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Client Testimonial From Littleladyapple

My name is Ineke Oates and my business is Little Lady Apple – Social Media Training. My passion is helping business who are mystified by all the different social media platforms. I run individual or group trainings for both Facebook and Twitter. So if you are Terrified of Twitter and Frightened of Facebook you are in the right place.

Recently I called upon the services of Tracy from Relax From Stress because of an old shoulder injury. She has a beautiful room that was so relaxing from the very start I knew I had made the right decision.

She went through the methods she would be using that evening and was brilliant when I explained to her that I don’t like my feet or head being touched.

She managed to get me so relaxed that when she did a small bit of Indian Head Massage I practically fell asleep.

I was completely relax leaving her and will be making another appointment to see her very soon as being a very busy working mother, it’s not easy to find time to relax during my day to day activities.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Tracy to anyone who is in need of relaxation or stress management.

Check out Ineke’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Littleladyapple-Social-Media-Training-998629146832813/?fref=ts

About Tracy:
I love helping people feel inspired. Whether it’s through meditation groups, angel meditation groups, stress management workshops, Indian Head Massage or Reiki sessions, my clients go home feeling inspired, relieved and able to calmly and confidently cope with the days ahead.

If you’re looking for guidance on the best way I can help, get in touch to arrange a Relax From Stress Clarity Call. This free call will help you understand stress and want you need to relax.

Ring Tracy on 086-2202734 today or visit http://www.relaxfromstress.ie!

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Client Stories: Olivia

This story is based on a clients stories. Names are changed to protect the confidentiality of my client.

“I just can’t cope”, Olivia cried, as she sat down. I quickly handed her a tissue and asked her to go on. Olivia became embarrassed. It was her first time meeting me and she couldn’t believe she’d vented like that. “It’s OK”, I reassured her, “You can talk here. Many clients are so overwhelmed by the time they come to see me, that they offload as soon as they sit sown. Even when it’s their first time here, they sense that this is a safe place.”

Olivia smiled grimly and took a deep breath in. Then she spoke for about 10 minutes, telling me about the stress of work, or rather overwork, and the stress of looking after her elderly parents. She felt frustrated that as the single sibling, care of her parents fell to her. She was quick to reassure me that she loved her parents and was happy to care for them. But, sometimes, she said, “I just need a break”. “I’m only 38”, she said, “I feel like my life is over, like there’s no way out. Even for just a short while. I just need a time-out.”

Taking this as my cue, I suggested that Olivia take her shoes off and lie under the blankets on the massage couch for a 30 minute Indian Head Massage. I heard Olivia sigh as she lay down. Wrapping her snugly in the blanket, I started massaging her back and shoulders, releasing knots caused by stress and working on her back. A lot of emotions caused by worrying get stored in the shoulders…like carrying the weight of the world.

Then I worked on her upper arms. Arms do so much work every day, lifting, reaching, stretching and pulling. Emotionally, a lot of clients “hold on” to things with their arms. Then I massaged Olivia’s neck, helping ease out tension caused by holding and turning the head, which weighs 4.5-5kg. So much work for those muscles to do! Finally it was time to massage Olivia’s head. The energy around people’s heads are often very busy. So much work is being done by the brain worrying and planning. The 30 minutes seemed to go very quick. I asked Olivia to slowly bring her awareness back into the room, in her own time.

“Wow!”, Olivia exclaimed, as I poured her a glass of water. “Just wow…there was tension in muscles I never realised were tense! And I can’t get over how loose my neck feels!”. Olivia took a few moments, relishing her time out and the freedom it gave her. As she slowly sat up, Olivia said, “It’s like I’ve spent a day or two away from reality, even though it was only half an house. Thank you so much.” Olive got ready to go, feeling relaxed and ready to cope with life again. She was delighted she’d found a helping hand.

About Tracy:
I love helping people feel inspired. Whether it’s through meditation groups, angel meditation groups, stress management workshops, Indian Head Massage or Reiki sessions, my clients go home feeling inspired, relieved and able to calmly and confidently cope with the days ahead.

If you’re looking for guidance on the best way I can help, get in touch to arrange a Relax From Stress Clarity Call. This free call will help you understand stress and want you need to relax.

Ring Tracy on 086-2202734 today or visit http://www.relaxfromstress.ie!

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Introversion is a gift!

Were you told as a child that you’re too shy, or too sensitive? Usually with the tagline, “for you’re own good”. Do you say it to children now?

Last week, I read a book called Quiet: The Power Of Introverts In A World That Won’t Stop Talking. It’s by a woman called Susan Cain. I was first introduced to Susan when I watched her TED talk. It was a breath of fresh air watching that TED talk. Reading the book changed my life.

It’s not often I make a statement like that about anything. As most introverts, I grew up being told I was too shy, too sensitive, that I needed to be more extroverted to get ahead. It wasn’t parents or teachers. It was the world! Society favours extroverts. This makes it very difficult for introverts to feel secure, to feel wanted, and most importantly, to feel normal.

As I read the book, Quiet, I kept getting the feeling of, “I’m not crazy”, there are other introverts out there who feel the same way. Who experience life the same way. Not only that, but we’re needed! There would be no Harry Potter, no Microsoft, no Apple if wasn’t for introverts. Albert Einstein and Mahatma Gandhi were introverts. Emma Watson and Courtney Cox are introverts.

The astonishing thing about introverts is that we make up a third to a half of the population. In order to achieve, many introverts become pseudo-extroverts. We learn to adapt to put ourselves, our skills and our talents out into the wider world to help people.

So, if you’re an introvert, learn to appreicate your introversion as a gift, and read Quiet by Susan Cain to help you. If you’re an extrovert, learn to appreicate the introverts around you, and read Quiet by Susan Cain to help you!

There is so much to tell you about introverts, and to understand the wonderful trait, you’ll just need to read Quiet!

Lots of love from a proud introvert

Tracy xxx

About Tracy:
I love helping people feel inspired. Whether it’s through meditation groups, angel meditation groups, stress management workshops, Indian Head Massage or Reiki sessions, my clients go home feeling inspired, relieved and able to calmly and confidently cope with the days ahead.

If you’re looking for guidance on the best way I can help, get in touch to arrange a Relax From Stress Clarity Call. This free call will help you understand stress and want you need to relax.

Ring Tracy on 086-2202734 today or visit http://www.relaxfromstress.ie!

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Client Testimonial from Patrick Browne Design

One of the important things about running a business is knowing that your customer is happy. So I was delighted to get this testimonial for my Indian Head Massage service from Patrick Browne:

Patrick Browne Design is a graphic and web design business located in Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo. I work in front of a computer everyday, and can often feel mentally exhausted, which can lead to trouble sleeping.

I had never had an Indian Head Massage before, so I booked myself into Tracy Fitzgerald’s Relax From Stress Holistic Centre. I had no idea what to expect, but I gave it a go.

The massage took the form of through-clothing therapy and took about thirty minutes. The Indian Head Massage is perfect for regular every day stress relief, freeing the upper body and slowing the busy thoughts. The treatment is very relaxing, you notice that your mind is chatting at the beginning but quickly calming down, then you are just observing the coming thoughts and letting them go.

Tracy is a born therapist, using a certain amount of strength to help release tensions in the head and shoulders, and at the same time working lightly and deeply at a very subtle level to help the energy flow as it should. She creates an extremely calm environment for her client at the Relax From Stress Holistic Centre.

The Indian Head Massage received from Tracy Fitzgerald was of an excellent standard. Tracy is constantly investing in training in all aspects of her work, and this is apparent both in her approach and comprehension. She embraces an holistic lifestyle and brings her unique qualities to each therapy.

Thank you Patrick! Much appreciated!

About Tracy:
I love helping people feel inspired. Whether it’s through meditation groups, angel meditation groups, stress management workshops, Indian Head Massage or Reiki sessions, my clients go home feeling inspired, relieved and able to calmly and confidently cope with the days ahead.

If you’re looking for guidance on the best way I can help, get in touch to arrange a Relax From Stress Clarity Call. This free call will help you understand stress and want you need to relax.

Ring Tracy on 086-2202734 today or visit http://www.relaxfromstress.ie!

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A Week Without Television

Today marks the one week anniversary of and experiment of putting my TV into the spare room, out of sight. It’s been completely worth it.

Last month, after the first day of my Kundalini yoga teacher training, one part of our homework was to observe how we spent our time. This led to me playing around with different ways to manage time. I noticed the amount of time that I spent channel surfing and not actually watching anything. I also did an interview with Aine Toner, editor of Womans Way, who reads three books a week. It got me thinking.

I was an avid reader as a child. I used to love reading. A lot! As I got older, I started watching more TV, and reading less. So I decided last week to try an experiment. Leave the TV in the spare room and see what happens.

The first thing that happened within five minutes was I was breathing easier, like a weight was off my shoulders and I remember thinking, “well, that’s one less thing I have to do”. The next thing was to decide what book I was going to read.

The most difficult day was Sunday, because I had a habit of watching TV in the morning, and well, basically all day. I noticed that a lot of thoughts and feelings were coming up to be processed when they weren’t being numbed by TV. Today, I’m half way through my fourth book…more than I’ve read in the last year. I’ve also done a lot of journaling.

So at the end of the first week without TV, there are two important questions:
Was it worth it? Absolutely.
Will the TV be staying in the spare room? Absolutely

Sending you lots of love and blessings!

Tracy xx

Tracy Fitzgerald runs a heart-based business as a stress management trainer, working with people in any part of the world. Tracy’s mission is to help people develop skills so they can create and maintain vibrant health, helping their relationships, businesses and lives thrive in peace, love and joy. Visit http://www.relaxfromstress.ie for a description of services and on-demand online courses. Like Tracy’s page on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/relaxfromstresstraining for more information.

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