“It is as if all of my joints were locked and I am caught inside, as though imprisoned in a kind of body or an envelope that has padlocks inside, like doors that I cannot open.” Fibromyalgia patient interview (Valenzuela-Moguillansky, 2012) Frustrating or fascinating – the complex world of Fibromyalgia Syndrome Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) can […]
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How many times a day do you touch your phone? Go on-be honest. What do you think? 100? 500? Surely not more than that! After all you are a mindful massage therapist, right? Would it shock you to know that the AVERAGE user in the UK touches their smartphone over 2,500 times per day!And that’s […]
Jenny is 53 years old. She came to me with chronic low back issues, lack of mobility and constant pain. She also felt depressed and had severe gastrointestinal problems. Jenny had a large scar on her abdomen following removal of part of her bowel. Raj is 47. He had been diagnosed with a frozen shoulder […]
“When we take ourselves out of the present moment we are entirely unable to function creatively. Entirely unable. If you want to be creative you have to deal with what is happening. Only by dealing with what is happening can you really change things for the better” Michael Chaskalson – from a talk given on […]
Over the 25 years that I have been privileged to be a massage therapist I have learned zillions of techniques. I have graduated from the good old world of effleurage and hacking to the fancy- schmancy world of visceral manipulation and fascial nerve release. Yet there are some moves that will always stay dear to […]
The complex puzzle of chronic pain Being a massage therapist is not always an easy business. Massage therapists, more than any other manual therapy profession, are constantly faced with the issue of chronic pain- that is, pain that persists long beyond the usual healing time for an injury. We are often the last point of […]
Many clinically oriented massage therapists believe that emotional pain is literally “none of their business”. Isn’t our job to work with physical pain, not to be delving around in the messy arena of peoples’ feelings? Yet massage has a long tradition of working not just with the body but the mind and emotions. The two […]
This week on Jing TV, Meghan Mari talks with Hannah Rose Bellamy about the ACMT Intensive. To find out more about this awesome course, read on… Achieve the Acclaimed JING ACMT in August 2017! Tuesday 1st – Wednesday 23rd August 2017 Master therapist and Jing Director, Meghan Mari is dedicating her August come back to […]
Don’t be frightened of technology. Don’t be afraid to get yourself out there! In this week’s Jing TV episode dedicated directors Rachel Fairweather and Meghan Mari, with the help of our wonderful designer, Andrew Dineley, offer their down to earth, honest and usable tips and techniques for making your brand and massage business stand out […]
It’s viewer suggestion time and this week our fearless leaders, Meghan Mari and Rachel Fairweather, discuss managing client expectations. Pain can be complicated and an instant fix isn’t always possible. Education is the key to encourage yourself and your client to work together on a treatment program that will explore the reason for their pain, […]
Client self care: Does it work? “There’s only one corner of the Universe you can be certain of improving and that’s your own self.” -Aldous Huxley As a manual therapist it is tempting to think that getting effective results is all about your hands on work. After all the use of those awesome healing hands […]
Currently over 5.4 million people have asthma in the UK alone – that’s 1 in 5 households that are affected. With 250,000 deaths per year attributed to the disease worldwide, asthma is a real and common threat to an individual’s health and quality of life. In this week’s Jing TV episode, dedicated bodyworkers and Directors […]