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New adventures for the mind and body

This weekend I had to make a choice between another Barefoot Hike or a Feldenkrais workshop Рthe Feldenkrais won! Although both open up new ways of thinking and can trigger childhood memories, encouraging processing and healing, right now my body tells me Feldenkrais is the right choice on the menu of life! The experience of breaking down everyday movements into tiny pieces and putting

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Self care – how goes it?

I’ve noticed of late that a fair number of my clients are forgetting how busy, demanding lives can impact on habitual patterns of use, which in turn can lead to old injuries or problem areas re-appearing. Something as subtle as changes in our breathing, which can happen when we haven’t had or made time to pause, can cause shoulder and upper body tightness. Deep,

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Summer news and August massage offer

The photos above and below are from the Barefoot Hike last weekend – beautiful. The Barefoot Festival is coming up at Godolphin House on Sunday 18th – only ¬£2 to get in and a chance to try the Barefoot Trail, along with stalls and info. I’ve been on a number of walks now and it’s a great way to open up your thinking –

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Maximising the benefits of your treatment

So the question is how do you prepare yourself for your bodywork session? Rush around until the very last minute aiming to get everything done beforehand? Do lots of physical ‘stuff’ so the treatment helps with the aches & pains? Smarten up your eating the day before, add in some exercise etc as you know I’ll ask?! Or, do you perhaps mentally backtrack to

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Sun & Heat!

It seems so easy to be our best selves when the sky is blue, the sun is shining, the evenings are long and we can often wear less and kick back a little. So, I guess a cunning plan would be to ‘hold’ any feeling of freedom, relaxation and joy we’re experiencing and then find small ways to replicate that when the sun isn’t

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Stepping into the Sunshine by Grace Greenwood

I attended Grace Greenwood’s Book Launch about 10 days ago at the Alverton in Truro and, following on from my last blog, heard stories from a number of women who had found Bodywork (of various forms) a vital part of making fundamental changes in their lives and outlooks. The book itself is a collection of poems, journaling some harrowing episodes in Grace’s life but

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Massage as a vehicle for change

Sshh… tell no one, but when working on and with the body, we’re also working with your mind and acknowledging your heart. So… it’s not unusual for clients to make big shifts in their lives once beginning bodywork sessions with me. This can be with regard to their home, their job or even finding a partner. Through allowing time to attend to physical aspects

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Time to take stock…?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how important it is to take stock of the truths on which we have built our lives in order to ensure they still hold true. I’ve had some realisations which make total twaddle of some cornerstones of what was my belief system! It seems to me, in listening to clients, that many of us are, or have

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Barefoot Walk

Yesterday morning a small group gathered in a Helston car park to embrace concrete, wet grass, stony paths, tree roots, streams and mud with bare feet! I am a virgin barefooter, though I spend most of my time indoors (which includes working) shoeless. I admit to socks, as I tend to get chilly feet otherwise, but like all aspects of being more connected to

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Porthleven Food Festival

Aah, to think last Saturday I was wandering around Porthleven in the sunshine (and a whipping wind it has to be said!) listening to some great music, eating fab food, bumping into lots of lovely friends and clients… How lucky are we to have all that on our doorstep?! The Shindig Cloggers were an absolute highlight – real folksy fun. They’ll be at some

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