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Vitamins C – K Part 2

Vitamin C – known as ascorbic acid. This vitamin is known to be involved in at least 300 biochemical pathways in the body. It is needed for a healthy immune system, healthy bones, teeth and gums and to maintain healthy fat and cholesterol levels. Our daily intake of vitamin C is higher than any other… Read More »

A-Z guide of vitamins – part 1

A-Z guide of vitamins – part 1 Vitamin A (also known as Retinol and Beta carotene can be converted into vitamin A in the liver, kidneys and intestinal mucosa). This vitamin is used for normal vision, immunity and reproduction. It also aids kidneys, lung and heart function. Good sources of vitamin A are mango, cod… Read More »

Oncology massage therapy (by Lucy Littlewood)

“Oncology massage therapy is a type of massage that is specific to a person who is living with cancer and for those who have had a history of cancer. This comfort-oriented massage is tailored for each individual, from those in active treatment to those in recovery or survivorship, as well as for those at the… Read More »

Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

May is Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month. Whilst Osteopaths cannot do anything directly for osteoporosis, we can often detect problems linked with loss of bone density, identify risk factors and help give advice to possibly decrease the risk of fracture. Osteoporosis is a loss of bone density, resulting in weaker bones making them more prone… Read More »

International Osteopathic Healthcare Week, 15th – 22nd April

What is Osteopathy? Osteopathy is a holistic system of medicine dating back to the 1800’s. As a holistic therapist, an Osteopath will consider anything that could influence your body be it age, morphology, occupation, hobbies or other life style choices. Addressing the body via the nervous system, soft tissues and joints, our aim is to… Read More »

Referred pain

A hugely common question asked of Osteopaths is…”What is referred pain?”.  Referred pain is a strange term which relates to pain felt in an area which is not the actual location producing the problem – the origin of the pain. It is caused by the network of interconnecting sensory nerves which converge in the spinal… Read More »