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This is one of the most amazing facials I have ever used or had the pleasure of having it performed on me.

Sothys Detox Energy Facial uses so many amazing ingredients that it really does do what it's supposed to do. This facial is helping the skin's microbiomes (a microbiome that protects us against germs, breaks down food to release energy, and produces vitamins) to help and defend against the harmful effect of the environment stresses and pollution which speeds up ageing. The real power comes from exclusive ingredients of organic elderberry, organic Siberian ginseng - peptides, powerful ingredients for anti-pollution and protection detox and energy action on skin cells. After this treatment your skin will feel completely recharged and ready to take on the environment.

It starts with a double cleanse, followed by a deep exfoliation using Enzymatic Exfoliating, ozone steam is applied over the exfoliating paste, a chemical within the steamer that helps kill bacteria. The exfoliation process is an extremely important step. We use a combination of exfoliating beads to manually remove dead cells and invisible glycolic acid to eat away at the lower layers of dead cells. For the glycolic to really do its work it has to be left on the skin for eight minutes. While this is working away to reveal new fresh skin, we perform a facial massage movement unique to Sothys called the “Digi-esthetique”.

REVITALISING

Created in partnership with a qualified osteopath, this massage technique works on the acupressure points on the face to improve blood circulation and enhance skin radiance. It's like a revitalising full body massage but for the face. Detoxifying serums are then applied to the skin. All the steps in this facial come individually packaged for optimum hygiene and keep the ingredients active. Some ingredients start to lose their super powers when exposed to air. A pressure point massage is used to help the serums soak deep into the basal layer of skin to promote collagen and elastin growth. This is followed by another digi-massage for relaxation and comfort, finishing with a three-phase mask. It's applied over a gauze which is lifted into place from the collar bone, tightening the jowl and jaw line area. A rich hydrating cream mask infused with hyaluronic acid is applied, followed with a mixture of pure vitamin C which is added to the clay mask just before application to get the full benefits. This really helps to brighten the complexion, and the clay helps to build defences against the environment. While the mask is on acupressure cranial massage techniques are preformed to the forehead and head to help relax the muscles even further to allow the amazing ingredients sink deeper into the lower layers of skin where they can really get to work on repairing cells and promoting growth. You will step out of the treatment feeling brighter, more charged and your skin glowing. Your complexion will have a visible boost of energy and radiance.

For more information or to book a facial call Jill on 064 6632966.

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Self-care equals wellness

By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio Science supports time off and recharging as a means of reducing stress, improving productivity and living a healthier lifestyle. A wellness […]

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By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio

Science supports time off and recharging as a means of reducing stress, improving productivity and living a healthier lifestyle.

A wellness day can be a godsend in this scenario offering a place to relax, rejuvenate, reflect, detox, and pamper yourself while getting some much needed ‘me time’. Relaxing time is, more than ever, an important part of life. Seeking out health boosting treatments that work for you are essential for a healthier quality of life. As we have entered the dark cycle, it brings space for new beginnings. I used to struggle with this time of year and now I find I embrace the invitation, maybe age or wisdom! There can be a lot of cultural and habitual ways of thinking about tending to our needs that might need to be unpacked from our minds; that serving our needs is selfish, that expressing needs is not being grateful enough… that we should muscle through and get on with it…. that caring for your needs is indulgent.

One way we can start to get rid of some of these myths and move towards our needs is to spend time in nature; fresh air, walks, taking care of ourselves, to notice how we feel when we feel supported and nurtured.

Another way of unwinding is booking a holistic or beauty treatment which can be more beneficial than the end result. It can be the process of the letting go and having time for yourself. The relaxation helps improve circulation and lymphatic drainage which are all positive results from a little bit of self-care.

If you have never tried a hot stone massage, a Swedish massage, reflexology, a facial, pedicure or foot health now is the time to book. If you simply don’t know where to start then call Jill on 064 6632966 for advice.

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Activate’s pre-season programme for 2023

By Kayleigh Cronin from Activate Fitness   Want to gain a sharper edge this off-season and be a stronger, faster, and more powerful athlete in 2023? If the answer is […]

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By Kayleigh Cronin from Activate Fitness

 

Want to gain a sharper edge this off-season and be a stronger, faster, and more powerful athlete in 2023? If the answer is yes, then join Activate’s 2023 pre-season programme.

The majority of athletes will want to enter the pre-season:

– Fitter, able to withstand the hard sessions ahead
– Bigger and stronger, so they can handle and dominate the knocks, bumps and contacts
– With greater speed, so they can outrun the opposition.

That is where we come in.

Why Activate, Why Now?

Over the last number of years, the ‘season’ of any given sport has changed drastically. Now, amateur sports people are expected to train all year round as professionals do. The off-season used to mean putting your feet up, these days it means you can put yourself to (smart) work, honing in on any weaknesses in your armour. Athletes who choose to take it easy and not enhance their athletic performance are at an immediate disadvantage when the season begins.

It is often athletes who are most serious about their sport that are least likely to ‘take it easy’ during any stage of the season. They are often the ones who are first back to the gym or pitch after a season ends, usually with a generic programme in hand. These training programmes are usually given to every player on the team, regardless of any individual needs you may have and you are left to your own devices to get through it. Many athletes are willing, or do, put in the hard work that is required, but often the effort being put in is not transferring into the results that are deserved from the amount of work being put in.

If it was as easy as a generic training programme (mostly terrible .pdf docs), we’d see resilient, powerful and confident athletes everywhere come day one of the season. But we don’t because it’s not as simple as a tick box programme or finding the latest circus trick exercises on social media. Do we expect a goalkeeper to cover the same sprint distance as a corner forward in a match? No. Do we expect a corner back to cover the same total distance as a midfielder in a match? No. So why do we expect the same programme to work for every player, regardless of playing position, individual needs and so on?

Through testing and a needs analysis, we will determine what area of your individual game needs improvement and put a plan in place that will allow you to gain a sharper edge this off-season.
 

What Are We Offering?

We are offering an eight-week pre-season programme to any Gaelic footballer or general sport enthusiast. We are aware that some seasons are still ongoing, therefore the earliest start date is November 21, and the latest start date is December 12.

If you want to level up this year, you’ll want to consider having a fully integrated system for developing your athleticism. Allow us to put in place a system for you, working with a master’s qualified Strength & Conditioning Coach who has considerable inter-county playing experience, supported by some of the best in the business in S&C, Physiotherapy and Nutrition.

A system that ensures when it matters, you are ready.

Testing & Assessment
Gym
Conditioning
Recovery
Physio (if required)
Nutrition
Accountability
Support

For more information follow our Facebook page, or email me at kayleigh@activate.ie.

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