In a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, topical comfrey cream was evaluated for its benefit in reducing acute upper and lower back pain. Continue reading
Today I went to the beach, and was reminded of the benefits of walking barefoot on the sand. Not only does it feel great on your feet and you get a bonus exfoliation, but the instability of dry sand makes your feet and calf muscles work harder, building strength and burning kilojoules. If you get tired, walk on wet sand, which is easier (and cooler!)
Do you walk barefoot on the sand much?
(Photo courtesy of http://ibeipiaceridellavita.blogspot.com.au/2010/05/7-walking-barefoot-in-sand.html)
As some of you may know, my husband Darryn and I have been looking for somewhere new to live, as our landlord is selling our current home in Old Toongabbie. Well, we’ve found the perfect place – we’ve decided to make a tree-change and move to Mangrove Mountain on the Central Coast! Very exciting for us, but also sad for me as it means that I’ll be moving my business out of Parramatta after a very successful almost-6 years of providing professional in-home mobile massage services. All this happened relatively quickly, and I didn’t want to say anything until it was in the bag, but we’re all systems go! Continue reading
Herbal folklore says that chickweed is good for joint pain and skin irritation including eczema and psoriasis. Native Americans used it in poultices for wounds. It is thought to encourage tissue repair and soothe inflammation. Comfrey root is good for external use only. Herbal folklore uses it to soothe inflammation, reduce swelling and promote the healing of injuries and strains. Continue reading