Should you talk during a massage?

If you’re a regular massage user you will be familiar with the question “How do I (politely) get my massage therapist to shut up? Massage treatments can be utilised for a range of purposes from relaxation, pain management, sport performance enhancement and because it feels good. As a result the rules on when it’s good …

Staff Spotlight – Meet the owner, Fran

What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given? It has to be “There’s no such thing as failure, there’s only feedback”. This statement really inspired me on many occasions to give something a go, and even if it doesn’t work out as desired, the lessons learned usually stand me to great use. Who’s your hero/inspiration …

Running a Marathon? – the importance of stretching during training

The London marathon has just pasted and thousands of running enthusiasts are gleefully celebrating the highlight of their running year. With their training program complete in previous weeks and the longer practice runs done, last week runners were busy focusing their minds on mental preparation. Some were seasoned runners and have made it through training …

Do Massage And Antibiotics Work The Same Way?

Have you ever had a massage and wondered how it actually works? Massage therapists are great for listing out the many benefits of massage but often find it difficult to explain how massage works. Understanding the reason for recommended follow up treatments, the best timeframe to schedule them and how the massage process works are …

Therapist Spotlight – Meg

Where did you grow up? I grew up in a little town in Warwickshire; however, I spent every holiday in St. Ives in Cornwall. We moved there 6 years ago, so I had a combination really! I really did live the best of both worlds, with the beach and sunshine in Cornwall and then the …

Why does my massage therapist use their elbows?

With so many massage modalities available and individual massage therapists practicing their own version or unique treatment style, it can be difficult to understand what massage style you’re receiving. If your massage therapist is using their forearm or elbows to apply pressure it is most likely that you’re having a deep tissue massage treatment. This …

Therapist Spotlight – Sigita

Where did you grow up? In a small village called Pakuonis (population of around 600) in Lithuania with my parents, grandparents and 2 brothers. What advice would you give someone visiting Lithuania for the first time? Be careful!!! No no.… I am joking. It is very beautiful country with lots of amazing people.  I would …

Why Am I So Sore After My Massage?

Many people turn to massage when feeling muscle pain, tension and soreness to seek relief, correct the issue or for pain management. However, you may be wondering why it sometimes hurts after massage – when you thought this was supposed to make you feel better? Fear not, in this article we’re going to explain when …

The Massage Centre is 10 years old!

It’s hard to believe, but this week, The Massage Centre is 10 years old! We first began trading from inside PR Hair on Turnham Green Terrace all the way back in December 2008. Back then it was just one therapist, Fran Kehoe, operating from a basement room below the hair salon. We gradually grew to …