Being told to drink water after a massage "Drink plenty of water after your massage" routine advice handed out by massage therapists everywhere, myself included. We're told this after most other treatments too such as reflexology, reiki, cupping etc. Ever wondered why? Many of you will have been told that massage/ (insert other complementary therapies
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Tension is who you think you should be, relaxation is who you are Chinese Proverb Throughout September and October I will be offering 20% off all reflexology treatments. It's my way of celebrating World Reflexology Week. From 23rd to 29th September reflexologists all over the world will be promoting and celebrating the wonderful therapeutic treatment
Stress in the workplace Workplace stress can have a significant impact on your mental health. It can feel overwhelming trying to cope with unmanageable workloads, no work life balance as well as difficult relationships with colleagues. Considering the amount of time we spend at work it is no wonder we can feel overcome attempting to
Neglected Feet Worried about not having summer ready feet? Although there has been a distinct lack of summer weather recently, now is the time most of us start to realise how little attention we have paid to our hard working feet. Many of us are planning our summer holidays. Getting ready for poolside and beach
Most people are aware of Deep Tissue, Swedish, Sports Massage etc. There’s an array of massages and techniques to suit everyone’s needs. I tend to combine a variety of techniques into my massage treatments. I often rave about the benefits of Fire Cupping Therapy which can seem a slightly daunting therapy for those who have
Stress and Fertility There is a connection between stress and fertility. It can affect both male and female reproductive health. Stress alone does not cause infertility. However, elevated stress levels can interfere with your ability to conceive. Difficulty in trying for a baby is a source of immense emotional stress. It can bring on feelings
Neck pain Neck pain is a common occurrence and a popular reason for people seeking massage therapy. It can be caused by a range of issues such as injury, degenerative discs, spinal stenosis, herniated disc, arthritis etc. This blog will look at "mechanical" neck pain. This is pain that has no serious underlying medical condition
Pre-Massage Nerves If you have never received a massage before or not had a great experience with your last one, it can be quite daunting attending a massage appointment. It's perfectly normal to be nervous about getting a massage prior to your first session. Even if you have had massage previously, you may be a
Self Care Week "Choose Self Care for Life" is the message of Self Care Week 2018. An annual awareness week encouraging us to take care of ourselves. Making small changes to be healthier and happier. Self care can be a good long soak in the bath, going for a run, not working through your lunch
What is Cupping Therapy? Cupping therapy has been practised across the world for centuries; from ancient Egypt and Europe to South America and Asia. For over 2000 years it has been an important part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. There has been a rise in its popularity in part owing to the exposure from athletes such