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Sam Zeederberg

Wellness Therapist

Sam was born in Cape Town and pursued studies in Therapeutic Reflexology, Meridian Therapy, Shiatsu, Reiki and Yoga Therapy. While working as a Bodywork Therapist in and around the Cape, her main passion lay in teaching children and young adult's yoga and mindfulness ...

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on A Gateway To Healing ~ The Vagus Nerve

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So very true, surely very effective your therapy, the problem is to keep the healing effect and breathe control in everyday life….

It certainly requires an ongoing effort. Hence why it is called a ‘practice’ which we have all yet to master :))
Sending love!

A great blog on breathing and healing, Sam. Looking forward to wonderful massages at Londolozi

Thanks so much Christa. Looking forward to seeing you back again soon.

Sam, wonderful insights into the nervous system. Yoga is something I have practiced for many years and find it to be quite refreshing and rejuvenating. I can only imagine that practicing in a setting such as Londolozi would only enhance the experience. Namaste !

What a wonderful practice to keep with you throughout the chapters of life.
Bush yoga is special. Hopefully we can do a class in the bush together sometime, William !

You’ve convinced me! I’ve never visited the Healing House on my prior visits and I’ve not done yoga in some time (I’m a many-years Pilates practitioner). But I now think I’d like to experience some of the healing/stress reducing activities and treatments and the benefits that result from a visit to the Healing House. See you in September!

I am sure you will enjoy your time on the yoga deck and in the Healing House. Looking forward to it, Mary Beth!

Thank you so much for your explanation of the Vagus Nerve Sam and how it functions within the body. Whilst I’ve come away from massages feeling more grounded, relaxed and more in tune with my breathing, I’d never realized there was an interconnection between the parasympathetic nervous system and the modalities that are offered by bodywork, massage and yoga. Taking the Cold Plunge seems like a stretch, but I may be motivated to experience this as part of my Healing House treatment in October.

Hi Denise. The body truly is a remarkable vessel and there is still so much for us to learn ! Luckily the other treatments have an amazing effect on the nervous system alongside the cold plunge, incase you change your mind about the cold water :)) See you in October.

Thanks Sam for explaining the Vagus nerve. Everything is connected as you say , body, mind and spirit. Breathing correctly helps to elevate tension, and when I find myself in a stressful situation, I try and stay calm and breathe in and out slowly which helps me to come over the stress and start realizing that I must react, but stay calm and think firstly how to tackle my stress situation. Wonderful blog Sam.

Thank you Valmai. The breath is an instant and beautiful tool to calm the body down and reset the mind.

Love your blog, Sam, really interesting. But although I understand the logic of cold water immersion I just don’t think I can bring myself to do it! I’ll stick with yoga.
I’m back the 1st week in November – if you’re around it would be lovely to meet up again.

Looking forward to having you back and sharing a meal , Suzanne ! I always so enjoy our time together.

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