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Text Neck. What is it and how to stop it

You may have noticed a new buzzword recently: Text neck. Yep, it is real and we see it every week at our clinic. Text neck is the term used to describe neck pain caused from looking down at your mobile phone, tablet etc for too long or too frequently…. or both. It doesn’t just affect adults. Kids […]

Treating hayfever with Good Nutrition

Allergy season is in high gear. The trees are budding and pollen is bursting forth in Connecticut. As our winters are warmer, we’re also seeing allergies kick in sooner, perhaps with a higher intensity than in years past. While most of us are cracking our windows open and emerging from the winter cocoon into the welcoming […]

How complaining rewires your brain for negativity

Research shows that most people complain once a minute during a typical conversation. Complaining is tempting because it feels good. But like many other things that are enjoyable — such as smoking or eating hot chips for breakfast — complaining isn’t good for you. Our brains thrive on efficiency. They conserve energy and try not to work […]

Everything you need to know about: NATUROPATHY

What is Naturopathy? Naturopathy incorporates the use of nutrition, herbs and lifestyle advice to influece and change biochemical processes of the body, helping to reduce dis-ease. Naturopathy is a non-invasive form of medicine which aims to improve health throughout all body systems, by using nutrition, herbs and lifestyle changes to affect the various system frameworks of […]

Introducing Vanessa- qualified Naturopath and Receptionist

Vanessa is our newest practitioner to the team! After being one of our awesome receptionists since 2012, Vanessa followed her passion for neatural medicine and is now one of our Naturopaths! Here is a hot 3 minutes with Vanessa.     1.  At which shop would you like to max-out your credit card? Adventure Travel […]

This is Ilme- one of our amazing receptionists

If you have been to Total Balance, you will have for sure either met or spoken to Ilme at some stage. She is amazing. Not only is she damn awesome at her job, she looks after us and helps to keep everything at Total Balance….. well balanced! Here is a hot 3 minutes with Ilme. […]

Meet Nicole, our Myotherapist

Meet our Myotherapist, Nicole. Here is a hot 3 minutes with our favourite Myo that packs a punch!   1. At which shop would you like to max-out your credit card? Oooh how do you pick just one?! Ummm Mimco, Adairs, Kmart, witchery, Myers. I don’t have a problem spending money, ask my husband! 2. What […]

Is food medicine?

Food is social. It induces a nice feeling. We buy it every week and consume it everyday…. could it actually act as medicine?!? The human body is a well oiled machine that has withheld generations of daily activities. It consists of many processes that keep it functioning. It is the most complex “machine” you will […]

Winter Warming soup with a twist

Winter brings coldness… and sometimes we seek the warmer foods to warm our bones. But with that can come extra calories and maybe a few extra inches on the hips. Not ideal. Soup! It is very nutritious, low in calories and oh so warm! Try this pumpkin soup with a twist. Add a piece of […]

Osteopathy: Everything you need to know

So what is Osteopathy? Osteopathy incorporates manipulation and/or joints to treat whole systems of the body- that is, the WHOLE body It is non-invasive manual therapy which aims to improve health throughout all body systems, by using manipulation and strengthening of the musculoskeletal framework. As Osteopaths, we focus on the spine, muscles and joints to improve […]