First of all I would like to wish you all a very happy New Year. Although 2021 has started off with yet another national lockdown I live in hope; hope that this will soon be over; hope that I can hug loved ones once more; hope that the children get to be normal children again and hang out with their friends; hope that once more I can open my clinic doors and provide comfort, ease, replenishment and relief through touch. I am looking to that brighter day.
As you have probably guessed by now I remain closed. I really can not give any indication of when I can reopen, there is speculation for after February half term but I will wait and see. It all relies on people playing their part, doing the right thing and working together to get infection rates down. However after watching the raves that occurred on NYE in Essex I am not holding my breath.
In the meantime we have a great study group set up with me and the kids, getting our learning in and nourishing our minds!! I started the day off today with an online yoga class, it been a while and my balance and coordination has much to be desired, I was exhaling when I should have been inhaling and vice versa but I got plenty of deep breaths in and oxygenated my lungs and got my body moving.
As part of my Certificate in Integrated Myofascial Therapy course I spent the day yesterday watching some amazing videos, looking at the different layers of fascia and how it all webs together. Gil Hedley was performing dissections on some cadavers and separating the layers of superficial fascia and deep fascia, in doing so he had to break bonds between the layers, he referred to this as “Fuzz”. To me it looked like tiny bits of candy floss, and in fact as he ran his fingers across it to break the bonds, it melted away, just like candy floss. He later produce a small video explaining what happens to the fuzz if you don’t move. I have attached the link below, it is well worth the watch, but please note there are some small clips of a cadaver.
So with that in mind, my advice for you all is to move, in whatever shape or form; be it yoga, Pilates, walking, running, stretching or just having a dance in the kitchen to your favourite tune. Just move. I promise you will feel great for it.
I will sign off for now, but remember I may not be there for you in person at present but I am here on the phone or email, to offer my advice and support where possible over this period so, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Once again, I thank you for your understanding and continued support; stay safe, look after yourselves and each other
My clinic is based in west Brentwood, Essex. It is walking distance from the High Street and Brentwood Rail Station; and a short drive from J28 of the M25, free parking is available on the drive.
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