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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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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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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. 1) Aromatherapy…

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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…

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Massage: Do you feel comfortable?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-62081247 First posted on 12th September 2012   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…

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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   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 the precautions mentioned…

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