Author Archives: Happy Being



Happy Being

Therapists and teachers in Edinburgh offering Acupuncture, Sports Massage, Physiotherapy, Pilates, Chi Kung classes and Meditation.

New year, better mental health?
in Therapy

New year, better mental health?

To start the new year on the right foot, our therapist Jane offers a simple tip to improve your mental health. We now are much more aware of our physical health and how to keep our bodies in shape doing  active things regularly like weekly Pilates classes, Yoga, Body Balance and cardiovascular work such as running, cycling and swimming. More and more of us are...

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01 Jan 2018
Effects of Chronic Stress
in Massage, Therapy

Effects of Chronic Stress

In our less than ideal world, far too many of us are subject to chronic stress. Today our therapist Amanda offers a few tips to help with the causes and consequences of stress. Busy lives, stressful jobs, kids, household duties, managing relationships etc. can really pile on the tension, especially at this time of year when we really feel the pressure to be super social,...

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03 Dec 2017
6 ways to avoid workout burnout
in Pilates

6 ways to avoid workout burnout

You might be pushing too hard. You might be expecting too much. Or you might just be bored out of your mind. Whatever the reason, mental and physical burnout is rapidly becoming a modern epidemic and it’s stressing a lot of us ou. While regular exercise is a proven antidote to work-induced stress, if you’re stretching your body too far or labouring through a lacklustre...

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01 Nov 2017
Sciatica: a pain in the bottom!
in Massage, Pilates, Uncategorized

Sciatica: a pain in the bottom!

If you have ever suffered from sciatica (a pain caused by irritation and compression of the sciatic nerve) you will know it is a very uncomfortable feeling. At worst the pain can run through your lower back, pelvis, buttocks and all the way down your legs to your feet. This pain may manifest as tingling and numbness often worse when sitting for a long period...

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01 Oct 2017
Confused Over What to Eat?
in Acupuncture, Uncategorized

Confused Over What to Eat?

We have access to so much more information than ever before in history, and yet some of us are more confused about what we should be eating, what is healthy and what’s not. This is understandable as there is a wide diversity of opinions out there on what to eat: theories, experts, scientific studies and so on. There are people telling us to eat paleo because...

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03 Sep 2017
Weight Training for Women
in Uncategorized

Weight Training for Women

This month our therapist Amanda Burnett discusses the importance of weight training for women “Anyone who knows me knows that I love to stay fit and strong, and for a long time I thought (as a lot of women do) that the way to do that was spend hours at classes jumping around or on a treadmill.  I thought it was the best way to burn calories...

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30 Jul 2017
Photo by Octoabi
in Pilates

What is ‘functional fitness’ and what is it doing in a Barre class?

If you’ve ever tried Veronika’s BarreConcept or Pilates class you’ve probably heard her talking about functional fitness and functional exercises. From squats to lunges, we incorporate it in every single class. In a barre class we do lots of pulses, we move up and down an inch – all movements requiring a small range of motion. Those are great for providing a big burn and...

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06 Jul 2017
Position A (left) and Position B (right)
in Massage

Top Five Stretches To Prevent Neck Tension

Pain in the neck..? We all get neck tension from time to time and for lots of different reasons, and as a massage therapist Jane has seen many clients complain of a sore neck over the years. Here are her top 5 tips and stretches to release that tension and strengthen the neck muscles. These take seconds to do and if practised on a regular basis you’ll soon...

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04 Jun 2017
Everything You’ve Always Wanted To Know About Ayurveda (But Were Afraid To Ask)
in Massage

Everything You’ve Always Wanted To Know About Ayurveda (But Were Afraid To Ask)

Ayurveda is an ancient health system developed by the wise sages of India thousands of years before modern medicine. Ayurveda is a sanskrit word meaning ‘science of life’ (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge). As this translation indicates, it is a system to promote a happy, health life – and it’s a vast, yet comprehensive, system that incorporates a wide variety of methods both for preventing ill-health...

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01 May 2017
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