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De-stressing Aromatherapy/Exercise at your home

A Mobile Aromatherapy and Exercise Seevice for Bromley and Thanet areas
De-stressing techniques are necessary in everybody lives. Whether you have too much to do or not enough to do, all our minds work overtime.

Stress is everywhere. It’s there-every time you step out of your front door. It’s in the car on the school run, it’s there when you go to catch the train, in the work-place…

The pressures of just existing, as an adult, teenager or child is stressful. Whether you are rich, poor, married, single, have children or don’t have children. Whether you don’t have enough money or too much. The mind works overtime and needs a little encouragement from time to time to just let go.

Why not give stretchnpummel services a try!

My name is Sally

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Sally the fitness leader and website owner

I offer de-stressing exercise and aromatherapy massage service in the local areas of Bromley and it’s surrounds. THANET IS ALSO NOW ON MY LOCATION LIST (Tuesday only).

You can see images of my massage and exercise qualifications at the home page and on the pricelist page of this website.

I Currently take exercise and aromatherapy sessions in residential homes in the Kent area. My work also offers me the privilege of working with adults with mental health illness and dementia.

As well as a massage and exercise therapist I have years of experience as a Personal Trainer in the city. I worked in corporate fitness in the city of London including Royal and Sun Alliance and Standard Chartered Bank which is where I met my partner!

I also represented Surrey county as an athlete. I have much experience of how the body and mind works, breaks down and heals.

De-stressing Treatments help you feel lighter and brighter

Everyone needs a little help from time to time to de-stress. Maybe an outside force who you doesn’t know you well can be more beneficial than someone who is close to you.

An impartial person who is not there to judge, control or tell you what to do. My service is simply here to give you a relaxing treatment or exercise session to help you re-balance. My sole aim is to help you feel lighter and brighter at the end of whichever treatment you choose.

Stretches and breathing exercises that you can incorporate into your everyday life and routines are a good starting point. There’s also the option of a detoxifying, de-stressing aromatherapy massage to help you sleep and exhale!
Breathe again.

It’s never too late to change direction in your life, change paths you are on and put yourself first. As well as physical treatments of massage and/or exercise. I can offer self-help exercises if required.

Release from overuse Injury through stretching and massage

Sport and Exercise can be very good for you if you take a balanced approach. This means not doing too much of the same exercise over and over and not making progressions to your exercise programme before your body is ready.

The same goes for any form of repetitive hard work such as labouring on the building site or even Housework.
Repetitive stress injuries are more common these days and a sign of localised body breakdown.
It’s a sign to tell us to rest.
Easier said than done, especially when this is your major source of income.

Repetitive physical stress on the body does exactly the same as too much emotional stress on the mind. It weighs us down, breaks us and makes us weak

‘Stretchnpummel’ massage and stretch services can help clear nerve pathways and de-knot tight muscles. I use massage releasing techniques that target muscle origins and insertion points of the affected muscles. I work along the pathway of the muscle between these two points to hopefully provide relief.

Please see a medical practitioner for any chronic pain in your muscles or body that you’ve had for a while.

My own Story

I started out as an aerobics teacher, taking a wide variety of gym and studio based classes. I’ve been a personal Trainer, and have been a duty manager and fitness Instructor in a leisure centre.

I realised when I was much younger that my own classes were not going to be a vehicle for my own fitness.
So to challenge my own fitness I took up athletics as a hobby. I loved it; and any problems in my life, I would turn to my sport and lose myself more and more in it.

When you love sport, it is the hardest thing in the world to be told to told to slow down. I trained, I competed, I failed, I succeeded, I won medals at county level-as an individual, as part of a team. I ran marathons-I put in up to 100 miles training a week sometimes during the winter months.
And there was my chosen career of teaching fitness classes. I needed to teach a high volume of classes to keep a roof over my head in London.

Repeated stress on the body gets you in the end

I’d get the odd injury; a course of physiotherapy would see me back on track again.
I never took notice of signs telling me to slow down.
The endorphins always won over. The highs outweighed the lows. A lot of people get into running on hitting a low in life-I was no different. Sport can become an addiction-and not always a healthy one.

Don’t have Regrets, just change behaviour

In my fifties, with knee arthritis and two artroscopies down the line, I don’t regret any of it. What good are regrets after all?! My point however is, when I now look back I see it would have been far better for my body and mind if I’d done things differently.

We all need to learn when to take a Chill-Pill!

I realise now that I pushed my body to it’s absolute max and should have slowed down and learned to take a chill-pill! Also I would have benefited from deep tissue massages and aromatherapy when I was subjecting myself to these external stresses.
All round the world people are over-doing it and doing things to excess. Parents, children, business leaders, sports-people. It’s very difficult when you are young, strong, enjoying life and feeling invincible, it is hard to be told you are going the wrong way about something, or over-doing things.

Recognising Symptoms

To avoid problems in later life, take notice of niggles in your body NOW if it’s telling you to slow down. If it is sport that you are over-indulging in, try cross-training. Gosh, I am a fine one to talk, I wish I had followed my own advise when I was putting in Paula Radcliffe mileage!
If you are a high-powered business manager-learn to delegate more.
If you are an employee who has been given a totally unrealistic and unacceptable work-load-talk to someone higher up. And if they are not listening to you Go to HR.
Unfortunately, unlike sport where the body let’s you know you are over-doing it, the mind is not so good at warning you that it is becoming unwell.

Everything in Moderation

Medical professionals believe the worse thing you can do for muscle and joint pain is to do nothing. You need to get the blood circulating around the body to deliver vital nutrients to the injury sites. Or else just seize up! THE SAME GOES FOR A HEALTHY MIND, KEEP MOVING FOR GOOD CIRCULATION TO HELP THE MIND AND BRAIN
It is important to keep active-but with sense and caution in old age. Everything in moderation is the best approach

It’s all about what you can do, not what you can’t do

The medical experts advocate keeping active with cycling and specific exercises to help arthritis. Especially knee arthritis (good news for me!). There are other specific exercises and massage techniques to treat other medical conditions. So even if you have a health condition there is always some form of exercise or treatment that can work for you.

Mind and Body Balance

It also helps to find new interests to stimulate your mind. The mind needs a work-out too, just as much as the body.
Find mentally stimulating interests to absorb your mind and suit your personality. Forget about the mundane, trivial things that stress you out. Loose yourself with something that fires your imagination and gets you really thinking.
Take at least one hour a day to forget about the forces around you that stress you out. Absorb your mind in your new found interests. Even if you pick up a book and simply read for an hour or two.

My New Interests and Experiences

As well as my massage and exercise work with special needs groups, I now enjoy website design as a hobby and published my first three websites online (including this one). I also do some travel writing for my own website and other websites. Learning new things, especially as you get older is so satisfying and stimulating! When you are young you just take you mind for granted.

Be Good to Yourself

Worries about money, work pressures can disrupt your sleep. Before you know it you are on the stress treadmill and just like the running treadmill it’s hard to get off. The difference between physical and stress on the mind is that mental stress isn’t self-inflicted and it can be scary.

It’s all about better life, work and leisure balance to stay positive and healthy. This can be very hard when trying making a living to keep a roof over the families head. All these things make high demands on your time.
But if you are feeling stressed now, and don’t begin to make changes-the stress can become out of hand

Looking after number one

The hardest lesson in life is learning to say no to people who are difficult to say no to. Learn to look after yourself before you look after others.

Take a look around-that’s what most people are doing themselves-looking after number one. I don’t want to appear too cynical though. There is the odd gem out there who gets nothing more than pleasure by giving to others!

And remember, don’t be scared of upsetting people by saying no. People are quick to call others ‘selfish’ when they can’t get them to do exactly what they want. That’s manipulation- not real friendship.

Here to help

I hope I am able to help you via my Bromley de-stressing services. Offering well thought-out exercise routines, therapeutic massage and/or breathing exercises to help you de-stress and have a better day

It’s so important to learn to take time out everyday to do something for yourself without feeling guilty-otherwise you will start to resent all you do for others and these feelings can manifest as stress.

It’s also important to know when to leave a situation when it’s not doing you any good anymore….It’s never too late to change direction if something’s not making you happy anymore.

My goal is to help you re-balance your soul, take charge of your life and face the world a calmer, happier, revived YOU!

To get in touch

Please email Sally at: stretchflexpt@gmail.com

or phone/text: 07984 888079 or use the contact form on the menu bar