Gorgeous Hands & Feet FriDay

Luxury Manicure 45 mins £45 Hand & arm exfoliation, file & shape, cuticle work, hand & arm massage, hydrating mask & paint. Manicure 30 mins £30 Hand soak, file & shape, cuticle work, hand massage & paint. Luxury Pedicure 55 mins £50 Foot soak, hard skin removal, foot and leg scrub, file & shape, cuticle Read More …

Boost Your Breakfast

Breakfast is quite the event in our house. Everyone (including my husband and two young sons) starts the day with a cooked meal. And no I am NOT Superwoman. So it puzzles me when people moan about breakfast. Excuses (or moans) include not having time to feeling bored with having the same thing every day. Read More …

Trust us, we’re nutritionists…

Trust us, we’re nutritionists… A little while ago I saw an online nutritional therapist course advertised for £59 on Groupon. Apparently “graduates of this course are eligible for discounted professional membership and pre-approved insurance to practice.” So, in theory they could be doing exactly what I do but without the experience, expertise and professionalism (oh Read More …

Yoga for Insomnia

Insomnia is defined as a difficulty in getting to sleep, or staying asleep for long enough to feel refreshed the next morning.  It’s a common problem thought to regularly affect around one in every three people in the UK. Sleep is one of the most critical elements of health and well being, and anyone who Read More …

Special Offers | Spring 2016

Don’t miss out on these great special offers! Michele Alkin – Pregnancy Massage – £50 for 1 hour session. Gill Johnson – Mindfulness – 10% off lessons. Gudrun Wiedemann – Smoovey Deep Relaxation Treatment – 25% off the first session. Beau Honey – Hypnotherapy – 10% discount on 4 sessions. Kathy Brown – Zero Balancing Sessions – £130 for 3 1hr sessions (usually £50 per 1hr session). Offers Read More …

Balinese Massage

Pregnancy is always a fuss when it comes to Spa treatments. Many Spas refuse to perform treatments particularly on the first trimester, not even to use the Spa’s facilities. This may sound frustrating for expectant mums, however, many top end Spas are now offering treatments for mum-to-be after their first trimester, especially massage to ease Read More …

Pregnancy and Beyond Using Crystals

Healing with crystals during pregnancy, whilst potentially very beneficial, should be approached with care as the use of the wrong crystal energy could be problematic for the mother-to-be.   Also, another soul is coming through, who may be uncomfortable with the crystalline energies (unless the unborn child prompted the mother to have the healing!). The safest Read More …

Pilates for Pregnancy

The main benefit of Pilates is that it targets the exact muscles and functions that can be a problem during pregnancy and after birth, in a completely safe way (Babycenter, 2013) Many doctors and midwives recommend local pilates classes to their pregnant patients. We are told maintaining fitness throughout pregnancy is better for our bodies Read More …

Pregnancy Massage

Recent investigations have shown that massage during pregnancy can be an instrumental ingredient in women’s prenatal care and I would recommend that you give it serious consideration as part of your prenatal care programme. Massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labour Read More …

Mindfulness-Based Childbirth

Why mindfulness for expectant families? Pregnancy, childhood and early parenting years can be a particularly stressful time for both parents and the unborn or newly-born child. It is known that extreme stress in pregnancy affects both the mother and the unborn child; and is a factor in pre-term labor, low birthweight and other adverse conditions. Read More …

Drishti – settle your gaze

How often in class do I say “ find your Drishti”,  “settle your gaze” or “ have your eyes gently closed”.   Well the honest answer is a lot, but this is with good reason.   By explaining a little about Drishti, what it means, and why and how to use a Drishti, the next Read More …

Establishing a home practice

It is not always easy to bring yourself to the mat, but when you do, it’s always good, and it always matters, have gratitude for your effort. Students often ask me about resources to build a home practice.  The two most important resources you have are, attending a regular class, and yourself. The benefits of Read More …

Getting enough nuts and oats for fertility?

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) has begun updating its guidance on IVF and the way infertility is assessed and treated, to ensure that everyone who has problems with fertility has access to the best levels of help. Infertility can be highly distressing affecting at least 20-25% of couples who are of reproductive age. Read More …

YOGA AND GARDENING

  The gardening year is well under way. I have been busy on the allotment recently. As I spend time battling with the weeds and coaxing the seedlings to grow a little more… I have been reminded of how yoga and gardening compliment each other. I often think of how the 8 limbs of yoga Read More …

Benefits of Cranial Osteopathy For All Ages

Cranial Osteopathy: What is it? Cranial Osteopathy is a treatment approach that works on joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons. The body is always doing its best to cope with the changing demands we ask of it, however the body’s resources for coping are not endless, and sometimes events occur that are too much for the Read More …

Thai Foot massage

Thai massage practitioners have used therapeutic foot massage for centuries to heal a variety of ailments and relieve pain. The roots of Thai massage can be traced back to ancient India, where a physician named Jivaka Komarabhacca established the techniques around about 500BC. These techniques were brought to Thailand, where they have been passed down Read More …