What is 'Dolly Garton Wellbeing'?
Dolly Garton Wellbeing has been set up by Dolly, a Medical Herbalist who alongside practicing as such, provides holistic treatments including Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology (in particular Pregnancy Reflexology) and Lymphatic Drainage.
Dolly practices from Neals Yard Therapy Rooms in Chelsea and the Therapy Rooms in Covent Garden and is happy to carry out homevisits within West London, including Chelsea, Kensington and Chiswick.
With Christmas fast approaching, you may be stuck for ideas on what to give loved ones this year.
A friend may benefit from having a herbal consultation. Or possibly Reflexology would be just the thing after the indulgences of the Festive Season.
Buy a Gift Voucher which can be used for either a herbal consultation or any treatment including Reflexology, Aromatherapy or Lymphatic Drainage.
At Dolly Garton Wellbeing emphasis is placed on the maintenance of health and prevention of disease, in line with the primary aim of Ayurveda. The definition of health being understood to be a positive state of being, both of mind and body, not just the absence of disease.
Dolly has a wealth of experience in the holistic sector, having been practicing in London for over 15 years, in particular West London, Covent Garden, Chelsea and Kensington. Alongside this, she has continued acquiring new skills and updating current ones to offer the best quality of care and therapy for her clients.
Areas which Dolly has had positive clinical experience in are:
The Mother to be. Using reflexology to treat symptoms during pregnancy leading up to birth. After birth, using reflexology to restore hormonal balance.
Menstrual irregularities and other common gynaecological dysfunctions.
Digestive issues, especially where stress/anxiety is a causative or exacerbating factor.
Stress and anxiety induced conditions such as insomnia, stress induced skin conditions.
And specifically for the pregnant woman:
- Pregnancy Reflexology
- Pregnancy Massage
‘The holistic approach taken by Dolly is excellent and really effective. I am given advice on ways to reduce stress at work as well as having a relaxing massage. I have always found Dolly’s extensive knowledge of both scientific and alternative therapies has allowed me to feel comfortable and confident to get the best of both worlds. I have and always will recommend Dolly to be the first port of call for anyone interested in alternative therapies.’ M.G.
Where do I practice from and when
Dolly bases her practice in West London - Kensington and Chelsea and Covent Garden
TUESDAY clinic at the Therapy Rooms at CHELSEA Neal's Yard, on the Kings Road CLICK HERE for more details.
THURSDAY clinic at the Therapy Rooms at COVENT GARDEN Neal's Yard CLICK HERE for more details.
Home visits in West London - Kensington, Chelsea, Hammersmith, Chiswick
Spices have, and to this day continue to play an essential role in our Christmas Festivities. These include decorations such as pomanders commonly made with oranges and cloves. Also liberally used in mulled wine, Ginger cake and of course Christmas pudding and mince pies! Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without them!
Well, thank goodness! Because at a time when overindulgence is rife, with all its negative health repercussions, spices are of benefit. Primarily this is because they have the ability to improve insulin resistance, are anti-inflammatory and so help protect the body against pre-diabetes. Cinnamon in particular has been researched in this regard,
Other well used spices are Black Pepper, Ginger, Cardamom, Clove, Turmeric and Nutmeg. They all have an umbrella of actions which include being anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and improve digestion. They are warming, increase circulation and protect us from the cold.
If you're stuck on what to do with all that left over Turkey, make a curry with it. Not only will it taste great but will also have many health benefits.
Here's a recipe for 'Garam Masala', the Indian name for a mix of spices used to make curry:
2 teaspoons Coriander seeds
1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
2 teaspoon Black pepper
1 teaspoon Fennel seeds
1/2 teaspoon Cloves
1/2 Cinnamon stick
1 bay leaf
Grind all the spices up in a coffee mill to a fine powder and use to make a curry.