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Physiotherapy
Do our muscles have emotional memory?

Recently, I have heard a lot on the idea of the psoas being able to harbour trapped emotion. Forgive me if my view is a little tongue in cheek but if you’ve watched our webinars, you’ll already understand how I look at things a bit differently.

Reiki
Differences and Similarities Between Reiki and the Metamorphi...

On reflection I feel that the greatest similarity is that at the moment of contact practitioners work at a level of unity, a state of oneness with their clients, while still functioning in the relative universe or realm of duality at the moment of givi…

Mind & Body Intervention
Psoas: How to Unlock the ‘Muscle of the Soul’ and Release Bui...

Do you spend much time sitting in front of a computer, on a plane, in a car? If so your hips may be locked up which effects your ability to dance, but worse than that it may be causing you undue stress and fear. The Psoas Muscle, is a long mus…

Physiotherapy
Massage Therapists Reach Out After Hurricane Harvey

The response after Hurricane Harvey--that made landfall Aug. 25 in Rockport, Texas, before blowing the country's southeast over a few days--is just another sobering example how people in the massage profession help alleviate stress and pain in early re…

Ashiatsu
Ashiatsu massage puts your foot down

Two parallel bars hang securely from the ceiling. A body lies prone on a massage table with the cervical spine neutrally aligned in a face cradle. Meticulously prepared, soft and hygienic feet glide slowly along a tension filled muscle, sinking into th…

Physiotherapy
How to Treat 5 Most Common Health Issues With Acupressure

Not feeling great? There are a lot of little things you can do—get up and take a walk, chug some water, close your eyes for a second and take some deep breaths. Or—and go with us here— you could try acupressure , a technique from traditional Chinese me…

Water
Combining Water Therapy and Shiatsu to Combat Fibromyalgia

There are a variety of different techniques available to help you combat fibromyalgia in today’s world. No longer do you have to suffer if traditional medications and therapies are not working for you, instead you can look to the world of alternative t…

Massage
Shiatsu to Balance Your Internal Fire Energy

Is your summer long, happy, days lazing in the sun… or do the stresses of life leave you feeling burnt out?

Think of those summer months… a time when you can raise your face and get that delicious, tingling sensation of the sun dancing over it an…

Physiotherapy
The Nine Principles Of Breema Bodywork

The Nine Principles of Harmony make Breema bodywork unique. They distinguish it from all other methods, even those which include movements that appear to be similar. Yet, the principles of Breema are universal.

They can be applied to other techn…

Physiotherapy
Using Breema Bodywork to Heal

The origins of Breema massage can be traced to the early 1980s, when it was founded near a village in the United States. The massage was said to be a distinct form of revival and garnered a lot of interest, with many workshops established to teach how …

Physiotherapy
The Mindset for Craniosacral Therapy

Many massage therapists may have some familiarity with the discipline of craniosacral therapy, and may have had some rudimentary exposure to the technique during massage school training.

This work has its roots in cranial osteopathy, which was in…

Physiotherapy
My First Experience with Craniosacral Therapy

I decided to go to craniosacral therapy after considering its supposed effects: increased energy and the healing of old injuries. I was interested not only in something that would help my anxiety and hallucinations but also in a technique that would su…

Physiotherapy
Try These at Home: Powerful Reflexology Techniques for Pain R...

You hate the taste of medicine but you are having a bad headache and rushing to finish your work. What do you do? Pinch your nose and pop some painkillers? How about skipping the pills and considering an alternative method?

Reflexology—when this …

Reflexology
Reflexology: a treatment for the feet that benefits mind and ...

I remember noticing the big sign on Paseo de Montejo for UK Massage Reflexology Clinic. It caught my attention because I have always been drawn to alternative therapies. I tried acupuncture treatments when I quit smoking. I have also tried different th…

Mental Health
Osteopathy to treat mental health issues

Millions worldwide suffer from chronic musculoskeletal back pain (lasting over three months). The issue is so large that in the UK alone, it's estimated that 116m days of work are missing, a mi…

Physiotherapy
'Back to balance and harmony': Bowen Therapy offers alternati...

Andi Yablon-Krause had always been an extremely active person. She was a busy pastry chef and avid weekend hiker. But most of all, she love to dance. Yet something started to happen in her late twenties.

“My body felt like it was disintegrating,”…

Bowen Technique
What is Bowtech?

The Bowen Technique (also known as Bowtech - the Original Bowen Technique and Bowenwork) is a dynamic system of muscle and connective tissue therapy that was developed by the late Tom Bowen in Geelong, Australia. Sometimes called the homeopathy of body…

Craniosacral therapy
Craniosacral Therapy: Bridging the Science and Art of Healing

I was originally going to title this piece as Craniosacral Therapy Saves the World on the basis that the principles that underlie CST are the ones that we need to face the challenges we face at present. All our challenges are allied with environmental …

Physiotherapy
Managing Osteoarthritis Knee Pain

A Different Type of Osteoarthritis Treatment

Did you know that osteoarthritis knee pain is caused by more than just cartilage loss?

In knees with osteoarthritis, the joint fluid also loses its ability to absorb shock, which can result in os…

Acupressure
Acupressure And Acupuncture - A Brief History

The origins of acupressure and acupuncture are as ancient as the instinctive impulse to hold your forehead or temples when you have a headache. Everyone at one time or another has used his or her hands spontaneously to hold tense or painful places on t…

Acupuncture
How to Tap away Stress with this Ancient Acupressure Technique

Have you got an upcoming event marked in your calendar with a red circle of fear? Anxiety makes appearances in everybody’s lives at some point, but this feeling of worry or anxiety should subside once the event has passed. For some, this stress rema…

Yoga
A Simple and Natural Fix For Vertigo

A doctor from the University of Colorado Hospital is becoming a YouTube sensation after revealing a simple maneuver that can relieve vertigo from the comfort of your home.

“Tip your head up to look at the ceiling.”

Next, put your head upsid…

Lifestyle and Behaviour
What Can Shiatsu Heal?

Excerpted from "The Book of Ch'i: Harnessing the Healing Force of Energy," with permission of Tuttle Publishing.

The main thrust of shiatsu treatment is preventative. It is an intervention designed to encourage the flow of ki releases the body's…

Traditional Chinese Medicine
Forget Painkillers, Yoga Can Cure Aches and Pains

Yoga and acupuncture really can relieve pain, according to new research.

Some of the most popular complementary health approaches - including yoga, tai chi and acupuncture - appear to be effective at managing painful conditions.

Scientists …

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