Welcome to The Orchard: Remedial Massage Therapist, Avelino Santos

June 30th, 2017

We would like to welcome to The Orchard Remedial Massage Therapist, Avelino Santos.

Avelino is a fully insured and qualified remedial massage therapist, trained at the Northern Institute of Massage in Bury. His specialist interest is in musculoskeletal disorders, nerve injury, chronic pain assessment and management and general rehabilitation and he also uses an integrated holistic therapy to help clients with anxiety, stress, insomnia and depression.

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Lorisian Food Intolerance Testing

October 20th, 2016

Did you know that 45% of people suffer symptoms of food intolerance? Did you also know that 3 out of 4 people tested reported feeling benefit within 3 weeks of dietary change?

An independent Customer Survey was conducted by The University of York (2007) and involved 5,286 customers who eliminated their trigger foods after taking a test. The results were then divided into groups and the findings are summarised below:

Intolerance testing

If you suffer from any of these:

  • IBS
  • Bloating
  • Digestive Problems
  • Migraine
  • Headaches
  • Joint Pain
  • Itchy Skin
  • Eczema
  • Fatigue
  • Low Mood

you could have a food intolreance

Tests available with Amrik Bagri

Lorisian – 75

Analyses your IgG antibody reaction to 75 food ingredients

Lorisian – 100

Analyses your IgG antibody reaction to 100 food ingredients

Lorisian – 150+

Analyses your IgG antibody reaction to over 150 food ingredients

Lorisian 150+ / IBS Support

Analyses your IgG antibody reaction to over 150 food ingredients and provides a personalised list of low FODMAP foods

Following one of the above blood tests you will receive a thorough report, detailing your personalised findings. This report will be discussed in-depth with Amrik Bagri, where you will receive diet and nutrient coaching to help improve your health.

Lorisian Food Intolerance Testing

International Alexander Awareness Week

October 13th, 2016

Text neck, or tech neck, is the term used to describe the pain and damage caused to the neck, back and spine from looking down at electronic devices over a prolonged period of time.

It is one of the most common causes of back pain and headaches and is an alarming epidemic affecting even young children. Treating the problem may provide short term relief but learning how to maintain good posture whilst using electronic devices can help in the longer term and prevent the problem reoccurring. This video gives some useful tips based on the Alexander technique.

Bridget Barr teaches Alexander technique at The Orchard, to find out more take a look at the Alexander Technique page.

Shiatsu and Pregnancy and Birth

October 13th, 2016

Are you pregnant and looking for support with pregnancy or help with preparation for birth?

Shiatsu and Pregnancy and BirthAs a previous midwife Janet Atwood has an understanding of pregnancy and its effects. Having specialised in shiatsu for pregnancy and birth offers treatments that are very supportive, can address the physical difficulties of pregnancy and enable the mother to feel comfortable and positive. She also offers birth preparation for couples and treatments that support the mother into labour.

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Independent Family Healthcare Ltd update

August 22nd, 2016

Independent Family Healthcare Ltd

Independent Family Healthcare Ltd are no longer operating from The Orchard.

Please contact IFH on 01625 441 630 or visit their website for more information.

Do some foods make you unwell?

July 7th, 2016

Are you experiencing any of the following?

  • IBS
  • Bloating
  • Fatigue
  • Skin problems
  • Headaches
  • Hormonal symptoms
  • Weight gain

Your symptoms could be connected to the foods you eat. A simple non-invasive test could provide you with the answers and help to improve your health and wellbeing. Amrik S Bagri trained at The College of Naturopathic Nutrition and obtained a Diploma in Allergy Intolerance Therapy.

Amrik is offering food intolerance and sensitivity testing, vitamin and mineral deficiency testing and nutritional and supplement guidance as well as recommendations on suitable food alternatives.

The test will analyse

  • 69 different food types
  • 5 pollens & moulds
  • 8 E-number
  • 25 vitamins & minerals

In total 107 substances will be tested to help indicate any foods you may be intolerant to and it will also highlight any vitamin and mineral deficiencies you may have. Appointments usually last 90 minutes.


“After over 8 years of painful bloating, headaches and IBS I suffered without any medical cure, so I decided to have an intolerance test and my life has improved dramatically ever since. I have had no stomach issues and realised severe intolerances to sugar and lactose that were impacting my daily life This has been a life changing moment for me and I can’t thank Amrik enough and appreciate his follow-up support too.” - Hazel, Leeds, 39