What is Swedish Massage?

Swedish massage is one of the most popular massages to receive and to learn and gives a good foundation for other massage techniques, like Aromatherapy, sports, Indian head massage to name but a few. Swedish Massage was developed around the early 1800s in the University of Stockholm by Henri Peter Ling, in Sweden it is […]

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Are you a SAD sufferer?

SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder, sometimes called ‘winter depression’ or ‘winter blues’ is a form of depression that is affected by our seasonal patterns and is more apparent during the winter months. Often beginning at the onset of autumn and improving or even disappearing in the spring and summer only to come back again the […]

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How To Get A Good Night’s Sleep.

Can’t get to sleep? Broken Sleep? Or sudden wakefulness in the night? You are not alone. Thousands of people suffer the same and are probably laying awake with the same frustrations as you. It is normal to wake occasionally during the night. Problems arise when you can’t get back to sleep again or suffer consecutive […]

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Sleep Is For Wimps. Really?

The Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep We all feel better after a good night’s sleep, we feel recharged, refreshed and able to cope the day’s activities and challenges. A bad night’s sleep can leave you fuzzy, unable to concentrate and short tempered to name but a few. We’ve all heard and used the expressions: […]

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Ten Benefits of Massage

In the ideal world we should have a massage everyday as part of our daily routine. However time and financial restraints prevent this. In some cultures this is true and the whole family take part in the daily routine of massaging each other, this brings the family network closer and creates a sense of well […]

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Facial Cleansing Brush

The Facial Cleansing Brush is an un-sung hero of facial treatments and homecare skincare routine. How it works: Put a small amount of your favourite cleanser on to the dampened bristles (you can use a foaming cleanser or milky cleanser). In small circular motions gently cleanse your or your clients face and neck. You can […]

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Why is exercise important?

We all know that exercise is good for you and there is an endless list of health benefits associated to taking regular exercise. The NHS web site (www.nhs.uk/livingwell/fitness) states ‘Exercise is the miracle cure we’ve always had, but for too long we’ve neglected to take our recommended dose. Our health is now suffering as a consequence.’ And ‘To […]

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Stress

Stress A small amount of stress does not harm anyone and it actually helps to keep you alert and alive. But when the stress builds up and is more than one can cope with, stress triggers a range of changes on the body and emotions that will accumulate resulting in the depletion of energy reserves […]

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The Butterfly-Supplies Blog

I have worked in the Hair and Beauty Industry for more years then I care to remember. I started out as the ‘salon junior’ in a small village salon.  My first boss said the job description was that I was the ‘washer’ – that meant washing hair, washing rollers, combs and brushes, washing floors, washing […]

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