Welcome to the first instalment of my blog!
Why am I writing a blog? Well, quite simply, I wanted to build a little space that allows me to communicate with you guys! I want you to get to know me and get to know more about what it is that I do and more importantly why I do it.
I want to discuss the principles and techniques I use within my bodywork, sharing research, chewing ideas over but also doing a bit of learning myself! And I want to do that because why wouldn’t I want to share my passion with others? So, it is going to be factual but it’s also going to be casually done, there are no real rules here, just me, my laptop and a space to ramble. It might hold something of interest to someone, could ignite the fire of another unknowning therapist, now that would be cool! but it might also only ever be read by my mum and you know what, that’s also cool.
I will be most talking about massage, of course, I will be sharing the science bit, having a look at what massage is actually doing to your muscles, because lets face it, things are way more fun and relatable when you have the what, how and why’s in your hands! I will be discussing eastern medicine as well; I’m talking meridian lines, Qi and deep stretching, all that good stuff. I will look at different cultures and how massage has been used throughout history, it’s purpose, how it has evolved and what has been constant. But I will also share with you the things I have learnt as a personal trainer, I want to talk about other disciplines such as yoga, pilates and even weight training, there will be food related posts, maybe some wise words from a friendly philosopher or two, and the odd celebration of the natural resources that surround us.
My dream is that you may open up this blog from time to time, perhaps on a lazy Sunday with a mug of warm tea, and maybe read something that sparks a thought, opens a discussion with a friend, or answers a question you didn’t know you were asking.
Please enjoy the sweet nuggets I place here, gobble them up and take from them whatever nutrients you feel you need.
“There is no wealth like knowledge, and no poverty like ignorance.” – Buddha