Pregnancy Massage – Be More than Relaxation to your Client

Aches, pains, swelling, fatigue are just some of the complaints I hear from pregnant friends and family yet with many of my pregnancy clients looking for a massage as their burgeoning bump starts to overwhelm their daily life it’s the chance to switch off for a couple of hours and some time to relax that …

Fascia: Are your Muscles Really Hydrated?

We all know how important water is to our bodies.  It keeps us moving, it keeps us flexible, it saturates our joints, our tissues and is critical to life.  It is the very reason we exist!  If you are reading this blog then I am certain you are drinking your 2 litres a day, but …

Fascia: Finding your ‘Unique’ Myofascial Line

We have talked about Fascia, our connective tissue a lot over the last few months and I hope you all have an appreciation as to how key it is in the process of well-being, healing and injury prevention.  That is all well and good but given that Fascia is everywhere and around everything how do …

I had the pleasure of spending a day with Claire Robertson the Consultant Physiotherapist at Wimbledon Clinics yesterday focusing on Patellofemoral Pain, the potential causes and rehabilitation.  You can read Claire’s biography here but it is safe to say she knows her stuff leading and releasing ground breaking research in this area.  This leads me to …

Calf Strain: Bent Leg Rehab or Straight?

One of the most common complaints I see in my clinic, are clients hobbling in with calf strain.  Sometimes they really felt it go, and other times they were just waiting for a tennis ball at the net and felt sudden weakness or cramp hence the name – ‘Tennis Leg’.  I had one client in …

Carl Watts – The Experient Session 2

It had been a week since I saw Carl and I was keen to get a little deeper in this session so we can start making headway in his realignment.    Our priority in today’s session is to continue work on correcting the upper and lower cross syndrome we identified but firstly I will start with …

Carl Watts – The Experiment Session 1

Today I met Carl Watts for the first time and what a treat that was!  Carl is a friendly, enthusiastic man who is truly motivated to achieve his goal on getting that tour card back. We started with a full bio-mechanical assessment. I try to assess each client as if I didn’t know what sport …

What are the Benefits of Sports & Remedial Massage Therapy?

This is a question I get asked on a daily basis, along with statements like ‘but I don’t do sport !’.  Although ‘Sport‘  is in the name there is no need to be a sports person to benefit from this treatment.  The term Sports Massage was coined as it was a therapy originally used to …