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Benefits of grounding yourself

on Thursday, 14 June 2012. Posted in Therapies

Grounding

In the late 19th century, a back-to-nature movement in Germany claimed many health benefits from being barefoot outdoors, even in cold weather . In the 1920s, White, a medical doctor, investigated the practice of sleeping grounded after being informed by some individuals that they could not sleep properly “unless they were on the ground or connected to the ground in some way,” such as with copper wires attached to grounded-to-Earth water, gas, or radiator pipes. He reported improved sleeping using these techniques . However, these ideas never caught on in mainstream society.

At the end of the last century, experiments initiated independently by Ober in the USA [10] and K. Sokal and P. Sokal [11] in Poland revealed distinct physiological and health benefits with the use of conductive bed pads, mats, EKG- and TENS-type electrode patches, and plates connected indoors to the Earth outside. Ober, a retired cable television executive, found a similarity between the human body (a bioelectrical, signal-transmitting organism) and the cable used to transmit cable television signals. When cables are “grounded” to the Earth, interference is virtually eliminated from the signal. Furthermore, all electrical systems are stabilized by grounding them to the Earth. K. Sokal and P. Sokal, meanwhile, discovered that grounding the human body represents a “universal regulating factor in Nature” that strongly influences bioelectrical, bioenergetic, and biochemical processes and appears to offer a significant modulating effect on chronic illnesses encountered daily in their clinical practices.

Earthing (also known as grounding) refers to contact with the Earth's surface electrons by walking barefoot outside or sitting, working, or sleeping indoors connected to conductive systems, some of them patented, that transfer the energy from the ground into the body. Emerging scientific research supports the concept that the Earth's electrons induce multiple physiological changes of clinical significance, including reduced pain, better sleep, a shift from sympathetic to parasympathetic tone in the autonomic nervous system (ANS), and a blood-thinning effect. The research, along with many anecdotal reports, is presented in a new book entitled Earthing [12].

Bowen Technique and aftercare - Walking

on Thursday, 28 November 2013. Posted in Therapies

After a Bowen treatment I usually hand you a slip of paper with ‘aftercare ‘ on it – to help with your healing the week after .

 I thought it would be useful to explain the three main requests which are on that slip in a little more detail,starting with walking.

A Bowen treatment sets many wheels in motion throughout the body –

 *it starts a dialogue between the two sides of the Autonomic Nervous System ( put simply, the message pathways between brain, spinal cord and the rest of the body ),

      * it starts a re-set or softening of the fascia or soft tissues which envelope and connect the muscles, bones, tendons and ligaments

With the Bowen move comes increased circulation and thus improved function –BUT you need to help your body and this is where the walking request comes in .

Walking around after a treatment helps your lymphatic system clear out any rubbish which is circulating by use of the muscular movement. If you don’t do it you are effectively sitting in your own dirty water – yuk!

It also ‘resets ‘ the work done every time you stand up and helps to eliminate any stiffness or soreness.

In the words of a clever man ‘ if you keep moving, you keep moving – if you rest ,you rust!’   

~ So, after your Bowen treatment please try to keep to the 15 minutes walking per day  - it is in your own best interest and will help your body to heal.~

Chinese five element theory - Fire

on Thursday, 05 July 2012. Posted in Therapies

Daoyin Tao -Fire element

Daoyin Tao and the Chinese five element theory

Those of you have experienced the glorious treatment that is Daoyin Tao might have heard the Five Element Theory mentioned in connection with it, and as we are at the height of Summer (!) think it is time to unleash the Fire Element on you,to warm you up if nothing else!

The Five Elements(that is wood, fire, earth, metal and water) are an essential part of Traditional Chinese Medicine and defining your five element ‘type’ can be a crucial part of maintain good health and eliminating ‘dis-ease’ or imbalance .Of course not everyone fits perfectly into any particular type, just as we don’t all fit our astrological profile exactly.

Here is some general information about the Fire element – see if you recognise any of the characteristics in yourself, or someone you know!!

Chinese five element theory - Metal

on Tuesday, 20 November 2012. Posted in Therapies

Daoyin Tao and the Chinese five element theory

As the leaves are falling and we are into the Autumn I think it is time to send out some information about the Metal element of the Chinese Five Element System. You might also have noticed all around you coughing and spluttering – the Metal element links to the lungs( and large intestine)so coughs are prevalent at this time of year.

The Five Elements(that is wood, fire, earth, metal and water) are an essential part of Traditional Chinese Medicine and defining your five element ‘type’ can be a crucial part of maintain good health and eliminating ‘dis-ease’ or imbalance .Of course not everyone fits perfectly into any particular type, just as we don’t all fit our astrological profile exactly.

Here is some general information about the Metal element – see if you recognise any of the characteristics in yourself, or someone you know!!

Metal Element

Associated season – Autumn

Colour – White

Taste pungent taste – Metal types like pungent foods such as brown rice,asparagus, watercress, radishes, leeks, onions, garlic,venison, rabbit and peppers.

Associated organs and emotional analogies: Lungs (grief) and large intestine (letting go). Personal space and expansion are analogies which link to the Metal element - if the balance in this type is lost they can become ‘inert’ and unable to grieve ,they feel incomplete and inadequate – they develop a misplaced longing for something ,can become materially obsessed emotionally withdrawn. A person with balanced Metal energy is organised, vital,concientious, and likes structure in their life. Think of someone you know with deep inner balance and they are likely to be a Metal element person.They feel comfortable with a good set of rules in place!

Interestingly there was a surge of lung disease after the 2nd World War – caused in part by inability to grieve for lost loves and not being able to move on.

Daoyin Tao - the original non surgical facelift

on Friday, 26 April 2013. Posted in Therapies

Many of you have been enjoying my special combined Daoyin Tao/ear candling offer this month,so I thought I would give you some background on the wonderful therapy that is Daoyin Tao-the original non surgical facelift!

DAOYIN is partly derived from a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine - self massage of the organs by breathing and movement.
TAO - is very difficult to translate,but loosely means "way"  .

Get Fresh! Summer offer

on Tuesday, 22 May 2012. Posted in Therapies

So here it is,the Get Fresh! Summer offer for 2012 :

From now until the 31st October you can book the following two Get Fresh foot facials for only £30 -

1. The original and best lemongrass treatment,which includes Totally Soaked soy gel ,Down n'Dirty foot scrub,Callous Control masque and to finish, a glorious foot massage with the famous Rescue Me intense foot cream.

2. Introduced two years ago and now a firm favourite, the Blackcurrant and vanilla foot facial is treatment number two.
Using the same formula of softening gel,gentle scrub,hydrating masque and super intense creme to finish, this treatment will see your feet looking ten years younger!

 

Reflexology Spring offer

on Friday, 01 February 2013. Posted in Therapies

Special offer for February and March -shake off the Winter and kick start your system with a soothing and detoxifying reflexology treatment for only £15 !

 

Offer is valid for new customers only.

don't forget you can buy a gift voucher for someone...