Forest Massage Therapy

Forest Massage Therapy

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Having played Sport for most of my life and incurred many injuries I've had numerous Sport Massages. In September of this year I was particularly sore and tight around my neck and shoulders so I contacted Georgina at Forest Massage Therapy. I was immediately impressed with Georgina's knowledge and Professionalism. I not only received an immediate release of pain but also enjoyed the experience so have continued with a bi-weekly session. My Lifestyle of driving and travelling doesn't seem to help but Georgina has given me exercises to do in between her visits which have been really helpful. I would certainly highly recommend 'Forest Massage Therapy'. Thank you Georgie.

Hello to all. I am Qualified, Insured Sports Injury, Remedial, Soft Tissue Massage Therapist and Swe Each of us is different and we all have different problems: Injuries from either sport, or every day life and that could be strains, sprains, overuse syndrome, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, muscle tear of any grade, knee or foot problems I can go on.

Operating as usual

Photos from Forest Massage Therapy's post 21/09/2022

Just for a laugh what does the Cervical Vertebrae remind you off 🤣
When I saw it, I had to laugh whilst studying 😂

21/09/2022

My Garden is all freshly cut and ready for my clients to observe and enjoy before they walk into my treatment room.
Before it was like a meadow, even though I loved it, it had to be cut, before the winter comes.

13/09/2022

BACK TO SCHOOL for the children.
Schedule Yourself a massage YOU deserve it!
Have you been with the children all summer making sure they have a good holiday. Taking them here, there and every where, getting them their breakfast, lunch and dinner. carrying your babies / toddlers on your hip all the time?
Are you tired, stressed and feeling warned out?
Does your back hurt from all the picking up things or your child, pushing the buggy, or trolley at the super market?
Does your shoulders hurt from carrying bags or luggage?
Am I getting warmer?
YOU owe yourself a massage. Come and treat yourself.
I can give you a variety of treatments to say a few:
- Holistic treatments : Swedish massage, hot stone, facial and head
- Sports Injury Massage
- Remedial Massage
I am a Level 5 sports Injury Massage therapist and training to go higher in my career with the training of John Gibbons Sports Therapist and Osteopath as well as doing a diploma in Clinical Yoga and Pilates.
Please see more information on my website:
www.forestmassagetherapy.co.uk
or Forest Massage Therapy

13/09/2022

BACK TO SCHOOL for the children.
Schedule Yourself a massage YOU deserve it!
Have you been with the children all summer making sure they have a good holiday. Taking them here, there and every where, getting them their breakfast, lunch and dinner. carrying your babies / toddlers on your hip all the time?
Are you tired, stressed and feeling warned out?
Does your back hurt from all the picking up things or your child, pushing the buggy, or trolley at the super market?
Does your shoulders hurt from carrying bags or luggage?
Am I getting warmer?
YOU owe yourself a massage. Come and treat yourself.
I can give you a variety of treatments to say a few:
- Holistic treatments : Swedish massage, hot stone, facial and head
- Sports Injury Massage
- Remedial Massage

I am a Level 5 sports Injury Massage therapist and training to go higher in my career with the training of John Gibbons Sports Therapist and Osteopath as well as doing a diploma in Clinical Yoga and Pilates.

Please see more information on my website:
www.forestmassagetherapy.co.uk
or Forest Massage Therapy

13/09/2022

BACK TO SCHOOL for the children.
Schedule Yourself a massage YOU deserve it!
Have you been with the children all summer making sure they have a good holiday. Taking them here, there and every where, getting them their breakfast, lunch and dinner. carrying your babies / toddlers on your hip all the time?
Are you tired, stressed and feeling warned out?
Does your back hurt from all the picking up things or your child, pushing the buggy, or trolley at the super market?
Does your shoulders hurt from carrying bags or luggage?
Am I getting warmer?
YOU owe yourself a massage. Come and treat yourself.
I can give you a variety of treatments to say a few:
- Holistic treatments : Swedish massage, hot stone, facial and head
- Sports Injury Massage
- Remedial Massage

I am a Level 5 sports Injury Massage therapist and training to go higher in my career with the training of John Gibbons Sports Therapist and Osteopath as well as doing a diploma in Clinical Yoga and Pilates.

Please see more information on my website:
www.forestmassagetherapy.co.uk
or Forest Massage Therapy

Photos from Forest Massage Therapy's post 06/09/2022

Yesterday and today I was in Swindon again.
I have started my journey with John Gibbons Body Master Method. I am doing 10 of his courses and at the end if I pass, I will be able to call myself Body Master Method by John Gibbons.
It’s mind blowing and it’s even more advanced training and brings me further into the industry.

27/08/2022
27/08/2022

🔈 HEADACHE AT THE BACK OF THE HEAD

There are many different types of headaches. One of the more common headaches is the suboccipital headache.

At the base of the skull there is a group of muscles, the suboccipital muscles, which can cause headache pain for many people. These four pairs of muscles are responsible for subtle movements between the skull and first and second vertebrae in the neck.

When the suboccipital muscles go into spasms they can entrap the nerves that travel through the suboccipital region. By compressing the suboccipital nerves they set off a series of events that lead to either a tension or a migraine like headaches.

CAUSES

The suboccipital muscles commonly become tense and tender due to factors such as

- Eye strain, wearing new eyeglasses.
- Sitting at a computer with our head forward and our head slightly tipped these muscles are doing a significant amount of work. This poor posture eventually causes the muscles to become tired, fatigue, and injured.
- Grinding the teeth, slouching posture, and trauma (such as a whiplash injury).

SYMPTOMS

Common signs and symptoms of a headache stemming from the suboccipitals include

- Pain, stiffness, and a dull ache in the upper neck and base of the skull
- Pain on the back of the head, and pain in the forehead and behind the eyes.
- Sometimes there may be visual disturbances or nausea, but those tend to be more common in migraine type headaches.

TREATMENT

People often feel relief when icing, stretching, or rubbing the suboccipital muscles. In the early stages rubbing the suboccipital region can reduce or eliminate a headache.

When the headaches progress often palpating the suboccipital muscles intensifies the headache. Some people feel a tension band or headache that moves towards the eye. When pushing on the suboccipital muscles, it may increase the intensity of eye pain.

Suboccipital headaches are improved with over-the-counter NSAIDs, ice, stretching, therapy, electric, ultrasound, and cold laser treatments. Goals of treatment are to decrease muscle spasms of the suboccipital muscles and trapezius. The poor posture of slouching forward and tipping the head up causes additional injury and spasms to the trapezius and upper back muscles. Treatment always looks at improving these muscles as well.

Treatment will focus on improving posture when standing and sitting, to relieve stress and strain on the muscles. In addition massage therapy is excellent at decreasing muscle spasms, pain, tenderness, and tension in these muscles. Stretching will be utilized to enhance flexibility. Strengthening exercises will be utilized for the weak muscles of the neck and shoulder complex.

Graston Technique is a very effective tool at decreasing the scar tissue and spasms associated with poor posture, headaches, and suboccipital spasms. Often people with suboccipital headaches have had poor posture for many years, and grass and helps decrease the fascial adhesions and scar tissue from years of poor posture.

Photos from Forest Massage Therapy's post 25/08/2022

Migraines‼️😖😖
They are more extreme than headaches and can have symptoms like feeling sick, being sick, an increase of sensitivity to light or sound.
The causes are unknown but it is thought by the NHS the results are temporary changes in the chemicals, nerve and blood vessels of the brain.
There are certain medicines for Migraines but please see your GP first before coming to see me or any other therapist.

The Science behind Migraines 😖😖
When the NHS says the causes of migraines are unknown and there are temporary changes in the brain. That is correct because the neurons that sense pain signals from the dura. (dura meaning one of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord) The dura changes rapidly during the course of a single migraine attack and that treatment is a moving target.
If the pain does not stop the 1st set of neurons in the network which are targeted in the trigeminal ganglion and which undergo molecular changes that make them hypersensitive to the changing pressure inside the head.
To understand what is the trigeminal ganglion see the picture of a persons skull and brain, you will see branches, division of the nerves to the brain stem. In the picture you will see a clearer explanation of the trigeminal ganglion.

Prevention of Headaches/Migraines ‼️😖😀
I am all about prevention. You need to know your own body and mind, if you suspect a specific trigger is causing the headaches / migraines eg stress, sinuses, type of food or hormones etc, avoiding this trigger may reduce the pain of having a headache or migraine.
Keeping a general healthy lifestyle including regular exercise, getting into a routine of a good night sleep (please see my guide of sleep on this page), having a balanced diet, keeping hydrated, limit yourself on caffeine and alcohol. Every 3 months you should take a break and go on holiday, you can not keep working.
Keep record of when you get headaches/migraines what happened that day for you get it, how did you prevent/slow the pain down etc and then look back then and now to see the progress you have made.

References: NHS, National Library of Medicine and John Gibbons registered Osteopath and lecturer.

25/08/2022

A few weeks ago, I spoke about Headaches. Today I will share with you about the types of Headaches and talk about Migraines, Prevention of Headaches/Migraines and the Science behind Migraines.
There are many of headaches the most common are:
- Tension headaches - triggered by stress
- Sinus headaches - Sinuses, allergies etc
- Exertion headaches - After intense workout
- Hormone headaches - hormonal fluctuations
- Hypertension headaches - blood pressure becomes critically high
Cluster headaches are rare and can give pain behind the eye.

Indian Head Massages can be given for headaches/migraines. This type of massages concentrates on pressure points to release any blockages and encourages circulation of the muscles which surrounds the head and these muscles have sensory nerves that sends signals to the brain, which in turns relaxes the muscles and nerve fibres and reduces spasm, blockages in the brain.

I will continue with another post, Its rather a long study ........

20/08/2022
Photos from Forest Massage Therapy's post 19/08/2022

Now I am on a fitness journey, dotted around my kitchen I have healthy snacks. So client’s when you are getting changed, off course I wash my hands but I also have a little snack, it’s physically hard work being a sports massage therapist. I can spend an hour eating the dry nuts. So handy having my business at home 😋😉 @feelgoodgetamassage

Photos from Forest Massage Therapy's post 13/08/2022

Yoga Day at the Tree houses. fantastic experience 🥰

10/08/2022

My fantastic gym, I had just done Body Balance. Cycled home. Now I feel like I have done a work out. I am fitter than I think I am, mmm I think I need pick up the pace.
Tomorrow it’s Barre Fitness, Friday it’s body conditioning and body balance.
Saturday is 10am - 4pm yoga experience up In the Tree houses at Beaulieu, I will take a picture of that wonderful place.

Good night to all 😘😘

10/08/2022

Pilates at the Marina this morning
3clients this afternoon then off I go to the gym for Body Balance. Wait for another photo of my gym.
If you want to keep active and fit you got to keep going. Just keep swimming as Dori would say 👍😃

09/08/2022

I am back in my garden all hot and sweaty.
So went the scenic route (forest) to the gym that took me half an hour. I got to the gym and heard a class being taken place, I think it was body conditioning I got rather jealous lol.
Off I went again and on the way home it was all hill work oh goody lol 😆 I went a different way. It took me another half an hour. So which ever route I take will be half an hour. On both rides I didn’t push myself I went a fast steady pace for me.
I will use it as the time it takes me to do Mickey if I wanted to ride eg 2hrs of my time, mmmm I am pretty much used to that and it gets me fit 😜
I challenge you to do the same that does not include Ali & Nigel King or my brother lol.

09/08/2022

To the people who know me, I am an active person and when I say to my clients “ exercise” ”go to the gym” do “Pilates” etc so this is for my clients I am practicing in what I preach. I have joined the gym I go every day and tonight I am doing a test run… I am cycling to the gym to see how long it takes. I don’t want to or like to drive. I will tell you later how I got on and how long it took me 😃

15 MINUTE AB WORKOUT At Home No Equipment 27/07/2022

15 MINUTE AB WORKOUT At Home No Equipment

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27/07/2022

Are you getting Headaches?
Is the heat effecting you? or is it in general/all year round?

For this study I am going to talk about headaches.

Disclaimer Alert!! this is not about any clients. All clients information is confidential.

Some of you may know about headaches, you may get them a lot. But there are number of reasons to get headaches.

How can headaches occur:
- Sinuses Problems eg Sinusitis, Rhinitis (I have that), Hay fever, (this is where I am come into account with a facial)
- Poor Posture, Neck/muscle tension, reduced Range of Movement (this is where I come into account with a posture awareness and a Sports Massage)
- Office based work: staring at a computer screen all day. which will effect your eyes and posture. That's another reason to come and see me :-)
- Dehydrated: not enough water/fluids
The causes can be:
TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint disorder) can cause a headache but one must treat the TMJ disorder and not the headache first.
- drinking too much alcohol, coffee, some people have those caffeine pro plus tablets I wouldn't recommend them, they can be addictive and will start a vicious circle a bit like drug abuse.
- Depression
- changes of sleep/eating patterns
- weather seasons/climates
- light/noise
- we said about Poor posture
- eye sight problems. Always check your eyesight regularly
- not eating regular meals or a balanced diet, which again will effect your sleeping patterns.
- taking too many pain killers which in time will do the reverse effect make you worse than getting better.
- Female Periods/menopause.
To Treat Headaches
If you are worried and they are constantly there, please see your GP first.
But what you can do to treat/prevent headaches are:
- drink plenty of water/fluid
- Take breaks with what ever work you are doing. (go for a walk, stretch your legs, go outside or some where different)
- make sure you eat correctly before any sort of work which effects your heart rate to go up eg an exam, presentation.
- bringing exercise into your life and socialising will help with depression and will prevent headaches, get a dog or a horse that will make you get outside in the fresh air :-D
- Having a massage specially a facial and head massage. I do provide a facial and head massage which includes the neck and shoulders. this is a luxury massage but also a important one as well, it releases endorphins, relaxes the mind, allows the blood to flow and releases any tension you have in your body and mind, allows you to think more clearly. Oh and flushes any sinuses problems away.

my next study I will talk about Migraines and different type of headaches and the study of what goes on in your head when having a headache.

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