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Author: Amy Weinberger

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Are you holding your head correctly?

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I often see clients with neck and shoulder pain exhibiting a classic imbalance between the muscles at the front and the back of the neck: the sternocleidomastoid muscle (SCM) - responsible for tilting and rotating the head - the mastoid (a big rope that connects your head, rib cage and shoulder girdle), and the trapezius. The trapezius is a big, strong diamond shaped muscle on our back…

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Diaphragmatic breathing: Retrain your breath

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Diaphragmatic breathing (or abdominal breathing) is breathing that is done by contracting the diaphragm, the muscle located horizontally between the chest and stomach cavity. It is marked by expansion of the abdomen rather than the chest, maximising the oxygen absorbed in to the bloodstream. Diaphragmatic breathing helps to break the body's 'fight or flight' mechanisms and return to…

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Yoga for Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond – Part III

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These simple yoga poses will help you throughout pregnancy as you prepare physically, mentally and emotionally for birth and beyond. Having practiced yoga in both of my pregnancies I firmly believe that yoga, coupled with regular pregnancy massages, help keep you relaxed, fit & healthy throughout your pregnancy and can help keep common pregnancy ailments at bay.…

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Yoga for Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond – Part II

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There are two things I am a zealot about in pregnancy. One is massage, the other is yoga. These simple poses will help keep you physically, mentally and spiritually fit during pregnancy, and help prepare you for birth. If you are looking for a pregnancy massage in Brighton, then you must visit me here at Brighton Bodyworks. First…

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Yoga for Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond – Part I

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I have just had my second baby; a gorgeous little boy called Charlie. Charlie was born at home on 13th February weighing 8lbs 5oz. I had the most amazing group of women supporting me and it was one of the most empowering moments of my life.  During my pregnancy I received regular massage treatments to keep common pregnancy…

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Massage really does keep you healthy: a cardiologist explains

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http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-11315/why-massages-really-do-keep-you-healthy-a-cardiologist-explains.html We've all seen it on TV or in a movie. The scene is tense and the patient is doing poorly. The doctor calls out urgently. Retractor! Scalpel! Suction! Massage Table! Wait a minute .... Massage table? Did Dr. House ever scream for body oil? The good news is this: if you enjoy a massage,…

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The 2013 Swimming Awards

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I can only tick one of these off my list - the wonderfully invigorating cold water swimming championships at Tooting Bec lido, back in my triathlon days. Worth it for the hog roast afterwards alone! I look forward to visiting Saltdean Lido when it re-opens - such wonderful news. And if they install hydrobeetles in…

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Christmas Opening Hours at Brighton Bodyworks

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Brighton Bodyworks will be closed for Christmas from Monday 23rd December. I am now fully booked until 2014 apart from the following slots: Thurs 19th Dec 3pm / Saturday 21st Dec 9am / Sunday 22nd Dec 10am Normal business hours resume when we re-open on Thursday 2nd January. Get in quick to book your post-Christmas body boost! Our prices…

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Treat your friends or loved ones!

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Just one more day to get your orders in for Brighton Bodyworks massage gift vouchers or Balm Balm treats before our postal deadline of 18th December! Gift vouchers can be bought in any denomination and are valid for one year after purchase. Treatments include Swedish or remedial massage, aromatherapy,  our best selling hot stone fusion therapy, thai foot reflexology…

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The Brighton Bodyworks Give & Receive Programme

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[caption id="attachment_1344" align="alignleft" width="180"] Hot Stone Therapy - the perfect winter warmer[/caption] Each time you give a gift voucher or refer a friend to Brighton Bodyworks you will receive a £10 discount on any treatment for yourself! It's our way of spreading the love of massage and sharing with the people that support us.  Thank you for…

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