Stressed Less in Shilbottle

This article appeared in the October 2010 edition of the Alnwick Cryer and was written by Paul Black.

Modern day living takes its toll. Whether you’re a young mum, a busy executive, play sports or suffer from arthritis or other painful conditions, there are times when you need someone to take you in hand and help deal with all the stress and/or pain.

Over the years I’ve had a number of periods in my life when aromatherapy or deep tissue massage has really helped me, so I was delighted to take up an offer from local Yoga and Massage expert, Lucy Maresh, to try one of her ‘knot-busting’ massages. I attended her practice room in Shilbottle, although she offers classes and clinics in various venues. After an hour of Lucy’s expert hands on my stressed-out back I felt more relaxed and mobile than I have for years.

“I can, without hesitation, recommend anyone to visit Lucy to experience the very best in therapeutic and stress-reducing massage. “

Lucy works with people of all ages and is particularly interested in working with pregnant women, new mums and their babies, through pregnancy massage and yoga and her innovative postnatal exercise class combining yoga for mums and massage and movement for babies. A mother herself, Lucy says “It is really important that we all have a sense of balance and relaxation in our lives. Yoga and massage are both ways which help us to deal with stress in a really healthy way”.

Lucy, who is a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists and the British Wheel of Yoga, has been practising since 2003. A Cambridge graduate, she has devoted considerable time and energy attending dozens of training programmes to learn a wide range of therapeutic massage techniques. Her approach combines both the familiar Swedish-style massage with that of Thai yoga massage which includes gentle stretching massage moves.

Over the years Lucy has worked with a wide range of clients including busy London city executives and those suffering with terminal cancer. I was hugely impressed both by her skill and also the genuine sense of calm and commitment to her clients which she radiates. I don’t think you’ll find a better introduction if you’re new to massage or yoga. She offers a range of classes, sessions and tuition including special introductory offers and discounts for those on low incomes.

So if you’re interested give her a ring on 01665 581431 or visit http://www.aspaceto.be

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