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The Maris Practice is recruiting for a Saturday receptionist
The Maris Practice is looking to recruit a new team member! We are in need of a Saturday receptionis...
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Liz Lambourn has won the NCT Stars London ‘Practitioner of the Year' Award 2017
We are so proud to announce that one of our breast feeding counsellors, Liz Lambourn has won th...
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Coping with Hot Weather
Many people love the summer and the hot weather it (usually!) brings, but for others amongst us it i...
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Coping with the symptoms of Menopause
Some women sail through the menopause without much trouble, however, many others do not.  Hot f...
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Lower Back Pain will affect many of us at some-point during our lives
Lower back pain is something many of us will suffer with at some stage in our lives.  There are...
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What is Iliotibial Band Syndrome a.k.a. Runners Knee?
Iliotibial Band Syndrome is a common and often persistent knee pain causing discomfort and swelling ...
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Useful self-help techniques during pregnancy
There are many changes that will happen to your body during pregnancy, but there are several ways yo...
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Welcome to The Maris Practice Blog. Here you will find musings, reflections and information about best practice in alternative therapies. We hope you find it useful and interesting.

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The Maris Practice is looking to recruit a new team member! We are in need of a Saturday receptionist and administrator in this busy natural health practice. Applicants need to have excellent spoken and written English with good computer skills (Word,...
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We are so proud to announce that one of our breast feeding counsellors, Liz Lambourn has won the London ‘Practitioner of the Year' in the NCT Stars Award 2017. Liz is an experienced Breastfeeding Counsellor who does invaluable work with new mums...
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Many people love the summer and the hot weather it (usually!) brings, but for others amongst us it is a time when we feel drained, exhausted and generally over heated!  The two physical risks of being too hot are dehydration and...
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Some women sail through the menopause without much trouble, however, many others do not.  Hot flushes, sweating, mood swings, sleepless nights, memory problems, irritability and depression are all symptoms associated with the menopause and can affect you, with varying degrees, for...
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Lower back pain is something many of us will suffer with at some stage in our lives.  There are many causes and types of low back pain due to the interconnected structure of our back with spinal muscles, nerves, discs, bones,ligaments...
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Iliotibial Band Syndrome is a common and often persistent knee pain causing discomfort and swelling to the outside of the knee.  The Iliotibial Band is the fibrous connection running down the outside of the thigh from the hip to the shin,...
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There are many changes that will happen to your body during pregnancy, but there are several ways you can help your pregnancy run smoothly. Diet – eat a balanced and nutritious diet.  You will need to increase (but not double!) the...
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Do you make New Year’s resolutions? This year consider a different approach by making positive plans. ‘I want to’ plans are much easier to achieve that ‘I will not do x, y or z’ restrictive resolutions. For example, instead of saying...
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Christmas has always been a particularly stressful time of year, family and friends descend on us, we have presents to choose, more food to buy and parties to attend.  To some of us this can cause an enormous amount of worry. ...
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Back pain is one of biggest cause of medical care in the world.  Over 70% of the population will suffer with back pain at some point in their lives, and this obviously includes cyclists.  The biggest sufferers are those who have...
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What is Sleep Deprivation? This affects anyone who has had less sleep than they need to feel awake and alert.  It is one condition which is very often brought up at mother and baby groups, and quite understandably too!  A single...
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Adaptogens are herb powders from a unique class of healing plants which activate the body’s natural defence mechanisms against stress.  Eating a nutritious well balanced diet, getting enough sleep and keeping physically active can all help us avoid the effects of...
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What is The Cabbage Patch 10? It is a 10 mile race organised by runners for runners.  It starts from King Street, Twickenham, crosses the Thames at Kingstone Bridge and Richmond Bridge, runs along the Riverside and finishes on the drive...
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Emails can be either a great information tool or a source of frustration and stress; which is significantly dependant on how we manage emails.  How many times a day do we check our emails? Do we receive more emails than we...
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The Maris Practice is pleased to welcome Dr Alison Hazelbaker, who is a world renowned expert on tongue-ties and breastfeeding. Dr Haselbaker will be at our Practice conducting a one-off training day on tongue-tie assessment for a group of International Board...
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Fertility issues can be deeply upsetting and often all consuming. Balancing hormones, good nutrition, reducing stress and increasing ‘relaxed’ time have all been shown to help with fertility issues. There are a number of complimentary therapies that help both men and...
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What is Shiatsu Massage? Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing physical therapy which originated in Japan originally from Chinese medicine. It is a therapy which treats not only the physical body, but also the psychological, spiritual and emotional wellbeing of the patient....
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If you are a runner, at some point you will most likely incur an injury. Sad, but true. Mostly these injuries are soft-tissue related which heal with a bit of rest. However, what if the same injury keep reoccurring? Or just...
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This year we are again sponsoring this fantastic event in support of Delete Blood Cancer, MDS Patient Support Group and Shooting Star Chase. Happening on Sunday 22nd May, this is not just a race! The party lasts all day starting with...
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The lack of lots of sunshine and a tendency to stay indoors during cold, wet weather result in our bodies producing more melatonin and less serotonin than during summer which hormonally makes us more sleepy and prone to depression. Getting outside...
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