Summer Newsletter 2023

Life can be hectic and we sometimes forget to give ourselves time to recharge, talk, relax and gather our thoughts.
We carry ailments mentally and physically , delaying our own nurturing process.
Here at the Blue Lotus Therapy Centre we offer an array of therapies , an holistic approach to your well being.

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The Communication Square
Life Coach Brian Tregunna explains how to make sure important conversations go well.

Sometimes we begin important conversations with the best of intentions but for some reason things just don’t go well. One very simple and effective approach to help ensure we have good productive conversations is to use the ‘Communication Square’ to create an appropriate structure and process.

Make sure you are the right person having the conversation at the right time and in the right place, talking about the right subject in the right way.

Use the Communication Square as a quick aide- memoire to ask yourself …

Am I the right person to be having this conversation?

Is this the right time? Ie able to focus and concentrate.

Is this the right place? ie private and safe

How can I make sure I include the right content? details, language, questions.

How do I make sure I contribute to this conversation in the right way? ie pace, tone, tempo, volume, body language.

Eye Contact: demonstrates interest, shows sincerity.

Body Language: matching body language improves the effectiveness of your message. Appropriate gestures help to add emphasis.

Voice: a level, modulated tone is usually convincing and acceptable.

Words: choosing your words carefully. Being accurate and precise to ensure your message is clear, concise and easily understood.

Listen: either attentively or empathically, depending on the circumstance. Allow silence to give people time to think.

Timing: use your judgement to maximise receptivity and impact. Decide how well the conversation is going and adjust your approach accordingly.

If you would like to learn more about important life skills, please contact Brian Tregunna via 07856571163 or

A thought for today


If you are experiencing chronic bloating, especially after meals, or suspect you have a hiatus
hernia, you may want to learn more about this condition. A hiatus hernia is when part of the
stomach moves through an opening in the diaphragm and into the chest. It can happen due
to age-related weakening of the diaphragm, and it is more common in people over 50 or
who are overweight, as well as pregnant women.

The diaphragm is a muscle that separates the lungs from the abdomen. It helps our
breathing process and prevents acid and food from escaping the stomach and moving up
the oesophagus. The walls of the stomach have muscle, and a thickened area of muscle
called a sphincter, acts as a valve, opening to let food into the stomach and closing to
prevent food and acid from backing up into the oesophagus.

Up to one-third of people over 50 in the UK have a hiatus hernia, but many experience no
symptoms, which can be due to the oesophagus tissues losing sensation after being
damaged by acid. Hiatus hernia can also lead to symptoms like palpitations, which can be
caused by the Vagus nerve running through the stomach and being irritated by acid.

There are two types of hernia, the sliding hiatus hernia which accounts for 80% of cases and
can lead to acid reflux, and the less common para-oesophageal hiatus hernia, where other
organs, like the pancreas or spleen, protrude through the diaphragm hole.

Hiatus hernias can cause acid reflux by increasing the pressure in the abdomen and pushing
the stomach upward. Other causes include prolonged coughing, heavy lifting, pregnancy,
aging, and excessive intestinal bloating. Symptoms of hiatus hernias include acid reflux,
chest pain, belching, difficulty swallowing, and regurgitation.

To manage acid reflux and hiatus hernias, it is essential to adopt lifestyle changes and avoid
certain foods and drinks like alcohol, caffeine, citrus fruits, chocolate, fried foods,
carbonated drink, dairy and processed foods. Smaller meals, thorough chewing, and not
eating after 7 pm can also help. Taking digestive enzyme before meals, probiotics or kefir (if
dairy tolerant), and activated charcoal capsules can benefit digestive and gut health as well
as the immune system. Additionally, colonic hydrotherapy can relieve abdominal pressure
and bloating associated with acid reflux by removing gas and waste from the colon and
assist in balancing the microbiome.

Jill Guiver

Dip FPCH Colon Hydrotherapist

Fully Qualified, Insured and RICTAT Registered

Dip Menopause Wellness IPHM

+44(0)7982 176521

We would like to welcome Abhik to the Blue Lotus Therapy Centre

BSc. Sports and Exercise Therapy

I am a trained Sports Therapist with an interest in
holistically treating musculoskeletal injuries and providing
exercise rehabilitation. I use a variety of massage
techniques which include remedial massage, deep tissue
massage and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue

My treatment is individualised to the requirements and
needs of the client, and I believe in following up the
massage with a suitable exercise prescription.

Is Hayfever making your life miserable?
Do you suffer watery eyes, runny nose, itching and sneezing at this time of year?
Do you feel tired and have sinus pain?
Did you know that acupuncture may help?
Acupuncture can relieve uncomfortable seasonal allergy symptoms like sneezing and nasal congestion. Two or three treatments can be enough to provide relief for you this summer and some clients find the positive effects of acupuncture reduces their hayfever symptoms for years to come.
Acupuncture works by regulating our response to allergens such as tree and grass pollens.
It reduces inflammation and swelling in the nasal passages and sinuses to provide relief from hayfever symptoms.
Acupuncture stimulates the body’s own healing response. It triggers the release of endorphins within the body to reduce pain and promote relaxation.
Treatment is tailored to suit a clients individual need.
Contact the to book or message me
Mobile number 07837350462