Food Intolerance Clinic

Friday 26th September 2022

Food Intolerance Clinic

When? Friday 26th August 2022
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

Zhineng Qi Gong Sessions

Weekly sessions Monday & Tuesday evenings

6pm - 7pm

4 week blocks

Qigong (pronounced chee gong, also spelled chi kung) is an ancient Chinese moving meditation tradition with practices that combine body, mind and breath, and has been part Chinese Medicine for millennia, alongside the martial art of Tai Chi.

Zhineng Qigong is a form developed by Dr Pang Ming, it is a system of simple mindful movements with a proven track record of effectiveness that is known for its use at Huaxia Centre in China (also known as the Medicine-less Hospital). This system has huge potential for supporting our self-healing, self cultivation, spiritual development and personal growth.

Marilia Blackburn will be teaching Zhineng Qigong classes at Bare Health, on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7 PM, running as a 4 weeks program.

This practice is suitable to people of all ages and the movements are safe and help you to keep mobile, strong and healthy, with simple exercises that can support you and transform your responses to stress and anxiety.

The cost is £8 per 1 hour session and blocks of 4 sessions can be paid in advance (£30)
There are 8 places per session and early booking is advised.

To book please follow the link below

To book a block of 4 sessions please follow the link below:

Marilia Blackburn is a qualified Acupuncturist, with over 30 years’ experience and has an MSc in Nutrition & Health, and is a qualified Zhineng Qigong teacher.

Ladies Night


Next date TBC

7pm - 9.30pm

Location : Bare Health 34 High Street, Congleton

Our Bare Health ladies evenings proved to be hugely popular since opening back in 2011, so much so we made them a regular feature at Bare Health. However, due to the recent pandemic we had to postpone these fabulous evenings. Its now been over 2 years since our last evening took place. BUT the great news is we have plans in place for a FESTIVE LADIES EVENING this coming November! Details will be announced shortly so watch this space!


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 £20 payable on booking.

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

The Power of The Journal Workshop


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?

Festive Ferments Workshop

Wednesday December 1st 2021


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


Come and join us to create a festive sauerkraut and explore what we can create for the festive season

Festive Sauerkraut Hands on Workshop

'Spreading good cheer and good bacteria!'

We warmly invite you to join in our 'hands on' seasonal themed fermentation workshop taking place at Bare Health on Wednesday 1st December, 7pm to 9.30pm 2021
We will welcome you in with a festive fermented drink mocktail.
Settle in to an evening exploring and capturing all the aromas and delicious flavours of spices and seasonal produce.
Using fresh, organic veg, cranberries, citrus and spices you will create your own ferment that will ferment happily, ready for the festive season.
This is a time to pick up some great ideas for festive ferments to gift to 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!
To finish off the evening there will be a little taster supper for you to inspire you and give you a chance to enjoy some other ferments.
You will leave with your own ferment and a little handbook of festive ferment recipes.
This workshop would make an ideal 'early' christmas gift for friends and family! Contact Emma if you would like a voucher to be sent to someone special.
Places are limited for this special workshop so early booking is advised. All ingredients and equipment will be provided on the evening. (You may like to bring an Apron.)
Cost £55
Please note this workshop is limited to 10 people. So early booking is highly recommended.
10% off all Bare Health purchases on the evening too!