BE PROUD: WE ARE ALL SPECIAL
As mentioned in Section 1 under Objectives vs Subjectives, the Human Genome Project found that every human being shares 99.9% of the same DNA , this is the objective and defines us as the human species. This may seem a lot but when you consider that Chimps and Bonobos (2 species of the Chimpanzee), the closest relatives to humans, share 96-98.7% of DNA with us, leaving just 1.2-3.9% to separate us meaning there is actually very little which determines the human species, so we are all pretty special. Furthermore, remember the Bill Bryson quote from the Platform Menu page, well we think it fits perfectly here,
"It is a slightly arresting notion that if you were to pick yourself apart with tweezers, one atom at a time, you would produce a mound of fine atomic dust, none which had ever been alive but all of which had once been you."
This quote does not only apply to humans, but every other living thing, break anything down enough and you will simply find a cocktail of chemical elements and nothing else. We all share a great deal not only as a species ourselves, but with other animals and nature as a whole, highlighting the importance of how special every life is.
So sharing 99.9% of DNA, the remaining 0.1% is what makes you 'you', helping to define you as an individual in your own right, and forming part of your subjectives including characteristics and personality. Our bodies all vary somewhat, some are passed down to us genetically, but some we develop post birth, meaning our development is both nature and nurture, the fact that it could be one more than the other is becoming increasingly null. Therefore, whilst we are all special as a species as we share so much, we are all special as individuals too as we are all unique. So no matter your gender or religious beliefs, or the colour of your skin, eyes, or hair, whether you enjoy reading and/or sport/s, preference to be an extrovert or introvert, or a bit of both, be proud to be you because we are ALL individuals that just need to be understood. So whilst we are all the same, our bodies can vary and we all have different interests and passions, and as long as they are morally correct and do not hurt you or anyone else, there is no reason why you should not enjoy taking part and/or doing something that makes you happy, and there is no reason why you should be judged for that either. Be happy by doing what makes you happy - simple!
The issue we have here is that many people are afraid to be themselves, scared to enjoy what makes them happy, you may be one of them, because you are afraid to be judged negatively. Pretty much every individual has at least one insecurity about being themselves, whether that is something they enjoy partaking in, or the way they look, and sadly many go onto change themselves, even aesthetically via cosmetic practices including surgery. This is not saying that all reconstructive surgeries are unnecessary, as they can be very beneficial when it relates to health including trauma, and rather we are saying that you are not alone, we may not all share the same insecurities, but we all have at least one. So as above, ensuring it is morally correct, there is no reason to feel shame or embarrassment, after all, it is difficult to stand out in the crowd of the human population if you blend in so dare to enjoy what makes you smile from the inside out and enjoy being who you are. Sometimes all it takes is finding some likeminded people who make you feel less judged when being yourself, and who make you a better person, this is much easier than wanting to be loved and accepted by everyone as not only is that lonely, but it's exhausting too. Sadly some people's passions and interests mean they are faced with a battle, particularly when it comes to improving society as a whole but imagine if the honorable Nelson Mandela didn't dare stand up against racism in the way he did, and gave in feeling the fight was too much? He stuck to his beliefs and kept his integrity despite everything he faced, knowing he was doing a good thing, and his passion meant he got noticed, and people of all races proudly stood with him in support. The adversity is that sometimes, what is deemed morally correct in certain types of societies, it is not accepted in others, and if such beliefs are held strongly, people often end up judging others for something they simply do not understand enough about. Placing labels is a prime example as modern society seems to feel the need to # everything, with even the term 'flexitarian' being used for those who eat meals with and without meat, and whilst this can help people find community, it can also do the opposite by increasing segregation, and some even feel the need to impose their choices on others rather than letting people choose for themselves. If the world was even a bit more compassionate towards each other, it would be a much happier place for us all.
A relatively easy argument for a more compassionate society is that we must learn to become more compassionate towards ourselves, mentally and physically, as some of, if not all of the most successful battles start with facing the issues within first. Accepting ourselves for who we are naturally makes us more compassionate in accepting others for who they are too, thus feeling free within yourself makes you feel in control of yourself, making the the need to control other parts of your life less. A well known chocolate wafer has been promoting it for years, but when was the last time you gave yourself a break, and felt more compassionate towards your insecurities? If we can learn to accept ourselves for who we are, then it is much easier to accept others for who they are. The song "Everybody's Free (To Wear Sun Screen)" by Baz Luhrmann is very apt here, and if you haven't heard it yet, we highly recommend listening to it, because he shares some very helpful wisdom in it which complies here.
PAIN - HYPERMOBILITY - PERFORMANCE - BREATHING PATTERNS - TMJ (JAW) WORK
FASCIA - BIOTENSEGRITY - RECOVERY - SINUSES - REHAB/PREHAB - ANATOMY TRAINS - STRESS
MEDICAL CONDITIONS - INJURIES - HEALTH - ALIGNMENT - BIOMECHANICS - POSTURE
SPORT - REMEDIAL - PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES - MAINTENANCE - HOMEOSTASIS
- BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE BY SEEING THE BEST -
PERFORMANCE SOFT TISSUE THERAPY
SPORT AND REMEDIAL MASSAGE
(BTEC LEVEL 5)
SPECIALTIES: PERFORMANCE (SPORT AND ARTS), HYPERMOBILITY, PAIN AND RESPIRATORY
REGIONAL DIRECTOR FOR THE SMA (EAST ANGLIA AND EAST MIDLANDS) - SPORTS MASSAGE ASSOCIATION
30 minute treatment: £30
1 hour treatment: £60
1 hour 30 minute treatment: £80
2 hour treatment: £100
(Discount offers listed below)
Kim focuses on treating both cause and symptoms, not just the latter, so you can achieve your aims and goals with a smile, whilst looking for the next challenge. There is also the bonus of in depth advice, skills and awareness to help you continue your journey with confidence.
£20 off treatments of 1 hour or longer when booking on at least a monthly basis (good for athletes, sporting professionals such as Personal Trainers and Coaches, and clients rehabilitating injuries or with chronic medical conditions).
Condition: must have at least 1 appointment of 1 hour or longer every 4 weeks for at least 4 months.
Please note, if you wish to cancel or re-book an appointment, please provide at least 48hours notice.
- Providing 48hours notice or more enables Kim to offer that booked time to another person. Providing less than 48hours notice can reduce likelihood of someone else being able to take the appointment due to limited time to plan.
- If Kim cannot re-book this appointment, a charge will be made amounting to £20 less than the booked appointment. For example, a 1hour 30minutes appointment will incur a charge of £60.
- If someone else is able to book in for the time cancelled/re-booked, no charge will be made.
DISCOUNT FOR ARMED FORCES, EMERGENCY SERVICES AND NHS PERSONNEL
We had this in place pre-covid, but we want to give back more than ever to show our thanks and appreciation.
£20 treatments for 60 minute treatments or longer.
- Proof of employment must be provided at the appointment such as MOD 90, Defence Discount Card, Blue Light Card or NHS Card.
- Intention to use this offer should be notified during booking or we may not be able to accept it, you must also bring the card with you to your appointment - no card/proof, no offer.
Kim is registered on the "Road2Success" Sponsorship Programme (formerly "Road2Rio") with the SMA to provide treatment for olympic/paralympic athletes and potentials. Get in contact now to see how Kim can help you in your career as an athlete.
Kim can also offer performance assessments and advice regarding most sports including martial arts, athletics, gymnastics, horse riding, swimming, triathlon, cycling, weight lifting (including Olympic style), and many more! For more information, please feel free to get in contact.
Want to improve wellbeing in the office? Employees complaining of stress and pain associated with extensive desk work and/or travelling?Kim has both a treatment table and chair, and can provide invoices for employees post treatment in accordance with health insurance and HR requirements. Please speak to Kim for more information, and for feedback from other offices/companies, see "Testimonials".
For horse riders:
Kim can come and assess your riding to offer both advise and tips to improve. Kim wishes she was able to ride at the capacity she once did, specialising in Advanced Dressage, but unable to due to a past neck injury, this is the next best thing - helping you on your horse riding journey.
Kim treats International Irish Showjumper Billy Twomey who goes on to win most classes all over the world post treatment.
For insurance claims
Kim does treat people going through insurance claims, particularly whiplash post car accident. Please check if your insurance company accepts The Sports Massage Association (The SMA) as a regulatory body, or contact Kim to enquire further.
A 1 hour 30 minute treatment is recommended for all first appointments, to allow for history taking, an assessment, and a decent treatment. At the end of the session you should feel not only feel better, but understand why, feel confident in your aims and goals regarding performance, and you even get a lengthy follow up email covering it all (plus more)!
There is a reason why Kim has such a great reputation, please "Testimonials" for some examples of feedback. So why hesitate any longer, get in contact now!
CLICK HERE TO GO TO TESTIMONIALS
Kim uses a wide range of techniques to adapt each treatment to suit the individual. These can include myofascial release, trigger point work, tapotement, Muscle Energy Techniques (MET), effluerage, petrissage, friction, transverse STR, and intra-oral work (mouth). Kim can even relieve sinuses!!!
Fun Fact: There can be a trigger point in the roof of your mouth that can release your gastrocnemius (calf muscles)!
With such training in conjunction with Kim's awareness and understanding, Kim managed to successfully treat a left ankle which had caused problems for 2 years for an international athlete at AIMAG, Turkemenistan 2017, by treating the left TMJ (jaw)!
Kim treats the jaw when are where necessary, and offers a full explanation as to why it is required. There can be a plethora of reasons to apply such a technique, Kim using it both in clinic and sport work. Want to know more, just ask!
Whether it be an injury, symptoms from a medical condition, performance focused, or maintenance work, Kim has the knowledge and experience to help! Just check the testimonials!