Self love: What they should be teaching you at school

When Justin Bieber sang “You should go and love yourself” he was on to a very good thing.

Self love is one of the most undervalued health tools alongside sleep and rest in my eyes.

Read about our favourite sleepy tea here and because it is such a foreign concept, when you bring it up as a health topic, people tend to shy away from it.

Why? Because when you talk about ‘loving yourself’ a natural response is to assume that this is a selfish or arrogant way to live. We live in a world where it is expected to put everyone else’s needs before yourself.

Any wonder most of us relate to being a people pleaser? Going out of your way to do things for other people, make other people feel comfortable and loved and welcome, ignoring the little niggle within us crying out for our OWN love and support?

It is time to flip this stigma on its head once and for all. Self love is the most valuable gift you can give yourself, and here is why…

You will be able to give MORE
Picture self love like a cup that needs to be filled. The more you fill your cup with, the more full of water it becomes, even until it is overflowing.

If you have an overflowing cup, then there is plenty of water to give to others, right? Self love acts in this exact way. You cannot pour from an empty cup.

The more full, or overflowing, your self love cup, the more love and energy you will naturally be able to give other people. The emptier your cup, the more drained your energy and ability to give 100% your all to others.

In fact, if you are running on empty and not ‘topping up’ your self love cup, then you run the very real risk of fatigue and burnout. Self love is the remedy for this. You will be a better partner, parent and friend as a result of it.
Your energy will thrive
Self love assumes that you put your energy first – meaning listening to your body and resting when needed, without the guilt factor. We are not meant to operate at a go-go-go level each and every day, but because this is such a common way of living, we consider it normal.

When you are coming at your energy from a place of self love, you respect your body’s need for rest and recharge – every single day.

Spending your Sundays on the couch, taking nana naps and watching Netflix can actually be BENEFICIAL to your health if it is what your tired body is crying out for. Respect your body enough to give it rest – even 5 minutes – every single day. And be sure to prioritise your sleep – 7-9 hours is paramount for optimal wellbeing.

Your confidence will soar
When you are bursting with self love, you wake up feeling genuinely GOOD about yourself – regardless of what you look like, and regardless of what the scales say. That’s the dream, right?

An easy way to develop great self love and self confidence practices is to start an affirmation practice. Repeat to yourself every single day an affirmation about yourself that you wish to manifest: perhaps it is “I am healthy and glowing with happiness” or “My body is strong and toned”. Continue repeating this in your head throughout the day – remember, what you think, you become.
You will be kinder and gentler
When you practice self love, your patience soars. We are our own harshest critics and it is extremely difficult to silence that ego-fuelled voice in our own heads, telling us we are not good enough.

The more you practice silencing this voice in yourself, the gentler you will be with other people – as you recognise we are ALL fighting our own inner battles.

You will naturally become a kinder and more patient person, with others and most importantly, with yourself.
You will inspire others
When you are living your life unashamedly from a place of love, you inspire others to do the same. You will emit a glow of happiness and health that is entirely because of how you see yourself.

You will choose to eat foods that make you feel good, you will move your body because you respect yourself enough to exercise, and you will only say yes to doing the things that make you genuinely happy.

Leading by example is a wonderful way to live your life, as you leave a wave of inspiration behind you for others to mirror.
Your health will be at its best
Finally, self love is paramount if you want to ditch diets and fad exercise regimes once and for all. If you are bursting with love for yourself every day – the decisions you make for your health will be 100% aligned to love.

Gone will be the binges, flogging your body at the gym without a break, saying yes to please others and sticking it out at the job you hate. Your sleep will improve, your skin will glow and your body will be healthy and strong.

Stuck on where to start? Our wellness expert Hollie Azzopardi is an expert in all things self love and available for your session now!

To make an appointment with our wellness expert:
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Email: [email protected]


#HealthGoals: Discover your healthiest body

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#HealthGoals: Discover your healthiest body

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It really is true when they say “your body is a temple”. If your body isn’t healthy you often see it impacting other areas of your life.
If you’re reading this blog and you have already had a treatment with Tania Dobbie, Massage Therapist and Master Reiki Practitioner, you have already experience her life changing and body transforming techniques.
What patients say about our Tania:
“I have been seeing a chiropractor to treat a shoulder injury for years, after just two treatments with Tania I feel like a new person”.
“My stomach had been feeling off for about a year. I was seeing a naturopath and a nutritionist to try and fix it but I just didn’t feel like anything was changing. Tania suggested a stomach massage and some reiki. Straight after my session Tania told me to go see my GP as she thought I had an infection, she was right!”.
“I don’t usually get along with my sister in law but I had to have dinner with her and her husband straight after my massage. Believe it or not, I actually had a civil conversation with her! I don’t know what she did to me but it was amazing.”.
“You have to let Tania massage the inside of your mouth! I’ve suffered from terrible migraines for years but when she massages to inside of my mouth I feel the pain and grogginess lift. Let her massage the inside of your mouth, seriously!”.
You can read more about Tania’s reiki technique and the history here
When you visit Tania, she too, like our dermal therapists will ask a few questions to gain a better understanding of what your needs are and the current state of your body. Read about the dermal process here
Some of the questions Tania will ask you:
“Do you usually receive massage. How often. What type of massage?”
“Is there anywhere you would like me to focus on today?” I ask them to show me exactly where.
“Is the pain recent or is this something that is ongoing?”
“Are you left or right handed?”
“What do you do for work?”
“Have you been in any car accidents, had any sporting injuries or big falls?”
“Do you tend to be warm or cold?”
Tania continues “I then have them stand up and stand in their normal position to see how their body looks. This shows me if there are any postural imbalances and determines what my massage will entail. I explain what I observed to the guest and my proposed treatment.”
Tania will also share vital, at home management techniques to ensure your body is headed in the right direction. These will include:
– Self Massage techniques
– Special herbs or elixirs to help cleanse and balance your insides
– IV treatments to boost vitamins and minerals that you may be lacking, you can find out more about this here
– Additional in clinic treatments to target key problem areas
Ready to discover the healthiest version of you?
To book in a consultation with Tania Dobbie:
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
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No boundaries: Don’t let your make up stop you!

You know the rules, right?

Don’t sleep in your make up, exercise with a full face of makeup or expect your skin to be protected whilst swimming.

Don’t know if you’ve heard but were rule breakers here at Face Plus Medispa! We want you to feel at ease when exercising, sleeping and even protecting your skin with makeup while swimming. What’s the secret you ask? It’s Jane Iredale.

Jane Iredale foundations for a protective barrier on the skin allowing it to breathe and function normally. Laboratory tests have confirmed that all Jane Iredale products are non-comedogenic, meaning they don’t block pores.

Upon application the minerals bind together becoming resistant to running, creasing and smearing. When the same minerals interact with light it gives your skin the “photoshop” otherwise known as the “soft focus” look.

When you chose to take advantage of the weather outside, Jane Iredale products also contain a broad-spectrum SPF 30, is anti-inflammatory and water resistant. There are really no excuses now! Pigmentation, rosacea and acne sufferers get out there with Jane. Never fear she’s got your back, no sweating away the make up on her watch.

The benefits of exercising with Jane Iredale is never ending, read more here

Would you like to experience a one on one colour matching session? The Jane Iredale range is currently available at the following clinics: 
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
Bankstown: 02 9796 7007
Read the original blog here