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  • Want To Get YOUR KIDS Into GOOD HABITS Now?

    Every parent and carer wants their children to be healthy, but life in 2016 can limit the amount of exercise they get. We know that, and at Halo we have devised a whole range of activities to get tots moving from day one (well almost!). Visit our website www.haloleisure.org.uk to see the full range or […]

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  • Introducing JON COOMBES

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  • Why MASSAGE? By Matthew Barrett

    Working as a personal trainer and strength coach for a few years involved a lot of studying the mechanics of exercise and physiology. It made me aware of how weak links in a muscular chain can effect the total outcome of a movement, so progression into massage was a natural step for me. I have […]

  • MASSAGE And Its Effect On Structural Alignment

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  • Horticultural Therapy Garden At Headley Court In Bloom For First Time

    Horticultural Therapy can be defined as ‘the use of plants by a trained professional as a medium through which certain clinically defined goals can be met.’ In 2015, 451 patients received 1,499 sessions of Horticultural Therapy. All must be referred by their Occupational Therapist (OT) and each session has reasons for referral, goals and outcomes […]

  • Let’s Talk: POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

    Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder caused by very stressful, frightening or distressing events. It is estimated to affect about 1 in every 3 people who have a traumatic experience, but it’s not clear exactly why some people develop the condition and others don’t. The types of events that can cause PTSD […]

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