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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, Sep 26 2016 08:00AM

• Are you a busy woman who doesn’t have time for herself?

• Is stress making you looking older and tired?

• Are you feeling low about your skin and signs of ageing?

• Do you want to increase your confidence and the way you feel about yourself?

• Are you fed up with the pain and tension in your face, head and neck?

• Do you want to look good and feel as you used to?

• Do you want to experience deep relaxation to remove your stress and clear your mind?


If you answered yes to this questions, this TASTER SESSION is for you, come along and LEARN HOW TO FREE YOUR FACE FROM STRESS, CALM YOUR MIND AND LOOK YOUNGER..... FEEL & LOOK HAPPY!

Would you like to learn simple and effective techniques to use at home for lasting youthful look and to release tension in your face?

Would you be committed to a simple self care routine and learn how to keep your face fit and your skin looking young, healthy and beautiful?


Would you like to immerse yourself into a deep state of relaxation and emerge feeling and looking your best?


Success Stories

A really individualised treatment developed through experience and knowledge. My skin always looks and feels 100% better

“I was looking for a really individualised treatment that did not follow a brand and had been developed by someone working for themselves, through experience and knowledge.

Having a treatment with Veronica is absolutely marvellous. My skin always looks and feels 100% better after seeing Veronica - I also feel deeply relaxed and rejuvenated in myself.”

Lucinda M., Physiotherapist


My skin has improved dramatically, it looked good on my wedding day!

“Thank you for all your help with my skin, it looked good on my wedding day! I really trust Veronica. She has a very gentle, non-invasive touch and a completely holistic approach. The products she uses, which she makes herself, have worked so well for my skin that I use them at home. My skin has improved dramatically and my partner always comments that I look so healthy when I come back from a treatment.” Tanya S., Therapist


By West Norwood Therapies Team, Mar 2 2016 10:00AM

Our acupuncturist Philippa Summers is offering a 20min consulatation for £10 over acupuncture awareness week. Read on to see if you might be able to benefit.


As part of Acupuncture Awareness Week (7th – 13th March) I am offering 20 minute consultations for £10 where you can come and see our lovely room, discuss your health issues, ask questions and find out how acupuncture may be able to help you.


Acupuncture therapy is widely accepted as a very safe and effective solution for a range of illnesses and symptoms. This year’s Acupuncture Awareness Week is focusing on sports related injuries, but acupuncture can treat so much more. I have a special interest in treating a broad range of women’s health issues from puberty onwards, including pregnancy and fertility support.


In relation to sport, almost three in ten people in the UK exercise more now than they did ten years ago, more than half have been injured during sport in the past, with one in three never recovering from their injuries. Click here to listen to gold medal winning Olympian, Rebecca Adlington, talking about how acupuncture has helped her manage an ongoing shoulder injury.


Many people are put off by the thought of needles but, unlike injections, the needles used are barely the width of a human hair and the sensation is more of a dull ache than a needle sensation. To book your 20 minute session, where I can also let you experience for yourself what it feels like, please call me on 07941 674792 or you can book online here


Philippa is at West Norwood Therapies on Tuesday and Friday mornings www.westnorwoodtherapies.com/philippa-summers

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