Each term we have one or two social events organised for all the class participants to attend. We will often go for a meal in one of Bendigo's fine dining eateries. Sometimes we organize to go for a walk/ stroll and chat beforehand. We have met in Rosalind Park on a Sunday morning and collectively performed our Wu Tao dances in the presence of the magnificent trees and bird life in the summer break. We have had picnics in the park and stretched and danced our way to good health.
The next Social Events will be held on:
Come along, have a meal and a pleasant chat to other fitness enthusiasts.
Sign up in the gym. You can always email if you can't get to gym.
(If you book then need to cancel, please let the venue know.)
The two social events this term (term 2 2013) were a gastronomical delight, especially dessert at the Axedale Tavern, and even better was the camaraderie and friendship that was amongst those who attended. Thank you for a most enjoyable time.
Karin's Favourite Sayings
Trigger Point Work - Trigger points or trigger sites are described as hyperirritable spots in skeletal muscle that are associated with palpable nodules in taut bands of muscle fibres. Trigger point practitioners believe that palpable nodules are tight muscle bands and a common cause of pain.
Deep Myofascial Massage - this method works directly on the restricted fascia. The practitioners use knuckle or elbow, or other tools, to slowly sink into the fascia. The pressure, a few kg of force, contacts the restricted fascia, then puts a tension or stretch on the fascia. Fascia is sometimes referred to as deep tissue.
Did you know that each essential oil has different healing properties? For example, some calm while others energize. Here are some widely used essential oils and their properties:
calming – chamomile, lavender, geranium
uplifting – ylang ylang, clary sage, rose, neroli
energizing – rosemary
cleansing – rosemary
decongesting – eucalyptus, pine, tea tree
Did you know that as a holistic treatment, aromatherapy can have a profound effect on physical and psychological well-being? There exists the belief that scent, as the most enduring of our senses, has the power to transform our emotions and heal our bodies.
Karin uses pure Aromatherapy oils for your massage. Aromatherapy has been around for some 6000 years and involves the use of pure essential oils (fragrant plant extracts). In an aromatherapy massage, individual blends are prepared by the practitioner in a base of cold pressed oil and then applied to the patient's skin through a remedial or relaxing massage.