Category: Health

Lymphatic Drainage: the ideal post Christmas detox!

We are coming into the holiday period, crazy time of year when we all eat and drink waaaay too much, never do quite as much as we intended and regret it all afterwards looking for a quick fix! Well, we might be able to… Continue Reading “Lymphatic Drainage: the ideal post Christmas detox!”

What is Chinese cupping?

Cupping is a type of alternative therapy that originated in China. It involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. The suction facilitates healing with blood flow. It is also thought that the suction can help facilitate the flow of “qi” in the… Continue Reading “What is Chinese cupping?”

Exercise and mental health

So many of our clients come to see us with fitness goals, but forget about the positive effects that fitness can have on mental health. They start their journey – reach their goal, then find that they ‘need’ that fitness fix in order to… Continue Reading “Exercise and mental health”

Carpal Tunnel trial – Seeking participants

We are seeking people who have been officially diagnosed with Carpal tunnel syndrome for 6 weeks of trial treatments of manual lymphatic drainage. We have some specific reasons for wanting this particular group of people: here is the background to this trial.

What do fluid tablets do for you? Should you rely on them?

Diuretics (or water tablets) are used to rid the body of extra fluid or salt. People with high blood pressure, heart failure, swollen tissues, and kidney disease often use diuretics to treat these conditions. … Prescription diuretics are commonly called water pills, and their first effect is to increase urination. The buildup… Continue Reading “What do fluid tablets do for you? Should you rely on them?”

What causes fluid retention?

Your body is made up mainly of water. When your hydration level is not balanced, your body tends to hang on to that water. Usually, water retention may cause you to feel heavier than normal, and less nimble or active. It can also cause:… Continue Reading “What causes fluid retention?”