Archive for the ‘Relaxation’ Category.

CBD cannabidiol for insomnia by Richard Collisson

Sleep, or lack of it, has recently become a worrying health issue. It seems that people are getting less of it than in the past and often of a poorer quality too. Probably related to our interconnectedness to a 24 hour world via computers, smartphones and tablets, we seem to be finding it increasingly difficult to switch off at night and get a good nights sleep, but also due to increased alcohol consumption and the stress of financial and work related insecurity in a fast changing and increasingly competitive workplace.

Insomnia can manifest as either a difficulty getting off to sleep, frequent or early waking, often combined with a difficulty getting back off to sleep or a combination of both.

A number of traditional herbs are available to address insomnia, mostly sedatives like Valerian, Hops, Passionflower or Wild Lettuce which are a safe and mild alternative to highly addictive pharmaceutical sleeping tablets. However many people find these herbs are not strong enough if their insomnia is severe or chronic. A recent new arrival on the scene which is natural, but significantly stronger and more efficacious than other traditional sleep herbs is CBD or cannabidiol. Continue reading ‘CBD cannabidiol for insomnia by Richard Collisson’ »

Why try reiki ? by Carole Chandler

Why try reiki?
Why not?

by Carole Chandler – reiki master and energy balancing massage therapist

Do you need to understand how it works?
Is it okay to believe in something you don’t understand?
Few people understand how electricity works but many believe and trust that it will – and it does.
Few people understand how reiki works but many believe and trust that it will – and it does.

Why try reiki?
Why not?

Just consider the possibility of something which consistently and effectively brings you a peaceful mind, leading to clarity of thought.
Imagine the benefit of that!

Just consider the possibility of something which efficiently releases you from the torment of rushing through your day with muddled thinking and clouded judgement.
Imagine the benefit of that!

Just consider the possibility of something which may help you to find answers to those questions you have been asking.
Imagine the benefit of that!

Just consider the possibility of something which helps slow you down so you can return to harmonious relationships with other people as well as with yourself.
Imagine the benefit of that!

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More Music, Meditation and Me – Carole Chandler

More Music, Meditation and Me
Carole Chandler
reiki master and relaxation massage specialist

So as promised in my previous article, here are a few words about how certain music came to be in my life and why I incorporate some of it to support my work with clients in the therapy room.

Before I launch into the relaxation, meditation specific recordings in my collection, it may be worth mentioning that I have a broad taste in music and I listen to a variety of styles for the fun and sheer enjoyment of it. Naturally, my choice mostly depends on where I am and what I happen to be doing.

I have been known to pass the time hula hooping to the sounds of Lighthouse Family or Madonna, perhaps sewing to Frankie Valli or Rossini’s petite messe solennelle, perhaps cleaning to Bizet’s Carmen or Michael Jackson, or perhaps washing up to Cecilia Bartolli or Luther Vandross. These are just a few examples, however for the purposes of this article I shall devote my attention to my array of sacred, spiritual and meditation music.

The piece of music (a) which inspired my previous article, first came into my awareness at a Friday morning meditation group which I attended regularly for a couple of years in London’s vibrant and exciting Covent Garden. One track was specifically used for the visualisation section of the session and I grew to love it. The lovely lady who was the group organiser, kindly shared the name of the track and the artist with me and I treated myself to the album, only to find that every track is just as glorious.  

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