Wouldn’t it be marvelous if someone told you that you could dispense
with all those overpriced creams and treatments that, allegedly,
promote youthfulness, increase weight loss, remove cellulite, wrinkles
and saggy, baggy skin? And that the reason you could discard all
these gimmicks, whose only effect has been on your wallet, is because
you could achieve greater results for free.
What’s the catch? I hear you ask. Nothing comes free these days
does it? Well, actually, yes it does. And, as the saying goes, “The
best things in life are free.” Unless you put a price tag on the
minutes per day that you would need to allocate in order to fight
old age and illness.
Zone Therapy is a quick and simple technique of touching and
pressure, the principles of which are based on the scientific fact
that the body is an electromagnetic field. When this field is upset,
illness and ageing can result. Zone Therapy is a recognized therapy
that has been around for years and is not a passing ‘fad’.
The world guru in Zone Therapy is Joseph Corvo, a Yorkshire-born
practitioner, who has practised his techniques on film stars, Royalty
and top politicians.
The body is divided into ten zones – five on the left side of
the body and five on the right - which incorporate every organ in
the body. Since ageing and illness is caused by a decrease in the
electro-magnetic currents running throughout the body, Zone Therapy
enables these currents to run freely again and remove crystalline
deposits around the nerve endings.
The news that will be of interest to many women, is that by devoting
just ten minutes a day to a few simple facial exercises can make
you look more youthful, more beautiful and more healthy! In fact,
these exercises can be performed anywhere, although it might cause
a few odd stares if you carry them out in public! This is not just
a question of vanity. Strangers initially judge us by our faces,
unfair as that may seem. During interviews, for example, your face
is under constant scrutiny and it stands to reason that if you feel
confident about the way you look, you will exude an aura of confidence
The Face Plan
Pucker your lips tightly, leaving a small hole as though you
were about to whistle. Shut your eyes and continue to force your
lips forward as though you are trying to reach an object in front
of you. Hold this position for twenty seconds.
This exercise involves doing the reverse of the above exercise.
Open your eyes wide and raise the eyebrows. Open your mouth as wide
as possible, stretching it to its limit and concentrating on pulling
every part of your face away from your mouth. Hold this position
for twenty seconds, then repeat exercises one and two alternately
for two minutes.
Close your mouth and clench your teeth, then force the corners
of your mouth down towards your chin, so that all the muscles in
your neck are taut and stand out. Hold this position whilst to keep
the upper part of your face relaxed. Next bring the chin muscle
upwards, causing the corners of your mouth to contract towards the
centre of your face and hold. Do four very slow movements, then
eight fast. This exercise improves the jawline.
Tilt your head back as though you were looking at the ceiling.
Next place the palm of your right hand in the centre of your forehead.
Try to bring you head back to its normal position whilst resisting
with your hand, as though someone were pushing your head back against
your will. Repeat this exercise six times in total.
Bring your head forward onto your chest and place the palm of
your right hand on the back of your head. Force your head back up
whilst resisting with your hand. Repeat six times initially and
then alternate this exercise with exercise four. These two exercises
build up the muscles in your throat and neck.
Puff out your cheeks, as though your mouth were full of water
and purse your lips as tightly as you possibly can. As Joseph Corvo
says, “Squeeze your mouth to the size of a pea.” Following this,
slap your face with both of your hands for two minutes. This might
sound a trite masochistic, but it works wonders!
For maximum benefit, the above exercises can be used in conjunction
with the ten-minute facial massage, which concentrates on key points
on the face and will be detailed in part two.
These exercises will do more for your face than any number of
expensive creams and potions and the real beauty is that you can
practice these whilst watching TV, doing the ironing or undertaking
any other task when you are not in public view!
Zone Therapy is the only programme that gives your body a total
workout from the inside out. Not only can it make you look and feel
younger, but it can alleviate pain, disease and all manner of medical
Why not try it. After all, you have nothing to lose except the
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writer and mother of four children. Her youngest three children are aged 17, 16
and 3. Jan's eldest son, Kristian tragically died on 1 November 2002 at the age
of 20, as a result of which she has launched a new supportive website for
families who have lost a child to suicide:
Jan specialises in humorous, satirical and thought-provoking articles, essays
and columns on diverse topics, from relationships, parenting and women's issues,
to psychology, health and social issues. She also owns and run Mothers Over 40,
an inspirational and supportive site for older parents and those considering
midlife pregnancy. www.mothersover40.com