Most A-list masseuses remain quiet about their celebrity clients. But Dorothy Stein has revealed all about her strange biting technique loved by the likes of Kanye West and Simon Cowell.
In news that will surprise precisely no one, new research has found that women suffer much higher levels of stress in the workplace than their male colleagues. According to official figures from the Health and Safety Executive, women aged 35-44 feel the pressure the most. Psychiatrist Dr Judith Mohring stated that sexism, a lack of support and the difficulty of balancing work and personal life can put women at an increased risk of anxiety and depression.
We’re all guilty of cracking open a bottle of Shiraz after a long hard day – besides a good warm bath, nothing quite relaxes the senses in the same way.
“The key to confidence from a neuroscientific perspective is the interplay between the hormones testosterone (higher levels of which are positively correlated with confidence) and cortisol (the stress hormone),” explains Dr Tara Swart, neuroscientist and leadership coach.
Alison Cullen, a spokesman for A.Vogel, which commissioned the research to look at the impact of stress on immunity said: "Ongoing stress causes the body to put everything on hold except immediate survival. The result is more cold and flu infections, which in turn cause more stress. With that in mind, and to coincide with National Stress Awareness Day (November 2nd), we've put together our simple stress squashing tips.
“These days, many of us live under chronic stress. But our bodies can’t distinguish between late trains, missed appointments, spiralling debt, infuriating work colleagues, family disputes and the truly life-threatening stress it gears up to challenge. “The key things is, don’t ignore it thinking it will get better.
If watching Dirty Dancing makes you want to get up off your feet, but you have no idea what to do with them, dance classes can be a brilliant way of learning some moves. This one’s perfect if you have a stressful, mile-a-minute lifestyle.
Stressed-out women are getting massages to ease tension. Until you realise we’re not talking back and shoulder massages here. The latest way for women to cope with the pressures of a busy life is to book themselves in for a ‘vagina massage’.