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In our fast-paced world, where stress and tension seem ever-present, finding effective ways to relax and rejuvenate is essential. Among time-honoured practices celebrated for their holistic benefits, massage therapy stands out as a beacon of wellness. Beyond its reputation f...
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Long Covid are debilitating conditions that can profoundly disrupt one's quality of life. While their origins may differ, both conditions share the common thread of persistent fatigue and a range of accompanying symptoms that can make every...
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Functional herbal therapy (meaning the clinical application of herbal medicine) can provide a level of support and healing which can help address some of the key health components that make up the puzzle of long Covid.   Adaptogens are natural substances that help the b...
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WHENEVER I MENTION BREATHING TO MY CLIENTS, THE REPLY IS USUALLY ALONG THE LINES OF “BREATHING? DON’T WE ALL KNOW HOW TO DO THAT ALREADY?”Of course, we all breathe, but how we breathe is the interesting part. Do you breathe with your ribcage moving outwards, ...
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Although we all consider exercise to be a key component of a healthy lifestyle, regular stretching is often overlooked and is not always integrated into our exercise routine. Whether we’re exercising regularly or not, it is important to stretch for both our physical and me...
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ACUPUNCTURE IS AVAILABLE IN WELLINGTON FOR COPING WITH STRESSFUL TIMES, ESPECIALLY EARTHQUAKES OR NATURAL DISASTERS(Written 2016)In light of recent events, I thought I would shed light on the ways Acupuncture can offer trauma support and more specifically, focus on post-Eart...
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WANT TO FEEL REALLY GOOD FOR CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR? (WITHOUT NEEDING ALCOHOL!)In this day and age, time is precious and so is our health.​Many more people are realising the downsides of excessive alcohol or sugar intake to try to mask the feelings of stress and are lookin...
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STRESS - THE OMNIPRESENT BANE OF OUR EXISTENCE. ​​ Most people would say they have it, though not everybody realises how much it affects their life. This article will cover some of the physical aspects of stress, how it affects our body and mind and what you ca...
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The vagus nerve is your body’s longest nerve, and the biggest parasympathetic nerve in your body.  ​The parasympathetic nervous system is responsible for the 'rest and digest' functions in your body. The vagus nerve is the tenth cranial nerve, and runs from you...
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RECOMMENDED FIVE MINUTE MINDFUL BREATHING EXERCISE. TO EASE STRESS AND HELP WITH DISCOMFORT IN YOUR LIFE. To manage well in todays busy world, we most likely all need to do something to help us feel centred, happy and calm.  1.) Find a comfortable and stable p...
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