Massage therapy is an ancient practice that has been used for centuries to promote relaxation, relieve pain, and improve overall wellbeing. Today, massage therapy is a widely accepted form of complementary and alternative medicine, with many different techniques and approaches available to suit the needs of individual clients. The Polyvagal Theory provides a unique perspective on massage therapy, highlighting the importance of the nervous system and how it can be regulated to promote healing and connection.
The Polyvagal Theory proposes that the nervous system has three distinct states: the ventral vagal state, the sympathetic state, and the dorsal vagal state. Each state is associated with a specific set of physiological responses and behavioural outcomes. For massage therapists, understanding these different states is crucial for creating a safe and healing space for their clients.
2/3/2023 0 Comments
Massage for Recovery after Hysterectomy and Oophorectomy: What Does the Evidence Say?
Hysterectomy and oophorectomy are common surgical procedures that involve removing the uterus and ovaries respectively. These surgeries can be necessary for various reasons, such as cancer treatment or managing certain conditions. While they can be life-saving procedures, they can also have significant physical and emotional impacts on the person undergoing them.
One potential way to support recovery after hysterectomy or oophorectomy is through massage and other manual therapies. These therapies can help reduce pain, swelling, and muscle tension, as well as promote relaxation and improve overall well-being.
If you're one of the millions of people living with endometriosis, you know that the pain and discomfort can be overwhelming. Endometriosis is a condition that occurs when the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus grows outside of it. This can cause severe pain, especially during menstruation, as well as fertility issues, fatigue, and other symptoms.
While there is no cure for endometriosis, there are many treatments that can help manage the symptoms. One treatment that has gained popularity in recent years is womb and sacral/abdominal sacral/fertility massage. Here's what you need to know about how this type of massage can help with endometriosis.
Menstruation is a natural and integral part of the body. Yet, for centuries, it has been shrouded in shame, stigma, and secrecy. The patriarchal culture has taught us to view periods as a nuisance, something to be hidden and dealt with quietly. However, many ancient cultures recognised the sacredness of menstruation and celebrated it as a powerful force of nature. Today, more and more people are reclaiming this ancient wisdom and embracing the power of the womb.
In this post, we will explore the magic of menstruation and how it can help us connect with our bodies, our creativity, and our spirituality.
If you're expecting a baby, chances are you've heard about placenta encapsulation. This process involves dehydrating and grinding the placenta into a powder, which is then encapsulated in small pills. While it may sound unusual or even taboo to some, the practice has gained popularity as more people explore alternative methods of postpartum recovery. Here's what you need to know about placenta encapsulation:
What are the potential benefits of placenta encapsulation?
Proponents of placenta encapsulation claim that consuming the placenta in pill form can help with postpartum recovery in several ways. Here are some of the most commonly cited benefits:
Are you on a fertility journey? If so, you know that the road to conception can be filled with stress, anxiety, and uncertainty. Fortunately, there are many natural ways to support your fertility, and mindfulness meditation is one of them. In this post, we'll explore the benefits of mindfulness meditation for fertility and share tips on how to get started with your practice.
How Mindfulness Meditation Helps Fertility
Stress and anxiety can negatively impact your fertility by disrupting the delicate balance of hormones in your body. Mindfulness meditation is an effective tool for reducing stress, enhancing emotional well-being, and improving hormonal health. Here's how:
14/2/2023 0 Comments
The Healing Power of Safe Touch: How Massage Therapy Can Help You Achieve Self-Acceptance
Do you struggle with self-acceptance? Do you feel disconnected from your body and emotions? If you're searching for a tool for healing, consider the benefits of safe touch from a trained and professional massage therapist.
At The WellNyss Tree, I provide a safe and supportive environment for you to experience the healing power of massage therapy. Massage therapy sessions not only promote relaxation and reduce stress but can also be an essential aspect of your self-acceptance and healing journey.
7/2/2023 0 Comments
The Importance of Self-Care for the Success and Well-Being of Small Independent Business Owners
As a small independent business owner, it's easy to get caught up in the day-to-day demands of running your business. But taking the time to prioritise your own well-being and health is essential for the success and longevity of your business. In this blog, we'll explore the importance of self-care for small business owners and offer practical strategies for incorporating self-care into your busy schedule.
The demands of running a business can be overwhelming, and it's easy to fall into the trap of putting your own needs on the back burner. However, neglecting your own well-being can have a negative impact on both you and your business. When you're feeling burnt out and stressed, it can be difficult to make clear, effective decisions and maintain a positive outlook. On the other hand, when you prioritise self-care and take steps to look after your own health and well-being, you'll be better equipped to tackle the challenges of running a business with energy and determination.
In our fast-paced and disconnected world, touch therapy is a fundamental aspect of human health and well-being. Physical, emotional, and spiritual health all depend on our ability to connect with others through touch. However, many barriers can prevent people from accessing this vital form of care, such as psychological trauma, lack of self-confidence, physical symptoms, neurodivergent syndromes, or simply personal preference and personality type.
To overcome these barriers, a little-known yet incredibly powerful therapy known as Rebozo Massage offers a solution. This massage therapy circumvents some of the key issues that may prevent people from experiencing the benefits of touch therapy, such as the need to remove clothing, feeling overwhelmed by skin-to-skin contact, or experiencing chronic pain that makes it difficult to tolerate hands-on treatments.
Mental health is an essential aspect of overall wellness that is often overlooked. Many people focus on physical health, but neglect to take care of their mental health. However, mental health and physical health are closely intertwined, and addressing mental health concerns is vital for maintaining overall wellness.
23/1/2023 0 Comments
How massage therapy can help with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) / Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.)
A good number of folks have heard some of my "health history" story - but many have not. So here I'd like to explore with you a little deeper into just one of the reasons I am so very passionate about the work that I do. The whole tale is far too long for one wee blog post, but the "York Notes" (really dating myself there, amn't I!?) version is that having undertaken an M.A. at St Andrews University, an M.Sc. at the University of Sheffield, an M.Phil. at the University of Sheffield, and powering through the remainder of my Ph.D...my health suddenly collapsed under the combined weight of Fibromyalgia, ME, and ~unnamed gut issues~. I went from doing all the things for all the people all the time to...nothing.
Mindfulness is a powerful tool that can help us navigate the stresses and demands of daily life. It is a practice of being present in the moment and paying attention to our thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations. Incorporating mindfulness into your daily routine can help you to feel more grounded, focused, and at peace. Here are five simple ways to get started:
Take a mindful walk. Walking is a great way to get some exercise and fresh air, and it can also be a powerful tool for mindfulness. Next time you go for a walk, try to focus on the sensation of your feet hitting the ground, the sound of the birds singing, and the feel of the breeze on your skin.
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