11
Sep 2019
7 mistakes to avoid when scheduling a massage

1) Booking an appointment for today

Booking an appointment on the day may feel attractive if you’re suffering from pain and you need to experience relief. However, bear in mind that re-active massage usually only relieves pain. Pro-actively scheduling your massage in advance delivers better outcomes such as resolving the symptom, improving joint function and “tops you up” before you actually need it – it’s what smart people do! The best massage therapists also get booked up in advance meaning that only the “always available” therapist is free to see you today. Quiet therapists are less likely to deliver long term benefit to you, so you can get stuck at the pain relief level!

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31
May 2019
Staff Spotlight - Liz is on tour

Our very own Liz Westwood is currently touring the UK with her band Westworld. Let’s Rock 80s, is a summer retro festival with 12 nights in different UK cities. If you love 80s music and would like to relive the past by packing a bag of 80s style clothes and going retro then please book tickets here: https://letsrock80s.com/
About Liz and Westworld
Westworld were formed in 1987 by former Generation X guitarist Bob “Derwood” Andrews and American vocalist Elizabeth Westwood. They were signed by Korda Marshall and their first single, Sonic Boom Boy went straight to number 11 in the UK charts and became a hit throughout many countries. Westworld toured all over Europe in the years 87/88 & 89 and followed up singles Silver Macand Where the Action Is. Liz is thoroughly enjoying this tour and is having the time of her life reconnecting with the stars of the 80s, fans and artist friends alike. Make sure you ask her all about it when you see her next.

09
May 2019
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 to have a talkative massage session versus when quietness is best are variable, and need to be responsive to the circumstances. In this article we’re going to provide advice on how to request silence and tips as when it’s appropriate to talk.

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30
Apr 2019
Therapist Laura’s Tips on preparing for summer running, adventure and triathlon events

There are many events coming up in and around London this summer to test your bodies endurance and stamina, Turf games, tough mudder, pretty mudder and the London Triathlon to name a few. All of these events can push our bodies physically and mentally however providing ourselves with the opportunity to do all that we can to better prepare gives us the best chance at success but also to injury prevention.   

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30
Apr 2019
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.

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30
Apr 2019
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 in good condition, while others had to fight off injury or rely on prayer to get through. Stretching is a key component to marathon training and we’re going to discuss just how valuable it’s contribution is.

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25
Mar 2019
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 busier midlands lifestyles!

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25
Mar 2019
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 essential components to any client before adhering to the advice of their therapist. This article aims to fill you in on how massage works by using the antibiotic analogy to help explain the massage process easier.

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