• Self-Care

    How to have a Self-Care Day

    Why is self-care so important? In today’s world it’s all too easy to forget the importance of self-care. Yet, the benefits of practising self-care are numerous and vital. By taking time to look after our mental, physical and emotional health we can improve our mood and reduce anxiety. Furthermore, we can also improve our relationship with ourselves and others. All too often we dismiss our thoughts and the little warnings our bodies and minds give us when we’re pushing ourselves too hard. If we practise self-care, it becomes easier to tune in and listen to ourselves. Once we listen to ourselves, it then becomes easier to listen to others. There’s…

  • Present Moment

    Haiku Therapy: A Present Moment Reminder

    A key component of giving a Thai Yoga Massage is to remain in the present moment, working with mindful touch. It can be difficult, particularly when starting out, to deliver a massage without becoming distracted by noise or your feelings. However, once distraction sets in, your connection to the person in front of you diminishes. Instead of noticing what’s arising for the person receiving, you’re tuning into your own needs. That’s not to say that if a position you’re in is causing you pain to ignore it. By all means, move. The key is to return to the present, enabling you to deliver a massage that works on a deeper…