By in Yoga & Pilates

Release Your Back With These 4 Pilates Exercises

If you are experiencing back pain you are not alone. Apparently 80% of us experience back pain at some point in our lives. Of course we experience it in many different ways and for different reasons.
The most common reasons for back pain are soft tissue tension, joint health, degenerative processes of the spine and psychosomatic causes. It is important to check

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By in Meditation

What Happens When You Bottle Up Your Emotions

In our racy, focused and unrelenting society that requires us to perform the same tasks day in and day out, there is often no room for the expression of emotions. In fact, any expression of emotions may be seen as weak, irrelevant or just plain embarrassing. We may even resort to taking a medication just so that our increasingly overwhelming

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By in Osteopathy

Osteopathy and Pregnancy

Is Osteopathy safe during pregnancy?
Yes, Osteopathy is safe during pregnancy. The techniques used are adapted depending on which stage you are at in in your pregnancy. We generally use gentle techniques to help the whole of the body to adapt to the changes that occur during pregnancy in order to minimise the aches and pain.  The reason why we

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By in Hypnotherapy, Meditation

Anxiety First Aid

We all get anxious sometimes. Fear is a natural responds to potential danger. If we did not have the ability to experience fear we would probably not last long. Fear helps us to be vigilant, careful and to stay save. However many of us know the difference between reasonable feelings of fear and the vicious, unbearable and debilitating anxiety attacks

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By in Nutrition

The Body Matters’ Nutritionist working with John Lawson

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I am delighted to report that I am now working with Leigh-on-Sea’s most imaginative and creative chef, John Lawson. Originally from Leigh-on-Sea, John went off to Australia where he became Executive Head Chef in one of the most prestigious hotels in Melbourne. However, aged just 31, he suffered a seizure in the middle of the night and was subsequently diagnosed

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By in Hypnotherapy

Exam nerves

During one’s life, there are numerous occasions when we are tested or assessed in some way. Obvious examples might be academic tests such as GCSE, A levels and university exams, as well as driving tests and workplace performance reviews or appraisals.
Feeling anxious and nervous about examinations and tests is natural and understandable. To an extent, our nerves may keep

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By in Nutrition

Expect More than Weight Loss

There is an abbreviation I kept coming across on social media, on pages to do with weight loss and health, but I couldn’t work out what it meant, so I googled it. It turns out that the abbreviation stands for “Non-Scale Victories”, and it is something I am actually very familiar with!
Unsurprisingly, my weight loss clients come to see

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By in Nutrition

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is big news at the moment. Every day there are more articles waxing lyrical about the benefits, particularly with relation to brain health. In my circle of friends, we trade ideas of new ways to use coconut oil and those of us who are devotees are slowly converting the naysayers around us. Other friends who overhear us, who

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