NEWS & ARTICLES

BENEFITS OF HUGS

Research has shown that people who have more hugs are less likely to get sick and if they did, their symptoms would be less intense. Hugs relieve stress (lowers cortisol and decreases heart rate), builds our immune system and helps ...

WHY DO WE NEED TO STAY IN TOUCH?

Have you ever considered why touch is so important to your health and why it is necessary for us to have physical contact? Firstly, oxytocin is released which generates feelings of optimism, well-being and compassion♥. Through touch, the levels of ...

WHY SHOULD YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR VAGUS NERVE?

Our VAGUS nerve facilitates the 2 way communication between our brain and most of our organs. This mind-body connection gives us our ‘’gut feel’’ as information is relayed from the brain to the gut and back. Why do we want ...

WHAT CAN WE DO TO HELP OUR GUT MICROBES?

What about probiotics? Our guts have between 500-1000 species of bacteria but most probiotics have less than 10 species. If we keep taking the same strains daily, it may result in the diversity being compromised by having an excess of ...

HEALTHY GUT – HEALTHY MIND

When we say we have a gut feel, we are not just imagining it. The theory is that our gut acts as a “second brain” which is located in our solar plexus. Many studies are being conducted to better understand ...

The Benefits of Regular Reflexology

Evidence of foot and hand massage is found in the hieroglyphs in Egypt and it appears that this formed part of their daily life in as early as 2300 BC. Touch therapy has been around for thousands of years and ...
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Why is Tapping as Therapy so Effective?

What is EFT...or Tapping? Tapping was developed by an engineer called Gary Craig and it became known as EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). This method is a Fusion of Eastern and Western therapeutic techniques and Gary Craig’s focus was to create ...
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What is Sound Healing? Tune Up For Better Health!

Pythagoras is said to be the first person to use sound and harmonic frequencies for healing. He was inspired by listening to the different notes and tones produced by the blacksmiths’ hammers. Everything around us is in constant motion and ...

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