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24th June 2018 
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HEALTH BLOG and QUALIFICATIONS

HEALTH BLOG
Delta's interest in healthy living stems from working for over 6 years delivering combined reflexology & acupuncture clinics within the NHS, over this time she gained valuable clinical hours treating a range of people presenting differing health needs.




May 2018
Who said relaxing was easy? As with most habits they can soon become automatic reactions.

Shifting our brainwaves between different rhythms often throws up not only physical resistance like comfort eating, suddenly needing to clean, chat to close ones, watch TV and more but its these various scenarios playing out in our minds which can lead to a potentially endless list of avoidance actions. How we choose to respond to those stories in our minds are the threads weaving our daily experiences. The way we relate between our head and body, our breath, toes, with friends, colleagues and so on are things which shape us.

Recently I started a short meditation course and as keen as I am to get involved with the program I found adjusting to my new timetable challenging. The changes I eventually made gave me deeper awareness of how the stories we follow in our mind weaves together our daily experiences. The way we relate to work or even to the person at the supermarket checkout matters, giving these moments attentive care or adopting a neutral approach has a cumulative impact on ourselves and those around us. So what is it you’d like to create with your actions?

This month although a complete novice, I’d wanted to prune a plumb tree for some time. Planning, having effective tools and awaiting the right weather conditions was essential. Then once it was pruned in the following weeks, the trees response was to flourish.

Similarly gifting yourself the time to release unhelpful reactions through South London Yoga, restful Reflexology or Acupuncture builds resilience from which fluid transitions unfold between our urges to be active and our capacity to repair, rejuvenate and renew. Allowing us to smartly cultivate the valuable time we choose to spend working, playing or resting.
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April 2018
Adjusting to Spring and it’s transformative potential means tapping into our understanding of how life is less about struggling to survive and more a dance where we’re learning to thrive. Regularly clients come for treatment saying they’d like me to focus on a specific problem maybe neck, shoulder, pelvic, back pain or they don’t know what they want but simply to feel better, then by the close of treatment find relief from discomfort they’d only been vaguely aware of. Often articulating what’s causing health issues isn’t necessary but accessing solutions which consistently prove they work for you is crucial.

Through this process I’ve been turning around my own chronic health problems and over time have given up habits that’s brought up a lot of resistance in me. Which is why when clients feel safe enough to let go of assumptions and embrace opportunities for self renewal we look at planning follow up treatments to help make tangible their worth on personal as well as general health levels. Regularly experiencing the transformative benefits of Tibetan Yogas, Acupuncture, Reflexology anchors us to a sense of resilience, so even challenging situations, do not have to overwhelm.

Understanding how to give up fighting, letting go of over stimulation and rejoining the dance of life is where disarmament, reflection and renewal becomes more than just desirable.

After all we live on a rock that has a molten centre and hurtles through the vastness of this solar system whilst reacting to our Sun, a star which can be seen as a nuclear reaction offering life giving properties. These along with innumerable other factors such as more easy access to unfolding events via social media, means having congenial points of reference within ourselves, beyond the digital, offers balancing ways to build sustainable quality from our life experiences.
Who said relaxing was easy? As with most habits once familiar they can soon become automatic reactions.

Shifting our brainwaves between different rhythms often throws up not only physical resistance like suddenly needing to clean, chat to close ones, watching TV. The various scenarios in our minds leading to us these avoidance actions, those steps towards our aims, are the threads from which we weaves our daily experiences. How we relate between our head and body, our breath, toes, with friends, colleagues, all things shapes us.

Recently I started a short meditation course as keen as I am to get involved with the program I found adjusting to my new timetable challenging. The changes I eventually made gave me deeper awareness of how the stories we follow in our mind weave our daily experiences. When we’re relating be that, between our head and body, our breath and toes, with friends, colleagues, to our work even the person at the supermarket checkout, giving attentive care or a neutral approach builds an cumulative impact on our lives and that of those around us.

This month although a complete novice, I’d wanted to prune a plumb tree for some time. Planning, having effective tools and awaiting the right weather conditions was essential. Then once completed in the following weeks the trees response, was to flourish.

Similarly gifting yourself the time to release unhelpful reactions through Reflexology or Acupuncture builds resilience from which fluid transitions can happen between our urges to be active and our capacity to repair, rejuvenate and renew.

Freeing us to navigate fluid transitions between our need to contract, react and do with our capacity to repair, rejuvenate and renew. Allowing us to smartly cultivate valuable time when at work, play or rest. Who said relaxing was easy? As with most habits once familiar they can soon become automatic reactions.

Shifting our brainwaves between different rhythms often throws up not only physical resistance like suddenly needing to clean, chat to close ones, watching TV. The various scenarios in our minds leading to us these avoidance actions, those steps towards our aims, are the threads from which we weaves our daily experiences. How we relate between our head and body, our breath, toes, with friends, colleagues, all things shapes us.

Recently I started a short meditation course as keen as I am to get involved with the program I found adjusting to my new timetable challenging. The changes I eventually made gave me deeper awareness of how the stories we follow in our mind weave our daily experiences. When we’re relating be that, between our head and body, our breath and toes, with friends, colleagues, to our work even the person at the supermarket checkout, giving attentive care or a neutral approach builds an cumulative impact on our lives and that of those around us.

This month although a complete novice, I’d wanted to prune a plumb tree for some time. Planning, having effective tools and awaiting the right weather conditions was essential. Then once completed in the following weeks the trees response, was to flourish.

Similarly gifting yourself the time to release unhelpful reactions through Reflexology or Acupuncture builds resilience from which fluid transitions can happen between our urges to be active and our capacity to repair, rejuvenate and renew.

Freeing us to navigate fluid transitions between our need to contract, react and do with our capacity to repair, rejuvenate and renew. Allowing us to smartly cultivate valuable time when at work, play or rest.
To make a booking Click here to email or 07751908414


March 2018
In the Northern hemisphere we pass the Equinox and are gifted with significant shifts towards increased daylight. Many including me will be glad of this change of climate. At Springtime nature surges to reaffirm new ways of being and the fecundity of life is displayed in abundance. The different shapes we shift into and out of during Tibetan Yoga coaching sessions reflect the seasonal change of pace by offering us fresh chances to observe how we release stagnation be they emotional, physical or psychological. These sessions are designed to increase confidence through movement by testing how willing we are to safely engage muscle groups usually given little attention. Finding an individual flow through the yoga postures is counter balanced by timely moments of rest. Allowing our natural repair, renew and rejuvenation processes to engage and come to the fore. At the same time our over worked adrenal system gets respite from our almost incessant need to be active.

It’s said most communications between people is non verbal so mindful observations of how we react to yoga tasks helps to give you a fuller sense of self awareness as well as emotional intelligence in our encounters with others. Being watchful and lacking judgment of our self talk helps with negotiating the complex challenges that makes up urban living. Be these preconceived assumption about how we look and what this might or might not say about our character. By prioritising self enhancing values like regular reflexology acupuncture, yoga, diverse cardiovascular programs, other body work treatments, spending time in nature we gain greater discernment for tuning into our inner compass. As we take actions to be the architecture in our own lives we honour our need to harness support systems necessary to pursue what we hold dear or more simply just to be.
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February 2018

How did you fair over the holidays, is it taking time to adjust and shift gears back into regular routines or have you already moved on, maybe even trying out fresh ideas for this New Year.

Recently during a spontaneous chat with a taxi driver about tackling deeply ingrained dehydration, I realised during our short trip with heavy food shopping that for now eating alkaline foods are great choices for me. Along with profoundly better hydration I’ve improved my quality of sleep and am better able to pace myself throughout the day. And yes I do go to the bathroom more its true but for me that’s a good thing.

Feedback from medium term cycle clients tells me the changes I’ve made helps me to keep on track with connecting to their essential expectations from their Clapham reflexology and acupuncture treatments. Through my varying the pace of how I work with clients, prioritising helping to create spaces within which gently shift between relaxation, balance and energised qualities. It’s by providing bespoke blends of different styles appointments give you a range of mood changing experiences.

By starting this New Year embracing it’s transformative potential through the nurturing benefits of acupuncture and the body conditioning improvements of regular reflexology there’s sustainable help for you to embody marked change. Alongside these the cleansing power of water, be it plain, coconut or water combined with foods like cucumber, limes, lemons etc can bring about growth.

So far, what’s making these choices been like for you, particularly when faced with developments potentially contrary to your resolved intensions? By responding in fresh ways along with the supportive healing power of the therapeutic encouragement offered by Clapham reflexology and acupuncture treatments, you’ll be assisted as you shape this year into one best suited to fulfilling your needs.

To make a booking Click here to email or 07751908414

January 2018
As we emerge from festivities how did you fair over the holidays, are you taking time to adjust to shifting gears back into regular routines or have you already moved on and maybe even trying out fresh ideas for this New Year.

Recently during a spontaneous chat with a taxi driver about tackling deeply ingrained dehydration, I realised during our short trip with heavy food shopping that for now eating alkaline foods are great choices for me. Along with profoundly better hydration I’ve had improved quality sleep and am better able to pace myself throughout the day. And yes I do go to the bathroom more its true but for me that’s a good thing.

Feedback from my medium term cycle clients tells me the changes I’ve made are helping me keep on track with connecting to essential expectations they have for their Clapham reflexology and acupuncture treatments. Through changes in pace, prioritising helping to create spaces within you that gently shift between relaxation, balance and energised qualities whilst offering bespoke blends of different styles appointments provide you with a range of experiences.

Starting this New Year embracing it’s transformative potential through the nurturing benefits of acupuncture and the body conditioning improvements from regular reflexology can help you embody marked change. Alongside these the cleansing power of water, be it plain, coconut or water combined with foods like cucumber, limes, lemons etc can bring about growth. So far, what has making alternative choices been like for you, particularly when faced with developments potentially contrary to your resolved intensions been like. By responding in fresh ways along with the healing power of therapeutic encouragement your Clapham reflexology and acupuncture treatments give, you’ll be supported as you’re shaping this year into one best suited to fulfilling your needs.

To make a booking Click here to email or 07751908414

December 2017
At this time of year we may have many demands made of us and our time challenged by competing needs, all of which can tax our energies.
By talking with Clapham reflexology and acupuncture clients, there’s an emerging theme of a common desire to pursue a mixed approach to maintaining health priorities during the festive season. These balancing processes which may come about through trial and error could tests where our individual lines are to be drawn. In some ways these are also times where we might find out how our choices over the recent past sustains our resolve in the face of the range of festive expectations both from our self and others. If you’re also living with chronic health conditions are you planning to loosen up a little or perhaps finding tones which keeps you relatively well and connected to the spirit of these times.

On top of the usual festive considerations we in the northern hemisphere are settling into winter. We occupy a more shallow angle to the sun, bringing us shorter day light and a drop in temperature. A time for slowing down as even the most familiar things like going around in our local neighbourhood can with the potential for snow, ice or just the cold can seem to take longer to achieve.

With all these changes to the rhythm of days to negotiate Clapham reflexology and acupuncture offers antidotes which help us to regain our equilibrium and reboot us into our more vibrant grounded self. Given the potential for emotional challenges between now and the end of the year proactively receiving or giving gifts of reflexology and acupuncture can remind us of our brilliance whilst acting as essential pathways helping us stay in touch with all we hold most dear.

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November 2017
The season is shifting and we’re now adding more layers as times get colder. It’s at this time I feel more inclined to cover up but wonder if this means I also shrink Into myself a little physically. I know that our bodies tend to need more time than our brains to make changes and if stimulated a tendency to fall back into old tense patterns is an ongoing challenge.

Partly this can be about building or reconnecting with beneficial muscle memory to help us unwind from gripped physical tension.

Throughout my Clapham yoga coaching sessions I encourage participants to engage with their breath and when in different shapes to observe how their body weight feels.  By bringing mindful attention through our breathing to physical sensations or even our poor awareness of where we hold tension, the beneficial effects of letting go of the varying amounts of pent up stress through yoga coaching has a similar effect to wellbeing sensations experienced after Reflexology. 

As we calm our body's stress response, we lower our blood pressure, heart and respiratory rates, meaning we also reduce the release of stress hormones and bring more synchronised patterns to our mind and body responses. Simultaneously we help with regulating our metabolic function, lowering inflammation thus changing the way our body reacts to stress - not just during a Clapham yoga coaching session, but potentially throughout the rest of the day. By flowing with feelings of wellness and embodying more self assured habits, as we move into a season of festive goodwill, the benefits we experience for ourselves can also be enjoyed by those around us.

(These research results come from a Yoga study, published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, looking at 2,768 participants with an average age of 50).

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October 2017
To some extent balancing therapeutic insight and client expectations is about holding a point of steadiness and moderation. Of course finding this equilibrium may shift especially when meeting someone for the first time. Explaining the practice of either reflexology or acupuncture in easy to understand ways can mean adjusting my sense of stability to accommodate each clients need for therapeutic healing. Sustaining a positive place of coexistence with clients is an important part of this process.

When addressing resistance from someone who’s unsure what’s likely to happen during their treatment, recalling my first experience of acupuncture often helps. At the time intellectually I understood acupuncture looked different to how it feels to receive. Emotionally, it was a very different proposition to my fear based assumptions about what was being done to me. So anxiety around allowing someone to insert fine hair like needles into you, in some ways is understandable. What helps is being guided into a better state of relaxation before hand. Also within an auricular (ear) group treatment session seeing others receiving acupuncture can give reassurance and being able to choose to have magnets or seeds placed on ear points rather than needling or even adjusting the number of needles used, may enable a person to feel they have options around their treatment choice.

Acupuncture’s benefits last for a long while after it has finished. Whilst1% of treatments are painful it is a safe effective evidence based treatment that's proven to provide pain relief, reduce inflammation, help improve sleep and promote circulation. Traditionally acupuncture has been used as a preventative treatment which aims to keep you fit and well. In recent times it can be prescribed for pain relief and is increasingly sort to help with fertility concerns, in emergency/ crises situations and for facial issues.

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September 2017
Coming back after the summer break I’ve noticed when suggesting an increase to the length of an appointment rather than the amount of pressure applied during a Clapham reflexology treatment I also explain a little more about the nature of rest that can be experienced when having reflexology. By sleeping during treatments your body's healing processes are better able to respond to reflexology's therapeutic touch.

Assuming the level of pressure exerted by your reflexologist links with the amount of benefit gained from treatments is to some extent misplaced. Whilst factors like the temperature in the place you have reflexology, how you're responding to stress in the lead up to treatments and even your rapport with the practitioner, can be an influence. Our ability to/ interest in switching off from external stimulation also plays a part in how we respond. It can take time to find an optimum balance where you transition into a restful state. For some a combination of reflexology with cross reflex works or visualisations or even acupuncture helps with these adjustments.

Your ability to withdraw from external stimulation or say an over-active mind is a crucial part of what Clapham reflexology encourages. Other factors such as how comfortable you are with allowing self protective impulses to have less priority and how easy changing pace is for you may also influence how much pressure you think you want. Being time generous towards your treatment mainly allows you the space to adjust to changes happening during reflexology.

By finding this restorative state and allowing its benefits to influence how you choose to be day to day, it's more likely you'll be able to let go of that which no longer has value for you and so give the best of yourself to the things and people that matter to you the most.

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July 2017
Whilst coaching a private yoga South London session for beginners new to Tibetan Yogas it’s been a privilege to see participants progress over time. It’s great to hear about how they’re enjoying improved stillness of mind and greater awareness of the synchronicity between thoughts and actions when moving through postures. Achieving these deep levels of relaxation where your mood shifts for the better is a significant part of practising these yogas along with having a intense workout. It’s a shift that brings you in touch with feelings of calm stability and is also a key aspect of the benefits of receiving Clapham reflexology treatments, where a similar state is brought about through therapeutic touch.

Holding a state of uncontrolled restfulness is where our mind’s unaffected by thoughts and the different limitations of our bodies has opportunities to un-grip from physical tension. This restful state is particularly helpful in promoting our repair and renew processes.

Having insights into how it feels to be physically well is something we can shift out of almost without noticing, depending on many factors including our mood, the days events, quality/ amount of sleep, deadlines, types of exercise we’re able to do etc. It’s this need to take time to restore our mental, physical, emotional or other states of wellbeing which can be key to promoting our vitality.

Of course self help is essential but other things like our social networks have a part to play as well as very personal re-grouping processes such as the range of foods we eat, the benefits from natural remedies and medicines like reflexology, yoga and acupuncture. It’s through including these personal approaches as a routine part of what we do that enhancing our ability to live with confidence in each moment may be supported.

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June 2017
In many ways these have been disturbing times in the UK generally and unsettling for our capital city in particular. Being challenged by hostile acts can certainly bring up fears around vulnerability and can trigger trust issues. However London is a resilient city.

It's this inner resolve we seem to default to and it’s something which really struck me when I went to visit Grenfell Tower. Here I found myself joining in their outside community sound system tribute, close to it’s base. This spontaneous day event happened amist the smell of the burnt out tower and ended as it had started by participants holding hands with those who were familiar and others who were not. We all faced the tower block for 1 minute silence. It was a heart touching emotionally restorative pause and a reminder of the impetus behind our gathering, a contrast to the vibrancy of the event.

During these exceptional times, a mixture of feelings surface. I could see significant value was given to embracing a more considerate attitude towards others. Within this there is of course, the need for suitable justice for those effected alongside the necessity to get up each morning and simply carry on.

The silence was an opportunity for stillness, to be fully present honouring others. A reconnection in a self assured way, to positive aspects of ourselves and all who participated.

This quality of stillness is something reflexology offers. A space to gather ourselves, where hurt can be assisted to be released. At the same time as we're opening to creating shifts in our moods. The restorative healing that may happen, can be supported by supplementary cross reflex work. Giving a tangible sense of reflexology's healing potential. In these challenging times reflexology offers us ways to maintain balance whilst focusing our intentions.

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Delta Streete BA Hons CMA.

Delta is based in South London and worked for over 6 years as an Acupuncturist and Reflexologist in the NHS and is experienced in working with a range of clients within her general practice.

Qualifications and Experience
Having gained a BA Hons degree she went on to retrain and in 1997 qualified with distinction as a Reflexologist, from a course accredited by the Association of Reflexologists.  Alongside being a full member of the Complementary Medical Association (CMA) , Delta is a certified practitioner with the International School of Reflexology & Meridian Therapy who's teachings are based on traditional acupuncture principles. She also has a diploma in Preconception, Pregnancy & Post Natal Reflexology awarded by the London School of Reflexology. In addition, Delta is a qualified Reflexology & Cancer Care and Spinal Reflexology specialist awarded by Central London College of Reflexology.

Her continuing professional development studies include being trained in and supervising students of auricular acupuncture and gaining the qualification from Yuan Traditional Medicine College to practice facial rejuvenation acupuncture.

In 2007 she became a qualified 5 Tibetan Yogas Facilitator accredited by Lamp on the Path. She currently coaches Mindful Yogas within the Tibetan Yogas tradition privately in South London Chelsea Clapham Batterses Vauxhall. Click here to see Yogas video