Always wanting to keep you in the loop with the latest and greatest in the world of health and wellbeing, we’re sharing 4 new wellness trends that you might not have heard of.

Theta Healing
As the name would suggest, this alternative therapy is very restorative. Becoming more mainstream, we’ve called upon Dylan Ayaloo, Theta Coach and Yoga Instructor, to explain what Theta Healing entails.

“Theta Healing is an energy healing modality based on meditation and bringing the brain of the healer to a slower frequency known as ‘theta’ to cause change and healing. In a typical healing session, a large component of the healing work is working on the belief systems of the client. Simply put, the practice is based on the principle that we can heal or create anything if we believe it, therefore if there are beliefs blocking us from healing, changing these beliefs will allow us to heal or unblock our body’s natural healing abilities.

 The modality works not only for physical but also for emotional healing too, however, the experience of a Theta Healing session will be different for each person. Ultimately it is up to the client to decide what they’d like to work on, whether that’s overcoming negative thoughts or opening your heart up to receive love. No matter what the aim, most people will leave a session feeling more relaxed, energised, focused, awake and aware with clarity of mind. Some clients will feel an immediate effect on physical healing, but sometimes the effects show up over a more prolonged period of time. Healings on an emotional level may also leave a client leaving feeling loved, feeling connected, supported, joyful, happy or elated and ready to embrace more fulfilled life.

 It’s an alternative therapy that wouldn’t be advisable for somebody who is really struggling and needs medication, but Theta Healing can most certainly be used as a daily coping mechanism holistically.”

Beeja Meditation
In case you hadn’t noticed, the ancient practice of meditation has become so much more mainstream over the last decade and it’s widely recommended by many practitioners and health professionals for reducing stress, anxiety and creating a deeper connection with yourself. This beneficial practice has many different layers and Beeja Meditation is a specific kind of method that has been brought to our attention over the last few months.

Will Williams, one of London’s most prolific and experienced meditation teachers, specialises in Beeja Meditation and he’s shared below what it’s all about.

“Beeja means the ‘seed of infinite potential’ and Beeja meditation is simple, effective, fun and based on ancient wisdom as well as scientific research. Beeja Meditation is different from anything you’ve seen before. Whilst conventional mindfulness reduces stress by eliminating thoughts, Beeja meditation is based on the Vedic principles, which help you to release thoughts, to reduce stress and heighten the experience. Your body is given a chance to reset and reboot, as Beeja meditation takes you 33% deeper into relaxation than even your deepest sleep.

Beeja meditation is incredibly effective at getting to the root of your stress response and calming your body down, so you are less reactive, more energised, and ultimately more productive. It uses sounds, allocated by a teacher, that will interact with your nervous system to give it the bandwidth it needs to deal with all of life’s dramas and all of your tasks.”

Wellness Bathing
Wellness bathing may sound like a glorified bath but it really is so much more than that. It’s become an important ritual to help you switch off, relax and truly disconnect. Wellness bathing is all about creating a calm, cosy environment that is entirely yours where you can soak in beautiful oils and salts completely undisturbed. This isn’t just a cleansing necessity, it’s a mentally and physically nourishing ritual that many of the world’s most luxurious spas already incorporate in their treatments to further enhance relaxation.

Hip & Healthy founder, Sadie, was recently a guest on The Motherkind Podcast chatting to host, Zoe Blaskey, all about motherhood and what wellness trends were accessible and easy to implement for time-poor parents. She touched on the topic of wellness bathing and how beneficial it could be for mothers who want to make more time for nurturing themselves without even having to leave the house. Let’s face it, that’s a tricky task for most parents.

Whether it’s incorporating your favourite face mask, listening to a podcast, downloading a guided meditation or simply enjoying a glass of wine with a “Do Not Disturb” sign on the door, creating a meaningful wellness bathing ritual is a new trend we’re definitely adopting.

Moringa Oil
We’ve been using moringa powder for many years in our smoothies and juices but we’ve recently discovered moringa in oil form and we’re really enjoying its host of benefits especially now summer is upon us. In case you’re not familiar with moringa, it is derived from the moringa tree which originates in India and it’ leaf and fruit extracts pack a powerful concoction of health benefits.

Moringa Oil is great for your skin. Chock full of vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids, it has been shown to improve the tone of your skin and even help fade stretch marks and scars. It’s also a fantastic multi-purpose ingredient due to its soothing effects… you can use it as a cuticle oil, a lip moisturiser, makeup remover, aftersun treatment for sunburn and even to help combat dandruff. Its antibacterial properties make it a great natural remedy for minor cuts and scrapes… this little oil is coming with us on our travels this summer!

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