Testimonals from our Guest Book:
Wonderful! Had a fabulous day,I don't want to leave!
Emma Rigby - Hollyoaks actress
Calm relaxing atmosphere, all staff were lovely and made me feel very comfortable and at ease. Thank you.
Milly Worthington - Actress (Hollyoaks)
Fantastic! I loved everything, I hope to see you all again most definitely. Jorgie Porter Actress (Hollyoaks)
I just wanted to say thanks you so much, its sounds silly but you have changed my life after my 2 colonic's. SE.
The results after my first treatment were fantastic - my whole body felt re-hydrated & my skin fresh and full. Now after no.3 I feel my mind has been cleansed as well as my body, I feel unbunged!
Thank you for your professionalism & making me feel so at ease - especially the first time we met. Irene.
Amazing - best day of my life! Extremely friendly and professional at all times, an 11/10 day!!
Melissa Walton Actress (Hollyoaks)
The Clinic Blog
Welcome to our world....
As the mood takes us (or most weeks!) we'll let you know whats happening in the life of the clincs at Milton Keynes and Northampton. Along with news, healthy hints and tips, and pictures of the clinic and staff goings on we hope to bring you an entertaining and informative blog.
Pictured from left to right is Brigit, Heidi, Nilam (glamorous as ever!), Natalie, Tracey, Sarah and Wynand.
The most recent blog is always at the top, enjoy and send any comments or questions to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
I (Tracey) have just finished my Training to become a fully qualified Welscreen therapist!
The screening process is fantastic, it gives you a snapshot of how your body is using energy medicine. The results so far have been great - with lots of imbalances being identified and confirmed by clients.
I will go through the reports and the recommendations during your consultation and these are then emailed to you so you can keep a record of how you change as time goes on. See the Reports Page
For existing clients all testing is £45 until the end of April - the normal price is £85. You are then entitled to free 'refills' or re-tests (!) everytime you have a full price detox therapy with us, as before we will email the reports to you so you can compare them with the previous tests.
For more information click here
Katie Price Hen Day
Well it was a day and a half! There are some great pictures on Nilams website and despite the fact that Kate and Alex are no longer together we know that everyone had a great day.
Welcome to our new Colonic Therapist
It's always exciting when you find a great therapist who will be so great for you, the client, and I don't think I've ever found someone who is so good as Karen Dilley. Enthusiastic, very knowledgable and even keener on colonics than I am (if that were possible) Karen has been into health and nutrition for a long time and eventually decided to go the whole hog and train in cleansing too.
Karen qualified through ARCH and has numerous other qualifications designed to help you reach your goals. Karen will be working at both our Northampton and MK clinics and we look forward to offering you joint appointments at both clinics.
Colonics for contouring
With the 'little black dress' season starting to show it's Christmas face it may be time to start thinking about how best to deal with any bloating or bulges if you are that way inclined. Both colonics and colon massage will help with moving and removing gas and matter from the colon and tummy area potentially giving you a flatter sillhouette and hopefully a more flattering LBD! Special offers and packages are here.
Lights, Camera, Action and Katie Price....
Having hosted Katie Prices' (Jordan) Hen Day at our Milton Keynes clinic we have been innundated with new clients wanting to host a day for their friends and family to celebrate their special occasion, hen days, baby showers and special birthdays.
We can include almost anything for your special day with us including a wide selection of beauty treatments, colonic and detoxing treatments, professional make up, wrinkle reducing injections and fillers as well as delicious gourmet food.
If you want the 'VIP' package we can also arrange special extras such as your own Photo Booth for your guests to have pictures taken and then record their messages in your guest book.
Another popular favourite are the Secret Singing Waiters (Encore Entertainment) who will serve food to your guests and then surprise them with songs and entertainment later in the day, or a close up magician who will wow them while they are having their manicure or pedicure!!
Whatever you are looking for we will work with you to give you and your guests the best day you can possibly have, we are happy to welcome up to fifteen guests to maintain the personal touch.
Just for the record we had a lovely fun day with Kate, food provided by Inspired Gourmet with the odd treat such as an ice cream van with unlimited ice creams, delicious cup cakes and lots of pampering.
It was a wonderful day, long and very busy but we all had a great day and we know Kate and her guests did too because they have been back since, in fact we were Kates first port of call when she came back from her summer holidays!
Welcome to the Hollyoaks Girls
Much to the envy of all my male friends we welcomed the Hollyoaks Girls to the Milton Keynes clinic for a Spa Day of pampering and preening before the party season started with a vengence. Not only are the girls pretty on screen, they are lovely off screen too. If we were expecting some diva behaviour we were sorely disappointed as they were all a friendly bunch happy to submit to everything we could throw at them!
Due to a very busy work schedule the girls were happy to relax all day in dressing gowns and slippers and indulged themselves with treatments such as colonic irrigation, eye brow shaping, three different type of facials, manicures and pedicures, skin peels and massages. We pampered, preened and plucked all day while they chatted and chomped through a sumptous running buffet and at the end of the day we found we had made some lovely new friends.
They found us first through our brow shaping which is becoming a trend everyone is talking about, more on that later, and once they had found us they realised how much we offered and couldn't wait to spend a day here. Reticent at first about colonics some of the girls were wary of the procedure but after our first 'victim' lost 2.5 pounds a disorderly queue formed!
These girls are down to earth and dedicated and it's obvious that they share a great bond between them. We are delighted to have them as clients and don't be surprised if you see one of them sneeking in while you're here, we can't seem to keep them away!
Photos to follow.....
Nilam on Gordon Ramseys F Word
Nilam and Heidi were invited onto the F Word programme recently to give their opinions on the culinary delights cooked up by two opposing teams of restauranters. We think that Gordon secretly wanted a consultation with our two lovely permanent make up artists as he sidled up to Nilam during the filming and asked her what she could do for him! We hope he was talking about cosmetically!
Nilam admitted to being slightly daunted by his tradmark wrinkled face and forehead and the job ahead was stunned into silence for some time which if you know Nilam is pretty unusual... "It would need a lot of filler" she eventually said, but only once he'd left the table! Well fed and watered the happy crew left the studios full of cheer, only to find a few weeks later Gordon had been for fillers and we think some muscle relaxing injections around the face.
Proof, if it were ever needed, that Nilams whispers are louder than she thinks - and also that she forgot her radio mike was still on.....
Anyone who knows anything about nutrition and the body will have known and respected Kitty Campion for a long time; when we opened our doors for the first time in Northampton she was there to help with any questions we had and was happy to help with on going training and advice.
For those that don't know Kitty is one of the most revered and respected Naturopathic Herbalists in the country, with her clinic being based in Bicester. Author of over ten titles she often contributes to 'What Doctors Don't Tell You' and The Herbal Review. Her clinic, The Campion Clinic, is well known for it's 'Tailor made programmes to help you achieve a level of vibrant good health hitherto only dreamt about'.
Kitty has held many posts including Director of College of Herbs and Natural Healing (one of the top 4 holistic colleges in the UK) and Director of The Natural Health and Iridology Centre but Kitty has decided after over thirty years of tireless work to take more of a back seat and emigrate to hopefully warmer climes than we have here!
Very kindly Kitty is recommending that her clients come to us at either Northampton or Milton Keynes to continue their colonic programmes or Vega Testing. As a thank you we are making a charitable donation for every one of Kitty's clients that comes to see us so please tell us if you are a client of Kitty's.
We wish Kitty every happiness in her new home and thank you so much for endorsing us. We hoped we were doing a good job and this tells us that perhaps we are!!
Ok - we're detoxing and refreshing for the summer! Loosing the bloating as we speak! We are all drinking the megagreens in our water and loving it! Yesterday I tried on dresses that I couldn't get into a month agao - and thats just after a week of alkalising and drinking the green drink!
All colonic clients get a taste of it when they come in, if you're suffering from bloating or want to shift a bit of weight you can't beat alkalising the body.
Available from our Shop, just have two glasses a day to start feeling energised, alert, with clearer and softer skin as well as a reduction in bloating and a GREAT feelgood factor!!
We are loving it!!! If you are not sure what you need ring me on 0845 475 0606 and I will go through what might be helpful either before or after your colonic.
Colonics for Charity
How did this come about?
Over the years at both the Northampton and Milton Keynes colonic clincs we have seen people who are terminally ill with cancer and have needed help with their bowels. More recently we saw our dear friend Jade Goody die from Cancer.
In almost all cases our clients have been helped through their pain and suffering not only from the NHS but with individual and compassionate care from various charities who specialise in caring for people with terminal illness.
Recently we were contacted by a member of the public, Kevin, who wanted to have a colonic for charity, raising funds for a sick child in hospital. We thought this was a great way to get funds for a worthy cause and agreed to help. Kevin raised over £1000 really easily, we donated the colonic for free and as soon as he is well enough that little boy will be able to have his first real holiday with his family since he was born.
This really sparked an idea with us. As a small company we are not in a position to make extravagant gestures and donate large cheques to various good causes but we can offer our time. And so Colonics for Charity was born.
If you want to do something different instead of running the marathon, jumping out of an airplane or a sponsored walk we are happy to help. All we ask is that the Charity is registered, you raise a minimum of £1000 and are happy to be photographed handing a cheque to a representative of your chosen charity.
You will find more details here at Colonics for Charity as well as other ways you can help support this project. Thank you.
Sadly our friend and collegue Jade died, and even though it was expected the shock we felt when she died was unexpected.
I wasn't Jades closest friend by any means but we shared some good (and some not so great) times together including an unforgettable week last year when we filmed all the preparations for the Boot Camp she and Nilam were setting up. I was also part of her wedding preparations and went to the wedding.
From a personal point of view I disliked the exposure in recent weeks but understood why she did it. I don't want to enter into a discussion as to whether it was right or wrong, it's done. and now she's gone.
The thing I will miss more than anything it the laughing behind the scenes. Everytime something happened, like her not training for the marathon, she would be able to laugh at herself and what had happened to her.
Even when she was dying she managed to laugh. When she invited me to her wedding I was at her home. I told her I didn't think I was included as I hadn't got an invitation. Her reply was "Of course you're invited, I haven't got time to send out invites, I'm dying" and then she laughed. She wanted a beauty procedure done for the wedding and we said to her "Do you think you should have that done with the medication you're on?" and again we all ended up laughing because she could have anything done she wanted, she would be dead in a few weeks anyway. It was surreal.
She wasn't the worlds most organised person, but she did all her own housework, her house was spotless and she took great pride in everything she did. She wasn't perceived as a bright person but that was down to her upbringing, she was in fact a very bright woman and had she had a different start in life I'm sure things would have been very different.
She never forgot a name, was always very approachable and never forgot where she came from. Her wedding consisted of mainly family and friends with a few obligatory celebs in the mix for the photos. We joked at the wedding that it was a 'where's Jade' competition as there were so many shaved heads (the boys from Bermondsey were there) you couldn't spot whch one was her!
It was noticable even between the hen night and her wedding how much weight she had lost, the dress that had been fitted to perfection was a little looser than she may have liked but she still looked wonderful in it.
Love her or hate her Jade has left an indellible mark of light, laughter and 'loudness' in our lives and although the clinic will be quieter without her, her energy and love for life will always be remembered.
Our thoughts, as always, are with her family and especially her two boys Bobbie and Freddie.
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BBC 3 Counties radio
This week sees us putting Tim Wheeler from the BBC to the test as we do our first live radio colonic! I've done live colonics on the TV before without any problem but never on the radio. Having been told by one very kind tv presenter once that I had a great face for radio (thanks so much!) this should be a doddle - but I think I may have to be more descriptive and that might be a problem before the watershed!
I'm allowed to say 'poo' on the radio so thats a good start....if you want to listen it's from 2pm on BBC 3 Counties on Friday the 20th of March.
Jade Goody's Wedding
Just a quick note to say we were delighted to go to Jades wedding and organised her hen night for her on the Friday. Friday was a day of pampering, we turned Jades lounge into a beauty salon for the night and pampered her and the bridesmaids , getting them ready for the big day!
We became experts at many unexpected things that night including avoiding all questions from the hundreds of papparazzi outside Jades house, it was a real scrum, had to be seen to be believed and makes me realise that I couldn't live under the spotlight in that way. As someone who has to make an effort not to scare old people and children when I first get up the risk of being papped when not at my best is too great!
The wedding was lovely, Jades dress was beautiful, food wonderful, fireworks loud and the Sugarbabes even louder! An amazing wedding, put together in such a short time and a first for us all. A first for going to an 'OK!' wedding, a first for being pappped in a nice dress and definitely a first for me as I was able to answer "Yes" when asked by security "Is your name on the list"!
We obviously can't bring you pictures of the event as cameras were not allowed in because of the OK! coverage, but the hen night and the wedding will be shown in the next Living TV episode of Jade.
It was a strange day, happy but somehow surreal knowing that we may see some of the guests at a sadder event in the near future.
The wonderful thing about this whole situation is that it reminds us all that we should live each day as our last, as one day it will be.
Eyelash extensions in the making!
Heidi applying individual eyelash extensions to a party goer at our recent anniversary party.
As you can see you could get as up close and personal as you liked, it was all about getting involved. Just to put your mind at rest we didn't demonstrate colonics that night!!
Snow and yet you still make it in to see us!
It's been snowing and the blizzards in some areas have meant moving appointments back as clients struggle to get in to see us. This was the scene at our Northampton Clinic this week.
Despite the bad weather clients still made it in for treatments, and we are delighted they did. The clinics have had a 'Dunkirk spirit' about them and the line of wellington boots warming by the radiators is testament to peoples determination to come in.
Remember that foods that take a long time to cook normally take a long time to release their heat when we eat them, so now is the time for warming foods that will keep you warm and protect you from the cold for as long as possible. Take time planning nutritous whole food meals and you will reap the benefits.
20th January 2009 - A new year and new you?
Gosh - it’s the 20th of January already and it seems like an age since we all decided on our new years resolutions! I’m not sure who ‘invented’ new years resolutions but it does give us another excuse to be hard on ourselves, criticising ourselves when we don’t achieve our goals. So this year I decide my resolution should be a very positive one.
My resolution was to have more ‘me time’ and once in a while indulge in a massage or spa day. Three weeks in and I realised this hadn’t happened so today I booked a massage with Jemma Roson who works at our Milton Keynes clinic and I can’t wait. I’ve got my friends involved in the spa idea and we’re all toddling off in a few weeks to Whittlebury Hall who are doing a spa day two for one deal. For £89 per couple we get lunch, use of the facilities including the spa, lovely pool and the Heat and Ice experience. A lovely way to spend a Sunday....and I feel so good that I am achieving my resolution. It’s a win win idea!!
Feeling good about yourself and having a positive attitude can be difficult particularly in the dark hours of January and February but doing something just for you is a great way of making yourself feel good. It doesn’t need to cost anything, you can swap massages with a friend, or spend an evening catching up even though you always think you are too busy to have time for a chat.
Through Facebook I got in touch with a friend who moved to France over 20 years ago, it was lovely just to see how she was, see pictures of her children and reminisce about shared experiences long ago; there was the time I set fire to her costume with a candle just as we were about to go on stage in the school show, accidental of course and it still makes us laugh today! It was a great hour on the phone and was lovely ‘me time’.
Last thing at night after I’ve turned out the light I put the day to bed, I think about what has happened during the day, the clients I have seen and what I have done to make a difference. It’s free to do, clears the mind, definitely helps me sleep and I wake up raring to get into the day ahead.
Take some ‘me time’ today, even if it’s just ten minutes out of your day letting your thoughts wander and escape. Concentrate on whats wonderful in your life, you’ll be surprised what can pop into your head and how great you can feel with a bit of positive thinking.
Take care everyone, be healthy and avoid those winter blues. x
Clinic Blog - December 30th 2008
We’re saying goodbye to a great year, lots of highs and thankfully not many lows so all in all what a positive year it’s been.
We met some great people, helped some lovely clients achieve their goals and had lots of fun along the way.
Working within the clinic makes it easy to get up everyday, sharing time with clients and collegues. Never does a day disappoint, every day we get lots of positive things to reflect on and, thanks to you, we always feel that we are making a real difference.
On the glitzy front we’ve celebrated our one year anniversary at Milton Keynes (like a middle aged woman we’ve stopped counting how long we’ve been at Northampton!) and partied like the stars. We’ve filmed for Living TV and the BBC this year as well as radio interviews, mentions in several of the glossy magazines and Nilam even managed to get up and look amazingly glamourous for Breakfast Tv on BBC1! No mean feat at ‘stupid o’clock’ in the morning!
This year has definitely been the ‘Year of the detox’ as our clients have been coming from far and wide, it’s lovely to see so many men trying colonics for the first time and, similar to the pattern we saw in Northampton all those years ago, our male clients in Milton Keynes have now increased to nearly half of the clients coming in to see us. Well done guys!
Sadder news was that Jade Goody was diagnosed with cancer, those that watched the follow up documentary on Living will know that she is fighting it all she can, and we wish her well for the future.
On a brighter note several of our clients have conceived and had babies this year, I know that a couple of women had been struggling to conceive and I’m not saying that it was all us (!) but, as we all know, improving your body function better can only improve your chances of getting pregnant. Thanks also need to go to Jacquey Savoury, her work with clients has identified areas that may be holding toxins as welll as hormonal inbalances and correcting these can only have a positive influence for conception.
So, another year closes and we look forward to another one starting. I was always a child who looked forward to the first day of school, a new term, a new start and now I’m a little older (ahem) it’s no different.
I’m doing a juicing fast for the first few days of the new year, so I will be even more energetic come the 5th of January! We are now open on Sundays for the detox packages and we open late nights on every day except Fridays.
Bring on 2008! We can’t wait to see you in the new year, and thank you for making this year so wonderful. Have a good time on the 31st and don’t forget to keep hydrated!
Best wishes for 2009, Tracey x
Pictured is Jacquey Savoury demonstrating testing of the immune system at our anniversary party. A very quick and painless procedure she can quickly and easily advise you on your food intolerances and allergies, how strong your immune system is, areas of weakness and what you can do to improve this.
Our party!! - December 3rd 2008
So the party was a great sucess with hundreds of people attending. Some of the photo’s from the party can be seen here, including pictures of Jodie Marsh, Miss England, Lee Macdonald (Zammo from Grange Hill) as well as lots of glamorous guests and the team. You’ll also see demo pictures of some of the treatments we do.
Well done to Nilam and Sarah who did almost all the organising, all the hard work was well worth it. Despite it being one of the worst weather days this year with rain and snow the turnout was wonderful and at 11 at night we were still trying to persuade people to leave!
If you weren’t able to make it this time we’re looking to repeat it in the summer, so keep in touch and we’ll let you know when it’s all happening.
Jodie Marsh and Nilam
Nilam applying permanent eyebrows to Jodie Marsh. This gave her a much more natural look than she had had before and she loved it! This is during the procedure.
Jodie Marsh with her new brows!
This is Jodie after having her eyebrows applied. These should last for anywhere from two to four years, sometimes longer depending on various factors such as your skin and sun exposure.
Everyones look is different, almost everyone in the clinic has their eyebrows done and not one of us is the same! Nilam will apply them as you prefer, colours are individually mixed to suit your skin tone and hair and eye colour and each hair stroke is individually drawn in to make the finished affect look as natural as possible. If you want something dramatic we can do that too, it's up to you!!
Consultations are free of charge, ring us on 0845 475 0606 to make an appointment although be warned we are booking weeks in advance as once people have seen Nilams work they just won't go anywhere else!
November 16th 2008
Hi all, as always we’re busy despite the credit crunch!
Having such a popular friend and colleague like Nilam means that sometimes we are swept away in the busy life she leads, hanging onto her coat tails as the interest she creates in the clinic and her work overtakes us all and we just cling on for dear life!!
This last few weeks hasn’t been any different and after several appearances on the BBC’s Celebrity Scissorhands she is innundated by well known faces all over the country wanting a little bit of Nilam magic.
Last week Nilam tattooed Jodie Marsh and gave her wonderful new lips that kept the BBC salon talking so much that the next time she went in the celebrity hairdressers were arguing over who could go in next to see her. Despite forming an orderly queue Nilam couldn’t do everyone so we will be seeing some of them with us over the next few weeks. Jodie couldn’t wait and last week she came up to see us in Milton Keynes and had her eyeliner done.
Next Sunday the 23rd of November sees The Brooklands Clinic throwing a glitzy party to celebrate being at MK for over a year. A large marquee is being erected at the front of the building and bubbly and nibbles will greet you before taking a wander around the whole clinic to see what we do. The entire event is being covered by one of the glossy magazines so you may want to dress to impress!
Demonstrations on botox, fillers, radio frequency facials, teeth whitening, permanent make up plus more will be ongoing and a lot of our celebrity guests have already signed up to have treatments on the day. If you would like to have something done please get in touch. For obvious reasons I can’t demonstrate colonics.....
The party starts from 4pm onwards and you are welcome to pop in for as short or as long as you like. Feel free to bring a friend or two, we would love to see you. Drop me a line if you are thinking of coming and I’ll keep an eye out for you.
And just for the record it’s ok to be self indulgent next Sunday, you won’t get a stern look from me if you are drinking something other than water....
October 4th 2008 Jade Goody
Hi all - sorry it’s been a while since we’ve spoken but it’s all been a bit busy…
Obviously our friend Jade has been in the press recently because of her cancer problems and an operation that should have taken an hour and a half lasted eventually for eight hours. Read into that what you will, but it was a lot more intense and serious than we originally thought.
I spoke to Jade last week, in fact I rang her just as she was leaving hospital after another short visit for treatment, I am great at picking my moments! She was buzzing and so positive it amazed me, she has to stay strong for her children and she is doing everything she can to get well.
Jade being Jade was worried about the affects any radiotherapy and chemo will have on her face and was anxious to get into see Nilam to have her eyebrows redone (permanent make up) before she looses any hair. Good old Jade - worried about how she is looking even now!!
On Friday Nilam re-did her brows for her and revealed that Jade had had her hair cut in preparation for any loss she might suffer. It’s all under wraps until next weeks glossy magazines has come out but apparently it look fantastic.
So a positive out look from Jade who is keeping extremely focused and just concentrating on getting well.
With Jade being so poorly we thought we would put the Boot Camps on hold until she is better - Jade so wants to be involved and we don’t want to take that away from her so we have been holding back. In the meantime we’re setting up sone short detox breaks, using a lovely hotel local to Milton Keynes close to the clinic so you can have as many colonics as you would like (within reason!) during your intense detox.
Included in the break will be juices, detox powders and tablets, fasting help and advice if you want to be more intense, colonics of course, group relaxation and meditation, an individual hypnotherapy session to help with any food addictions or barriers you have to detoxing, massage and beauty treatment as well as use of the hotels indoor swimming pool and steam rooms.
We are looking at three day, two night breaks to start either during the week or at weekends. If this is something you would be interested in get in touch.
Winter warmers -
Lastly - with the winter drawing closer than we hoped it’s good idea to eat warming foods to keep your defences working well. Foods that take a long time to cook generally release their energy and warmth over a long time too, so dust off those slow cookers and get planning some easy and nutritous meals.
Fresh air is also a great ‘pick me up’ when the nights are drawing in. Try and work a walk and some sunlight into your daily routine to keep the mind active and alert.
Keep well. xx