calm, as well as giving pain relief, although it must be stressed that reflexology is not a cure for any disorder and it cannot be used in the diagnosis of any physical issues.

What Is The Vagus Nerve?

First things first, just a little more detail about the vagus nerve. It is the body’s major parasympathetic nerve and is a bundle of motor and sensory fibres that link the brain stem to the heart, gut and lungs. Vagus is actually Latin for “wandering” and as the nerve wanders through your system, it sends out fibres from your brain stem to your organs interacting with the liver, spleen, gall bladder, ureter, female fertility organs, neck, ears, tongue and kidneys.

This certainly adds up to it being an extremely important nerve, which controls unconscious functions of the body as well as aiding food digestion, keeping the heart rate steady and supporting breathing and sweating. That’s quite impressive so far, and the list goes on to include regulating blood pressure and blood glucose balance, helping the kidneys to function as well as being important in fertility issues. It is therefore quite clear that the vagus nerve is critical for optimal health irrespective of your issues.

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Can Help With:

  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Heart conditions
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Poor blood circulation
  • Tinnitus
  • Migraines

Looking After Your Vagus Nerve With Reflexology

There are many techniques used to stimulate the vagus nerve including positive social relationships, laughing, yoga, meditation, exercise, breathing slowly and deeply, massage and reflexology. The vagus nerve is directly affected during a reflexology session, which is not surprising as there are more nerves in the feet per square inch than any other part of the body. Reflexology will help to slow the heart rate, improve digestion, lower blood pressure and promote relaxation. The feet have various vagus nerve reflexes and reflexology stimulates these areas, thus increasing the nerve’s activity. Oxytocin is released promoting relaxation, healthy digestion and also a sense of wellbeing.

Conclusion

Lack of stimulation of the vagus nerve can impact on your health and when it is not working optimally, problems such as anxiety, tinnitus, depression, weight gain, and irritable bowel syndrome may occur. Hands-on healing can help to stimulate the vagus nerve including massage, particularly reflexology.

What To Do Next

Jane from Calm Therapy belongs to the Association Of Reflexologists and the Federation Of Holistic Therapists and adheres to their strict standards to provide professional treatments. If you are interested in reflexology sessions to stimulate your vagus nerve in order to help with digestion, stress and anxiety, please call Jane on 07734 695964 for a without obligation chat. Jane is a fully qualified therapist, experienced at stimulating the vagus nerve with this safe treatment.

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Pregnancy Reflexology – Don’t Leave It Until The Baby Is Almost Due

There are many women, when baby is overdue who will literally resort to anything to induce the baby and looking at complimentary therapies seems to be an option. As a reflexologist with over 15 years of experience, I know that many babies have been born within hours following one of my Pregnancy Reflexology sessions. Mums are naturally overjoyed that their baby has finally arrived and although I share their delight, it always crosses my mind that reflexology is a therapy that these expectant mums could have been enjoying throughout the whole term of their pregnancy as a preparation for the birth.

Natural Solutions To Help Physical, Emotional and Mental Changes

Pregnancy is a wonderful time in a woman’s life with the anticipation of the impending joy that the birth will bring, but the emotional, physical and mental changes can be tough on women and many experience uncomfortable and sometimes painful symptoms including fatigue, cramping, constipation and water retention. Many women turn to natural solutions including reflexology to help alleviate some of the symptoms, as few would resort to medication, which could be harmful to the growing foetus.

Reflexology – Helping Expectant Mothers Adjust To Hormonal Changes

Reflexology aims at bringing balance and harmony to the body and can help your body adjust to the major hormonal changes that it is experiencing, being one of the most relaxing therapies you can have during pregnancy. It is completely safe and uses various manual techniques to access and affect the whole body through the feet and regular treatments will provide you with the physical, emotional and mental support you need.

Benefits of Reflexology During Pregnancy

  • Provides deep relaxation
  • Relieves stress
  • Improves sleep
  • Relieves constipation
  • Reduces bloating
  • Relieves muscle aches and pains
  • Reduce swelling in legs and ankles

Reflexology Is Beneficial Throughout Pregnancy

So, don’t just wait for the reflex on the foot to be pressed to start labour, as baby will only arrive when it is ready and feels it is safe to do so. Think of yourself and your baby and enjoy reflexology throughout your pregnancy so that you are more relaxed and less anxious for when this very special moment of your life arrives. Regular reflexology could make you feel better and happier and will provide a nurturing and comforting environment for not only you as a mother, but your baby too.

What To Do Next

Jane from Calm Therapy is a mother of 2 children and belongs to the Association Of Reflexologists and Federation Of Holistic Therapists and adheres to their strict standards to provide treatments and a professional service. If you are interested in reflexology sessions during your pregnancy, call Jane on 07734 695964 for a without obligation chat. She will ask about your health and your pregnancy so that any sessions can be adapted to your situation and symptoms. Jane is a fully qualified therapist, experienced at helping expectant mums with this safe treatment.

 

 

Dry Skin Brushing

If you are looking for a way to reduce cellulite, increase your energy levels and improve your skin tone, then Dry Skin Brushing is for you!

I was introduced to this technique in my 20’s when reading a book called “Detox Yourself” by Jane Scrivner and have continued to use it most days. Its a great way to start your morning!

How Do You Dry Skin Brush?

  • Buy a natural fibered wooden brush, preferably with a long handle.
  • Undress to your underwear or take all your clothes off.
  • Start brushing upwards and in circular motion from your feet, up your legs, towards the heart.
  • Once you have reached the top of your legs, brush your buttocks in circular motion.
  • Move onto your arms, starting at the top of your hands, onto your wrists, arms and shoulders.
  • Next is the neck and shoulder, then moving down the back.
  • When brushing the stomach area be careful to brush in gentle clockwise strokes so as not to disrupt the digestive system.
  • You must only brush your face with a dry flannel or facial brush as the skin is very sensitive.
  • After brushing, shower and use a natural oil, like coconut oil to moisturise your skin.
  • Continue this process everyday or twice a day to get the best results!

round-body-brushWhat Are The Benefits?

  • The skin is the largest organ of the body. It needs to “breathe” efficiently and eliminate toxins.
  • Your skin tone will be improved as your pores will unclog as the dead skin is exfoliated. 
  • Brushing stimulates blood and lymph circulation by stimulating muscle contraction.
  • Cellulite will reduce as it disperses the toxins from the area affected. 
  • You will feel energised and stimulated by adding this to your morning routine.
  • Your skin will glow and feel softer.

Jane Long

www.calmtherapy.co.uk