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Bridge to Health Blog
Bridge to Health Blog
Teresa O'Connor BSc (Hons) MBAcC Lic Ac
Registered Acupuncturist

As we approach 2019, we once again turn our thoughts to new challenges, and resolutions.  As you prepare your Christmas lists, for yourself or a loved one, why not consider the gift of Acupuncture?

Susan Quirke
Rehabilitation Pilates Instructor

One of the first questions I get asked when I first see a client is What is Pilates about?”

Jenny Middleton
Rehabilitation Pilates Teacher

Often, by the time a client starts Pilates sessions with me, they have already been in pain for months - if not years.  When asked why they haven’t looked to help themselves before now, the answer is usually because they haven’t had the time.

Andrew Brenard ATPC
Thrive Consultant

If you have a goal to get healthier and fitter in the new year, great!  It is also a good idea to go about starting this journey to the `new you` in the right way.  Many people have a plan of what they would like to achieve after their indulgences of the festive period.  Usually the planned changes are drastic.

Deborah Kerr BACP UKRCP
Registered Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Loneliness is not just for Christmas, it can be for life. Millions of people express that they feel lonelier at Christmas however. As humans, we are social and sentient beings, meaning we are made up of emotions and therefore we’re not meant to be solitary, or exist on our own.
Jo Thorp 
Massage Therapist

Jo Thorp at Bridge to Health looks at the difference a regular massage can make if you want to maintain your health-related goals in 2019.  She believes scheduling a massage is just as important as scheduling exercise in the first place!

Lynsey Metcalfe
Alexander Technque Teacher

When we are in pain, caused by a health condition, injury or simply the things that we do to ourselves in everyday movement, we respond by tensing our muscles and trying to protect the area that is causing us pain. The Alexander Technique teaches us to respond differently. To have the freedom to choose our responses, and to learn to move easily without excess muscle tension.

Mathieu Rossano BSc (Hons) Ost Med DO ND
Registered Osteopath and Practice Principle

As we approach December, and the Christmas frenzy goes up a gear, I think of my children and their friends who are putting my generation to shame with their revolution against our throw-away culture.  It seems that plastic, disposable gizmos and wasteful packaging will soon be a thing of the past.  I applaud this positive change!