Entries by sharon

The Art of Body Brushing

It’s so good for you…..and so easy! According to research, 5 minutes of energetic body brushing tones your muscles as much as a 30 minute jog – I know which I’d choose! So what does it do for us and what’s the best way to do it?             Body brushing […]

Happy Pregnancy – the joys of pregnancy massage

Last week I went on a Pregnancy Massage course – what a delightful day that was! The therapy is tailored to the needs of pregnant women so it is gentle, peaceful and nurturing.  It starts with gentle rocking of mother (and baby), deep breathing and stretches to open up the spaces around the ribs for […]

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Relaxation – its a healthy choice

“How do I relax? – have a glass of wine, maybe watch TV….but why don’t I feel better for it?”                                                                         Relaxing activities – chatting with friends, having a cuppa – these reduce stress and of course are valuable and pleasant.  But they don’t turn on your deeper relaxation response.     What’s […]

Winter Skin Care Tips

We all notice the difference in our skin in winter. Chapped lips, dry hands and tight facial skin affect us all. For sensitive skin, winter dryness can lead to itching and flaking.   When you are outside, the cold temperature constricts your blood vessels resulting in poor blood circulation. This means your skin does not […]