Stress, your body and exams

Stress, your body and exams

Exams can cause stress and stress causes changes in your body. The sympathetic nervous system switches on and resulting hormones cause physiological changes in your body. Your heart pounds, breathing gets faster, muscles tense and sweat appears. This is often referred...
Massage with Cancer

Massage with Cancer

Last week I started to give massage treatments at the Macmillan Horizon Centre in Brighton. This is a custom built centre opposite the hospital, which offers free information and support for people affected by cancer.  It offers a wide range of complementary...
Can’t Sleep?

Can’t Sleep?

Many people I have spoken to over the last few months have problems with waking up in the middle of the night, unable to sleep again for quite sometime. With our increasingly stressful and fast moving lives, it is not surprising that we seem to have high levels of...

Stretching Your Fascia

Stretching feels good, animals do it all the time. But sometimes it hurts to stretch, sometimes its hard to move out of a particular posture, which can make us think twice about stretching in the first place. So what actually happens when we stretch? What is the...
Elbow Pain, Knee Pain

Elbow Pain, Knee Pain

I often have clients arriving with pain in their knees or elbows. Whenever you feel pain in these areas, it often is because of soft tissue and muscles pulling tight either above or below the joint, and so yanking on the bone they are attached to, pulling it out of...