Ayurveda the Indian Medical System. Still used by Indian families throughout the world and in many parts of India as the only medical system. This ancient form of medicine is as effective today as it has ever been. A structured and analytical approach to diagnosing your body type (Vata Pitta Kapha) is key to the effectiveness of this system, using diet recommendations, lifestyle change and the use of herbs to improve overall health.
Ayurveda uses a simple but sensible approach to health issues, e.g. if a problem is causing burning pains, hot flushes or inflammation, then it needs to be cooled. In this case Ayurveda offers diet recommendations for cooling foods and herbs that can change the environment that is allowing the heat to continue. Symptoms are then relieved, giving the body a change to sort itself out. Simple in approach but very effective
Ayurveda says that you have a constituiton at birth (Vikriti) and a constitution that has developed over the course of your life so far (Prakriti). Factors like stress, health issues, diet and circumstances often change your constitution far from the one you are born with. Ayurveda seeks to restore balance and support good health.
An Ayurvedic consultation involves, filling in a detailed questionnaire about your body and health, then your pulse is analysed and your tongue checked for imbalances. If you would like to be sent a full Ayurvedic questionnaire, please contact me on the bookings page and I will email one to you.
Polarity therapy is a comprehensive collection of bodywork techniques tailored to each client’s needs. From off body / aura work, through gentle hands on holds to vigorous or deep tissue work. Polarity is one of the most versatile of all the therapies because it works with other treatments to give each person an effective but gentle change in body tension, which may relive pain.
When pain is reduced the body often finds a way to start repairing its own problems. Polarity Therapy was founded by Dr.Randolph Stone in the late 1940’s and is regulated in the UK by the UKPTA (UK Polarity Therapy Association).
Find out more at www.UKPTA.org.uk
Yoga - a comprehensive system that uses stretching exercise, meditation and breathing practices to improve the whole of the body, mind and spirit. The ultimate self-help program to ease body pain, stress symptoms, depression and behavioural issues.
Polarity Yoga focuses on achieving relaxation and improving overall well-being. The exercises (asanas) are gentle to improve flexibility. Breathing (pranayama) and Meditation form a large part of each session. This type of Yoga is intended for people who do not wish to do challenging physical exercise, wear lycra or or end up comparing their bodies to others. All welcome at these relaxing classes.
Yoga comes from ancient Indian sciences (vedas) and is widely practised throughout the world. Yoga is regulated in the UK by several organisations including the Yoga Alliance. Find out more at www.yogalliance.co.uk.
Sometimes Life just doesn’t work out the way that you hoped. At those times, it is easy to feel lost, trapped and confused; all at the same time.
Sharing your concerns with another person can help you to move forward and plan a better future.
Using skills developed over 30 years as a therapist and teacher, we can work together to:
Step back and look at the problems
Relieve some of the stress reactions that you may be having e.g Anxiety, Broken Sleep, Low energy, Restlessness.
Find tactics that work for you to make life easier.
Have the space to talk without judgment and in confidence.
This Lifestyle counselling uses a unique blend of
Yoga postures and meditation.
The only thing you need to bring into a session is the desire for change and a willingness to try a different approach.
Massage is another ancient therapy made popular during Roman times when improved performance was required from the Gladiators. Today it is most often associated with relaxing spa treatments or deep sports treatment for injuries.
Massage is extremely effective at releasing tight muscle tissue, soothing nerve endings and improving the flow of fluids around the body. It is probably the best known of the natural health therapies as it has a long, proven track record for making bodies feel looser and more mobile
Several organisations regulate Massage therapy. The CThA are one of the best known of these bodies. Find out more at http://www.ctha.co.uk/
Reflexology working with the feet to improve health has been practised across all of the ancient medical traditions. The feet contain over 7000 nerve endings from the body. It is also believed that all energy lines run through the feet, allowing energetic connection to any part of the body. The therapist uses massage and pressures on selected areas of the feet and ankles. Reflexology is regulated by several organisations in the UK including the Association of Reflexologists. Find out more about reflexology at http://www.aor.org.uk/