An Alternative Approach To Managing Pain And Stress

Great Weather for Gardening!

- but what about the aches and pains?   It’s the time of year people are tidying up their gardens, digging in the dirt, and planting flowers and vegetables. Gardening has a wealth of health benefits including being outdoors in the fresh air and sunshine, exercise...

Fight Colds – The Natural Way

Fight Colds & Flu the Simple Way There are two things I would not be without in Winter and that’s Cold-War essential oil blend and my diffuser. In 16 years of using this blend I have yet to find anything which even comes close when it comes to the prevention and...

Aromatherapy Range Now Available Online

There are a lot of skincare products on the market including some very good ones like the Neals Yard Remedies range, but I believe there’s something a bit special about the Mayfield Aromatherapy Range. Because they’re handmade in small batches in the Mayfield Valley,...

Is this the Perfect Gift?

According to Psychology Today, experiences are better gifts than objects because they’re more memorable and the pleasure of them is still to look forward to and experience long after the decorations have come down. A surprise is also considered to be better than...

The Magic of Alchemy this Christmas

Discover potent blends of love, science and nature this Christmas with beautiful gifts from Neals Yard Remedies. Hand-crafted in Dorset using natural and organic herbs, botanicals and essential oils, they make magical gifts for Christmas. You’ll find beautiful...

7 Benefits of Indian Head Massage

It sounds divine doesn’t it? A real treat. But actually, Indian Head Massage isn’t simply a ‘treat’ – the benefits are really rather important ones that can assist with a variety of physical and emotional problems and concerns. Here’s a few of them: 1. Helps prevent...

Don’t Lose the Christmas Cheer this Year

National Anger Awareness Week takes place from 1st – 7th December. A campaign by the British Association of Anger Management, it aims to identify anger as a disturbing social issue which needs to be brought out into the open and addressed effectively. Anger Awareness...

National Stress Awareness Day 2017

National Stress Awareness Day this year is Wednesday 1st November, and the focus is Speak Up and Speak Out About Stress. There is still a stigma attached to mental health awareness, especially in the workplace, and this needs to end. As I’ve talked about previously:...

Best Oils for Winter Skin

Commercial skin preparations concentrate on adding lubricating oils externally, but the aromatherapy approach is to combine such oils (avocado, almond and jojoba) with essential oils that gently stimulate the sebaceous glands to function more efficiently. Anything...

Johanna’s Ride to Recovery

Picture the scene. You’re waking up on a cold morning, knowing that you have to go and muck out five stables. Each horse needs to be led away from the stable and back, and you have to carry a bucket’s worth of water to and from each stable as the hosepipe is frozen....

How to Prevent Stress & Anxiety Symptoms Increasing in Winter

As the light begins to fade, and the days grow shorter, our energy levels and patience follow suit – often taking our buoyant mood with it. Ever wondered why you feel down when it’s dark when you’re travelling to and from work? You’re not alone. Seasonal Affective...

Back Pain Awareness Week

Back Pain Awareness Week took place in October. It’s run by BackCare, the UK’s leading charity for those impacted by back or neck pain. Around 80% of the UK will have back pain at some stage in their lives, but can you honestly say you know much about it? This year,...

TIPS: Essential Oils to keep the flies away

Flies in the home around this time of year are a common but irritating sight: not only is the noise and sight of them annoying, but they also present a hygiene hazard, carrying an assortment of disease organisms. Rather than reaching for toxic anti-insect aerosol...

The Benefits of Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy is a special time as you prepare for the arrival of your child, but it can also present various challenges for the body, particularly in the later stages. Massage is a natural remedy to ease many of the aches and discomforts pregnancy can bring. From the...

Is Your Diet Making You Tired?

Many people suffer from fatigue from time to time which can be linked to either a minor illness or stress; but increasingly more people are complaining of chronic fatigue, a quite debilitating condition. If this is the case for you, then the first thing you should do...

Launch of New Aromatherapy Range

This new range of handmade aromatherapy products will be launched by Mayfield at the end of July. The range includes a selection of beautiful therapeutic body oils plus a range of blended essential oils for use in burners, vaporisers and baths. Using 100% natural...

   The Benefits of Aromatherapy Massage

The vast array of essential oils that can be inhaled or applied topically can provide healing, soothing, and relaxing effects. Many massage therapists use aromatic and essential oils to complement their massage practice. People who experience depression can see...

Workplace Wellness – Your Prime Investment

This year’s National Stress Awareness Day on November 2nd, focuses on stress in the workplace. The day is organised by ISMA (International Stress Management Association) and aims to highlight the case for keeping stress management on the corporate agenda. Stress gets...

Arthritis Action calls on policymakers to prioritise arthritis

Around one in seven people in the UK live with arthritis – a condition that can cause pain, stiffness and swelling in the joints. This figure is expected to rise to one in four by 2030. It is the leading cause of pain and disability, costing the NHS £5 billion a year....

Massage for Stress and Anxiety

Long term stress and anxiety have a detrimental effect on the health of an individual. A range of illnesses and conditions have been attributed to stress, including eczema, migraine, digestive complaints, high blood pressure, heart disease, back-ache, muscular pain...