Why you are probably stressed out and don’t realise it

If I asked you, “are you stressed?”, how many of you will say “not me”? When I was a lawyer, I wouldn’t think I was stressed out because it was just part and parcel with what I did – I had to handle client demands, I had to put up with micromanagement from my bosses, I had to learn and apply areas of law that were not my specialty area, and I had to learn how to manage people. It was the only life I knew and therefore I just had to put up with it. I knew no other alternative.

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Concussion and Craniosacral Therapy – Why it’s important to take head injuries seriously

As a massage therapist, I am very fortunate to be given the opportunity from time to time to massage professional sports teams like the Sydney Roosters. To be honest, before I received this opportunity, I didn’t follow NRL at all, but since then, I’ve been watching a lot more games (it also helps that my partner is a mad Penrith Panthers supporter), and the thing that strikes me the most is the amount of head injuries that the players sustain during the game.

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A fresh new perspective on how to walk – try walking from your diaphragm

One of the common things I see during my remedial massage therapy sessions is a weak core which predominantly results from poor posture. You only need to look at the people around you and you’ll most likely be able to spot someone who’s shoulders are hunched over ever so slightly, their upper back has a bit more curvature to it than it should, and their neck is more forward than it should be. This is the inevitable state of where we are now given that we as a species have gone from a life where our days were full of physical exertion to a life where it’s mostly sedentary.

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