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April 2017

Put the bounce back into your skin with Dermapen

Have a Dermapen® face treatment. Three treatments for $900 (normally $500 per treatment.) An initial consultation needs to be booked first.

Dermapen® is a revolutionary skin needling treatment that unlike traditional skin needling rollers, causes less trauma, therefore reducing pain and discomfort with minimal down time. It stimulates the skin for natural collagen induction. It helps with absorption of active ingredients. It also helps reduce pores, fine lines, scars and may also tighten the skin. It is used to treat both the face and body, even hard to reach areas like around the eyes and nose and upper lip.

Dermapen

Treatments take about 90 minutes for face or neck and can be repeated monthly for 2-4 treatments then yearly for maintenance in most cases.

*Limit of 3 treatments in 4 months.
*Conditions apply.
*Results may vary.

Book now!

 

Product of the Month

Aspect Multi B Plus Serum

Multi B Plus Serum (pH 4.0 - 6.0)

Product Description:
Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) Anti-oxidant

Ideal for the cosmetic management of all skin types.

Benefits:

Hydrating
Anti-inflammatory
Anti-oxidant protection
Lightening and Brightening
Regulates Sebum
Firming

Key Ingredients:

  • Vitazymes B complex - All the group B Vitamins, including Niacinamide bound in a yeast polypeptide delivery system - anti-inflammatory, sebum regulator, anit glycation agent, collagen stimulating, ceramide stimulating, melanin transfer inhibitor, prevents trans epidermal water loss.
  • Homeosta SEA - a complex of sea plant based ingredients that stimulate cell growth, reduce inflammation, protect against trans epidermal water loss, scavenge free radicals
  • Canadian Willowherb: Anti-inflammatory
  • Mixed Tocopherols 95% - Anti-inflammatory
  • Canadian Willowherb TM Extract - Anti-inflammatory, Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Oxidant

Usage:

AM/PM
Turbo charges every home care regime. Apply 1 metered pump to clean skin, with other serums to follow. In clinic apply after all treatments.

 

The Importance of Work-Life Balance

The term, work-life balance is used a lot around workplaces, but what is it about and what does it mean? Below are some major points I have made about it to employers in the past.

One of the most important reasons for adequate time participating in non work activities is that it enhances a persons physical and mental health. Both employer and employee benefit from this. Some of the most important benefits include the reduction of time off due to "burn out" and illness.

What is work-life balance?

  • Work-life balance is where work interacts positively with all the other activities important in life, e.g. family time, leisure, self development, community participation, care responsibilities.
  • Work-life balance will vary for each person and will change throughout life.
  • It is not just for families or for women.
  • It is not just for busy executives who work long hours to get ahead, it can also be for the disabled whose problem may be lack of flexibility and choice.

Employee benefits from work-life balance

  • Easier ability to participate more fully in paid work as well as other activities that are important, e.g. spending time with family, leisure, personal development and community activities.
  • Improved self esteem, health, concentration, confidence, loyalty and commitment.
  • Not bringing problems at home to work and vice versa.
  • Greater control of their working lives.
  • Happier at home as well as:
    • Greater responsibility and a sense of ownership.
    • Better relations with management.
    • Ability for women in paid work to take time off rather than resign from their jobs to stay at home, or to return to work too early after childbirth.

Work-life balance issues for New Zealand

  • The population is ageing.
  • More workers will have childcare issues at one end and elderly parent care issues at the other, as adults chose to have children later in life.
  • New Zealand faces skill shortages and needs to be able to attract workers to jobs. Work-life balance initiatives could help to lessen long term or permanent skill loss, enhance general skill development and ease barriers to workforce participation.
  • It will allow people to do the voluntary and unpaid work that underpins our society and economy.
  • It will enable improved quality of life, whilst enabling variety, flexibility and choice in work.
  • Initiatives like flexible work arrangements and career breaks can be low cost options that could help to lessen long term or permanent skill loss, enhance general skill development and ease barriers to workforce participation.

Work-life balance benefit to employers

  • Business will attract and retain the best people.
  • Increased employee retention.
  • Reduced absenteeism.
  • Employer loyalty.
  • Increased productivity and profit.
  • Maximised available labour.
  • Making employees feel valued.
  • The reputation of being an employer of choice.

International employer initiatives

  • Time banking - saving up time as “credit” to be taken later to meet domestic or other commitments.
  • Career breaks schemes.
  • Childcare and elder care services.
  • Encouraging staff to pursue other interests.
  • Paternity (and other types of) leave.
  • Home working or term time working (for parents of school children).
  • Diverse shift patterns and compressed hours such as the nine day fortnight.

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How to get a better night's sleep

Sleep - are you getting enough? For some people, enough is six hours. Other people just don't feel right with less than eight hours. People need more or less sleep at different phases in their life. Women may need more or less sleep at different phases of the month.

The simplest way to tell if you're getting enough is by noticing every morning - do you feel rested? Do you wake up without an alarm clock and feel ready to get right out of bed and start your day? Here are some sleep tips:

  1. Keep a regular sleep routine. Don't vary the times you go to bed and wake up - even on he weekends. Then your body will be in a rhythm and it will be easier to wake up in the morning.
  2. Be in bed and asleep by 10.30pm.
  3. Keep the bedroom for sleep and sex only. Don't watch TV, work, call friends or do anything else. Your body will then associate the bedroom with sleep.
  4. Wind down towards bedtime. Stop working an hour or more before bedtime, and avoid excessive stimulation in the form of TV, phone calls, or anything exciting. Relaxing activities could include a warm bath and relaxing music - these stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system which relaxes the body.
  5. Pre bedtime snacks. Eat a high protein snack several hours before bed. This can provide Tryptophan, a precursor to serotonin and Melatonin which help sleep. Avoid sugary snacks or grains which will raise the blood sugar and inhibit sleep. Later, when blood sugar drops, the hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) may wake you up.
  6. Go to the Toilet just before bed.
  7. Keep the temperature constant and a little cool. If your bedroom is too warm, you will not be able to sleep well. Try 22-23 degrees celcius.
  8. Keep the bedroom dark +/- wear an eye mask. Shutting out the light causes the brain to make Melatonin which helps sleep, and enhances sleep quality.
  9. Keep the bedroom quiet +/- wear ear plugs. Excessive noise from the environment or other people in the house can be disruptive.
  10. Wear socks to bed. Due to the fact that feet have the poorest circulation, they often feel cold before the rest of the body. This reduces night waking.
  11. Journaling. If you are lying in bed with your mind racing, write all your thoughts and ideas down, and get them out of your head.
  12. Read or listen to something completely unrelated. Avoid reading work or study related material in bed. Read or listen to something completely unrelated and preferably light. This will help your mind switch away from work.
  13. Use a relaxation CD. Many people find these helpful. It can be just relaxing music, or perhaps a gentle stretching routine you can do under the blanket.
  14. Meditate twice a day. But not just before bed, because this can be stimulating for some.
  15. Avoid alcohol. Although alcohol will make people drowsy, the effect is short lived and people will often wake up several hours later, unable to fall back asleep. Alcohol will also keep you from falling into the deeper stages of sleep, where the body does most of its healing.
  16. Exercise regularly. Exercising for at least 30 minutes every day can help you fall asleep. However, don't exercise too close to bedtime or it may keep you awake. Studies show exercising in the morning is the best if you can do it.
  17. Get bright sunlight in the morning. Bright sunlight exposure, with your sunglasses off, before 11am helps your brain to suppress melatonin production. This also enables you to sleep better when you go to bed in the dark, when melatonin is released.
  18. Things you can take:
    • Camomile tea or a relaxing herbal tea
    • Valerium
    • Calcium and Magnesium
    • Melatonin.
  19. Take a Power Nap. If you haven't slept the night before, have a nap when you can. Thirty minutes will restore your performance. One hour will enhance your performance.

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