Focus on the i in healthier!

Look out the window and the likelihood is you will be met by the sight of nature’s new life, growth and development. Spring has definitely sprung and as we enjoy the longer days and the outdoors becomes more of an attractive option, our bodies and minds seek to be more active. Time for rejuvenation!

Creative Chiropractic, Summer Health Plan, watermelom, summer, healthyIsn’t Rejuvenation a fantastic word? Defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as “the action or process of making someone or something look or feel better, younger or more vital.” As we slough off winter, many of us will be wanting to achieve at least one of these goals. It’s all about that balance of leading full and complex lives, often not making time for ourselves or simply not knowing where to start…

If you need a helping hand to brush off those cobwebs, to take a breath and make time for yourself and to feel energised, then we are on hand and offering the option of 3 special Summer Health Plans to boost your body and well-being…

SUMMER HEALTH PLANS, INTRO 30 min Health Guide £35, PLUS 30 min Health Guide, 60 min Active Lifestyle Session £65 (SAVE £20), COMPLETE 30 min Health Guide , 4 x 60 min Active Lifestyle Sessions 30 min Progress Review £195 (SAVE £75)A choice of 3 plans (right) allows you to choose what best suits you and if you opt for the bespoke 1-2-1 Active Lifestlye Sessions from one of our fully qualified Practitioners, you will be amongst the peaceful surroundings of Pensthorpe Natural Park too! These plans enable you to establish personal goals and time will be taken to talk about what you would like to achieve and how this can be made attainable.

Your starting point is our popular 30-minute Health Guide.

You’ll receive an immediate overview, providing insights including measurements of your Blood Pressure, Bone Mass, Visceral Fat, Body Fat, Muscle Mass and Metabolic Age to name a few. These important health indicators provide you with a starting block and an instant motivation tool which can be reviewed later on to measure your success once you have reached your goals.

Creative Chiropractic, Summer Health Plan, Health Guide, Rachael Curnow, Sophie Allsopp, Sophie & Boo

Rachael Curnow (right), Rehabilitation Specialist at Creative Chiropractic, putting Sophie Allsopp through her paces!

Sophie Allsopp (left), a busy Mum who is also the Founder and Director of her own business, Sophie & Boo, has taken part in our new Health Plan: “After the initial 30-minute Health Guide, I understood so much more about my body and what I needed to focus on and how I could make the changes. The support and guidance has been so brilliant as it was, and still is, all about what is right for me and how I can make it work, given my daily and weekly schedule.”

Once the initial 30 minute Health Guide has been completed, you have the opportunity to begin Active Lifestyle Sessions at the Practice, tailored to suit you and enable you to move one step forward at a time (or even two!), with the team on hand for encouragement and support.

“Taking part in a Health Plan Programme at Creative Chiropractic has enabled me to make those first (and, to be honest, somewhat nervous) important steps.” Like Sophie, many patients at the Practice initially arrive with their own concerns, restrictions and lack of confidence, but with the team’s support, guidance and encouragement, they have gone on to feel and experience very noticeable benefits including weight loss, a dramatic increase in energy levels, sleep improvement, a belief that they can make a change and an overall sense of wellbeing. As another patient explained “I used to turn up so miserable, but now my Va Va Voom is back and I genuinely feel so happy”.

After some initial nerves, Sophie has noticed improvements already. “I now look forward to my sessions at the Practice and I’m much less nervous about the activities and bespoke exercises. Having time to focus on myself has been pretty revolutionary actually and I feel different both mentally and physically. I have definitely felt a big change and can do so much more. I now have confidence in my body’s capabilities and I am able to believe the goals I have are attainable.” So give yourself that ‘me’ time you deserve and focus on the I in healthier!

As C.S. Lewis said, “Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different.” Many people who believed they couldn’t, have, and now it’s your turn! So, get your paddle, brace yourself, breathe, smile and get paddling your own canoe!

Want to try it?

The new Summer Health Plans are available to book now. If you want to let us help to achieve your goals for a younger and healthier you, call 01328 854325 or email: info@creativechiropractic.co.uk to book your appointment!

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Life in the fast lane with Chris Cockrell!

A former soldier and specialist in personal security, Creative Chiropractic Patient Chris Cockrell is an award-winning professional chauffeur at his company, Near and Far (www.nearandfarfakenham.co.uk) based in Fakenham. Mr Bownes caught up with high-flying Chris to talk about his career and how driving in excess of 80,000 miles a year doesn’t just take its toll on your vehicle…

Chris Cockrell, Near and Far, Chauffeur service, Fakenham, NorfolkAfter spending 20 years working in the Chauffeuring & close protection industry and looking after everybody from Royalty to the everyday person, Chris decided to set up Near and Far in 2013, a bespoke Chauffeur service.

With jobs varying between taking care of VIP’s and Celebrities and bringing Patients to the Practice at Pensthorpe, Chris caters for every customer and any occasion from dinner engagements, weddings to airport trips, with a keen focus on providing exceptional customer service.

Chris Cockrell, Near and Far, Chauffeur, Fakenham, NorfolkHis hard work has paid off after achieving two National Chauffeur Awards (Company of the Year and Best Small Chauffeur Business) for two years in a row!

Chris was also shortlisted for 3 years in a row for National Professional Driver of the Year as well as winning the Exceptional Customer Service Award at the EDP Norfolk & Suffolk Wedding Awards.

Chris was also featured on BBC Look East’s short documentary: ‘Life and times of a Chauffeur’ which you can watch by clicking here.

So how challenging is it to balance a healthy lifestyle with spending so much time on the road?

Chris drives over 80,000 miles per year and he admits it takes its toll. “Even though I drive the most up-to-date and modern vehicles, lack of exercise is the main hazard and by-product of my job. Without my visits to Creative Chiropractic, I would be in a real state and not be able function effectively.” Chris sees Practitioners, Michael (Chiropractor), Serena (Senior Massage Therapist) and Rachael (Rehabilitation Specialist) and they “keep me going!”

Driving Pains? Read on for our Practitioners' top tips to keep you mobile

Top tips to keep YOU mobile while driving…

If, like Chris, you spend hours a day driving, whether commuting to and from work, or ferrying the children around, then take a look at our Practitioners’ advice for maintaining your posture and minimising many common drivers’ ailments:

Michael I'Anson, Creative Chiropractic, chiropractor, fakenham, norfolk, chiropracticBecause driving can create significant stress to the neck and back, Chiropractor, Michael’s top tip is to tilt the rear view mirror. “Ensure you are in a good driving position and not too close or far away from the steering wheel.

The back of the seat should be tilted no more than 10º away from you with your elbows in a comfortable position to the side of the body. Now, tilt the rear view mirror up a notch so that if you inadvertently drop into a slouch, the mirror will reinforce the need to ‘sit-up straight.”

Away from the car? Click for a simple neck stretch you can do at home.

Serena Clarke, Senior Massage Therapist, Creative Chiropractic, Norfolk, FakenhamAnother common cause of back pain from driving is highlighted by our Senior Massage Therapist, Serena: “A phone or wallet in your back pocket continuously while driving can cause the pelvis to twist and misalign your spine over time. This can make back pain much worse, so my top tip is to take anything bulky out of your back pockets while you’re driving!”

Away from the car? Here’s Serena herself demonstrating a fantastic stretch for your glutes.

Rachael Kernow, Rehabilitation Specialist, Creative Chiropractic, Fakenham, NorfolkHow you hold the steering wheel is also important according to Rehabilitation Specialist, Rachael: “It’s all about the Right Angle! Instead of holding the steering wheel at the very top or right/ left side with one hand always have two hands on the wheel for safety and also to balance tension stress distribution through the musculoskeletal system. Keep elbows at right angles whenever possible and wrists straight.”

Away from the car? Click for a great shoulder stretch you can do.

(Safety is always the first priority, so please be aware to never make an adjustment that would hinder your view of the road or your mirrors.)

Pain driving you round the bend?

Mr Bownes, Creative Chiropractic, pain assessment, free appointment, chiropractor, Fakenham, Norfolk, Pensthorpe, back pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, headachesIf you have any niggling pains that might be caused by driving or any other aspect of your lifestyle, don’t forget you can take advantage of Creative Chiropractic’s Free 30 minute Pain Assessment appointment where a Practitioner can talk through your symptoms with you and any suggested treatment to get you back on track. If you or someone you know would find this useful, please get in touch with us on 01328 854325.

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£20 off a massage of your choice in our Mad March Massage offer!

When you buy a one hour massage gift voucher…

Perfect gifts for Mums to be, birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers. Available to purchase up to 29th March. Please call the Practice on 01328 854325 to order.

Terms and Conditions below:

Terms and Conditions

  • Call 01328 854325 to order massage gift vouchers.
  • Receive a £20 off voucher towards a massage of your choice when you buy a one hour massage gift voucher for someone else.
  • Offer available to purchase up to 29th March.
  • Vouchers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
  • Gift voucher and £20 off voucher both valid for six months from purchase date.
  • Both vouchers cannot be used by same recipient.
  • Recipient of one hour gift voucher not to have received a massage at Creative Chiropractic between 1st January and 1st March, 2018.
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Unleash the Therapeutic Power!

We all know that massage is great for you, but did you know that its benefits can actually be heightened just by using essential oils?

One of Creative Chiropractic’s Massage Therapists, Jess, gives us an insight into the unrivalled therapeutic power of a massage on tight muscles together with pre-blended essential oils…

It’s not such a well known fact that the nose contains 10 million neurons called olfactory receptors and they all reach out and catch odour molecules. The olfactory nerve is connected to our emotional centre in the brain called the limbic system. This part of the brain is also involved in controlling heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, reproductive behaviour, memory and our reaction to stress. Certain oils can stimulate specific neuro-chemicals within the nervous system, calming jangled nerves and stimulating the energy flow. The combination of the healing touch of massage together with essential oils work on the body and the mind at the same time.

Essential oils, plants, plant extracts, botanicalsFrom Ancient Egypt to Modern Times…

The earliest evidence we have of using aromatic extracts for beauty, culinary uses, spiritual and physical wellbeing is from 3000-2500 BC in Egypt, where essential oils featured in all aspects of daily life. The Greek physician, Hippocrates, was considered the ‘father of modern medicine’ and he studied and documented the medicinal influence of over 300 plants, reportedly advising, “The way to health is to have an aromatic bath and scented massage every day.” However, the birth of modern aromatherapy occurred in the 1920s when French Chemist René Gattefossé soaked his hand in lavender essential oil after burning himself, as it was the first thing he found. He was surprised that the wound healed so quickly. Before then, in the late 1800’s, researchers had begun using botanical extracts in studies and published their reports in respected medical journals.

Powerful Combination of Massage and Essential Oils…

At Creative Chiropractic, we use pre-blended massage oils by Naturally Thinking (www.naturallythinking.com), a British company specialising in all natural and pre-blended massage oils, each blended for a specific therapeutic and sensual purpose. They smell amazing and when used during a massage, will help to moisturise the skin and make it suppler. More importantly, the oils are drawn into the body through the skin, circulating around the bloodstream and traveling to different organs or body systems. For example, some stimulate circulation, increasing the rate of the elimination of toxins and others act on specific organs, increasing the secretion of body chemicals. Many are highly antiseptic and can also stimulate the production of endorphins which have a pain-relieving and anti-depressant effect. In the Practice, we can map a specific oil used in your massage to what you need…

So how do you feel?

TENSE BODY AND FOGGY MIND? We recommend:

Deep Tissue Massage, Muscle Rub, Creative Chiropractic, massage, treatment, massage oilDeep Tissue Massage with Muscle Rub.

Deep Tissue Massage focuses on deeper layers of muscles, tendons and fascia (connective tissue). It releases chronic muscle tension and muscle fibres whilst relaxing and soothing the muscle. Deep tissue massage is therapeutic, corrective and can release toxins to help the flow of oxygen, nutrients and with general circulation. This massage can be full body or focused on specific muscle groups.

Muscle Rub massage oil eases muscle tension and anxiety with warming Black Pepper, stimulating Rosemary, Sage to ease muscle tension and soothing Lavender. Click to read more about the ingredients and what they are good for…

NEED TO BOOST YOUR ENERGY LEVELS? We recommend:

Renewed Energy massage oil, Naturally Thinking, Pre and Post-Race Massage, Creative Chiropractic, Massage, Massage TherapyPre and Post-Race Treatment with Renewed Energy blended oils.

Pre-race treatments will help increase flexibility and reduce risk of injury. Post-race massage will help your body along with the recovery process.

Renewed Energy massage oil contains Bergamot, Eucalyptus and Lavender to refresh, invigorate and re-focus the mind. Click to read more about the ingredients and what they are good for.

TIRED MUSCLES FROM LOTS OF ACTIVITY AND OVERUSE? We recommend:

Sports Injury Massage, Training and Sports, massage oil, essential oils, sports injury, creative chiropracticSports Injury Massage with Training and Sports blended oils.

Hands-on techniques are used in Sports Injury Massage to manipulate the muscles, tendons and ligaments in the body to prevent or improve sports injuries. Sports Massage combines a variety of techniques including trigger pointing, stretching and mobilising. A specific therapy for pain relief and injury management.

Detoxifying Training and Sports blended oils contain Juniper Berry, circulation- stimulating Rosemary and warming Black Pepper will aid healthy muscle function and speedy soft tissue recovery. Click to read more about the ingredients and what they are good for.

POOR CIRCULATION AND IN NEED OF A KICK START TO YOUR DETOX? We recommend:

Manual Lymphatic Drainage, massage, massage oil, Skin Detox, Naturally Thinking, massage treatment, creative chiropracticMLD (Manual Lymphatic Drainage) Treatment with Skin Detox blended oils.

A whole-body technique is used combining very gentle pressure with a soft pumping movement in the direction of the lymph nodes. The reason for this light pressure is because the lymph vessels are superficial and too much pressure is thought to close these vessels and stop circulation.

This process allows the blood and lymph circulation to remove the waste and distribute nutrients and oxygen back around the body.

Skin Detox massage oil contains Juniper Berry, Orange and Grapefruit will enliven the skin and stimulate circulation to cleanse and purify the body. Click to read more about the ingredients and what they are good for.

NEED A BIT OF TIME OUT FROM THE DAILY GRIND? We recommend:

Creative Chiropractic Relaxation Massage with Tranquility & Calm Blended Essential Oils from Naturally ThinkingRelaxation Massage with Tranquillity & Calm blended oils.

The Relaxation Massage is the classic stress relieving treatment that leaves you with the ultimate feeling of relaxation and wellbeing. A really great treatment if you are new to massage or want a relaxing and/or firm massage.

Tranquility & Calm massage oil contains Lavender to help eliminate nervous tension and Frankincense and Sandalwood to soothe the mind. Click to read more about the ingredients and what they are good for.

Book your treatment today!

Click for more information on all of our massage treatments and prices or click here to view our Massage Menu. If you would like to book a 30 minute or one hour massage at Creative Chiropractic, you can call our friendly reception team on 01328 854325 or email: info@creativechiropractic.co.uk Alternatively, Gift Vouchers are available for all of our treatments on reception.

Read oil about it!

Rosemary

  • Botanical Name: Rosmarinus officinalis
  • Oil From: Leaf
  • Properties: pain-relieving, antiseptic, calms muscle spasms, stimulant, relieves flatulence, increases blood pressure

Black Pepper

  • Botanical Name: Piper nigrum
  • Oil From: Dried, crushed berries
  • Properties: pain-relieving, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, digestive, warming, reduces fever, laxative, stimulant

Lavender

  • Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia
  • Oil From: Flowering tops
  • Properties: pain-relieving, anti-depressant, antiseptic, anti-viral, decongestant, deodorant, sedative, infection fighting, lowers blood pressure, calms the nerves

Sage

  • Botanical Name: Salvia officinalis
  • Oil From: Leaf
  • Properties: anti-inflammatory, promotes formation of scar tissue, antiseptic, increases blood pressure, stimulant

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Lavender

  • Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia
  • Oil From: Flowering tops
  • Properties: pain-relieving, anti-depressant, antiseptic, anti-viral, decongestant, deodorant, sedative, infection fighting, lowers blood pressure, calms the nerves

Thyme

  • Botanical Name: Thymus vulgaris
  • Oil From: Flowering tops and leaves
  • Properties: antiseptic, calms muscle spasm, relieves flatulence, respiratory clearing, raises blood pressure, stimulant

Bergamot

  • Botanical Name: Citrus bergamia
  • Oil From: Peel of the nearly ripe fruit
  • Properties: pain-relieving, anti-depressant, antiseptic, calms muscle spasms, promotes formation of scar tissue, deodorant, digestive, reduces fever, sedative

Euclyptus

  • Botanical Name: Eucalyptus globulus
  • Oil From: Leaves and twigs
  • Properties: anti-bacterial, reduces nerve pain, reduces joint pain, antiseptic, anti-viral, decongestant, deodorant, respiratory clearing, reduces fever

Neroli

  • Botanical Name: Citrus aurantium
  • Oil From: Flowers of the bitter orange tree
  • Properties: anti-depressant, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, promotes formation of scar tissue, sedative, calms muscle spasms

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Juniper Berry

  • Botanical Name: Juniperus communis
  • Oil From: Crushed and partly dried berries
  • Properties: reduces joint pain, antiseptic, calms muscle spasms, aphrodisiac, relieves flatulence, promotes formation of scar tissue, purifying, diuretic, calms the nerves

Rosemary

  • Botanical Name: Rosmarinus officinalis
  • Oil From: Leaf
  • Properties: pain-relieving, antiseptic, calms muscle spasms, stimulant, relieves flatulence, increases blood pressure

Black Pepper

  • Botanical Name: Piper nigrum
  • Oil From: Dried, crushed berries
  • Properties: pain-relieving, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, digestive, warming, reduces fever, laxative, stimulant

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Juniper Berry

  • Botanical Name: Juniperus communis
  • Oil From: Crushed and partly dried berries
  • Properties: reduces joint pain, antiseptic, calms muscle spasms, aphrodisiac, relieves flatulence, promotes formation of scar tissue, purifying, diuretic, calms the nerves

Orange

  • Botanical Name: Citrus aurantium dulcis
  • Oil From: Peel of the nearly ripe fruit
  • Properties: anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, relieves flatulence, calms muscle spasms, sedative, aids  digestion

Patchouli

  • Botanical Name: Pogostemom cablin
  • Oil From: Dried, fermented leaves
  • Properties: anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, promotes formation of scar tissue, deodorant, fungicide, insecticide, sedative

Grapefruit

  • Botanical Name: Citrus grandis
  • Oil From: Peel of the nearly ripe fruit
  • Properties: anti-depressant, antiseptic, calms muscle spasms, diuretic, stimulant, purifying

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Lavender

  • Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia
  • Oil From: Flowering tops
  • Properties: pain-relieving, anti-depressant, antiseptic, anti-viral, decongestant, deodorant, sedative, infection fighting, lowers blood pressure, calms the nerves

Frankincense

  • Botanical Name: Boswellia carteri
  • Oil From: resin tapped from the tree
  • Properties: anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, relieves flatulence, promotes formation of scar tissue, warming, sedative

Sandalwood

  • Botanical Name: Santalum album
  • Oil From: the dried heartwood and roots
  • Properties: anti-depressant, antiseptic, calms muscle spasms, aphrodisiac, relieves flatulence, promotes formation of scar tissue, respiratory clearing, sedative, soothing

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Could you be 10 years younger?

A recent BBC programme How To Stay Young explored the latest research that could help put the brakes on the ageing process with guests invited to discover if their lifestyle had an impact on their ‘body age’ compared to birth age. Evidence suggested that making small changes can indeed slow down ageing and decrease fatigue, illness, disease and injury, but how? Read on to find out…

Ten years younger, Body Composition Monitor, creative chiropractic, health guide, weight loss, healthy, new year, fakenham, north norfolk, norfolkThis time of year, don’t be surprised to see inevitable ‘New Year New You’ adverts for gym memberships, weight loss clubs and diet plans. And all following multiple campaigns last month telling us to indulge and enjoy that extra mince pie!

The opposite and impersonal messages are confusing at best, so it’s no wonder if your well-intentioned healthy New Year’s resolutions lose their way. At the Practice, our approach is all about enabling you to take back control with real-time, individualised information & easy to apply practical advice as well as help to easily monitor your progress. With this in mind, we are introducing a new Personal 30 minute Health Guide as part of our improved offering of services to you.

Mark Wright, Crayford and Abbs, Creative Chiropractic, Patient, chiropractor, Body Composition Monitor, BCM, Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis, healthcare, Pensthorpe Natural Park

Mark Wright lost 13lbs in just six weeks with the new Personal Health Guide service at Creative Chiropractic…

And it works!

Meet Mark Wright, After Sales Manager at local Nissan dealer Crayford and Abbs. He visited the Practice six weeks ago with a back issue and was feeling lethargic and mentally “not myself”. He was advised to use our new Body Composition Monitor (BCM) to measure not just weight, but 12 other components, including Metabollic Age, Visceral Fat, Bone Mass and Muscle Mass and Blood Pressure. Using Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) technology, a Patient receives an immediate and accurate overview of these indicators plus water and fat percentage in their body, giving personalised insights on current health status. Together with a food diary, our Practitioner identified possible improvements which Mark rigidly stuck to and fast forward to today and the results are better than expected with a weight loss of 13lbs! He says, “When I first came in, I felt mentally low and always tired. With encouragement from the Practice, I now feel healthier, more energetic and I’m bouncing up the stairs with more get up and go than before!” And Mark’s not the only one to notice: “My colleagues have commented on not only the weight loss and the fact that I can fit into my work coat again for the first time in 18 months but also the increase in my motivation and energy..’!”

Other Creative Chiropractic Patients have noticed health improvements from taking the test, so what’s the secret to their success? Mark says, “having all the information fully explained to me by the Practitioner was really good and a key turning point as it trained my brain to think about my lifestyle differently and gave me the confidence to embrace the advice. I now understand the reasons for my cravings and how to handle them in my daily life.

* Latest update! * As of January 27th, Patient Mark Wright has taken off eight years from his metabolic age! Well done, Mark!

Want to try it?

The Practice’s new and unique 30-minute Health Guide service is available for just £15 during an introductory period over the next 4 weeks (normally £35), so let us help you to achieve your goals for a younger and healthier you in 2018! If you would like to take advantage of this offer and save £20, you can book an appointment by calling 01328 854325 or emailing: info@creativechiropractic.co.uk (Offer available until Saturday 10th February, 2018.)

Wishing you a Healthy New Year!

 

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Have a Creative Christmas and an ‘Elfie New Year!

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From Mr Bownes and all of the Creative Chiropractic team, we hope you enjoy the holidays. Have a Creative Christmas and an ‘Elfie New Year!

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Welcome to Creative at Christmas!

The Creative Chiropractic Christmas Open House is back for 2017 and you’re invited to come in and enjoy delicious homemade mince pies, sausage rolls, festive biscuits and bite-sized sweet treats accompanied by a Christmas Mocktail from Monday 18th to Thursday 21st December!

Next week, between Monday and Thursday from 9am to 6pm, the Creative Chiropractic team welcomes you to our Christmas Open House at the Practice. We look forward to seeing you!

Need a last minute gift?

If you’re searching for perfect treats for your loved ones (and a free gift for yourself!) then click here to read Mr. Bownes’ best gift ideas for a Creative Christmas and a Healthy New Year!

Elf on the Shelf

Just two weeks until Christmas Day and Mini Bownes and his mischievous companion, Buddy the Elf (right), have been getting us in the festive mood with their naughty antics at the Practice (click to see the photos on our Facebook page!)

Hasn’t this year flown by!

clockIt’s been a busy year, so we’ll be using this festive period to take time out and recharge our batteries in readiness for 2018! Take a look at our opening times below…

Friday 22nd December 8:30am-1pm
Saturday 23rd December CLOSED
Christmas Eve CLOSED
Christmas Day CLOSED
Boxing Day CLOSED
Wednesday 27th December 8:30am-5pm
Thursday 28th December 8:30am-6pm
Friday 29th December 8:30am-1pm
Saturday 30th December CLOSED
New Year’s Eve CLOSED
New Year’s Day CLOSED
Open as normal from Tuesday 2nd January 8:30am-6pm
Friday 5th January CLOSED for team training day.

Christmas, Mr BownesFrom Mr Bownes and the team, we hope you enjoy the holidays. Have a Creative Christmas and an ‘Elfie New Year!

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New exhibition at Pensthorpe…

Michael I'Anson, Photography, Pensthorpe Natural ParkThe talented photographers on the Portfolio Development course @ Pensthorpe, including Creative Practitioners, Susi and Michael, share new work in their second exhibition…

This is the second exhibition by this group and it is well worth a visit. There is a wonderful vibrancy about this new work – beautiful colours and also muted, soft tones.

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James Brown’s work explores the light and plants at Pensthorpe and he has used a range of techniques to produce delicate split toned images as well as gorgeous full-colour studies.

Creative’s Michael I’Anson shares a powerful group of monochrome images that grab the attention and are bold in their use of black & white – stunning. Congratulations to Michael as he has just gained his LRPS.

Maggie Mole’s work is gentle, and has an abstract quality as she explores the gardens and plants at Pensthorpe. This is a carefully considered set of images that beautifully complement one another and create a sense of peace and calm.

Creative’s Susi Hancock has a lovely mix of images with a muted high key piece entitled: ‘Seeds Blowing’ which contrasts with the colourful plant portraits and vibrant ‘Desert Cacti’.

Bruce Page shares his strong and colourful work which is bold and arresting – the deep blacks provide a dramatic backdrop for the colourful plants.

And finally, Rhonda Pike with her ethereal series of images which use split toning and duo-tone techniques. Her panel work so well together and demonstrate the wonderful skills of this talented photographer.

Pensthorpe Natural ParkFrom 29 November 2017 to spring 2018, you will be able to view the work of this talented group of photographers in The Exhibition Room at Pensthorpe. Entry is free.

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Mr Bownes’ Top gifts for a Creative Christmas and a Healthy New Year!

Christmas, Mr BownesJust six weeks to go until Christmas Day and if you’re searching for perfect treats for your loved ones, then look no further as Mr. Bownes is here to take the stress out of your Christmas shopping with his best gift ideas for a Creative Christmas and a Healthy New Year!

Treat a loved one to a Creative Christmas and receive a luxury free product worth up to £15 when you buy a gift voucher!

RECEIVE A FREE GIFT WORTH UP TO £15! Creative Chiropractic, gift voucher, christmas giftBuy a Creative Chiropractic gift voucher and receive a free luxury Neal’s Yard Remedies gift worth up to £15 for yourself. We only have 20 free gifts to give away, so hurry and get yours today!

All you have to do is order a gift voucher which can be redeemed against all Creative Chiropractic treatments or you can click here to choose a specific treatment to buy. Whether a relaxing Aromatherapy Infused Massage, Hopi Ear Candling, Reflexology or the luxurious Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic Signature Body Treatment, find a Creative gift experience to wow.

To order gift vouchers, call the friendly Reception team on 01328 854325, email them at: info@creativechiropractic.co.uk or pop in and see us at the Practice. There’s only 20 free gifts available, so be quick! (To qualify for a free gift, minimum voucher spend of £15 and gifts will need to be collected from the Practice.)

Why not order Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic treats online!

Here’s our top three picks…

Neal's Yard Remedies, For Him, giftsFOR HIM – Men’s Everyday Collection: £35 Practical and classically stylish, this handy wash bag with body wash, face wash and moisturiser is a joy to discover under the Christmas tree. Click here to order online.

NOURISH Hand Cream Collection – £19 From organic moisturising honey to balancing geranium and uplifting, festive orange essential oils, this trio of naturally nourishing hand creams is the perfect gift for hardworking hands. Click here to order online.

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From everyone at the Practice, we wish you a Creative Christmas and a Healthy New Year!

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Meet the Daily Mail award winning illustrator who brought Mr. Bownes to life!

From the drawing board to annual Creative calendar superstar, we chat to Mr Bownes creator, Andy Ward (www.andyward.com) about drawing, deadlines and designing for the Daily Mail…

“Yesterday I drew an illustration for the cover of The Daily mail for a piece on the rise of Centenarians for their Good Health section.”

Daily Mail, andy ward, illustrator“I drew a colourful happy, dancing, silver-haired lady partying with her friends in a pair of pink spotted glasses in the shape of the number 100. This woman (left) was my Nan, who would have also been 100 this year had she just managed a couple more years. Super positive, I never heard her grumble once and the perfect reference for that illustration.”

“I often reference people I know and meet in the illustrations I do for the newspapers and magazines as my life experience is where my ideas are drawn from. I observe and file away character traits that are pulled into my work on demand. Commissioning deadlines for the daily papers can be as little as 45 minutes and there is often no time to reference, just speed draw from memory. The pressure is great as editors often change their minds as the clock ticks and the art desk will often change the size and format of an illustration when in progress as they lay out a page, so flexibility and a well-stocked memory bank of ideas and references is essential. There is nothing like a blank page, a 45-minute deadline and a slot in a national newspaper to focus the mind. Ideas have to come.”

“So much like a writer may store to memory experiences for future use, illustrators store visual experiences for future use in their work. Life is work, work is life. The flip side of this is never switching off, always being in work when busy and all of this time is spent hunched over a drawing tablet. Needless to say, my back has taken years of abuse and this is where I make my point. Mr Bownes, the character I created for Creative Chiropractic is referencing myself. My life experience of suffering a bad back as a result of my work offered first hand reference for Mr Bownes. Over the years Mr Bownes has developed from a character in a medical chart, through to this year’s 2018 calendar which sees him travel the world taking extreme selfies with photo-bombing animals. Happiness and health are one and the same. Hats off to Michael and the team at Creative Chiropractic, thanks for keeping me happy and healthy at the drawing board!”

New 2018 calendar out now!

The new Creative Chiropractic calendars, designed by Andy Ward, are here.
Pick up yours from the Practice today!

Mini Bownes, Mr Bownes calendar

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