Is Self Improvement real?

With so many self help gurus around today it seems like every second person is a business or life coach with everything you need to be rich, happy and successful. Mostly it’s an unregulated industry so it can be hard to figure out who to take notice of. So can you really improve yourself? I am into self improvement and...

Relaxation massage – art based on science

Anyone who thinks massage is not a science has not studied to be a massage therapist. To massage properly a therapist needs to know the soft tissues of the body and what they do, the nervous system, the cardiovascular system and much more. A massage therapist must fully understand these systems to be proficient but to perform a relaxation massage...

What is your Maximum Heart Rate?

If you are like me you may be wondering why people in fitness circles always talk about their maximum heart rate. What bearing does it have on your fitness regime? Is it really relevant or just a buzzword that people like to use. The best way of describing your maximum heart rate is that it is used to express training...

Better Living With Hypnosis

This series is by Master Hypnotist Steve G Jones. A huge range of self help mp3 downloads that you play every night as you go to sleep to help you get over concerns and improve your life. I am a huge fan of these products and personally have over 20 of his guided mp3s. If you haven’t heard of Steve...

Tom Bowen the man

A lot is written about Mr Tom Bowen, a remarkable massage therapist who practiced in Geelong. It is 30 years since Tom Bowen died and like many things it is the legend that continues and sometimes the person is forgotten. Tom Bowen was an amazing therapist but little is passed on about the person. Around 15 years ago I worked...

Fitness and chronic illness

The first and most important rule of getting fitter when you have a chronic illness is don’t kill yourself. If you think I am being dramatic, I am not. Push too hard and you will end up in hospital or far, far worse. Getting fit is going to be slow but you should be able to achieve it. Firstly check...

Reducing dark circles and puffiness under the eyes

APIVITA Express Beauty Dark Circles & Eye Puffiness Mask with Ginkgo Biloba – contains Ginkgo Biloba Extract to eliminate dark circles and reduce puffiness around the eye area. Cucumber and Chamomile Extracts gently moisturize, soften and tone sensitive skin around the eyes, giving it a younger-looking and radiant look. The mask contains 87% natural ingredients.APIVITA Express Beauty Dark Circles & Eye Puffiness...

You really do need to relax

One of the hardest things most of us find to do in the modern world is to relax. We are pretty much in a heightened state of alertness for most of our waking hours so when we need to relax it can be very hard to switch off. How often do you really relax? Are you confusing it with self-medication?...

Meditation

Although meditation is nearly always associated with New Age philosophy it is far more mainstream than what most people would imagine. Meditation simply means the practice of meditating. Meditating is according to Webster “to spend time in quiet thought for religious purposes or relaxation”. I see it as a method of focus. A technique to concentrate the mind. There are...