FREE HYPNOTHERAPY TASTER SESSION

FREE HYPNOTHERAPY TASTER SESSION on Thursday 27th July 6:30pm-8pm (18:30-20:00 hours)

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Ed Francis, Hynotherapist

Do you want to know more about hypnotherapy? 

Our resident Hypnotherapist is offering a free taster session were you can find out more about what Hypnotherapy is and how it could work for you. 

HURRY as there are only a few places left.

10 places only for a free taster group session about Hypnotherapy. 
The session will consist of - 
- An introduction to Hypnotherapy
- What conditions and issues I work with
- The approaches and techniques I use (not just hypnosis)
- What you can expect and gain from my treatment programmes
- Q & A, you can ask me anything. 
- An experience of relaxation using hypnosis that you can then use yourself

I will also give you an MP3 audio download of the relaxation that I'll be taking you through.

Tea/coffee/water will be provided - PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN MUG - I'll also chuck in some biscuits to sweeten the deal!

Contact Ed via email to book your place on
info@edfrancishypnotherapy.co.uk 
Or call me to discuss any questions you may have - 07809 728 185
BOOK EARLY TO AVIOD DISAPPOINTMENT - you wouldn't want to miss out on free tea, coffee and biscuits, would you?

Another NEW treatment at Theale Wellbeing Centre

Clearanail fungal nail treatment at Theale Wellbeing Centre

You may recall that last year we introduced the award winning SWIFT verruca treatment to the practice in view of its reputation as the most effective method of treating verrucas. This year the podiatry and chiropody team at the Theale Wellbeing Centre are excited to be adding yet another new treament, Clearanail for fungal nail treatment to their ever expanding suite of services.

Many people suffer from fungal nail infections which can leave toenails discoloured, thickened or crumbling. While there is medication available to help fight the infection there can often be side effects that deter GP’s prescribing them. Topical solutions can be effective but are usually unable to get to the fungus which usually sits on the nail bed itself underneath the nail.

Clearanail

To overcome this problem our team are now using a system of Controlled Micro Penetration which safely and painlessly allows our podiatrists to get the anti-fungal agents under the nail and into direct contact with the fungus.

Typically the treatment will consist of three appointments over a period of around 16 weeks.

At Theale Wellbeing Centre we treat people as patients, not customers, and strive constantly for the best outcomes. We do this by applying proven, evidence-based treatments that are administered by fully qualified, regulated therapists at the top of their respective professions.

Theale Wellbeing Centre is located on High Street, Theale and serves Reading, Newbury, Calcot, Tilehurst, Pangbourne and other surrounding villages. As well as Podiatry/Chiropody we offer osteopathy, massage, counselling, acupuncture and other complimentary health therapies.

New opportunity for physiotherapist to join the Theale Wellbeing Team

Wanted! Physiotherapist

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If you are a physiotherapist or, know a physiotherapist, looking to start or build up a practice in the Theale and Reading area then read on.

We have seven light and airy treatment rooms that vary in size and offer a high level of flexibility plus a breakout room for meal breaks and excellent kitchen facilities. There is free parking at the rear of the centre and easy access from the High Street. Our friendly support team will work with you on the best solution for booking appointments and welcome your patients in a modern, bright reception area. This website has information about our team and the full range of therapies that we offer. Although most of our therapists run their own practices they are part of the Theale Wellbeing Team. We run regular team meetings to share information, experiences and knowledge as well as updates about the clinic. In addition we have a range of marketing activities that all therapists have access to. We also have a large book of existing clients that we routinely communicate with and from whom we would expect much interest for the type of services provided by a physiotherapist.

 

If you are interested in hearing more or would like to arrange to visit the centre then contact Lloyd or Michael via email at info@thealewellbeingcentre.co.uk or call 0118 930 3535.

At Theale Wellbeing Centre we treat people as patients, not customers, and strive constantly for the best outcomes. We do this by applying proven, evidence-based treatments that are administered by fully qualified, regulated therapists at the top of their respective professions.

Theale Wellbeing Centre is located on High Street, Theale and serves Reading, Newbury, Calcot, Tilehurst, Pangbourne and other surrounding villages. As well as Podiatry/Chiropody we offer osteopathy, massage, counselling, acupuncture and other complimentary health therapies.

Where can I get help with a fungal nail infection in Reading?

What is a fungal nail infection?

Many people suffer from fungal nail infections (Onychomycosis) which can leave toenails discoloured, thickened or crumbling. While there is medication available to help fight the infection there can often be side effects that deter GP’s prescribing them. Topical solutions can be effective but are usually unable to get to the fungus which usually sits on the nail bed itself underneath the nail.

How can a fungal nail infection be treated?

The podiatry and chiropody team at The Theale Wellbeing Centre near Reading are excited to be adding yet another new and innovative treatment to their ever expanding suite of services – Clearanail Fungal Nail Treatment.

To overcome the problem of the infection being under the nail our team are using a system of Controlled Micro Penetration which safely and painlessly allows our podiatrists to get the anti-fungal agents under the nail and into direct contact with the fungus.

How many treatments will I need?

Typically the treatment will consist of three appointments. Treatments are carried out by one of our fully qualified and experienced podiatrists/chiropodists.

What happens at the appointments?

The three appointments:-

1st appointment

  • Initial assessment including confirmation of likely fungal infection of nail.
  • Nail sample taken to confirm fungal infection.
  • Nail preparation usually including gentle reduction of the nail
  • Photograph to help assess progress
  • Clearanail treatment involving painless drilling of tiny holes into infected nail
  • Instructions on daily treatment protocol for best results

2nd appointment (week 8)

  • Nail reduced
  • Photograph comparison
  • Drill further holes if necessary

3rd appointment (week 16)

  • Review with additional photo
  • Treatment ends.

How can I find out more?

For more information about the Clearanail system please contact us at the Theale Wellbeing Centre near Reading and speak to one of our podiatrists or follow this link to the Clearanail website and more detailed information.

*NEW* Fungal Nail Treatment

Clearanail fungal nail treatment

You may recall that last year we introduced the award winning SWIFT verruca treatment to the practice in view of its reputation as the most effective method of treating verrucas. This year the podiatry and chiropody team at The Theale Wellbeing Centre are excited to be adding yet another new fungal nail treatment to their ever expanding suite of services.

Many people suffer from fungal nail infections which can leave toenails discoloured, thickened or crumbling. While there is medication available to help fight the infection there can often be side effects that deter GP’s prescribing them. Topical solutions can be effective but are usually unable to get to the fungus which usually sits on the nail bed itself underneath the nail.

To overcome this problem our team are now using a system of Controlled Micro Penetration which safely and painlessly allows our podiatrists to get the anti-fungal agents under the nail and into direct contact with the fungus.

Typically the treatment will consist of three appointments:-

1st appointment

  • Initial assessment including confirmation of likely fungal infection of nail.
  • Nail sample taken to confirm fungal infection.
  • Nail preparation usually including gentle reduction of the nail
  • Photograph to help assess progress
  • Clearanail treatment involving painless drilling of tiny holes into infected nail
  • Instructions on daily treatment protocol for best results

2nd appointment (week 8)

  • nail reduced
  • Photograph comparison
  • Drill further holes if necessary

3rd appointment (week 16)

  • review with additional photo
  • Treatment ends.

For more information about the Clearanail system please contact us at the Theale Wellbeing Centre and speak to one of our podiatrists or visit http://www.clearanail.com for more detailed information.

New Massage Therapist joins Theale Wellbeing Team

We are delighted to welcome to our team of therapists the multi talented Vicki Jones.Vicki Jones

Vicki offers a whole range of therapies including Pregnancy Massage, Swedish & Deep Tissue Massage, Aromatherapy, Hot Stones, Indian Massage and Natural Face Lift.

Her special interests are Hot Stones and Indian Massage two of the most popular therapies she offers.

Vicki has spent the last few years training in the various therapy methods and is now joining Theale Wellbeing Centre to build and develop her practice.  Vicky said “As with most independent therapists I started by working from home and offering home visits to patients. Now I am ready to develop my business with Theale Wellbeing Centre as my base”.  Lloyd, Joint Director at Theale Wellbeing Centre, said “The therapies Vicki offers fit very nicely with our existing portfolio and will offer our patients an even wider range of wellbeing treatment”.

Vicki has completed her VTCT Level 3 qualification in both Sports Massage and Body Massage Therapy. This includes; Deep tissue massage, Swedish, Hot Stone Therapy, Aromatherapy, and Indian Head Massage. She is soon to complete her level 4 qualifications.

Vicki has also completed her diplomas in Pregnancy massage, Natural Face Lift and Hopi Ear Candle Treatment and will be offering these treatments in Theale Wellbeing Centre as well.  She is a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) and Sports Massage Association (SMA.)

In her spare time she volunteers at her local Weight Watchers club and leads a small running group for members who wish to improve their fitness or train towards 10k and Half Marathon running Events.

Call us today to make an appointment with Vicki – call 0118 930 3535 or email us.

OPEN EVENING AND TASTER SESSION

Come and Meet our Therapists at next weeks Open Evening

Everyone is welcome to the Theale Wellbeing Open Evening next Tuesday 16th May from 6.30pm.

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You can also book a taster massage with out newest Therapist Vicki.

Spring energy and exercise according to Chinese Medicine

SpringSpring energy and exercise according to Chinese Medicine

According to the ancient writings on Chinese Medicine we should adjust our lifestyle and live in harmony with the seasons in order to stay healthy… One of the oldest texts, The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Chinese Medicine has this to say about Spring.flower-1814_640

“The three months of the spring season bring about the revitalization of all things in nature. It is the time of birth. This is when heaven and earth are reborn. During this season it is advisable to retire early. Arise early also and go walking in order to absorb the fresh, invigorating energy. Since this is the season in which the universal energy begins anew and rejuvenates.”

“On the physical level it is good to exercise more frequently and wear loose-fitting clothing. This is the time to do stretching exercises to loosen up the tendons and muscles.’

This is the time to be more active, the Spring energy is energizing so it’s time to get out and move !

Spring is also the time to plant seeds. Literally but also figuratively – What do you want to accomplish this year? How can you plant the seeds of a successful year? Now is the time to focus on what you want and begin taking steps to get there.

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Susannah Fone, ACUPUNCTURIST

In the spirit of Spring, Susannah is taking part in a 24 hour team exercise class at the Barn Fitness Centre in Cholsey on Saturday 29th April. The event is in aid of My Cancer My Choices, a local charity that provides complementary health care for cancer patients at the Royal Berkshire Hospital and Bracknell Health Space. The charity is fundraising to be able to extend their offer to West Berkshire as well. This is one of the charities that we support at the Theale Wellbeing Centre and more information is available in our reception. If you would like to support Susannah and the team you can do so by click on this link .

Mindfulness Meditation and Stress

mindfulness meditationDoes Mindfulness Meditation really help reduce stress?

“Yes!” says Amanda who was signed off work with stress last year, and has transformed her approach to stress through treatment from her Doctor alongside regular mindfulness workshops and a 5-week mindfulness meditation course at Theale Wellbeing Centre, near Reading.

She talks about the changes.  “ At first the sessions finally helped me to relax, but with time and practice they have really helped me shift my mindset towards work and pressures at home, to find better ways to not just manage my stress but take action to stop it building to such unhealthy levels in the first place.”

Mindfulness meditation is frequently under the spot light with research from Harvard University showing powerful links between meditation and reduced stress and anxiety. Much like physical exercise and its impact on our health – it’s not a quick fix – i.e. you can’t run once a year and have a perfect physique.  But those who practice regular mindfulness meditation are calmer and able to manage pressures in life with less stress and anxiety.  Research from Dr Sara Lazar shows how mindfulness meditation makes this possible by physically changing our brains so we experience less anxiety and fear.

Current research has found that no medicines yet actually address the hormone that is the root cause of stress…cortisol.  While you can take a plethora of medicines to reduce the symptoms stress hormones have on our bodies – like betablockers for lowering blood pressure and insulin for diabetes. Tackling the root cause of stress requires a different approach.

From massage and reflexology to sooth body and mind, to the calming experience of mindfulness meditation, to more in depth therapies such as counselling and hypnotherapy – is it time you explored ways to have a positive impact on your wellbeing and reduce your stress levels?

Today our blog showcases mindfulness meditation for reducing stress – not just through the science but with short stories on how Theale Wellbeing Centre clients have been enjoying the stress relieving impacts of Mindfulness Meditation with our Meditation Teacher Judy Claughton from BalanceTime.

Peter attended the Two Hour Holiday meditation workshop to help tackle his stress and anxiety at work and comments:

“I attended the 2 hour holiday as a complete mindfulness and meditation novice, I was a bit nervous and I’ll admit quite sceptical about whether it could help me with my anxiety. Judy put me completely at ease, explained everything really well and the meditations really helped me ‘get away’. With help from the regular workshops BalanceTime run at Theale Wellbeing Centre I now use the techniques I have learnt daily and as a result I am sleeping a lot better, am far less anxious (as I now have some tools to calm me down) and find time to really appreciate smells, sights and sounds in everyday life!”

Elizabeth had used meditation and mindfulness in her past but recently found with pressures at work and looking after her family that she couldn’t find time for it.  She came along to a series of workshops to help her find some time for herself and to balance her stress levels. “By learning new techniques and reminding myself of others, plus discovering easy ways to practice these lovely exercises daily, has reminded me the importance of mindfulness in my life.  I have been able to reduce my blood pressure tablets – I still need to take them – but my dose has halved – I am certain these mindfulness exercises are a big part of the reason why. Thanks Judy for helping remind me how to make mindfulness meditation a part of my day”.

Claudia has been attending Judy’s mindfulness workshops throughout the last six months and adds “I’ve learnt some techniques that really help me with stress and managing pain from an injury.  But I do love dropping into the sessions for a wonderful way to refocus on me and enjoy a calm-inducing hour or two – and be left with a feeling of rest and rejuvenation to last me all week.”

The next stress busting mindfulness meditation workshop is on Tuesday 21st March when participants can enjoy a Two Hour Holiday to help them to unwind and relax. Suitable for both beginners and those with some mindfulness meditation experience looking for a small group practice.   The small group workshop is a playful blend of relaxation exercises with a few tastes of holiday.  Although a group workshop – the meditative practice is your own. The next five week course on mindfulness meditation starts on 2nd May – contact Theale Wellbeing Centre or BalanceTime to find out more/or to book.

Note – to protect our clients identities names have been changed.  You can see more referrals at www.facebook.com/timeforbalance.

Judy Claughton, Mindfulness Meditation Trainer

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Transformation from a Few Tiny Acupuncture Needles

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 Even the first session of acupuncture can be relaxing

When people come for acupuncture for the first time, they are often surprised at how relaxed they feel when they are having treatment.

“I feel like that feeling that you get when you have been on holiday for a few days, you know that really settled feeling..” was one of the comments that I had after the person had got off the couch.

Spacey is the word that gets frequently used, I say to people in advance that you might feel a little spacey after treatment and they should take it gently just afterwards.

It is surprising how just a few tiny needles can transform someone who has raced into the treatment room after meetings, school drop offs or a commute from London and then a few minutes after the needles are in I can hear their breathing change and sometimes the sounds of a gentle snore.

Perhaps it’s no surprise, we all rush around trying to cram as much as possible into our day. Often oblivious to the fact that our bodies might benefit from a bit of a recharge. One of the benefits of the first acupuncture consultation is the opportunity to discuss and reflect on lifestyle habits that may be contributing to the problem. Chinese Medicine looks at patterns and takes into consideration the whole person.  Acupuncture is one part of the treatment, but dietary and lifestyle advice are also included in the consultation.

Susannah Fone, Acupuncturist

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