2017: Don’t worry, Be happy

  I think many of us will look back at 2016 and for a variety of reasons reflect and think ‘What a year!’ Now that 2017 has arrived how can we look forward and feel (even) happier in our lives? In a Ted talk on happiness, Matthieu Ricard, a Buddhist monk, is discussing the French […]

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Six ideas to exercise

Below, I have put together a few links to help make it even easier for you to start exercising.   1. Yoga Six simple yoga poses to help ease back pain are shown in an Elite Daily article: http://elitedai.ly/1PBioW7.  2. Mud runs For those of you who are used to running but fancy something more […]

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Start running

Summer running As several of my clients are keen runners and a number of others are planning to take part in 5k, 10k or the Royal Parks half marathon, I thought it might be helpful to look at some general advice around running and self care. For the complete beginner, the best advice I can […]

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My top 5 tips to reduce stress

1. Make sure you have some personal time We live in a society where we have many demands placed upon our time: at home it may be sorting out children in the morning or chauffeuring them to and from after school activities, running a home, supporting elderly parents; and at work it may be attending […]

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Trigger Points

What are they? Trigger points are highly irritable bands of muscle that are causing referred pain and irritation to the body. The key to trigger points is that they present with a predictable pain pattern. These can be in the immediate area of the trigger point or it can be referred further afield and some […]

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Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI)

Repetitive strain injuries (RSI) Frequently in massage practice, we see clients who have repetitive strain injuries caused by overuse. Tennis elbow is a typical one but others include golfer’s elbow, biceps tendonitis, superspinatus tendonitis, Achilles tendinopathy, patellar tendonitis and ITB syndrome. These injuries all involve the tendon, which comprises collagen fibres that effectively anchor the […]

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Tension headaches

“Tense, nervous headaches…” Well, I am old enough to remember the advert used by a company to promote their tablets for the relief of headache pain. These painkillers are effective and reduce the symptoms but do not get to the root cause of the headache. Headaches generally fall into two categories: Primary headaches, which are […]

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