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How Pilates Can Help with Pain and Tension from Hypermobility

When does Hypermobility become a Problem?
Many of us are experiencing a lack of range of motion, tight muscles and stiff, restricted joints, due to our movement deprived, modern lifestyle and the ageing process. Usually, what is then needed is an exercise program focusing on expanding the range of motion. Yoga and specialised Pilates are great ways to help improve

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Body Electronics- A Form of Meditation?

I have been having sessions of Body Electronics for years. Amazing that I have only just realised some of what really happens in the session.
Basically I spend 3 hours on a massage couch: the therapist holds a point, much like a Reflexology point for the 3 hours, the point heats up, eventually, it cools down and then it pulses.

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By in Hypnotherapy

The Pains and Pleasures of Romantic Relationships

The heartbreak caused by broken or difficult relationships is rarely talked about in serious terms. A book written by psychologist Frank Tallis, writing in a style similar to that which Irvin Yalom uses in ‘Love’s Executioner’, does, however, address this topic. In ‘The Incurable Romantic and other unsettling revelations’, Tallis points out that whilst lovesick individuals may hope for sympathy

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The Problem with the Squat

The Squat, an exercise that takes you through a sitting to standing and standing to sitting motion, is probably one of the most popular exercises in the gym today. It is one of the Personal Trainers basics, found in almost every workout. Variations of it are used in heavy weightlifting, CrossFit, HIT classes, Aerobics, Yoga and Pilates.
It is easy to

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By in Osteopathy

Spontaneous Resorption of Disc Herniations

Disc herniations are often referred to as slipped discs. This is a horrible term as it nurtures disturbing visuals of things moving around in our spines. This is most definitely NOT the case.
Yes, I do feel quite strongly about this.
The reason I feel so strongly is that beliefs in society around lower back pain and disc health are,

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Are Regular Treatments Worth It?

Hey guys. I decided to talk about regularity of treatment in this vlog due to the pattern or some participants that were injured and I injured at a few sporting events I attended this summer. Something that me be worth passing to a friend or family member who always seems to be complaining about aches and pains!

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By in Mindfulness

Midlife Malaise – and Reboot!

Jonathan Rauch’s book ‘The Happiness curve’ is an excellent study of midlife – a time which is often characterised by clichés of red open-top sports cars and motorbikes! ‘The Ladybird book of mid-life crisis’ has these clichés and more: “Phil does not regret leaving his wife, growing his hair and starting to wear cowboy boots” for example. And there’s more:

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Osteoporosis? – How To Preserve Your Spine

The National Osteoporosis Society says that more than 3 million people in the UK are estimated to have Osteoporosis and that every minute there is an Osteoporosis related bone fracture. (ref:https://nos.org.uk/ )
Women over 50 are most at risk to develop Osteoporosis. It is estimated that 50% of women over 50 will develop Osteoporosis. Men and younger people can develop it too, and statistics

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What is Yoga Therapy?

Have you ever heard people mention Yoga Therapy but not quite sure what it actually is? Have you heard of yoga but don’t know the difference between Yoga classes and Yoga Therapy?
In a nutshell Yoga Therapy is a yoga practice tailored to support different health conditions. Yoga Therapy is a growing field and there is lots of evidence supporting

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Pilates Principles 5 and 6: Breath and Flow

The students of Joseph Pilates formed 6 principles that should be at the basis of all Pilates practice: Centering, Concentration, Control, Precision, Breath, and Flow.
It is a fact that we breathe. I know that many of my clients are unsure about how they “should” breathe. They may have found that in some Yoga and Pilates classes they have been told to breathe in very different ways

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