Category Archives: Massage

Homecoming

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I feel like we are returning home to the place where it all started for me so many years ago. I remember the day so clearly pulling up at the intersection of bay and bluff roads feeling so stressed out. A sign out the front of 194 was beckoning me, so I called, only to […]

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Neti or not to Neti that is the question…

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It started as a cold that seemed to never end as my head seemed to get heavier and heavier. Never a great sufferer of sinus it never occurred to me that I was experiencing a bad bout of sinus infection.  Feeling too crap day in day out to see past the clouds and capable of […]

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Sweet Aromas

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With shops laden with perfumes and aftershaves it would have never have crossed my mind that they would ever drain your energy.  Interesting.  Always a cynic until I experience something for myself.  A few weeks ago I was given the gift of a beautiful bottle of Young Living (seed to seal) essential oil blend called […]

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Held in Healing Hands

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With a spring in my step and a song in my heart I depart with joy from the healing hands of Jennifer Berridge, Creator and resident Healer of the Karma Studio. Soldiering on with my day, working, looking after my family needs.  You just do it.  A quote that is dawning to be very true […]

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A peak inside an Afternoon Retreat

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Shoes at the door, leaving the world behind me… I’ll be honest with you I didn’t realize how stressed I had become until my drive to the Retreat at The Karma Studio.  Arriving with no expectation apart from very tight shoulders.  From the  moment I stepped through the doors of the Retreat a feeling instantly […]

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A little Guidance from Spirit…

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Early in July 2016 I was lucky enough to have a session with an energetic healer.  This lady was the real deal!.  As a gifted Celtic Psychic Gwynneth Scott works with your Aura calling upon your spirit guides and Indigenous Australian spirit to access and release trapped energy in the body. http://triskelehealing.blogspot.com.au/p/triskele-healing-therapy.html All I can say […]

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My life’s journey of self discovery towards good health!

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Reflecting back to my early teens I can’t say I ever felt very well.  This sense of unwell carried well into Adulthood for me.  My search earnestly began when I was 19.  24 years ago, trying everything under the sun to just feel at least ”ok” would have been enough. To me the answers didn’t […]

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Can you still your mind for business success?

Karma Studio ran their first workshop at the Bayside Business Network, Still Your Mind for Business Success, at Sandringham Yacht Club on Monday the 26th of May. With more than 25 in attendance, it was a departure from the usual BBN seminar fare (full disclosure: I too presented a talk on writing and rhetoric earlier […]

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“What we Play is Life” Louis Armstrong

Well its hard to believe. I start our new year here with excitement, possibilities and challenges to rise too from within. Our little team of 5 are amazing & talented healers. At one of our team meetings/lunch we have once a month late last year the suggestion to do ” The Artists Way ” came up […]

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Abdominal Massage

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Abdominal Massage is an intense massage focusing uniquely on the abdominal area. It is gentle and slow, done rhythmically with the breath. The treatment will conclude by curling up to one side. You are then rocked from side to side for 10 minutes, simulating the peristaltic movements of the digestive system. Emotional tension is released, the […]

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Massage for the elderly

Today we’d like to briefly touch on massage for the elderly. Geriatric massage involves many of the same techniques applied to everybody else, although often their application is lighter and more passive. The major concern is to use good quality oil that reduces friction with the skin. Apart from the standard benefits of massage reaped […]

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5 tips for staying younger and living longer

Most of us can all now expect to live longer than what our grandparents did due to advances in modern medicine and living a health lifestyle. As we age I think many would consider it important to be able continue doing the activities we have always enjoyed doing and to do this we need to focus […]

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After massaging for more than 30 years I have observed the clients that come regularly and after coming in at least twice per month they have improved their general wellbeing by at least 50% if not more. The immune, nervous & circulation systems are not as compromised, the muscular & skeletal systems relax & there is an overwhelming sense […]

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The techniques of Swedish massage

At The Karma Studio, we provide a number of different types of massage, from deep tissue to remedial to pregnancy massage. The techniques of Swedish massage however underpin most of these types. The order in which each technique is used is of utmost importance. But what are they, in a nutshell? (1) Effleurage: long sweeping […]

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Deep tissue massage

We are consistently asked what the different types of massage are. Today we’re looking slightly more in focus at deep tissue massage. In this type of massage, the masseur/ masseuse will use very slow strokes and friction techniques across the grain of the muscle. It is highly effective for a number of conditions including, among […]

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Relaxation and Sports Massage

There are many different types of massage which aim at producing different physiological outcomes. Today we’re going to focus on both relaxation massage and sports massage. What are the differences between the two one might ask? A relaxation massage will alleviate fatigue and tension, increase blood flow (which is characteristic of all type of yoga), and settle a […]

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