Check your breasts!
This month is Breast Cancer Awareness month! Have you checked yours recently? In aim to highlight the support that’s out there for all cancer sufferers, I would like to talk to you about two alternative therapies: Massage and Reiki and their impact on cancer.
Over the years numerous studies have shown that massage can be beneficial for those with cancer. There are many different types of massage some are quite light, like lymph drainage and some much firmer, such as deep tissue.
For some the touch and contact of another person can be deeply therapeutic and therefore it can help with some of the emotional affects of cancer including anxiety and depression. As previously mentioned in our Blog about Heart Health; massage lowers the bodies levels of cortisol this change calms the body and the mind which in turn increases relaxation. And allows the body to heal more effectively.
Massage also helps relieve some pain as it stimulates the body’s natural painkillers, endorphins serotonins and dopamines, which will allow a person to use fewer chemicals as pain control during this period. Read on for more specific detail into how these therapies work…
Tomorrow is world Osteoporosis Day, there are over 3 million people in the United Kingdom alone who suffer with Osteoporosis, for many it is so severe that daily tasks become very difficult and life can be frustrating as mobility is often affected when bones are broken.
Osteoporosis is the weakening of bone to the extent that the chances of breakages and fractures are more than average. As a person gets older the density of their bones decreases which is perfectly normal but for some their bone density decreases far more rapidly. It is often associated with menopausal women due to the changes in estrogen levels. But it can affect men, young women and even children. Continue reading
Today is Mental Health Awareness Day and I personally don’t know many people who are not affected in some way by a mental health problem, whether they suffer themselves, or have friends or family who do. 1 in 4 people in Britain have been diagnosed with some form of mental illness and yet there is still a lot of confusion and controversy surrounding diagnosis and treatment. There are many wonderful websites that give really helpful information for people, both directly and indirectly, affected by a mental health problems, the main one being Mind. I’m not here to explain what mental illness is, but to bring to your attention quite how crucial a role massage therapy can play in helping people cope with whatever is going on in their lives. Continue reading
We believe that massage can be highly beneficial and helpful for a whole range of illnesses and disabilities including Lupus. This article endeavors to inform you but if you are unsure please contact us for more info on 02380 639 747. If you have serious health concerns we always recommend you speak to a doctor before commencing massage or any other holistic or alternative treatments.
Lupus is an autoimmune disease which can affect the muscles, skin, joints and other organs. An autoimmune disease means that the body begins attacking itself as it believes certain elements are foreign bodies.
Here we go into a little detail about the Holistic Treatments that may help…
Including Massage, Acupressure, Reflexology. It may also be beneficial to seek guidance from a dermatologist or skin specialist.