Say it BIG and LOUD

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Leading the way in Parkinson’s rehabilitation, St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital provides a range of comprehensive, evidence-based programs to help people living with Parkinson’s disease maintain their independence and well-being. 

Parkinson’s disease affects movement, speech, memory and sleep and can have a significant impact on your life. The role of the interdisciplinary team is vital when working with people with Parkinson’s and the team of specialist health care professionals works alongside you and your family to develop a tailored health care plan to help you live a fulfilling and productive life. 

Inpatient rehabilitation: A comprehensive assessment and tailored program to meet the individual’s needs. This includes medication reviews, falls and balance and reconditioning programs. Advanced inpatient Parkinson’s drug therapies are also offered.

Outpatient rehabilitation programs: Group Outpatient Program — Incorporating balance, strength, endurance and co-ordination training as well as reconditioning. Also included are education sessions that family and carers are encouraged to attend.

LSVT BIG®* — Trains people with Parkinson’s disease to avoid inactivity and keep movements alive during everyday activities by using techniques that teach the use of bigger movements anywhere, anytime in daily living. 

LSVT LOUD®* — Retrains the brain to be more aware of voice volume and assists with the communication issues many people with Parkinson’s face. 

* Individual sessions with an LSVT® certified therapist.

A referral from your GP or specialist is required for inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs.

People diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, their families and carers are invited to come along to learn more. A PD group information session will be held on Thursday, August 29, from 3.30-4.30pm, and LSVT® information sessions will be held on Thursday, September 12, and Thursday, November 28, from 3.30-4.30pm. Phone 9788 3367 to book.

ST JOHN OF GOD FRANKSTON REHABILITATION HOSPITAL 

A: 255- 265 Cranbourne Rd, Frankston

T: 9788 3333

W: www.sjog.org.au/Frankston

Banish winter’s chill with MerinoSnug

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Winter is well and truly here, and if you love warm, adaptable, easy-wearing, effortlessly fashionable knitwear, MerinoSnug is definitely for you. 

Proudly Australian owned, MerinoSnug’s range of merino wool clothing is created with Australia’s finest merino and is sustainably and ethically manufactured at a purpose-built factory outlet in Carrum Downs.

From bale to retail, MerinoSnug is committed to connecting customers and woolgrowers by highlighting the origin of each of its garments, allowing customers to learn about the garment’s provenance. Each garment boasts a QR-enabled tag that showcases the woolgrowers who contributed to the making of the garment and the environment in which the wool was grown.

The Carrum Downs factory outlet is open and currently has an end-of-season winter sale on to the public with a huge range of firsts, seconds and factory overrun discounted garments available for sale. 

MERINOSNUG
A: 140 Colemans Rd, Carrum Downs
T: 9786 1113
W: merinoandco.com.au 


Guava reaching new heights in luxury hair, skin and beauty

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If you’re after a premier hair, beauty and relaxation destination on the Mornington Peninsula, Guava Hair Beauty Clinic will have you in awe. Set among lush acreage in Baxter on a family-owned estate, Guava’s experienced team believes in achieving beautiful results without compromise, so you’re in good hands. For more than 30 years Guava has been proudly family-owned and run, and 23 years ago it became one of the first salons on the Peninsula to become ammonia-free. 

This amazing team of hairdressers comes with a wealth of experience specialising in all aspects of hairdressing old and new – from style cutting, blow waving, foiling and balayage to creative colouring and hair painting. There’s also a dedicated team specialising in bridal styling, colour corrections and hair extensions, achieving their results through the highest quality ammonia-free, organic and certified vegan-friendly products.

This one-stop beauty oasis offers you the chance to indulge your senses in your private beauty lounge with garden views where you can really treat yourself. The highly qualified beauty therapists specialise in beautiful full brows, healthy lifted lashes and glowing skins. With a full menu of beauty treatments on offer, you will be spoilt for choice.

To top it all off, the newest addition to the Guava family is a stunning skin clinic launching in Somerville in August 19. Specialising in problematic skin conditions, the clinic will boast some of the newest and best treatments on the market for skin health, including analysis and diagnosis, skin needling, power peels, LED and more. With corneotherapy at the forefront, Guava’s clinics are set to define a new standard in results-driven skin care for their guests. Watch this space!

GUAVA HAIR BEAUTY CLINIC

A: 87 Lower Somerville Rd, Baxter

W: www.guavahairbody.com.au

T: 5971 4927

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Your face is in expert hands

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Cosmetic physician Dr Fiona Milne has more than 16 years’ experience in nonsurgical enhancement and rejuvenation.  A member of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Physicians, Fiona’s emphasis is on a global approach to beautification.

“The whole face must be taken into consideration; it must be harmonious,” Fiona says. “Sometimes I am simply augmenting lips but frequently I am considering age-related restoration, which is multi-faceted. Changes in skin, bone and fat loss, and facial proportions all need to be considered.”

Fiona’s area of expertise is injectables.  “Safety and risk minimisation are paramount. Shopping around for the cheapest product in a largely unregulated industry risks a poor aesthetic result and dangerous complications.  I fix a lot of poorly injected lips, for example, where anatomy, product choice and proportions have not been well considered.  This can be unnecessarily painful, increase downtime, and is more expensive than it should ever have been.”

Fiona has opened spacious new rooms at 60 Cranbourne Rd, Frankston, and has been joined by cosmetic nurse Tara and dermal clinicians Peta and Jayde, who are university educated in skin treatments and skin care. Cosmetic eyebrow tattooing with Alex is also available. 

Fiona’s approach is holistic and tailored to each patient’s budget, goals and lifestyle. “Skin quality is integral to getting a good result with injectables. We aim to educate patients in quality skin care and treatment which is not complicated and is time-efficient, whether your skin concern is acne, pigmentation, rosacea or age-related.”

Consultations are welcome.

DR FIONA MILNE

A: 60 Cranbourne Rd, Frankston

T: 9783 2362

W: www.fionamilne.com.au

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Revolutionary vein treatment comes to Peninsula

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Just the mention of ‘varicose vein treatment’ can conjure up disturbing thoughts of vein ‘stripping’, major surgery and extended hospital stays.  Thankfully, long gone are the days of painful surgery to remove unwanted and uncomfortable veins.  Dr Ganesha Param recently opened a state-of-the-art vein treatment facility in Frankston that champions the non-surgical removal of varicose and spider veins.  

“We find so many people are put off seeking help for varicose veins because they fear the ‘stripping’ treatments of yesteryear,” says Dr Gan. “The reality is that technology has evolved to a point that no major surgery or general anesthetics are required.  In fact, the outcomes of the new treatments are far superior to old surgery methods and patients are able to return to daily activities almost immediately.”

The Doctor Vein specialist clinic opened in August 2018 and has already treated hundreds of patients with non-surgical and non-invasive vein treatments.  With a range of treatment types available from laser technology to ultrasound guided injections, Dr Gan works with patients to create bespoke treatment plans. Dr Gan finds patients seek treatment for a number of reasons, from the medically motivated because veins are causing discomfort and pain to the cosmetic to improve the physical appearance of legs . . . and sometimes a combination of the two.  

“Varicose and spider veins unfortunately don’t discriminate and can affect both men and women of all ages.  The great news is that treatment doesn’t need to result in lengthy recoveries and time off work or ongoing commitments.  We find winter is a popular time to undertake treatment so patients can be confident and comfortable with their legs when the warmer weather arrives.”

To discuss your treatment options and book an initial consultation please contact 9781 0646 or email [email protected]  No referral is required. 

DOCTOR VEIN

A: 7 Winifred St, Frankston

T: 9781 0646

W: www.doctorvein.com.au

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INSTA: doctorvein


Water’s a winner for winter hydration

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Staying hydrated in the winter can be difficult. The colder weather can decrease our thirst sensation, causing us to drink less. Your body needs water to function properly and is essential for the function of cells, tissues, organs and is vital for digestion and excretion of waste products. Drinking water can also help you feel full, preventing us from over-eating during winter and gaining those unwanted kilos. 

The amount of water you need depends on your age and activity level. If you are a healthy adult under the age of 65, you require 35-45ml per kilo of body weight. You could start off by aiming for a minimum of eight glasses of water per day with a combination of foods with a high water and nutrient content.

Water should be the choice of drink — it’s calorie-free, with no added sugar or preservatives! Not a fan of water? You can naturally flavour your water by adding mint and chopped up pieces of fruit, like berries or lemon, depending on what you feel like. Alternatively, you can drink warm water for those winter blues, or sparkling mineral water if you need to quench your thirst. Cucumbers, celery, watermelon, berries, mixed greens and spinach all contain a high-water and nutrient content.

Kate Save is an accredited practising dietitian, exercise physiologist and co-director of Be Fit Food in Mornington. For more info go to befitfood.com.au or phone 1300 2 MEALS (63257)

Reimagine and recreate your jewellery with the help of Anny’s Jewellers

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Do you have any old, outdated jewellery that you no longer like to wear? The team at Anny’s can create new, modern pieces from your old, worn-out jewellery. You have the freedom to create your own designs or leave it to Anny’s master designers and jewellers to create a special bespoke piece unique only to you.

As part of their remodelling service, they are able to unset the stones from your previous jewellery, clean then polish them back to perfection. Diamonds, no matter how old, will always shine brilliantly. All that’s left to do is think of a new piece of jewellery you would like to have, whether it be a ring, pendant, or bracelet. Anny’s talented designers and jewellers can bring your dream piece to reality — “You imagine. We create.”

Anny’s has some of the most talented jewellers within the industry. Harry Ozkoch, the owner of Anny’s, has lived and breathed jewellery since he was 16. Jewellery has been his life’s work with more than 40 years of experience. To Harry, jewellery is more than just a job, it’s his passion. He personally leads and oversees all jewellery work in the workshop to ensure each piece is created to the highest standard possible. Harry has a very simple rule that he abides by: don’t stop until the customer is absolutely happy.

The greatest joy for Harry is seeing the happiness his masterpieces bring to the faces of his clients and when they say, “Wow, is that really my jewellery?!”

ANNY’S MANUFACTURING JEWELLERS

A: 92 Young St, Frankston

T: 9783 6226

W: www.annys.com.au

INSTA: annysjewellers

FB: AnnysManufacturingJewellers

E: [email protected]

Sound advice to find your ideal hearing aid

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The best hearing aid for you depends on your needs and lifestyle. At AAA Peninsula Hearing Aid Centre, Fiona and the team will discuss the main things to consider in hearing aids.

Your hearing loss: Hearing loss is extremely individual. Maybe you have slightly reduced hearing in one ear, or you could have a severe hearing loss in both ears. This affects the type and size of hearing aids you can choose from.

Hearing aid size and style: Hearing aids come in different styles, sizes and colours. From behind-the-ear to complete-in-canal styles that sit directly in your ear canal and are very discreet, they can come in different colours to match your skin tone or bright to match your personality.

Features: You can get hearing aids that simply help improve your hearing, or you can get hearing aids that can adapt to your listening situations, stream TV sound directly . . . or even come with the latest real-time machine learning so you can fine-tune your hearing yourself in the moment. Choose the hearing aids with features that would best complement your lifestyle. 

Power: Disposable batteries need to be replaced, so you may want to opt for rechargeable batteries. They are much easier to handle and you can use your hearing aids all day and simply charge them at night, like you do with your phone.

Sound quality: Every hearing aid has its own unique sound. But the best way to decide which sound is right for you is to trial some hearing aids yourself.

AAA Peninsula Hearing Aid Centre is a family-owned business that has been operating for more than 60 years in Frankston and is offering free trials in August. Make an appointment with Fiona and Taylah and they will be able to help you find the perfect hearing aid for you.

AAA PENINSULA HEARING AID CENTRE

A: 18 Davey St, Frankston

T: 9783 7677


Did you see the Tooth Fairy?

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Today, dentists use the Tooth Fairy to encourage good dental health and hygiene practices, and they even encourage parents to propagate the legend through the idea that a tooth that is cleaner commands a larger price from the Tooth Fairy. This encouragement and the concept of the Tooth Fairy make dental work on children much easier for dentists.

Traditions suggest that when a child lost a baby tooth, it was buried to spare the child the hardships in the next life. In Europe, for a child’s first tooth the tradition of the ‘tand-fe’ or ‘tooth fee’ occurred. It included Vikings using the children’s teeth and other items from their offspring to bring them good luck in a battle. However, the more general tradition was born out of fairytales and popular literature. The most popular was the story of a ‘tooth deity’, which was a mouse that would enter children’s rooms and remove baby teeth that had fallen out. This was a folklore that was prominent in Russia, Spain and many Asian countries. Yet the Tooth Fairy as we know her today was popularised as a good fairy myth in 1927 when a book contained an illustration of what we now know as the modern Tooth Fairy. The legend had been obscure for quite some time; however, with the popularity of Walt Disney’s fairy characters, the Tooth Fairy gained momentum and quickly became a presence in most households. 

While Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny have been adopted and grossly over-used in promotions by Coca-Cola and Cadbury, which in turn gave them a strong identity, the Tooth Fairy seems up for grabs. Quick sticks, dentists, catch her while you can! 


Schlink tribe takes simple steps towards a sustainable future

Noah, Willow and Harper explore Nature’s Window at WA’s Kalbarri National Park.

Noah, Willow and Harper explore Nature’s Window at WA’s Kalbarri National Park.

Imagine this: hitting the road in a caravan with three small kids aged four, one and eight months, a kelpie and a labrador, and the knowledge that most people think you’re insane. Perhaps you are.

Imagine this: one year on the road with the above lot, tantrums in the red earth, meltdowns on the sand and recuperation in the salty sea, wildlife up close and personal and environmentally conscious choices that are indelibly linked to what it means to be a sustainable human. Can you see a pattern emerging? 

Theresa Schlink explains: “It was our greatest achievement as a family. I loved how we connected with the Earth, and Ben and I loved watching our babies observe the ever-changing environment and wildlife while learning how to leave a lighter footprint behind. People said the kids were too small to remember such an adventure, but that’s not true. Just like learning manners when you are young, valuable life lessons stay with you for ever, and the realisation that their Earth needs to be looked after by them has affected them deeply. They understand that every living thing on this planet deserves respect. That trip was in 2016 when we had three children. We have four children now and are heading off again in July, but without our beautiful dogs this time as they have passed away.”

This Safety Beach family live a quiet life and that’s the way they like it. The simpler the better, says Theresa, who is proud to give her children the hands-on experience of learning how to look after their world now to ensure there will be one to look after later on. She continues: “We just figured the best way to teach our children about the environment was to show them. We want to grow eco-conscious kids and to create a new normal by encouraging them to speak up about their environment and step forward. They are the key to conservation and future sustainability. Our caravan is six years old now so it’s not the perfect eco-friendly set-up, but we do what we can. It has roof-mounted solar panels with extra portable panels for overcast days, plus two water tanks and a battery system.  This can keep us self-sufficient for about a week when we go off the grid. We recycle and reuse as much as we can on the road and try to teach our kids that less is more. It’s about balance. If there’s one area where you use a little bit more of the resources available, then you cut back in other areas.”

Sanity is just a state of mind, right? Just like hooking up a caravan to a 4x4 with four kids in tow and getting ready to explore the great unknown may seem crazy to some, it seems like the ideal eco-learning solution to others. The Schlink family isn’t certain when they’ll be returning to the Peninsula but they are certain they’ll come home with more environmentally-conscious cogs turning. This time round they’ll be heading up the east coast first in their Caravan of Conservation and be doing environmentally-based incursions into pre-schools and primary schools and hopefully meeting like-minded eco-friendly people along the way. Kids and all.

Talk about sowing the seeds of sustainability through hands-on learning. Lessons on the environment are calling. Can you hear them?

Follow the Schlinks’ journey on Instagram @caravanofconservation



Jo’s loving touch is making a difference

Jo Lovelock was working as a nurse/midwife at The Bays Hospital when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. At the time, contact with breast cancer nurse services was limited to a one-hour consultation at surgery, so Jo decided to pursue further education to continue the service in 2004 and become a breast cancer care nurse herself.

After meeting cricketing great Glenn McGrath, who founded the McGrath Foundation with his wife, Jane, to provide breast cancer support, Jo advocated for The Bays Hospital to work with the McGrath Foundation in order to adapt her role into a McGrath Breast Care Nurse. After receiving the good news that the application was successful, Jo completed her graduate certificate in breast cancer nursing and has been working as McGrath Breast Care Nurse since 2014. It was a move that meant that Jo could now work to support all people with a breast cancer diagnosis, regardless of whether they were in the public or private system. 

This also meant that The Bays Hospital became a new location for breast care nurses. The McGrath Foundation works with all state and territory health departments as well as nominated health services to determine locations for its nursing team’s services. 

McGrath Breast Care Nurses are healthcare professionals who provide physical, emotional and psychosocial support to people with breast cancer and their families. It’s also a free service that doesn’t require a referral. There are 132 breast care nurses across Australia; their roles include attending medical appointments, providing medical support, acting as a point of contact between a patient and their medical team, and decoding medical jargon. Evidence suggests that early access to a breast care nurse improves the experience and outcomes of a person with breast cancer immensely. 

“Many people diagnosed on the Peninsula will have several specialists and hospitals to attend, and I think of myself as an educator and translator to enable people to understand the nuances of their diagnosis,” said Jo. “This means people are empowered to make informed decisions about their treatment. It’s also so rewarding knowing that you can make a difference to people who are going through a really difficult time.”

Her most memorable experience so far was attending the Pink Test in Sydney earlier this year with one of her patients, Amber, while one of her most rewarding moments was being honoured with the opportunity to speak at the funeral of a patient she’d cared for over a long period. 

“I feel strongly about empowering, educating and supporting my patients. I often say that being a McGrath Breast Care Nurse who has had breast cancer is a little like being a midwife who has had a baby — it doesn’t make you a better nurse but it does give you another perspective.” 

While Jo said the medical care she received during her own breast cancer experience was excellent, there was little psychosocial care available on the Peninsula. However, the help she received from a small group of young women who gathered to support each other prompted Jo and her breast care nurse Sue to co-found Breast Intentions in 2004 and the Mornington Peninsula Women’s Cancer Support Group in 2011 for all women dealing with all types of cancer.

In 2009, Jo attended an international conference in Brisbane called Reach to Recovery, a global network that runs events for people who have had breast cancer, their health professionals, and their families. Jo has moved forward to volunteer as a nurse overseas in developing countries and has attended and presented at the conference in Taiwan, Paris, South Africa and Beijing. This year she and her daughter, Katie, are co-facilitating a workshop for cancer nurses and presenting at Reach to Recovery in Prague.

“I honestly love my job and the opportunities it has presented. Every day I make a difference to people with breast cancer and their families.” 

To volunteer or fundraise for the McGrath Foundation, visit www.mcgrathfoundation.com.au; to ask about volunteer positions at The Bays Hospital, phone 5975 2009; to join Breast Intentions, call 0429 929 071. Peninsula McGrath Breast Care Nurses can be contacted on 0477 770 360.

KATE SEARS

Get moving again at Sorrento Osteo

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Sorrento welcomes new osteopathic clinic The Sorrento Osteo to the area. The clinic is centrally located on Ocean Beach Rd within Carmel at Sorrento's heritage building. Osteopath Dr Jack Morris has more than nine years of clinical experience and is looking forward to helping you with any musculoskeletal aches, pains and injuries.

Jack aims to support patients to achieve long-term results by taking the time to explain the potential causes of their injury and educate on self-management and prevention strategies. He treats people of all ages for both acute and chronic musculoskeletal problems.

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Jack is particularly interested in treating sports injuries and supporting young athletes’ development. He has previously worked as a sports trainer for several local sporting clubs. He uses DMA Clinical Pilates, motor control and mobility techniques, taping and dry-needling to complement his osteopathic manual techniques.

“Our goal is to have you moving better and feeling better over the short and long term.”

Jack is fully registered with AHPRA and is a member of Osteopathy Australia. He has experience working in clinics on the Mornington Peninsula, Gippsland, Casey and the Gold Coast.

THE SORRENTO OSTEO

A: Suite 1, 142 Ocean Beach Rd, Sorrento

T: 0421 715 770

W: www.thesorrentoosteo.com.au

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What is rehabilitation?

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The goals of rehabilitation are to restore a person’s ability to live as they did before an accident, injury, illness or surgery and to assist them to cope with health issues that may affect their independence.

Rehabilitation’s main aim is to help you:

  • Return to activities that are important to you;

  • Improve your mobility, safety and confidence;

  • Assist you to be as independent as possible;

  • Learn new ways to carry out your daily activities; and,

  • Move safely around your home and community

St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital’s services cross all age groups from 16 years and over. The type, intensity and goals of rehabilitation are based on our patient-centred approach and will differ depending on the age and condition of the individual. 

Rehabilitation can be delivered from an inpatient or outpatient setting.

Specialist services offered at St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital include:

  • Cardiac

  • Chronic Pain Management

  • Driving assessments

  • Neurological

  • Oncology

  • Orthopaedic

  • Movement Disorder programs (i.e. Parkinson’s and MS)

  • Pulmonary

  • Reconditioning

  • Stroke

  • Women’s and Men’s Health (including incontinence)

To access our rehabilitation services, a referral from your GP or specialist is required.

ST JOHN OF GOD FRANKSTON REHABILITATION HOSPITAL

A: 255-265 Cranbourne Rd, Frankston

T: 9788 3333
w: www.sjog.org.au/Frankston

Jo Skin Fitness raises the Bar on The Express Facial Bar

At Jo Skin Fitness we have added a new component to our treatment menu. Designed around the concept of ‘beauty in a flash’, The Express Facial Bar menu offers express tailored skincare treatments to keep your skin at its best. The Express Facial Bar aims to give clients access to customised facials and Croymed LED treatments using the best professional peels and technology available within consumers budgets and timeframe. With our up-to-date technology we are able to address all skin concerns. 

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At the Express Facial Bar, we believe great skin requires consistent upkeep, which is why our dedicated team of skin experts will enable you to hit the reset button on your skin. Choose from a series of 30, 45 and 60-minute skin treatments utilising peels, masks, our bespoke vitamin infusions or facials to target your skin concerns head-on. 

We also have the most precise skin analysis device in Australia to measure and analyse skin so your professional treatments and skincare. In fact, ours is the only skin analysis device in Australia that uses augmented intelligence to give you the most accurate and detailed skin report.

Our innovative skin analysis mirror is the first of its kind in Australia, giving our clients the most accurate assessment of skin in seven key areas: hydration, pigmentation, pores, fine lines, deeper lines, redness and roughness. With the historical skin comparison this provides, you will be able to track the progress of your treatments and skin care.

LED light therapy has been amassing devotees among celebrities, skincare experts, influencers, and beauty editors for its ability to do everything from gently reducing acne to encouraging the skin to behave more youthfully.

LED stands for light emitting diode. The benefits are all a result of the light, which emits therapeutic wavelengths of light energy to energise the cell, stimulating the production of collagen, elastin and anti-antioxidants and improving blood and lymphatic circulation.

Often referred to as ‘the next big ingredient in skincare’, LED light therapy is a fundamental beauty treatment that enhances and maintains the results of everything else included in your skincare routine, from your products all the way through to in-clinic treatments.

Please note not all LED lights are created equal — the Cryomed is the most powerful and effective in the world, so there’s less treatment time. We believe everyone deserves great skin and have created a salon to help you achieve that.

And don’t forget to ask us about our wide range of skin treatment packages. These include the Glow-Getter PCA Skin Oxygenation Trio, the perfect treatment to combat the signs of a busy lifestyle. It costs $110 for a 35-minute session that will leave your skin glowing; you can also enjoy six sessions for $529.

JO SKIN FITNESS

A: 241 Main Street Mornington

T: 0425 201 135

FB: joskinfitness


Hypnosis for weight loss — look no further

Gayle Dwyer has been successfully helping people lose weight using hypnotherapy and EFT tapping for 12 years. “Hypnosis harnesses the part of the brain that is responsible for your behaviours and emotions,” says Gayle. 

Hypnotherapy and EFT tapping are relaxing, non-invasive techniques that can tap into your subconscious mind where your habits reside. If you want long-term success and a healthy mindset towards food and your well-being in general, Gayle’s programs are the way to go. Not only will you make fast change with hypnosis and EFT tapping, you will also be coached on mindfulness and mindset so you can transform any area of your life. 

Karina, pictured, says: “For many years I had struggled with my weight. I’d be able to lose it but not keep it off. Finally I feel like I have found the answer in hypnotherapy. My whole mindset has changed and I no longer feel that food rules me, but that I am now in control of my health and my eating. It’s a wonderful feeling to not be constantly in a battle and thinking of food all the time. I can’t speak highly enough of Gayle and the whole process.” 

GAYLE DWYER

T: 0414714644

E: [email protected]

FB: TimeToThrivewithGayle

INSTA: timetothrive_gayle


Revolutionary vein treatment comes to Peninsula

Just the mention of ‘varicose vein treatment’ can conjure up disturbing thoughts of vein ‘stripping’, major surgery and extended hospital stays.  Thankfully, long gone are the days of painful surgery to remove unwanted and uncomfortable veins.  Dr Ganesha Param recently opened a state-of-the-art vein treatment facility in Frankston that champions the non-surgical removal of varicose and spider veins.  

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“We find so many people are put off seeking help for varicose veins because they fear the ‘stripping’ treatments of yesteryear,” says Dr Gan. “The reality is that technology has evolved to a point that no major surgery or general anesthetics are required.  In fact, the outcomes of the new treatments are far superior to old surgery methods and patients are able to return to daily activities almost immediately.”

The Doctor Vein specialist clinic opened in August 2018 and has already treated hundreds of patients with non-surgical and non-invasive vein treatments.  With a range of treatment types available from laser technology to ultrasound guided injections, Dr Gan works with patients to create bespoke treatment plans. Dr Gan finds patients seek treatment for a number of reasons, from the medically motivated because veins are causing discomfort and pain to the cosmetic to improve the physical appearance of legs . . . and sometimes a combination of the two.  

“Varicose and spider veins unfortunately don’t discriminate and can affect both men and women of all ages.  The great news is that treatment doesn’t need to result in lengthy recoveries and time off work or ongoing commitments.  We find winter is a popular time to undertake treatment so patients can be confident and comfortable with their legs when the warmer weather arrives.”

To discuss your treatment options and book an initial consultation please contact 9781 0646 or email [email protected]  No referral is required. 

DOCTOR VEIN

A: 7 Winifred St, Frankston

T: 9781 0646

W: www.doctorvein.com.au

FB: doctorvein1

INSTA: doctorvein


Winter nutrition to keep you well

It’s not news to us that as winter hits so does an influx of illnesses such as the common cold, flu and other viruses. Focusing on health-enhancing foods can provide you the best opportunity of staying healthy once the temperatures drop, so we’ve put together some helpful tips to help you remain well and nourished throughout the cooler months.

Concentrate on vitamins C, D and zinc
·      Zinc helps to fight off illnesses during winter, particularly the common cold. Eat plenty of spinach, beans, nuts, oysters, pumpkin seeds, seafood and beef.

·      Vitamin C is excellent at fighting against cold and flu.  Keep up your intake of fruits and vegetables such as kiwi, grapefruit, oranges, kale, swiss chard, parsnips, red cabbages, radishes, spinach, sweet potato, winter squash and tomatoes.

·      Our body naturally absorbs vitamin D in sunlight. However, this becomes compromised during winter. Try to consume foods such as eggs, oily fish, avocado, and dairy.

Local & Seasonal Produce

Not only is eating seasonal fruit and vegetable better for the environment, it is also better for your health. We are so fortunate to be living on the Mornington Peninsula with a plethora of farm gates offering locally, seasonally and sustainably grown fruit and vegetables.

Winter fruits: pears, apples, pomegranate, grapefruit, kiwis, oranges.

Winter veg: onions, garlic, shallots, scallions, squash, radishes, rhubarb, potatoes, peas, bok choy, kale, chard, spinach, carrots, parsnips.

Warming spices and hearty meals

There are plenty of reasons why spices and herbs as well as hearty meals such as casseroles, stews and soups have traditionally been used for centuries to keep us healthy during the cooler months. Include spices and herbs in your winter recipes because these act to warm your body, are anti-inflammatory and offer a wide range of antioxidants. Include turmeric, cinnamon, coriander, ginger, chilli, garlic, cumin, black pepper and cardamom.

Kate Save is an accredited practising dietitian, exercise physiologist and co-director of Be Fit Food in Mornington. For more info go to befitfood.com.au or phone 1300 2 MEALS (63257)

Bring on the boots at Bata

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Winter’s here so now’s the time to get your boots on at Bata. With more than 20 styles on offer, there’s certain to be something to suit your individual look, whether cool and casual or dressed up to the nines.

Bata Shoes is well known for its wide range of men’s, women’s and kids’ footwear. This season’s line of brilliant boots is priced right from just $55 and brings comfort, class and creative styling to the fore. Women’s boots come in flats and well-honed heels with a choice of imaginative embellishments, including buckle-ups for an alternative edge and zip styles for easy on/off accessibility. High-leg styles are available for cold-weather dress and skirt-wearers too.

There’s also plenty of footwear variation available for the man about town at Bata Shoes. Think casual styles for day-to-day chic, dress shoes perfect for night-time adventures and hiker styles for weekend escapes. All boots come in a variety of traditional colours, including blacks, browns, wheat and tan to make a winning winter style statement.

Bata Shoes provides the ideal boot to complement your stylish winter look. Whether you’re at work or play, you’ll find a style to suit in leather or fabric and always at a most competitive price. And don’t forget gumboots and school shoes for the kids for outdoor wintertime fun and term-to-term hard-wearing comfort.

Drop by Bata Shoes to experience friendly and expert service today. Your winter look awaits. Available in-store at Mornington only.  

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BATA SHOES

A: 1158 Nepean Highway, Mornington

T: 5970 8500

W: www.bata.net.au

FB: Bata Mornington Australia

INSTA: batashoes

 

When your family is complete

At Eramosa Vasectomy Clinic, you’re in safe hands. Dr Joshua Honig has 25 years of GP experience, with extensive skills in minor surgery and complex skin cancer removal. These surgical skills, in addition to specialised training in vasectomy, have allowed Dr Honig to perform hundreds of successful vasectomy procedures.

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If your family is complete, Dr Honig can discuss your options with you. If you decide that vasectomy is right for you, the initial consultation with Dr Honig will start with an examination and a discussion of the procedure. You will find Dr Honig is compassionate and patient and will answer any questions you may have about vasectomies. If you choose to go ahead, your 20-minute procedure will be scheduled for a later date, and you can rest easy because no preparation, such as shaving, is required. The ‘no scalpel’ method and an ‘open-ended’ technique is used to minimise pain and complications, and the use of local anaesthetic means you can drive yourself home afterwards. No stitches are needed so follow-up appointments are not usually required, which also means that recovery is generally quite quick, with most men having the procedure on a Friday and returning to work on Monday.
Dr Honig is passionate about working with families and welcomes partners to sit in for the consultation and procedure.

ERAMOSA FAMILY MEDICAL CENTRE
A: 61-67 Eramosa Rd West, Somerville
T: 5970 7777 
W: www.eramosamedical.com.au

Sustainable salon initiative at Amicus By Liz Rogers

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Donna and Maria and their team at Amicus Hair and Beauty are well known for creating contemporary looks and treating your hair with care. They are also keen supporters of viable hair salon practices. Donna explains: “We work closely with the group Sustainable Salons, which recycles up to 95 per cent of all salon resources. They provide customised bins for resource separation and pick it up from our salon every fortnight, which makes recycling easy. All proceeds are donated to OzHarvest and KiwiHarvest to distribute meals to people in need.” 

Resources such as hair, plastics, paper, chemicals, metals, razors and tools are repurposed after being collected, which is great for reducing landfill. Donna continues: “We promote the use of cruelty-free and toxic-free product at Amicus Hair and Beauty and believe in being environmentally conscious in every way possible. We also stock Aveda, Kevin Murphy and La Biosthetique products.”

So if you’d like to look and feel sensational while knowing the planet is being looked after too, then head into Amicus Hair and Beauty this autumn and winter. They are offering a cool-weather hair care package, which includes a full head tint and blow dry for just $169. First 20 callers receive additional 10 foils free.

AMICUS HAIR AND BEAUTY

A: 3/45 Main St, Mornington

T: 5976 2740

W: www.amicus-h-b.com.au

FB: Amicus-Hair-Beauty-699057403467051/

INSTA: amicushairandbeauty


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