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Women’s Health Month – Hormonal changes & your body

Hormones are chemical messengers for the body and are crucial for normal bodily functions. Some of the body functions that hormones affect are: Growth and development Metabolism Sexual function Reproduction  Mood So what happens when a woman has a hormonal imbalance? Some hormonal shifts such as those experienced during pregnancy. Menopause and menstruation are normal and during these periods a woman may experience bloating, weight gain, mood swings, night sweats and reduced sex drive. Some women experience hormonal migraines every

How to keep your lymphatic system moving for an immunity BOOST

Everyone has an old family secret to fighting colds & flus – from hearty chicken soup, ginger & lemon tea or copious amounts of garlic (no vampires here!). But did you know that one of the most important parts of your immune system is also the most unappreciated?  We all know your immune system is a complex system that helps protect your body against infections. It keeps are record of every germ and virus it has fought over the course

Overcome Chronic Lower Back pain

Chronic Lower Back Pain? Here’s how to fix it.

Low back pain is a body signal with a huge range of potential underlying causes. It could be as simple as a sedentary lifestyle and postural causes like sitting at a computer all day, slouching on the couch or in the car. Or it could be something more serious like disc bulges, facet joint injuries, arthritis, spondylitis, tightened muscles, strains, sprains and abnormal spinal curvatures such as scoliosis to name a few.  So before we dive into this article, we’ll start off

How to overcome Migraines

Last week we introduced you to headaches and gave a brief overview of some of the different types of headaches people experience. Today we’re zooming in on the biggie; Migraines.  What is a migraine? Migraines are the branch of the headache family tree no one wants to know. They can be sneaky, they can be extremely painful and will cause destruction at the family dinner no one invited them to.  According to the Mayo Clinic, a migraine is a headache

Chiropractor for headaches

Headaches – what your body is trying to tell you

Do you suffer headaches? Did you know that that pain in your head could be a message from your body that something is amiss? What happens when you get a headache? Do you raid the medicine cupboard for some pain killers or ‘soldier on’ through the pain?  Headaches are invariably a signal from your body that something is out of whack. So addressing the underlying cause of your headaches is the only way to stop them coming back once the

When to use a HOT or COLD pack?

Not sure if you should use a hot or cold pack?  Many clients come in saying they have been told to use a heat pack by another therapist or doctor, it feels good at the time but then they find they feel stiffer and more achey once they remove it.  A simple explanation for this is that as you heat your body, the fascia (think of gladwrap surrounding each muscle group, organ and bone that helps create your shape) warms

How to use a Foam Roller

Foam Rolling is a self-myofascial release (SMR) technique. Regular use of a Foam Roller can help reduce muscle tension, pain, and inflammation while increasing your range of motion. Foam Rolling is a great addition to a warm-up or cool down during your regular exercise routine.  Download the user guide for Foam Rolling

What to do with your Denneroll

No we aren’t inviting you to dinner (true story, a client thought we were offering them a dinner roll!) Has your Chiropractor given you a Denneroll to use at home? Here’s how to use it and get the most out of this supportive device.  Your Denneroll is a cervical orthotic device developed by an Australian Chiropractor, Dr Adrian Dennewald. It provides a gentle but effective stretch that helps to correct abnormal cervical lordosis (fancy way of saying a normal neck