Helping you find the off switch

If relaxing was easy no-one would suffer from tension, but the reality is that when we get stressed, our body is tight and our brain won't stop. Being able to relax can seem a million miles away. Laura (not her real name) was suffering stress at work that she couldn't let go of. Thouhts were … Continue reading Helping you find the off switch

I didn’t expect it to hurt there

Following lines of tension finds the areas that really need massage. It's quite common for people to feel pain at a specific point, but following investigation we often find that the painful spot is part of a wider band of tension. A typical example is lower back pain which can result in sharp, painful twinges … Continue reading I didn’t expect it to hurt there

Focus on… shoulder pain

The shoulder is complex. There is the movement of the shoulder itself plus the movement of the arm. It's easy to confuse the two. Shoulder movement When you let your arm hang loosely you should be able to move your shoulder upwards, downwards, forwards and backwards. You should also be able to make forward and … Continue reading Focus on… shoulder pain

Massaging to the extremes

Two treatments this week seemed to reflect opposite ends of the spectrum. The first was a woman who is having regular treatments to help ease mental and emotional stress that builds up in her body. On her first visit she was worried that the massage would make her feel painful afterwards. I was careful to … Continue reading Massaging to the extremes