Conventional vs. Organic Wine | What defines an Organic Wine?

At Vive we are super passionate about all things certified organic including our favourite beverage, that’s right WINE! The organic wine industry is on the rise, with new winemakers gearing towards organic & bio-dynamic practices all the time. With the … Continue reading

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Fertility & Pre-Pregnancy Support Massage

Merakai Therapies offer complete support of women on their journey to motherhood.  Specialised training in fertility and pre-pregnancy support, combined with their remedial and extensive pregnancy massage training means they are able to offer safe, nurturing, non-invasive and deeply relaxing … Continue reading

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3 Easy to Learn Fertility Acupressure Points | Fertility Support

Bob Wong | Acupuncturist  & Traditional Chinese Medicine What is Acupressure Massage? Acupressure is a therapeutic, non-invasive style of massage based off the acupuncture system of meridians and channels. This style of massage has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine … Continue reading

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Two Different Ways of Thinking | Part 2 | Neurocounselling

Katina is the author of the soon to be published book – Neurocounselling: Using Modern Counselling Skills and Neuroplasticity to Achieve Life Changing Results.  The book is written for practitioners in the wellness industry. Katina has been teaching the Diploma of Counselling … Continue reading

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Pregnancy Reflexology Massage

The joys of pregnancy are abundant, but sometimes so are feelings of pain and discomfort.  Reflexology is a gentle and nurturing therapy that may assist in managing many of the commonly felt pregnancy discomforts, such as: Morning sickness Back pain … Continue reading

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Two Different Ways of Thinking | Part 1 | Neurocounselling

Katina is the author of the soon to be published book – Neurocounselling: Using Modern Counselling Skills and Neuroplasticity to Achieve Life Changing Results.  The book is written for practitioners in the wellness industry. Katina has been teaching the Diploma of Counselling … Continue reading

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Lowering LDL Cholesterol with Phytosterols

Marilyn Lemaire (Master Herbalist) Phytosterols are compounds that have a similar chemical structure to cholesterol.  They are found in significant doses in vegetable oils such wheat germ oil, peanut oil, sesame oil, corn oil, almond oil and olive oil.  They … Continue reading

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Three Incredible Health Benefits of N-acetylcysteine (NAC)

Leia Mulroy (Clinical Nutritionist) Poppys & Pistachios Book a Nutrition Consultation Today                                                   Instagram @_poppysandpistachios_ N-Acetyl Cysteine, also known as NAC, is a derivative of the naturally occurring amino acid L-Cysteine. NAC stimulates the production of a powerful antioxidant Glutathione, … Continue reading

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Vive Health – Nutritionist – Megan Crockart

        Megan has always held an interest in food (a self confessed “Foodie” but also years of home cooking) along with health, fitness and exercise.  Megan was drawn to natural therapies as they can be used for … Continue reading

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Introducing Louise to Merakai Therapies in June

We are very excited Louise O’neill will be joining the Merakai Therapies team from Saturday June 16th, and available for Saturday treatments. Louise is a remedial massage therapist with further training through Pregnancy Massage Aaustralia as a NurtureLife practitioner. Her … Continue reading

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Introducing Reflexology at Merakai Therapies.

Reflexology is a healing art of ancient origin. Evidence has been found in Egyptian tombs of images of people receiving reflexology to the feet and hands. It has also been traced back to pre-dynastic China and ancient Indian medicine. This … Continue reading

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Cold & Flu Prevention 101 | Our Top Tips

Yes, it’s that time of year again…..the cold & flu session is getting scarily close. Luckily there is so much we can do to help prevent getting sick & also help our body recover, if in fact we do get … Continue reading

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Three Ways Acupuncture can Improve Fertility & Conception

Bob Wong | Art of Acupuncture For many couples, trying to fall pregnant can be a time full of joy & excitement, anticipating the arrival of their bundle of joy. Unfortunately for many others it can become a stressful & … Continue reading

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Supercharge your Immunity with Lactoferrin

Leia Mulroy | Clinical Nutritionist Book your Consultation with Leia today Lactoferrin, the forgotten little protein that has been hiding in breast milk and other mammals milk since the beginning of time. It is a natural multi-functional protein known to have … Continue reading

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The Impact of Chronic Stress on your Health

Mindy Duncan | Clinical Naturopath Stress is something we’ve become all too familiar with as it now appears to be a permanent phenomenon of modern life. It’s very normal to experience stress. The human body was built to cope brilliantly … Continue reading

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Resistant Starch | The Key to Sustainable Weight Loss

Mindy Duncan | Clinical Naturopath We talk a lot about prebiotics, in fact, you can read all about them here. But it’s time we expanded on this topic & broke it down even further. Resistant starches, a type of prebiotic, … Continue reading

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It’s time to focus on a better you | February Special

Did you make a new year’s resolution to improve your health….. but you are not sure where to start? Naturopath Therese Hodgkinson can help guide you along your health journey. Therese uses a balanced yet professional approach to improve overall … Continue reading

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How do you speak with yourself?

by Katina Gleeson (Hypnotherapist & Counsellor) Do you speak harshly, frequently telling yourself how you aren’t good enough or smart enough or don’t have enough motivation or will power? Or do you speak more gently – perhaps the way you … Continue reading

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Pre-Diabetes | The Epidemic We All Need To Be Aware Of & What We Can Do To Prevent It

by Marilyn Lemaire (Master Herbalist) The Australian Diabetic website states: “PreDiabetes is a condition that affects approximately 2,000,000 Australians and it has no signs or symptoms”.  It is a serious condition that can lead to Type II Diabetes unless it … Continue reading

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Histamine Intolerance | The hidden cause of your runny nose.

by Leia Mulroy | Clinical Nutritionist Do you experience unexplained skin rashes or itchy skin? How about a itchy throat or flushed face after consuming cheese, eggplant, tomatoes or wine? Continuing irritable bowl symptoms like bloating, abdominal pain, excess gas? … Continue reading

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