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Ayurveda for the Spring

Spring is traditionally a time for new life and renewal.  Envision spring to be a time for weeding the garden (de-cluttering and cleaning) and for sowing the seeds and establishing roots (setting intentions and new routines) for the season ahead after the months of hibernation and stagnation that is winter.  The Earth is getting closer [...]

By | 2017-05-25T12:13:21+00:00 October 14th, 2015|Ayurveda, Uncategorized, Yoga & Meditation, Yogic News|1 Comment

Benefits of massage during winter

Massage has many wonderful benefits to all who partake , and in the winter months, this is no exception. Immune Boosting Massage therapy increases lymph flow which is packed with white blood cells or “killer cells”. These “killer cells” fight off infections and bacteria, boosting your immune system during this time of year where many [...]

By | 2017-05-25T12:13:25+00:00 May 1st, 2014|Massage, Mental Attitudes, Treating Sickness|0 Comments

Journey through Mindful Movement – Qigong & Meditation

As we close our eyes we begin to draw our attention inwardly… We stand in 'Bamboo in the wind', a simple and relaxed standing posture, our focus settles on the breath. Observe the inhalation. The sensation of the breath coming in, through the nostrils, feeling it glide past the back of the throat and move [...]

Serotonin, Sleep and the Changing of the Seasons

Ever thought about regular massage to help regulate sleep? Insomnia, linked to low levels of serotonin, also known as 5-hydroxytryptamine is a hormone in the pineal gland, the digestive tract, the central nervous system, and in blood platelets. Serotonin plays an important part in the regulation of learning, mood, sleep and vasoconstriction (constriction of blood [...]

By | 2017-07-07T10:05:32+00:00 August 29th, 2013|Massage, Mental Attitudes, Treating Sickness|0 Comments

Do you clench or grind your teeth? Treating headaches and neck pain by targeting the jaw

I first became interested in the mechanics of the jaw and the TMJ (temporomandibular joint) when I began to suffer from tension, restricted range of movement and clicking in my own jaw.  I think it was a combination of starting up my own business, having a baby and having to cope with a lot of [...]

Beating Anxiety, the Natural Way

Who hasn’t experienced anxiety at one time or another in their lives? And I’m not talking about that normal tension you get before an exam, or meeting the in-laws, or going for an interview. I’m talking about the kind of ANXIETY that starts affecting you and your daily life. Anxiety comes in varying degrees from [...]

Supporting yourSelf through detoxification

Like the rest of us, you probably feel a little bit sluggish and bloated after over-indulging through the Christmas/New Year period.  You might have stacked on a few kilos or you could be surviving on caffeine to get you through the day.  It might be time for a bit of a Detox to recharge the [...]

Massage your Way to a Healthier Lymphatic System

In this day and age we are constantly reminded about the importance of a healthy heart, watching what we eat, weight training, cardiovascular workouts and getting regular check ups. However, most of us forget about the very important and significant, lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is a circulation system for transport and ‘drainage’. We are [...]