Case Study: Mrs A
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Case Study: Mrs A

At Flexible Healing, we do things a little differently to most. That’s why (with the consent of the individual) I’m going to start sharing case studies to explain our approach, treating our patients as individual people with individual problems. Here’s the first, which showcases how my training in NLP is instrumental in my practice. Mrs…

Where to begin your career as a Massage Therapist
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Where to begin your career as a Massage Therapist

Deciding on a career change to become a massage therapist can be daunting for many reasons. There are so many questions to which you want to get the answers right. An understandable primary concern when starting this journey, is where you should study. When considering a vocation capable of transforming the lives of others, and…

Mourning and loss: our current crisis and the 5 stages of grief
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Mourning and loss: our current crisis and the 5 stages of grief

I thought I would share my thoughts and observations of this moment in time, with the hope it can inspire, spark discussion or help enable some self-examination. This moment in time is truly tough. It’s so hard when we have our perceived choices removed and we are all dealing with the impact of this, great…

TSTR: More than just stretching
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TSTR: More than just stretching

A Brief History: The soft tissues of the body refer to muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia. Whilst Transverse Soft Tissue Release (TSTR) is often linked to remedial massage, it is not exclusively used for this and is often used in conjunction with several other methods of movement or connective tissue therapy. TSTR is extremely versatile…

Fascia and Tensegrity The Quintessence of a Unified Systems Conception
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Fascia and Tensegrity The Quintessence of a Unified Systems Conception

Abstract The heterogeneous connective tissue fascia is constructed upon a tensegrity-based architecture providing cells and organism’s with stability coupled with mobility. A term coined by Sharkey and Avison “Fasciategrity” used for the first time at the British Fascia Symposium 2018, speaks of the relationship of balance and integrity within the fascial net. Tensegrity construction principles…

The Importance of Complementary Therapy 
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The Importance of Complementary Therapy 

We are, for the first time, celebrating National Complementary Therapy Week from March 23rd to March 29th 2020. To some, complementary therapy conjures up a vision of therapists practicing woo-woo therapies, alongside a misconception that what we offer is an alternative therapy.  However, complementary therapy is anything but a replacement to conventional modern healthcare treatments,…

Compassionate Truths
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Compassionate Truths

With my upcoming new workshop, an Introduction to NLP, fast approaching, I’ve been thinking more about intention and truth when working with others.  As a novice therapist all those years ago, I would often feel for those people who came in through my treatment room doors searching for someone to help them. I was full…

McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release: SCP Podcast 169
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McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release: SCP Podcast 169

In this episode Alastair McLoughlin founder founder of MSTR McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release Therapy. Ever wondered why you have chronic pain that is not getting better with treatment? Maybe a scar is the underlying reason. This one you will want to listen to a few times. Lots of a-ha moment will hit ya. Get your brain…

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