The Art of Cupping
No one knows exactly when cupping first began. It was mentioned in the writing of Hippocrates and was known to be practised by the Greeks in the fourth century B.C. It was probably known and used by other nations as well. The earliest instrument used was a gourd. In the primitive regions of the world, […]
The stories we tell…
My journey to osteopathy has been a long one. I had thought about it as a teenager when I was a keen county athlete and rugby player, and osteopathy was a great help when I was injured, speeding me back to the fray. Feeling the hands of these skilful people manipulating my body in strange […]
Natural alternatives to Botox and Fillers and growing old gracefully
It’s a new year and most of us including myself like to start it with new years resolutions. To be perfectly honest I had enough of doing this a while back and have decided to accept that I am who I am. I am starting to realise that I can’t be the perfect […]
Preventing Excessively Dry Skin on Winter Hands and Feet
For many of us the cold clear days bring more than just rosy cheeks, they also bring unpleasant dryness to the skin all over our body. Nowadays, overall grooming is what matters most, not just taking care of your face. What I would say to you … once your hands and feet are looking better, […]
The Running Convert
How i went from cynic on the sofa, to running convert in 5 months. The best advice that I got and the unexpected benefits I received. Many moons a go, my eyes would roll when I saw a jogger passing me by. They always seemed a bit pleased with themselves, which didn’t help. I’m so […]
Pregnancy & Gut Health – What you need to know
Pregnancy is a special time for parents planning ahead for the new life and family to come. And the moment we meet that little person, we realise we would do pretty much anything to protect them and give them the best start to life possible. But did you know that, when it comes to the […]
The Gut and its connection to Acne.
The amount of information that can be found on the Internet these days is crazy and can quite often leave you feeling stressed and even more confused. I hope that by the time you finish reading this, you will get a clearer picture of the connection between the gut and acne, plus what you can […]
Get The Look – Balayage & Ombré Hair Colours
Are you looking for a hair colour that offers flattering sun kissed results? If this sounds like you then you need to try the Balayage hair colouring technique!!
‘IT’ can start creeping slowly into our lives, can increase steadily after experiencing a common cold, or can knock us for six from one day to the next. You may be aware of other niggling, non-specific friends coming along with ‘IT’: sleep disturbances, achiness, mental fog, apathy, nervousness. ‘IT’ was a female thing in the […]
Dynamic Stretching for great results
How do you prepare for sport or exercise? Pre-sport exercises (this includes you runners out there!) take up a very short amount of time and can save you money when you need to see people like me! So…. why don’t people do them? For most people I think the answer to this is one of […]
It’s Time to Log Off
Last September myself and my partner moved into our new home and by the time we had dealt with the stress of unpacking everything and doing some basic refurbishments, two months had passed already and it suddenly occurred to me that we still hadn’t connected the TV. I started having second thoughts about plugging it […]
Reduce bloating and improve digestion with these top 10 tips
Clients come to me with a huge range of health concerns and goals. But no matter what the goals are, we always discuss the state of their digestion. Why is digestion at the centre of my practice? When digestion is not functioning at its best, absorption of nutrients – protein, fat, carbohydrate/sugar, minerals & vitamins […]
Hot Summer Hair Colour Trends for 2017
With the change of season comes fresh new hair trends and colouring techniques to try. Why not reflect the lighter and brighter days with a hair colour transformation?
Depression. How to understand it.
What are the signs and symptoms? Depression can be described as apathy, listlessness, deep sadness and dark thoughts. Physically it can include the loss of appetite and poor sleep. Every part of the sufferer’s life is touched as it also affects those around them and can lead to isolation from family or partners if […]
The Five most common Rugby injuries
In celebration of Rugby, one of the most physical sports, our osteopath Andrew Doody takes you through some of the most common injuries and how to spot them. The five most common rugby injuries: Medial collateral ligament tear. This is the ligament on the inside of the knee which stabilises the knee (along […]
Breech births: Orthodoxy, posture and Moxa
The lost skill of the vaginal breech birth Fans of the series ‘ Call the Midwife’ may recall an episode in which Chummy, a newly qualified midwife, is challenged to deliver a breech (‘bottom first’) baby on her own. Interestingly, the series reveals that the use of breech vaginal delivery was routinely performed […]
My pelvic floor passion
I vividly remember the first time my friend’s mother told us to stop making her laugh or she would pee herself. I had only recently got my head around the perceived horror of my monthly bleed and now I find out that it is somehow normal to lose control of your bladder with age? […]
Healthy eating with a healthy mindset this summer!
I am on a journey of improving my relationship with food. In the past I’ve tended to be an emotional eater. Whenever I was upset I wanted to be really full. I have tried to curb my enthusiasm for all things sweet but the “mmm” factor can be hard to resist. Diets have never […]
10 Natural home remedies for bites and stings
Summer brings its share of problems as well as its share of joy. Bites and stings from insects are just one. But nature always provides a cure and here are some simple home remedies for minimising a sting’s pain quickly, easily and naturally. Do be sure to always keep an eye out for signs […]
Are you helping your skin overcome the aging effects of pollution?
Pollution. It even sounds like a nasty word. But the reality is even more horrible for our health and for the health of our skin. Quite simply pollution mercilessly ages the skin. If you live or work in a city exposure to pollution is unavoidable. Here’s what happens: When our bodies are overloaded with […]
Why stress is not all in the mind…
Uncovering the links between stress and the gall bladder. In modern society, intense competition, time-pressure, difficult relationships and the strains of family life have become the main causes of stress. Stress is a psychological problem but it also causes a physical response as it is manifested as muscle tension along the sinew and primary gall […]