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Chi Nei Tseng

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Chi Nei Tsang is a healing massage that eases digestion and eliminates toxins. Chi nei tsang is believed to have been developed by Chinese Taoist monks and literally means “working the energy of the internal organs”. It uses deep, gentle touches to retrain the internal organs (stomach, intestines, liver, gallbladder) to work more efficiently by improving the body’s own natural gut movement.
Therapists say tension build’s up in these organs, causing congestion and blocking the body’s energy. This eventually weakens these organs, particularly the digestive system, causing problems such as irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, bloating and gas. By gently massaging this region, your internal organs should be re-energised.
At Sole Revival the massage takes place on the lower back and abdominal area. It is perfect for people suffering in the areas of : Digestion :Bloating :constipation and or unnatural bowel movements.
You will feel the improvement very quickly.
Chi nei tsang is available at Sole Revival in Winthrop. Treatments cost $80 for an hour session, and most therapists recommend three sessions for maximum benefit.
*It is not recommended during pregnancy or menstruation and for those with abdominal cancer or vascular abnormalities.

Vegan skincare for Healthy skin inside and out

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Just like we’re careful with the ingredients we’re eating in our food, we need to be conscious of the ingredients in our skincare. Here at Sole Revival we use OmVeda Ayurvedic skincare and Inskin O Cosmedics both are gluten and cruelty free, vegan friendly and formulated without Parabens, Harsh Preservatives, Sulphates, Petrochemicals, Artificial Fragrances, Colours, Plastic Microbeads and Palm Oil.

Discover your healthiest skin and the O Skin Experts who can help get you there at Sole Revival

Reflexology for Sciatic relief

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I’ve been reading “Holly at Chinese reflexology”. One of my clients is suffering a bit of sciatic pain, so I thought I’d brush up. She’s a great teacher but the blogs are a bit long and detailed for my client, so I’ve reproduced the findings in a simpler, easier to read way.

From the Western perspective, sciatica is radiating pain, tingling, or numbness along the sciatic nerve. This nerve starts in your lower back, goes through your butt, down the back of your legs, and goes all the way to your feet. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body!
From a Chinese perspective the root cause of sciatic pain is linked to an emotion, in this case fear. Louise Hay, the author of  “You Can Heal Your Life” (a book I highly recommend), states that the mental roots of sciatica are being hypocritical, a fear of money, and/or a fear of the future. It’s entirely up to you how much you want to take on board regarding emotions and the mind body connection. I was lucky enough to study Chinese medicine as part of my university degree, and I’ve always found it deeply interesting.

1. How to Locate and Massage the Chinese Reflexology Point for the Sciatic Nerve

There’s a line on the inside of the lower leg, and one on the outside. On the inside of the leg, the line begins behind your ankle and follows underneath your tibia bone (the big bone on the inside of your calf) until below the knee. On the outside of your leg, the line starts below the knee and follows under the fibula bone (the smaller leg bone on the outside of your calf) until you reach behind your ankle.

To massage these lines, stand with one foot on a chair or stool, like you’re taking a step up. On the INSIDE of your leg, knuckle UP your leg, following under the crest of the shin bone until you reach your knee.

On the OUTSIDE knuckle (fibula bone ) DOWN your leg, following the bone, until you reach the back of the ankle on the outside of your foot. Always go UP on the inside and DOWN on the outside. Massage 15 to 20 strokes twice a day on both legs.

2. How to Locate and Massage the Chinese Reflexology Point for the Inner Hip

You’ve got two hip points to massage—the first is for the inner hip and the second is for the outer hip point. These hip points are covered in detail in Holly’s book, Sole Fundamentals.

Chinese reflexology inner hip point

The inner hip reflexology point is shaped like a curved tube of macaroni. To locate this point, take your thumb and feel for the slight indentation under and behind your anklebone. To massage this point, apply a bit of lubricant such as massage oil or moisturize. This will help to reduce friction because when you rub this area, you don’t want to irritate the skin on the edge of your foot, which is much more delicate and sensitive than the sole of your foot.

Massage with your thumb back and forth along the point for 15 to 30 seconds 3 to 4 times a day. Because there are nerves running through this area, you may feel a weird sensation when you massage this point if you accidentally hit a nerve. The sensation may feel like a mild electric shock and it will last for less than a second. If this happens to you, use less pressure and massage for no more than 15 seconds.

3. How to Locate and Massage the Chinese Reflexology Point for the Outer Hip

The Chinese reflexology point for the outer hip is behind and below the outer anklebone. Use your index finger to feel for the indentation and massage this area back and forth for 15 to 30 seconds 3 to 4 times a day. As the skin is sensitive here too, use a dab of massage oil or lotion to reduce friction when massaging this area.

Tips For Spray Tanning

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Top tips for spray tanning.

Exfoliate your skin.
Have clean skin with no deodorant or moisturiser.
Wear loose clothing 30 mins prior to your tan to ensure your body has time to relax any strap marks or creases.
Wear loose clothing after your tan.
Moisturising your skin prolongs your tan.

Spray tanning

Here at Sole Revival we have introduced Miss Minx prescriptive spray tanning to our range of treatments. This is a formula that has been developed based on skin science in relation to tanning & uses the Fitzpatrick skin chart as it’s base for matching you with the tanning solution that is a perfect match for your skin tone.

Spray tanning no longer needs to just look good. One size does not fit all. Wether your fair, a redhead or a brunette, you will have a natural looking tan because the solution has been customised for your skin tone.

Minx Bronzing professional liquids are also a skin treatment that delivers hydrating ingredients, which means as well as delivering a colour that blends seamlessly with individual skin tones, this liquid will give nourishment and hydration which shows a visible change to the skin and a longer lasting tan.

A spray tan. It instantly makes you feel better and healthier and by some miracle, slimmer. (Or maybe that’s just me)
Jules x

No Pong Natural Deodorant Information

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No Pong all natural deodorant frequently asked questions & answers

I’m a sweater, so I need an anti-perspirant so I don’t turn up to meetings with my ‘pits dripping wet
No Pong is an extremely effective deodorant, but it is important to note that it is not an anti-perspirant, and does not contain ingredients (which are often aluminium based) designed to block sweat pores.
Anti-perspirants are actually a completely different category of product, and we are conscious that we do not make those claims.
If you’ve been using anti-perspirants for some time you may find that you sweat more, but you have no body odour. We have also had a lot of people find that after using No Pong for a longer period of time that they actually sweat much less than before, as their pores can breathe freely and their bodies are not constantly trying to produce as much sweat ?

No Pong sounds too good to be true. Does it actually work?
Yeah it does! We’ve tested it on the sweatiest, smelliest people and it literally eliminates armpit odour. We don’t believe in snake-oil cures, we believe in science. No Pong creates a pH environment that smelly armpit bacteria can’t survive

We’ve designed No Pong to have a light, fresh, gender neutral fragrance that we describe as having notes citrus, with a hint of vanilla. It’s barely noticeable when worn, and light enough that you can wear a fragrance/perfume over the top as well ?
Our full list of ingredients, including all of the 100% pure, certified organic essential oils in our fragrance are listed below.
No Pong is a little different to most conventional deodorants, but it’s just as easy to apply.
It’s more like a lotion or a cream – just apply a pea sized amount to each armpit.
No Pong uses all natural ingredients, that are extremely effective at reducing smelly armpit bacteria, along with delicious coconut oil and beeswax to keep it there all day, as well as ingredients designed to absorb sweat while allowing your skin to breathe, rather than simply blocking pores using aluminium salts, as traditional anti-perspirant products are designed to do.
No Pong is finished off with an all natural botanical fragrance that is designed to be light and refreshing, yet subtle so it will work perfectly well on its own, or with other fragrances you might like to use in combination.
Unlike other easily dissolvable deodorants that may wash off onto your clothes during periods of high stress or heavy exercise, No Pong remains with you to keep you smelling fresh and feeling confident all day
Full list of ingredients including fragrance:
No Pong Original
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil), Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda), Corn Starch, Beeswax, and a proprietary blend of 100% pure, Australian certified organic essential oils consisting of Orange Sweet, Vanilla, Lemongrass, Cedarwood Atlas, Bergamot, Lime, Frankincense, Ylang Ylang, and Geranium, that together give No Pong it’s fresh gender neutral smell.
No Pong – Low Fragrance, Bicarb Free
Our latest formula is a delicious, earthy, patent-pending formulation of Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil), Magnesium Hydroxide, Diatomaceous Earth, Beeswax, and a reduced concentration of our fresh, gender neutral, proprietary blend of 100% pure, Australian certified organic essential oils consisting of Orange Sweet, Vanilla, Lemongrass, Cedarwood Atlas, Bergamot, Lime, Frankincense, Ylang Ylang, and Geranium.
– The above pea-sized amount is a guide that we find works for most people, but every body is different. Less is more, and you should only need to use enough to create a thin, invisible layer. You can vary the amount up or down from here to find an effective balance, but we’ve found over the last couple of years that a pea sized amount is about right for most people.
– No Pong sticks to skin, not clothes. But as with all deodorants, waiting a few minutes for it to absorb and not using too much should minimise any transfer onto clothing. Ensure it’s rubbed in well and absorbed and you’re good to go!

Led Light Therapy

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light therapy was originally developed to fast-track the healing of wounds and post surgery scars. The rejuvenation of healthy skin was a bonus.

Red LED Light
(650 – 730 nm Wavelength)

Red light is proven to stimulate the production of collagen. Collagen is essential for repairing damaged skin tissue and improving skin texture. This leads to reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, large pores and hyperpigmentation. You will enjoy a young, healthy and vibrant complexion with continued use.

Blue LED Light
(430 – 450 nm Wavelength)

Blue light reduces inflammation and drastically boosts skin recovery while decreasing skin oiliness by lowering excess sebum production. 90% of bacteria killed of within 3 days.

Green LED Light
(525 – 550 nm Wavelength)

Green light reduces hyperpigmentation, discoloration, freckles, sun damage, and age spots. It lightens and reduces existing pigmentation, improves overall skin tone, and protects skin from premature discolorations without the use of harmful skin lightening chemicals

Detoxifying Himalyian Salt Bath Recipe

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Simple Detox – Pink Himalayan bath soak recipe
Himalayan salts are said to contain 84 essential minerals, detoxing the entire body and leaving skin feeling beautifully soft. A strong Himalayan salt bath, 3-4 cups of salt per bath, is the equivalent of a 3-day fast in terms of detoxification. As a result, it has a more draining effect on the body than other bath soaks.

3 cups of pink Himalayan salts (Alternative salt types are: Sea Salt, Dead Sea Salt, Epsom salts, or a combination of all these salts)
15-24 drops of your selected essential oil or essential oil blend. (Great combinations are geranium, bergamot and ylang ylang or grapefruit and lemongrass).
1 tablespoon JoJoba or almond carrier oil for moisturising skin (optional).

Place the salt mixture into a bowl, then add chosen carrier oil, along with chosen essential oils, and mix well. Store the mixture in a glass jar with an air tight lid, to avoid losing aroma.

Add 1 cup (for a normal bath) or 3-4 cups (for a strong detox) of the salts to running bath water. Sitting on undissolved bath salts can be uncomfortable, so make sure the salts have dissolved before getting in the bath! I recommend using a fine grind salt, as it dissolves faster. Once in the bath, soak for around 30-40 mins. Afterwards, it is best to pat the skin with a towel, or allow yourself to air dry, letting the mineral-rich water soak into the skin.

If your salts are chunky, you may need to let them sit overnight in a large bowl of water to fully dissolve.
I like to add a handful of dried rose petals when combining all of my ingredients. This makes the jar of bath soak look really pretty, especially if it’s going to be a gift.
Remember to drink plenty of water and stay hydrated. Pop into Sole Revival and pick up a bag of out pink Himalayan bath salts.

Skincare Made Easy

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There is no single magic ingredient (or miracle product) for skin. Just like our bodies need a variety of good nutritional foods to stay healthy, our skin also needs a balanced “diet” of beneficial ingredients supplied through quality skincare and a consistent skin-care routine. Use products with a variety of good ingredients. Our Ayurvedic products have no chemicals, additives, artificial ingredients or fillers. The next time you run out of your favourite cleanser, moisturiser or eye cream give our products a go and see and feel the difference for yourself.

Protecting Your Skin

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Protect & Correct. As much as we would like to think a tan is healthy, the sun and skin just don’t get on. The sun’s harmful rays are one of the major causes of premature skin aging causing tissue and collagen breakdown, loss of elasticity, uneven skin tone and lines and wrinkles as a not-so-scary start.

When choosing a sun protection make sure you are using a block and not a sunscreen. A sunscreen absorbs rather than reflects harmful rays while sunblocks must contain a high zinc and or titanium base to be effective. An excellent sun block must be an SPF 30+ with enhanced skin treatment benefits to hydrate, protect and repair the skin. Out top choice for sun protection is the O Cosmedics tinted moisturiser, it has uva and uvb protection of 30+,  it’s surprisingly light for a 30+ and the light tint suits every skin colour.

Insomnia Relief

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Do you, your partner, or loved ones ever experience insomnia? If so, there is a simple technique known as the ‘Brazilian Toe Massage’ that can help alleviate the condition. It takes anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes to complete the process and can be shared with your friends and loved ones. All you need is 10 fingers and 10 toes.

The Brazilian Toe Massage was introduced in 1980 at the Touch For Health International Convention by Brazilian Jose De Aragao who had been introduced to the technique by Phillip Crockford who in turn learned it at a Tibetan Buddhist Center in Queensland, Australia. It is intended to deeply relax the body and can also relieve nausea, digestive disturbances, and pain.

It’s quite easy to administer. Have your partner lay down in a supine position (face up), with bare feet. You should clean their feet with Antibacterial cleaner beforehand. Ask them if they are comfortable and advise them to try to relax. Next, make sure you are comfortably seated at the foot of your partner. Your comfort factor is important due to the sustained position you will be maintaining during the process.

First, lightly touch both your middle fingers on the middle toe nails of the receiver with your thumbs pressed below the middle toes. Each toe will held for 1-3 minutes. Proceed to the ring fingers pressing the ring toe nails, then pinky fingers to pinky toe nails, then index fingers to index toe nails. You will hold your thumbs below all toes including the big toe. There is a slight deviation on the final step when you get to the big toe. Hold the index fingers and middle fingers on top of the big toe nails with your thumbs pressed to the bottom of the big toes. If administered properly, the end result will be a deep state of complete relaxation and many times your partner will be asleep before you are done.

The Brazilian Toe Massage can be utilized while performing massage therapy or reflexology as a relaxation tool as well. You will not need to hold each toe for up to 3 minutes in this case since the client is already in a relaxed state. Simply shorten the time frame on each toe. Hold the the first three toes for 30 to 60 seconds. Hold the index toes for 15 seconds longer than the first 3 toes, and the big toes 30 seconds longer. Since the Brazilian Toe Massage can also relieve digestive disturbances, nausea, and pain; it is applicable for clients with conditions other than insomnia. Results and client feedback can be dramatic once the technique is refined.

Step 1: Lightly touch both middle toe nails with your middle fingers and your thumbs pressed below the middle toes for 1-3 minutes.

Step 2: Proceed to the ring fingers pressing the ring toe nails with your thumbs pressed below the ring toes for 1-3 minutes.
Step 3: Next lightly touch your pinky fingers to pinky toe nails with your thumbs pressed below the pinky toes for 1-3 minutes.
Step 4: Then lightly touch the index fingers to index toes nails with your thumbs pressed below the index toes for 1-3 minutes.
Step 5: When you get to the big toe, you will hold the index finger and middle finger on top of the big toe nails with your thumbs pressed below the big toe for 1-3 minutes.
We are living in a quite stressful environment these days. Many of our own in Hampton Roads are in the Middle East protecting our freedom. Self Help techniques are an inexpensive way to cope with such uncertainties