‘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, [...]
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! [...]
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 [...]
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? [...]
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 [...]
The Five most common Rugby injuries
In celebration 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
A parent’s guide to avoiding back pain
The link between back pain and pregnancy is well documented but, unfortunately, it doesn’t stop there. Parental responsibilities and susceptibility to back pain go hand in hand. I am the [...]
The gentle power of Craniosacral Therapy (CST)
CST is a therapy that is widely misunderstood, except by those who have actually experienced it for themselves. If you have ever wondered just what CST achieves and if it could help you, then this is [...]
Behind the scenes: Integrated Bodywork.
Omer Harpaz now offers Thursday evenings at Shine, Newington Green Green as well as his Friday daytime sessions. His speciality is Integrated Bodywork for acute and chronic pain, so here’s a [...]
Feeling off-colour in your relationship
Feeling your relationship with your significant other is off-colour can lead to feelings of depression and a dark, impenetrable cloud to settle over you. Your relationship feels under threat and at [...]
A migraine usually presents as a severe headache felt as a throbbing pain at the front or side of the head that gets worse when you move and prevents you from carrying out normal activities. In some [...]
Simple ways to take the stress out of Christmas
As the shopping malls get busier, the invites stack up, the adverts get brasher, and the piped music louder, seasonal stresses and strains inevitably mount. As another year closes, it can begin to [...]
6 winter skincare tips
Ahhh, winter. Nothing spells disaster for your skin like icy winds, freezing downpours and moisture-sapping central heating. These combined factors strip it of moisture and leave it feeling stressed, [...]
How to eat your way to a warm winter
It’s not only the scarf, coat and gloves that will keep you feeling cosy this winter. The food that you eat can be just as important, yet how many of us give such matters a moment’s thought? This [...]