There's a fallacy about yoga that it brings you to a calm and peaceful place every time. As anyone who's been to a class knows, it's not always like that! In fact, in my opinion it shouldn't be like that; yoga is a place where we get to observe our mental, emotional and physical patterns and nudge up against their edges. Very often when we are uncomfortable in a class, as I was in hot yoga, we get to discover what our bodies actually need. Here's what I discovered about Yoga and the Menopause.
I am delighted that Mind Body Green decided to publish my article about the self-care massage this weekend; it has introduced 1,000's of women to the practice. A revolution in kindness and self-care! As Leora says; "Every woman should be able to experience this amazing practice!" You can check out the article on the Mind Body Green website and if you have experienced the benefits yourself, why not add your voice in the comments?
Here is the 20th and final piece in my A-Z of massage series! And what a treatment to finish on; Thai massage is like having a yoga slave and massage therapist all in one. If you're curious about how the blend of Indian and Chinese healing traditions are blended into a modern-day massage, you can read this article from WellDoing.org
There are so many varieties of massage around with so many different descriptions, how do you know what you're going to get? Here's a straight forward explanation for anyone who's ever wondered "What is Swedish Massage"? This was published on the WellDoing.org blog on 16th September 2014
As the evenings get cooler and we long for summer to return, a hot stone massage is just the thing we need. Here's the low-down on hot stone from my A-Z of Massage series published in WellDoing.org
Sports massage no longer resembles the rub-down that Bobby Moore was familiar with; whether you have problems arising from a sporty activity or from sitting a computer, read on to find out how it can help. This article was written for welldoing.org and published on 2nd September 2014.
Rebozo techniques are not just for pregnancy and birth, everyone can benefit. Find out more in this week's A-Z of Massage on Welldoing.org
If there ever is a time that massage feels essential, it's pregnancy. Here's my article for WellDoing on what happens in a pregnancy massage.
Even if you don't recognise the name, you'll probably have experienced myofascial release as part of your regular massage. Check out my article below from WellDoing to find out the benefits.