Aromatherapy, Ayurveda, Massage, Thai Yoga Massage, Yoga

What causes a stiff neck and tension headaches

A stiff neck and tension headaches can leave us feeling stressed out and worn out! 

The Suboccipitals are the eight small muscles located at the base of your skull – find them now by placing your fingertips over your head and your thumbs into hollows right under the bony skull either side of your spine.  Once you have found them, apply a little pressure and them move your eyes up and down and left and right – can you feel the small movements in the muscle?  A tension headache can feel like a tight band wrapped around your head, or pain behind the eyes and a throbbing  in the base of the skull… Continue reading “What causes a stiff neck and tension headaches”

Ayurveda, Massage, Thai Yoga Massage, Yoga

Thai Yoga Massage

TRADITIONAL THAI YOGA MASSAGE – what is it?

Thai Yoga Massage is a very ancient therapeutic bodywork combining acupressure, gentle stretching and applied Yoga.  It can bring relief from pain, relieve stress and anxiety, and help with such diverse conditions as stroke recovery, asthma, back pain and frozen shoulder. 

Crucially it brings about a deeply relaxing spaciousness in body and mind,  so it is perfect for any nervous system disorders that can lead to pain and inflammation such as fibromyalgia and polymyalgia – these are often difficult to treat with conventional medicine. Continue reading “Thai Yoga Massage”

Aromatherapy, Ayurveda, Massage, Thai Yoga Massage, Yoga

Fabulous Fascia..

Fascia is the new buzz word in Bodywork and Yoga now, and rightly so…  And you may have heard of myofascial release (myo = muscle)

Scientists used to think  fascia was just another layer of tissue under the skin and around the organs, muscles,  they didn’t credit it with any great significance.  But now we know so much more about it, and it’s role in our physical and mental wellness.

So it appears that we have a fascial matrix which works in 3D and gives us our structural intergrity – or tensegrity (see what they did there….)

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Aromatherapy, Massage, Nature, Thai Yoga Massage

Why is Massage Therapy so effective?

Massage is an ancient therapy and comes in a variety shapes and forms,  from Aromatherapy to Thai Yoga Massage to Heavenly Head Massage plus many more…  It can help with a whole range of symptoms from stress and fatigue to aches and pains, arthritis and immune system disorders and much more.

We all know that massage feels great and is super relaxing, and now we have the evidence to back up these health enhancing claims.  Dr Michael Mosely and his team of experts have been on the case in an episode of  Trust Me I’m A Doctor to examine the latest scientific evidence. Continue reading “Why is Massage Therapy so effective?”

Thai Yoga Massage, Yoga

Mindful Movement – Yoga with Lyn

Beginning next Wednesday 23rd May 6 – 7.30pm Cheviot Centre Wooler. £8 per session.

I also offer a weekly class in Chatton Village Hall on Tuesdays 1 – 2.30pm for those who can’t make an evening class – it would be lovely to see you at either or both!

£8 per session.

Bring your mat and a blanket for a slow and mindful practice to some beautiful music!  Gentle Hatha Yoga suitable for all ages and abilities. We may also have a little therapeutic fun with some simple Thai Massage partner work,  a little bit of Qigong, and a gorgeous Yoga Nidra relaxation to close 

If you want to know more about the Yoga I teach, or any of the therapies I offer, please get in touch. Looking forward to seeing you all soon.