Our business update

According to the announcement of our Prime minister, it looks like we still have to close our business…

We miss our clients and massage work

Hope to see you soon…

We will  keep you posted our situation here, and social media

Stay healthy, Stay safe

Takaco, Kiyora Beauty & Health 

RUHAKU – Cycle Repair Oil –

Today I am introducing this amazing facial oil – RUHAKU Cycle repair oil – which I use for my facial massage.

This oil has light texture and is absorbed well into the skin. Only a few drops are enough to cover your face.

RUHAKU is the first Ecocert certified skincare brand from Okinawa in Japan, using the strong antioxidant powers from exclusive Gettou leaves.

Gettou – Featured ingredient

GETTOU (Alpinia Speciosa) is one of the strongest antioxidant herb. Its leaves contain 30 times more polyphenols than red wine.

The Benefits of Gettou herb for skin

  • Powerful antioxidant
  • Antibacterial / Antiseptic
  • Used as a natural preservative in Okinawa
  • Skin Brightening
  • Astringent
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti- wrinkle and pigmentation

Personally, I love the aroma of Gettou. It is refreshing but for me, a bit sweet and very calming and relaxing. On RUHAKU website says that “The Gettou has an aromatic effect that calms women’s minds that are likely to fluctuate by the changes of hormonal unbalance.”

Other great ingredients

Argan oil

Argan Oil contains rich vitamin E that prevents skin oxidation. Vitamin E is famous for its antioxidant properties. For natural skincare cosmetic products vitamin E is often added as natural antioxidant to prevent the product from oxidation and rancid. Argan oil is also great natural emollient for the skin. It also helps to activate skin cells to improve their turnover cycle.

Rosehip oil

Rosehip oil is one of the most popular anti-aging oil. It contains rich essential fatty acid – especially Linoleic acid will help skin regeneration. This oil is also good for treating acne prone skin.

Sesame seed oil

Sesame seed oil is often called “Oil of rejuvenation”. According to Ayurveda, regular massage with sesame seed oil will help to rejuvenate your body.

Ecocert

RUHAKU Cycle repair oil is 100% of the total ingredients are from natural origin and organic cosmetic certified by ECOCERT.

I have to say that Organic and natural do not mean “completely safe”. Natural ingredients are powerful and some of them can be toxic or too strong if you have sensitive skin. But ingredients of this oil are very simple and it seems gentle for the skin.

I have some stock so if you are interested in RUHAKU, please contact me 🙂

Some information is quoted from RUHAKU.eu

Ayurveda and Aromatherapy Health tips for Spring

Spring has come… Unfortunately this year many of us have to stay at home and especially for Londoner it is very tough to stay at home with this recent sunny, wonderful weather! People still can go out for exercise so I can see some people enjoy running and walking. But probably many people must been lazy at home… Because Spring is Kapha dominant season according to Ayurveda.

Spring is Kapha season

After a wet and cold winter, we start feeling warmth when spring comes. According to Ayurveda, Spring is Kapha season. Kapha dosha consists of element of “Earth” and “Water”. These elements are very important for the plants to grow in spring but can also cause us to become imbalanced in kapha dosha.

Kapha dosha is aggravated by qualities that are heavy, moist and cold.

Kapha imbalanced signs

  • Dullness in the mind
  •    weight gain with small amount of food
  •    Excess mucous & congestion
  •    Allergies
  •    Oily skin
  •    Swelling
  •    Cold & clammy skin
  •    Attachment issues

UK and Japan are Kapha dominant country

As you know, United Kingdom and Japan are island, surrounded by the sea. Therefore it is believed that both of them are Kapha dominant according to Ayurveda. It means that it is easier to become imbalanced in Kapha dosha if you live these country. You may be more carefully how to eat, spend your day in Spring.

Ayurveda Tips for Spring

Kapha has the nature of “cold” “heavy” and “oily” when it is aggravated so we can prevent from aggravating Kapha by using opposite ones which are “warm” “light” and “dry”.

  • Eat less and light food (avoid heavy food which takes long to digest)
  • Eat warm food and less oily food.
  • Eat “bitter” “pungent” and “astringent” food
  • Avoid sugar and sweets
  • Take some spices to warm your body – such as ginger and wasabi
  • Do some light exercise – walking is a good idea!
  • Do exercise between 6-10am and 6-10pm (Kapha time)
  • Keep your body warm – warm bath
  • Wake up early and sleep early ** Now many people are working from home / staying at home so it is very easy and tempting to sleep late and wake up late but if it became your habit, it would be very hard to get back to your normal routine!! Be careful!!

Essential oils for balancing Kapha

Because Kapha is water and earth, it is predominately cold, moist, slow and heavy in nature. It can be treated with warming drying, lightening and stimulating therapy. Therefore I would recommend the essential oils which have the properties of removing excess water, warm the body, diaphoretic, stimulant, helping digestion, expectorant and cleansing.

  • Citrus – Lemon, Orange, Lime
  • Spices – anise, black pepper, cinnamon, coriander, ginger oregano, cardamon, clove, cumin, nutmeg, and turmeric
  • herbs – basil, lemongrass, clary sage, dill, hyssop, parsley, peppermint rosemary, thyme, sage
  • flower – chamomile, jasmine, rose, neroli
  • others – juniper, sandalwood, cypress

Citrus can stimulate and refresh your mind so using these citrus essential oil in the morning (for example inhalation) will help you a good start of the day.

When your digestion is not working well, you can cook with some spices and herbs for your meal as well as massaging your abdomen with these essential oil blends.

Juniper and Cypress are fantastic to get rid of the toxin and excess water from your body.

Of course, your favorite aroma always can make you relaxed. Stress is a big enemy for our immune system.

Let’s get through this tough situation with Ayurveda and Aromatherapy!

Reference source ;

Ayurveda & Aromatherapy -The Earth Essential Guide to Ancient Wisdom and Modern Healing by Dr.Light Miller,ND & Dr.Bryan Miller,DC

インドの生命科学 アーユルヴェーダ by 上馬場和夫、西川眞知子

March Offer – Aromatherapy

March – my favorite month in the year. You can feel spring is coming…

Until yesterday it had rained a lot but finally today the sun came out 🙂

Recently we have to take extra care not to get corona virus.

Some research shows that corona virus is not that strong killer if you are healthy with strong immune system.

I believe that Aromatherapy is the one of the best way to keep yourself healthy and strengthen your immune system in a safer way with the power of nature.

So… March Special Offer is Aromatherapy Massage !!

10% OFF  from original price.

60 mins  ;  £70 → £63 

90 mins  ;  £95  → £85.50

We use doTERRA and MATERIA AROMATICA, both are high quality essential oils!!

Book your appointment and stay healthier!!

**Please note that this offer does not apply for “Ayurveda Aromatherapy”

Reschedule Policy – Updated

Dear clients,

Due to the recent inconvenience caused by short notice rescheduling, we have decided to update our reschedule policy.

We require you to notify us of any eventual rescheduling no later than six hours prior to the scheduled time of the treatment.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

New Menu – Japanese Aromatherapy

Happy New Year!!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful festive time 🙂

I worked a lot during the festive time but I was so happy I could see a lot of my lovely clients!

As a good start in 2020, I am happy to announce our new menu!!!

We now offer “Japanese Aromatherapy” with special price in January and February.

1hour £60 / 90 mins £85 (£15 off from original price) .

In Japan we have our own citrus and plants.

For example, Yuzu is now popular in the UK.

🍊from Japanese citrus farm – Yuzu, Konatsu, Unshu-mikan, sanpoukan and Sansho.

🌿from Japanese forest- Kusunoki, Hiba and asunaro.

And Japanese ginger!!

I will write the detail of each essential oil in the next blogs 🙂

I am looking forward to introducing Japanese healing power to everyone!!!

Lift Up & Deep relaxation Japanese Facial massage with “RUHAKU”

Since I started providing “Lift Up and Deep relaxation Japanese Facial massage”, I have been looking for the best facial products to meet my facial massage. And finally I found this wonderful facial products called “RUHAKU“.

RUHAKU is the first Ecocert certified organic anti-aging skincare brand from Okinawa in Japan, using the unique and strong antioxidant powers of the Gettou leaves. 

Okinawa is the fabulous island of Japan, and it is famous for its high life expectancy…. (Quoted from http://ruhaku.eu)

RUHAKU’s desire is to help women regain a young and soft skin thanks to the plants coming from this exotic island.”

When I found RUHAKU and their concept, I thought that is what I would like to achieve through the treatment I provide… I was so excited and contacted the company immediately.

After I tried some samples and I love the texture and natural aroma.

And my skin loves it!!!

And now I am happy to announce upgrading my facial massage menu 🙂

Lift Up, Anti-aging  & Deep relaxation Japanese Facial massage with “RUHAKU”

This menu will be available from 1st of August with offer price as Kiyora’s 2nd anniversary offer!!!

Watch this space 🙂

 – What is”ECOCERT“?
ECOCERT is an organic certification organization, founded in France in 1991. It is based in Europe but conducts inspections in over 80 countries, making it one of the largest organic certification organizations in the world.
To meet the Ecocert standard (example) ;

– minimum 95% of volume certifiable must be Bio/organic

– minimum 10% of the total ingredients are from organic farming.

– The use of ingredients derived from renewable resources and manufactured by environmentally friendly processes.

– The absence of GMO, parabens, phenoxyethanol, nanoparticles, silicon, PEG, synthetic perfumes and dyes, animal-derived ingredients (unless naturally produced by them: milk, honey, etc.).

– The biodegradable or recyclable nature of packaging.

Benefits of Beet Root Powder

Now you can see many colourful alternative lattes in London. Gold, Blue, Black and Pink… Which one is your favorite? or you haven’t tried them yet? I tried them all and now my favorite is PINK latte 🙂

What makes this cute pink colour???

…Beet root powder!!!

Beetroot powder is rich in antioxidants, Vitamins A, B6 and C, proteins, dietary fiber, calcium, iron, potassium, folate and manganese, along with other nutrients. Perhaps most remarkably, beets are naturally rich in nitrate, compounds that can improve blood flow and lower blood pressure, leading to notable health benefits.

Some of the main benefits of beetroot powder include:

  • Supports healthy blood pressure because it contains nitrates that are vasodilators.
  • Improves athletic performance by boosting your stamina and muscle blood flow and recovery.
  • Regulates homocysteine as beetroot is high in betaine, converting homocysteine to methionine. High homocysteine is a risk factor for many diseases.
  • Improves blood sugar control.
  • Tremendous antioxidant that limits free radical damage in the body.
  • Supports healthy blood clotting factors.

Especially for people who are concerned about aging, rich antioxidants is important for our body to fight against free radical damage in the body!!

One teaspoon of the powder is equivalent to one beet. This has a natural sweet taste and slightly earthy flavor. I like the combination of this taste with oat milk. This fancy drink will help improve your beauty and health 🙂

Our location

Dear all lovely clients

Currently we are providing home-visit service only as we cannot provide our services in Swiss cottage private salon at the moment.

We are planning to relocate and hopefully we can announce a good news here soon…

Sorry for this inconvenience…

Takaco Iida

Kiyora Beauty & Health