Angela believes the constant pressure on us to make an effort, in terms of improving our routines and lifestyle, should not come at the cost of jeopardizing our own energy and happiness. In addition to heightening self-awareness, regularly reflecting on our beliefs and actions is an excellent way to monitor energy levels and better understand our bodies. It is clear that everyone can benefit from prioritising their own self a little more. This has become ever more apparent over the last 24 months, as we have been subject to the many challenges of lockdowns and restrictions.
Angela has a keen, and developing interest in natural, herbal remedies. As a child, she suffered from severe skin conditions. The intense steroid treatment which was prescribed to aid these conditions caused her to develop multiple food allergies. Her childhood difficulties led to her spending her later years curating a diet and skincare regimen that nurtured her body, without restricting any part of the joys that food can bring. Angela loves cooking food from, and inspired by her Middle Eastern heritage; the traditional dishes she grew up eating are relatively simple to adapt and modify in order to suit a range of dietary requirements. The anti-inflammatory properties of a Mediterranean diet have been thoroughly researched, proving to help tackle musculo-skeletal pain, which is often one of the reactions to common allergies and intolerances, such as a gluten sensitivity.
Angela believes that whatever is internalised by our bodies, both physically and emotionally, will be reflected on our skin. For this reason, it is always important to listen to what our bodies are trying to tell us, and to fix these problems with a holistic approach. Be it a modification of diet, routine or lifestyle, or implementing new regimes such as health treatments, a positive change to one small aspect of our body will ultimately have a positive effect across the whole. The beauty treatments offered at bodytonic clinic really take into account the entire health of a body, rather than simply working on its external shell. After having dealt with sensitive skin alongside a rapidly changing diet for years, this is an ethos that greatly appeals to Angela.
It is important to be kind to ourselves and remember to treat our bodies with respect. Day to day life in general will prevent us from being perfect at this. Angela has the understanding that it is how we aim to overcome the challenges of day to day life and actively practice better routines, which is most important.