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The Toxic Conundrum

Toxicity is all around us, it is unavoidable, don’t think about just the literal sense of toxic substances like environmental pollution but also things we put on our bodies daily including hair products, skin products, deodorants, amalgam fillings, and make…

KEEP CALM IT’S THE MENOPAUSE

After having a radical hysterectomy a few years ago, I was thrown into the Menopause by the scruff of my neck fretting that I would come out of the other side of surgery a depressed, sweating mess! Especially after foolishly…

THE HEADS UP ON HEAD PAIN

As a former migraine sufferer I know the evil pain that encompasses your head, having an affect on sensitivity to sound, light and making you feel like you want to throw up at the slightest movement. I used to say…

Don’t Laugh ;0)

I was sent an email this week of a professional nature from someone I have not met before, within it, after a specific fact they wrote in brackets (Don’t laugh) at which point, I absolutely cracked up laughing. I know…

HIT ME UP WITH A CAFFEINE SHOT

When I do my consultations one of the many questions I ask is how many soft drinks, tea or coffee is drunk and what times the first and last beverage is consumed. Now, of course the obvious is that it…

LET NATURE HEAL & SOOTHE YOU.

I am writing this post because so many people have contacted me about the amazing results they have experienced with the Dermabiome™ . For me it is no surprise, I created this product initially for wound healing, packing the injuries…

THE SALTS OF YOU

Biochemic Medicine is the use of tissue salts, although there are variations the main are the use of twelve specific salts that are found within the body and are ESSENTIAL for overall wellbeing and homeostasis. Where homeopathy works dynamicly, with…

THE TOXIC ENTHUSIASTS

The body holds an array of substances but those that are deemed harmful to the systems of the body are called toxins. It is when the body has a build up of these harmful substances, causing dis-ease, that it then…

ARE YOU ADRENALLY FATIGUED?

Most of us run through our day to day activities on auto pilot, not even thinking of the impact it may have on our body systems. Stressful jobs, deadlines to meet, kids to deal with, home life – just juggling…

The Flu Shot!..to have or not to have?

I want to begin by stating that the following views are my own. If you are unsure of anything ALWAYS do your own research, ask questions and make your own educated choices. We have flu season upon us and I…

Ground Control

It always makes me smile when I mention the use of crystals, earthing or sound frequency in my treatments and I am met with a response of rolling of eyeballs, wry smiles and a comment about new age tree hugging…

Melanin on Fleek

The beautiful Dija Ayodele launched her Black Skin Directory Instagram account recently with great excitement from many an Aesthetician, including myself. The website, which is launched early 2018 will give access to black women and men on skin health advice…

Phenoxyethanol

Skin care ingredients are forever under scrutiny, many love the organic, natural ingredients – myself included. The problem is when there is any product containing water there has to be a preservative to prevent bacterial growth and pathogens. Water based…

IT’S A CANDIDA THING

Did you know that Candida is linked to many skin conditions including acne, eczema, psoriasis and blackheads! Yes – blackheads. I am forever banging on about the importance to treat the skin from within and one of the questions that…

LIP SERVICE

The lips are very much neglected in the day to day skin care regimen, they can suffer dehydration playing a huge role in skin issue’s and showing clues on the internal gut!. Cold sore sufferers tend to have painful blisters…

UP IN SMOKE

Yes, smoking is bad for you … no sh*t Sherlock! But I just wanted to do a check list, a little nudge to those who indulge and wonder why their skin is not the best it could be. Not only…

FACIAL OILS – WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE

Love them or hate them facial oils do have a place in your skin treatment plan. The mere mention of the word ‘oil’ send some people into panic, conjuring up images of a greasy skin that contribute to breakouts and…

VIRTUALLY RELAXED

Well it was only a matter of time – Virtual reality ‘mindfullness’ for the salon….I have taken a while to write my thoughts on this as it took some time for me to actually process as to why on earth…

ARE YOU ON THE SAME WAVELENGTH?

Noetics – how thoughts and emotions affect the physical form, how energy affects matter.  Matter is energy that has been compressed. It is made up of a radiation particle and radiation is the energy that will always preside over particles.…

WRITTEN IN THE SCARS

The pressure both men and women place on themselves and on each other to have the ‘perfect’ (whatever that may be) body is staggering. Problem is, with the pressure of continued bombardment of svelte bikini clad and muscle-bound images thrown…

COPPER – IT’S ELEMENTAL

Precious metals and crystals have been used throughout the centuries for their healing benefits, they have been used to adorn Royalty and the elite, as well as f ceremonial purposes.The first reported use of Copper was found in an Egyptian…

WHAT WE EXPERIENCE

I came across a post by Claire Felicie,a photographer who had captured images of Soldiers before, during and after their deployment to Afghanistan and it inspired this blog entry. The human body is one of wonder, as a skin care…

NIACINAMIDE….?

Niacinamide is one of the ingredients I use in my Masterlift cocktails, a fabulous booster for optimum skin health – so what is Niacinamide? Niacinamide is one of those ingredients that fly under the radar, it has been overlooked in…

AESTHETICIAN NOT MAGICIAN

It is so lovely to have such wonderful feedback from my Instagram, Facebook and Twitter followers regarding the fabulous before and after pictures of my clients. However, I have to say that it is not down to me, well not…

BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER

Beauty as they say, is in the eye of the beholder and can be perceived in many different ways. Society places such high importance on aesthetic appearances, from flawless complexion to white teeth, plump lips, glossy flowing locks, false nails…

THE ELEMENTS WITHIN

The elements within are the ones required for skin health and general wellness. It is not enough to just take supplements and hope for the best. I never have been comfortable with a sweeping ‘one size fits all’ approach to…

WHERE ARE YOU?

Where are you? I am not talking about your exact physical location but your whole being, your consciousness, your soul. Mindfullness is one thing but it can be a process of  going through the motions of breathing or ‘meditating’  and…

NEW YEAR … STRONGER YOU!

A small post in light of the New Year  that is upon us and as always there are posts of ‘New Year, New You!’ …. arrrgghhhhh! The New year should be a time of reflection to look back and take…

THE B’s KNEES

The B in this case stands for Bowen! I have written many posts on the magical way this healing modality works on the body. It involves piezoelectricity, hydration of the fascia anatomy trains and a total mind-body healing. Anatomy trains…

A IS FOR………

Vitamin A is one of the skins most important vitamins. It is essential for wound healing, circulation, cell turn over, UV protection, decreasing over active oil production and a powerful anti-oxidant. So knowing it has these fabulous actions we can…

WHERE’S YOUR HEAD AT?

For me head pain is THE worst of all pains. I was a migraine sufferer from early teens until I had my hysterectomy, I still get the odd one, actually just coming out of a four day corker which led…

SUGAR, SUGAR

Are you addicted to sugar? I know I seriously have a challenge with it but having a mother that bakes continually and gets offended, I mean seriously cheesed off if you don’t eat her cakes it is hardly a surprise!…

MOLECULES IN MOTION

Many products have ‘wonder claims’ that they can penetrate the skin with the amazing ingredients they hold but how does this happen? How can  molecules that are simply to big  penetrate further than the epidermis? It is like trying to…

TO BLEED OR NOT TO BLEED …THAT IS THE QUESTION!

I treat many wonderful clients one of which is the beautiful Glynis Barber who wrote about The Masterlift treatment on her fabulous blog Ageless. The story was also picked up by the Daily Mail expanding on how dermal needling can…

THE TIDES IN OUR VEINS

The tides in our veins – words from the poet Robinson Jeffers, resonate for me because that is exactly what we have, tides that ebb and flow dependent on diet, lifestyle and emotion. Do you truly understand the importance of…

VITAMIN D

The BBC recently reported that we are not getting enough vitamin D in the winter months, it included a statement from Public Health England  advising that vitamin D supplements should be taken throughout the year. Vitamin D helps the absorption…

SKIN FROM WITHIN – OUR MICROBIOME

I wrote a post recently on the skins PIN code, something I use with clients to achieve the best possible outcomes in general well being and skin health. Skin care is, of course an important factor in our skin health…

THE HARDEST OF MEN CRACK TO KEEP SMOOTH

Mens skin care is something I am often asked to comment on and I have to say that I do not actually believe in a specific brand that targets just men. Yes, there are brands that have been masculinised to…

WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING

So what actually happens to our skin when we sleep? I wrote a post on the importance of sleep and some tips for a healthy nights sleep but I wanted to also elaborate on what happens to the skin during…

YOUR SKINS PIN CODE.. DO YOU KNOW YOURS?

The reason my clients get the results they do is not just from my work in the clinic, it is from their ability to commit and invest in the knowledge I give. I explain to my clients the desire for…

WHAT IS KERATOSIS PILARIS

Keratosis Pilaris is a very common genetic condition that affects the upper arms, thighs, back and face. Around 40% of the population are affected including children, it is a condition that is very much like hardened goosebumps on the skin…

BRUSH STROKES

Being a skin therapist I am constantly being asked advice on how to improve skin conditions from dehydration to acne. Now, of course skin care and treatments as well as the Noetic side of things play a huge role in…

NO PAIN NO GAIN

Today I had a client in for a consultation. Her skin was severely impaired and I asked her what skin care she currently used and if she had any advanced treatments. She continued to reel off all ‘best’ skincare in…

THE CRYSTAL MAZE

Crystals have a way of dipping in and out of trend. I have always been a fan, even from a small child I had a fascination with them. Below are some questions I was asked about Crystals and how they…

THE BIG SKIN THEORY

The title of this blog is clearly a tongue in cheek slant on my views on the latest clinical and scientific skin care products and why I ADORE the results driven benefits they provide. ‘The Big Bang Theory is the…

YOUR SELF -FULFILLING PROPHECY

Part of Noetic therapy is the consultation, I spend a long time sitting with my clients discussing and showing ways of ‘rewiring’ their thought process. The biggest and hardest thing to do is to constantly check yourself in your actions…

RESILIANT HYALURONIC ACID

I have written a post on the importance of investing in your skin and I can not stress enough that purchasing results driven skin care is also an extension of the treatment you may have in a clinic or salon.…

THE EGO ENTHUSIASTS

I have a fascination of how the mind works and how certain behaviors affect the human being. We often think that the ego is to do with arrogance and self absorption but in fact the ego is, as it’s Latin…

BRAIN FOG

Most of us suffer from the odd memory lapse, especially when we have a busy home and work life, however, many women suffer ‘brain fog’, short term memory loss which can leave you feeling scared and frustrated. I have always…

THE VITAL C

There have been many posts about the latest Queen or King of the antioxidants but give me good ol vitamin C any day. Known as the ultimate helper, vitamin C packs a punch when it comes to free radical attack. …

FREE RADICALS, ARE THEY ALL BAD?

A free radical is an element that has an unpaired electron, this makes the electron highly charged and unstable causing a lot of damage by rampaging through the body cells in a very short space of time. They cause tissue…

THROUGH THE BARRICADE

Have you ever come across that person who, in themselves are pleasant enough but struggles with personal contact? When you go to hug them the shoulders hunch and body stiffens making what should be a warm gesture a very awkward…

SHIN SPLINTS

The Bowen Technique is a great help for those who suffer from shin splints. This is a common injury (or symptom) for runners, rugby players and football players. Shin splints is described as pain over the front of the tibia…

LIVING WITH FIBROMYALGIA

Fibromyalgia is a condition that is hard to diagnose, there are no tests to pinpoint this illness, no cure as yet although The Bowen Technique is a great alternative to manage the symptoms and treat the underlying cause. It is…

ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES

This post covers most sports injuries but I am focusing on those sustained in Boxing. I have many friends and acquaintances who box as well as frequenting York Hall in my youth and I have to say it is not…

THE IMPORTANCE OF HYDRATION

Dehydration plays a part in an array of problems to the body and skin. We all know the importance of drinking water… or do we? Water is essential to life, we can live for days without food but no without…

CAPTIVE EMOTIONS

The body is a miraculous thing and once you understand the clues it possesses you can start to find solutions. To think the mind is a separate entity to the physical body is a mad notion, yet it is something…

CAUSE YOU GOTTA HAVE FAITH

Faith is something that is often confused with religion – to me, faith is a belief in the greater good for something, someone or all. When we are told of the fantastic benefits of a the latest wonder cream or…

THE IMPORTANCE OF HYDRATION

Planet Earth is covered with 70% of water, exactly the same ratio as the human being holds. As a New Born baby we hold 99% water, which decreases in adulthood to 70% and continues to decrease to 50% as we…

THE INFANTS JOURNEY

We are not in a little lead box separate from our Mothers when we are developing. From week six of conception we are experiencing. We experience the food, emotions and sounds our mothers do, positive and negative. If your Mother…

EMOTION IN MOTION

As Mae West said “Sex is an emotion in motion.” Sexual desire is the most powerful energy of human desires, it one of the seven ‘positive’ human emotions. It is suggested that the man has five astral bodies, the first…

LESS IS MORE

I have spoken about fascia before in posts about the Bowen Technique. It is something that plays such a huge part in the health of the human being yet it is grossly overlooked in anatomy. Fascia is an integrated system…

GUT INSTINCTS

Listen to your gut! A valid piece of advice given to me by my father, one that has never, ever failed me. Even now if I feel overwhelmed with ‘stuff’, I always stop and listen to my gut. We all…

SPORTS PERFORMANCE

The sporting world is extremely competitive. One has to be in peak fitness, have dedication, motivation and commitment to the chosen sport, as well as discipline, which is paramount not only with the physical aspects but also emotional and mental,…

HELLO MY NAME IS DRUGS

Addiction is a way of masking pain from either emotional, physical or mental trauma. I saw this poem on a social media site and it touched the very core of me, mainly because I have witnessed myself the horror that…

THE MIND AND THE MATTER

The analytical mind is something almost all of us suffer from, over thinking and the inability to ‘switch off’ especially when it is time for rest. The mind itself has no physical home, the brain and the mind are not…

STRESS IN THE CITY

Both men and women are placed under emotional, mental and physical stress in the workplace. I am writing this post focusing on men, I know women have just as much stress BUT men do have difficulty in expressing when enough…

IT’S LIFE JIM BUT NOT AS WE KNOW IT

There are some of you that know the core of my treatments are based on Noetic Science, how energy effects matter, in other words how thoughts and emotions effect the human form. Now, I have been called The Skin Psychic…

THE BEAUTIFUL YOU

Beauty, they say, is in the eye of the beholder that may be true, after all we all have our superficial likes and dislikes. What one person finds attractive another may not necessarily so. Society places high importance on aesthetic…

ISSUES WITH TISSUES

The tissues I am referring to are not the variety you get in a Kleenex man size box, they are the body tissues and the issues we don’t deal with, that impact either physically, mentally or emotionally. We start experiencing…

Step into the Light

LED (Light Emitting Diode) has been around for a long while now, the benefits they have on the skin can take a good facial treatment into a great facial treatment. In the beauty and cosmetology industries, light therapy is known…

WARNING!!! Check your Moles (Graphic images) #Safetyinbeauty

This post is a difficult one to write as it is very personal to me. I have been asked to write this on behalf of a very brave woman who is a family friend and I have known since I…

Fact or Fiction?

There are many little ‘tips’ that are thrown about, supposedly ‘helping’ with acne or breakouts. If I had a pound for every time a client suffering with this condition asked me about the things I am going to list, then…

To feed disease..or to fight it!

Last week I met two gorgeous women, Teena and Angelina, the founders of Pure Earth, a company that provides THE best organic juices with no corners cut, to improve health and wellness. Purearth is Certified Organic for maximum health benefits…

Safety In Beauty

With an increase of horrific conditions and dissatisfaction caused by beauty treatments and clinical procedures, Antonia Mariconda decided in 2013 to launch #SAFTEYINBEAUTY . Since then the campaign has gained much support by industry professionals and experts in the beauty,…

Pregnancy Skin

Pregnancy draws on all resources from the body to enable the unborn child to develop into a healthy, bouncing baby. The skin during pregnancy also has immense changes ranging from breakouts, pigmentation, dehydration and oily conditions. The baby’s growth increases…

Invest in The Skin You’re in!

Tell me, why is it looked upon that skin care and facial treatments are deemed a ‘luxury’ when they are most certainly a necessity? To have a facial treatment is usually a treat us women give to ourselves or have…

The Dark Circle Conundrum

The dreaded dark circle is plagued by many a person, male and female. I decided to write this post because I have read a few blogs this week about dark circles, which are great for the quick fix of disguising…

GODS Pharmacy

What ever your belief or religion, whoever you choose your God to be, (I like to refer to G.O.D – Guardian Of Destiny), you cannot deny there is a higher power, a Master Creator of our beautiful planet. I am…

Progressive VS Aggressive

The gorgeously clever Andy Millward, Aesthetician and Beauty Writer wrote about the effects of progressive vs aggressive skin treatments, here he shares his pearls of wisdom:   Primum Non Nocere – it means ‘First do no harm’ in Latin and…

Invest in the GREENS Party

No this is not part of a Party Political Campaign – but it IS a shout out for the fabulous Energetix Green Essence Concentrate – I am SO excited about this product, I am always advising clients (not all, depends…

When you go in search of Honey, expect to be stung by Bee’s!

I have recently created a new treatment called the ‘Invigorlift’ , a natural sculpting massage that is completely holistic, meaning there are no use of mechanics just the use of my hands, alleviating tensions in the facial tissues and waking…

And Sleep……..

A little while ago now, I had the pleasure of spending a morning with the Britain’s leading Beauty Journalists, I was Guest Speaker at The Berkeley Hotel speaking about why sleep is important for the skin, what happens when we…

The Proof is in the Pudding!

I have raised some debate before on the use of topical ingredients on the skin that have had extreme adverse reactions and expressed how I base my opinions on Empirical Research NOT research that is available on the pro’s and…

The Transgender Tag!

Debates on professional and non professional social networking sites are something I avoid, however, a particular debate recently lured me into the gladiator arena with my net and trident. The question : Is it acceptable and right to deny a…

What does ‘Holistic’ mean?

What does ‘Holistic’ mean to you? To some it leans toward a certain therapy, to others a spiritual practice but to me it is an all encompassing concept of the mind, body and soul, which may be looked upon as…

Did you hear the one about Skin Care Ingredients?

We are surrounded with a minefield of skin care products, even the latest blog and vlog entries entice us with the feedback of the trend facial wash or moisturizer BUT very few actually tell you about the  hidden nasties they…

Healing from Within

“The highest ideal of cure is the speedy, gentle and enduring restoration of health by the most trustworthy and least harmful way.” Along with my Noetic treatments and Bowen Sense I recommend and use the Energetics Homeopathic and Supplement range…

On The Nose

The sense of smell is one that evokes emotion, it is an amazing sense that can instantly throw our minds back to a specific place and time in our memories, it can associate us with people and it can also…

It’s a Shady Affair

Pigmentation is the new wrinkle, with many people being more concerned about even skin tone as dull skin with dark patches tend to draw more attention and give the appearance of ageing more than fine lines. Melanin is a major…

Spring has Sprung!

The first glimpse of flower buds pushing through the earth tells us Spring is here. This is a great time to give your self a good ol’ spring clean to rid ourselves of the winter blues and prepare ourselves for…

A Royal Pain in The Butt!

Butt pain is caused by many factors (including the odd irritating individual), ranging from Sciatica, Arthritis, Muscle Strain, Piriformis Syndrome, neighboring pain from a previous injury in the back or legs or even something as simple as having something like…

The Eyes Have it

One of the first places to show the signs of aging is the eyes, regardless of age! The skin around the eye area is much thinner than that of the neighboring facial skin, in fact ten times thinner, the under…

Say NO to the ‘Anti’ of Ageing

We age as well as experience the moment we are conceived, we are then born into a hostile world of harsh pollutants, stress and nutritional obstacles. In our twenties our skin produces abundant amounts of proteins called Collagen and Elastin.…

Facial Sculpting

I am having more and more requests for alternatives to Botox and fillers. Non evasive treatments are becoming back in trend and I have recently created a new treatment called the ‘Invigorlift’ because of the demand for a natural ‘lifting’…

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