Where to Relax in Broxbourne; Waltham Abbey

Hertfordshire Fabulous Read is introducing Rena Victoria Calloo; your Hertfordshire’s Beauty and Holistic Therapist who specialises in relaxation, body, mind and spirit reconnection and much more!

Siren Spa Therapies is pure bliss. Let’s keep reading to find out where to relax in Broxbourne and Waltham Abbey or in the comfort of your home! Yes! All possible!

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Do you feel stressed? Do you have a busy lifestyle? 

Hour after hour, our to-do lists grow bigger, our days feel shorter and having time to relax and switch off seem to be the most challenging achievement, do you agree? 

Leading a healthy lifestyle is not rocket science; although, new beginnings may not always be easy. Starting a healthy lifestyle routine that lasts for a lifetime is the best decision to make.

If you can’t make it to the salon, Rena Victoria can make it to your home! So what keeps you on hold? Book your consultation with Rena Victoria today!

Let’s pause for a moment to explore what Siren Spa Therapies has on offer, and if you are too busy to stop by, why not to arrange a visit with Rena Victoria to your home? Having a full body massage, lymphatic drainage massage or treating yourself with an Indian face-lift rejuvenation in the comfort of your home saves so much of your time!  

Discover services with Siren Spa Therapies

  • Reiki Healing
  • Hot Stone Treatment
  • Deep tissue body massage
  • Crystal Healing
  • Holistic and Facial Treatments
  • Body Massage Treatments

Flowers can’t glow without the sun and water so you can’t glow without self-care.”

Where do I start?

Day by day, we get to accomplish what we classify as our priority. A healthy lifestyle can bring a lot of benefits to our physical and mental health. Make a healthy lifestyle your priority. Start today with Siren Spa Therapies! Step by step, little by little, schedule time just for yourself, not only for a one-off treat, spoil yourself regularly. “ME TIME” is priceless and very important. Look after your body and mind!

How can Himalayan Salt Stone Massage help me?

Rena Victoria will create a world for you, where time slows down, and relaxing music helps you to unwind. Himalayan Salt stones improve your sleep, blood circulation, and make your skin to look glowing. The heat from the stones soothes away stress and tension. Himalayan Salt stones have 84 natural, antibacterial and antimicrobial minerals, and when these are massaged into your body, they eliminate harmful toxins. “The best hot stone massage I’ve ever had,” one of her clients wrote about Rena Victoria. 

Another client wrote about Rena Victoria: 

Really enjoyed the Himalayan Salt Stone Massage. During it I felt completely relaxed and found the stones to be very cleansing and like a light going over me. The exfoliating feel was also very pleasant. Victoria has great depth and pressure and worked out my knots. Thank you would definitely have it again. I felt extremely relaxed the next day and slept well.

This is just a little taster about what Rena Victoria can offer! For more details have a look below!

Siren Spa is 7 minutes away from the Broxbourne train station. 

For more information, please visit their website here: Siren Spa

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How To Improve Your Gut Health In 21 days?

In today’s post, Hertfordshire Fabulous Read is going to talk about Zoe Reast – a qualified Bowen Therapist, Health Coach, and ambitious professional who is offering Microbiome Gut Reset programmes, DNA testing for nutrition and The Bowen technique in Hertford.

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What is the Gut Microbiome?

In simple words, imagine trillions of microorganisms living in your intestinal tract, having an impact on your health and wellbeing. Everyone has their own unique gut bacteria footprint, but did you know that the imbalance of your gut bugs may affect your body weight, mood, or could be even responsible for irritable bowel movement? It doesn’t end here. Gut health may be linked to other diseases like colon cancer too. It’s no secret that your diet affects your microbiome balance, so let’s learn together what we can do to improve it.

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How can Zoe help you?

It’s easy. In your initial consultation, Zoe will prepare personalised lifestyle analysis, which helps to identify affected areas of your body. The next steps would be discussing how to improve your gut health in those affected areas.

Who would like to improve their gut health and feel better in 21 days? That’s right, changes start to show in 21 days. Just keep reading to find out more about the purify programme!

About the Purify Programme

The Purify Programme is a 21 day lifestyle changing programme, which cleanses and heals your digestive tract. We have learnt about the gut microbiome already, and the purify programme is very much linked to it. In fact, the programme consists of a combination of exercise, nutrition and supplements, which help to change your gut bugs balance for the better. This programme brings a lot of benefits – not only to your inner gut health. After all, many Zoe’s clients described massive skin improvements as well as noticeable increase in their energy levels and much more!

What the Purify Programmes offers?

  • 2 x one to one consultations with Zoe, a detailed lifestyle analysis and health questionnaire at the start and end, take your measurements and look at your health goals.
  • All the supplements to support you throughout the 21 days (one of them lasts 45 days)
  • Private Whatsapp chat support group throughout
  • Detailed guide book with around 50 recipe ideas
  • Ongoing support throughout the programme

What is purify friendly food?

The word “pure” may give us an indication that we are going to talk about some good stuff here – and that’s 100% correct. When you start with the purify programme, you will include specific food in your diet, which will support your gut health reset process. The Purify Programme lasts 21 days and is aiming for long term gut health improvements. Of course, you will be encouraged to carry on with good eating habits after the program – as to maximise its effect. Ideally, by undergoing this programme, you are hoping to make changes to your lifestyle too! Zoe’s role is to support you, explain the importance of your gut health, help you to make changes and teach you how to establish good eating habits.

The DNA testing for Nutrition

Have you ever thought about why you occasionally feel discomfort after eating? The DNA testing can find out whether you may have any yet unknown food intolerances. Isn’t it great to have an opportunity to learn a bit more about ourselves and what food to avoid? It almost feels like being able to change some parts of the future. Especially if the DNA test results may enhance our day to day life routines. 

How does the DNA testing for Nutrition work?

It starts with a sample of saliva and medically approved laboratory. The experienced team will analyse your DNA and test it against a large amount of food type, and then generate a personal report based on the results. This personal report will be shared and consulted with you. 

The Bowen technique and what is it?

Unlike other techniques that try to push muscles apart to release pain, Bowen works on the connective tissue level. The therapists use their bare hands and roll like movements to stimulate the body. This technique gives an impulse to under-active muscles to start working and to overactive muscles to release the pain. This method is very relaxing for the body and mind, and may release anxiety, general muscle stiffness, respiratory conditions and so on. 
Zoe says that using the Bowen Technique to balance a person from a structural and emotional perspective gives a holistic approach to healing the body.

When to seek a specialist? 

Message from Zoe: Many people will only look at gut health when they have a problem but really it should be used as a preventative measure to ensure health isn’t detrimentally affected in the first place. Everyone should consider gut health to be a lifestyle change, the programme will help to eliminate unhealthy habits, manage cravings and help you make better and more informed food choices going forward.

Why Zoe Reast? 

Nowadays, it is much easier to talk about the money situation, mental health, or gut health with specialists than it was before. However, having only the right set of qualifications may not be enough. Thanks to Zoe, many of her clients have been able to change their lifestyle for the better. Zoe provides confidential, unique, and professional services as well as exceptional client experience.

Useful links:

Zoe’s Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/optimimhealtheverydaywellness/

Zoe’s website: http://www.everyday-wellness-online.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/everydaywellness_01/?hl=en

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FREE Hertfordshire What's On / Where to Go / What to Do Guide

Photo from Primary Times Website: https://www.primarytimes.co.uk/magazine/about-us

I am a runner – not a professional runner, though. I run from dawn to dusk, Monday to Sunday, January to December – nearly every day it’s the same  – morning school run, work, afternoon school pick-up, home time, dinner time, homework, laundry, writing by night, and that’s why I fell in love with Primary Times for Hertfordshire, my number one guide, which saves me time. With the impeccable content, I can plan our precious family moments efficiently. Are you running daily marathons too? Then you may want to keep reading!!!

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About a week ago, I was lucky enough to find Primary Times magazine in my daughter’s school bag. I started reading it with delight. On the 27th of March, thousands of people will be wearing hats – one of the articles said. Are you wondering why? It’s for a good cause. Our students and staff will be joining the Wear A Hat Day fundraising event with many others too. The fundraising kit is on the way with a list of tips on how to run successful fundraising events. I work in an English Language School, and this event is a great opportunity to work with students and staff as one team. We are glad to support the most important brain tumour research in the UK. Anyone can join, here is their website: https://www.braintumourresearch.org/about

Or it might be that you are looking to find a perfect venue for a birthday party or, you are interested to learn about the latest educational trends, or you may be seeking the next family fun event to go to. Whatever it is, with Primary Times, you can avoid countless hours of online searching on a Saturday morning or rushing to attend the next event just because your friend messaged you last minute. Instead, you can have your calendar packed with Hertfordshire Primary Times tips far in advance!

My Two Favourite Birthday Places listed in Primary Times

Photo from Cinnamon Square Website: https://cinnamonsquare.com/kids-parties/

Hands-On Baking Parties and Workshops: How about organising a birthday party where children can dip their tiny fingers in dough and create something fun and tasty? All this and much more while you are sipping a cappuccino and enjoying a cake. If this sounds appealing, then Cinnamon Square may be on your list! It’s located in Rickmansworth and here is their website:https://cinnamonsquare.com/kids-parties/

XC Adventurous party: The XC venue in Hemel Hempstead is a paradise for anyone with an adventurous soul. Have you ever thought about throwing a climbing party with food or skatepark parties with food and much more? Then you may like to visit their website: https://www.thexc.co.uk/parties/caving/

More Tips From Primary Times

Are you ready to win a fun break for the family or just for two? Then don’t miss out! Stay Play Explore offers varied selections of breaks, and you can win a break worth £149! What does it take to participate? Just five seconds of your time! Follow their instructions here:https://www.stayplayexplore.co.uk/

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The Hertfordshire area has a lot of outdoor places to visit. For example, discover Paradise Wildlife Park, Willow Activity Farm and much more. I can’t wait to receive the next issue and learn about what Hertfordshire activities will be on offer next half-term!

Valuable links to check out:

Primary Times Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/pg/PrimaryTimesMagazine/posts/?ref=page_internal

Family Fitness Tips Hertfordshire #2 Jump In Trampoline Park Elstree

When it’s foggy and wet outside, we’d love to snuggle up on our sofa with a TV blanket. Or explore cool indoor places! Jump In Trampoline Park Elstree is indeed a perfect place to visit with your family – and not only this time of the year!

What Jump In Trampoline Park Elstree looks like? Imagine spacious indoor area with tons of trampolines for all ages, soft play and a lovely cafe! Why not to book a birthday party, jump & play session or relaxed sessions; which include rebound therapy? This is all on offer in Elstree Trampoline Park and definitely worth checking!

What is rebound therapy? Activities for children with special needs for example. Read a list of benefits here: http://www.reboundtherapy.org/about/benefits

Did you know that jumping on a trampoline may help you to improve your cardiorespiratory fitness? This workout can actually turn into family fun activity with many healthy benefits for you and your loved ones!

How much does it cost?

Jumping for 1 hour, 30 minutes  £9.45


YES! That’s right! Their first CLUB NIGHT is Valentines Night from 7-9pm!

Visit their website to check out their opening times for Jump & Play and Toddler time and their first CLUB NIGHT here! https://www.gojumpin.com/activities/trampoline-party-night

Trending: London to Amsterdam Eurostar Trips From April 2020

From April 2020, we can hop on Eurostar train and travel from London St Pancras to Amsterdam Centraal in 3 hours and 55 mins as per the trainline website and their current advertised cheapest one-way ticket is £35,76!

What to do in Amsterdam? The Telegraph published a great guide here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/netherlands/amsterdam/articles/amsterdam-travel-guide/

We are hoping your travels are always stress free. Ideally, you can stay in a hotel, where you can enjoy nice breakfast in the mornings and room service. Off you go outside to explore the city, relax and take a lot of pictures. Stress free activities are definitely considered to be a part of healthy lifestyle! Happy travelling everyone!

The Guardian published a great article in 2017, which provides great information for families travelling with kids to Amsterdam!


Source on Eurostar launching direct service from Amsterdam to London: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/

Have you been to Amsterdam and what have you enjoyed doing?

Family Fitness Tips Hertfordshire #1 Potters Bar Indoor Climbing

Are you planning to start healthier lifestyle as a family?
Indoor Climbing can be a super-duper family fun activity! Furzefield leisure centre in Potters Bar will offer you multiple different climbing walls and it’s suitable from age 4 to 94 and with no prior climbing experience!

We’ve booked our climbing session twice already – spaces are limited so you need to book upfront. For some reason, I was unable to complete my reservation through their website, so I made it over the phone. It went smoothly and they even sent me a copy of my receipt!

  • Child Ticket – Climbing – Cost £10.50
  • Adult Ticket – Climbing – Cost £13.95
  • Adult & Child Ticket – Climbing – Cost £21.00

On the day, we’ve arrived at Furzefield leisure centre approximately 15 minutes prior to our session beginning. The parking space is for free and can be quite full at times. Once we entered the main reception area, I’ve presented my copy of the receipt. They have asked us to enter the premises and pointed us to the climbing area. We walked through a door where was soft play and a small cafe. The young lady asked us to go back through the door again; turn right and sit down in front of a small TV. We were going to watch a short video and await a member of staff to take us to the climbing area.

Potters Bar climbing sessions last 60 minutes. The first 15 minutes you receive safety information – by watching a short safety video outside the climbing area and by watching a member of staff in the climbing area. Shoes that are not permitted include flip flops, sliders, crocks, professional climbing shoes and similar shoes. We went with trainers and it worked fine!

Once we were in the climbing area and familiar with the rules, we started climbing the walls! My daughter is four years old, so I was helping her at the beginning. She was very good climbing up, but struggled to jump off for the first time. After a little encouragement, she did it! The staff is very nice and encourage young kids to explore the area without fear. Indoor climbing does help to improve children’s confidence as they try new walls and master their climbing skills.

You do need to work with your arms when climbing up the walls. The next day, my body was a bit sore. All in all it was worth the experience though. We spent good quality time together, explored something new, did a little workout and definitely have a place to go on a rainy day!

Feel free to check out their video below and if you’re going to go, don’t forget to bring a bottle of water along!

ENJOY YOUR TIME TOGETHER! https://www.furzefieldleisurecentre.co.uk/childrens-activities/

Furzefield Climbing

What would you recommend to check out in Hertfordshire as a family fun activity?

Healthy Lifestyle Tip: Face Massage DIY at Home


In my late 20s, I started to notice wrinkled forehead and fine lines under my eyes. At first, I was frustrated. Who wants to be getting old, right? Building a time machine seems to be an expensive, time consuming and insane idea. So let’s get old in style instead! Do you agree?

Abigail James; being described on her website as “The Queen of Bespoke Facials” by FORBES, published a few tutorials on youtube, which are really worth watching! Thanks to Abigail, I’ve established my own skincare routine and learnt simple face massage techniques, which keep my face fresh. Face massage is very relaxing and brings a lot of benefits to your skin too!

I practice skincare routine with face massage every day. It was very challenging at the beginning. Imagine an ordinary-looking woman running like a headless chicken, which has always written on her blouse; “BUSY”

I am sure you resonate with me here, right? In the end, I’ve made face massage a priority though along with other healthy lifestyle routines!

What about skincare products? In my opinion, it can be a bit hit and miss! I do have relatively dry and sensitive skin myself so I am not a big fan of cream experimenting; whatever works for me, I stick to it. At this moment, I apply a small amount of coconut oil for face massage. Holland & Barrett have often smaller version on sale for £1.

Useful links: Abigail James – https://www.abigailjames.com/about

Abigail James Youtube Anti-ageing, Face lifting massage- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqKX-guFdXc

Photo source: Unsplash and Holland & Barrett websites