Deep tissue massage is a type of therapeutic massage that uses deeper pressure and slow strokes on the affected area in order to ease muscle tension and relieve pain. This type of massage is best suited for those who have aches and pains from tight or overused muscles, issues can include lower back pain, neck […]
We all know that water is good for us but did you also know that we need regular movement in conjunction with correct hydration in order to get the water to where it’s needed? Part of our aim at Melbourne Combined Natural Therapies is to show you ways in which you can help yourselves achieve […]
Pregnancy is an amazing time in a woman’s life, however it often brings with it many physical challenges such as back pain, sore joints, pelvic pain, and leg cramps. A survey conducted by the American Pregnancy Association showed that between 60-70% of pregnant women experience back pain at some point during their pregnancy, many experience […]
Whether you are experiencing muscle tension, aches and pains (acute or chronic), or you just want to iron out those back-to-work knots, a good massage session can offer you the much-needed relief from stress and pain. The only challenge you may face is which one to choose as there are many different types of massage […]
What Is Bad Posture? Have you been told your posture is bad? What does that mean? And does the person saying it know what they’re talking about? So what is posture? Posture really just means the way you hold yourself. As such there isn’t necessarily a “good” or “bad” posture. Good posture for you is […]
Many people that come into our clinics believe they have bad posture. Poor posture can be a sign of many different things occurring in your body. Your posture, or the way you hold yourself and move often relates to your physical health/habits as well as your emotional and stress levels. Achieving better posture requires much […]
Bird dog is a core exercise used in many forms of exercise from yoga to Pilates to gym workouts. It requires core strength and extensor muscle strength but also balance and body awareness to perform well…
Place your hands on your hips with the fingertips pointing down. Ensure the shoulder is not rolled forwards by imagining your shoulder blades sliding gently towards the centre of your back, or your back pocket.