Shane holds a 3rd degree (Sandan) black belt in Shotokan Karate and has been training for over 18 years. He has practised Ashtanga Yoga and incorporates various yoga poses into his karate warm-up. In March 2019 he received a right hip-resurfacing after suffering from osteoarthritis for almost 8-years. He was back at training after 5-weeks and is excited by what the future holds for his karate journey. He also celebrated 30-years as a graphic designer in 2018 and occupies himself with many other interests.

Massage and Hypnotherapy

  • Life

Today I am going to become a guinea-pig in an experiment that I find fascinating. After a luxurious 1 hour massage by Marianne at Advanced Body Mind Therapies (phone 09 940 5303) I will undergo hypnotherapy for the first time in my life. I was going to try this technique when attempting to give up smoking, but just went cold-turky instead which has been totally successful (celebrating 1 year without a single smoke!) - it took a few attempts though.

Why am I trying hypnotherapy? Well I want to know if it can be used as a practical tool to enhance training - in this case I want to see if it will improve things like relaxation, breathing and memory.

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