It’s that moment, totally engrossed in a project at work, that without you really noticing it a gradual tightness creeps into your neck.
Focused on getting the project out, you override the short-term ache, but are left at the end of the day with stiffness in your neck and irritability. A few projects later, and from nowhere you develop a cracking headache. What to do, other than take a paracetamol and keep on going?
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I came across Craniosacral Therapy 9 years ago now. Working as a Physical Therapist in Oxford, I would cross over with clients leaving their sessions in a deep state of relaxation which you could almost tangibly feel in the air. Out of all the complementary therapies, this seemed to be the one with a disproportionate impact. How could such a light touch approach bring such successful results?
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One of the classic books on the processes underlying trauma “Waking The Tiger” by Peter Levine provides a comprehensive introduction to the mechanisms of the nervous system, and levels of response connected to “fight and flight”, and “freeze”.
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“Ouch that hurt!”
When sitting in the dentist’s chair earlier this week getting my braces adjusted, the twisting and tightening of the wire sent a wave of pain/intense sensation up from the top incisor teeth through the maxilla and front of the face.
In that moment of having pain “done to you”, I found actively pushing into the pressure counter-intuitively reduced the pain.
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Tension headaches are the most common form of headache experienced in the UK (NHS Choices). Craniosacral Therapy is highly effective in helping lessen the symptoms of tension headaches.
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These tips have been featured on GOOD ZING – an online resource for health and wellbeing. For more advice from other health professionals visit: www.goodzing.com.
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Recent awareness around health conditions affecting the female reproductive system have been highlighted in the press this week.
Firstly with accounts and individual experiences of women going through endometriosis, and secondly experiences from fibroids.
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BBC: Caesarean births ‘affecting human evolution’ – by Helen Briggs
Recently published research explores the idea that the practice of caesareans over the past 50 years has led to an increase in narrow pelvis size within the population.
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This issue has recently been in the press and discussed in parliament around the controversy of whether it can be compulsory for companies to make employees wear high heels.
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