Your health is my passion!
Despite best intentions, the demands of modern life can take its toll on your health. My desire is to help you get back on track, physically, mentally and emotionally so you can get on with what you love in life.
It's not just about pampering but getting real results in improving and maintaining your wellbeing.
Your body has a tremendous capacity to heal itself given the right circumstances. Reflexology treatments promote deep relaxation and aim to trigger your own healing mechanisms so you can recover your natural equilibrium. Whether treating a specific problem or simply improving your overall well-being, reflexology is a safe and effective treatment for all ages.
Contrary to popular images, you don't have to be young and bendy to 'do' yoga! There is so much more to yoga than making shapes; it is known as the science of life and really is for everyone. If you would like to feel calmer, happier, more awake, stronger, (and yes more flexible!) in both mind and body then come and try a class.
I believe that holistic health care extends beyond treatment. It is important that people have information to make healthy choices for themselves and with this in mind I have created a page full of tips, recommendations, self-care practices, recipes, research and more. I also have a new blog with more in-depth musings on health and well-being.
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Everyone experiences stress of some sort or another in their lives, and in the right setting a little stress can actually be good for us. So what can we do to keep our stress at a manageable healthy level? There are two main areas to address
We often say that the New Year is a fresh start, however, if you’re anything like me, you may not feel very refreshed after the Christmas break. It can be a stressful or demanding time with all the shopping, cooking, travelling and family politics, and so we don’t necessarily start the year raring to go!
As much as we think of Christmas as a time of celebration it is also for many a time of stress and potential conflict! So to help us all to come out the other side feeling rested and calm here are a few tips that I and my clients have found useful over the years:
Having worked regularly with my core and pelvic floor in my yoga practise for many years, I really noticed when it was gone after I gave birth. My body was no longer mine. It was heavy and achey, I could barely walk down the street. It felt like my insides were falling out, and unknown to me at that time they were, or at least heading that way. My 6 week check-up left me none the wiser as to what had happened to my body, in fact the only physical exam I had was having my blood pressure checked.
Some time ago one of my students had a wonderful insight. At the end of the class another student was praising her on how flexible she was and lamenting her perceived lack of her own ability, saying she was “not very good at yoga”. I was just about to intercede when the first student replied:
Many mums find they have left over nipple cream and as you know, it does not come cheap!
Nipple cream is basically pure lanolin, a naturally occurring oil derived from sheep’s wool. It is deeply moisturising to the skin and provides a protective barrier, which is why it is such a balm to sore breastfeeding nipples, and why lanolin also makes it a great addition to your skincare toolbox.
So what’s so great about a neti pot? Well as a person who has since adolescence suffered with sinus problems and severe hayfever which lasted from March to September, practising jala neti regularly has become a game changer. At its most simple, it is the cleansing of the nasal passages with a saline solution.
It has been such an insight watching my daughter learning to walk. I see how many times she wobbles, stumbles and falters and yet keeps on trying. She doesn't give up because she's not very good at walking! If we all gave up after the first few times we tried and fell, none of us would have learned to walk. And yet we can and usually don't even think twice about it. So why do we sometimes give up so easily with other skills?