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Deep Massage - Zero Balancing for Soft Tissue

Deep Massage - Zero Balancing for Soft Tissue

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).

Therapeutic Relationship in Massage

Therapeutic Relationship in Massage

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.

Why Does my Nose Block During Massage Appointments?

Why Does my Nose Block During Massage Appointments?

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 ...

Self Care - Stick vs Carrot

Self Care - Stick vs Carrot

One of the things that I really enjoy about my work with clients is seeing them progress through from an injury to recovery, or to slow and gentle unwinding of a painful muscular situation. But with 168 hours available each week, I am unlikely to spend more than one hour of their week working ‘hands on’ to help them. So we end up talking about ‘homework or self care’.

#begreat

#begreat

A very good friend of mine is a phenomenal girl - she has an incredibly generous heart, is a joy to spend time with and makes me laugh. We met when I was working at The Practice Rooms in Clifton where she was working as a counsellor, and it felt as though I'd struck gold when I met her. Whenever I ran into her I always felt better.

Ismene Cole is a counsellor and is currently training to be a life coach, but the thing that I believe makes her special is that she is just so intuitive and kind. She inspires me. So when she asked me to be part of a project she was working on, I leapt at the chance to help her out. It turned out she was helping me out.

What Will Happen at Your Initial Massage Appointment?

What Will Happen at Your Initial Massage Appointment?

From the new client consultation form you'll be sent ahead of your appointment, to the chat at the start of the appointment, de-robing and dressing, payment and perhaps a piece of homework. All those questions you might have about your first appointment with Bristol Massage Therapy.

What’s Your Professional Opinion?

What’s Your Professional Opinion?

Massage practitioners are not allowed to diagnose, it is outside our remit, having not received any medical training. However, our experience does inform our practice and working with our clients we can to identify what is likely to be happen. But the deal with this is always a personal opinion with professional experience. NOT a diagnosis.