The Retreat Blog

Five Alternative Therapies To Promote Wellbeing

Alternative therapies can be used alongside traditional medicine to elicit positive physical and mental changes. Here are five that can help promote wellbeing; . 1.  Acupuncture . Acupuncture originated in China 3000 years ago.  The treatment involves the insertion of...

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Let’s Talk About The Menopause…

All women, at one point of their life, will experience the menopause. For most women this will take place in their late 40s and mid 50s, others, due to medical conditions, may make that transition much earlier. Menopause is when a woman's ovaries lose their...

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How To Keep Your Hair Healthy

Healthy hair not only completes your look, but makes you feel great. Take a look at our tips for how to keep your hair healthy. . Washing . Overwashing is a common problem, with many people washing their hair everyday which strips essential oils and damages mature...

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7 Ways To Reverse Ill Health

We were inspired to write this article after watching a Deepak Chopra video about how we are far more in control of our health than we may think.  Chopra believes that we have influence over 95% of our health and that health and wellbeing is moving to a place where it...

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How To Choose The Right Nail Polish Colour For You!

Picking your nail polish colour is part of the enjoyment of having a manicure, but with so many shades to choose from, how do you pick just one? Well, there are a few factors to consider.... . Skin Tone  Skin tone is really important, it's a bit like choosing the...

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The Seven Chakras Of Our Human Energy System

Each of us has seven chakras spread throughout our body. Each chakra relates to a different need/emotion we have and hands on healing treatments such as Reiki can help to unblock, balance, and transfer energy to these chakras. Starting at the base of your tailbone is...

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What is Reiki and how does it work?

If you've followed our newsletters recently you'll be aware that we have been rebranding to incorporate more mind and soul treatments to complement our beauty treatments. We believe the body, mind, and soul can be harmoniously treated together - offering our clients...

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What Is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, And Is It For Me?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a talking a therapy which aims to alleviate emotional distress by identifying and exploring the client's views on issues. The goal is to start to see things from different angles and to assess whether the thoughts and views are fair...

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Are You An Empath?

An empath can be described as someone that feels things that others don't - they sit very high on the empathetic spectrum. It is likely they will have been labelled 'over-sensitive' at some point in their lives and this may have stuck with them.  It is true that they...

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Why You Should Avoid Refined Flour And Sugar

We are what we eat. Most of our life revolves around food, therefore it's really important to pay attention to what we feed ourselves. . There's increased awareness about food compared to how things were even a few years ago. This is thanks to the internet which has...

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I’m Suffering With Anxiety, Help!

The issue I find I'm dealing with most often during LifeHeal Coaching sessions at The Retreat, is anxiety - while I've had many different situations that have come up, anxiety seems to be a recurring theme. Many people talk of feeling like they are drowning and or out...

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Benefits of Meditation

Wellness and beauty are not solely related to our body, but also - or especially - to what's inside, our mind and soul. With this concept in mind, at The Retreat we’ve begun to focus equally on our inner wellbeing. Activities such as yoga and meditation are part of...

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Living With Crohn’s Disease

Living With Crohn's Disease By the time I had been diagnosed with Crohn's at 19, I'd already lost several stones in weight and was a size 6, an unnatural shape for me.  My diet over the previous six months had consisted, on the better days, of half a piece...

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What is Kinetic Chain Release (KCR)?

As many of you may know we recently introduced new treatment - KCR, which stands for "Kinetic Chain Release". . What is KCR? . Kinetic Chain Release is a fairly new treatment protocol developed by Scottish physiotherapist Hugh Gilbert, who has spent 36 years refining...

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Autism & ADHD

My son's first day of school didn’t turn out to be a happy one for us.   When his Dad went to collect him at the end of the day, the head teacher pulled him aside and told him that he had autism and both himself and his older brother were dyslexic.  Despite not being...

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Women’s Health – Endometriosis

Our LifeHeal Clinics have gone really well so far, however I have been surprised to hear just how many of you suffer from women's health issues. This is something I can really relate to,  and  I felt I’d like to share my experience.   As I write this I am reminded...

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Dare To Be Different

I’ve never done anything the ‘right way round’.    From a very young age I felt different from everyone.  I was lucky enough to go to a private school in Edinburgh, which had both pros and cons for me. There can be immense pressure for any kid in school,  however...

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What’s New At bareMinerals?

2017 saw some interesting new products from bareMinerals family, this is a brand that keeps surprising us by delivering excellent quality along with original formulas and creativity. Last year we had the nude lip shades with the Gen Nude range and its different...

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