Welcome to Rolfing TaiChi London
New Practice now open in Haslemere
I am excited to announce that I have started offering Rolfing from The Haslemere Clinic on Fridays and Saturday mornings. The Haslemere Clinic is a very well established practice comprising exceptionally experienced practitioners in the fields of Osteopathy, Chiropractic, Massage and many other complementary therapies and I am very pleased and honoured to have been accepted into the fold.
For appointments here you can still contact me but its probably easier to call reception at the clinic on 01428 651067
Are you moving with your brakes on?
Feeling tired, achy, a little bit stuck physically and maybe emotionally too? Suffering from swollen ankles, shin splints, knee, hip, back or shoulder pain?
Ever considered that the problem may simply be that your muscles are fighting each other, half of you is unconsciously holding back whilst the rest of you wants to be moving forward, you are trying to move with your brakes on!
To fully understand this peculiar but very common phenomena it might be helpful ﬁrst to remind ourselves of a little basic science.
We Earthlings live in a gravitational ﬁeld that exerts, on average’15lb per sq inch of pressure on us from the moment we sprout forth to the day we ﬁnally give in to it and lie down for the last time. (‘variable according to the altitude, depth or latitude of our chosen hood).
For some crazy reason one of our ancestors, be she ape, lizard or alien visitor, decided that we should move around on just two of our four available limbs?
All that pressure and only two rather spindly supports is a challenging combination and its legacy is an ever present choice between Stability and Adaptability. We need Stability so that we can carry loads and “stand our ground,” and Adaptability so that we can move freely in our environment, to gather food or avoid being food. And as anyone who has tried to build a free standing, walking robot will tell you this is actually a very complicated engineering problem. Luckily, this constant juggling between Stability and adaptability which would be a right pain if we had to think about it all the time has, over the last 6 million years or so, become somewhat automatic for us bipeds
So how does the body balance automatically? Continue Reading >>>
Keith Graham – Rolfing TaiChi London.
Certified Rolfer and Tai Chi Instructor practicing in London and Surrey.