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Alternative health

Complements of the season

Don't know where to start when it comes to alternative therapies and health and beauty products? Then the Wellness Day in Guildford, which brings together more than 35 complementary therapists and some 20 healthy and beauty product retailers under one roof, is a must go-to

Carole Elgueta

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Carole Elgueta

There are so many complementary therapies and health and beauty products available these days, it can be difficult to know where to begin to find out what is available, and how it could help you.

With this in mind, a Wellness Day, the seventh of its kind, is being organised by the Guildford - Woking Complementary Health network on Saturday, May 9, at which it will bring together more than 35 complementary therapists and some 20 health and beauty product retailers under the one roof of G Live in Guildford.

The event offers free seminars and workshops, discount offers and food tastings, and the opportunity to talk to any number of therapists on an informal basis about how their therapies work, and the chance to experience them in 20-minute sample treatments, costing just £10 each. There’s everything from reiki, Indian head massage, reflexology, cranio-sacral therapy, angel healing, crystal reading, acupressure, shiatsu, Thai massage, body talk, reconnective healing, Bowen therapy, breathwork and many, many more treatments to choose from including, for the first time at this event, tsuboke Japanese face massage and ayurvedic medicine.

Those with questions about their future can book full clairvoyance, palmistry or Tarot reading sessions and there’s also a free chiropractic assessment and tongue and pulse analysis. For browsers, the many different stalls will be selling selections of natural beauty skincare and make-up products made from, for instance, aloe vera, magnetic jewellery, crystals, vitamins and health supplements. There are also samples of healthy food, drinks and snacks, as well as cooking demonstrations all day.

As one of the organisers, Selena Vane, says: “Our Wellness day is loved by visitors and exhibitors alike because not only does it represent excellent value for money for what can be a full day out, but it also takes place in a lovely light, airy setting over three floors. “Feedback from visitors has been fantastic, with many saying that they’ve found products and treatments that have been so beneficial to their health and wellbeing.

One of our visitors with a long-standing weight problem, for instance, was delighted to talk to a nutritional therapist who also practises hypnotherapy. She booked sessions after our last Wellness Day and is now happy to be able to find the support to help her change the way she was eating and has finally shed pounds. “Booking taster-sessions with therapists is easy with our central booking system, so everyone can try two or three different therapies, a couple of our free 30-minutes seminars, and still have time to browse the health and beauty stands.” The Wellness Day takes place on May 9 from 10am to 4.30pm, entrance £2. For more details, visit www.gwch.org.uk/wellness-day

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