To have a strong body means we are better able to withstand stresses and strains put upon it in our day to day activities. A strong body will be able to move better, bend and flex, and be as pain free as possible. A strong body begins with the spine. Our spines are designed to be able to take and withstand outside forces and distribute this force effectively up and down the spine. This is done by via the natural curves which our spines have along their length. Imagine, if our spine shape were...
The important role which your big toe has in how you walk. This toe needs to be able to move freely so that you can walk or run without pain.
With the increasing use of smart phones and computer screens, forward head posture is fast becoming a common problem for many people who I see coming to my practice. It has a wide range of effects with far reaching consequences. Forward head posture : Causes As we concentrate on our work, it is easy to find ourselves leaning into the screen. If this happens on a regular basis, the muscles at the back of our neck become overly tightened. This then does not allow for our neck to lengthen...
Rethinking pain : What actually is it? How does our brain decide when something hurts? What can we do to reduce our pain?
Advice and self help techniques for stress alleviation, including correct breathing, posture and self massage for jaw tightness and headaches.
Desk postural advice and tips for improving your sitting position to avoid back and neck pain whilst working with computers.
Advice and ideas to improve your own immune system and keep as healthy as possible.
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, non-intrusive, but potent hands-on therapy which improves someone’s health and function.
Easy self-help advice for headaches: trigger points, self massage and stretching for headache management at home with Lucy Dunleavy, Holistic Massage Kneads
A video showing self-help advice, trigger points and stretching for painful and restricted shoulders with Lucy Dunleavy, Holistic Massage Kneads
Video showing self-massage tips, trigger points and stretches for low back pain and hip pain. Easy to do at home pain relief demo for sore muscles.
Video showing self-massage, trigger points and stretching advice for low back pain, a second video focusing on the hip flexors. Easy tips to do yourself from home.