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testimonials

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here is a selection of reviews that answer on:

 1. what is it?

 2. what difference can it make?

 3. who is the therapist?

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selection:

1. natural way to avoid wrinkles

No faffing about with masks and products, just an amazing massage that will take years off you. I'm going back as often as I can!

Impressive! Tailored approach to the individual needs, informative, professional, exceptionally clean.

I never considered my face muscles were so tense. It hurt in certain areas but the relief and relaxation afterwards was amazing. 

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more symmetrical

Such an amazing treatment! There are different types of massages you can do based on your preferences or problem areas; the lymphatic massage feels very relaxing whereas the sculpting massage can be uncomfortable at times. However, Alina constantly checks in with you to see how it’s feeling and can adjust pressure accordingly. Furthermore, it may be uncomfortable but it is incredibly effective and I can already see a difference in my face! It looks more symmetrical since fluids have drained out and my face appears more full and youthful. Definitely going to go back!

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first treatment

You see the results after the first session! Amusing

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compliments

Not your usual facial - works purely by stimulating facial muscles and tissues. I received loads of compliments on my complexion the following day!

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first treatment

It was a friend's recommendation to see Alina for a proper face massage. I did not expect a wow-effect from a single visit but was so pleased with the result. I could see improvement in my skin tone, and the face looked fresher and less puffy on the same day. Impressive! I am going to do a set of 5-7 to see if it works as a natural alternative to injections

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Therapist

Really great facial,she is really professional and she knows what she is doing and kindly try to explain and make sure that it is not too painful.

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first treatment

therapist

It was the first time having this procedure and I am very pleased and happy that I tried. The young lady is very skillful and gave me lots of information. When the time will allow me , I will return to have more sessions. I strongly recommend, especially to those who loves the natural way to improve wrinkles, tone, elasticity and luminosity of their skin. Thank you, Alina.

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Glowing

The facial was excellent, if a little unusual. She manipulates your face by pinching it, which was actually quite painful at times. I came out glowing however I was a little bruised and sore the next day.

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Really nice woman. I booked a split tissue massage but after talking to me at the beginning of my session she decided that half split tissue massage and half lymph drainage massage was what I needed so that's what I got. a bit painful but also relaxing and definitely noticed some reduced puffiness the next couple of days. will return.

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therapist

Alina is a fantastic therapist. Super friendly and knowleadgable. It's a very relaxing experience that I highly recommend. Will certainly come back.

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informative

I had a split massage. Overall a pleasant and informative experience, even if the first part of the massage wasn't exactly relaxing. Will definitively go back.

 

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skin

I had a split massage. Feel my skin is lifted.
It is always a great pleasure to chat with Alina.

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relaxing

I had the split massage. While the 'work out' part of the facial wasn't exactly relaxing, it wasn't super painful either -- if you read the description of the massage, you will know this before you have the massage so it isn't a surprise. The second part of the massage was very relaxing (I had to keep myself present as I kept feeling myself drifting off to sleep!). I've already booked in for further treatments.

 

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great

It was great experience. I would like to know more about what exactly I need so I would like to take some lessons and further treatment.

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different

I had an Split Massage / Tissue Analysis at Facial Gym at Physio Clinic. The therapist was nice and seemed like she knows what she is doing. I just wanted to try something different for a facial and wasn’t painful or intolerable. I would be interested to try the other treatments.

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therapist

Hadn't tried Facial Gym before, but it is amazing and the therapist, Alina, was incredible. If you are looking for a relaxing facial massage, this is not for you. If you are looking to take years off your facial age - this is definitely for you! Quite painful at times but the results are really amazing and I am looking forward to a second visit to learn some of the techniques to apply myself. Goodbye double chin, hello longer neck and a more chiselled face!

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workshop

I loved the way Alina teaches us. She is so loveable and explained the techniques until we all understood and could do them. I am excited not only to use this new learning to improve my looks and wellbeing, but meeting other lovely people along the way :)
Thank you Alina xxx
​[Slim and lifted Face- EVERY morning!]

 

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workshop

Interesting, practical & fun workshop run by Alina, who is not only passionate about her subject, but happy to share her knowledge and skills. I left with the tools to give myself a lymph drainage massage to eliminate facial morning puffiness.
​[Slim and lifted Face- EVERY morning]

 

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explained

Therapist was very friendly and explained what she was doing and why in detail, so I understood the rational behind the massage.

 

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workshop

Amazing practical workshop. Alina is lovely, has a wealth of knowledge. Very patient. Looking forward to the next workshop!
​[Slim and lifted Face- EVERY morning!]

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therapist

Don't come here expecting a lovely soothing gentle experience with candles/whale song etc! It's much more of a physiotheraputic facial and it can HURT. However, Alina obviously knows what she's doing and while bits were uncomfortable, my face felt so much more relaxed afterwards. I could genuinely see a difference, my lines were less pronounced and I will definitely be going back.

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therapist

Alina is amazing! She really know her stuff and I'm convinced she knows the secret to correcting wrinkles! Going back next week...

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impressed

Not your typical massage but was very impressed. Tailored to the individual, informative, professional, exceptionally clean and will certainly go again

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workshop

It was a great meet up and Alina is a very patient and lovely "teacher". I am looking forward to further meetings and to learn more how to look and feel good in my mature years!
​[Slim and lifted Face- EVERY morning!]

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therapist

Alina is really great, super nice and very competent. My face looked instantly better after the treatment and the day after as well. I'll definitely have further treatments.

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intraoral massage

Had an intra oral massage for TMJ pain, and felt much better the next day. Alina the therapist, is very sweet and informative.

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improvement

Alina is amazing - I could feel my face muscles and see the improvement after just one session. I will be having a course of those!

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therapist

Alina was superb. So friendly, and extremely knowledgable. She made me feel completely at ease and I will be returning very soon.

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workshop

Thank you so much Alina for a great meetup tonight. I learnt a lot and your explanations were very clear - my face feels like it has had a proper workout! I'm looking forward to your next meetup.

​[Double chin and neck lines-Good bye!]

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noticeable difference

I was more intrigued to find out what split massage and tissue anaylsis could do to my 'stressed' face. After my first visit I bought a package deal to continue my facial treatment. Although the first two sessions were rather painful there were noticeable difference and thereafter I've been taught how to ease tensions on my neck and shoulder and facial massage techniques - I've undoubtly enjoy the other sessions. My face is brighter and firmer and need not wear heavy foundation to cover my blemishes and uneven tones though it is not completely spotless. I certainly recommend the sessions if you want to take better care of yourself in the long term.

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therapist

Great experience, friendly staff, Alina who is the therapist really takes care of you, explains to you what the treatment involves and the benefits. I'm so happy I came here, going to bring my mum next time, the before and after photos are amazing. I have quite good skin and no problems, but Alina explained to me tension is my issue, so the experience was very relaxing and I felt very calm after and will return for other treatments.

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therapist

I had a Split Massage with Alina. I don't have many wrinkles but do suffer from lines on the sides of nose and puffiness that come and go as they please so wrongly believed I have train facial muscles to be hard and strong, so Alina explained in details what's happening to our face and how wrinkles form and how to excersise them so you can take this knowledge with you and practice at home, being face muscles personal trainer. I felt really comfortable in the hands of Alina and after the massage my face looked fresher and pinky. Alina is very friendly and knows her staff , has a tailored approach to individual needs. Very happy I went there and would definitely recommend :)

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therapist

Thanks for being so lovely and flexible.

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therapist

Alina is great - very knowledgable and professional. I really enjoyed the massage and learnt a lot during the session. Will definitely be back!

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therapist

Alina was lovely and full of great advice.

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bone massage

Alina is lovely and gave thorough explanations of what to expect and how the treatment works. The massage itself feels unusual but became more comfortable as she worked through the more stiff muscles (specifically the ones used for frowning). My forehead felt and looked smoother immediately afterwards. I had a bone massage which was firm but not painful, even on my nose (which I broke a few years ago). I will definitely go back and am looking forward to my next session.

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third treatment

My Third Visit to Alina and I am looking much better. I am practicing what she has taught me, and it has really worked.

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tension and stiffness

Easy to find, light filled waiting area and cozy but cute treatment room. I had the split massage.. Alina was really good at relieving tension and stiffness in both my neck and face.. Towards the end I fell asleep a couple of times... Will be back!

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vacuum cup massage

I had the vaccum facial. Which is like cupping on your face. My skin did get slighly bruised but within 12 hours My skin was amazing!
My whole face had tightened and my jawline more defined! amazing

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difference

Really great experience at the facial gym, I learnt a lot and felt a difference afterwards. I have already booked a follow up appointment

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full body

Felt like i just had a full body massage. Extremely relieving!

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EYE BAGS

The therapist is really good and very knowledgeable. While the treatment was quite painful in parts and my face ached for a few days afterwards, i can definitely see results in terms of smaller eye bags and some reduced lines. Would definitely go again, but do bear in mind that its not necessarily a relaxing session, more practical!

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knowledgeable

The treatment was relaxing and the lady very knowledgeable and honest (she suggested that I didn't need to have further sessions). I would definitely recommend it to someone needing such treatment.

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each step explained

This was a very good massage with each step explained fully. I would be very happy to recommend this type of massage to my friends.

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therapist. takes years off you

Alina is excellent. She really knows her stuff and works hard to get your face in great shape. No faffing about with masks and products, just an amazing massage that will take years off you. She's a lovely, friendly girl and I cannot recommend her enough. I'm going back as often as I can!

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interesting

Was interesting concept of facial massage. Very relaxing. Place was convenient to work and easy to find. The treatment room was clean and well lit, always a bonus.

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workshop

Another great great meetup from Alina,
working hard to rid of those pesky forehead frown lines!
[Forehead lines and those between eyebrows- the easiest thing to fix]

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relaxed

It wasn't as painful as I feared and my face did feel more relaxed after. The therapist was friendly and approachable.

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workshop

Another informative and hands on meet up from the beautiful Alina.
​[Advanced Lymph drainage to sculpt the face]

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intraoral massage

Lovely lady, very calm environment so i felt really relaxed. The massage was intense but my jaw felt looser and less painful.

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vacuum cup massage

It's my 3rd appointment with Alina and again I left absolutely satisfied. I had vacuum massage, which is part of the treatment, but even after 1 session my skin looks refreshed. Highly recommended.

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natural

I was really impressed with the facial workout and have booked follow up treatments. Definitely recommend for anyone looking for a natural way to maintain facial muscles/avoid wrinkles.

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intraoral massage

As usual great relaxing intraoral massage which really helps with TMJ pain. Space was clean and therapist was knowledgeable and relaxing.

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therapist

Very knowlegeable therapist! Alina knows how to target facial muscles so as to reduce unneccessary facial lines. Would recommend this to a friend!

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therapist

Very knowledgeable and friendly lady. Not a relaxing treatment but that's not the point of the session! Would definitely recommend.

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therapist

Alina is just brilliant. Can't recommend highly enough-but beware, this is more like physio than a candles/aromatherapy massage and can be painful!

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happy

It's my second session with Alina and I'm absolutely happy with the treatment.I would defenitely recommend to everyone. And will be coming back.

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very relaxing

Very relaxing split tissue massage. Easy to find location in Central London and the therapist was very calm and friendly.

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couldn`t believe the effect

Absolutely fascinating. Think I will have to book further treatments. Couldn't believe the effect on the fine lines on my forehead.

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therapist

I had a split massage this Saturday. I'm a very difficult client to please, but this time I was absolutely happy with the treatment. New, clean cabinet; perfect reception; very convenient location. Alina was very professional and shared lot of useful information with me, she explained what this massage is about as it is completely different from usual facial massages. I had a visible efect after 1st session! Already booked 2nd appointment for interoral massage. Strongly recommend to everyone.

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workshop

Hi Alina. It was a wonderful session full of useful information. I like the way you go straight to the heart of the matter. You are very good. Looking forward to working with you again xxx
​[Double chin and neck lines-Good bye!]

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therapist

Alina is very cute and adorable. The massage is very different from the traditional one, it is a little bit painful but hopefully it will work.

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therapist

The Split Massage was amazing - not what I was expecting at all, but very beneficial. Alina was extremely knowledgeable and very informative. I will definitely be going back.

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intraoral massage

I had an intraoral massage which I didn't know what this was. What happens is that the therapist, wearing gloves, massages from the inside of your mouth, the muscles in your face around your cheeks. Sometimes it is painful, but the more times you go the less painful as it releases the tense muscles and fluids trapped. The lady was lovely and knowledgeable and I was told that if I started a course this included the full face and how to achieve results from exercises at home. The salon was spotless. The aim is to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles and this definitely works. After the massage my cheeks were red and some parts of my mouth were slightly sore but I definitely had reduced my mouth line on both sides. I will be going back.

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therapist

This was a great experience Alina was very open and knowledgeable and made sure to let me know what she was doing and why. I have to agree that it did hurt more than I thought it would, but that just tells me that I've never addressed these muscles before.

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therapist

Alina is very friendly and knowledgeable. I found her explanations very clear. The treatment itself was a bit more painful than I expected but I am willing to go for more appointments as the pain should decrease as the sessions proceed. My skin was glowing at the end of the first treatment. Second appointment already booked!

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therapist

More painful than I expected but Alina was great. She explained everything she was doing to me and I felt very comfortable - can't wait to go back for my next one!

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amazing

This was a different style of facial, it was literally a massage of your face. I never considered my face muscles were so tense. It hurt in certain areas but the relief abd relaxation afterwards was amazing. She taught me a few tips to reduce wrinkles and a avoid a double chin which is a must for us women!! I recommend that every woman should try this at least once! I'm definitely going back. Thank you!

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therapist

Quite a painful treatment, but my skin did feel nice afterwards. Alina is a really friendly and knowledgable young lady.

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wonderful

The split massage was wonderful, really recommend it. Was reviving and relaxing and just what I wanted. Staff were lovely and helpful too.

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therapist

I have not had a treatment like this before, so i thought i would try it out as i have some deep lines around my mouth which i have been wanting to get reduced. The lady was very lovely and explained what exercises to do at home to maximize results. I did not see a massive difference but i could tell that it had improved and the lady did get all the tension from my face. It was great knowledge to go and have the science of wrinkles explained and what to do to reduce them. Overall very happy i found this place and would recommend checking it out :)