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As we approach Autumn, we have to be mindful of our immune system so we can sail through the colder months.  Below are a few top tips from the Movement & Wellbeing Centre practitioners:

Heidi Hadley, Remedial massage therapist & Clinical Somatic Educator.

“I have two tips, sorry!!  Stock up on tea tree oil and eucalyptus for your diffuser this winter.  The synergistic properties of these two powerful oils are amazing!  They possess antibacterial, antiseptic, antiviral and antifungal properties.  Keeping the air clean with these oils will protect you and your family.  My second tip is to develop a daily somatic movement practice, even if it is only 10 minutes. 

Here are some of the benefits:

– It relaxes your nervous system if you feel anxious or stressed
– The movement will boost lymphatic flow and in turn increase your immune function
– It reduces muscular tension
– It increases mobility
– It reduces your pain because the belly of the muscles are releasing.  The belly of the muscles provide the strength and power to move your body.  This in turn will take pressure off your ligaments, tendons and joints.  This is all achieved WITHOUT stretching.”

And now for something completely different and quirky from Sarah Hughes, Remedial massage and Myofascial cupping therapist:

“Autumn brings shorter days – make sure your car lights are in tip top shape by cleaning them with toothpaste.

Since car manufacturers stopped using glass for headlights and instead started to use polycarbonate or plastic, headlights have a habit of becoming cloudy (which is caused by oxidation).  This cloudiness decreases night time visibility, which can impact on your safety. 

Believe it or not toothpaste is fantastic for removing stains for car headlights as it contains a mild abrasive. So just like your teeth, toothpaste can keep your cars headlights shining brightly – making you and your car smile.”

To book online with a practitioner, go to www.MovementWellbeing.com.au.

Take care,

The Movement & Wellbeing Centre team