For years, mothers have despaired at their children eating worms, climbing trees and playing in mud, but apparently that’s what they were supposed to be doing all along. Mark Burr, 51, runs Wild Times Woodland Adventures, a Forest School in Maidstone, Kent, based in a 10-acre woods complete with small lake, composting toilet and a parachute shelter. The idea comes from Scandinavia, and let’s face it, they’ve had some pretty cool ideas over the years (Ikea, ABBA, Vikings…). The theory is that being outdoors in nature is good for children’s emotional well-being and physical health, as well as their developmental processes.
In fact, it’s not just a theory anymore, there’s a mounting pile of evidence to back it up. It rings true with me too. Few of us can deny that we feel much better when we’re outside, (preferably when it’s warm and sunny), surrounded by nature’s beauty. Mark has a quote on his website, “It’s impossible to walk in the woods and be in a bad mood at the same time.” While I disagree with this statement, having endured many miserable hours out in the rain, I fully support the principle that being outdoors is good for the soul, weather permitting. Continue reading
Looking for a way to treat that special mother figure in your life? Get them the perfect gift this Mother’s Day – a relaxing massage at Restoring Health!
Most of us would agree that our mums help to shape our lives, for better or for worse. A mother’s love has the potential to encourage, to support, to cheer, to bring security, to instil worth, to guide. I am very privileged to have probably the best mother in the world (and my dad is pretty awesome too), and I know that I wouldn’t be where I am today without them both cheering me on. I want to encourage you not to take your mum for granted – too many people in this world grow up without a mother’s love, so if you’re lucky enough to still have a mother figure in your life, make sure you tell her how much you love her.
Order a personalised gift voucher
If you think your mum would appreciate a relaxing massage, our personalised Mother’s Day Gift Vouchers are now available to order from firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 07540 930577. Prices start from £35 for relaxing, full body massage. Please include your personal message with your order so it can be added to the voucher. Valid until 15/06/15.
Honour your mum on Facebook
We’re also giving you the chance to publicly honour your mum/nan/mother figure this Mother’s Day, especially remembering mothers who are no longer with us but who are still very much loved. Email a testimony of ‘what your mum means to you’ along with a photo of the two of you together to email@example.com and we’ll put it up on our Facebook page. Show your mum how much you appreciate her this Mother’s Day!
And a massive thank you to all the mums out there doing a great job!
Article written by Nicola Darling, bigging up her mum Gwyneth
Alongside our clinics at Bob Prowse Health Club and Pegasus Sports Centre, we will now also be offering our services at The Oast (Weavering Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5JN). Click here for directions.
As part of our Soft Tissue Therapy at The Oast, we will be offering Sports and Remedial Massage, Cyclo-ssage and PEMF Therapy.
As well as being the location of our newest clinic, this beautiful oast house is also home to The Oast Salon
, which offers a wide range of hair and beauty treatments. Prices for a one hour (pro rata) Sports or Remedial Massage at The Oast range from £50 to £65. Please click here
for more details of our pricing.