Complementary Therapies

  • The A to Z of massage
    Whether you consider massage therapy an integral part of self-care, or an occasional luxury, there are lots of reasons to factor it into your lifestyle.  Massage not only releases endorphins (feel-good chemicals) in your body, it can help to improve sleep, reduce stress and anxiety, and enhance overall wellbeing. In some cases, it can even … Read more
  • Don’t miss: Winter Wellbeing Celebration
    Get along to Levenmouth's very first wellbeing celebration at Fife Renewables Innovation Centre (FRIC) on Saturday, 23 November 2019 for a programme filled with talks, yoga, healing therapies and Christmas shopping! Find out more about holistic health, stress management, foraging and more from speakers including JJ Stenhouse of Living Alchemy, Scott Hutchison-McDade of Positive Change … Read more
  • The benefits of reflexology
    Regardless age, size or background, reflexology can be an effective therapy to help bring the body back into balance. Working alongside allopathic healthcare, it has been known to help people of all demographics, from newborn babies to those receiving end-of-life care. Carla Pallant, who is the founder of Healthysole Reflexology in Kinghorn, is an active … Read more
  • Don’t miss: Cupar Wellbeing Fayre & Family Fun Day
    Why not get along to Cupar’s first Wellbeing Fayre & Family Fun Day this Saturday (19 October) to find out more about local services which support mental health? You're invited to visit the free event between 10am and 4pm in the town’s Corn Exchange which will also help to raise money for SAMH (the Scottish … Read more
  • Book your tickets for Scotland’s first Holistic FSTVL
    Strathclyde Country Park is set to come alive this September with M&D’s first ever Holistic FSTVL M&D’s Scotland's Theme Park is shaking things up this Autumn by hosting its first ever Holistic FSTVL on 28 and 29 September 2019. Scotland’s Theme Park will play host to Lanarkshire’s first full weekender dedicated to health and wellbeing. … Read more
  • Save £250 on the Health School Kinesiology Foundation Course
    Health School in Edinburgh is offering a huge early bird discount of £250 off its Kinesiology Foundation Course, which is the only one of its kind in Scotland, starting in October 2019. This is a great opportunity to study six modules, covering 42 Muscle Tests, Food Intolerance Testing, 14 Meridiens, Yin and Yang, Emotional Stress … Read more
  • Win a spa experience at Scotland’s only open float pool!
    Help us with our research and we’ll enter you into our draw to win a relaxing spa experience at Driftwood Floatation Spa in Kirkcaldy! The prize includes an hour of healing floatation therapy in Scotland’s only open float pool, which can be customised with your choice of music and colour therapy, followed by a relaxing … Read more
  • Get 25% off Core Energy Cleansing
    By understanding and nourishing our core energy systems, we can become the best possible version of ourselves and live our best lives, writes Heather McCabe of the Complementary Healthcare & Wellness Centre in Falkirk Core energy is the very essence of life itself. Core energy is our spirit, or soul. It’s the energy source within … Read more
  • Could virtual reality therapy help the NHS treat psychosis?
    A new NHS trial, which is the world's first of its kind, is set to test virtual reality (VR) immersion therapy as a potential treatment for serious mental health conditions, such as psychosis. The gameChange trial is being led by Daniel Freeman, Professor of Psychology at the University of Oxford and co-founder of Oxford VR … Read more
  • How to grow your holistic health business with the help of magazines
    Print is back! (But the truth is, it never really left) Join us for our next Connections event at The Ecology Centre in Kinghorn and find out how to grow your business with the help of magazines. This workshop (26 June, 2019 – 6pm till 8pm) will offer a great introduction to the world of … Read more
  • Float room launches in Aberdeen
    A new float experience has launched in Aberdeen! Urban Wellness Hub in Bridge of Don has launched Urban Wellness Float – a new purpose-built, self-contained float room which offers a sensory deprivation experience. Air and water inside the float room is heated to skin temperature, while the water is saturated with Epsom salts to provide … Read more
  • Macdonald Hotels & Resorts launches Jennifer Young spa treatments
    Macdonald Hotels & Resorts has become the first hotel group in the UK to offer Jennifer Young spa treatments for people living with and beyond cancer. It has teamed up with specialist skincare company Jennifer Young – Beauty Despite Cancer, to offer spa treatments and specialist products for people living with and beyond cancer, and … Read more
  • GPs “should prescribe acupuncture for anxiety”
    The British Acupuncture Council is calling on UK health care professionals to consider prescribing acupuncture for patients with anxiety.  According to studies, acupuncture could be an effective treatment for the 1-30% of the global population which suffers from some sort of the condition. "When the body is under stress, an area of the brain called … Read more
  • Holistic Scotland Connections – networking, but not as you know it
    Join the Holistic Scotland Magazine team for our first ever Connections event at The Ecology Centre in Kinghorn on Wednesday, 29 May. This event is designed for anyone who works in the health and wellness industry, or is just curious. It's a great opportunity to connect with like-minded people, try new things, share experiences, and … Read more
  • Win a Luxury Podicure at Sole Body Soul, Dundee
    Give your feet the full works with a specialist medical pedicure – worth £67. Great for feet that have been hidden away in shoes and boots in the colder months and are ready to sparkle in the summer sandal season. To be in with a chance of winning a Luxury Podicure at Sole Body Soul, … Read more
  • Healing crystals and where to place them at home
    Semiprecious stones and crystals have been used in healing for thousands of years. Although their benefits aren't scientific, it's thought they can promote a feeling of 'good energy'. OnBuy.com analysed nearly 100 varieties of stones and crystals and has put together a helpful guide to choosing the right crystals for your home… The Loft: Apache … Read more
  • Exploring expanded states of consciousness
    Fancy discovering your true self in an expanded state of consciousness? Cherry Tree Lodge near Saline in Fife is the only retreat in Scotland to currently host Holotropic Breathwork Weekends, which offer a journey 'through your inner landscape'. Holotropic Breathwork was developed by Czech-born psychiatrist Dr. Stanislav Grof & his wife, Christina, as a substance-free … Read more
  • Why 2019 could be the year of witchcraft…
    Witchcraft isn't just for Halloween, it's a growing trend that's here to stay, says Centre of Excellence founder Sara Lou-Ann Jones Although the Centre of Excellence offers more than 1,000 online courses on all sorts of topics – from candle making and yoga, to life coaching and beauty therapy – it's the psychic and supernatural … Read more
  • Stopping smoking? How hypnotherapy can be a breath of fresh air
    With the Stoptober campaign underway across the UK, Edinburgh hynotherapist Susan Watson explains how hypnotherapy can help people kick the habit for good Recent figures suggest tobacco is still killing around 7 million people every year. Despite nearly 100,000 people in the UK dying from smoking related illnesses annually, one in five adults are still regular … Read more
  • Edinburgh escape room to offer Scotland’s first mazeophobia therapy
    Escape Reality in Edinburgh is set to run Scotland's first behavioural therapy sessions to help people suffering from mazeophobia (a fear of getting lost) following new research which has highlighted just how prominent the phobia really is. The attraction, which is Edinburgh's newest immersive escape room experience, will be running a series of seminars from … Read more