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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Many women suffer severely from premenstrual syndrome with period pain, but there aren’t many GPs or gynaecologists who really take these problems seriously. Nutritional and lifestyle changes, as well as neutriceuticals and herbal remedies, provide many options to manage your health challenge. DEFINITION OF PMS A varied group of physical and psychological symptoms, including abdominal […]

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We all hate our belly fat, mostly because it is unsightly; however, scientists also have a special interest in belly fat because it is so different from the other parts of our bodies. The major problem with belly fat is that it is actually its own endocrine organ. It can produce hormones and inflammatory molecules, […]

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Stress can impact heavily on your physical and mental health. Our innate and primeval fight/flight response is stretched to the limit due to today’s relentless modern-day stressors. Ensure your happiness and health by recognising the causes of your stress and implementing ways to rediscover your inner peace. When stress and anxiety are mentioned to me […]

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With the ever-increasing stress levels and daily challenges we face, it is becoming more and more important to focus on our well-being – especially in the workplace where we spend the majority of our time. According to The Cape Argus, absenteeism in the workplace costs South Africa between 12 and 16 billion rands each year […]

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The human microbiome, which is comprised of all the microorganisms (the microbiota) that live on and in humans, plays an essential role in determining good health. Microbes cover every surface of our bodies, inside and out. They’re on our skin, inside our noses, mouths, whole respiratory tract, plentiful in our digestive tract, reproductive system, and […]

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Dr Arien van der Merwe discusses natural treatment options and stress management tools to relieve irritable bowel syndrome. This approach will help alleviate symptoms of any disorder or disturbance in digestive tract function. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or spastic colon is a functional disorder affecting the bowel or parts of the gastro-intestinal tract. After colds, […]

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Medically, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are classified as different diseases, but in the natural treatment approach, they’re considered similar. The primary aim of natural treatment is to suppress or control the pro-inflammatory factors through food supplements, herbal remedies, diet adaptations, exercise and stress management while the underlying mental-emotional blocks are made conscious in order for […]

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