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Sun Awareness Week - The Brookdale Clinic

Tips to keep your skin safe and avoid sunburn

It’s Sun Awareness Week here in the UK (May 8-14th) and we’d like to do our part by alerting you to some important facts to help keep you and your skin safe.

Whilst we might think that the sunshine at this time of year isn’t a problem, it’s a fact that it can be just as strong as it is in the summer months.  We just don’t seem to realise it.  Research by the British Association of Dermatologists suggests that over a third of Brits suffered from sunburn in the last year with around 25% suffering not once, not twice, but three times!  And when abroad, those figures increase significantly.  When will we ever learn?!

So what can you do to protect your skin from harmful rays?

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Why its good to talk - The Brookdale Clinic

Why it’s good to talk

It’s good to talk.  That’s what people say.

‘Talking therapies’ are the words on everyone’s lips right now.

If you missed the recent FaceTime call between Prince William and Lady GaGa (you can watch it here) then you might not have seen the subsequent exposure that followed all about opening up and talking to one another.  The Heads Together charity which helps to support those suffering from mental health issues was chosen as the London Marathon’s charity of the year with the aim of raising awareness and encouraging people to speak out about what’s on their minds. #OkToSay

People go through tough times – fact.

Some people can deal with tough times – no problem.

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How soon will I see results after IPL Hair Removal at The Brookdale Clinic, Knustford

When will I see results from Laser Hair Removal or IPL treatment?

This is a question we get asked many times by new clients.

It’s important to understand that Laser Hair Removal or IPL treatment isn’t an overnight quick fix.  As with many things (diets included!) you have to follow the rules over a period of time.

The number of sessions needed varies according to the part of the body being treated, due to the variability in the number of follicles.  So, to remove facial hair you’ll need more sessions than if you’re removing leg hair, for instance.  Many people get the result they want with 6 sessions, but others need more, and this can depend on many factors such as hair colour and hormones.

To get the very best out of your course of hair removal it’s essential that

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How Physiotherapy can treat painful ankles

How physiotherapy can treat painful ankles from running

If the Manchester Marathon is on your to-do list for this year, then it’s important to make sure you’re in good shape to complete those 26.2 miles.  There’s no denying the fact that it WILL be a long hard slog!!

Our physiotherapy team regularly see all types of problems associated with running and – more importantly – they know how to treat them well!   Here’s an example of one such case.

A patient limped into our clinic following a run as her ankle had slowly become painful and swollen. 

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Why everyone’s going La La Land for the CACI facial!

It’s the movie of the moment – a tale of theatre, jazz and romance, a love story set amidst music and dance. And the bright lights are shining on the stars of the show too!  The beautiful Emma Stone and dashing Ryan Gosling take centre stage, singing and dancing their way through this cinematic wonder.

So just how do the stars keep looking fabulous, darrrling?

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Improve your skin and body this year

Welcome to 2017!   Today our skin clinician Josna shares her thoughts with you about why improving your skin and body is important. Over to you Josna…

It’s January and we’re amid the cold winter months.  And how do you feel?  Overworked?  Stressed?  Dull and lifeless?  You won’t be alone but the lucky ones amongst us might still have a spring in our step.  How’s that?  By taking care of ourselves!

Make 2017 the year you take care of YOU!

Living longer and looking good ‘for our age’ begins with

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How we benefit from non-surgical skin treatments

Article by Josna Crick – our Skin Clinician.

Age-defying beauty treatments have been around for decades.  Traditionally, women were their main users but recently men have started take their health and appearance more seriously too.

GENDER NEUTRAL: Men and women now enjoy skin treatments

GENDER NEUTRAL: Men and women now enjoy skin treatments

That, along with improvements in skin rejuvenation treatments, is why non-surgical cosmetic treatments are becoming increasingly popular.

No longer gender related, these skin treatments are performed by trained practitioners and deliver better results than traditional beauty treatments.

That’s not to dismiss all conventional beauty treatments.  Any ‘hands-on’ treatment like a relaxing facial will deliver cell renewal and a sense of wellbeing by increasing blood flow and aiding detoxification via the lymphatic system.

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How Podiatry Helps People with Diabetes

World Diabetes Day 2016 - The Brookdale Clinic

Article by Lisa Searle – our Podiatrist.

It may surprise some but podiatry plays a critical role in preventing lower leg amputations due to diabetes, and such eye-popping facts should be much better known later this month.

On the 14th November 2016, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) will launch their 2016 campaign ‘Eyes on Diabetes’, with the objective being to raise awareness of diabetes throughout the world: what it’s like to live with diabetes and the complications that come with diabetes.

Another fact not widely known is that diabetes is one of the key causes of blindness, but it is also the leading cause of lower limb amputations, with most cases occurring in people with type 2 diabetes.

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How IPL Treatment Saves Sun-damaged Skin

How IPL can save your sun damaged skin

Enjoyed a little sun recently?  Or are you planning to grab some winter sun soon?

It’s great to be outside soaking up the rays, but have you started to notice small brown patches appearing on your face?

The most common areas where these patches appear are between the hairline and the corner of the eye, above the eyebrows, on the sides of the cheeks and on the back of your hands.

Usually, we tend to put sunscreen on the centre of the face – missing out those all-important side areas – and this is how these brown marks can form.

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3 relaxing treatments

3 relaxing treatments to help you get a good night’s sleep

Are you getting enough sleep each night?  Too little or too much can play havoc with your body, affecting both how you feel internally and how you look on the outside.

The BBC Breakfast team asked recently “what’s your slumber number?” with respondents answering anything from 3 to 9 hours sleep each night!   You can see the video replay here.
If you’re lacking the amount of sleep you need, it’s worth trying to figure out the reasons why this might be.  Stressed out at work?  Children driving you mad?  Not enough hours in the day to get everything done, perhaps?  Once you’ve identified the possible causes you need to take action.  And what better way than to take some time out for yourself?

Come along to The Brookdale Clinic here in Knutsford, where we can offer you some soothing and relaxing treatments to help you drift off into a comfortable sleep when you go to bed that night!

  1. Physiotherapy can help you relieve stress in your neck allowing you to sleep more comfortably.  A one off or a course of treatment sessions with specialist advice from one of our qualified physiotherapists can do wonders for you!
  2. Enjoy a relaxing massage from Josna, our clinician.  Enjoy up to 60 minutes of total relaxation under her care.  Perhaps you might combine with an Indian Head massage for an all-round treatment?
  3. Or for something different, try reflexology, whereby applying pressure to different areas of the hands and feet, we can restore balance to the body and allow you to relax fully.

Here at The Brookdale Clinic, it is our aim to welcome you with a smile on our face and to see you leave with a smile on yours!  Take a look at our range of body treatments here.


Call us today on 01565 651832 to book your appointment.

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