Relationships are everything in lockdown

Stay at home orders have caused feelings of isolation and loneliness in many Melbournians (Bzdok & Dunbar, 2020; Tull et al., 2020; Tso & Park, 2020).  The effects of being confined to a 5-kilometre radius of home, and being under curfew every evening, can make many feel as if their ..Continue Reading

Fit or Fat in lockdown?

Scientists around the globe are searching for a vaccine to cure the world of Covid-19 (Aman & Masood, 2020; Lotfi et al., 2020).  Preventative healthy lifestyle measures to boost the immune system are immediately available to everyone, whilst treatment and cure options are found (Aman & Masood, 2020; Arena & ..Continue Reading

The importance of sleep during the Covid-19 pandemic

The most difficult aspect about the Covid-19 pandemic are the many factors we cannot control (Minich & Hanaway, 2020).  This can lead to anxiety and depression which can negatively affect sleep quality (Gualano et al., 2020). Whilst we may not know how long the lockdown will last, or if and ..Continue Reading

City Haven Massage Therapy #Find30

As Myotherapists we do our best work when one on one with our clients.  With the clinics closed due to Stage 4 Melbourne lock down restrictions, we have needed to find new ways to help our customers improve their health and feel better at home. One of these initiatives is ..Continue Reading

Is your posture at work causing you pain and discomfort?

We’ve all heard the catch phrase ‘Sitting is the new smoking’ which led to many people opting for standing desks at work, but did you realise you can stand as poorly as you can sit? (Vallance et al., 2018). Poor posture puts additional strain on the body, causing muscle joint ..Continue Reading

Treatment Outcomes

Pain and discomfort are complex phenomena that can be caused by various activities and illnesses [1], [2]. They may last for differing periods of time: come on suddenly (acute); or, can develop over a long period of time (chronic); or, suddenly increase during long term pain (acute on chronic) [2]. ..Continue Reading

Be wary of saving money for treatment with a substandard provider…

One of the biggest challenges for me as a small business owner is to work out how to reach out to new customers and how to let them know why they should choose City Haven Massage Therapy above any other Myotherapy or Remedial Massage business. There are many practitioners offering ..Continue Reading

Response to The Australian Article ‘Natural Therapy Insurance booms’ by Sean Parnell.

This article was brought to my attention today and I feel that it warrants the response of a practitioner from the natural therapies community.[i] I have been in the massage industry since 2003.  I started initially as a Massage Therapist, studying further to become a Remedial Massage Therapist and then ..Continue Reading

Why treating the whole person is better for recovery…

Aristotle’s statement, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts’ is insightful and wise.  By narrowing our focus, we can fail to see the bigger picture.  Human beings are as complex and unique as the illnesses we can develop and likewise the way that we heal can vary between people.

Why it’s important to update your Myotherapist or Remedial Massage therapist about your current health status…

You might have been going to the same clinic for your Myotherapy treatment or Remedial Massage for some time now and it may have been a while since you completed a health history form.  It’s always a great idea to inform your therapist of any new health condition that may ..Continue Reading