2 results for tag: body armour


Why I’m not a massage therapist

You’ll have noticed that the word ‘massage’ is no longer visible on my site or online. People, I am no longer a massage therapist. Don’t freak out, I’m not re-training as an accountant, it’s more that what I actually do no longer fits the description ‘massage’.   Massage implies someone doing detached stroking, making everything better, easing away reality. It’s a nice lady, (usually, but not always a lady) sorting you out.   I am not a nice lady I think perhaps I always wanted to be that nice lady, but I am not. For years I felt that massage would make my offering acceptable somehow and I built my practice under ...

Body Armour

Are you a romantic or a hero? Humans tend to wear a kind of protective body armor created from a fear of intimacy. Built to protect the heart from pain with bricks made of muscle tension or collapse, over time it can become a prison and create loneliness or lack of feeling altogether. Biodynamic massage therapists are unique in the massage world, in using the concept of body armouring to help their clients towards more fulfilling lives. There are many different patterns of body armoring, but here’s a spectrum with extreme under-contained at one end and extreme over-contained at the other. Most of us are somewhere in the middle but which end do you ...