Therapy blog & latest news
We are very excited to announce the launch of our new e-gift vouchers! You can now buy a range of our gift vouchers for your loved ones direct from our website and either print or e-mail them instantly – no more waiting for the postman to arrive (which also makes them perfect for that ‘last minute’ gift!).
When self-employed people need to take time off work due to physical or mental illness it can impact their finances very quickly. For some people, an extended period off work can spell disaster. Clients may go elsewhere, compounding financial issues. Yet worrying about finances can hamper recovery and delay the ability to return to work. So, how do you get yourself back to work quickly when you’ve suffered an injury or illness?
It’s fairly safe to say that we all “value” our health; but how much is yours worth to you? Most people know the value of their house, their car, their bank accounts – and if they don’t then there’s probably an App that can work it out for them! But how do you go about valuing your health?
Body image issues can strike anyone, at any age, at any time and affects both men and women. Children as young as 3 or 4 years old start to become aware of societal pressures to look a certain way. Recent surveys show that men and women everywhere are showing increasing levels of body dissatisfaction. So, how do you encourage a healthier body image?
Every woman is unique and the path to menopause certainly reveals just how different we are from one another. For some women, menopause causes very few symptoms – either physical or emotional. Others, however, have symptoms which may last for extended periods of time and can range in severity. In a recent survey, 95% of women said that they would try alternative therapies before HRT, because they think they are more natural and because they are worried about the health risks associated with HRT.
In patients with allergic asthma, additional acupuncture treatment to routine care was associated with increased disease-specific and health-related quality of life compared to treatment with routine care alone.
Hamstring injuries are a common musculoskeletal disorder, particularly amongst athletes. Many factors have been associated with these injuries, including motor control and strength, soft tissue length and postural alignment.
Whilst most people eagerly welcome the arrival of Spring each year, with it’s promise of warmer weather, for those that suffer with seasonal rhinitis Spring heralds the start of itchy eyes, running noses and blocked sinuses. In the UK 10-15% of children, and 26% of adults are affected (GK Scadding et al, 2017).
Running requires repetitive muscle contractions and, with marathon running in particular, this can be over a sustained period. This can lead to shortened, tight muscles, range of motion loss and decreased circulation. Massage helps to elongate muscles, relieve tightness, restore range of motion and increase circulation; in effect improving the effectiveness of the circulatory system which provides vital nutrients and oxygen to fuel those muscles and keep you running long distances.