Digestion


A-Z of Massage – Thai Massage

Here is the 20th and final piece in my A-Z of massage series! And what a treatment to finish on; Thai massage is like having a yoga slave and massage therapist all in one. If you're curious about how the blend of Indian and Chinese healing traditions are blended into a modern-day massage, you can read this article from WellDoing.org

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What is Rebozo Massage?

Relaxation is at the top of my list, and it’s something that all of us need more of! But have you ever noticed that to let go, you need to feel safe? This can mean being with a safe person understanding what will happen trust but also ‘held’ This is where a rebozo brings it’s magic; used to ease aching backs, relax joints and help pregnant women, it holds you so completely that you can let go. It feels a little bit like being a baby securely wrapped and held; blissful. The Rebozo itself is a strong, hand-woven Mexican shawl used to carry babies, ...

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What is Shiatsu? This week’s A-Z of Massage

This week's article shows you the amazing benefits of Shiatsu,. This ancient Japanese healing art can help a wide variety of ill health, check out the article below to find out what is Shiatsu at WellDoing.

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Eight Things Women Should Celebrate, But Don’t

Off to school
I was with a massage client the other day, listening to her talk about the demands on her time which were driving her to the jitters. Demands from her children, family and life in general . Her youngest will be starting school in September and she realised that she has been looking after her children at home for 10 years. 10 YEARS! There were mixed feelings of course; sadness at her baby growing up, excitement about having more time to herself, but why not celebrate the amazing work she has done over the ten years? Coming up with creative solutions, delicious food, ...

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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.

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Massage your way to hormonal health

Would you like to manage your monthly cycle with poise? Do you dream of  a life where you can cope with challenges even when your period is due? This exclusive video will show you an easy massage routine that can dramatically change your hormonal health for the better. Massaging your belly for five minutes a day, just before you go to bed can have an amazing impact on - PMT period pains heavy bleeding hot flushes irregular bleeds bloating emotional issues connected with your belly and uterus digestive issues and IBS Regular massage can ...

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Love Your Belly

If your diet isn't working and your digestion is in a state, check out my article on WellDoing.org and learn to love your belly.

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Abdominal Massage Training

Learn dynamic massage techniques to release physical and emotional issues in the belly.   My teacher, the wonderful Helen Rohlicek, is offering another chance to attend an abdominal massage training in London next month. The work has great results on all kinds of digestive and hormonal issues and can be integrated into your own work or used as a stand alone treatment. I learned abdominal massage from Helen last year and it has transformed my massage work and my digestion too! The three day course covers:- Digestion A&P. How to locate the ileo-caecal valve and ...

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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

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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 - •   ...

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