6 Reasons Why Dad Deserves a Massage This Father’s Day

Written by Emma Tommasini

This Father’s Day, give dad a gift that he’ll actually appreciate. And we don’t mean another tie to add to his collection. Give dad the gift of massage. He took care of you all those years, so now it’s time to return the flavor.

Here’s why dad deserves a massage:

1. Stress Relief: Stress can affect every part of your body. Massage therapy can address a variety of health conditions including stress related tension. Let him enjoy a relaxing massage. Dad’s stressed out body will thank you later.

2. Mood Boost: Dads have a lot on their plate and sometimes it can get overwhelming, which can lead to stress and depression. Massage therapy releases endorphins and improves serotonin levels, leading to a mood boost and increase in overall mental outlook.


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New Staff Profile

Written by Emma Tommasini

It is with pleasure that we introduce Felice to our Massage Therapist Team. We are already enjoying her passion and enthusiasm around the clinic. Felice background in yoga helps her listen to and understand the body’s ever changing needs. Her touch ranges from slow and gentle to deep and vigorous, releasing tension and energy using deep tissue massage and sports techniques, myofasical release, trigger point therapy and stretching. Felice is available for bookings next week, call 4728 7165 or book online http://ow.ly/sK1D50vukks to schedule your time.


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Father's Day Gift Vouchers

Written by Emma Tommasini

 

 

Is your dad stressed, tired and sore? Our Father's Day Packages including a detox box session followed by a remedial or relaxation massage are the perfect gift to help your dad feel healthier and more chill. Available at our clinic, over the phone on 4728 7165 or online https://firstthingsfirst.com.au/Products


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Proud Sponsors of Think Pink Week

Written by Emma Tommasini

 

First Things First Wellness Centre are proud sponsors of  MENDI THINK PINK WEEK, 19th-25th August 2019. This valuable initiative recognises "Women in Construction" while supporting local charities within the community. 

The chosen charities are Unlock the Lach's who provide much needed support to families with special needs children in the local region. The second charity is Sky Foundation who facilitate the Townsville Women's Centre as a safe place for women and children when in need of counselling for domestic violence, sexual assault, health, homelessness and emergency financial assistance.


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Good Health Week at Stockland Townsville

Written by Emma Tommasini

First Things First Wellness Centre will be hosting a Pop up Shop at Stockland Townsville Shopping Centre. This event will see local Townsville Businesses present their services and products for Good Health Week. 

Tracey our Wellness Consultant will be at Stockland Shopping Centre on Monday the 12th and Saturday the 17th of August. 

Here we will be offering Free 10 minute Health Assessments throughout the day. This quick and painless test uses bio-Impedance technology to determine your body composition including body fat %, visceral fat rating, muscle mass, skeletal weight, hydration and metabolic age.


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Low Carb Sushi Roll Bowl

Written by Emma Tommasini

Low Carb Sushi Roll Bowls, a  healthy and keto lunch or dinner to satisfy your sushi craving. So easy and less expensive than ordering take away. Serves 4, total cooking time approx 25 minutes. 

INGREDIENTS

Wasabi Cream:

  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoons wasabi paste

Sushi Bowls:

  • 500g (about 4 cups) of riced cauliflower fresh or frozen
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 200g crabmeat
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha sauce
  • 1/2 avocado sliced
  • 1 sheet nori seaweed cut into think strips
  • 1/2 medium cucumber cut into matchsticks or rounds
  • 1/3 cup shredded red cabbage 
  • 1/2 medium radish sliced into thin rounds
  • 2  teaspoons of sesame seeds 

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Wasabi cream:

  1. Mix the ingredients for the cream in a small bowl until well combined.

Sushi bowls:

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the cauliflower with the water and coconut oil Bring to a simmer, then cover and reduce the heat to low. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes, until tender. Remove from the heat and let cool completely. Stir in the sesame oil.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the crab meat, mayonnaise and Sriracha. Stir until well mixed.
  3. Divide the cauliflower rice among 4 serving bowls. Top each with one-quarter of the crab mixture, avocado slices, nori strips, cucumber, shredded cabbage and radish slices.Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve with the wasabi cream on the the side.

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Encouraging Your Baby Into The World

Written by Emma Tommasini

Acupuncture is a safe and well known method to encourage natural labour, in a woman with an uncomplicated pregnancy, who is at full term.

It works by promoting the following; 

1) Relaxation of body and mind, helping the woman to be free of anxiety.

2) Relaxes the pelvic floor allowing the baby's head to descend deeper into the pelvis, thereby stimulating contractions.

3) Improves circulation to the pelvis.

4) Ripens of the cervix.

Appointment are health fund claimable and can be made with our in house Acupuncturist Wendy Carter on 4728 7165 or online https://firstthingsfirst.com.au/BookingsWeekly?SelDate=20190806&Location=131&Staff=451 


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Endermologie: The Cellulite Fighting Machine

Written by Emma Tommasini

That's 90% of women who have cellulite. You are absolutely not alone. We can help at First Things First Wellness Centre. 
Endermologie is a mechanical stimulation of the superficial tissue to naturally reactivate the cells metabolism. 

The treatment is scientifically proven to reduce cellulite and increase collagen and elastin to smooth and firm the skin. Endermologie is the only FDA approved cellulite reduction treatment available in the world today. 

Endermologie is a relaxing, gentle, pain free experience that is a 100% natural and no invasive with no risks or side effects.


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Did Someone Say Free Assessment?

Written by Emma Tommasini

First Things First Wellness Centre has teamed up with A to Z Physiotherapy to offer you this fantastic freebie. This is your sign to finally do something about that upper body pain due to long hours at the desk. Consult with an expert to find out the steps to improve your posture and body alignment. 


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