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Updated: Jun 21, 2019

Regent's University London, home of the London School of Reflexology

I recently had the pleasure of attending another training course with Ziggie Bergman, the creator of the Zone Face Lift. My facial reflexology training with Ziggie began last year and this time I’ve completed the advanced part of the course. She is so passionate about what she does and it really shows in her teaching style. Once again it was an incredible experience and I’ve come away so excited about sharing the new techniques.

This is such a wonderful treatment for reducing stress and for overall well-being. If you have experienced traditional foot reflexology then you will know how relaxing reflexology is and facial reflexology seems to have much more intensity. When I had my treatment I almost immediately zoned out and drifted away. The reflexology points were feeling tender at times, but I was so relaxed that it didn't matter. I knew it was going to be beneficial.

The muscles of the face work very hard all day long and can hold a lot of tension. This facial treatment provides a full reflexology session, as you would have on the feet, but also provides facial muscles some relief through the special techniques we learned on the day. Relieving tension in the muscles of the face can also have a smoothing effect on the skin. So in one session you get all the benefits of reflexology with the added benefit of visible improvements to skin tone and texture.

Facial reflexology training is a major part of the Zone Face Lift treatment. The Zone Face Lift has been featured in many beauty publications and most recently was reviewed by BBC radio 2’s Janey Lee Grace (see review here) and in Tatler magazine (see article below). I will be adding this amazing facial treatment very soon. The Zone Face Lift Elixir is also wonderful, a very special blend of oils and herbs that will nourish your skin as well as your spirit. Every bottle is infused with an amethyst crystal to promote calm, balance and peace. The elixir also contains white sage which is meant to smudge away any negativity. White sage is a sacred herb to Native Americans, traditionally used in a smudging ceremony to clear away negative energy. The white sage blended with other essential oils has a wonderfully relaxing, almost meditative scent and the velvety feel of the elixir will leave your skin smooth and glowing. I will be offering this elixir for your facial reflexology session or if you prefer you can still choose the gorgeous unscented blend of rosehip, argan, jojoba, pomegranate and vitamin E oils from Flying Wild which I’ve been using up to now. I look forward to sharing this beautiful treatment with everyone.

Some of the media coverage of Zone Face Lift and Zone Face Lift Elixir

Tatler - January 2019

OmYoga - April 2018

Red - June 2018

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Updated: Jun 4, 2019

Reflexology and massage combined to create a unique parent and baby experience

I recently qualified as a baby reflexage practitioner and am so excited to be bringing these courses to Louth. I will be offering small group sessions and private sessions for those who can’t attend the group sessions or would prefer one to one attention. The group sessions will run for five weeks and will provide parents with the opportunity to learn some simple reflexology and massage routines. The one to one sessions will be approximately 45-60 minutes long, allowing extra time for any feeding, changing or cuddle breaks.

Baby massage has long been known to promote bonding between parent and baby as well as ease the symptoms of colic and digestive issues. The massage moves we practice with babies will also help ease muscle tension and improve circulation. Add to this the benefits of the reflexology techniques you will learn and you will have an excellent toolkit to calm and soothe your baby anytime, anywhere. My classes will be offered in a calm and peaceful environment which will allow you and your baby time to relax and connect.

During the session, I will be observing each baby and assessing their needs through their actions. Through this observation I will be able to offer the appropriate reflexology techniques for each baby. As a fully qualified and insured reflexologist I am able to treat your baby during the session safely and effectively. I will demonstrate techniques you can use at home to help ease the symptoms of colic, reflux, teething, digestive issues, coughs and colds.

If you'd like more information or would like to keep up to date with course times and dates, have a look at my new facebook page dedicated to the Tiny Toes classes or have a look at my website.

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Updated: Mar 25, 2019

Magnolias have been featured on Gardener’s World this week. 💕💕

I love this time of year and seeing all the blossom coming out, but the gorgeous magnolias are my favourite. I would love to have room for a collection like the one at Caerhays in Cornwall which was shown on the Gardener’s World, but not many people have room for a tree that can grow 15 metres high. Still, I’m looking forward to seeing my tiny magnolia bloom this year, the buds are just about to open. I was given the tree as a gift for my birthday the first year we lived in Louth and although it's very small I still get excited when I see the flowers emerging. I have a magnolia stellata, with dainty star shaped flowers that have a gorgeous scent. According to feng shui a magnolia planted in the front of the house attracts feelings of pleasure and rest so I chose to plant mine in the front garden.

The name Magnolia Therapies didn't come into being simply because it’s my favourite tree. When we were in the preparing to move to Lincolnshire I kept dreaming about magnolia blossoms and the dreams were so vivid that I had to research the symbolism. Apparently to dream about magnolia flowers represents happiness, joy and peace.

The magnolia tree is an ancient flowering plant with fossil specimen dating back 20 million years. In China the magnolia (mu'lan' hua) is very special and the bark of the tree has been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years. The flowers symbolise femininity, beauty, strength, dignity and loyalty. The name mu'lan' is also associated with the warrior maiden made famous in modern times by Disney in the film Mulan.

All of this symbolism inspired me to use it as a name for my therapy business because I see the strength and beauty in all of my clients and I like to help them see it as well. I hope you are able to get out and enjoy the beautiful spring blossoms everywhere, especially the magnolias.


Not a magnolia, but a peach tree on my allotment!


Happy Spring!

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