Thoughtful Giving…

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If you’re looking for a thoughtful experience for a friend, loved one or even for yourself this Christmas…
Then I offer Gift Vouchers – to come and enjoy a treatment of your choice!
https://harmonizingtherapies.co.uk

Just a little reminder – there’s still time to enjoy a treatment! My last day to offer you space away from the busiest of the festive period is Tuesday 18th December.
However, should you require any last minute Gift Vouchers or Weleda stocking fillers – then please do get in touch.🌲🌲🌲

https://harmonizingtherapies.co.uk/contact

Thanks, Mairead x

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Springtime ritual… a nourishing treatment for your face

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Spring has finally peeked it’s head through, with blossom blooming …

However, it is still feeling quite like winter and there’s no doubt it’s been a much colder one!  As we begin to come out of hibernation our skin is in need of a Springtime ritual… a treatment for your face!

The harsh winter  elements, along with central heating play havoc with our skin –  leaving  it feeling dry, dehydrated and lacking lustre. Therefore our skin is in much need of some TLC and I have the perfect solution…  to renew, restore and rejuvenate the skin.

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How about a nourishing and replenishing Weleda facial, using only 100% certified natural products,  accompanied  by a comforting hand and arm massage and a deeply relaxing scalp massage to finish off!  This treatment will be customised to suit your individual skincare needs and concerns.

Receive a £5 Gift Voucher when you book a Facial Treatment*

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Spring is a time 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.

Why not make self care your new ritual –  working on your inner wellbeing which we all know results in outer radiance.

So if your aim is a glowing complexion and are in much need of a pick-me-up from the drying winter conditions, then give me a buzz to book your scheduled time to be kind to  yourself!

Mairead x

 

*(Offer until 26th April 2018. Voucher valid for one month and can only be used towards a treatment.)

 

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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

It’s that time of year… the ritual of giving!

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‘It’s that time of year… the ritual of giving!’

Gifting has never been better with Weleda’s beautifully designed range of gifts by surface pattern illustrator & botanical artist Lisa Jane Dhar- reflecting Weleda’s love of natural plants.
There is something to suit all, lots of stocking fillers and of course not forgetting those men in our lives!

I compiling a Christmas Gift list, so if you have your eye on something for a friend, loved one or even to treat yourself – then contact me. These gifts are limited edition so some may sell out well before Christmas! Get in early!

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To view the full range – have a nosy on my web shop!
Also remember to check out the amazing Free gifts (below), when you spend over £50 and £75 respectively!*
*(this offer is until 30th November 2017)

If you have any questions in relation to Weleda please drop me a line but in the meantime you can explore my web shop. Also if you follow me on Facebook you can find out what’s up and coming in the lead up to the festive season! Giveaways… perhaps and more!

https://www.weleda-advisor.co.uk/shop/maireadseward-donaghy/products/christmas.html

 

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/

Nourish your senses – Chamomile essential oil

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This month I would like to share the wonderful benefits of Roman Chamomile – anthemis nobilis essential oil.  If you have ever sipped Chamomile tea you are only too familiar with its use in promoting relaxation and aiding sleep, making it perfect before bedtime!

Chamomile is such a commonly recognised herb and has been used throughout the ages by many physicians for its amazing properties.  It was a favourite in many garden lawns, releasing a pungent fragrance of chamomile when walked upon and used also as companion planting.  Today it is more widely used in cosmetics, perfumes and herbal teas.

Chamomile essential oil has a sweet, fruity and heady aroma and the oil is steam distilled from the flowers. It is extremely ease too grow, and has white daisy like flowers, with a yellow centre and slightly furry green leaves. It is known for its calming and soothing properties making it excellent for the nervous system, muscular conditions and soothing skin conditions.

Firstly, it is excellent in easing anxiety, tension and helps to calm the emotions in stressful situations.  It is also very beneficial in raising the spirits if suffering from depression, even smelling the oil can give a ‘feel good factor’.  As it promotes relaxation it is often helpful with insomnia.

It is beneficial in easing muscular aches and pains especially when related to nervous conditions.  Due to its analgesic properties in relieving pain it is also effective for those experiencing headaches, neuralgia, toothache and earache.

Chamomile can also help with regulating the menstruation cycle and ease painful periods. As it has a calming effect on the body it is good for pre menstrual tension and menopause.

It is beneficial in soothing the stomach, easing digestive problems and may help with Irritable Bowel Syndrome.  Also it is thought to help with liver problems, such as jaundice and disorders of the genitourinary tract.

Chamomile is an excellent oil to help soothe agitated babies and toddlers suffering from temper tantrums at bedtime , making it beneficial to induce a peaceful sleep.  It can be used in a in small contractions, 1 -2 drops in a bath (at over age 3) or a vaporiser  in the bedroom. Watch the little ones drop off!

Lastly but not least, chamomile is an excellent oil used within skincare due to its soothing and calming properties.  It has amazing effects on soothing burns, blisters, inflamed skin and good for dry itchy and hypersensitive skin conditions.  It is a great skin cleanser and helps to ease puffiness and strengthen the skin tissues.

It is most definitely one to have at hand and a little goes a long way!

Precautions: Avoid during pregnancy, especially the early months.

Blends well with:  Benzoin, Bergamot, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Neroli,                                        Palmarosa, Patchouli, Rose and Ylang Ylang

Mairead x

 

Tea time – Me time

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Tea time -Me time with freshly picked Peppermint leaves, refreshing, cooling and excellent for soothing and calming the digestive system, especially those suffering from IBS problems.  It is so easy to grow, and comes in lots of varieties, but best grown in pots as spreads vigirously throughout the garden.

To make Peppermint tea pick a few large sprigs and infuse in water which has just come off the boil.  It could’nt be easier!  So sit back relax and enjoy!

Mairead x

 

Nourish your senses – Grapefruit essential oil

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This month I’m going to explore the wonderful refreshing and uplifting essential oil of Grapefruit.  It is one of my many favourite citrus fruits, both to eat and use in a massage or a body lotion blend.  Perfect to awaken the senses first thing in the morning!

Graperfuit grow in large bunches,  on a glossy leaved tree with white flowers and the oil is mostly obtained from Israel, Brazil and USA.  The oil is expressed from deep within the peel of the Grapefruit and can range in colour from yellow through to orange/green, yielding a small quantity of oil in comparison to the other citrus oils.  It is widely used within food, cosmetics and perfumes.

Due to its balancing effect on the central nervous system Grapefruit can be beneficial during times of stress and anxiety and help stabilise depression.  It soothes the body and helps relieve headaches, migraines and premenstrual tension and may help with some of the effects of jetlag.

It is also an excellent lymphatic stimulant, nourishing tissue cells and helping to rid the body of excess water retention and build up of toxins.  It’s diuretic effect could help with cellulite.  A combination of Grapefruit, Fennel and Juniper essential oils make an perfect cleansing blend to detox the body.  Regular massage is the most effective way to improve overall skin tone, helping with flabby skin and stretch marks.

Grapefuit is known for its amazing cleansing properties, aiding the kidneys and vascular system and said to be a liver tonic, improving secretion and function.

It can be a beneficial oil for those taking part in regular sport activity, in treating stiffness and cramps in muscles, as it helps with the release of lactic acid in the muscles, therefore easing muscular aches and pains.

Within skincare it is a particularly good oil for balancing oily skin and treating skin conditions such as acne, resulting in an overall clearer complexion.

Precautions: can cause skin irritation if exposed to sunlight after application. Avoid during                                     pregnancy.

Blends well with: Basil, Bergamot, Chamomile, Frankincense, Geranium, Jasmine,                                                               Lavender, Palmarosa, Rose, Rosewood and Ylang Ylang

Mairead x

 

 

 

 

Nourish your senses – Bergamot essential oil

If you have ever sipped Earl Grey Tea you would have tasted a citrus smoky flavour, which is the unique aroma of Bergamot. It was first sold in Italy and named after the Italian city of Bergamot, used in beverages and toiletries, especially Eau de Cologne.

Citrus Bergamia is a 15 ft tree with long green leaves and white flowers.  The essential oil is squeezed from the peel, which resembles a nobbly looking lime, using the distillation method.  It demands a special climate and soil, usually grown in Italy and Morocco.

Bergamot is a light, refreshing and uplifting oil with floral overtones.  It is used for skincare, digestive complaints, urinary tract problems and emotional challenges.

In skincare it has antiseptic and healing properties to benefit acne, eczema and oily skin conditions, especially when linked to stress.  Bergamot can be used in a compresses for infections and boils and excellent for cold sores, when combined with Eucalyptus.  Note, strong sunlight should be avoided after use, as skin may burn and can irritate sensitive skin.

It works well on the digestive tract, aiding conditions such as indigestion, flatulence and loss of appetite.  A drop of Bergamot can be added to black tea.  A valuable oil for urinary tract infections such as, cystitis and other bladder problems.

In massage, Bergamot is a wonderful oil which can be used as a sedative, yet uplifting, making it excellent for any emotional problems such as, anxiety, depression and nervous tension.

Blends well with: Chamomile, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, Neroli, Juniper, Coriander, Cypress and Eucalyptus.

Mairead x