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Crystal of the Month - Emerald

By Karen Jenkins Dip VCCT, MCHF

Carrier of the Green Ray

A crystal for the Heart Chakra, opening the heart centre to receive and accept.

EmeraldThe properties of an Emerald Crystal MAY help with the following:

Please pop in to The Amber Zone to find out more about the properties of this crystal or to purchase the stone. Emerald tumble stones are £2 each.

Karen Jenkins is our talented Crystal Therapist, Sound Healing and Chakra Balancing Practitioner, and Reiki Master. Get in touch if you'd like more information on crystals or come and see Karen on a Saturday between 10am and 2pm.
Or call 01628-773988 to book a Crystal Therapy Treatment with Karen.

Acupuncture For The Menopause

For women in menopause, frustrating hot flushes and night sweats can be greatly reduced to make this difficult time of transition much more comfortable. This arduous time of change may last anything from a few months to several years, with varying symptoms ranging from mild to severe. Promising research now suggests that women might no longer have to face the menopause with fear and uncertainty.

So how does Acupuncture work? This is from the British Acupuncture Society's web site:
"Acupuncturists insert very fine needles at precisely located points to connect with your body’s qi. They will decide which points are right for you after a detailed consultation covering every aspect of your health and lifestyle. The aim is to direct the flow of qi to trigger your body’s healing response and to restore physical, emotional and mental equilibrium. Treatment is designed to affect your whole being as well as your symptoms so, as the condition being treated improves, you may notice other health problems resolve and an increased feeling of wellbeing."

Our Acupuncturist, Ray Siberini, is in the the clinic every Tuesday and Thursday from 2pm. He is a registered member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC.)
Give us a call to discuss your symptoms and see if Acupuncture could help you.

Essential Oils

As most of you are well aware, The Amber Zone owner; Sally Radford, provides lovely relaxing and remedial massages and quite often these treatments are aided by essential oils. But how can we use essential oils on a day to day basis to help with our well being?
Tisserand have offered up some great options and we're going to share some with you...

Essential Oils

As most of you are well aware, The Amber Zone owner; Sally Radford, provides lovely relaxing and remedial massages and quite often these treatments are aided by essential oils. But how can we use essential oils on a day to day basis to help with our well being?
Tisserand have offered up some great options and we're going to share some with you...

RECUPERATING INHALATION

Add one drop of Lavender essential oil, 1 of Tea-Tree and 2 of Bergamot to a bowl of hot (not boiling) water. Place a towel over the head and steam for up to 5 minutes.

FOOT REVIVING SOAK

Add 2 drops of Lavender, 2 drops of Peppermint and 1 of Lemon to a bowl of warm water and agitate to disperse fully. Soak feet for 10 minutes.

MINERAL SPA DETOXIFYING BATH

Add 3 drops of Tea-Tree, 3 of Grapefruit and 3 of Juniper to a full bath and then add a cup of Epsom salts. Agitate the water to disperse and soak in it for at least 20 minutes.

YOUTHFUL SKIN DRY BRUSHING BLEND

Mix 3 drops of Tea-Tree, 4 of Orange and 4 of Lavender with 20mls of Sweet Almond oil. After showering, dry brush the body then apply this oil blend using sweeping circular movements.

If you're hoping to make your own blend, please consult an Aromatherapist before using Essential oils to ensure they are safe for you and your health.
Pop in to the Amber Zone to see our range of Tisserand essential oils or indeed book in for an Aromatherapy Massage with Sally or Jane.

More Treatments Safe for Children

Reflexology with Jane Stubbs

Continuing with this months theme of complementary therapy for children, Reflexology is hugely beneficial for younger ones.
Children respond well, especially the highly sensitive child, to Reflexology. They are more open and have not yet built up the defences as we adults have, so the child quickly realises that you are doing something good to make them feel better.

Reflexology is an ancient treatment based on the principle that there are reflexes on the feet relative to each organ and all parts of the body and by stimulating these reflexes in a correct way, we can help many health problems in a natural way. The whole body can be re-tuned and brought back into balance. It’s non invasive and can help both physical and emotional conditions.
Other childhood ailments that can benefit from Reflexology include: colic, bed wetting, sleep problems, respiratory problems, digestive problems, allergies, stress, anxiety, OCD and hyperactivity.

A parent must accompany the child whilst having the treatment and can be held by the parent if small enough, or sit on their lap so they feel comfortable and safe. A consultation will be taken to address the problems that may be occurring. Then the Reflexology treatment will begin on the feet usually using a gentle essential oil blend to help relax the child. Both feet are treated.

The length of the treatment depends on the child’s attention span but if possible it should last approximately 30 minutes.
 
Price: £20 for 30 minutes

Some questions answered

Q. How long have you been treating?
A. 20 years.

Q. What is your favourite treatment to give and why?
A. I love any treatment but especially one where the client arrives in pain(!) and leaves feeling relieved of that pain and generally feeling better. Our hot stone massage treatment is lovely and I would recommend this to someone seeking relaxation with a little luxury.

Q. What can people expect having received a treatment from you, right after and the following day?
A. Although they might feel a little tender initially, I would expect an improvement within 24 hours. Where necessary, I will give aftercare advice and often ask that the client lets me know how they feel the next day.

Q. Client: "I'm very nervous about having a massage because I'm overweight/ underweight/ have a curved spine/ struggle with anxiety..."
A. Please don't worry! It's important to me that anyone feels they can come to The Amber Zone, and you will be treated with care. This is our priority and we have an array of treatments to suit each client individually. Often, if you're struggling with weight or a curved spine then a massage can be very beneficial. You're in safe hands!

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