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March 2016 update from MNMC
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   What's to come in this issue:

          *The benefits of massage
          *Colouring Easter eggs naturally
          *Recipes for a delicious tabouli and cacao coated                  strawberries!
         

New to MNMC - Flexi Pillows!

The clinic is now stocking chiropractic pillows to help you achieve a better nights sleep! With a wide range, there is one to suit your health needs.

*Contour Pillows are adjustable to four different heights simply by removing the base, so one size fits all. 

*Pillows are soft enough for comfort yet firm enough for support!

*All come with a removable 3 way zippered Bamboo or Tencel Fabric cover.
MNMC Chiropractor, Dr Kate Adler, is able to assist with matching the best pillow to your spinal health needs.

Book in for your INITIAL CONSULTATION by contacting Reception on (03) 9686 2566 or emailing MNMC.
Removing the Pampering
Stigma of Massage Therapy

Written by Kaitlyn McConnell


 
Feel like you have more important things to do before you can think about having time for yourself? Between work, running around with the kids, making dinner, going out for brunch with friends, working out and scrolling through your social media, there’s not much time to take a moment to check in. It is often very difficult to find time for yourself in the incredibly busy lifestyles we have. Maybe you even feel some guilt prioritising your time over the many other aspects that fill your day.

Being attentive and mindful to your entire self including the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of you is so important to balancing thoughts, processing the day and re-energising for the next activity. I admit assigning this time for yourself in your already crazy routine looks impossible. This is where massage therapy with its many benefits has kept me focused and balanced through my undergraduate studies.
 
Studying dance at territory level with 40 contact hours of university a week, a part time job and time to complete assessments, finding time to maintain health was a massive challenge. Assisted with only one hour a week, the massage session focused on
muscle pain relief, trigger point therapy for stress tension areas and an hour in a relaxing environment to calm my nervous system down. Massage definitely assisted in refreshing body and mind for another crazy week.

 
Whether you are a young super active person in need of some muscle recovery time or you have been around a bit longer and feeling some tightness or limited range of movement, massage therapy is suited to all lifestyles and ages!

The focus for the massage that I offer shifts to your needs. My experience ranges from injury preventative focused massage on a number of dance friends to shouting my 88-year-old Nan a neck and shoulder massage on her birthday! (She then decided that the party was over and proceeded to her room for restful nap).

Massage is a very versatile therapy adapting to your personal needs and goals. 
Next time you are feeling low in energy, tight around the neck or even just want some time away from the hustle of daily life, book in for a massage!
 
     
 
     Kaitlyn is available for massages on
Mondays and Fridays.

Other times available by request.

Please contact Reception to make a booking.




(Selfie with my nan, Isabella.)
Massage Packages
are now available!!


3 x 60 minute massages
for
$200
(save $25)

Ask Reception staff for further details.
Natural Vegetable-Dyed
Easter Eggs Made Easy!


Pretty Easter eggs in pastel hues - pink, yellow, and blue. All with natural vegetable dyes made right in your own kitchen! It's easy - here's how to do it yourself:



For full instructions visit Kitchen Treaty

 
Superfood Green Tabouli
Recipe and image courtesy of The Healthy Chef

This recipe goes perfectly with pan roasted barramundi or salmon! It only takes 5 minutes to whip up and keeps well in a lunch box for an easy meal at work.

Serves 4
Ingredients

350 g raw broccoli ( 1 large head broccoli)
6 spring onions finely sliced
100 g (1 large bunch) parsley, chopped
100 g (1 large bunch) mint, chopped
1/2  avocado, chopped
20 g (a good handful) pumpkin seeds
50 g (2 good handfuls) pistachio nuts, roughly chopped
100 g baby spinach leaves
Juice from 3 limes or 2 lemons
1 tablespoons cold pressed olive oil or flaxseed oil
30 g (1 handful) goji berries
A generous amount of black pepper + a little sea salt

Chop the raw broccoli as fine as you can with a large knife. You can also use the stalks of the broccoli, but trim the tough outer layer before you chop.  You can also do this quickly in a food processor.
Combine the raw broccoli in a large bowl with the spring onion, parsley, mint, avocado, pumpkin seed, pistachio, spinach, lemon, olive oil, goji, black pepper and  a little sea salt.
Mix well until combined.
Taste and adjust if necessary.
Divide between serving bowls and enjoy!
Extra info: Add 1 -2 teaspoons Chia seeds for added omega 3 and fibre
 

Frozen Cacao Strawberry Bar Recipe
Recipe and image courtesy of Nature's Way

14 pieces
Ingredients
7 large strawberries, hulled and halved
1/2 cup raw cacao powder
1 tbsp chia seeds
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 cup melted coconut oil

1. Place half a strawberry into each hole of a 14-hole, 1 tbsp capacity ice-cube tray.
2. Whisk together the cacao powder, chia seeds, maple syrup and coconut oil until well combined and smooth. Spoon the mixture evenly over the strawberries in the ice-cube tray, making sure that they are all completely covered. Freeze for 1 hour or until set firm.
3. Turn out onto a serving plate, break into pieces and serve.

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