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Can massage help relieve pain?

December 9th, 2018
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When a toddler falls his mother will instinctively rub the sore spot to make it better.  Likewise, an office worker with stiff shoulders will probably try to knead them.  Because from an early age we have learnt the touch of a hand will ease pain. There are two type of pain: Acute Chronic Acute pain […]

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Massage for Runners … its all about optimising recovery

December 2nd, 2018

We are introducing a new service: Runners Massage a special service to assist runners to optimise their recovery the massage will flush out all the waste products in the tired muscles address micro tears in the muscles which rejuvenates the tired heavy muscles making them feel light. The goal for runners is to first and […]

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What can help period pain – Part 3?

November 25th, 2018
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While taking nutritional supplements suits some women, I know others don’t like taking tablets.  So here are a couple of other ideas to assist you with your period pain. There is scientific evidence that from a trail of women who suffer from period pain that certain yoga poses e.g. cobra, cat and fish reduce both […]

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What can help period pain? – Part 2

November 18th, 2018

In part 1, I introduced the topic of period pain.  In this blog post, I want to explore the topic from the perspective of functional medicine practitioners who believe that period pains are caused by certain nutritional deficiencies particularly vitamin B, magnesium and essential fatty acids. There is evidence that magnesium can reduce the sensitivity […]

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What can help period pain – Part 1?

November 11th, 2018
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It is reported that period pain affects two thirds of women ranging from mild discomfort to pain at some time or other.  Period pain happens because of contractions in the uterus, or womb, which is a muscle. If it contracts too strongly during your menstrual cycle, it can press against nearby blood vessels. This briefly […]

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Natural ways to reduce anxiety – Part 6

November 2nd, 2018

My final tip on reducing anxiety is to try chamomile.  Chamomile is a herb with a long history of use. A cup of chamomile tea is a common home remedy to calm frayed nerves and promote sleep. A 2009 study showed chamomile may also be a powerful ally against generalized anxiety disorder. The study found […]

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Natural ways to reduce anxiety – Part 5

October 28th, 2018
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Having looked at exercise (yoga) and breathing I now want to move on to look at nurtition. Studies of animals suggest that the amino acids L-lysine and L-arginine may influence neurotransmitters involved in stress and anxiety.  In humans supplementing with the two together appears to reduce both state anxiety (temporary anxious feelings that arise when […]

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Natural ways to reduce anxiety – Part 4

October 21st, 2018
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Following on from my last post on calm breathing, I want to introduce you to calming counting.  The advantage of this technique over calm breathing is that it helps you stop focusing on worried thoughts! Calming Counting Sit comfortably. Take a long, deep breath and exhale it slowly while saying the word “relax” silently. Close […]

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Natural ways to reduce anxiety – Part 3

October 12th, 2018

What I want to share with you know is probably the simplest and easiest method of reducing anxiety, you can do it anywhere and it costs nothing.  Its called breathing.  Yes I know we do it all the time.  But when you get anxious we begin to breathe rapidly and shallowly from our upper chest.  […]

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Natrual Ways to Reduce Anxiety – Part 2

October 7th, 2018

Having explained what anxiety is, I want to look at how people can help themselves to reduce their anxiety levels. Whether you suffer from occasional anxious thoughts to a full blow anxiety disorder yoga can be helpful.  Once study found that women who practiced yoga twice a week for two months reduced their anxiety levels […]

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