The Benefits of Sports Massage for Athletes

Sports massage is an essential tool in the arsenal of many athletes, offering a range of benefits that extend beyond the immediate relief of muscle tension. Whether you are a professional competitor or a weekend warrior, incorporating sports massage into your routine can significantly enhance your performance and overall well-being. Enhanced Performance and Recovery One of the primary benefits of sports massage is its ability to enhance athletic performance. By targeting specific muscle groups, sports massage helps improve flexibility and range of motion, allowing athletes to perform at their peak. This technique also promotes faster recovery by reducing muscle soreness [...]


The Rising Role of Osteopathy in Sports

In the fast-paced world of sports, athletes are continually seeking ways to enhance performance, prevent injuries, and expedite recovery. One therapeutic approach which continues to gain significant traction is Osteopathy. Osteopathy, a form of manual therapy, emphasises the interrelationship between the structure and function of the body, aiming to promote self-healing and overall well-being. Its holistic nature makes it particularly appealing in the athletic community. Understanding Osteopathy Osteopathy is based on the principle that the body's structure (bones, muscles, and connective tissues) and its function (movements and physiological processes) are intrinsically linked. Osteopaths use their hands to diagnose, treat, and [...]


What is parental therapy?

Parental therapy, also known as parent counselling or parent coaching, is a specialised form of therapy designed to help parents navigate the challenges of raising children. It focuses on improving parent-child relationships, enhancing parenting skills, and addressing specific issues within the family dynamic. Parental therapy can be beneficial for parents of children of all ages, from toddlers to adolescents, and it can address a wide range of concerns, including behavioural problems, communication difficulties, and family conflicts. One of the key principles of parental therapy is that parents play a crucial role in their children's development and well-being. By providing a [...]


Nourishing Balance: Understanding the impact of how Nutrition impacts on Women’s Hormones

The intricate dance of hormones within a woman's body plays a crucial role in her overall well-being, from mood swings to fertility and beyond. While hormonal fluctuations are a natural part of life, nutrition can profoundly influence their balance, offering women a pathway to optimise their hormonal health naturally. One of the most critical aspects of supporting hormonal balance through nutrition is maintaining stable blood sugar levels. Consuming complex carbohydrates, fibre-rich foods, and healthy fats can help stabilize blood sugar, preventing insulin spikes and crashes that can disrupt hormone production. Incorporating whole grains, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and proteins into meals [...]


Rejuvenate Your Radiance: Unlocking the benefits of Natural Facial Treatments

The profound impact that manual therapies can have on our overall health is often overlooked, underrated or mis-understood. This frequently includes the realm of facial care treatments. I have always found facials to be one of the most relaxing treatments I ever have. Why is that? Natural  treatments, such has Osteopathic Facial Massage (OFM) and Facial Rejuvenating Acupuncture or massage are rooted in Osteopathic or ancient Chinese acupuncture principles and focus on releasing tension, improving circulation, and restoring balance to the intricate network of muscles in the face and neck. Unlike many cosmetic facials that merely address surface-level concerns, these [...]


Have your New Year’s resolutions fallen by the wayside?

It is common for our New Year resolutions to have been dropped by now. As you kick back into your normal routine (work, family, day-to-day chores), habits resurface and the time and energy we need to focus on making the changes we desire are swallowed by the everyday. Here are some suggestions on how to make resolutions that align so closely with your core needs that it is easier to motivate yourself to keep engaged with your goals. Resolutions that are about less rather than more When crafting New Year's resolutions, it's essential to ensure they are not solely centred [...]


Easy ways to stop the Christmas Overwhelm

The holiday season often comes with a whirlwind of joy, laughter, and celebration. But amidst the festivities, we can often find ourselves feeling frazzled and overwhelmed. Balancing family, work, and the holiday hustle can take a toll on mental and physical well-being. But fear not! With a focus on natural health and holistic practices, it's possible to navigate this festive period with grace and tranquillity. Here's a guide on how to keep stress at bay and embrace the joys of the season: Breathe and Embrace Mindfulness The power of breath work and mindfulness practices cannot be overstated. When the holiday [...]


Navigating Menopause: Empowerment, Transition, and Natural Remedies

Introduction Menopause, a natural phase of a woman's life, is often met with mixed emotions. For some, it represents a new beginning, while for others, it can be a challenging transition. With the rise of birth control pills and concerns about environmental factors like oestrogen in the water supply, the experience of menopause has evolved over generations. In this blog, we will explore the changes in menopause, discuss what can help ease the journey, and delve into natural remedies, empowerment, and reframing the outlook for a smoother transition. The Changing Landscape of Menopause In the past, menopause was largely seen [...]


Using Paediatric acupuncture to support ADHD and ASD treatment

Hello, my name is Angelina He, and I am a paediatric acupuncturist working at The Maris Practice. I have a great interest in helping children with ADHD and ASD conditions. As a mum of a teenager and have previously worked with children, those experiences gave me better understanding about how stressful and exhausted the parents be if their child is unwell or in a chronic health condition. It is the main reason for me to become a paediatric acupuncturist which equipped me to help children physically. Treating ADHD and ASD children is incredibly rewarding - once they become more settled, [...]


The difference between conventional and functional medicine

In the realm of healthcare, there are various approaches to treating and managing illnesses. Two prominent methodologies that have gained attention in recent years are functional medicine and conventional medicine. While both aim to address health concerns, they differ significantly in their fundamental principles and methodologies. This blog post will delve into the distinctive characteristics of functional medicine and conventional medicine, highlighting their approaches, philosophies, and potential benefits. Functional Medicine: Functional medicine is an integrative approach to healthcare that emphasizes personalised and patient-centred care. It delves beyond the surface symptoms and seeks to identify the root causes of illness by [...]