Revitalize your face with an 'Acupuncture Facelift'.

Written by Wendy Carter

 

 

Revitalize your face with an 'Acupuncture Facelift'. 

Revitalize your face with an 'Acupuncture Facelift'.
A consultation is done first, including the ancient
art of pulse taking, the tongue is observed as well as
the colour of the face. Our face sags and wrinkles in
accordance with our imbalances within. For example
horizontal lines on the forehead (worry lines) indicate
spleen deficiency.


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Breast Implants & Infrared Heat

Written by MEGAN COLWELL

 

 We know that infrared heat can provide incredible results for both men and women. We also know that we have tons of female clients! This means we get lots of questions about female anatomy and infrared heat. A common question has to do with breast implants, and if they may be able to participate in Detox Box Sessions because the infrared heat could trigger an adverse effect. Ladies with breast implants, not to worry! We understand, you want to make sure the ta-ta’s are protected, and we want to make sure that you’re protected as well.


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Is Vegemite good for you?

Written by MEGAN COLWELL

 

Are you a happy Vegemite who slathers the black spread on their morning toast with glee? If so, you might be interested to know about the health benefits – and possible risks – of Vegemite.

What is Vegemite?

Vegemite is a quintessential Australian food, much loved by generations of Aussies. The thick near-black paste is often spread on bread and can even be added to cooking like stews and soups for an extra flavour punch.
What’s In Vegemite?

You may be surprised to learn that Vegemite is made from brewer’s yeast, which is commonly added to beer. Unfortunately there are no other ingredients listed on the Vegemite bottle, though the manufacturers do say it is free from flavours, colours and added sugars.


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What is Linseed/Flaxseed

Written by MEGAN COLWELL

 

Linseed, or flaxseed, is one of the most potent sources of omega 3 fatty acids found in nature. It has a whole host of health benefits, and best of all, these benefits apply to everyone. Read on to learn more.

What is Linseed/Flaxseed?

Linseed, also known as flaxseed, is the richest source of omega 3 essential fatty acids. It contains 50 to 50 percent omega 3s, almost twice as much as is contained in fish oil. Because it comes from a plant source, it is perfect for vegetarian and vegan diets, although it benefits everybody. Linseed/flaxseed oil differs from most vegetables oils in that it provides linoleic acid and alpha linolenic acid, both of which are needed by the body and must be obtained through the diet.


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Oncology Massage: Supporting Living Well

Written by MEGAN COLWELL

 

It is a sad truth that even the loved ones of cancer patients often feel afraid of hurting their sick loved one with a simple hug or other forms of contact. A hug then means a whole lot more than it used to, and so loved ones refrain, leaving the cancer patient more isolated than ever in a time when they need the close support of family and friends. The Australian Cancer Council recommends massage for cancer patients, otherwise known as ‘oncology massage’, as the ideal support for cancer patients to be received at stages when they need it most throughout their cancer journey.


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5 Ways to be Calmer

Written by MEGAN COLWELL

 

 

We’ve all seen the slogan ‘Keep calm and carry on’, but how can we actually become and stay calm throughout our lives? In today’s fast-paced world, stress is a common problem. But it is possible to reduce your anxiety and find calm admist the chaos. Here are 5 winning ways to be calmer…

1. Let It Go

Realise that you can’t control everything or affect the outcome of many experiences you have. It can be tempting to rush around, trying to resolve things as quickly as possible. But this is likely to lead to fatigue, stress and poor health and wellbeing.


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How to stick to Your Diet When Dining Out

Written by MEGAN COLWELL

How to stick to Your Diet When Dining Out

Thankfully, when following the Ultra Lite diet, you don’t need to lock yourself away from social situations in fear of ruining your progress. This way of eating needs to work for you long term, so learning to ‘eat out’ is essential. Here are some awesome tips to achieve this:

Eliminate complex carbs
Bounce the bread. Pass on the pasta. Purge the potatoes. Refuse the rice. Keep temptation off your plate by ordering your meal without the starchy sides.
If ordering an entrée, most restaurants will substitute for a salad or extra veggies
If ordering a sandwich or burger, most restaurants will substitute lettuce wraps for the bun.
If they will not substitute, simply eliminate the unwanted item, regardless.
If your plate arrives with a starchy side, consider your options. If you are certain you can leave it there, untouched, feel free. If you will be tempted to eat some of it, immediately ask the waiter to replate the meal without the starch. If you are at a more casual place, take care of the unwanted food yourself by discarding it in the bin.


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HOW TO MEAL PREP

Written by MEGAN COLWELL

How To Meal Prep
I am sure you have all heard the saying “failing to prepare is preparing to fail”. I know this may sound a bit harsh but it is SO true, especially when it comes to preparing your meals. Meal prep can mean different things to each person, so it is important you find a routine that works for you. Essentially, it should save you time in the kitchen and make it easier for you to eat healthier during the week. With meal prep, you greatly reduce your chances of eating less healthy convenience foods if you get busy or caught out without food.


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The Health Benefits of Remedial Massage

Written by MEGAN COLWELL

HEALTH BENEFITS OF REMEDIAL MASSAGE

  • Improves circulation
  • Relaxes muscles
  • Aids digestion, and by stimulating the lymphatic system
  • Speeds up the elimination of toxins
  • Overall well being

 

Deep tissue massage focuses on the deeper muscles to relieve muscle congestion, tension points and usually involves a strong pressure, stretches and works with the breath. Stretching techniques and the use of pressure points known as tsubo are used in shiatsu to balance the energy, known as chi, in the body. Heated stones are used on the muscles to relieve tension, boost circulation and induce a feeling of deep relaxation in hot stone massage. The treatment delivers a deep massage effect without necessarily using a deep tissue pressure. Reflexology works on the basis that tension or congestion in the body is mirrored with the corresponding point on the foot. If you are tired of asking your partner to work on that sore shoulder, or want to target that neck tension that is causing headaches or pain, why not consider massage as a first choice? As with an illness you go to the doctor, for muscle tension and stress why wouldn’t you go to massage; especially if it will allow you to give to others your best self?


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Become A Corporate Client

Written by MEGAN COLWELL

We reward our loyal clients. Becoming a corporate client is as simple as visiting our clinic four times in a year for a massage. You will receive your very own First Things First personalised corporate card bursting with benefits. 

On presentation of your card you will automatically be rewarded with a discounted price on each and every massage. Other great benefits include a free detox box session, a monthly electronic e-newsletter with special offers and much more.

Stress seems to have become a constant factor in today’s fast-paced society. If left unchecked, it can wreak havoc upon your health. Learning how to effectively manage stress can mean the difference between being robust and full of life, or becoming susceptible to illness and disease. Stress can weaken the immune system and accelerate the aging process. The ability or opportunity to relax and rejuvenate promotes wellness, vitality and longevity.


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