Sunday, 20 February 2011

Christmas Raffle 2010

We are delighted to report that we collected £115 for our 3 chosen charities during our Christmas raffle.  Tracy donated a £50 voucher for any therapy at Rolls Mill Health Centre to the winner, Mrs Spicer.  Proceeds were split between Ataxia UK, Dorset Wildlife Trust and Children in Need.

Zumba - Keep fit

Tracy writes:
I was asked to take a few photos tonight for a friend who is a Zumba teacher.    Over a hundred men and (mostly) women worked out to upbeat music in the local Zumbathon party held at The Exchange in Sturminster Newton.  This form of exercise is fun, fast and well sweaty really! Zumba is a way to get/keep fit whilst having a smile on your face and a with a few whoops later I'm sure everyone burnt multiple calories.  In fact it is reported that you can burn 600 - 900 calories an hour by choosing this dance based work out.  Worth giving a go with a class near you, but I reckon you need a degree of fitness already to get the most from it without causing injury.  But think of it 900 calories .....gone....! Oh and did I mention the party had a Mexican theme.  Full credit to the lass who dressed as a cactus and danced flat out in her costume for over 2 hours (got to be 1200 calories there me thinks!) 

I am often asked by my patients which form of exercise would benefit them and my answer is always the same;  it has to be something you enjoy, otherwise the likelihood of continuing to exercise is slim. My personal preferred choice is dance (belly dancing usually) but I'm a fan of any exercise form that a patient chooses to raise the heart rate somewhat and gets that blood and lymph circulating.  Walking the dog is my other personal favourite.  Whatever the weather you have to get out there in the elements and get a good lung full of fresh air! 

Bear in mind it is necessary to "unwind" your body if you chose a one sided sport (such as raquet sports).  I advise my patients to cool down by playing a game with their opposite hand. (which can be like beginning all over again in the chosen sport...!)

Friday, 18 February 2011

About Rolls Mill

The Aim of Rolls Mill is to provide a range of complementary therapies to help individuals become and remain healthy and to be free from disease and discomfort or even just to relieve the symptoms of stress. It is especially for those who want to take responsibility for their own health, wellbeing and vitality.

To this end the centre also offers a comprehensive range of nutritional supplements, toiletries, personal care products and household cleaners to help both the user and the environment. 884 known toxic chemicals are routinely used in personal care products and part of the centre's mission is to highlight these dangers to health.

Users of Rolls Mill often comment on the relaxing atmosphere. All rooms have wooden panelled ceilings, 2 with skylights, which can be very therapeutic on their own! "Cranky" & "Clinical" this centre definitely is NOT! We aim to provide a comprehensive range of therapeutic techniques to help you stay well or bring balance and Harmony back to your life. Get yourself back on track - we have the tools to help or you can gift a treatment using our gift vouchers.