Frankincense Oil Cancer Natural Treatment

Tradition tells us that the magi (3 wise men) gave the infant King of Israel gifts of gold to honor his royalty, frankincense as a perfume, and myrrh for anointing oil.

Although there probably some truth to this, other sources claim that the wise men from the Far East were actually being more practical by giving the baby Jesus these precious, costly essential oils that could double up as potential medical remedy.

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‘Massage Mind’ Have You Experience It?

As a massage therapist who likes to practice what he preaches, I get regular massages for myself. Today I was reflecting on some of my most rejuvenating and healing experiences and realized that they came in the stillness and peacefulness of the moment when the mind enters that almost meditative state. Bruce Hopkins, an American therapist, calls this state “massage mind”. The easiest way to describe this is to liken it to the quietness just before sleep or the stillness of deep meditation. It’s difficult to explain to anyone who has never experience it but for those lucky ones who have you will understand immediately what I mean.

It is my belief that the most therapeutic work occurs when the mind gets out of the way and surrenders to ‘the moment’. The world and all it’s worries are left behind and the client surrenders completely to the touch of the therapist. The therapist job is to coax you into a place where the mind can work it’s magic. Unwind the mind and the body will unwind itself.

So whether you are looking for mental, emotional or physical healing or just a relaxing hour away from the traumas of everyday living just give me a call.

Massage in Decline

I found an article from American entitled Massage in Decline which I found interesting. We always assume that massage training in the US is more rigorous than our own in the UK. Do the views in this article reflect the situation in the UK?

I certainly sympathies with the sentiment that a lot of therapist provide no more skill than a caring mate could provide. This is because so many therapists do not continue with additional training after their basic course. Also training is not the only perquisite for a good massage therapist. Technique alone is not enough. There’s more to massage than just manipulating soft tissue. Of course, there is a big difference between the Spa therapist who provides a relaxing, pampering experience and a therapist who is dedicated to healing. A good massage therapist needs compassion, empathy and a conscious intent to improve the health and wellbeing of their client.

As a therapist specializing in massage and bodywork who has been practicing for over forty years my opinion is that our industry is very bad at providing the public with enough information as to the differences in various massage approaches and the range of health issues that massage can help. I hope my web site will provide enough information for you to be able to reach an informed decision

Does your therapist do this?

I was browsing the  posts on a health forum the other day in the massage section and someone had posed the question ‘Have you ever had a client who really hated your massage’. Most of the replies centred around the theme of ‘they had been given a gift certificate, never had a massage before and didn’t like being touched. This got me wondering how these therapists communicated with their clients during the consultation process. Did they just run through the usual ‘have you ever suffered from………’ before telling them to get undressed and on the couch?

A good therapist should at the very least get some idea of the clients previous experience with massage. Find out what brought them to your clinic and what they hoped to get from the experience. The therapist should then discuss with the client what they need to do to achieve their desired outcome. You see, I can give exactly the same massage to two different people and each one will get something different from the experience. So therapist and client need to agree before the massage starts, what the outcome should be and both should then work towards achieving that.

“How does that work?” I hear you ask. Well, there’s another blog post!!

Major Re-write

Just to let you know folks. I am in the process of a complete overhaul of this site. Hopefully it shouldn’t take too long but you know how it goes……………………..

Visit regularly to catch the changes as they happen.

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