image Meditation works in exactly the same way as Antidepressant Medication but without the adverse side effects and brain fog. In fact, meditation brings about clarity of the mind – a freshness you may not have felt in a long time. According to HSE (Health & Safety Executive) 526,000 workers in the UK are suffering from work-related stress, depression or anxiety (new or long-standing) in 2016/17 & 12.5 million working days were lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2016/17. It  doesn’t take a genius to figure out that there’s something very wrong here. In today’s western society, we’re driven by target led incentives  leaving very little time for self care or home lives.  In brief, we’re working ourselves into the ground, for a lifestyle we never end up living, and a house we spend little time living again.  Meditation is no miracle cure, and it does take some effort and lifestyle changes but from personal experience, it can change your life completely and definitely improve your health.  Meditation doesn’t need to take hours of your life.  Just 10 to 15 minutes of quiet contemplation time can reduce stress and anxiety dramatically. If you want to learn more about how to meditate please get in touch.


The Yawn Factor

imageOne of the things that I’ve always found so incredibly boring, are repeated posts about traditional conventional massage and other stuff like that.  As a person I guess Ive always gone outside the norm – looking to  check out and explore new ideas and perspectives on life.  This is really how I got involved in Traditional Indian Massage therapies & Ayurvedic Healthcare.  One day I decided that my career as a social worker was not fulfilling me any more, and so I handed in my resignation and went off to India for a few months.  Now you’re probably thinking, this is what most teenagers do-you know, take a gap year. Well let me tell you, I was 50 years old when I did this and believe me! It was the best thing I’ve ever done.   This is a blog that I’m 100% sure you’re going to enjoy!  Just drop me a line and let’s enjoy the journey together

Wave goodbye to the pain of fibromyalgia with Ayurveda

imageFibromyalgia: In Fibromyalgia as with rheumatoid arthritis, AMA is a main element that causes the ailment. This doesn’t mean the conditions are the same, but it does mean they have the same root cause.  Ama is the build up of toxic waste from undigested food. Udvartana (powder or warm oil massage) reduces kapha (access mucus) and ama of the body, so it  can be the best therapy for reducing symptoms and inflammation of the joints and muscles.
Udvartana is a beautifully relaxing but incredibly therapeutic massage that is traditional to Indian healthcare. Udvartana does not resemble conventional massage at all. It’s correct name Ruksha Udvartana is more advantageous in the ailment such as rigidity with feeling of heaviness, joint tenderness with redness, etc.
Udvartana is an amazing treatment for the alleviation of symptoms & sometimes cure of Fibromyalgia.