Osteopathy is one modality that I truly believe in. It has helped my family and I immensely during stressful times, developmental stages and during calm and tranquil times of our lives. Each Osteopath works slightly differently but their true essence is the same…. Vitality and Wellbeing. A friend and colleague, Dr. Elissa O’Brien from Atrium Osteopathy in Balwyn, Victoria has kindly written the following post for us.
“Health is an ongoing project. To be healthy can be viewed as a daily practice.
I’m an Osteopath and people come to me when things are going wrong, when their body stops allowing them to do what they want to do on a daily basis.
To keep your body functioning optimally you need to be aware of its needs.
Some of these needs you can meet yourself through diet, exercise, balance between work and rest, positive choices and through healthy rituals. Some of these needs are best outsourced to professionals.
A key concept that I often discuss with my patients is ease. The first osteopath in 1900 spoke of dis-ease or lack of ease, which will precede disease.
We can choose ease on a daily basis. Think of the things you do daily that you could do with ease.
There are the simple things; are you at ease now? Do you move with ease and if not, how could you do this better? Can you figure this out for yourself or through discussion with a friend or do you need to seek professional help?
Magneaseium is such an appropriate name for the magnesium gel I’ve had in my clinic since its conception. It really does allow muscular ease when I use it on the tight, tired muscles of my patients.
My favourite application though is at home on my children’s aches and pains, particularly their growing pains. We keep a tube next to their beds and I can rub it in to their legs and feet at night or (even easier) they can.
Not everyone absorbs magnesium easily through their digestive system and not everyone wants to take a supplement, so a topical gel is the perfect solution.
A daily ritual involving some self-reflection around your health, a short (or long) check-in that allows you to massage, stretch or move with ease, breathe better, contemplate your health, review healthy meal choices and plan more appropriate lifestyle choices is one way for you to regain some control over health. Become your own health manager and outsource as appropriate.”
Thank you Dr. O’Brien for being such an amazing health professional and we greatly appreciate your support of Magneaseium.