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Happy Women's Day!

SeasonalPosted by Mayka Wed, March 08, 2017 14:18:31
Today I kept seeing lots and lots of lovely messages, inspiring pictures and quotes celebrating International Women's Day from early morning. It really is heartwarming, as there is normally so much tension and negativity in the news. It does feel good seeing people still find reasons to love and appreciate each other.
Men and women are like two separate species, that are probably not even meant to understand each other completely, however we just can't imagine living in a world without the other.

One of the empowering quotes about women has made me stop and think for a while. It said: 'A woman is like a teabag - you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.' Now why do you think this is?
Loving caring compassion of women brings this world as much value as logical persistent determination of men, while it rarely asks for credit, and often goes unnoticed. Maybe it is our inherited maternal instinct that just wants to nurture and support everyone around us. Maybe we are happy enough being a support team for our loved ones, we take their dreams and aspirations as our own ones, and celebrate their victories as our own.
But when things start going pear-shaped, we shake off all the inhibitions, storm into the armoury, and finally get on with things.

That moment when we know what we're fighting for (or what we're protecting), we suddenly know exactly what to do and how to do it. This big WHY usually isn't anything to do with money, prestige or credit. You would always find someone close to your heart being in danger, threat to the family or danger of losing connection in a way.

Now let's use this to our advantage, let's get the clear image of what we want and need for our loved ones, how our lives should look, and let's get going now. I mean now! Let's not wait until we're against the wall. If we wait another day, we are literally steeling a day of our amazing brilliant future from our loved ones. Now we wouldn't want to do that. right?

Well, let me wish to all the men, women and children lots and lots of feminine love that makes the whole world warmer and brighter <3




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Silky Smooth Summer

SeasonalPosted by Mayka Tue, July 12, 2016 09:08:42

How to have a silky smooth summer:

We haven't quite seen any of the bikini season yet, but it has quite been lingering around for a while now. So what is the best way to get rid of those mini forests we've been successfully hiding all winter?

Both men and women have been trying to come up with the right answers for ages. Let me help and give you a few tips and ideas, and explain the differences between the most popular deforestation methods.

Shave It?

The shaving is quickest and technically least challenging way to get rid of unwanted hair, however, it makes the hair grow a lot stronger, thicker and sharper. That's how you end up having to shave daily if you can't stand the second day stubble. Also if you shave in a rush, or get carried away in your thoughts, you might end up with a bit of a razor burn.

Epilate It?

There is a great range of epilators nowadays, if you are determined to take care of this at home. It gives you a result very similar to waxing, but they require a bit of practice, tears and sweat to master. You are the master of the whole process, so getting to very sensitive areas, it is a lot easier to back out and quit half way through. It can take quite long if you want to sort out all the important areas, as epilators only take a few hairs in one pull, and you might take breaks to do some deep breathing exercises to get over the stinging burning pain.

Wax It?

Waxing is a lot faster, as lots of hairs come out in one go, and your therapist takes charge of the process, so you don't get so much time to brace yourself or change your mind completely. It can be quite painful first couple of times, as we are literally pulling the hairs out of their root follicles, but you do get used to it. After a few sessions you can have a relaxed pleasant conversation with your therapist, without tensing up once.

The result, in comparison to the shave, is a lot more long lasting. You could go for weeks without feeling the urge to sort yourself out, as the new hair growth is a lot sparser, finer and softer.

When To Wax?

Best time to have your waxing appointment would be after you have done your day of work, gym session and sorted out your household chores, as it's not a good idea to get sweat into those sore open follicles. Make sure that your hair is between 0.5 and 1 cm long, as that would be the ideal length to help wax capture and pull it out, rather than having to go over the area a few times, which would only irritate the skin more than necessary.

What To Do Next?

Try to stay out of the direct sunlight, as the freshly waxed skin needs a few hours to heal and regain it's ability to protect itself from sunburn, you shouldn't have a hot shower in the next few hours either, as it would only aggravate the inflammation of the skin. Best would be to have your loose comfy clothes ready, and a chilled out evening ahead of you. In the next few days you could introduce a good natural scrub, to prevent in-growing hairs, and keep that skin nice and radiant. And after all, just wait around for the sunshine to show up, to get a chance to showcase that silky smooth you!

Book your appointment now, just in case the summer is really round the corner :)



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Hey Children! Time to Party!

SeasonalPosted by Mayka Wed, June 01, 2016 20:05:42

Big things are happening today! We have waved goodbye to a lovely month of May, with all three days of sunshine, and it's time to welcome June.

I guess there isn't a better way then start by celebrating International Day of Children. I have to share some good news with you, we are all somebody's children, so go ahead, give yourself a big hug, and treat yourself to a big ice cream. Or considering the current weather, should I say a cup of hot chocolate?

Well, let's see how do we go about this inner child, that is somewhere deep inside, waiting to get out, and play, explore and enjoy. So many modern successful people forget to enjoy all the great stuff they have in their life, and get carried away with all of the achieving and accomplishing. The question is, is that the important stuff you will talk about, when you're old and grey? Is that what you will be sharing with your grandchildren one day?

It is good to work hard, as long as you can play hard. Give a little thought to what your hobbies are, where do you feel happiest, and what would you love to spend more time doing. You might be surprised how much fun and adventure is still hiding behind those responsibilities, bills and chores. Trust me, as soon as you develop a habit of taking a break and enjoying yourself on a regular basis, all the dull and boring bits will lift a bit, and you will feel a bit lighter straight away.

Not too long ago, I lost myself a little bit, started working virtually non-stop, and the inner child had to go sit in the corner, hoping I would sooner or later notice her. Luckily I did, and decided to set some firm rules I wouldn't bend anymore. It is a great feeling to be needed and helpful, but even the best of us have to take a step back to take a deep breath and relax, then, when we are happy, calm and collected, we can serve the world a lot better.

So how do you take a break? You don't need to get on the plane and leave the country to re-energize and de-stress. Just make sure you rest effectively. You can't have a family film night, while responding to work emails. You can't play a game of tennis while responding to phone calls. Just remember, 20 years ago we were free of mobile phones, and it sometimes took us hours to find out when someone tried connecting with us. With the digital overload, we feel we need to be accessible 24/7, no matter where or whom with.

If you divide your attention in too many ways, you end up not doing any of those things properly. It takes you longer, you make more mistakes and people around you feel neglected or even ignored. So decide what you're doing, give it a 100% and then move onto the next bit. And don't forget, the play time is as important as being responsible and grown up :)

Happy Children's Day, let's all have a great evening, and see if we can learn something from the smallest ones :)

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Let's March into Spring

SeasonalPosted by Mayka Tue, March 08, 2016 10:26:32

The third month of 2016 is super exciting this year. We have started it with St David's Day, celebrating a Patron Saint of Wales and all of our friends that were born and raised or ever lived in this beautiful part of the world. Maybe a few of us thought of taking a weekend off, spending some precious moments surrounded by sheep and the green hobbit land. And maybe, a few of us did :) Let me share a couple of pictures to motivate you a bit:


Not even a week later, we have celebrated our beautiful mothers. I don't have to remind you how important it is to have your mum close to your heart. We all are big and strong, very independent and grown-up, but when the going really gets tough, there is no better healing than a hug of your protective loving mother. With her by your side, the world is so much nicer place. Some of our friends have taken the biggest step ever and became mothers for the first time, sacrificing their own body privacy and freedom, only regretting one thing, that they haven't done so long time ago. And then there are those who have their adult children leaving the nest for the first time. There is that initial worry about how will they manage without your undivided attention and 24/7 support, but when you settle in and observe these complete human beings that you helped create, you realize how much more you are alike. You have given them the best of you, and now they are carrying your legacy forward, changing the lives of others.

And today we woke up to International Women's Day. This day is not about comparing and competing between the two genders. It is about celebrating the roles of each and every one of us in this society, and the perfect way we complement each other. Behind every successful man, there is a passionate caring woman. There is always the wife, mother, sister or a friend that helps us makes sense of all the cold mechanical and technical world, and discovers a soul of every challenge. With a little more understanding on spiritual and emotional level, the world might have been a lot more peaceful place. We are built a bit differently then you guys, so it's not all flowers and love hearts, so when the hormones bring out the worst in us, please have patience. We are just fighting the emotional s**t storm, trying to bring our world back into a perfect harmony, where everything is good and everyone is happy. Don't try to understand us, just love us. We all need each other to live a happy and fulfilling life, so let's appreciate today the little things we give each other to complete the puzzle :)


Another Patron Saint is coming to see us on 17th March, St. Patrick! We will all be wearing green for a day and drinking Guinness with a shamrock on it. I believe we have a really strong Irish community around here, so I thing you might get a chance to kiss an Irish or see a leprechaun even without getting on a Ryanair plane. Do make the most of it, enjoy the day and night of music, dance and storytelling about the old good times, back in the day.

Voila, the Spring Equinox is almost here! Yes, we made it through the long, gloomy and dark winter. From now on, the days will be longer, the people will be a lot more cheerful, and you will have the whole bucket of energy to enjoy the magic of spring! We still have 12 days to go, so why not get ready. I have already started my spring clean-up, scrubbing, fixing, sorting and chucking, making sure I have enough space in my life to welcome the beautiful sunny energy of spring.

So what else can we fit into March this year? Yes! Even Easter. Easter in Christian tradition is a celebration of a resurrection of Jesus from dead, and it comes after 40 days of fasting (Lent). Most of modern day Christians just decide to give up one or a few of their favourite naughty habits, such as eating meat, chocolate, alcohol, or some extremists decide to give up shopping :) Anyway, it is a good time to cleanse the body before the feast that follows after Easter Sunday. Don't let me get started on Slovak Easter traditions, where all the boys and men get out there, chasing girls and women with a willow whip decorated with lovely colourful ribbons, pouring cold water all over them. Then the thankful women tie more ribbons on their whip and give the guys treats, chocolates, painted eggs or coins, and of course a shot of homemade schnapps. Imagine the guys stumbling home after the tour of the whole city :) Family time follows, lots of food and drinks, cakes and fairytales, and especially the precious few days off.

Whatever you do this March, make it a great time for yourself and your loved ones, as every single festival is there for you to take a moment to appreciate what you have, and all the lovely people who are there to help make your world the best ever. We are not the ones that need to be divided into categories. Parents or children, men or women, Christians or Muslims, fun or boring, we all have something to bring to the table, and these days are merely reminders of our special qualities and superpowers. So embrace and enjoy :)

Love, Light and Healing

Maya



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Love Is In The Air

SeasonalPosted by Mayka Sun, February 14, 2016 06:05:55

So here it is, after a swift start of the year we have another Valentine's day! Don't you have a feeling the time flies faster and faster all the time?

As most of the special days, also St. Valentine's day is about going the extra mile (or ten) to show your loved ones how much you appreciate them being in your life, and stopping your daily mad whirl to spend some quality time together.

I don't know about you, but this year I didn't even get overwhelmed by always earlier V-day advertising, as most of the high street stores have just got their Easter eggs out before all the hearts and roses, so I am actually going to enjoy this one :)

Is there a better time to disappear into the sunshine then today? Only a few hours now before we head off to a beautiful Thailand to recharge and unwind after a really hectic Christmas and New Year's. Don't you worry though, I will be back in a few weeks time to take care of your aches and pains, so if you want to book your session after the 1st March, it is best for you to drop me an e-mail or a Facebook message, as I will have a daily hour to take care of the ''office work''. I am not too sure how it is with the signal and voicemail out there, so I don't want to miss any of your messages.

It's not all just fun and games though, so you can look forward to some great news and happy sunny energy after I'm back.

I really wish you a beautiful day of hugs and chocolates, and don't forget that if your love doesn't include yourself, it is not complete. So I prescribe feet up, and a bucket full of all the things you love and enjoy, and maybe your special people too :)



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Happy New You!

SeasonalPosted by Mayka Wed, December 30, 2015 10:46:01

Another year is over. Can you believe that? It was only like yesterday when we were planning all that awesome stuff we were going to do and achieve in the New Year 2015, and we're sitting down with our yearly planners, counting our blessings already.

Was it a successful year? Or was it at least rich in lessons? Sometimes it is hard to see the bright side of the situation, especially when we are playing the main part, but trust me, those are your future memories, those gems from your past that you will be telling your kids about. Well, let's try to remember that next time things go wrong.

Do you do the New Year's resolutions? What is your success rate? Some of us just have the standard ones that keep being pushed forward from one year to the next, and they kind of get forgotten by the second week of January, and some others have a clear militaristic plan of achievements, and they don't end the year without having it all ticked off. (Respect guys)

As I am neither of these types, I had to come up with a very individual approach. My ego doesn't really like me failing at stuff, but trust me, I love winning, and enjoy success in any shape or form. So from 2008 on, I just came up with a different strategy. Strategy of motivation and full control, without the possibility of failing.

Every year, I just take the last numbers of the year, the next year being 2016, and give myself a task of trying 16 new things. I can tell you it was a lot easier in 2008, but I really wonder how active my 2070 will have to be :D I am really flexible with this, some of the things I just try and decide never to do them again, but at least I know now, and some slowly turn out to be my new habits and help me live a better life.

This way we have done things, been to places, climbed mountains, tried sports, eaten all kinds of things, and our lives are getting richer day by day. As you know, time flies, and more often than not, I find myself mid-September, wondering how am I doing, if I'm hitting the target, and have another look around to see what else could we try this year.

However you approach this delicate time of the year, my wish for you is to love yourself, be kind and patient and don't let things that are supposed to make you happy, stress you out.

Let's have a look how have we done this year so far: (Surprisingly, I ran out of my compulsory 15 in October :) Shall I carry the rest forward into 2016?)

1 Learned the art of Kinesiotaping, that helps us get over aches and pains

2 Done a FIT training in London to help you guys stay FIT :)

3 Made our first Maya's Healing Hands video (Finally)

4 Tried archery for the first time

5 Seen a Burlesque show (very interesting)

6 Learned Indian Head Massage (While meeting some lovely new friends)

7 Started playing squash regularly (Swapped it for tennis in the summer)

8 Got our 3 lovely re-homed terrapins (and they're here to stay)

9 Climbed Ben Nevis in Scotland (3 Peaks have been conquered one by one)

10 Found great business mentors and learned some amazing new habits

11 Done a hot air balloon flight, seen the world as a huge Lego playground

12 Started healing with Rahanni

13 Started a regime of weekly Amatsu treatments

14 Started driving again (Yay, independence)

15 Done a long planned couples massage with my favourite sister



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Sneezy season!

SeasonalPosted by Mayka Mon, June 15, 2015 20:30:41
Summer is here and so for some, the dreaded Hay Fever

As the temperature rises, more and more people all over the world are dreading this beautiful season. Hay fever is a real mood killer when it comes to those warm BBQ nights.

If you're not a sufferer, you probably don't really know what the fuss is all about.

So what exactly is Hay Fever? "Pollen is the name given to the fine powder that is produced by plants, trees and flowers to fertilise other plants, trees or flowers of the same species"Patient Info ". "Pollen contains proteins that can cause the nose, eyes, throat and sinuses (small air filled cavities behind your cheekbones and forehead) to become swollen, irritated and inflamed"NHS UK.

Grass pollen is the most common cause of Hay Fever from spring to early summer however many people are also affected by tree and weed pollen at different times of the year. Alas for the unlucky ones, Hay Fever can be a problem almost all year round, and it can be very uncomfortable and debilitating.It is your body's self defence against the enemy. It's a shame that sometimes our good old body gets confused and mistakes something really harmless for a deadly threat, and starts the whole military operation.

What are the symptoms and why do they occur?

Hay Fever is often mistaken for a cold because the symptoms are very similar, that of having a runny, stuffy and blocked nose, sneezing, itching, and sore eyes. Symptoms occur, because for some, their immune system reacts to the pollen and the cells on the lining of the nose and eyes release histamine when they come into contact with the pollen. It's this histamine that causes inflammation of the nose and the onslaught of the Hay Fever, also known as allergic rhinitis.

For some, Hay Fever can be an extremely debilitating or serious condition, one which can affect your ability to carry out routine day to day tasks. I was an unlucky kid stuck with this condition since I was about 2 years old. I can remember often lying on the park bench with razor-sharp pain in my eyes, swollen and blood shot, struggling to breath, sneezing so much that my tummy hurt. I was in tearful agony. I kind of thought that's the way the life is from the spring time on, I never left the house without my antihistamines, which I have to say, make you really drowsy and tired.

What can we use to treat Hay Fever?

There are conventional remedies such as the ones listed below:

· Antihistamine tablets are used to reduce histamine production

· Nasal sprays are used to reduce the inflammation

· Saline (Salt Water) to wash the pollen out from the nostrils

· Antihistamine eye drops ease eye flare-ups

· Steroid treatment is usually recommended for short term use in more severe cases i.e. when sitting exams

· … immunotherapy injections are used to desensitise the sufferer to the pollen and reduce the severity of the symptoms

Unfortunately some treatments come with unwanted side effects, such as feeling drowsy and tired as I mentioned before. Others like the injections, where I witnessed my dad go through the procedure and have his ''season'' extended from a few months to about twice as long. I quickly rejected this idea as an option myself

Fortunately, Alternative, Natural and Healthier Remedies for Hay Fever are also available if you know where to find them. I met someone who looked at my teary swollen face and said he felt my pain, as he used to suffer from hay fever for decades. ''Used to'' is a funny term to be used with allergies, as once you get them, you have them for life. He shared his secret, and I said I would give it a try. What is there to lose anyway, Right? He recommended I try… and 'try' being the operative word, the Aloe Berry Nectar with the Bee Pollen for an enjoyable sneeze-free life.

So try I did ! My life has been transformed in the last few years. I am proud to say this is my second summer of the new life, and people close to me are turning to this method now, as it is so much healthier, and actually gives you loads of energy in comparison to the old drowsy stuff.

How it works is a mystery because it’s a closely guarded secret but the famous Aloe Vera plant is used in the treatment of many ailments.

The Berry Nectar is a pure stabilised active Aloe Vera gel, reinforced with apple and cranberry extracts which offers a great amount of vitamin C, essential for people suffering from all kinds of respiratory challenges. Sweetened with natural fruit sugar, it's just right for both adults and children alike.

The Bee Pollen is literally the 'vaccination' without the needle and the side effects. It's called the Bee Pollen because when the bees gather the pollen and bring it back to hives, the Forever team who make this wonderful product, collect the bee pollen in specially designed steel collectors to turn it into this all natural, preservative free and readily digestible substance which slowly builds up inside your body and triggers a reaction to desensitize you against the allergens attacking it, and boost your energy.

To use,

· Drink the Aloe Berry Nectar(about 50-60 ml) every morning, on an empty stomach, before you have your lemon water, tea or coffee, and breakfast, and then you're ready to get on with your day

· With the Bee pollen though, you need to go slow from the beginning. Remember, it's the stuff that your body is scared of. Have a 1/4 of a pill one day, 12 hours later have a 1/3, see how you go. If you get the sneezes or throat itch, you've over done it a bit, go back to a smaller dose. You should slowly build up to tolerate 2 pills at a time, then you can have a choice of taking one or two when you feel your eyes itching or you kind of know you're about to get the sneezes.

All in all, these two work in a great synergy. The Aloe boosts your immunity, increasing the absorption of everything you take in, and the pollen helps your body accept the foreign substances that were causing havoc before.

Try them
I've included the links above to the web store if you want to 'try' these products yourself –Health Forums and websites recommend you start treatment at least 2 weeks before the pollen season starts to bite, but it's never too late to start as Hay Fever is not a nice thing to have, believe me, I used to live with it, but not any more !!

Meanwhile, there are other things you can do to help you reduce the symptoms, while you're building up your body's immunity to the pollen:

· Check the pollen forecast on the news and weather channels. Stay indoors on high pollen days whenever possible

· Drink plenty of water. Water dilutes the histamine in your body

· Shower often on high pollen days to keep your hair clean of all the pollen particles, and keep your hair tied back to prevent it flying into your face and making things worse

· Avoid flowers or mowing the lawns

· Wraparound sunglasses are also highly recommended by health forums

· Change outdoor clothes and avoid drying clothes outside

· Keep car windows closed when driving

So get your summer stocked-up with the Aloe Berry Nectar and the Bee Pollen, and definitely, make sure you let me know how you get on.

I love hearing good news :-)

Buy Aloe Berry Nectar and Bee Pollen here

If you don't try it, you'll never know what difference these could make to your life!



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