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Vitamin D is essential in our diet as it helps our bodies to absorb calcium. Calcium is one of the m...
Why did you want to be a massage therapist?My decision to train as a therapist came about because of...
Scary as it may seem it really is just around the corner… what are we talking about? The Christmas S...
Older people often say they have trouble sleeping, and approximately 50% reporting sleep disturbance...
The number of vegans in the UK has risen dramatically, quadrupling* in the last 5 years and many oth...
A study by Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry recently found that exercising outdoors can p...
A healthy meal suggestion from our family nutritionalist, Sophie Crosswaite.I discovered this recipe...

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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.

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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Shiatsu Massage – the therapy, the theory and the pure relaxation!

Shiatsu Massage – the therapy, the theory and the pure relaxation!
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...
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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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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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