How Your Spiritual Energy Can Benefit You

Everything is energy including us, vibrating at different frequencies. There are low and high frequencies. If we are vibrating at the lower levels we will have more pain in our lives than we would if we were vibrating at the higher frequencies.

Humans will always face challenges and fears in their lives. We grow and learn through friction, particularly friction within ourselves. Trying to rid our lives of uncomfortable moments, or difficult challenges is not our aim. We need to master being responsible and aware of our thoughts and actions, so we do not react from impulse, which has you playing out the same old low-frequency patterns you have been carrying around all your life.

Acting out these same patterns is why: –

  • people go on a diet lose loads of weight, only to put it all back on again,
  • people who win the lottery eventually end right back where they started financially,
  • most New Year resolutions are abandoned by the end of January.

If you only change the exterior and work on the things outside of yourself, continuing  to be the same person on the inside, not changing your mindset of lack and fear, (Example if I can’t hide behind my wall of flab I will be seen, vulnerable, and possibly rejected) therefore you will not evolve and change.  Step back for a moment and acknowledge the fact that you’re alive. The life force known as Universal Intelligence is flowing through your human body, making your blood pump, your mind think, your heart desire, your intuition tell you to look in a coat pocket for the car keys you’ve spent half the afternoon searching for. This force that flows through you is the essence of who you are, it’s the highest frequency there is—you are Universal Intelligence seeking expression on Earth through the you that is you. You are a valuable and irreplaceable asset to the Universe. So when your energy is vibrating at the highest frequency possible—the frequency of love, you are giving and receiving goodness and riches around you.

This information has been taken from the ideas in one of the books in Jen Sincero’s series of “You are a Badass ……”

Energy healing will help you work on your inner self, moving you into the higher frequencies so you feel healthier.  Contact Rosemary for more information

How to Alleviate Your Pain with These 5 Therapies

Alternative Therapy or Complementary Therapy is generally treatments that are used in place of or alongside conventional medicine. My advice is to always get a diagnosis from a qualified doctor before making any decisions to use alternative/ complementary therapy.

Alternative therapies include many disciplines, such as acupuncture, massage, chiropractic, therapeutic touch (Reiki and healing), guided imagery, yoga, hypnosis, biofeedback, aromatherapy, relaxation, meditation, herbal remedies and many others.

Research over the past few years has shown evidence of benefits for Mind-Body therapies, like acupuncture and meditation for helping to manage pain. Other alternative therapies like massage, chiropractic, therapeutic touch have the potential to relieve pain in certain people.

There are so many alternative therapies, what works for one person is not necessarily going to work for another. Finding out about the various therapies and deciding which one to try is a good idea, you may need to try several before you have success.

 Meditation and Hypnosis

These are mind-body therapies which are to help the mind to have an effect on the body. Meditation and hypnosis help the body to relax which can help alleviate discomfort related to chronic pain. Many types of pain are created due to tension in the body so relaxing will help relieve your pain.


Acupuncture is thought to decrease pain by increasing the release of chemicals that block pain, called endorphins. Many acu-points are near nerves when stimulated, these nerves cause a dull ache in the muscle. The stimulated muscle sends a message to the central nervous system, causing the release of endorphins (morphine like chemicals produced in our bodies during times of pain or stress). Endorphins are neurotransmitters (body chemicals that modify nerve impulses), block the message of pain from being delivered.


Chiropractic treatment is the most common non-surgical treatment for back pain. Research has shown chiropractic may be helpful for headaches, neck pain, back pain and whiplash. There are other conditions which can be treated depending on your circumstances. Chiropractors use hands-on spinal manipulation and other alternative treatments, the theory being that proper alignment of the body’s musculoskeletal structure, particularly the spine, will enable the body to heal itself without surgery or medication. Manipulation is used to restore mobility to joints restricted by tissue injury caused by a traumatic event, such as falling, or repetitive stress, such as sitting without proper back support.


Seated acupressure massageMassage is used to help people suffering pain, to mainly manage back and neck problems. Massage can reduce stress and relieve tension by enhancing blood flow. This treatment can also help reduce the presence that may generate or sustain pain.


Therapeutic Touch and Healing

Energy healingHealing and Reiki is a channelling of energy into the body to help restore your energetic vibration back to normal. Our bodies are all energy vibrating at certain speeds. If your vibration speed is not correct you may have an illness or pain, the various energetic type healing therapies help to put your body back to its normal vibration. These therapies are normally done by laying hands on or close to your body.


If you would like to try meditation, energy healing or acupressure seated massage contact me to book a session.

What is your excuse for why you can’t meditate?

Examples of excuses and reasons that you can meditate.


My mind is too busy – don’t worry, while you are sitting meditating you will become aware of your busy and chaotic mind, which meditation will help to unwind. You will experience lots of thoughts, feelings and possibly emotions.  It doesn’t matter how you feel whilst meditating, concentrate on how you feel after and for the rest of the day.

I get too fidgety – you don’t have to sit still, you just need to be comfortable, if you fidget do so it will lessen the more you meditate.

My anxiety kicks in – while all your negative thoughts are coming up that would be normal. Meditating and learning breathing exercises will calm you.

Sitting still is my worst nightmare – then consider going for a walk in the park or woods, without earphones in, listening to nature. You could learn yoga, Qi gong or tai chi where you meditate moving. The art is to just “be” not always “doing”

I don’t like it – if you have tried one type of meditation and it was not for you, there are other types out there.  Here are a few transcendental, mantra, breathing, visualisation, guided and there are many more.

I am too busy – How much time do you waste looking at Social Media, watching TV, playing games online? You only need 20 minutes a day to feel the benefit.Candles, Orchid and Some White Pebbles


Ladies Pamper Evening – 27th November 2014

Fundraunit logoising event for the 3rd New Eltham Guides to raise money towards activities, camps and trips abroad.

We invite you to come and try …………….Reflexology – Paraffin waxing – Indian Head Massage –  Manicures – Natural Lift Face Massage – Hot Stones Massage – Ear Candling – Energy Healing  Massage, Thai foot massage and many more




At all Saints Church Hall, Bercta Road, New Eltham SE9 3TZ (gmap) from 6:30 p.m to 10 p.m.  

  There will be light refreshments, a cake stall and lots of pampering available.

Admission is free.  Sessions cost between £8  and £20 for 20 – 30 minutes.

If you would like to book a session in advance please contact me.

If you are therapist and would like have a table please contact me we don’t have any spaces left for this event, however I will keep your details for future events.

We run the events once a term, during March, June and November check out my main page for the new dates.

Newsletter 6

Soul Essence is pleased to bring you Your Weekly Wellbeing Words…

Did you know…?

Make sure you chew each bite! This will lead to more efficient digestion and assists the satiety process –the system that tells us we are full and curtails our appetite.

By rushing our food we don’t give our body enough time to speak to our brain and then we feel bloated, overfull, and ill!

So take your time and enjoy your food!

Have you ever tried…?

Avocado isn’t just fantastic in guacamole or sushi, it is also included in many different moisturisers because of its regenerative and hydrating properties. Unlike many other moisturising ingredients, avocado can penetrate deep into the skin and so will help with skin suppleness and thus avoiding wrinkles.

What’s on…

Come along and sample therapies at Pamper Events, monthly the last Saturday of the month at Freemantle Hall Bexley Village our next event at All Saints Church Hall Bercta Road SE9 is on Thursday evening 18th November 2010 for more information visit

If you’d like to book an appointment for any of the therapies, please give me a call.

I look forward to seeing you again soon!

Best wishes,

Rosemary Thomas

Soul Essence

Phone: 07711077485



Newsletter 2

Soul Essence is pleased to bring you Your Weekly Wellbeing Words…

Did you know…?

Your hands (and feet) are often a dead giveaway for your age.

When we get age spots, dry skin, and wrinkles on our faces we are quick to get a potion from the store and attack it. But how often do you pamper your hands?

To give your hands or feet a real treatment, smooth a thick layer of moisturiser over them then wrap them in cling film or glad wrap. Then pop them into a hot towel and let the heat emulsify the moisturiser and drive it deeply into your skin. Your hands and feet will soak it up and feel fantastic.

If you struggle to do this on your own, another way is to get some cotton gloves and socks. Apply a thick layer of moisturiser and then your cotton gloves and socks over the top just before getting into bed. When you wakeup in the morning, the moisturiser will have soaked in and your skin will be soft and young looking.

Try it! Your skin will thank you for it

Have you ever tried…?

Green Tea… Many scientific studies over the last few decades have proven Green Tea to have multiple health benefits including lowering the chance of heart disease and/or cancer. In fact, tea has been drunk for over 5000 years and has long been used as a traditional medicine to help heal wounds and promote digestion in countries such as India, Thailand, Japan and China.

There are dozens of varieties of Green Tea so if you try one and you find it not to your taste, you might like to simply try another. For example Tamaryokucha has a berry taste with an almond aftertaste, Kabusecha as a very delicate flavour while Bi Luo Chun has a fruity taste and a floral aroma.

What’s on…

Come along and sample therapies at Pamper Events, monthly the last Saturday of the month at Freemantle Hall Bexley Village and termly at All Saints Church Hall Bercta Road SE9 on Thursday evenings for more information visit

If you’d like to book an appointment for any of our therapies, please email or call Rosemary.

We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Best wishes,

Rosemary Thomas

Soul Essence

Phone: 07711077485




Copyright © 2008 Wellbeing Business Secrets

Newsletter 1


Soul Essence is pleased to bring you Your Weekly Wellbeing Words…

Did you know…?

Water hydrates the skin. It plumps it up. It reduces the appearance of wrinkles and it makes you feel good.

When your skin is properly moisturised from the inside, it will be plump and full of moisture. This means your wrinkles will be smoothed out and reduced.

Moisturised skin works better. If you are drinking 2 litres of water a day, your skin structure will be stronger and more supported. The blood, oxygen and nutrition flow to your skin will be better resulting in less pimples, less dead skin build up and more elasticised skin.

A bit of extra water will give you a more radiant complexion, less wrinkles and generally healthier skin.

Have you ever tried…?

Chamomile. It is widely known to be a gentle sleeping aid but it is also great for sore stomachs, irritable bowel syndrome, and a gentle relaxant.

To take it as a herbal tea to treat sore stomachs and IBS, use two teaspoons of dried flower per cup of tea.

For relaxation and help sleeping, burn a chamomile-scented candle or use a moisturiser with chamomile essential oil in it.

What’s on…

Come along and sample therapies at Pamper Events, monthly on Saturdays at Freemantle Hall Bexley Village and termly at All Saints Church Hall Bercta Road SE9 on Thursday evenings for more information visit

If you’d like to book an appointment for any of our therapies, please email or call Rosemary.

We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Best wishes,

Rosemary Thomas

Soul Essence

Phone: 07711077485




Copyright © 2008 Wellbeing Business Secrets

About Meditation and the Benefits

meditatingMeditation is good for personal development and feeling of calm and peace. If you suffer depression, it has been known to disappear altogether with regular meditation. If you haven’t done meditation before you need to build up slowly, and find a way of meditating which suits you personally. Feelings of emotional discomfort can accompany meditation; it may bring blocked issues to the forefront of your mind, which you may find a need to heal. The conscious mind is the tip of the iceberg, the unconscious mind lies beneath this, and beneath that lies the level of consciousness of which we are all joined, the universal consciousness.

There are different levels of the mind, caused by the different brainwaves explained below.

Beta (13- 40 cycles per second)
Beta is associated with our waking activity. During a day we experience all the brainwave patterns with a predominance of Beta.

Alpha (8-13 cycles per second)
The first pattern discovered in 1908 by an Austrian Psychiatrist named Hans Berger. Alpha pattern appears when in wakefulness where there is a relaxed and effortless alertness. Light meditation and day dreaming. It is recommended practicing your creative visualization and auto-suggestion technique in alpha state.

Theta (4-7 cycles per second)
Associated with creativity, dreams and Extra-sensory perception for the student the theta state is something to learn to go at will.

To obtain these different levels you have to quiet the mind by concentrating on a mantra or your breathing. The times you feel most resistant to meditating is the time your body will need it the most. Meditation puts you in contact with the things that are buried in the unconscious mind. The reason we bring our subconscious painful memories to the surface is because they are affecting our lives today. Just because we do not remember them does not mean they are not influencing our lives. Many of the beliefs upon which we run our lives rest on decisions we made as a child. Meditation can help you work through and overcome fears that stop us being our true selves. Meditation also helps you find that place within where you feel calm and peaceful at all times, even when life is tough. You will feel happier, be able to make changes when you want to, accept and be in the present and plan for you future.

Research – Benefits to the body

Improved Health
A study of health insurance statistics of 2000 people practising meditation consistently over a five year period revealed that their rate of hospitalisation was less than half of the other groups with comparable age, gender, profession, and insurance terms. Meditators also had fewer incidents of illness in 17 medical treatment categories. Some of the results were quite outstanding; 87% less admissions for cardiovascular disease, 55% less cancer, 87% less for diseases of the nervous system, 73% less for nose throat and lung problems. Psychosomatic Medicine 1987.

Lower Blood Pressure
At the Harvard Medical School Dr. Herbert Benson found that meditators develop what he calls the “relaxation response” to difficult or dangerous situations. This is a much healthier response than the very common “fight or flight” reaction. He also observed that during meditation the heart rate decreases on average by three beats a minute, and that the rate of breathing also decreases. The blood pressure of those who have high blood pressure is reduced during meditation. Dr.Benson found that all the traditional methods of meditation evoke this response. He also found that four basic elements are needed. They are a quiet environment, an object for the attention to dwell on, a comfortable posture and, above all a non-discriminatory attitude towards meditation. This is exactly what the Buddha taught two thousand five hundred years ago.

Reduced Anxiety
A study conducted at Stanford University reported a reduced level of anxiety amongst the participants who meditated. Journal of Clinical Psychology (1989)

Decreased Stress
A study of meditators showed a reduction in plasma cortisol, a stress hormone, during and after meditation. Hormones and Behaviour (1978)

Deep Rest
A scientific measure of deep rest is the amount of basal skin resistance and lower respiration rates. Experiments comparing meditation to resting with eyes closed have shown that meditation is significantly more effective. Similarly meditation also reduces the amount of lactate (a root cause of anxiety, panic attacks and high blood pressure). American Psychologist (1987)

Reversal of the Aging Process
A study group of long-term meditators (practising meditation for five years or more) were physiologically twelve years younger than their chronological age, as measured by reduction of blood pressure, and better near-point vision and auditory discrimination. Short-term meditators were physiologically five years younger than their chronological age. The study controlled for the effects of diet and exercise. International Journal of Neuroscience 1982.

Increased Perception and Memory
College students instructed in meditation displayed significant improvements in performance over a two-week period on a perceptual and short-term memory test involving the identification of familiar letter sequences presented rapidly. They were compared with subjects randomly assigned to a routine of twice-daily rest with eyes closed, and with subjects who made o change in their daily routine. Memory and Cognition (1982)

In a basic Energy Healing session you will be encouraged to relax and go to the Alpha level, where  the mind, body and spirit work together, the result is a balance of thought, awareness and well-being that is unmatched. It is in this state that healing can occur on multiple levels. This includes our seven chakras.

Please contact me to find out more information on meditation or to book a session.

Toxicity and its Symptoms

Symptoms of disease are often reactions to a build up of toxins in the body. They are a warning that a deeper process needs to be checked. We repress these symptoms, when we take painkillers for arthritis, cortisone cream for eczema etc. The toxins are then sent back into the body.
A toxin is a substance, which when we breathe it, drink it, eat it, inject it or absorb it through our skin, or when it is generated within our body, may disturb physiology or damage structures within the body.
Symptoms of Toxicity
Depending on the level of toxicity, symptoms may be superficial or deep, and show the body’s attempts to eliminate toxins. These can include headaches, joint pain, fatigue, irritability, depression, mental confusion, digestive disturbances, cardiovascular irregularities, flu like symptoms, or allergic reactions such as hives, runny nose, sneezing and coughing. Long standing toxicity leads to more serious illnesses such as autoimmune diseases, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, heart disease and cancer. Toxins may create free radicals in our bodies, causing cellular damage and inflammation. These then combine and destroy enzymes, stagnate in tissues and interfere with circulation, possibly causing high blood pressure, thickening the blood resulting in decreased oxygenation and distribution of nutrients. Toxins can also block the transformation of nerve impulses, causing psychological disturbances and can interact with hormones to create glandular imbalances.

Phases of Toxicity

Excretion Phase

This is the superficial phase; signs may include skin rashes or blemishes, runny nose, sneezing, coughing, fever, perspiration, pus formation, increased urination, diarrhoea and vomiting. The body is using the best route to eliminate the toxins to the outside. To avoid the build up of toxins in our bodies, we should aim to have three bowel movements daily, drink enough fresh water so we can excrete through our kidneys, if possible let a fever run its course, practice deep breathing, exercise and sweat daily, avoid suppressing menstruation, also colds help us to eliminate respiratory toxins.

Reaction Phase

When the bodies attempts to excrete toxins are suppressed (as in lowering a fever and halting perspiration) or incomplete, inflammation maybe created to try and remove residual toxins. Symptoms include eczema, shingles, abscesses, ear infections, arthritis, colitis, IBS, appendicitis, pelvic inflammatory disease and cystitis.

Deposition Phase

If the toxins continue to increase, they will possibly be deposited in the interstitial fluid. In this phase there maybe the formation of warts, polyps, neuromas, gallstones and kidney stones, cellulite, varicose veins, swollen glands, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, breast cysts, edema, atherosclerosis and weight gain. These are efforts of the body to isolate and contain the toxins so they don’t penetrate to the inside of the cell. High cholesterol and hypertension may result. Constipation, overeating, lack of exercise, inefficient perspiration, poor lymphatic circulation and insufficient water will allow toxins to be deposited into the interstitial fluid.

Impregnation Phase

If toxins are not removed from the interstitial fluid, they will penetrate to the inside of the cells, possibly causing free radical damage, the blocking of enzymes and a change in the function of the cell, which my progress to chronic disease. Once this stage is reached and the cellular regulation is affected, the following illnesses may appear, diabetes, asthma, hepatitis, angina, thyroid dysregulation, hormonal imbalances, cervical dysplasia, and other precancerous conditions.

Degeneration Phase

In this phase the cells are increasingly and sometimes irreversibly damaged, with the changes in cell structure. Diseases include liver cirrhosis, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diease, lupus, MS, tuberculosis, hyperthyroidism, scleroderma, heart attack, arthritis, nephritis of the kidney, infertility and dementia.

Cancer Phase

In this phase the toxins have affected the DNA causing genetic damage and the formation of malignant cells. All cancers fall under this phase.

For information on a 10 day detox diet
If you would like more information about releasing emotional toxins with energy healing please contact me.

Why we Need to Drink Water

Water is the substance of life and without it life cannot be sustained. We are comprised of approximately 80% water, which makes us very reliant on clean structured water for our health and well being. An adult can survive 3 weeks without food but only 3 days without clean water.

Thirst is not a reliable indication of our hydration level, the colour of urine is a much better indication. The clearer and lighter the colour of the urine the more hydrated you are, the darker the colour the more dehydrated you are. See chart below as a very rough guide


Body has plenty of fluids



Body has adequate fluids

Light yellow


Body is low on water.

Dark yellow


Sugary soft drinks, carbonated water, tea, coffee and alcohol, steal tremendous amounts of water from our body and cause us to become dehydrated. Even beverages such as milk, vegetable and fruit juice require water to be properly digested.

Imagine how the quality and type of food impacts on our levels of hydration. High sodium, spicy foods, or too much meat and wheat products are difficult to digest and need large amounts of water to be processed in our body.

Water plays a vital role in nearly every bodily function, including digestion, nutrient absorption and chemical reactions. We need water to sustain proper circulation and flexibility of our blood vessels. Water helps remove toxins, also known as acidic waste from the body and in particular the digestive tract. Our body’s temperature is regulated by our hydration. Imagine a car running on an empty radiator.

When we are dehydrated it could be said we are in a state of “survival”. The brain signals to the rest of the organs that there is not enough water to go round, and as the brain is the centre point of all physical functions it takes priority, which leaves the rest of our organs in emergency. Emotionally this can produce fear and anxiety.

Constant failure to drink enough water can lead to chronic cellular dehydration, which leaves the cells of the body weakened and vulnerable to disease. The cells become brittle and fragile which impacts our immune system and leads to chemical, nutritional and PH imbalances.

Dehydration can occur anytime of the year including winter months when indoor heating systems can dehydrate our cells more easily than in the hot summer months.

You should drink half your weight in ounces of water every day to provide your body with its minimum water replacement requirements, as long as you are reasonably fit. Otherwise begin by sipping water and gradually build up. “Chewing” your water before you swallow, helps the body to absorb it more easily, as the enzymes in your saliva break water down, making it more accessible to your system.

Work out your weight in pounds and divide by 2 (i.e. 140lbs / 2 = 70, you would need 70 fluid ounces of water. 20 fluid ounces = 1pint. 50cl = approximately 17 fluid ounces). This is only a guide to how much water you should drink each day. If you are very active obviously your intake needs to be increased. If you have any kidney or heart problems seek advice from your doctor before increasing your water intake.

For more information on the therapies Soul Essence offer visit my therapies page or contact me

Recommended reading:

“Your Body’s Many Cries for Water”  Dr Feredydoon Batmanghelidj ISBN 1-899398-35x
“Reverse Aging” Sang Whang ISBN 0-966236-319