Holistic Beauty Treatments
FACE MASSAGE 1 hour
The treatment is focused on working and relaxing the shoulders, neck and face muscles. A good amount of pressure is used in order to offer an uplifting and revitalised effect.
I use a set of techniques established, a combination of gentle and vigorous movements as well as reflex points and techniques that work on the fascia to bring calmness and a serene look of the face. I also tend to develop techniques according to each individual needs and no two treatments will be the same. The treatment can be hands on only or a combination of using natural facial brush, jade facial roller, rose quartz crystals, facial ball all used for best results.
The treatment finishes with a relaxing scalp massage which helps release tension held especially in the occipital and temple areas.
Benefits of face massage:
• one of the most relaxing massages. Induces a sense of calmness
• excellent for tension headaches, eye strain, stress related symptoms
• relief of temporomandibular tension (TMJ)
• tighter facial contours and smoother skin
• improved circulation, improved production of collagen and elastin
• reduction of fine lines
HOLISTIC MASSAGE is a combination of relaxing, medium to strong pressure using hands and forearms for a better warm up of muscles. The pressure varies depending on your body needs from light to strong pressure. I use few pressure points, while I encourage you to breathe in order to tackle tense muscles and bring about release and relaxation.
While the majority of clients are looking to have a massage focused on the back, I encourage for a full body treatment as I am a strong believer in the benefits of abdominal massage such as improved digestion and immune system, and relief of lower back pain.
One hour massage is sufficient to include and work on the back, legs and arms. However, for working abdominal, chest and scalp areas a 90 mins sessions are recommended.
As thought by Alexander Lowen MD, the body has tensions sometimes related with emotional experiences and while I use a set of techniques to liberate this, it is also important for the receiver to stay present, focused on their breath and feel the changes in their bodies.
METAMORPHIC TECHNIQUE – 1 hour, no cream or oil is used. There is no need of medical history of the client
Metamorphic technique is a tool whereby I use very light touch with finger tips on the spine reflex of the feet, hands and head. These areas correspond to the period of gestation, a time when all characteristics in which we live our life are established. Since 1970’s Robert St John knew that any stresses, traumas, thoughts, emotions or events experienced by the mother during the time of her pregnancy will be held in the cellular memory of her unborn child.
The metamorphic technique uses no intention to “remove” energy patterns as it does not look at people as “broke” nor “blocked”, it does not seek to “fix” the person nor the therapist intends to impose their will or try to direct the person’s life force in any way. No judgements are made and the client is empowered herself to shift to changes she needs to undertake.
The technique is non-invasive, non-manipulative and very gentle, consequently suitable to all ages. I studied with Gaston St Pierre and it is one of the techniques that had an enormous impact on how I approach my whole practice today, reinforcing my belief as a practitioner, I can empower people to be their own healers.
BEAUTY TREATMENTS FACIALS
SCULPTURAL INTRA-ORAL FACIAL is a treatment whereby facial muscles are stretched from inside the mouth
Tools: Rose Quartz stones & Titanium Gua Sha
Organic Geranium Essential Oil
Wildcrafted Shea Butter
INSIDE THE MOUTH TREATMENT The treatment is focused on diminishing tension and pain around the shoulders, neck and jaw areas. The massage movements will vary from vigorous (to de-tense muscles, obtain a facial lift as well as diminishing lines), to very relaxing with soft movements to relax the whole upper body.
The techniques will target the bones of the face and facial muscles which will be stretched from the surface of the skin as well as in the mouth stretches. The inside of the mouth stretches consist of releasing stress and tension held in the jaw area, cheeks and around the mouth.
The massage is quite intense as technique, being rather firm and at times uncomfortable; sometimes people report feeling emotional after the treatment. This is normal and it is recommended to drink plenty of water and take time to rest and relax.
This type of massage will improve blood circulation and oxygenation of cells as well as making the whole complexion tighter, smoother and re-energised.
I also chose to combine the intra-oral massage techniques with rose quartz and titanium tools to complement not only the well-ageing effect but to add to the compassion principle of the treatment. Please see below the benefits.
Geranium Essential Oil calms and relaxes the body and mind. It has the power to minimize the look of wrinkles because it tightens skin and slows down the effects of ageing.
Rose Quartz aligns with the Heart Chakra, governing the emotions and is known as the “love stone”. It can be used to promote self-acceptance and love of what you hold sacred or Divine. Used as an elixir to clear the skin, reduce wrinkles and promote a soft complexion.
Titanium is believed to have the following health benefits.
1. Highly compatible with a persons body. It does not cause allergies
2. Enhances oxygen supply by attracting and capturing oxygen and then transferring it into the body. ‘Wearing titanium ornaments near inflamed areas assists in reducing inflammation through directing oxygen to that region. Oxygen is well known to alleviate inflammation and pain in the body. In fact, this is why people with arthritis, especially the ones with swollen wrists are advised to make use of titanium bracelets.’ (resource: guasha shop)
3. Alleviates pain – It stimulates nerves present in the sore area to encourage healing. It also has magnetic properties that attract iron-rich blood cells to the affected part of the body. The enhanced blood circulation leads to faster pain relief and also better healing.
FIRMING & UPLIFTING FACIAL / ELECTRIC MUSCLE STIMULATION (EMS)
This treatment combines manual face massage (please see benefits on Face Massage Holistic Treatments) with added professional anti-ageing skin care and EMS.
It is important to start the treatment with warming up the muscles of the chest, neck, face through manual massage and for approximately 10 – 15 mins I use the pulsing mode of an electric facial muscle device. To better understand the benefits and amazing results of this device please continue to read below.
EMS is used in sport training for enhancement of muscle strength, as a means of recovery and rehabilitation tool and as a motor learning tool. On the face, I have used EMS to diminish puffiness, offer an enhanced contour of the face with improvement on lifting the cheeks, improvement of skin elasticity, correcting eye brow drop and others.
Apart from using good anti-ageing skin care it is highly important to exercise the facial muscles for a complete facial care and best results. Facial massages are a great way to keep our skin and the face contour looking healthy and energetic and these can be done through self-massages as well as a therapist using advanced facial techniques. Facial exercises are also amazing for everyone who wants to keep a youthful look without invasive facial procedures.
However, the science says when we contract a muscle, at best, only 30% of all our muscle fibres are in a state of contraction. The remaining 70% are dormant. Here comes EMS that can potentially electrically stimulate these resting muscle fibres to improve their strength.
Also EMS has a two fold effect: a low intensity setting of the device has a positive effect on improved circulation and capillary density, which aids in nutrient transfer, while high intensity exercise is anti-circulatory as it pumps up the muscles (restricting blood flow).
Please leave at least 2 weeks gap between any aesthetic procedures such as Botox, dermal fillers, chemical peels and your EMS facial. For facial surgeries a consultation with your medical doctor is necessary to understand the necessary amount of time for recovery.
HERA MD PROVENCE FACIAL 75 mins
Hera MD Facials are holistic facials which can include: skin exfoliation, extractions, peels, use of facial devices such as galvanic machine and high frequency device, steam. As time permits facial massage is included and I consider this necessary on all of my treatments for helping the skin to recovery.
I chose to work with Hera MD products for as they have Eco-certified preservatives, no perfumes, no dyes. 100 % organic and I get the best results when combined with the manual or electric techniques I use.
Here are few of the ingredients in the facial oils and serums that will enhance any facial as well as can be used as home care.
Hera MD facial oils have great penetration, Centella asiatica has a toning and tightening effect on the skin when applied topically.
The serums contain a blend of pure organic essential oils, enriched with ultra low molecular weight hyaluronic acid, DMAE, and vitamins. Alpha lipoic acid (ALA)is scientifically formulated to help minimize the appearance of wrinkles and enlarged pores while improving skin’s texture, improving oxygen levels and enhancing cellular energy. Biopeptides activates surface renewal to address problems of more mature skin.
I used different products according to skin type and condition with focus on rebalancing the skin and helping my clients to prevent damage and keep a healthy skin.