As we enter our 2nd week back we would like to wish you an awesome year as we arrive in February to the Chinese Astrological Solar Year of the Yang Wood Horse. Given that the Horse is the zodiac sign with the greatest “Yang” energy, being the Yang Fire animal, this is a time where balance becomes vital. Energetically this means that any health issues relating to the “fire element” of the body-mind-spirit can be exacerbated.
The fire element relates to the heart, the central nervous system and the spirit. This means that people with sleeping issues will now face even more challenges to balance their “fire element”, along with those facing emotional challenges or suffering with neuro-muscular pain. This year we need to care for our nervous system by maintaining musculoskeletal balance, emotional wellbeing and sound stress management / lifestyle medicine.
It’s the year to have Lavender on standby, as one of the many helpful essential oils that helps calm and sooth nerves, reduce pain and ease emotional stress. Aromatherapy works on the Nervous system and is therefore a fantastic modality for “fire element” imbalances. This year, any imbalances of the fire element within our own energy, body and health, will be more notable, making it important to look after these areas of our health.
As you can imagine, even with little understanding of the “five elements”, the elements that bring balance to the fire element include, water…to put out the fire, meaning to keep the nervous system under control with cooling properties to prevent overheating and stimulation. Water element can be reinforced with plenty of rest, water, hydrating plant foods, salt therapies and swimming of coarse. Also helping to balance excessive fire element is the “earth element”.
Earth element can be supported with plenty of natural earth foods, especially those that are sweet and grounding like pumpkins. Earth element can also be supported with regular physical activity and meditation to calm the mind. So as you can see, this year, there is plenty you can do to maintain inner balance, including regular self maintenance with Myotherapy. Myotherapy in particular helps with neuro-muscular pain that can lead to both spinal and nerve damage if left untreated.
So remember, prevention is far better than any cure. And don’t forget, your habits create your health. So keep well this year and take care.
With the spine in mind, this month we share the most common pain triggers we find. From all strength and no length, many symptoms we see, can be corrected easily, through simple self care and just being more aware. The number one cause of muscle imbalance we see stems from rigid routines and poor circulation.
Our number one prescription to clients today remains to lengthen the body, straighten the hips and open the chest to lift the strain placed on vital organs from the lungs and heart, for overall health and longevity.
The respiratory system is essential to all physical functions, and depends upon the structural alignment of balanced posture and muscle movement.
This is central to our practice in helping people reach their health potential and reverse premature ageing. Cellular regeneration relies upon a stress free circulatory system, unrestrained from postural pressure.
Our mission is to facilitate the free flow of essential vitality through nerve, muscle and spinal solutions to supply vital functions to all internal organs. This is why we have such genuine desire to succeed in our drive to lead the field of natural health professionals in preventative medicine.
This Autumn, we introduce a strong focus on Natural Therapies for self care with a Season Special for a Traditional method of healing with the Cupping modality. Valued at $65, this treatment is designed to assist Natural Detoxification.
Now only $49 for the Autumn season, our Cupping treatment draws toxins to the surface for elimination and cellular rejuvenation.
To our new subscribers, we extend a warm welcome and encourage new clients to take advantage of our $50 1 hour initial Massage treatment, valued at $100.
Simply mention your email subscription upon booking your first appointment for this exclusive offer. For those who have experienced our treatment and share your feedback, we extend our gratitude this Autumn with 25% off your next visit as our way of saying thank you. That’s all this month. Happy Easter and April Fools day. Have a great week.
20 Reasons to make the practice of Yoga part of your life
1. Increase your quality of life
2. Improve your memory
3. Strengthen your immune system
4. Increase physical strength and tone
5. Enhance concentration, focus and mental clarity
6. Improve your quality of sleep
7. Better your posture
8. Have more balance
9. Increased flexibility
10. Burn body fat
11. Reverse the ageing process
12. Better your stress coping ability
13. Prevent disease and degeneration
14. Prevent loss of vision, improve eye sight
15. Beat and prevent depression and memory loss
16. Lower high blood pressure
17. Balance blood flow and increase circulation
18. Enhance self esteem
19. Time out for mental health
20. Maintain physical range of motion
Essential Remedies for your Natural First Aid Kit
If these are not in your (Natural Remedy) First Aid Kit, we recommend they ought to be….Check out these 9 Natural Healers!
Be sure to buy 100% pure essential oils, not fragrance oils.
. Lavender essential oil
The BEST Burn & Bite Healer – applied straight to the skin
Lavender has sedative, insect repellent, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. It’s helpful for anxiety, insomnia, headaches, wounds and burns. Most people can tolerate lavender essential oil applied directly to the skin. For sleeplessness, burn lavender essential oil before bed in an oil burner or diffuser, or even spray on your pillow. You can also rub a few drops on the temples and wrists so that it can be absorbed directly into the blood stream for the best relaxation results.
. Eucalyptus essential oil
A potent antibiotic and antiviral, eucalyptus is excellent for treating colds and sinus infections when used as a steam inhalation.
Uplifting, clarifying lemon and it’s essential oil can be used as aromatherapy to help dispel mental fatigue. It is also antiseptic, but it’s oil should be diluted before being applied to the skin.
The antispasmodic and gas-relieving properties of ginger soothe digestive upsets. Ginger also has been shown to relieve motion sickness better than Dramamine, the conventional drug treatment.
. Peppermint essential oil and tea
Peppermint soothes an upset stomach, eases congestion from the common cold and curbs itching from insect bites. If you have sensitive skin, dilute peppermint oil before applying. Peppermint tea may aggravate heartburn.
. Chamomile tea
Gentle enough for children, chamomile tea promotes relaxation, relieves indigestion and, applied topically, soothes skin irritations.
. Elderberry liquid extract
Elderberries can help prevent cold and flu viruses from invading and infecting cells. If you’re flying or otherwise potentially exposed to viruses, taking elderberry is a good preventive. If you come down with a cold or flu, elderberry can hasten your recovery time.
. Aloe vera gel
Cooling and healing, aloe vera soothes the inflammation of sunburn and mild kitchen burns.
With anti-inflammatory properties and comfrey’s ability to help heal wounds, this is perfect for minor cuts and scrapes.
2012 was a HUGE year at AM during which time we welcomed new Therapists to the team who have already been making waves. We also saw the Melbourne Ice – Hockey team become 3peat CHAMPIONS, which is behind that special plaque on our reception wall. Congratulations to the team. We could not be more proud of you.
Congratulations to all of the football players – both Premiership players and finalists… and again Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your success. To the marathon runners, professional boxers and everyone else who simply chose to invest in their health by visiting us at Advanced Myotherapy, Thank you!!! We are grateful to be a part of your journey towards better health and potential. A big welcome to all of our new clients. We look forward to helping you maintain the best possible quality of life for the coming year and beyond.
Enjoy a safe holiday season and we look forward to helping you stay healthy in the new year.
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