11 Apr

Alleviating anxious family traits

Have you noticed how anxiety and stress can feed off anxiety? When your child is anxious you also feel anxious and vice versa? In the busy lifestyles we lead we have forgotten to take care of ourselves and our children are learning from our unintentional behaviours. Two national Australian studies showed that 7% of 4 […]

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1 Mar

The Benefits of Cupping Therapy

When working as a remedial massage therapist, I am rarely more impressed with the results that I can get for my clients than with cupping.  For those who have not heard of this type of therapy, cupping involves the use of glass, plastic or rubber ‘cups’ that are used to pull up muscles or tissues […]

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15 Feb

Five reasons to join a Playgroup

The idea of joining a playgroup is something that all new mothers will consider at some stage. Some will have groups suggested to them by their health care providers based on their location, while others may actively seek out groups that align with their values or techniques. Regardless of your parenting style, connecting with others […]

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15 Feb

Arthritis and DJD

Arthritis and degenerative joint disease (DJD) is often seen as an unfortunate and unavoidable part of ageing. The two terms are also often used interchangeably. Arthritis refers to more than 100 different conditions that can impact on daily activities and quality of life; often due to pain, decreased range of movement and decreased joint stability […]

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15 Feb

Did you know…..we are an NDIS Provider

Late last year we were registered as a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provider for Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology.  For those who aren’t aware, the NDIS provides funding and support to those in the community with a recognised disability.  Through the scheme, these people can have access to specialised care to help increase their capacity […]

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8 Feb

The Affect of Human Touch by Carole Osborne

Nurturing touch during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum period is not a new concept. Cultural and anthropological studies reveal that massage and movement during pregnancy was and continues to be a prominent part of many cultures. India’s ancient Ayurvedic medical manuals detail therapists’ instructions for rubbing specially formulated oils into patients’ abdominal skin. Traditional sculptures depict […]

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21 Jan

Pregnancy Massage

Many massage therapists are taught to delay massage in the 1st trimester. Usually the rationale is that it avoids the possible association of any pregnancy loss, more common in the 1st trimester, with massage procedures. The safety of prenatal massage is relative to the therapist’s applied knowledge. However, there is no substantive evidence to support […]

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27 Aug

10 Ways to Detox this Spring

Our bodies are continually filtering toxins out of our body via the liver, kidneys, lung and skin. The liver filters and eliminates harmful toxins, the kidneys filter and excrete waste by creating urine, the skin eliminates toxins via sweat and the lungs filter the air we breathe. So how can we support this natural process? […]

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27 Aug

Top 5 Ways To Stay Active In Your Golden Years

Are you coming up to retirement? Unsure what you might do with all your extra time? Or maybe you are already retired and noticing yourself using the classic ‘I’m just getting old’ excuse? Muscle atrophy (decreased muscle size and strength) and decreasing bone density are common aspects of the human aging process, however research shows […]

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27 Aug

4 Ways To Add Activity To Your Day

Movement is SO important for our general wellbeing! Did you know that moving our bodies frequently throughout the day has a positive effect on mood, stress, energy levels, muscle aches, spinal/joint pains, productivity levels and sleep patterns? Now one common misconception when people say you need to exercise or move your body is that you […]

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