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The Myth of Relaxation

Posted on Dec 7, 2020 in Uncategorized

I have been contemplating the myth of relaxation for a long time. From birth we experience intense forces of gravity upon our bodies.   As custodians, it is our responsibility to “hold ourselves in space”. It is us who keep our heads high above our torsos, and our cores close to our interests. It is up to us to organise ourselves in the best way possible,...

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Posted on Sep 20, 2020 in Uncategorized

What is posture? What is posture if not a collection of functional attitudes? What is posture but the way someone goes about mundane tasks: like taking out the rubbish, answering the phone or using an eftpos machine? As a movement therapist I ask myself daily how can posture be broken into “chewable” bits?  How can a person can be taught, guided...

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Massage in the time of COVID

Posted on Aug 15, 2020 in Uncategorized

When I was 14 years of age, my Japanese Grandfather taught me how to massage DO-IN points on the forearm.  Little did I know, it was the beginning of my life time journey as a Movement and Massage Therapist. Today, after more than three decades, I love to offer massages.  For me, it is the instance when the world goes quiet as thoughts slip from...

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Let’s get Moving!

Posted on May 14, 2020 in Uncategorized

Bubble sweet Bubble! Lock down has been an amazing experience. With family overseas it has been an emotional time as much as a time for growth and change, love and connection. For the past weeks, I have been busy participating in an immersion course in Ivaldo Bertazzo’s method. I can feel in my muscles and general disposition the benefits of such...

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Bertazzo on Line

Posted on Apr 17, 2020 in Uncategorized

If you speak Portuguese, this is for you. Ivaldo Bertazzo is offering a package for online classes. You get to be at 4 classes per week, live on zoom conference. In New Zealand they take place 3 AM and 11 AM, alternate days Tue-Fri. In these dark and uncertain times, thanks to Bertazzo, I am truly inspired, I feel motivated. I simply feel better. It makes...

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In the nest

Posted on Apr 9, 2020 in Uncategorized

In this time of unrest, we come to nest. It is the gift the pandemic has for us. It is time to heal and catch up with ourselves. It is time for contemplation and prayer, time for learning and reading. Time for connection, for music and silence. Self care has been an interesting task. But I am surprised to learn that I have developed skills and tools to...

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