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Learn Self-Massage


There’s many benefits of learning self-massage. You can learn how to manage stress, pain and fatigue and ways to heal yourself. Here we discuss just one of these ways, using ‘Self-Care Acupressure Massage’.

Beating the Beached Whale Syndrome

This is when someone is so lazy they don’t want to take responsibility for their own well-being. This is a term I coined around the turn of the 21st century to describe a type of mentality I’ve observed. It’s those who attempt to solve their problems by lying around while whining and moaning resembling a beached whale. You may have seen how they sit and watch others practicing their exercises, and yet complain that they’re not getting well them-self. Nowadays, we live in such a strange world where it seems that people rather trust strangers to take care of them, instead of them taking responsibility for themselves.

A man walks into the doctors with a cigarette in one hand and a beer in the other. He is grossly overweight, with a big pot belly, and says; ‘Doc, just fix me, but don’t expect me to change my way of life’. The ‘Beached Whale Syndrome’ is how many people just go to a practitioner and say ‘fix me!’ Then, if they haven’t been ‘fixed’ they can blame others for their problems, rather than accepting responsibility themselves. The BWS is not a classified ‘medical’ syndrome per se, rather it’s an abstract, tongue in cheek illustration, that you’ll no doubt see is so common these days.

Transformation of Consciousness

Healing happens when there’s an awakening of awareness and a shift of consciousness. This phenomena called ‘consciousness’ is not necessarily within us, more-so it’s about how well we connect with the world.  Self-Care Acupressure Massage is a wonderful modality for awakening awareness and raising consciousness. It’s a hands-on method that’s been practiced in the east for thousands of years. Simply, by pressing specific acu-points we’re able to connect to different aspects of our being. As we’re well connected, we may fell better.

In traditional oriental medicine, our liver and gallbladder can be seen as being very pivotal in enhancing consciousness. Late spring is a great time to learn how to connect with our liver and gallbladder. Much more is explained about this in the 1 Day Self-Care Acupressure Massage Workshop.

How to practice Self-Care Acupressure Massage

Many of the concepts presented in the 1 Day Self-Care Acupressure Massage Workshop are very different to western orthodox medical practices. Acupressure may be simply described as acupuncture without needles. The central theme in acupressure is the concept of ‘Chi’. It’s acknowledged that this Chi circulates through natural pathways of the body called meridians. Acupressure has been used in traditional Oriental medicine for thousands of years. The fact that it’s still used in the east today is a great testament of it’s ability to heal.

Whilst we all have this Chi circulating through our meridians, often there can be various blockages of this flow causing an imbalance in Yin and Yang which can cause problems. Acupressure is simply a way to help restore and re-balance this flow and hence returning our body to a more harmonious well-being.

A Holistic approach to managing Stress, Pain and Fatigue

The underlying philosophy with natural, alternative, complimentary or integrative medicine is that the body has an innate ability to heal itself. A holistic approach simply aims to assist the body to heal itself by providing the requirements of nature. Our
body naturally responds well to touch. Acupressure is simply providing a natural application of touch. Armed with some knowledge on how to best apply these acupressure points, we can help the healing process. This knowledge arises from thousands of years of wisdom.

A holistic approach is in treating the whole aspect of our being. Optimum well-being is a complex interrelationship between our various physical, mental, emotional, environmental and spiritual aspects. An illness or disease may be seen simply as an imbalance. As an example, long-term emotional strain may eventually affect our nervous and endocrine systems. This may manifest physically as muscle tension, neck and back pain, headache and physical fatigue. Hence, an injury or illness is not to be seen as just affecting a separate, isolated part of the body. Any change to one part results in change to every other part. Self-Care Acupressure Massage has the potential to have an impact upon every aspect of our being. Such a holistic practice can help us to become more resilient.

Free seminars
Ashgrove – Wed. Evening 6th November 2019 – please click here

Burleigh Heads – Thurs. Evening 7th November 2019 – please click here

1 Day ‘Hands-on’ Workshop

Join us with this 1 Day Seminar and Workshop on the glorious Gold Coast. ‘Self-Care – Acupressure’ … for enhancing ‘Self-Empowerment & Wellbeing’ Learn how to take responsible for Self-Care with hands on techniques to manage Stress, Pain and Fatigue … enhancing self-empowerment to Boost Vitality & Zest for Life! Including FREE 80 page comprehensive manual

Date: 10am – Saturday 9th November 2019

Light refreshments included

Venue: Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast.

To book – please click here

About Ron Bass

Ron Bass Holistic Naturopath - Counsellor - Life Coach - Remedial Therapist - specialising in Stress, Pain & Fatigue Management


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