Reiki – Mechanisms of Healing – Part 1

In the past series on Reiki I discussed whether Reiki was a placebo, and cited a variety of scientific experiments to demonstrate it is not. Now I would like to discuss the mechanisms of healing. Like all other aspects of healing, the mechanism is little understood. So I would like to [...]

Am I stressed?

If you ask people are they stressed, most people will say no.  The reality is that people rarely feel stressed out.  So I wanted to publish a guide to helping you becoming more aware of when your stress goes to high. Psychologist Connie Lillas uses a driving analogy to describe the [...]

Is slouching that bad for you? – part 1

We spend the vast majority of our time in static positions — either sitting or standing — when the temptation to slump and sag is just too great. Most of us know from experience that sitting hunched in front of a computer or driving wheel can lead to a [...]

Is Reiki a Placebo? – Part 1

By nature Reiki is very intangible.   So in a series of blog articles I will try to explore how Reiki works and what the scientific research says. For me Reiki is merely a modern name for an ancient healing practice.  Which is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on [...]

Massage for Runners … its all about optimising recovery

We are introducing a new service: Runners Massage a special service to assist runners to optimise their recovery the massage will

  • flush out all the waste products in the tired muscles
  • address micro tears in the muscles
which rejuvenates the tired heavy muscles making them feel light. The goal for runners is [...]

How to test if you have good posture

We all know that we need good posture.  So today I wanted to share with you how to test if you have good posture.

The Wall Test - Stand with the back of your head touching the wall and your heels six inches from the baseboard. With your buttocks touching [...]

Can going to the sauna help your BP?

I will start with a confession.  While I know the benefits of hydotherapy - basically you take a hot shower for 30 seconds then switch to freezing cold for 30 seconds, then go back to hot and repeat for 2 or 3 minutes - it has never appealed to me.  [...]

Sleep – Its only one way of getting energy.

The function of sleep is to renew us and its gives us our vitality or give us energy to live our lives.  But while it may be ideal to have 7, 8 or 9 hours a sleep it’s not always possible with our 21st century life styles.  For many people [...]

Migraine – Part 3

In part 1, I explore what a migraine was and how it differed from headaches  and they shared a herbal remedy, last week in part 2 I looked at potential nutrional diffciences.  This week, I want to explore some growing evidence about the impact of exercise. When you are [...]

Natural remedies for the winter blues – Part 1

By January I am seriously missing the sun.  While I know we have had the shortest day, the grey weather and the snow jsut reminds me we are in deep winter.  So with the Brexit impass being deeply demoralising and frustraing, I wanted to share some tips to combat the [...]

What happens to your muscles when you sit?

SittingMusclesChair sitting is unique in that Gluteus maximi are totally relaxed at the same time as having an upright torso, and they are therefore not able to contribute to lumbar extension and back stabilization as they usually do. Without the help [...]

Does counting sheep work…

Counting sheep is the age old method of falling to sleep, but does it really work? Those finding hard to sleep often seek distraction and some distractions work better than others, a team at Oxford University has found.   Researchers have discovered that picturing an engaging scene takes up more brain space [...]