Tripidio Flow

‘Tripudio Flow DVD Review’ 

In the latest Spring issue of Lymphoedema Support Network (LSN) I read up about Tripudio:

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I have never heard of Tripudio so I was curious and thought it be a great addition to my blog

In late April I contacted Julia Williams the Co-founder to ask if I could do a review?   She kindly sent me her DVD to watch and information so as I could review on a week to week basis.   

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Julia facilitates the teaching of Tripudio Movement Systems (TMS) across the United Kingdom.  My review starts as of tomorrow and I shall update on a week to week basis of my progression.  

Week 1

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Love from Shetland – NEW location

‘Love from Shetland’ are a small business that produces handmade soaps and bath products with their own goats milk and a variety of oils.  The cosy new shop smells and looks great too!

 Please read the following:

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‘New Location on Commercial Street’

On 28th of April ‘Love from Shetland’ re-opened their doors to customers this time at the other end of the main Commercial Street, Lerwick, Shetland.  They moved location from opposite the Queens Hotel to opposite Harry’s department store.  When I arranged to meet up with Esther Jarmson and chat about her skin products I didn’t realise it was their first day opening.  I remember it was a gorgeous sunny Saturday afternoon and from observation the atmosphere was buzzing with delighted customers young and old.  

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The excitement gathered pace in the shop when the arrival of three week baby goat triplets Edwina, Flora & Daisy!

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‘Connor the Goat’

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Connor is well known in the Shetland community in helping raise money for the local RNLI lifeboat.  A great worth while cause:

https://rnli.org/support-us/give-money/donate

https://www.facebook.com/search/str/Love+from+Shetland+connor/keywords_search

‘Product Information’

The first piece of information I read on ‘Love from Shetland’ was that all their soap products, quote:

go through rigorous cosmetic safety assessments to ensure that they are all lovely and safe for you to use

Their information leaflet also explains that they use no palm oil, parabens or nasty sis’s.   You’ll need to google what they all mean!  All products are made by hand by milking their goats and using up to 7 to 10 different oils in them.  

Esther goat milk soap creation is her own unique recipe.  There are no other soap products like it globally

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Gift Boxes

Visit ‘Love from Shetland’ SHOP for a variety of great gift ideas: 

https://www.facebook.com/lovefromshetland/app/194374697299935/

‘Popular by Demand’

The ‘Love from Shetland’ products are very popular with cruise ships, visiting tourists and locals.  The new shop is even more visible now that they have relocated.  In terms of the local community Esther runs workshops with local children and helps them make their own bath bombs.  As a bonus they get to cuddle the goats too!  

A fun and rewarding day at school I would say!

Keep a look out for ‘Love from Shetland’ EVENTS page:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/lovefromshetland/events/?ref=page_internal

‘Soap Products’

The first soap products I was shown was the ‘Blackcurrant Seed Oil’ and ‘Marula Oil’ soaps as seen in the following slideshow:

 

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The blackcurrant has been exceptionally good with a variety of skin conditions and is recommended by their customers.  See their positive REVIEWS on their ‘Love from Shetland’ facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/lovefromshetland/reviews/?ref=page_internal

The marula is a really moisturizing soap it is packed full of antioxidants that rid the skin of aging.  The only product I have used is the marula oil soap.  I recieved it as a gift last year on my birthday.  All I remember is that it lasted for ages and it is great on your skin.  

The Hand Felted soap range is explained by the following photo:

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These soaps can be left in their felted pockets and used like a sponge. All the ‘Love from Shetland’ soaps are best used with a wooden soap dish with holes in it so as to air out and reuse.  These wooden dishes are sold seperately.  In the following photo is the hand made ‘oo’ gift bags.  Each ‘oo’ bag is felted by hand using Shetland wool.  They are all made by Esther mother Esme who was there to greet me when I first arrrived.  

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The Shetland word ‘oo’ means ‘wool’ 

‘Bath Bombs Products’  

 

Lastly, the ‘Love from Shetland’ bath bomb products.  These are a firm favourite of mine.  They look great on display in their various baskets around the rustic looking shop.  They make great gifts too! 

Bath Bombs contain bicarbonate soda; citric acid; goats milk powder; avocado oil; jojoba oil; strawberry; clementine; prosecco; white lily; ginseng; blueberry and parma violet to name but a few…

To contact ‘Love from Shetland’

@lovefromshetland  

FaceBook page:  https://www.facebook.com/lovefromshetland/

Call 01595 697326 

EMAIL lovefromshetland@gmail.com

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Pandere Shoes for Unique Soles

‘Pandere Kickstarter Campaign’

Three women entrepreneurs have started a unique shoe business called Pandere.  When I read about Pandere shoes I was only too happy to blog about their Kickstarter campaign.  I encourage you to visit here:

http://bit.ly/panderefacebook

‘The Three Founders of PANDERE SHOES’

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The three founders from left to right are Celia Crossett, Laura Oden and Ayla Rogers.  Pandere’s founder Laura Oden has *lymphedema (*lymphoedema -uk) for over forty years.  A fellow lymphie!  Laura observed a gap in the market and along with her founders came up with one of their following patents:  

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This patent design expands 1.5 sizes in width and volume, giving more comfort.  Laura observed there are millions of people globally that have swelling limbs and feet due to a variety of medical conditions. They are mainly edema (chronic oedema), diabetes, pregnancy, arthritis and a host of other conditions that can affect one or both feet to swell. 

 We believe at Pandere shoes will restore dignity, comfort and mobility to people with hard-to-fit feet

Like Laura, myself and millions of individuals that have problems with lower limb swelling buying suitable footwear isn’t always easy.  

That stress of finding suitable footwear is taken away and replaced I believe by the PANDERE shoes 

In terms of my personal experience I know from working in the summer months I need to change my shoes as my limb would expand with higher temperatures.  That means two different shoe sizes to cater for one limb.  A PANDERE shoe would expand for me and my needs and, therefore a great product to purchase!    

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That is the aim of Pandere shoe to put the wearer first and to help give a more stylish look as well as keep you on your happy feet longer! 

‘Pandere Aims and Future Plans’

The aim of this campaign are to raise funding for more expansion.  So far the shoes are aimed at women only but they have future plans to expand in order to cater for other genders and age groups.  That is what attracted me to Pandere shoes because I like millions of individuals worldwide need suitable shoes to live.  To order or show your support press link here:

http://bit.ly/panderefacebook

 Only available on KICKSTARTER press link for more information:

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Images from Pandere & Pixabay.com

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Yasp on Da Waterfront

YASPlogo is a Shetland dialect word meaning lively and full of wellbeing

YASP is a new private physiotherapy clinic that opened in November 2017.  The location is on the picturesque waterfront of Scalloway harbour, Shetland.  The entrance to YASP is on the left side of the youth centre building.  https://yasp.scot/  

  • Opening times  – Tuesday to Friday and late night Thursday

YASPlogo Ethos is to put the patient first and aim to improve your physical health and quality of life, to make you YASP as as you can be!

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In brief Margaret Gear MSc, MCSP is the practice principal.  She specialises in neurology (MS or stroke) and rehabilitation.  Paula BSc (Hons), MAACP, MCSP specialises in pain relief and acupuncture. Catherine BSc (Hons), MCSP specialises in hand wrist and arm therapy and in muscle and joint problems.  Judith Nisbet has a wealth of health care administration and assists with exercise classes.  For specific detail of each team member please visit the weblink herehttps://yasp.scot/about-us/

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YASPlogo Physiotherapy Clinic

Earlier this week I met with Margaret to chat about the new premises of YASP.  Margaret first gave me a guided tour around the two main physiotherapy treatment rooms.  Both rooms are purpose built and in one room it has a skylight and slanting roof.  I found both rooms equally spacious, well-lit and modern.  

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In Margarets treatment room there are two doors.  The second door leads directly into the gymhall of the youth centre.  Upon entrance to the gymhall my eyes were drawn down to the well-polished floor with the usual game hall floor markings.  As I looked up on the opposite wall facing us there is a colourful wall mural I assume was created by the youth centre.  The gym hall is square in shape with high up windows that overlooked the harbour front.  Margaret explained that YASP hire the hall twice a week to conduct exercise classes for the wider community.

YASPlogoServices to the wider community 

Here is a list of what YASP offer;

  • 60 plus clubis an established free class availiable every Wednesday afternoon from 2pm to 4pm 

  • Over 50’s class by popular demand YASPare now running this class every Tuesday from 10.30am 

  • An Escape Pain class is for people with knee or hip pain.  Combined with gentle and individualized exercise.  See YASPContacts below.

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  • Individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease or strokecan access exercise classes at Clickimin Leisure Complexhttps://www.srt.org.uk/health-fitness   If you are having a health problem that makes it difficult for you to exercise at the Clickimin centre at YASPthey can plan to offer classes that cater specifically for your needs.

  • Core 3 Exercise Classes are now running specifically for people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).  The classes comprise of floor exercise followed by a break with cooled water, and finishing with a circuit designed to improve balance, strength, mobility and fitness.  Seated exercise is available as an alternative to floor work for those unable to get down to the floor.  There is a free four page booklet with YASP patient testimonies and more information on new treatments specific to(MS).  Cost is £3.00 booked in advance or £4.00 to drop in.   https://yasp.scot/exercise-for-ms/

  • ‘Mighty Moves’ is a Parkinson’s Fitness and Wellbeing Project It started on the 5th of April and runs until July 2018.  Margaret was keen to point out in the 1st YASP Spring 2018 newsletterthere is an opportunity for those living with Parkinson’s disease to participate in a new free class!  If you know of anyone in Shetland that has Parkinson’s do get in touch with YASP.    There are two available spaces.  The classes are free as funded until July.  

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  • Most patients who receive acupuncture have up to six treatmentswith either Paula Wishart or Margaret Gear.  Top up sessions are available. 

  • The effects of acupuncture treatment are cumulative.  Some may feel immediate relief of their symptoms whilst others may see a gradual improvement.   It does not work for everyone.  

  • Acupuncture is safe when carried out by a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP) because of the strict hygiene guidelines that must be adhered to and the training courses and educational updates that are required. 

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At YASPlogo we concentrate usually on movement, pain and your physical functioning.  We ask questions what are your expectations?  to help improve their quality of life and we negotiate together towards a goal. 

Margaret explained that the business collaborates with the local charitable organisations and NHS Shetland.  It helps folk that bit extra help with specific physical ailments for example, multiple sclerosis (MS).

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Lastly, I asked these questions;

What are the best things about working in Shetland? 

Community and culture.  There exists a caring community with those with long-term conditions

What does the word YASP mean to you?  

YASP is obviously a Shetland word.  It has fallen out of use, but it means to be full of health.  Folk would ask about my father, “how is your father?  is he Yasp!? 

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  • You can download a self-referral form online http://www.yasp.com or email info@yasp.scot   

  • Phone contact 01595 747074 

  • You can also pop into the waiting room or leave messages in the secure letterbox outside. 

  • Margaret can arrange a home visit and go over suitability. Sometimes the service doesn’t cater for needs and YASP advised to seek treatment with the NHS.  https://yasp.scot/contact/

  • Transport is availaible with the British Red Cross from Lerwick to Scalloway only.  You have to make your way to the capital Lerwick. I blog about the helpful Britsih Red Cross – press link https://legoponics.blog/2018/03/26/island-travel-patient-ii-seeing-red  

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Your writing is readable, lightsome and there is some really good health information on your blog 

– April 2018 Margaret Gear