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 …

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 …