Summer Skin

We wait all year for sunshine so we can sit and bask in the rays, but do you understand how to keep your skin feeling and, more importantly, staying healthy?

When we tan, the sun’s UVA rays penetrate the lower layers of the epidermis, activating the melanocytes that produce melanin, this is the brown pigment that gives us a tan and is the body’s way of protecting the skin from burning and further damage. Using suncream of at least factor 30 helps to prevent damage and regular hydration is key to keeping a soft healthy skin.

We all need exposure to sunlight, so that our body can produce vitamin D. Experts recommend between 10 and 30 minutes daily, as long as you have a shadow on your arm, your body is exposed to sunlight.

So how can you care for your skin during summer

  • Exfoliating your skin weekly really helps to remove dead skin cells so your skin absorbs oils better. Make sure you are exfoliating no more than 2 per month though so that you avoid irritating your skin and be careful to skin test the exfoliator just in case of reaction. Some people love a salt scrub, others find it too harsh, so try before you use it if possible.
  • Daily skin brushing helps to stimulate your circulation, move fluid, and bring fresh nutritious blood to various parts of your body. If you struggle with fluid retention, try daily body brushing. Make sure that you do it on dry skin before your shower in an upward direction towards your heart and it is a light touch.
  • Apply an oil after your shower to replenish your skin. Use a plant oil, not mineral, as the oil is quickly absorbed into your skin and will not leave any sticky residue. Have a look at Helpmeorganics massage oils
  • Book in for a Salt Bodyscrub. Perfect before your holiday, special occasion or just because your skin needs a boost. The treatment involves a salt scrub, shower and full body massage, costing £55
  • Nutrition is a key factor for having healthy summer skin. Keep hydrated with plenty of water. Being hydrated helps keep your muscles healthy, regulates your body temperature, keeps you alert, and for your skin, you will have softer skin. Eating well during summer is much easier and cheaper. Make sure to eat plenty of fruit and vegetables, experts recommend eating a rainbow each day. Eat plant-based, clean food. Watermelons are packed full of electrolytes, they help with hydration, balancing your alkali/acid levels, and will help repair any damage to skin, nerve, and muscle tissues. Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, this is an antioxidant that can protect your skin from harmful UVA rays, if you struggle with a sensitive gut, remove the seeds.
  • Staying relaxed is also good for our skin health. When we are stressed, our body becomes more inflamed leading to all sorts of affects and rashes, breakouts and sensitivity to perfumes, sunshine is how your skin tells you to find ways to calm. Now I will always recommend massage, reflexology and taking time for quiet reflection, summer is a wonderful time to do this. Simply set your clock for 30 minutes earlier, take a glass of water outside and sit, allow the natural world to help you relax and set your intentions for the day. The air is fresher, the sunlight gentle, its a lovely way to enjoy summer and to start your day in the right way.

I hope these tips will help you enjoy this very short season.

“It was a splendid summer morning and it seemed as if nothing could go wrong.”

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Happy New Year 2024

Hello January and 2024, New Years Day always feel lovely and fresh.

You will have noticed that the prices have slightly increased as from today, I am sorry but every single item and service has increased.

If you received a Christmas Gift Voucher, please keep them safe as you will need to produce the voucher when you have your treatment, the valid date is 30th May 2024

I have now reinstated the Gift Promise Vouchers, they make a lovely gift, completely flexible for you and your family/friend. I have vouchers in the shop so please pop in.

The salon and gift shop will reopen on the 4th January 2024.

I am busy updating prices, designing special offers and painting/cleaning the salon, so not a holiday as such just a time when I can get some maintenance done.

I hope 2024 is a wonderful year for you, full of love, laughter and adventure, Linda xx

Christmas at Simply Relaxing 2023

It is time to book your appointments for the rest of the year, the salon becomes very busy and I want you to have your treatments at a day and time which is most convenient for you.

The special Christmas treatment packages are now available to book in for so take a look below and pencil in time to be quiet, calm and peaceful

Simply Relaxing Christmas treatment packages
Its time to book your Christmas treat!

Did you know we sell organic aromatherapy products and gifts?

From handpoured soy candles, soy wax melts, massage oils, reed diffusers, essential oil blends and letterbox gifts, we have gifts for your friends and family.

We offer a free local delivery service too!

We have changed from gift vouchers to gift promise vouchers, they seem to be working really well.

The gift promise vouchers is different to regular vouchers in that you either add the money to cover the treatment or you “promise” to pay when they book in. This makes the gift more personal, less stressful and, hopefully, more people will enjoy your gift.

Our Additional Special Opening Times are

  • Saturday Opening – 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd December 10am until 1pm
  • Wednesday 13th and 20th December 10am until 1pm
  • The salon and shop will be closed Christmas Eve
  • 28th & 29th December 10am until 1pm

NEW! Pregnancy Massage

We have been offering pregnancy massage for nearly 28 years. We have re-designed our pregnancy massage to enable mums to enjoy a relaxing massage from very early in their pregnancy to their due date.

The treatment involves an express facial, a relaxing shoulder, face, and scalp massage, and ends with a guided meditation to help you drift off.

The treatment lasts approximately 45 minutes and costs £32

Simply Relaxing NEW pregnancy massage
We love to make a big fuss of mums to be

Happy New Year to you all!

I think 2023 has a wonderful ring to it, very peaceful and gentle, lets hope so.

In February, I am so excited to say that I will be introducing Subtle Reflexology to you, I believe that if your energy is balanced then your physical and mental self will feel happy and healthy.

I will give you more information very soon, but this is a wonderful therapy to help with anxiety, mental exhaustion and tiredness.

A new year is a blank page to start writing your 2023 story, think about what you want to do, learn and experience.

Winter Wellness

With the weather turning colder, much colder, your immune system can become weaker and more prone to viruses but follow our tips to help boost your body and calm your mind so you can enjoy everything winter has to offer.

available from www.helpmeorganics.com or pop into our shop

By using antibacterial essential oils within your home and workplace, you are creating a healthy barrier against winter’s cold viruses. Eating certain foods also helps

  • Berries are rich in vitamin C and K, rich in fibre, magnesium, and potassium and are prebiotics which is good for your digestive system
  • Leafy greens are full of vitamins and minerals, they are also a rich source of phytonutrients. This means that they are rich in nutrients to boost your immunity.
  • it is recommended that we eat a rainbow every day to ensure that we have the complete range of vitamins and minerals to feed our body.
  • If you eat meat, oily fish is extremely rich in omega 3. Turkey has vitamins B6, B12, and niacin, and choline, very important nutrients for your brain function
  • If you are a vegetarian or vegan, nuts and seeds contain nutrient-rich vitamins. B12 is very tricky to include in your diet, it is recommended to take a supplement.
Eat to stay well this winter

During the winter our mood can lower due to the shorter days and longer nights, there are many actions you can take to improve this

  • Get outside every day in the daylight, you will be absorbing vitamin D which is believed to help with SAD.
  • Make sure you are active. Your lymph is pumped around your body by movement and breathing so get moving, go for a walk, dance, garden, cycle. The more you move the better your lymphatic system will be. After dancing, you always feel uplifted so shimmy to the kettle every day!
  • Body brushing, dry before your shower really helps to improve your circulation and exfoliates at the same time. Always brush lightly towards your heart. Have you seen Helpmeorganics Wellness Therapy Gift Boxes
https://www.helpmeorganics.com/shop/gift-box

Therapy wise, we have carefully selected special offers to help you through winter. The December offer is the Hot Stone Massage with Reflexology, this is the queen of all massages and will warm your muscles deep down to relieve tension. The gentle flow of the hot batu stones, aromatic massage oils, and reflexology will give you the boost you need.

We also recommend reflexology lymph drainage to help decongest your sinuses, why not combine this with a back, neck, face, and scalp massage or the Tibetan Acupressure Head Massage?

Finally, Winter is a wonderful season, and Christmas is celebrated on the 25th of December. It is a wonderful time of year, full of fun but also very busy and stressful. Please take your time to enjoy the lights, scents, and family time, don’t rush about trying to be perfect.

We work very hard to keep our prices down but there will be a price increase on January 1st, 2023. New price lists will be available in the shop and will be online on the 1st Jan 2023

Thank you for your support this year, I have been very touched by how many customers I see on a regular basis. I wish you a Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2023.

Simply Relaxing Christmas 2022

Simply Christmas Package
let us help you relax this Christmas

We are taking Christmas bookings now and suggest you book your appointments up to Christmas as it is already becoming very busy, especially for evening appointments.

The special offer for December is the ever-popular Hot Stone Massage which, this year, comes with a session of reflexology to complete the deep relaxation.

We only open on a Saturday on the three weekends running up to Christmas. The dates are:

Saturday 3rd December 10 am until 1 pm

Saturday 10th December 10 am until 1 pm

Saturday 17th December 10 am until 1 pm

We will be open as usual on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10 am until 8 pm

We will be open on Wednesday 21st December from 10 am until 3 pm

On Christmas Eve, we will be open from 9 am until 3 pm

Simply Relaxing will be closed until Thursday 29th & Friday 30th December from 10 am until 1 pm

More details will follow but I wanted to let you know the dates so you could plan your treat and relaxation time.

We will reopen in 2023 on Tuesday 3rd January at our normal opening times.

Don’t forget we offer a local free delivery service for gifts and products ordered online. Please go to https://www.helpmeorganics.com/shop to order your gifts. We also offer a gift wrapping service too