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An unsanitary subject?

Recently a campaign has been started by Laura Coryton to stop the government taxing sanitary products. Although the proposed amendment failed – Hastings and Rye MP Amber Rudd and Bexhill and Battle MP Huw Merriman both voted against it – the campaign continues and the Treasury are now taking the matter to the EU. Zelly Restorick reports. 

Practising on the beachPhoto Mark Barwell

Energising body and mind

In Hastings and St Leonards-on-Sea, we’re lucky enough to have a branch of the national Shiatsu College right on our doorstep. And starting in the autumn, the team are offering sessions called Grassroots Shiatsu. HOT’s Zelly Restorick reports.

Posted 13:49 Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015 In: Health Matters Tags: ,

FREE Wellbeing Day!

Come and meet local health and wellbeing groups including The Community Wellbeing Service, Health Trainers with INBODY machine, Home Works, Active Hastings, HARC, Educating Futures and Together Your Way. There will also be opportunities to speak to specialist agencies in areas including benefits, housing, debt and fuel poverty, carers’ support and volunteering.


In sanity and in health

Recently, Erin Veness wrote an article for HOT about her trip to Bexhill with Bex to have a semicolon tattoo, in response to Project Semicolon, an international campaign to raise awareness of mental health and mental well-being. HOT’s Zelly Restorick responds.


‘Project Semicolon’

Erin Veness gets the needle in Bexhill…

Posted 14:42 Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015 In: Health Matters Tags: , , , , , ,
Tai chi at the Jerwood (photo: Kim Kish).

Tai chi, a door to mindfulness

Michael Mulkerrin, a psychotherapeutic counsellor, recently renewed his acquaintance with tai chi and was straight away back in the groove, as he recounts.

Shiatsu treatment Photo Mark Barwell

Shiatsu Community Clinic in St Leos

Interested in experiencing a shiatsu treatment? A small group of graduates of The Shiatsu College on the seafront have set up a new community clinic to enable people to try the healing art of Shiatsu at an affordable price. 

Posted 17:06 Tuesday, Jun 2, 2015 In: Health Matters Tags: , ,
Photo from Shiatsu College

Sara Lee Trust and Shiatsu College connect

The Sara Lee Trust, in partnership with Hastings Shiatsu College, is holding a Shiatsu Awareness Raising Day at St. Michael’s Hospice on Saturday 9 May.  Come along for an hour or two to receive a treatment and learn how Shiatsu can help you.

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