The Healthy Anti-Aging Benefits of Acupressure Face and Scalp Massage

Forget Botox, Needles, Pain, Expense …..

The simplest and most relaxing way to rejuvenate your skin and yourself is by having a scalp and face massage!

I love giving face and scalp massages.  They are so therapeutic and on so many levels! Not only does the mixture of Swedish and acupressure techniques I use help send clients into dreamland, leaving them totally renewed and completely blissed out at the end of the treatment, this massage also creates many lasting and continued health benefits long after the treatment has ended.

It reduces stress, increase blood circulation and nourishment to all the cells, helps to cure sinusitis, headaches and any stress related imbalances. The lymph nodes present in the chin and jawline areas are stimulated to release lymph fluid that can detoxify the facial area and as these are also reflex points that connect to the whole body, the detox effect stretches far beyond the face.

Having a face and scalp massage alleviates the mood by releasing a whole load of feel good healing chemicals.  It boosts chi through the Chinese meridian lines and helps to balance the health of the whole body.   It also can also help strained facial muscles to loosen up and relax, thereby reducing wrinkles too 🙂

How is it done?

A face and scalp massage at Earth Beauty involves being in a deeply relaxing and dim candlelit room, lying on a couch with gentle drift-away music in the background.  During the massage, I take time to relieve tension in the forehead, eyes, nose, ears, mouth, chin, jawlines, neck, behind the ears, top of the shoulders and all over the head from the back of the neck upwards.  Heaven and bliss for the body, mind and spirit! Its time to treat yourself.

Click here to see my summer special offer to receive one of these massages for FREE when you book a 30min back massage worth £33.00 – offer ends 31st July 2013.  Email or call me today on 744022 for your therapeutic time out.


An Amazing Weekend of Lucid Dreaming!

I’m so happy to have been lucky enough to stumble across Charlie Morley. It has been SUCH a pleasure to have him back over on Jersey soil to teach again. He has a very unique, open approach to teaching and makes learning about lucid dreaming such a fun and exciting experience.

A lucid dream is a dream in which you have an ‘aha’ moment and realise you are dreaming. My lucid dreaming started many years ago. I did not understand their potential back then. Its only since last October, when I first met Charlie, that I learnt I was nestling a true goldmine inside of me all this time!! Anyone can learn to lucid dream and tap into this goldmine. It has the potential to heal us and bring us closer to our true Buddha natures when we tap in to it. It also increases our ability to bring mindful awareness into our lives. We have the ability to work with unresolved issues, past trauma, psychological archetypes and even improve certain life skills in the lucid dream!! It is a creative and sensory indulgent mystic realm of wonder!!! No wonder Charlie, who is a very accomplished Lucid Dreamer, has a refreshing child like essence to him.

Charlie was asked to spread the teachings of Lucid Dreaming by his Buddhist Teachers so that the modern world could learn to use this technique for self-growth, healing and to engage positively with the universal one-ness that resides in all of us, in our unconscious. And night time, we learn, really is the right time to dive into this place where our imaginations can serve us to reach our highest potential. Charlie has a special interest in teaching us how to integrate our shadowy side through Lucid Dreaming and has also spent a lot of time understanding nightmares and what they mean. Charlie has also released 2 CD’s and has a book coming out in September. I can’t wait to listen to the CDs and get the book!!

We had 15 people who came for the ride …. and a few that had been to the last workshop in November also returned for the ‘Going Deeper’ 2nd Day. We were blessed to have ‘The Isis Centre’ as our teaching ground for the weekend and the weather was bright, fresh and springy! Perhaps we will have him back for more in September around his book launch? And maybe a sleepover too?? Watch this space!! See charleymorley300 Charlie has also released 2 CD’s. I can’t wait to listen to the CDs and get the book!!and watch his TED talk too. Great stuff!

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Food and Life Empowerment Plan

“Since coming to Maria, I have gone down 2 dress sizes to a size 8 and my skin, which was once very spotty is clear. I am so much happier now I know which foods I need more of and which I need less of. I feel in control and confident about this way of eating which has now become a lifestyle rather than a diet.”  Dannii Seymour.

A Revolutionary Programme
Developed by Maria Barnicoat at Earth Beauty, this 3 month programme works to harmonise your body and bring you to your optimum health and well-being. Our bodies are programmed to be well and robust. Once we take away any aggravating internal or external factors, we allow our health to excel and our bodies to be vibrant. Continue Reading

“Going Deeper into Lucid Dreaming” with Charlie Morley

Saturday 21st April 2013


This unique workshop is an opportunity to go deeper into the practice and theory of lucid dreaming within the context of the spiritual path. Full of more techniques and perspectives, participants will be guided into the deeper reaches of lucidity training by Buddhist lucid dreaming teacher Charlie Morley.

Charlie says “We’ll explore new techniques and integration methods like dream planning, maintaining lucidity, conscious sleeping and looking at how we can move” beyond lucidity” into the realm of shared dreaming and psychic capacity. This is a great chance to explore some of the deeper insights and more advanced practices which we explore on the 4 day intensive retreats.”

This day is only open to people who have attended the Saturday workshop or a weekend workshop with Charlie before.


About Charlie Morley:

Charlie received the traditional “authorization to teach” from Lama Yeshe Rinpoche in 2008 and was asked to teach by renowned meditation teacher Prof. Rob Nairn who described him as “the most authentic practitioner of lucid dreaming and dream yoga teaching in Europe”. Charlie has been a self taught lucid dreamer since the age of 16 and since then he has run retreats and workshops around the world, co-created the “Mindfulness of Dream and Sleep” program and given the ever first talk on lucid dreaming at the well known “TED” conference.

Cost: £55

Returning workshop attendees pay only £50

Venue: The Isis Centre

Time: 10-5pm

Food: Please bring food to share

Numbers are limited so please book soon if you are interested.

To book please email: for BACS details or send cheque payable to ‘Earth Beauty’ to 12 Conway Street, St Helier, Jersey, JE2 3NT.  Or telephone Maria: 07797 832400 or Paypal and please advise when payment has been  made.

Mindfulness of Dream & Sleep: A Holistic Approach to Lucid Dreaming with Charlie Morley

Saturday 20th April 2013


We sleep for a third of our lives. Mindfulness of Dream and Sleep allows us to make use of that time and gives us the tools to train our minds, reprogram our habits and to enter into a friendship with every aspect of our psyches, all while we’re sound asleep. By using the best of both Tibetan Buddhist and Western dream-work techniques Mindfulness of Dream and Sleep offers a uniquely holistic approach to lucid dreaming with the aims of psychological growth, mind training and nocturnal spiritual practice!

This workshop includes an overview of the history, science and practice of lucid dreaming from both the Western psychological and Tibetan Buddhist traditions, instructions on how to maintain awareness into and out of sleep, and teachings on learning “how to lucid dream”. Lucid dreaming is an important precursory skill to the Tibetan tradition of Dream Yoga and these teachings offer a practical way to learn this incredibly beneficial skill.

This workshop is suitable for both complete beginners and seasoned dream explorers

Please note, this day is a pre-requisite for the ‘Going Deeper’ day on Sunday 21st April, and is also a great refresher for those that have attended Charlie’s workshops before (who will also be entitled to a reduction in price!)

About Charlie Morley:

Charlie received the traditional “authorization to teach” from Lama Yeshe Rinpoche in 2008 and was asked to teach by renowned meditation teacher Prof. Rob Nairn who described him as “the most authentic practitioner of lucid dreaming and dream yoga teaching in Europe”. Charlie has been a self taught lucid dreamer since the age of 16 and since then he has run retreats and workshops around the world, co-created the “Mindfulness of Dream and Sleep” program and given the ever first talk on lucid dreaming at the well known “TED” conference.

Cost: £55

Returning dreamers from any of Charlie’s previous workshops pay only £50

Venue: The Isis Centre

Times: 10-5pm

Food: Please bring food to share


To book please email: for BACS transfer details or send cheque payable to ‘Earth Beauty’, 12 Conway Street, St Helier, JE2 3NT.  Or telephone Maria: 07797 832400.  Or Paypal Please advise when payment has been made.


Dance Break

So there is a void here in Jersey right now since our last dance in December, no ecstatic dance group has been happening.  I miss it, we all miss it! The break was needed and hopefully soon I will be able to start a monthly dance group.  In the meantime, if anyone wants to start one or hold one that would be amazing! I’m also looking for support for the monthly class.  Please contact me if interested!

Moving, changing, growing …

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Well, its been a while! I watched ‘Reversing Diabetes in 30 days’ yesterday.  So wonderful!! So inspiring!! And brought lots of tears to my eyes.  You can watch it on youtube, just save 90mins and get nice and comfortable.

With each day I am becoming more and more convinced that a raw wholefood plant based diet is our true health elixir. I’m letting go of the frustrations that doctors don’t promote this or even take diet much into account and just focusing now on how I can learn more, heal even more and then serve others by helping inspire and spread this news.  I’m also considering selling Kali-Ma so that I can condense my energies and deepen into fewer pursuits.  Raw chocolate making will always be a passion of mine, but bringing it into a business takes away time and energy from things which are seeming to be more important right now.

I look forward to the next clients I have into earth beauty that are open and wanting change through their diet, and I bow to those giving it a go in the face of adverse families and little support.  There does seem to be a mass engagement with this movement though, I am lucky enough to be seeing it around me, friends, clients, and groups on facebook supporting veganism.  The news about the detriments of dairy and meat and white food products is getting out.  The educating is happening now and the question is, are we open to hearing it?

De-stress Special Offer only £34

Special Offer 40% off
Available until 1st May

Massage and Reflexology

1 hour Detox & De-stress only £34

Stress is a killer. Experts say 90% of disease is stress related!

There is so much stress in the world and we sometimes need extra help to balance ourselves and keep well.

Treat your body, mind and soul to an hour of relaxing, harmonising and de-stressing, with a back neck, scalp and shoulder massage and reflexology.

30mins Reflexology usually £28

30mins Massage usually £30

Usual Price: £58

Offer Price: £34

Offer Until: 1st May 2013

To take up this offer please telephone or email

07797 832400

Also available as a GIFT VOUCHER. Just contact me to confirm and I will send you BACS details or PAYPAL details for an instant payment transfer or you can send me a cheque in the post.   


The Benefits Of Massage
What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage or bodywork treatments? Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more, massage can:

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
  • Ease medication dependence.
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system.
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
  • Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ—the skin.
  • Increase joint flexibility.
  • Lessen depression and anxiety.
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
  • Reduce postsurgery adhesions and swelling.
  • Reduce spasms and cramping.
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
  • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller.
  • Relieve migraine pain.

A Powerful Ally
There’s no denying the power of bodywork. Regardless of the adjectives we assign to it (pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic) or the reasons we seek it out (a luxurious treat, stress relief, pain management), massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen.

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress. This translates into:

  • Decreased anxiety.
  • Enhanced sleep quality.
  • Greater energy.
  • Improved concentration.
  • Increased circulation.
  • Reduced fatigue.

Furthermore, clients often report a sense of perspective and clarity after receiving a massage. The emotional balance bodywork provides can often be just as vital and valuable as the more tangible physical benefits.

Profound Effects
In response to massage, specific physiological and chemical changes cascade throughout the body, with profound effects. Research shows that with massage:

  • Arthritis sufferers note fewer aches and less stiffness and pain.
  • Asthmatic children show better pulmonary function and increased peak air flow.
  • Burn injury patients report reduced pain, itching, and anxiety.
  • High blood pressure patients demonstrate lower diastolic blood pressure, anxiety, and stress hormones.
  • Premenstrual syndrome sufferers have decreased water retention and cramping.
  • Preterm infants have improved weight gain.

Research continues to show the enormous benefits of touch—which range from treating chronic diseases, neurological disorders, and injuries, to alleviating the tensions of modern lifestyles. Consequently, the medical community is actively embracing bodywork, and massage is becoming an integral part of hospice care and neonatal intensive care units. Many hospitals are also incorporating on-site massage practitioners and even spas to treat postsurgery or pain patients as part of the recovery process.

Increase the Benefits with Frequent Visits
Getting a massage can do you a world of good. And getting massage frequently can do even more. This is the beauty of bodywork. Taking part in this form of regularly scheduled self-care can play a huge part in how healthy you’ll be and how youthful you’ll remain with each passing year. Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health. And remember: just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn’t mean it is any less therapeutic. Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan, and work with your practitioner to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs.


The Benefits of Reflexology

Research has shown the specific techniques of reflexology to be effective and beneficial in many ways. A survey of 170 reflexology studies from 21 countries shows that reflexology is effective, impacting a variety of physical and psychological concerns. Reflexology:

  • Creates relaxation: From the moment the reflexologists hands start their work, the relaxation begins as shown in research using EEG brain activity. All together, 24 studies demonstrate reflexologyÕs relaxation effects.
  • Reduces pain: Pain reduction following reflexology work is documented in 27 studies including research showing impact on individuals of all ages and health states
  • Ameliorates health concerns: Research shows that reflexology work helps indiviuals of all ages with some 78 health concerns ranging from aggressive behavior in children to urinary concerns of the elderly.
  • Improves blood flow: Separate studies show that reflexology work increases blood flow to the feet, brain, kidneys and intestines.
  • Aids post-operative recovery: Reflexology work aids recovery after surgery as shown by several studies, reducing pain and lessening the use of post operative analgesics.
  • Impact on physiological measures (e. g. blood pressure and cholesterol; measurements by ECG, EEG, and fMRI)
  • Enhances medical care: Reflexology helps where nothing else can for many: phantom limb pain sufferers, neuropathy patients, and hemodialysis patients to name a few.
  • Benefits mental health: Research demonstrates that reflexology can reduce depression (11 studies) and anxiety (9 studies).
  • Complements cancer care: Pain, nausea, vomiting, and/or anxiety eased for chemotherapy patients following reflexology work as shown by16 studies fom 7 countries.
  • Eases pregnancy, delivery and post-partum effects: Women who received reflexology experienced shorter labor times and used less analgesia. In addition, reflexology showed a positive impact on postpartum depression, anxiety, urination and bowel movements.

In general terms, the benefits of reflexology have to do with the reduction of stress. Because the feet and hands help set the tension level for the rest of the body, they are an easy way to interrupt the stress signal and reset homeostasis, the body’s equilibrium.

Reflexology is a complement to standard medical care. It should not be construed as medical advice. It should not be a replacement to medical help.



Winter Massage Offer


FANTASTIC OFFER! For the next 3 weeks! Find some time before the Christmas rush and book yourself in for an hours therapeutic massage for only £36! Whether you need deep tissue, calming or invigorating, this will be tailor made just for you. Book with Maria on 07797 832400 and nourish your lovely self on a deep level.

Offer Valid until 15th December.


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