Muscle Imbalance: The ‘Long’ and the ‘Short’ of it.

Ever had an ache, pain or strain that no matter how much you stretch it out doesn’t seem to disappear?  Well you certainly are not the first or even last person who has expressed this frustration to me followed quickly by ‘Can you just give it a rub for me?’.  Well maybe all this stretching …

Self Help Sunday: Self ‘Energise’

While enjoying the balmy 18 degrees of sunshine in London today I bumped into an unusual character  – an American Bull Snake on the 10th tee box at Chingford Golf Club… seriously!! (see picture for proof!)  Kind of freaked out I asked the man sitting looking at him if he would be scared and bite …

The Experiment: Goodbye and Hello

I am sorry to hear that Carl Watts has decided to step down from the Experiment.  On the positive side though I am very glad to hear that he has decided to do so to spend more time with his family.  I completely believe in balance – in body and in life so this was …

Sit Less & Breathe More: Breathing Yourself a Better Body

Breathing, the essence of life.   Oxygen fuels every fibre of our body, but are you getting enough oxygen to make your body as strong and as healthy as it can be? A core element of our training as Sports & Remedial Massage Therapists is that deep, diaphragmatic breathing is essential in healing your body post …

Nutrition for Healing – Food for Thought?

Nutrition is not something I have thought in depth about when it comes to treating my clients.  Yes I cover the basics and understand the main things to consider but at a detailed level I simply haven’t gotten that far.  Just before Christmas a series of events changed this and made me realise more than …

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 …

One Leg Longer than the Other?

Many clients come to me with this issue but it’s rarely because their leg is physically longer and it’s something we straighten up pretty quickly. This is a thoughtful article on the issue and might be a useful explanation for you: http://www.massageworld.co.uk/massage-articles/a-myofascial-approach-resolving-leg-length-discrepancy-and-pelvic-misalignment

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 …

Carl Watts – The Experiment

1997 BMW Open: European Tour Record -24 I am very excited to have been asked to take part in The Experiment with Carl Watts.  This is a challenge to get Carl Watts a European Tour Card in 2014 after 13 years of retirement from professional competition. Carl will be working with Andy Traynor PGA fellow …

Golf – A Story of Balance

Many sports while keeping us fit and active also cause imbalance in our body.  In many of the clients I see it appears none more so than golf.  Maybe it’s that the typical golfer tends to be a little obsessive with the game or is it simply that the golf swing requires every muscle in …