test Beauty, Homepage, Recent news / 28.05.2018

[title maintitle="Sleep easy with our TOP trialled and tested recommendations" subtitle=""]
With our modern day non-stop lifestyle it’s no surprise more and more people are struggling to get a decent amount of sleep each night. 
As a health professional I strongly advise my clients to take time out to relax and make sure they get adequate rest to help their bodies recover. However, recently I found myself joining them in the #UPALLNIGHTCLUB so decided to search for some great remedies to encourage sound sleep. By Vicky Hadley
[title maintitle="" subtitle="ESSENTIAL OIL PILLOW SPRAY"]
An unusual solution that I actually love is an essential oils organic pillow spray. This beautifully scented spray creates a feeling of calmness as you gently drift off to sleep. Just spray your pillow and sheets 5 to 10 times and the gentle relaxing combination of Orange and Lemon oils with lavender and Geranium will help clear your mind allowing you to enjoy a peaceful sleep and awaken in a settled frame of mind.  This is also suitable for sensitive skin (used in moderation) and we highly recommend it! Pillow spray sleep better by bikini girls diary
Nutri Expert Brume d’oreiller controllee bio – Organic essential oil spray by Nutri Expert Organic Pillow Spray 100ml is available here for £14.95
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Have you ever worked up with neck pain and wondered where on Earth it came from? Well perhaps it’s not how you slept but what you slept on that caused it. Recently I tried Tempur Pillows after recommendations from my partner and I genuinely have never slept better! The price point is on the pricy side looking
At £85 for a pillow BUT my neck pain has dramatically reduced and if you see it as a investment for your health and keep it for years then really it’s a win win situation.
Tempuh pillows get good sleep bikini girls diary
[title maintitle="" subtitle="REDUCE STRESS AND BOOST RELAXATION WITH THE POWER OF TOUCH"]
I recently had the pleasure of trying a Kokolokahki massage with lava shells by masseuse Sam who explained to me just how the power of the human touch is one of the most powerful healing remedies there is. "Numerous studies have shown that a massage can eliminate stress levels dramatically.  With stress being linked to so many illnesses it is imperative to take some time out so that all organs as well as the body can rest.  Research found that after massage therapy, the human body secretes lower levels of the stress hormones cortisol, norepinephrine, and dopamine. These hormones not only make you feel anxious, which can be unpleasant, they can actually cause stress-related diseases – especially heart attack. Reducing their presence through massage, conversely, lowers stress hormones’ ill effects. After a massage, levels of the stress hormone cortisol drop in saliva tests, examinations show an improvement in alertness and relaxation, depression scores decrease, and mental focus improves.
Benefits of massage include:
  • Decreasing anxiety
  • Increasing the number of white blood cells
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Increasing your feel-good hormones
  • Reducing your stress hormones
  • Helping you to sleep better 
How massage can help improve sleep.
If you’re kept up at night worrying about stressful issues, massage may be the key to sounder sleep. The massage will decrease depression and anxiety levels and improve sleep quality because they trigger the release of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that can help you feel calm.  While we sleep our bodies go into repair mode regenerating and healing plus if we have a good nights sleep it greatly improves our ability to deal with stressful situations the next day".
[title maintitle="" subtitle="ESSENTIAL OILS"] essential oils sleep better at night
Arnica oil is the must have staple for your medical cabinet.  Not only does this oil work wonders for sore, aching muscles, perfect for massages but it also smells wonderful. Nelsons have included Lavender and Grapefruit essential oil to help calm and relax your mind whilst the combination of the different oils helps create a peaceful mood.  Using this in your bath has a fantastic bonus, not only does it soothe your muscles but the Evening Primrose and Sweet Almond oil relax your mind and leaves your skin soft and hydrated and possibly little need for moisturiser! Definitely one to keep! Nelsons arnicare bath & massage balm costs £8.55 and is available from Boots and Amazon and www.arnicare.co.uk
test Food, Homepage, Recent news / 27.02.2018

[title maintitle="Healthy London restaurant: Creates delicious vegan cheat meals!" subtitle=""] Redemption is London's answer to health. With a alcohol, refined sugar, wheat and dairy free vegan menu it is the last place you'd think to go to for your cheat meal. However, little did we realise that this Nottinghill and Shoreditch based restaurant has one of the tastiest yet most nutritious cheat meals we've ever tried. Bikini Girls' Vicky reviews. [title maintitle="" subtitle="THE MENU"] [caption id="attachment_3230" align="alignnone" width="750"]Healthy london cheat meal restaurant Burger and fries: Shiitake burger with sweet potato recipes at Redemption Nottinghill[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3233" align="alignnone" width="750"]Healthy vegan restaurants Vicky tucking into her buff burger at Redemption Nottinghill £9.95[/caption] I can't actually remember the last time I had a burger and fries. Obviously I've tucked into some sweet potato fries a little more recently, but as a health and fitness blogger and personal trainer burgers don't tend to be the top of my list. So as soon as I spotted the name, 'buff  burger' (£9.95) on the menu I knew my choice instantly. The buff burger is a protein packed shiitake mushroom, black bean and ruby beet burger in a gluten-free bun with tomato, lettuce, and caramelised red onion marmalade and it tastes delicious. Filling and nutritious I didn't think I'd be able to finish it - yet I did... and yes, I got a dessert too! [title maintitle="" subtitle="THE DESSERTS"]
Because we all know a cheat meal isn't a cheat meal without dessert...
[caption id="attachment_3234" align="alignnone" width="750"]healthy london restaurants cheat meal The delicious cheese cake Vicky opted for at Redemption Nottinghill [/caption] [caption id="attachment_3235" align="alignnone" width="750"]Healthy london restaurants for cheat meal The recommendation: Banoffee pie at Redemption[/caption] Josh, my partner and I both opted for a dessert after our burgers. I went for the seasonal cheesecake of the day (£6.50) and Josh went with the recommendation of the banoffee pie (£6.95). Both were presented beautifully and tasted delicious with edible flowers and coconut yoghurt. The banoffee pie was definitely both of our favourites. Made with a chewy nutty chocolate base and sticky medjool date salted caramel, bananas and coconut cream it is our recommendation of the two! If you are less of a sweet person then the tumeric latte's or mocktail menu will definitely do the trick!