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How many massage parlors does a town need!!

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

Repetitive strain injury giving you neck ache?

Being in the same position at a desk day in and day out can put a lot of strain on our posture.

Now those good girls and boys out there who are following their Yogitivity routine or standing up, walking around and stretching regularly can read this with a smug smile and no pain!

But for us mere mortals who slave away at a computer and can’t quite seem to tear ourselves away, it is very easy to fall prey to the excruciating burning and jabbing pain that grows in our neck and shoulders and even in our lower back.


Aromatherapy massages Harrogate

Aromatherapy massages at “Vanity Health and Beauty”, in Harrogate

But don’t fear help is at hand.

In the form of Alice’s magic hands! Here in Harrogate Alice Danker from Vanity Health has been my saviour for many years. I initially went to her with a lot of stress knotted between my shoulders and a veritable “lump” of tension on my neck.


Hot stone therapy Harrogate

Hot stone therapy at “Vanity Health and Beauty” in Harrogate

Alice set about working her magic weaving and intertwining the beauty of several different massage and aromatherapy together in order to come up with her magic potion. Now I cannot reveal her trade secrets, you’ll have to visit her yourself for that!, but what I will say is that she took the best from all the worlds of complementary therapy and poured them into my aching shoulders. She kneaded my twisted nest of pain and stress with her hot stones and warming oils, she soothed away my worries with her uplifting blend of essential oils and then she deftly worked away the pain in and around my shoulders and back to leave me feeling like a new woman.

The only nagging pain was that there was something missing: it was the sensation of the missing ache that I had been carrying around and was used to feeling for so many years. It was gone and I was missing it like I would miss a hot water bottle in the Sahara!

Other therapists would do well at times to take a leaf from Alice’s book. Sometimes we do not need to rigidly stick to one routine, one therapy, one massage technique, sometimes what is needed is a blend of many to come up with just the right solution.

If you’re busy working at a screen or hunched over a desk and not keeping up the yoga or holding all of your stress and tension in your neck as we sometimes do!) you may well be feeling the strain, but remember, for around £40 all that pain can go away. What a small price to pay – don’t delay treat yourself to some Alice Magic from all the wonders of the world of wellness.

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