I never thought I would say this, but Yoga has helped change my life.
If you would have asked me this 5 years ago, I would have said you are kidding. My first experience with Yoga was at my gym, where I got so bored and frustrated that I walked out halfway through the class, much at the dismay of the on-looks of the whole room.
Have you ever just done something without really thinking about it? Or think you need something but know that you really don’t? Or maybe you have a belief about yourself or a behavior that you’d like to change.
Have you ever woken up to a sore neck, noticed a sharp pain when checking your blind spot driving, or gotten through a long work day and your neck just feels way too heavy? Well, you are not alone! Neck and shoulder pain is very common, and fortunately, whilst being rather complicated, can be simple to achieve relief.
Touch is important for people’s wellbeing, especially in times of illness. The healing touch of massage can benefit cancer patients on a physical, emotional and mental level but some people still believe that cancer is a contraindication to massage – that it shouldn’t be done at all - out of fear of spreading the cancer to other parts of the body. While contraindications do exist, they are specific and individual to each client and their cancer presentation. Some forms of massage are still able to be performed with modifications to technique, including speed and depth of pressure.