Integrative Medical Retreat Case Study - Health, Happiness and The Vagus Nerve

Integrative Medical Retreat Case Study - Health, Happiness and The Vagus Nerve

Feeling lost, lonely and lacklustre? Maybe it’s not all in your head… Picture this: it’s first thing in the morning and you’ve just brushed your teeth. Next? You stick your toothbrush down your throat.  

The very idea of that may make you gag. But for Leonie*, 54, that process (which coincidentally is performed in order to make her gag) is a necessity and a very real consequence to years of not listening to her body (or not realising what it was saying), then coasting all the way to a dramatic burnout that left her unable to work for over a year. More than anything, Leonie hopes you don’t have to experience the same.

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The unique and therapeutic healing power of Thai Yoga Massage

The unique and therapeutic healing power of Thai Yoga Massage

Thai Yoga massage is an ancient form of therapeutic healing, a creative, intuitive and graceful flowing art, and unique and powerful massage therapy. 

Until fairly recently it was the Buddhist temple, where massage was taught and practiced. Where the giving of massage was understood to be a physical application of 'loving kindness' - and devoted masseurs still work in such a spirit today.

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Addressing pain with low-level laser therapy (cold therapy)

Addressing pain with low-level laser therapy (cold therapy)

Most healthcare providers and patients are often looking for alternatives to pharmaceutical therapies when addressing various, acute and chronic, painful and inflammatory conditions.

When inflammation becomes chronic it places the body under constant stress. This can interfere with your body’s healthy tissue function, resulting in permanent pain and disability, and can even result in genetic mutations that lead to diseases as diverse as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, or stroke – even depression. 

Low-level laser therapy (aka cold laser) is one non-invasive modality that is rapidly increasing in popularity in Australia with its use in a range of hospitals and medical clinics to help treat pain and inflammation, and to stimulate the body’s natural healing response. Until now Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) had been more largely accessible across Europe and the United States.

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Stress management techniques can make all the difference

Stress management techniques can make all the difference

With the Bureau of Statistics revealing 75% of Australians experience stress related health effects, it is clear that stress has become a part of the modern human experience. Of those polled 51% said they were not seeking help to address their stress and the most common coping mechanism for stress according to 86% of Australians was watching TV. With stress having substantial adverse physical and mental health affects, such as increase in hypertension, heart disease, anxiety and depression creating healthy stress management techniques can make all the difference.  

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