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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.

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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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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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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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 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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