11 March 2016
In Thailand, if you are in pain, physical discomfort, or feeling ill, you pay a visit to the ‘Maw Nuadt’- The Massage Doctor. Why? Because as in all Asian medical systems, Thai Massage and Traditional Medicine work with the concept of ‘Individual Constitution’ based on ‘elemental’ factors which contribute to the functioning and homeostasis of the body. Ideally, when the elements are in harmony, the body and mind become more stable, thereby removing obstacles to healing. Balancing these ‘elements’ (‘mahabhutas’ in Sanskrit and Pali, ‘tâat’ in Thai) is key to optimising our wellbeing, and here traditional Thai medicine and yogic practices are intricately aligned in their goals.
2 February 2016
This week, Liesl Hinkly, our resident Rolfing therapist at our Notting Hill Centre, shares how Rolfing can support post-operative healing and the body when it is injured or damaged.
19 January 2016
Naturopathic practitioner Helen Mead explains why her clients keep coming back for reflexology long after their original symptoms vanish. She invites you to come and find out for yourself with her special New Year offer.
15 December 2015
We have recently welcomed Medical Herbalist Lorraine Luke to our therapist team in Notting Hill. In this week’s feature, Loraine writes about how our health are impacted by the festive season and suggest ways in which we can apply herbal medicine for an alternative detox with lasting results.
24 November 2015
Emma Toynbee is a professional metaphysician and psychic astrologer, whose specialist knowledge includes Vedic astrology, psychic mediumship, and lucid dreaming. Reading through her testimonials made it clear that people are often surprised by her accuracy and are always grateful for her words of wisdom and warmth of character. We are happy to welcome Emma at Islington, and in this week’s feature we catch up with her in this short interview to get to know her a bit better.
17 November 2015
In this week’s feature we catch up with Debra Morrice, therapist at our Notting Hill Centre. Receive a Craniosacral therapy treatment for £65 (usual price £75) on Thursdays at The Life Centre until the end of December 2015 with Debra and read more about ways to stay healthy this season in the article below.
3 November 2015
15 November 2015, 10:00–16:00
Tasters: 10.00 – 14.00
25 mins each
Talks: 14.00 – 16.00
35 mins each
1 October 2015
In this week’s feature Lucy Sage talks to us about the benefits of massage and aromatherapy both prenatal and post natal. She also includes some handy self massage tips and highlights a few healing essential oils.
30 June 2015
In this week’s feature we meet Lucy Sage from Sage Healing. Lucy recently joined us as a therapist in Islington. She offers Aromatherapy, Pregnancy and Hot Stone Massage.
20 January 2015
As the Ayurvedic proverb goes: “When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use.When diet is correct, medicine is of no need.” Our new Islington therapist Xenia Bolomiti explains.
20 January 2015
Xenia Bolomiti will be joining us as an Auyrvedic therapist at our Islington centre from February. In this article she explains a bit about the science of Auyrveda and how we can stay balanced even in the Winter season.
27 November 2014
Debra Morrice has worked in alternative health since 2002 when she began an educational journey taking her through Thai massage, Reiki, Pregnancy massage, Holistic massage, Rejuvanessence and Craniosacral therapy. She has been working at The Life Centre since 2004. To celebrate her 10 year anniversary, Debra tells us about her journey as a therapist in this short article. She is also doing a great discounted therapy offer for new and existing clients.
3 November 2014
Today marks 25 Years of treating clients sucesfully with Mc Timoney Chirporactic for Aarti Shah. Congratulations Aarti! Here is a short report on what the journey has been like in Aarti’s own words.
9 October 2014
Dan has a Masters degree in Osteopathy and is an Anatomy in Motion and Neurokinetic therapy practitioner and assistant teacher. In his spare time he can be found exploring everything dance and movement based. He runs a clinic from the Life Centre Islington on a Tuesday afternoon from 15:00-21:00.
24 September 2014
I provide yoga therapy at The Life Centre in Islington, and starting 6 October I’ll also offer sessions at Notting Hill. The Life Centre is one of the longest established yoga studios in London, and to my knowledge this will be the first time that something formally called “yoga therapy” will be on offer for booking at the Notting Hill Centre. But what is yoga therapy?
15 August 2014
Lisa Kaley-Isley is a clinical psychologist and yoga therapist who specialises in working with people struggling with anxiety and depression. She writes here about Robin Williams’ passing this week and how yoga and yoga therapy can be of help.
4 April 2014
Josie Lees is a trained osteopath, yoga and Pilates teacher with over 10 years experience. She offers therapeutic massage and pregnancy massage at The Life Centre Islington on Mondays 10am-2pm and Fridays 2.30-5.30pm
28 March 2014
Lisa Sanfilippo is London’s leading expert on yoga for sleep. In this article originally published in Marie Claire magazine, she reveals 7 tips that will improve the quality of your sleep.
21 March 2014
Often times, we show up to life expecting one thing, and end up finding something completely different.
7 March 2014
Outlets are important to Paul and they aid further development of his bodywork experience. These may be of a physical nature or the appreciation of the arts.
21 February 2014
Anger is there for a reason and in some instances can be appropriate to the situation. With any response, as homeopaths, we always ask ourselves: is our response appropriate? If not, and it keeps occurring, we may feel we might want to consider some options for change.
14 February 2014
So, if we have a need to create clarity and order in the world around us, what about the clutter we carry around in our heads?
31 January 2014
Aarti Shas has been a McTimoney Chiropractor since 1989 and has been practising in London since 1994. She believes that the body has its own “Innate Self Healing” ability and that McTimoney Chiropractic is a great facilitator of the healing process, thereby realigning and rebalancing the entire body on many levels.
24 January 2014
Helen Craven MA(RCA), DCH, DHP, ITEC is an experienced Hypnotherapist using advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy. She is also a Reiki Master and teacher and is a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists.
17 January 2014
Jane qualified in 2004 from the College of Practical Homeopathy in London, but because homeopathy is such a vast subject she has continued her studies, completing a post-graduate course with the Orion School in 2008 and continuing to study up to the present day. She has practised at The Life Centre since 2006.
30 December 2013
Notting Hill Rolfer Liesl D. Hinkly shares why the body is our greatest teacher and always ‘rules the show’ in her therapy sessions.
16 December 2013
Resident Yoga Therapy advisor Lisa Kaley-Isley shares her journey from psychologist to yoga therapist and why seeing the light go on in another is the most rewarding moment of all.
2 December 2013
Hypnotherapist and An Inside Mind author Helen Craven shares how self-hypnosis keeps her on the right track.
Yoga Retreat in Crete
A week of yoga on a remote beach to soothe your soul, balance your mind and uplift you.
This is a chance to have an unforgettable holiday in a gorgeous unspoiled location while reconnecting with yourself through yoga and meditation. We start the day with active practice and end with restorative, the perfect combination.
Sarah Scharf teaches yoga to help restore our ability to connect with ourselves and our world. She looks forward to sharing her knowledge of movement and meditation with you. The retreat is a special way to grow your practice and relax.