woman getting a Swedish massage

What is Swedish Massage?    

Why is it Swedish?   How can it help me?   What happens during a massage?

These are the most frequently asked questions that I get in my work. Hopefully this article will shed a little light on the matter.

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New Year, New You?

January is traditionally a time for setting goals, or resolutions for the forthcoming year.  Setting these targets is a good exercise to do and by implementing changes it helps us to learn about ourselves, as well as grow as people.  However, more often than not these grand ideas get lost, dropped, or forgotten about during the year.  So how can you make your New Year's resolutions stick?

Why not read our Top 5 Tips for a successful 2017 to find out.

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What is Indian Head Massage?

Indian head massage has its origins in the Ayurvedic medicine, one of the oldest forms of traditional medicine.

The word 'Ayurveda' comes from the Sanskrit for 'life and longevity' and the Ayurvedic principles encompass diet, meditation and yoga as well as massage. Traditionally, Indian babies will be massaged every day and from a young age, children are taught head massage so that they can share this gift with family members.

In India many different oils may be used when practising head massage. These include coconut to relieve inflammation and to moisturise a dry scalp and damaged hair; mustard oil to ease sore muscles; sesame for dry skin and sore muscles; neem oil for irritated scalps. Oils may be mixed with herbs or henna according to the condition being treated. 

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Be nice to yourself

I hope you are all keeping well and enjoying the beautiful spring sunshine. 

Working in this industry, I should know better, but every year I worry that my body is somehow not good enough to be exposed in swimwear on holiday.

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man with back pain

Back pain and how acupuncture can help you

Back pain is debilitating, it can affect anyone, and a majority of people will suffer from it at some point in their lives. It is also one of the main reasons for work-related absence.

According to NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence), back pain affects over a million people in the UK, with 95% of patients suffering from problems affecting the lower back. It is estimated that it costs the NHS and community care services more than £1 billion each year. 

In most cases lower back pain is not caused by anything serious, but is a sprain, muscle strain, minor injury, or a pinched or irritated nerve. It can also occur during pregnancy, because of stress, viral infection or a kidney infection.

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