control anxiety

Taking Control Of Anxiety

We may currently or have previously suffered with anxiety. Maybe we know somebody close to us who suffers with anxiety. Anxiety is very common and has been reported as the most common mental health disorder with approximately 1 in 13 (7.3%) of the world’s population suffering with anxiety. Thankfully nowadays people are becoming more enlightened and talking openly about mental health disorders/illnesses. With high profile individuals such as Prince Harry, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge highlighting mental [...]

muscle tightness

Reducing Muscle Tension & Tightness WITHOUT Stretching

How do we reverse habitually tight muscles which cause pain and limited range of movement without stretching? It appears to be heavily promoted as the answer to creating a better result for our musculoskeletal health? But is it? Consider these two experts in the field of Musculoskeletal health. Video transcript from Dr. Steve Gangemi “The other thing a lot of people like to do when they injure an area… is to stretch the area. When you injure muscles, when you injure [...]

lower back pain

The Vicious cycle of back pain and limited range of movement

Do you find that you often suffer with back pain? You take a visit to the physio, chiro or massage therapist and feel relief, only for the problem to arise again within a short space of time? You are not alone! Many feel the same way. As a massage therapist myself, many clients often comment that they float out of my clinic room on cloud 9 feeling a reduction in pain, only to tumble back down to earth within [...]

lower back pain

BACK PAIN – What can you do to deal with it?

Lower back pain is a very common complaint and is affecting people of all ages, from children to the elderly. The 2010 Global Burden of Disease Study estimated that low back pain is among the top 10 diseases and injuries that account for sick days globally. According to the study, the lifetime prevalence of non specific (common) low back pain is estimated at 60-70% in industrialised countries. Although the prevalence rate for children and adolescents is lower, this figure [...]

visualisation techniques

Visualisation- Does it really work?

(Plus my own visualisation process to help you get started with yours)! Visualisation or motor planning is an expression I use and explain in detail with the Total Somatics online programme. It is a fundamental component to changing our neuroplasticity with somatics. We use visualisation to access a certain function or mode in the brain to bring the sequences to the forefront BEFORE we actually perform the movements. Neuroscience has clearly identified this as a key feature to how sports people [...]