The summer months herald warmer, brighter days, and many of us will look forward to trips away, spending quality time with friends and loved ones. But all the excitement of the season can take a physical toll on us, making it crucial to have healing remedies on hand. Why not consider taking a moment for yourself and booking a treatment at one of our Therapy Rooms located throughout the UK?
We reached out to some of our resident therapists for tips on how to make the most of our therapies to get ready for summer.
“The schools are finally out for summer and you’re getting ready to jet off with your family and friends. Did you know that homeopathic remedies can make valuable additions to your travel kit, particularly for first-aid situations? The great thing about them is that they are safe for all, including infants, children, and pregnant and breastfeeding mums, and can be used with other medications.
So, let’s talk about what should end up in your suitcase! If you are a nervous flyer, consider taking Aconite. Take it an hour before take-off and repeat once settled into your seat to help alleviate feelings of restlessness and a racing heart. Be prepared for the heat wave that is sweeping across the continent with Belladonna and Sol, both great for heat stroke and sunburn, while Cantharis is great for blistered sunburns. If you are sensitive to bites and stings, then be sure to include Apis and Ledum.
Exploring new cities also means trying new flavours, so if you have a sensitive stomach Arsenicum album is good to have on hand. Last but not least, Arnica and Cocculus make a great jet lag combo.
Let these remedies be your travel companions and always ask your homeopath for advice regarding dosage.”
Chantal Enders BSc LCCH RSHom
Neal’s Yard Remedies, Bristol
“It is very important to give our skin extra care with quality facials during the summer as the sun and hot weather can take a toll.
Excessive exposure to the sun's harmful rays is known to cause damage to our skin and can lead to premature ageing and skin cancer. Moreover, dehydration caused by hot weather can result in the development of fine lines and wrinkles over time.
Regular facials during summer months will provide plenty of hydration, helping to prevent dry patches of skin from appearing. To even out skin tone, you can use exfoliating and hydrating masks, oils and creams. Using facials tools during a facial such as Gua Sha, crystal mushrooms and Kansa Wand will also help to hydrate the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles."
Neal’s Yard Remedies Borough Market, Covent Garden, Islington
“How many times have you said you need a holiday to recover from your holiday? A lovely restorative session of acupuncture can help you find your balance. It’s very effective at preparing you before you go away, helping you to completely decompress. Before a trip, consider having a session to deal with any stress, so that you can start your holiday with the best possible mindset.
The hotter temperatures can play havoc with our systems and cause dehydration, headaches, or that sluggish feeling. Acupuncture can help you reset and regain the efficiency to help your mind and body so that you can enjoy the long summer days.”
Ka Hang Leoungk
Neal’s Yard Remedies, Covent Garden
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