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Suggested programmes on BBC iplayer

trust me i'm a doctorMichael Mosley seems to be everywhere.  I’m really enjoying the programmes he is involved in.  If you were at one of the Wednesday evening classes recently, here is a link to the programme where they look at the effect of massage on white blood cells.  The massage in question looks like Swedish massage and is skin to skin.  I’m not sure how this translates to clothed massage or the effect of massaging just the feet as in Reflexology.  I would like to think that any therapeutic touch will elicit the same benefit.  I’ve always told clients to choose the therapy they enjoy the most as this is the one that will be the most beneficial.  What do you think? :

Link to Trust Me I’m a Doctor (Eps 5, Series 8)

And the next programme was on last night.  They look at the benefits of Tai Chi compared to Zumba and the results really are worth listening to.  I know we do not do Tai Chi and I suspect a teacher from that tradition would be able to give an opinion on what is happening energetically and physically.  But it makes you think about all mindful bodywork approaches …:

Link to Trust Me I’m a Doctor (Eps 6, Series 8)


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… that I’ve been in my complementary therapy role for nearly 20 years?  I was writing some editorial for the local paper, to go with my advert and thought I would share it with you. Some clients have been seeing me for many years, others now and then or for a short course of bodywork.  I thought you might like to have a quick summary of reasons to spend time with me at Yanley Court!

I use different bodywork modalities to support clients, raising awareness of and releasing unhelpful holding patterns. The aim is to reduce physical and mental discomfort or anxiety arising from the rhythm of life.

YOGA promotes strength, flexibility & stillness through posture and breath work IMG_3222 copycreating a reflective space. Classes are on Wednesdays and Fridays. I also teach individuals and couples (or two friends) to work with bespoke practices at home. Yoga practice puts the support in place for self-development and transformation.

THAI MASSAGE is a remedial and therapeutic bodywork received on a couch or IMG_2949 TM supine foot press hs clsfuton; the client remains clothed. Palm pressing, gentle elbow work and passive stretching promote muscles and joints that are strong and flexible. You can start the massage feeling restricted and finish feeling grounded and taller. All techniques are mindfully applied to reassure the body and release tension.

REFLEXOLOGY is based on the theory that different points on the feet, lower leg, IMG_2889 vrt 7IMG_2874 reflex smilehands, face or ears correspond with different areas of the body. Different textures felt in the reflexes highlight areas requiring attention; you may experience this as tenderness, numbness or sharpness.  Reflexology is a holistic approach to promote health, well-being and release physical and emotional tension.

REIKI (ray-key) is Japanese for ‘spiritual energy’ and is the word used to describe a IMG_2918 reiki backsystem of natural healing. There are different Reiki teachings but all aim to support the person emotionally and spiritually.  I think of Reiki as a shared meditative practice. Words fall short when trying to describe it.  I recommend booking in and finding out what it means to you. (Reiki Shares, Courses and Days also available)

Let me know if you want more information.  You can follow the links to relevant pages by clicking on EMBOLDENED words above



Gone Scilly

kicking_up_my_heelsThe majority of people in my life know I’ve run away to the Scillies.  I will be back 14 September when I will answer any messages.

Please see the Guide for 2018 for Autumn dates.  Briefly:

  • Yoga classes return Wednesday 19 September and Friday 21 September
  • The appointments diary is full until 24 September but cancellations do happen, so send me an email if you want me to let you know if a space opens up.

Many thanks, Yvonne