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Penny has been practising massage since 1987 and Herbal Medicine since 1996. She has also taught massage since 1989.
Penny's commitment to you is to make a difference to your health and wellbeing.

 This is the final Newsletter for 2013. 

Clinic opening times over the Xmas Period

The clinic will be closed from Xmas day and will reopen on Monday 30 December.

This edition talks about:

  • Xmas gifts
  • Looking after your digestive system over Xmas
  • Benefits of massage after exercise.

Xmas Gifts

Gifts for the person who has everything or to give as a gift to your  corporate clients.

  • Gift vouchers for massage or herbal medicine $75 for a one hour consultation.
  • Lumbar rolls - excellent for long car/plane trips or to sit in the theatre/cinema. Helps reduce back pain. $28 each
  • Socks - all colours with  beautiful aromas and Aloe vera to soften them. Cotton/elastane. $9-11. Very comfortable especially if you are on your feet a lot. For men and women.

Digestive Systems and Xmas

Our digestive systems are very delicate and the festive season can play havoc with it. The stress of extra work so we can have a well earned break, more parties, drink and rich foods all take their toll! So, how can we improve/strengthen our body  before the festive season begins other than being a social recluse?

  • Did you know that we have 70% of our immune system in our gut? So more stress can lead to irritable bowel( abdominal pain, bloating and flatulence) or we can get a cold/flu. So, taking supplements to strengthen the immune system and the bowel is a great idea. A probiotic which puts good bugs into the gut such as Lactobacillus acidophilous plus Bifidobacterium lactis is a great boost for the immune system and other types of probiotic are excellent for irritable bowel. Slippery elm powder is also very good to sooth the gut wall.
  • The liver also gets a workout at this time of year with more alcohol being consumed. Protecting the liver is a must if you want to work more efficiently. Signs that the liver is not happy include: headaches, irritability and fatigue. St Mary's thistle plus other herbs are all very helpful for the liver.
  •  And drink plenty of water - 2L a day or 8 glasses of water is ideal. Chilled water is a no no! No good for your digestive system. If your body is running at 37 degrees, 5 degree water is too much of a shock for your gut.
  • And finally, once Xmas and New Year are over, a 4 week detoxification programme in January/February will do wonders for your long term health. This will sort out headaches, fatigue, abdominal discomfort and irregular bowel movements.

Benefits of Massage after Exercise

1 in 3 Australians play sport or do regular exercise. And some of us have experienced muscular aches and pains afterwards which do not go away! 

  • A post workout massage can help reduce pain from the exercise and reduce the likelihood of injury too.
  • Recovery time is twice as fast as rest as massage improves blood flow and removes toxins from muscles. Lactic acid is a well known toxin that accumulates in tight muscles after exercise.
  • Massage works on tight muscles to relax them and improve your flexibility and fluidity of movement.

And finally, massage can help you de - stress after a hard days work or over doing it physically. Particularly at this time of year you can feel exhausted and drained! Massage puts your nervous system into a relaxed state instead of into fight/flight mode and as a result you will sleep better and enjoy your relationships more! After all, isn't that what life is about? 

Quote of the Quarter

'Peace of mind comes from  not wanting to change others, but by simply accepting them as they are. True acceptance is always without demands and expectations. -  ' Love is letting go of fear' by Gerald Jampolsky.

I wish you all a Happy Xmas and New Year. Drive and fly safely wherever you are going. And I will see you in the New Year, refreshed after a well earned rest.

Kind Regards

Penny Wade

Massage Therapist and Herbalist.

Ph: 02 9436-0306

E: [email protected]