When ‘lockdown’ first started, it seemed we had all the time in the world. No rushing from here to there trying to fit in your ‘everything’ (Apologies if you are homeschooling…no offense intended).  However, as life carries on in these strange times, the days seem to fly by. ‘I’ll do it tomorrow’ is a common phrase with true intention, and, It’s easy to fall into the habit of ‘not doing it tomorrow’, because we are just busy, and, it’s usually ourselves that sit on the back burner.

We often wake up, look at ourselves in the mirror and think ‘ hmmm… my eyes are puffy, where did that wrinkle come from, my skin needs some ‘umph’. It is unlikely to be true of course, but taking a few minutes for yourself every day, lockdown or not, and looking after your skin can make a big physical and mental difference to our thoughts.

Deborah is a superb facialist, who practices what she preaches and explains how we can reduce puffiness, brighten our complexion and give ourselves that healthy glow, at home. I have been ‘lifting, draining, plumping and hopefully glowing ever since!’.

If you give it a go, please let us know the benefits you notice. We would love to hear from you.





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Oncology Massage and Mindfulness Meditation References 

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Weinberg R, et al. The Relationship of Massage and Exercise to Mood Enhancement, Sports Psychologist, Volume 2 Issue 3, pg202-211, doi: https://journals.humankinetics.com/view/journals/tsp/2/3/article-p202.xml Mao J.J., Et al., Integrating Oncology Massage IntoChemoinfusion Suites: A Program Evaluation, Journal of Oncology Practice 13, no. 3 (March 01, 2017) e207-e216. Published online January 03, 2017.DOI: 10.1200/JOP.2016.015081




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