Aromatherapy, Ayurveda, Massage, Thai Yoga Massage, Yoga

What causes a stiff neck and tension headaches?

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? 

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Massage, Thai Yoga Massage, Yoga

Thai Yoga Massage

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.  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, Nature, Yoga

Are you feeling SAD? It’s that time of year again…

What is SAD and how does it affect us?

Seasonal Affective Disorder is a kind of season related depression that can occur as the days begin to get shorter and we don’t have as much natural sunlight.

This can lead to…

  • Oversleeping
  • Appetite changes, especially a craving for foods high in carbohydrates
  • Weight gain
  • Tiredness or low energy and low mood

So why is this happening?

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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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