Gut Health – Caroline Shaw ARCH CNHC ARICA ITEC

GUT HEALTH by Caroline Shaw ARCH CNHC ARICA ITEC

photo 3 As a child of the 1950/60s my diet was quite simple: Cornflakes for breakfast with cow’s milk and sugar, lunch at school; typically meat pie and rice/tapioca pudding. Then home for tea; white bread banana sandwiches laden with sugar. My main fluid intake was tea with milk plus three teaspoons of sugar or orange squash.

All of this served me well until the addition of Mercury fillings became the tipping point for ill health. I was frequently felled by tonsillitis and various chronic bronchial conditions. This in turn was rigorously treated with anti-biotics. By the time I was 14yrs old I was struggling with energy levels. I lived with constant tiredness and fatigue. The capability of my brain paralleled my physical decline. From being a child who was effortlessly top of the class, memory retention and concentration became dramatically compromised.

Aged 19 I took myself to the Doctor. “I feel tired all the time.” I complained. He took one look at me and said, “Nothing that a good tonic wouldn’t fix.” He sealed my disillusion with conventional medicine.

It wasn’t until my early 30s that I began to feel some sense of aliveness. I was living and working at Green Farm Nutrition Centre helping to edit and write for their magazine. Under the influence of Celia and Brian Wright my diet changed. I cut out all refined sugars. My breakfast became porridge oats, cooked mainly with water. Plenty of vegetables and salad delivered from a local organic farm and simple fish and chicken proteins. I also radically reduced my tea intake and drank plenty of water. Then I had sessions of Colon Hydrotherapy. The change was borderline miraculous. At last I had energy! My head cleared. My aching legs sprang lightly on the ground. My skin glowed and I felt an enduring sense of wellbeing.

Now as a Colon Hydrotherapist/Nutrition Advisor with over 25 years experience, I have traced most people’s health problems to a diet that is or was heavily dependent on processed/acidic foods, exposure to toxic metals/chemicals and the overuse of anti- biotics/steroid/hormone medication. This concoction can lead to a variety of debilitating and chronic health issues such as fatigue, water retention, skin problems, dull skin pallor, bloating and indigestion, constipation and/or diarrhoea, aching joints, memory/concentration loss, depression and anxiety. These in turn can be the precursor to serious life threatening illnesses.

Our health and vitality, physically and mentally, is intricately linked to the microbiology of our gut. Whatever we ingest either through the air, liquid or foods or medication does have an effect. The so called ‘good bacteria’ grows and flourishes in in an environment rich with digested Alklaine foods such as vegetables, salads and fruit that are free of pesticides and preservatives plus plenty of fresh water. The so called bad bacteria, proliferates when we ingest Acid foods such as processed meats, grain and dairy, refined sugars, alcohol, caffeine and toxic chemcials/metals etc.

The removal of the toxic impact of these substances including Mercury and ‘Candida’ type organisms in the gut can be achieved in four main ways.

  1. Change your diet to one that is predominately Alkaline and also suits your Blood Group Type. (Blood Group Testing available with me at CHHC)
  2. Embark on specific Cleansing programmes, such as a Full Intestinal Cleanse or/and Liver Cleanse (I can recommend the Cleanses appropriate for you.)
  3. Have Colon Hydrotherapy.
  4. Re –supplement with positive bacteria such as acidophilus and probiotics.

These can be taken orally and rectally.

 Various implants can also be given during the Colon Hydrotherapy treatment to help speed up the restoration of healthy intestinal flora. These include anti-fungal/anti-parasitic herbs and tinctures, kidney/liver tonics and wheatgrass, probiotic implants and infusions*. Please ask me for more information on your next visit.

Following this four-step programme, you should soon begin to experience a return to your natural health and vitality.

*High potency probiotic infusion requires a double session and is the best way to repopulate the large intestine with positive bacteria.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colonic Hydrotherapy is now at CHHC

We’re delighted to welcome Caroline Shaw, and colonic hydrotherapy, into the CHHC building at Camargue House, 32 Wellington Road.

As you may know, we managed Caroline’s practice for her at the Town House Clinic off Bath Road for a number of years but she has now moved her practice to Room 5 (upstairs) at Cheltenham Holistic Health Centre.

She has newly fitted equipment and a brand new cloakroom in her new clinical room so we look forward to welcome her (and you) to Camargue House.

Thai Yoga Massage Workshop – 27th September with Celine Samson

THAI YOGA STRETCH

MASSAGE WORKSHOP FOR BEGINNERS

September 27th 2015

VENUE: Cheltenham Holistic Health Centre

Time: 10.30 – 5pm

£75 pp

Join us on this one day workshop and learn some basics in the beautiful art of Thai stretch massage. In pairs you will learn how to stretch and press your partner using a dynamic flow of deeply relaxing and yet energising Thai stretch massage & acupressure techniques.

This ancient art is done on a comfortable futon style mattress. Please wear cotton top and flexible style trousers. No oil is used

You will learn how to use correct body positioning and breathing so you do not tire easily. For the receiver you will be amazed at how invigorating it is, leaving you feeling deeply relaxed with better range of movement.

The workshop is ideal for beginners and anyone wishing to continue onto our Professional Diploma in Thai yoga massage later in the year

Celine Samson

Tutor

All enquiries: celines@tonicmassage.co.uk     Tel: 07766 801 939

Hypnobirthing – Mary Harris and Fiona Maynard, 16/17 January 2016

We teach KG Hypnobirthing which is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives. It is a complete ante-natal course combining mental and physical relaxation techniques to help release fear and tension. These methods are very powerful and help to optimises your body’s natural ability to give birth easily and naturally with little or no intervention.

We are different because we work together as practitioners on each group course and bring you more than 40 years of our combined experience and knowledge. Courses are run in groups which gives you an opportunity to make wonderful new friends on the same hypnobirthing journey. Working in a group can also be very empowering for fathers. We work hard to make sure you feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible with all the hypnobirthing tools in place ready for your big day!

If groups are not for you we can also offer individually tailored courses. Mary or Fiona will work with you in the comfort of your own home.

When should I start the course?
Any time from 24 weeks
Hypnobirthing

Hypnobirthing Cotswolds combines mental and physical relaxation techniques to help release fear and tension and optimises the body’s natural ability to give birth easily and naturally with little or no intervention.

You and your baby are special. Childbirth can be an empowering and positive event in your life – and one you want to remember. With the help of hypnotherapy for birth and HypnoBirthing classes, the birth of your baby can be a more comfortable, calm, relaxed, natural and rewarding experience, and one where you are in control and you need less intervention from others.

You deserve special care as you make this exciting and unique journey with positive anticipation and confidence.

Soundly based in established anatomy, physiology and psychology, the Hypnobirthing course teaches you – and your husband or birthing partner – Hypnobirthing techniques to achieve this; all the antenatal training you need.Working With Your Body

Working With Your Body
With HypnoBirthing you are likely to experience a natural, calm, comfortable birth.

  • You may find you don’t need any pain relief at all.
  • It often shortens the length of labour.
  • You will be more alert and in control.
  • Hypnobirthing lessens the physical impact of childbirth.
  • The father is actively involved.
  • He knows that he has played an important role in the birth of his child.Allows your baby to enter the world drug free and in an atmosphere of calm and gentleness.

No More Fear
Giving birth can be an empowering and positive experience. With HypnoBirthing you learn:

  • Fear release methods to allow you to be relaxed and confident for the birth.
  • Self-hypnosis inducing deep relaxation.
  • Massage techniques – stimulating endorphins, your body’s natural anaesthetic.
  • Visualisation exercises to keep you grounded, serene and positive.
  • How your mind and body work together efficiently and comfortably.

Certified KG Hypnobirthing practitioners Mary Harris and Fiona Maynard guide you and your birthing partner through a well established range of Hypnobirthing techniques. You and your birthing partner will learn to work as a team using Hypnobirthing to relax your muscles using visualisation and breathing techniques. With the knowledge you will gain from the Hypnobirthing course your birthing partner will become a crucial support to the birthing mother enabling her to deepen her levels of relaxation and helping her to become confident, relaxed and in control of the the birthing experience.Pink Flower

 

See Mary’s personal Hypnobirthing website www.hypnobirthingmary.com. 

Chillfest – De-stressing and Relaxation Afternoon – 20th June with Aromatherapist (Karina) and Yoga Teacher (Katie)

We are not taking any more bookings for this workshop – another one will be held later in the year. Please get in touch with us to register your interest.

 

Calmspaces and Yoga with Katie are going to be offering an afternoon of De-stressing & Relaxation at Cheltenham Holistic Health Centre in Pittville, on the afternoon of June 20th.

This total Chillfest will incorporate some gentle yoga, an intro to aromatherapy, sniffing and playing around with essential oils and formulating your own personal blend to add to an inhaler, making up your own small bottle of aromatherapy oil and learning how to give yourself (or a partner) a lovely, relaxing hand and arm massage. The session will end with yoga nidra to fully ground you, as you float off amidst Katie’s calming words, aromas & candlelight.

2pm: Welcome with herbal teas

2.15pm: Gentle yoga with Katie

3pm: Intro to aromatherapy with Karina. Includes looking at some of the most popular essential oils for relaxation, ways in which to use essential oils in your daily life & making up a custom made inhaler blend for you to take home

3.30pm Tea break

3.45pm: How to blend essential oils with Karina. We look at some base oils such as Sweet Almond and Grapeseed and make a personalised aromatherapy blend. You will then learn how to give yourself (or a partner) a simple arm and hand massage, incorporating acupressure points to relieve tension (with the oil you made and you can take the remainder home with you.)

5pm: Yoga Nidra with Katie

5.30pm: Workshop ends and you float home to r-e-l-a-x for the evening!

The cost for this afternoon workshop is £40 per person if you book before 10 June 2015; £45 thereafter. Please get in touch with Karina (karinacx@aol.com) or Katie (katie_maughfling@yahoo.co.uk) to reserve your place. . A deposit of £15 is required at the time of booking and is non refundable. Please note that all timings above are approximate.

Looking forward to seeing you soon <3

Some people don’t like summer! – Eric Goodchild, Acupuncturist

Summer - not everyone like it! Eric

For those of us who spend all winter longing for the light, imagining sitting in the garden listening to the birds sing, firing up the barbeque and sharing a glass with friends it comes as something of a suprise that some people don’t like summer.

Some people dont like summer because the light hurts their eyes, the heat saps their energy, they cant sleep at night and they sweat and stick to their clothes.

 

Some people dont like summer because they suffer from hayfever and their eyes and nose itch and they sneeze endlessly and it brings on asthma attacks. The medication makes them drowsy and they have to stay indoors for most of the time while their girlfriend lies out in the sun tanning herself.

Some people dont like summer because their skin goes red and burns or bursts out in freckles and they dont like eating salad but prefer winter pies and mashed potato by the fireside.

Some people don’t like summer because they get migraine headaches and have to lie in the dark with a fan blowing sipping cold water.

Some people just dont like summer but they don’t know why.

5 element acupuncture, based on an ancient established diagnostic system, recognises all of these sources of misery as constitutional imbalances which can be addressed by rebalancing the body/ mind. Over time, as the symptoms diminish and often eventually disappear more and more of the summer sufferers can join the summer lovers in the garden for a glass! Enjoy!

Energy Healing and Meditation Workshop – with Jerry Sargeant 28th June 2015

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A group energy healing event held at Cheltenham Holistic Health Centre – 28th June 2015, 10.30-5pm. £30.

Jerry will take you on an incredible deep meditation and group energy healing journey. A day of divinity.

An empowering day of healing energy and enlightenment – Only 30 places available. Be a part of something very special.

Jerry will guide you on a journey of Self-Discovery which will elevate your life to a level beyond extraordinary.

The journey:

10.30am – Introduction

11.00am – 1.00pm – A series of deep healing meditation designed to break down your current paradigm and shift your entire reality.

Lunch

2.00pm – 3.00pm –Techniques to empower your life – Jerry shares with you ways you can implement Star Magic into your own lives. Includes practical exercises.

3.00pm-4.30pm – The journey continues. Jerry takes you deeper and deeper into the magical realms of the cosmos with 2 Frequency Encoded Meditations that will set up your Sphere of Abundance

4.30pm – 5.30pm – Group Healing

This workshop is breath taking. It will change your life forever. You will leave this workshop a different human being. Get ready to be empowered.

Book Your Tickets…here.

See below for a video of one of Jerry’s workshops.

Let It Go – Seiichi von Rohr

“Let it go”….yes, but what… and how?

Since the Disney film success of FROZEN, everybody loves to use the words, “let it go”. Small children are singing and sing along events are full of little kids. Actually, the message behind the film was beyond the conceptual understanding of children and even teenagers. Unless you have a life experience, there is nothing to “ let go”. By trying to live up to the expectation of others and society in general, it is easy to alienate yourself from who you really are, as well as your desires in life. This may result in the accumulation of frustration and emotions of all sorts. And in some ways, a manifestation of dis-ease.

It is not easy to reclaim who you are, or would like to be, and with this most of us have to cope with making a living. It is a balancing act on how to release this pressure, at the same time staying in tune to oneself, yet needing to cope with the given situation. Wind blowing through willow branches, look rather weak whilst giving in to the pressure, but actually instead of resisting the violent energy, it plays with it with sovereignty. On the contrary, rigid trees lose branches or are uprooted in severe storms; power against power, like a person putting up with the pressure until he/she weakens and eventually collapses.

The lotus leaf never gets wet nor dirty as it has countless fine hairs acting as protrusions on the surface which repel water drops, and these droplets pick up the dirt on the surface which falls off, therefore naturally self cleansing. What can we learn from these examples?

“Let it go”? Or how not to get influenced by the surroundings ? If you are resilient to outside influences, either by being flexible or by repelling or shrugging off, you can stay fit and healthy. Theoretically, we may all be aware of this – but it is not easy to put into practice, we are not yogis! Now comes “letting go”. It is unavoidable that we store negativity in the body and mind, so we have to learn how to release it…”let it go”.

What I see as a phenomena in the West, these words are being used so casually and cheaply, like a fast food for dissolving all of our personal problems. “Let go” does not mean forget about it or look away. You have to face what you want to release and understand where it originated, and study how you are connected with this issue. Only when you ‘really’ know what you wish to discard, can you “ let it go”.

It is good that our society is gradually understanding the need for emotional freedom, but it looks like the present trend is a fad and purely commercially produced. People are obsessed by “letting go” and are stuck in the process (literally), not noticing their “letting go” effort is creating a new stress again – by not being able to “let go”!

Forget about fast food “letting go”. It has to be organic; it’s not a trend nor life style. Benatural to ‘you’, embrace yourself ! The Japanese version of the song,” Let it go”(Frozen), is “ Be as you are”.

Very symbolic isn’t it?

New Facial Product Launch – Event on 26th May

We’re delighted to introduce a new therapy to Cheltenham Holistic Health Centre in the form of MYO Fascial Facials with our Myofascial Therapist, Jenna Hammond.

She will be holding a launch event on Tuesday 26th May at 7pm.

This will include prosecco, a 30 minute demonstration and the opportunity to win a course of 10 free treatments on the night!

Book your space by phoning us on 01242 584140 and feel free to bring a guest.

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New aromatherapist at CHHC

Delighted to welcome Karina Cox to the CHHC team! She’ll be available for treatments every Friday afternoon.

Karina Cox Aromatherapist

Karina Cox Aromatherapist

Karina Cox qualified in holistic clinical aromatherapy, therapeutic massage, anatomy and physiology, with Gabriel Mojay, in 2007, at the Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy in London, and has since completed studies at Neal’s Yard Remedies and the world famous Bach Centre. She offers aromatherapy massage and also a variety of tailor made holistic therapies. In 2011, Karina travelled to Malaysia to undertake the RYT 200 yoga teacher training, recognised by the Yoga Alliance, USA, and then completed studies with Sarah Powers on her Insight Yoga teacher training intensive programme.

www.calmspaces.com

Therapies practised: Holistic / Aromatherapy / Chakra-Aroma / Pregnancy Massage, Organic Facials, Back “facials”, Top to Toe Packages

Aromatherapy massage / Holistic massage / Pregnancy massage:

60 mins: £45   120 mins £80

Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic facial:

60 mins  £50

Back, neck & shoulder:

45 mins: £40

Back ‘Facial’:

75 mins (includes cleanse, scrub, mask, massage and moisturise): £50

Free the Spirit: Chakra-aroma massage (incorporates some energy healing techniques)

60 mins £45