Compassion as a pathway to health

  by Marg Peck The research is in. Being kind, giving as a way of being, even doing unto others, are now all undeniably good for us. Thanks to the fields of positive psychology, neuroscience and psychoneuroimmunology we now know that compassion changes the brain, improves the immune system, reduces stress, lowers blood pressure and […]

How I learned to be successful

by Marg Peck As a teenager I had several serious horse riding accidents, which led to the development of Scheuermann’s disease in my growing spine. As a result I grew up experiencing a lot of pain, poor health and emotional stress. After unsuccessful medical appointments, trials of medication, X-rays and testing, my wonderful mother located a […]

Our health is in our hands

by Marg Peck The world of health care has changed radically in the past 10 years. The capacity to take charge of our own health, improve our lives and be healthier is greater than ever. But health statistics don’t reflect this. The number of people taking medication for pain, inflammation, depression and anxiety continues to […]

Menopause early!

by Nicola Pilon and Susan Lintott Through clinical and personal experience we encounter more and more women under 45 suffering the signs and symptoms of menopause. When signs and symptoms present beside hormonal dysfunction before the age of 40, this is termed premature ovarian failure, and will be investigated further. But if you are over 40 it […]

Free yourself from muscle pain

by Selina Wilson Muscle pain is a helpful tool for your body. It’s all in the timing. If you observe it, it usually comes in two forms. The first will alert you to injury and prevent you from further damaging yourself. Immediate pain is generally a warning. The second is a “healthy” pain experienced after […]

Time … or rosemary for brain awareness

by Susan Lintott Are you happy with your memory? Do you have difficulty multi-tasking or recalling words? March 13 to 19 is Brain Awareness Week and now is the perfect time to consider actions to improve your brain health. Increase your circulation Good circulation provides good oxygen, nutrient and anti-oxidant supply to the brain. Exercise […]

Five simple detox strategies to boost your energy

by Rima Truchanas         Try a gentle detox, optimise your digestion, improve concentration and feel more effective this year. Cleanse your system with five simple easy steps:  Take control of your inputs Replace with healthy habits Simplify food combinations Go to bed early, feeling a little hungry A detox can be tailored […]

Healing Well welcomes two new massage therapists

Healing Well Health and Wellness Centre in Castlemaine is excited to welcome Jaya Saunders and Rex Hardjadibrata to the massage team while Sonia Stocco takes leave. Sonia is taking a 10-week sabbatical in Italy. Sonia will return in early September. Jaya is a trained and qualified in remedial massage therapy, biodynamic cranial therapy and Bowen therapy. She […]

Summer at Healing Well

Summer allows us to relax. Because it’s warm, we can lessen the prohibitions Chinese medicine places on your dietary choices if you have a weak digestion. The long forbidden cold salads can be enjoyed when the weather is consistently over 30C. In fact, cooling foods are now needed. This doesn’t mean you have to stop […]

How massage supports us in times of change

Most of us at some stage or another will experience times in our life that challenge our sense of equilibrium and wellbeing. These experiences arrive in many forms and generally mark a time of transition, such as the death of a loved one, relationship break-ups, a health crisis, settling into a new home, periods of […]