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...
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...

Sleeplessness, Depression and Trigger points

Untreated trigger points in tight muscle tissue can really affect a person’s mood long term. Chronic pain can sometimes be a cause of depression. It is pretty impossible to lie down and put weight on any tight muscle, so a good nights sleep is going to be hard...