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?
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 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?
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”.
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.Continue reading “Endometriosis, Fibroids & our female body”