On The Bench Blog
If you are looking for a gift for a pregnant friend or loved one, look no further! Treat them to a voucher for a Pregnancy Massage, a treatment designed for relaxation and to relieve common areas of tension. Why not combine it with the gorgeous Mother's Balm from Neal's Yard and take advantage of our special offer? Read on more more details!
Are you contemplating buying perfume for a loved one this Christmas? If so, today's gift suggestion is for you!
Neal's Yard's Rose Eau de Parfum is a beautiful fragrance that is free from any of the harmful chemicals frequently found in other popular perfumes.
People who do a lot of sport and exercise generally experience a lot of muscle tension and associated aches and pains. Today's gift suggestion will help keep that to a minimum (in between their regular sports massage appointments of course!)
Men need to take care of their skin too and today's suggestion is perfect for men on the go: a travel set that fits into a gym bag or an overnight bag for business trips. It's also a great starter kit if your man has yet to embrace the need to adopt a skincare routine!
Christmas is coming. There, I said it! How's your shopping going? We're all about reducing stress here at On The Bench, and battling through crowded shopping centres and the pressure of finding the 'perfect' gift can be very stressful. So every day from now until the last shopping day, we will offer a gift idea that can be purchased online to help make your Christmas shopping experience easier.
Come along to our Open Day between 10am and 6pm on Friday 26th October and help raise money for Breast Cancer Care! Throughout October, Breast Cancer Care have been encouraging people to host 'Pink Friday' events and ours is taking the shape of a Clinic Open Day. Find our location details here.
And although it was exhausting doing battle with it for about a mile and a half, I felt better for not having given in to it. Once out of its clutches, I struggled to find the steady pace I'd maintained so well before the wind. But yet again, unlike on seemingly every run since March, I didn't criticise myself for it. I ran for as long as I could until I needed to walk for a bit. I picked a landmark and said, "If you can make it to that bin/lamp post, then you can take a short breather". And because I was seeing the break as a reward for having reached the target rather than a defeat at not being able to run further, my recovery time was shorter!Recently I have found myself under the cloud of depression again. I knew I was there - it's not my first visit - but I didn't realise the impact it was having on my running, until yesterday morning. Up until the end of March when I completed the Olympic Park Run, I was doing really well - getting faster and stronger and really loving running. I entered this year's Royal Parks Half Marathon and Great South Run confident that this year I would achieve a really good personal best having got off to such a good start. But then it started to rain. Every day for seemingly ages and my regular runs fell by the wayside.