What’s Stopping You Visit A Reflexologist?

Are you embarrassed about the appearance of your feet?
Do you describe your feet as “hooves”?
Are your feet ticklish when touched?


These could be possible reasons why you would not consider booking in for a Reflexology session!

During a typical Reflexology session, general pressure is applied to specific points on the feet which correspond to particular parts of the body.  This in turn will:

Reduce Stress Levels
Improve Your Sleep Pattern
Improve Your Mood and Wellbeing
Release Emotional Tension

A good Reflexologist will have a firm grip of your feet, therefore preventing any tickling sensations.

So What Can You Do?

1) Book A Facial Reflexology Session
When receiving this treatment, emotional stress will be released from your face as well as experiencing the benefits of conventional Foot Reflexology.
You will glow from within after Facial Reflexology.

2) Book A Hand Reflexology Session.
This is a deeply relaxing treatment as the hands are better connected to the spine.
You can ask to finish your Hand Reflexology session with 10 minutes of Foot Reflexology to see if you like it.

3) Book to see a Podiatrist or Chiropodist.
Get your feet healthy and in great shape!

4) Love Your Feet
Your feet work hard for you carrying you around, getting you to where you want to be.
Practise self care, treat them well, give yourself a mini pedicure.
Enjoy buying different colour nail polish, look good and feel good!

So now you know how you can enjoy Reflexology, through the Foot, Hand or Face,
Phone 07734 695 964 or

You Will Feel Well After Calm Therapy Reflexology



An Impossible Romance….?

How did I manage to get myself involved with this one?

There I was, a single mum of two school aged children, mindfully swiping on Tinder.
Why mindfully? Because I had decided to be extremely fussy and particular. I wasn’t going to swipe on just any profile that I “liked the look of”. After a year of online dating, I would now stop to analyse the photos and words of any profile that caught my attention.
So I matched with Ian. Amongst other things, his profile declared “Scottish Highlander, lived In Denmark for 20 years. Fluent in English and Danish!”
“So What?” I thought, imagining that he had settled back in the UK after a 20 year trip away. After all, I had spent over 20 years in London before returning to settle back in my hometown on the South Coast. “Who cares if his time away was in a different country? Why else would he show up on my Tinder radar?”

A couple of days after we matched, Ian sent me a message. He was over from Denmark on holiday in the UK with his children, visiting old haunts and friends. He noticed we had the same taste in music. He mentioned Father John Misty, I mentioned John Grant and thats when we fell in love!

We decided to start video messaging and pretty quickly made a plan that after my pre booked holiday trips and his commitments back in Denmark he would come to visit me in six weeks time. During those six weeks we videoed every day. We agreed that he was going to come and stay at my house. There were no expectations we just felt we got on so well that we had to see each other. I do not recommend this to anyone! It was an exhilarating yet nerve wracking six weeks. What the hell was I doing finding a guy on Tinder who lived in a different country and inviting him to stay in my house before physically meeting him? He could be psychopathic axe murderer for all I knew!! During those weeks of videoing we laughed, cried had Friday night virtual dates where we both got a quite merry on wine. We told stories about our lives, marriage, divorce, kids and our own childhoods. We discussed everything we were both looking for in a relationship. We talked about sex but neither of us stepped over the mark and expected anything from each other. We realised how similar we are to each other. Ian is very much a proud Scottish Highlander who had spent a few years living in London, not far from where I spent my London days. I have Welsh heritage and my time in London was five years after Ian had left for Denmark. We could talk with familiarity about London and the music we loved. We also both love being out doors. Ian is a runner. I love to walk and we both love swimming in the sea!

Finally the day came where Ian flew into London and drove down to the South Coast to see me. I had sent the children to my mums. Initially during our six week chats, we had talked about our first date meeting by the Pier or Bandstand and having a romantic walk along the seafront because the sea means so much to the both of us.
By the end of our video conversations we threw caution to the wind and he came straight to my house!
The minutes dragged like hours until at 3pm Ian knocked on my door. I went to open it and there he was beaming and making some cheeky comment to break the ice. When he came in, we embraced each other tightly and kissed. It was like an old friend coming home. We felt like we had known each other forever!
Ian is a brave man. Within the first 12 hours of his visit he got to meet my mum, children, ex husband and neighbours. I had told everyone about Ian and his visit. Needless to say my mum was going crazy about it but I followed my gut instinct and I’m so glad I did. Before he arrived I also told him that if I was going to be murdered at any point of the weekend they would be looking for him! You have to be open and honest about these things.

What has happened since that first meeting? We had the most wonderful romantic weekend together. Now he is back in Denmark, we continue to video and message most days. He came to see me for my birthday weekend. I have been to Denmark to visit him and his children. What about the future? This year I am taking my children over to stay with Ian. We will go to Legoland and visit other places of interest.
Ian is bringing his three children to stay with us for a couple weeks during the summer holidays.
It’s easier for Ian to come to the UK more regularly than I go to see him as my children live with me more than his live with him.
We are both freelance which means we can choose when we work and can choose (within reason) when to fly off for a few days.

What is the downside to our relationship?
The first downside is obvious, we don’t get to see each other as much as we would like to. Although, it means we get to know each other very well. We can read each others reactions when we video message and talk about absolutely everything, because thats all we can do while we are apart. We never seem to run out of things to chat about.
We have to trust and be honest with each other. There is no other way to be in a Long Distance Relationship.
The second downside is other peoples opinions. I have friends and family who are genuinely delighted that I have met someone who is a perfect match for me. However, there is always the lingering question…..what will happen in a year or two? How can our relationship progress? We both have school aged children, it would not be easy for either of us to relocate to another country. Most of all, its not a conventional relationship and people find it hard to understand why we are doing it. I have now learned not to take these opinions to heart. What matters is that Ian and I are happy with what we have now.
We have both said, that we have to give our relationship a go, to find out what WILL happen in the future and so much can happen in two years.

Perhaps it’s not such an impossible romance after all…..?

Dry Skin Brushing

If you are looking for a way to reduce cellulite, increase your energy levels and improve your skin tone, then Dry Skin Brushing is for you!

I was introduced to this technique in my 20’s when reading a book called “Detox Yourself” by Jane Scrivner and have continued to use it most days. Its a great way to start your morning!

How Do You Dry Skin Brush?

  • Buy a natural fibered wooden brush, preferably with a long handle.
  • Undress to your underwear or take all your clothes off.
  • Start brushing upwards and in circular motion from your feet, up your legs, towards the heart.
  • Once you have reached the top of your legs, brush your buttocks in circular motion.
  • Move onto your arms, starting at the top of your hands, onto your wrists, arms and shoulders.
  • Next is the neck and shoulder, then moving down the back.
  • When brushing the stomach area be careful to brush in gentle clockwise strokes so as not to disrupt the digestive system.
  • You must only brush your face with a dry flannel or facial brush as the skin is very sensitive.
  • After brushing, shower and use a natural oil, like coconut oil to moisturise your skin.
  • Continue this process everyday or twice a day to get the best results!

round-body-brushWhat Are The Benefits?

  • The skin is the largest organ of the body. It needs to “breathe” efficiently and eliminate toxins.
  • Your skin tone will be improved as your pores will unclog as the dead skin is exfoliated. 
  • Brushing stimulates blood and lymph circulation by stimulating muscle contraction.
  • Cellulite will reduce as it disperses the toxins from the area affected. 
  • You will feel energised and stimulated by adding this to your morning routine.
  • Your skin will glow and feel softer.

Jane Long

Sukshma Marma Therapy with Marek

This Marek Lorys.  He is a qualified practitioner of Sukshma Marma Therapy.  I first met Marek at a networking meeting in Eastbourne where we began to chat about his work.  It was on our second meeting that we agreed to swap treatments.  So on a drizzly day in December, I drove over to Newhaven to visit Marek in his studio at the end of his garden.  I was greeted warmly and as we chatted, Marek started to build up a case history for me.  He then explained exactly what the therapy is and what will happen during the treatment.

Sukshma Marma Therapy is the art of treating very special vital points on the human body, and is one of the greatest healing secrets of Ayurveda. It can be used to detoxify the body, to strengthen and revitalise, for rejuvenation and relaxation, and to release blocked energy.
Through these energy points we can stimulate the function of internal organs, strengthen self-healing power, and harmonize mind and body. We can improve eyesight, balance the digestive system, alleviate headaches, reduce tension, and alleviate or cure many everyday complaints.
For the treatment, I had to undress down to my underwear and lie on a treatment couch, face down.  Marek began the treatment by applying light pressure to specific points including, he base of my skull, back and lower back.  I then turned over for the treatment to continue.  During this session alot of thoughts ran through my mind as if I was processing them. I felt most relaxed when Marek applied the pressure to my hands, feet and lower back. By the end of the treatment I had entered into a light dose and could barely wake to get myself of the couch!  After the treatment I felt quite alert, energized and able to get on with my day.
Marek is a lovely, kind and warm character.  He spends one month a year in America meditating… cool is that!??!
This picture below is the view from Mareks Studio.
For further information or to contact Marek please visit his website:

Toothpaste! I Made My Own!!!

These are exciting times!  I have always wanted to make my own beauty products and yesterday I made a start, if you can count toothpaste as beauty…?!  I would say it is more oral health.  It is not only the health benefits of making my own toothpaste that attract me but that just polished sensation your teeth have after using the mixture.  It is fantastic.

Talk about flouride and problems etc…

I also spent the morning juicing spinach celery, carrot, apple, orange, ginger and lemon.
health benefits are…….

Holistic “Home Maid”

Anyone close to me knows how much I loathe domestic chores.  All that dust, grease and grime that seems to shift from one end of a surface to another.  Even with the ‘latest’ cleaning product I never seem to have much luck with a ‘gleaming mirror’ or a ‘surface I could eat off’….

So imagine my delight when, at the majestic age of 42 I stumbled across the delights of lemon juice, vinegar and baking soda!
Now that spring has almost sprung and the sun light is shining through my bathroom window, I could no longer ignore the heavily water drop stained shower screen.  I tried with various shop bought products to remove these unsightly stains but with no joy.

So I turned to our trusty YouTube and found the link below explaining what natural products I need and how to use them.   And guess what….it worked and really well.  Now I have had this success, I plan to encorporate these more into my domestic cleaning routine in the future.

Squeeze lemon juice onto a sponge and then sponge down shower screen.
Mix one part vinegar with 3 parts baking soda to make a paste.
Smear some of the paste onto the shower screen and leave for up to an hour.
Mix half water with half vinegar in a spray bottle and then spray the shower screen.
Squeegy the excess liquid away and wipe dry with kitchen towel.

Do you know what……it works !!!

Click on the link below to see the clip for yourself!  Happy spring cleaning xx