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November 2020

FATIGUE… proper fatigue…

I’ve blogged about this before briefly but the news this week from NICE is very interesting. Specifically, it has withdrawn advice that people suffering with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME) should exercise to combat the effects of the illness. The news article I read was then overrun with comments from sufferers who overwhelmingly said “thank god for that” and “we’ve been saying this for years!”. Likewise, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

August 2020

Pelvic & other female-centric pain…it’s still ignored.

Once again I am truly shocked about how dismissive some so-called health care professionals can be when it comes to persistent pelvic pain, particularly in women. I have experienced this myself when constantly asked “does it get worse around your period?” and when you say yes, then there’s a not so subtle eye roll and some sort of insinuation that you should just get on with things. I

Dealing with post-trauma

Mayfields Lavender Farm, August 2020

So I’ll start by saying I don’t actually have experience with diagnosed PTSD in my line of work, but I do have experience to share and it may resonate with those of you who have had a traumatic medical issue or event.

2 years ago, I had a procedure that

June 2020

Returning to hands-on treatment; post Covid-19 protocols.

From Monday 13th July 2020; government advise has been updated to allow Sports & Massage therapists to return to work. I am now taking appointments, including at Triyoga Soho, but there will be some changes in the process both before and during each session to help ensure safety for all. 

The day before your

BAD ADVICE… who do you trust and listen to when it comes to your health and fitness?

Do you have a great GP who advocates for Pilates-not-painkillers and sensible “social prescriptions” etc. Do you have a great PT or Yoga/Pilates instructor who really knows their onions? But what if you don’t? Where do you turn? Following on from listening to a number of speakers at yesterday’s online version of Therapy Live (a huge UK therapy

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