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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 ...
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...

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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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KG Hypnobirthing Courses

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We are running our antenatal KG Hypnobirthing 3 week course again in July, September and November. This course will give you and your partner the knowledge and the tools to have a positive birth experience and give your baby the...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can Osteopathy help during pregnancy?

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Well, lets start with what is Osteopathy? Osteopathy is a complementary treatment, a drug and surgery free approach which looks at the whole body to identify issues. The treatment involves the Consultant observing your movement, examining your muscles, ligaments and...
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