Lymphatic Drainage Massage: A Comprehensive Guide

The Intricate World of the Lymphatic System: The lymphatic system is complex:  Lymph vessels, which parallel blood vessels, and lymph nodes (small structures that filter and purify lymph) are joined by the thymus, spleen, and tonsils to make up this system. What is lymph?  We’re so glad you asked. Lymph is a colourless fluid, which […]

Type 2 Diabetes and Osteopathic Care

Type 2 diabetes is a widespread, acquired metabolic disorder. In a nutshell – it’s all about insulin; insulin resistance or inadequate insulin production, which messes with your blood sugar levels. If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes, you might not immediately think of osteopathic care.  And we don’t blame you, as there’s a lot […]

Turning Resolutions into Reality: Insights from your Osteopath

New Year’s Resolutions Why do we do this to ourselves every year? Why do we set ourselves up for failure with New Year’s Resolutions? We’re all about figuring out how to achieve our goals in 2024 (hint: getting expert care from the Osteopaths at BeacHealth might help if any of your goals are health-related). If […]

Boost Your Balance and Embrace Stability

We’re all about balance this August. Now, we’d love for you to achieve work-life balance, eat a balanced diet, and balance your chequebook effortlessly (does anyone still have a chequebook?) but that’s not what we’re talking about.  We are talking about your ability to maintain equilibrium and stability during various movements and in different positions […]

Exercise For Osteoporosis

It’s World Osteoporosis Day  this month (on October 20th) so let’s look at the benefits of exercise for bone health and osteoporosis.   What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a chronic condition that causes a person’s bones to become weak and brittle, making them susceptible to fracture from minor falls or injuries. While your bones naturally […]

Movement Breaks

Movement Snacks…are you getting enough? As the pandemic approaches its first anniversary, many people have found themselves working from home for longer hours, at improvised workstations, tables, chairs, and even ironing boards (actually a good idea!). Often missing is the daily commute or walking somewhere for lunch or a coffee. As a result of this, […]

Workouts for Christmas

Christmas time is just around the corner, and that can mean only one thing… fun (at a covid level) and over indulgent. We all tend to indulge and consume probably a few too many calories over the Christmas period. It seems to be ingrained in society that it’s the done thing. Now, as health professionals […]

Prevention of Running Injuries

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Getting your bike setup correctly

Over the last three weeks, the Tour De France has been running. The Tour consists of 21-day stages over a 23-day period, and the riders will cover around 3,500 kilometres (2,200 mi). While not all of us are elite athletes, there has certainly been an increase in cyclist on the road with the nice weather. […]