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Health, Fitness & Beauty
Wednesday, 25 July 2012
We tend to take our feet for granted ...until they start causing us problems and pain! If you glance down at your feet when you are walking along, what do you see? - feet turned out? - feet turned in? - a bunion developing? - flat feet? To start with these things can cause no discomfort, but over time other problems develop as as our feet becoming painful? - Turned out feet can bring on bunions, knee and hip problems - Turned in feet can also cause knee and hip pain - The small bunion can develop so that your walking becomes affected due to the discomfort -?And flat feet (dropped arches) can lead to joint pain even as far as into your back. I frequently work with people whose discomfort originates from what is going on in their feet. Soft tissue release and massage alongside an exercise programme can alleviate many of these problems. It is very rewarding to see clients return with a smile on their face and a bounce in their step! For information and appointments call Helen Samson-Hill on 01822 615812
Restore and revive Body, Mind and Spirit!
Yoga is an ancient science which works with the body, breath and mind through a variety of exercises and techniques. It offers a rich variety of tools to help us manage and overcome the challenges in our lives with greater ease and insight. Modern science now confirms the benefits of Yoga in the fields of stress management, cardiac recovery, management of chronic illness, postural and back related problems, and in the alleviation of mild depression and anxiety. Satyananda Yoga offers a complete system for body and mind, helping us towards a state of greater balance, relaxation and meditation. This helps us get in touch with our innate creativity and joyfulness, and gives us a greater sense of meaning in our lives. Techniques taught in class include posture work (asana), breath work (pranayama) and deep relaxation (yoga nidra) or meditation. Suryananda is an experienced Yoga Teacher and Therapist, who has worked extensively within the NHS and privately. Classes are suitable for all ages and abilities. Light, spacious venue; friendly atmosphere. Mats provided. www.bluemats.com Contact: Suryananda 01837 55372
Well it looks like summer has finally arrived and most of us feel instantly better in our bodies. For the last few weeks I have been finding that with many of my clients certain points on their feet, that deal with adaption to the seasons and indeed their body clock, have been definitely out of balance. It just goes to show how much we need some sun to be healthy and balanced in our bodies. Reflexology can help us to be balanced all year round and most of my clients find positive benefits in regular reflexology treatments. Reflexology is the ancient Chinese art of foot massage. It works on the concept of energy flowing through the body. The reflexologist accesses this energy via points on the feet or hands and helps to release blockages and restore the free flow of energy through the body. This eases tensions in the body, aids circulation and improves elimination. Reflexology helps to restore and maintain the body’s natural equilibrium and encourages healing. Reflexology treats the whole person not just the symptons. I have been a practising reflexologist for 27 years and have a wealth of experience. Having said that I am still constantly learning. People are all so wonderfully different and individual. If you would like to book an appointment or chat to see how reflexology may help you, please contact me: Annie Cooke BA, MAR 01822 613286 Vouchers and home visits are available
Cambridge Weight Plan
I’m Helen and I’m an Independent Cambridge Weight Plan Consultant. I dropped 7 dress sizes with Cambridge and haven’t looked back. Cambridge helped me lose my excess weight and maintain it successfully; I started off a size 24 and today I’m happily wearing a 10. Cambridge is one of the world’s most successful weight-loss programmes. The key to this Plan is the flexibility and choice offered. It comprises a six step Plan that combines an easy to follow eating programme and some realistic, practical lifestyle changes with the support of your accredited Cambridge Consultant. If you want a weight- loss plan that offers great results with one-to-one support then give me a call. I will be with you every step of the way. Feel fabulous and look great this summer - you deserve it! Let’s make that change together.
Our Miles for Smiles Challenge
Between 23rd July and 12th August Slimming World members are taking part in our Miles for Smiles challenge. As well as getting more active (and boosting their weight loss), they'll be raising money for a truly worthwhile cause - the NSPCC and ISPCC, helping vulnerable children across the UK and Ireland. Group members will be choosing one of our special Olympic-themed challenges. Whether it's walking, swimming, running, cycling, hopping, or dancing – the sky’s the limit! The whole group will cover a chosen distance… it could be 1 mile (the equivalent of 4 laps of the Olympic stadium) or even as far as 1,484 miles (London to Athens)! No matter what your current fitness level, every step counts! If this challenge sounds right up your street, and you’d love to take part, join your nearest group today and join in the fun! Anyone who is interested in finding out more or taking part in the Tavistock Slimming World group’s Olympic challenge, can call Tracy on 01822 610622 or go along to the group which takes place every Thursday at 10.00am 12.00pm 4.30 and 6.30pm (from 2nd Aug 5.309 which replace two eve sessions) at United Reformed Church, Russell St, Tavistock.
Quinns Passionate about Clients
Quinns Hairdressing has been established in Okehampton for over 23 years and now has a busy team of 14.The salon has been awarded a 5 star rating by ‘The Good Salon Guide.’ Despite the recession they are keeping busy. This is because they offer great hairdressing, great service at great prices. Having three levels of pricing reflecting stylists experience has proved to be really popular. A Cut and Finish starts at just £ 15 with all over colours starting at £35 and Hilights at £45 (inc Cut & Finish!) The success of the salon is down to the team in the salon being passionate about their work, continuing their education and wanting to give their clients the best service every time they do their hair. This has resulted in them achieving 90% client retention. Stylists include Dawn, Lita, Lindsey, Rachael, Lisa, Claire, Sarah, Jess, Kelly, Hayley, Kath and Sophie. Maxine and Charlie look after the reception side making sure clients are well looked after. Quinns aim is to offer a five star rated salon with friendly staff committed to giving their clients the best! Quinns open 6 days a week, two nights until 9pm! They look forward to welcoming you soon.
Workout those Curves in Tavistock
BUSY women who are keen to get fit and feel great are being encouraged to try out the 30 minute, full body workout at Curves in Tavistock. The specially designed circuit incorporates various resistance machines to provide a complete set cardio and strength training workout, in a short amount of time that can easily be fitted into anyone’s day. The facility also boasts the use of the personal coaching system CurvesSmart. With CurvesSmart each piece of equipment is programmed with your body’s information, and your target is changed in accordance with your performance and your goals to ensure you get the most out of your workout. CurvesSmart produces detailed progress reports for you to view at the end of each workout which shows your calories burned, overall muscle strength, areas of strength and areas of weakness. Curves in Tavistock has more than 200 members and the friendly staff are always at the centre of the circuit to provide motivation and support. Manager at Curves in Tavistock Jackie Cleaver said: ‘There is a real community feel to it. We want people to come in and feel comfortable and part of our family. I’ve been working out here for a number of years and loved it so much I became a member of staff. I completely believe in it — we get amazing results. We’ve had one lady who has lost nine stone over a couple of years which is amazing. We pride ourselves that we know each of our members and celebrate their achievements with them. ‘However, exercise is not always about losing weight — maintaining a healthy weight and being active can reduce your risk of developing illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes.’ Curves is open to women of all ages and caters for all levels of fitness. To find out more contact Curves Tavistock on 01822 615156.
Copyright Tindle Newspapers Ltd Thursday, 12 December 2013
Sir Ray Tindle
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