Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Emu Oil

For whatever reason most massage therapists will favour a particular carrier oil. Mine is emu oil which to me has no equal as a carrier oil. Apparently it is the carrier oil which is used by AIS massage therapists use on the athletes in their program no doubt for it's wonderful anti inflammatory qualities. I also usually infuse the oil with Lavender (essential oil)...which is both anti bacterial and is also an anti spasmodic. Emu oil can also be taken internally via gel capsules. As well as the Omega 3 fatty acids that is found in fish oil, emu oil "also" has Omegas 6 and 9 as well. Results for those who take the caps are very encouraging. For more information I can highly recommend you give Emu Oil guru Stephen Schmidt (Redcliffe, Brisbane PH (07) 32838777 a call.

Cheers in Health...Jeff

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A Long Stretch?

A suitable daily stretching routine will do wonders not just for your muscular skeletal system but will also be beneficial for your overall health. Tight muscles inhibit joint mobility and can cause all sorts of structural problems. We live in a demanding world these days and with all the stresses and pressures of daily living, muscles tighten and if left unchecked go into spasm promoting all sorts of "unwellness" conditions eg tension headaches...stiff and sore backs etc.

Never stretch beyond pain and a stretch should last for at least 30 seconds..the longer the better. if you are having muscular or joint problems then I strongly recommend you visit your physio or chiropractor for assessment and stretching recommendations. Otherwise if you Google stretching for health then you will find a vast array of information which may be suitable for you.

Cheers in Health...Jeff

Monday, March 1, 2010


" The sovereign invigorator of the body is exercise and of all the exercises..WALKING is the best"...Thomas Jefferson.

Walking will:
  • burn off excess fat tissue
  • tone up sagging muscles
  • improve posture
  • lower blood pressure
  • help in maintaining correct weight
  • reduce levels of anxiety and stress
  • improve fitness and self esteem
  • improve circualtion and decrease risk of cardio vascular disease
Walking first up 'every' morning will also help mobilise your joints and help you to get rid of foul air which accumulates while you are sleeping. It's also a great precursor to the "main" meal of the day...breakfast. Walk "every" day if you can...morning and afternoon! Cheers...Jeff