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Sleep on it

  With the new year fast approaching it is time to make some positive changes and rise to the challenge of being the best version of yourself. It’s a challenge we set most years but do we often achieve it? This year to ensure our success we need to use the tools from our own […]

Remedial Massage

A Remedial Massage Therapist is trained to use specific techniques to stretch and lengthen connective tissue and muscles, reduces pain and discomfort, bringing wellness and a sense of relaxation and mobility to the client. Remedial Massage shortens recovery time from muscular injuries by flushing the tissue of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes. […]

Goal setting with the assistance of Essences.

Essences are a tool that many Kinesiologists use to assist clients to become more aware of how their emotions are a by-product of how events and circumstances impact who they are at any given time. In my early study, the very first course at Nature Care College was the Bach Flower Remedies and how these […]

its all connected

Chances are if you are experiencing a racing heart, restlessness, irritability , nervousness, insomnia, mood swings, feeling overwhelmed you may also be experiencing gas, nausea, bloating, brain fog, diarrhea , sugar cravings , headaches, muscle pain , leaky gut, autoimmune disfunction or IBS. When it comes down to the basics, stress is bad for you. […]

Calm Little Birdy

The Vagus Nerve plays a major role in the Autonomic Nervous System. The Autonomic Nervous System has 2 parts: The Sympathetic Nervous System and the Parasympathetic Nervous System . The Autonomic Nervous System regulates bodily functions such as heartrate , blood pressure, pupil dilation , heat, sweating and digestion. In quick response the body is […]

‘All disease begins in the gut”

‘All disease begins in the gut” is a quote from Ancient Greek Physician Hippocrates more than 2500 years ago. As time passes modern studies have shown much of this statement to be correct at least for many chronic diseases. We are learning a great deal of how gut bacteria can affect your health and how […]

Mental Health is not all in our head

Science at this point in time is evolving and the evidence is pointing to Mental and Emotional health is coming from our gut. So the digestive system breaks down food, absorbs nutrients, processes chemicals and elimates waste. But what else does it do? The ‘Second Brain’ can control the gut independent of the brain. The […]

I trust my gut

The link between emotion and the digestive system is much closer than previously thought. Have you heard of the brain in your gut, in which people refer to as the “Second Brain”. It makes sense if have you ever had butterflies in your stomach, or gone with your gut feeling? The link between digestion, emotions […]

Real Food

Eating real food and making good food choices can have a profound effect on the muscular system.  Certain muscles are strengthened by specific foods. Choosing to eat certain foods is a cost-effective way to help to increase nutrients rather than taking supplements. The gluteus maximus is one of the largest and strongest muscles of the […]

Breathing for Relaxation

Breathing is fundamental to living and its our most natural instinct. But to breath deeply, slowly and smoothly is almost and art that brings enormous benefits to our mental state and wellbeing. So if we cannot breath properly it can be difficult to release stress and fully relax. To breath deeply oxygenates the blood and […]

Learning to Relax

Learning to relax in our modern world can be challenging. Our body and state of mind are often telling us to make a change and take some time out. But taking the time to listen to the body and making the commitment is often difficult. Triggers for stress often happen over a period of time, […]

Case Study – Frozen Shoulder

Case Study – Frozen Shoulder I have a client aged 53 who presented approximately 8 weeks ago diagnosed with Frozen Shoulder left side. At the time he had roughly 15% range of movement in his left shoulder going straight up from his hip and both forwards and backwards. His pain levels were high relying on […]

Rotator Cuff

Rotator Cuff When we talk about the Rotator Cuff in relation to shoulder function we are basically describing four muscles which stabilise the shoulder joint (Glenohumeral Joint) or in other words the 4 muscles which hold the arm into the shoulder joint. In Kinesiology certain muscles fall into different meridians groups as in Chinese Medicine.  […]

Pec Major Sternal

All three Pecs Muscles, Pec Major Sternal (PMS), Pec Major Clavicular (PMC) and, Pectoralis Minor are very interesting but the Pec Major Sternal (PMS) in particular seems to go weak for a lot for people and some of that maybe caused by lifestyle factors. So the pectoralis major muscle is divided into Pec clavicular (PMC) […]

Strategies to help with handwriting

Strategies to help with handwriting in children   Many children have difficulty with handwriting skills and brain integration. Primitive and postural reflexes have always been of interest to me especially supporting my children through school.  My knowledge is much better now than when they were smaller but everyone learns somewhere. Starting at the beginning with […]

Transform your Weight

Kinesiology is a great way to achieve lasting results with weight issues without personal self-sabotage. Weight issues are complex and very individual. There can be many triggers which prevent us from living a sustainable healthy lifestyle. Food addictions, emotional eating, genetics, poor self-worth, family culture, linage, advertising, self-sabotage all sorts of elements can be the […]

Why do I need Kinesiology?

Kinesiology helps to restore health by balancing the body physically, mentally and emotionally. So physically it can help with aches and pains. By circuit locating muscles which are reactive. A reactive muscle is a muscle behaving too strong (bully) while other muscles are switched off and not doing their job at all. When this situation […]

About Me

My name is Amanda Spargo I am a Remedial Massage Therapist, Kinesiologist, and Artist working from my gorgeous home in Lithgow on the outskirts of the beautiful Blue Mountains. I am Passionate about health, healing and creativeness in in all aspects of my business. Since 2005 when I qualified as a Remedial Massage Therapist I […]

Wellness when it Matters

What can you do to optimise your health into the future? How can you deal with stress now and prevent it from escalating into health problems? How can looking after your own needs make sure you are physically and emotionally available to those you love in the present but also into the future? There are […]

Preventive Health

What can you do to optimise your health into the future? How can you deal with stress now and prevent it from escalating into health problems? How can looking after your own needs make sure you are physically and emotionally available to those you love in the present but also into the future? There are […]

Today is International Women’s Day

As women taking control and learning to design a life where we naturally attract positive relationships, perceiving our own value and being true to our own wisdom.  Kinesiology can help to improve overall wellness, confidence and happiness today and every day. Acting with self esteem in both our private and professional roles and not allowing […]

Emotional Vs Physical Health

When considering emotional wellness it isn’t very different than physical health. In kinesiology I use a 5 element emotion chart which finds it roots in Traditional Chinese Medicine. In TCM they have an emotion for each of the bodies organs for example the liver corresponds to the emotion anger and it’s said that too much […]

Think less Feel More

Think less and feel more .  Your mind may be working overtime needlessly. In life we are always attracting experiences into our life both positive and negative. The key is to always keep moving,  the best you can, towards positive experiences . Kinesiology allows you to achieve congruency between mind and body and by making […]

Bullying at School

With school back this week I think it might be interesting to discuss just how kinesiology can help your child feel more happy and confidant at school. It is common for children to have problems with other children at school, they may feel anxious at school or about going to school. They may have problems […]

General Adaption Syndrome (GAS)

I don’t think you can under rate the stress we cope with on a daily basis with causing many of the illnesses we cope with in our lives. In Kinesioology we learn about the General Adaption Syndrome (GAS) the predicable nature of long term and short term stress.  Dr Hans Selye (1907-1982) wrote about stress […]

Happy New Year

2016 has been a year of completion for many, being the end of a 9 year Numerology cycle. 2017 is in many ways is a new beginning. Year 1 in the next 9 year cycle. May 2017 be the beginning of a wonderful new cycle and lay the foundations for some awesome life experiences . […]

Remedial Massage v Kinesiology

Back Pain Back pain is a complaint I deal with on a daily basis as a Remedial Massage Therapist and a Kinesiologist. I just want to explain the two different methods I use and how they can effectively deal with a common complaint. REMEDIAL MASSAGE Firstly as a Remedial Massage Therapist searching for the area […]

Brain Integration

Kinesiology can help children and adults diagnosed with ADHD and other brain integration difficulties by assessing how well the back and the front of the body work in unison. Cooperation of the body and in particular strengthening muscle tone along the spine to improve posture  can sometimes be useful. If primitive or postural reflexes have […]

Feeling Burnt out? 11 ways to Replenish your energy levels.

Feeling Burnt out? 11 ways to Replenish your energy levels.     Remedial Massage soothes sore muscles and provides a welcome escape for busy minds. Friendship, spend time with people who value your spirit. Laughter, a good belly laugh shakes your insides in a good way and stimulates feel good endorphins. Exercise, increases energy and […]

Carpel tunnel vs. Tendonitis

Carpel  tunnel vs. Tendonitis Carpel tunnel and wrist tendonitis are both conditions which may affect the wrist with pain and inflammation.  Lack of hand strength , tingling, shooting pain , aching , decreased range of motion, numbness all are possible symptoms . Both are overuse condition, or repetitive strain injury and can definitely be reversed. […]

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