Category Archives: complimentary therapies

energise you!

We love this new book Energise You! Energy expert Oliver Gray has condensed years of research and experience into this easy to read guide offering practical advice to get more energy in your day. Perfect to follow after a detox if you feel a bit lost as to how to maintain healthy habits in your life. In summary the book covers

  • Mind management – how to stay positive, happy and energised
  • Nutrition – how to lose weight easily and achieve great energy
  • Sleep – the secret to great sleep so you awake feeling energised
  • Exercise – how to get fit and energised with or without a gym
  • Computer use – healthy computer practices that keep you energised
  • Re-energise – how to re-energise mind and body
  • Work-life balance – how to achieve balance in all the areas of your life
  • Quick fix chapter – 50 extra actions that will boost your energy NOW

Available online via this link Energise You. To find out more about Oliver see his website

detox prep

Want to get the most out of your detox? Then putting in good preparation is key. Cleaning up your diet is an obvious one, but there are other therapies that can help ‘prime’ your body for the detox process. Take for example Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) a gentle rhythmic massage designed to stimulate the lymphatic vessels and encourage the flow of lymph fluids, and has the beneficial effect of removing toxins and excess water from the body’s tissues.We spoke to Nina Thorstensson from KX Spas to find out more about how MLD can improve the detox process.

How is MLD carried out? “It’s  a ‘light touch’ manual treatment which normally covers the whole body during one hour”

How can MLD help the detox process? “The MLD treatment is very beneficial during the detox process because it increases the body’s removal of waste products, toxins and excess fluids. It also has a relaxing effect on the nervous system and therefore promotes digestion, and improves constipation. It also helps to reduce general inflammation and improves ones immune system as it helps to distribute the lymphocytes (defence cells)”

When is the best time to come in for a treatment? “Clients should come for MLD during and after the detox process but it would also be beneficial to start with some treatments before as this will most likely make you feel better if your system is ‘up&running’ more efficiently before you start the detox.

Bookings can be made at KX-Spa by calling directly on 020 7581 7250


KX – Life 151 Draycott Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 3AL

Back to balance

Detoxing has been used since ancient times as a way to bring the body back into balance. Long before pollution and pesticides detoxing was used to help cleanse the body from natural metabolic by-products, old hormones and to allow the digestive system time to repair. It was also used to help clear the mind and help let go of emotions and tensions in the body.

A holistic approach to health is important and there are many complementary therapies that can help let go of tension in the body, especially when it comes to back health. One such therapy is Atlas Realignment. The Atlas (named after the mythological giant who carried the world on his shoulders) is thought to be misaligned in a staggering 90% of humans. This can manifest as back pain, chronic fatigue, neck pain, headaches and migraines.

Like detoxing, Atlas Realignment is a technique that is not new but experiencing a resurgence in popularity. The Mayan and Egyptian cultures practiced manual positioning of “The Atlas” which is the first cervical vertebra located directly beneath the skull.

The Atlas Clinic located in London’s Harley Street is run by Michael Voigts, an osteopath with over 25 years of experience and the only osteopath in the UK qualified to practice The AtlasPROFilax® method.

“While sufferers of back and neck pain resign themselves to repeat visits to osteopaths and chiropractors to treat a myriad of complaints associated with spinal health, The AtlasPROFilax® method delivers a restorative healing to the patient in one application (one further appointment to assess the reposition of the atlas bone is essential). Once realignment of the atlas is accomplished (immediately following the application) dramatic changes can occur physically and emotionally and patients are guided through the likelihood of what to expect. Typical reactions are varied and include a relief of neck and back pain, boosted immune system, increased peripheral vision and sharpened senses, correction of leg length discrepancy, re-balance of the pelvis, freedom from tension and headaches and a heightened sense of euphoria.”

“What’s exciting is the feedback we are receiving from a wide range of clients, all commenting positively on the application and the effect(s) it has had on their lives – these clients range from ballerinas to doctors, footballers and athletes, yoga and pilate teachers to city traders, high court judges and 9 year old children”.

To find out more about how Atlas Realignment can help you get back into balance contact Michael Voigts at the Altas Clinic –