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How to Feel Epic!!!

In an ideal world we would all get regular massage as part of our basic healthcare package – maybe not every day as Hippocrates suggested – but at least once a week.  It makes a big difference.  Most people have a massage every now and again as a treat and although it is beneficial, it…

12 Days of Christmas – Gifts and surprises

My last day at work before Christmas will be Friday 22nd December, and I will be back at work on Tuesday 2nd January 2024! So there are 12 working days left for me – and for you to treat yourself and unwind ready for the festivities. Obviously, being a massage therapist, I am not in…

IPM Conference
Propping up the bar at the IPM Conference

I recently attended an Integrative Personalised Medicine conference in London.  A What?  I hear you say.  Well, this brings together those who work in conventional medicine with Functional Medicine practitioners and a wide range of holistic practitioners like myself.  However we are all focused on evidence – based medicine which treats the whole person in…

Man stressed whilst working
Stress and why you shouldn’t ignore it

There are two aspects to the body’s central nervous system: the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic systems.  The Sympathetic system is what we often call “Fight or Flight”.   We find ourselves in a stressful situation and immediately our bodies start pumping adrenaline.  This has a cascade of effects in the body but basically when we are adrenalized…