Did you start your 2020 with lots of goals and plans for an exciting and different year to any other? Did you say to yourself “2020 is my year?” Well, many of my clients did exactly this and are now battling with a year of crushed hopes and dreams and blaming Covid-19 for their lack of achievements and reaching their goals.
You will know when you have the symptoms of ‘Plantar Fasciitis’, as the bottom of your foot will be affected. You tend to feel the pain in the centre and inner side of the heel. It will be rather uncomfortable to use your foot properly. At times you may find that being ‘active’ improves your foot pain, but it will soon return when you stop and rest.
If you have a shoulder that is painful, stiff, and nigh on impossible to move, then chances are you have a frozen shoulder. Sports massages, along with being given the right stretching exercises, are extremely beneficial for treating frozen shoulder pain.
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.