When we are in Fight or Flight, our immune system shuts down, as it is not as important in an emergency.
The tricky part about modern life is, that we are so often in a heightened nervous state, without the emergency!
So, calm the nervous system to boost your immunity.
The parasympathetic nervous system, which is the opposite of the fight or flight response, brings your body to a calm state and allows your mind and body to recover and relax. Only when we are in this part of our nervous system can our immune system really get working.
Great News! Facials and Body Treatments activate the parasympathetic nervous system.
You may sometimes feel, “Its like I have to escape into a different universe because of my hectic life routine!” We at Shine, Church Street and Newington Green Salons in London, believe that looking after ourselves on a daily basis, is our best strategy for keeping our stress levels down and therefore our immune system strong. There are many physical, mental and emotional benefits to cultivating serenity as part of our internal identities.
We need to talk about Stress!
Stress is the number 1 immune system crusher. Stress can build much faster than we often anticipate, so it’s important to think about how we can manage the stress in our daily lives. One or two hours every couple of weeks in the beauty salon can make a huge difference to your wellbeing.
Facials or Body treatments can become part of your quest to boost your body’s defence system. We have a wide range of therapies to meet the needs of your mind and body.
Taking time for yourself to have a few blissful treatments, can accomplish great things by putting you into a good mood, improving your physical and mental state, while stimulating the senses of touch, smell, hearing, taste and sight. All of this can benefit your emotional health.
Many of our loyal clients see this as a necessity, not an indulgence. This is your personal time to unwind, relax, revive, detox and re-empower.
Beauty and Holistic treatments, have been proven to release the happy hormones, dopamine and serotonin, which help regulate your mood. Sounds better than eating chocolate to me (plus eating excess amounts of chocolate can give you a bad headache and make you feel sick) there’s nothing wrong with plenty of treatments though…
The list of mental and physical benefits is long…
– Those who visit a beauty salon or health clinic regularly are known to have higher quality sleep. If you’ve been through emotional issues or trauma, the treatments can also help you feel supported and gain a more positive outlook on life.
– Body treatments can improve the blood circulation, manage blood pressure, ease tight muscles, purify and nourish your skin, boost your immunity and remove toxins.
– Facials are rejuvenating, purifying and hydrating for your skin. They boost your immunity, reduce stress levels, remove toxins and can tackle different skin problems like acne, eczema, dehydration and ageing.
– Nail treatments prevent fungi from growing under your nails
The Home Care Tool Kit
If you can’t make it to the beauty therapist right now, find your bliss and boost your immune system with some aromatherapy. Aromatherapy oils can become like a tool kit. Take a few moments to give your soul some TLC.
I love using a roller bottle, as it’s easy to carry around if you’re not at home and you can reapply the blend as many times as you want throughout the day.
Mix : 2 drops eucalyptus
2 drops clove
2 drops cinnamon
2 drops rosemary
2 drops orange
Fill the rest of 10ml roller bottle with carrier oil (grape seed for example)
Wellness treatments are not only a beauty matter, but also a matter of health. Why not let our professional therapists take care of you and put your mind and body in perfect harmony?
Take your pick!!!
All at our Shine Beauty Salons in Stoke Newington & Newington Green
Experts In Facials and Body Treatments
To book your beauty appointment at our Church Street Beauty salon in Stoke Newington call 020 7241 5033 or for our Newington Green Beauty salon 020 7241 2065.