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October Abhyanga

As the natural world begins to shift towards a time of retreating and regrouping, try this Ayurvedic daily self-care prescription, the Dinacharya, to reinspire your self care practice and stave off that cold weather lethargy; Step 1. Wake up before dawn! This might seem like a tricky starting point but according to Doshic theory between Read More

What is Mizan Therapy?

“There is no other organ quite like the uterus. If men had such an organ they would brag about it. So should we” – Ina May Gaskin Mizan (pronounced like Milan) is an Arabic word that means balance. Mizan Therapy uses traditional techniques to restore balance when life feels unbalanced – physically, emotionally or spiritually. Read More

Stress

The effects of stress in the modern world are well documented. But what is 'stress'? How does it affect the body? And what can massage and bodywork do to help put us back into balance? Stress is a word derived from the Latin word stringere, meaning to draw tight, and was used in the 17th century Read More

Health Benefits of Dry and Wet Cupping

Cupping therapy is an ancient medical treatment that has been around for thousands of years and was commonly practised in the Middle and Far East. Recently, the practice in Europe has been revived by celebrities and elite sports athletes who feel strongly that cupping therapy improves their health and performance. The treatment itself works on Read More

Reiki

What is Reiki? Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) focuses on the universal life energy force which is all around us (it is not a religion) and  today is primarily used as a healing treatment, delivered through a trained practitioner channeling the energy and one of the main complementary therapies alongside others including acupuncture and reflexology . Unlike Read More

Empowerment

The Glasswalk The sound of glass breaking underfoot as you walk slowly across can be scary, even terrifying. The sound is instinctively bad! Walking on glass is something that always raises and eyebrow or two! It is just one of those things that people cannot think of a reason why to do it. It has Read More

Stressed-out Elephant in the Room

Nik Shuliahin What happened to the notion that life and work should be enjoyable and happy experiences? When was the last time you met anybody that is completely at ease yet fully engaged with his/hers existence, work and life? Stress and its effects are now permeating our daily lives to such degree that they are Read More

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