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Chelsea Natural Health Clinic

Chelsea Natural Health

is based almost opposite the Chelsea and Westminster hospital on the Fulham Road in Chelsea, we are home to a large collection of dedicated, experienced and talented practitioners (we aren't sure what the collective noun is for a group of practitioners, but please feel free to make suggestions). We have too many different therapies to list in this section, but to name a few how about Osteopathy, Cranial Osteopathy, Acupuncture, Sports Therapy, many different types of massage, Shiatsu, Reiki, Podiatry and Chiropody, Hypnotherapy, Counselling / Psychotherapy and Nutritional Therapy. A full list is available here.


We are open 7 days a week, from 9am - 8pm weekdays and 9am - 6pm at weekends. Please do browse the site but do feel free to call us on 0207 352 3087 if you have any questions.Our goal is to provide to the highest standards, a comprehensive portfolio of complementary, holistic and natural health care treatments to our clients in Fulham, Chelsea, London and the rest of the, well whole wide world.



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Which mattress?

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As an Osteopath I am often asked which mattress and pillow I would recommend.  Unfortunately, there is no golden egg, pillow or mattress as no one-size or type fits all.  However, there are some guidelines which should help steer you towards the right choice.

Pocket sprung, memory foam or both?

What type of mattress?  Pocket sprung, memory foam or a combination?

There is no hard and fast rule here, and there is nothing to suggest one type is any better than the other, despite what the marketers will tell you.  Each have their own merits, and personal preference has a large part to play.  Some people find the memory foam mattresses too hot, or uncomfortable, so there is no point opting for a mattress that ultimately gives you a worse night’s sleep because of the way it feels.

Pocket sprung mattresses come in a variety of designs, but broadly speaking the greater the number of springs the better.  This is because to fit more spring in they must be smaller, so the mattress is more responsive.  There is no such thing as an Orthopaedic mattress, this is a trade name, and not descriptive of the properties of the mattress itself.

Memory foam mattresses are also known as viscoelastic mattresses after the material they are made from.  Tempur are the best known as they are the original.  Once the patent ran out, other manufacturers started making them, and there are many on the market now.

A combination of pocket sprung with a memory foam top / topper is also widely available.  The thickness of the topper can vary, and sometimes the memory foam can be part of the make-up of the mattress and there will be a wool top layer.

How firm?

The aim is to have your spine in a neutral position when you are lying, so the mattress must accommodate your body shape.  This image, courtesy of the European Bedding Group, shows this nicely (same applies if you lie on your back).  It also shows how important the pillow is in maintaining a neutral neck – more about that below).

Each manufacturer has their own way of measuring firmness, so it can be a bit of a task to compare mattresses.  How firm is again down to personal preference combined with factors such as body shape and your weight.  How much of a difference is there between your waist and hip measurements for instance?  I read recently somewhere (*citation needed) that if you weigh less than 70Kg then you don’t tend to have the weight required to push a typical medium to firm mattress into shape (you won’t make enough of an indent in it so that your hips and shoulders sink in, and so you won’t be properly supported by the mattress in areas like your waist and low back).  The suggestion was that such people should opt for a soft-medium mattress.  This could be true of some mattresses, but it isn’t a global rule maybe.  And again, personal preference comes into it.  I have a patient who has fractured his pelvis twice and is full of metal plates and screws, but is only comfortable of the firmest mattress he can buy.

Some manufacturers offer a money back guarantee / 100 day trial, which could work for you, as long as you have space to store your old mattress during the trial should you need to send the new mattress back.  Also, it may be that you have to keep the protective wrapping on the mattress during the trial, which may make the mattress feel slightly different.

Which pillow?

Memory foam or feather?  Again, each have their merits.  Memory foam pillows can be manufactured into curved shapes to help support the shape of the head and neck.  To keep the neck neutral it is important to support the neck AND the head.  If, when lying on your side, you can feel space between your neck and the pillow, you aren’t supporting your neck.  But again, some people hate memory foam pillows and prefer feathers.

One or two pillows?

This depends on the breadth of your shoulders, the thickness of the pillow(s) and how firm your mattress is.  If you are supporting your neck and head in a neutral position then you are OK, be it with one or two pillows.  If you have broad shoulders and a firm mattress, you are going to need more pillow “depth” and someone with narrow shoulders on a soft mattress (see the image above).

So, after all of that, you can see there are a lot of factors to consider.  I haven’t been able to provide any specific answers to any of the questions, but hopefully the information here will help you make an informed decision.  What I do say it try lots of different mattresses (and spend at least 15 minutes on one before you decide to buy it, because it can take a while to get a true feel for it).  When trying a mattress, it is crucial that you try it on the same sort of base you are going to use it on.  If you have a sprung divan base, then there is no point trying and mattress on a wooden slatted base.

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Procrastination

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The Thief of Time

Procrastination ?  What is it? The dictionary definition identifies it as’ the act or habit of putting something off’.  Latin   pro- onward   and   crastinus – tomorrow.

Is it in your nature or part of your personality, or is it a learned behaviour?  Or is it just laziness, lethargy and putting something off that you know should be done now.  We have probably all done it and we all know how bad it can make us feel in the long term.

Procrastination can become is a habit.  People effectively reward themselves by relaxing before they have achieved anything. They will often delude themselves that their life is under control and they can deal with it at any time or when they feel ready.  In the meantime, the problem escalates and gets bigger and bigger. In the same way that people smoke, drink and overeat, people procrastinate to give themselves comfort, or to help them relax or give themselves a break.

Procrastination might start unwittingly maybe when a person is under a huge amount of stress  –  going through a life-changing event, like illness, bereavement or divorce.  In relation, to what is going on in their lives, certain tasks or duties seem trivial compared with what they, or their loves ones are going through.  They may often give themselves permission to let things slip.  Other people and authorities may also give them permission to let things slide because they have a lot on their plate. Never-the-less, those tasks do need to be addressed, at some point in the future.

We are now under a huge amount of pressure to appear successful in what we do.  Some people do not necessarily want material success but they can still load themselves with unwanted pressure until they cannot cope. A typical procrastinator could have many responsibilities or duties but will often look for more distractions from the tasks he/she should be dealing with and take on more and more. Procrastination could even lead to depression for those who need a sense of achievement.

So, what else can cause procrastination. It could be caused by physical problems such as fatigue, stress, poor vision or hearing or a physical inability or weakness.

It could be about our attitude – our view of ourselves. Perhaps, wanting to avoid discomfort, or fear of failure and even fear of success.

Sometimes we can feel overwhelmed by our lack of understanding or knowledge – particularly for technical tasks like building a website or doing spreadsheets. We can be afraid of technology and interacting and managing our lives online. We can imagine things are more difficult than they are.

Many people do not consider that the environment they live or work in could affect their productivity. Clutter, not having the correct equipment/tools, poor organisation, slow computer, bad lighting can all cause delay and exhaust us. 

Lack of human contact/ motivation/support is demotivating for many. People generally bounce off each other and stimulate thoughts and ideas and activity. They can pace each other with their energy.

If you feel that it is hard to get things done or achieve your goals and move forward in your life it is definitely worth thinking about all these things.  Hypnotherapy is extremely motivational in helping people overcome Procrastination.  It can help you achieve your goals and visualise positive and successful outcomes. It will help you pace yourself and think about how you can improve the quality of your life and enjoy it with a sense of fulfillment.

Sue Turner  DCH ADHP

Candela Clinical Hypnosis Henley on Thames

Chelsea Natural Health Clinic Fulham Road.

www.candela-hypnosis.co.uk

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Diet for Life

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How do you know what kind of ‘Diet for Life’ will give you your best possible chance for fantastic health and happiness?

There are millions of books to read and specialists to follow – but how do you know that what they are promoting is exactly what your body needs?  We know that we are all different; what suits one person may have the opposite effect on someone else…

Nutrition is not only fuel for the body, but it is also information and medicine.  Each sip or bite you take will tell your genes to either switch on or off.  This may have no noticeable affect on you at that moment, but long-term, it can have a profound impact on your health and longevity. 

Consider doing a comprehensive DNA Test which can map out your genetic profile and give you crucial information about what kind of nutritional choices you should make to be the healthiest, fittest and happiest you can be.

Halina is offering a nutritional consultation and Diet for Life Programme for the special price of £99 when you do DNA testing.

A Comprehensive DNA test is £199 

A Comprehensive DNA test with add-on gluten intolerance is £249

Use Discount code:  HH10  for £10 off either test.

Book Now or for further information  Email Halina

 

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