You may be experiencing stress if you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, irritable, or having difficulty focusing. Physical manifestations, such as headaches or muscle tension, can also be signs of stress.
There are many ways the body can experience stress. Whether it is emotional stress that we most associate with stress, or more insidious stress factors like pain, fatigue, age, liver or kidney stress as a result of biochemical deficiencies, it can set in the body like concrete.
Often a massage is a good way to start!
We dont know how tense our body is until we experience touch, leave our minds and enjoy the sensations in our bodies. We are a very upper body culture, planning, organising script-writing in our heads, when the relief of being fully in the body from Tai Chi, Yoga, good nutrition or a Thai Yoga Massage(TYM) for example is acute.
TYM is particularly good as it involves stretch and pressures lying on a futon on the ground, and is a very reciprocal system where both practitioner and receiver are involved in breathing together as well as the whole body workout.
Please feel free to share any concerns or experiences you have related to stress. We aim to assist you on your journey towards a more relaxed and balanced state of mind.
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“The de-stress scalp and neck massage was the most magical treatment. Total relaxation induced by the skillful hands of an expert practitioner. I’ve had many treatments on many continents. This was the best.” F Lynne
The more stressful your life, the more you need the uplifting experience of a massage, facial or energy balance.
Heal, restore and promote wellbeing
Improvement and recovery can be supported through the Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) gut healing nutritional protocol benefitting very small children to adults, and the effects of gut dysbiosis are far-reaching. An unhealthy gut can cause a myriad of problems because 90% of all cells and genetic material in the human body is gut flora - a complex mass of microbes residing in your digestive system.
In a healthy person these are dominated by beneficial microbes in harmony with your body, making sure you are well-nourished, protected from pathogens and toxins with a healthy immune system.
In a GAPS person the gut flora is dominated by pathogenic microbes causing multiple health problems.
Feel good from the inside out
I usually don’t need reminding if I’ve been behaving badly. I know I need some help, and it can really put my life in perspective again!
I can be full of blame or shame and guilt, isolation or fear about my bad behavoir, or how I was treated. A big one as you get older, is how stupid you can feel around technology, or the clumsiness of menopause. It may be that we need to revisit painful trauma, childhood experiences or habitual patterns of behavoir. I use Health Kinesiology which uses muscle testing to ask the body what it needs to rebalance itself; it can balance your emotions and take the charge out of them, has ways to support your immune system and can find individual biochemical pathways that can make a huge difference.
Some of this may be connected to your physical organs and the story you're telling yourself diminishes considerably once I work on them. This is how I connect your issues with Chinese medicine (TCM); each organ is associated in TCM with a taste, a sound, an emotion and a season.
An injury or illness can make you feel less confident and a bit silly; you are in good company. The patterns in our lives can shape us or make us; luckily once we get to face them, they have a habit of becoming easier.