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What is the Alexander Technique?

What is the Alexander Technique?

Our body has been efficiently designed by nature and evolution, but modern life takes its toll on it. Over the years, through work demands and lifestyle choices, we tend to develop tense habits of movement that cause pain and prevent us from being at our best. With the Alexander Technique, you can learn to undo years of tension and strain accumulated through poor physical use. The Alexander Technique is a practical method that teaches the person to recognise and change patterns of muscular tension, to become naturally coordinated and poised. It works by...
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Thai Massage

Thai Massage

You will come across Thai Massage under a variety of different names -  Nuad Boran, Thai yoga massage, Thai bodywork, Thai massage and yoga therapy are all fairly interchangeable. What is Thai Massage good for? Thai massage is essentially like paying someone to do your yoga for you, its dynamic stretches and massage work your body in a steady, meditative pace. Not only is it great for maintaining general good health, it also helps with the following: Muscle or joint stiffness Headaches Back pain Digestion issues Painful menstruation Low...
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Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage

As the backbone of classic western massage, Swedish Massage is an excellent place to start if you have never tried a massage before. What is Swedish Massage good for? The focus is on relaxing muscles and reducing stress. Controlled trials have shown the following benefits: Pain relief Better circulation and lymph flow Quicker recovery from injuries Reduced cortisol Lower blood pressure Reduced susceptibility to anxiety Reduced sub-clinical depression The activatation of the parasympathetic nervous system (the calming down...
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Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stone Massage

As the evenings start to be chilly and the longing for warmth starts to call, a hot stone massage is just the thing. As the name suggests, it is simply massage with hot stones, but what does this now ubiquitous treatment do?  What is it good for? Reduced tension in muscles Reduced muscle pain Improved range of movement A more intense massage Better circulation Reduced stress and tension Relief from pain associated with fibromyalgia, period pains or carpal tunnel.  What happens in a session? Once you have gone through the usual...
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How the Alexander Technique Saved my Life

How the Alexander Technique Saved my Life

I didn’t come to the Alexander Technique through any particular aches and pains, but rather because I was losing the plot completely. I was in my mid 30’s happily married, with 2 children, when I found myself struggling to get up in the mornings after being unable to sleep all night.  I spent my nights knocking back sleeping pills but still wondering around the house in despair .  I had no idea what was the matter with me until I began the journey that I am still on today. I was prescribed Prozac. I tried psychotherapy, special diets and special supplements. I gave up...
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