Healthy Home

  Healthy Home Below are some facts and tips about scented candles and scented air fresheners that you will want to know to help keep your home healthy! Did you know? Paraffin Wax candles    Burning Paraffin candles creates highly toxic fumes in your home.  These fumes are similar to the fumes emitted from diesel. […]


Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day – 26th March  Today, OBUS wish all Mothers a Happy Mother’s Day! The modern holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. St Andrew’s Methodist Church now holds the International Mother’s Day Shrine. Her campaign to make “Mother’s […]


International Day of Happiness

Happy International Day of Happiness! Webster dictionary defines Happiness as; A; a state of well-being and contentment B; a pleasurable or satisfying experience. Do you agree? What is your definition of Happiness? “Happy Health” Heather Cunningham our nutrition tutor has given us two wonderful healthy smoothie recipes to keep your tummy and your immune system […]


International Tutors at OBUS

Did you know? Every year OBUS invite three international tutors who are experts in their field to teach at OBUS. Laura Allen – Advanced Massage Techniques Laura has been a visiting tutor at OBUS for the last 12 years and has been a massage therapist for 17 years. She is the Massage Division Director of […]


International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day  8th March 2017 International Women’s Day has been observed since the early 1900’s. The first recognised day for woman was known as National Woman’s Day, it was observed across the United States on 28 February 1909. In 1910 a second International Conference of Working Women was held in Copenhagen. A woman named […]


Celebrating women at OBUS

Women’s Month We are sister’s, daughters, wives, mothers, friends and individuals. We are strong, we are kind, we are loving, we are successful- we are women. Maya Angelou’s writing pulls on the heart strings of many of her readers. In addition to her successful writing career, Maya Angelou was also a mother, civil rights activist, an […]


The safe use of essential oils

Training is very important in any career to ensure you perform well, do no harm and work ethically. This is certainly true in complementary therapies. While a weekend course in massage will certainly give you a sequence of moves to enable you to give a friend a nice “back rub” it does not make you […]


Vetiver Essential Oil

Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanioides) Vetiver is known as the “oil of tranquillity” in Sri Lanka. In Ayurvedic medicine Vetiver is used to alleviate thirst, heat stroke, fever and headaches. The oil is distilled from the dried rootlets and is thick, dark and smoky. It is a very grounding oil and I recommend it for times of […]


Oncology Massage

Oncology Massage A lot of people, including massage therapists, have the belief that massage spreads cancer. This is NOT true. And to continually repeat this erroneous information denies people who are really in need of therapeutic touch from experiencing a powerfully relaxing and nurturing massage. Massage can be given to anyone (with a small number […]


Prickly Heat Rash

Prickly Heat is a heat rash which can be very itchy and annoying. It occurs when the body can not regulate temperature properly and results in raised itchy spots. It happens when the sweat glands get blocked or when the skin is occluded (covered and can’t breathe) by waterproof sun screen, oily body lotions or synthetic clothing.  It also […]