Mind, Body and Soul Retreat

                                                      Join our adventure in                                                                                                                      Health, happiness & freedom                                                                                                                    23rd-25th August 2019                                                                                                            Inner Guidance Holistic Retreat Centre                                                                                                   Lavenham, Suffolk                                                             

Secure your space, just £60. Full weekend price £260!

                                                                                    Price after 30th April, £290

Beautiful 16th Century Grade II Listed Tudor Building

Sitting atop a hill in 3.5 acres of garden

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Grade II Listed Tudor Building

Highlights of the weekend:

  • 9 hrs of workshops
  • Freshly picked food from the allotment in the garden
  • Hot tub Trainer swimming pool
  • Grass tennis courts
  • Labyrinth circle Fire pit
  • 500 acre estate
  • Views across unspoiled countryside
  • Full Active Balance Treatments (for an additional but reduced fee)

Come on a journey with us & meet like-minded, friendly people.

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Pay £60 to secure your space.

Full retreat cost only £260 until 30th April, then its £290!

Weekend arrangements:
Please arrrive at 4pm on Friday and leave by 4pm Sunday.

Friday:                                                                                                                                                4pm: Welcome drink & chocolate treat
5.15pm-6.30pm: Gi Gong Workshop
7pm: Dinner
8.30pm-9.30pm: Restorative practice/meditation
Saturday:
8-9.15am: Energising Workshop
10am: Breakfast
11.30am: Labyrinth Walk
1pm: Lunch
2pm: Use of facilities: Hot tub, hammock, Grass tennis courts, Trainer swimming pool, relaxation swing, tipi time out
3.30-4.45pm: Flexibility Workshop
6pm: Dinner
7pm: Firepit
9-10pm: Restorative workshop/meditation

Sunday:                                                                                                                                                     8-9.15am Invigorating Workshop                                                                                                      10am: Breakfast                                                                                                                                    11am: Free time / use of the facilities (see 2pm on Saturday)                                                      12.45pm-2pm: Reflective Workshop                                                                                                2.15pm: Lunch                                                                                                                                        4pm: Leave Retreat Centre

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Bedrooms

              Above is one of the eight bedrooms within the house that sleeps 16 people.                                                                    There are 10 spaces left.
Pay your deposit and choose your bedroom. First come, first served.                                    The Gandhi Room: 2 singles en suite beamed room with fireplace and sofa.
The Churchill Room: 2 singles en suite with fireplace and armchair.
Jack & Jill Room: share 1 bathroom amazing views over expansive countryside.
Character Room: 2 singles beamed room with huge seating area. Shares bathroom with wobbly room.
The Wobbly Room: 2 singles beamed room with sofa. Shares bathroom with Character room.
The Rose room: 2 singles en suite and amazing views of rose bushes in the garden and expansive countryside.

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Workshops

The workshops energise, detoxify, strengthen and purify your mind, body and soul and will vary in style, difficulty and intention. They are not compulsory but are encouraged. If you would like to make yourself familiar with what to expect at the retreat please come along to Loudwater Farm, Rickmansworth, WD3 4HG on Tuesday @ 9.30am-10.30am for just £7.

A member said: “This class has truly touched my mind, body and soul. Sarah’s approach is soothing and inspirational so would recommend these classes to anyone” Helen Crooks

Home grown, picked and made salad served at Lunctime
Home grown, picked and made salad served at Lunchtime

Food 

All the salads served at the retreat centre will be hand picked and home grown from the allotment within the grounds and lovingly prepared by our creatively talented chef. As it is a detox retreat all the food will be home made and will be free from refined sugar, processed meat and gluten. There will be a variety of teas available but no coffee available.

It is advised to stay away from refined sugar, processed food or coffee 2 weeks before the retreat to make your visit an easy experience. If you have a headache or feel nausea during the retreat please be aware this is because of the toxicity being removed from the blood stream. Drinking lots of lemon water will make it pass as quickly as possible.

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Treatments 

Natural Medical Clinic treatments specialise in curing your physical pain and balancing your internal dysfunction. An 1hr 15 minute treatment involves acupuncture, acupressure, cranial sacral therapy, massage, remedial exercises, visceral massage, MET stretches and nutrition advise.                                                                                                            20% reduction on treatments, saving you £11!                                                                                Retreat Treatment Price: £44                                                                                                             Standard Treatment Price £55                                                                                                  You save £11 for every treatment you have at the Retreat.    

There are limited spaces for treatments so please book early to avoid disappointment.      For more information on treatments or to view testimonials please click here  or call Sarah on 07889 224303

To secure your place pay your deposit of just £60

Account number: 25004344 Sort Code: 600550 or call Sarah on 07889 224303.

Join us for a weekend of feasting on home cooked, fresh food, fun by the fire pit, reflective walks and working on different movements to enhance your entire being.

Cancellation Policy:

Number of days in advance of holiday start date: Cancellation charge payable

70 days or more: Deposit Paid

69 – 43 days: 40% of total holiday cost

42 – 29 days: 60% of total holiday cost

28 – 8 days: 90% of total holiday cost

7 days or less: 100% of total holiday cost

Payments can be made in installments.

For more information please call Sarah on: 07889 224303

To book please send your deposit to Account number: 25004344 Sort Code: 600550        make payment via Paypal  or call Sarah on 07889 224303.

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Health & happiness,

Sarah & the Team

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How to get rid of pain in 1hr

Natural Medical Clinic T/A Active Balance can ensure you will feel less pain in only one session. You are not allowed to go leave otherwise.

Practicing acupuncture, physical therapy, massage, cranial sacral therapy, visceral massage and remedial exercises in one session with the intention of getting to the root of your problem, making your pain go away for good.

Most of us know how distracting pain can be. Leading to procrastination, lack of motivation and a downfall in work load, all of which will sacrifice your success. Stop the pain, bring back the health and make wealth easy to reach with a positive mindset.

Many others are reaching out for help. Why not you too?

‘Having Sarah as my therapist is like having the secret potion to maintain my posture and wellbeing. I go to Sarah to alleviate post travel stiffness as soon as I can.’Fuaad Latif

‘Sarah Has stopped me from popping pain killer.’ Hannah Hockin

‘Wow! I never realised that having treatment with Sarah would be so life changing…For the better obviously. I had tendonitis in my right hand and foot, neck problems, stress, headaches and TMJ (Jaw problems) Sarah has been a fantastic help with all.’ Donna Payne

Watch this short clip of Sarah in action at her clinic in Croxley Green, Hertfordshire, WD3 3EN.

 

 

 

 

Will a massage make my pain go away?

Have you ever heard someone say ‘if you are in pain, punch somewhere else and make the pain go away?’ This is what doctors call ‘referred pain.’ The idea is similar to holistic massage, whereby, if for example, your hamstrings are tight they can become suppler with a massage to your lower back; this is because your hamstrings are connected to your pelvis, which joins to your spine and thus relaxing one area helps the other.

To Japanese Medicine Practitioners the spine is the most important part of your skeletal system and, therefore, the back is where we will most commonly massage. If it is necessary to massage other areas of the body, instead of or as well as the back, we will do so in a direct approach as this is going to be more sustainable for the reduction of your symptoms.

Clients have reported reduced abdominal pain e.g. digestive issues after a holistic massage, less tension in their back neck and shoulders and feeling a sense of calmness. There are studies to support the positive effects of a holistic massage on the body’s immune system by stimulating the lymph nodes. It is also said to improve the condition of the body’s largest organ, your skin, by promoting tissue regeneration so reducing scar tissue and stretch marks. Also enhancing circulation by pumping oxygen and nutrients into your tissues and vital organs.

To ensure you feel the most amount of relief from your pain Natural Medical Clinic T/A Active Balance uses a combination of Acupuncture, Physical Therapy, Cranial Sacral Therapy and Massage in one treatment.

Active Balance practices in Chorleywood with clients travelling from surrounding areas such as Rickmansworth, Watford, Moor Park, Maple Cross and places further afield like Chalfont St Peter, Slough, Luton, London and even Birmingham. Sarah has experience with, and is happy to travel, to treat the disabled and heavily pregnant. Please visit our contact page to make arrangements.

 

Can Acupuncture cause harm?

Part of every acupuncturist’s theory is to learn the ‘five elements.’ These elements work with what we call the ‘meridian lines’ which in turn govern the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, vessels and skin of the body. The five elements, driven by nature, are: fire, earth, metal, water and wood and give good reason as to why there are no hazardous side effects to an acupuncture treatment, unless there are contraindications to the symptoms you are displaying, which a trained professional should notice, eradicating any harm.

The connection between nature and the body isn’t seen as obviously in the 21st century because of the ‘out of touch’ environment that we have created to function as ‘easily’ as possible using convenience, generally, wherever we can. The holistic part of an acupuncturists role is to take the ‘patients’ symptoms and turn them around, including lifestyle, emotional and physiological advice, changing how the body is adapting to its current climate.

It is not uncommon for people to suffer fatigue, constipation, depression, high blood pressure, hypothyroidism, high cholesterol and much more without giving it any consideration, unaware that they could feel so much lighter, brighter and more energetic if they sought the help they needed.

Acupuncture was originally used, over 2,000 years ago, as prevention. Using the same principles now, as they discovered way back then, it is more often called upon to find a cure, as we are ignoring our bodies first signs that it is in danger. Pain is one of the body’s primary symptoms, which is its unique way of knocking on your body’s front door alerting you that there is damage. Leaving the damage, thinking it will go away on its own without making any effort to find what is causing the initial response, will lead you down the sticky path of ill health and therefore it is important to see a practitioner as soon as your symptom/s arise regardless of your age.

Being comfortable around your practitioner is essential for your own well being. Connecting, trusting and opening up to them, giving them as much information about your case, past and present. As there are many medical acupuncturists around it can feel like trying to find a needle in a hay stack but start by asking friends and family who have had positive experiences, look online for good reviews and booking a practitioner once does not mean you have to keep returning to them. If you have had a bad previous experience with a practitioner please take into account that every practitioner has had different training, from different teachers and learning a different syllabus so try, try and try again. As there will be one out there who can suit your needs, giving you answers that can turn your life around.