Available now until August 29th 2019
It’s that time of year again! I like to consider the year as a dancing woman – each season has it’s own unique dance presenting opportunities and challenges. As I am sure you know we have just passed the Summer Solstice when the sun reached the height of its strength and power – so now is the time to
bask in the fiery and creative energy of Summer, celebrate growth and fertility, honour & enjoy life plus reflect on your achievements.
Summer Special 1.
Pause for a moment and experience sensory mindful meditation – FREE
Thursday 25th July @ 7:00 pm
Thursday August 1st @ 7:00pm
We meet outside the The Pheasantry cafe, Bushy Park, Park Rd, Hampton, Greater London TW11 0EW @ 6.45pm please and at 7 pm take a silent mindful walk to a quiet area. Here I will lead you through a sensory awareness mindful meditation, helping you re-connect with the natural senses “aroma, listen, see, feel, taste”
This grounding mindful practice in nature quietens the constant monkey chatter of your mind and encourages the nervous system to balance. Sink into tranquility as you re-connect with Mother Earth’s beauty. Let nature rest your mind and invite your senses to return and hormones re-balance.
Summer special 2:
Call 07747 133170 to book your summer special NOW!
Summer special 2: Restore with reflexology and reiki:
3 restorative signature reflexology or Reiki treatments or you can combine reiki& reflexology together within a 60 minute treatment.
Reflexology is a beautiful therapy which uses pressure and massage of the reflex points found in the soles of the feet and palms of the hands. Like acupuncture and shiatsu, reflexology works on the principle that energy flows through “meridians or zones”. Reflexologists specify that there are 10 energy zones that run the length of the body from head to toe – five on each side of the body ending in the foot. These zones pass through the body so that the zone located on the front of the body can also be reached from behind. All the organs and parts of the body lie along one of more of these zones. In addition I will be using my wonderful signature essential oils for the foot massage and far infrared red!
Reiki is not associated with any form of religion – it is energy healing. Reiki is difficult to describe but it treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit. Each experience will differ as we never remain the same – but are a constant movement of energy and emotion.
- reiki offers a safe space to clear the mind, obtain clarity, peace, security and well being
- encourages deep restoration on both a conscious and unconscious level
- quite simply it is a simple, natural and safe method of energy healing and works in conjunction with both orthodox and complementary healthcare.
- as a Reiki Master I act as a “conduit”, connecting with healing energy to support you.
Nothing to do with my summer specials but here’s a little bit of nutritional advice! Of course I could not write a blog without discussing nutrition. According to naturopathic philosophy summer is the time of the fire element and corresponds to the heart and small intestine organs.
Symptoms of Imbalanced Heart Energy: In Chinese medicine and naturopathy the heart is seen as a monach over the mind body spirit. Imbalances show as poor circulation, low or high blood pressure, hardened arteries, angina, heart attacks, a red or ashen complexion, excess thirst, fevers or hot painful joints or swellings – i.e “trapped heat”. Emotionally there may be mental and emotional instability, agitation, nervousness, over excitability, restlessness, a lack of peace of mind, insomnia, forgetfulness or panic. When our heart and “fire for life” is imbalanced we are unlikely to reach our potential and enjoy life!
Symptoms of Imbalanced Small Intestine Energy: The small intestine is the heart’s pair, the yang to the heart’s yin. It is the body’s alchemist. On the physical level, it has a very important role in digestion, sorting out what the body needs and what can be discarded. Fats, carbohydrates and protein are broken down in the small intestine by bile and intestinal and pancreatic enzymes. Poor digestion leads to a build up of toxins, poor absorption, immune function, anemia, food sensitivities and allergies. The main emotional pattern is a consistent inability to discern healthy relationships – whether family, lover, friend, or work. Being over analytical, have difficulty sorting ideas and setting priorities or being gullible or over cynical – these may all cover up emotional confusion. Those with fire imbalances find the period between 1PM – 3PM the most challenging for them.
- Eat early in the evening or maybe take some time out and enjoy a short juice cleanse
- Further to my blog on mindful eating try to eat slowly and stop eating when you are three quarters full. Over eating congests the small intestine and causes havoc for the gall bladder!
- Increase Bitter foods into your diet to encourage nutrient absorption: Think endive, chicory, asparagus, globe artichokes , raw cocoa , green tea, green leafy vegetables especially kale, watercress, spinach and lettuce.
- Choose foods high in calcium and magnesium to help calm your nervous system
- Support the heart – almonds, cashew nuts, peas, lentils and beans.
- Make use of lemons, they are believed to calm the mind and help cleanse the whole body.
- Include some whole grains such as brown rice and oats to increase the neurotransmitter serotonin.
- Include garlic. A wonderful natural food and one I grow in my kitchen garden. Garlic is a strong antioxidant and antibacterial. It also helps to maintain healthy cholesterol levels.
- Ginger root stimulates the appetite and improves circulation – Mix this with aniseed and black pepper to support digestion.
- Remember to include some good quality oily fish – great for the heart. Try cold pressed oils – flaxseed and hemp which are good sources of essential fatty acids
- Consider some lecithin granules (phospholipids) which help prevent fatty deposits accumulating in the blood and fabulous weight loss aid.
- Finally don’t forget live yoghurt and kefir – they contain beneficial bacteria and are a fermentation food.