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By West Norwood Therapies Team, Oct 18 2018 08:19AM

Natural skincare expert Veronica Massa looks at the benefits of facial massage and shares her Special offer £10 OFF valid on bespoke face massage for rejuvenating, face sculpting and tension release. We will work on each aspect of your being to address your needs and desired outcomes.

ONLY UNTIL (AND INCLUDING) THE 3RD OF NOVEMBER

WHAT OUR FACE HOLDS….


Your face stores and reveals our emotions. They show through our facial expressions and cannot be hidden or ignored.


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 realizing 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, and habitual lines will soften. When we learn to express our emotions in a healthier way, let go of old thought patterns and negative perception of ourselves, our face appears brighter, joyful and youthful; we open up to a possibility of loving self-acceptance and respect, allowing the beauty within to harness and shine outwards.


AN OPEN FACE IS AN OPEN HEART


Connect to your femininity saying “yes” to who you are, opening your heart to yourself and let your inner radiance shine through!


It doesn’t matter how good you look from the outside, it’s really what’s in the inside that counts, Your inner radiance is what makes you truly beautiful.


Connect to your femininity saying “yes” to who you are, opening your heart to yourself and let your inner radiance shine through!

It doesn’t matter how good you look from the outside, it’s really what’s in the inside that counts, Your inner radiance is what makes you truly beautiful.


Looking at the before and after picture of this lovely lady (after 6 weeks of facial massage) it is clear the effect that facial muscle stimulation and relaxation can have on someones mood. Her face looks much more open, radiant and bright and her heart is too (just look at her eyes!), she doesn’t only look beautiful but also happier!


SO, WHAT IS YOUR FACE HOLDING AND ARE YOU READY TO LET IT GO?

Our face is an interface of our brain and through our face we can access the central nervous system, sedating the mind and, when needed, re-wiring brain/nervous system pathways and functions (through facial reflexology and specific exercises).


It doesn’t surprise that the major bodily senses are located in the face (vision, hearing, smell, taste including touch). This allows the shorter possible journey for the messages picked up by our senses to travel to our brain which will respond accordingly.


We can count 564 nerve ending on our face, which is more than we can count on our feet.

Body maps found on the face have been used for centuries in many cultures across the world and still used today in combination with modern neuro/reflex therapy.


Our traumas and negative emotions are stored in our face especially around the Temporal Mandibular Joint and that is why so many people suffer from facial tension, teeth grinding and wear a guard at night to protect their teeth. Clenching the jaw tells a story of anger, frustration, worrying, overthinking and ultimately, fear. It keeps alive the memory of a “trauma” (small or big) holding us on a fight & flight response mode constantly. This mode is exacerbated by stress that, if accumulated and not released, can cause chronic pain in the face (TMJ), head, neck and shoulders, and probably anxiety and insomnia.


DO YOU WANT TO FEEL GOOD? BREAK THE PATTERNS.

RELAX YOUR FACE, YOUR MIND WILL FOLLOW…


Facial massage helps immensely to release what we are holding so tightly, suggesting our nervous system to relax and let go. Reassuring those blocked energy channels that everything is fine in the here and now. Allowing you to be fully immerse in your body, present and consciously let go. Doing so “re-train” your mind and brake the patterns. This patterns also are reflected in our facial expressions which sculpt marks of “unpleasant feelings and emotions” on our prematurely ageing face. Tensed up, stressed, unrelaxed, tired and restless.

BE PRESENT TO THE BLISS OF LETTING GO…

EXPERIENCE FEELING BEAUTIFUL, CHERISHED AND HAPPY,

RE-EMERGE LOOKING DIFFERENT: CALM AND REJUVENATED


Regular face massage is a blissful experience, cherished and loved by those who experienced its therapeutic benefits and aesthetic achievements.


In this modern world and stress-filled lives, our mind can be more active than our body. Pent-up emotions and hectic thoughts cause the muscles of the face (neck, head and shoulders) to tighten and constrict causing pain. A sign that our body’s “natural energy” is not flowing freely.


Massage helps to release these blockages, dissipating the discomfort and freeing up the energy around the body in a way that the connections between our internal organ systems, energy centers, thoughts and emotions are harmonious, which leads to better health.



Facial massage helps to reach deep levels of relaxation, immersing in calmness and re-emerge feeling happier.







By West Norwood Therapies Team, May 4 2018 08:00AM

Jade & Gua Sha Beauty Ritual

by Holistic Face Therapist & Natural Skincare coach Veronica Massa


£10 off Special Offer on Jade & Gua Sha Facial for the month of May.

Normal price: £110 (90mins with honey and green tea face pack), £85 (1hour).


Discover the ancient health & beauty secrets of Gua Sha & Jade and how they can help you rejuvenate and release facial tension while leaving your skin with a beautiful glow.

Would you like the beautiful skin of a Chinese empress? This facial ritual created by Veronica, uses the beneficial effects of jade stone massage to keep your skin smooth and youthful.



“Regular facial guasha promotes the growth of new skin cells, helps renew your complexion and can effectively reduce clogged pores, control acne and pimples, reduce acne scars, tighten the skin and enhance the ability of your skin to absorb products,” said Zhuo Junqing, doctor at the Chinese medicine health care centre of Beijing Modern Hospital.


”What an amazing treat the Jade Facial I had with Veronica. Her expertise and gentleness makes this experience so worthwhile. It’s relaxing, nourishing, my skin was feeling radiant and smooth like silk afterwards. You will definitely seem me regularly”. Anamarta - Taoist Teacher at Jade Circle® & Healing Tao


How will you benefit from this beautiful Facial?

• Have a smoother, tighter and stronger skin

• Iron out fine lines, diminish eye bags, dark circles and lift the face

• Relax your face and calm your mind

• Reduce and manage tensions in your face, head and neck

• De-stress, sleep better and replenish your energies

• Nurture yourself and rejuvenate

• Ease sinus pain and headaches, relieve puffiness on the face (as improves lymphatic drainage and dissipated heat)

• Stimulate Qi – what the Chinese call the “life force”.


Gua-Sha is an ancient way to decongest the skin and to improve blood circulation, so it is anti-aging and it is preventative for acne, breakouts and helps decongest the sinuses and has shown lasting effects for smoothing out wrinkles, minimizing hyperpigmentation, dark circles and puffy eyes and to removes blockages.

About Jade Stone

In Chinese culture, Jade is known for its healing properties which relax the nervous system and aid in removal of toxins. Jade carries a soothing and nourishing energy that can feel very healing as it purifies your energy field and creates a serene feeling of harmony and balance.

Jade has an affinity with the Kidneys and the Hearth. It improves the health of the heart, lungs and thymus. It supports with kidneys and adrenal gland disorders. It aids in detoxification by strengthening the body’s filtration and cleansing system.

Boost the immune system.









By West Norwood Therapies Team, Aug 9 2017 08:00AM

Facial therapy expert Veronica Massa shares some thoughts around anxiety and jaw tension and gives some helpful tips to help with this - attend her workshop on 26th August for more info!


Can Anxiety Cause Jaw Tension?

Do you relate to that?


Becoming aware of your body and how it feels, helps connecting with the feelings/emotions that are causing that tension. Acknowledge your feelings and allow yourself to let them go replacing them with new, positive and expansive one.


Where does it starts with you?


We tighten our jaws when we feel stress or anxiety. It becomes a habit to tighten our jaws, each time we feel emotions or an urge to share something. The jaws can be a major place for physical stress to accumulate. Just as the neck, shoulders and back, the jaws are a hotspot for mental unease to build up.


Why at the jaws?


Because we were told to do so!


“Shut your mouth!”


“Don’t cry, stiff upper lip”


“Don’t answer back, bite your tongue.”


Have you ever been told any of these sentences when you were a child and the years that followed? Probably as we grew up we were told many times to shut our mouth, to swallow our emotions and to tighten our jaws. So, we did and became very good at it…. just hold it in, don’t show your anger, don’t express your feelings. And we bravely keep them inside, attach to them and can’t let them go. We can hide them, but they are still present and active, manifesting through tension, tightness and pain, ultimately holding us back. And every time a situation triggers that feeling, here it comes again, we clench our jaw!


What if, instead of repressing it, denying it and hold it back, we connect deeply to that feeling and accept it as a part of us, we become comfortable with it, we feel it, experience it, see how our body responds to it, and then we come back to our centre, ground with a deep breath and let it go. Doing so we learn to detach and look at things objectively and ultimately let go of those feelings causing the tensions and be pain free.


So when you feel that tension building up and the pain raising, ask yourself:

How am I feeling? What am I feeling?

Which emotion am I hanging on to?

What is it that upset me? And why does it make me feel that way?

Am I feeling upset? Guilty? Fearful? Angry? Anxious? And why?

Which vibration is making me contract those muscles?

Which thought?


Anxiety, what is it?


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


Claim your FREE FACE CONSULTATION online at www.veronicamassa.co.uk

or give me a call 07878494322


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.





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