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Lemon Balm (Melissa Officinalis)

By Tatiana Lustre Dawn (Twiggy) Lemon Balm has a special place in my garden and in my heart. Energetically she is soothing and cooling yet has a certain warmth about her in a calming way. Due to her cooling and soothing effect this herb is wonderful...

Top Tips for a Restful Sleep

By Jo Knight Most sleep difficulties are related to the one or more of the following: Onset, Maintenance or Quality. Onset is when sleep begins, Maintenance is the ability to stay asleep and Quality is the overall affect sleep has on our vitality. Achieving non-REM sleep, the...

Natural Medicine for Sore Throats

By Christine Pope My kids have always been a little worried when they were first getting sick, except when they had a sore throat as they would be excited as they could have honey! Good quality Manuka honey that is usually combined with a lemon and...

Sleep Your Way to Weight Loss

By Michele Chevalley Hedge When I look back at the times I’ve struggled most with my weight and my “starve/punish/feast” lifestyle, I was sleep deprived. I didn’t know at the time that my sleep had anything to do with my weight. I certainly neverconnected the dots...

Holistic Support for your Immune System

By Michele Chevalley Hedge During a time when people are waitlisted for a vaccination, stocking up on hand sanitizer and face masks to improve their external defences against viruses and other illnesses, it is also important to consider ways to reinforce our internal natural immunity. Your immune system relies...

Lifting the Lid on Float Tank Therapy

By Bondi Junction Massage & Float Centre While there’s nothing new about floatation therapy (it’s been around since the 1950s!), it seems to be somewhat of a mainstream mystery. Maybe because for some people anything that defies gravity in the middle of suburbia is just a...

What is Myofascial Release?

By Jane Birmingham Are you one of the many people who sustained various sporting injuries in your youth, played on regardless and somehow got over them in time? Did you eventually develop seemingly unrelated pains and aches or stiffness that limited your range of motion and...

A Natural Medicine First Aid Kit

By Christine Pope For many years I have enjoyed teaching people how to use natural medicines to support their health and the health of their families. Over time it has become easier if we could put together a small kit of useful remedies so that whenever...

Not all massage is created equal

"It is time we put a stop to qualified massage therapists being mis-interpreted as another type of profession." By Amy Tyler Therapeutic Massage 2020 certainly threw a lot everyone’s way. Industries either survived, hung on with a shoe string or crumbled.  Massage therapy was one of those which...

How oncology massage differs from other massage

By Amy Tyler  When someone is diagnosed with cancer, just the diagnosis alone can send them into a state of anxiety, grief or fear. Add the pressures that come with regional treatments (surgery or radiation therapy) or systemic treatments (chemotherapy, immunotherapy or targeted therapy) and the...

Turmeric – “The Golden Goddess”

By Jennifer Harrington  This colourful spice has a long history of medicinal use. I love it’s nickname The Golden Goddess, for me, it is the perfect menopausal herb for the Goddess approaching her Golden Years, as it can help bring richness to her health and happiness. Turmeric...

True Wellness Comes From The Heart

By Alice Bullivant I’m sure by now you know about looking after your gut for wellness, and about keeping your mind in check. You’ve probably heard about the gut-brain connection - a lot.  You probably know that most of your hormones and neurotransmitters are produced in...

5 Ways To Reduce Your Bloating, Pain and Gas

By Danielle Elliott Bloating, pain & excessive gas can be a real pain in the bum……pardon the pun. These would have to be the most frequent symptoms my patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) & digestive dysfunction report to me. These symptoms can make work hard...

The Masks We Wear

By Melissa Christie Do you have trouble saying no sometimes when people ask you to do something? It may be as simple as hey, would you like to catch up this week. Initially your response is yes of course and then when you put down the phone...

Combating Cortisol Without Quitting Your Job!

By Emma Sutherland We have all experienced stress, but did you know it could be causing you a number of other health related complaints? UP TO 90% OF ALL DOCTOR’S OFFICE VISITS ARE DUE TO STRESS-RELATED AILMENTS! The stress hormone, cortisol, could be causing your moodiness, daytime fatigue,...

Female Hormonal Disorders – with a focus on stress and sugar

By Juanita Jolly, Balance Complementary Medicine A well-functioning hormone network is a wonderful thing. The reproductive hormones - oestrogen, testosterone and progesterone develop our bodies for future reproduction in puberty, catalyse the process of the formation of new life and nurture it through pregnancy and lactation;...

Why the foods you choose are the key to good health

Why the foods you choose are the key to good health By Merril Bowater, Naturopathic Nutritionist from Getting Well Naturally When you start working in the field of natural health and nutrition, you'll never look at foods the same way again. Nutrition becomes more than can a...

Chronic Pain & the Nervous System

By Kali Foster, Kallista Chinese Medicine Acute pain is usually caused by an injury to our body, and should resolve once healing has occurred. However, sometimes pain persists. When pain continues with no apparent physical reason for it, this indicates that there is no longer just...

Aromatherapy – Lymphatic Massage Treatments

Brought to you by Silvia Rodriguez-Foord from Lavender Clinic  The essential oils used in Aromatherapy are distilled from plants which are specifically selected for their medicinal properties.  These essential oils carry a variety of health benefits ranging from assisting with headaches, respiratory ailments, skin disorders, muscular and...

Exercise, Training and Immunity

By Katrina Stace of Capture Fit - qualified Naturopath & Nutritionist as well as a Master trainer in fitness If we want to get fitter and stronger, we need to train hard enough to get our body’s attention. However, there’s a fine line between a healthy exercise stress response, and...

Your health and wellbeing through the eyes of a Reflexologist

By Deborah Watts of Reflexation Natural Therapies Your health and wellbeing through the eyes of a Reflexologist In combination with exercise and a healthy diet, regular Reflexology treatments may be a natural path to restoring and maintaining optimum health and wellbeing. Reflexology is great for all ages and if your...

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