Monday 17 November 2014

Use herbs this winter

As you may have noticed, many over-the-counter products available for winter colds and ailments have a herbal component. We have a fantastic store cupboard of Western herbs available to combat many symptoms and ease your way back to health. The advantage of accessing these through a herbalist is the unique range of prescriptions that they have access to. Cough syrups with minimum ingredients and using herbs like Licorice, Thyme, Elderberry and Wild Cherry, not only taste great but act both as expectorants – so releasing congestion ­– and give an anti-bacterial hit. Mouth washes, which can then be swallowed for extra benefit, are also an excellent tool at our disposal to soothe and heal mucus membranes. Creams and ointments for dry skin, and herbal vapour rubs, complete the picture.

But wider than this is the scope of herbal medicine to address those times when you know your immune system is not up to scratch; when you get cold after cold for the entire winter. That’s when the advantages of taking a step back and looking holistically at a person’s health is invaluable. By looking at all the body systems and thinking about how they interact, we can work with immune-system-enhancing herbs, called adaptogens, which help the body step up to the stresses faced. These can be coupled with targeted symptomatic herbal relief to complete the picture. It’s this type of approach that focuses on prevention as well as cure that makes such sense, rather than just fire-fighting symptoms all the time.

Come along to the Linden Herbal Winter Clinic to find out more and register to have access to high quality, good value herbal products that can only be obtained via your herbalist.

Linden Herbal Winter Clinic:
When? Fridays 9 am – 1 pm
Where? The Therapy Room, Cambridge
How much? The Winter Clinic offers a free 15 minute consultation, where I will advise and screen you for suitability to receive herbal products. Further longer consultations will be advised if necessary, with the first full length appointment discounted. 

Tuesday 28 October 2014

What is Chiropractic Therapy?

 Chiropractic was developed in the U.S.A. in the late 1800’s and is primarily focused on allowing free flowing communication through the body’s nervous system to help the body to be free of ”dis - ease”. This is attained by removing imbalances in joint structures of the body with particular focus on the spine but also working with all other joints and soft tissue.

 McTimoney Chiropractic is a holistic form of Chiropractic where the whole body is assessed and areas of dysfunction or imbalance are treated. Relying on speed rather than force the treatment is relatively gentle to receive, not usually resulting in the ‘cracking’ of a joint often associated with Chiropractic.

 As a new patient you will undergo a comprehensive case history with a full Chiropractic explanation followed by neurological and orthopaedic testing to arrive at a diagnosis and then treatment if appropriate.

 Treatment is a process to allow unwinding of the compensations around the body to get to the root causes of “dis - ease”. This typically takes 2 to 4 sessions but can depend on many individual factors and many people find benefit from maintenance treatment. Chiropractic can help with a wide range of musculo-skeletal problems.

 If you are interested Gareth will be offering free 10 minute spinal checks and postural assessments at The Therapy Room on Tuesday mornings from 10.30 to 11.30 on November 11th and 25th 2014. please contact The Therapy Room on 01223 315400 to book an appointment.

Friday 21 March 2014

The Best Mother's Day Gift Ever!
How better to show your Mother how much you appreciate her this Mother's Day, than by giving her a Gift Voucher for a fantastic treatment with one of the amazing therapists here at The Therapy Room.
Those offering Gift Vouchers include Nicola Leighton, who can melt your mother's stresses away with a personally tailored aromatherapy massage.  Gift vouchers for a 60 minute session can be purchased for £50 or 90 minutes for just £65.
To buy this beautiful gift, simply call The Therapy Room on 01223 315 400.  Gift Vouchers can either be sent to you by email or post.

Wednesday 19 February 2014

Video Explaining The Integrated Health Approach Of The Therapy Room Cambridge

Video Transcript

The Therapy Room Cambridge offers a wide choice of therapist and therapy, in order to provide as many options as possible for our clients and patients. For those who know who they would like to see, or what therapy they would like, we can usually provide them with a good match.
This is not uncommon for many Complementary health clinics, but what we found was missing was
a service that helps people who know something is wrong but either don't know what therapy to try, have tried every therapy or have been through their GP, every specialist, and are being 'managed' by the pain clinic or are on multiple medications.

For these people we designed Integrated Health Consultancy - this incorporates an in depth investigation of health history, symptom diet, lifestyle, physical assessment, medical records, along with a 'listening empathetic ear'. From the information gathered our IHC's will provide an initial report, with recommendations for further testing (if needed), along with a treatment plan, involving specific therapists, taking into consideration, budget and time constraints.
The IHC, is a point of contact where the person can call to discuss their treatment, and the treating therapists can liaise.

Working with Damien, the Integrated Health Consultant and Carolyn a Homeopath at the The Therapy Room Cambridge has been absolutely amazing. 
After a few years of struggling with chronic fatigue, pain and multiple symptoms I really felt at
the end of my tether. 
My GP had been no help and had made me feel like i was a nuisance and I no longer had any
confidence in them. 

Damien and Carolyn were the first people I spoke to who actually recognised and understood the
symptoms I was suffering - what a relief! 
Not only that but they were able to help me understand what these symptoms meant and put in place
a plan to deal with them. 

There was no one thing that caused my illness so it stands to reason that there would be no one
thing that put it right.  Working with a number of therapists from different backgrounds gave me
the holistic approach I needed. 

The support they have provided to me both in the clinic and between appointments has been a vital part of my recovery.  I'm still not quite there but my health is now the best it has been for a
few years and I understand what is happening in my body so much better.  This means that I can be more responsible for my own health and I'm in a position to make decisions about what is best for me.  I know that I can call on them anytime that I need them as I continue on my road to recovery.

Monday 27 January 2014

Nicola Leighton Aromatherapy Massage therapist is offerring 30 minute taster sessions for £10

If you have ever wondered what an aromatherapy massage treatment is and how it could benefit you, now is the time to find out, with my £10 Taster Sessions being held at The Therapy Room, 25 Oxford road, Cambridge.

If you take up this offer, you will also be able to claim £10 off your first full treatment.

Taster Sessions and full treatments can be booked by calling The Therapy Room on 01223 315 400 or by emailing [email protected].

For further details about me please check out my Therapy Room profile page or Like my Facebook page at .

What can I expect from a Taster Session?
During your Taster Session I will carry out a brief consultation to ensure that there are no contraindications.  You will then be asked to choose from a selection of pre-blended essential oils.  Your oil blend will be used in a part body massage.

What can I expect from a full treatment?

During your first full treatment I will take a full in depth consultation to allow me to tailor your treatment appropriately.  We will then create a blend of essential oils specific to your needs, from a selection of over 60 oils.  Your bespoke oil blend will be used in a full or part body treatment, depending on the length of the session.  A full body treatment can include massage of the back, shoulders, legs, feet, stomach, arms, neck, face and scalp.  The massage will also be tailored to help achieve your desired outcome from the treatment.  I am also able to produce bespoke products for use at home that can help to prolong the benefits of your treatment.  These will be charged for separately.