Advanced Deep Tissue Massage

I’m really excited about another course I’ve been lucky to secure a place on soon so I thought I’d let you all know about it.

Due to the level of massage and anatomy and physiology I’ve completed my insurance already covers me to provide deep tissue massage. I’m always keen to keep learning though and increase my skills and knowledge so that my treatments are high quality, as effective as possible and I keep up with evolving techniques.

So, I’m off to Falkirk at the end of February to complete a Diploma in Advanced Deep Tissue Massage.

This will allow me to incorporate specialised Neuromuscular techniques, Palpation, trigger point and flexibility therapies into my personalised and targeted Deep Tissue Massage as well as learning advanced methods of posture analysis.

Deep tissue massage is clinically proven to help with lots of different issues including:

– Chronic pain
– Limited mobility
– Recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls, sports injury)
– Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
– Postural problems
– Osteoarthritis pain
– Fibromyalgia
– Muscle tension/spasm

I can’t wait to add these fantastic techniques to my tool box that helps you Bonnie Wee Beauties feel better inside and out!

Time for an Update!

Hello Bonnie Wee Beauties!  Well it is time for a much overdue update on everything I have been up to.  I’m actually embarrassed that it has been over a year since I have written but this has been such a busy packed year of work, study and experience it has flown by so fast.

Firstly, I would like to thank all you lovely regular clients who have kept my wee mobile business busy and for all the support and flexibility you have all shown me since I launched my business 2 and a half years ago but especially over this past year.  Lots of you will already know what I have been up to because I see you regularly but I thought it would be best to let the world know too, why not eh? Ha-ha I’m so grateful that so many of you continue to choose me for your treatments and that because of the word of mouth recommendations you bless me with my business has continued to grow over this past year even though I haven’t advertised at all.  You are all amazing, I love you!

Now, I have lots of things to update you all on so it’s going to be like reading a novel but when have any of you ever known me to say anything in just a few words? hehehe  So, here goes….

I’m really proud to have completed my HND Beauty Therapy last year and I graduated in November.  As you can imagine, study took up a fair bit of my time to get that completed but it was all worth it to be able to gain the knowledge I have over that time.

As well as studying I have also have had the privilege of being employed in a lovely 5* spa up in St Andrews since last March.  This has been and still is a fantastic experience for me and has really raised my game on providing the best quality treatments, improving my skills and learning all the little touches that raise a treatment from being “good” to being “great”!

Treatments I have qualified in as part of my HND and from my experience over this last year working as a Spa Therapist means that Bonnie Wee Beauty will be moving forward with a much more holistic outlook.  I have found that I am drawn to and most passionate about massage, skin care and complementary holistic therapies.  I feel it’s where my talents really lay and without trying to sound big headed, I think I’m pretty good at it.  Don’t worry, you will always still be able to get your Shellac on and waxing done as these things are popular it’s just that my energy will be going into learning and adding new treatments that please my heart and passion.

I will be working on my website over the next week or so because I have some lovely treatments to add that I qualified in last year including Indian Head Massage and Aromatherapy.  I have offered aromatherapy massage using pre-blended oils for some time but I’m qualified and insured to blend and prescribe my own now so this personalised treatment will be getting added to my menu.

Pre-blended options will still be there but for those with specific issues or those who prefer a personalised treatment plan there will now be that option too.  I can tailor a treatment plan and blend a personalised oil to help with many different issues, working to complement other treatments you may be undergoing, helping with pain management for things like arthritis or fibromyalgia or just helping relieve insomnia, stress, IBS….. the list goes on!  Specialised massage techniques are also used during this massage to stimulate or relax the nervous system and work with the lymphatic and circulatory systems getting the most effect from the essential oils.

There will also be some things removed from my treatment menu.  These are just things that I haven’t found to be popular for my business so it doesn’t make sense to buy stock for things I rarely get asked for as I would have to be replacing it before it’s all been used and that’s never a good thing.  Services offering regular nail polish will be gone as everyone loves their Shellac now and I’ve genuinely only been asked for traditional polish twice in the last year even though I’m constantly busy with shellac.

I’m really excited that in February I will be spending a weekend completing my Reiki 1 training and Attunement.  I’ve been drawn to energy work for a while now, after all physics does tell us everything is energy all just vibrating at different frequencies and quantum physics is proving more ways is can be influenced in the body all the time.

Reiki 1 won’t qualify me as a practitioner to charge for treatments, that’s not why I’m doing it. The philosophy is that you have to do a lot of work sorting yourself out before you can help anyone else but it’s the beginning of the journey and I will add it to my treatments eventually when I go through all the training and self-development over the next year or so and gain practitioner level.

Well if you made it to the end, thanks for reading, it’s been such a while since I updated and there was quite a bit to say! It’s my intention to update and blog much more regularly so it doesn’t happen again!

I look forward to seeing you again soon or welcoming you as a new client.

Love and light to you all!

Selina

 

*Beauty Tip* Dry Body Brushing

Here is a great tip about dry body brushing for all you Bonnie Wee Beauties! It’s something you can do for yourself at home and costs very little but has great benefits. 

Dry body brushing increases circulation, increases lymph flow (aiding detoxification and boosting immunity), it promotes softer, smoother skin and when done regularly it can really improve the appearance of cellulite. It’s a fantastic way to exfoliate naturally and helps reduce the occurrence of ingrown hairs (if you suffer these through waxing) and can help give you a nice smooth base for fake tanning as well as helping a fake tan to fade more evenly.

So, how do you do it? Well you use a DRY body brush (like one of the ones in the photo, these can be bought from many places) on your DRY body before you go for a shower.

You should make sweeping movements (not scrubbing!) on your body ALWAYS towards the direction of your heart (like in the example on the photo). Now don’t be going crazy! The idea is to slough away dead skin cells from the skin surface speeding up new cell renewal, NOT to scrub your healthy skin off ;D You do have to make sure the brush isn’t too soft though or it won’t be doing anything 

Then have a shower, when you’re finished in the shower and when your skin is still wet moisturise with a good quality body oil or moisturiser. THEN pat yourself dry with a towel. Doing it this way means you have nourished your skin to promote healthy skin cell renewal and you’re keeping your skin well hydrated without leaving yourself feeling greasy 

Let me know if you already love dry body brushing or if you’re going to give it a go! 

Better skin, for the win! X

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Why Perron Rigot for Waxing?

I’m really happy to announce that all Bonnie Wee Beauty’s waxing treatments are provided using only the professional range of waxes from Perron Rigot.

Perron Rigot is a french brand who are experts in the field of waxing.  Their products are of the highest quality containing only the finest ingredients and are free from animal testing.  With 30 years of innovation and more than 20 patents behind them, Perron Rigot’s groundbreaking formulas have revolutionised the face of hair removal.

Perron Rigot offer a full range of both strip and non strip waxes each targeting specific hair types, skin types and the areas to be waxed.  This enables a qualified therapist to provided a personalised treatment plan, insuring that the treatment provided offers both maximum comfort and superior results. These are all complemented by a luxurious range of pre and post wax care including their purifying lotion containing organic cornflower water and the jasmine scented oil which both smell divine.  This professional system is also backed up by a fantastic retail line for superior home and aftercare.

With Perron Rigot it is not just about what is taken away, but what is left behind…..healthy skin!

Perron Rigot Paris

A Wee Introduction

Hello and welcome to the first post on the Bonnie Wee Beauty Blog.

I aim to blog regularly about my business, products and brands used, treatments offered and my ongoing training in the world of Beauty Therapy. I also plan to offer beauty hints and tips along the way and reviews of beauty related consumer products such as skin care, makeup and cosmetics available to the non-professional.  It is my hope that this blog will not only offer more in-depth information to my clients in the local area, but also cover all things beauty related for anyone with an interest in these things, wherever they may be.

My name is Selina and I am a fully qualified and insured Beautician and member of Associated Beauty Therapists (ABT).  I have an NC (National Certificate) in Beauty Care as well as having attended extra courses with brands such as CND Shellac, Minx etc.  I will also be returning to college in September 2013 to study the two-year HND Beauty Therapy course further adding to my skills, experience and treatment menu.  I am passionate about the treatments I offer, the professional products I use and I conduct a full client consultation at every appointment to ensure that the treatment is specifically tailored to each clients individual needs.

I am proud of the brands and products I have chosen as I love to keep up to date with new product developments and I spend time researching, testing and finding the very best the industry has to offer for use in my business.  I only use quality professional products in my treatments and you can rest assured that they have been chosen for containing the finest quality of ingredients as well as being highly effective.

My business, Bonnie Wee Beauty, is based in Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland. Full treatment menu launches to clients on the 1st of August 2013 offering Hair removal/waxing, eyelash and eyebrow tinting, facial treatments and skin care, massage and holistic treatments, luxury manicure and pedicure treatments as well as genuine CND Shellac nail services and more.  All treatments are provided in the comfort and privacy of the clients own home at a time to suit them. My mission is to offer excellent customer service and luxurious treatments using top quality products at competitive prices.

I would love both clients and followers alike to be involved in this blog and I encourage comments as well as appreciating any feedback.  Please feel free to add comments to the posts or contact me directly by email: Selina@BonnieWeeBeauty.co.uk

I look forward to my beauty business and blogging adventure and hope to get to know you all on the journey!