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Dr Phil Tyson
Dr. Phil Tyson is a Manchester based Counsellor and Psychotherapist Working with Men.
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Scientists at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) conducted a study that showed the connetion between massage and changes in behavior. These changes manifest themselves in a stronger sense of relationships, and easier interpersonal communication between people. Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2013 at Manchester Massage Blog
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Often we do not even realize that our heels also need your care. We ignore the signals they send us, a feeling of dryness and roughness. Only when we are forced to expose our feet, we see that there is some problem that prevents you from showing them to the public. Unfortunately, after a winter, the skin of our feet needs to be regenerated. Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2013 at Manchester Massage Blog
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Consuming too much coffee can affect the heart, causing nervousness and irritability, headaches, insomnia, impaired concentration, muscle spasm, and problems with the digestive system: nausea and hyperacidity. Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2012 at Manchester Massage Blog
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Spa salons and cruise ships are trying to create more and more sophisticated forms of massage for their customers. Is this massage either pleasant or useful? Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2012 at Manchester Massage Blog
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Tiger point massage is extremely effective, safe and has a wonderful therapeutic impact on the human body. Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2012 at Manchester Massage Blog
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As those of you who have followed us at Manchester Massage Man, we always offer great special deals. We have listen to our customers who said you love our special offers but think our standards price are too high. The good news is we have listened and our standard price are now a new low. Don’t worry, we will still make special offers. To check our new prices (which start at just £25 ). Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2012 at Manchester Massage Blog
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Historically, the earliest mention of the use of smells therapeutically come from Sumerian times (about 3000 BC) and refer to mixtures of vegetable recipes. In modern times aromatherapy as a term, was coined, by the French chemist Rene-Maurice Gatefosse (in early twentieth century), a researcher of essential oils, the properties... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2012 at Manchester Massage Blog
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Today massage is one of the most commonly used means of wellness. We know that accelerates muscle regeneration after exercise. Today's athletes would not perform as they do it without massage. Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2012 at Manchester Massage Blog
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Back pain often plagues us. We wonder what is causing the problem? Can the pain be avoided? Much depends on the seriousness of the cause. The 10 most frequent causes of back pain are: 1. Discopathy. Is one of the most common causes of back pain. It is characterized by... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2012 at Manchester Massage Blog
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Tea is the world's most popular drink, and probably drunk in all continents and countries. It is drunk from a cup, glass or elegant cups. The oldest and richest tradition of drinking tea, of course, comes from China, a country with a very rich culture. Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2012 at Manchester Massage Blog
Check out our new YouTube video for Manchester Massage Man Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2012 at Manchester Massage Blog
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We are one. Our mental health is inextricably linked to physical well-being. Tense muscles make us feel stiffened in pain physically. Physical malaise intensifies our stress. And full circle. Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2012 at Manchester Massage Blog
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Thai massage is a synthesis of yoga, acupressure and reflexology and rather resembles a classic massage. This unique combination makes it clearly improves both physical, emotional, and mental. This makes Thai massage therapy, which comes in an integrated manner to human health issues. Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2012 at Manchester Massage Blog
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If you want to enjoy a massage for the first time or you do it systematically take advantage of my remarks, to fully enjoy this unique treatment. Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2012 at Manchester Massage Blog
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I am masseur who takes his job as a vocation. I treat each person individually, and I massage just how I like to receive massage. Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2012 at Manchester Massage Blog
90% of therapists think they are in the top 10% of practitioners! Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2011 at Therapist in Training
I agree, 'covering up' does smack of religious patriarchy. But again, for me, the issue is whether it is right to use the law to impose my 'liberal' values on people who don't share them. To criminalise the burka in the name of equality is like burning down the trees to prevent a forest fire. To live in a free society is to tolerate other peoples choices even when you genuinely don't agree with them.
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Withdrawal from caffeine can be intense! Like any drug, caffeine withdrawal is best done slowly to avoid the side effects. Keep going though you'll feel the benefits in the medium/long term. The research was in the journal Psychiatry Research but I don't have the link anymore I'm sorry.
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Blog's of course, attract a wide range of contributors. I only edit out spam and inflammatory comments so all replies are most welcome ... especially those that disagree with me. James I would be happy to pick up on your ideas once you've read the book. You might also find me more sympathetic to your position than I have indicated so far. How we co create masculinities is an important issue/debate and the danger of a 'scientific' narrative is it robs us of choice and imposes a 'technical rationality' which is too crude to capture the human condition. I do think it's interesting though!
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Hi James Of course there are different ways to be a man. Biology does not inhibit diversity it supports endless creativity and understanding it does not restrict who we can be it sets us free. You keep erecting then demolishing straw men. Perhaps you should read Louann's book. She is neither a misogynist or a patriarch and it is misleading and unfair to suggest that those who study gender differences are. Of course misogynists and patriarchs will misrepresent anything to support their world view ... as do of course feminists.
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Hi James, Thanks for your comment. I did not put in my post that "men are unfeeling" so I can't "buy into the line" that they are. Of course advances in brain sciences are radically challenging what it means to be human. As a man's psychotherapist I have a choice whether to engage with these developments and try and make sense of them for my clients or ignore them and continue to rely on theories that developed as long ago as the turn of the twentieth century. Learning about differences does not have to be "depressing and frightening" any more than it implies we "just have to live with it". Of course men desperately need to develop feeling skills to enhance their lives. All the biology does is explain why boys aren't as good as girls at feeling skills and why there is a need to do so.
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I think the more secure we are as children, the more secure is the base to move on in later life. This is why I think looked after children can find the transition to adulthood so difficult. A secure bond through childhood is not there. As for whether it is more traumatic for boys, I think boys do face a great deal of difficulty separating from the family and making it in the real world. I'm going to post on this soon so I won't give too much away.
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I think your right. we need more information about menstruation targeted at blokes. Love your site btm. Phil
Toggle Commented Apr 5, 2010 on Men and Menstruation. at MENS-WELLBEING.COM
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Hey James, I've taken myself off for the bank holiday weekend to do some serious blogging so getting your comment was a real lift! Thanks for reading and taking the time to give me a bit of good feedback. Good luck with Men@Work. Let me know if I can be any help. Best wishes, Phil.
Toggle Commented Apr 2, 2010 on Men and Menstruation. at MENS-WELLBEING.COM
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Thanks to everybody for contributing so far. I just want to bring you back to how this post started. It started with a question: Homosexuality can't be cured ... but can we accept it? Clearly there are those for whom homosexuality is a sin against God and conclude that it should be discouraged for those reasons. As some of the contributors point out, a gay hating God is not the only interpretation of the Bible. Fortunately I am a therapist not a theologian and this is a blog about men's well-being not religion as such. I am still of the view that homosexuality cannot be cured, at least within a secular context (even within a theological context 'with prayer' it is dubious). The question then turns to can we accept it. Clearly some people cannot. They think that gay men are condemned to a unhappy and unhealthy life. Clearly this is nonsense. The unrelenting source of the unhappiness in gay men is the intolerance, prejudice and discrimination they experience. This is something we can all do something about. We can stop it. As for the political religiously extreme right, well they have their own agenda. 'Holding the line' on homosexuality is paramount if they are to resist the trend for open and free thinking societies to become more liberal. 'Freedom', or so it seems, is reserved for their views, and their desire to 'impose' them on everybody else.
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