Trial shows Alexander Technique and Acupuncture improve Neck Pain!

A major clinical trial published yesterday in the prestigious Annals of Internal Medicine, demonstrates that both Alexander Technique lessons and acupuncture lead to long-term benefits for people with chronic neck pain. Our own Alexander Technique teacher, Julia Woodman contributed to the trial and has provided a summary of the findings. Following either 20 one-to-one Alexander … Continue reading Trial shows Alexander Technique and Acupuncture improve Neck Pain!

Research study shows benefits of Post-Exercise Massage on damaged muscles

Massage can be wonderfully relaxing and has therapeutic benefits too. A study conducted in 2012 found that massage can reduce inflammation and promote healing to muscles that have been damaged through exercise. Link to the article here or watch an interview of one of the study author's explain the research here. We have 3 fully qualified and experienced massage … Continue reading Research study shows benefits of Post-Exercise Massage on damaged muscles

Portobello Natural Health Open Day – Sunday 10th May 2015 11 – 2 pm

Portobello Natural Health is up and running. We have been getting some great feedback about our lovely bright and relaxing space from our clients and patients. We'd like to give you the opportunity to find out more about our services and how they can help you restore your natural health. On Sunday 10th May, Tribe … Continue reading Portobello Natural Health Open Day – Sunday 10th May 2015 11 – 2 pm

Spring Allergies – An Acupuncturist’s View

The warmer weather and longer days makes such a welcome change after the long dark and wet Scottish winter. It is glorious to see all the flowers and blossom blooming. It seems decidedly unfair that this can mean the arrival or exacerbation of allergies. An allergy is an overreaction of the body’s immune system to … Continue reading Spring Allergies – An Acupuncturist’s View