A time for renewal and new energy. Much needed this year!
We are looking forward to welcoming you back to CHC Lee after this long and difficult winter.
To help lift you, click here for a great article by Suzie Maddison, one of our experienced Acupuncturists, on Acupuncture for Spring.
You can book an appointment online by clicking here, or call to speak to one of our friendly, welcoming and professional receptionists.
See you soon at the Practice!
Welcome to 2021, here is wishing you a very healthy and happy New Year
Whilst we are in Tier 4, we remain open for treatments as before, following the government guidance for health services. We welcome you back to the practice in a New Year with a hopeful outlook. For many of the community the vaccine is restoring confidence, but clearly will take time to roll out fully. We remain vigilant and respond pro-actively to all Public Health Guidelines.
All our staff and practitioners are taking the required measures to manage the Covid-19 Risks.
WE ARE VERY PLEASED TO WELCOME YOU BACK TO THE PRACTICE!
* Please Click the BOOK ONLINE button to book your appointment!
* We open Monday and Friday in July, then Monday, Tuesday, Friday in August. Reception will be open and telephones will be answered on those days only.
** We have taken a huge number of steps, following government guidelines, to reduce the risk of COVID-19 to help protect you, our staff, and practitioners.
* There are stringent hygiene and infection control policies in place, which includes additional time in between patients to clean.
* Please arrive with a face mask, no earlier than 5 minutes before your appointment. This is to ease congestion and ensure social distancing.
* When you arrive, please check in and complete the mandatory COVID-19 questionnaire.
* All patients must wear a face mask at all times in the Practice. If you forget yours we will be able to provide you with one.
* Our staff and Practitioners will be wearing PPE, so they may look a little different but their welcome and high standards of care remain the same.If you forget your face mask we will be able to provide you with one.
Please read our Patient Information Leaflet carefully for the full details. on what we have done and what to expect when you attend for your appointment (under ‘Therapies’).
* Thank-you for booking your appointment. We look forward to welcoming you to the Practice!
* * PLEASE DO NOT come to the Practice if you have Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, have recently tested positive or should be self-isolating.
We are now offering remote video and telephone consultations with some of our Therapists to help meet your health and wellbeing needs at this time. Please go to our Video and Telephone Consultation page for further details.
THERAPIES & THERAPISTS AVAILABLE (click the Therapy or Therapist for details)
HOW TO BOOK
The process is simple and straightforward from the comfort of your own home, at a time that suits you.
2nd May 2020
Ensuring your body is running at peak performance right now is so important. If you do catch the virus, this could help you recover more quickly. There are many ways to help boost your immune system. Here are tips from Suzie Maddison, CHC Acupuncturist, including how to do acupressure on the immune boosting Meridian point called Stomach 36 (ST36).
15 May 2020
How are you doing Working From Home?
With the majority of the UK now WFH for the foreseeable future, it’s important to make sure your #WFH set up is comfortable and works for you!- Here are some tips for you to try, from Helen Reeves, CHC Osteopath.
19th April 2020
Good nutrition is so important for your health and wellbeing. Especially so during this period of lockdown due to Covid-19
Here’s a Vitamin C tip sheet for you, from Theresa Webb, CHC Nutritional Therapist
Including vitamin C rich foods:
Natural food sources of Vitamin C are:
Whole fruit contains soluble fibre, for colon cleansing. Nutrient uptake is more efficient in refreshing mixed juices.
Theresa is available for video and telephone consultations Monday-Friday.
Email us at email@example.com to book an appointment.
#nutrition #stayhealthy #nutritionaltherapy #healthandwellbeing
18th April 2020
These are stressful and uncertain times, so it’s not surprising we may feel a little more irritated with our loved ones or with life in general!
Acupressure is something you can try at home.
Click the link below for self-help acupressure from Suzie Maddison, CHC TCM Acupuncturist, to help you de-stress using the Liver 3 Meridian point on your foot.
This point is a great way to start acupressure on members of your family and you may be glad to know, it can be done through socks if you’re not a great fan of feet – loved ones or not!
11th April 2020
Do you or someone you know need advice about what to do if your child is unwell or injured at this time, when and where to get help?
Click the link below for advice from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health on what to do:
” Whilst coronavirus is infectious to children it is rarely serious. If your child is unwell it is likely to be a non-coronavirus illness, rather than coronavirus itself.
Whilst it is extremely important to follow Government advice to stay at home during this period, it can be confusing to know what to do when your child is unwell or injured. Remember that NHS 111, GPs and hospitals are still providing the same safe care that they have always done. Here is some advice to help ” Source RCPCH
#StaySafe #StayHealthy #HealthyChild
11th April 2020
We are now offering remote VIDEO and TELEPHONE CONSULTATIONS!
CLICK HERE for details on how to book and see News post below
Face-to-face treatments and classes are temporarily suspended.
–Online classes are available (please click on Class Timetable)
–Free health, fitness, wellbeing tips, articles and videos are on our Facebook and News Page
Thank you for your patience and continued support at this time.
If you need to reach us, please email.
We look forward to seeing you at the Practice soon.
Wishing you good health and wellbeing,
31st March 2020
Our Studio is closed due to the National Covid-19 outbreak, but we’ve got you covered with Live Online Classes and other tips to keep you active and healthy!
We know how important it is to stay connected at this time!
Please click HERE for our Online Class Information.
Then click the link in the Online Timetable to book-in for your chosen class.
Please do this well in advance of your first class so you can touch base with your teacher, complete any registration or payment, and receive your link to join the class.
Remember to make sure your environment is safe, you have enough floor space, and follow safety advice from your online Studio teacher.
Please check back here for more online classes coming your way!
Enjoy your class!
We hope to see you in person at the Practice soon!
6th April 2020
Home is a world, a feeling, not just the doing..
Can we live with this? Who will we be? How will we be?
3rd April 2020
21st March 2020
Due to the National Covid-19 outbreak, the Practice is TEMPORARILY closed. This is to ensure the health & safety of all our patients, clients, studio-class students and the whole CHC team. We will update you here about our reopening!
Your health & wellbeing is important to us so we will continue to support you with health & wellbeing info, tips and online resources during this difficult time. Please check back here and on our Facebook page to find out more.
We have called all patients with appointments to cancel your appointments and will contact you again to rebook when we reopen.
Thank-you for your understanding and continued support at this time.
We wish you, your family and loved ones good health.
Look forward to seeing you at the Practice when we reopen, and to supporting our community soon.
From all of us at the Practice,
Team CHC x
Covid-19 / Coronavirus: Please rearrange your appointment if you have a fever, cough or have recently returned from any of the government specified high risk countries. This is in line with Public Health England guidance and to minimise risk to our elderly and immuno-suppressed patients. Please see Public Health England for more information: https://bit.ly/3axbNPc
We’ve packed this issue with a huge range of articles on holistic complementary health, CHC
therapies, NEW classes, and courses.
Our articles are all authored by our highly experienced CHC practitioners and therapists to help enhance and maintain your health and wellbeing.
We hope you enjoy this issue!
From All the Team at
CHC Lee x
Fancy finding out more about mindfulness? Want to discover some mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques that can be used during a busy day? Then come along to the free 1 hour taster session at the Complementary Health Centre at 6.30pm on Wednesday the 11th September.
You will learn a little about what mindfulness is and the benefits.
Hayley, the qualified practitioner, will also introduce you to informal ways to practice mindfulness during your day and will also have an opportunity to try some short guided formal mindfulness practices too. Please book your place via the Complementary Health Centre reception as places are limited.
With Registered Osteopaths
Nikki Moss and Lyndsay Mudford
Actors – Singers – Teachers – Public Speakers – Post-Operative Throat Surgery – Radiotherapy – Stroke Sufferers
Hoarseness – huskiness – croakiness – breathiness – loss of voice – loss of vocal stamina – loss of volume – loss of pitch range – throat pain or soreness – ‘lump in throat’ – effort to swallow
These problems can be caused by muscle tension in the vocal tract. This happens when you overuse your voice or develop faulty speaking or singing habits.
Sometimes the muscle tension occurs because there is something wrong in the vocal tract affecting voice production and you unwittingly work harder when you speak or sing to make your voice sound normal.
An example of this is nodules forming on the vocal cords. These prevent the vocal folds fully closing so air escapes giving rise to a breathy, husky quality.
Poor posture with a ‘forward head’ and hunched shoulders affects the position of your neck and can contribute to vocal problems.
Take a case history from you and examine you thoroughly – your standing and sitting postures, your whole vocal tract and and how you breathe.
Identify areas that are painful, tight and restricted, and stretch and release them using various hands-on techniques. (At the end of a treatment, patients often comment that their voice sounds fuller and more resonant.)
Draw your attention to any faults in your posture and breathing habits and help you correct them.
If we suspect there is an underlying pathology we will recommend you see a laryngologist who specialises in the voice and will examine the inside of your vocal tract.
The larynx – Adam’s apple – the epicentre of the vocal tract, is suspended from the hyoid bone which sits just below the jaw and is itself suspended by various muscles and ligaments. This arrangement is designed so these structures can move freely, allowing the voice to have full resonance and a full scope of pitch, volume and expression.
If any of the controlling muscles become tight, these structures can no longer move freely and thus voice quality is adversely affected.
We have all heard about the overuse and increased resistance of antibiotics in the news over the last few years. Can homeopathy help as an alternative in some cases?
In the words of our homeopathy specialist Maureen Chapple, Homeopathy might not be the complete solution, but can it help reduce the overuse of antibiotics in some cases?
Offer OPEN to ALL Current and NEW patients at CHC LEE In January and February 2019 !
Help bring your body back into balance !
Try out this therapeutic massage, rooted in Taoist principles and Chinese medicine.
This hands-on therapy uses a variety of techniques to help align your body, can be used to treat a range of musculoskeletal conditions and promotes your health and wellbeing.
To find out more visit www.chc-lee.co.uk/therapies/tui-na/
To BOOK Call CHC now on 020 8297 8887 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tui Na (pronounced “Twee Na”) is a form of therapeutic massage, rooted in Taoist principles and is one of the branches of Chinese medicine. This hands-on therapy focusses on your posture, alignment and movement with a range of techniques used to help bring your body back into balance.
Techniques work on soft tissue, muscles and joints and may involve joint manipulation and acupressure or use of cloths and dowels. The treatments can be invigorating or calming, subtle or firm and help to get the blood and energy moving.
Well-known for its effectiveness in treating musculo-skeletal conditions such as arthritis, sciatica, sports related injuries and chronic pain, Tui Na may also be effective for other problems such as headaches, sleep difficulties, and stress amongst others. It can also be effective in maintaining and enhancing flexibility and mobility and promoting health and wellbeing.
Tui Na Treatment can be applied over loose clothing and there is no requirement to undress although some techniques may be applied directly to the skin.
To find out more about Tui Na Therapy or about our Tui Na Therapists please visit our Therapies and Practitioner pages.
For more information and to book:
Call CHC now on 020 8297 8887 or email us at email@example.com
Autumn can affect people emotionally as well as physically. People are much more likely to start to get colds and flu, many people have allergies at this time of the year often due to fungus on trees and plants, and many people start to feel low emotionally due to the darker days and the feeling of the year dying out. S.A.D – Seasonal Affected Disorder is common at this time of year.
Interestingly, there are many Homeopathic Remedies that can help you at this time. You can read more from a great article by one of our Homeopaths Maureen Chapple HERE
We are pleased to be running another trio of Vocal Workshops this Autumn, lead by Portia Winters, at the Complementary Health Centre in Lee.
Open to ALL adults, both with and without previous singing experience.
Our Summer Vocal Workshops proved to be extremely popular with excellent feedback as you can read here:
Saturday afternoons 2-4pm: 20th October, 17th November, 8th December
£20 per session/£55 for all three
For more info and to book: 020 8297 8887 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Advance booking is advised and preferred.
Tune into your voice and explore a healthy and joyful relationship with singing using exercises, songs, meditations.
Together we will explore the voice through breathwork, physiology of the larynx, full body awareness, singing songs, sound making, and the art of listening.
Accessing this innate knowledge enhances quality of life and generates calm, energy, expression, presence, inner awareness, stress relief and increased physical and emotional health.
Small group work led by vocalist Portia Winters, BA(Hons) Music (Performance), MMus (Creative
Practice), MISM, Estill. Portia has been singing, writing and performing music for 18 years and teaching and mentoring for 9 years. She works with everyone from practicing artists to the tone deaf (although there really is no such thing as being tone deaf!).
Mondays 8.30-9.15pm STARTS 1st October with Tara Riley
Pilates PLUS designed for time crunched individuals.
45 minutes long…because that’s all you’ll need!
Innovative and dynamic class by Balanced Body® Certified Pilates Instructor & Fusion Ante/Postnatal Certified Pilates Instructor and former Level 10 competitive gymanst.
A high energy, fast paced and fun workout combining the precision and core strengthening of Pilates, the sculpting and toning of a barre class, and the dynamic high intensity movement of cardio, all in one.
You will sweat more, burn more and leave wanting more.
Read more about the class here!
*NEW- IYENGAR YOGA CLASS starting at CHC*
Every Wednesday evening 7pm – 8.15pm from 26th September – with Nicky Lowe
This is a General and Beginners class.
You can find out more about Iyengar Yoga at https://iyengaryoga.org.uk/iyengar-yoga/frequently-asked-questions/ :
Iyengar Yoga is firmly based in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, an Indian sage who lived about 1700 years ago. The Yoga Sutras guide the yoga practitioner towards peace of mind and harmony and ultimately to bliss (Samadhi).
Iyengar yoga is characterised by precision and alignment in the execution of the postures (asanas), sequencing of the asanas towards a desired result,timing in the length of time the asanas are held for maximum benefit, and the use of props if required to help a student gain the maximum benefit from each asana.
Iyengar yoga concentrates on postural alignment and body awareness. This is not just for the alignment of one body part with another, but also for the proper functioning of the human being. If the body is aligned with precision then the breath is aligned with the same precision. If the breath is balanced then the mind, emotions and senses become balanced.
With regular guided practice, effects of Iyengar Yoga can include a general feeling of physical health and psychological and mental well-being.
Our BT phone line is not ringing, please contact us via email or call and leave a message and we WILL get back to you…
Starting Sunday 30th September!
Daisy Birthing Classes, taught by Louise Dodimead
Daisy Birthing® classes offer a totally unique antenatal experience. Combining yoga-based movement, breathing techniques and guided relaxation with evidence-based birth education. These classes aim to help mums-to-be learn their antenatal education in a truly effective way. Helping improve strength, balance, flexibility and mindfulness to decrease stress and tension in both the body and mind, so mums can look forward to a positive birth experience.
For further information and to book please contact us on 020 8297 8887 or email email@example.com
For more information about Daisy Birthing please click the document below.
This is a FREE event, facilitated by Mary Galbraith, Mindfulness Health Practitioner.
TO BOOK your place:
Telephone: 020 8297 8887
In today’s society we appear to be experiencing an increase in the demands on our time and a decrease in the time available to recover from these demands.
This can result in feelings of stress and pressure as well as finding ourselves playing endless games of catch-up.
This problem can be seen in many areas of our lives with reduced levels of resilience to normal life events and the risk of psychological & physical ill-health.
By the end of the talk you should be able to:
• Identify Hidden Factors that increase stress/anxiety
• Identify Physical & Psychological Signs of Stress in Yourself & Others
• Identify Mechanisms to Reduce Physical & Psychological Signs of Stress
• Identify benefits of Building Resilience
• Identify Mechanisms to Build Resilience
To find out more please click the flyer link below
We are delighted to bring you yet another great article by Maureen Chapple (RSHom), one of our highly experienced Homeopaths, with further tips and first aid Homeopathic remedies you can use for various ailments that can spoil the summer.
Homeopathy is holistic system of health care that has been practiced for over 200 years. Homeopaths treat each person holistically, as a unique individual, with medicines selected based on the individual’s specific symptoms and level of health.
If you would like an individualised homeopathic approach to your health care please contact us to book an appointment 020 8297 8887, firstname.lastname@example.org
We are pleased to announce A TRIO OF SUMMER VOCAL WORKSHOPS beginning Saturday 9th June 3-5pm.
These workshops will explore singing and listening.
Singing enhances our quality of life and generates calm, energy, expression, presence, inner awareness, stress relief and increased physical and emotional health. Tune into your voice and gain access to vocal control to develop a healthy and joyful relationship with singing.
Small group work led by vocalist Portia Winters (BA (Hons) Music, MMus, MISM, Estill) with 18years experience singing, writing, and performing and 9years teaching and mentoring.Open to all adults, both with and without previous singing experience.
3–5pm: 9th June, 14th July, 4th August
£20 per session/£55 for all three – advance booking advised.
Many of us love the summer months when we can spend time outdoors – in the park, gardening, taking long walks, trips to the beach or travelling on holiday. However, the Summer is not without its hazards.
There are a few first aid Homeopathic remedies you may want to pack along with you to help make your Summer more comfortable. Visiting a homeopath for in depth, individual treatment is often the best way to be treated.
Read more in an article by Maureen Chapple (RSHom), one of our Homeopaths, here: TIPS FOR A HEALTHY SUMMER WITH HOMEOPATHY
For one week we are offering 20% OFF your first consultation and treatment!
Acupuncture can benefit a wide range of common health conditions and can help maintain your wellbeing and health.
To find out more and to book, call us on 020 8297 8887 or email us on email@example.com.
Read more here:
At last Spring has finally arrived after a long winter!
A seasonal Acupuncture tune-up can help provide a boost in energy levels (qi), lift mood, improve a person’s sense of wellbeing and help the body to ward off illness according to the British Acupuncture Council.
Read here from one of our Acupuncturists, Suzie Madison, about the 7 signs that your Liver may need some acupuncture love:
You can book a Treatment via our Contact Us page www.chc-lee.co.uk/contact
Find out more about Acupuncture and how it can help you at www.acupuncture.org.uk
HAPPY NEW YEAR! We hope you all had a great festive break! Here’s to a Happy and Healthy 2018!
Kick start YOUR HEALTH AND WELLBEING plan this year and beat the January blues!
SIGN-UP to one of our NEW Beginners Pilates and Yoga classes!
*YOGA with Anna Tuesdays: 1.15 – 2.30pm
*PILATES with Samantha Wednesdays: 6.45 -8pm
*Headspace YOGA with Allison Wednesdays: 8.15 – 9pm
CALL reception now to Book your place !
MERRY CHRISTMAS 🎄and a
HAPPY and HEALTHY NEW YEAR 🎉 to you all, from Team CHC Lee!
A Huge Thank-You to our patients and students for making this year so special!
Your Health and Wellbeing are always at the heart of what we do at CHC and the focus of all our 2017 developments.
We are proud to have further built on the high standards and quality of professional holistic Complementary Care that CHC is renowned for, and given back to the local Community !
We are OPEN :
27th – 30th Dec
-Please call the Practice if you would like to book treatments in for this period.
-Opening hours may vary.
2nd January – normal working hours resume
We look forward to seeing you all in 2018 !
Best wishes from all of us at
*NEW to CHC *NUTRITIONAL THERAPY CLINICS * ! Starting this week!
Achieve a BETTER BODY BALANCE and TUNE-UP before the Christmas festivities.
Make a Naturopathic Nutrition Consultation with Theresa Webb, experienced Nutritional Therapist and our newest member of the CHC Multidiscipline Team.
Special offer for first 10 patients to book!
Theresa sees clients with a wide range of conditions and symptoms, providing Integrated Care with other Therapies and Professionals at the Practice.
Alternate Thursdays 9.30-6.30pm
Every Friday 9.30/2pm -7.30pm
To Find Out More and To Book :
Call us: 02082978887
NEW CHC YOGA CLASS!
Starting Wednesday 29th November…
With Allison Hunter
Open to all levels!
This class combines a non-competitive, meditative posture flow with mindfulness insights.
You will work on anti-stress breathing techniques, flexibility, strength, energy and vitality in the body, while relaxing the mind.
This class brings you all the physical health benefits of a typical posture based yoga class, and more.
Sessions include specific breathing exercises (pranayama), deep relaxation and meditation techniques in addition to poses (asanas) with explanations of how they support a mindful way of being.
To Book or find out more: Call: 020 8297 8887 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
£14 drop in
£75 pass of 6 classes (valid 8 weeks)
£100 pass of 10 classes (valid 12 weeks)
As part of our local Community focused work, we are pleased to announce we will be hosting a FREE Parent and Baby CPR and basic First aid Course provided by the London Ambulance Service at:
The Complementary Health Centre, 174 Manor Lane, Lee
Thursday 7th December
9.30 – 11 am
Below is the Course information form with booking details.
For more information or to book on the course call us at CHC on 020 8297 8887 or email email@example.com.
Hurry as places are going fast !
We are now Officially in Movember !
At chc-lee.co.uk we are Dedicating This MONTH to MEN’S HEALTH in support of the Movember Foundation !
We have upto 20% OFF all Therapies and discounts on classes throughout Movember for All Men who are either: *New to CHC, or *New to a different Therapy at CHC.
We are posting tips and info, for Men, on physical and mental health issues, and Complementary Health Care. Please share! Spread the word! Tell your men folk!
We want to help make a difference for Men’s Health and Lives.
We want to help
STOP MEN DYING
Men are facing a health crisis that isn’t being talked about. They are dying too young, before their time. We’re taking action and we need your help.
Knowledge is Power. The Moustache is King!
This October we will be raising awareness about Arthritis, with Health Information and Promotion of Complementary Therapies for it.
We are in support of Arthritis Research UK, their Nation’s #JointProblem Campaign and National Arthritis Awareness week. Arthritis affects the lives of over 10 million people in the UK, and is the biggest cause of pain and disability. It impacts every part of life from physical function to mental health, family life and relationships to work.
Despite this, the condition is often dismissed as simple aches and pains or an inevitable part of getting older. 1 in 5 people consult a GP about a musculoskeletal problem.
Arthritis Research UK has a whole section dedicated to Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Therapies most of which we offer at the Complementary Health Centre, and more.
Throughout October we will help you understand more about:
* Arthritis and ways to reduce its impact including self-management approaches
* Complementary Health Therapies and wellbeing exercises in easing and treating your, your family or friends’ arthritis or joint problems
* Offer 10 -20% OFF our range of Complementary Therapies for anyone coming to CHC for first-time Arthritis/ joint care in October.
Watch Arthritis Research UK’s National Joint Problem video for more information.
To Find Out More and to Book a treatment or class:
* Please CALL the Centre on: 020 8297 8887
* EMAIL us on : firstname.lastname@example.org
* Explore our Complementary Health Centre at: www.chc-lee.co.uk
#jointproblem #arthritis #complementaryhealth #arthritischampion
#Leegreen #Blackheath #Hithergreen #Lewisham #Greenwich #Eltham #Bromley
Thank you all for attending our first Open Day to celebrate the new refurbishment and showcase our skills.
We will be shortly posting pictures here and on Facebook.
Hope you enjoyed the day