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...
Breathing Correctly Reduces Anxiety

Breathing Correctly Reduces Anxiety

Do you breathe correctly? This is crucial to reduce anxiety. Many people don’t and this can make us feel very tired – it takes much more energy to breathe badly. If you find you hold your breath, or your breathing is irregular, this will have an adverse...
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...

Myofascial Pain and Trigger Points

Myofascial pain is often caused by trigger points, areas in the soft tissue which have become ‘stuck’ together. Trigger points can only be affected by PHYSICAL intervention. They will not respond to meditation, relaxation or positive thinking. Stretching...

Massage for cancer

Massage can be of great benefit for people living with cancer, whether currently undergoing treatment  or post treatments. A massage treatment can Reduce anxiety Reduce swelling Soften scar tissue Aid relaxation give nausea relief Relieve insomnia Relieve headaches...