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Stress less

Stress less! What is stress? When you experience changes or challenges, called stressors, your body produces physical and mental responses – that is stress. Stress is the body’s natural defence against predators and danger and is a normal human reaction that happens to everyone and in fact the human body is designed to experience stress […]

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Sleep – it’s important for your health!

Sleep is an essential function that allows your body and mind to recharge, leaving you refreshed and alert when you wake up. It also helps the body remain healthy and stave off diseases. Without enough sleep, the brain cannot function properly. This can impair your ability to concentrate, think clearly, and process memories. Most of us need […]

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Mood boosting foods!

Not only does a healthy diet help control your waistline, but smarter food choices may also help ward off symptoms of depression.   Since there is no single food or nutrient that can boost your mood, the best nutritional plan to prevent depression is likely to be a varied diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole […]

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Why so SAD?

It’s common to be affected by changing seasons and weather, or to have times of  the year when you feel more or less comfortable.  You might find that your mood or energy levels drop when it gets colder or warmer, or notice changes in your sleeping or eating patterns.   If your feelings are interfering with […]

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To Spin or not to spin!

Chances are you’ve probably heard someone talking about that amazing spin class they go to. You’ve probably also wondered how sitting on a stationary bike in a dark room, sweating to chart music could be fun? Spin classes are as challenging as they are exhilarating. Benefits of a class include weight loss, improved strength, and […]

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6 Stress Busters!

Stress can cause many different symptoms. It might affect how you feel physically, mentally and also how you behave. It’s not always easy to recognise when stress is the reason you’re feeling or acting differently. If you’re stressed, whether by your job or something more personal, the first step to feeling better is to identify […]

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To massage or not to massage?

With the easing of restrictions we can welcome you all back for massage at the clinics – but what type of treatment is right for you? It’s easy for patients (and some clinicians) to approach this type of treatment with a myopic view; a massage is a massage, putting a hand or tool on someone […]

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Massage and Stress – How we can help!

Now is the perfect opportunity to have one of our fabulous massages to help you de-stress at what is one of the most stressful situations our planet is going through! Stress – What is it exactly? Stress is primarily a physical response.  When stressed, the body thinks it is under attack and switches to “fight […]

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Lockdown and Back Pain

As we are settling into our new ways of living life in lockdown, the kitchen table desk set up we thought would only be needed temporarily may now be starting to look like a semi-permanent feature. It may also be the reason behind the niggles in your lower back, which is no surprise. Research suggests […]