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Breast Cancer and Complementary Therapies

To mark this October as Breast Cancer Awareness month I would like to focus on the use of Complementary Therapies (as opposed to alternative therapies) for anyone dealing with Breast Cancer.   So what are Complementary Therapies?   There are literally hundreds of different complementary therapies available, but below is a list of some of…

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Treatment Q&A – can I still receive a treatment?

I often get asked about when it is and isn’t appropriate to receive a treatment, whether this be reflexology, facial rejuvenation, pregnancy massage or similar. I have set up a dedicated FAQ page on the website, but of course not everyone will go to this (or know about it).  Some people just want some basic advice…

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5 Top Tips for Summer Allergies

  The summer sunshine brings a smile to most faces. However, it can also bring along some misery for a few particularly those who suffer from seasonal allergies such as hayfever. Luckily, there are a great number of things you can do to help naturally reduce the irritations that come with the seasonal allergies.  …

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5 Ways to Better Sleep

Is better quality sleep something that you struggle with? You’re not alone, more and more people report that their sleep patterns change regularly. Some fall asleep with no problems only to wake throughout the night. Others struggle for hours to get to sleep but then sleep soundly only to be rudely awaken by the alarm…

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Ingredients – Sodium Benzoate – 10 Top Facts

Ingredients and chemicals, such as Sodium Benzoate, are used in our foods and cosmetics.  But what is safe and what isn’t? This is a particularly engaging topic for me, especially coming from a background where I studied organic chemistry at a degree level.  So I thought that I’d share some of these facts with you.…

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Massage: Do you feel comfortable?

Earlier this year Daniel Pytlarz (now practising under his wife’s name, Daniel Nowozeniuk), a male massage therapist, was in the press as he’d been taken to court for ‘inappropriate behaviour and sexual assault’ whilst giving treatments to some female clients including a member of Paul McCartney’s staff (now ex staff).  He was acquitted of all…

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Chickenpox – how to scratch the problem away

We all know and hear about people talking about childhood infectious diseases and a big one of these is Chickenpox. But how much do you really know about it, and would you know the signs and symptoms if they were to strike you or your family? I often get asked about natural remedies that could…

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Aromatherapy – An Introduction Part 4 – Essential oil Methods of Use

Essential Oils – How to Use and Methods of Use In Part 4 of our Introduction to Aromatherapy we are introducing the different methods of use as there are so many ways that you can use and enjoy essential oils and aromatherapy. Below are some of the main ways to use them, taking note of…

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Aromatherapy – an Introduction Part 3 – Safety and Storage

ESSENTIAL OILS SAFETY & STORAGE There are a number of things to consider when using aromatherapy and buying essential oils for personal use. Things like storage and safety are key to looking after yourself and your family, plus prolonging the quality of the essential oils.   Storage of Essential Oils To maximise the shelf life…

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Natural Solutions for Sinus issues

So often we hear people talk about having blocked sinuses or suffering from sinusitis, but do we really know what this is? What are sinuses? The sinuses are air-filled pockets or cavities within the bones of the face. These hollow air spaces are located above the eyes, on the forehead, behind the bridge of the…

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Aromatherapy an introduction – Extraction processes

  Welcome to part 2 of our guide to An Introduction to Aromatherapy.  This time we are focusing on how essential oils are produced and extracted from the plant material.   There are a number of extraction processes used including the three principal methods: Distillation Expression Solvent extraction   Distillation There are 2 types of…

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5 Tips for Happy Feet

5 Tips for Happy Feet!     Have a relaxing and aromatic foot bath once a week. Use a bucket, otherwise a large bowl will do.  To this add some warm to hot water.  To this you can add some salts, ideally dead sea salt, if not then some rock salt or even good old table…

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