‘Being touched and caressed, being massaged is food for the infant. Food as necessary as minerals, vitamins and proteins.’ ~ Dr Frederick Leboyer Touch is the first sense to develop in utero and it is the last sense to leave us before we die. Research shows us that our sense of touch develops in the […]

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‘As the twig is bent, so grows the tree’ ~ William Garner Sutherland (1873 – 1954), founder of cranial osteopathy Osteopathic philosophy is based on the idea that the body works best when it moves as nature intended. ‘When you have adjusted the physical to its normal demands, nature supplies the remainder.’ ~ Dr Andrew […]

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Pain is a symptom, often a very strong symptom. It is a personal experience, and is influenced by all that we have learned and experienced, culturally and in our upbringing. While pharmaceutical drugs are powerful and can provide rapid pain relief, they often have side-effects when used in the long term. Dr David Nye describes […]

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Today’s trend towards natural methods for promoting health has made probiotics a hot topic. These ‘good’ bacteria promote health, balance and efficient functioning of the digestive system. They have a number of benefits and uses, and offer a proactive approach to health and well-being. With the development of modern society, our way of life is […]

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Easy, undemanding and prolific, a clump of lemongrass is an investment in every garden, no matter how small! A favourite in the herb garden, lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) has become more and more popular. It’s used fresh as a flavouring in many dishes and drinks, as an essential oil, and commercially as an ingredient in soaps, […]

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