Jan 9 2020

What is Swedish Body Massage?

Swedish massage is the most popular type of massage in the western world. It involves the use of hands, forearms or elbows to manipulate the superficial layers of the muscles to improve mental and physical health. Active or passive movement of the joints may also be part of the massage. In Swedish massage, the client…

Jan 8 2020

Rosemary Essential Oil

One of the most common essential oils on the market today is Rosmarinus officinalis known by its common name of rosemary, which many of us recognise from our gardens or culinary cupboard. The plant itself grows all over Europe now but originated from the Mediterranean. There are three chemotypes of rosemary oil on the market…

Jan 1 2020

Explaining the Herxheimer Reaction

All natural health treatments, whether they involve dietary changes, vitamin or herbal supplementation, detoxification therapies, or bodywork, focus on removing the disease causing agents using the body’s own power of healing. We are here to help put the body back into its normal balance through addressing muscle tension, stress management and more. This process often…

Nov 22 2019

Explaining Therapeutic Grade Oils

There is no such thing as clinical grade, CPTG (certified pure therapeutic grade), food grade, or anything else you may have heard. Pure unadulterated essential oils will be therapeutic whether they have been grown for the food industry or not. These terms are created by the companies to help them sell more products, they want…

Nov 11 2019

Sweet Orange Oil

Nearly everyone that comes across sweet orange oil (Citrus aurantium var. sinensis) loves it’s uplifting and fruity scent. It has quite a long botanical name as we also get other essential oils from the same tree – petitgrain (the leaves) and neroli (orange blossom). The oil is usually expressed from the peel of the fruit…

Nov 6 2019

What are Hot Stones

As the weather cools many therapists bring out warming packages that incorporate hot stones as they are a popular choice among many clients, are they really worth the investment and additional training? Hot stone therapy is a specialist massage that uses smooth, flat, heated basalt stones that are positioned along your spine, in the palms…

Nov 5 2019

What does Holistic mean

  Many therapists out there refer to themselves as holistic therapists but what does that mean? Holism is defined as the theory that living matter is made up of organic or unified wholes that are greater than the simple sum of their parts. When someone applies this to being a holistic therapist it means their…

Oct 5 2019

How to buy good quality oils

How to buy good quality oils The wellness and holistic health industry is booming and many people want to use carrier oils and essential oils at home or when they first sign up to a training course they are keen to purchase what they will need. However there is so much choice out there and…

Oct 4 2019

Grapeseed Oil

The most popular and favoured carrier oil of therapists is Vitis vinifera known by its common name of grapeseed due to its pale colour, light scent and good consistency. With it coming from the grape vines it was first thought to be grown in France during Napoleons reign but is now mostly grown in Spain,…

Sep 20 2019

What is aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is the controlled use of essential oils for the treatment or prevention of disease. It is a form of complementary therapy – something that’s used alongside medical treatment. You can absorb some essential oils through your skin. Some have an effect on you through your sense of smell and through breathing them in. Plants…

Sep 10 2019

Benefits of Massage

Massage is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, most effectively performed with the hands. It is used to produce effects on every system of the body. Massage is probably the oldest healing art known to man. It almost certainly started as a form of structured touch that people found beneficial for their…