J’ai remarqué durant ma formation en Massage Thaï Yoga que je n’arrivais pas à me laisser aller pendant un massage. Je voulais vraiment me relaxer mais je trouvais que je n’y arrivais pas. Comme par exemple, je devais laisser mon donneur manipuler ma jambe pour faire des cercles, mais je faisais pratiquement le mouvement pour lui. Il me demandait de le laisser faire, mais plus j’essayais, plus je lui nuisais. Je ne trouvais pas la “commande” dans ma tête pour relâcher mes muscles! Mais pourquoi est-ce que je n’arrivais pas à me laisser aller? [Read more…]
With all the texting and typing we do nowadays, there’s really nothing quite like a great hand massage to release the tension we hold there. In fact, the way we carry tension in our hands influences the tension we store in our forearms, shoulders and neck. It can even contribute to tension-headaches. So this is a really worthwhile set of tools to have in your toolkit. [Read more…]
Foot massage can often be underrated. Though there are many of you who no doubt love a foot massage, there are also many people out there who could “take it or leave it”. I used to be one of those people! With this tutorial you can likely change the way they feel about a foot massage 😉 Give them the best foot massage they’ve ever had, from the comfort of your own home. [Read more…]
I’m glad you asked! So here’s the thing, there’s a lot of misunderstanding about what toxins actually are, so let’s tackle that first.
The truth about toxins.
Toxins is a word that is thrown around a lot. Too much in fact. Without really being understood. [Read more…]
Even if [in your mind] you like winter, the likelihood is that your body disagrees. On the other side of the coin, if you’re like me, this information will only fuel the fire of becoming a “snow bird”. Perhaps it will even give you a reason 😉 [Read more…]
Normally my writing is very scientific and supported with research. This particular post is backed by smaller a degree of science, and a larger degree of experience and “feeling”. Part of the reason why is because the science hasn’t yet been able to describe these things through study. So I will do my best to share with you, how we know the “just right” spots in massage, with less defined language. [Read more…]
When you hear [or say] “I have knots in my back”, you’re really being told about a range of different physiological phenomena. One of these, and possibly the most common, is myofascial trigger points (TrPs). They can show up almost anywhere in your body, and they can seemingly have no known cause. TrPs can also cause a surprising amount of pain and discomfort, and their patterns of pain aren’t generally localized to the area of insult, but often referred to other regions of the body. Trigger Points are tricky beasts that can create surprisingly intense and odd sensations given that the physiology behind them is relatively subtle. [Read more…]
The quest to understand the mechanisms behind ticklishness has been occupying some researchers for decades. To this date, we still do not have a clear map of why our bodies can be ticklish, with some being more than others. There are however, some things that we have been able to find out through studying the tickle-phenomenon. [Read more…]
When you think of a “deep tissue massage” you’re typically led to believe that this is going to be an inherently painful experience. This misconception is a widely believed notion. Not only should deep tissue massage NOT be painful, I’m going to tell you that if it’s painful it’s not actually as deep tissue as you want it to be. [Read more…]