Feeling down? Check your posture.

The Covid-19 pandemic has created a lot of uncertainty, financial stress, and concerns about contracting the virus or inadvertently spreading it to someone else (Guessoum et al., 2020; Zvolensky et al., 2020).  With these heightened concerns, comes increased stress (Tull et al., 2020; Zvolensky et al., 2020).  People affected may ..Continue Reading

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

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

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.