Mind Over Matter – Take Action Against OCD

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If you suffer from OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), you’ll probably be familiar with the overwhelming compulsions you have to maybe do certain things, or do them in a certain order, just to keep going and although that may sometimes make you feel like you are going mad, you aren’t, and you aren’t alone in having […]

Top Tips for Self-Care

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Self-Care means different things to all of us. We all have activities or actions that lift our mind or body, give us space, improve our mood, give us a better night sleep or make us feel less stressed. When it comes to self-care, there is no ‘one size fits all’ and although taking a long […]

Are Restless Legs Keeping You Awake At Night?

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Are you one of the 15% of the population that suffers from Restless Legs? There is nothing worse than restless legs – lying awake at night, unable to sleep and desperately uncomfortable because your legs are itching or cramping like mad or you have a bad case of pins and needles. You feel an overwhelming […]

Harnessing The Power of Your Brain

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If someone asked you what the strongest part of your body was, what would you say? Is it the heart which beats approximately 2.5 billion times over 70 years? Or the masseter muscle (found in the jaw and the one we use to chew) – the bite strength of an average man is between 117 […]

The Results of Osteopathy Were Amazing!

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Some of our clients are occasionally unsure if osteopathy will help them or are a little confused about how it works (that is, until they’ve actually tried it!) so one of our lovely clients, Mr O, shares his osteopathy journey… “I had a problem with my knee and was experiencing pain and difficulty walking.  And this […]

Why You Should Never DIY Ear Candling!

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I read an article in the newspaper recently that shared the story of Hannah.  It reported that, lying on her side in front of her bedroom mirror, Hannah had ignited a long, tapered candle and then inserted its unlit end into her ear. But as she attempted the delicate manoeuvre, the candle slipped from her […]

To Ice or Not to Ice?

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As most of our clients know, the use of cold is something that Katie advocates – the ring of “and place an ice pack on it for 10 minutes after you get home” is familiar to many of us! But why does she advise this?  Cold is useful for reducing inflammation.  Inflammation is the process […]

Six Easy Ways to Balance Your Immune System Naturally

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Autumn and winter can be wonderful seasons, but not if you’re already struggling with colds or are desperately wanting to stay as well as possible.  So, our amazing kinesiologist, Liza, shares her top tips for boosting your immune system the natural way… “Autumn is one of my favourite times of year!  The countryside becomes a beautiful […]

World Reflexology Week

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19th to 25th September 2016 The aim of World Reflexology Week is to promote reflexology and increase public awareness around the globe. Reflexology is a gentle holistic therapy that uses reflex points on the feet to detect and restore imbalances within the body, and to stimulate and encourage the body’s natural healing abilities. To celebrate […]

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How To Stop A Headache

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Ranging from a 3 pm coffee-crash throb to an agonising pain that leaves you light-sensitive and nauseated, headaches are something most, if not all of us, have experienced. Headaches come in all shapes and sizes, from brutal migraines that pulse steadily for up to three days to sinus headaches that make your whole face—from chin […]

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The Power Of Vitamin D

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The nights are still dark and cold but the days are already starting to get longer! Whilst it can feel lovely to curl up at home and enjoy ‘hibernation mode’ in winter, this is when our bodies really miss the daylight and sunshine that spring brings. Daylight and sunshine are vital to maintaining our health […]

Onto The Scent of Something – The Truth About Aromatherapy

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The summer holidays are here!  Which means more than just hopefully sunny days (they’ll be back soon!) and time to relax a little.  It’s also the time of exhausted teachers who have finished a long and hectic term. Equally exhausted parents who are juggling overtired and excited children with work and ways of keeping their familes entertained […]

The Truth About Osteopathy

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There can be a lot of confusion as to what osteopathy treatments work, what they can do and how they differ from chiropractic treatments, so we managed to put your questions to Katie to give you accurate answers from our resident expert! What’s the difference between osteopathy and chiropractic treatment? Osteopathy, physiotherapy and chiropractic are […]

Why Your Adrenal Glands Are So Important

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There are two little hormone glands, about the size of a grape, that sit just on top of our kidneys.  Only small but they play such a HUGE part in our wellbeing and they really do appreciate a bit of love and care.  They may not be the largest of the hormone glands but, among the many […]

A New You

Kinesiology – The Path to Wellbeing

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Kinesiology… or should we say Kinesy-what? Being a kinesiologist is one of the most rewarding jobs on the planet, however despite my enthusiasm and often rather joyful announcement of my profession, it is usually followed by a fairly blank expression and a “kinesy-what sorry??!”. Now Kinesiology, just like it’s name, can be a little difficult […]

Take A Deep Breath and Relax!

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Feeling stressed and in need of a quick and effective tool to help you relax? Deep effective breathing can trigger a relaxation response in your body and help you feel at ease and refreshed.  But this isn’t always easy to do when you’re already feeling uptight and anxious and don’t know how to start calming […]

How to Enjoy a Guilt-Free Nap

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Spring is nearly ‘officially’ here – hurrah!  But that also means that we lose an hour’s sleep.  And that can be a bit of a shock to the system! Although that transition into spring feels great with increased daylight and a sense of positivity, the loss of a precious hour’s sleep can affect us.  Not […]

You Snooze You Lose – Part Two

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With 1 in 5 of us feeling unusually tired and 1 in 10 of us suffering chronic tiredness, you aren’t alone in struggling with fatigue.  So Katie shares part two of her top ten tips of how to beat it and feel full of health and vitality. It is always important to note that fatigue is […]

Why Are Complementary Therapies So Important For Me?

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The rise in popularity of complementary therapies over the last twenty years is undeniable.  There are more therapists than ever and a real call for what they can offer you. So this question could be answered on three levels: The importance of treating you as a PERSON rather than as a medical object, concentrating solely […]

The Truth Behind Your Massage Worries

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Some of us have never had a massage.  Yes, honestly.  Some for very good reasons.  But often because you may feel unsure, apprehensive or a little anxious at the prospect.  So the beginning of a new year feels like a good time to address some of those concerns, especially because you won’t be the only one who […]

How to Stay Germ-Free This Spring

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We hope that with spring almost here and winter behind us, all those cold and flu germs would have disappeared with it.  But those lovely germs appear to be floating around again and we are seeing so many people struggling to stay well. So what can we do to help protect ourselves from the dreaded […]

You Snooze You Lose – How to Beat Fatigue

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With lots of us fighting the urge to hibernate, now is the perfect time for our fab osteopath, Katie, to share her top tips for beating fatigue this winter. “As the seasons start to change and the number of daylight hours decrease, I’ve been noticing a lot of yawning going on.  And it’s not due […]

Busting The Myths About Complementary Therapies

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You know when you really feel that some sort of pampering or ‘feel good’ treatment is exactly what you need to help you feel more like yourself? But wait!  Hold on, you can’t because you’ve heard one of these myths that will supposedly prevent you from having a treatment:  You are being treated for cancer […]

How To Sit & Feel Better

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We’ve all experienced one of those days when we just can’t get comfortable, making our working day uncomfortable and so much longer!  And that can sometimes make us feel irritable and short-tempered too.  Not a great combination but one that can be easily remedied.  I think office ergonomics have moved on now, so that we […]

How To Sleep Well & Feel Better

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After a busy week and the relief of a break from the routine at the weekend, it can be all too tempting to sneak a little Sunday morning lie-in! And as much as we non-morning people hate to admit it, lying-in does disrupt our regular sleeping patterns. So, to help regulate your sleep patterns DO: […]

Nutritional therapy – helping with prediabetes

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Nutritional therapy isn’t always about weight loss, it’s all about making dietary changes to help a huge array of health issues. Prediabetes is just one of them. “Prediabetes means that your blood sugar is higher than normal but not yet high enough to be classified as type 2 diabetes.  Without intervention, prediabetes is likely to […]

Headaches driving you mad?

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Thanks to our award-winning osteopath Katie Johnston, her latest article helps us understand all about headaches – and how to help them! “Headache is now the most common chronic pain in the UK.  The two most common causes of headache are migraine and tension headaches (and some people are unlucky and get a mixture of both!).  But what […]