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Understanding Menstrual Pain & Natural Relief

Most of us dread that ‘time of month’ where we feel fatigued, hormonal and worst of all incredible pain. I always try to understand feelings of discomfort as messages from my body trying to tell me something is imbalanced. A basic understanding of menstruation Menstrual cramps are caused by contractions in the uterus. During each menstrual […]

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Juicing 101

When my clients ask me what they can do today to improve their health, I tell them to start juicing! Juicing allows you to get all the necessary nutrients from your fruits and vegetables in a quick and convenient way. Juicing also improves immune function, digestion, allergies and chronic dis-ease. Learn more about the health […]

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Integral Biology and the Holistic Pilates Practitioner

Integral biology is the study of our environment’s effects on our physical, spiritual and mental health. A change, shift or imbalance in one area will affect the other areas. Examples of factors that influence our integral biology could be: Environmental – such as our lifestyle, diet and nutrition, technology (work, appliances, gadgets) , diet and nutrition, […]

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Pilates4Amputees – A Unique Challenge

The amputee client has many unique challenges in order to move in a functional and rewarding way.  They have the practical issues of asymmetry, altered lever arms, altered muscle origins and insertions, stump care, the huge challenge of prosthetic function to learn and adjust to.  Added to this is the nervous system changes and challenges […]

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A Little Less Trying: Notes on Language in Client Interaction

No matter how many times he has seen it before, my husband will sit glued to a Star Wars re-run on television, completely and blissfully absorbed. Cup of tea in hand, I joined him on the sofa at a pivotal moment in young Luke Skywalker’s journey towards becoming a Jedi knight.  When given the task […]