The medical term for healing crisis is the "Herxheimer Reaction." This occurs when the cells release toxins into circulation but the elimination organs (skin, lungs, liver, kidneys, bladder & GI tract) are not able to eliminate them quickly enough.
The healing crisis is very natural and unique for everyone. Most people experience very mild symptoms while others experience severe issues. You need to understand that these symptoms are temporary and will subside as the body gets healthier and toxins are eliminated. Symptoms usually reduce or are eliminated within two to three days but on rare occasions can last a few weeks. You may experience:
stiffness, aching muscles, tiredness
Shivery - this is due to blood capillaries opening up to increases blood flow to the muscles and the skin surface
frequent visits to the toilet - this allows your body to get rid of waste
runny nose / coughing - again this allows your body to get rid of toxins
your body is in a repairing phase and might take some time to re-adjust.
Since the beginning of recorded time, massage and herbs have been used to heal and promote good health. With the aim of providing an intimate, safe and private piece of eastern heaven in Hackney, Nua Massage is a home studio that aims to provide the much needed 'me time' that can often be a struggle to find in a busy city, through these ancient style massages.
“A true Swede believes that excercise cures all. If you visit a Swedish doctor in all probability he will prescribe an excercise program and send you to a massage facility rather than a visit to the pharmacy”. -American visitor to Sweden, 1901
“The physician must be acquainted with many things and most assuredly with rubbing” - Hippocrates (‘Father of Medicine’), Greece in 460 BC
"To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear." -Buddah
“If you’re feeling out of kilter, don’t know why or what about, let your feet reveal the answer, find the sore spot, work it out.” - Eunice Ingham, the mother of reflexology.
"We invite the spirit of our Founder, the Father, Doctor Shivago, who comes to us though his saintly life. Please bring to us the knowledge of all nature, that this prayer will show us the true medicine of the universe..." Prayer to Shivago - Father of Thai medicine
"A change in the shape of the body, is a change in the state of the soul" - Aristotle
"Tension can build up within our facial muscles from the pressures of everyday life without us realising it. It can be easy for certain thoughts and emotions to become habitual, locking themselves into expressions on our faces" - Kundan Meht
"I believe the body remembers everything that ever happened to it." - John F.Barnes