Aromatherapy for Home Use

Aromatherapy for Home Use

Join us for an enjoyable & simple introduction to aromatherapy & essential oils where you’ll learn:

*what are essential oils
*some of the most popular multi-purpose essential oils & their benefits
*how can you safely blend for home use: diffusers/oil burners, inhalation, room sprays, bath/shower

We’ll spend time learning how to blend & experience the oils, and you’ll create 2 products to take home.

Date: Saturday, 28th March
Time: 10:30am-1pm
Cost: €35

Contact us on 01 534 0003 or to book your spot as places are limited.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Meditation and Mindfulness

Meditation & Mindfulness, we hear so much about these two practices lately. And to be honest, we weren’t sure where one stopped and the other began. Yet, it’s an area that Sarah and I are both interested in and hope to bring into our daily lives to help keep us focused, feeling calm(er) and more relaxed. Our brains are on a constant buzz of activity and sometimes don’t you just want to quiet that hum?

Join us as we explore meditation & mindfulness at Nautilus with these upcoming events.

Winter Solstice Meditation, Saturday, 20th of December, 3-4pm. This meditation is about taking time out of our busy lives and to be present to mark this significant day. It will be about awareness of nature and in particular, the contrast of the darkness and the light, and allowing our inner wisdom shine through.
Nautilus Book Club, Thursday, 15th of January, 7-8pm. First book “Mindfulness, a practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world”. This book “reveals a set of simple yet powerful practices that you can incorporate into daily life to help break the cycle of anxiety, stress, unhappiness and exhaustion”. Join us as we work our way through this 8 week mindfulness programme.
A Day of Mindfulness & Meditation with Mary Rice, Saturday, 28th of February, 10:30am-4:30pm. As Mary describes, “Living mindfully. . .the practice of slowing down, living more consciously, being fully present to ourselves, our world, and our experience. We do this by paying attention moment to moment & cultivating a non-judgemental attitude. Practice is the key, results are quiet & subtle.” Mary will cover the various aspects of mindfulness, meditation and how to make this a part of your daily life.

In the meantime, we found this article from Women’s Health Magazine to be helpful in giving a bit of clarification as to what meditation is as compared to mindfulness: and we’ve quoted some highlights below:

Let’s Start with Meditation
“At its core, meditation is when you intentionally set aside time to do something good for yourself,” explains Goldstein. And that’s all! Really. As long as you’re doing something good for you on purpose, whatever it is that may be, that’s meditation. “For instance, there’s exercise meditation, in which you intentionally set out to exercise to clear your mind,” says Goldstein. “There’s prayer meditation, when you intentionally send prayers out to the universe. There’s music meditation, where the whole purpose is to relax you, and the list goes on.”

So Here’s Where the Mix-Up Happens
“The confusion lies in the fact that one of the most well known types of meditation is mindfulness meditation. “Mindfulness is basically just being aware, and can be practiced both informally and formally—which is what many people don’t understand,” says Goldstein. “When you’re practicing it informally, that means that you’re simply attempting to be more aware in everything that you do—and that mentality can be infused into pretty much anything. But the formal practice of mindfulness is mindfulness meditation.

So wait. What’s mindfulness meditation, then? “That’s when you intentionally pay attention to whatever is here in the moment,” explains Goldstein. “The goal is to learn to be really present, to the point that when you feel yourself reacting a certain way in the moment later on, you’re so aware of the now that you’re then able to take a step back, and literally change your knee-jerk reaction so you do something in a different way.”

Got It?
“Phew! But here’s a quick nutshell summary, just because it’s definitely complicated: Meditation is when you intentionally set aside time to do something that’s good for you, and there are all kinds of meditations. Mindfulness is both a general awareness of the world and a formal meditation practice. It’s two things, not one. Meditation and mindfulness overlap in mindfulness meditation, which is one of the most popular types of meditation.”
What’s New at Nautilus

What’s New at Nautilus

We have lots going on this month & throughout January so we wanted to give you a quick run-down:

1. We can take orders for gift vouchers either over the phone or you can order online here.

2. Our Christmas Open House is THIS Saturday, 6th Dec, 10am-5pm. We’ll have “Buy 1, Get 1 Half Price” on gift vouchers, 20% off TanOrganic Products, and 3 for 2 on a wide range of Neal’s Yard Remedies products. Plus, the usual festive treats of baked goods, hot mulled drinks, and fun music!

3. Fantastic class/workshop schedule starting in January. We’re really excited about our Nautilus Book Club (free event) & our first book will be “Mindfulness, a practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world”. Add it to your Santa list & get ready to start 2015 feeling calmer & more focused. Other classes include baby massage (great gift voucher idea!), nutrition, skincare, reiki & social media training. Find all the details & full schedule here.

4. Our nail & tan special offer continues throughout December! Book in for a 3 week UV gel SmartPolish manicure & pedicure and receive a FREE full body TanOrganic spray tan, only €65!

Plus, we have availability for our full range of treatments: massage therapies, facials, body treatments, nails, tanning. Please call 01 534 0003 or email to book your appointment or with any questions.

We look forward to seeing you this holiday season!

Jenny & Sarah x

Body Brushing

To brush or not to brush?

Do you body brush? Admittedly, we were not ones to body brush. Who has the time? Is it really beneficial? These were the questions we asked ourselves. If we’re being brutally honest, we couldn’t really have been bothered. Well, NO MORE, because when you delve a little deeper, the benefits of body brushing are quite remarkable and for only an extra 5 minutes out of your day. It is definitely something to consider doing especially at this time of year when our bodies may not be as active and when our skin gets that little bit dryer as temperatures change and indoor heating is being turned on.

Ideally done in the morning, body brushing can increase circulation which is particularly beneficial on areas of toxic accumulation (cellulite to us). It helps to shed dead skin cells leaving your skin smoother and more radiant. It allows for better absorption of nutrients by clearing clogged pores. It encourages better removal of waste as it boosts the lymphatic system.

How To Dry Brush!  body brush Nautilus

Always work in the direction of the heart

Use long gentle strokes where possible

Keep your brush dry and do not bring it into the shower

To keep your brush bacteria free you can spray the bristles with a solution of distilled water and tea tree essential oil

If you are interested in learning more simple yet effective tips to keep your skin glowing throughout the year why not come along to our “Love Your Skin” workshop on Thursday, 9th October at 6pm? You’ll gain advice on the right products for your skin and how to make your skincare routine quick, easy and effective.