• What your therapist thinks of your body

Your body – what your massage therapist really thinks

Lying on a massage table can be a very vulnerable feeling for many people; after all you are lying nearly naked in front of a fully dressed stranger... It’s something I’ve thought about a lot over the past 20 years or so (yes, that’s how long I’ve been doing this) and, as I’ve reassured

  • Learning to play online games

Life lessons from Temple Run!

A few weeks ago my children introduced me to the game, Temple Run. I had finished my book and looked up to see all three children and my husband, attached to their ipods, playing this game. None of them was interested in going for a walk (it was pouring with rain), playing a “real”

Are you Depressed and Suicidal?

I am often a place of last resort. You have tried everything or everyone else you can think of.  People have referred you to this doctor or that physiotherapist.  You've had x-rays, MRI's and nobody can find anything wrong with you.  You can't get comfortable.  You're in pain.  You've tried diet, exercises, and sleeping

Raising Daughters- Love is in the House

Tonight was special.  I’ll treasure it and pull it out of my box of memories many times. Spending a simple night at home with my daughters, eating chocolate (of course) and watching a rented movie, reminded me of things that really matter.  Not eating the chocolate or even watching the movie, although we all enjoyed it, sang

  • Negative ions in nature

Negative Ions – A Positive Force?

A conversation with my father prompted me to investigate the benefits of negative ions. What are they? Do we really benefit from them? Is it “just another marketing ploy” to make us spend money on more useless gadgets? Here is what I learned. What is an ion? Wikipedia says “An ion is an atom or

  • Drinking water

How Much Water Should I Drink and Why?

The Importance of Water   Drink water to stay healthy   There is a lot of talk about water and how necessary it is to maintain life and health.  An adult’s body contains about 70% water. It is a major part of every cell, tissue and organ. It is crucial in almost all body functions

  • Breast health

Choosing the Correct Bra Size – Why it Matters

The Bra Dilemma In a cost-cutting society where everyone is looking to pay less for their goods, being properly fitted for a bra can be difficult but choosing the correct bra size matters more than you might think... As a natural therapist who works with many women who have had one or two mastectomies through

The lymphatic system – why is it important?

Body Systems - The Garbage Collection Everyone has heard about tonsillitis, fluid retention and cellulite. Everyone has heard about detox diets, constipation and headaches. Most know about the lymph nodes in armpits and groin and know that swollen “glands” is a sign of being unwell. Most people know that lymph nodes are often removed in