Revive Massage Therapies comes to Curves

Sam.ReviveI am really looking forward to offering therapies at Curves Southampton from May 2014 and to meeting you soon. Wendy has persuaded me to have a go at the circuit and I am very chatty so I’m sure you will all get a chance to find out more about me.

I will be offering massage, reflexology and facials from the little warm room downstairs.

I am an aromatherapist and utilise essential oils in all my massages so that my clients get a wonderful, tailored treatment. If you need to de stress or loosen up your hard worked muscles I can help you to feel the best you can.

Reflexology is a powerful therapy to help balance the body following the ancient principles of zones within us. A regular session lasts an hour and will be relaxing with a lovely foot massage following treatment. You may feel the need to have ART (advanced reflexology treatment) which is a shorter much more intense session for working specific body systems.

I am pleased to be introducing the hottest treatment around to you with Lavashell relax massage. It has to be tried and once experienced is always desired. The self heating shells glide over the body and ease muscles and is the ultimate in relaxation.

My facials are based on the right aromatherapy oils for you and I use natural products to create all my own fresh cosmetics.

Sorry I don’t do ‘beauty’, but we are fortunate to have lots of places around that can make us look pretty. A session at the gym, followed by a back massage and mini facial with me will make you walk tall, feel great and shine with a beauty from within that will turn heads.

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Metabolism fuels your body using calories you’ve eaten.

You probably associate the word metabolism with weight gain and loss, but it’s really a name for the process by which your body converts food into fuel.

Even at rest, your body needs energy — in the form of calories you’ve eaten — for basic functions such as circulating blood, breathing, and growing and repairing cells.

Up to 75 percent of the calories you take in every day go toward this resting metabolic rate, or RMR (sometimes called basal metabolic rate, or BMR).

The remainder gives you the fuel you need for daily activities and helps with digestion. (Yes, the mere act of processing foods burns calories!)

Most women need 1,200 calories a day to support their RMRs, plus 200 to 400 extra calories for daily activities (and even more if you exercise regularly).

Unfortunately, whatever surplus your body can’t use ends up stored as junk in your trunk (or thighs or belly).

“It’s simply a matter of intake versus output,” says cardiologist Joseph Klapper, M.D., author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Metabolism. “Consume more calories than your metabolism needs, and you’ll gain weight.”

Many women avoid weight training because they’re afraid of bulking up. But a little heavy lifting is actually your number-one key to calorie burn: The more lean muscle you have on your body, the faster your metabolism, the more calories you’ll burn, and the slimmer and trimmer you’ll look. That’s because even when your muscles are at rest, they still require three times more energy than fat for tissue maintenance and rebuilding.

“The only way to keep up your metabolic rate is by building muscle through physical activity and strength-training,” says David Heber, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of California — Los Angeles and author of The L.A. Shape Diet.

Studies suggest that women can naturally lose up to 15 percent of their muscle mass before age 50.

Women who weight-train three days a week, on the other hand, can gain nearly three pounds of fat-free muscle mass in six months.

For the optimum metabolic burn, experts suggest getting at least 30 minutes of combined cardiovascular and strength training most days of the week.

The Elusive Metabolism Boost

Boosting metabolism is the holy grail of weight watchers everywhere, but how fast your body burns calories depends on several factors. Some people inherit a speedy metabolism. Men tend to burn more calories than women, even while resting. And for most people, metabolism slows steadily after age 40. Although you can’t control your age, gender, or genetics, there are other ways to get a boost.

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Curves Calendar Girls – Celebrating women with a passion for life

Curves Southampton would like to present our Calendar in aid of Breast Cancer Care

All money raised from the sales of the calendar will be going to Breast Cancer Care.

You can purchase a copy of the calendar from Wendy and her team at Curves Southampton

Or donate directly to Breast Cancer Care by clicking on this link:

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