Self-Massage: The Key to Optimal Sport Performance?


    Originally published as Does Self-Massage Improve Sports Performance? on April 25, 2017, by Randall Cooper. Massage has long been a staple component of the preparation and maintenance of sports people. Whilst there’s plenty of research yet to do, there’s an emerging body of evidence that sports massage is an effective tool in ...

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How do you ditch the pressure to ‘bounce back’ after baby?

Article by Pinky McKay. “Tell me there is no one way to ‘do’ newborns. Tell me you just have to figure out what they need. Tell me they aren’t scary.” Emily has just had her third baby two weeks ago and she is overwhelmed. Her baby is overwrought with Emily’s ...

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Breastfeeding – Your Letdown Reflex And Why It Matters

Pinky McKay is an International Board certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and best-selling author. Her books have been endorsed by the Australian Breastfeeding Association, La Leche League International and The Australian Association of Infant Mental Health. From time-to-time we'll be sharing Pinky's deeply insightful articles in an effort to support you as ...


How to Relieve Back Strains without Drugs

Well, the evidence is coming in and it seems like avoiding drugs for back strains is the thing. Mounting evidence is showing very little positive treatment effects for mainstays like paracetamol and ibuprofen. Think of all the common ‘over the counter’ pain relievers you might keep in the bathroom drawer. ...

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Spotlight on Ginger

Ginger. Not just the colour of my daughter’s hair, but also a super flavoursome, super versatile spice. Ginger could easily be described as nature’s nurturer – calming queasy tummy’s, soothing coughs, easing pain and inflammation, and aiding in warding off infections. As well as providing many medicinal benefits, ginger is ...


How to manage back pain in pregnancy

Pregnancy is a wonderful time for any woman, even if it is such a whirlwind of an experience. Every pregnancy is different, and depending on what state your body was in before falling pregnant, women deal with pregnancy symptoms very differently. From conception to birth, your body goes through many ...


Favourite Five Baby Shower Gifts

Heading to a baby shower soon? Looking for some gift inspo? Something that’s thoughtful, fabulous and useful, but have no idea where to begin? Then fear not, we are here to help! We’ve put together our favourite five ideas for selecting gifts for a baby shower, that will be appreciated ...


Raspberry Chocolate “Nicecream”

If you are craving the decadent creaminess of ice-cream, but just not up for the sugar high (and subsequent crash), then this is the recipe for you! For the uninitiated, nicecream is basically just frozen bananas blended up until they are super smooth and creamy, with the look and taste ...


Why Stretching is Important for Kids

Kids are typically flexible (compared to us old folks, anyway)! However, stretching is important for young bodies to help prevent injuries, encourage good health, and to maintain flexibility as they get older. The good news is that stretching doesn't have to be gruelling! In fact, it’s all about promoting positive ...

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Strong Glutes: The Key to Good Health?

One of the most important (and least understood) muscles in the body are the glutes. While many people desire to have toned and shapely glutes for cosmetic purposes, they serve a much greater importance. The first thing we must remember is glutes are muscles. They are one of the strongest ...


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