Believe it or not, the second month of 2018 is upon us already, and so here we are with our monthly update.
N4workout 28 day Challenge
Many of us jumped onto the New Year’s Fitness Wagon by joining in with our neighbours at n4workout on their 28 day challenge. Justin, Jen, Ewa and Rob have seen it through to the end, so congratulations to them on their hard work! For those interested, n4workout will be running an abs challenge in February, and another 28 day challenge in April, so make sure you follow them on Facebook or subscribe to their newsletter so you don’t miss out on the updates.
Running a marathon?
Perhaps you also jumped on to a fitness wagon this year and signed up to run a marathon in the next couple of months. Many of our clients have already mentioned that they intend to run marathons, or are beginning to appear with training injuries. However, you don’t have to wait until you’ve hurt yourself before coming in for a treatment. There are generally 4 types of massage which should be scheduled in to any serious training regime: pre-event, post-event, maintenance, and injury treatment. Protecting your body from injury, and helping it to recover effectively can bring you one step closer to crossing that finish line!
Coming to a screen near you
We’ve been thinking for a while about creating some videos to share with our clients, with content ranging from demonstrations of useful stretches, to a continuation of our popular ‘Meet a Therapist Thursday’ social media feature, and if you’re lucky maybe some of the dogs… because the internet loves dogs. If you’ve got any questions for us you’d love to see answered in video form, get in touch and we’ll do our best to answer every one.
Therapist Holidays and Training
This month there are two extremes to our therapists’ holidays. Rob and Katja are both off to Lanzarote to try and catch some February sun, whereas Alla and Justin are going skiing, in Bulgaria and France respectively.
Rob is away from the 8th to the 16th February.
Katja will be back on the 21st February.
Alla is away between the 24th -28th February.
Justin is away from the 25th Feb until the 4th March.
Lisa is also off next weekend, Friday 9th – Sunday 11th February, but she’s on a training course for NLP Coaching – Neuro Linguistic Programming. It’s popular in the self-help, therapy, sports, education, coaching, performance and corporate worlds, as it aims to enhance performance, and to help an individual control their emotional state and to stay focussed. Watch this space as Lisa may well be offering NLP sessions at Integrated Body Dynamics in the near future.
Claudia’s New Hours
After half-term, appointments with Claudia will be available on Thursday evenings, so you’ll be able to get your massage fix with her on Thursdays from 5.30pm – 9pm, as well as on Mondays from 10am – 9pm and Saturdays from 9am – 5pm.
20% Off Ayurveda Treatments in February
Our Ayuveda therapist Jessica Sherlock is generously offering 20% off all sessions with her throughout February. Trained in Ayurvedic Lifestyle, Nutrition and Herbal Remedies, Jessica offers consultations for ailments including skin conditions, digestive problems, arthritis, menopause systems, sleep problems and anxiety, as well as Ayurvedic Massage. This involves massage of the whole body, scalp and face using abhyanga, a set of specialized techniques: tapping, cupping, rubbing, squeezing, kneading with warm oils chosen to balance the doshas.
Ayurveda is a 5,000 year old healing system that works by eliminating the root cause of disease as well as providing immediate relief of symptoms. Ayurveda uses a range of diagnostic methods (such as tongue, pulse, skin) to identify which “dosha” (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) is imbalanced and then prescribes a unique treatment plan for the individual, including diet, lifestyle changes and herbs.
In Ayurveda each individual has a unique constitution made up of Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Because of this there is no “one size fits all” approach to treating illness and maintaining good health is a matter of understanding your constitution.
Is this you?
Vata – you are always on the go, with a creative mind. You tend to have a thin light frame and agility. You are prone to bursts of energy and fatigue. You love excitement and take initiative. Balanced you are creative and flexible. Unbalanced you suffer from anxiety, poor sleep, and self-blame.
Pitta – you are passionate and energetic, with a medium build and enjoy luxuries. You have the ability to focus and a strong intellect. In balance you make a strong leader and decision maker. Out of balance you are short tempered and aggressive.
Kapha – you have a strong build, excellent stamina and are naturally calm and loving. When in balance you have an inherent ability to enjoy life. Out of balance you have emotional issues and find it difficult to let go.
Book a consultation with Jessica for more information.
That's it from us this month, but we look forward to seeing you in the clinic for a treatment soon!
All the best,
Integrated Body Dynamics