Looking after your mind, body and soul was the theme of the day at the Grimsby Telegraph’s Life, Love and Wellness Event.
Taking place in the Millfields Hotel, Bargate, Grimsby, there was a huge range of exhibitors from clairvoyants to mental health specialists, life coaching to colour therapy along with a number of inspirational talks throughout the day.
Guests were all very interested in what was on offer, as many browsed around the various stalls, discovering new ways that they would be able to better themselves through the use of holistic medicine and alternative therapies, that are not only designed to help your body, but put your mind at ease as well.
Kimberly Spauls, The Grimsby Telegraph events manager, was thrilled with how the day was going saying: “Today is all about mindfulness and learning how to take care of your body as well as your mind.
“We have had a number of terrific inspirational talks today from the likes of life coach Lisa Marie, and the room has been filling up nicely all day, with some really good positive vibes and some great energy.”
All of the stallholders were very enthusiastic about getting their message out to the public about holistic treatments and alternative therapy, offering the guest free tests of their treatments and massages.
Exhibitors included Navigo, Olivers Sports Therapies, life coach Lisa Marie, past life regression therapist John Richardson, Pentangle Pottery, Mindworks Coaching, Boho Belle Colour Therapy, Jigsaw trauma counselling, the Therapy Suite and Neal’s Yard Remedies.
Emma Thomas of Emancipation Complementary Therapies was very happy with the opportunity to show the people of Grimsby how good alternative therapies can really be saying: “At my business we offer everything from aroma therapy, Swedish head massages and reflexology to Reiki and Crazy Angel spray tans, and I am also a horse communicator and animal healer.
“I first got into the business after having a pain in my ankle and going to a reiki master for treatment, and after just the second treatment I was shocked at just how quickly I had healed and felt that I should learn to do the same for others.”
Claire Hammerstone of the Therapy Suite said: “I have always had an interest in health and well-being and have a background in psychology myself.
“We all live very fast paced lives at the minute, and I like to help people learn to take care of themselves and take away some of the stress in their lives.
“We currently provide clinical hypnotherapy, hot stone, full body and Indian head massages, and I am available either at my home or at yours as all of my equipment is fully mobile.”
Ian Disley from MindWorks Coaching was happy with how successful the day had been saying: “It has been a very good and very busy day so far, and I am hoping that it will get even busier later.
“There can be an awful lot of stigma regarding mental health and well-being, and often people who experience anxiety or discomfort can be worried about reaching out for some help.
“But I would like to reassure people that this is all perfectly normal, and everyone experiences these sorts of difficulties, and by learning to chill out and take care ourselves we can learn to to take care of any issues by accepting our thoughts and feelings.”
Gemma Bennett of the Carers Support Service was at the event today to let some of the carers in the area know about the support and services that are available for them within the area.
She said: “We currently have over 16,000 carers here in North East Lincolnshire, and often being a carer can create a lot of stress and effect your well-being.
“We just want to let carers know that the help is out there for them, and our service is always available to them so that we can offer them help and support in any situation.”