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I always prefer a chat and I think you’d find it’s more helpful, so… best times to catch me are between 9-10 am and 5-6 pm.
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I have worked in the health care sector for many years, having qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1986. This gave me insight into conventional medicine, anatomy, physiology, psychology, medical and psychiatric conditions and their treatment, that was along time ago…20 years in fact. Since then my experience has been varied. I have worked clinically as a volunteer therapist in a hospice environment and with the Multiple Sclerosis Society and Motor Neurone Disease Association. Working with so many people whose health, wellbeing and independence is severely compromised has motivated me to study, what disease actually is, what causes it and what we can do to facilitate and support our health and prevent disease taking hold.
Enter the mind, body and spirit cliche, but so important, our health relies on all three. We know that what we think, feel and believe -our mind, can influence our wellbeing. The spirit is vital too. I think of spirit as been the essence of you and it needs nurturing and nourishing. We know that children that are well cared for grow faster and bigger, their bodies respond to the love they receive. Similarly in adulthood if we love, nourish and nurture ourselves, our health will reflect this. Care of our physical body is obviously important, that goes without saying and is the bread and butter of most therapy sessions, the circulatory and lymphatic systems, the muscles.
So I’ve studied various methods of working to integrate all these aspects. I combine different modalities, meditation- visualisation, awareness of the breath, affirmations- which you have to really “feel”, massage, hot stones, reflexology, reiki, …and crystals.
Therefore, there can be many different levels to a treatment -a massage could be predominately body work- facilitating circulation, lymphatic drainage, detoxing, easing muscular aches and strains but it can also be much more, meditative- quiet time, allowing you to de-stress, reduce tension, to focus and reconnect with yourself, your spirit – bringing clarity, a new sense of direction and purpose- me time, and ultimately facilitate your health. We know that so much dis-ease is related to stress, and relaxation can counteract this, supporting your immune system, and restorative functions. You may be interested to learn more about “energy work”, reflexology, reiki and crystals come under this umbrella. I have always loved and found this approach to heath care fascinating. Do we have chakras and meridians, that transport prana, chi or ki throughout the body? These are Eastern terms for what we would call “vital life force energy”. However it is generally not recognised at all in western medicine. This is an alternative concept for defining and understanding our health. Awareness of this model can empower us to take responsibility and action to facilitate and maintain our health throughout life, not just when we are ill -the prevention of dis-ease.
Mind, body and spirit….
Hence the name Me-ology Therapies, the study of me, what could be more important?
Look forward to meeting you-