What is the emotional body?

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We do not just feel by the sense of touch; as everything is weaved, intertwined and connected within our bodies we can feel deeply into our emotions. There is never a good or a bad emotion, just a complex awareness of what is happening within us at that present time. To get distracted and lost into whatever the emotion is might become damaging and be difficult to let go of. Our emotions can perviceve the outlook that projects the way our bodies function. Becoming comfortable and happy within our body may bring joyful and positive emotional release. If we overuse or abuse our body and become distant from it our emotional state can be jeopardised.

Massage can be used as a therapy to connect with the emotional body and if wanted be a tool used to change how we might want to feel. Our emotional body suffers from lack of touch and we can become touch deprived, which could result in different sorts of disease. There have been many studies and articles written on the subject I am happy to share with you.

Allowing yourself to connect with the emotional body can bring homeostasis, bringing the physical and energetic body to function with more ease.

It is a New Year how does it feel?

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How does it feel to be in your body? Where do you feel good in your body? Where do you feel pain or discomfort in your body? Why do we even have a body?

It being a new year we often or might set out new intentions, resolutions and set ourselves goals for the year ahead. Why not set out to reconnect or connect more with the physical sheath that is your body. Bringing attention to our body is the first step in doing so and bringing massage and bodywork into our life can help achieve this. Massage can be known as an alternative medicine and medicine is used as a method to get healthier or bring more equilibrium to yourself. And medicine only works if it is applied!

I am personally excited for this year. I have some new plans that are being put into action, already signed up for some further training, going  to have massage and applying to do more festival work for when the summer comes.

www.gillonmassage.com has been updated with new information about my pricing scheme. You can buy vouchers on there and keep up to date with latest blog posts.

Finally I have an offer for January of just £20 for a 45 minute massage!

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Thank you and have an amazing year

Callum

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The physical body, the sheath we are born and grow into that allows us to move and function on this planet. It has many different layers but each one is connected and is just as important as the other. Never one looks or feels the same that is what makes your sheath as beautiful as the next one. The image of the body is just an outline and not a true representative!

New gift vouchers are ready for this festive time of year. Hand drawn by my super talented brother @shaun_gillon_art. Get in contact with him for commission work, check out his Instagram! Also huge thanks to my house mate Neil @tapt.co.uk for being a wizard on photoshop and helping make new vouchers and cards. I’m extremely grateful to be surrounded by talented people, pushing inspiration and doing what they love. The more creavitivity that is put into the world the more beautiful a place it becomes! *hand drawn women anatomical body is also on it’s way 🙂

Coat of Change

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This week the treatment room has been given a fresh coat of paint to lighten the space and bring a sense of change which I feel has been needed.

Change is healthy and to grow we need to become aware of what happens when it occurs and how to move with it or make it happen. It can be a scary task and something that is often put off until it is essential to do so.
Our bodies are constantly changing, our cells, our muscles, our feelings, our thoughts, our stamina. These are changes which can be out of our control but we can choose to change how our bodies feel. Massage offers a range of changes to how you want to feel in your body. Through massage the physiology of our body can change as muscles become less tense, our body might change and slip into the parasympathetic nervous system and enable us enter a state of relaxation or perhaps give us the space to let go of something that has been playing on our mind. We can become aware of these changes if they may or may not happen.

I will leave you with one of my favourite Alan Watts quotes. Have a wonderful weekend 🙂
“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”

Coming Home

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I wrote last week about the importance of prevention and an important aspect of this is taking time off to have a break. We crave holiday, a time to reflect, give our body a rest and do things that we don't normally have the time or energy to do. The last five days I have come home, taken some time off from massage and i feel pretty reset from doing so. Fortunate enough to spend time with family and do some walking into the majestic highlands. Unfortunately we cannot be on constant holiday though I believe by giving yourself time on a regular basis to switch off for even just an hour can do wonder for your wellbeing. How? Massage! By allowing that time you can enable your body to reset, it can be used as a mini holiday to yourself. Your physical, emotional and energetic body will thank you massively. I have availability next Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Plus plenty of spaces for the rest of November. Please call or text 07946427826, email gillonmassage@gmail.com or contact through fb. www.gillonmassage.com Have a beautiful weekend  Callum 🙂 #massage #holisticmassage #deeptissuemassage #scotland #highlands #bristol #bs5 #cominghome #reset

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Preparing for Prevention

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There is a cooling crisp feel in the air as the temperature has plummeted this last week. Whilst the sky permits such a clear view of the color blue on a sunny day this time of year we are given the chance to really see the changes that have come into play this year and how we prepare for last two months. Sickness, flu, cold, viruses, seasonal affective disorder are all extremely common as the days get shorter and colder. But this does not need to be the case and I am a true believer of prevention before cure. Lots of Eastern traditions of medicine practice prevention. Ayurveda and Tibetan medical traditions both very similar to one an other used massage in routine as a way to help preventing illness. I picked up a beautiful book a couple months ago called The Tibetan art of Healing. which the picture above is taken from. Next to the picture it says… 'In the cold season, when the body's internal metabolism is most active, Tibetan doctors recommended massage with warm eagle-wood and sesame oil, bone marrow or melted butter with musk and extracts of medicinal herbs' Ok I wont be using bone marrow nor will I melt butter on your skin but I can provide a massage to help prevent the body fight against illness. How? Massage therapy can increase the number of white blood cells that work to fight off against viruses. Regular massage can have long term benefits to improve the immune system. After a massage you can go away with the feeling of warmth within the body, bringing a sense of comfort to our skin and then bring this awareness to help deal with the cold weather. I have plenty of availability for the month ahead. I am working from Greenbank Tuesday-Friday and also can book in for £20 at Bristol College of Massage in Clifton on a Thursday afternoon. Please email or ring for more details. I wish you a happy November Callum 🙂 www.gillonmassage.com #massage #holisticmassage #deeptissuemassage #tibetanmedicine #prevention #autumn #warmth #ayurveda #bristol #bs5

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Ecological Succession

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Ecological succession taught to me by my friend Jon. The flow of nature managing disturbance and coming back to its true self. It's not a process that happens overnight, it can take many years or centuries to happen. After watching Blade Runner in the week I had to go and spend the next day emerged in nature and it really got me thinking about our awareness to our planet. As we go deeper into the technology age, I feel we as a species need to ensure that we don't get lost and become more separated from the reality that we are just as part of this earth as the tree growing out of the wall. How is this related to massage? Well personally I think awareness starts with ourselves and with our body. Massage can bring attention and awareness to how our bodies feel, where stress is held and where we can release tension physically and mentally. When we are aware of our bodies we can become more aware of the world around us. Becoming aware of the stress we are putting on the planet we can make changes of how we are impacting it. We can become that ecological succession and grow back to our true self, we can grow with technology and make use all of the advantages it has to offer. Growth and change is made easier when we are aware of it! I invite you to become aware of your body and book in for a massage. I have availability next Monday, Wednesday- Friday please call or text 07946427826, email gillonmassage@gmail.com or contact through fb. www.gillonmassage.com Have a beautiful weekend Callum 🙂 #ecolohicalsuccession #nature #massage #holisticmassage #holistic #autumn #Bristol #bs5 #awarness #bladerunner2049 #trees #planetearth #growth

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The Place of My Work

Massage Therapy and Bodywork

Massage is an ancient therapy used to help heal the physical, emotional and energetic body. It brings awareness to our bodies, especially where we feel tension or hold stress and why we might be tired in life. The treatment of massage can aid in relieving tension, reducing stress and bringing more energy to our bodies.

Bodywork is a term used that  refers to techniques and practices of body-based approaches to treatment that emphasis manipulation and realignment of the body’s structure which can improve its function as well as the client’s mental outlook.

Callum massage-52I am a fully qualified massage therapist that specialises in Holistic, Deep Tissue Massage and Myofascial Release. Working with your needs and wishes the massage is tailored to what ever you want from your treatment.

Massage and bodywork is for everybody and a powerful therapy to include into our lives.

All the information about what I provide can be found on this website. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

 

I look forward to working with you.

Callum Gillon