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How's your breathing? Autumn can be the time of year where many of us are finding it a little more difficult to breath. A lingering chest infection, pain and discomfort from a chronic respiratory condition, stress or anxiety causing a shortness of breath and tightness in the chest. Posture can suffer while we are trying to huddle and stay warm, too much coughing may have left our muscles sore.

bike and sea

Does everything you hear about sound stressful?  Sometimes this can just feel too overwhelming so here are ten ideas to incorporate into your days and give you a bit of a boost.

1/ Be active - exercise won't make your stress disappear, but it will reduce some of the emotional intensity that you're feeling,

Man at computer

How are you managing working from home? It’s been a year now and many of us have had to adapt with living spaces becoming temporary offices, some well set up and others less than ideal. Lack of space, sharing working space with other household occupants or family members plus other challenges may have led to working on beds, sofas or having lap tops perched on chairs. Potentially feeling uncomfortable.

Self massage of neck and shoulders

A different type of treatment has emerged since massage therapists weren't able to work during lockdowns. Although we have now restarted many people are looking for self-care options for the relief of pain, stress and tension, so along with the multitude of on-line options available it’s now possible to experience the therapeutic benefits of self-massage from the comfort of you own home.

Gardening, bean sprouting

Springtime and we are in lockdown, judging by how difficult it was to buy seeds at the weekend it seems like a lot of you are making veggie patches. Making use of spare time and space in the garden or allowed exercise at an allorment. Physically and emotionally it’s a fantastic thing to do for yourselves, I’ve been out digging and planting, my lower back would have thanked me if I’d taken notice of the tips below.

Massage to help manage stress, Brighton and Hove

I once overheard a conversation on a train where someone was recommending massage to a friend as she was so stressed, the friends response was how can a massage take away my stress. Very true it can't but it can help manage what you may be experiencing. Many different things can cause stress, physical such as fear of something dangerous to emotional such as worry over your family or job.

Oncology massage Brighton and Hove

Can I still receive a massage if I have cancer? The good news is yes you can, some people worry that massage could cause cancer cells to spread to other parts of their body. This myth has been the cause of upset and stress with people being refused treatments that would have been greatly appreciated. Research has shown that cancer develops and spreads because of changes to a cell’s DNA.