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About Michelle Ball

I am a massage therapist and Gokhale Method® Teacher I do Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage simply for this reason- "It is the most relaxing massage that I have ever received and in turn, it is what I want to share with others." Lomi Lomi involves long rhythmic strokes as well as deep work relaxing the body, mind and spirit on all levels. I thoroughly love giving this massage. I am also a Gokhale Method Teacher. This method is based on the Book "8 Steps to a Pain Free Back" by Esther Gokhale. Primal Posture™ and alignment for Pain-Free living. After discovering this method for myself, it wasn't enough for me to just do massage. I wanted to teach people how they could help themselves when they are off of my table. Many of my clients suffer from chronic or acute pain. It is one thing for me to help people by applying external forces. But it is another to help empower them to help themselves lead a pain-free life 24/7. The Gokhale Method® teaches you how to lengthen strengthen and align your body enabling a pain-free life everyday! It doesn't involve a lot of exercises or gadgets. It incorporates improved movements that you use while sitting, standing, sleeping and walking. Doing daily movements in a way that promotes health and well being as opposed to promoting arthritic conditions, disc degeneration or worse. It is based on posture that you had as a little kid, on cultures where people don't experience back pain and on our ancestors. It is old/new information that we have forgotten how to use put together in an easy to follow, comprehensive way. Gokhale Method inspires you to think that there is something you can do for yourself to help treat your symptoms of pain. I encourage you to look into it further on www.gokhalemethod.com or contact me with any questions.

Moving with Grace and Efficiency

My partner Knut and I were in Bali in August. It was an amazing journey as we had never been before. I particularly loved watching the local people move about in their daily lives. I was fascinated watching them carry … Continue reading

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Warm Weather…Get out the Push Bikes!

Ride your Bike! I was recently visiting family back in the US. The weather was warm there and I found myself riding bikes everywhere. I don’t normally ride very much in the winter months in Tassie. Maybe it’s just me … Continue reading

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Winter Mood Boosters

It’s coming into winter here in Australia. But these tips work all year round. So even if it’s summer where you are, try them anyway. Whether you embrace a cold day or grumble and hit the snooze button on your … Continue reading

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Top Tips For A Smooth & Successful Pregnancy!

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Aging – How You Move Matters!

“You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.” George Burns. I love that line. I often hear my massage clients say that their pain is a result of old age. This amuses me, as often enough, … Continue reading

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What is Limiting Your Happiness?

When John Lennon was a young boy, his teacher asked the class to write down what they wanted to be when they grew up. Some kids said they wanted to be doctors, actors, nurses and teachers. John Lennon wrote, he … Continue reading

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The Value of Healthy Posture

We put value on many things in our life. Diet and exercise are considered important in today’s society to stay healthy and fit. But there is a blind spot when it comes to the importance of posture. Funnily enough it … Continue reading

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Every Bone In It’s Natural Place

Every Bone Has It’s Natural Place The particular arrangement of the human skeleton is a product of the demands of upright living and the constant force of gravity. Each bone has a natural place relative to its neighbours. As in … Continue reading

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Strong Feet and Glutes Allow Me to Run Without Pain.

I had been running for years in really expensive cushioned shoes. When I was in my 30’s I developed a sharp pain in my heels. I fixed this problem with orthotics as it was a quick fix. My arches were … Continue reading

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Is Sudden Back Pain Really So Sudden?

Scenario: Imagine you are getting ready for a holiday. You’ve been planning it for a long time. You’ve spent every spare minute fantasizing about all the activities you will partake in. All the det… Source: Is Sudden Back Pain Really … Continue reading

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