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Breathe...

Our nervous system is responsible for our senses. The sensory receptors are around the body to notice and pick up messages to bring back to the brain. The brain then decides what to do with those messages, and sends the appropriate response back out to the area of the body. So, what happens when we panic, or feel worried? The body responds by being on alert. You might have heard of the fight and flight response? There's also a Freeze state to add to that. And more recently some psychologists inc...

September 24, 2021

Kindness begins within

We hear a lot about kindness lately.  After the rug was whisked out from under our feet shaking our foundations without warning, our leader urged us to be kind. This intrigued me, in a time when most people focus on rules, or themselves and their family, she asked us to come back to kindness. That threw some people. Huh? Is she for real? Yep, and although I'm not one to get too into politics, I think she's right on this. Kindness matters! Whilst it can be scary when we can't change what's h...

September 1, 2021

Simplicity...

I'm seeing a lot of people in my clinic showing stress, all in different ways. Some of us show it physically, with aches and pains. Other's natural defence is to go into hyper-busy so they don't need to sit with their emotions. Some freeze, and can't speak or move.  I see you, each of you. Because I have been each of you. Sometimes all at once... (Yes I'm an over-achiever, and it's possible to be parts of these states, all at once!). You see, we are all the same, we are all j...

August 10, 2021

FINALIST! - Best New Business in Hastings City...

I was nominated in the Hastings City Celebration Business Awards, in two categories - Best Health & Beauty Business 2021, and - Best New Business 2021.  I was nervous but excited to be interviewed (twice), and found the process actually really rewarding once I got my nerves in check with some deep breathing exercises! The judges are both successful business women in the Hawkes Bay, and each gave valuable insights. Including my business setup, strategy, client experience and all th...

July 12, 2021

International Bowen Therapy Week

Who even is Tom Bowen? Well I'm glad you asked! Tom Bowen was a kind and generous man who began working around the 1950s, using a technique of gentle touch and rolling movements across the skin and soft tissue.  He worked often with physically disabled children, encouraging their bodies to relax, and increasing the movement in their stuck muscles and joints. For which there really was no other help at the time.   His technique became very popular, as word spread fast around suburb...

April 16, 2021

Soothe my Soul is moving!

Hey team, exciting news!  I am moving Soothe my Soul to a new clinic space in Hastings, Hawkes Bay. Its all happened really quickly, which is often a sign of things meant to be... much like when I bravely took that big scary step of moving out of the spare room at home, and going full time as a Bowen & Massage Therapist just 8 months ago. Yes, only 8 months! I have loved being a part of the Vital HB Wellness Hub and we all agree the building and location are awesome, its felt really homely ...

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