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The concept of eating seasonally is actually really simple. It involves eating foods that are grown ...
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...

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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.

Homeopathic Remedies for Hayfever

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As the wonder of Spring starts to emerge with blossoms and seeds creating a new cycle of life with re-awakenings and renewals abounding among the Flora and Fauna, for some individuals it can be the beginning of torment and suffering. This...
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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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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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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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Looking for help with fertility issues?

Looking for help with fertility issues?
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...
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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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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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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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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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