Recently, several of the Bristol Massage Therapy team went to a CPD event to learn how to spot possible signs of Skin Cancer, and when it would be a good idea to refer our clients to an expert for a proper look.
One of our fantastic Sports Massage therapists, Morganne Blair, looks in detail about what sports and remedial massage is actually all about and who can benefit from it. It used to be the preserve of professional athletes, but these days we understand that sports and remedial massage is something that is applicable and accessible to anyone and everyone.
This article was published in Donkey Press, the publication for the Zero Balancing Association here in the UK. To find out more about what ZB is, please visit the UK's ZBA website.
There are many variations in the world of massage, and an event greater number of form of bodywork. One of these is Deep Massage, which has been developed from a form of bodywork known as zero balancing (or ZB).
The nature of the relationship between a massage therapist and their clients, that therapeutic relationship, is a many faceted thing, and has the potential to be or become something very precious. At least in my opinion. I think part of me has always acknowledged and respected this, but over the past year I have come to realise just how much I learn, grow and develop as both a practitioner and as a person through the relationships I have with my clients.
Our pregnancy massage lessons offer fathers-to-be and other birthing partners the opportunity to learn some simple massage techniques to help alleviate muscular aches and pains that the mother-to-be experiences. This allows for at-home help throughout the latter stages of pregnancy and even into the early stages of labour.
When things get sticky, tough, emotional and quite frankly real, it provides us with the opportunity to refocus our energies, understand what’s important and what can be put aside, even temporarily. However, it's also important to understand how we can keep moving forward in work, love and life in such circumstances.
When I need my mind to quiet, I typically disappear to the seaside. The wide open vistas allow my mind to settle, switching off active thought and allowing creativity to flow. I find I reflect upon the interconnectivity of our lives, our emotions, our experiences with our physical manifestation is part of what I love about my work.
We know I love receiving a massage. It can be the best part of my week sometimes, climbing onto the table, putting my face in the face cradle and closing my eyes. But sometimes it just doesn't feel quite the same. There's the sudden realisation that once again I can feel my nose block during a massage. Struggling to breathe is not conducive to relaxing ...