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

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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 benefits associated with outdoor exercise

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A study by Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry recently found that exercising outdoors can provide more mental health benefits than indoor exercise. The study was based on results of indoor and outdoor exercise trials. It did find that the...
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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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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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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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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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