Aromatherapy can help with hay fever

Aromatherapy Aromatherapy is a fantastic treatment and can help to alleviate a variety of health issues. It isn’t just about the pleasant smell of the plant oils though.  Aromatherapy works because we absorb about 60% of what we put on our skin. The chemical compounds that give plant oils their wonderful smells can be absorbed […]

Stress and your mental health – Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week This week is Mental Health Awareness Week.  Each year the Mental Health Foundation organises a ‘week’ to raise awareness of a particular aspect of mental health.  This year’s theme is stress and your mental health. Stress can be positive.  If it is short term for example, the boost we get from […]

Rachel Menzies runs the Leeds Half Marathon

Leeds Half Marathon Our Reception Manager , Rachel Menzies is not a keen runner.  She is fit – she goes climbing, but she doesn’t run. Well she didn’t run until she decided to take on the challenge of the Leeds Half Marathon. The race is on Sunday 13thMay and so far Rachel has managed to run […]

Tired of having aches and pains?

Do you have back ache? Do you feel stiff? Are you tired of having aches and pains? It might be that you could ease some of your aches and pains with some simple self-help techniques. Most aches and pains are caused by muscle tension around the body. In many cases this is a result of […]

The herbal answer to seasonal colds

Our Reception Manager Rachel has been struck down with a nasty cold.  So many people have been suffering from colds recently that we thought it might be worth repeating some advice given to us by our friend and colleague Sue Salmon.  Sue is a Medical Herbalist and a font of all knowledge when it comes […]

January Blues – Real or Not? A supporter gives her views!

There’s much talk about Post-Christmas depression and the January Blues this month but is January really so bad?   Our regular supporter and Reiki recipient Ruth Prendergast has shared her thoughts on January and why it is anything but Blue Here’s what Ruth has to say:- What I like about January: An opportunity to start afresh, take […]