Friday, July 18, 2014

Dry Needling now at sanctum

Dry Needling now available at sanctum
What is this you ask (perhaps somewhat anxiously)?
Dry Needling uses a single needle at a time to release tender trigger points on the body.
The needles themselves are ultrafine (about the width of a human hair) and though folks rarely believe us when we say this - you generally don't feel them actually going in - they are so small and it is so quickly done.
A trigger point is an area that is not only tender to touch, but refers a sensation to another area of the body. By working these points a better response is created by the body in terms of benefits and tension release.
We use this treatment for chronic pain and stiffness and those tricky problems that just don't seem to want to get better.
For more information chat to Annie today.
P: 6333 8833

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Raw 'Coconut' Icecream.....

Recently discovered and now a firm favourite in our household.
This is such a simple recipe which leaves room for a multitude of variations - but oh so very tasty!

This is the same texture as 'normal' icecream but minus the chemical emulsifiers and guar gum.

Raw Coconut Icecream
1 cup raw cashews
1 cup filtered water
1/3 cup agave syrup (or maple syrup)
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup coconut oil - melted

Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender or food processor
Blend till smooth
Scoop in to a container and either freeze for 3-4 hours (mixing well every hour or so) then place back in the freezer to chill completely overnight or if you have an icecream maker, chilll for 1-2 hours to firm the mixture then put through the machine.

What we loved: Taste!!!
Ease of making

What we didn't love as much: Not realising just how rich this dessert was till perhaps 3-4 spoonfuls too late!
Our blender is not the most powerful so we did have portions of uncrushed cashews in our icecream - so if you prefer a smoother texture use a better quality blender or food processor