I have been going to Anne for a number of times for Shiatsu and Somatic Bodywork treatments before and during my pregnancy with my second child. I believe that part of the reason for my pregnancy really going well so far at 36wks, is because of receiving regular treatments to balance all the imbalances that can so easily occur during pregnancy, due to the numerous hormonal … [Read more...] about Shiatsu and Somatic Bodywork treatments before and during my pregnancy
I came across a wonderful article LET IT R.A.I.N written by Rick Hanson, (Phd Neuropsychologist; Author, 'Hardwiring Happiness') asking: “what can we do to reclaim, use, enjoy, and be at peace with our whole estate -- without being overwhelmed by its occasional swamps and fumes? In other words, how can you be “at home in your own skin or your own mind”? It is true and often … [Read more...] about is choosing the mind over the body a real choice?
We are encouraged to perform at a high level, overcome our weaknesses and to achieve with a big “A”. Using our intuition is discouraged and as a result many of us become scared or even ashamed of our pains and tensions. They become obstacles we have to overcome. When we come across people who seem to achieve effortlessly, we naturally start comparing ourselves. Do we want to … [Read more...] about Are you a pusher? Do you choose to live life by the mantra “Go! Go! Go!” and “Do! Do! Do!”?
We commonly talk about « trusting one’s gut instinct » or having a « gut feeling ». This ancestral knowledge is rooted in our language. In the modern days however, more and more people suffer from digestive problems and food intolerance. The Chinese Taoist thinking declares that Man is both part of his environment and is affected by it. They understand health as a state of … [Read more...] about Gut Brain: get in touch with your deeper truth! Let go and flow!
Intuitively when we feel pain somewhere, we will tend to place a hand to soothe or warm the area. This ancestral knowledge is the origin of Zen Shiatsu, TE ATE, “the healing hand”, in Japanese. I would say that yes, massage can benefit menstrual pains, but if you are on your cycle, a gentle and attentive massage. Indeed, many women tend to have a lower pain threshold before … [Read more...] about Shiatsu and the cycles of a woman’s life: menstrual discomforts.