​Getting Active Locally – Walking in Ealing

There are many benefits to exercise. It helps to keep us fit and healthy, build strong bones and lean muscle mass, lose body fat and keep our weight under control. It also helps our mental health, by helping to relieve stress, anxiety and depression by releasing endorphins which make us feel happier [1]. Exercise also helps us relax and sleep better, as well as boost our energy levels during the day. But exercising locally, close to where we live or...

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The Power of Sleep

We’ve all heard the old adage, “everything will feel better in the morning” at some point in our lives. And it’s true, things often do feel better after a good nights’ sleep. But have you ever stopped to wonder why? It’s far more than just being rested, and better able to tackle what life has to throw at us. As little as one night of bad sleep can set us up for a bad day ahead. If our sleep is chronically disturbed...

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Our Top Christmas Wellbeing Tips

‘It’s the most wonderful time of the year...' or is it? Christmas can actually be a great source of stress and anxiety - the combination of gift giving, hosting, financial pressure and increased workload can all result in a reduced mental wellbeing. Not to mention the increased consumption of food and alcohol, and the reduction in exercise which can impact your physical health as well! To help combat these effects, we have put together our top tips for looking after...

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5 Easy Ways to get a Better Night’s Sleep

There is nothing worse than feeling absolutely exhausted and yet unable to fall asleep - even more so when someone is sleeping soundly next to you! For some people, this becomes chronic insomnia - a condition whereby sleep is affected for at least three days a week during a three month period. For others it is acute insomnia - more infrequent, but still very frustrating. Below are some tips we have put together, to help you float off into slumber...

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5 Great Ways To Recover After A Marathon

You did it! Those months of training and effort have finally paid off, and now you're looking forward to some well deserved recovery. But how do you give your body the best chance of repairing itself with as little discomfort and stiffness as possible? These five tips from owner and massage therapist Sophie Rose should help... Raise those legs You’ve probably heard of RICE (Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate) for the treatment of injuries, but did you know that it applies...

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Interview – Donna Wilkinson on Meditation

Donna Wilkinson is an advanced clinical massage therapist and an experienced meditator, having attended three 10 day silent meditation retreats over the years. She has an interest in indigenous healing practices and has spent two years training with a traditional shaman from Ecuador, including a month spent living with indigenous tribes in the Amazon jungle. She currently lives in Lewes with her partner and her two pet sugar gliders.  What is meditation? I would really consider meditation anything that allows...

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