Posts tagged ‘face massage’

Facial oils – your new best friend

I’m a big fan of facial oils.

facial oil

I used to think they would make my skin greasy and come out in spots (oh the innocence – or is that the ignorance – of youth).

I have been won over.

I remember years ago buying a facial oil for my mother from the Clarins range – I would use it myself, of course, whenever I was over and I just remember the smell of it (blue orchid).

blueorchid

I suspect Clarins was a bit ahead of its time – and the same facial oil is still stocked by them (why change a good thing?).

A couple of Christmas’s ago my sister bought me a facial oil from Holland and Barrett from the Dr Organic range they stock with their (then) all-the-rage ingredient – rose otto oil.

Unfortunately I dropped said oil on the bathroom floor before I’d got anywhere near to finishing it and was fuming about that act of clumsiness.

drorganic

 

But it did push me to make my own facial oils (after all, how hard can it be, I thought, it is just a blend of oils).

What I’m using at the mo’ is a sesame-based facial oil (recipe courtesy of Aroma-Zone) which I can share with you here:

30ml sesame oil

1 drop ginger essential oil

14 drops patchouli essential oil

But I have also discovered an online recipe from Hello Natural for a rosehip anti-ageing oil so that will be my next treat(ment).

What’s your favourite facial oil?

Share your secret with me, whether it’s a shop-bought treatment or home-made.

PS. To get the most out of your facial oil, think about massaging it in with a regular facial massage routine. Check out my ideas here.

Even better, let me pamper you with our rejuvenating facial massage (and it’s on special offer throughout November)

Relax with a face massage

Relax with a face massage

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For less stress, add magnesium

There are plenty of spas around here in France which are based around the healing powers of their local mineral-rich thermal spa waters – there’s a long history of “taking the waters” in Europe generally.

Budapest's Szechenyi thermal baths

Budapest’s Szechenyi thermal baths

It can be hard to bathe every day at home in mineral water but you can add mineral salts to a bath once a week to mimic the spa experience at home.

Research shows that two-thirds of us are deficient in magnesium, which has been proven to help ease stress, headaches, muscle tension and help regulate bowel movements to ease constipation.

You can add magnesium flakes to your bath (available from health food stores) or try old-fashioned Epsom Salts, which are high in magnesium (by the way, check out these 13 uses of Epsom salts whilst you’re at it or Hello Natural’s Healing Epsom Salt bath soak).

salt

I myself swear by a daily 300mg magnesium supplement to radically ease my PMS symptoms (notably the raging beast I helplessly become just before my period – but strangely only since the birth of my third child…).

Having just bought some Epsom salts, I’m going to try them out too in a bath…as soon as I have a bath.Well I do have a bath but it has a sort of seat in it and basically you can’t have a decent bath in it, believe me, I’ve tried. Very good for bathing kids though (it works kind of like half a bath). Confused? Don’t be.

I’ll maybe try a foot soak in the meantime.

Not my feet by the way!

Not my feet by the way!

Of course I’ve told you here that magnesium can help your muscle tension, headaches and stress, but so too can massage.

Check out our complete range of traditional massages, their benefits and history, then call Just Massage on 06.47.14.06.03.

Just Massage offers home massage in and around the Mérignac and Pessac area (near Bordeaux, France).

Traditional Chinese massage or Tuina

Make Mother's Day a Pamper Day

Make every day a Pamper Day

Swedish massage

Hawaiian massage or Lomi Lomi

Indian Head massage

Pregnancy massage

Rejuvenating face massage

Revitalising foot massage

Back massage

Walking on air (legs and feet)

and more…

 

Can massage really ease a headache?

headacheMassaging our temples or our forehead when we feel a headache coming on, particularly with lavender essential oil, is a common natural remedy to avoid reaching for the painkillers.

So does it work and if so, why?

Yes, according to face yoga expert Danielle Collins and it’s all to do with acupressure points, used for centuries in Ayurvedic and Chinese medecine.

Read the article here, then visit her face yoga website if you want more information.

Here at Just Massage we can help you on two counts.

First, there’s our ever-popular rejuvenating facial massage, which uses traditional Chinese massage to relax tension in the face, particularly around the jawline and forehead.

Relax with a face massage

Relax with a face massage

Or try out a traditional Indian Head massage based on the ancient Indian system of medecine, Ayurveda. Indian Head massage can help relieve muscular tension, emotional stress and mental fatigue, all of which may cause headaches.

Ease stress with an Indian Head Massage

Ease stress with an Indian Head Massage

Call now for an appointment on:

06.47.14.06.03

or email justmassage33@gmail.com

Just Massage offers home massage in and around the Mérignac and Pessac area (near Bordeaux, France).

Just Massage - Mobile Massage Therapy

Just Massage – Mobile Massage Therapy

 

 

 

 

3 natural skincare recipes

Here’s a link to an article from Racked with 3 skincare recipes from Organic beauty experts, all made from store-cupboard ingredients. there’s a bath soak, a body scrub and a face mask.

De-tox in a hot bath

De-tox in a hot bath

http://www.racked.com/beauty/2015/4/13/8379177/diy-organic-spring-beauty

Just Massage offers home massage in and around the Mérignac and Pessac area (near Bordeaux, France).

Indulge in a massage in the comfort of your homeTraditional Chinese massage or Tuina

Swedish massage

Hawaiian massage or Lomi Lomi

Indian Head massage

Pregnancy massage

Rejuvenating face massage

Revitalising foot massage

Back massage

Walking on air (legs and feet)

and more…

 

To book your massage, or if you need more information, just call:

06.47.14.06.03

or email justmassage33@gmail.com

 

Oat milk dream cream by Humblebee & Me

I’m re-posting here from a great DIY beauty blog called Humblebee & Me.

Here’s a delicious-sounding body cream which claims to imitate Lush’s (handmade cosmetics) best-selling Dream Cream.

oatmilk

http://www.humblebeeandme.com/oat-milk-dream-cream/

 

Just Massage offers home massage in and around the Mérignac and Pessac area (near Bordeaux, France).

Indulge in a massage in the comfort of your homeTraditional Chinese massage or Tuina

Swedish massage

Hawaiian massage or Lomi Lomi

Indian Head massage

Pregnancy massage

Rejuvenating face massage

Revitalising foot massage

Back massage

Walking on air (legs and feet)

and more…

 

To book your massage, or if you need more information, just call:

06.47.14.06.03

or email justmassage33@gmail.com

 

Thought for the Day

changeor put another way:

change2

Help clear your head with a view to making changes with an invigorating Indian Head massage or a Rejuvenating facial massage from Just Massage.

 

Just Massage offers home massage in and around the Mérignac and Pessac area (near Bordeaux, France).

Indulge in a massage in the comfort of your home

Indulge in a massage in the comfort of your home

 

Traditional Chinese massage or Tuina

Swedish massage

Hawaiian massage or Lomi Lomi

Indian Head massage

Pregnancy massage

Rejuvenating face massage

Revitalising foot massage

Back massage

Walking on air (legs and feet)

and more…

 

To book your massage, or if you need more information, just call:

06.47.14.06.03

or email justmassage33@gmail.com

 

Thought for the day

Here’s one ‘cos I just love rainbows…

countrainbows

 

Put a rainbow in your day with Just Massage.

Just Massage offers home massage in and around the Mérignac and Pessac area (near Bordeaux, France).

Indulge in a massage in the comfort of your home

Indulge in a massage in the comfort of your home

 

Traditional Chinese massage or Tuina

Swedish massage

Hawaiian massage or Lomi Lomi

Indian Head massage

Pregnancy massage

Rejuvenating face massage

Revitalising foot massage

Back massage

Walking on air (legs and feet)

and more…

 

To book your massage, or if you need more information, just call:

06.47.14.06.03

or email justmassage33@gmail.com