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What is all this stress doing to me?

What is all this stress doing to me?

Stress is a term that is now ingrained within our society and commonly used in our day to day lives. But how does stress really affect our physical and mental health? What happens in the body? Selye (1936, 1950) found that on a physiological level, the body has a non-specific, generalised response to stressors that activates both the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) and the Endocrine...

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Why you should get a facelift massage this New Year

Why you should get a facelift massage this New Year

I have been doing facial exercises for several years in combination with using active, nourishing, pure safe skincare products. I’ve had many compliments about turning the clock back on my skin and looking 10 years younger, and who doesn’t want to look and feel younger these days?! Life is full of hectic routines, environmental pollutants and constant stress. All we want to do is go...

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Chronic pain myth-busting

Chronic pain myth-busting

Throughout my career I’ve heard lots of do’s and dont’s from both patients and other healthcare practitioners which have no research backing OR have been completely busted in the past. The fact is – our society’s chronic pain is getting worse, not better. Sickness levels are increasing and more people are complaining of back and neck pain. What I’d like to do is try to...

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Hypnotherapy – the alternative solution – but what is it exactly?

Hypnotherapy – the alternative solution – but what is it exactly?

You won’t be asked to eat onions! You won’t be asked to cluck like a hen! So what is hypnotherapy exactly? First things first, you have to feel relaxed with your therapist – if you don’t, change your therapist and secondly, if you decide to use hypnotherapy to support a problem, you must be motivated to complete the programme and believe it will help you...

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An Introduction: Why Access Counselling?

An Introduction: Why Access Counselling?

Counselling can feel like a daunting undertaking; with the stigma surrounding mental health in our society, it is often a commitment kept in secret, not openly discussed or sought after. There can be a prevailing sentiment of, ‘I don’t need counselling because I don’t have a mental health diagnosis’. People access counselling for a myriad of reasons; whether to strengthen the relationships they already have,...

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Craniosacral Therapy for Traumatic Stress

Craniosacral Therapy for Traumatic Stress

People that have witnessed or undergone trauma whether on the personal or professional front will often experience ongoing uncontrollable fear, anxiety and depression along with various other symptoms like flashbacks and nightmares. It is only in recent times that the long-term effects of trauma have been recognised and given the name PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). The symptoms of PTSD can manifest days or years...

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Therapy skills for Cancer Care

Therapy skills for Cancer Care

Qualified practitioners with an interest in offering treatments within a clinical oncology setting, often seek additional training as within an education setting, students are advised that cancer is a contraindication to many treatments, and as a result, those with cancer are often denied treatment. There are a few different organisations offering specialised training which provides therapists with an improved knowledge and understanding of what a...

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4 Misconceptions About Pilates

4 Misconceptions About Pilates

1. It’s All About The “Core” Pilates is all about the core but so much more, strengthening the muscle groups around your torso and abdominal area is important but stamina, mobility and flexibility are such a big part of each class too. Pilates is an all-rounder, working the upper body, lower body, arms, legs, the hip, shoulder, knee and ankle joints. It involves centring the...

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Induction Reflexology

Induction Reflexology

Reflexology, a therapy Chinese in origin, can have many far-reaching benefits from helping chronic illness, pain management, fertility, support during recovery all the way to managing everyday stress and wellbeing. During the treatment pressure points and areas of the feet are worked with the aim of stimulating the bodies ability to heal and repair. I will be looking for ‘congestion’ over the reflexes taking the...

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5 Reasons You Should get a Massage Regularly

5 Reasons You Should get a Massage Regularly

I know how difficult it can be to make time for a massage. I have a massage once a month. When booking my session, I used to question whether or not I really needed it (and I’m a massage therapist!) – could I be spending my well-earned cash on something else perhaps? But over the years I have found each session builds onto the next...

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