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Winter posture alert!

Winter posture alert!

Did you know that the weather can affect your posture? As we head into the colder season, it is worth thinking about the subtle changes we all tend to make to our posture as the temperature drops...

What is the Alexander Technique?

What is the Alexander Technique?

This year’s theme for the International Alexander Awareness week is reducing stress by using the ‘semi supine position’, but the technique has a much wider application than this...

Reflexology and back pain

Reflexology and back pain

First of all, it is important to be clear on what reflexology is not: reflexology is not a foot massage...

Ageing well with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine

Ageing well with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine

We are constantly being given advice on the media, often contradictory, about what, or what not, to do, eat and drink...

What are the things that age me… and how can I avoid them?

What are the things that age me… and how can I avoid them?

They say that women age more gracefully than men, but it can be hard to believe this when we look back on snaps of us in our teens lounging on the beach with radiant skin, carefree faces and tanned and toned bodies...

The 9 secrets of a healthy, long life

The 9 secrets of a healthy, long life

With the right lifestyle, the experts tell us, the chances are that you could live up to a decade longer...

The healing touch offered by a post-surgical scar massage

The healing touch offered by a post-surgical scar massage

Post-surgery scar massage is a remedial technique that I developed with a colleague when based in the oncology unit at London Bridge Hospital...

The healing power of herbal medicine and naturopathy

The healing power of herbal medicine and naturopathy

Natural health treatments offer powerful solutions to many of the problems that confront us as we age...

Craniosacral Therapy: a wonderful resource during pregnancy and after birth

Craniosacral Therapy: a wonderful resource during pregnancy and after birth

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is renowned for its gentle approach to healing and its deep, moving effects...

The fertile ground of acupuncture

The fertile ground of acupuncture

For many couples the process of trying to conceive can be a long, complex and emotional one...

What is Active Birth?

What is Active Birth?

“The essential definition of an active birth is one in which the birthing mother is in charge of her choices and decisions...

Mindfulness massage

Mindfulness massage

Release worry, stress and tension from mind and body through this powerful treatment combining guided meditation and massage...

Top 10 self tanning tips

Top 10 self tanning tips

We all know how wonderful it is to have a natural, even tan, but getting one safely can take an age...

Cholesterol – separating fact from myth

Cholesterol – separating fact from myth

Popular opinion tells us cholesterol and dietary fats clog up arteries and cause heart disease...

Cycling’s wheel appeal

Cycling’s wheel appeal

Get in shape for summer by dusting off your bike and tearing up the tarmac...

Why massage is more than just a treat

Why massage is more than just a treat

As a professional dancer, I swore by massage as effective pre-emptive treatment for muscular tension, which, if left unchecked, could result in serious injury...

The benefits of eating ‘good’ meat

The benefits of eating ‘good’ meat

Many people don't eat meat for ethical or environmental reasons, but the ‘right’ kind of meat can be an excellent source of   nutrition, supplying vitamins B3, B6, B12, iron, zinc and selenium...

Hypnotherapy for mental health

Hypnotherapy for mental health

Hypnotherapy is known as an effective aid to quitting smoking and losing weight, but it also has powerful potential for tackling emotional issues and improving mental health...

A naturopathic approach to stress, anxiety and depression

A naturopathic approach to stress, anxiety and depression

A well-balanced emotional state is vital to good health, but symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression commonly feature in health problems or illness.

Your skin, the emotional connection

Your skin, the emotional connection

Difficult times play havoc with our mental state, but grief, stress, anxiety and depression can also affect our physical appearance...

Tackling allergies with Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)

Tackling allergies with Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)

Spring has returned. Unfortunately, for many people, so have their allergies...