Welcome to Wabi-Sabi Holistic Therapy my Name is Emma, I am the wild child, with the soul of a hippy and the heart of a gypsy behind Wabi-Sabi Holistic Therapy. First of all I would like to thank you for popping by and checking out Wabi-Sabi Holistic Therapy, if you have any questions please get in contact and I will get back to you before my head hits the pillow at night.
Here at Wabi-Sabi Holistic Therapy I specialize in Pain Relief Massage, through the use of a variety of techniques. But before you can start your powerful journey of healing we need to go right back to the start and that comes from within you!
Which is why I spend time getting to know you as a whole, before we create a treatment plan to heal you from the aches and pains you are experiencing. (This consultation time is 100% free of charge.) After each Pain Relief Massage, I give you advice on how you can continue to heal at home in between sessions and once you have healed how you can maintain being pain free.
Muscles play an integral role in the body. First and foremost, they allow for movement. Muscle tissue (mamsa dhatu) includes skeletal muscle, cardiac muscle, smooth muscle, ligaments and tendons. Together, they play an essential role in coordinated mobility, strength, maintenance of posture, binding the body together, giving shape to the body and protecting delicate organs such as our stomach, liver and intestines. Muscles are the second densest tissue in the body after bones and can contribute to up to half the entire body weight. However, if muscles are weak and in poor condition, we may experience signs of wasting muscle tissue, weakness, muscular pain, twitching, spasms, stiffness and fatigue.
Muscles contain bundles of fibers surrounded by connective tissue called fascia. These fibers are then grouped in bundles of bundles, surrounded by more fascia. Connective tissue is included in Ayurveda’s definition of mamsa dhatu. Tendons (kandara) connect muscle to bone and allow for movement. Ligaments connect bone to bone, hold structures together and keep them steady. Fascia connect muscles to other muscles. On an esoteric level, muscle tissue relates to all the connective tissue in the body except for blood and bone. This quality of muscle tissues binds and holds the whole body together as one.
The freedom to move is something we all take for granted, but for some of us, to bend and stretch without pain is a luxury. Much of our quality of life depends on mobility and maintaining healthy joints, tendons and muscles, which is why self-maintenance should be high on our list.
As the strength and flexibility of our joints and muscles influence our sense of inner freedom. When muscles, joints or ligaments become restricted, we can feel stuck or challenged emotionally. Our goal, therefore, is to maintain a healthy balance between strength and flexibility in our joints and muscles. Surprisingly, the inner workings of digestion and metabolism can also impact greatly on joint health.
When our metabolism is out of balance it can often show up in our muscles, tendons and joints and over time our joints and muscles can feel stiff and sore. Add to this any scar tissue from injury and our joints are likely to sound and feel like a creaky like a old door! If we can improve our metabolism we can expect to have greater flexibility throughout.
One of the best ways to build muscle / joint strength and flexibility is to gently massage our muscles and joints with warm oil containing herbs that nourish and balance.
Also we can support our joints from life’s ups and downs, whilst developing resilience and flexibility, by stimulating our circulatory system. This can be done with a few simple joint rotations ( Yoga, Tai Chi ) followed by a 15-minute active walk, as this provides a fresh supply of oxygen to circulate around the joints and the body as a whole.
By strengthening the muscles also provides extra support for weight-bearing joints such as knees and hips, which often overcompensate due to poor postural alignment.
I am looking forward to working with you along your journey of healing, if you have any questions please do get in contact.