Therapy Focus

Yoga and Thai Massage: a match made in heaven

22 June 2018

Don’t be fooled by the ‘Thai’ part of the Yoga Massage…in actual fact, both disciplines of Yoga and Thai Massage are rooted in the Vedas; the ancient hymns composed and recited in Punjab (Northern India) as early as 1500 B.C. In this feature, Daria Germondari, practitioner, teacher and therapist of both disciplines highlights the complementary nature of these magical practices.

Craniosacral Therapy with Debra Morrice

4 April 2018

You might not have heard of Craniosacral therapy, but it’s a powerful treatment that aids with relaxation, relieves stress and allows the body to let go of tension. Ideal for anyone suffering from stress, anxiety, sleeplessness or trauma, this light touch treatment can have profound effects on the body and nervous system. Notting Hill therapist Debra Morrice tells us more about what to expect from a treatment.

Reiki Therapy with Emerald and Tiger: Jasmin Harsono

16 November 2017

Certified Japanese and Western Reiki Master Jasmin Harsono recently joined our Islington therapy team. She explains more about what to expect from a Reiki treatment in this therapy focus.

Sound Healing with Sonia Anderson

9 October 2017

With Sound Baths exploding in popularity over the past couple of years, it’s likely that you’ve experienced the healing and relaxing powers of sound yourself. But did you know that Sound Healing can have an even greater effect when done on a one-to-one basis? Sonia Anderson explains more about Sound Healing and what you can expect from her treatments.

How Going Natural Helps Your Skin

2 October 2017

We’re discovering that what we put on our skin and into our bodies can have a profound impact on our health. Donna Ryan, aka The Facial Goddess, shares some of her natural skincare secrets, so that you can keep your skin looking radiant without any nasties.

Ayurveda for the Summer with Xenia Bolomiti

11 July 2017

Ayurvedic Massage therapist Xenia Bolomiti shares some tips to stay cool and optimise your health and wellbeing for the summer with Ayurveda.

Sound Therapy with Sonia Anderson

19 June 2017

This month we welcome a new therapist to our Islington centre. Sonia Anderson will be offering 1:1 sound therapy sessions, every Tuesday evening. Sonia is currently offering 10% her sessions to new clients, so why not try this deeply relaxing and rejuvenating therapy for yourself.

Rolfing - as an Exploration of Structural Ageing

13 June 2017

Liesl D Hinkly explores the power of Rolfing to create a sense of freedom and youth in the body – and asks the question, do we really have to lose that sense of freedom in the body as we age?

Ayurveda with Marianne Simonin

30 May 2017

Ayurveda is one of the oldest traditional medicines in the world and originates from India. It shares a similar background and philosophy to Yoga and therefore both are often referred as ‘sister sciences’. New Notting Hill therapist Marianne Simonin reveals the secret of the ancient sages on a powerful anti-aging program called Rasayana – or rejuvenation therapy.

‘Eat Well for Mental Health’ - Nutritional Therapy with Samantha Bloom

21 April 2017

“Health is the expression of a harmonious balance between various components of man’s nature, the environment and ways of life” Hippocrates

How we understand food and what we eat can be incredibly confusing and only becomes more so with the increasing amounts of options and opportunities to pay someone to make us “well”. Nutritional Therapist Samantha Bloom explains her approach to eating well and how what we eat can affect our mood and mental health.

Post Operative Rolfing and Somatic Experiencing

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.

Reflexology with Helen Mead

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.

A Winter Warmer with Debra Morrice

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.

Therapy Taster Day & Talks with Notting Hill Therapists

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

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The benefits of Pregnancy Massage

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.

In Healing Hands with Lucy Sage

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.

Ayurveda for the Winter Season by Xenia Bolomiti

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.

Ayurveda for the Winter Season by Xenia Bolomiti

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.

Debra Morrice Celebrates 10 Years at The Life Centre

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.

Aarti Shah McTimoney Chiropractor at The Life Centre Notting Hill Celebrates her Silver Jubilee

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.

Yoga Therapy Is… by Lisa Kaley-Isley

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?

Yoga Therapy: The silver lining in the dark cloud

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.

7 ways yoga can help you have the best night’s sleep ever

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.

Yoga: Practices for living and dying by Lizzie Reumont

21 March 2014

Often times, we show up to life expecting one thing, and end up finding something completely different.

Bodywork and massage with Paul Drinkwater

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.

Jane Priceman on managing anger with homeopathy

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.

Time for a Spring Cleaning by Helen Craven

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?

McTimoney Chiropractic: Innate self-healing with Aarti Shah

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.

Helen Craven says: Stuff the resolutions!

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.

Homeopathy with Jane Priceman

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.

Liesl Hinkly on why the body rules the show

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.

Lisa Kaley-Isley illuminates yoga as therapy

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.

Helen Craven on self-hypnosis

2 December 2013

Hypnotherapist and An Inside Mind author Helen Craven shares how self-hypnosis keeps her on the right track.

Andrew Bryant shares 19 years as an osteopath at Notting Hill

29 November 2013

“One of [TLC]‘s strengths has always been to be accepting of whoever walks through the door—billionaire, film star, mum with three kids or the regular Joe,” the popular osteopath recounts.