What is stress therapy? By Jo Tocher

What exactly is a Stress Therapist you may well ask?   I'm a Complementary Wellbeing Practitioner where the Science meets the Holistic. When a client comes to see me, we assess where they are feeling stressed and how much stress they have and where they are carrying it. From there I create a bespoke treatment especially tailored to their needs....

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Are you into sports this summer? By Denise Payne

After the London Olympics in 2012 we thought it couldn't get any better for sport in the UK but as the Wimbledon Tennis Championship and the Grand Depart of the Tour de France have proved, record numbers of us are watching and more importantly, playing sports in the UK, some for the first time. So if you have been inspired...

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Why some injuries take longer to heal by Pedro Olabarri

Why do some injuries take longer than others to heal? Keep reading and find out more about the physiological differences between the following tissue types and how they affect the following conditions: MUSCLE TEARS Skeletal muscles are formed by millions of fibres. Some of them are called red fibres as they have a great capillary density, large amount of myoglobin,...

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5 tips to lose weight with NLP and Hypnotherapy

So, summer is apparently here :-) And you might have planned some sunny holidays soon, and it's time to think of getting in shape to fit into your swimming suit. I often hear people talking about dieting a few weeks before holidays. And perhaps, you've noticed as well that diets don't really work…Because eventually, you'll put back the weight on,...

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How to heal Ankle Sprain, by Pedro Olabarri

Ankle Sprains Factors that can increase the risk of this type of injury: .Poor ankle flexibility. .Weakness of soft tissue structures (muscles/tendons/ligaments) that cross the ankle joint. .Running on uneven surfaces. .Inadequate trainers or trainers "past sell by date". .Previous injuries, especially those which were not rehabilitated properly. .Overtraining and lack of rest. .Gait imbalance. .Improper warm up and lack...

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Diabetes and sports massage, by Pedro Olabarri, our new sports massage therapist

People suffering from diabetes are prone to nerve compression syndromes, prolonged gripping or direct nerve compression during weight training, cycling, running, jumping and other activities. Long-term elevations of blood sugar can cause oxidative stress, damage and structural changes in joints. It may also cause imbalances between strength and flexibility around joints..., for example, quadriceps versus hamstrings. Some studies suggest Type...

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How hypnobirthing can help with fear and pain, by Tracy Awere

In this post, I shall be exploring the different ways our bodies responds when in a state of fear, panic or tension compared to when we are feeling calm, safe or relaxed. I will be examining these responses specifically in relation to labour and childbirth and explaining how Hypnobirthing can help. Let's first begin by classifying the two different nervous systems within...

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Why is meditation useful? by Nathalie Roth

Stressed? Having the feeling to be pulled through your life? Around 6 years ago I've been introduced to meditation through yoga. I tried different techniques and was meditating daily. It became challenging when I was away from home and at some points I lost it and did not practice at all. I finally came back to it and it makes...

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NLP or Hypnotherapy?

I often have been asked the question "what is the difference between NLP and Hypnotherapy"? It is actually quite difficult to answer as they aren't easily defined and there are multiple ways to look at hypnosis and NLP. But I'm going to intend clarifying that by giving you my understanding of it. Hypnosis is a technique that generates an altered...

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