Wellbeing Blog

Spreading ideas that work, because for us they had to!

What do you learn in 20 years of treating unresponsive health conditions with a No Change No Charge promise? You quickly find out that many of the things that learned from medical textbooks are simply not correct. The mind and body are not separate entities, your body your brain, individual neurons, cells and your bacteria all work together to keep you well. We believe that working in this way as a complete unit, bodies are much smarter than modern medicine gives them credit for but they also have an Achilles heel, you! Your body will try to do what you tell it even if that is not in your long term best interest. Through our blogs and sharing latest health news articles we share what we have learned about how this all comes together so you can avoid common and simple mistakes, mistakes that can rob the joy out of your life.

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  • Stretch Your Hamstrings, Save Your
    The Hamstrings at the back of the leg can become tight from too much sitting and that is because as you work, they are working overtime, this can leave them tight and short and cause you back pain. Are your hamstrings working double duty? [14-Jun-2021]
  • Cold water, healing or harm?
    Personally, I think that it's healing. All the knowledge that I have on this topic and I have gained from my own first-hand experiences. When I was 5 years old, as children in winter we played on a frozen lake. One day the ice cracked, and I fell in... [15-Oct-2019]
  • Personal Training
    The fast pace of modern life means we have very little time to achieve our goals. We rush around and don't always have quality time for ourselves and our fitness... [29-Mar-2019]
  • Alla Kalinina's one off hand embroidered designs
    Check out Alla's talents with her one off hand embroidered designs... [09-Mar-2018]
  • Presentation & training at Massage NZ
    Hello everyone! Alla Kalinina and I want to share our impressions about the recent presentation and training session at a Massage NZ meeting in Auckland. Alla demonstrated the effects that classical facial massage has not only on the face, but on the whole body, so here she is!... [03-Jun-2017]
  • Facing up to your emotions!
    When it comes to facing up to your emotions what you see, is really what you get! Every emotion leaves minute traces across our face, lines and creases that can mark us for life, both in good ways and in bad ways. Our Magical Ukrainian Aesthetic Therapist, Alla Kalinina explains why.... [07-Feb-2017]
  • Who is going to pay your bills?
    So who's going to pay your bills this year? Well not you! Your health is going to pay your bills, the same as it does every year. Paying the bills and keeping the lifestyle you have can be a struggle sometimes but if you're not healthy it quickly turns into a nightmare... [19-Jan-2017]
  • Understanding your intuition
    Your inbuilt guardian. Relying on your gut feelings is not just some notion that belongs on a shelf gathering fairy dust. Gut feelings are a part of an intricate neural network that's been developing and shaping us for millions of years. Chris Toal explains how it all works... [13-Jun-2016]
  • Understanding our treatment methods
    Engrams the power of patterns. Repetitive stress on the body whether through emotional and physiological insults or physical injury initially evokes a protective response but unless this mechanism is ameliorated it will leave its mark on the body and the psyche; in the former as a variety... [26-May-2016]
  • Stop cooking yourself!
    I know it feels sooooo good to have a HOT shower when you're sore, but to get well you really have to stop cooking yourself and here's the science behind why. Reason one: You are going to take longer to get well. A major focus at Wellness at Work is to shorten your injury recovery and... [15-Oct-2015]
  • Bacteria whispering
    Working with your bacteria can be a lifesaver, and staying focussed on good health goals really can, and does, help you to stay well. 'What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability.' Anthony Robbins [24-Jan-2015]
  • Pet massage for our furry friends
    For nearly two decades I have worked in deep tissue massage treating thousands of people for injury and assisted them in resolving often deep emotional issues and trauma. As well as that, over the years I've performed deep tissue massage on all sorts of animals. From dogs in refuges with... [24-Nov-2014]
  • Tinnitus; the bells are ringing!
    But here's a way to repair some hearing damage from a misspent youth. If you're Gen X and Y generation you could be facing an epidemic of ear damage. Listening to loud music on MP3 players and now smartphones all day means you are facing a lot of hurt and pain over the next few... [24-Nov-2014]
  • The real cost of OOS
    The real cost of OOS in the workplace. Most companies recognise RSI/OOS as something that needs to be dealt with, and they use a variety of methods to manage it, such as buying expensive adjustable desks and ergonomic equipment and employing expensive OSH contractors and... [18-Oct-2014]
  • Doing your own 'Haka' for health!
    Doing your own 'Haka' for health! The Haka is a challenge issued by many tribes of the pacific islands. It has a deeply held and very treasured history for many pacific nations such as Tonga Fiji Samoa and New Zealand. To outside observers it can appear as just a choreographed tribal dance... [18-Oct-2014]

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Trying something new - or actually - very, very old

Trying something new. Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result has been described as a definition of insanity.

We think the same thing applies in health. If you have been having treatment for months on end and not getting a result you need to question why am I doing this?

We believe that our job is to maximize the potential of you getting well with each and every treatment. One of the treatment methods we use to help us do that is Aromatherapy. Now it may be new to you but Aromatherapy has been around and in use for human health for thousands of years. You may recall the story of the Three Wise Men bringing gifts from the East of Frankincense Myrrh and Gold. Two of the three gifts were Aromatherapy oils. When essential oils are applied to the body they penetrate the skin and are absorbed into the body fluids, where they not only help to kill bacteria and viruses but also stimulate the body's immune system strengthening resistance to further attack.

Some essential oils increase blood circulation some help with the elimination of toxins and others like Lavender promote new skin cell growth and help the body to heal itself. Applying oils by massage is one of the best ways to use aromatherapy. The dual action of the essential oils working with the massage, stimulate the organs, skin, muscles, nerves and glands. Increasing circulation and lymph flow to help clear away toxins.

Essential oils are also powerful mood enhancers that can stimulate a neuro-chemical called serotonin which can help with depression, calm an irritable mind state and sooth nerves helping with sleep and tension. Why not try something old and new!

TRE® Trauma Release Exercise Therapy

Developed by Dr David Berceli PhD, TRE® (Trauma Release Exercise) is a powerful yet gentle way to release deep seated trauma states from within the body. TRE is an innovative series of exercises that assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma by safely activating the natural reflex mechanism of shaking or vibrating that releases muscular tension thereby calming down the nervous system. When this muscular shaking/vibrating mechanism is activated in a safe and controlled environment, the body is encouraged to return back to a state of balance.

In use by both the British and US military and now taught in over 40 countries TRE® is a great way to send the past back where it belongs, in the past. If nothing else has worked for you why not try it?

Daily tips to get you well ... and keep you well!

Here's why drinking water is important!

Water is so important life itself can't happen without it, and the same applies to you. But just how important is it for you to start your day with water? Simple really, you're more water than the planet is and the water you drink is your tide! If you can imagine living alongside a harbour where the tide never came in or out to flush it clean, it wouldn't take long for it to be a dirty smelly mess. Now maybe you can understand YOU NEED to drink water! It's one of the best way for the body to clean itself.

Feeling low on energy? Water is also used by the body to MAKE energy! We use water to convert Adenosine diphosphate which is essential to the flow of energy through in the body. Water is used for hydrolysis of ATP your muscles 'energy source'. Hydrolysis literally means "water loosening" so water loosens ATP so you can get to use it in your muscles. Without ATP you would drop dead in an instant! You need around 2 litres per day, even more if you are exercising hard and need more energy, around a litre per hour!

Citrus fruit first thing ... and an apple to wake up!

In a compost bin the natural chemicals and acidity in citrus peels can drive many species worms away because many don't particularly like citrus. The same applies for many microorganisms they don't like citrus either. In fact citrus can kill off some of bugs you want in compost bins slowing the decomposition and making the compost bin less efficient. Now in 'your' gut if you only want to grow the 'right' kinds of bugs, eating a piece of citrus fruit before you eat anything else is a great way to start off your day and be kind to yourself. It will kill off the bugs you don't want and kick start your day!

If you need a snack on the road to wake up, or need a bit of a lift at morning coffee break? Eating an apple is a much healthier alternative to drinking a cup of coffee. An apple is high in natural (healthy) sugars that deliver a similar effect to caffeine and the vitamins from apple skins are released slowly throughout the body making you feel more awake. No big up, but No big down either. Add this to the fact that all the protective phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may even help to reduce the risk of you developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease and an apple a day is a big plus.

Wash your body without soap!

If you had to 'buy' the moisturiser you already have on your skin, it would cost you a fortune! It is DNA matched specifically to your skin, designed just for you and you alone! When you wash with soap you remove this $ billion dollar moisturiser, your skin becomes dry the oil glans in the skin work overtime to secrete lots more oil which ages then oxidises and because there's so much of it, it goes 'off' so it smells and so do you.

So, to be really clear someone has advertised 'sold' you a $6 or $8 dollar product. Soaps are normally a combination of fat and caustic materials, and non-soapy detergents are largely petroleum by-products. So using these chemicals you remove a hundred billion $ product that's already there. Then they sell you a $70 or $150 moisturising product to replace the invaluable one you just washed off. You age your skin prematurely and pay someone for the privilege of looking old before your time!

Now if you really need to really clean your hands then just use soap and water and rub ... vigorously don't use antibacterial soaps. Recently Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble Co and Colgate-Palmolive have been forced by the FDA to remove 19 ingredients and reformulate products their anti bacterial products because they were considered dangerous. The FDA says for antibacterial purposes washing with “plain soap and running water remains one of the most important steps consumers can take to avoid getting sick and to prevent spreading germs to others."

Want to lose weight? Chew your food & eat olives!

There are no teeth down in your stomach intestines or bowel. So, if you gulp your food down in lumps and in a rush, your body has to process it in lumps and this doesn't work so well. Food going down in lumps like this means your system can't easily extract the essential vitamins or nutrients you need from that food and you will feel hungry, not satisfied, and need to eat again soon! You could even eat a fabulous 93% fat free meal and still gain weight because you are not processing your food the way your body needs to ... chew, it will help you to break down the food so you can digest it, and you will enjoy the real flavour of the food.

Olives, you either love them or hate them, but for controlling appetite they are gold pure gold! Experts recommend taking a day 7 olives they work well as an evening meal starter and rich in mineral content as sodium, potassium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus and iodine. Eating 10 olives before a meal reduced appetite by 22% according to studies in Italy because the monounsaturated fatty acids in olives are slower to digest they stimulate the hormone cholecystokinin, that tells your brain you feel satisfied and these acids also stimulate the production of adiponectin, a chemical that burns fat for five hours after ingestion.

Loaded with B vitamins and Pro vitamin A and E. Essential amino acids and oleic acid, which has beneficial properties to protect the heart they also contain polyphenols, natural chemicals that reduce oxidative stress in the brain and research shows eating a daily serve of olives can improve memory by up to 25%. Olives can even improve the appearance of wrinkles by 20%.

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