Stress Series Part 2: The Dangers of Chronic Stress

As we saw in Part 1: What is Stress Exactly? stress is your body’s reaction to a perceived threat. What we regard as threatening is very personal. Something very stressful for me may not even register on your stress radar. Once the stressor is gone, we should be able to return to a state of […]

Cancer and Massage: The Need for Less Pressure

Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash Oncology massage is typically light in pressure.  This can be really frustrating to cancer patients who crave the firmer pressures of Swedish massage, or even deep tissue massage. We know now that skilled massage doesn’t cause cancer to spread, so why the gentle approach?   I understand the frustration, but […]

Stress Series Part 1: What is stress exactly?

Stress. We’ve all experienced it. It can range in severity from the mild to the debilitating. It can be constant or appear in sudden bouts. It affects us in so many different ways and there are so many different approaches to managing it. Sometimes it can be good for us. But what is stress exactly? […]

Does massage spread cancer?

  This post follows on from my previous one, entitled “Can I still get a massage if I have cancer?” It’s worth reading that one too if you haven’t already. In the last post I highlighted that there is no need to deny massage to people with a history of cancer provided that the treatment […]

The Dos and Don'ts of getting a massage

Dos and Don’ts of Getting a Massage

A few tips for a flawless massage experience. Do fill in your consultation form as completely as possible.  Do mention all known health complaints and note down any injuries, including the ones that happened years ago.  This will really help the therapist understand what’s going on with your body and will guide how they perform […]

Loch Ewe Holistics treatment room.

Introduction to Loch Ewe Holistics

A big hello to everyone. Thanks for visiting my blog. I’d like to tell you a bit about my massage practice, which has just opened in Poolewe, Wester Ross.  The room has recently been finished and every step has been taken to make it as relaxing, warm and cosy as possible.  There is a comfy […]