11 results for tag: peristalsis


Biodynamic Therapy Research

"I had this great Biodynamic massage" "Which massage is that? Bio- what?" "You know, that's the one with the stethoscope!" The USP for Biodynamic therapy work is that we listen to the peristalsis in the gut with a stethoscope, but why? What sense or use can we make of it? Some fascinating research reveals how Biodynamic therapists think about and use the sounds from the gut. I have asked the man behind the therapy research, Theo Raymond, all about it.     Hi Theo, You’ve done some fascinating research on how Biodynamic therapists use the sound of peristalsis in their work. Can you say a bit about your different work and how the ...

Gerda Boyesen Article in Massage World

I have always been very lucky with my teachers and it was an enormous privilege to have been taught Biodynamic massage and psychotherapy by Gerda Boyesen at the Boyesen Institute in Acton.  It is tough for visionary women to achieve their goals, whatever field they work in and the world of psychotherapy is no different. She pioneered mind - body and energy work in the 1960's and 70's and yet comparatively few people know about her influence now, so it was a great project for me to write about Gerda  for Massage World Magazine. You can read the article as a download by pressing the button below.  

How to Massage Your Belly

Self-help abdominal massage is a free tool that will help you to support your well-being in a wonderfully gentle way. You can learn how to massage your belly from these easy to understand instructions. If you want to watch the video to see how to do it, then click here to find the page.

Biodynamic Cycles for Therapists

I am delighted that Massage World have published another of my articles. this one is about the Biodynamic theory of the vasomotoric cycle and how therapists can use it to understand more about what might prevent a client from relaxing. You can download a copy here  or read it below.

What is Abdominal Massage?

What is abdominal massage?  This slide show will give you comprehensive answers! It is an exploration of the - history and scope of belly work the benefits of abdominal massage what happens in a session why I am drawn to the work looking at if it's OK to touch bellies physiology of digestion ileocecal valve colon conditions of the colon and ileocecal valve emotion and meaning of the colon, ICV and small intestine It is a presentation I gave to the Association of Biodynamic Massage Therapists in March 2014. If you know people who are interested in their digestive health, please share!  

Kate’s CPD, supervision and on-going training

Regular Support To give a brilliant massage, it is crucial that I am healthy, self-aware and have good support in my life. If I do not feel professionally supported and contained, I simply can't do my best for my clients. There are all sorts of things that I do regularly that perform this, some are to do with deepening my understanding of my own body and mind such as; Well Woman yoga with Claire Murphy Iyengar yoga with Lisa Morris Personal yoga and meditation practice Regular biodynamic massage Regular acupuncture Ongoing cranio-sacral treatment My challenges and meetings with my own body and mind are probably my greatest ...

Tummy Rumbling

Find out why Biodynamic massage therapists love to hear your tummy rumbling and what that strange machine is for. If you like this video, please spread the word and share it with your friends and communities using the buttons below.

Biodynamic Noise Control!

What is that strange Biodynamic noise?! If you want to know what your peristalsis sounds like, listen to this audio boo; a generous colleague allowed me to record her amazing peristalsis during a Biodynamic Massage session. If you find this post useful, please share it using the handy buttons below and leave a comment to let me know what you think. Image credit

Love your belly!

Biodynamic massage therapy is one place where the rumbling of your tummy is really precious. We love it! Our bellies have so much to tell us: •    Butterflies in our stomachs speak of anxiety before a performance •    Explosive sounds can be an imminent release! •    That sinking feeling feels like dread •    Fullness can feel like satisfaction It’s a language that’s so integral to our sense of ourselves that it’s practically un-noticeable. In our language too there’s lots of tummy related phrases too - •    Trust your gut reactions •    I couldn’t stomach it •    It made me sick … List...

What is Biodynamic Massage?

People are always asking me, "What makes Biodynamic Massage different?" "What is Biodynamic massage?" When I tell people about my massage work people always ask why Biodynamic massage is so special,  Clover Southwell’s description may help to show the difficulty I have in explaining what I do: “Biodynamic therapy is about the dialogue between the conscious and the unconscious, the voluntary and the involuntary” One way of having a dialogue between two different systems is to listen well; to the client’s words, her unspoken conversation (breath, colouring, gesture, body tensions) and with Biodynamic’s magic secret, her peristalsis. ...