I always say that low-mood is the bread and butter of the schizo-spectrum diagnosis and it’s not uncommon for me to take a long time to complete simple tasks or to stay in bed for a few hours in the daytime.
So when I heard that EF MEDISPA’s ‘Luminous Lift’ could improve my mood my interest peaked.
It uses a rainbow of bright lights to improve skin-tone and lift your mood.
So, I recently had a one-off treatment at the Kensington branch. While I didn’t notice any decrease in wrinkles or signs of aging, it did power me through a long weekend down in the Capital (I went on a Friday).
It was very relaxing as I lay under the treatment machine in a small and clinically-impressive room.
I couldn’t see the colours during the treatment but on the outside you could – perhaps like a disco for the mind.
The best colour that works on mood is the blue light which targets the Epidermis; kills infections; helps the healing process and helps combat symptoms of SAD – something I suffer from and which has been particularly bad this winter.
In just thirty minutes I experienced a warm, blushing feeling in my skin which gave me a boost whilst balancing that with the calming effects of having an expert facial.
There’s something about nurturing our appearance that always gives me a lift and I feel any one-off beauty treatment can be good for our mental health – whatever it is. It’s true what they say: “Look good on the outside, feel good on the inside.”
The Luminous Lift gave my skin an instant radiance and, helped put a spring in my step.
Plus, it was a comfortable and relaxing experience, so it is particularly of benefit to people who are reluctant to use aggressive treatments or anxious about invasive procedures.
Of course, it didn’t cure my schizo-affective, and I’ll probably never stop taking my medication to stay well. But the LED Luminious Therapy got me out and about in London for the weekend, which is no mean feat.
Cost: One-off treatment: 150.00
Course of ten: £1,500 (with an extra 3 sessions)