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
Myles, RFU Coach:
"Without a doubt the best sports therapist I have ever seen. Since visiting Kim in September 2013 at H3 Performance, I haven't had any recurring injuries and feel fitter, faster and stronger when training. Kim has made me feel more confident in my bodies ability to work at maximum effort. Not worrying about injury was half the battle for me, and knowing I have the right support and prep has enabled me to challenge myself each time I train. If you wish to see her once or on an ongoing basis, you can't go wrong!"
After Myles moved to Leeds, and visited for treatment:
"Long time since my last visit but feeling absolutely amazing after seeing Kim today. I can again turn my head and push off my toes."
Vicki, Yoga and Pole Instructor:
"To all my wonderful friends/ students/ colleagues that have had to sit through me explaining my recent leg injury, and recent amazing sports massage; I can now SHARE the wonderful lady that helped to 'massage' (some people interchange that with 'torture' ;) ) the aches and pains away - the wonderful Kimberley Shone & her page Move Well Nottingham - I HIGHLY recommend this talented lady- as a VERY talented horse rider she knows what us horsey girls go through, as an up and coming poler, she knows what we go through, and as an active sports person, she can relate to many injuries - so for any niggles you may have, drop Kim a line."
Kim was invited to treat employees for a day in a highly respected office/company in Nottingham, providing 20min chair treatments. Annoymous feedback was provided:
- "The lady was nice and took her time for you. She gave some handy tips as well. I think it would definitely be a good idea to get her in on a regular basis."
- "Kim did a great job. It would be great if we could get her in again as I'd definitely book her again."
- "It was absolutely fantastic! It was very useful for me and I will definitely be booking in for a proper session with her."
- "I thought the massage was great and Kim was very professional and she gave me some precious advice on how to release tension. I would like to do it again."
- "I play sports a lot, and I have some injuries I never treated, and yesterday in just 20minutes she managed to ease a lot of the pain in the shoulder (in which I need surgery) and in the knee, giving me a lot of advice. I asked for her business card as I was very happy with the treatment. I think we should roll it out on a regular basis."
- "It was really good and much needed. Kim spent the time concentrating on my needs. Definitely recommend it and will want to do it again."
- " It was amazing. She was really knowledgeable and professional and I would definitely go again if she comes back."
James, Gym enthusiast and Rugby player:
"Having been to a fair few physical therapists in my time, I have found none better than Kim. Her knowledge of the body and ability to diagnose issues that even you didn't know you had is second to none. The hands on aspect of the treatment is, as you would expect, very thorough, and even though some of it can be a touch painful, I always leave feeling 100% better than when I arrived. Thanks for all your hard work Kim, and for making match days easier!"
Bobbie Rugby Player:
"Regularly see Kim for general pre-hab and rugby niggles. Her attention to detail and thoroughness is brilliant. She's identified posture problems and also my need for a shoe insole among other things. I Would highly recommend her to anyone who has any niggles sporting or not."
Bobbie on training for The Great North Run:
"I was struggling to break the 20 mile mark in training for the marathon. I had adapted my diet and preparation to no avail. After seeing Kim on Wednesday there was a considerable improvement in my flexibility and general muscular stiffness. Last night I cracked the 20 miles!!!! Thank you Kimberley Shone"
Noema, after 1 treatment of 1hour30mins for chronic neck pain with migraine symptoms:
"I am feeling much better, I haven't had any bad neck pains ever since I visited you so I am very pleased."
Rich, a keen runner who had not been able to run due to chronic back pain for 9 years. This was after 1 treatment of 1 hour 30mins:
"Still feeling good after treatment. I even managed to go for a run the next day without any issues which was great. I haven't been waking up with a stiff or sore in my lower back since, especially if I've had an Epsom Salt bath the night before as you advised.
I'm much more conscious about how I am walking at the moment and I think I am doing ok with that. I'm struggling with the breathing but I think that's going to take a bit of work and practice."
Henry, gym enthusiast, after 1 treatment of 1 hour 30mins for chronic shoulder pain:
"Kim thanks for an amazing session yesterday, I feel like a new person!"
John, a business man from Norfolk who travels a lot with work and books in with me whenever he is working nearby:
"As usual the treatment helps and repairs me, this week, off your own back, you put a heel lift in my shoe and it's helped.
It's rare to find someone that is both very good at what they do and helps people. I have seen many people over the decades and never found anyone better, topped by the fact that you think outside of the box and care for your patients, it makes you exceptional."