Bellenden Therapies Winter Newsletter

The benefits of massage
Is stress affecting your health
Homepathic remedies for colds & flu

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU?  Kick start 2015 with a 14 day cleanse, great for anyone who would like to increase energy, improve sleep, clear the skin, or support weight loss –  next group programme starts 10th January.  Read more……..

Give your immune system a boost with this tasty butternut squash and shitake mushroom soup.

6 reflexology treatments for the price of 5 throughout January & February.
The benefits of message

Many people see massage as a special treat or a luxury, but did you know there are many benefits from having a regular  massage?  On a very basic level the simple art of being touched can have a comforting effect on our emotional well-being. Massage works well for both physical and emotional conditions, from relieving muscular pain to reducing stress and anxiety. It is also a great way of reducing toxins in the body and improving the tone and the elasticity to skin.
If you’d like to find out more about the benefits of massage, book a treatment with our new Massage and Aromatherapist Vanessa Afful-Walcott.

Vanessa is offering all new clients 40% off the first treatment & consultation, and there is also a lovely special offer for new mums on a Thursday  – £20 for a 30 minute holistic or aromatherapy massage.

Is stress affecting your health?

Every day we experience both physical and mental stress from things such as a demanding job, hectic family life, bereavement, illness, relationship difficulties, financial pressures or even intensive exercise.

The adrenal glands are two walnut sized glands that sit on top of the kidneys and one of their main functions is to regulate the body’s response to stress.

Read more……

Suffering with colds & flu?  Homeopathic remedies offer an alternative for seasonal ‘bugs’

At this time of year when the weather gets colder, many people are starting to think about how to help their immune system cope with possible seasonal infections. Parents particularly are looking for alternatives to conventional drugs, as in the last few years some over-the-counter medications have become off limits for children.

Homeopathy is a holistic system of medicine which is used to support our natural constitutional health, and having a strong constitution makes us less susceptible to infectious illness. If you do become ill, research has shown that homeopathic remedies can be effective in the treatment of people with respiratory tract infections (1, 2), otitis media infection and inflammation of the middle ear – commonly referred to as an ear infection (3) and sinusitis (4). Homeopathic remedies, are non-toxic and safe for use in babies and children(5).

Homeopathic remedies all have their own specific ‘symptom picture’ and this means that a remedy can be chosen not just for ‘the cold that’s going round the office’, but for the particular individual way in which you are experiencing that cold, and also for the reason(s) why you were susceptible to it in the first place. This is one of the major strengths of Homeopathy – it treats you as a unique individual, not a set of common symptoms.

So next time you go down with a bug, don’t forget that you could have homeopathic treatment, which could help you to get better but also benefit you in other ways as well.

1. Riley D, Fischer M,Singh B, Haidvogl M, Heger M M. Homeopathy and conventional medicine: an outcomes study comparing effectiveness in a primary care setting. J Altern Complement Med 2001; 7: 149–159.
2. Lange de Klerk, ESM, Blommers, J, Kuik, DJ, et al., “Effect of Homoeopathic Medicines on Daily Burden of Symptoms in Children with Recurrent Upper Respiratory Tract Infections,” BMJ, November 19, 1994;309:1329-1332.
3. Jacobs J, Springer DA, Crothers D. Homeopathic treatment of acute otitis media in children: a preliminary randomized placebo-controlled trial. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2001; 20: 177–183.
4. Adler M. Efficacy, safety of a fixed-combination homeopathic therapy for sinusitis. Adv Ther 1999; 16: 103–111.
5. Endrizzi C, Rossi E, Crudeli L, Garibaldi D. Harm in homeopathy: aggravations, adverse drug events or medication errors? Homeopathy, 2005; 94 (4): 233-40