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We are delighted to announce we are the winners of this years Richmond Business Awards for Best...
Neck pain is a common condition — so common, in fact, that the expression "a pain in the neck" is an...
Arthritis is a common condition that literally means inflammation within the joint itself. Inflammat...
Why do people meditate? Meditation is about balance, wakefulness and awareness. It is well known to ...
The Maris Practice is looking to recruit a new team member! We are in need of a Saturday receptionis...
We are so proud to announce that one of our breast feeding counsellors, Liz Lambourn has won th...
Many people love the summer and the hot weather it (usually!) brings, but for others amongst us it i...

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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.

Baby drop-in clinics now running at The Maris Practice

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The Maris Practice has started a drop-in clinic on Monday’s for mothers and babies. The clinic will work on a first come - first served basis. We have breast feeding counsellors, osteopaths, and other specialists available for chats and consultations....
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How Acupuncture and the Alexander Technique can help chronic neck pain

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Neck pain is a common condition — so common, in fact, that the expression "a pain in the neck" is an often used figure of speech in English. It can be mild enough so that it is a mere annoyance,...
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Winners of Richmond Business Awards 2017 for Best Customer Service

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We are delighted to announce we are the winners of this years Richmond Business Awards for  Best Customer Service. Claire and Holly had the honour of collecting the award at the Gala Dinner.
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Complementary therapies to help with Arthritis

Complementary therapies to help with Arthritis
Arthritis is a common condition that literally means inflammation within the joint itself. Inflammation is part of your body's natural healing process. Normally it occurs as a defence against viruses and bacteria or as a reaction to injuries such as...
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Meditation – the why and the how

Meditation – the why and the how
Why do people meditate? Meditation is about balance, wakefulness and awareness. It is well known to reduce stress and anxiety, depression, improve concentration and reduce blood pressure, as well as improving focus and general wellbeing. Meditation allows us to take...
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The Maris Practice is recruiting for a Saturday receptionist

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 receptionist and administrator in this busy natural health practice. Applicants need to have excellent spoken and written English with good computer skills...
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Liz Lambourn has won the NCT Stars London ‘Practitioner of the Year' Award 2017

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 the London ‘Practitioner of the Year' in the NCT Stars Award 2017 . Liz is an experienced Breastfeeding Counsellor who does invaluable work...
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Coping with Hot Weather

Coping with Hot Weather
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...
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Coping with the symptoms of Menopause

Coping with the symptoms of Menopause
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,...
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Lower Back Pain will affect many of us at some-point during our lives

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 many causes and types of low back pain due to the interconnected structure of our back with spinal muscles, nerves, discs,...
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What is Iliotibial Band Syndrome a.k.a. Runners Knee?

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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...
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Useful self-help techniques during pregnancy

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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!)...
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Positive planning instead of New Year’s resolutions

Positive planning instead of New Year’s resolutions
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...
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How to cope with Christmas Stresses!

How to cope with Christmas Stresses!
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...
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How can complimentary therapies help with Cyclists Back Pain?

How can complimentary therapies help with Cyclists Back Pain?
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...
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Coping with sleep deprivation and it isn’t just for parents of new borns!

Coping with sleep deprivation and it isn’t just for parents of new borns!
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...
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Adaptogens – can they help us manage our stress levels?

Adaptogens – can they help us manage our stress levels?
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...
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The Cabbage Patch 10 running race 2016

The Cabbage Patch 10 running race 2016
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...
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Emails – A great information tool or a source of frustration and stress?

Emails – A great information tool or a source of frustration and stress?
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...
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Tongue Tie Assessment Day on Sunday 10 July 2016

Tongue Tie Assessment Day on Sunday 10 July 2016
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...
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