SHAW Services and the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Update
By now you may have read and heard enough about the virus via the media, work or other avenues and some of you may have questions or concerns of how this affects your regular treatment regime. So here are a few points regarding SHAW services and what is happening in clinic.
Great news! Business as usual
There are no changes to hours or services offered.
The fact that I am the only therapist means that your chance of contracting COVID-19 in clinic is minimal. The clinic has and will continue to maintain rigid hygiene standards. As always I request clients do not attend clinic when unwell, so as long as you are not infected by the virus, have not travelled overseas recently and quarantined for 14 days, then feel free to come and get a Massage, Reflexology or Reiki.
Reduce Stress & Anxiety caused by COVID-19 with Reiki
If you are stressed and anxious about COVID-19 and its impact on your life and family members, then I highly recommend you book in for a Reiki to relax your mind and calm your nerves. Stress reduces your immune system and with the virus around and winter coming, you will want your immunity in top shape. For further information on Reiki go to the Services tab on the SHAW website.
Reflexology – The Natural Immune Booster
One way to reduce the effects of any flu or virus is to boost your immune system. Boost your immune system the natural way; through Reflexology. Both relaxing and soothing, Reflexology stimulates your Endocrine system, enhancing your immune system and assist reduce flu-like symptoms. For further information on Reflexology go to the Services tab on the SHAW website.
I would like to take this opportunity and thank you for your business and for entrusting me with your health during 2019.
The clinic will close at 12pm on Monday December 23rd and re-open on Monday January 13th 2020 at 2pm.
I wish you and your family a safe, joyous and healthy festive season and look forward to being of service to you in 2020.
Please be advised that after several years of using Twitter as a Social Media platform, it has been decided that it no longer suits our business model and is now deactivated
Thank you for those who followed us at #spectrumHW during these past years.
You can still find us on Facebook, LinkedIn and of course online.
Reducing Elbow Tendinopathy and Related Conditions using a Vertical Mouse
Still using your old outdated and potentially harmful horizontal, flat mouse? If you spend hours at a computer and don’t have a vertical mouse, the likelihood of getting Carpel Tunnel and Elbow Tendinopathy is greatly increased; that’s if you don’t already have those conditions.
While the old ergonomically outdated horizontal mouse still dominates the market, the vertical mouse is becoming a common sight on computer desks at home and in the workplace and needs to become the norm.
Rather than the traditional horizontal position, the vertical mouse body and buttons sit at an angle, keeping your wrist and forearm in a more natural and neutral position, reducing rotation and strain of the forearm muscles.
The vertical mouse position varies according to manufacturer, however studies with regard to the design of the computer mouse by Professor Han Ming Chen of National Taiwan University and Professor Snijders of Erasamus University Medical Centre demonstrate that the truly neutral hand position of an ergonomic mouse is not vertical but slanted at around 60°.
If you suffer from elbow, wrist or finger pain for whatever reason and spend time at a computer, than purchase a vertical mouse today. Increasing mouse height and angling of the mouse can improve wrist posture without negatively affecting performance.
Things to look for when buying your vertical mouse
• Angle of the mouse: 50°- 90°
• Left hand & Right hand
• Features – wired or wireless
• Hand size
• Brands: As mentioned there are multiple brands, though Logitech is most often sold in Australia.
• Cost: A vertical mouse can be costly; fortunately you can buy the reputable OJ. Burrows Ergonomic Vertical Wireless Mouse for $29.00 at Officeworks.
• When selecting your vertical mouse, if you can, try before you buy!
For further information search the web. Look at the following sites for starters:
Please be advised that Spectrum Health and Wellbeing is closed for the summer holidays commencing Saturday December 23rd.
Should you wish to contact the clinic for an appointment, the office will have limited opening hours from Wednesday 10th January 2018
Full time office hours commence Monday January 15th, 2018.
Thank you for your business during 2017 and I look forward to assisting you with your health care needs throughout 2018.
May you have a healthy, safe and joyous festive season and prosperous start to 2018.
During the 1980s and 90s I did martial arts, achieving an international standard of skill and high level of physical fitness. Several months ago I returned to training after a 20 year break, training 2 to 3 sessions a week, pushing myself to duplicate the same level of ability and fitness I had decades ago.
Out of this experience I learned several things. First I am much older and my level of fitness is nowhere near the capacity it once was. The word ‘fitness’ encompasses cardiovascular, strength, endurance and flexibility, and although I wanted to train at the level I had decades ago, I was lacking in them all. This of course led to exhaustion and injuries, yes several of them in the space of three months.
My routine became train, soak in the bath with Epsom salts, stretch and get a massage, and this was when I was not recovering from injury. Injuries meant full recovery, time away from training, Myotherapy sessions and rehabilitation.
Over the years I had maintained a general fitness level and within weeks my cardiovascular fitness returned. Muscular endurance was lacking, though as the weeks turned to months even this improved. Flexibility was an issue, where in the past I could do the splits, however this time I tore muscles as I tried to emulate techniques from years past. Daily stretching was essential to avoid and recover from injury. This too improved.
Given time the physical body will improve its level of fitness and may even achieve or supersede its past levels; depending at what level you were previously at. What is important as we age is the time it takes to attain our fitness goals and how well we manage recovery. Maintenance is the key – massage, relaxation, nutrition, stretching and time.
There is one other key factor I have learned during my journey, and that has to do with ‘mental attitude’. It seems cliché, but alas true; ‘You achieve what you think you can achieve’ and ‘you become who you believe you are.’ As long as your goals are realistic in terms of what is possible and when, it comes done to mental attitude when achieving your fitness and health goals. In fact this can be said about achieving any goals.