I am often asked by my clients why massage aids relaxation. I help my clients to become ‘pain-free’ and more body functional using sports and remedial massage. At times I will combine this type of massage with reflexology to promote relaxation within a client’s body.
Can massage help your mental health? Well in short, yes it can. The body is so intricate and beautifully made, that it reminds me of a Rubik’s cube. You need to have all the colours lined up on the right side for it to be in ‘balance’. With this in mind, I can make the link between physical, mental, and emotional imbalances within my clients, and can form a plan to get all three in balance.
Did you know that a tennis ball can be an affordable, invaluable tool for releasing many aches and pains? I have already blogged on this last week and today I will discuss how a tennis ball can be used to relieve sciatica.
With Wimbledon week in full swing, what better time to discuss balls and their use in a massage. As a therapist I love a good ball, or two. I use them a lot to help with my own personal rehabilitation and during times, like now with lockdown, when I cannot assist with releasing my client’s muscles. Let us look at the different types of balls out there and how they can be used by you, from the comfort of your own home to self-help aching muscles.
I chose to become a Reflexologist to help others and to treat certain health issues. Pregnancy comes with its discomforts however, I work on combining different systems and zones of the body, to help with these common pregnancy-related discomforts. These can include nausea, sciatica, heartburn, back pain and swollen feet.
From an early age, I can remember my mother teaching me to always, as best I can live in the ‘present’ moment, not the past nor the future. This is not easy I know and I have suffered a lot from living in the past post my mothers’ passing to cancer at age eighteen. Living in the past gets you nowhere but unfortunately, it is our brains ‘default’ setting.
Reflexology, for those of you who are unsure what it actually is, can be used to help a vast array of conditions. Here is a quick recap from other blogs I have written on this topic, to explain before I go on to discuss its use in helping migraine sufferers.
So it has been 12 weeks since I chose to temporarily close my clinic doors at Purple Freesia Integrated Therapies. I thought that now would be a good time to personally interact with all my present and future clients to touch base with you all! I sincerely hope that you have all been getting by, as best you can, in this situation.
More and more people have heard about reflexology these days but many of you may be wondering does reflexology work. Reflexology can certainly help to relax the individual and relieve stress.
Looking after your body, and keeping it in balance is one thing, but for some, it is difficult to know when to book in for that deep tissue massage. Getting the work-life balance right is so important for your physical, mental, and emotional health. You NEED your body to be functioning well for you because you only get given one body to get you through life.