Samantha Paradine – Reiki Master and Teacher

I am delighted to welcome Samantha Paradine to Bluebells, a wonderful lady whom I’ve known for many years. Samantha is an experienced Reiki Practitioner and teacher of over 10 years who is able to offer energy healing treatments and guidance in the traditional Japanese and western Usui Technique. “Reiki” is Japanese for Universal Life Force Continue reading »

Reiki with Inga

A little bit about me, Inga: It was around 13 years ago I was first diagnosed with depression and anxiety. Over the years since then I have tried counselling, CBT and  anti-depressants but it wasn’t until 2015 I decided to try Reiki and I fell in love with it. So much so after a bit Continue reading »

Grief and Bereavement Counselling – what’s it all about?

 Following the sudden death of my beautiful sister in 2003, I embarked on a diploma course in grief and bereavement counselling. I found the course inspiring but sometimes difficult as I began to recognise the different stages that I had gone through. Following the death of Tania, I felt that all around me people were Continue reading »

Benefits of Paraffin Wax Therapy

You may already be familiar with paraffin wax treatments at spas and nail salons — it’s a luxurious addition to a manicure or pedicure. But you may be surprised at what else paraffin wax is used to treat. Paraffin wax is a common option in heat therapy treatments for people with arthritis or other rheumatic Continue reading »

Want to make your own bath bombs?

I was thinking of making some new bath bombs this weekend (they are great for incorporating into gift sets including hand cream, soaps, candles etc.) and then I thought that maybe you would like to make some yourself (may be a good activity with your children especially coming to the end of the summer holidays). Continue reading »

The Magic of Hopi Ear Candles!

You’d be forgiven for thinking that Hopi ear candling is a load of rubbish. After all, who would think that putting a candle in your ear and lighting it would be a sensible thing to do! However, Hopi ear candling (also known as Thermo Auricular Therapy) is an ancient therapy with positive benefits. The magic Continue reading »

There is more to Lavender than meets the eye!

As a qualified aromatherapist I love using many different types of oils (always organic and pure) and blends for various treatments. One of my favourite blend is Lavender, Bergamot and Lime. A great combination for a relaxing but also uplifting treatment. Bergamot has a sweet but fruity aroma and is a great anti-spasmodic oil but Continue reading »

Learning Reflexology changed my life!

I was having a particularly stressful time at work (travelling 4 hours a day to and from the office near Wembley). I met up for a drink with my friend Lynne on a Friday evening. It was a beautiful warm, sunny evening and we sat in the beer garden chatting, catching up and generally putting Continue reading »