We hope everyone has had time to relax and enjoy the summer. It does seem so far away now with Autumn settling in.

Remember if you would like to give someone special a gift to remember treat them to a Gift Voucher available for all our therapies & classes.


Learning About & Cooking with Plant-Based Proteins

Learn how to cook with tofu, tempeh, seitan, beans, quinoa and other plant-based proteins. Ideal for vegetarians, vegans, and people interested in healthy living, and catering for others.

Saturday 19th October 10am to 12noon. Cost £20

Learning About & Cooking with Seaweeds

Learn how to cook with seaweeds and about their amazing health benefits. We will be covering soups, stews, salads, condiments and sushi recipes, and will be mostly vegan and gluten-free!

Saturday 23th November 10am to 12noon. Cost £20

Qi Gong: Movement & Relaxation Exercises

Regularly classes held at the Blue Lotus in blocks of 4 weekly sessions for £28 on Wednesdays 6.30 to 7.30pm and Thursdays 11am to 12noon.  

For more information:

Or contact your tutor Dave Sowden on:

07791 042260

Our Congratulations to Gemma Starling

We would like to share Gemmas wonderful news upon graduating from The Acupuncture Academy in Royal Leamington Spa, Gemma was awarded with a Distinction and was also Highly Commended for her clinical work. Her training was extensive and covered all aspects of Chinese medical and acupuncture theory, with a focus on the five element approach. Gemma is now working as a Traditional Acupuncturist from the Blue Lotus.

Making Healthy Snacks

Half-day workshop on how to make wholesome, tasty and healthy snacks as an alternative to commercially available snacks ie. crisps, biscults etc. Ideal to be kept in the fridge for nibbles and for packed lunch. All the recipes are VEGAN, FREE from OVER REFINED SUGAR and some will be GLUTEN FREE !

Your tutor is Dave Sowden, qualified Macrobiotics Cook & Health Coach, with over 20 years experience of complementary and natural health care.

Saturday 2 nd  March 2019 – 10am to 12.30pm

Cost :£20

Venue Blue Lotus Therapy Centre, Scorrier TR16 5AU

For further information & booking contact Dave on :

07791 042260

Yin-Yang of Health , Food & Vitality

Saturday 9th February 2019 –  10 am to 4pm  –  Cost £40

Booking required Dave Sowden 07791042260 Ki to Health

1 day workshop exploring health , food & vitality based on Macrobiotics and Oriental philosophy of Yin-Yang, the complementary and opposing forces of the universe. There will be underlining theory, practical exercise and a cooking demo, to help you develop healthy habits and boost vitality.                                                                      Wholesome Macrobiotic vegan lunch is provided.


We hope that everyone had a chance to enjoy our beautiful summer weather, we are blessed to live in such a splendid county.Signs of Autumn are appearing , slowly creeeping in, changing the landscape, colours and temperatures.

Press Release ……. our Congratulations to Nicolle

Nicolle Mitchell, accredited massage practitioner and trainer, has been shortlisted for 3 awards.Nicolle runs her practice at The Blue Lotus Therapy Centre in Scorrier near Redruth and visits people in the community if they find clinic access difficult.                                                                                                                                                  Nicolle has been shortlisted for Complementary Therapist of the Year with the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT), a professional body that supports complementary professionals & promotes excellence within the industry and aim to shine a spotlight on therapists who set the bar for great practice. Last year’s winner in this category was Barbara Scott who provides reflexology to clients who have difficulty conceiving. Barbara researched the subject extensively developing her own reflexology treatment protocols and worked with Cardiff Metropolitan University for a reflexology study and research paper.  Nicolle is one of 8 finalists in the category and the winners will be announced at a special FHT conference on 29th November being held at                       The King’s Fund, London.

The second is an award for Mental Health & Wellbeing with the Complementary Therapy Awards,organised by Chamberlain Dunn, the first year of this industry award celebrating excellence in this field. Nicolle has been shortlisted for her specialist work in treating people who live with dementia with dignity & delivering her innovative, award winning course, “How to Massage People who have Dementia” across the UK. The award will be presented on the 18th October at The Cumberland Hotel in London.

Finally, Nicolle was nominated for a Care Award for her work within the NHS Community Adult Speech & Language in providing support for people with communication, voice & swallow difficulties. She was put forward for her people centred & empathic approach to patients. The winners of the award will be announced at Eden on the 3rd November.

Nicolle states, “To be shortlisted for any award is thrilling! My work can be challenging, so having my hard work recognised & celebrated means a huge amount to me. It is a great opportunity to convey the power of meaningful touch & connection, especially for people who live with dementia. The recognition inspires me to take my work further & encourage others to get creative about improving people’s lives with compassion.”

Christopher Byrne, FHT President, said: ‘Having looked through all of this year’s entries during the shortlisting process for the FHT Excellence Awards, we were once again really impressed by the calibre of those who entered, along with the diverse range of services and support they offer. Good luck to our finalists and keep up the excellent work.’For booking or enquiries, feel free to contact Nicolle:

Tel: 07899 944650


Monthly Articles W.M.N. “West” written by Brian Tregunna

Starting on Saturday 20th October, Brian Tregunna will be writing a regular monthly mental health & wellbeing feature for the Western Morning News ‘West’ magazine supplement that is published every Saturday.
Please check-out the magazine for his articles, top tips and news items.
If you have any information that you would like Brian to share then please send details to: or contact him on 07856571163

Crystal Healing

If you have ever wondered about Crystal Healing, how it works and the benefits , Karen Bullock  has given a lovely description and is available for bookings . Karen Bullock 07521003196

What is Crystal Healing?

By using crystals they produce certain vibrations to help balance, align and cleanse your 7 chakras. Placing the crystals on the chakra focuses the energy where needed for healing and balancing needs to occur.  Reiki energy is used to work with the crystals to see which chakras require the most cleansing. Crystal healing can help to cleanse and unblock our chakras from sometimes many years of negative self-talk, absorbing of negative energy from others and also with ongoing health issues.

Each of our 7 chakras is connected with specific colours, foods, and gemstones. In the busy world we live in today, the human energy field can easily become unbalanced. A chakra is a word that means “wheel”

The crystals used are small flat palm stones which lay on the relevant chakra points throughout the treatment.  Our chakra points and associated crystal are:

Crown Chakra – just above the head, amethyst

Brow chakra – centre of the forehead just above the eyebrows, Lapis Lazuli

Throat chakra – in the centre of the throat, Blue Lace Agate

Heart chakra – in the centre of the heart, Malachite

Sacral Chakra – just below the belly button, Citrine

Base Chakra – at the coccyx at the base of the spine, Red Jasper

How does Crystal healing work?

Imagine your body is like an orchestra. In an orchestra, each section needs to be kept ‘in tune’, so that the sound quality is at its best. If an instrument is ‘out of tune’, it affects the sound of the whole orchestra. If a body part or your emotions or mind become ‘out of tune’ with stress or illness it affects all of you. Crystal healing helps to get things back ‘in tune’ again.

What are the benefits of Crystal healing?

Crystal healing is a holistic treatment: it works on all levels of a person.. Everyone’s experience is individual, though you may experience any of these effects:

Physically – relief from aches and pains, more energy, a de-toxification, restful sleep

Mentally – relief from stress, calmness, clarity, more focus

Emotionally – a release of “old” emotions, a sense of well-being, balance

Spiritually – a “lightness” of being, more connectedness, more purpose

Could massage boost your immune system?

Here is an interesting link to the TV show Trust Me I’m a Doctor, their experiment came up with some intersting results .

Whats On at the Blue Lotus Therapy Centre ?

We have several workshops coming up that you may be interested in

Learn to Cook with Vegetable Proteins –                  Saturday 20th October 10 am to 12.30

This is now fully booked but more dates for classes will follow, please contact Dave Sowden for more information on 07791042260.

Dare to Blossom Life Coaching – Full Cycle- Being You  Saturday 17th November 10am to 1 pm

Run by Mary Lunnen , ” Stepping into Your Power” programme. For more information and to book please contact mary on 07778771021 or visit

Managing Difficult Conversations  on                             Tuesday 20th November in Truro              Brian Tregunna is delivering a 1 day course on Managing Difficult Conversations on Tuesday 20th November in Truro. Relevant to situations in the workplace and at home, the course will include details such as managing the unconscious mind, communication skills, assertiveness and resilience.

For further details on the above event, contact Brian on 07856571163 or

A short course in Stress Awareness and Wellbeing , taken from  The B:EACH Programme              ( Balance:Emotions,Acceptance,Change=Health)                          Saturday 24th November                     9.30 am to 1 pm (ladies only )    1.30 pm to 5 pm (men only) £35 advanced bookings only

Learn how to recognise and reduce the stress in your life with a range of skills and knowledge. Supportive, friendly and relaxed sessions are run by Kate , a registered Stress Management Consultant, with over 15 years of NHS therapist experience. Contact Kate at or 07391893207 to book or for more information. See website for futher details

Life-Skills Study Day                                                                                                                                                Brian Tregunna and Ashley Gordon will be hosting a Life-Skills Study Day at St Endellion near Port Isaac on Saturday 6th April 2019. Based upon the principles explained in their popular self-help life coaching book, ‘A Life Now Worth Living’, the day will be practical and interactive, covering subjects such as taking responsibility, strengthening self-awareness, using your imagination positively, finding inspiration and achieving life goals.

For further details on the above event, contact Brian on 07856571163 or









WORKSHOP: How to Cook with Plant Based Proteins


Half-day workshop on planted-based proteins from a scientific and macrobiotic insight.

Learn about cooking with tofu, tempeh, seitan, beans, quinoa, and other plant-based sources.

Ideal course for vegetarians, vegans, people interested in health living, and catering.

There will also be a cooking demo and tester sessions to try out different plant-based recipes.

The workshop is facilitated by Dave Sowden, Massage Therapist, Macrobiotic Health Coach, Reiki & Qigong Teacher.

Saturday 20 October – 10am to 12.30pm

Cost is £20.

Held at the Blue Lotus Therapy Centre,Scorrier Business Park, Redruth, TR16 5AU

For further information & booking contact Dave on:

07791 042260 or


An experiential workshop exploring the five transformational elements of Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal with Qi Gong (Chi Kung) movement, mindfulness, and meditation exercises.

This workshop is facilitated by Dave Sowden, Massage Therapist, Macrobiotic Health Coach, Reiki & Qigong Teacher.

Saturday 6 October – 10.00am to 4.00pm

Cost is £45 and includes a light vegetarian lunch

Held at the: Blue Lotus Therapy Centre,

Scorrier Business Park, Redruth, TR16 5AU

For further information & booking contact Dave on:

07791 042260 or