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Health and Wellbeing

Pilates · Yoga · Injury Prevention · Injury Rehabilitation · Health and Wellbeing

  • Reflexology and Menopause

    June 13, 2019
    Posted by Rachael Burke

    Reflexology and Menopause     Is reflexology worth trying for hot flushes in menopausal women? As we women go through the change of life, many of us are plagued by hot flushes or flashes. What can do done? There is HRT(hormone replacement therapy) to try, this is however known to have some potential side effects. These include headaches, vaginal bleeding and ...


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  • Tea – What’s in a Cup?

    June 13, 2019
    Posted by Rachael Burke

    Tea – What's in a Cup?   Did you know tea remains the most widely consumed beverage in the world?? Did you also know that tea’s history is closely intertwined with the history of botany and herbal medicine?  It is believed that tea in China was originally cultivated and drunk as a way of delivering medicine and remained ...


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  • How to Have a Stress Free Christmas Break

    December 21, 2017
    Posted by Rachael Burke

    Christmas can be a very stressful time of year. So let us help keep you calm! We want you to be able to relax and enjoy yourself. Plan Ahead Make a list! Try to prioritise the items on your list: can they be done now, and are they essential? Do not over ...


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  • Cortisol and Stress

    June 25, 2014
    Posted by Rachael Burke

     How to Stay Healthy and Avoid Stress this Winter What is Cortisol? Cortisol is a hormone secreted by the adrenal glands and is released in response to stressful situations (physical, mental or emotional). It increases the flow of glucose (as well as protein and fat) out of your tissues and in to the bloodstream in order to increase ...


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  • Mindfulness vs Emotional Intelligence

    May 20, 2014
    Posted by Rachael Burke

    Modern Science meets Ancient Wisdom or something more??   (When doing some research for this blog around “mindfulness” I came across “Mindfulness in May”! What a wonderful concept. Too late too little however for me for this year but it is definitely on my radar for next year. However – more on that another time.)   When I ...


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