I’ve visited Azuri Therapies (based in Chorlton) previously for a massage from Linda. I was getting really bad back ache due to having very weak core strength and carrying a heavy load in the chest area, plus I was pretty stressed at the time as well. Linda’s presence was lovely and soothing right from the start as she explained the different massages that would help. The soothing music and candles also created a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere.
Linda warmed up my muscles first with gentle massage, as this is incredibly important, then she did sports massage to stretch out my lower back muscles to release any toxins that had built up and then a relaxing massage to finish.
She then told me to drink lots of water (not too cold) to flush out any further toxins and to take it easy for the rest of the day. After my back felt rather sensitive but not sore and the next day my usual pain was gone and full movement, which I hadn’t had for years had returned!
Now you can treat yourself, a loved one or have a pamper party with friends and get relaxing massage or stress release massage lasting an hour per person for just £25 each (usual price £30). With all of the stress, socializing and partying over christmas and new year, you deserve to relax!
Contact Linda at Azuri Therapies on 079 6965 6620 quoting ‘Manchester Flick Chick’
It’s been just over a month since I attended the Neal’s Yard Remedies bloggers event and received Wild Rose Beauty Balm in my goodie bag (along with other things I will shortly be reviewing), so I’ve had time to see the effects.
Wild Rose Beauty Balm £37 for 50g
It’s a multi use product that cleanses skin, gently exfoliates it if you use the cloth provided and of course moisturises. It has quite a solid consistency but soon melts on contact with the skin. It also has the most heavenly rose scent that lasts for hours. I love how NYR display exactly how organic each of there products are on the label and I was pleased to see that this one is 99%. My face is usually oily to combination and needs an exfoliator which includes grains and a lot less oil. However, it has been incredibly effective for me in two ways:
- When combined with the cloth, I use it to remove my old patchy fake tan from around my jaw line, neck and body. It’s more efficient at this than any other product I’ve tried.
- Like most women my age I have cellulite and some mild stretch marks. Every day after I’ve had a shower, while my skin is still damp, I massage a little bit into my skin. It’s had such an amazing effect at moisturising and evening out the look and feel of my skin, I think it’s amazing! I read on the NYR FB page that one women likes to add some to her bath – brilliant idea!
As I said, I’ve been using this every day for just over a month and it’s so effective, I’ve only made a tiny dent. I love it so much, I’ll definitely be replacing this product when it runs out – in a year or so!
A few days ago I was invited to Neals Yard Remedies for a complimentary Indian Head Massage (champissage) which is based on the principals of Ayurvedic medicine and massage. I expected to be sat upright on a chair and to just get a nice head rub. It’s actually more involved than that and incorporates the neck, shoulders and upper back to totally de-stress and relax you.
Before my therapist Rachel Wayte began she asked me to fill out a questionnaire about any medical conditions and bumps or bruises I may have. Rachel’s manner was so calming it instantly put me at ease. I asked her how long she had been doing holistic massage. She told me she had a total career turn about in 2010 and got trained in London at the Indian School Of Champissage which was founded in 1978 by a blind man named Narendra Mehta.
We decided that it would be nice if Rachel combined The Indian Head Massage with a Natural Facelift Massage to ease my eye bags and unblock my sinuses (from hayfever/allergies). I lay face down on a massage table then an organic base oil was massaged into my scalp with firm swirly movements, then strange but not unpleasant poky movements (like when you are trying to boots your roots up when your hair looks limp) and then finally a tight scrunching of my roots.
Then Rachel massaged my neck and shoulders which were pretty tense due to stress and me having a big chest balanced on a fairly skinny frame! I gradually realised I could hear a gentle distant voice and I had to drag myself out of near sleep to comprehend what Rachel was actually saying to me. I turned over and she gently tapped and held pressure points on my face which felt very calming. Right at the the end she stretched out my legs and ankles with a gentle pulling motion which felt simultaneously energising and relaxing.
When I got up my body felt incredibly relaxed and my mind was so calm I felt completely chilled out – almost like I’d been smoking something! I drifted into the main room and had a (slightly spaced out) chat with Rachel and another women working there and then I floated out of the door. Normally the thoughts in my head consist of all the tasks I need to do, random weird thoughts and a songs my subconscious has selected to play on repeat. At that point my mind was totally clear and when I tried to fill it with thoughts again I couldn’t focus on much of anything. This feeling was fantastic!
I highly recommend Indian Head Massage to anyone who is feeling anxious or tense. My shoulders were much more relaxed which, in turn relaxed my back as well. I also had a really peaceful nights sleep.
I recommend the natural facial massage to make your skin look radiant, reduce bags and to remove a build up of toxins in certain areas.
I’d recommend general massage to anyone really, wether it’s to relax your mind or your body.
All treatment prices are £12.50 for 30 minutes or £25.00 for an hour.