More than skin deep
Rooted in the holistic practice of Ayurveda (meaning: science of life) this face massage requires no oil or cream. It relies solely on the power of touch using intricate and carefully choreographed upward strokes to release restrictions and tensions in the muscles and connective tissue of the face. It boosts the production of collagen and elastin; wakes up sluggish muscles; reenergises the lymphatic system to lift and tone the skin and reduce wrinkles.
Lifts Your Spirits
Remaining fully clothed and cocooned in warm blankets, the rejuvenating process concentrates entirely on the face and neck. Working on the para-sympathetic nervous system (the rest and repair branch of the nervous system) this powerful but gentle massage relieves stress and lifts your spirit, leaving you looking and feeling radiant.
The massage itself lasts an hour and fifteen minutes, but I do not rush you back to reality – the time it takes is the time you need to let go.
I am Yuva
After a full and varied working life, I was ready for a new challenge that didn’t involve a computer. Once I’d experienced the powerful healing effects of this treatment for myself, I knew I had found my vocation and trained as a therapist.
With every session, I continue to find it a complete joy to witness the transformation as my hands help to reconnect body and mind, through this deeply relaxing face massage.
More about your treatment...
~ Gentle but firm repetitive massage movements, smooth and exfoliate the skin and tone the major muscles of the face, encouraging stiffened connective tissue back to mobility and leaving the skin plumped-up and firmer.
~ The activation of Ayurvedic pulses encourages healing, energizes and regulates the skin to improve overall skin tone, lessening wrinkles and habitual expression lines.
~ Lymphatic drainage is encouraged to increase the elimination of toxins and helps to reduce under-eye bags and general puffiness, leaving the skin brighter and more radiant.
~ Connecting with the parasympathetic nervous system, it enables deep relaxation and an increased sense of well-being both in mind and body, relieving stress related symptoms like headaches, jaw tension and insomnia.
“For sure my face gets an undeniable lift, work out and glow, but what I go for is the extraordinary power of Lucinda’s healing hands, deeply nurturing, kind, a place of let go. Her facials are for body and soul; so deeply restful for the exhausted spirit. Lucinda is definitely something that is very much part of my self- care; I cannot recommend Lucinda more highly.” Fiona Arrigo. Founder of The Arrigo Programme. 2019
“Lucinda’s facial massages are transformative. The whole experience is completely comfortable, relaxing, inspiring, reassuring and so much more than just a massage. I walk on air afterwards, rested and relaxed, looking forward very much to my next appointment. “Sarah. Mother & Charity Volunteer. 2019
“Coming to you has given me a sense of wellbeing and self-worth that has been missing for a very long time.” Kate. 2019
“Amazing, amazing! Please can we put in a new date.” Sarah. Artist and Planting Designer. 2019
“I count the days until my next appointment with Lucinda – simply the most restorative treatment.” Lucy. Sound Therapist. 2019
“Lucinda has wonderfully healing hands and her treatments are so restorative on every level. My skin always feels rejuvenated and my whole being aligned and the effect keeps on going. Many of my friends have commented on how well and youthful I look. Highly recommended.” Annie. Health & Well-being Coach & Astrologer. 2019
“Lucinda is in incredible person with an incredible talent. Her face massages are now my monthly addiction. I leave her studio feeling refreshed and rejuvenated with my skin glowing. I can’t recommend her more highly – I feel so lucky to have found her!” Melissa. 2018
“Yuva is so much more than just a rejuvenating facial…although if that is all you are after, you definitely won’t be disappointed. It is in fact a completely holistic treatment, which will have you floating out of Lucinda’s on a cloud of contentment and well-being. She is truly gifted and generous with her energy and you will feel you have known her for years. Don’t consider this as a luxury, but as an essential part of life’s toolkit.” Polly. 2018
“I swear Lucinda has healing hands. Her facials are not something you would normally expect – there are no lotions and potions – just her hands. She works the muscles of your face, not only to give them a bit of much needed exercise but also to ease tensions, rejuvenate them. I had a severe jaw break and she was amazing about how she handled my face. Her face massages rejuvenate but also heal.” Melanie. 2018
“Quite simply the most blissful hour I have spent in a very long time – if ever. I floated off the bed feeling and looking years younger. It’s now a regular must.” Charlotte. Fashion Consultant. 2018
“I’d like to keep Yuva as a much cherished secret but to deny others the benefits of Lucinda’s massage would be a crime. You simply have to try one after which you’ll never look back.” Joanna. Graphic Designer. 2018
“What’s not to like about the time I spent in Lucinda’s hands? A truly remarkable experience of total rejuvenation and relaxation. I’m so lucky to have found her.” Lizzy. Company Director. 2018
“Exhausted and very stressed I arrived for my hour with Lucinda and left blissfully relaxed and visibly rejuvenated. I will be back again and again. ” Jonathan. Media Consultant.2017
“Lucinda has healing hands and a huge heart. So not only did my face soften and glow, but I also felt nurtured and held by her presence. If I lived nearer I would be going back regularly. Bliss. ” Rebecca, Life Coach. October 2017
“Lucinda’s face massages feel utterly authentic and wholesome, and less superficial than traditional facials that use lotions + potions. And they are delivered with such care and positive energy, that one cannot help leaving with ‘a glow’. I will recommend her to all my friends. A treatment with her is a real gift.” Susanna. Counsellor. 2017
“Lucinda thanks for all my wonderful face massages you are the most fabulous of therapists and I will HIGHLY recommend you to ALL my friends” Suki Posnett. Rejuvenated Housewife. 2017
“I had no idea what to expect from my session with Lucinda and left feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Very relaxing and I will definitely treat myself to more with her. ” Georgina. Art and Travel Consultant. 2017
£65 per session
£100 per session
The massage usually lasts for about an hour and a quarter but I include time afterwards for you to very slowly come round, and then to go through some beneficial exercises for the face and talk about how you can look after our skin for longevity, so allow 2 hours for the first session and 1.5 hours for subsequent sessions.
I’m sorry but I have to charge in full for any cancellations made less than 48 hours in advance.
Where to find me
I practice Monday to Friday (with the exception of my London days – see below) and some Saturdays at The Croft, Station Road, Ansford, Castle Cary, BA7 7PA
There is off street parking in front of the house. Link to Map
I am in London fortnightly on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in Chelsea, SW3
Andy Scott, Most knowledgable Therapists: without doubt one of the best and most knowledgeable massage therapists I have come across. His 3D massage is not for the faint hearted but the results shout for themselves www.andyscotttherapies.co.uk
AMLY Botanical Face Mists: Fabulous and truly rehydrating. I cannot recommend them more highly. Beauty Sleep, Radiance Boost and Digital Detox – all work wonders. www.amlybotanicals.com
Anna Bruce – BodyTalk. Aches, pains, seasonal blues and chronic issues will disappear with the wonderful Anna at BodyTalk. A revolutionary form of healthcare that enhances the body’s ability to heal. www.bodytalkwiltshire.co.uk
Hayo’u Beauty Restorers: highly addictive self massage tools in Rose Quartz and Jade. 2 minutes every day reaps huge rewards.www.hayoumethod.com
320MHz Hydration Recovery Serum: a beautifully created bio-energetic serum for hydrating and feeding the skin www.plantmebotanics.com
Lumity Oil and Supplements: highly effective part of taking care of health, vitality and looking and feeling younger. www.lumitylife.co.uk
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