17 results for tag: emotional stress


Six Ways to Help Period Pain

Menstrual pain is no joke, 40 – 70% of women of reproductive age experience some kind of pain, with 10% of women describing severe symptoms. That’s a lot of regular women with hot water bottles. In fact, there is no need for us to experience pain, it is not healthy or necessary. 1. Menstrual cycle awareness You know about pre-menstrual grumps I bet. OK maybe not grumps but it used to be full-on raging in my case. “Will you please stop breathing like that!!!”  But what if I was to suggest that your energy and internal weather changed all through your cycle?   Noting down your feelings and energy each day of your cycle ...

How to End the Fight With Your Belly

Have you ever listened to the way you talk about your belly? When you catch a glimpse I bet it’s not often kind.   In any group of friends you’ll hear apologies for being: “Too fat” “Too wobbly” “Too greedy” The sort of language you would never use to your best friend and yet we routinely treat our bellies as the enemy. The battlefield encompasses food, our clothes and ultimately blasts our self-esteem too. But what would happen if you ended the fight?   Mindfulness is a great tool for changing this kind of self-talk. Just noticing the judgments that arise is a powerful first step in making friends with ...

How To Be Sure Of Your Pelvic Floor

Did you know that 32% of women in the UK had experienced symptoms of incontinence in the last 30 days (1)? In London, over a million women could be suffering right now and yet the subject is rarely spoken about, or only in quiet whispers in private places. That is a lot of women who are definitely NOT sure of their pelvic floor. There is so much shame attached to it and not much understanding of the therapy available but there is no need for this to be so widespread. Stress incontinence in not a normal part of menopause or aging and can easily be reversed and it's not all about the kegels you know! In this video I talked to women's health ...

Biodynamic Therapy Research

"I had this great Biodynamic massage" "Which massage is that? Bio- what?" "You know, that's the one with the stethoscope!" The USP for Biodynamic therapy work is that we listen to the peristalsis in the gut with a stethoscope, but why? What sense or use can we make of it? Some fascinating research reveals how Biodynamic therapists think about and use the sounds from the gut. I have asked the man behind the therapy research, Theo Raymond, all about it.     Hi Theo, You’ve done some fascinating research on how Biodynamic therapists use the sound of peristalsis in their work. Can you say a bit about your different work and how the ...

Download a Free Cycle Chart

You can now download a free cycle chart for you to learn your unique rhythm and develop your own self-care. It's designed to be suitable for women at all stages of life, with 32 spaces to accommodate the fluctuations of peri-menopause and cycle irregularities. So where ever you are in your journey, you can be the expert on you. Download your chart here Once you've downloaded the free cycle chart, print off a few copies and note the day you started your period on day 1. Add in the dates, I like to add the days of the week too, but it's not essential. Count forward until you get to today and note down the predominant emotion/feeling. There are more ...

How to Massage Your Belly

Self-help abdominal massage is a free tool that will help you to support your well-being in a wonderfully gentle way. You can learn how to massage your belly from these easy to understand instructions. If you want to watch the video to see how to do it, then click here to find the page.

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, keep warm and by the midwives to do the ‘manteada’, a massage technique ...

A-Z of Massage Reflexology

If it's your foot massage that send you off into bliss, this is the one for you. Here's my article on reflexology from WellDoing

PMT SOS

How to get help for PMT and troublesome periods   Women are the stronger sex. No question. We put up with crazy mood swings, weepiness, back (and front) pain, bloating, flooding and a host of other issues every month as part of being a woman. (Did you know there are over 150 different PMT symptoms?) It causes a lot of inconvenience, but few people realise that all sorts of period problems can be managed and sometimes solved by simple life-style changes. The trouble is with your hormones which when flowing smoothly, regulate your body in an intricate interplay of chemicals. When one element of your hormone balance goes ...

Kate in The Sun?!

I never imagined I would feature in The Sun newspaper, but the tabloids seem to have liked the story about my no longer massaging men. The story featured on the Mail Online, The Daily Star Online, The Metro and The Sun last week. Despite the appalling headline 'Unhappy Endings', the story was reported accurately as the harassment that some massage therapists have to  endure. Here's all the news that was fit to print; you can click on the images to see the full stories.