Another month of 2017 has passed (we can’t believe it either) and so here we are again with our monthly update.
We’re sure many of you will be excited to hear that our lovely Katja Klotsko will be returning to work at Integrated Body Dynamics THIS MONTH after a few months maternity leave spent with baby number two. From June 13th Katja will be back in her regular slots, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 17.30 – 21.00 and Wednesday mornings from 10.00 – 13.00.
For those of you who have never met Katja, read more about her and the therapies she offers on our website here.
It appears June is the month that massage therapists go on holiday! Claudia is away until 14th June, and Jenny until 20th June. Alla is away between the 11th and the 22nd June, Rob between the 22nd – 26th June and Justin between the 17th June and the 3rd of July. It may be worth noting if your regular therapist is away this month so that you can book in to see them when they get back. However, there will always be somebody here to see you should you need us!
We had a lot of fun with our Facebook giveaway this month! Congratulations again to our five lucky prize winners. Just in case you missed it – check out our YouTube debut with Jenny and Justin announcing the winners here.
To make sure you don’t miss out on the fun next time round, like us on Facebook here!
This month we have an exciting feature, an article written on Ayurvedic medicine and skin conditions by our new Ayurvedic Practitioner Jessica Sherlock. Have a read below…
That’s it from us for now, but we look forward to seeing you again in the near future!
All the best from everybody at Integrated Body Dynamics x
Ayurveda - An Answer for Millions of Adults and Children Suffering from Skin Conditions.
By Jessica Sherlock
Millions of people in the UK suffer from skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis, severely affecting their quality of life and the well-being of many children. Western medicine has not found a cure for these conditions - could Ayurveda offer a natural cure? In the majority of cases YES it does!!
Ayurveda is the world's oldest holistic health system originating from India. It has been used for thousands of years to cleanse and restore balance to the body and mind. According to Ayurveda, illness is caused by an imbalance in the Doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha). These are the principles which govern all our bodily and mental processes.
Vata - related to the elements air+ether, has qualities such as dryness and movement
Pitta - related to the elements fire + water has qualities such as heat and intensity
Kapha - related to the elements earth and water has qualities such as stability and coolness
Every individual has a unique constitution made up of the Doshas, (akin to the Western understanding of DNA) and so treatment given is specific to the individual - this means that what could be a healing diet and lifestyle for one person could create illness for someone else.
What does Ayurvedic treatment for skin conditions involve?
Ayurvedic treatment involves identifying the root cause of illness (i.e. the Dosha causing the imbalance) through detailed clinical assessment. Secondly, herbs are prescribed to enhance the body’s own systems for dispelling toxins, by strengthening “Agni”, this is our digestive capacity. A diet of easy to digest foods that addresses the Dosha imbalance are prescribed for the patient. Lifestyle changes are also given to the patient such as exercise, work and stress management. In addition, Dermaved cream provides immediate relief until the causal factors of the illness have been stopped and balance has been restored.
Although Ayurvedic treatment is unique to each patient there as some general guidelines for healing skin conditions which may help many sufferers:
Moisturise the skin daily with a healing cream, such as Dermaved
Protect the skin from extreme weather conditions, e.g. wind and sun
Improve circulation by staying properly hydrated and taking regular exercise, especially stretching, yoga or walking
Gentle sweating helps eliminate toxins via the skin
Adopt a diet which supports healthy, regular bowel movements.
Avoid acidity (e.g. vinegar and pickles), red meat, red fish, tropical fruit, red/white wine, tomatoes, cold raw salads, nuts and seeds.
Reduce caffeine and cut out coffee.
Reduce stress levels through meditation or other relaxing activities such as singing.
Follow the body's urges to go to the loo - don't hold on!
Interested in trying Ayurveda?
Please get in touch for a free 20 minute introduction (by telephone) or to book a consultation.
Consultations last 1 hour and cost £55. Herbs are at an additional cost of £20 for 3 weeks supply.
Tel: 07792 274 916