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Spring clean the mind and make more of your time

Spring clean the mind and make more of your time

As we enter April; the start of new beginning’s, budding flowers and the anticipation of brighter days and dare I say it…warmer weather, I want to encourage you to make time to not only spring clean your house, but also your mind. Use this opportunity not to focus on things you haven’t achieved or finished, but to start afresh and have a think about what...

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Craniosacral Therapy Mouthwork

Craniosacral Therapy Mouthwork

Craniosacral Therapy has a specific set of techniques to gently work inside the mouth to release facial bones, the hard and soft palate, the muscular floor of the lower jaw and even individual teeth. Why would anyone need this? Many reasons! Our Craniosacral Therapist Amanda gives a great example today: “Recently I had a classic example of a mouthwork candidate. One of my regular clients...

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What is Moxa?

What is Moxa?

This month’s blog post is written by our acupuncturist Anu. I often get asked by patients when they walk into the clinic room, “What’s that smell?” or “What’s that?” as they point to the moxa stick on the table. Moxibustion or Moxa is a focused heat therapy technique that involves burning a herb called Mugwort over specific acupuncture points, to positively stimulate the body in a...

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New year, better mental health?

New year, better mental health?

To start the new year on the right foot, our therapist Jane offers a simple tip to improve your mental health. We now are much more aware of our physical health and how to keep our bodies in shape doing  active things regularly like weekly Pilates classes, Yoga, Body Balance and cardiovascular work such as running, cycling and swimming. More and more of us are...

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Effects of Chronic Stress

Effects of Chronic Stress

In our less than ideal world, far too many of us are subject to chronic stress. Today our therapist Amanda offers a few tips to help with the causes and consequences of stress. Busy lives, stressful jobs, kids, household duties, managing relationships etc. can really pile on the tension, especially at this time of year when we really feel the pressure to be super social,...

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6 ways to avoid workout burnout

6 ways to avoid workout burnout

You might be pushing too hard. You might be expecting too much. Or you might just be bored out of your mind. Whatever the reason, mental and physical burnout is rapidly becoming a modern epidemic and it’s stressing a lot of us ou. While regular exercise is a proven antidote to work-induced stress, if you’re stretching your body too far or labouring through a lacklustre...

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Sciatica: a pain in the bottom!

Sciatica: a pain in the bottom!

If you have ever suffered from sciatica (a pain caused by irritation and compression of the sciatic nerve) you will know it is a very uncomfortable feeling. At worst the pain can run through your lower back, pelvis, buttocks and all the way down your legs to your feet. This pain may manifest as tingling and numbness often worse when sitting for a long period...

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Confused Over What to Eat?

Confused Over What to Eat?

We have access to so much more information than ever before in history, and yet some of us are more confused about what we should be eating, what is healthy and what’s not. This is understandable as there is a wide diversity of opinions out there on what to eat: theories, experts, scientific studies and so on. There are people telling us to eat paleo because...

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Weight Training for Women

Weight Training for Women

This month our therapist Amanda Burnett discusses the importance of weight training for women “Anyone who knows me knows that I love to stay fit and strong, and for a long time I thought (as a lot of women do) that the way to do that was spend hours at classes jumping around or on a treadmill.  I thought it was the best way to burn calories...

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What is ‘functional fitness’ and what is it doing in a Barre class?

If you’ve ever tried Veronika’s BarreConcept or Pilates class you’ve probably heard her talking about functional fitness and functional exercises. From squats to lunges, we incorporate it in every single class. In a barre class we do lots of pulses, we move up and down an inch – all movements requiring a small range of motion. Those are great for providing a big burn and...

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