A major new review suggests that around 28 million adults in the UK are affected by some type of chronic pain (that’s […]
Did you know that your brain controls all the muscular tension in your body? And that when you are having a massage, its not just your muscles and tissues that are receiving feedback, but the brain too!
I see a lot of clients suffering from neck and shoulder pain. When I ask them about the height of […]
Bodywork is powerful because something very profound happens when we allow another person to touch us in a safe, supportive and nurturing way. Through being touched we ‘embody’ ourselves, coming to a place where we are present in the here and now. Stripped of some of our incessant ‘doing’ and allowed just to ‘be’ for an hour we fall into a space where we are able to access deep relaxation. Those 60 mins on the table become a space in which we can participate in a dialogue with our bodies.
I spent four days in October immersed in anatomy, breath work and yoga with my teacher Leslie Kaminoff, who came to teach at The Yoga Bank in Widnes. It was transformational and deeply fascinating experience for me and one which has left me contemplating what yoga is and how we teach it, along with the ways in which the stories we tell ourselves about our bodies shape our experiences of living in them.
The benefits of bodywork for those working in high-performance, physically demanding & traumatic settings such as nurses, doctors, fire fighters and the police.
I’ve been thinking a lot about change the last few weeks as I am recovering from hip arthroscopy. Other than […]
“You must forget what you know because what you know is what you have learned, but what you do not […]
Where in the body do you start working with whiplash?” Asked Ida Rolf of some of her students. They answered: the sacrum, the jaw, the arms, the lower back. “Wrong,” she said, “you start working whiplash at the big toe”
The effects of stress in the modern world are well documented. But what is ‘stress’? How does it affect the body? And what can massage and bodywork do to help put us back into balance?