• How to increase stress resilience and prevent depression

    Five Integrative Medicine strategies to help manage mental health when medication is unwanted or not enough. “Stress” has been identified as a central trigger for 80 per cent of mood disorders including Depression and PTSD. Depression has surpassed HIV AIDS, malaria, diabetes and war as the leading cause of disability worldwide. This is no light weight topic. […]

  • Trigger Point Therapy

    Have you ever had that feeling during a massage, when the therapist pushes into a small, but painful area of muscle, and your body sings out “YES! That’s the spot!”? It’s likely the therapist found a trigger point, a small nodule or knot of contracted muscle fibres. Unexplained aches and pains are often caused by […]

  • Chinese medicine

    What is ‘Traditional Chinese Medicine’?

    Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a traditional system of internal health and healing treatments/practices developed in ancient China and now practiced all around the world. The origins of TCM theory can be traced back over 2000 years when the principle aspect of the theory of energy pathways (meridians), was first developed. The fundamental principle is […]

  • Cupping

    Cupping is an ancient technique used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is practised regularly in hospitals throughout China and by complementary health professionals around the world. Cupping therapy works at two levels: Cupping works on your soft tissue to stimulate blood circulation, release toxins and relax the nervous system. Applied at points along the meridians, […]

  • Deep Tissue Massage

    If you have had chronic tension, repetitive strain or injury, and are experiencing ongoing pain, your muscles and connecting tissue may have formed bands of rigid tissue, called adhesions or fibrositis. These inflamed areas of tissue cause pain and restricted movement. They obstruct the flow of blood and oxygen, leaving a build-up of toxins deep […]