Tag: wellbeing

Yoga classes in Cambridgeshire: RNG Yoga, Godmanchester

Yoga classes in Cambridgeshire: RNG Yoga, Godmanchester

If you are searching for yoga classes in Cambridgeshire RNG Yoga is really hard to beat. After an injury, I thought my yoga days were sadly over but this class got me back (no pun intended) in the game of yoga and made a huge […]

Great value spa experiences in Cambridgeshire-Cambridge Belfry

Great value spa experiences in Cambridgeshire-Cambridge Belfry

As a spa junkie I am frequently searching for great value spa experiences in Cambridgeshire and often end up booking a repeat visit to the Cambridge Belfry. Located a few miles from Cambridge in Cambourne, this DoubleTree hotel is easy to reach. The Facilities: As […]

Alternative Therapies in Cambridgeshire: Feet First Reflexology.

Alternative Therapies in Cambridgeshire: Feet First Reflexology.

Reflexology:

I am a true believer in the emotional and physical benefits of alternative therapies, particularly reflexology. In my previous post I visited  Michelle at Cambridge Holistics for a wonderful treatment and here I am recommending another Michelle- I think that there must be healing magic in the name! 

alternative therapies in Cambridgeshire, reflexology

Alternative Therapies in Cambridgeshire:

Michelle at Feet First Reflexology (based in Bluntisham near St Ives) offers quality reflexology, Indian head massage, hot stone massage and reiki treatments in the calm, candlelit setting of her home therapy room. The room overlooks open fields and is a therapy of its own. 

I am a regular customer for reflexology with Michelle and feel that it keeps me balanced and relaxed. It offers me the opportunity to catch my breath and refresh my weary, work frazzled mind. 

The Treatment:

Michelle begins the pampering with a hot, steamy foot bath before I get to snuggle up on the heated couch and be wrapped in blankets. The treatment begins. Michelle uses aromatherapy creams which (as a qualified aromatherapist) she blends herself. And relax! 

 In literally a few minutes of Michelle’s hands touching my feet, I am feeling calm and relaxed. I try very hard to stay awake as I want to feel every part of this fabulous massage but it is not easy! 

Michelle’s treatments are excellent value at £35 for reflexology. I come away refreshed and feeling ready to face the world again. I also sleep brilliantly afterwards. 

The Gift of Relaxation:

Michelle offers treatment packages and gift vouchers. Fingers crossed that I get one for Christmas! I bought my mum the Indian head massage voucher- she loved it of course.

But if you don’t get one? Then visit Michelle as a  present from you to you I say! 

Brilliant Breathing Exercises for Relaxation

Brilliant Breathing Exercises for Relaxation

When it has been a busy or challenging time it can be hard to calm a buzzing mind and sleep as soundly as the whippet. At times like this, I find brilliant breathing exercises really helpful to slow thoughts and promote relaxation and sleep. Here […]

Great Spa Days in Suffolk- The Bedford Lodge, Newmarket

Great Spa Days in Suffolk- The Bedford Lodge, Newmarket

A spa day is my absolute favourite way to catch up with best friends (click here for reviews of other spa experiences). Lounging in a fluffy robe with quality time to chat and catch up really is priceless. I recently had the pleasure to visit […]

Parkrun with my Dog: Wimpole Estate Review

Parkrun with my Dog: Wimpole Estate Review

I love nothing more than to Parkrun with my dog. If you fancy something to really wake you up on a Saturday morning why not try one of the many weekly Parkrun events?  Parkrun organises free 5km timed runs around the world. 

Wimpole Estate:

Wimpole Estate Parkrun is located approximately 8-9 miles Southwest of Cambridge. The house stands within 3000 acres of beautiful farmland and parkland which is part of the National Trust. The views, whilst running here, are pretty breathtaking and an excellent distraction to the fatigue of running up the one steep hill (Jon would call this a bit of an incline!).  

parkrun with my dog

                

Starting at 9am, the Wimpole Estate Parkrun is truly inclusive. It welcomes adults, children, buggy runners with babies on board and, all importantly for us, dogs. Check that your local Parkrun allows dogs as some do not. You may need your trail shoes here as the course gets muddy in the winter months but is a fast track during the summer time.

Parking:

There is a large car park (free to National Trust members and £2 to non-members) close to the beginning of the race, doubling up as a grassy space for the for the dogs to have a pre-run toilet trip.

Dog Rules:

Dogs need to be kept on their lead here (no extendable ones allowed) and have their own starting point for the race. This affords them an opportunity to ‘chew the cud’ about their morning so far. To the human ear this sounds like a whole lots of excitable barking.Then we are off!

Our dogs love it. The thrill of the chase is obvious to see. One of our boys gallops along, ears pinned, trying to catch his canine competitors. Sadly for him, his owner (I refer to myself), isn’t as swift as a sight hound and slows the family down!

Feel the Love of a Parkrun with my Dog:

We have started a ritual of a post race treat and a refreshing drink in the car for our post-race sleepy dogs. At home, the rest of the morning is absolutely silent in our house. Same again next week please.

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