Mullumbimby Chiropractic and Massage



November 16, 2017 Health Tips and News


“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.”– Bob Marley



Music is an amazing thing that can invoke an array of emotions, memories, be a soulful form of communication, and truly- I believe-The essence of life.

Studies have shown that music used in pain management therapy can be highly effective. Not only a broken heart can be mended by some soulful riffs but also physical injuries too.

 A 2015 review in The Lancet found that people who listened to music before, during, or after surgery experienced less pain and anxiety, compared to patients who did not listen to music.

To conduct the study, researchers looked at data from 73 different trials, involving more than 7,000 patients.

The people who experienced a slightly greater, but nonsignificant, reduction in pain, and needed the least pain medication, were the ones who got to pick their own music.A recent review in
the World Journal of Psychiatry found that music therapy can be an effective treatment for mood disorders related to neurological conditions, including Parkinson’s disease, dementia, stroke, and
multiple sclerosis.After reviewing 25 trials, the researchers concluded that music is a valid therapy to potentially reduce depression and anxiety, as well as to improve mood, self-esteem, and
quality of life.They also noted that no negative side effects were reported in any of the trials, making music a low-risk treatment. -Susan Booth
Music can evoke emotion, help regain memories, stimulate new neural connections, and active attention. While listening to music may bring greater health benefits, creating it can be an effective therapy, too.

“Music is probably the only real magic I have encountered in my life. There’s not some trick involved with it. It’s pure and it’s real. It moves, it heals, it communicates and does all these incredible things”. – Tom Petty

We are lucky enough here in Mullumbimby to experience the annual Mullum Music Festival this weekend! Click logo below to forward onto the ticket site and check out the schedule. Enjoy and simultaneously heal your wounded soul and possibly your sprained ankle, all at once.


Rock on ……….:-)

November 14, 2017 Health Tips and News



If you’re interested in trying Yoga, check out ‘Yoga By Nature’ ,  Brunswick Heads NSW,  by clicking on the logo below.

Yoga by Nature welcomes YOU

If you are feeling exhausted, uncomfortable in your body, looking to build strength whilst calming the busy mind then we would love to have you visit the studio!

Yoga by Nature specialises in promoting a greater freedom of movement, nourishment, rejuvenation and deep relaxation.

Whether you’re a busy mum,  overworked professional, over 50, health conscious, between 5-10 years, a teenager, nursing an injury or condition, a beginner or experienced yogi, there is something for everyone.

Our classes provides a safe, container for your own unique yoga practice. Our experienced teachers have been specially selected for their areas of expertise and friendly, accommodating styles of practice. We provide you with eco-friendly props and all the support you need for an extraordinary yoga experience.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

Jackie and the Yoga by Nature team


Cassie White is a Sydney-based personal trainer, yoga coach and health journalist put together this article specifically for yoga beginners. This article answers all the basic questions you may have before commencing your first Yoga class. Click the link below for Cassie’s story;


November 12, 2017 Health Tips and News

If you’re planning on any extreme activities that could lead to an injury, such as a burn, make sure it happens in the day time hours!

Recent studies have shown that burns that were sustained at night time took a average of 28 days to heal. Whereas burns sustained at day time only took 17 days to heal!

This study was done with 118 patients and the results are explained by the way the human body clock works within every human cell across a 24hr cycle.


Daytime…Night time..

Click on the clock bellow for the full story;


November 9, 2017 Health Tips and News

Mushrooms may contain unusually high amounts of two antioxidants that some scientists suggest could help fight aging and bolster health, according to a team of Penn State researchers.

Click on mushroom link below for full story;

Garlic Butter Roasted Mushrooms

Recipe type: Side, Appetizer
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Serves: 5-6 servings
Garlic Butter Roasted Mushrooms make an amazing side to any meal and are full of rich buttery garlic flavor.
  • 1 lb whole mushrooms, cleaned
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • Garlic salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  1. Preheat your oven to 180. Toss mushrooms in oil, garlic salt and pepper, place in an oven-proof skillet or sheet pan in a single layer and roast in the oven until golden, about 25 minutes, stirring the mushrroms half way through.
  2. While mushrooms are roasting, cook butter in a saucepan over medium heat until it starts to turn a golden brown color. Remove from heat and mix in the garlic, thyme and lemon juice.
  3. Drain mushrooms from cooking oil/juices if any. Keep in the skillet or transfer to serving bowl and pour the garlic butter sauce right over the mushrooms toss to combined. Adjust seasoning with garlic salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

Nom nom nom…



November 7, 2017 Health Tips and News

Just a reminder about our wonderful COMBO treatments!!

This is one of our most popular treatment options at Mullum Chiropractic. This involves a 1/1.5 hour massage followed by a chiropractic treatment delivered in the same visit. 

Whilst we do soft tissue work as part of our treatment at Mullumbimby Chiropractic the combo offers the chance to really address the soft tissue component of an issue in greater detail.

The feedback from our patients is that this approach can, in some cases, allow for faster results with less treatments needed to reach a particular goal. Not to mention they feel great !

The combo treatments are particularly effective where there is a large stress component to an issue or there is chronic soft tissue damage as can occur in cases like whiplash and sporting injuries.

We also feel by combining the approaches we are able to draw on the experience and assessment of 2 experienced practitioners and this has allowed us to pick up things that one modality alone can sometimes miss.

Please note our combo treatments are currently only available to existing patients of Mullumbimby Chiropractic. If you are a new patient we would suggest you book in for an initial consultation first so we can get a better understanding of your problems and goals.




November 5, 2017 Health Tips and News

Breathing correctly is not only important for living longer but also to have a good mood and keep performing at your best. Let us look at the benefits of deep breathing and why you should make it part of your everyday living.

1. Breathing Detoxifies and Releases Toxins
Your body is designed to release 70% of its toxins through breathing. If you are not breathing effectively, you are not properly ridding your body of its toxins i.e. other systems in your body must work overtime which could eventually lead to illness. When you exhale air from your body you release carbon dioxide that has been passed through from your bloodstream into your lungs. Carbon dioxide is a natural waste of your body’s metabolism.

2. Breathing Releases Tension
Think how your body feels when you are tense, angry, scared or stressed. It constricts. Your muscles get tight and your breathing becomes shallow. When your breathing is shallow you are not getting the amount of oxygen that your body needs.

3. Breathing Relaxes the Mind/Body and Brings Clarity
Oxygenation of the brain reducing excessive anxiety levels. Paying attention to your breathing. Breathe slowly, deeply and purposefully into your body. Notice any places that are tight and breathe into them. As you relax your body, you may find that the breathing brings clarity and insights to you as well.

4. Breathing Relieves Emotional Problems
Breathing will help clear uneasy feelings out of your body.

5. Breathing Relieves Pain.
You may not realize its connection to how you think, feel and experience life. For example, what happens to your breathing when you anticipate pain? You probably hold your breath. Yet studies show that breathing into your pain helps to ease it.

6. Breathing Massages Your Organs
The movements of the diaphragm during the deep breathing exercise massages the stomach, small intestine, liver and pancreas. The upper movement of the diaphragm also massages the heart. When you inhale air your diaphragm descends and your abdomen will expand. By this action you massage vital organs and improves circulation in them. Controlled breathing also strengthens and tones your abdominal muscles.

7. Breathing Increases Muscle
Breathing is the oxygenation process to all of the cells in your body. With the supply of oxygen to the brain this increases the muscles in your body.

8. Breathing Strengthens the Immune System
Oxygen travels through your bloodstream by attaching to haemoglobin in your red blood cells. This in turn then enriches your body to metabolise nutrients and vitamins.

9. Breathing Improves Posture
Good breathing techniques over a sustained period of time will encourage good posture. Bad body posture will result of incorrect breathing so this is such an important process by getting your posture right from early on you will see great benefits.

10. Breathing Improves Quality of the Blood
Deep breathing removes all the carbon-dioxide and increases oxygen in the blood and thus increases blood quality.

11. Breathing Increases Digestion and Assimilation of food
The digestive organs such as the stomach receive more oxygen, and hence operates more efficiently. The digestion is further enhanced by the fact that the food is oxygenated more.

12. Breathing Improves the Nervous System
The brain, spinal cord and nerves receive increased oxygenation and are more nourished. This improves the health of the whole body, since the nervous system communicates to all parts of the body.

13. Breathing Strengthen the Lungs
As you breathe deeply the lung become healthy and powerful, a good insurance against respiratory problems.

14. Proper Breathing makes the Heart Stronger.
Breathing exercises reduce the workload on the heart in two ways. Firstly, deep breathing leads to more efficient lungs, which means more oxygen, is brought into contact with blood sent to the lungs by the heart. So, the heart doesn’t have to work as hard to deliver oxygen to the tissues. Secondly, deep breathing leads to a greater pressure differential in the lungs, which leads to an increase in the circulation, thus resting the heart a little.

15. Proper Breathing assists in Weight Control.

If you are overweight, the extra oxygen burns up the excess fat more efficiently. If you are underweight, the extra oxygen feeds the starving tissues and glands.

16. Breathing Elevates Moods
Breathing increase pleasure-inducing neurochemicals in the brain to elevate moods and combat physical pain

How to Breathe properly?

In order to breathe properly you need to breathe deeply into your abdomen not just your chest. Even in the old Greek and Roman times the doctors recommended deep breathing, the voluntary holding of air in the lungs, believing that this exercise cleansed the system of impurities and gave strength. This certainly is of great value to you in your work in the world. Breathing exercises should be deep, slow, rhythmic, and through the nose, not through the mouth. The most important parts of deep breathing has to be regulating your breaths three to four seconds in, and three to four seconds out.

1. Inhale through your nose, expanding your belly, then fill your chest. Counting to 5
2. Hold and Count to 3. Feel all your cells filled with golden, healing, balancing Sun light energy.
3. Exhale fully from slightly parted mouth and Feel all your cells releasing waste and emptying all old energy. Counting to 5.

Schedule your deep breathing exercise just as you would schedule important business appointments. Set aside a minimum of two 10 minute segments of time everyday although you can begin with two five minutes segments if you prefer.

Honouring yourself enough to schedule time with yourself is the first step in mastering stress. Tend your relationship with yourself and your relationship with life and with others will be enriched and deepened accordingly. Remember to share with your children and all your friends and loved ones so that they too can reap its untold benefits. -credit of article, Kristine Hanson-


October 17, 2017 Health Tips and News

When does the old Buddha belly or pot belly become a serious danger to our health?

Being over weight in the belly region causes death and disability, including heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure, cancer, diabetes, osteoarthritis, fatty liver, and depression.

Although to get a 100% evaluation of of visceral fat you need to get a MRI which can be very expensive. 

As an alternative option, use the BMI calculator and also measure correctly around the belly area.

The Harvard Medical article attached provides further information on this.

OK, so go grab your tape measures!


                                                Men:                                                   Women:

Low risk                               37 inches and below                         31.5 inches and below   

Intermediate risk             37.1–39.9 inches                               31.6–34.9 inches    

High risk                              40 inches and above                         35 inches and above


If you find your on the higher scale of things, there a few things you can do to reduce your belly fat for good.


  • Aerobic/walking 30-60 mins a day- keeping it regular is the key.
  • Cutting food portion sizes and focus on fruits, veges and wholegrain over carbs.
  • Cut out/down on sugars.
  • Sit-ups and other abdominal exercises will strengthen muscles but wont directly target the layer of fat.


October 17, 2017 Health Tips and News

As we get older we all have new noises in strange places and movements in general are not as free flowing as we remember. Sometimes its difficult to know when the popping or grinding are things that we should seek professional advice for. 

Cathy Johnson from ABC Health ;

At Mullumbimby Chiropractic we are more than happy to address your concerns and help in anyway we can.

We also recommend Max Schlueter at Mullumbimby Fitness for physiotherapy needs and for putting some flexibility and movement back into your body with his amazing personal programs and Pilates classes .






At Mullumbimby Chiropractic, your health is our 
top priority and it should be yours too. 
We believe that with a healthy body and mind you have the ability to live life to 
the fullest and create all that you need. 

Thankyou for visiting us,

We hope to meet you soon.


The team at Mullumbimby Chiropractic

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