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What's new at Replenish
 

- With summer in full swing, we have recently installed an air conditioner in the treatment room to keep you comfortable during these hot summer days. 

- I have new hours of operation, please see below.

- Starting Feb 1st, I will be sending text reminders for booked appointments the day prior to your treatment; however, if the automated emails are enough, please let me know as I do not want to overload anyone.

- I now have a bluetooth speaker in the treatment room, if you would like to listen to your own music, please feel free to bring along your (bluetooth compatible) phone or ipod to sync with the speaker.


- I have added 4 blended essential oils to the carrier oil I use during treatment but will also have unscented oil for anyone that prefers or has sensitives.  

Your choices are:

Happy and Calm: A blend of cheerful oranges and calming chamomile and lavender.      Refresh: A blend of zesty citrus that will awaken and refresh your senses                        
Relax: A blend of lavender, ylang ylang and sweet orange to leave you feeling tranquil and replenished
Muscle Ease: A blend of wintergreen and camphor that is invigorating and will help relieve sore and aching muscles
 


With my youngest now starting school, I will be adding to my availability.
 
Tuesday: 9:15am - 2:00pm &  4:45pm-6:00pm
Wednesday: 8:45am - 1:30pm & 4:15pm & 4:15pm- 6:30pm
Thursday: 
9:15am - 2:00pm
Friday: 9:15am - 2:00pm
Saturdays: 8:30am- 11:00am (every 2nd)

*Please Call, book online, e-mail or text to book an appointment. 
http://my.setmore.com/bookingpage/9b7021e6-2493-48dd-a79d-c03adefcb007
Mid Back Pain?
 
Do you ever get mid back pain? Our pectoralis major is a large and dominate muscle that wins the battle over the smaller, opposing muscles (rhomboids) between our scapulas. The pain in your back is called stretch weakness, also known as positional weakness and is caused by muscles elongating causing these postural changes. It is very common to develop rounded/slumped shoulders, for example: people who use their hands a lot (desk work, picking up children etc), those that spend a lot of time using computers and people that exercise mainly their chest and arms but shy from muscles in their back.
One of the first steps to correct this poor posture is to open up the chest and stretch the pec. muscles and 
strengthen the rhomboids. Below, I will describe a few ways to help improve your posture, in turn helping with any discomfort/pain in your back.  Please feel free to chat about any of these exercises or if you'd like more at your next appointment.    

Pectoralis Major Stretch

 

Pectoralis Major has three heads (three ways in which the muscle fibers travel toward the attachment point). The most efficient way to stretch is to target all three heads.

1. Stand in a doorway with arms on either side.
2. First position: Elbows slightly higher than your shoulder, lean forward until you feel the stretch through your chest (Hold 30-60 sec.)
3. Second position: Elbows at shoulder height, lean forward until you feel the stretch through your chest (Hold 30-60 sec.)
4. Third Position: Elbows below shoulder height, lean forward 
until you feel the stretch through your chest (Hold 30-60 sec.)

 
Rhomboid Strengthening Exercise 


The rhomboid muscles are between the shoulder blades (scapula) and they help retract and pull them back.
 
1. Position yourself standing with feet apart, with proper posture.
2. Hold an elastic exercise band (or a towel) in your hands with arms out front and elbows at shoulder height. 
3. Pull back on band, squeezing shoulder blades together. Do not pull arms too far behind you, stop when elbows are just past your body, you should feel your rhomboid muscles contracting. (Hold for a count of 8, release and repeat 10x)


Healthy Snacks
 
Being a vegetarian, I'm always after health ways to get more protein in my diet. One of my favourite snacks is homemade hummus with fresh carrot or cucumber.

Here is an easy and healthy recipe for Hummus:

600g can of Chickpeas (rinsed and drained)
3 crushed garlic cloves 
100ml your favourite oil
2 Tbls Tahini
2 tsp of Cumin ( I sometime add different spices depending what flavour i'm after)
Juice of 1 Lemon
Water -add to make the right consistence 

I sometimes add 400-450g can of beetroot as well, for a bit of change.  
Cut your veggies and you have a healthy home made snack that will fill that void between meals! 

 
If you are after a discount on your next treatment don't forget to leave a review of your treatment. Follow this link to all the review pages. 

http://www.replenishmassagetherapies.com.au/index.php/combo-packages

 


Please Sign this Petition to retain private health insurance for Remedial Massage benefits.

There is talk that the government might cut cover to ancillary providers, such as Remedial Massage therapy, as they believe there isn't enough scientific evidence proving the efficacy and safety of massage treatments.  

I do not normally ask these types of things, especially to clients, but I know the benefits you receive from Remedial Massage Therapy and that you would understand the importance of this petition.

Please follow the link below to make your own informed decision. 

https://www.change.org/p/the-hon-sussan-ley-retain-the-private-health-insurance-rebate-for-massage-therapy?recruiter=56245006&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=share_facebook_responsive&utm_term=des-lg-share_petition-custom_msg
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