How do I care for you?

How do I care for you?

Yep, you’ve guessed it, I love caring and I would love to break down all the ways I care for you during a treatment with me.

Aroma diffuser – I always hand pick an essential oil to create a relaxing, amazing smelling therapy space for you.

The music I play is super relaxing as it is created by a pianist for relaxing treatments, but the pianist is meditating whilst playing, so that carries a soothing relaxing power, yeah.

I have an extra wide comfy high grade couch for you to recline on or zzzzzz on.  Often people say, “I could just fall asleep already”

The therapy room has a chilled ambience carefully created to be super cosy and relaxing.

Eco friendly treatment space

I ask direct and clear questions in the consultation to look together whats needed to fully support you.

I have an understanding of many therapies, which means I can bring all different skills to the table.

I have a natural healing gift – (received from my nan)

I aim to reply to you within 24 hours

From the moment you walk through the door, throughout the treatment and after you leave, I am totally present and focused on supporting your health with all of my skills. (kind and caring are my big strengths)

I practice an ancient mind relaxation technique from a guru, so I hold a stable mind and presence and can see things clearly and that helps others to relax too.

Happy being with guru

I take time to care for myself to be the best therapist – (reading up, evaluating, upgrading, spas, pilates, fresh air, dancing, sleeping, good food, hydrated, receiving treatments myself)

I only offer bespoke treatments just for you.

I love caring and treating people.

I do all that I can to support someone, yet I encourage self care empowerment

I am very in tune with people’s bodies (feedback from clients)

I’m happy to share that I treat in an eco-friendly home, see my green policy here.

I have amazing listening skills, and I truly love to meet you where you are at, understand and support you.

Caring for you listening

I have a BSc Health Sciences degree in Complementary Therapies (hons) now I’m just showing off, but this is more for you to understand, how much I value my work and would love to support you. 

I love working with clients who are:

  • tired, stressed out, in need of some pampering and relaxation.
  • have back, neck or shoulder pain/injury/restriction and need some realignment.
  • struggling with menopausal symptoms and would like some hormonal balancing.

Breast Awareness

Breast Awareness

Are you wearing the right bra size? Apparently you should get your size checked every 6 months?! After all they are lumps of fat, so they will change shape, as do our bellies.

Can you raise a straight arm to your ear, is there any restriction? Now try with your bra strap off and see if that improves it. I’ve seen women not able to lift their shoulder to their ears fully due to their bra strap digging in.

There’s an amazing chest move in Bowen, which relaxes & drains the lymph from your armpits & chest, which is so supportive in taking care of us. We wear underwired bras and put on deodorant, so the lymph glands can’t always do the job the job they are trying to do, which is to drain toxins & fluid. 

"It’s widely held that a tight-fitting bra restricts the lymph nodes around the breast and underarm area, preventing toxins from being processed through them and flushed out of the body. Accumulated toxins anywhere in the body increase the risk for cancer."

Singer and Grismaijer, author of  Dressed to Kill discovered that breast cancer risk dramatically increased in women who wore their bras over 12 hours per day:

  • Women who wore their bras 24 hours per day had a 3 out of 4 chance of developing breast cancer.
  • Women who wore their bras for more than 12 hours but not to bed had a 1 in 7 risk for breast cancer
  • Wearing a bra less than 12 hours per day dropped breast cancer risk to 1 in 152.
  • Overall, women who wore their bras 24 hours per day increased their breast cancer risk by 125 times over women who rarely or never wore a bra.

So, overall, 1. reduce bra wearing time

2. reduce time wearing underwire, or choose non-wired bras (I’m a c cup and there are plenty of support available without underwire)

3. check your boobs monthly, Coopa Feel send you an email or text reminders for you and they have more info on how to check, signs & symptoms, basically get used to what is normal for you & any changes go and see a doc right away. 

I can show you how to do a simple chest lymph drainage on yourself, which can be done once a week and takes as quick as 10 seconds.

check your boobs

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.

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