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Is Massage dangerous?

Back in 2012 I wrote a blog post about the safety of massage following a well publicised court case against a male massage therapist in North London. In that post I wanted to highlight that this sort of thing is not common place and also what you as a member of the public should be…

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The Power of Scents – Aromatherapy Awareness Week

Aromatherapists worldwide are celebrating and participating in Aromatherapy Awareness Week this June, raising awareness and promoting the health benefits of aromatherapy. Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains. Diane Ackerman The Federation of Holistic Therapists…

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Tinnitus Awareness week – The noisy problem

First posted – 7th February 2012 From 6th to 12th February 2012 it is National Tinnitus Awareness week. So what is Tinnitus? Tinnitus is where a person can hear sounds or noises in their ears without there being an external cause for this noise. The sounds themselves seem to be within the ear channels themselves…

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It Takes Two – male preconception

Conception = (1) Penetration of an ovum by a spermatozoon, with the initiation of a new individual and the state of pregnancy. The formation of a zygote. (2) the individual zygote or embryo so formed. – From Collins Dictionary of Medicine. Working with clients who are looking to conceive is a wondrous and eventful journey…

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Breast Cancer journey – Priya’s story

Post is written by Priya Malde (my sister) to raise awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness month 2 weeks after I turned 40 during the Summer of 2018 I got diagnosed with stage 2 LCIS breast cancer.   45 years ago, long before I was born my eldest sister died from leukaemia aged 4. 40 years…

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Are you experiencing unconscious bias?

When I say “unconscious bias” what do you immediately think of? I’m pretty sure it will be related to the Black lives matter movement which is running a fabulous campaign at the moment. They’ve used unconscious bias as a way to make everyone aware of thoughts and opinions that are so deeply ingrained in them…

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Endometriosis – a personal story

Over this past week I’ve had more discussions about endometriosis than I have done in months, all thanks to the BBC releasing the results from questioning 13,500 women highlighting the effect endometriosis has on them.  This research described how almost half of the women have had suicidal thoughts, are addicted to strong prescriptive painkillers and…

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Do I have to Change?

I was mid-way through writing another blog post about “change” and how this affects us all, and coincidentally since started that I have had several chats with friends, family and clients all about big (and some small) changes that each person is making to their lives or something that has forced them to make changes. …

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Power of Scents – Aromatherapy Awareness Week

Aromatherapists worldwide are celebrating and participating in Aromatherapy Awareness Week from 10th to 16th June 2019, raising awareness and promoting the health benefits of aromatherapy. Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains. Diane Ackerman The…

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Help, I’m stressed

Original post April 2019, updated in April 2022 April is National stress awareness month. The word “Stress” is quite possibly one of the most used words in the English vocabulary, especially within the developed world. My clinics are based in Central London and the City of London, where stress seems to be the key driver…

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Endometriosis Awareness Month

March 2019 is Endometriosis Awareness Month in the UK.   As someone who has this condition I’m quite aware of the general lack of knowledge of this even in healthcare professionals.  This post is to give some information about the condition and ways to help.   The following information has been gathered from Endometriosis UK…

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Ovarian Cancer Awareness month – not a silent killer

March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in the UK. There are a number of myths and facts about ovarian cancer that are spread around, some due to incorrect information available to the public and others due to misdiagnosis from the medical world – and that includes using the phrase “the silent killer”. Ovarian cancer is…

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