Many therapists can tell horror stories of what they have had to deal with inside the treatment room. How can we help? Let us tell you what not to do when going for a massage and you can just lie back and relax.
We need Cortisol. But like they say, too much of a good thing is just BAD!
Stress. We just cannot talk enough about it. It is related to so many different aspects of our lives, with detrimental effects on our health. Understanding what happens in your body when you are in a stress situation is the first step to becoming aware of your mental state. It’s time to take back control to ensure longevity by understanding how Cortisol affects our bodies. Continue reading
Keloid scars, although not dangerous, can have quite a negative impact on your self-esteem. Apart from the emotions, keloid scars can also cause discomfort. In serious cases, it can even prevent proper joint movement if the keloid scar is on an elbow or knee. Few procedures exist to effective remove scars. You can, however, improve the appearance of it by actively treating it with the right tools. Continue reading
Having your tummy in a knot may not always be related to that excited and in love feeling. It may actually be causing a few uncomfortable sensations that you can gladly do without! Continue reading
Choosing the right massage oil to use with your cups or during any other type of massage is now much more exciting! The award-winning Bellabaci Genie in a Bottle treatment massage oil truly grants your wish for holistic wellness. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Continue reading
How long will your client’s Endermologie results last if she cannot have her maintenance sessions?
Endermologie has made a fantastic name for itself. They have built up a trustworthy brand and helped thousands of clients improve their physique as well as their self-esteem. Unfortunately, life gets busy and clients cannot always make their next session. Continue reading
Did you know that toxin stagnation directly affects your quality of life?
Do you wake up feeling like you fell off a truck? Chances are that toxin stagnation is weighing you down. Stiffness or reduction in range of motion of a joint or muscle after exercise also indicates that you need a proper cool-down. Continue reading
Fact: A regular Lymph cleanse helps to improve your immunity
Are you feeling pressure, stiffness or pain on either sides of your spine or around your shoulder blades?
That is lymphatic congestion causing some problems.. Each cell in your body is surrounded by fluid, called lymph. The lymph is what moves waste products through your various lymph channels and nodes. There are two main outlets (thoracic ducts) by your shoulders. You can determine how well your body is doing by your level of pain or stiffness. Continue reading
Many massage techniques exists and we learn quite a few at massage school. The great thing about massage is that it really does bring relief to tired, sore or cramping muscles. A modality that not enough time is spent on to really get the point across, excuse the pun, is Trigger Point Therapy. Continue reading
Want to treat fluid retention, belly bloating and swollen ankles? Fluid retention makes us feel heavy and uncomfortable. Cupping Massage is so much more than just a pain relief treatment, it is also a simple solution to bring balance and comfort to stressed fluid-retaining bodies.
Scientists say certain foods play a major role in our body’s water balance. Eating the right foods can help you expel the excess fluid retention naturally. Now, combine that with an 8 minute Bellabaci Cupping Massage or Lymphatic Drainage treatment, and you are well on your way to the land of comfort!
Cupping Massage is different to the ancient form of Cupping where cups are left stationary, giving those tell-tale circular marks which we call cup kisses. Massaging yourself with hand-squeezed suction cups allows you to pick up the water-retaining layers to help move it along. When we work towards the heart, meaning from your ankles to your knees and so on, we support our body’s natural expelling mechanism. A bonus is that it brings immediate relief, right where and when you need it.
Due to the fact that Cupping Massage also assists product penetration, make sure that what you use as a massage oil, is a healthy choice. The Bellabaci Circuflow Kit also contains the award-winning Kese, a mitt made of natural fibres which visibly boosts your micro-circulation when used to exfoliate the body. FYI – It is also great to treat ingrown hair! Contact us today to find out more about the Bellabaci Product line and find your perfect health-boosting choice!
Here are the food facts..
Think restricting your water intake will reduce your bloating? Dehydration will actually make your body hold on to water. If you want to treat fluid retention, drink, drink and drink some more. Drink a glass as soon as you wake up and keep sipping all day. Aim for eight (8-ounce) glasses daily. Slip in a few slices of lemon, lime, or orange. Citrus is high in potassium and can help relieve bloating.
Melons, raisons, coconut, avocados, bananas and citrus fruits will help reduce fluid retention because they are high in the mineral potassium that balances sodium levels. Start your day with a fruit salad or a fruit smoothie.
Watercress, an often overlooked leafy green, is a natural diuretic that is also high in potassium. Other bloat-fighting foods include other leafy greens, celery, tomatoes, carrots, onions, and peppers. The flavonoids in vegetables (and fruit) can help treat fluid retention. Get your fill by tossing veggies into a salad at lunch and dinner.
Loaded with omega-3s, salmon is a super food that is not only food for the heart, brain, and joints, it can also fend off PMS. Other rich sources of omega-3s include tuna, mackerel, herring, and flax. Include salmon and other fatty fish in your diet at least twice per week.
Whole grains and nuts
Tasty sources of vitamin B6, a nutrient associated with PMS relief, whole grain products and nuts are a good snack-choice when you’re feeling bloated. Make sure the whole grains you choose are low in sodium and avoid salted nuts. Bonus: Whole grains are a great source of fiber and nuts are packed with good fats.
Some herbs are also believed to help reduce fluid retention. Celery seed (do not take if you are pregnant), oregano, and dandelion root are just a few bloat-fighting options. Talk to a naturopath or herbalist about these herbs and others that are natural diuretics.
Foods to avoid
Putting down the salt shaker is only one way to treat fluid retention. More importantly, limit your intake of processed and packaged foods, which are nearly always loaded with sodium. Instead, comprise your diet of fresh, wholesome foods, which in addition to reducing your risk of bloating, are a boon to your health.
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Do you know the facts about Spider Veins vs Varicose Veins? Do you know which ones you have and how to best treat it? Let’s break it down!
Did you know that a stretch mark is a scar? Learn how to treat stretch marks and prevent these little (or not so little) lines from forming in the future for a more confident you. Continue reading
Improve Blood Circulation and you will make a drastic change to how you feel.
Poor circulation left untreated, becomes hardened and/or toxic. This may lead to inflammation and an acidic environmen. Acidity is the breeding ground for diseases and is even linked to cancer. If you want to start feeling better and more energised, it is imperative to improve blood circulation.
You just never know when you or a loved one can be fine on second, and have a heart attack the next. Sometimes there is just no time to call someone to help and it is difficult in stress situations to remember what to do. This little trick to stop a heart attack is so simple, and it’s with something most people have in their kitchens! Continue reading
Most people today understand that it is a health necessity to focus on body detox. Many diseases are fuelled by toxins and acidity. Studies show that cancer cells needs sugar and other types of refined carbohydrates to grow. To detox in itself is utterly important, but understanding why you should drink water to detox effectively will open your eyes to what is happening inside your body. Continue reading