Staying Well for Winter – Top Tips from our Therapists

Winter can be a draining time, with dark days, cold weather, intense work deadlines and excess alcohol taking their toll on your health.

Fortunately some simple tweaks can keep you feeling fit and well over the festive period.

 

“Take a Vitamin D supplement, and soak up sunshine at every opportunity. Low vitamin D can leave you feeling tired, run down and may deplete your immune system.” -Petra

Petra Moxley (DC, MMCA)

Petra Moxley (DC, MMCA)

McTimoney Chiropractor

Petra has been involved in bodywork for over 15 years and has an integrated holistic approach to health care. She uses this effective whole-body treatment to realign the skeletal system promoting optimum function of the nervous system.

Tim Hawes (BSc, HCPC Reg. no  CH33038)

Tim Hawes (BSc, HCPC Reg. no CH33038)

Podiatrist

Tim believes that it is muscle functioning that governs joint position and efficiency of movement.

He works to achieve equilibrium in the muscle systems, improving movement patterns, enhancing function and alleviating many problems in the feet which stem from imbalances in the lower limb.

“Leave the house everyday. It’s tempting to hibernate but a short walk will boost your energy levels.” -Tim

“Enjoy nourishing snacks. Indulge in all the usual treats but add some more nourishing options too. Suggestions – carrot & cucumber with hummus or beetroot dip, apple & peanut butter, mixed nuts.” -Eleanor

Eleanor (Dip. Naturopathic Nutrition)

Eleanor (Dip. Naturopathic Nutrition)

Nutritional Therapist

Eleanor is passionate about empowering clients to restore optimum health and achieve their ultimate wellbeing through personal lifestyle strategies.

Alex Sergiu Grigore (Level 4 Diploma Holistic Massage (MTI 2020))

Alex Sergiu Grigore (Level 4 Diploma Holistic Massage (MTI 2020))

Massage Therapist

Alex is a holistic massage therapist with an excellent track record treating many clients in London. His success is due to the fact that he tailors the treatment based on clients' needs and requirements.

He understands that often, clients seek help when the discomfort becomes hard to live with, other times the main reason could be merely for relaxation purposes, either way, you are in good hands.

“Have a day off drinking. Give yourself a chance to recover from consuming alcohol. Try no and low-alcohol alternatives e.g tonic water, sparkling juice.” -Alex

“Move your body with some home exercises. Try Yoga with Adrienne or 7 min workout . If you’re a member of Better gyms you can access free virtual workouts via their app .” -Dara

Dara Krastich (ITEC Level 5)

Dara Krastich (ITEC Level 5)

Massage Therapist

Dara has a special interest in combining the techniques that are helpful in stress and pain relief, helping the individual to educate them and prevent any sports injuries from happening

Sarah Oliver (B.Ost.Med, DO ND)

Sarah Oliver (B.Ost.Med, DO ND)

Osteopath

Sarah uses a combination of massage style techniques, gentle mobilisations, manipulations, kinesiology taping, exercise and lifestyle advice to reduce pain and improve mobility. Sarah is qualified to use Niel-Asher Technique for the treatment of shoulder problems.

“Try Parkrun on New Year’s Eve. End the year with a 5k run, walk or jog at Walthamstow parkrun. It’s a free and friendly event every Saturday at 9am.” -Sarah

“Take some quiet time away from family and friends. Christmas socialising is great, but even the most extraverted amongst us need some peace and quiet. ” -Pauline

Pauline Warn (B A Hons Counselling, Integrative therapy)

Pauline Warn (B A Hons Counselling, Integrative therapy)

Counsellor

Pauline is passionate about counselling and how the process of being truly listened to can be a potent force for change, enabling a person to think more clearly and gain more meaning in their experience.

Uma Saema

Uma Saema

Acupuncturist

Uma is an acupuncturist with more than 10 years experience. She works with people with complex health issues, helping them back to full health and to regain their vitality.

A treatment session with Uma is a collaborative process. She is very good at tuning in, observing and digesting feedback and listening to the nuance of what someone is communicating. She strives to be minimal and effective in my treatment.

“Chilly hands and feet? Try Silver socks and gloves for extra warmth! https://silversock.co.uk/” -Uma

“Book a massage as a new year treat. Ashlins will be open as normal from Tues 3rd January, including weekends and evenings. Book yourself in for a massage to start the year feeling your best.” -Mal

Mal Weber (Level 3 ITEC Diploma in Indian Head Massage, VTCT in Massage, Professional Diploma in Deep tissue and Pregnancy Massage)

Mal Weber (Level 3 ITEC Diploma in Indian Head Massage, VTCT in Massage, Professional Diploma in Deep tissue and Pregnancy Massage)

Massage Therapist

Mal is passionate about massage because she loves to make people feel better. She has a special interest in deep tissue massage and advanced massage techniques.