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An Introduction: Why Access Counselling?

An Introduction: Why Access Counselling?

Counselling can feel like a daunting undertaking; with the stigma surrounding mental health in our society, it is often a commitment kept in secret, not openly discussed or sought after. There can be a prevailing sentiment of, ‘I don’t need counselling because I don’t have a mental health diagnosis’. People access counselling for a myriad of reasons; whether to strengthen the relationships they already have,...

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Craniosacral Therapy for Traumatic Stress

Craniosacral Therapy for Traumatic Stress

People that have witnessed or undergone trauma whether on the personal or professional front will often experience ongoing uncontrollable fear, anxiety and depression along with various other symptoms like flashbacks and nightmares. It is only in recent times that the long-term effects of trauma have been recognised and given the name PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). The symptoms of PTSD can manifest days or years...

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Therapy skills for Cancer Care

Therapy skills for Cancer Care

Qualified practitioners with an interest in offering treatments within a clinical oncology setting, often seek additional training as within an education setting, students are advised that cancer is a contraindication to many treatments, and as a result, those with cancer are often denied treatment. There are a few different organisations offering specialised training which provides therapists with an improved knowledge and understanding of what a...

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4 Misconceptions About Pilates

4 Misconceptions About Pilates

1. It’s All About The “Core” Pilates is all about the core but so much more, strengthening the muscle groups around your torso and abdominal area is important but stamina, mobility and flexibility are such a big part of each class too. Pilates is an all-rounder, working the upper body, lower body, arms, legs, the hip, shoulder, knee and ankle joints. It involves centring the...

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Induction Reflexology

Induction Reflexology

Reflexology, a therapy Chinese in origin, can have many far-reaching benefits from helping chronic illness, pain management, fertility, support during recovery all the way to managing everyday stress and wellbeing. During the treatment pressure points and areas of the feet are worked with the aim of stimulating the bodies ability to heal and repair. I will be looking for ‘congestion’ over the reflexes taking the...

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5 Reasons You Should get a Massage Regularly

5 Reasons You Should get a Massage Regularly

I know how difficult it can be to make time for a massage. I have a massage once a month. When booking my session, I used to question whether or not I really needed it (and I’m a massage therapist!) – could I be spending my well-earned cash on something else perhaps? But over the years I have found each session builds onto the next...

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Spring clean the mind and make more of your time

Spring clean the mind and make more of your time

As we enter April; the start of new beginning’s, budding flowers and the anticipation of brighter days and dare I say it…warmer weather, I want to encourage you to make time to not only spring clean your house, but also your mind. Use this opportunity not to focus on things you haven’t achieved or finished, but to start afresh and have a think about what...

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Craniosacral Therapy Mouthwork

Craniosacral Therapy Mouthwork

Craniosacral Therapy has a specific set of techniques to gently work inside the mouth to release facial bones, the hard and soft palate, the muscular floor of the lower jaw and even individual teeth. Why would anyone need this? Many reasons! Our Craniosacral Therapist Amanda gives a great example today: “Recently I had a classic example of a mouthwork candidate. One of my regular clients...

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What is Moxa?

What is Moxa?

This month’s blog post is written by our acupuncturist Anu. I often get asked by patients when they walk into the clinic room, “What’s that smell?” or “What’s that?” as they point to the moxa stick on the table. Moxibustion or Moxa is a focused heat therapy technique that involves burning a herb called Mugwort over specific acupuncture points, to positively stimulate the body in a...

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New year, better mental health?

New year, better mental health?

To start the new year on the right foot, our therapist Jane offers a simple tip to improve your mental health. We now are much more aware of our physical health and how to keep our bodies in shape doing  active things regularly like weekly Pilates classes, Yoga, Body Balance and cardiovascular work such as running, cycling and swimming. More and more of us are...

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