Seasonal Acupuncture Treatments

Acupuncture is perhaps best known for its effects on musculoskeletal issues, in fact this year’s Acupuncture Awareness week is focusing on sports injuries and has Rebecca Adlington as the ambassador.  However, did you realise that acupuncture is also useful to help keep us balanced, and to prevent illness from occurring in the first place? […]

By |March 11th, 2016|Blog Post|0 Comments

Acupuncture Awareness Week

March brings us Acupuncture Awareness Week (7th to 13th March, 2016.)  To help raise awareness of Acupuncture and to make people aware of just how much it can help I have teamed  up with Nicola Rycroft, our acupuncturist who is based at Rowan House. […]

By |March 10th, 2016|Blog Post|0 Comments

Body Image

Rowan House is supporting National Eating Disorder week, we have increased our knowledge on ‘What is an Eating Disorder’ by teaming together with our Psychotherapeutic Counsellor Julie Field who we interviewed in our last blog. […]

By |February 26th, 2016|Blog Post|0 Comments

What is an Eating Disorder?

There are 3 types of clinical eating disorder. At their root, all of them are concerned with control of weight and shape. Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and EDNOS (Eating Disorder not otherwise Specified) which may include compulsive eating, and types of anorexia or bulimia which are not as severe. […]

By |February 17th, 2016|Blog Post|0 Comments

Winter Wellbeing Festival

Saturday 30th January 2016 saw the Winter Wellbeing festival organised by the ABCD Project.  A celebration and the climax of a 9 month project throughout South Norfolk looking into the wellbeing services available in this part of the region.  The aim of this project was to understand ‘What keeps you well where you live’? […]

By |February 1st, 2016|Blog Post|0 Comments

A calorie’s a calorie, an’ a’ that. Or is it?

When I was a student, there was a simple mantra in nutrition:  “If the number of calories eaten exceeds the number of calories expended, you will put on weight”.  That was the ultimate equation to life, the universe and obesity. […]

By |January 26th, 2016|Blog Post|1 Comment

Stay relaxed and stress free this Christmas

Make 2016 the year for a more relaxed and stress free you.

With Christmas just a few days away many of us may be beginning to feel the stress of this busy time of year.  Organising, preparing, shopping, budgeting, celebrating and entertaining can pile on the pressure and leave some people longing for 2016.  Why not start 2016 the way you mean for it to go on by trying our top 5 treatments for relaxing over the festive period and starting the new year a stress free way. […]

By |December 15th, 2015|Blog Post|0 Comments

The secret of a successful resolution

For many of us as soon as the clock strikes 12 on Dec the 31st we make a snap decision to give something up, smoking, drinking or doughnuts perhaps. No doubt we undertake these sacrifices with the best intentions yet 90% of all New Year resolutions fail.

So why do resolutions fail so miserably and how do we go about completing one successfully? The key to success is in the planning. As mentioned above, most resolutions are made on the spur of the moment and the trouble with this is our mind and body dislike shocks to the system. We’re averse to being deprived of something from which pleasure was once gained and so we constantly default back to our previous setting or perhaps even worse find a substitute to bring similar rewards.


By |November 26th, 2015|Blog Post|1 Comment

Attachment, Bonding & Baby Massage

As a children’s physiotherapist people tend to think the reason I teach baby massage is to help babies who have problems with their muscles and joints.  It is true that I do use some of my skills learnt through baby massage training when working with children with physical problems, but baby massage goes much further than the direct physical benefits of the strokes.

I first experienced the power of ‘positive touch’ when working on a neonatal unit (intensive and special care baby units).  The experience of having a baby born too sick, too small or too early places both physical and emotional barriers in the way of parents and baby touch.  Parents can be fearful and anxious of touching and approaching their baby, which can give them the sense of helplessness and being unable to offer their baby what they need. […]

By |November 5th, 2015|baby massage, Blog Post|0 Comments

Why starting a business is like having a baby!

Last weekend saw the opening of our beautiful new centre.  Months of meetings, planning, scheduling and renovations all came together at the final hour.

On Friday evening we welcomed the press, professionals and practitioners from the industry and local businesses for an open evening showcasing our facilities and practitioners.  The evening finished with a warm welcome to the community by Jacky Sutton – Chair of the Parish Council.  Jacky herself is a firm believer of complementary and alternative medicine and spoke of the need for individuals to take responsibility for their health and wellbeing.  Jacky spoke of her understanding of the NHS having limited resources and expressed her delight in Rowan House joining the thriving community of Hethersett. […]

By |October 18th, 2015|Blog Post|0 Comments