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2 Aug

Going with the Massage flow

Recently I had a client who requested a two hour massage.   So what, you might think, take a one hour session and double it.  However, it isn’t as simple as that. While I do not have a set routine and every massage is different, one hour is fairly straight forward.  I listen to my client’s […]

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2 Aug

Your Guide to Controlling Diabetes – Exercise

Studies show that increasing physical activity can reduce the chances that a person will develop Type II Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) who has been identified at an increased risk by 60%.  Exercise can help prevent or delay T2DM, reduce body fat, decrease the risk of developing heart disease and increase heart and lung function in people […]

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15 Jun

How to get a better night’s sleep

Meditation For thousands of years meditation has been used to reduce stress, improve sleep, enhance productivity, creativity and research shows that as little as eight weeks of regular meditation can create structural changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, stress and  empathy. As little as a few minutes a day can reduce stress, […]

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15 Jun

Why Reflexology?

In health, we need to be proactive, not reactive. Reflexology is the perfect non-intrusive health therapy.  You can address an existing condition or simply promote and maintain good health. It is an ancient method dating back to Egypt as demonstrated in paintings on the wall of the Tomb of Ankhmahor about 4000 BC. Reflexology is […]

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14 Jun

Hips, Knees and Osteoarthritis…

Do you suffer with knee or hip pain? Have you been told by your GP or other health practitioner that you have OA or ‘degenerative’ changes in your knee or hip? That you need or will need in the future surgery or a joint replacement?  Have you been to see a Physiotherapist to discuss other […]

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14 Jun

Do I need a new pillow?

How to choose the right Pillow? We are regularly asked what pillow is best used for sleeping, and it’s often find it hard to answer. We are all different shapes and sizes, and certainly have different needs in regards to support for our neck and body, however, there are some guidelines that make it easier to […]

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11 Jun

Winter Exercising Tips

As the temperature drops and we fall into Winter, staying motivated to exercise can seem like an up-hill battle. While the thought of leaving the comforts of our homes over the cooler months may send shivers through our bodies, we are designed for movement, so we want to help you find your inspiration to keep […]

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11 Jun

5 Ways to Make your food Super Herbal Delicious and Digestible!

My name is Luke Paten and I am one of two Acupuncturists here at Embrace Life. A lot of patients come in with digestive challenges either as a primary or secondary reason for seeking treatment. Acupuncture helps balance the organ function of the body and can move on stress and other toxins that inhibit digestion. […]

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11 Jun

Are your bowels doing this???

Do you experience abdominal pain or discomfort that is usually relieved by passing wind or a bowel motion? Do you suffer from abdominal bloating, chronic diarrhoea, constipation or alternate between the two? These symptoms are associated to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) which can be triggered by a food intolerance, stress, medication or infection. Symptoms are […]

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11 Jun

Winter Warming Recipe – Turmeric Latte

This golden Turmeric Latte, has great anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and wound healing properties, plus so many other health benefits!  Get to making one of these golden delights today! Ingredients: Makes 1 mugful 1 cup milk of choice (full cream dairy/almond/coconut/rice milk) 1 tsp ground turmeric ½ tsp ground cinnamon ¼ tsp ground ginger Pinch black pepper […]

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