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We often hear it said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and trying to put a healt...
Lactation consultants around the world have been extensively studying the process of muscle movement...
Courtsey of our nutritional therapist, Sophie Crosswaite.This is a recipe that I’ve adapted fro...
As the wonder of Spring starts to emerge with blossoms and seeds creating a new cycle of life with r...
One of the most frequent complaints during pregnancy is lower back pains and up to 80% of women will...
Most women will experience symptoms three to five days after the birth, such as mood swings, tearine...
How is it December already? Did I blink and miss a couple of weeks somewhere? Does it feel as though...

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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.

Running injuries – causes and cures

Running injuries – causes and cures
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...
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The Turks Head 10k Fun Run organised by the Bearcat Running Club

The Turks Head 10k Fun Run organised by the Bearcat Running Club
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...
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Helping to reduce the winter blues using Aromatherapy

Helping to reduce the winter blues using Aromatherapy
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...
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How a Lactation Consultant can help with feeding your new baby

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There is a lot of expectation on new mothers to breast-feed their baby. Like with most aspects of parenthood, it is very difficult to comprehend all the advice given antenatally until you are actually in the situation postnatally. Just as...
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Ski season is nearly here, so how should you best prepare and avoid injury?

Ski season is nearly here, so how should you best prepare and avoid injury?
In order to enjoy your winter sports holiday to the best of your capabilities, it makes sense to start preparing your body at least 6 to 8 weeks beforehand. Swimming is a great form of exercise as it gently uses...
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Exciting news - we have won the Richmond Business Award for Best Customer Service

Exciting news - we have won the Richmond Business Award for Best Customer Service
At this years Richmond Business Awards, we built on last years Highly Commended in their Best Professional Practice category! This year winning their Best Customer Service award and again getting Highly Commended in their Best Professional Practice category. Here is...
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World Arthritis Day is today, 12th October 2015 and aims to highlight the debilitating effects of this disease

World Arthritis Day is today, 12th October 2015 and aims to highlight the debilitating effects of this disease
Its World Arthritis Day  today, 12th October and with this in mind we thought we would highlight how complementary therapies have been demonstrated to help manage the symptoms. Arthritis is such a wide spread disease in Western culture with 1...
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Art & Jewellery Sale on 4th November 2015 at The Maris Practice

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You are invited to our Art & Jewellery Sale on 4th November 2015 Featuring art by Jonquil and Tabitha Burrill and Michele Betzner’s Jewellery including the Original Oil Painting pictured by Jonquil. Come along to a fun evening of Art...
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When are ‘healthy’ foods not, and some foods you may think of as ‘bad’ that are actually useful

When are ‘healthy’ foods not, and some foods you may think of as ‘bad’ that are actually useful
Unless you have been living in a hermit’s cave, you will have heard and read plenty of material about good and bad foods. Yet there is still a huge amount of misconception with whether what we eat helps or hinders...
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The Alexander Technique for musicians, dancers and performers

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The Alexander Technique is not a physical therapy as such. It does not aim to target specific conditions, for example back pain, and resolve them. The basic principles are very simple; it works to educate people about how to move,...
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Its the St Margaret's Summer Fair 2015 on Saturday 11th July

Its the St Margaret's Summer Fair 2015 on Saturday 11th July
As usual the St Margarets Summer Fair will be held in Moormead Park on Saturday 11th July 2015 with live music, a fantastic fun dog show, lots of tasty food and drink plus plenty of entertainment for children. It starts...
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The science behind Acupunture

The science behind Acupunture
More than 3000 studies have been completed since the 1970’s into the efficacy of Acupuncture. It is a recognised treatment by the NHS , regularly offered to patients by GPs and covered by many health insurance policies. The requirement for...
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We have 2 Feldenkrais Workshops in June '15

We have 2 Feldenkrais Workshops in June '15
The Feldenkrais Method helps us learn to move more easily and concentrates on posture, breathing to improve balance and coordination. Developed by a physicist who taught Judo, Moshe Feldenkrais, this is a very practical way to continue with your self-development...
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Sarah Mayo’s 2015 Paris Marathon

Sarah Mayo’s 2015 Paris Marathon
Many many congratulations to Sarah Mayo on completing the 2015 Paris Marathon in 4 hours, 5 minutes and 26 seconds, just 3 weeks after sustaining a lower back injury. On a beautiful (although slightly hotter than she would have chosen)...
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Homeopathy – proof is in the scientific research

Homeopathy – proof is in the scientific research
Do you have your doubts about the efficacy of homeopathic treatment? Or are you looking for evidence to persuade family members to seek advice with their medical issues? Well in 2005 a German / Swiss study was completed into the...
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Training for the London Marathon? A few ideas

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Firstly congratulations on making the commitment. Most training regimes will cover running frequency and distances in some detail. The importance of diet, rest, and general well-being will be highlighted but often specialist guidance is lacking. There are several disciplines from...
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Benefits associated with aromatherapy massage during pregnancy

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A massage normally is a wonderfully relaxing experience. For pregnant women, it can significantly improve their day-to-day wellbeing. Carrying a baby alters your centre of gravity and the pregnancy hormones relax your ligaments allowing your pelvis joints to move in...
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Holistic help for the festive season with Homeopathy

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Over indulging in food and drink during the festive season is part of the fun – but it can take its toll on our bodies and leave us feeling bloated and unwell. Alongside the mince pies and mulled wine, one...
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We won Highly Commended in the Best Professional Practice Category at Richmond Business Awards

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As recognition of our dedication to providing knowledgable and quality treatments to our patients, we were excited to win Highly Commended in the Best Professional Practice Category at Richmond Business Awards 2014  where the awards were presented by Lynn Faulds...
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What is Cranial Paediatric Osteopathy and how can it help your child?

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Osteopathy is a complementary treatment, a drug and surgery free approach which looks at the whole body to identify issues. Cranial Osteopathy involves specific osteopathic techniques which work to bring about health by releasing tension and returning balance and vitality...
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