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“It takes more energy to relax than to react.” – Anxiety,restlessness, irritability, fear of change, OCD behaviors, sensory& chemical hypersensitivities, meltdowns, and bouts ofhyperactivity, and even seizures, are hallmarks of a low energystate.


Naturopathic Health Support – Quick Check Up

Naturopathic Health Support

Quick Check Up

Are you struggling to get a primary care appointment during these strange times?

Do you just want:

  • A quick confidence check
  • A few measurements to see if things are in good working order
  • A quick chat with a friendly professional to discuss any concerns
  • A quick review of your diet and exercise habits to see where we can make some improvements
  • Peace of mind that any red flags will be referred on to an expert

All this is currently on offer from your friendly local Naturopath in Whitchurch Road.

A full 30 minute consultation reduced to just £42.00 pounds until the end of April 2021.

Warmest Regards,

Mike O'Donoghue ND (DipCNM)
Supporting your health and fitness - naturally!
01443 440299

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In This Week’s Newsletter;  COVID 19 update, New Clinical Services


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Latest News From Naturopath.Clinic.

COVID Update

I hope you are all coping well with these increasingly strange times.  Nothing like this has happened before. 

I just wanted to let you all know that under the guidelines of our professional bodies, we are considered essential health supporting services and are very much open for to support YOU and help you to maintain YOUR health. 

Bookings and enquiries are being accepted through the usual channels.

Usual Services are Still Available of Course

  • All our usual Sports Therapeutics – soft tissue work and other and manual therapies.

  • Exercise Referral Programmes
  • Phlebotomy and
  • Lab Work

No Longer Available – Sorry!

  • Regular Sports Nutrition
  • Metabolic Effect (R):
    • Nutrition and Exercise prescription for:
      • Weight Loss
      • To Support Injury Recovery
      • To support Exercise Performance
  • But see below……………..

Improved Services Available Now

Naturopathy / Naturopathic Medicine

Despite the government-imposed  control measures, Naturopaths’ school (the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM)) managed to finally complete the graduation of the 2017 entry. This means that  Mike has finally graduated (with Distinction) as a fully fledged Naturopath and Nutritional Therapist. 

(Mike is now working at CNM helping to supervise the next cohort group in their clinical assessments)

This means that the transitional arrangements are now superseded, Naturopathy is now fully available and the old terms ‘Sports Nutrition’, ‘Metabolic Effect’ and ‘Metabolic’ nutrition are no longer used.  These services are now very much UPGRADED and still available under the auspices of Naturopathy. 

What’s going to be available and what does Naturopathy mean? 

It’s all explained on our website here.


Other Improved Services Available Now

  • Home visits for Exercise Prescription – for those unable to get about in these strange times. Ask us for more information if you like.

Cardiac Rehab Services are Changing

The current government-imposed restrictions on all our lifestyles, jobs, health and therapeutic services have been with us for many months now.

With the closure of leisure and community centres, Cardiac Rehab services (Phase IV) ceased immediately in march and haven’t restarted yet.

It seems unlikely that traditional face-to-face classes will be able to be restart anytime in the foreseeable future.  Therefore a completely new redesigned set of Phase IV services are being developed at the moment. 

Full details will follow as soon as hey are know, but are likely to include:

  • An individual consultation to get you started with a home (or outdoors) exercise programme.
  • A regular phone/ video call to check your progress and advise on improvements.
  • Social Get Togethers  with the rest of the peer group – as conditions allow.

Watch this space!


Don’t forget about our Gift Vouchers.  You can buy any quantity you want and we can send then electronically if you prefer. See our prices page for ideas. 

I hope you are all keeping well and I look forward to seeing you soon.






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Spring 2017 Newsletter

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Ab Stretching – The Back Rotators

Had a few clients at the  clinic lately presenting wit this one.  A pain or soreness in the sides of the Abs as a result of a strain in the rotator muscles, the Obliques or even the QL.

Usually a result of an awkward loaded reach sch as bending to pick up a child – or even picking up a baby whilst lying down.

Here’s a gentle stretch that we do for it.  The video#’s not my work, but the site has done such a good job that I thought I’d link you across to it!

You may need to ease up on the strenuous training for a while too and/or have short course of massage.

Essential Oils – Peppermint

In sports therapy we are not quite as relaxing as they are over in the Aromatherapy department.  But we do appreciate the benefits of essential oils.  Mike uses a special blend of oils that produce a muscle relaxing, pain reducing, restorative effect.

Following on from last episode’s article on AllSpice, another ingredient in Mike’s ‘secret’ pain relieving combination is Peppermint.

Peppermint essential oil gives a cooling sensation and has a calming effect on the body, which can relieve sore muscles when used topically.  Clinically speaking, peppermint oil is recommended for its anti-nausea benefits and soothing effects on the gastric lining and colon because of its ability to reduce muscle spasms.

Not only is peppermint one of the oldest European herbs used for medicinal purposes, other historical accounts date its use to ancient Chinese and Japanese folk medicine. It’s also mentioned in Greek mythology the nymph Mentha was transformed into an herb by Pluto who had fallen in love with her and wanted people to appreciate her for years to come.

The health benefits of peppermint oil as well as peppermint oil uses have been documented back to 1,000 BC and have been found in several Egyptian pyramids.

In future letters I will go through the others contents in Mike’s Sports Therapy Oil.

Valentine’s Day is Coming – Gift Ideas!

Why not treat your loved one, or both of you, to an invigorating deep tissue massage to help with all that new fitness that the new year is bringing you?

Don’t forget about our Gift Vouchers.  You can buy any quantity you want and we can send then electronically if you prefer. See our prices page for ideas.

Special Offers.

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December News and Offers

In This Week’s Newsletter;

Fitness Tip, Stretching, Christmas Is Coming – Gift Ideas!  Special Offers.

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Are You Stretching Properly?

Chances are whatever sport or fitness activity you prefer, your legs get plenty of use and abuse.  I find in the clinic that most of use tend to be a little tight and sore in the quads.

So I thought I’d go through a few of the finer points of stretching them out after a work out.  In fact, I’ve cheated and given you a link to a very well-informed video I found.

Check It Out Here

Christmas Is Coming – Gift Ideas!

Don’t forget about our Gift Vouchers.  You can buy any quantity you want and we can send then electronically if you prefer. See our prices page for ideas.

Special Offers.

Also check out the Special Offers page here.


Spring Challenge Walk To SUGARLOAF On Saturday 9th Of May 2015






Well done!  To all those who took part and to those who have supported us in other ways as well.

Thanks to all those who donated, the money has all been donated to the 3 charities via Just Givving – even the cash that was handed to myself!

Trig POint

The totals are:

Raising money for British Heart Foundation


Raising money for Welsh Hearts


Click on the links to see full details:

Poster – Please Print and Display Widely

Just Giving Link – BHF.

Just Giving Link – Welsh Hearts.

BHF – Events_Sponsorship Form


Sgwd yr Eira Challenge

14th of July 2014

Sgwd yr Eira Challenge

Maindy Healthy Hearts Club is a Phase IV rehab class specialising in Exercise for the needs of those post cardiac event including surgery.

On the 17th of May 2014, 15 people from this and similar groups around South Wales took part in a challenging walk to one of Wales’ finest beauty spots in the Brecon Beacons. See here:

The walk was lead by Mike, the groups’ specialist fitness teacher. Many of Mike’s mainstream class participant took place also.

A few photos will be posted soon.

We raised a total of £300.00


Best Wishes,

Mike O’Donoghue

Mr M P O’Donoghue

Exercise Professional