Yesterday was World Mental Health Day and a sunny, blue skied day in Cardiff. Working within mental health and as a Complementary Therapist – promoting positive mental health is a big part of my professional life, but yesterday I took some time out to walk in the October sunshine to reflect on what positive mental… Continue reading More talk, more action for positive mental health
I looked at my ‘to do’ list this morning and then looked out of the window at the beautiful sunny day outside. I decided a walk would be far more beneficial than ticking a few chores off the never-ending list. I headed out into warm calm air under a blanket of blue sky. With each step… Continue reading Back to nature
The use of massage is believed to date back as far as 5000 years. Many well known ancient therapies such as Shiatsu and Ayurveda demonstrate the use of massage in varying forms. The intention with massage therapy is typically to relax the soft tissues and to increase the delivery of blood and oxygen to massaged areas,… Continue reading Five reasons to try massage therapy
Over the last few days it has felt like winter in Cardiff – cold, windy, threatening rain and very grey. The odd burst of sun has peeped out from behind the clouds to provide some reprieve – only to disappear as quickly as it came! Everyone seems more hurried, windswept and irritable; a stark contrast… Continue reading Sun in a Jar
“True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment” – William Penn We all need sleep – the precious time our bodies use to repair and rejuvenate so that we can awake feeling refreshed and rested. Although we know how important sleep… Continue reading No rest for the stressed?
In my quest to incorporate mindfulness into my life and with it a little bit of peace and serenity – I’ve been practising twenty minutes of mindfulness meditation each morning since the beginning of the year. I wasn’t sure how long it would take to make an impact but promised myself that I would persevere.… Continue reading Twenty minutes of morning mindfulness
Many people have heard of reflexology, and some may have tried the treatment – however I occasionally get asked the questions – what exactly is it and how does it work? I’ve finally had the chance to put my answers into writing so I hope this post can help a few people out. Massaging the feet… Continue reading What is reflexology and what can it do for me?