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 …

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: Improves the cardiovascular system Keeps the mind in great condition Prevents …

Loyalty Packages at The Massage Centre

Did you know that you can save money on buying a loyalty package of 60 minute treatments? There are two options: 60 minute treatment – £75 (normal price) Package of 5 x 60 minute massage treatments: £350, saving 6.7% (£70 per hour) Package of 10 x 60 minute massage treatments: £675, saving 10% (£67.50 per …

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 …

Neck pain – How to plan your massage sessions

How many sessions does it take to relieve neck pain? Have you ever wondered about the optimum number of massage sessions to effectively treat muscular conditions, such as neck pain? During years of practice we have tested the number of treatments and massage techniques required to relieve pain and correct dysfunction. In this article we …

Therapist Spotlight – Anna

Anna Williams shares an insight into her life in this month’s therapist spotlight. Visit her justgiving page to learn why she is running her first half marathon to raise money for a small Richmond based charity called My Life Films. So Anna, you’re normally the one who asks the spotlight questions for our newsletter. What …

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 …

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 …

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 …