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By West Norwood Therapies Team, May 31 2017 08:00AM

Facial expert Veronica Massa shares some thoughts about aging positively and how looking after ourselves can benefit us inside and out.

Are you age positive?

As we age our lives and experiences become imprinted on our face, a face can tell many stories. Unfortunately in these days and society ageing has lost its association with wisdom and experience and became something to fear or feel ashamed about. “Old” became an ‘insult’ so we are inclined to get defensive about our age. In some cultures ageing is a privileged rite of passage that brings with it honour and added respect. As we mature and develop wisdom from our experiences and ‘inner-standing’ of fundamental teachings of life, we realise these are valuable attributes.

Having and maintaining a positive feeling towards ageing can help us preserve our beauty, feel good and feel empowered in the embodiment of the wise woman we are becoming. Reversing the ageing process by engaging in cosmetic treatments and procedure is a disappointing illusion destined to fail. When we accept that we cannot turn the clock back, we embrace fully who we are respecting and honouring the natural cycles and our true-self.

Caring for ourselves and our body is very important as this precious gift is our vehicle in this journey on Earth. Sustainable health comes from connecting with positive wellbeing, we heal when we feel good and give love to ourselves. Let’s put the beliefs and images of the feminine imposed upon us (in this age and society) behind us! Let’s develop simple me time rituals and lovingly take care of our glorious body! Our beauty will shine through.

I wish and aim with my treatments to support you in your journey to bring out your beauty, no matter what your age. Having regular face therapies is a beautiful way to care for yourself and preserve your beauty and youthful look. It can also be a profound experience that brings deep relaxation, less thinking and more feeling through sensorial stimulation. Increases self-confidence and self-esteem and is an act of loving care that allows you to melt away your tensions and stress, calm and reset your mind and focus on the present moment. Simply feel good!

Facial therapies also enhance your well being, have an accumulative effect and benefit every system in your body freeing up energetic blockages. Keeping your face fit is as important as keeping your body fit, for a healthy, stress free, young face and spirit.

For best results I recommend you spending time in Nature grounding on Earth (barefoot ideally), eat plenty of life-filled fruit, feed your mind with positive thoughts, live in the now, speak your truth, breathe deeply, introduce essential oils into your life, start your day off in the right way, do what you love and makes you happy and don’t forget to live in gratitude!

I look forward to connecting with you! Enjoy your journey, Veronica

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About me and my approach

I am Veronica Massa, passionate about natural ways, exploring the face-mind-soul connection and inspiring women to feel and look ageless, joyful and honour themselves.

As a therapist I see clients as a unique soul and complex individuals with a background of experience that makes them who they are today. I enjoy connecting with them and work together supporting them in any way I can and develop a relationship of trust and exchange.

I love my client’s energy, their will power to make a change, to enhance their life, think and live positively and with joy. I love seeing their face changing, as emotional tension is released and watch them flowing through life more freely and stress free.

My face treatments aren’t “just” facials; they are a profound experience for body, mind and soul. A personalized therapeutic solution to lift your spirit, calm your mind, feel and look happier and rejuvenated.

By West Norwood Therapies Team, Mar 29 2017 08:00AM

Clinical aromatherapist Veronica Massa explores the use of aromatherapy during pregnancy and discusses issues of safety and confusion around essential oil use.

The use of essential oils in maternity care

Pregnancy is a special moment in a woman’s life that can be supported by massage and aromatherapy.

Aromatherapy provides stress and anxiety reducing benefits from preconception, through the antenatal period and into the postnatal period offering immense support and benefit to the mother in terms of promoting a healthy pregnancy and a healthy child.

Reducing stress, relieving aches and discomforts, easing up anxiety, fears and negative emotions and reducing the impact of ‘baby blues’ or preventing depression in post-natal care are some of the benefits.

Aromatherapy provides us with natural remedies for morning sickness and other pregnancy discomforts such as swollen legs and feet, constipation, hemorrhoids, breast problems, c-section scar and it is remarkable in preparing your body for birth with perineum massage oils and in healing the area after delivery.

This article goes on to discuss:

How can essential oils assist you in pregnancy?

Preconception and antenatal care

Are essential oils safe?

How to use essential oils safely in pregnancy

Pregnancy and postnatal symptoms and essential oil suggestions

By West Norwood Therapies Team, Jan 18 2017 11:00AM

Here comes another yummy face pack for natural, healthy skin from our resident skincare expert, Veronica Massa.

This month's recipe is for dry skin. perfect for the winter months, when the skin tends to dry out and de-hydrate due to cold, wind and also central heating.

All the good and nutritious lovely fruits in your kitchen can actually be used, with effective results, also on your skin! Face packs are a gentler version of face mask. They work in a similar manner by improving circulation, cleansing, tightening and nourishing the skin. Face packs are more porous than face masks and allow the skin to breathe, so they can be left on much longer.


AVOCADO FACE PACK with few variations to suit your skin type.


Mash the flesh of a ripe avocado (only what you need, a quarter or half should be enough depending on size) using a fork. Apply it to the skin and carry on reading your book...... in 30 minutes your skin will have absorbed all the precious nutrients it needs and will feel soft and velvety! Rinse your face with lukewarm water, use cotton wool balls dipped in water if you prefer.

It is recommended to tone your skin with Rose Water (Purity Rose Toner by Massaholistics is a high quality flower water blended with antioxidant, rejuvenating plant extracts).

For combination skin:

Add to the avocado 1 tablespoon of natural yogurt and mix to a smooth paste. Again, apply to the skin and leave for 30 minutes. Rinse your face with lukewarm water.

For ageing skin:

Add to the avocado 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 beaten egg yolk and mix (or only the honey if you prefer). You can also add a teaspoon of olive oil or other cold pressed vegetable oil of your choice. Apply to the skin and leave for 30 minutes Rinse your face with lukewarm water.

This recipe is offered by Veronica Massa, the creator of Massaholistics - natural remedies & skincare. Veronica is a dedicated, passionate and intuitive therapist, specialized in Facial Rejuvenation and skincare, Facial reflexology and Oriental Aromatherapy.

Veronica is running a self-care facial workshop on Sunday January 29th

By West Norwood Therapies Team, Nov 27 2016 03:00PM

Our face tension and head massage expert Veronica Massa shares a guided mediation and looks at how it can help to release some tensions in your jaw and face

As my next blog I would like to share with clients suffering from face tension and specifically TMJ disorder/Jaw pain and tension this very helpful relaxation and release technique. It is a guided meditation that helps you to focus attention on your body and be fully aware of how specific body parts feel when strained by tension and realise that this tensions are just a nervous outlet that can be released. This process helps step out of the situation we are in or the mind frame we are in; encourages to detach and look at things objectively and ultimately let go of those feelings causing the tensions that are holding us back. Becoming aware of your body and how it feels, helps connecting with the feelings/emotions that are causing that tension.

Which vibration frequency are you in? Which emotion are you hanging on to? Which vibration is making you contract those muscles? Which thought? Are you feeling upset? Guilty? Fearful? Angry? Anxious? And why?Acknowledge your feelings and allow yourself to let them go replacing them with new, positive and expansive one.

Take a deep breath and relax........ going deeper and deeper as you breath out....... enjoy the process!

Bruxism Grinding Teeth Hypnosis

My name is Veronica Massa and I am a Holistic Therapist and Facial Expert.

I love working on the face and it has become my specialised focus as I am very fascinated about the face/mind connection. I can help release stress, pain and emotional tension accumulated in the face, head and neck. My treatments could provide a valuable addition to the work of the dentist when clients experience chronic TMJ disorder, relieving pain, tension and associated emotional imbalances. Our face stores and reveals our emotions. Negative emotions create blockages and tension that manifest in our face through contracted expressions, stiffness and aches. With time these facial expressions become habitual causing our face to age prematurely and chronic symptoms to develop. When these muscular contractions are held for a long time (sometime since we are children) we lose awareness of them, without realising that, through our facial motions, we are constantly sending messages to our brain. In the process of letting go of stuck emotions, the physiognomy of our face will change as it frees up, habitual lines will soften, tension and pain will be released.

My work involves the use of various methods and therapies including massage techniques, Facial Reflex Therapy (Sorensensistem)*, Traditional Oriental Facial Therapies and tools (cupping, gua sha and jade roller), acupressure and tapping, relaxation and visualisation, Face Yoga and exercises, natural face-lift massage techniques and Clinical/Oriental Aromatherapy –using Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory, including Five Elements Aromatherapy and the use of clinical grade oils.


Hugely beneficial in relieving pain and tension in the face, head and neck.

“Veronica’s treatments give me an enormous sense of relief and well-being.

I have jaw pain from grinding my teeth in my sleep so I wanted a therapeutic massage to help relieve tension in the face, head and neck.

I went to see Veronica on a recommendation from another client so I knew she would be excellent.

I have found the massages to be hugely beneficial in relieving pain and tension.

Veronica has been really helpful in recommending things I can do at home myself such as using a gua sha. She has also sold me a wonderful essential oil that is designed to help relieve tension.”

Lucy A., Teacher

Veronica is at West Norwood Therapies on Mondays, Wednesday and weekends

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