Posts Categorized: Personal Care

A reflection on dancing, dancers and dance therapy.

In this article Earle Abrahamson asked Jenni Wren to reflect upon and discuss dancing, dancers and dance therapy. Jenni takes us through the promenade of the dancer as she explores pirouettes, pain and petrissage. Recently I’ve been writing a blog on dance and injury, mostly from the injured dancers point of view, my own horror of… Read more »

A Boiled Egg is Hard to Beat! by Earle Abrahamson

Towards changing teaching methods and influencing learner minds A lexophile, (a word used to describe those that have a love for words) has been carefully considered and used in the title of this article to invite humour but more importantly explain the concepts of change and resistance to change. Recently I spoke with a group… Read more »

Don’t just do it, do it justly – by Earle Abrahamson

Moral, Ethical, and Legal Concerns  Are we truly ready?  There is one area of massage therapy training that almost escapes the comprehension of the learner, an area of training that is inextricably woven into the fabric of practice and practice decisions. This area involves legal, moral and ethical concerns.  How best do we teach students… Read more »

Beyond Recognition by Earle Abrahamson

I was recently awarded a fellowship by the Institute of Complementary and Natural Medicine (ICNM). The fellowship was in recognition of my sustained contribution to complementary medicine, teaching, scholarship and practice.  After receiving the fellowship I thought hard about the word recognition and its importance within the compendium of complementary medicine and therapeutic practice.  Recognition… Read more »

Massage at The Royal Free Hospital

Back in March of 2013 I met an extraordinary man. A very straightforward and modest man – but one with great vision and determination. His name is Keith Hunt. I’d heard about him, initially, as he’d just received an MBE in the 2013 New Year Honours List – for services to Complementary Therapy. And then… Read more »