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Exercise: Why is it important?

Why exercise? We automatically associate exercise with going to the gym, going for a run and this crazy difficult workout routine that is going to destroy you. Our society is bombarded with videos and images of the new amazing and revolutionary exercise program that will have you looking like an athlete in 12 weeks but, we […]

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BOXING is a fun new way to manage Parkinson’s Disease

How does Parkinson’s disease affect you? Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder which affects the dopamine pathway in the brain. Parkinson’s disease patients may experience symptoms such as impaired balance, an abnormal speed in limb movement, altered gait, limb tremor, fatigue and cognitive decline. Prescribed exercise can help manage Parkinson’s disease by improving mobility, balance […]

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Posture: Connecting The Dots

What does posture mean to you? Does it bring back memories of sitting in the classroom and being told to sit up straight? Are you exhausted just thinking about it? Let’s keep it simple. Posture is not just a structural concept of standing uncomfortably in one position; it’s actually about promoting better function. Posture is […]

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Acupuncture for IVF

Acupuncture is the most commonly used complementary therapy used in combination with IVF. Used predominantly to increase success rates, it is also useful in helping support couples as they go through this challenging process. While acupuncture works to aid implantation rates and subsequent healthy pregnancy in assisted conception (IVF), IUI and Clomid cycles can be […]

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Taking the fear out of pregnancy massage

As a massage therapist I’ve notice that many women shy away from pregnancy massage due to fear of harming their unborn child. Some women fear that massage, especially in the first trimester may cause them to miscarry. Whilst pregnancy massage is safe and very beneficial for most women it is not always recommended for women […]

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Your 5-step guide to Cupping Therapy

1. What is Cupping Therapy? Cupping Therapy is an ancient treatment that employs the localized use of negative pressure, creating a vacuum to promote healing. Cupping uses controlled suction to open up muscle tissue and vastly increase local circulation of blood and fluids. 2. What are the benefits of cupping? Cupping is believed to stimulate […]

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