HOW DO I GET MY HEALTH BACK ON TRACK AFTER RAMADAN?
We know how difficult it is to look after your health during the month of Ramadan, especially in Australia! We are blessed with fasting shorter days, but the day just flies past so quickly! Between taking the kids to school, going to work, picking up the kids from school and preparing iftar (dinner), how can you factor in time to look after yourself? We know this is the case because many of our staff were fasting too! Through our years of experience in helping our clients get back on track with their health after Ramadan, we find the best time to look after yourself is now…
Your Ramadan DIET Challenges – We hear you!
The time to break your fast is approaching, and the dinner table looks like a king is about to be served. The aroma from the kitchen is making you salivate. You try not to look at the dinner table before sunset, but you can’t help to start planning which dish you will begin with. The good angel in you reminds you to follow the prophetic teachings. Have a date, pray, fill a third of your stomach with food, a third for water and a third for air. The Athan ‘ALLAHU AKBAR’ (call to prayer) begins, and your eating strategy is out the window. You can barely move, then here come the sweets!
We’ve all been there before! You would expect that fasting all day will mean you will lose weight during Ramadan. But if you found yourself putting on weight or have a medical condition to manage like diabetes or gastrointestinal disorders, then it’s a good idea to get advice that is catered for you from an expert DIETITIAN (i want this to link out to the dietitian service page) who will give you the right information that suits you.
How Much Does It Cost To See A Dietitian
Did you know? You may be eligible to get reimbursed from Medicare when you see a Dietitian.
Our Initial consult is 45 minutes and costs $80. Our follow up consults are half an hour for $60.
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I Have Been Ignoring An Injury During Ramadan, I Want To Get Treated! Who Should I See First? PHYSIO OR CHIRO OR A REMEDIAL MASSAGE THERAPIST?
Do any of these scenarios relate to you?
- Didn’t have much time to treat your existing injury during Ramadan?
- Had to spend hours in the kitchen preparing food and cleaning the house?
- Spent long hours looking down to read and now you’re experiencing neck pain?
- Sat on the floor at the mosque for extended periods and now your back pain is worse?
- Stood up for prolonged periods during prayer and your knees are tender?
- Or decided to spend some nights in worship doing itikaf at the mosque sleeping on the floor and not on your comfy bed?
- Want to get back to training but don’t know where to start with all these niggling aches and pains?
At Masnad Health clinic, we treat holistically, and you will be looked after both a Physiotherapist (i want this to link out to the Physiotherapy service page) and Chiropractor (i want this to link out to the Chiropractor service page). You will have two pairs of eyes assessing and treating you. You will also experience two forms of treatment that when combined can achieve powerful results to help resolve your pain or heal your injury.
Both Physiotherapists and Chiropractors have the same objectives of reducing your pain and improving your function. It’s just the treatment each therapy offers is different, but with the same goal in mind.
Our Physiotherapist or Chiropractor may incorporate Remedial Massage Therapy ((i want this to link out to the massage service page) if they find you have a lot of muscular tension.
For years our clinic has provided a holistic treatment approach, and our team of expert health professionals know exactly when you should receive Physiotherapy or Chiropractic treatment.
But as for your initial consultation, don’t delay, book in with the earliest appointment you can get with either a Physiotherapist or a Chiropractor, and we will create a treatment plan that’s customised for you.
What Does An Appointment With a Physiotherapist or Chiropractor or Massage Therapist Cost?
The initial consultation of a Physiotherapist or Chiropractor involves a thorough assessment, evidence-based treatment approach that will not only treat your pain or symptoms but the root cause. This session costs $70. All follow up consults are 30 minutes and are a $60 investment in your health.
Our Remedial Massage Therapists are experts with their hands and continuously communicate with your Physiotherapist or Chiropractor via our online practice management software and face to face in the clinic so they will follow on from exactly where the previous practitioner left off. A 30-minute consult is $45, a 45-minute consult is $60 and 60-minute consult is $75.
How Can A REMEDIAL MASSAGE Help After Ramadan?
Despite the detox benefits of fasting in Ramadan for our bodies, unfortunately, it’s a time where our bodies get neglected due to overindulging in food at night or lack of fitness and exercise! That, topped up with stress from a hectic day can increase the levels of cortisol (stress hormone) in our bodies which can make us feel drained our and weaken our immune system!
Having a Remedial Massage (i want this to link out to the massage service page) will improve your blood circulation, flush out toxins, increase dopamine (happy hormone) and reduce pain or tension in your body!
We have both highly experienced male and female remedial massage therapists in our team.
Call us on (02) 9793 8840 to make a booking or CLICK HERE to BOOK ONLINE!
What’s All The Buzz About HIJAMA/WET CUPPING?
You may have noticed several Olympic athletes covered in bruises, including swimmer Michael Phelps. No, these are not injuries obtained during training but rather the effect of cupping drawing toxins out of the body.
Cupping has long existed in many cultures including China, to stimulate the flow of energy in the body. It was also highly recommended by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) who received this form of treatment and highly recommended as a form of preventative medicine.
This non-surgical procedure draws out the ‘toxic or bad’ blood allocated at different spots in the body.
It’s important to note that almost all disease begins with inflammation and Hijama is treating or extracting inflammation from the body. Also, no side-effects have been reported when performed correctly.
The medical benefits of this amazing Hijama treatment include:
- Reduce high blood pressure
- Help regulate blood sugar levels for Diabetic Patients
- Remove Uric Acid in your blood system for those with Gout
- Helps patients with inflammatory digestive diseases such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Assist with joint and musculoskeletal pain by removing stubborn inflammation from the body
- Boost fertility
- Boosts your immune system
We Don’t Recommend Performing Hijama While Fasting – Want to Know Why?
There are mixed opinions from Islamic narrations, where some say that performing Hijama while fasting breaks your fast, while others say it doesn’t. However, at our clinic, hygiene and your safety are are number one concern. We don’t want to risk a patient fainting during treatment, which will break their fast as we would immediately provide honey and water to hydrate the patient and bring their sugar levels back up. Therefore we avoid performing Hijama during the month of Ramadan. But now that we are out of the month of Ramadan you are more than welcome to receive
When Is The Best Time To Perform Hijama?
You can receive Hijama or Wet Cupping Treatment ANYTIME, but if it’s not urgent to receive treatment immediately, then it’s best to follow the Prophetic Guidelines.
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) suggests that the best time to perform wet cupping is on the 17th, 19th and 21st day of the lunar month. Just how the gravitational pull of the moon affects the tide in the ocean, the moon also affects the flow of our blood!
The recommended dates for Hijama for this month are from Sunday the 1st of July till Friday the 6th of July.
Now that you know how Hijama works and its benefits, take the next step by calling us on (02) 9793 8840 or BOOK ONLINE to experience this prophetic treatment, first hand.
How Much Does It Cost To Have A Hijama/Wet Cupping Treatment?
Hijama treatment costs $60, and if you don’t have a cupping set, we will provide you with a brand new 24 piece cupping set for $25.
Check out our Hijama FAQ to learn more about Hijama.
Why Am I Feeling Down After Ramadan?
Yes, you may have reduced your exercise levels and over-indulged on food during the month of Ramadan. Your clothes may not fit as they used to and your number on the scales is a little higher than before. OR Perhaps you’re experiencing a feeling of guilt thinking ‘I should’ve done more’ with my own spiritual connection with God, service to my family or community.
For many of us, Ramadan is a month when the family circle and the whole community becomes closer. We tend to become social butterflies as our daily schedules fill with family dinners, praying at the mosque, seeing old friends and meeting new ones. The post-Ramadan period can be a big change and a little depressing. If you enjoyed being involved with family and/or community, then find ways to integrate these experiences into your normal life. Commit to some volunteer work or praying a certain prayer in congregation. Initiate family gatherings where everyone brings a dish or where the focus is not food but a sporting or outdoor activity. Try to combine small acts of worship into your fun activities to keep the Ramadan vibe flowing too. Small acts from making dua together, praying together, or even setting aside some time to share stories and lessons that will spiritually motivate each other.
On the other hand, many of us may feel completely isolated and left out of the ‘hype of Ramadan,’ due to personal circumstances such as relationship breakdowns, lack of family support, illness, spiritual lows or simply living in a foreign country. Ramadan may in fact be a difficult and challenging time in your life, when society around you is immersed in joy and togetherness. These feelings will often persist after Ramadan and be magnified by the Eid celebrations.
For whatever the reason, many of us can be left feeling sad, frustrated, lonely and in despair during and after Ramadan. The good news is, you do not need to suffer in silence. Come and speak to our psychologist who can help you get through this challenging time in your life.
How Much Does It Cost To See a Psychologist?
Did you know? A referral from your GP allows you to access a Medicare Rebate for 10 sessions per year.
Our Psychology consults are $120 for one hour, Medicare will rebate 84.80. This means your out-of-pocket expense is ONLY $35.20.
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LET THE TEAM OF EXPERT HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AT MASNAD HEALTH CLINIC GET YOU BACK ON TRACK
As Health Professionals, we really believe prevention and early treatment are the best investments you can do for your body. Masnad Health Clinic has a team of expert health professionals from Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Remedial Massage Therapists, Dietitians, Psychologists, Podiatrists, Speech Pathologists and Occupational Therapists who would love to help you get back on track.
If you have any questions, please call us on (02) 9793 8840 and speak to our friendly front desk team who love to help you arrange a booking or you can ASK AN EXPERT by clicking the link, and one of our expert health professionals will respond to your query.
Or simply BOOK ONLINE
May you have a blessed year ahead!