May 4, 2018
Are you going hard with your footy club this year? Smashing out the PB’s in your running? Cracking the whip at Crossfit?
Are you sore?
You need an Athlete’s Lounge Membership.
If you’re going to go hard, you need to go hard on your recovery too. It’s not just about resting your muscles and suffering through the dreaded DOMS. You want to make sure that the increased activity doesn’t lead to injury.
It’s about reducing inflammation, flushing out waste products, improving circulation, promoting faster cell regeneration. All so you can get out there quicker and do it all again.
And that’s where we can help.
At Fluid, we have state-of-the-art sports recovery equipment, normally only available to sporting clubs and top-level athletes. This includes ice and contrast baths, recovery pump compression boots and overalls, and far infrared sauna. And with a Recovery Centre Membership, you can access this equipment as many times as you like, seven days a week.
A casual Sports Recovery Session at Fluid is $55, and includes use of the contrast baths, recovery pump boots and the far infrared sauna.
With an Athlete’s Lounge Membership, you get full and unlimited access to:
- Ice and Contrast Baths
- Recovery Pump Boots and Overalls
- Far Infrared Sauna
- Discounted use of the Hyperbaric Chamber ($40 per session instead of $65)
- 10% off all products and services including Myotherapy and Remedial Massage
- Priority use of all equipment
- Available seven days a week
You can choose the membership package that suits you, for however long you want it to go for. And the longer you sign up for, the cheaper it gets. Choose from:
- 12 Month Platinum Membership – @ $25 per week. (Direct debited quarterly, $325 every three months)
- 6 Month Gold Membership – @ $30 per week. (Direct debited quarterly, $390 upfront and in three months)
- 3 Month Silver Membership – @ $35 per week. (Total $455 paid upfront)
We even offer mini-memberships if you want a taste of Sports Recovery bliss for a shorter period. Chose from:
- 2 month Mini Membership $390
- 1 month Mini Membership $216
Obviously there’s huge benefits from a recovery perspective. I haven’t been injured since I started coming here. It’s the best my body has felt in 2 years. And the Recovery Centre is so relaxing, I feel like I’ve made myself a home here.”
Jo Oakeshott, Crossfit Weapon
Come in and see us and check out our facilities, or call us on 03 99391133 to find out more. If you want to book a casual recovery session, you can click here.
April 6, 2018
Manual Lymphatic Drainage – This technique has been getting a lot of attention lately, and with good reason. With so many of us feeling overworked and stressed, bloated and flat, and with cold and flu season on the way, it’s a good time to go over the ins-and-outs of lymphatic drainage.
What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage?
It is a unique massage technique, specifically designed to encourage the natural drainage of lymph.
Lymph is the fluid, similar to blood plasma, that circulates throughout the lymphatic system. It has a lot of different functions, one of which is acting as the body’s garbage disposal system. It picks up bacteria, delivering them to the lymph nodes, where they are destroyed.
The natural lymphatic system can pump 1-2 litres of lymph through the body per day. With Manual Lymphatic Drainage, it can increase it to 10-20 litres per day. That’s effectively giving your body’s healing system a gigantic boost.
If you have fluid retention, you’re feeling sluggish, puffy or unwell, or if you feel the need to detox, then Manual Lymphatic Drainage might be for you.
Where did it come from?
While the concept might have been around for centuries, the technique itself was put together by a couple of Danish doctors in the 1930s, who noticed that their patients that suffered from colds tended to have swollen lymph nodes. They studied the lymph system further and developed a technique where they used gentle, rhythmic hand movements to promote lymph movement. They found that when the technique was performed, patients would heal quicker.
New techniques were developed further as time went on, as the medical profession began to understand the lymph system more thoroughly. The new techniques are based on following the lines of the lymphatic vessels, towards the corresponding lymph nodes.
What does it feel like?
It feels like really, really gentle touch. It’s very different from a remedial massage, or even a relaxation massage. Your practitioner will softly stimulate your lymph nodes, then use light, feathery strokes to encourage the movement of the lymph.
How will I feel after the treatment?
It depends. You could feel decidedly dodgy in the moments after a treatment. Despite the gentleness of MLD, there’s a lot going on under the surface, and a lot of toxins are going to get flushed out. It might take you an hour or two to start feeling like yourself again. You’ll need to up your water intake, and you will probably have to visit the bathroom more often. And the next day, you should feel better than ever.
Other people feel amazing, and completely relaxed during and immediately after a treatment.
What can it treat?
MLD can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, including:
- Fluid retention
- Eczema and psoriasis
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Polycystic ovary syndrome
- General Fatigue
- Pre and post surgery
- Low immunity
Where can I book a treatment?
At Fluid Health, we have two therapists that specialise in Manual Lymphatic Drainage – David Luke, and Lucy Fowler. Give us a call on 03 99391133 to book an appointment, or you can click here to book online.
February 28, 2018
We’re constantly working on getting the best and the brightest in the healthcare industry to come and set up home at Fluid Health. That’s why we’re delighted to announce a fantastic addition of the Fluid family – Naturopath Julia Michelle.
Naturopathic Medicine is a holistic approach to health – in a nutshell, if you have a condition or disease, a Naturopath will look not just at your physical body, but past that. They’ll investigate your dietary requirements, your mental health, any occupational factors, family dynamics, your spiritual needs and take everything into account when prescribing treatment.
So a physical condition or complaint might be treated with a change to your diet, herbal supplements, and a gentle direction to spend more time outside during daylight hours, and instructions on how to get more quality sleep.
Julia has many tools in her skillset, as well as being a naturopath, she’s also a herbalist, nutritionist and personal trainer. And she’s put all of her skills together to publish an ebook – The 21 Day Reset .
We take up the challenge!
The 21 Day Reset by Naturopath Julia Michelle is a 21-day diet plan, exercise program, sleep protocol, and stress management regime. It’s designed to reset your body, to restore balance in the most fundamental biological processes that allow your body to heal itself and stay healthy. And it’s only 21 days!
And for Fluid Receptionist Lauretta, it sounds like the perfect plan.
How different would your life be if you had lots of energy and focus, were able to achieve and maintain your ideal body weight, suffered from no digestive issues, slept well, and were free from all niggling aches, pains and sensations of unwellness? Join me for 21 days and that’s exactly what you’ll achieve. It’s time to take back your life and regain your health and vitality!
Lauretta has volunteered to undergo the 21-Day Reset, having struggled with lack of energy and poor diet choices (because of the baklava that they sell at the bakery next door.) She’s been feeling flat, unmotivated, sluggish and unhealthy since a hip injury prevented her from running since the City2Sea fun run last year. She’s taken solace in yoga and baklava, and could definitely use a bit of weight training and a veggie or two to get her out of her slump.
Stay posted here for the blog updates, as Lauretta takes on the 21-Day Reset. Or, if it all goes well, you’ll see her doing ice-lake swims in the Himalayas, in between bikini modelling shoots.
If you’re interested in having a look at Julia’s Ebook, you can get it here.
And if you think that you might benefit from seeing a naturopath, you can click here to make a booking with Julia online.
Naturopath Julia Michelle