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 …

Movement: Fascia and Function in Soft Tissue Therapy

The world of Soft Tissue Therapy has moved forward at a startling pace over the last decade with more and more people realising the virtue of its benefits.  With this appreciation of the modality comes a more educated and demanding client who wants more than just relaxation, they want tangible results.  Research and the techniques …

Fighting Fit in Pregnancy & Beyond: Part 2 Exercise in the Second Trimester

Having felt rather normal in the first trimester there had been little impact to my fitness regime but now in the second trimester I knew how important it was to ensure my fitness regime was appropriate.  My first priority is to ensure the health and safety of my baby, but my second priority is to …

Achilles Problem? Hard work pays off!

If you don’t know where your Achilles tendon is, then count yourself lucky as if you have had a problem with it you would know ALL about it.  I find Achilles tendonopathies to be quite common place, but rarely is it the original reason people come to see me.  They come with other issues and …

Those who know me from my clinic will know how passionate I am about getting our bodies aligned so that they can resist the strains and pressures of our active lives, keeping us feeling well and pain free.  It is especially the case with women who have had children.  I cannot count the number of …

Muscular Strain: Going Beyond DOMS

When do you cross the line from Muscular Fatigue, to Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) and sometimes jump right in to Muscular Strain?  We have all had muscular fatigue, when you simply cannot complete that final rep.  Nothing left in the tank if you will.  DOMS is again something that I am sure we are …

Not a day goes by in my clinic where I don’t see clients presenting with pain or injury which is caused by an imbalance in their body.  Whether that be from sitting all day, repetitive daily activities or the demands of their sport.  We work together to relieve the symptoms but with a longer term …

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 …

To Stretch or not to Stretch? The Benefits of the ‘RIGHT’ Stretching.

I only have to bring up the word ‘stretching’ with some of my colleagues in the therapeutic and fitness industry to generate lively debate.  Something that we have all thought was a good thing to do is now in question.  Truth be told, there is a lot of contradictory research out there and no solid …

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 …