The Healing Space

Keeping you up to date with complementary health news, views, advice and support 

Geranium essential oil

Rebecca’s oil of the month: geranium

For April Rebecca has chosen the essential oil geranium. The warm, expansive scent of this oil can provide not only a brilliant detox, enabling us to let go both physically and emotionally, it is also a heart chakra oil that helps you weather deep heartbreak and access compassion for yourself and self-love… Geraniums are grown (…)

Rhodonite crystal for the heart chakra

Crystal of the month: rhodonite

For April’s crystal of the month our crystal healer Rebecca Marr has chosen rhodonite, the ‘stone of love’, to bring generosity, joy and happiness into your life Pretty in pink, the rhodonite stone brings a flush of dark-hued shocking pink shades to light up your life. Sharing its pink colour scheme with that quiet time (…)

Cypress essential oil from DoTerra

Rebecca’s oil of the month: cypress

Perfect for the cold winter months, cypress has been well known for its therapeutic benefits throughout history, going as far back as the time of the Ancient Greeks. The physician Hippocrates, regarded as the ‘father of medicine’, is said to have used cypress oil in his bath to support healthy circulation, and Greek physicians would (…)

Effect of Covid on sleep

Has the pandemic affected your sleep?

The last couple of years have really taken their toll on the nation’s sleep, with a new word – Covid-somnia – entering the dictionary. The word ‘insomnia’ was googled more in 2020 than ever before, and research shows that the pandemic lockdowns have led to a significant rise in the number of people suffering from (…)

Microbz Bio-Live Resilience

Star buy: Microbz Bio-Live Resilience

Microbz Bio-Live Resilience is a living fermented liquid with 15 families of bio-live active cultures (probiotics), echinacea and herbs designed to support a healthy immune system – perfect to take to protect your immunity and for the onset of ailments. 100% natural and chemical free, this potent liquare hand brewed in Wiltshire by a dedicated (…)

crystal of the month: garnet

Crystal of the month: garnet

Our crystal healing therapist and reiki practitioner Rebecca Marr chooses garnet as her crystal of the month What better way to start off the new year than with the powerful healing energy of garnet. Garnet is the January birthstone and is also associated with the astrology sign of Capricorn. It is a stone of great (…)

Give yourself a big hygge

The nights are rapidly drawing in and with these shorter days so can our mental wellbeing. So what can you do to make winter feel ‘light’ in all areas of your life? Our wellness and health coach Varvara Dranidis recommends giving yourself a big hygge through winter… Over the past few years it’s been on (…)

cedarwood essential oil

Oil of the month: cedarwood

Living in the New Forest, I particularly love the healing spaces surrounded by ancient trees particularly in autumn so I have chosen an oil steeped in ancient history, a spiritually enhancing oil that has been used for centuries in medicine, cosmetics and incense. It is very grounding and can help extremes of emotions – it (…)


Crystal of the month: citrine

Our reiki practitioner and crystal healer Rebecca Marr suggests you bring some abundance into your life with the gem stone citrine Citrine is a stone of personal power. It activates your ability to attract abundance into your life by using its bright, sparkling energy to magnetise prosperity of all kinds, including friendships, health and wealth. This (…)

Varvara Dranidis talks about hygge

Varvara’s 10 tips on staying calm and positive

Our wellness and health coach Varvara Dranidis shares her 10 top strategies to stay calm and on an even keel mentally and emotionally. Connect with friends and family frequently even if it’s just sending an emoji on WhatsApp. Use positive affirmations daily – eventually negative thoughts will be less powerful. Write your thoughts down at (…)

homeopathic remedy lotus, bringer of universal peace and calm

Lotus: to keep calm and carry on

Lotus is a homeopathic remedy that is just right for this period of uncertainty and anxiety, writes homeopath Sue Leach, because it is calming, grounding and healing in one. The remedy was made from a lotus plant growing in a pond in sacred ground in an ashram in Kerala, southern India. The seeds of this (…)

Free hypnotherapy from Alexandra Taylor

Free hypnotherapy from Alexandra

To honour World Mental Health Day on 10 October our cognitive hypnotherapist Alexandra Taylor is offering FREE half-hour hypnotherapy sessions – make the most of this offer as it will be running for a limited time only! Hypnosis is a valuable self-care tool that can help you alleviate your stress, cultivate a lasting positive self-image (…)

Exploring stress

Exploring stress with Shelley Edwards

Three-quarters of us are suffering from ‘stress’ right now today. But what exactly does this mean? What is stress? What are your stresses, as opposed to other people’s? What’s stress like for you? Our NLP life coach Shelley Edwards asks you to take some time out, grab a pen and paper, then sit down to (…)

Lemon essential oil

Ally’s oil of the month: lemon

Every month our reflexologist Ally Brown chooses an essential oil that’s right for the time of year. This month, as we move into the mists and damp of autumn and can feel a bit glum, she has chosen lemon oil At this time of year many people can start to sink into the darker days, (…)

The power of crystal healing

The power of crystal healing

Our new office manager Rebecca Marr is passionate about crystals. She explains how they can be a powerful force in your life in recalibrating your personal energy, and she offers a few tips on choosing the right crystal for you… Crystals have been worked with by medicine people and shamans around the world for thousands (…)


Affirmations: do they really work?

Our cognitive hypnotherapist Alexandra Taylor is all in favour of making positive affirmations. She explains how you are what you think, literally… ‘Do affirmations really work?’ my sister asked me a few weeks ago. This is a question I get asked a lot by my clients and friends. You perhaps, like them, may be thinking (…)

hand reflexology for stress and anxiety

DIY reflexology for stress and anxiety

We hold a lot of tension in the palms of our hands, and simply kneading your way across your palms can be remarkable for bringing those stress levels down. Our reflexologist Ally Brown shares some simple hand reflexology techniques that you can use on yourself to help you out on days when you’re feeling stressed (…)

World Hypnobirthing Day

Every year on 21 March World Hypnobirthing Day is celebrated across the globe. But what is hypnobirthing, is it for everyone and can it help with any anxiety we feel about childbirth? We don’t tend to give much thought to how we’re going to give birth to a baby before we actually get pregnant but (…)

Writing your goals for 2019

It’s not too late to set goals for 2021!

Yes, we know it’s a month since the start of the new year, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to make some positive resolutions! Eighty per cent of people have already failed to do any of their resolutions by now anyway. We offer some inspiration on changing the path of your life: out with (…)

Gut health cleanse

5-day gut health cleanse

Our 5-day gut health cleanse is the perfect antidote to lockdown. Clear your gut of the excesses of the festive season, and re-energise your micro biome and whole system. Your body will thank you – both physically and mentally! No dieting, no fasting, just follow our nutritionist’s FREE healthy eating programme for five days Developed (…)