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Short Features and Brief Takes Issue 190

by Cherry Coad Aldridge(more info)

listed in product news, originally published in issue 190 - January 2012


Anamchara Detox Retreat Rural Retreat


Anamachara Detox Retreat


Anamchara Detox is a newly opened rural retreat founded by Karen Boyle. Located in the picturesque village of Witham Friary in Somerset, newly opened Anamchara Detox Retreat is designed to cleanse, detox and repair mind and body.  The spacious five star cottages on Moreleaze Farm are significantly nestled just 20 miles from Stonehenge on a central hub of alignment ley lines, in 76 acres of woodland, lakes and fields and benefits from a force of extraordinary energy and natural beauty. With a maximum group size of only 20 people, guests can rest assured they will get undivided attention from the experts whilst relaxing in the spiritual surrounds of the Somerset countryside.

Founder Karen Boyle, having been a professional dancer from the age of 18, is a qualified raw culinary arts chef and Pilates teacher with over ten years experience in the health and fitness industry teaching various exercise techniques including Pilates and holistic health. Her passion for naturopathic nutrition led her on a journey to explore the benefits of fasting for healing and health and having achieved fantastic results both physically and emotionally, Karen is now a firm advocate of therapeutic fasting and the powerful healing benefits of raw living foods incorporated into the diet.

After completing her raw chef training at the Living Light Culinary Arts School in California and training with some of the top raw food chefs in the USA, Karen has delved deeper into the raw food movement and all the exciting, rejuvenating benefits it presents. Karen runs the raw food classes and believes that incorporating an element of raw food into your diet is imperative action to take in order to create the best diet possible.

At the seven day retreat, guests will be tended to by nutritionists, therapists and specialist practitioners in order to achieve the desired results. Combined with a tailored diet incorporating cleansing juices, super foods and supplements, the turbo detox delivers results fast with average weight loss at the retreats 9lb – 12lbs. The retreat’s experts will be on hand twice a day to meet with guests with complementary activities available daily, including yoga, Pilates and meditation, NLP therapy, Naturopathy, nutritional and raw food training and additional beauty treatments.

Further Information

For further information or to book your place on the retreats, please get in touch on Tel: 0207 603 7744; 



Freedom Back Clinics Room Rental Opportunity


Freedom Back Clinic


Freedom Back Clinics are back care specialists who have recently opened clinics in Leeds, Manchester, Canary Wharf and City of London.

As new clinics, we have opened with growth in mind and therefore in these early stages, have some treatment rooms available to rent.  Freedom Back Clinics are state of the art and all treatment rooms are fully kitted with medical couches and hand washing facilities.

Freedom Back Clinics are particularly interested in renting out our rooms for complementary therapies.  They are already bringing many people through the door and view lots of opportunities to cross promote.

Further Information

Please contact the London and Leeds clinics on Tel: 0203 197 9100; 0113 345 5060; 



Beaufort Detox: - Retreat to the Luxury of Better Living

Donna Sammons (front middle) with Beaufort Detox's therapists

Donna Sammons (front middle) with Beaufort Detox's therapists


The first of its kind in idyllic Worcestershire, Beaufort Detox is a relaxing detox and weight loss retreat located in picturesque Acton Green, just 7 miles from Worcester and 90 minutes outside of London. Donna Sammons is the founder of Beaufort Detox Retreat and its parent company, Earth Connexions Limited.

Opening to the public in January 2012, Beaufort Detox offers a range of therapies aimed at helping guests de-stress, lose weight and learn how to use healthy food options to optimize their health and lifestyle.

The venue, Hidelow House Farmhouse, boasts hot tubs and visitors are guaranteed sole occupation bedrooms and bathrooms so they can enjoy their stay without having to share facilities. This luxury residential retreat offers guests a five day escape, from Monday to Friday.

Using highly-qualified therapists who are at the top of their professions, Beaufort Detox will deliver specifically tailored and individualised sessions for each guest, including:

  • Nutritional Stylist - the food at Beaufort Detox is both tasty and nutritious, made using easy-to-access ingredients from High Street supermarkets;
  • Motivational Counsellor;
  • HELth (Heath Enhanced Lymphatic therapies) and full body massages;
  • Laughter therapist – long-known to boost your immune system;
  • Exercise including yoga, various types of walking and rebounding (mini trampolines);
  • Meditation;
  • Beauty Therapist;
  • Live music every Thursday evening;

Further Information

Please contact Donna Sammons on Tel: 0843 216 8606;



Airfree E40 from Healthy House

The air that we breathe is something that we take for granted – but it can harbour a host of bacteria and viruses that can play havoc with our health. Ensuring we have a flow of clean air in the home can make a huge difference to our wellbeing, especially for allergic or sensitive people. Common triggers such as mould or dust mites can cause asthma, eczema, hayfever and rhinitis, resulting in health misery for many of us.




The Healthy House, a family run business that offers support, advice and products for allergic people, has a full list of products that can help clean the air, such as the Airfree range. A new addition to the line is the Airfree E40, an affordable air sterilizer option that is effective within a room up to 16 sq m. The advantages of Airfree are:

  • It is maintenance free and completely silent so will not disturb sleep;
  • It kills mould, helping to improve symptoms of mould and dust mite allergy;
  • It destroys bacteria, ozone, and airborne particles helping to keep you healthy;
  • Within fourteen to twenty one days the level of microorganisms and allergens will have been reduced by 85% and from then on are kept to a minimum.

Maxima Skelton, of The Healthy House, uses Airfree products in her own home, after experiencing severe environmental sensitivities in her own family. She says: “It can be very dispiriting to suffer from asthma and similar conditions, making you feel not only physically unwell but also depressed and anxious at certain times of year… We use the Airfree ourselves and it has made a significant difference to the way we feel when we are at home, helping to eradicate often unseen mould, and contribute to a generally healthier home environment.”

Further Information

The Airfree E40 is available for £119. Please contact The Healthy House either on Tel: 0845 450 5950 / 01453 752216;  Fax: 01453 753533;   which features a wide selection of information and advice on allergies.



The Obsidian Retreat Luxury Health Getaway


Juice Diet


The Obsidian Retreat is a pioneering nutrition-led approach run by British couple, Andy and Carol West. The retreat, which has its own pool, is surrounded by beautiful, lush Spanish countryside, just a couple of miles from the beach and within easy access of Alicante airport.

The health centre’s revolutionary juice and vegan diet – known as a ‘nutritarian’ plan - offers the ultimate detox and weight loss experience, with visitors shedding up to 1.5 stone in just two weeks and those with serious conditions, including Type 2 Diabetes, now living without medication long-term.  

In addition to the immersion getaway – so-called because guests become completely immersed in the experience - there is a huge selection of complementary therapies available, including colonic hydrotherapy, as well as exercise, yoga and one-to-one life coaching sessions, plus a host of beauty treatments.

The Obsidian Programme

The day starts with yoga and meditation with a qualified instructor, followed by a nutritious morning juice packed with fruit and raw / plant foods such as beetroot, carrots, celery and cucumber, prepared by Juicing Therapist Carol West.  A daily circuit session gets the heart racing ahead of a lunchtime smoothie, which again is part of each day’s planned calorie intake and nutritionally balanced.

After siesta time, guests are on the go again with a rebounding class. Early evening is the perfect time to enjoy one of a range of treatments available before an alfresco evening meal taken in the courtyard. Evenings are set aside for learning, with guest speakers including meditation expert, Bodin Woodward, workshops and educational DVDs showing examples of Obsidian’s approach in the USA. There are also cookery demonstrations and juicing education courses held each week.

Medical Monitoring

At the beginning and end of each guest’s stay they have a personal assessment. Dr Hendricks, a local GP, also attends to supervise visitors at the retreat.

Further Information

For further information, please contact  Obsidian Retreat on Tel: 0843 207 9616;   



Encyclopedia of Thai Massage: A Complete Guide to Traditional Thai Massage Therapy and Acupressure – 2nd Edition

by Dr Pierce Salguero with David Roylance

Published by Findhorn Press. 2011. Softback. £16.99.  ISBN 978-1-84409-563-6.


Encyclopedia of Thai Massage


In the Encyclopaedia of Thai Massage: A Complete Guide to Traditional Thai Massage Therapy and Acupressure 2nd Edition,  authors Pierce Salaguero and David Roylance share the history, spiritual traditions, and ethical codes of Thai medicine alongside the most detailed analysis of Thai massage therapy ever written. Where other books have only scratched the surface, this work will satisfy even the most advanced practitioners of Thai massage, while being written in an engaging and informal style which will speak to those with no prior exposure to the art form.

Presenting detailed analysis of each step in a Thai massage routine, the history, spiritual traditions, and ethical codes are offered in an engaging, informal style. Numerous full colour photographs and diagrams illustrate the variety of techniques used, and examples of routines for treating specific disorders are discussed. Updated with new layout, photos, and expanded text, this exhaustive handbook is complete with a section on the main energy meridians and diagrams of acupressure points, making it the perfect tool to accompany anyone studying this popular healing modality.

The Encyclopedia of Thai Massage may be the single most informative and comprehensive book on Thai massage ever written. This book is based on the author's experience teaching in Thailand's most prestigious massage schools. The work also draws heavily from the author's long hiatus in Thailand as a researcher of traditional medicine, as well as his experience with the practice of hatha yoga

About the Authors

Dr Pierce Salguero is a professor and the director of research at the Thai Institute of Healing Arts. He is the author of The Spiritual Healing of Traditional Thailand, A Thai Herbal, Thai Massage Workbook, and Traditional Thai Medicine: Buddhism, Animism, Ayurveda. He lives in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. David Roylance is an instructor of Thai massage and Thai healing arts, as well as the executive director of the Thai Institute of Healing Arts. He lives in Arlington, Virginia.

Further Information

Distributed by Deep Books. For more information visit

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Research: Homeopathic Remedies Genetic Interactions




The Homeovitality Learning Centre is studying the interaction between homeopathic remediation and the genetic blueprint to help identify specific gene/remedy interactions which can be used to improve the efficacy and safety of homeopathic remediation. Studies will determine whether effectiveness of homeopathic remediation is compromised by dietary factors and whether minor dietary alterations or supplementation can be used to increase the effectiveness of specific homeopathic remedies and identify the genetic systems that individual remedies may target.

Project 1. Investigation into the role of methionine intake in effectiveness of homeopathic remediation.

Is the efficacy of homeopathic remediation affected by dietary intake of methionine?

Foods that are rich in methionine include fish and meats, therefore those on a mainly vegetarian diet may have insufficient dietary intake of methionine to regulate gene expression optimally. The effectiveness of various remedies will be compared between clients that are strict vegetarians, partial vegetarians and non-vegetarians.

Conditions to be treated will include eczema, psoriasis, asthma, migraine, tonsillitis and arthritis. Most conditions to be examined, however, may have quite different underlying causes. For example, asthma and eczema may or may not be associated with atopy, or elevated levels of IgE and a family history. Similar symptoms may also be caused by exposure to various environmental agents that do not induce a typical allergic or atopic reaction and are not associated with elevated IgE levels.

With regard to psoriasis, if known, the practitioner is asked to comment on whether the patient suffers from the common plaque form of psoriasis, the pustular form or the guttate form involving the skin. With regard to migraine, practitioners are requested to record whether the onset of the migraine attack was preceded by impaired vision or an aura experience as well as the usual frequency of onset.  As well as timely pain relief, the practitioner is asked to comment on whether the frequency of onset has been reduced. With regard to arthritis, if clinical diagnostic information is available, the practitioner is asked to record whether the arthritic condition has been diagnosed as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, septic arthritis, psoriatic arthritis or part of any other disease condition such as systemic lupus erythematosus.

If known, the practitioner is ask to record whether the tonsillitis is associated with a bacterial, streptococcal or non-streptococcal infection, a viral infection such as EBV or Coxsackie virus or other contributory factor.

Further Information

Please contact Dr Peter Kay of the Homeovitality Centre for Alternative Innovative Health Care via



Muscle Energy Techniques: A Practical Guide for Physical Therapists

by John Gibbons

Published by Lotus Publishing. 2012. Softback. £12.36. ISBN: 1905367236.

Musccle Energy Techniques

John Gibbon’s new book Muscle Energy Techniques provides one of the most up-to-date and in-depth insights into this increasingly popular technique. Muscle energy techniques (METs) are a form of osteopathic manipulative diagnosis and treatment in which the patient’s muscles are actively used on request, from a precisely controlled position.

Muscle Energy Techniques: A Practical Guide for Physical Therapists is relevant for anyone with an interest in physical therapy, and particularly those looking to expand and hone their skills. The book covers such topics as the theory of muscle energy techniques, muscle imbalances, core muscle relationships, and specific testing for muscle weakness. METs are unique in their application, as the patient provides the initial effort and the practitioner simply helps facilitate the process. The primary force is from the contraction of the patient’s muscles, which is then utilised to assist and correct the musculoskeletal dysfunction.

Muscle Energy Techniques: A Practical Guide for Physical Therapists is one of the only books of its kind currently on the market covering METs in such complete and concise detail. The book breaks down the theory and practice of METs, provides the reader with in-depth anatomical and physiological information and even documents specific testing exercises which can be undertaken to test for muscle weakness. Despite the thorough and in-depth information provided, however, the book remains hugely accessible to all through the use of numerous colour photographs and illustrations, aiding reader understanding of complex anatomical and physiological concepts as well as clearly illustrating practical MET techniques and exercises.

Further Information

Availble now in the UK; USA publication date March 2012. Available from Amazon:                                    



Tai Chi with Angus Clark DVD


Tai Chi wwith Angus Clark


The launch of the ‘Tai Chi with Angus Clark’ multimedia set offers a unique and definitive guide to learning the ancient art of Tai Chi, famous for its qualities of relaxation, strength and mindfulness. Angus Clark is a Tai Chi expert having studied and practised for over 30 years. This new multimedia guide to learning Tai Chi brings the art to a wide new audience in an accessible format. It follows on from the release two years ago of his first DVD Move For Your Life.

The production is a collaboration between Angus, musician Tom Green and film maker Annabel Allison. The result is two DVD discs and one CD audio guide with specially composed Tai Chi music, giving a total of over five and a half hours of film and sound. The audio guide will also be released on iTunes, as will an album of Music for Tai Chi by Tom Green. The video will also be released on iTunes early in 2012.

The Tai Chi audio guide CD with specially composed Tai Chi music helps make this package an unrivalled and invaluable resource for learning Tai Chi; perfect for beginners, and inspiring for experienced players. Angus gives clear instruction with front view and player’s position for individual postures and full form sequences from the world renowned Cheng Man-Ching and Dr Chi Chiang-Tao sequences of Tai Chi.

Angus lives in Devon where he runs his school of Living Movement. He has been a player of Tai Chi for 30 years and is especially skilled in using the key principles of Tai Chi to improve peoples’ lives, from individuals, to professional groups (eg physiotherapists, actors, occupational therapists) to businesses. Angus is the author of several publications on Tai Chi and Qigong and is an honorary vice-president of the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain.

Angus learned Tai Chi and Qigong directly from the late Grandmaster Dr Chi Chiang Tao of the Cheng Man Ching lineage – one of the most popular styles of Tai Chi globally. In these days of stress and uncertainty, Tai Chi acts as a tonic. It provides a base to all round human health, as well as a way to raise the GNH - Gross National Happiness - level!

Further Information

Sold and distributed via Fusion Media Sales

Living Movement have posted free classes on the internet with clips from the new DVD on vimeo and Facebook:

For further information, please contact Angus at Living Movement  on Tel: 01647 433 846;


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    The festive period can leave many feeling stressed and under pressure, with money, family issues and food causing worry. But one woman has made it her mission to help everyone relax and take a breather, with the launch of her new reflexology app so people can teach themselves reflexology and use tips to help them de-stress after watching a few of her tutorial videos from the comfort of their home. Anna Walsh is an expert in well-being and reflexology, based on Kings Road in London and wanted to make her advice accessible to everyone. The app is the first of its kind out that that is opening this kind of world up to the general public.

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    Kiwiherb Children’s Chamomile

    Kiwiherbs has released some handy hints for selecting a natural relaxant for youngsters.

    Chamomile remedy is effective, sage and gentle at soothing, relaxing, comforting and promoting natural sleep that won’t leave your child feeling drowsy in the morning. Chamomile possesses anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties that help relieve digestive discomfort such as wind, colic, nausea, diarrhoea and even travel sickness. The Kiwiherb Herbal Remedies range includes Children’s Chamomile, which contains organic Chamomile, organic rice syrup, vegetable glycerine and natural flavourings of strawberry and blackcurrant and is suitable for infants and children up to 12 years of age. It also benefits from being gluten-free and contains no artificial colours, flavours, sweeteners or preservatives.

    Further information:  Kiwiherb products are also available from health stores nationwide or by mail order from UK Distributor Lifeplan Products Ltd who may be contacted on Tel: 01455 556281;


    Detox Tips for the New Year

    Iona Wesle, Nutritionist and co-founder of MyDetoxDiet suggests 8 detox tips for seven days including: avoiding black tea, coffee and alcohol, instead drinking herbal tea, such a nettle to support the kidneys or MyDetoxDiet’s 7x7 tea to cleanse the liver; drinking at least 1 litre of water a day; drinking fresh juices e.g. carrot, beetroot, apple and cucumber; avoiding processed foods, snacks and biscuits; choosing organic food or best alternatives, eating at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day; reducing your consumption of animal products and finally, getting a good night’s sleep, trying Yoga or Pilates or treating yourself to a massage.

    Further information Tel: 020-8858 5877


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    Researchers, led by Prof Graessel from Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat Eriangen, included in their study patients from five nursing homes in Bavaria. After random selection, half the patients were included on a year-long MAKS ‘intervention’ consisting of two hours of group therapy, six days a week. In addition, all patients maintained their normal treatment and regular activity provided by the nursing home. After 12 months of the therapy, the MAKS group maintained their level on the Alzheimer’s Disease Assessment Scale (ADAS) and more importantly, maintained their ability to carry out activities of daily living, while the control group all showed a decrease in cognitive and functional ability.

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    Research Citation: Linda M Oude Griep, WM Monique Verschuren, Daan Kromhout, Marga C Ocké, Johanna M Geleijnse. Colours of fruit and vegetables and 10-year incidence of CHD. British Journal of Nutrition 106 (10): 1562 – 1569. Nov 2011.

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