‘How doing less and nothing more can help us thrive in a stressed-out world’

Dr. Jonty Heaversedge and writer/meditation teacher Ed Halliwell explain in this book how to access peace of mind by using simple techniques connecting mind, brain and body. And how not to beat yourself up for having negative thoughts (we all do).

Train yourself, start your day by deciding that you will have the best day possible and in the evening reflect on three happy things that happened that day.

Believe in yourself by writing down ten of your happiest memories and experiences. List the ‘positive’ changes you have made in your life.

Make a list of ten daily habits that will make you feel good, it can be anything from wearing something colourful to putting pink daisies on your desk or taking time to enjoy your cuppa.

Draw your own plan for being your best and happiest self. Give yourself a pat on the back for every posititve change you make.

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If you have never before had a back massage then you must put it down on your list of things to do this year.

There is no question of a doubt that back massage, in particular aromatherapy type massage helps to ease back pain, even if only as a placebo effect while having the actual massage.

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Kinesiology is a treatment which concentrates on getting your muscles to function correctly. It is believed that each muscles is connected to a specific part of your body.

The word ‘Kinesiology’ is derived from the Greek word ‘kinesis’, which means ‘motion’. It originated in 1964 and was developed by an American chiropractor called George Goodheart. He found that when he was treating patients for severe pain in the leg, that by massaging a particular muscle the pain seemed to ease. However this did not seem to work on all muscles.

An osteopath in the 1900’s a Dr. Chapman pointed out that there were certain ‘pressure points’ in the body which were connected to your muscles, and if these were massaged correctly the lymph would be able to flow freely throughout the body.

In the 1930’s it was also claimed that there were similar pressure points which were on the skull which, by putting a light pressure on them, the flow of blood to their related organs would be assisted.

A Kinesiologist will examine a patient and try to discover whether they are lacking in energy as well as any other problems which could relate to their symptoms. If they find blockages then they can treat the disorder by stimulating the flow of lymph and blood my massaging the pressure points.

Nowadays there are a number of therapies (acupuncture, osteopathy, myofascial release massage) that use pressure points to ease pain in the muscles.

After treatment by massage of the pressure points the patient would experience some tenderness for a couple of days as the toxins in the tissue dissipate gradually. However, there should be an overall feeling of an improvement in your health and in particular the areas that were treated.