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A winter wellness check-in from our life coach Cathy14/02/2024
The cold and isolation of winter can sometimes lead to feelings of loneliness. During these shorter, colder days, we can look for ways to nurture a sense of warmth within. Could you watch a heart-warming favourite film, cook a nourishing, comforting meal, or make a call to a valued friend? If winter is feeling like a struggle, are you making time to take care of yourself?
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How to manage foot and ankle pain27/01/2024
Foot and ankle pain or discomfort can significantly affect your daily activities, influencing how far you walk, your exercise routine, and even your choice of footwear. Possible reasons could be previous ankle injuries, inappropriate footwear and muscle imbalance. Foot Rolling, stretching, working on your balance and supportive footwear & insoles can all help.
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Online Gift Cards25/01/2024
Purchase an Online Gift Card, then you will receive a gift code straight into your email inbox to send onto the lucky receiver who can choose from a range of beauty, health & well-being treatments or you can print the email instantly.
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Vote for Us! Norfolk Small Business Awards22/01/2024
We’re delighted to be nominated for this year’s Norfolk Small Business Awards. But we need your help as every vote counts so we’d appreciate you passing this post on to any friends and family who you know would be happy to vote for us too.
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Therapist Spotlight: Massage Therapist, George Bavin14/01/2024
A deep tissue massage is delivered at a pretty consistent pace and depth where the individual assumes a passive role. This is a really great way to loosen off muscles and afford some mental time out to relax. A sports massage is a more interactive treatment where the person receiving the massage assumes a more active role, working with the therapist.
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Self-Care and Treating At Christmas15/12/2023
The best way to manage your wellbeing over the festive period is to start by checking in with yourself about your expectations. It’s easy to go into auto-pilot and do the same as last year. Make time for you each day during the build-up. Managing stress before and during Christmas might take a little readjustment and planning beforehand.
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Therapist Spotlight-Claire Gurney Physiotherapist04/11/2023
Physiotherapy is well-known for helping people with back problems but it’s also good for anyone who needs support in managing pain, mobility, balance or motor function. Often people come to me after surgery or an injury. Physiotherapy is also great for helping with long term conditions such as arthritis, neck and shoulder problems and temporomandibular (TMJ) issues.
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Unlocking your confidence: How life coaching can help02/11/2023
In coaching, we explore your thoughts and feelings so you can identify beliefs and thought patterns that might affect how you feel about yourself. In turn, we can work on developing skills to help you manage those thoughts and feelings when they’re present so that they have less of an impact on your life.
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What is an Acupuncture Multi-Bed?23/10/2023
This is a space where several people are treated together. Usually the treatment is done in one large space or within smaller pods or rooms close to each other. There are some really fascinating energetic benefits for having acupuncture in a multi-bed session, plus, it works out cheaper than a standard one-to-one session.
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Why can massage be so beneficial for your health & wellbeing?19/10/2023
A common misconception about massage is that it's only part of a spa day and intended for pampering yourself. While this may be true for some people, it is most frequently a tool for stress reduction and pain relief. Massage is a general term for pressing, rubbing and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia in order to improve wellbeing or health.
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How Autumn Acupuncture Can Set You Up for the Winter27/09/2023
Acupuncture can help to boost your immune system, detoxify the body and helps your body ease from the summer months and into the winter.This can help to prevent possible cold or flu-like symptoms and it can also unblock stagnant points in meridians that cause changes in mood during seasonal change.
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Discover How the Treat Team Celebrated15/09/2023
The Treat Team marked their seventh birthday with a morning workshop on colour therapy by Mark Wentworth, followed by a meal at The Artichoke pub. According to the Colour PsychoDynamics® methodology, we each have a personal colour which helps us to understand who we are and how and why we respond to situations in the way that we do.
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How do we ‘Treat’ Sleep with Acupuncture?10/08/2023
It’s important to understand why you are having difficulties sleeping in the first place. Possible causes such as pain, stress, menopausal symptoms, depression, constitutional imbalance or whether you’re a light sleeper. Our acupuncturists will then know where the imbalance is and which acupuncture points to treat to help the sleep return to a normal pattern.
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Therapist Spotlight: Cathy Eden, Life Coach at Treat26/07/2023
If you need support to improve your wellbeing, reduce stress, avoid burnout and develop tools to help you navigate times of change and difficulty Cathy Eden - Life Coach can help.
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Ways Diet and Acupuncture Can Treat Long Covid25/06/2023
The most common symptoms of long Covid we’ve seen in our patients includes fatigue and headaches. If you or a loved one has been feeling exhausted without improvement after a bout of Covid, It may be time to consider trying acupuncture which can help relieve fatigue, low mood, mental fogginess, poor sleep and other symptoms.
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Stepping up and putting your health first17/06/2023
National Men's Health Month is an incredible opportunity for men to put their health and wellbeing first and embrace positive changes.Treat’s life coach offers some challenges to help men take better care of themselves and move towards a healthier, more fulfilling life.
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Swedish Massage12/06/2023
Swedish massage is a traditional form of massage involving sweeping, kneading and stretching techniques to improve circulation, reduce muscular tension and promote wellbeing.
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The Needles in Acupuncture06/06/2023
It’s perfectly natural to feel a little apprehension when embarking on a new complementary therapy. When it comes to having acupuncture, we find most people enjoy the experience, whereas others need a little reassurance to ease into their first session.
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Connection17/05/2023
If you're looking to improve your social connections and strengthen your relationships, consider working with a life coach who can guide you through the process.
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How coaching can help you deal with death and dying08/05/2023
Dealing with grief or the prospect of death can be an incredibly challenging and emotional experience. Life coaching is a holistic approach to personal development that focuses on helping people identify and achieve their goals. While life coaching is often associated with career and personal growth, it can also be a helpful tool for people dealing with grief and loss.
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Can children have acupuncture, does it have to involve needles?11/04/2023
Needles are the biggest barrier stopping children accessing this wonderful safe, gentle and remarkably effective treatment. However, paediatric acupuncture uses lots of other non-needle techniques which work with acupuncture points on the body and direct the flow of Qi (energy) to help support a child’s physical and mental wellbeing.
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Life coaching for stress management30/03/2023
While some stress can be helpful and motivating, long term stress can take its toll on our mental and physical health. Discover how life coaching can be a powerful tool for reducing stress and improving overall wellbeing.
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Is a massage for one hour worth it?10/01/2023
Yes is the quick answer!  The longer answer is, “Well, it depends” on your health conditions or what your symptoms are - like chronic or acute pain, muscular tension, stiffness, reduced mobility, headaches, migraines, depression, anxiety, lymphatic swelling or an injury. Also it will depend on what amount of time is needed on which areas of the body.
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How to make meaningful New Year's resolutions... and stick to them!18/12/2022
Top tips on how to make meaningful changes that stick in 2023. Be specific about the changes you want to make and make a commitment to yourself to take action. Learn new ways to manage difficult thoughts and feelings that might be getting in the way and find structure, support and guidance to help you stay accountable and focused on the change you seek.
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Living with long-term health conditions04/10/2022
Treat's life coach Cathy Eden tells us about how coaching can help people who live with chronic pain and other long-term or complex health conditions.
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Psoriasis02/08/2022
Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes flaky patches of skin which form scales. There are many creams and ointments that can help to soothe the skin and treatments that can help to ease the symptoms including: Massage, Aromatherapy, Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine.
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How Can You Help Prevent Arthritis?04/04/2022
You can help prevent arthritis by leading an anti-inflammatory lifestyle. This includes dietary interventions, avoiding toxins such as smoking, stretching, avoiding injury, and preventive medicine such as acupuncture, massage, and chiropractic care.
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How does your firm support menopausal women?05/10/2021
As the population ages, there is an increase in the number of women experiencing the menopause whilst in the workplace, and there is a growing awareness that firms could do more to support them.
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Baby Massage16/06/2021
Baby massage teaches new parents how to connect emotionally with their babies using gentle soothing massage. The techniques help babies to be more relaxed, forming better sleep patterns and helping parents to develop stronger bonds with their babies. Classes for all babies up to one year of age.
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Why exercise can help to reduce stress05/04/2021
Research has found the benefits of exercise can outweigh some of the negative effects of stress, as exercise improves energy levels, concentration and our ability to sleep well. All forms of exercise have been proven to reduce stress. The most research into exercise and stress has been on aerobic or “cardio” exercise.
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Top Five Tips for a Healthier Easter28/03/2021
Top Five Tips for a Healthier Easter from Kirsty Williams - Nutritional Therapist. Think about the chocolate you choose. There are some health benefits to chocolate but these only come with dark chocolate, the higher the cacao content, the higher in flavanols it is. These flavanols carry benefits for blood pressure and brain health.
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Stress solutions in Lockdowns12/11/2020
Massage can ease anger, irritability, restlessness and racing thoughts or constant worry. Helping to relieve physical symptoms like stomach pains or digestive conditions like IBS, headaches, migraines as well as helping to slow rapid breathing from panic attacks.
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Are you breathing properly during yoga?27/09/2019
correct use of breath and breathing techniques is an essential part of of yoga - Treat's Chloe tucker discusses the importance of learning to breathe properly and gives some tips on how to do it
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Cupping Workshop In Norwich31/08/2019
Treat's Rebecca Gentry is running another Cupping workshop. It's a special aspect of acupuncture you can practice in your own home, on yourself, your friends and family. You'll learn theory and practice and uses of this non-invasive ancient Chinese therapy that can help relieve tension, headaches, stress, sleep, patterns and coughs and give you the feel good factor.
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How to respond to a difficult birth story07/06/2019
Last month Molly blogged about the impacts of traumatic birth on women and the way in which we can unintentionally make matters worse by suggesting the having a healthy baby somehow "makes the problem go away". Today she discusses positive ways to respond to difficult birth stories
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Why do birth stories matter?21/05/2019
The phrase “but at least you have a healthy baby” neatly captures the damaging way birth trauma can be dismissed by well meaning relatives, friends and even birth professionals, who are trying their best to help by focusing on positives. Everyone wants a healthy baby, but the systematic dismissal of a difficult or traumatic birth can compound it’s effects on mothers and their families.
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New practitioner Chloe Tucker13/05/2019
Welcome to Sophie Tucker who's introducing a new style of Yoga at treat - Vinyasa.
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Treat's Jane Sheehan wins "Holistic Therapist of the Year" Award09/12/2018
Treat's Jane Sheehan has won the prestigious "Holistic Therapist of the Year". Jane’s nomination was supported by 24 testimonials and letters of support from clients, colleagues, training providers and industry experts, and recognised over 20 years of outstanding achievement in her field.
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Rebecca's world acupuncture day talk15/11/2018
Video of Treat owner Rebecca Geanty's presentation to an audience of British Acupuncture Council members and journalists at the Shard. Rebecca took to of her patients with her and they tell their stories too
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Rebecca's plans to build links with Norfolk GP's01/11/2018
Treat Director Rebecca Geanty talks to Norfolk TV about her to develop relationships with Norfolk GP's raising awareness of Treat's capacity to offer treatments for issues ranging from pain from chronic illness to support through conception and pregnancy.
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My journey into Special Yoga18/09/2018
Gemma Carey tells the story of how she became motivated to train in and introduce yoga into her career as a special needs teacher."Special yoga", is a form of yoga for children and especially children with developmental issues that can transform lives, bringing calmness and control to kids who otherwise struggle.
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Treat meets Clive Lewis MP30/08/2018
Recently Norfolk MP Clive Lewis visited Treat in a meeting organised by the Norfolk Federation of Small Businesses. It gave Rebecca, patients and practitioners to raise a number of issues with Clive including the vexed question of state regulation of acupuncture - Rebecca and Alan Longcroft report on the story
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Active Labour06/08/2018
A midwife's eye view of Labour, how to recognise it's onset, what is happening to the body as baby makes its way out of the womb and how to best keep birth normal.
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Rights and Risks in Pregnancy and Childbirth19/07/2018
Intervention rates are rising dramatically - and some are made with scant evidence. Challenging medical advice - especially in hospital can be very difficult - Molly O'Brien offers a few tips on how to make sure the advice you are being offered really is in your best interest.
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What are the natural ways of supporting egg quality?11/07/2018
Good Egg quality can be affected by a range of factors - Jane Sheehan, one of Treats specialist in fertility support, writes about the do's and do nots of creating optimal conditions for reproductive health.
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New Baby - New Business - A well fit mumma's tale!24/06/2018
Treat's Rosie Taylor writes about the challenges and the delights combining a new baby and starting a business, "well fit momma", her partner's brilliant name - for the business not the baby and the inspiration working with new mums gave her.
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What's new at Treat?09/06/2018
Treat's Claire Gurney brings a range of specialist massage therapies to Treat including treatment of Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJD) - a common cause of a range of symptoms including facial pain, headache, dizzyness and difficulty in chewing.
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The Latent Phase of Labour05/05/2018
This is the first of a short series of blogs from Treat’s Midwife in Residence, Molly O’Brien, with advice, useful tips and a handy guide of what first time mums in particular will experience and how they can best help themselves remain calm, comfortable and in control through their labour.
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Massage - Fun Healthy and Legal17/03/2018
Treat's George Bavin writes about massage, it's physical, physiological and psychological benefits. why sports massage isn't just for athletes and how massage disproves the old adage "the old saying "everything that's fun is either illegal, immoral or fattening".
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Acupuncture? Needlephobics have nothing to fear01/03/2018
Tim Bastable, blog about needles - how much he really, really doesn't like them and how his dislike of needles finally persuaded him to try acupuncture
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Moving for an Easier Birth for Midwives, Doulas and other Birth Professionals08/02/2018
A course for Midwives and other birth professional teaching simple movements and positions to help resolve malposition and discomfort in Labour using tried and tested techniques.
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Do you use Vegan friendly products and cosmetics ?18/01/2018
Treat's Vicki Taylor writes about vegan friendly cosmetics and make-up, the difficulties of finding a comprehensive range of vegan friendly products and her efforts to ensure as much of her range as possible is vegan friendly and anything that isn't is at the very least animal friendly
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Valentine's Special18/01/2018
Want a Valentine with a difference? Whatever the plans for the day or night ahead, relaxing together with a couples massage will boost mood, chase away any aches, pains or tension and set the tone for a romantic loving day and night
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Stretch If you are sitting15/11/2017
Sitting for long periods is a "modern disease", and one that can be surprisingly bad for your health. Treat Osteopath Dale Gallant says "ideally we should move every 10 minutes" and offers three very simple mobility exercises for the upper body that can be performed at your desk.
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treat-norwich the perfect place for pregnancy, mother and baby02/11/2017
Treat has a team of practitioners with specialist skills for mum's to be, new mums and babies. Services range from Hypnobirthing, Yoga and Pilates, Antenatal birth preparation and postnatal courses to acupuncture and reflexology for pregnancy.
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Moving For An Easier Birth Class26/10/2017
Molly has created the "Moving for an Easier Birth" class to pass on the "tricks of the trade" she uses to help women have a shorter, less stressful labour. These are gentle safe movements and techniques to help ease your baby into the best position for birth
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Moving for an Easier Birth13/10/2017
Midwife Molly O'Brien writes about the reasons for long, difficult labour and the rise in interventions in childbirth. Malposition is one of the commonest causes of long, slow and difficult labour - use of biomechanics and simple exercises can help address malposition and avoid complications in labour.
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Are you a Classic Car or an Old Banger?13/09/2017
Cuba is famous for its beautiful classic American cars - but their great lines and beautiful paint jobs are the result of loving care from dedicated mechanics. They need time out and nurture to keep their lines and looks - Kerry Dolan's latest blog makes a light hearted link between keeping a classic car on the road and keeping our own bodies in good shape as we reach "vintage" status
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Helping yourself to a more fertile body08/08/2017
Treat Reflexologist Jane Sheehan writes about the ways in which changing simple every day patterns and behaviors can help improve chances of conception with no other interventions.
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Relieving Back Pain in Pregnancy17/04/2017
Back pain is a common complaint in pregnancy. In her latest blog, Treat Physiotherapist, Yoga teacher and new Mum, Rosie Taylor, explains why, and offers great tips to help mums to be keep pain and discomfort under control.
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BMI, Fertility and Pregnancy10/04/2017
BMI can be an important factor in fertility. Being over or underweight can affect the hormones controlling women's menstrual cycles and men's sperm health and production. Research from the Netherlands showed that for every BMI unit above 29, the chances of conception fell by 4%.
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Could stress be making you fat11/03/2017
We often look at our diet and levels of exercise when aiming to lose weight but rarely look at other factors like stress or our work, rest and sleep patterns.
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Pilates for Pregnancy14/12/2016
Pilates and Pregnancy Pregnancy is a time of significant change for the body and Pilates is the perfect form of exercise to help maintain your strength, fitness and energy levels as your body changes with each trimester. Why Pilates? Pilates is a low-impact form of exercise, it strengthens and stretches the body, improving posture and mobility without placing stress on the joints. Pilate...
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Prenatal and Postnatal Pilates14/09/2016
Prenatal and Postnatal Pilates - Pilates is a low-impact form of exercise, it strengthens and stretches the body, improving posture and mobility without placing stress on the joints.
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