Happy Mind..Happy Body. Ever heard of this old Chinese proverb? Or Mind over Matter? Unfortunately, with today’s hectic lifestyles much illness and unhappiness originates from a disconnection between mind and body. GP’s are reporting almost 80% of most illnesses presented to them are potentially stress related. ‘Stress’ being a modern term that we in the Western world are only just starting to understand or even accept. Touch is simply the most powerful way to reconnect with the deep self healing potential inside each and every one of us. It is primordial and the most natural instinct in the world to both provide and receive comfort. What’s the 1st thing you do when you see your child fall over? Give them a cuddle and rub it better, or leave her and run inside for the Calpol? Your body is continually, secretly and quietly going about its healing duties every minute of the day, fighting viral attack, repairing skin and rebuilding tissue, disposing of toxins all to the very best of its capabilities. No Hands® Massage therapy is unique in its approach, to not only release muscular tension but also places an emphasis in reconnecting the mind and body in a very subtle and unobtrusive way. Massage will help re-open the dialogue between our minds and body and help us learn to trust and follow our ‘gut’ instincts in all areas of our life. Once re-connected with your inner body wisdom, a wisdom we all have, means sometimes knowing when to stop and take a short break, or just count to ten and breathe, or simply keeping your head whilst all about are loosing theirs!
Well. here we are in Threshfield, just on the Grassington border and the word is already starting to spread. Even in this idyllic place, people are sufferring the same 21st century ‘Wheel of Disorders’, Stress, Pain and Lack of Energy. As far as I know I am the only ‘No Hands’ Massage therapist here in the Yorkshire Dales and it is being well received already. But really I must shout out a special Big Thanks to all my very loyal clients who have continued to travel to see me. I am indeed very honoured and somewhat overwhelmed that out of my existing client base, only 2 were unable to follow me up into the Dales! I was expecting a short period of semi-retirement! What amazing and wonderful clients you all are and I applaud your commitment to looking after yourselves. On the ‘Distance Leader Board’ aka ‘Top Gear’ a client who still travels from Manchester (you know who you are, you are amazing!) and the quickest time from the roundabout at Keighley Cougar Park, 26 minutes, (you know who you are too and you are not to do that again!) Please, please do not try to beat that one. (there is no prize!)