24
Oct 2019
Can Cold Days Give Us Muscle Pain? Top Tips to Help

During cold days, our bodies shiver and agitate against the drop in temperature. Body pain that is associated with the dropping temperature has made people dread the cold days. Our bodies respond and acclimatize to the change in weather temperature through the mechanism of pain. With chilly winter mornings and cold evenings, the internal muscles of our bodies contract steadily, expand and become painful as a result of being overworked.
In this post, we have put together several tips to help you reduce the risk of muscle and joint pain during cold weather conditions.

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24
Oct 2019
Therapist Spotlight - Meet Sara

Tell us about the area you come from in Italy….
I was born in a lovely town called Savona which is in the North West of Italy facing the Ligurian Sea.
I grew up very closed to the sea and not far from the Alps and when I was young swimming and skiing were my favourite sports.
Liguria is a fantastic region with medieval traits and romantic town like Cinque Terre and Portofino.

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08
Oct 2019
Therapist Spotlight - Meet Martin

Where do you come from?

Undoubtedly, from Mars. There are just too many signs pointing in the same direction... I'm a man, and as we know 'men are from Mars', I'm born on the first day of the star sign Aries (planet ruler - Mars), and I'm named Martin - after the Greek god of war - Mars. On a different level, I feel very much at home on Earth and treat it with the appropriate love and respect. I was born in beautiful Bulgarian town called Ruse. Situated on the river Danube, it is often called the little Vienna because of its stunning architecture and tranquil vibe. 

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07
Oct 2019
Benefits of Massage on Your Immune System

Boosting the immune system should be the aim of everybody wanting to promote wellness of both body and mind. Your immune system does a remarkable job in shielding you from diseases caused by microorganisms. Strengthening your immune system avails you with the following benefits:

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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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