Stress Awareness Week – November 4th – 8th

Stress Awareness Week Stress is something that affects us all and on a daily basis and it is ok, it is just the way our brain looks after us, as in helping us to stay away from perceived danger. Stress is an instinctive mechanism that we can’t actually live with out however, that being said,

Shiatsu for Stress and Mental Health issues

Shiatsu for Stress and Mental Health issues Stress, anxiety and depression are endemic problems in our hectic modern-day society.  During my 16 years of clinical experience as a shiatsu practitioner, I have found that most of my client’s issues are rooted in emotional issues, which then manifest as physical symptoms.  I worked at HM Treasury

World Mental Health Day 2019 and Biodynamic Massage

World Mental Health Day 2019 and Biodynamic Massage World Mental Health Day began to raise awareness of the challenges faced by those living with mental illness, and to educate us in looking after our own mental health to stay well.  We are making great strides as a society to overcome the stigma attached to having

Getting help with Lymphoedema

What is Lymphoedema? According to the NHS Choices website – “Lymphoedema is a long-term (chronic) condition that causes swelling in the body’s tissues. It can affect any part of the body, but usually develops in the arms or legs.” It goes on to say There are two types of this condition – primary and secondary lymphoedema – which

STOPTOBER IS ALMOST HERE

Stoptober is approaching ever so fast and I would love to help you to stop smoking. FREE Initial Consultation for you. There are 3 areas that MUST be addressed to successfully stop smoking; Nicotine addiction Psychological addiction Obsessive behaviours This means that if you use anything with nicotine (Vaping, patches, gum etc.) you are still

Sports Massage in Reading. Are you training for a Half Marathon or Marathon?

Are you training for half marathon or marathon? Are you looking for Sports Massage in Reading?

Glutes / Hip Pain

What is Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome ? Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (GTPS) is a chronic condition potentially affecting a number of structures around the hip. It is characterised by pain and tenderness over the outside of the buttock and thigh. The pain usually arises from a tendinopathy (tendon injury) in the gluteal muscles. Previously it

Blisters – causes, prevention and treatment

Blisters – causes, prevention and treatment What causes blisters? Blisters are caused by shearing stress of the skin and can be painful or even dangerous so should not be ignored. How to prevent them If you know you are prone to blistering in a certain area of your foot you should at least tape the

Interview with our Shiatsu Massage Therapist Fiona Carson

Shiatsu massage (also known as Acupressure Massage) is a dynamic hands-on healing system, originating in Japan, which uses the power of touch, pressure and gentle stretching techniques to balance the body’s energy system, our emotions and the functions of our internal organs. Based on Oriental Medicine Theory (like acupuncture), this massage can help in a wide range

Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis) What is a Tennis Elbow? Tennis elbow is normally identified with pain on the outside of the elbow whereas Golfers elbow is often pain on the inside of the elbow. This condition is an overuse injury caused by repeated stress on the elbow joint. When the muscles are overused or strained

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