Food Intolerance Clinic

Friday 27th November 2020

Food Intolerance Clinic

When? Friday 24th September 2021
Time? 9.30am - 5.00pm
Cost? £60 N.B. These sessions have now changed to 1 hour slot

(£10 non refundable deposit required on booking)

Gareth Zeal is one of the UKs leading experts in the field of nutrition & naturopathy and has 20 years experience of advising patients and customers on the benefits of good nutrition and natural medicine.

He has travelled all over the world to further knowledge about the health benefits of optimum nutrition and co-authored ‘500 health tips’ with Hazel Courtenay. Gareth regularly lectures around the world on the benefits of nutrition in practice to naturopaths, health food retailers, pharmacists and doctors..

Specialising in allergies, immune conditions and gut health, we are thrilled to have this renowned nutritionist offering his food intolerance clinic from Bare Health.

To book a place please call Bare Health on 01260 408413

Herbs for Health & Wellbeing - Talk & Walk


Herbs For Health and Well-being
with Medical Herbalist and Herb Society Trustee Barbara Wilkinson.

Join the team at Bare Health, Congleton as we warmly welcome back Herb Society Trustee Barbara Wilkinson.

The Herb Society is an internationally-renowned educational charity dedicated to encouraging the appreciation and use of herbs, bringing together those interested in herbs whether they are professionals or amateurs.

Following the success of her previous workshop, Barbara returns to Bare Health on Sunday 29th March 2020 to present an introduction to the Herb Society and a seasonal talk about herbs to enjoy and use as food and medicine. Come along enjoy a herbal brew and listen to the expertise and wisdom of this wonderful medical herbalist. This will then be followed by a guided tour with Barbara around Congleton Bath House and Physic Garden

When the Bath House was restored, and attention turned to the grounds, it was decided to create a Physic Garden of medicinal plants, in keeping with the health enhancing purposes behind the building of the Bath House. A walk through the garden is a walk through time. The planting of the Physic Garden reflects the history of the medicinal use of plants, starting with our wild native species in their various habitats of woodland, meadow, hedgerow, and wetland. These have been an abundant resource since the times of our ancestors, with plant names like lungwort, feverfew, selfheal and bedstraw indicating their long traditional uses.

We invite you to join us as we step back in time and take a leisurely stroll around this hidden gem. Discover how herbs were traditionally used to support health and well being whilst Barbara shares her passion and knowledge of the many medicinal and culinary herbs found within. There will also be a seasonal focus, so paying particular attention to Spring and the month of March which is all about cleansing, restorative health and new life!

There will also be an opportunity for Questions and Answers throughout the workshop.

Herb Posters, magazines, herb booklets and nature inspired items will be available for sale and Bare Health will be offering 15% off all in store purchases made on the day to all attendees.

Please bring along appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear and a notebook and pen if you wish to make notes.

Date: Next date TBA
Time: 10.30am till 12.30pm
£15 per person (£5 non refundable deposit on booking)
Booking essential.

For more details or to make a booking please call Bare Health on 01260 408413

Qi Gong Sessions

Weekly sessions Tuesday evenings

6pm - 7pm

3 week blocks

Qigong is a mind and body wellness practice which balances ones Qi (energy) to enhance well-being and allows a deeper state of relaxation to be achieved through a series of gentle movements, incorporating specific postures and breathing patterns.

This gentle form of Qigong is suitable for anyone to practice.

£8/session or £24 for Advanced 3 week block booking

Places limited to 10 people max so early booking advised
To book a space contact Bare Health #congleton or Cath Jaroszek on 07951120176. Payments Details will be given on booking and advanced payment will be required to secure the booking.

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Ladies Night

Temporarily postponed due to Covid19 restrictions.

Next date TBA

7pm - 9.30pm

Location : Bare Health 34 High Street, Congleton

Our previous ladies evenings have proved to be hugely popular, so much so we are now making them a regular feature at Bare Health. Why not bring along your friends and join us for a fun and relaxed evening. Talks by guest speakers on Health, Skincare/ Therapy demonstrations, buffet & a glass of wine, goody bags, Discounted shopping and lots more besides. Tickets £15.

To reserve your place, please call Bare Health on 01260 408413

“Welcome to ‘a treat in the week’! What can be better than a mid week evening out to relax with a glass of wine or two, great healthy food, and the best bit, a pamper! Every Ladies Night, Bare Health invite guest speakers to talk about a different product whether it be something to improve our skin or help improve our bodies and afterwards a chance to ask any questions that you may have to that guest speaker or to the lovely Mel, Sue and the Team at Bare Health who are on also on hand to ask questions about any of the other wonderful products that they offer. As a person who has confidence issues, I have been to most of these evenings so far, sometimes on my own, I would highly recommend all of you ladies out there to come along. So what are you waiting for ladies? We women are worth it!”

Jo Howard

GET REAL - A 7 Step Pathway to Transformation

Temporarily postponed due to Covid19 restrictions


A 7-Step Pathway to Transformation
Shape your own future, the way you choose it to be.
This all-new, easy-to-follow plan will show you how to:

☼ Get clear on what you wish to bring into your life ☼
☼ Change your mindset, so you can make it happen ☼
☼ Believe in yourself and feel good in every moment ☼

All too often, we allow others to determine our way forward,
perhaps due to fear, or doubting our own capabilities. In truth,
we each hold the keys to our own destiny. So, unlock your hidden
potential and create the reality you've always dreamed of.......

It all begins with a half-day workshop, where you'll receive the information and inspiration needed to follow the 7-Step Pathway over the week ahead. Then, a 1-hour follow-up session to finish the process and let the magic start to unfold.

Led by Bare Health homeopath, Julie Melbourne, a fully qualified and experienced meditation teacher, the sessions include guided meditation and visualisation.


Saturday 28th March 10.30am–3.00pm (with 30 mins for lunch)

Finishing Session:
Monday 6th April 7.30-8.30pm

Advance Booking Required: Workshops £40; Finishing Sessions £5
Bare Health – Ring 01260 408413 (£20 deposit payable on booking)
☼ Written materials provided, but please bring a notebook, pen, cushion & bottled water

The Power of The Journal Workshop

Postponed until 2021

Learn how to use journaling and 'Morning Pages' to help improve your emotional well being and how to deal with every day stressors. Learn how to help yourself through journaling and acclerate your personal growth in any area of your life. 

As a life coach, I believe that we all have our own answers to our lifes' challenges and purpose and through accessing our 'higher selves' or 'unconscious minds' we bring these answers into our own consciousness for processing and healing if necessary.

During this introductory workshop you will:


  • Experience a guided relaxation session to help quieten and open your mind

  • Be given an explanation of the process of journaling and personal examples

  • Have the opportunity to practice 'flow' or 'automatic writing' during the session

  • Be shown examples of how this can move into 'inspirational writing' and how to it can open up your creative powerhouse

Introducing Journaling as a daily discipline, has the potential to transform any area of your life where you feel you need 'additional guidance' but aren't sure where to start. 

Why not start with the Journal?

Alchemy of Sound

Postponed until further notice due to Covid19 Restrictions

Join us at Bare Health as we play host to John & June Shapter founders of the Centre of The Cosmos.

John and June will be bringing one of their Amazing sound healing events to Bare Health... 'Alchemy of Sound' and we warmly invite you to join us!

Experience the transformative power of deep relaxation through sound and frequency.

Fast-track into a state of being where healing of Mind, Body and Spirit becomes possible. Find yourself outside of everyday distractions and feel deep relaxation.

Sleep better.
Reduce pain.
Experience greater joy in life.

Drift on waves of cosmic sound, which create an altered state of consciousness and take you on a shamanic journey to expand into the beautiful expanse of the Cosmos. A full soundscape with a period of meditation accompanied by the resonant sounds of Himalayan singing bowls. A powerful experience allowing total relaxation and inner healing.

Maximum 10 places, 1 hour

Please bring a yoga mat, comfy blanket and pillow for additional comfort.

Exchange: £10 - full payment required on booking.

To book your place please call Bare Health on 01260 408413


PLEASE NOTE that doors will close promptly at 7pm so arrival no later than 6.55pm is kindly requested.

Meditation Moments - Weekly Sessions

Postponed until further notice due to Covid19 restrictions

“More Meditation Moments” for Thursday Evenings

After the frenzy of the Festive Season, take a positive step into 2020 and treat yourself to an oasis of pure tranquillity on Thursday evenings in January......

Leave behind the cares of the day and relax into deep peace and inner spaciousness.

The beneficial effects of these weekly sessions will stay with you, promoting better quality sleep, clarity of mind and enhanced energy levels.

Whether you're completely new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner, there' something for everyone at Meditation Moments!

This series of 4 one-hour meditation evenings is hosted by Bare Health & Homeopath, Julie Melbourne, who is a qualified and experienced teacher of meditation.

Thursdays 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30 January, 2020 from 7.30 to 8.30pm

£20.00 (Payable in full on booking)

Booking required as places limited – Ring Bare Health on 01260 408413

  •  Please bring bottled water to sip during the sessions.

  • Participants may choose to sit on a chair or on the floor during the meditations and may also like to bring a small blanket and/or cushion to add to their comfort and relaxation.

Confidence Boosting Seminar

Postponed until further notice 

Confidence Boosting Seminar
with Lisa Barlow - Personal Development Coach

Let 2020 be your year of plenty...Plenty of laughs, plenty of joy, plenty of peace and plenty of love

Do you want to improve how you feel about yourself?
Do you want to feel more confident at work and in social situations?
Do you want to improve the quality of your relationships and friendships?
Do you want to feel heard, respected and have your needs met?

If you said yes to any of the above questions, this seminar is for you. The seminar will provide you with both the knowledge and practical ways of improving the quality of your life.

If you’re curious to know more or want to sign up then call Lisa on 07794 989560
or alternatively you can call Bare Health on 01260 408413 to book your place.

Homeopathy In The Home

Postponed until further notice

HOMEOPATHY in the Home

Explore this natural, safe and effective form of holistic medicine
with a fully qualified homeopath/teacher in an ALL-NEW 2-part seminar.

Part 1: Saturday 8th February 2020, 10.30am-12.30pm (2 hours)
Part 2: Saturday 15th February 2020, 10.30am-12.30pm (2 hours)

£20 per session, or £35 for both sessions
(£20 non refundable deposit required upon booking)

To reserve your place, contact Bare Health on 01260 408413
For further details, contact Julie Melbourne on 07909 190353

With so many over-the-counter medicines available to treat every ache and pain imaginable, we've become accustomed to reaching for them at the first sign of a sniffle or twinge. Of course, they do work to reduce any symptoms, but they also contain substances that can be detrimental to our health - as evidenced by the long list of “contraindications” in very small print on the accompanying leaflet.
When you take (or give your child) a pharmaceutical preparation, do you check what it contains, or what possible side-effects it may produce?

Homeopathy provides a safe, effective alternative to over-the counter and prescription drugs.

In this two-part introductory seminar, experienced homeopath and teacher, Julie Melbourne, uncovers the basic principles of homeopathy and explains how to use a variety of remedies for yourself and your family.

This will give you the confidence to deal with minor ailments such as
upset stomachs, sore throats, coughs, colds and & flu. You'll be able to help speed up recovery from certain injuries (eg. cuts, bruises, strains & sprains), as well as from surgical and dental procedures.

Also, discover how to bring swift relief to babies and toddlers suffering from colic and teething pains.

Handouts are provided and an illustrated book on self-help for common ailments, plus a homeopathic remedy kit are available to buy.

Things to bring:

  • A notebook and pen

  • A cushion for your added comfort

  • Bottled water

Natural Soap Making - An Introduction

Postponed until further notice

All About Natural Soap

An evening talk and demonstration of the natural soap making process. Using 100% natural ingredients to create vegan friendly soaps with delicious edible oils and butters.

The evening will cover...

*An Introduction, brief history & basic chemistry of soap making.
*What is cold process soap?
*Oils and their properties
*Natural fragrance and colour options
*Soap making demo with audience participation

You will also be given the gift of a soap to take home with you from the evenings demonstration.

A little about our host, Ruth Romano...

Ruth owns an award-winning soap business based in Cheshire. Her soap making classes have won the Platinum Choice Students Award. Ruth is a Huffington Post Blogger, a regular contributor to Making Soap Magazine and a BBC Get Creative Champion.

When? Wednesday 20th May 2020
Time? 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Cost? £15 (full payment on booking)

How to book?

Please call or pop into Bare Health #congleton on 01260 408413

Psychic Evening with Katie Speed

Postponed until further notice due to Covid19 restrictions

Psychic evening with Katie Speed 

Would you like to join us for an evening of messages with Katie Speed, Intuitive, Channel and Guide? 

It's going to be a lovely relaxing evening where you'll have the opportunity to ask any questions you'd like some insight on, or hold up your hand to she'll share some information with you. At this point it would be good to be clear that its not an evening of mediumship with past loved ones, but of delivering divine guidance and insight from spirit, your angels and guides. 

Where : Bare Health
When : Friday 1st May 2020
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Price: £ 12 (£5 non refundable deposit on booking)

One to One readings & guidance with Katie Speed

Postponed until further notice due to Covid19 restrictions

A day of one to one readings and guidance with Intuitive, Channel & guide Katie Speed

When? Saturday 2nd May 2020
Time? 10am - 4pm
Where? Bare Health, Congleton
Cost? £37 (£10 non refundable deposit required on booking)

Would you like a Reading to help offer you insight, guidance and understanding? 

All you need to do? Just bring a few questions with you on the day that you are seeking guidance and clarity with. 

Soul reading, 
Psychic reading, 
Chakra and aura readings and healing , 
And if you like readings with cards, Angel card reading. 

To book your place call Katie on 07973 166 995

Or Bare Health on 01260 408 413


Lipbalm Making Workshop

Postponed until further notice due to Covid19 restrictions

When? Wednesday November 18th 2020
Where? Bare Health, Congleton
Cost? £30 (£15 non refundable deposit required on booking)

All About Natural Lip Balm...

Natural lip balms are made with edible oils and butters, many of which you will find in your kitchen. These delicious and natural ingredients will nourish and protect your lips.

Did you know that lip care products tend to be the most frequently applied out of all your personal care products and they are even ingested?

If you want to take control over what goes onto your skin why not come along to Bare Health and have a go at making your own lip balms?

Workshop schedule:

The properties of natural oils and butters
Essential oils

You will take home the balms you will make on the evening to enjoy yourself or why not give them as gifts to family & friends?

Gift Vouchers Available

About your workshop facilitator... Ruth Romano

Ruth owns an award-winning soap and natural beauty business based in Cheshire. She also runs award winning classes with a Platinum Choice Students Award from
Ruth is also a writer for Making Soap Magazine and in her spare time she likes to be outdoors running, walking and getting close to nature.

To book please call Bare Health on 01260 408413
£15 NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT required on Booking.

Cultured Milk Kefir, Butter & Cheese Workshop

Postponed until further notice due to Covid19 restrictions

Cultured Milk Kefir, Cultured Butter and Cheese Workshop.

A chance to look back at our culinary histories and traditional preservation techniques to bring them forward to making food in a more sustainable way.

We are mainly exploring milk kefir, cultured butter, some heirloom yoghurts and buttermilk.

Everyone will make their own handmade cultured butter to take home and take some kefir grains to culture milk with.


Tickets £45 and bookable via Eventbrite - 'here'

More information on this workshop to follow shortly.

Cultured Salsas, Pestos and Nut Cheese Workshop

Postponed until further notice due to Covid19 restrictions

Let's explore fermented salsas, Pestos, tapenades and cultured nut and seed cheeses in this hands-on workshop.

Wild Pickle is excited to run this workshop in preparation for fresh wild foraged and summer produce to soon come along in the season.
Make your own fresh salsa ready to ferment with organic ingredients and see demos of other fresh ferments.

Take home your own cultured cheese and see demos and try other cultured cheeses made with nuts and seeds.
We will explore different starter cultures for making the cheeses with.

There will be a plethora of tasters to excite your palate and inspire you!

Limited to 10 spaces.

Tickets £45 and available via Eventbrite - 'Here'

Getting Saucy!

Next date TBA

Getting Saucy - 'Hands on' Fermented condiments Workshop

We warmly invite you to Bare Health for another amazing journey into the world of food fermentation with founder of Wild Pickle, Emma Cronin as she delivers her BRAND NEW 'Getting Saucy' Workshop.

Join us as we delve into the fascinating world of gut bacteria and it's fundamental role in maintaining our health and wellness. Learn about the fermentation process whilst trying your hand at utilising some of the techniques to make everyday foods such as tomato ketchup into live, probiotic foods that taste wonderful and last longer.

Condiments workshop... on the night:

Learn how to make the likes of
•Hot chilli sauce
•Tomato ketchup
•Wild fermented fruit chutneys
•Tomato salsa.

At the end of the evening you'll take away a couple of tasty creations with you - all ready to ferment at home.

You will also receive a little 'Wild Pickle' recipe book covering the ferments made in the workshop.

Books and delicious tasters will be available on the evening to inspire & entice you further into the incredible world of flavours that lactofermented foods produces..

When: Next date to TBA
Time: 7pm to10pm
Cost: £40 (A £20 non refundable deposit is required on booking)

Please bring an apron.

More details to follow very soon!

Places are limited so early booking advised.

To book onto this workshop please call Bare Health on 01260 408413


Delicious & Healthy! Summer Fermented Drinks Workshop

Postponed until further notice due to Covid19 restrictions

Fermented Drinks Workshop
When? Wednesday 17th June
Time? 7pm - 10:00pm
Location? Bare Health, 34 High St, Congleton
Tickets £45 and available via Eventbrite


Summer is the perfect time to get making these fabulous naturally fermented drinks. The fermentation process allows for amazing flavours to develop and will naturally carbonate your creation if you wish.

This is a hands-on and combination of demonstrations workshop is to guide you, provide you with the cultures and the know how to show you how easy it is to create what ever flavours you have available to you and to a taste you like. The flavours are limitless and it is so exciting to get this in your own home.

To add to this fun and makes this even better is the fact these drinks may have benefits to our bodies in nutrients, probiotics, bio available vitamins and enzymes and acids!

We will explore Kombucha, water kefir, ginger bug, fruit Kvass and Tepache.

You will leave the workshop with choices of cultures from Kombucha scobys and water kefir grains. The know how to make the other drinks, instructions and further guidance to help you on your way.

The evening always has lots of different ferments for you to try and books for reference to inspire you!


To book your place please call Bare Health on 01260 408413

Spice up your life! Kimchi making Workshop

Postponed until further notice due to Covid19 restrictions

KIMCHI making workshop
When? Wednesday October 23rd 2019
Time? 7pm - 9.30pm
Where? Bare Health, 34 High St, Congleton
Cost? £45 soon to be available via Eventbrite

N.B. This workshop will be suitable for Vegans & Vegetarians as there will be an option to make Vegan Kimchi on the evening.

It's Spicy, fermented, addictive and delicious! The art of making kimchi is a beautiful process. The pungent smells, the umami flavours and the vibrant colours are well worth engaging our senses in!

This is a hands-on Workshop led by fabulous fermentista Emma Cronin, founder of Wild Pickle. We invite you to join us for an evening of culinary delights, learning & inspiration!

Embark on a journey into fermented foods and healthy bacteria, come along and have a go at making your very own Mak Kimchi. Mak means everyday kimchi. We will go through how to brine the cabbage and make the paste. Throughout the evening there'll be lots of talking, eating, drinking and making!

There will be other kimchi ferments and fermented foods to enjoy.

At the end of the evening you will leave with a jar of fish based or vegan kimchi and the confidence to make the age old korean lactofermented food happily!

Early booking is advised as places are limited. On booking please state whether you wish to make Fish sauce based Kimchi or Vegan Kimchi.

To book your place please call Bare Health on 01260 408413. For any questions please DM Emma Cronin at Wild Pickle

Festive Sauerkraut Making Workshop

Postponed until further notice due to Covid19 restrictions

Festive Sauerkraut Hands on Workshop
Hosted by Emma Cronin of Wild Pickle

'Spreading good cheer and bacteria!'

We warmly invite you to join in our 'hands on' seasonal themed fermentation workshop taking place at Bare Health on Wednesday 6th November 2019 7pm - 9.30pm.

On the evening you will try your hand at making your own festive sauerkraut to take away with you to ferment in time for December.

Come along and pick up some great ideas for festive ferments to make for friends and family whilst creating love and probiotic goodness for over the holiday period to support your digestion and immunity through times renowned for merriment and over indulgence!

Capture and enhance all of the aromas and delicious flavours of spices and seasonal produce. There will be Mulled apple kombucha, elderberry honey soda, flavoured water kefirs, honey cranberries, honey garlic, milk kefir egg nog and winter sauerkrauts!

This is a fantastic opportunity to try some fermented festive drinks and foods to give you some inspiration and motivation.

This workshop would also make an ideal 'early' christmas gift for friends and family - Gift Vouchers will be available to purchase :)

Places are limited for this special workshop so early booking is advised. All ingredients and equipment will be provided on the evening. All we ask is for you to bring along a chopping knife of your choice.

Cost £40 (with a non refundable deposit of £20)
Please note this workshop is limited to 10 people. So early booking is highly recommended.

To book your place, please call Bare Health on 01260 408413.

Sauerkraut Making Workshop

Postponed until further notice due to Covid19 restrictions

Details available shortly.

To register interest please contact Bare Health on 01260 408413