INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE
REMEDIAL BACK MASSAGE
MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE (Vodder Method)
Clinics in Honor Oak Park and Crystal Palace, South East London.
Both the Honor Oak Wellness Rooms and The Little Escape have had to close for the time being in line with the goverment advice on social distancing so there are currently no massage treatments available. However, I am pleased to let you know that I am doing Herbal Medicine Consultations on the phone and via WhatsApp / FaceTime or Zoom which has been working really well so far. I am quite well stocked on herbs and my suppliers are still working so whilst there may be some delays I am not anticipating any shortages. Collection / delivery or postage of the herbs will be arranged individually and payment can be made be online transfer. Any questions I would love to hear from you!
In the meantime, I wanted to share with you some of my personal top tips on how to look after your health with herbs:
Boost Your Immune System
• Make sure you eat plenty of nourishing home-cooked food. Garlic has wonderful antimicrobial properties and onions are high in Vitamin C so be sure to add these to as many foods as possible.
• Eat plenty of fruit and veg - the phytonutrients found in these are important for good health. Ideally 8-10 portions per day, raw, cooked, in smoothies, whatever you prefer.
• Ginger contains antioxidants and zinc an infusion with chopped fresh ginger makes a lovely drink which warms you up from the inside.
• Herbs such as Echinacea and Astragalus boost immune function, it’s good to have one of these on hand so you can start taking them at the ﬁrst sign of a cold or ﬂu.
• Elderberry syrup has lots of antioxidants and immune-boosting properties and has been shown eﬀective in relieving symptoms of cold and ﬂu.
• Linden tea is a great all rounder: it contains antioxidants so boosts general health, it can help to relieve anxiety, it acts as a diaphoretic, meaning it encourages the body to sweat in a fever, and it helps to soothe the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract.
Keep Stress levels down
• Cortisol - the stress hormone - has a suppressant eﬀect on the immune system. Therefore it’s really important in this time of heightened anxiety to try and keep your stress levels down. Herbal teas that can help you stay calm are Lemonbalm, Chamomile and Verbena amongst many others.
• Exercise is also a great stress-reliever and immune booster — preferably outside, to get some sunshine and replenish your Vitamin D, but avoid crowded spaces!
Keep well and calm!
I am very excited to share with you that since October I am studying Nutritional Therapy which will give me a Diploma in Naturopathic Nutrition in summer 2021! This is the next building block on my journey to becoming a Functional Medicine Practitioner and a wonderful addition to my Herbal Medicine and Bodywork practices. Watch this space!