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Common Causes of Stress and how to deal with it

Stress is not what happens to us. It is our response to what happens. And response is something we can choose. Maureen Killoran Stress can be caused by EXTERNAL and INTERNAL factors when high demands are put on you and forces you to adjust. What causes stress depends partly on your perception of it. Something that’s stressful to you may …

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So What is Stress?

  Stress is a commonly experienced problem and is a body’s method of reacting to a challenge. It is a physiological reaction which results in physical and emotional changes in the body. There is `good` stress which is short term and gives us a temporary surge of adrenalin which leads to mental clarity and the ability to carry on/work longer. …

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10 fabulous reasons why pregnancy massage is good for you

Everyone knows massage is good for your mind, body and spirit but what happens when you are carrying a baby? 2 for the price of 1? With pregnancy massage not only does Mum to Be benefit but so does your growing baby. Stimulation of the circulatory system – this helps distribute essential nutrients and fluid to all the vital organs …

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Don’t bother with the detox

Happy New Year to you all, I hope 2014 brings you health, happiness and peace. I am sure that many of you have made New Year Resolutions? Give up smoking, lose weight, and get more exercise. I am sure there are a few people who feel that all the excess of Christmas and New Year’s parties need to be purged …

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‘Alternative medicine/therapies’ or should we rename them ‘original medicine/therapies’?

In todays world there are many alternative therapies that can be used along side conventional medicine, I have already discussed reflexology and massage but there are many more which I have decided to talk about in this blog. The term ‘alternative therapy/medicine’ is used a lot in todays society but the majority of the therapies described below predate what we call ‘conventional …

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The history of massage therapy

Massage has been practised throughout the centuries since the earliest civilisations. It has been used medically as a therapeutic healing treatment and also for invigorating, soothing and beautifying the body. The word ‘massage’ has its origins in the Arabic word mass or mass’h, which means to ‘press gently’. The Greek word massage means ‘to knead’ and the French word masser …