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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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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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Top Five Stretches To Prevent Neck Tension

Pain in the neck..? We all get neck tension from time to time and for lots of different reasons, and as a massage therapist Jane has seen many clients complain of a sore neck over the years. Here are her top 5 tips and stretches to release that tension and strengthen the neck muscles. These take seconds to do and if practised on a regular basis you’ll soon...

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Everything You’ve Always Wanted To Know About Ayurveda (But Were Afraid To Ask)

Everything You’ve Always Wanted To Know About Ayurveda (But Were Afraid To Ask)

Ayurveda is an ancient health system developed by the wise sages of India thousands of years before modern medicine. Ayurveda is a sanskrit word meaning ‘science of life’ (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge). As this translation indicates, it is a system to promote a happy, health life – and it’s a vast, yet comprehensive, system that incorporates a wide variety of methods both for preventing ill-health...

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