Changes to Health Fund Rebates

Written by Emma Tommasini

 

The Good News! Recent private health insurance reforms from the Australian Government did not impact health fund rebates for Remedial Massage Therapy. You can continue to claim on massage treatments from our talented team of therapists as per usual. 

The not so good news.... As of April 1st 2019 Naturopathy will no longer be covered under private health insurance policies. Appointments with our Naturopath Emma Tommasini will no longer be eligible for health fund rebates.

Emma would like to offer her regular massage clients who usually claim with their health fund a $10 discount on future 1 hour massage treatments. 


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Valentine's Day 2019.. Supporting Those Affected by the Floods

Written by Megan Colwell

What a week, we have all just endured at the hands of Mother Nature. Not only that, we have a big job ahead of us. We believe in Karma and Putting Good into the world and seeing it return in ways we never expected. So even though we are down, we are not out. Being at our lowest has shown us the importance of being there for each other and this is why we want to help. We want to make Valentines Day about More than “love”. We want it to be about, Gratitude, Heartfelt Thanks, Support, Just Plain appreciation for what we have and who we have in our lives. So we have decided, although it’s a small gesture, it's meaningful and every little bit counts. We wish to donate Money from our Valentine’s Day Gift Vouchers to flood victims.   We have decided that 15% of our proceeds of our Valentines Day Gift Vouchers will be donated to GIVIT donations for the purchase of essential items for our flood victims, this is all about supporting the community and keeping the money in our community.   As a small business affected by the floods, consider a Massage or some time out to those in need from a local business to get us all back on our feet sooner.   Stay Dry and Keep Smiling, Love Megan   Purchase Online Here: https://firstthingsfirst.com.au/Products/284/Gift-Vouchers  

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Text Neck: The Modern Phenomena

Written by Emma Tommasini

Text neck is the term used to describe the neck pain and damage sustained from looking down at your mobile phone, tablet  or laptop too frequently and for too long. Using a mobile device often can lead to poor posture and symptoms of text neck. And it seems increasingly common

Our lifestyles today are really not in favor of treating our neck well. A recent survey states that the average mobile phone user spends 3 hours per day surfing the net or scrolling social media platforms. No wonder we are getting frequent headaches or feeling cloudy and tired all the time.


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Five Self-Care Practices to Schedule Into Your Week

Written by Emma Tommasini

Stress. It’s a part of daily living, for most of us. We’re taking care of kids and homes, work and friends but, more often than not, we forget to take care of ourselves.

Self-care is vital, however. Without it, you can become unmotivated at best or burnt out and plain unhealthy, at worst. Taking care of yourself by adding some stress relieving activities into your weekly schedule isn’t selfish or self-indulgent. It’s crucial to your physical and mental health! You can’t be a good parent, child, sibling, friend or worker if you’re tearing your hair out at the root and losing sleep!


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Suffering from Plantar Fasciitis?

Written by Megan Colwell

 

 

WHAT IS PLANTAR FASCIITIS?
Plantar fasciitis, plantar fasciosis, plantar fasciopathy or plantar heel pain? Call it what you want but it all means the same thing to the sufferer with that annoying at times excruciating pain under the heel.


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Managing your Anxiety

Written by Megan Colwell

 

Not quite overwhelming fear and not exactly stress, anxiety can be a normal reaction to an impending event that causes uncertainty and doubt. Sometimes, mild anxiety can be a trigger that compels us to act, but it can also freeze us into inaction. Other anxieties often lurk behind the surface of consciousness and can have a negative impact on our daily lives, preventing us from living to our highest potential. The key to overcoming anxiety lies in managing your anxiety instead of allowing it to "manage" your life.


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What is Posture Medic?

Written by Megan Colwell

What is Posture Medic?

The Posture Medic can help you improve your posture and strengthen your back and core muscles. By doing the stretches and exercises you can improve your posture, reduce pain and improve your overall health with the Posture Medic.


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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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