The Wellbeing Cabin brings relaxation to Charlecote - The Leamington Observer

The Wellbeing Cabin brings relaxation to Charlecote

STRESS-busting was the name of the game when two town dignitaries swapped the council chamber for the Wellbeing Cabin at Charlecote.

Stratford mayor Coun Kate Rolfe and chair of Stratford District Council Coun Victoria Alcock officially opened the new relaxation therapy space at The Charlecote Pheasant Hotel on Friday (May 10).

And not only were they on hand to cut they ribbon, but they were also able to put their feet up in one of the relaxation pods.

The wellbeing cabin is the brainchild of Alan Sharrock who came up with what he believed to be an effective antidote to 21st century stress after being struck down with chronic fatigue syndrome.

He told the Observer: “Around ten years ago I woke up one morning, went downstairs to make my coffee and I just felt exhausted so I went back to bed for the day thinking I would be OK the next day. Unfortunately I wasn’t OK the next day or the next week. In fact I wasn’t OK for over six months. I had chronic fatigue syndrome which left me feeling exhausted all the time.

“After a couple of weeks of feeling exhausted I said to my partner, who incidentally is a doctor, that this is more serious than just feeling under the weather. She said you will be OK just take some paracetamol. After a couple of months she bought me a mindfulness meditation CD by Deepak Chopra which I listen to constantly.

“After around six months of doing very little apart from sleeping I had recovered enough to start researching why I had been struck down with this chronic illness.”

After reading hundreds of books by health and wellbeing experts, Alan came across Dr Herbert Benson’s book “The Relaxation Response” which is based on his 40 years of research of stress and relaxation at Harvard Medical School.

Alan used the relaxation response as the basis of The Wellness Cabin.

The cabin is a multi-sensory environment where clients can experience a revolutionary mind and body treatment to leave them feeling calmer, more relaxed, energised, less anxious and more focused.

After just ten minutes, those undergoing the treatment should reach a deep state of relaxation which triggers this relaxation response – resulting in the immune system flooding the body with powerful healing chemicals such as endorphins, serotonin and dopamine.

Eight therapies are combined to create this one powerful treatment. These include light therapy, aromatherapy, Far Infrared Therapy, Pulsed Magnetic Field Therapy, mindfulness, meditation, visualisation and affirmation.

Treatments are half price Wednesday to Saturday throughout May.

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