An alternative practitioner will launch new stress relief sessions at the Ramsgate Through The Senses festival.
Ramsgate-based Sylvia Tillman says her Tension Release Exercises (TRE) can help people who may have tension in the jaw, shoulders or back, too much headache or high blood pressure.
She said: “All of these problems can be caused by stress, because stress really is the root of almost all evil.”
Sylvia is one of the first providers of TRE in Kent and having taught online all over the world, she is now introducing the self-care tool to Thanet.
Her teaching will begin at Ramsgate’s Through the Senses Festival and she promises to introduce her course participants to eight senses, not just five.
TRE is a stress management tool developed by David Berceli. When our body tenses up when stressed, then this can manifest as one of the stress-related conditions mentioned above, TRE helps release that tension.
By learning TRE – six warm-up exercises, similar to yoga poses, followed by the TRE process itself – people can learn to relax their muscles, where we store tension.
Sylvie said: “This relaxation happens from the inside rather than the outside, for example during a massage, and allows my clients to help themselves.
“TRE activates a tremor process, which is our innate reaction to release stress. All mammals do this – think of a dog that has encountered a frightening situation. Dogs simply get rid of stress hormones and go on with their lives happily. .
“We can learn to do the same. By shaking we reset our nervous system, the body becomes more relaxed and many tension-related ailments can be nipped in the bud or even cured when practiced regularly.
Check out the Ramsgate Through The Senses events schedule and contact Sylvia to book a discovery call.
Pop-ups, food events, music, live performances and more will also feature in the new three-day festival.
Created by Gemma Dempsey and Helen Emler, Ramsgate Through the Senses is a companion event to the Ramsgate Festival of Sound.
Ramsgate Through the Senses features talented chefs, artists, enthusiasts and practitioners. The three-day program also features art talks and holistic treatments to relax body and mind.
Ramsgate Through the Senses attendees can sample cuisine created by some of Kent’s finest chefs, including Ramsgate’s Marc-Pierre’s Kitchen at West Cliff Arcade; enjoy a great night of music courtesy of The Snottledogs, or for something more relaxing try massages, Reiki, meditation or a gong bath!
Ramsgate Through the Senses runs from March 18-20.