How Stress Shows Up in Our Body

How Stress Shows Up in Our Body

Stress is a normal part of everyday life and our body’s are equipped to manage it. Some of our hormones are stress reactors and affect how we deal with stressful situations. ‘Normal’ stress keeps us alert and motivated, ready to escape from potentially dangerous situations – you will have felt those triggers as an elevated heart rate and a need…

Why should I have a post-natal massage?

Why should I have a post-natal massage?

The benefits of massage as part of a pre-natal health and wellness regime are generally promoted and understood far more so than for the post-natal period. Yet this is a time when mum’s body is in recovery mode – when wounds may be healing, hormones may be stabilising and bone structures may be undergoing a settling stage. Given these changes…

When should I have a pregnancy massage?

When should I have a pregnancy massage?

Let’s be honest, pregnancy is a challenging time for any woman. Every day over the course of nine months your body is evolving – anatomically and physiologically. From the second of conception right through to your baby’s birth, you are experiencing nothing short of a series of natural miracles. Despite this the reality is that pregnancy can feel uncomfortable and,…

How osteopathy can help with jaw pain (or temporomandibular joint disorders)

How osteopathy can help with jaw pain (or temporomandibular joint disorders)

Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ) involve the major jaw structures in the head that are responsible for motion, most specifically the lower and upper parts of the jaw (mandible and mandibular fossa of the temporal bone). Symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorders involve: pain in the jaw, aches and pains in and around the ear, a locking jaw and difficulty chewing. All…

How massage helps with blood pressure

How massage helps with blood pressure

High blood pressure (also known as hypertension) affects an estimated 47% of men and 40% of women over the age of 55. In total, there are thought to be 16 million people in the UK who suffer from high blood pressure. If left unchecked high blood pressure can lead to a heart attack, stroke, heart failure or kidney disease. Whilst…