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.
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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
CHC OPEN DAY 1st JULY 2017 10-7pm !!
The Open Day Programme includes Inspiring Speakers on Complementary Therapies, Exercise Taster Sessions, and a dedicated Team of Therapists and Practitioners in the Therapy rooms.
All Practitioners, Therapists and Instructors will be available to inform and enhance your understanding of how our Complementary Therapies can help Maintain and Promote your Health and Wellbeing.
There will be a wide range of Tasters, Talks, resources and freebies on the Day and upto 20% off your first booked treatment!
Key note Studio Talks include “The Benefit of Laughter”, “How Osteopathy Works & Pain Relief Strategies”, “The Benefits of Acupuncture”, “The Power of Just Saying It” , “How to Use Herbs” and “What Yoga Really Means” !
To book for Tasters or for more information Call 020 8297 8887.
To celebrate the refurbishment and new management we are opening the practice to showcase the developments, and give you a taster of what we offer, put this date in the diary. There will be discounts on bookings, sample studio classes and much more…..
6-12 MARCH Acupuncture awareness week, with 20% off all new patients for the Month of MARCH.
Contact Reception or email your enquiries, to check availability while places are still available.
The Saturday morning Yoga sessions will start this weekend with Kasia, please call to register your interest as places are booking up fast
Two new Yoga Teachers will start with us in March, Thursday Morning and Saturday Morning, beginners welcome, look forward to seeing you in the studio…
Yoga is an ancient science of physical postures recorded in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. There are many different types of Yoga, but they all have the common aim to bring harmony and peace to the whole being. The practice of Yoga therefore aims to unite mind, body and spirit.We have Several classes suitable for all ages, and skill levels.
Foot health is especially important for people with diabetes
Diabetes UK is the largest charity focused on diabetes research in the UK.
They advise on Every Day Footcare in Diabetes including getting help for your feet from a Registered Podiatrist.
Check out their website :
If you need further advice, call in or email us at http://www.chc-lee.co.uk
A podiatrist or chiropodist can help you with common foot problems, including ingrown toenails and bunions.
For more information check out the helpful information from NHS Choices website.
Happy Feet is a Happy You !
If you need further advice, call in or email us at email@example.com and we will be happy to help you
Hi from Linda (Chiropodist / Podiatrist)
Welcome to our new extended Foot Health Service.
To cope with the increased demand for Podiatry in the area, I have been joined by two new colleagues Chipo and Lorraine. As with all the staff at the Complementary Health Centre, they are fully qualified being both HCPC registered and have NHS experience. Together we provide a comprehensive five day a week service, with evening and Saturday appointments available.
Treatments include callus/corn removal, nails ingrowing / fungal, gait problems with insoles/orthotics, diabetic assessments and foot care advice.
If you need further advice, call in or email us and we will be happy to talk to you .
The Complementary Health Centre in Lee is now under new managment by Gareth and Renee Pryce. Both have a long interest in Tai Chi, Tui Na and Complementary Health. Gareth and Renee are both Tui Na Practitioners and Gareth teaches Tai Chi at the practice. Gareth and Renee have said there will be a new focus in the practice that will bring in the online world with a new web site, online booking and card payments to the centre, but critically the heart of the practice that keeps people coming back will not change. This is a special place for many returning patients and studio users and this sense of community is critical to the ongoing success. We hope that you will enjoy and benefit from a few modernisations, but also help us to keep the Community feel alive and thriving.
We have the tree up and a new welcoming skeleton – it must be December. The pictures on Facebook here have received some great reviews. We are also selling our Christmas Vouchers so if you want to give the gift of a massage or any treatment this year talk to our ladies on the desk.