What is the Massage Therapy Association? In 1989 the Massage Therapy Association of South Africa (MTA) was founded to work toward professional recognition of Therapeutic Massage Therapy. MTA is a formally constituted non-profit professional association acting on behalf of registered Therapeutic Massage Therapists (TMT’s). The statutory council under which the profession is registered with is the Allied […]

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Dr Jacques Snyman on carbohydrate derived fulvic acid and why it is added to other vitamins or minerals. Is it not sufficient to have on its own? We also asked him what the difference is between a cold and the flu. Please follow and like us:

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An alternative solution for back pain and bad posture is non-invasive, non-forceful Inversion Therapy, which was used as early as 400 BC by Hippocrates, who suspended patients upside down on a ladder, to allow gravity to exercise therapeutic traction. In the 1960s, Dr Robert Martin (an osteopath, chiropractic and medical doctor) introduced the ‘Gravity Guidance […]

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There are many different yoga styles, as there are hundreds of various yoga postures. Each style and posture has its own set of benefits and reasons why it is a valuable and a ‘feel good’ exercise for your body, mind and soul. Often yoga is seen as a de-stressor and a set of slow stretches […]

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If you ask any sports person what they are most worried about, they will generally respond with one of two possible answers: injury or illness. The consensus of most scientists is that exercise is good for you, but up to a point. Unfortunately, daily or twice daily heavy exercise training over months or years can […]

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Pain is a symptom, often a very strong symptom. It is a personal experience, and is influenced by all that we have learned and experienced, culturally and in our upbringing. While pharmaceutical drugs are powerful and can provide rapid pain relief, they often have side-effects when used in the long term. Dr David Nye describes […]

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With acknowledgement to the British Chiropractic Association and the Chiropractice Association of South Africa Today, back pain can be considered as one of the most common of all physical complaints in the world. It is therefore one of the single most important factors in time lost from work and recreation – the condition should be […]

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Organising and integrating the human body in gravity promotes wellbeing ‘If you can imagine how it feels to live in a fluid, light, balanced body, free of pain, stiffness and chronic stress, at ease with itself and the gravitational field, then you will understand the purpose of Rolfing.’ (Dr Ida P Rolf, PhD) Among the […]

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Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and is the ‘glue’ that holds the whole body together. Learn more here with Dr Arien van der Merwe about the many uses of the different types of collagen. Collagen can be compared to a scaffold or matrix that provides strength, structure, elasticity and support […]

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This favourite Indian remedy is comprised of many herbs and spices designed to fight all diseases, rejuvenate and invigorate. Long ago, an Indian sage named Chyawan lived and meditated in the forest for many years. His hair grew matted and he became covered in tree growth. One day a blindfolded princess danced by and accidentally […]

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