Christmas gifting…

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Remember you make a real difference when you support a small business who really cares about it’s customers. It makes me smile inside and out!! So when your shopping this Christmas please support local.

Why not let me take the stress out of your shopping by choosing from a selection of hand picked Christmas stocking fillers from Weleda or indulge in a well deserved treat for yourself!

Gift vouchers are available… for a treatment or amount – with something to suit all! Have a look on my website and see what tickles your fancy! If you have any questions contact me and I will happily help!

Mairead x

https://harmonizingtherapies.co.uk

https://www.weleda-advisor.co.uk/shop/MaireadSeward-Donaghy

#shoplocal #supportlocal #wellbeing

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Find your inner calm…

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Find your inner calm in the run up to the festive season… take a little ‘time to yourself’ – and experience complete relaxation with a bespoke treatment. Discover which is yours…

If you would like to discuss which treatment is suitable for your specific requirements, then I’m happy to have a chat!

Mairead

https://harmonizingtherapies.co.uk

Shop small… Shop local

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We are all different shapes and sizes and as a very small business I choose not to partake in the huge discounts of Black Friday; I already feel that I offer my customers very good value for money and put my heart and soul into my work as I truly love what I do as a therapist.

Yes I occasionally do small offers and will have some giveaways, however being a small business isn’t easy – so when you’re shopping or treating yourself this Christmas please don’t forget little independents… We really do care. Thank you.

Mairead X

Mums need… Me-time too!

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How does a ‘Kid-Free’ zone sound?… no kids calling for attention, free from running after them and a much needed break from daily chores, never mind trying to keep a career ongoing. No wonder Mum’s are feeling completely frazzled!! Constantly multi-tasking… sleep deprived and crying out for a couple of hours to themselves… free from any distractions!! So how about making a ‘date with yourself’ and giving permission to not feel guilty for experiencing some relaxation time. Sounds good yeah!

What are you waiting for… have a look at my list of available treatments and make that call for some ‘Me-Time’.

#motherhood #wellness #mentalwellbeing

https://harmonizingtherapies.co.uk/treatments/

Weleda Wellbeing Advisor

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I am super excited to announce…  I have become a Weleda Wellbeing Advisor!  I have been busy training in skincare and spa products and now begin my amazing journey into the fragrant world of Weleda!!  I am extremely passionate about using natural products, so was on the look out for an amazing skincare and body range to work in harmony with my treatments and Weleda fits perfectly!

For all of you who are unfamiliar with Weleda, I will be introducing some of the product range over the coming weeks and will be taking appointments for some free skincare consultations, which also includes a free 15 min facial – so you can experience these wonderful products for yourself!

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Weleda was founded in 1921 in Switzerland and have over 90 years experience within the world of natural medicine and skincare.  All products are plant based, 100% certified natural, made with Biodynamic and organic ingredients, chemical free and many are suitable for vegans!

All products are certified in accordance with NaTrue’s stringent criteria for natural and organic skincare. The main focus is on quality – from the selection of raw materials to the holistic product.

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Weleda’s aim is to help everyone of all ages, to regain their health and achieve a sense of wellbeing.  They do this in a manner that is natural, ethical and safe, which doesn’t injure the environment or animals and uses products of a particularly high quality. A number of plants are grown as part of fair trade projects, providing long-term, sustainable development for many regions, their environment and inhabitants.  This approach characterises all what Weleda is about – green… whats not to love!!

So to find out what is coming next… follow me and please share with all your friends and family who truly love natural, organic skin and body care!  You can also follow me on instagram and Facebook and I also have my own Weleda web shop – full of amazing skincare goodies and monthly offers!  Enjoy and look forward to meeting and chatting to you all!

Mairead x

#Stress Awareness Month

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Begin your journey… in making some changes towards a less stressful way of living!  Do you find you never really take time to relax and are increasingly feeling overwhelmed with the amount of stress you are experiencing!  April is Stress Awareness month and it is good to stop and become more in touch with how we are feeling.  Just remember a relaxed body… results in a calm mind, enabling us to cope better in difficult situations.  So don’t wait until your running low, make positive changes to take regular relaxation!
To find out which is the most suitable treatment for you or to make an appointment, contact me.

Mairead x

 

Nourish your skin this Spring… with an Aromatherapy Facial and receive 10% off!

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With the days suddenly becoming longer and the first signs of Spring peaking through, I think Spring is in the air!  It’s the season for growth, renewal and change; a time to replenish and revive the body and mind, making way for the new and leaving behind the old.  It’s also an opportunity to take on new challenges, changing routines and taking some quiet and reflective time to nurture ourselves.

Therefore what a perfect time to take stock of what changes are necessary in order to improve our own quality of life; in terms of taking regular relaxation.  I think we all will agree that looking after our wellbeing and taking care of ourselves, has become increasingly important, due to many of us leading busier lifestyle’s!

‘Spring clean your skin with a nourishing facial’

With this in mind, how does a nourishing aromatherapy facial sound?  Using a bespoke blend of facial oils to renew, restore and rejuvenate the skin with the added comfort of hot facial towels.  This facial treatment also includes a hand/arm and scalp massage, while the mask is doing its magic!!

So if you feel like your skin is lacking lustre and in much need of a pick-me-up from the drying winter conditions, then this treatment is your answer to a fresh glowing complexion.  Of course it also has the added benefit of providing complete relaxation, inducing calmness within the body and mind.  So make your wellbeing the main priority for the year ahead and kindly schedule some ‘time to yourself’!

Bespoke Aromatherapy Facial – offer valid until 23rd March 2017

For more information on this treatment – click here

Mairead x

Invigorate the senses… Rosemary essential oil

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Hi everyone, this month I shall delve into the herbaceous world of Rosemary.  A wonderful refreshing fragrance renown for it’s uplifting and stimulating properties.  We are all very familiar with the pungent aroma of Rosemary and it’s amazing flavour when used in cooking.

Within the world of aromatherapy Rosemary is one of the most common and widely used essential oils, originating from the Mediterranean coast.  It is steam distilled from the leaves and flowering tops and one whiff of this wonderful oil is enough to invigorate the senses!

It brings a whole range of benefits, from boosting concentration to relieving muscular tension and treating scalp conditions.  Rosemary has a strong, clear, refreshing fragrance, with herbal and medicinal notes.

During this time of year we can find ourselves sluggish and in much need of a boost.  This is a time when we are more susceptible to colds, coughs and various viral infections.  Therefore, Rosemary makes is an excellent choice of oil to use in energising the body and invigorating the mind.

Whenever your feeling mentally fatigued, try placing a few drops on a tissue, inhale! The invigorating aroma will instantly lift the spirits and renew mental clarity!

Due to its pain relieving properties it helps in easing rheumatic pains and an excellent  oil to use in massage, for tired and over worked muscles, especially sports and fitness enthusiasts.  It also works well in treating headaches and nerve pain, such as neuralgia.

Rosemary is a good heart tonic, stimulating blood flow, improving circulation and normalising low blood pressure.  However, it should be noted as it is a highly stimulating oil it is not suitable for those with epilepsy, high blood pressure and best avoided in pregnancy.

It is a very valuable oil for respiratory conditions, acting as a good decongestant, helping to assist with throat congestion, colds, flu and used for conditions such as; asthma and chronic bronchitis.

I have a personal oil blend I like to use when feeling congested or when blogging and just need some mental clarity!   The combination of oils works in perfect harmony, stimulating the senses and clearing the head!

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 Add 2 drops each of Rosemary, Lemon and Peppermint to a diffuser or oil burner and enjoy the aroma!

Rosemary is also  beneficial in aiding digestive problems, helping to relieve flatulaence, constipation, bloating and detoxifying for the liver.

Lastly, its stimulating action is said to be beneficial in treating scalp conditions and  promoting hair growth.  Try massaging the scalp with rosemary essential oil  to help nourish the scalp, removing dandruff and to strengthen the hair.

Blends well with: Basil, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lemon, Orange and Peppermint.

Mairead x

Nourish your senses… with the warm and spicy aroma of Black Pepper

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Hi everyone, autumn time brings a need for cosiness… that feeling of been cocooned in warmth, whether it be food, clothing or a deeply relaxing and nurturing massage. Therefore as the temperatures become cooler we can benefit from a warming essential oil, such as Black Pepper to ease tired achy muscles and boost circulation!

Black Pepper is a very commonly used spice for culinary purposes, known as ‘king of the spices’.  It has a hot taste and a warm, spicy and pungent aroma, adding flavour and warmth to our daily meals.

Within the world of aromatherapy Black Pepper essential oil is extracted from the fruit of the scrub, using the steam distillation method.  The oil is derived from Black Pepper rather than white as it contains greater quantities and much more aromatic!

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Firstly, it is  a very stimulating oil, helping to strengthen the nerves and emotions, warming the heart and blends extremely well with Rose, adding a calming floral note.  Try adding a few drops to a diffuser to help ease anxious feelings.

The most beneficial means of using any essential oils is through a massage, not only are you experiencing a relaxing massage but the aromatic scents and therapeutic properties enhance the overall treatment experience.  Therefore, using Black Pepper in massage is more beneficial when combined other essential oils, increasing its overall therapeutic properties.  Try blending it with Cedarwood, creating a calming and grounding effect, and relaxing the body and mind. 

Black Pepper is also beneficial in helping to ease muscular aches, pains and tired and aching limbs.  It is a great oil for sport enthusiast, especially after a rigorous workout, to help ease muscle discomfort.

As it is a warming and stimulating oil, it helps to boost circulation, therefore aiding and giving some relief to those suffering  with rheumatism and arthritis.  Due to these properties it is useful in expelling toxins from the body.

Black Pepper is extremely beneficial in the overall digestive system.  It stimulates the salvia glands and  promotes secretion of digestive juices, having an overall strengthen effect and therefore facilitating digestion.

Blends well with: Bergamot, Cypress, Frankincense, Cedarwood, Geranium, Grapefruit,                                                       Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood and Ylang Ylang.

Precautions: Too much can over stimulate the kidneys and cause possible skin irritation.

So a good twist of black pepper not only adds flavour to our food, but has an entire list of benefits!

Mairead x