A Model Recommends – 5th December – Ruth Crilly looks at her top picks for dry skin with Triple Lipid 2:4:2 one of her most recommended but expensive options; she notes all the product benefits and also says with SkinCeuticals you get what you pay for. The clip can be watched via the link below:


Leading columnist Polly Vernon recommends the Phyto Corrective Masque, saying this range of skincare is so good that people have asked her if she has had work done! Click here to read the full article.


Massage is a general term for pressing, rubbing and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Massage may range from light stroking to deep pressure. There are many different types of massage, including these common types:

  • Swedish massage. This is a gentle form of massage that uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration and tapping to help relax and energize you.
  • Deep massage. This massage technique uses slower, more-forceful strokes to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, commonly to help with muscle damage from injuries.
  • Sports massage. This is similar to Swedish massage, but it's geared toward people involved in sport activities to help prevent or treat injuries.
  • Trigger point massage. This massage focuses on areas of tight muscle fibers that can form in your muscles after injuries or overuse.

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1. Biodynamic Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a holistic approach to health care based on manual manipulation. Manipulation helps restore normal positional relationships of vertebrae, and other skeletal elements, and can stimulate the nervous system. Results of manipulation include pain reduction and improved joint mobility. The tactile nature of manipulation also has a strong psychological effect whereby patients experience a sense of satisfaction and relief due, in part, to the close evaluation of their symptoms. Osteopathy is an effective therapy for the treatment of pain, e.g. back, neck, head and foot pain and other complaints such as asthma, arthritis and digestive, postural and stress-related problems. Osteopaths deal regularly with patients who have been injured in the workplace, at home or while playing sport. Osteopaths do not simply concentrate on treating the problem area, but use gentle manual techniques to balance the systems of the whole body thus treating the underlying cause of the issue. For example, although a pain may be felt in the shoulder, the root cause of the pain may be an issue with the feet and that is where the treatment may be centred.

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