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Varying Massage Technique

In my massage therapy practice in York I try to adjust my massage technique according to the needs of each, individual client. I sometimes make the observation that it is up to the massage therapist to adjust their massage to the client’s needs, and not the other way around! By varying the depth of the…

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A Good Massage Can Resonate With You

When I am not massaging at my York based massage therapy practice, I spend some of my time getting treatments.  I have been for many massages from many different therapists in various countries.  It is a very interesting experience.  There are many different styles (eg Ayurvedic massage, Thai massage, Swedish massage) and I would say,…

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“I Feel As If I’m Back In My Body”

In my York based massage therapy practice, I recently had a client say that they felt as if they were “back in their body” after a massage. It was the first time this client had seen me.  They had been going through a very tough time personally and professionally, and wanted to relax.  However, as…

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Massaging Following An Assault

I have had clients come to my massage practice in York who have sought treatment after an assault.  Often the assaults are work-based, when a carer may be attacked by a client.  The resulting injury can be complex.  Not only is there the trauma to the muscle and soft tissue, but also the psychological trauma,…

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“More Than A Glimmer Of Hope”

I had a client come to my York based massage practice recently who had tried several therapies for their neck and shoulder pain.  They were beginning to lose hope of ever getting any release from it.  However, by the time they left, they happily said they had “more than a glimmer of hope”.  Their issues…

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Healing Through Massage And Reiki

Massage and Reiki are two therapies which are known for their ability to heal when correctly applied. In my massage therapy practice in York I offer both.  I find that massage is great at releasing muscular tension, but it so often goes far beyond that.  It can release emotions that have been built up over…

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Curiosity About Massage

I have massaged at number of mind body spirit (MBS) shows over the years.  It is a good place to go if you are curious about any type of complementary therapy. I have met many people at these events – many of them have never had a massage before, but are interested in seeing what…

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Using Long Massage Strokes

A good massage relies on a number of techniques.  In my massage therapy practice in York I find myself paying a lot of attention on releasing muscular knots.  This requires massaging a particular point to an appropriate depth (not too deep or to gentle), and focusing on that specific area until that knot has fully…

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Massaging The Face And Jaw

I have found in my massage practice in York that many people can  have tension in their jaw.  It is surprising how tight the muscles in this area can become.  A gentle massage around the face generally, with a focus on the temples can be a very welcome part of a tension releasing massage. The…

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Number of muscles in body

A client in massage therapy practice in York recently observed that there are so many muscles in the human body. There are 650 muscles in the human body.  Many of the surface muscles are better known – such as the biceps, triceps, pectorals, latissimus dorsi, hamstrings and quadriceps.  However, as well as the surface muscles,…

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