What Does Being Healthy Look Like?

Are you trying to be healthy and hold that in place?

Why not relax, enjoy and focus on being well, just as you are.

Healthy dosen’t look like sitting on a cushion meditating, skinny, sun tanned, eating a lettuce leaf and never farting.

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Our we confusing wellness with an idea of what being healthy looks like? We might never reach this ‘healthy state’ and then feel like a failure.

I suggest we all step off the treadmill and focus on what we enjoy, what’s practical, fits into our life and budget.

Lets look at how we naturally take care of our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.

Here are some areas to consider and support you.

Foods

What is it to be healthy bristol

I would encourage all of you to look at your own body, you have lived in that shell for longer than anyone, so become aware of what supports it and what doesnt. You might choose a high fats diet, with breakfast looking like a butter coffee! 

I love carbs, plenty of veg and some yum protein, that is best for my blood type and lifestyle. Obvs this includes cake! I know this can change, dependent on different circumstances and adapting to what’s best.

A food diary is a good place to start if you are not sure of what supports you, or simply testing out safely what nourishes you. I reached out for support and received  bio-resonance testing to clearly see what foods were best for me, here are the details. We are all tots unique don’t forget, so there isnt one way to eat, you might have an intolerance to broccoli?!

Exercise

How do you love to exercise? Walking with your pooch? Cycling? Gym? 7 minute workout? Paddleboarding? So many activities to choose from. Life is so short, make sure its something you enjoy and even better take a buddy with you. 

Emotional Support

Can you see when you are getting overwhelmed and stressed? We all know a bit of short term stress has benefits, as in getting our shit done, but if we are sitting around for a long time overwhelmed by a state of emotion, then it’s time to reach out for support.

Fresh air and relaxation is always my first go to, also connecting with those important people in our lives, that truly wish for us to flourish and be well.

We all and I mean ALL experience a continued variety of emotional thoughts and on some level it is just particles and energy, like fireworks in space. 

Shifting our focus from a singular being of suffering, is a concept, yes, but actually there is part of us that is connected to many other beings, feeling the same thought or emotion at the same time.

Whether it is your church, community, family, guru, pet, professional help, whatever it is that works for you, please always be brave and reach out, as just that alone can be a great relief. 

Spiritual 

I have seen people dying and there is a part of them that is totally well and completely stable, despite the physical body degrading & dying (arent we all degrading, dying, re-growing all the time?)

It may be you pray to a god or to other beings or to the greater wisdom in the universe or planet. Or you might be rocking it out on the dancefloor, which you might call your church.

Professional Support

Nothing would make me happier than knowing people are testing out what best supports them and learning and realising our innate intelligence which is able to guide us.

If you are ever unsure, what support you need, there are counsellors, naturopaths, GPs, nurses, nutritionists, bodyworkers, wellness coaches, holistic practitioners and many more that can advise you accordingly. Choose something you feel interested in or perhaps what has worked for people you know.

Caring For You Support

I am always here to take care of you and I love to support stressed out females that might have overdone it all, have muscular, joint aches and pains and want some realignment, restoration and relaxation, the three r’s!

Ultimately definitely, definitely, you be you, however you choose to take care.

Top Natural Suncreams with Minerals

Buying suncream can be confusing when considering all the benefits, such as recyclable packaging, reef safe, non toxic, no parabens, containing zinc and other minerals, effective & dosent make your face look like a ghost.

Which report says that you are supposed to spread 1 teaspoon of suncream over each area of your body, which I have never done before.

It is recommended to reapply after being in water, (some suncreams are water resistant up to a certain time), apply 15 minutes before going out, then reapply 2 hours after each application.

Suncream does go out of date and with that its ability to protect us from the sun.

SPF (An indication of how much protection you get from UVB) is how long you can spend in sun without burning i.e. SPF 30 is 30 minutes longer than no suncream up until a certain point. Foundation with SPF in is not likely to work unless you put a teaspoon of it on your face.

UVA is another type of radiation

SPF 15 – blocks 93% UVB

SPF 20 – blocks 95% UVB

SPF 30 – blocks 97% UVB

SPF 50 – blocks 98% UVB

This is what I look like when I applied a teaspoon of factor 50 sun milk. You are supposed to slap it on, not smear it, after 15 mins it had settled into the skin.

suncream tips caring for you treatments

However Which does not offer this advice based on natural/mineral suncreams, which sit on your skin a little differently. One of my fav mineral suncreams, Stream2Sea offers a mini video on how to apply mineral suncream, which you can watch here – Stream2Sea.

Here are my top natural sun creams with minerals.

Badger Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Top mineral suncreams caring for you treatmentsNatural, organic sunscreen full of plant oils & aloe, providing anti-oxidants. Water resistant up to 40-80 minutes. It has top ratings for safety and efficacy by the Environmental Working Group & it is coral reef safe. 

Approx £15

 

Organii Everyday Organics SPF 30

mineral suncream caring for you treatments

100% mineral sun protection, suitable for all skin types, offering waterproof protection, free from parabens, fragrance & colorants. It is effective immediately after application, the SPF 30 Sun Cream is suitable for vegans & is certified organic by ICEA. 

£21.95 from BetterFoods 

Beauty Counter Countersun

mineral suncream caring for you treatmentsA hydrating, lightweight zinc oxide formula that works for everyone, from babies and sensitive-skin-sufferers to outdoor-sports enthusiasts. Water-resistant, infused with antioxidants and aloe vera. It smells faintly of tangerine and lemon.

£39.00

Stream2Sea Suncreen SPF 30

mineral suncream caring for you treatmentsHigh performance mineral-based sunscreen, containing an antioxidant blend of green tea, tulsi, wakame & olive leaf, water resistant for up to 80 Minutes of swimming. It is non-greasy & contains 8.8% (non-nano) titanium Dioxide, with eco-conscious sugarcane resin tubes.

Buy it in the UK via Baldwins

£12.99

 Green People Scent Free Sun Lotion

mineral suncream caring for you

Suitable for sensitive skin & prickly heat, water repellent, contains aloe vera, green tea & edelweiss, 84% certified organic ingredients, reef-safe sun lotion, renewable sugar cane packaging, farmed on sustainable land, 30p donation to charity. It can be a little thick to apply but fine once you get used to it.

£22.50

Odylique natural suncream 30 SPF

Odylique mineral suncream caring for you treatments

Suitable for vegans, 76% organic, no preservatives, silicones, fragrance or colour. The first ever sun screen both organically certified & approved by the Fairtrade Foundation. Immediately effective on application, it spreads easily, is non-whitening, non-greasy or pore-clogging. It contains raw shea butter, sunflower, chamomile, sea buckthorn, the packaging is recyclable packaging.

£25

Happy sunshine time.

If you want some hydrating skin pampering after sunshine time, that feel free to contact me to book in a nourishing facial.

Caring For You & Your Facial

Caring For Your Facial

Top benefits of a Caring For You Facial

 If you are like me, you will hear the word facial & go soft & squidgy inside but equally alert as if a dog hears the word walkies.

Happy lady holding Love Gua Sha Crystals Luxury Facial 

(Thats me happy & excited to use my Gua Sha crystals, read below for the benefits they deliver)

I love delivering treatments around the face, shoulders, neck & scalp, as these areas often hold a lot of tension. Also our lush faces might not get the right sort of care in our daily life, internal criticism of what isn’t perfect about our appearance, a quick cleanse & slap on some moisturiser, but at Caring For You, I love to totally consider supporting you fully & bringing a nurturing treatment to those with self care at heart.

Relaxation

As with all my treatments my main passion & focus is to support with complete relaxation to all aspects of you. This supports you to recharge fully so you can leave looking & feeling relaxed & refreshed.

Bright Shiny Face

Massage helps to boost circulation, creating fresh blood supply with oxygen & other nutrients that are carried in the blood, so the face so it brightens up, literally.

Gua Sha

Gua Sha jade stone massage benefits include improves microcirculation by up to 400 per cent, tones & smoothes the skin, boosts collagen, combats pigmentation, dark circles & puffy eyes, defines jawlines & even decongests the sinuses.

Chocolate & Rose Face Mask

Chocolate and rose face mask – it contains cacao, rose powder, rose clay & rose geranium on your face to leave you feeling totally spoilt, the smell is sooooo good too.

Massage

Massage to your choice of shoulders, scalp or feet, it is so nourishing to have extra time to care for you fully.

Eco-Friendly

No nonsense eco-friendly products with zero waste, made using sustainable packaging & products made in the UK.

Deeper Cleanse

A deeper cleanse than perhaps what we make time for at home – a cleansing facial will help your skin get rid of oil buildup, toxins & dirt from your everyday environment. 

Facial Oil

A balancing facial oil working its way into your skin as the muscles in your face relax & soften, ingredients include Jojoba Oil, Hazelnut geranium & cypress oils.

Exfoliate

To be gone with you dead skin cells! This will also make your skin look & feel softer & smoother, making your makeup blend easier too.

Overall Caring For You

I offer time out for you and a health check to see how you are doing with all aspects of life. I love to focus on wellness support generally as sometimes we get so busy we forget about a little self care.

The Luxury Facial was just that. What a beautiful treatment! My skin looks amazing and I still smell delicious!

Happy Luxury Facial Customer 🙂

For more info on what a luxury facial includes see here.

To book a luxury facial contact me here.

What Treatment Should I Choose?

What treatment should I have?

Breakdown of Caring For You Treatments and which one is best for you.

Find your symptom below & click on the box for the treatment solution.

Do you have poor posture? A misalignment? Feel out of sorts?

Bowen Technique can realign fascia & muscles which improves posture & provides free alignment.

It is great at healing all aspects of you so you feel relaxed & restored.

Do you have a old or new injury that is restricting you?

Bowen Technique can help support healing of past/new injuries and release any trauma stored. It can free up tension by igniting the bodies own self healing mechanism.

Do you have back pain, sciatica, frozen shoulder, neck restrictions, pelvic tilt, joint or muscle restriction?

Bowen Technique usually provides benefits in as quick as 1-3 sessions with a week apart, then top up treatments may be required as and when.

Are you a trader/labourer/have a physical job that is affecting your health?

Bowen Technique is a effective treatment to support the bodies own healing mechanism. It has quick results, it is very relaxing & can free up pain/restriction so you can continue working again.

Do you have tense shoulders? Muscular aches? Do you love warmth?

Hot stone massage can soothe tension and provide a deep heat to bust out knots.

Is your problem area your back? You want it massaged but you also love your feet being touched?

I can provide a Hot Stone Massage to your back, neck & shoulders and then a Reflexology session to your feet (I can work the shoulders/neck reflexes on your feet too)

I want pampering from top to toe. Spoil me please. Its my birthday. I'm a diva. My skin needs some support.

Luxury Facial is the ultimate yummy smelling organic relaxing pampering time for your skin, also your shoulders, neck, scalp & feet all get massaged whoo!
 

I have a decision to make. I feel stuck or stagnant. I want some gentle but powerful healing. I want some crystals on me yeah!

Reiki a powerful non-touch/crystal healing session to cleanse and recharge you on all levels.

If you like your feet being touched try Reikiology with reflexology to your feet too, also working your chakra points at the same time.

I am Pregnant

Maternity Reflexology can support you & your growing baby throughout the stages of pregnancy.

I have poor digestion. I only want my feet touched. I love reflexology.

Reflexology is very relaxing and non-invasive treatment. It allows the body to work in a balance by activating reflexes on your tootsies.

I feel stressed and I want some TLC

Any of my treatments as they all support with complete mind, body, spirit relaxation 🙂
I am very happy to discuss any treatment options with you too when you book a consultation, so don’t sweat it if your not sure what treatment to  book. As always my aim is to create/adapt to making bespoke treatments just for you and your specific needs. 

A to Z of Caring For You Treatments

A to Z of Caring For You Treatments

A – AROMATHERAPY I love essential oils, their unique aroma & powerful health properties. I create a tailor made blend & place them in an oil to soothe your aches & pains with the benefits of massage or place them in a moisturiser.

B – BOWEN TECHNIQUE an amazing realignment technique to support posture, free up tension, muscular restrictions, support healing injuries & pain reduction. It is very relaxing & can support with stress & wellbeing too.

C – CARING my biggest strength, I love caring for you & I am totally here to support you with any health & wellbeing needs you have.

D – DETOX Bowen Technique can support to detox & de-stress. Reflexology can ease up uric acid & calcium deposits, which are natural waste products in the forms of crystals which are deposited on the feet.

E – EARS support our respiratory system, hearing & balance. Bowen can ease congestion symptoms & relieve blocked sinuses with amazing lymphatic drainage moves around the ear, jaw, forehead & neck.

F – FASCIA an amazing web like substance that surrounds all our muscles, ligaments, cells & organs. Bowen works over fascia, when a move is made, the stretch receptors send impulses to the brain which communicates to the specific muscles, resetting them to an original blueprint & providing realignment.

G – GALLBLADDER in Bowen Technique there is direct move over this super fat digesting organ, freeing up restriction & supporting with gallstones. I also support with diet/lifestyle tips such as reducing a fatty diet.

H – HOT STONES they are hot & get in nice & deep to the muscles. They also are great for supporting with detoxing the body.

I – INSOMNIA which happens to all of us & I would love to support you to ensure you have a nice bedtime routine. A relaxing treatment can ensure your body is in a balanced state.

J – JOJOBA OIL a great oil for oily skin. My fav is to combine it with Patchouli & Geranium, which balances the natural sebum production that the skin produces.

K – KIDNEYS Bowen Technique has an ace Kidney procedure which works directly over this incredible filtering organ to support with stress reduction & lower back pain. Reflexology can work over the Kidney/adrenal glands to support you working at your best.

L – LIVER get your Milk Thistle in pre & post drinking to cleanse your liver with any toxins. PS don’t drink more, this is a support as well as moderate drinking & drinking water into between alcoholic drinks.

M – MOISTURISE no matter what treatment you book in for, I can check out your skin & create a tailor homemade natural moisturiser for you with SPF 25 in whooo, go skin go!

N – NATURAL, O ORGANIC OIL whoo natural and organic oil benefiting our skin, reducing the impact on our liver has in detoxing products & supporting the environment. Orange flower facial oil, get a load of that rubbed into your skin smells so good!

P – PELVIS often this can be misaligned from poor posture, accident/injury or even childbirth. This often goes hand in hand with jaw misalignment & lower back pain. Bowen technique has a great move which can support alignment, also benefiting your knees & ankles too, as well as supporting the lymphatic system to flow freely.

Q – QUALITY from the towels, the treatment bed, the music you hear, the products you smell, the colour scheme, the health questions asked, the picture on the ceiling as you like back, all is considered to support you fully & provide a quality treatment & experience.

R – RELAXATION plays an important part in health & wellbeing, being able to relax with all thoughts and emotions is something that has greatly enhanced my health. Bright.how is an amazing support network, which I highly recommend. Relaxation & taking time out for you to support your body is such a support to you and to everyone else.

S – SUPPORT I am here to support you with your health & wellbeing using all my tips and tricks that I know. It might be Bowen Technique, Aromatherapy, Hot Stones, Reflexology, Reiki, or a Luxury Facial.

T – TMJ an amazing move in Bowen Technique that can support with pre/post dental surgery, dizziness, colds/respiratory problems, releasing stress in jaw, providing realignment in the body, especially to your pelvis, as the jaw is connected to the pelvis via fascia.

U – U BE YOU I love to encourage you to be as you are & focus on your loves.

V – VERY NICE TREATMENTS 🙂

W – WATER which hydrates fascia to stay fluid & provide mobility, often after a treatment you feel thirsty because it’s like having a workout & allows toxins stored in the body to be eliminated. Your body loses up to 2 litres of H20 a day with very little expenditure, so that’s a reason to drink H20.

X – XMAS GIFTS get your gifts here, for you or a friend, go on treat yourself & de-stress.

Y – YOU I love caring for you & tailoring the treatment to you so you can receive the best care to support your health.

Z – ZZZ relaxing treatments aid the body being in a balance & support you to sleep better.

Contact me here to book a treatment. 

Natural Eco friendly skincare from the UK

Natural Eco Friendly Skincare Products UK

I am super passionate about using natural products on my skin and even more passionate to prioritise buying products that have no packaging or packaging that can be recycled.  

When I looked at all the beauty products I owned it was like opening up a big plastic cupboard that you wish you didn’t open. 

Zero Waste reports that the majority of beauty products come packaged in plastic, which – when talking about your average moisturiser pot – can take nearly 1,000 years to decompose! OMG!! We can do our bit as consumers, by making choices. I share with you with you my top favourite natural skin and body care products, that are not tested on animals, made in the UK and made with eco-friendly packaging, wahoo!

1 Lyons Leaf

100% Natural Beauty Balm

Lyonsleaf natural beauty balm luxury facial treatment A beautiful cleansing balm with no artificial chemicals, 95% organic, crammed with free radical busting antioxidants, made in Somerset. This comes in a glass pot which can be recycled. I also wash the pots and reuse them for making face cream, or other ideas you see. I am totally convinced, my skin has never felt smoother, more radiant.  Use this alongside their 100% cotton muslin cloths.  Also available with my Luxury Facial treatment using yummy natural products to leave you beaming.

2 White Witch

Anti-Age Moisturiser

White Witch anti age moisturiser zero waste packaging White Witch eco friendly moisturiser zero packaging

Beautiful, delicately handmade in Ireland, organic, vegan, literally no plastic to be found whatsoever! A beautiful moisturiser containing  Virgin coconut oil, barbary fig seed oil and carnuba wax.

 

3 Pink and Green Organic Skincare

Chocolate and Rose Face & Body Mask

Luxury facial face mask chocolate & rose

Completely natural, smells amazing, great fun to mix with water and slap on your skin. Highly recommended results. Has actual Cacao in, surely that has got to be good. This comes in a glass pot which can be reused, or recycled. Handmade with care in the UK.

 

4 Wild Sage & Co

Shampoo Bar Rosemary and Lavender

Wild Sage & Co shampoo bar zero packaging

All of their soaps are made from 100% natural, vegan ingredients, cold pressed and lovingly crafted in the Herefordshire countryside. This shampoo bar also has Organic Apple Cider Vinegar along with homegrown Rosemary, infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil, er my scalp is crying out for this! Zero-waste product. 

 

5 White Rabbit Skincare

Chamomile and carrot seed eye cream

Chamomile & carrot seed eye cream zero waste packaging

This little gem tightens and firms the eye area, reduces under-eye circles and puffiness, repairs damaged skin and is packed full of antioxidants and vitamins. Packed in a glass jar and aluminium lid from a luxury, vegan skincare company, using only natural ingredients and made in Scotland. 

 

6 Soapnuts

Reusable Organic Cotton Cleansing Pads

Reusable cotton pads luxury facial treatment

Lovingly hand-made with certified organic and fair trade cotton free from pesticides and other chemicals. These naturally absorbent pads are a great washable alternative to disposable products. They can be machine or hand washed with Orethic coconut soap or other natural soap. Also selling artisan soaps, handmade in the UK from 100% vegan, natural and organic, ethically sourced, sustainable & cruelty-free ingredients.

 

7 Aurelia Skincare

Botanical Cream Deodorant

Natural botanical deodorant with zero waste Aurelia Probiotic Skincare’s Botanical Cream Deodorant offers a highly effective gentle and natural alternative with no aluminium which can block and alter sweat ducts. Contains antimicrobial Arrowroot and Kaolin, ready to absorb natural perspiration throughout the day; retaining dryness, inhibiting bacteria and resulting in long-lasting freshness. Shea butter, Tea tree, Eucalyptus and Peppermint, Lavender and Bergamot. Made in the UK. Amazing reviews including by Vogue, glass pot can be recycled too.

 

8) Neals Yard

Peppermint and Lime Deodorant 

Natural skincare products with zero waste

Natural and organic Peppermint & Lime deodorant, clinically proven 24hr protection. It has been formulated to help naturally guard against odour and wetness with cleansing shikimic acid and moisture-absorbing bamboo powder. A skin-loving combination of essential oils with no nasty chemicals.

9 Mooncup

Mooncup zero waste product

An average woman uses 12,000 pads/tampons in her lifetime, and it takes centuries for these products to degrade. Mooncup® is the original, soft, medical-grade silicone menstrual cup designed by women as the convenient, safe and eco-friendly alternative to tampons and pads. UK made a product with zero waste.

10 Georganics

Natural Mineral-rich Toothpaste English Peppermint

English peppermint georganics toothpaste zero waste

Natural toothpaste blended with organic English peppermint essential oil. Fluoride and SLS free, vegan, zero-waste packaging using a plastic-free jar, comes with a bamboo spatula, outside packaging made from compostable craft paper and vegetable ink. Full natural oral care range including toothbrushes and floss too. Made in West Sussex.

By Caring For You Treatments. Offering Luxury Facial treatments in Bristol and Bridport, Dorset.

Facial overview – You will recline on a therapy couch and be totally spoilt with a cleanse, tone, exfoliate, facial massage, with crystals and cold stones, followed by a heavenly scented face mask, serum, moisturise and eye gel; plus a shoulder, neck and upper back massage (getting into all those knots and tension) whooo! Because we care for you so much whilst your mask is setting, we will provide an extra massage to either legs and feet, a mini reflexology treatment, or a scalp massage Only using natural organic products with recyclable packaging.

Zero waste natural skincare luxury facial