Wellbeing Blog

Proof that Nature Heals

Proof that Nature Heals

Never has nature played such a big part in our wellbeing than over the last 18 months. When there was nothing else to do, nature was still out there waiting to care for us. Just a walk through the fields or a stroll along the beach can awaken the innermost feelings of...

5 Tips to Beat Stress

5 Tips to Beat Stress

65% of people have felt more stressed since the COVID-19 restrictions started according to a study of 2000 people carried out by the Stress Management Society. In addition  53% felt more anxious than usual and 43% felt more depressed than usual. The top causes of...

COVID-19 and Dealing with Loss

COVID-19 and Dealing with Loss

March 2020 As we try to adapt to the huge changes in our daily lives, we go through a whole range of emotions. Currently we’re suffering from loss and I don’t mean the loss of life in this instance, although that is a very real fear for some people. I refer to the...

Why use a Facial Oil?

Why use a Facial Oil?

May 2020 Today’s wave of eco-conscious beauty has sparked a surge of interest in Facial Oils and Facial Serums. Using natural ingredients containing botanical plant oils, the small molecular structure makes them much more able to penetrate the skin. This locks in...

Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage

A brief history of Indian head massage The Indian head massage is an ancient therapeutic practice used in India for 1,000 years, usually by mothers on their daughters. It is part of the practice of medicine called Ayurveda, which aims to promote long life and balance...

Geranium Essential Oil

Geranium Essential Oil

Botanical name: Pelargonium graveolens A native of South Africa, Geranium came to Europe in the late eighteenth century but the main producing areas are now the  Algeria, Egypt and Morocco. The oil is extracted from the leaves and green stems which are harvested...

Prevent colds and reduce symptoms naturally.

Prevent colds and reduce symptoms naturally.

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

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,...

7 Benefits of Indian Head Massage

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

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 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

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...

TIPS: Essential Oils to keep the flies away

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

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?

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

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...

Workplace Wellness – Your Prime Investment

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...

Massage for Stress and Anxiety

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...