If you ask most people about the benefits of massage, they will tell you it is a wonderful way to relax and de-stress. However, there are many different types of massage and they may offer tangible results in treating specific complaints. Massage therapist Jane Gregory reports.by Jane Gregory
Meditation is the simple act of sitting still and taking time for yourself, says Kelly Rae.by Kelly Rae
Shiatsu is a Japanese healing therapy that has its foundations in traditional Chinese medicine.by Anne McDermott
We all know how good a bath feels - so why not go one step further? Indulge yourself for a few hours and you'll soon feel fresh, clean and ready to face your routine again!by Josephine Hayllar
How is it that stretching a limb can have an effect on the mind or the emotions? Kelly Rae reports.by Kelly Rae
In this era of the body beautiful and unrealistic images, how do we love and nurture our own bodies? Perhaps one way is through bodywork. It’s time for yourself: to relax, to mend, to step out of life and regroup.
What is life without good health? For without it, we cannot enjoy the rewards of our achievements.by Tina Viney
Yoga is more than bending and stretching. Some components of yoga can even be done sitting in an armchair or just lying on the floor. Yoga is for everyone - the old, the young, the infirm … even for the cynic!by Kelly Rae
What would you say if you were told your brain is in your toes? And your lungs are on the ball of the feet, and your sciatic nerve is located in the heels? Well, according to reflexology, they are!by Kelly Rae
Meditation is the simple act of sitting still and taking time for yourself. No complex techniques are needed; all you need to do is sit comfortably and concentrate on the inhalation and exhalation of the breath.by Kelly Rae
Restaurants aren’t the only places where you can choose from a menu these days – now you have a smorgasbord of massage varieties to choose from depending on your individual mind, body and spiritual needs.
Avalon resident and yoga teacher Fabio Fabbri tells the story of his journey to the world of yoga.
Coaching is an empowering process, unlocking people’s business and personal potentialby Lorna Stewart
Meditation was the first widely accepted form of alternative medicine in the West and is now used routinely to reduce stress and promote healing.by Sally Shepherd
As studies continue to reveal the strong links between physical and emotional health, the positive effects of massage will be revealed even further. One need only experience a massage to understand the basic benefit for the body, mind and soul.by Sally Shepherd
Shiatsu is a Japanese healing therapy that has its foundations in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Using meridian pathways and the acupuncture points located on those pathways, a Shiatsu practitioner manipulates and moves the ‘Chi’ or energy to overcome imbalance, blockage or pain and to restore the free flow of ‘Qi’ throughout the entire body.by Anne McDermott
For a thoroughly innovative mix of eastern and western, modern and ancient Techniques of the mind and body approach to physical development, it’s worth considering Yogalates.by Louise Solomon
By working on the muscles and soft tissues of the body, massage is traditionally used to alleviate sports injuries and postural problems. Yet it can also improve the immune system, lower blood pressure and have a positive influence on stress and depression related conditionsby Lindi Dunn
The Sanskrit word Yoga means ‘Union’. Yoga is the reunion of body, mind, heart and spirit and embodies the qualities of oneness, wholeness, clarity, happiness and peace. Finding a truly great yoga teacher who can instill these qualities in their students is the challenge.by Clive Salzer
You don’t need to unroll a yoga mat or strike a tai chi pose to get the benefits of meditation.by Louise Gilmore
Yoga is one of the fastest growing personal activities in the Western World. For some people it is a daily routine—waking before the family and going to a quiet space to practice yoga.by Clive Salzer
To relieve stress and boost your immune system, you can’t go past the magic of the hands-on massage technique Manual Lymphatic Drainage.by Tina Viney
An alternative approach to health and healing, energetic healing not only has its origins in ancient wisdom but it’s also linked to modern science.
The popularity of Yoga as a method of health and well-being has steadily grown in recent years.