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After months of cold winds, freezing temperatures, snow and the like, Spring has finally sprung. However as we wave goodbye to the colder months, we must also detoxify our dry dull skins to nourish and renew. With warmer climates comes longer days and a touch more sun exposure so it’s important to reassess your skincare routine for the brighter days ahead 6


To nourish the skin we must first remove the dead cell build up


hen the snow starts to melt and the days start to get longer, your skin is in dire need of an overhaul. It’s time to refresh and renew your skin. Before we nourish and renew our clients skins the first port of call is to start with a clean canvas. Exfoliating the skin will help scrub away those dead skin cells and reveal the radiant, smooth complexion that’s can be underneath. It’s important that we carefully choose the exfoliator, because those that include scratchy and harsh materials can irritate the skin and damage it by causing micro-tears. Exfoliators that use natural ingredients are always better to work with and more gentle. You can then unveil glowing radiant skin. The Superfood Blackcurrant Jelly Exfoliator from Elemis is a revitalising facial scrub, with anti-oxidant rich superfood fruit extracts including Nordic Bilberry and Black Tea to give a healthy glow. Formulated with sustainably-sourced Blackcurrant particles to gently yet effectively exfoliate the skin, whilst a prebiotic, naturally derived from sugar, helps to maintain balance in the skin’s microflora www.elemis.com. The Organic Pharmacy Rose Diamond Exfoliator is a silky hydrating cleansing balm and gentle daily skin peel in one that instantly reveals cleaner, brighter more luminous skin. Hydration comes from luxurious shea butter and coconut oil and the powerful but gentle exfoliation comes from biofermented enzymes that literally dissolve dead, dull skin cells to reveal brighter, smoother and even toned skin. Diamond Powder boosts skin energy. This exfoliating cream cleanser

is rich, deep cleansing and exfoliating. In one easy swipe it lifts away grime, pollutants and dead cells to reveal brighter, clearer, more radiant skin www.theorganicpharmacy.com. Another of my favourites to exfoliate with is Creme de la Mer’s replenishing oil exfoliator. It is so very gentle but detoxifies and replenishes. The sugar crystals and sea salt gently smooth away the dullness of the winter skin and the Sea kelp fibers work like a cleansing cloth to draw impurities from pores as Miracle Broth™ oils replenish, soften and smooth www.cremedelamer.co.uk. For a very luxurious exfoliation the Pear & Poppy Seed Microderm Polisher from Eminence Organic Skincare is absolutely amazing. Almost feels like a homemade product and smells really clean. Full of antioxidants and the skin is left feeling soft and silky, but in no way does it feel like has been worked on, and yet the pores and skin look so very fresh and clean, really yummy www.eminenceorganics.com. Step 2 cleansing to clear pores is another essential task to rejuvenate winter skin by clearing all the dirt and oils that have built up in the pores over the winter time. Like the exfoliator, it is important to choose a facial cleanser that is not harsh and will not dry out your client’s skin. Although it sounds counterintuitive, the gentlest and most effective cleansers are oil-based. An oil-based facial cleanser can be worked into your pores to remove surface contaminants while also moisturizing to promote overall skin health. Hydration is important in any season, but it is absolutely



Oil-based cleansers are excellent to remove surface contamination from pores

essential when you are rejuvenating winter skin and getting ready for the spring and summer months. It is good to moisturizing the skin twice a day to boost hydration levels. For the body effective strategy is to use a product with essential oils. Face Matters 24/7Balm, is a collagen boosting treatment blended with relaxing botanical oils. It really is restorative and as well as that it smells divine. Skin is left feeling really soft and radiant looking. This is also one of those products that crosses over as men also love this product www.facematters-skincare.com. Bare Minerals Obsessed Total Cleansing Oil a lightweight oil cleanser is gentle but very effective. When you rub this lightweight product onto a dry skin, add water it then creates a milky effect that easily dissolves make up and all the grime, and is then very easy to washes off. Its infused with Lavender and Tangerine and packed with Sunflower oils and mineral rich sea salts really good for cleansing deep into the pores. Skin feels tingly and alive www.bareminerals.co.uk. Dior’s Hydra Life Oil to Milk Makeup Removing Cleanser another product that emulsifies into a rich milk when it comes into contact with water in turn it gently removes makeup so very delicately www.dior.com. Another oil-based product that I liked was from the Monastery’s range of skin-care oils will suit just about every skin concern and type out there. However, the herbaceous Sage Cleansing Oil really is more than just a cleanser. It is invigorating, cleansing with an aromatherapy twist I loved this product www.monasterymade.com. These types of products are good to incorporate into your client’s skincare routine, and for the salon & spa owner, sometimes using a oneoff brand is good. It can invigorate not just your clients, but also your treatment menu. Another brand worth recommending, especially for the clients with very sensitive skins, is the Tatcha Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing oil it’s not all-natural, or even entirely made of oil, it’s made


without mineral oil, synthetic fragrances, sulfate detergents, parabens, urea, Dea, Tea or phthalates, which is a huge step in the right direction. Japanese Camellia Oil as well as green tea, rice, and algae are just as potent as they are soothing, making this a great choice for all skin types www.tatcha.com. Moisturising to recover from winter’s harsh conditions, your skin needs something with a little more kick! Moisturizing with an oil-based moisturizer will create a protective layer on your skin that will help it retain moisture. The feel good factor one gets from a facial can be exhilarating to instantly look and feel energised. Clients who cannot always visit for regular facials can of course use the products used in their facial at home to continue that lasting effect. However these are some of the moisturisers I would also recommend to repair the harshness of winter and ready the cleansed skin for moisture and hydration. Eminence Organic Skincare’s Bamboo Firming Fluid great for normal to dry skin types. Bamboo and Coconut create a natural retinol alternative, chicory root and tara tree hydrates and strengthens. The more mature skins will see an instant visible firming and toning effect www.eminenceorganics.com. Decléor’s Ultimate Vitamin Glow Facial. This bespoke multi-award-winning facial is power-packed with vitamins and anti-oxidants. Using five deeply relaxing massage techniques, stress reduces straight away and clients will feel relaxed. The rebalancing aromatic elixir works wonders for the complexion. A decongesting mask softly cocoons skin, perfect for the re balancing the harshness of the winter months. Skin is left deep cleansed, perfectly replenished and glowing with vitality. Makes you look and feel renewed. www.decleor.co.uk. Murad Method Facial. This treatment includes groundbreaking combinations and techniques, including touch point massage technique, which has been designed to help relieve stress and promote happiness. The system brings

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This luxurious cream comforts and nourishes skin instantly delivering immediate and long lasting results. Formulated with polysaccharides to help restructure the epidermis and reinforce the skin’s barrier function, helping skin retain moisture.

CALITHEA’S Olive Oil Facial Toner. A refreshing blend of ultra-beneficial plant extracts leaves your skin hydrated and energized. Free of parabens, silicones, propylene glycol, paraffin oil, allergens, phthalates, synthetic dyes, alcohol, ethanolamine and GMOs.


Mineral Skin Re-Balancing Facial: Deep cleansing facial uses L.RAPHAEL’s Mineral line to re-balance skin, control excess oil production and refines pores. The results: skin looks and feels cleaner, clearer and in-control. www.l-raphael.com




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Rose Diamond Eye Cream has been designed to hydrate, brighten, lift and fill the skin around the eye area, including the upper lid, blurring fine lines and wrinkles in one luxurious sweep. www.theorganicpharmacy.com


Neals Yard Remedies Frankincense Intense Hand Treatment Serum. Lightweight, clinically proven to firm the skin and reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles and age spots. The hero ingredient is precious Boswellia sacra (frankincense) essential oil.

Pro Collagen Super Elixir Serum. Clinically proven, this concentrated antiageing super serum elixir significantly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles superior moisturisation leaving the complexion radiant.



Dr Haushka Rejuvenating Mask boosts tired looking skin instantly, can also help with the healing of scar tissue. www.drhaushka.com

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Clients that cannot have a course of treatment will benefit from continuing regime and products at home

Murad’s renowned “Inclusive Health” philosophy to life by also incorporating nutritional advice into the session, which enables clients to achieve healthy skin from the inside out. It is a great shame that more treatments both face and body do not include this type of approach. More and more therapists are aware of this and in time this will be very standard procedure. Night Fix Enzyme is a fabulous product to recommend to clients in need of deep hydration and it suits all skin types. After four weeks you will see visible results. It Repair skin overnight to visibly minimize fine lines, boost hydration and revive radiance. This chronopeptide and tri-enzyme treatment, in sync with the body’s circadian rhythm, supports natural repair for renewed skin vibrancy. Encapsulated aroma technology prepares the senses for deep, restful sleep for healthier-looking skin by morning. www.murad.co.uk Purification facial from TempleSpa. The perfect facial to spring clean your face. This glorious treatment begins with an effective brush cleanse, followed by a stimulating and detoxifying face massage. Your skin is then exfoliated and a layer of Purification Mud Mask is applied to vacuum out congested and blocked pores, rebalance and remineralise whilst you take it easy and enjoy a deeply relaxing scalp massage. Your complexion is left looking brighter, clearer and full of vitality. We must remember that men also have to brighten and cleanse their dull winter skin, and TempleSpa also offer the Go Guy facial. This high-performance men’s facial is perfect to revive, refresh and invigorate. Your skin will be revitalised and energised with a deep brush cleanse, followed by a targeted face & shoulder massage. Skin is then treated to a deep exfoliation and an application of a bespoke face mask. Finally choose from a detoxifying foot massage or stress relieving scalp massage to melt away the final traces of tension and stress. Skin is left smoother, softer and hydrated and you ready to face the world. This luxurious


brand also offers Windows of the soul a wonderful anti-age eye treatment designed to revitalise and treat the delicate eye area that needs some special attention. A pressure point and specialised eye massage lifts, firms and smoothes followed by the use of Temple Spa unique ‘cold therapy’ to tighten and tone your eye area. A complete anti-ageing eye treatment to reduce fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles and put the sparkle back into your eyes. A real eye-opening experience. Check out where you can have these wonderful treatments. www.templespa.com Now the skin is cleansed, renewed, nourished it will be exposed to the wonderful sunshine, and vitamin D, but once again I cannot stress the importance of using and recommending a natural sunscreen to all of our clients, male and female. A big misconception is that you only need to wear sunscreen during the summer, however, it’s just as important to wear it in the winter. Wear sunscreen in the winter (and all year round!) to protect your skin from the damaging effects of UV rays. Protecting your skin year-round will keep it healthy. Be sure you are using a natural sunscreen with minerals and without chemicals and this will allow the skin to stay healthy and glow. Remember that the mineral sunscreens give you instant protection, and they are nontoxic to both you and the coral.

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must have complexion mandate you might not be as familiar with. Use a serum. Adding serums to your beauty skincare routine has made the biggest difference to the way our face will look and feel. Serums containing the highest concentration of active ingredients that you can get without a prescription. Cleansers and moisturizers usually contain between 5 and 10% active ingredient, whereas serums can contain up to 70%. This means that you’ll actually get results, whether you’re looking to even tone, reduce fine lines, brighten, firm or get rid of dark spots. People with acne-prone skin, rejoice! Unlike traditional moisturisers, serums have a watery consistency—and many are, in fact, water-based instead of being oil-based. This means they absorb much faster without any breakout. When our skin gets oily, the last thing we want to do is moisturise, but then our sebaceous glands go crazy, overproducing oil to try to compensate for what it feels like is chronic dryness. So our attempts to make our skin less oily actually end up making us oilier. That’s where serums come in. Far lighter (and faster to absorb) than moisturizer, they keep your skin hydrated without contributing to that greasy feeling that we all hate so much. And because you’re keeping hydrated, your skin will not overproducing sebum, making you less oily in the long run.


The Organic Pharmacy Stabilising Vitamin C Serum. Proven to reverse the visible signs of ageing and boosts collagen. Really does brighten dull and uneven complexions.

Creme de la Mer The Regenerating Serum. This multi action serum accomplishes appearance of fine lines and pores are diminished. The formula agrees with all skin types.



Perfection Serum L.RAPHAEL: a concentrated serum with exceptional firming action for a visibly plumped and lifted look. Targeted to treat all apparent signs of aging. Helps promote, protect and preserve a significantly younger looking skin. www.l-raphael.com

This new expert antiwrinkle, firming serum offers a double visible lift effect for both instant and long-term lift results. Two new tightening plant sugars, blue agave and quinoa, offer an instantly visible lift effect. www.clarins.com

Eminence Stone Crop Serum Bearberry Stone Crop heals dry skin, lightens dark spots and hydrates. Green Tea helps with many signs of ageing. www.eminenceorganics.com Elemental Herbology Cell Nourish. This radiance & vitamin boosting serum feels silky. Packed with proteins, vitamins and anti-oxidants, a must have for any skincare regime. www.elementalherbology.com


Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream. A non-greasy lush cool elixir. Visible reduction in the appearance of fine lines. For all skin types. Moisturising whilst soothing and cooling the skin. Light and nongreasy, this moisturiser contains cooling and nourishing botanicals, ideal for the summer months. Ideal for all skin types.


Blueberry Soy Night Recovery Cream. This cream repairs and stimulates skin while you are asleep. By harnessing the active nutrients of blueberry and soy milk, you can wake up looking great. www.eminenceorganics.com




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High in antioxidants and key actives such as Lavender, Rose Hip and Meadowfoam Oils; it can also work as an anti-ageing serum to apply before moisturiser, helping to fight fine lines and wrinkles. https://magikorganiks.com

Skinade is a skincare drink. Available in 2 formats.150ml ready to drink bottle.15ml concentrated travel sachets (must be diluted in water before drinking). Both formats offer the same efficacy. Both contain 35 calories. www.skinade.com

Macadamia, apricot kernel & kiwi seed oils, essential oils of Neroli, Lemon & Frankincense, Brahmi and Amla herbs, to balance all five Doshic elements and give a radiant youth for all skin types.

Night Success Renewing Mask works during the night to strengthen the skin’s metabolism using Lime Caviar, Pro-Collagestine-Fill and encapsulated vitamins. Provides intensive nourishment, hydration and anti-wrinkle defence.




Active Plant Cell Technology Biotechnology that can help save our skin and the planet at the same time


ultivated in pure environments, with no pollution, no soil, and using minimal water – a process that increases plant’s beneficial potency and sustainability. This is Active Plant Cell Technology. Plants have been the basis for medical & healing treatments throughout much of human history. The bark of the Pacific Yew tree for example is now used in the anti-cancer drug Paclitaxel, even though many plants have been classified as endangered species, due to over-harvesting. Paclitaxel for instance, requires 38,000 trees to produce the 25 kg - year demand. Plant Cell Technology is the 21st century solution to solve this issue. The new biotechnology respects the environment and our planet’s delicate ecosystem, because it doesn’t require any culture in fields and only takes a few millimetres of an original plant species to develop thousands of new active cells. As a result, no soil and minimal water are used, meaning they are free from pesticides and pollutants as the active ingredients are cultivated in pure environments, not being exposed to atmospheric pollution, making them much more efficient.

In terms of skincare, Plant Cells can limit the ageing process by assisting to rebuild the outer skin’s film, and slow down skin cell oxidation. Formulas have been developed to maximise the skin’s hydration system and defend against these free radicals. One such UK skincare brand, Rhodes, has taken this new technology to the next level and are on a mission. Their formulations use ingredients such as HIMALAYAN EDLEWEISS - that limit the creation of free radicals, decrease melanin production and increase skin’s tolerance, thereby protecting skin cells. The Edelweiss Face Rescue also tightens sagging neck skin & lifts cheeks, smoothes laughter lines and wrinkles as well as protecting against ageing pollution and UV radiation. Another such Plant Cell used in the range, DESERT ROSE, helps to rebuild the outer skin’s film and slow down skin cell oxidation. It restores and maintains hydration by retaining skin’s moisture for up to 48 hours. Its hydrating and antiageing properties rebuild the hydrolipidic film and improve the dermis to epidermis water transportation system. Rhodes Skincare have created a range of 7 products that are


fully sustainable. The formulas have all been developed to deliver the highest amount of original active molecules to benefit our skin, since it leverages Plant Cell Technology in the production process. “Sustainability is at the very heart of what we are trying to achieve” - says co-founder Annabel Rhodes - “that comes through not only in the plant-based offering, but also in how we package and distribute Rhodes Skincare products.” Not only are the products fully recyclable, but both the tubes and bottles are made from sugar cane, drastically reducing their carbon footprint compared to oil-based plastic packaging. Co-founder, Jack Cooke says that “many consumers expect nothing less these days. Consumers are becoming acutely aware of nature and its place within the eco-system. They don’t want to buy a product which harnesses greatness from ancient plant species, only to find that the packaging negatively impacts the impression they leave on the environment.” In fact, the customer is at the heart of the Rhodes Skincare offering. A survey sent to over 3,000 women, revealed their top 3 skin complaints are fine lines & wrinkles, dry skin and sun damage. The product range has been specifically built around the survey results, tackling all three concerns - and a lot more! - head on. It is the first skincare brand in the UK that will be inviting consumers to ‘co-create’ and evolve the brand over time. An interactive platform will be set up, where scientists, environmentalists, manufacturers and consumers can openly suggest and contribute ways to evolve and improve the products and packaging, with the best ideas being implemented. Whilst the brand leverages plant species that are hundreds of millions of years old, Rhodes Skincare is not afraid of innovation. “Evolution is a form of innovation,” says Cooke. Recent advances in technology have allowed Rhodes Skincare to extract the key pillars of the product ingredients from ancient plant life, binding the most potent elements of their natural genetic make-up. “The core components of our products have evolved over time to become more resilient to whatever the world throws at them. However, it is technology that has allowed us to


harness these natural ingredients into something that protects and enhances the skin. That is one reason why we are opening our product offering to co-creation – because innovation can, and should, come from anywhere.” The products use APCT (Active Plant Cell Technology) that have been developed to deliver the highest amount of original active molecules available on the market, which increases the product’s potency. In so doing, Rhodes Skincare is seeking to tackle the increasing human disconnect with nature that has occurred as a result of advancements in technology. With plant life being the thing that sustains us, a species, these products are designed to help reconnect us with what Annabel Rhodes calls, “The elixir of our existence.” www.rhodesskincare.com

Formulas are developed to deliver the highest amount of original active molecules to the skin

Comfort Zone De-Stress Mask. Instantly hydrating a mask recommended for dehydrated and tired-looking skin, from cold winds and other environmental factors. Made in biocellulose, derived from fermented coconut juice, it adheres perfectly to the contours of the face. www.comfortzone.it

Murad Essential-C Day Moisturiser. Protects skin from damaging and ageing UV rays and free radical damage. It also improves skin’s radiance and firmness. The refreshing citrus formula makes skin look more radiant, youthful and supple whilst offering broad spectrum sun protection, which screens skin from harmful and ageing UV rays. www.murad.co.uk

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Papaya with its butter like consistency. A sweet fruit that is a rich source of nutrients, antioxidants, vitamin A and Papain enzyme to name but a few. A magic potion for radiant looking skin with anti-ageing benefits. Hair also benefits as this fruit encourages hair growth. Here are some amazing products that contain this magical fruit.



Papaya is amazing for diminishing acne scaring and many other skin blemishes as it also acts a gentle bleach


hat we eat does have a huge outcome in every part of our mind and body. Clean eating will always help us look and feel better. Each food powers different parts of the body and in a way each food is like a medicine and this sweet flesh really can help fight the visible signs of ageing. Papaya is a wonderful fruit that helps our skin in many ways. It is a good source of vitamin C which is an antioxidant that fights with the free radicals of our body and prevents them from damaging our body cells (including the skin cells). This helps in removing impurities out of our skin and being a natural bleach, papaya helps in improving our skin complexion. As papaya fights with the free radicals, so it also helps to fight premature ageing and helps in regaining a glowing complexion. Water plays an important role in keeping our skin healthy as it hydrates. About 80 percent of papaya’s weight is water and this makes it an excellent fruit for keeping our skin hydrated. Papaya is a good source of compounds like vitamin C and vitamin E, and the alpha hydroxyl acid. These compounds play an important role in protecting our skin from the signs of premature ageing like wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots etc. Vitamin C being antioxidant protects our skin from premature ageing by fighting the free radicals in our body and thus preventing them from doing damage to our skin cells. Papaya is very beneficial in providing relief from acne and pimples which is considered a major skin problem that affects millions of people all over the world. Although there could be various factors behind acne the most common factor is the clogging our skin pores by impurities, dust, and pollutants. Papaya contains an enzyme papain which is known for its skin cleansing properties that help in removing impurities out of the clogged skin. This provides relief from acne and pimples and being an exfoliating agent, papaya is


also effective for getting rid of dead and dry skin cells. Papaya is very effective in treating black spots, acne spots, brown spots, dark elbow and knee spots. These benefits of papaya are due to the presence of several enzymes. Papaya is very effective in providing nourishment to our hair because of the many nutrients like vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. The presence of these nutrients and enzymes boost hair growth and also improves the strength of our hair. Papaya can make your hair thick and shiny and can also help in fighting baldness. The protein present in papaya helps in reducing split ends and is very effective in controlling dandruff. This dandruff control benefit of papaya is mainly because of the presence of several enzymes in it. These enzymes prevent buildup of oil and impurities on the scalp and minimize the causes of dandruff. During the winter, skin becomes dull. Another of the many benefits of this lush fruit is that the seeds are excellent for our heart health. Having three powerful antioxidant vitamins, namely vitamin A, C, and E, means papayas are helpful in preventing problems such as atherosclerosis and diabetic heart diseases. The presence of pro-carotenoid phytonutrients helps prevent the oxidization of cholesterol in the body. When oxidation of cholesterol takes place, it sticks to the walls of the blood vessels and forms plaque that can lead to heart attacks and strokes. Vitamin E and vitamin C obtained from papayas help in preventing the cholesterol from sticking to the walls, thereby keeping your heart healthy. As a good source of fiber, papayas also help reduce the LDL cholesterol levels in the body.

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Mary Cohr Orange Peel Scrub. Exfoliate and feel silky with coffee beans, Papaya & Lemon extracts and Ivy for drainage.

Papaya Enzyme Peel. The enzymes of exfoliating Papaya and calming Pineapple leaves skin revitalised, soft and radiant. Very good for sensitive and mature skins.




Just To Clarify Jelly Face Mask. Enzymic papaya juice brightens. Bamboo stem exfoliates. Grapefruit and bergamot oils lift the mood. A great skin cleanser. Leaves you looking and feeling radiant.

Enzyme Peel Mask with Vitamin C and Papaya. A refreshing gel mask gently removes dead skin. Skin is nourished and fine lines reduced in just 10 minutes.

Nubian tropical-scented body lotion, with nourishing Coconut Oil and vitamin-rich Papaya Extract, Shea Butter, Aloe Vera and Vitamin E. Skin is renewed.





Mine Botanicals Organic Coconut & Papaya shampoo and conditioner can help to revive your hair and scalp natural ingredients in that really do get great results.

Revision Papaya Enzyme Cleanser. With Papaya Fruit Extract leaves skin smooth by lifting away impurities. The Papaya Fruit Extract contains Papain, an enzyme that gently exfoliates for naturally vibrant skin.

A fluffy lather removes impurities & toxins and the repairing tropical fruit extracts are quickly absorbed Unveils a velvety-smooth, radiant & youthful skin.

www.elementalherbology.com Suitable for all skin types. However, if skin is very dry then it will feel deeply nourished and ideal product to use before tanning. Suitable for Vegans and during pregnancy. Deeply exfoliating.


FIRM FAVOURITES Cutting to the chase, cellulite appears when toxins build up AND The body cannot eliminate waste products fast enough.


lthough cellulite can affect both men and women of any size, weight or body structure, it is more prone in women. This is due to the fact that women have increased levels of oestrogen, as well as female skin needing to be able to stretch during pregnancy, meaning the structure of the fibres within the skin are not as tight as men. The distinctive puffy appearance or uneven texture of skin when cellulite is present can vary in severity from person to person. There are many factors that can affect cellulite and knowing these factors and understanding why they can cause cellulite will give you the knowledge and education you need to help reduce the severity of the condition and prevent it from getting worse. With increasingly busy lifestyles, it is understandable that we often neglect the basic but important things in life, such as maintaining a well-balanced diet, drinking plenty of water and regularly exercising; unfortunately many of us opt for a readymade


meal because it’s convenient or drive instead of walk, even if our destination is just up the road, because it’s quicker. Hectic schedules have the ability to make leading a healthy lifestyle difficult and interest in diet and exercise tends to peak in the run up to and during the summer months, or ‘bikini season’, when we realise that months of comfort food have taken their toll on our physical shape. A desire to wear and feel confident in summer clothes spurs us to make more of an effort to improve our dietary intake although, as we all know, a healthy lifestyle is something that we should be adhering to all year round. Cellulite is made visible as dimples by the protrusion of subcutaneous fat into the dermis which then creates an undulating contour. Cellulite is surrounded by a liquid that both nourishes and provides an effective waste system. When all is working well internally in the body, waste products are eliminated quickly; however, when things are not working quite so well, toxin and waste

Legology Cellu-Lite Salon Secret For Legs. A golden oil loaded with the deepacting detoxifying and stimulating oils.

Darphin Perfecting Body Scrub with apricot seed flakes is a care that eliminates dead cells and impurities of the skin. Skin will feel energised.








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Aromatherapy Associates Revive Body Brush is intensely stimulating and toning. Made with natural Cactus Sisal bristles. An essential to promote healthy skin circulation and dead skin removal. www.aromatherapyassociates.com

Decleor Aromaessence Slim Effect Draining Contouring Serum. This is a 100% natural essential oils. Massaged into the affected areas this will help eliminate water and toxins. www.decleor.com

Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream. The cream contains guarana that carries a potent caffeine form of caffeine that helps to get rid of cellulite when used over time, leaving your skin moisturized and with a lovely scent.

Murad Firming Peptide Body Treatment. A luxurious body treatment with a formula that transforms on application from a milk to a light oil, enhancing skin texture, leaving it smoother and younger-looking.

Botanicals Spa Detox Organic Massage Oil has added ‘Spa Detox’ to its Soil Association certified Organic Massage Oils Collection. This unique aromatic blend of detoxifying essential oils helps stimulate circulation, eliminate toxins and discourage fluid retention.






There are some foods that help to tackle cellulite

build-up can occur causing the system to work much slower and sluggishly. It is this build-up of waste and toxins that can cause the dimpling or ‘orange peel’ effect. Poor diet – foods that have a high fat or calorie content should be avoided or eaten in moderation; the extra calories are generally stored as fat under the skin and this will certainly make the appearance of cellulite look much worse. Foods that can dehydrate the body should also be avoided, so salt content of foods should be monitored as well as moderating the amount added to a meal. If the body is dehydrated cells will store more water causing them to swell in size, which in turn causes that dimpling effect or uneven texture which is so often associated with cellulite. Foods with a high sugar content will actually cause damage to the body’s cells by causing everything to slow down, with the result that the system becomes very sluggish and toxins build up within the skin. Finally, saturated fats are another ingredient to look out for. Our bodies cannot break down saturated fats very well instead tending to store them under the skin. This excess fat build-up then causes the fat cells to swell causing the orange peel effect to appear on the surface of the skin. Together with avoiding certain foods there are some that are highly recommended for tackling cellulite as they have been shown to contain certain properties that effectively help to the body cope with and reduce the effects of this common skin complaint. Foods such as onions and garlic are good for circulation and have a detoxifying effect; they are also rich in antioxidants, which help improve skin in a variety of ways. Oranges have a high Vitamin C content, which keeps connective tissue between fat cells under the skin strong and supple. Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and other blue or red berries are high in antioxidants, which are good for the skin and the body’s lymphatic system. Broccoli helps to combat and prevent water retention, as well as being a good detox food due to its antioxidant content. Lean protein for collagen production, help strengthen connective tissue around fat cells while white fish, which is low in fat and high in protein, and spices, such as cayenne pepper and chillies, are also beneficial as they act as circulation boosters.


Water intake – The more water you consume daily the better it is for your system, as this will flush out any toxin build up. Ideally you should drink around 1.5 litres of water a day; increasing the amount of water you drink will also help to reduce water retention, another common side effect of cellulite. If you don’t drink enough your body will store and hold excess water, leading to water retention, which alone can make the appearance of cellulite look worse. Fruitinfused water and herbal teas are another way to increase your water intake. Drinking room temperature water is better as it will stay in your system for longer, enabling it to effectively flush out toxins whereas cold water tends to be expelled by the body much faster. Cutting down on alcohol is also very important as alcohol contains excess calories and toxins which can be stored as fat in our bodies. Results from a treatment work so very well when the products are continued at homeland a course of treatments will always give the client a more lasting effect. L.RAPHAEL’s unique, slimming and firming body care line designed to tighten and tone skin, reduce the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks, restore skin elasticity and reverse the visible signs of ageing. Using a powerful, Synergistic Slimming Complex combines four plant extracts to stimulate cell metabolism, leaving skin visibly tightened and toned. The caffeine, menthol and green tea extract works to stimulate blood flow, dispersing excess fat that collects just beneath the surface of skin, leaving skin smoother. An exclusive, high-potency Lipid Complex, LEC 40, combines Lecithin, Omega 3 and Retinol to stimulate cell renewal, enabling nutrients and other essential actives to penetrate deep into the skin, while the Blackcurrant Seed Oil, Apricot Oil and Coneflower Extract restore elasticity; rich Shea Butter provides intense hydration; Vitamins A and E protect and nourish skin to reverse the visible signs of skin ageing. Of course most treatments will work better and give lasting results when a course of treatments are taken and the products used at home to continue the benefits the treatment results have achieved. The three really effective products in the Perfect Body line are worth investing in as the results for your clients will notice.

SCulpt CACI’s new body system SCULPT, uses a unique combination of electrical impulses, waveforms and specific frequencies which penetrate deeper than other technologies to tone and firm the underlying body muscles. The system features 20 pre-set treatment programs for slimming, toning, contouring, lymphatic draining and cellulite.





nother cellulite myth is that young, slim people don’t get cellulite. This is untrue. You can be young and slim and still have cellulite. Some women who have not noticed cellulite before dieting. Notice after losing weight the top layer of skin starts to cushion when the fat is removed.


entle massage helps to stimulate circulation, essential for celluliteprone skin, but harsh muscle crunching can make cellulite worse by weakening the skins support structure, and can increase the flow of toxins to the problem area. A lymphatic drainage massage can be very beneficial for cellulite as the flowing movements work far better in rebalancing the body.

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rinking green tea can help the bodies cleansing process as it is rich in antioxidants needed to combat toxins.


ating as much raw food as you can is great to rev up the system, they make the digestive system work harder and you burn more calories at the same time. Foods that are also natural diuretics are celery, cucumber and watermelon.

an. All fat looks better brown and a tan also helps to contour flabby areas. If you prefer not to sunbath then there are some very good fake tans available. For the healthiest fake tan, be sure you are using a natural product.

Institut Esthedrm Cellulite Cream. After just one application the skin is firmer. Use every night for 4 weeks to reveal less dimply, and a much firmer thigh, smooth and hydrated.

Eisenberg Body Slimming Serum. An exclusive sculpting complex that drains tissues to eliminate fat and water retention. Results after 2 weeks thinner, smoother and firmed thighs.



Perfect Body L.RAPHAEL a unique, slimming and firming body care line to tighten and tone skin, reduce the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks.


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Seaweed Exfoliating Soap. This exfoliating soap has a high concentration of active ingredients to remove all surface accumulations, dead cells and toxic build-up. www.pevonia.co.uk

You cannot drink enough water. Keep rehydrated. Always drink before you feel thirsty. Hydrating for skin and detoxing for your body.

SLIM LOGIC SLIMMING CREAM Anti-cellulite Slimming Cream – Body RESULTS The figure is resculpted, contours are slimmed down The cellulite is smoothed away, the skin’s orange peel aspect is visibly minimised After 1 month application : -1,8cm off the waistline(1), -1,8cm off hip circumference(2), -1,6cm off thigh circumference(1)



Slay dead skin with this scrub-in-a-bar that’s filled with essential oils, cocoa and shea butters, and ground-up goodies that are great to use on thighs and bums, leaving you looking dewy. www.lush.co.uk

Reduxcell Body Slimming Caffeine Gel. Visably see a reduction in thigh cellulite and skin is firmer and tighter. www.reduxcell.com

REDUCES FAT : Caffeine is known for triggering the process of breaking down fat and Cellulysium for preventing the storage of fat. INNOVATION – Délipogénase II helps increase and accelerate the process of breaking down fat by rendering "storage" adipocytes active, like "combustion" adipocytes: adipocytes burn more fat than they store, resulting in maximum effective slimming. REDUCES FLUID : Ivy is known for detoxifying and boosting the microcirculation.

Guinot Slim Logic Slimming Anti-Cellulite INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE cream. Cellulite is Apply morning and evening to all areas of concern. smoothed away, when used for 1 month the skin’s orange peel look is visibly minimized

Its creamy texture, delicately scented, is rapidly absorbed and enables to get dressed immediately.

www.uk.guinot.com Average loss, (1) Panel of 5 test subjects, (2) Panel of 6 test subjects

Retail : 125ml tube / Tester : 125ml tube / Treatment Room : 125ml tube



The best way to beat cellulite is to eat clean and have some physical exercise daily

The results of this treatment the skin is visibly more lifted and supple and radiates with a new energy and it feels great www.l-raphael.com. The Organic Pharmacy’s award-winning inch loss, body contouring and skin tightening system will firm, tighten and tone your body with the Lipoderm system. Using ultrasonic cavitation, fat is liquefied safely and naturally eliminated via the liver. A great non-invasive alternative to liposuction with fast results. The only system on the market that adapts automatically to the tissue makes it very effective and safe. Together with radio frequency, any sagging skin on the body or face are tightened and firmed with an appearance of the skin. Radio frequency boosts collagen formation and improved local circulation for better oxygen supply and toxin removal. It is recommended that you have a course of 8 treatment, every 10-14 days for the best results, however you will see a big difference after just one treatment www.theorganicpharmacy.com. Pevonia have been treating cellulite problems offering a sanctuary of products containing holistic botanical ingredients and advanced spa treatments. Pevonia will customise programmes to fit your individual needs looking to reduce cellulite promote inch loss in the long term instead of a quick fix. To target cellulite head-on, the Cellulite Smoothie Green Coffee is a popular tried and tested treatment that really does work. The body wrap stimulates the body’s natural ability to break down fat. The wrap uses 100% pure green coffee which targets the dimpled cellulite and smoothes out the skins texture. Once again a course of treatments for cellulite and slimming will always give you better longer lasting results, but this a good way to get your caffeine fix www.pevonia.co.uk. Mary Cohr’s one-hour Spa Aromatique Body Care Slimming treatment. A three step treatment that leaves you feeling slimmer and cellulite is visibly diminished. The treatment starts with exfoliating lotion with Papaya extract used together with Vital Energising Body Essences this leaves the skin silky soft and prepared for the anti-cellulite massage. The massage is combined with s blend of slimming essence oils, that also help diminish cellulite and soften the skin.


The last part of this treatment is a slimming body wrap, consisting of pineapple and caffeine extracts, highly concentrated to attack the stubborn cellulite. www.guinotmarycohr.com. Elemis has a Targeted Toning Tightener, a powerful oneand-a-half-hour treatment. A blend of salts, minerals and seaweeds work together to target cellulite and poor skin tone on hips, thighs, abdomen and backs of arms. Nigari salt deeply cleanses, followed by a targeted sculpting massage to kick-start the micro-circulation, promoting a smoother silhouette and invigorating the body. A cooling rubberised mask, rich in super-detoxing caffeine and green clay is applied to problem areas, whilst clinically proven Red Algae redefines areas prone to sagging. The result is a targeted body airbrush and skin that looks and feels intensely toned and refreshed. Elemis recommend 2 treatments a week for 4 weeks and then 1 treatment every 4 weeks www.elemis.com. The Ultimate Detox Reviver treatment from Aromatherapy Associates. Not specifically for cellulite, but of course this is the treatment to keep the orange peel at bay. This invigorating treatment is specifically designed for those looking for an intensive body detox. The perfect therapy when you are dieting, feeling sluggish and lacking energy. The original Revive Morning blend of refreshing grapefruit, stimulating rosemary and diuretic juniper leave you feeling truly revitalised and your skin will appear bright, smooth and silky with the ultimate trilogy of body brushing, exfoliation and mud mask to promote lymph drainage, remove dead skins cells while re-mineralising the skin. This enables the application of the Revive Body Gel, Revive Body Oil and Revive Body Lotion to penetrate efficiently into the body, resulting in a deeply recharged mind and reenergised body. Perhaps you could say this is a luxurious way to keep the cellulite away www.aromatherapyassociates.com.

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Hotel Barrière Le Majestic, Cannes



With almost 100 years of hospitality the splendour of this magical hotel together with the blue of the Côte d’Azur sky will give you a feel-good factor that will create a wellbeing feeling that will stay with you for more than just a moment. Luxury and comfort is made very easy here at Hotel Le Majestic. With family, friends or alone every need will be catered for. You can enjoy everything from simply lazing on the private beach, before relaxing at the Spa Diane Barrière. Accommodations all very tastefully decorated with stunning views of Cannes, will make you feel like you are in your own private heaven. With 350 rooms & suites to choose from you are a little spoilt for choice. Superior rooms are very spacious, De Luxe city rooms are similar, and the De Luxe sea view rooms have mirrors that not only reflect the magnificent views of the Mediterranean. Junior Prestige Sea View Terrace Suite is south facing, with sun loungers, a spacious lounge, king sized bed, and pure luxury and elegance. A Superior Sea View Suite will allow you to admire the sunset from the ultimate floor of the hotel and relax in the spacious living-room adjacent to the bedroom. A Double Deluxe Sea View Suite will allow you to enjoy a very spacious balcony, complementing the two bedrooms and vast separate lounge. Ideal for a family, the 60m². For a special occasion the Suite Michele Morgan This suite pays tribute to the superb artist to whom it is dedicated. 85m² dedicated to the most beautiful eyes of Cinema. Suite Riviera, a suite of 180m² where all the rules of cosy and intimate coastal luxury are rewritten by Chantal Peyrat, and which transforms a simple stay into a luxury cruise. Suite Melodie. This real treasure covers 150m² under the East dome an enchanting atmosphere and spectacular sea view. There is no detail that has not been thought of to enhance the comfort and luxury of your stay. If you can bear to leave the luxury of your accommodation (of course you do not have togas room service and anything you require can be brought to you very quickly) then you may decide to dine in a lively atmosphere and enjoy Mediterranean cuisine La Petite Maison de Nicole serves wonderful fresh delicious food, and if it takes your fancy you can also enjoy the live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. A stone’s throw from the Palais des Festivals. Savour the luxury Parisian brasserie atmosphere, Croisette-style. Savour each delicacy under the benevolent gaze of the famous faces in the black and white photographs that decorate the walls. Nestling within Hotel Le Majestic, Le Fouquet’s Cannes champions the taste of classic French brasserie dishes. This is a beautiful tribute to Provence with a Mediterranean touch lighting up the menu comprising meltingly soft risottos and the best grilled fish. Offering excellent service and a friendly welcome, be charmed by this legendary location. The Spa Diane Barrière is also a Fitness Centre with cardio and training equipment and group classes, 4 massage rooms including one double, a haircut cabin as well as a Sensory Space with sauna, hammam. Sensory Space, unlimited free access - open daily from 9 am to 8 pm.





We’ve whisked up our shaving soap with fresh strawberries and cocoa butter to create a gorgeous bit of fluff that leaves you silky smooth. Contains coconut oil, golden syrup, and egg whites to create a light texture that makes de-fluffing a dream. Use on the legs, face, or as a body wash: simply smooth over the skin and shave, rinsing the blade often. Use on the legs, face, or as a body wash: simply smooth over the skin and shave, rinsing the blade often. www.lush.co.uk

Scandinavian Skin Candy, a skin care and hair removal brand from Finland. New face care products join the Skin Candy family. The secret ingredient is Xylitol! Suitable even if you have allergies, dry psoriasis or eczema. Made from natural and vegan friendly ingredients. www.skincandyuk.co.uk

Beauty professionals are switching to disposable applicator systems – a more hygienic method with added benefits of being quicker, cleaner & more effective. Australian Bodycare is leading the industry by adopting the Hy-Wax method. www.australianbodycare.com


Therapists, salon owners and spas worldwide swear by Harley Waxing products, because their quality and efficacy is simply unrivalled. Our product range includes a variety of excellent film, hot and strip waxes, as well as a range of waxing accessories. www.harleywaxing.co.uk

Scandinavian Skin Candy® is not only hair removal but also skin care. A new era where epilation meets skin care!

Scandinavian Skin Candy epilation method serves all senses as the products have been designed to ensure a balance between natural fragrances, soft touch and pleasant environment. All our Candying pastes include Xylitol, an ingredient that makes the paste more effective, moisturising, hygienic and easier to handle.

Xylitol enhanced pastes

According to extensive research Xylitol has numerous health benefits. Xylitol is antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal fighting candida, yeast and other fungal infections. It is also alkalizing and therefore it helps maintaining body pH. By adding Xylitol to all Scandinavian Skin Candy treatment pastes, the hair removal is easier than ever before, while there is less redness or irritation of skin than with traditional pastes.

Wax is for cars, Candy is for skin

With Skin Candy, your customer doesn’t need to grow the hair to the length of 5-7mm unlike with waxing techniques. Experienced therapists can remove even the shortest hair with our Xylitol enhanced pastes. Waxing products do adhere to living skin cells, making the procedure painful and skin irritated. This doesn’t happen with Skin Candies, since the paste is water soluble - it slides off from living skin cells, scrubbing the dead cells from the skin surface and making the skin easier to treat after the treatment. The products used for waxing legs and full bodies are made from petroleum based resins and chemicals making them prone to contamination or cross contamination. Scandinavian Skin Candy paste is all pure natural. It’s even edible and delicious. All of the pastes are 100% safe and extremely skin friendly. Once you go Candying there is no way back to waxing - or sugaring. That is how different the products are!


Candying – the next big thing!


More than just a beaty salon Threads & Co


atthew Bartell, Australia born entrepreneur and makeup artist is the founder of Threads & Co. The sister company - Threads Beauty Ltd launched in 2009, with threading & nail bar concessions in various department stores and fashion stores in Ireland. It was and has been a very successful operation, and from this the natural organic growth came to light when Matthew teamed up with Greek native Michael Messaritakis. This proved to be an even more successful team and things really started moving. Michael who takes care of the creative side of operations and the whole concept of everything that is constructed really has created more than just a salon in Threads. So when you are next visiting Kensington be sure to make an appointment to pop in for one or maybe more than one treatment, you will not regret it.


Matthew is a lovely creative personality with bags of warmth that generates throughout the whole place. Threads itself is a wonderful combination of salon come meet up rendezvous. experience. Not only do you enjoy the relaxing, fun atmosphere, but you can space out your treatments to make for a long relaxing day, or just a quick one-off treatment. Perhaps in your lunch hour. Another benefit is the fact you can also eat and drink at Threads everything from just plain old herb teas, coffee or fresh juices to a light lunch, healthy snacks hot and cold, all freshly prepared on site. On entering Threads at ground floor, street level you will be made to feel at home straight away, with a very laid-back hair & coffee bar style atmosphere, bright, light and airy. The lower ground floor has been created to give clients a private

A beauty menu with more than meets the eye space if they prefer. Where all beauty treatments take place, the beauty lounge allows all treatments to take place in complete privacy, a good contract to the much more open spaces on the ground level. So you really can have your cake and eat it in public or in private. The beauty menu includes everything from Threading, Sugar Waxing, Skincandy, if you haven’t yet tried this brand it is well worth the fun experience, hair takes much longer to grow back than conventional waxing, and ingredients are natural, after this treatment your skin will feel silky smooth. Manicures and Pedicures can be enjoyed in privacy with all the latest Spring colours to get you ready for the beach and open sandals. For those clients who would like to experience the loss of pain and trapped energies then Reiki is available again in a very private setting. So you can try to resolve any

lingering injuries or pain issues. Just when you thought that there was nothing else to offer you in this visit then do not be surprised to be told that you can also have a spiritual meeting or Angel Reading, you can have some time with an intuitive and listen to possibly what the future holds, but booking in advance is a must as this treatment is so very popular. If you plan things in advance there is no reason that you cannot come and spend some time with the team. You will leave feeling silky smooth, painted nails’ new hair style, and best of all enlightened. What more could you ask for from a Salon?! Like I said this really is more than just a salon.



Are All Plasma Pens The Same? Plasma was defiantly the trend treatment of 2018 and it looks like it is here to stay!


his amazing treatment is one of the only treatments that actually shrinks excess skin. It is best known for the plasma eye lift non-surgical blepharoplasty. There is no doubt in my mind this is a great treatment offering results that can last for 3-5 years. Who wouldn’t want rid of their wrinkles for half a decade it is like freezing the clock on aging? So why all the controversy in the media and online? We decided to ask leading aesthetic Dr Vincent Wong, Director of VinDoc Lab the Aesthetic Training and Product brand to look out for in 2019, who has been using plasma within his practice for over 5 years making him one of the UKs top plasma practitioners.

half and the results are great. Some of the AC devices have tried to control the dot size by replacing their probes with acupuncture needles but all this has done is reduced the devices ability to reach the target depth leading to less surface damage but no longevity to the results. Jett Medical Plasma Pen are also the only company who offered accredited Level 4 training This was also, an important factor to me as I believe that good training is needed for any practitioner to be able to do this treatment well.

SE: So, Dr Wong, what are your thoughts on the love hate relationship with plasma within the aesthetic market currently?

VW: Jett hold the patent on the DC technology makes their Plasma Pen more controlled in depth and direction reducing the down time for the clients especially around the eye are. I believe if you own a good quality AC device with safety functions (medical grade) and you have the right training it can be safe enough, but it will always cause excessive down time if you want to achieve long lasting results due to the large dot size needed with this technology to gain the depth. That is just the physics behind the technology. I think most plasma pen companies would be DC if Jett had not patented the technology. DC is a more advanced version of the plasma pen offering clients better results will less down time and risk.

VW: Plasma is amazing in the right hands and with the right device. The problems that we are seeing in the UK is that there are so many unregulated devices on the market. Even so-called reputable names within the industry are selling very poor-quality devices costing as little as £100 for up to £4,000 with little to no training. I feel sorry for the practitioners that have bought these devices as they have trusted big names within the beauty industry and are left out of pocket with a device that they are not suitably trained to use and that can do excessive damage to the skin causing long downtime and risks of pigmentation and scaring to the end clients. SE: What Plasma Pen do you use and why? VW: I use the Jett Plasma Pen the world’s only Direct

Current Plasma Pen. I saw this first at a show 5 years ago in Paris. I had seen other plasma pens, but the DC technology developed by the Jett Medical Plasma Pen team offered me far superior control. With Jett Plasmas DC Technology, I can control my dot size and more importantly the depth into the skin. The down time to my end clients is more than

SE: So, do you think all plasma pens should be Direct Current Technology Like the Jett Plasma Pen? Would this be safer for clients?

SE: What should clinics look for when buying a Plasma Pen? VW: Safety, Visibility, Consistency, Stability, Precision, Down time SE: Why Choose Jett Plasma? VW: Jett Plasma is manufactured in the Czech Republic with its very own research and design centre. The brand sold in over 60 countries with over 1,600 doctors in Europe purchasing the Jett Plasma Pen in their practices last year alone. It is safer offering increased control with amazing results and lest down time to your clients

Dr Vincent Wong, Director at Jett Medical, is a General Medical Council (GMC) registered, Save Face accredited, multi-award winning advanced cosmetic doctor, who is passionate about facial aesthetics education and training. Experienced in training and lecturing at various aesthetics conferences internationally. As an innovator and creator of new techniques in facial aesthetics, Dr Vincent is also featured regularly in popular press including TV and radio channels. http://jett-medical.co.uk


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With Harley Wax you can expect more than just a wax. You can expect a nourishing

skin treatment, which won’t leave behind any sticky residue. You can expect to remove hairs as short as 1mm. It’s formulated for sensitive skin, so you can expect a wax that causes less skin irritation. So why not raise your expectations with Harley Wax?

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reviewed Royal OLYMPIC, Athens


Royal Olympic, Athens The people of Athens choose Athena as their protector and so the city was named after the goddess of wisdom. The first settlement of Athens in 3000 BC was situated on the rock of Acropolis. According to the tradition, Athens was founded when the king, Theseus, united in a state several settlements of Attica. In the centre of Athens. Underneath the Acropolis and just in front of the Temple of Zeus. The Royal Olympic five-star family owned hotel has that personal touch with the wow factor. It was completely renovated and transformed to a very elegant art style hotel all details have taken into account all aspects of environmentally friendly, and much consideration has been given to detail in every area. Almost everywhere in the hotel you have magnificent views of the historical monuments and the National Garden just a stone’s throw away. Traditional Greek cuisine can be enjoyed with such views from the Roof Top Garden Restaurant where you can also start your day with wonderful food, all prepared from fresh ingredients prepared in house. The Roof Garden is a wonderful way to start your day with breakfast in the Roof Garden surrounded by Athens’s most important Monuments. From Mid-day until after Midnight you can either choose the Roof Garden Bar or the Roof Garden Restaurant. At the Bar you may taste home-made snacks and sweets, the emphasis is Greek traditional cuisine and cooked with Mediterranean materials .The Roof Garden Bar is open from 10.30 in the morning until 2.00 am. If you are travelling or holidaying, but need to keeping touch with the office, you can actually do this very easily in the solitude of the very spacious and elegantly decorated Business Centre if needed you can arrange in advance to use the Secretarial Services. Of course the Business centre has all the facilities you need and most importantly high speed Wi-Fi, and you do also have the inspiring advantage of the excellent historical views. You can also keep to keep to you fitness regime by visiting the flooded in natural daylight Fitness Centre. Here you can work out at your own pace oh and yes with the most wonderful views so you are not looking at a blank wall you are surrounded in light and positive energy. The Royal Olympic accommodation is of a very high quality. If staying in an executive or deluxe room to a suite the standard is high and all accommodation is extremely spacious. Decor in all of the rooms are very elegant and luxurious with amazing views. The Athenian Panorama rooms will allow you to wake up to the Temple of Zeus. All Junior suites have the luxury of not just being spacious, but also offers you a private library of your own. The Suites are very lovely apartments where you can be totally private to dine and sunbathe on your own private balcony. There is a private place for everyone. If you are arranging events then this really is a beautiful venue, luxurious with a very warm friendly atmosphere, however this still allows for space and privacy to enjoy the wonders of this historical international city.



Deep sleep Lavender Bath Salts. Not only do the organic ingredients such as jojoba and cactus oils enrich and soften your skin, Deep Sleep Lavender Bath Salts are also packed with natural relaxants; bromide, magnesium and lavender oil – helping to combat insomnia and improve the overall length and quality of sleep.

100% Frankincense oil to de-stress, it acts as respiratory tonic to induce deeper slower breathing to create calm point of stillness. www.aromatherapyassociates.com


Mother & Baby Massage Oil. The perfect massage oil for mothers and babies. Leaves the skin soft, supple and nourished. Calms the mind. www.theorganicpharmacy.com





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Madonna Lily & Desert Rose Face Recovery Oil. A multitasking face oil that restores, revitalises & brightens dull & tired skin, both day and night. Active plant cell extracts promote the skin cell renewal process, limiting ageing by slowing down skin cell oxidation, whilst brightening & even out skin tone.

NEOM 100% natural Magnesium Body Butter, packed with oils like shea butter, coconut oil to nourish and the perfect amount of all-important magnesium that you need each day. Apply all over the body before you go to bed. www.neomorganics.com


Voya Serenergise Muscle Relaxing Body Oil. A muscle healing body oil. Evening Primrose & Rosehip oils together with extracts of Laminaria Digitata seaweed, Bergamot, Ginger, May Chang work to relax and nourish. www.voya.ie


Cocoon your senses in the scent of serenity with the blissful blend of Tisserands Sleep Better Bath Oil.

Quietude TempleSpa. Soothing & Calming Aromatherapy Sleep Mist Spray helps to promote a restful night’s sleep and helps to deepen breathing





e spend up to a third of our life sleeping, so it’s important for your bedroom environment to be a big part of your skin care routine. One in three of us suffers from poor sleep, with stress, computers and taking work home. We all know the symptoms of sleep deprivation that can include waking with headaches and feeling fatigued throughout the day. Lack of sleep can make us feel irritable. We can have poor memory, lack of concentration, and inability to perform are daily tasks, which can lead to poor job performance one off night without sleep makes you feel tired and irritable the next day, but it won’t harm your health. However, lack of sleep on a regular basis can affect your overall health and make you prone to serious medical conditions, such as obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. It’s now clear that a solid night’s sleep is essential for a long and healthy life. Most of us need around 8 hours of good-quality sleep a night to function properly – but some need more and some less. What matters is that you find out how much sleep you need and then try to achieve it. As a general rule, if you wake up

tired and spend the day longing for a chance to have a nap, it’s likely that you’re not getting enough sleep. After several sleepless nights, the mental effects become more serious. Your brain will fog, making it difficult to concentrate and make decisions. You’ll start to feel down and may fall asleep during the day. Your risk of injury and accidents at home, work and on the road also increases. Not only does not getting enough sleep negatively affect your body, it affects the moisture levels in your skin, decreasing them and also lowering your complexion’s pH levels, which is why your skin looks less youthful and has less of a glow. When your skin’s pH levels drop, they create an imbalance, causing your skin to not be able to produce the moisture it needs, so complexion looks drier. It can also create unnecessary redness, leaving your skin uneven and even trigger breakouts. As you sleep, your body’s cells regenerate, especially at skin level. Not enough sleep is the main reason your blood vessels dilate, which leads to dark circles. Getting enough sleep keeps everything operating how it should and will help reduce the blue or purple shadow under your eyes.









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The Organic Pharmacy Retinol Night Serum. While you sleep target fine lines and boost collagen. Wake up renewed.

Be Serene blended with Bergamot and Marjoram to produce a delicate floral Lavender scent. Ingredients Cold Pressed Olive Oil, Peach Kernel Oil, Highland Beeswax, Vitamin E Oil, Lavender, Bergamot, Marjoram.

NEOM’s Multi Mineral Bath Salts. Packed with pink Himalayan salt, safflower, jojoba oil and infused with 100% natural fragrance. The salts come in two variations; Perfect Night Sleep and Real Luxury - the skin can absorb minerals in a warm bath even better than if we consume them, so add a generous handful to your bath and soak for 10 -15 mins. www.neomorganics.com

Tri-Active blend of replenishing plant extracts, restorative marine actives and soothing essential oils that feeds your skin with the essential vitamins, nutrients and minerals it needs to look and feel smooth, supple and energised.

Enriched gel with Lavender, to relax mind & body, cooling Witch Hazel, to ease dry stressed and problematic skin. www.sbcgels.co.uk



Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate. This quick-absorbing serum is fortified with a potent blend of essential oils and distilled botanicals — including lavender oil, evening primrose oil and squalane apply before bed it will nourish while you sleep.

Sachajuan Overnight Hair Repair. This Algae and mineral-based overnight hair treatment is totally easy to use. The conditioner will not stain your pillows and there’s no need to rinse it out come morning.



Goop by Juice Beauty Replenishing Overnight Cream. Key ingredients like sandalwood nut oil, linseed extract and hyaluronic acid help ensure you wake up radiant, hydrated, smooth, lifted and firm. www.juicebeauty.com

Flower Peel FOR SPRING



mooth, even, supple and younger looking skin is what the Flower Peel Serum promises. It might sound scary but it doesn’t work like the usual peels. It does not burn, it doesn’t irritate, and it doesn’t over-exfoliate even when used twice daily. Specially formulated for daily use and natural gradual exfoliation. It will exfoliate the skin in a very gentle way without creating any kind of irritation or burning sensation and you’ll never have to worry about over-exfoliation as it’s done the most natural way. The hibiscus flower acids, a bio-complex of pyruvic, mandelic, azaleic and phytic acid gently break down dead skin cells and boost cell renewal revealing fresh, bright and younger looking skin. With the added benefit of green tea extract and salicylic acid it will successfully control breakouts and purify pores. The acids are coated in a soothing and hydrating algae gel. The benefits of using Flower Peel Serum are many: • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Breaks down dead cells and purifies skin Evens out skin tone and prevents pigmentation Reduces the appearance of wrinkles Boosts cellular renewal and collagen production Reduces oxidative stress on DNA and protects against sun damage (powerful antioxidant) Prevents elastin degradation by inhibiting the enzyme responsible for it Does not strip skin of its natural oils and locks in moisture Treats dry, sensitive and oily skin Controls breakouts and sebum production Brings balance back to the skin Promotes circulation for a healthy glow Strengthens the connective tissue and thickens the skin around the eyes Restores trace elements and minerals

The serum has a clean formulation (no artificial fragrances, colours or preservatives, no MI, no parabens, no sulphates, no animal product, not tested on animals) and a high concentration of powerhouse active ingredients. It is an essential step in any skincare routine and is slowing becoming a staple. You can purchase it at www.veganbeautyskincare.co.uk


Not Sleeping? Think Outside the Box

Advice abounds on how to improve your sleep, but what if the tried and true methods aren’t working for you? Essential oils, warm baths, reading, and herbal tea may have their place, but some of us need to dig deeper to figure out why sleep is as elusive as the Easter Bunny.


big issue with many sufferers is not falling asleep, but staying asleep, or sleeping deeply. Sleep deprivation is a serious matter, and since your body can only repair and rejuvenate during sleep – not to mention consolidate memories – it’s so important to get a good night’s rest. If you aren’t sleeping, these lesser known techniques might steer you in the right direction. First and foremost, make sure you are taking a quality magnesium supplement. Magnesium is one of the most important minerals in your body. It can support deep, restorative sleep as it helps to maintain healthy levels of GABA, a neurotransmitter that is imperative to sleep and relaxation. Magnesium is also integral to regulating the body’s stressresponse system, and deficiency is linked to heightened stress and anxiety. Furthermore, when your body is under stress, it depletes magnesium, so it becomes a vicious cycle. Because magnesium relaxes muscles, it can improve sleep disturbances caused by restless legs syndrome and sleep apnea as well. While a quality magnesium supplement is always beneficial, taking magnesium bisglycinate is a great way to promote a good night’s sleep. Magnesium bisglycinate is a magnesium bound to two glycine amino acids. Glycine on its own has been shown in studies to improve sleep quality, with participants seeing significant improvements in fatigue, daytime sleepiness, and performance, even when sleep was purposely restricted. Try PrizMAG, the only pure magnesium bisglycinate on the market, with no fillers, additives or stearates. Make sure your Wi-Fi is switched off - if you’re not feeling rested, you could be sensitive to EMF pollution. EMF stands for electromagnetic frequency, and it surrounds us more all the time as society evolves. Many people have reported drastically improved sleep after unplugging their router. If you are unable to shut it off, make sure it’s as far away from your sleep area as possible. Electronic pollution doesn’t stop at your router. Make sure to sleep with your phone in airplane mode and away from your bed. If you have a flat screen TV in your room, consider unplugging it at night as


it creates a lot of dirty electricity, which is another cause of sleep disturbances. In a nutshell, dirty electricity is a form of radio frequency radiation that is created when high tech equipment can’t mesh with the standard 50 Hz to 60-Hz AC frequency electricity was originally designed for. An internet search will shed some light on this subject if you wish to explore it more. Blue light can be another culprit that falls under this category, with digital screens, electronic devices, fluorescent lighting, and LED lights being the worst offenders. Blue light not only affects sleep, but has been linked to eyesight issues. Combat this by minimizing exposure before bed or wearing a pair of blue light-blocking amber coloured glasses. Try Holy Basil – Another good supplement that has many people talking is holy basil, also known as tulsi. This ancient Indian herb has been linked to lowering cortisol levels, which contribute to insomnia and anxiety. Try taking it as a tea, tincture, or capsule before bed. Look at the Clock – If you are familiar with Traditional Chinese Medicine, you may have heard the term meridians. This is what acupuncture is based on, and it’s worth noting if you wake up at the same time each night. It may be that a particular organ in your body needs a boost, and the time you wake up can clue you in to which one. Do an internet search for “Chinese Medicine Clock” and note the meridian that is listed during the time you wake up. The body has 12 major meridians, each one associated with an organ. Your body may be telling you that the organ that is in power during the time you wake up each night might need some attention. Consider a cleanse or supplement specifically designed to aid that organ, or seek out an acupuncturist – many of whom can do wonders for sleep disturbances in general. You can also learn to trace your own meridians to keep the energies flowing. While not extensive, this list gives you some ideas on how to think outside the box when it comes to sleep disturbances. Quality sleep may be elusive, but it can be yours with a bit of patience and perseverance. www.itlhealth.com

VINDOC LAB is a new aesthetic brand being launched as we speak. Ran by leading aesthetic practitioner Dr Vincent Wong and Alexandra Cutler, the name behind Brands Such as Jett Medical Ltd, the UK’s leading Plasma Pen. VINDOC LAB offers both products and training for both medics and non-medics in IV Vitamins, PRP facials and the Jett Plasma Pen and much more. This amazing new team are focused on quality in both the product range and training to offer consumers the peace of mind that any practitioner using their products is trained to the highest level. VINDOC LAB is working to raise the standards in aesthetic treatments for all end consumers offering the gold standards in training by Dr Vincent Wong himself. It won’t be long before consumers are asking for VINDOC

LAB products when they go for their aesthetic procedures as the brand screams quality from the packaging to end practitioner. PRP also known as the Vampire Facial is a fast-growing market in the UK that is still very unrepresented within aesthetic clinics so stand out from the crowd by being able to offer your clients this popular treatment to improve the texture of the skin, create better skin tone and firm the skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and to re-volumise the skin. Intravenous Nutritional Therapy/IV Vitamin’s is Huge business. So, to stay ahead of the game and offer your clients as service to help them shine from the inside out with VINDOC LAB IV Vitamin infusions

Become a VINDOC LAB partner today email Info@Vindoclab.com or contact us on 020 8050 1684 https://vindoclab.com/

EDGEM EDGEM Is the must have chair for all high-end clinics, spas and private hospital facilities.


ett Medical brings you the EDGEM, the must have treatment chair for all high-end clinics, spas and private hospital facilities, made and designed in Italy. EDGEM is the ultimate concept of Multi-specialty Examination and Treatment Chair. It is the result of innovative technical and engineering solutions that enable Professionals to perform any examination and treatment Surgery Centres with the most innovative and cutting-edge design. EDGEM can be equipped with different accessories transforming the chair in the perfect working tool in Outpatient Surgery, Hair-Transplant FUT & FUE procedures, Bariatric and Surgical Podiatry, ENT, Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, Diagnostic, Ambulatory Surgery, General

Examination and Minor Procedures and all aesthetic procedures.

So for more information on EDGEM contact Sales@jett-medical.co.uk or call the sales department on 020 8050 1684 http://jett-medical.co.uk/contact



Looking good


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The Edelweiss Face Rescue. A superior moisturising serum that hydrates, repairs and defends against free radical damage. Active plant cells visibly smooth fine lines, reduce wrinkles and improve skin’s elasticity. Skin feels re-hydrated, brighter and restored. Suitable for all skin types.

Night Success Renewing Mask works during the night to strengthen the skin’s metabolism using Lime Caviar, Pro-CollagestineFill and encapsulated vitamins. Provides intensive nourishment, hydration and anti-wrinkle defence.

Brazened Honey fresh face mask. Wake up your skin with this fresh face mask containing fresh fennel, ginger root, parsley and coriander to detox and stimulate.




Ouai Hair & Body Shine Mist. Glossylooking hair and healthy-glow to your body, this multi-purpose spray is perfect for last minute plans as you can spritz it on from head to toe.

Lipstick Queen Lip Restore Scrub. If you struggle to perfect your lipstick because of a dry pout, struggle no more. This new lip scrub promises to make your statement.

Blemish Remedy™ AntiImperfection Treatment Gelee Cleanser. Discover your skin’s natural clarity and combat imperfections with this innovative oil-free facial cleanser. Formulated to treat existing blemishes and help prevent future breakouts.




Sisley L’Orchidee Corail Blusher. Coral shades and illuminating pearls embedded in the formula will give you the healthy flush you’ve always dreamed of.

Clarins Wonder perfect mascara and ombre eyeshadow

Although cellulite can affect both men and women of any size, weight or body structure, it is more prone in women. Forget what you already know about tonging. There’s a new way to curl and ironically, it’s square. Calling all curly hair wearers! Enter Chopstick StylerTM.




Joli Rouge Lacquer. A new high-shine, vinyl finish to complete your lipstick wardrobe.

Take a long soak and let your skin drink up the moisturising goodness of your favourite mashable green fruit. Organic extra virgin olive oil quenches, while uplifting lemongrass oil revives.

This intensively lightweight serum, rich in high and low hyaluronic acid delivers intense moisture and hydration, whilst plumping the skin. Soothes and visibly reduces irritation to reveal a silky, radiant complexion.



Against the backdrop of a growing national conversation about how to raise sons to become good people, Kate T. Parker is leading the way by turning her lens on boys. Author of the bestselling book about girls Strong Is the New Pretty, she now shows the true heart of a boy in 200 compelling photographs.

Telling Tales





Finally, a calming pregnancy book that cuts through the noise to tell expectant mothers exactly what they need to know—and what they can stop obsessing about and over-researching. In The New Rules of Pregnancy, two leading OB-GYNs guide you, the modern pregnant woman, through all aspects of pregnant life in an easy-todigest, compassionate, and motivating way. Instead of a detailed week-by-week look at your baby’s development, it’s all about you, and how to help your pregnancy go as smoothly as possible. www.amazon.com



Eating organic, quality food has become a major priority in promoting healthy lifestyles of many humans, which begs the question - why don’t we apply this same practice to feeding our dogs? Commercial dog food is full of additives, fillers, and other processed ingredients which can have negative impacts on a dog’s overall health. www.amazon.com



Colouring, styling and heat can really damage hair health. Help is at hand and it will recover. Rehab. Made with a fresh blend of fruit juices and herbs, a much-needed detox the hair. An herbal helping of stimulating peppermint, juniper berry, rosemary and lavender oils help calm and refresh your hair and scalp, leaving them feeling like new. www.lush.co.uk



Looking buff. Hands, feet and hair

Elemental Herbology Grapefruit & Mandarin Hand and Body Wash. Delicious, smells wonderful, and why would it not? Cucumber, Kakadu Plum extract, Mandarin, Lemon, and Grapefruit. Flush away the toxins and transform your bathing experience into a ritual of cleansing but also a nourishing time. www.elementalherbology.com

A massage wax developed for using on the feet (but why stop there!). Whether you are treating Plantar Fasciitis or performing a luxurious reflexology treatment, this balm will do the trick. With the natural hydrative properties of our massage wax range and a refreshing blend of mint and tea tree oils this Balm is a great treat for the feet. Hand made using 100% Scottish beeswax. www.highlandwax.co.uk



Foot Fillers


f you thought that taking ballet flats in your bag to the party was cheating, think again. Collagen injections will make shoes feel more comfortable to dance all night long. Some foot fillers can be used to fill out the ball of the foot, to reduce the pain sometimes felt when wearing heels. Whatever rocks your boat. Always use a certified clinic for any work that involves injections and fillers.


Indian Olibanum (Frankincense) keeps water in the outer layer of the skin, to maintain hydration. It also increases cell regeneration to limit ageing and reduce cell oxidation. The Madonna Lily Plant Cells reduce and prevent dark spots, brightening the skin - to give an even tone. Massage this non-greasy formula into hands and cuticles. It will leave your hands silky smooth and deeply hydrated. Suitable for all skin types. www.rhodesskincare.com



Looking buff. Hands, feet and hair

Pinks Boutique Organic Cuticle Oil. What is the best way to nourish our nails? Cuticle oil and massage!! People don’t realise that there are huge therapeutic benefits to having a manicure, it isn’t just about making the hands looking polished and shiny! They boost blood to the hands via massage which improves circulation, blood flow and healthy nail growth. www.pinksboutique.com

Temple Spa Good Hair Day Shampoo. Cleanses, adds volume, hair feels thicker and also helps to prevent split ends. Contains Aloe Vera, Glycerine and Vitamin B5. Use every day for silky smooth and healthy hair. ww.templespa.com




TEENAGE SPRING For all growing teens - make sure your not so little ones will enjoy. Berries Best is a nutritious, doctor-formulated food supplement composed of organic fruit and vegetables. As per its name, the key ingredients in Berries Best are speciallyselected berry fruits such as blackberry, blueberry, bilberry and lycium berry. Suitable for vegans and boasting a high ORAC value, the blend is a great addition to your diet.

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Never too early to start a good skincare beauty regime that will stay with you for life

Latex Love Lip Gloss is technically a lip gloss. However when you use it you’ll realise it’s actually more like a lipstick that’s just really, really shiny and plush. Enjoy. www.nordstrom.com

Strictly speaking, an anorak is a waterproof, hooded, pull-over jacket without a front opening, and sometimes drawstrings at the waist and cuffs, and a parka is a hip-length cold-weather coat, typically stuffed with down or very warm synthetic fiber, and with a fur-lined hood.


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The perfect on-the-spot transforming treatment, Skin Rescue Wonderbalm unites some of nature’s most renowned calming and antioxidant-rich actives including Blackcurrant Seed Oil, Manuka Oil and Balloon Vine Extract to intensely soothe, replenish and strengthen dry or sensitive skin. www.espaskincare.com


Temple Spa’s Keep The Peace. Aromatherapy diffuser this will transform the space around you into a haven of calm & tranquility. A blend of essential oils including Frankincense, Orange and Lavender. Clients will leave their treatment feeling very relaxed and uplifted. ww.templespa.com

Aromatherapy Associates Eye Zone Concentrate. Combining powerful, high-tech biofermented actives, advanced amino acids and an effective pure essential oil blend. The triple firming action of hydroxyproline works to restore the elasticity of the skin, while Edelweiss Stem Cells help minimise the appearance of fine lines. Expertly blended Rose, Camomile and Frankincense essential oils soothe and protect for a radiant, youthful complexion. www.aromatherapyassociates.com

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Massage for those with cancer is both safe and beneficial today - just as it has always been!


For more than 50 years therapists of every persuasion have been taught that massage for those with cancer is contraindicated

e however take a different view and are passionate about therapists and businesses introducing massage for those with cancer. We’ve done all of the work and solved all of the problems regarding insurance, referral letters from doctors, massage adaptations to include those that cannot lie comfortably face down. The result of all our hard work is that we have many world class reviews and endorsements and in recent years we have also secured Habia approval for what we teach. Read on to fully understand the history and the problems as well as a solution you can use with your clients suffering from cancer… Over many years and because of the way that the various UK awarding bodies and their associated organisations were structured and run, a poor understanding of the science around massage and cancer evolved and was then, tragically reflected into the world of insurance for therapists. Sadly, everything ended up in a place of severe, non-fact based misunderstanding. Let me explain by clearing up a few commonly held myths. The number 1 Myth in our industry is… “Massage is contraindicated for those with cancer because it could cause cancer cells from the tumour to break off and spread around the body”. Not true! The spread of cancer (Metastasis) is still not completely understood by scientists but the very latest thinking is that the process begins because of complex changes within a cell’s DNA. There is no evidence that supports the belief that cancer is spread by mechanical processes such as walking, swimming or massage. Perhaps we should have listened to some of the foremost minds in Oncology for advice? In Patricia MacNamara’s fascinating book entitled “Massage for those with Cancer” we have a quotation in the forward from world respected Oncologist Professor Karol Sikora “The concept that massage is always contraindicated because of the contention that it might cause tumour cells to break off and spread is simply wrong. There is no real evidence to support this contention.” Quite clear and unambiguous and written in 1994! Another common misconception or Myth is: “Massage will stress an already overtaxed immune system”. Here again the credible science begs to differ. This time we should take our guidance from the late great Dr Carl Simonton Oncologist and pioneer in the introduction of massage, diet and meditation as beneficial in the treatment of cancer. He is also wrote one of the beast “truisms” in all of massage back in 1978 “Rather than making demands on the immune system it supports it, there is no contraindication to good

quality therapeutic massage for people with cancer; there is always a contraindication to poor therapeutic massage” Dr Carl Simonton, Medical Director of the Cancer Counselling and Research Centre, Texas. How about this statement? “I am not allowed to provide massage for at least 5 years after treatment for cancer”. Although it was impossible to track down the exact origin of this statement, there is evidence that it was commonly included within the teaching syllabuses of many of the major awarding bodies. This is certainly a misunderstanding of a statement that does come from science and it is this: “If you survive cancer for 5 years after diagnosis then you are unlikely to die of that cancer” – Professor Karol Sikora. It is easy to see how the facts of the science could be confused by interpretation of the awarding bodies but it really should have been challenged many years ago, that’s where I’m passionate to make a positive difference in our industry. There was not enough space in this article to include detailed challenges to many of the other additional myths about massage and cancer including not getting insured, needing a Doctors written permission, and that there are no credible training organisations that can give me everything I need. So I have decided to put them all in a short e-book which you can have free of charge. It will take you less than 15 minutes to read from end to end and give you all the information you need. This e-book tells of my story and my journey but you will also be able to read of my great friend and client Maggie Warman who has kindly contributed her very personal thoughts about my work with her when she experienced cancer. Maggie offers you the opportunity to understand the fabulous value that we as therapists can bring to those who really do need our help. I will give you the facts that you may need to take action and get therapists trained in your business to provide massage to those with cancer. Let’s work together to stop all the non-sense about massage for those with cancer. Exclusive reader offer worth more than £1,700 for industry leaders if you download our free e-book go to www.johnholmantherapysolutions.co.uk



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he first thing that most people do if they decide to take a food supplement is take a multivitamin, thinking this will address a dietary deficit. For many of them, it has had limited benefit. What they fail to realise is that the body needs minerals to be able to properly utilise vitamins. Unfortunately, mineral deficiency is becoming a huge problem and has probably been an overlooked driver of chronic disease. Over 30 years ago I first listened to the famous recording by Dr Joel Wallach called “Dead Doctors Don’t Lie,” which discussed the role mineral deficiency played in health and disease. Now Dr Wallach was not a medical doctor, he was actually a vet who understood the role that minerals played in animal husbandry. Evidence was presented to the US government as far back as 1936 of the problems of mineral levels in our soils diminishing due to farming practices. Unfortunately, this warning signal was never heeded and the problem has continued unchecked in the agricultural Western world. The use of fertilisers that only supplied nitrogen, potassium and potash did nothing to nurture the increasingly starved soils. This was then compounded by the use of heavier and heavier farm equipment which compacted the soil, leading to increased run-off from the soils taking with it nutrients. As a consequence further depleted soils and nutrient-enriched oceans, leading to some of the ecological problems we are witnessing today.

MINERAL-DEFICIENT SOILS, MINERAL-DEFICIENT FOODS. If we do not have adequate amounts of minerals in our soils, we can never expect to have adequate amounts of nutrients in our food. In the past we obtained ample minerals from our foods and from salt. However, over the last 50 years salt has been demonised as bad for our health and, as a result, many people did not take sufficient salt, further compounding the lack of trace minerals in the body. The body needs salt, albeit I would never recommend the processed table salts that are commonly available. People should use a good unprocessed salt, either a sea salt or a rock salt. SALT – VILLAIN OR FRIEND? Dr Robert Thompson, author of the book The Calcium Lie, explains that he believes this problem went further back to the time when refrigerators were becoming common. He said prior to that salt was one of the prime ways to preserve food and consequently we ate a much higher salt content. Interestingly, many of the supposed salt-induced diseases were much less common at the time! FULVIC ACID – NATURE’S MINERAL DELIVERY SYSTEM. In good soils you have a high concentration of humic material. Unfortunately, since the emphasis has been on feeding the plants rather than feeding the soils, we are seeing a reduction in humic material in the soils. That humic material was a rich source of humic acids which were bound up with trace minerals. One of the best known of these humic acids is fulvic acid. This molecule is known to be a



If we do not have enough minerals in our soils then we can never expect to have adequate amounts of nutrients in our food

great aid to assimilation of nutrients in the body, as well as a powerful detoxifier. It supplies the body with a whole raft of trace minerals which are crucial for a properly functioning body. Fortunately, you can purchase fulvic acid products (such as Fulvic Restore) that are a great addition to the body to help remedy this deficit. These are extracted from sources of ancient decayed plant materials rich in minerals and fulvic and humic acids. Although many of the problems of mineral deficiency in our soils can be traced back to intensive agricultural practices, this is not the only problem. Modern food processing has compounded the issue, giving us foods that are high in calories but low in nutrients, particularly minerals. Magnesium is one such mineral that is increasingly depleted. WHAT CAN WE DO? The above is a summary of the problem of mineral deficiency in our diets. What can we easily do to ensure we have an adequate mineral intake to be able to enjoy optimum health? It would of course be good to eat a predominantly organic diet, although that in itself is no guarantee if the soils have historically been impoverished. Most organic growers will give attention to the soil and attempt to improve its nutrient content, however. What is key in terms of dietary mineral supplementation is proper balance. Taking one mineral in excess can upset the whole balance, potentially causing more problems than it solves. That is particularly the case with excessive calcium supplementation, supposedly for bone health. We have been conditioned to believe that our bones are made of calcium. In reality, calcium is made of a whole raft of minerals. When we take excess calcium in relation to the other minerals, the excess can be deposited in places we would rather it not be, such as our arteries. THE CALCIUM LIE – AN UNFORTUNATE LIE THAT HAS CAUSED HUGE HEALTH PROBLEMS. Dr Thomson in the book I mentioned has this important point to make on the subject: “Calcium supplements, milk and dietary supplements do not produce strong bones.


Minerals in proper balance produce strong bones. Osteoporosis is a loss of minerals, not just calcium, from the bones.” Our bodies are primarily composed of water and minerals. As a consequence, we need to ensure the body gets plenty of good water and adequate amounts minerals, both the primary minerals such as potassium, sodium, magnesium and calcium as well as trace minerals. Minerals are necessary for the proper absorption of water. We can drink lots of water but unless we have adequate minerals, it will purely be in one end of our bodies and out the other: it will not be absorbed. This is a particular problem with digestive health, resulting in poor bowel functioning. In conclusion I hope that this brief resume of the key role minerals play in our biochemistry and hence our well-being will cause you to look differently at any health challenges you may have. Hopefully it will encourage you to pursue a diet that is more mineral-rich and supplement as necessary. As far as supplementation is concerned, many of your ‘green superfood blends’ such as the multi award-winning Green Vibrance Powder are highly nutrient-dense, with a wide spread of minerals. Complementing that with a quality blend of your main alkaline minerals such as those in Alkamax will greatly help with body pH balance. Taking Fulvic Restore, meanwhile, will give you trace minerals and a natural mechanism for its absorption. To complement your supplements, drink alkaline antioxidant water which is particularly mineral-rich. The Biocera Alkaline Jug has proven very popular, as it lets people cost-effectively and conveniently obtain healthy mineral-rich alkaline water. This article was contributed by Roddy MacDonald, Director of Water for Health Ltd, a specialist supplier of products to inspire higher levels of wellbeing using natural ingredients and processes. www.water-for-health.co.uk

Be Natural is perfect as a base to which your own blends can be added. It is popular with clients who suffer with eczema and other dry skin conditions.

TaĂŻga - precious oil candle - invigorating treatment. A moment of well-being for the body and mind, silky skin enhanced with rare ingredients whose combined effects are intensified in the heat of the massage oil, shea butter increases suppleness, repairs.



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Cannalife Revive Massage Oil. A wonderful natural blend of Lavender, Peppermint and Rosemary. This product really works wonders. www.cannalifebotanicals.ca

Lush Earl Grey Massage Bar. It’s no punishment to receive a massage with this bar. Submit to its sweet, sophisticated earl grey and citrus scent; revel in the richness of the melting butters as they relieve tension in your mind and body.

Purify Body Oil. Indulge in this luxurious body oil combining 100% pure essential oils with organic coconut oil, to leave the skin feeling radiant, soft and healthy.

De-Stress Body Oil Infused with restorative Arnica extract, Rosemary and the exceptional benefits of Ginger, it supports a flagging and overused body, while nourishing the skin, leaving it silky to the touch.





Manage time




his constant battle with the clock leads to unnecessary stress, sleepless nights, and a wholesale decrease in our quality of life. Today we’re going to talk about different ways to detach from work and personal ‘busy-ness’ to create time for you. Relaxation, Mastery and Control According to the research of Sabine Sonnetag and Charlotte Fritz, using the strategies of Relaxation, Mastery and Control are effective ways to detach. Relaxation The key to relaxation is to do two things: 1. Determine what relaxes you Jot down 3 things that help you switch off. 2. Block time out Once you’ve figured out those ‘switching off’ activities, schedule time in your diary to complete them (i.e. making yourself unavailable to anyone or anything else). The significant precursor is to recognise that you don’t need to feel guilty about booking time for you. If you are currently always ‘on’ or available, eventually your body will remind you of the value of breaks through illness or fatigue. This can be prevented. By diarising these activities you are recognising their importance to your mental well-being - you will feel better and perform better at life. Mastery Do you ever get stuck into something you really love and notice that the time flies? Do you also notice that you don’t feel tired? Mastery involves developing physically or mentallychallenging interests that stretch your boundaries and require time for expertise. When we distract ourselves with things we truly love doing, the distraction becomes a means of mental refreshment. Additionally, by seeking out non work-related passions that stretch us, they beget a sense of accomplishment, which is both rewarding and just a little bit addictive! :-) Control Control is all about recognising that you are your own boss. While you may not have as much control over your daily routine when working, as soon as you leave your ‘I’m the boss of me’ hat goes on. By acknowledging that you have control over your schedule, you are more capable of making choices that encourage detachment. Theory into practice Here are 3 ways to improve your time management to help detach and manage daily stress more effectively. 1. Triage One of the most important elements of detaching yourself is to triage – aka prioritise what is urgent and what isn’t.

This applies to: 1. Technology: i.e. prioritising emails and screening calls to prioritise where you are needed; 2. Diary: time-blocking spaces in advance in your diary that you are unavailable for, and 3. Home: prioritising what you need to bring home and what can wait until the next day. Why triage? Do you ever feel some days like the entire day is a blur? As busy people, if we don’t carve out and prioritise our day to include time for ourselves, the day can run away, and we are left without time to recharge. By prioritising our activities in terms of different levels of urgency and also different levels of privacy, we start to create space that is differentiated. When we start to differentiate our work and non-work times and spaces, we are better equipped to recover in our personally-designated time periods. And by planning to include recovery time, we will be better equipped to perform better and enjoy our work and life more. 2. Record your activities Simply recording your work and personal activities in terms of time and duration. You will have a clearer understanding on how you spend your time and where you can preserve it for yourself. Try this for 1 week, and make sure you record both work activities and personal ones as well. Locate opportunities By recording your activities (both work and personal) during the day, you will also be in a better position to plan your workflow so you can work more efficiently, and plan time for yourself as well as your work. 3. Reflect, Re-assess, Revise Like any new habit, testing, re-testing and revising are essential to making things work. Once you’ve determined where you can create time for yourself and diarised those choices, you need to measure if this process is working for you. Give yourself a 28-day window to try out the strategies listed above, and then ask yourself the following: How did you feel before starting down this path? How do you feel now? Do you have more time for yourself? Are you enjoying everything you are doing more? How can make this process even better? Keep tweaking what you are doing so you can become better at preserving your own time. You will become a performance and happiness machine – and there’s nothing wrong with that! Give these strategies a go, and I hope you will feel better and have more time for yourself. Time is a limited commodity – if you don’t proactively claim it no one will give it to you.

James Staring Fit to Last www.fittolast.co.uk


It’s time to concentrate on quality as well a


Deep sleep - the time when our bodies are working hardest alone, a staggering 30 percent of people experience poor sl of Brits get less than the recommended 7-9 hours the body n undoubtedly result in physical and mental health issues, rang diabetes, dementia and even cancer.


With this in mind, Tisserand Aromatherapy is on a mission th more quality Zzz’s. Cue the launch of two new sleep-inducin Sleep Better Collection, the pre-bed aids are packed with 10 Sandalwood and Lavender to relax the mind and body, allow

products, treatments and new trends

THE NEW NIGHT-TI The Desert Rose is a tropical plant from the extremely dry Tisserand Sleep Better Bath Arabic Peninsula. It survives using minimal waterSLEEP by retaining its Wonderful delicate BETTER BATHSalts. SALTS. own hydration. This wash will aroma. Feels luxurious and 350g. RRP really does make you have retain water and hydrate up to £13.95 48 a wonderful nights sleep. hours. The hydrating, anti-ageing Delicately fragranced with the dreamy Beautiful packaging ideal for properties rebuild the skin’s blend, these beautifully packaged hydrolipidic film, also improving a gift especiallyand for that friend the dermis to epidermis water with sleeping difficulties. luxurious Bath Salts will help to prepare you transportation system; the end for supple a restful result is soft, silky, skin. night’s sleep.www.tisserand.com www.rhodesskincare.com


Kusmi Tea is presenting Tropical White, its new white tea created with natural flavours of mango and passion fruit. This invitation to well-being offers a ray of exotic sunshine and a chance to escape to a world of taste and sophistication.

Elemental Herbology Grapefruit and Mandarin Body Wash. A Fresh and zesty invigorating body wash. With Cucumber www.kusmitea.com juice and Kakadu Plum extract SLEEP BETTER BATH OIL. to refresh and soothe the skin and Mandarin, Lemon, RRP Grapefruit 200ml 12.95 and Rosemary to help flush away Double the size. Double the Zzzz’s. toxins.

Cocoon your senses in the scent of serenity with the blissful blend of Sleep Better.







e live in times where everything changes at an accelerated rate, technologies are advancing and are being integrated in our cosmetic formulations which is a big step, but we must not forget nature provides the best ingredients to help us achieve the perfect skin. Combining advanced technologies with biological and marine extracts, Spa Technologies UK has created a high-performance skin rejuvenator to restore a youthful look to the skin and improve its overall appearance. Apple stem cells extracted from a very old Swiss apple tree known for its regenerative proprieties were used to create the Swiss apple stem cell revolutionary anti-ageing formula which Spa Technologies UK have integrated in their signature sea weed gel base to actually give a much better result due to its advanced delivery system and the way active ingredients complement each other. Apple Stem Cells slow down the ageing process of skin stem cells, prolonging their life and boosting elastin and collagen formation. Laminaria and Porphyra Algae provide skin with polysaccharides restoring lost trace elements which helps strengthen connective tissue matrix and gently firm the skin. Hexapeptide-11 stimulate collagen synthesis and helps restore firmness of the skin. Hibiscus Flower Acids rich in antioxidants help defend cellular DNA from environmental ageing factors and help decongest pores and even skin tone and texture. Hyaluronic Acid provides super moisturisatrion due to its ability to retain 1000 times its weight in water while reducing the appearance of fine lines. Thyme & Tea Tree Oil promotes skin healing and antiseptic proprieties while Juniper Oil helps in draining cellular waste. Cells regenerate slower as we age and we lose elasticity and firmness to the skin which creates wrinkles and dullness. Anti-Ageing Serum will restore vitality and health, providing a powerful and visible regenerative and anti-wrinkle effect. The skin is left with a silky cushion of hydration and super surface texture which will minimize fine lines and lock in moisture. Could be used morning and night, on its own or applied as a finishing serum giving you a smooth finish so that makeup could be flawlessly applied. www.spatechnologiesuk.com


The aroma is amazing, you’ll want to use it all the time. This Elemis Superfood product has four different uses which means you can mist away all through the day. Kefir-Tea mist can be used a toner, primer, setting spray and hydrating spritz. Four-in-one fabulousness.

Rejuvenate, nourish and cleanse the entire system with this 10 Day Detox Kit without starvation. The process of detoxification enables your body to rid itself of unwanted toxins and after completing the 10 day detox plan, your body may experience:



Sleep better with Tisserand Aroma Spa Diffuser. For the ultimate pre-sleep bedtime ritual, fill your bedroom with the soothing blend before you go to sleep to help you drift off into a peaceful slumber. The Aroma Spa Diffuser combines an elegant lightweight design with all the benefits of ultrasonic aroma technology that fills the room with a fine and silent mist. www.tisserand.com

CBD Healing Salve. Just a few benefits this product can give everything giving relief from Rashes, Eczema, Headaches, Insomnia, Menstrual Cramps, Sun Spots, Cell Regenerate and Anti-Wrinkle. Why would you not buy and recommend this natural product to your clients? www.cannalifebotanicals.ca

Super rich natural butters, coco, murumuru and shea, are blended with nourishing plant oils of babassu, rice germ and coconut to create this deeply moisturising body butter. Exotic scents of jasmine, patchouli and tonka bean make this creamy butter unforgettable. www.aromatherapyassociates.com



CBD oil The next generation of

MAGNESIUM A stable and highly bioavailable chelate mineral complex that is easily absorbed and tolerated by the body. • FREE FROM fillers, magnesium oxide and stearates • REMAINS INTACT throughout the gastrointestinal system • Studies show it may IMPROVE SLEEP QUALITY


Clarins Contour Body Treatment Oil. Effective body-contouring, moisturizing and detoxifying with a body care product full of essential oils. Full of natural goodness that cares for skin. Energising body oil, with 100% pure plant extracts including Broom, Geranium and Marjoram, helps eliminate toxins to streamline skin and prevent sponginess. Skin is firm and energized. Hazelnut Oil locks in moisture, leaving skin soft, toned and satiny-smooth. Aromatic essences deliver an overall feeling of relaxation and wellbeing.

ESPA Energising Reed Diffuser. The ultimate revivers: refreshing Peppermint, Eucalyptus and a crisp dash of Lemon - three of nature’s pure essential oils infused together to sharpen, strengthen and give you a boost of energy. www.espaskincare.com


Thalgo Micronised Marine Algae. This 100% micronised marine algae product makes the perfect bath additive for an effective detox. Rich in minerals and vitamins. It can also help weight loss and is a general tonic for the body. A Thalgo classic. www.thalgo.co.uk

Temple Spa Double Cream Moisturiser. This really is a smoothie drink for your skin, it melts into your skin, but not greasy. An excellent hydrating cream, especially if you have dry skin, it will feel nourished and revitalised almost immediately. A very rich day and night moisturiser. Contains Phirmaderm TM Complex, Avocado Oil and Vitamin E. ww.templespa.com

Suitable for all skin types, the HEALGELÂŽ luxurious gel formula rather than a cream, making it easily absorbed into the skin. It has a delicate and spa-fresh like scent that works intuitively to gently nourish and repair troublesome areas of skin. Containing the finest ingredients, including arnica and madecassoside liposomes, it targets the distressed area. www.healgel.co.uk




A handy collection of trusted favourites that you can take wherever you go to invigorate and refresh your senses leaving you ready to face the day. Whether you use them in the car, office, gym or when travelling, they are all you need to help you create a spa wherever you are. TONING ESSENCE | essential mist tonic without the alcohol. AAAHHH! | soothing balm for aching feet & limbs. ALL TALK | moisturising lip balm. PALM BALM | luxurious skincare for the hands. REPOSE | aromatherapy resting cream. IN THE STILLNESS | luxury eye duvet










Q I work long hours and am

Q What is your biggest lesson as

A Spring greens are coming into

A Thanks for your question!

A Accepting and embracing

This season which vegetable would you add to your diet and why?

their season now – these are the first cabbages of the year. I love steamed or added to a warm light green soup, add to pasta and stir fry’s. Don’t over cook as they won’t taste so good. A serious vitamin C booster and vitamin K which is what we need for bone strength.


worried about how my body is coping. How can I easily measure my own recovery?

A simple way to measure your own recovery is to measure your ‘Morning Heart Rate’. It’s really simple: 1. When you wake up tomorrow morning, before you get out of bed measure your carotid pulse (the pulse on your neck) for 10 seconds. 2. Take that number, multiply it by 6, and then record that number. Keep track of this over a period of 30 days, and if it starts to creep up by 5-8 beats, you need to start looking at how much sleep you are getting the night before. Hope that helps!

you age?

physical changes. Work to stay healthy, but the obvious is facial change. Finding the best products for your skin is important. Do not be critical of your looks, focus more on the quality of your life.

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The essential reading companion for the top end salon & spa proprietor.Looking at the latest trends, products and treatments within the heal...

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