22
Jul 2018
Therapist Spotlight - Dominik

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in the south east of Poland. The valley of San river. Forests, peaks, and a beautiful river.

Which part of London do you live in now and what do you like about it?

The Isle of dogs in east London. There is a big park and animal farm with horse stables a 2 minute walk from my place. River all around and Canary Wharf buildings on the horizon. Feels almost like home...

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20
Jul 2018
4 Reasons why to see the same Massage Therapist

This article was inspired by the recent BBC news report that seeing the same doctor over time “lowers death rates”. Continuity of care leads to “better communication, patient satisfaction, adherence to medical advice and much lower use of hospital services”. TMC have always been advocates in partnering you up with a regular therapist who can support your massage needs. Let’s explore some of the benefits, and why seeing the same massage therapist repeatedly can be of more value to you.

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29
Jun 2018
Guest Blog: 5 Benefits of Massage

Guest blog by Fulham Massage & Wellness

“For me, a massage is a treat for special occasions” – and it really is a treat when you get one! Yet receiving regular massages will make your body thank you for it and you will feel all the benefits and improvement to your general wellbeing…but what are the benefits of massage?

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26
Jun 2018
Does desk sitting kill your body?

It may be an extreme question to ask but can sitting too much really have such a negative effect on the body? Office workers are well attuned to the effects of prolonged desk sitting. They may sometimes suffer from repetitive strain injuries or low back pain associated to incorrect and excessive durations of sitting. In this article we’re going to look at what exactly gets killed by sitting too much and what we can do about it.

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26
Jun 2018
Staff Spotlight - Liz

  1. Where did you grow up?
    - I grew up in Northern Virginia, just outside Washington DC.                                                                                                                                                                              
  2. Tell me about growing up there
    - It was great! Really a halcyon existence. My junior high and high school days were like the movie Grease, but in the late 70’s early 80’s. There was much less spontaneous dancing and singing as I remember.                                                                                                                                                                                               
  3. When and why did you move to London?
    - I moved to London in 1982. My Mother’s job transferred her here.  She said I should come for the summer and check it out.  I did – and loved it!  Then the summer came to an end and all the handsome Scandinavian guys here on holiday, went back home…. 
  1. What jobs have you had before coming to TMC?
    - I have quite an eclectic skill set. I lived in Arizona, Seattle and Los Angeles.  In LA I worked for a feature film director.  His first movie opened the Sundance film festival.  Then we took it to the Cannes film festival and a major distributer picked it up. In Arizona – I lived in a Frank Lloyd Wright house.  Rode horses and learned how to pan for gold.  ‘Ya seeing any colour?’  That’s what panners say to each other.  Needless to say, the colour eluded me but it was a blast anyway.
  1. Which was your favourite and why?
    - Arizona was the most amazing place. The colour of the sunsets would blow your mind. I’ve seen rattlesnakes, tarantulas, mountain lions and scorpions in the wild.  Always good to carry a portable blacklight with you when hiking in the desert at night.  Scorpions show up under blacklight.
  1. What do you do for fun?
    - I love to travel. I have to do more of that.  One of the most exhilarating things is arriving at a new destination at night, getting up early and taking it all in.                                                                                                                                                                                              
  2. Name your three dream dinner guests
    - David Attenborough, Oscar Wilde and Prince.
  1. What would your ideal holiday be like?
    - Ideal holiday would be exploring the South Pacific.
  1. Do you have anything on your bucket list?
    - How long have you got? 😊 I’d like to rent an adobe north of Sante Fe for a year and pretend I’m Georgia O’Keefe.
  1. Do you have any weird or interesting talents?
    - I’m really good at remembering lyrics to songs. I tend to sing along quite loudly and play air guitar.

21
May 2018
Client Spotlight – Kate Hollis

Client Spotlight – Kate Hollis

As you know we have a multitude of wonderful people who visit our clinic. In this section we interview a regular client of TMC to find out a little more about them.

Kate Hollis and her husband Chris run a children’s charity in memory of their son Tommy who tragically lost his life just one day before his first birthday.

Tommy lost his life in 2010 when a lamp post landed on his pram outside Chiswick Town Hall. The Hollis family turned their loss into a positive cause of giving, by raising funds for under-privileged, sick and orphaned children. Tommy brought joy to all who encountered him in his short life and the Tommy Hollis Fund continues this spirit by raising money for several worthy children’s charities. To learn more about the Tommy Hollis Fund please click here: www.tommyhollisfund.co.uk

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21
May 2018
Therapist Spotlight - Peter

Therapist Spotlight - Peter

Peter has been a TMC therapist for 4 years now and has been very popular with the people of Chiswick. Anna Williams interviews our Swedish ‘Viking’ to learn what floats his boat.

  1. Where did you grow up?

-I grew up in Northern Sweden, outside the city of Umeå (European capital of culture 2014) with my two younger brothers and my mom & dad

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21
May 2018
Why do I feel ill after my massage?

Why do I feel ill the day after my massage?

Feeling sick after a massage is not a common reaction, but it can happen occasionally. Massage therapists are aware of this phenomenon, and that it usually affects clients who are a first time massage recipient, or someone who has not received massage for quite some time. The worst cases of a post massage “healing crisis” feel like a full blown flu. Let’s explore what causes this phenomenon and whether a post massage glass of water can prevent it?

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