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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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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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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