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

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

Nourish the mind |body |spirit … with an Indonesian Massage – Receiving £5 Off

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It’s Autumn time… and with a change in season – it’s a perfect time for massage! Something to nourish the mind, body and spirit and bring a little comfort and relaxation.

As the days become shorter, retreating indoors becomes much more enticing! Therefore, nothing feels more nurturing than a treatment giving – that cosy feeling!

With our summer a complete washout we are all in much need of pick-me-up! So if you feeling out of sorts and need some balance within your life then make time for this season’s offer – Indonesian Massage! 

Indonesian Massage is generally performed by channeling energy and working through intuition. Compression massage will ease muscular tension in the body, clearing energy lines, boosting circulation and the lymphatic system.
Part of the massage is performed dry and then warm coconut and ginger oil is
applied to work deep into the muscle tissue.

This powerful massage will leave you feeling relaxed, uplifted, recharged, and is an effective way to release stress. A highly effective treatment for sport injuries, muscle/ joint pain, sleep problems, anxiety and depression.

*Receive £5 Off Indonesian Massage until 19th October 2017*
For more information – Click here

If you need to restore vitality – then this is the perfect treatment for 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/

Nourish your soul… with an Ayurvedic Massage and receive a Free 20 min Weleda Facial!

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So summer time is approaching and I’m offering a free 20 min Weleda Facial when you book an Ayurvedic Massage! A perfect combination of eastern style massage techniques and with the added bonus of treating the skin with 100% natural chemical free products. A complete head to toe treatment!

Make some quiet space in your life for relaxation, away from all distractions to nourish the soul – your body will love you for it!!

Ayurvedic massage  also known as ‘Abhyanga’, is a full body detoxifying massage using herbal oils selected according to ones dosh.  It works on mama points to release any blockages, eliminating impurities, strengthening and boosting the immune system, therefore increasing vitality!

I must say nothing feels more nurturing than a good massage, leaving you totally relaxed… grounded and not just a luxurious indulgence, but extremely beneficial to our physical and emotional wellbeing.

So if your feeling totally out of balance, low in energy, generally run down, or suffering muscular tension, then an Ayurvedic massage will help to bring some harmony and equilibrium.

Ayurvedic Massage – Offer valid for a limited time only – until 10th July 2017

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

 

 

 

 

Fall in love with Ayurvedic Massage this Autumn

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Hello everyone, Its been a while! Doesn’t time just fly by!  We are now entering into Autumn!  Such a magical time of the year, with its rich tones, long walks, rustling through fallen leaves and the abundance of fruits from the harvest.  Whats not to love!

With the change in seasons so does our bodily needs.  So as temperatures become cooler, we could all appreciate a little extra comfort in our lives.  Autumn is a time for inner reflection, release and letting go, making way for new growth!

Therefore  its no better time to allocate some precious ‘time’ to ourselves within our ever growing schedule, to nourish our mind, body and soul.  So Fall in love with Ayurvedic Massage this Autumn’ and enjoy this space to unwind and declutter our busy minds!

Ayurveda is one of the oldest medical health system, dating back 4000-5000 years ago.  In Sanskrit ‘Ayur’ means life and ‘Veda’ means knowledge, so literal meaning the science/knowledge of life.

The principle of Ayurveda are our bodies are controlled by energies, known as dosas, vata, pitta, kalpha, which in many cases are out of balance, resulting in poor health. Therefore, Ayurveda adopts an approach to treat the cause of the disease and not just the symptoms. It’s practice is to increase awareness around our health, through lifestyle changes, such as; diet, yoga and integrating massage therapies into our routines, in order to achieve perfect balance of mind, body and soul!

Ayurvedic massage  also known as Abhyanga,  is a full body detoxifying massage using herbal oils selected according to ones dosh.  It works on mama points to release any blockages, eliminating impurities, strengthening and boosting the immune system, therefore increasing vitality!

I must say nothing feels more nurturing than a good massage, leaving you totally relaxed… grounded and not just a luxurious indulgence, but extremely beneficial to our physical and emotional wellbeing.
So if your feeling totally out of balance, low in energy, generally run down, or suffering muscular tension, then an Ayurvedic massage will help to bring some harmony and equilibrium.  The perfect autumnal pick-me-up!

(Ayurvedic Massage 10% off valid until 20th October)

For further information Click Here

Mairead

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