12 October 2022
Breast Cancer and Massage - why you should be informed
For some reason everything is a shade of pink… Oh that’s right, it’s October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
25 October 2021
Eating With the Seasons - A Healthy Tradition
“Whoever wishes to investigate medicine properly should proceed … to consider the seasons of the year and what affect each of them produces.”
If you walk into the fresh produce aisle of a big supermarket, would you be able to tell what season it is? Tomatoes in the depths of winter, broccoli in the height of summer, garlic from Mexico, lemons from America – anything goes!
25 October 2021
Benefits of Massage for Lower Back Pain
Most of us will experience some sort of pain in the lower back region, and given the incredibly complex structure of the lumbar spine; with bones, joints, nerves, ligaments, and muscles, providing not only support but also strength and flexibility all at once, it is no wonder that the lower back might be left susceptible to injury and pain.
27 September 2021
Fermenting Good Health: The Health Benefits of Fermented Foods
Do you know that one-third of the food eaten worldwide every day is fermented?
A growing awareness of the health benefits of fermented foods has led to an explosion in their popularity over the last two decades. As a result, we are learning through science how fermentation can make our food more nutritious and help maintain the healthy populations of microbes in and on our bodies (the human microbiome).
1 April 2021
How To Make Your Own Balms And Oils From The Beautiful Herbs In Your Garden
I adore herbs. I get exciting about collecting herbs. I savor their flavors in my cooking. They are so versatile and can be used to relieve certain ailments. I love making teas and tinctures, infusions, oils, and balms out of herbs.
26 March 2021
10 Things You Wish Someone Had Told You About Endometriosis
Endometriosis (Endo) is a multi-faceted disease that requires a holistic approach to treatment. If you have Endometriosis (or suspect you may have it), there is a good chance you are not getting all of the information available to you from your GP or specialist.
22 January 2021
Remedial Massage to help with Postural Imbalance By Rakhee Dodhia
When we talk about posture, we talk about the body being in alignment and all the muscles, joints and ligaments working as they are designed to – in balance. Unfortunately, this is not the case for many of us and repetitive patterns, an example of this is sitting at a desk all day; this can have a negative impact on the body and cause improper posture, where the muscles are used inefficiently.
18 December 2020
Can Massage Actually Boost Your Immune System ? By Rakhee Dodhia
A massage feels great… but can it also have true and positive effects on our immune systems? The good news is, yes, it can!
It is a well-known fact that people who suffer high levels of stress, especially in the long-term, are more prone to illness and injury. When we are stressed our bodies produce stress hormones, like adrenaline and cortisol, which can have a negative effect on our heart rate, weight, blood pressure and sleep.
1 September 2020
Why your sleeping habits matter ?
Our sleep quality can have a significant impact on our lifestyle and physical and cognitive performance. I have found roughly a third of my patient’s conditions are exacerbated by poor sleep quality…
1 September 2020
Conceiving naturally using homeopathic fertility
For many couples experiencing infertility issues today, homeopathy is a system of medicine which has fast become their natural treatment of choice. Since homeopathy began in 1790, founded by a German medical doctor named Samuel Hahnemann, homeopathy has grown to become the second largest system of medicine practiced in the world, according to the World Health Organisation….
17 July 2020
Is it safe to perform pregnancy massage in prone position ?
As a Remedial Massage Therapist, specialising in Pregnancy, Birth & Postnatal Massage, I am often asked whether I have the table that includes the ‘cut out’ hole so that a pregnant woman can lie with her belly suspended in the prone position…
17 July 2020
Can pregnancy massage induce a woman into labour by keturah stoltenberg ?
As a Remedial Massage Therapist who specialises in Pregnancy, Birth and Postnatal Massage, I often get asked whether I can help a pregnant woman be induced into Birth Labour…
27 June 2020
How Attending Community Events Can Benefit Your Business
Attending community events is a great way to network and build your professional and business reputation. In March 2020, I had a stall at the inaugural Hills Wellness Expo, in Castle Hill, NSW. If you’ve ever wondered if participating in such events will be beneficial to you, here’s a little bit about my experience and my tips to help you get the most out of the events you choose to attend.
27 June 2020
Why The Foods You Choose Are The Key To Good Health
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 career, it’s a way of life!
27 June 2020
Chronic Pain And The Nervous System
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 a problem with the body, but there may also be a problem with the nervous system.
7 May 2020
Natural Medicine And Sustainable Healthcare
Human health is inextricably linked to environmental health. The air we breathe, the water we drink and the quality of the soils in which we grow our food have a fundamental effect on the healthy functioning of the human body. Natural medicine has its foundations in practices that promote environmental sustainability through its low impact diagnostic and treatment approaches and its promotion of healthy lifestyles…
9 March 2020
Remedial Massage For Pregnancy
Pregnancy is a hugely exciting time, but it can also take its toll on the body and mind. Massage therapy has been used for centuries to enhance mental and physical wellbeing, and it is an increasingly popular remedy for women who are eager to keep tension, stress and aches and pains at bay during pregnancy…
18 February 2020
How ATMS’ Transition To Practice Seminar Helped Me And My Business
Last year I attended ATMS’ Transition to Practice seminar in February and found it very useful, especially having just started my home-based clinic. This seminar gave me the motivation I needed to start using marketing….
Sandra Wu (Chinese Medicine)
Using Chinese Medicine to Treat Constipation
Although most people don’t talk about it, a lot of patients present at our clinic with constipation. While this may not be their primary complaint, moving their bowels will often help in their overall treatment and with their general health…
28 November 2019
Remedial Massage For Treating Headaches
Headaches are one of the most common ailments. Whether you’re prone to headaches, or you suffer from migraines, this recurrent pain can make life a misery. When you’re struggling with intense symptoms, it can be difficult to concentrate at work, to maintain an active social life, and to ensure you get enough exercise and sleep.
21 October 2019
ATMS natural medicine practitioners
5 Ways To Boost Your Immunity Against Cold + Flu
This year over 217,000 Australians have been diagnosed with the flu and this winter has been one of the worst cold and flu seasons in years. As we enter another seasonal change, ATMS members share their best remedies to boost your immunity and defend yourself against these nasty viruses all year round. Here are some of their top tips…
10 July 2019
How to manage your stress ?
Stress is in a lot of ways about perception, about what we perceive as urgent. In order to change this perception, and therefore reduce stressful factors in their lives, one can work on changing the way that they think. We stress over the emails in our inbox, we stress while we sit at a red light running late for work, we stress over deadlines and workloads, we stress over not being good enough or fit enough, we stress over our children, we stress over the expectations in which society puts upon us. Each person’s stress is unique to their situation.
24 April 2019
When you eat matters - chrononutrition the science of food timing
When we eat matters. Recent discoveries in chronobiology invite us to review our eating patterns in terms of circadian rhythms, feast and fast .
Eating three meals a day with snacks in-between or eating at any time are recent phenomenon in our modern societies . In the scientific community and media, the debate is open between eating regularly versus eating occasionally, between grazing and intermittent fasting.
18 April 2019
Benefits of practicing mindfulness eating
I used to walk down the street, and everyone would acknowledge each other. Perhaps by just moving aside, a nod, a smile or the words hello. Today this is rare. Instead we are tuned into something on our phone that is fed into our ears.
18 April 2019
They can’t find anything wrong with me – can you help?
I often get phone calls from people about to give up and in desperate need of help, all of them ask the question “Can you help me?”. They tell me of the tests they’ve done, and the results coming back negative, but they are still in doubt and in need of help.
22 March 2019
How to use Ayurveda to adapt to seasonal changes
The science of Ayurveda acknowledges the synergy between the individual being and the environment and seasons. The change in the seasons impacts us and we can help to maintain balance by responding to these seasonal shifts.
7 March 2019
Research in Homeopathy 6
In 2010, the UK Parliament’s Science and Technology Committee, which was comprised of a farmer, a professor of chemistry, an analytical chemist, a chemical plant operator, an IT expert, an immunologist, and 2 people with connections to a group called Sense About Science, declared that homeopathy “does not work beyond the placebo effect”1.
14 February 2019
How to establish healthy boundaries to optimise outcomes with your practitioner
Before you begin, as individuals you may need to research practitioners and techniques to find what best works for you. The right fit so to speak. You may be drawn to a specific counselling process, or a combination, but with a little effort you will find a method or approach that suits.