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Are you struggling to deal with understandable worries and anxiety? Are you feeling overwhelmed by w...
Are you pregnant and feeling fearful and unsettled in light of Corona?Do you have questions about yo...
Kinesiology comes from the Greek words for the study of movement. This branch of study was started b...
Why did you want to be an osteopath? I find the body fascinating and I was always intrigued by the i...
Why did you want to be an osteopath? After a long-standing rowing injury I had a transformative few ...
Why did you want to be an osteopath? I became an osteopath after breaking my neck in a skiing accide...
Vitamin D is essential in our diet as it helps our bodies to absorb calcium. Calcium is one of the m...

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Welcome to The Maris Practice Blog. Here you will find musings, reflections and information about best practice in alternative therapies. We hope you find it useful and interesting.

Corona virus anxiety - advice from Louise Coyle, Hypnotherapist

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Are you struggling to deal with understandable worries and anxiety? Are you feeling overwhelmed by what is happening in the world? Learning some simple tools to manage your stress can help you to feel calmer, more relaxed and better able...
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Are you pregnant and feeling fearful and unsettled in light of the Corona Covid-19 virus outbreak?

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Are you pregnant and feeling fearful and unsettled in light of Corona? Do you have questions about your birth and pregnancy that you would like to discuss with an experienced birth professional? Rosie, The Richmond Doula is a highly experienced...
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What is Kinesiology therapy?

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Kinesiology comes from the Greek words for the study of movement. This branch of study was started by Dr. George Goodheart, who was a chiropractor, but later he discovered the relationship between Chinese meridians (used by practitioners of Chinese medicine...
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Meet The Team; Today introducing Augusta Wilson, Osteopath

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Why did you want to be an osteopath? I find the body fascinating and I was always intrigued by the idea of the body as a whole and how you can help it reach its optimum health. Once I was...
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Meet the therapist - Osteopath, Olivia Swabey

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Why did you want to be an osteopath? After a long-standing rowing injury I had a transformative few appointments with an osteopath that not only gave me back the use of my left arm, but made me resign my job...
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Meet the therapist – Andrew Oliver

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Why did you want to be an osteopath? I became an osteopath after breaking my neck in a skiing accident. I was fixed by medics in Vancouver but cured by an osteopath in London. I remembered being amazed that she...
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Vitamin D deficiency and its symptoms

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Vitamin D is essential in our diet as it helps our bodies to absorb calcium. Calcium is one of the main building blocks of bone. You may already be aware of the link between extreme Vitamin D deficiency and rickets...
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Meet the therapist - Evelina, our Aromatherapy and holistic masseuse

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Why did you want to be a massage therapist? My decision to train as a therapist came about because of my own experience of treatment here at the Maris Practice. I found the treatment so helpful when I was struggling...
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The modern Christmas spirit of stress!

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Scary as it may seem it really is just around the corner… what are we talking about? The Christmas Season! In some shops its started weeks ago when the trees still had leaves! And for some, this is a wonderful...
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Ways to improve sleep quality as you age

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Older people often say they have trouble sleeping, and approximately 50% reporting sleep disturbance or have insomnia. Commonly two main difficulties are stated: falling asleep at the start of the night, waking up too early and finding it impossible to...
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Just because it’s vegan, doesn’t mean it’s good for you!

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The number of vegans in the UK has risen dramatically, quadrupling* in the last 5 years and many others are adopting a largely meat-free diet. This sudden growth hasn’t come out of nowhere and is part of a steady progression...
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The benefits associated with outdoor exercise

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A study by Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry recently found that exercising outdoors can provide more mental health benefits than indoor exercise. The study was based on results of indoor and outdoor exercise trials. It did find that the...
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A family meal recipe - Teriyaki Salmon

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A healthy meal suggestion from our family nutritionalist, Sophie Crosswaite. I discovered this recipe recently and realised it was a winner because it includes everything my rather fussy 8 year-old loves: cucumber; edamame beans; noodles and salmon. It is a...
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What is seasonal eating and why do it?

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The concept of eating seasonally is actually really simple. It involves eating foods that are grown at the same time as you want, or need, to eat them. As most fruits and vegetables are being grown somewhere in the world...
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Breakfast Cereal Sugar Revealed

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We often hear it said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and trying to put a healthy cereal in front of our children is something we invest our time and energy into achieving. But how easy...
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Helping new born babies and their mums in successful breast-feeding with the help of Osteopathic treatment

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Lactation consultants around the world have been extensively studying the process of muscle movement, (biomechanics) used during sucking, in babies from birth through to weaning. Lactation consultants are trained to assess difficulties, correct positioning, provide emotional support to the mothers,...
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Turmeric Chicken Skewers - a recipe

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Courtsey of our nutritional therapist,  Sophie Crosswaite . This is a recipe that I’ve adapted from one my Mum used to make as soon as it was warm enough to get the BBQ out. It is now a firm favourite...
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Homeopathic Remedies for Hayfever

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As the wonder of Spring starts to emerge with blossoms and seeds creating a new cycle of life with re-awakenings and renewals abounding among the Flora and Fauna, for some individuals it can be the beginning of torment and suffering. This...
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Lower back pain during pregnancy

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One of the most frequent complaints during pregnancy is lower back pains and up to 80% of women will at some point in their pregnancy experience back problems. During a pregnancy in a healthy woman, the overall body weight gain...
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The Day 3 Cry – post baby emotions

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Most women will experience symptoms three to five days after the birth, such as mood swings, teariness, feeling overwhelmed and anxiety. Often called the 'baby blues' It is thought the symptoms are caused by the rapidly changing hormone levels after...
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