Sep 2016
Change Your Perspective to Avoid Autumn Weight Gain

According to dailymail.co.uk, September is the month when people gain the most weight in the year, second only after December. With shorter days and long cold nights making sitting on the couch watching Netflix seem like a good idea, how do you avoid this weighty problem? It makes sense that you may pack on a few pounds with the parties and yummy treats of the December holiday season, but why does it happen in September? A good friend suggested it was genetic, from back in the Neanderthal times when a long winter meant no food. To be able to survive meant one had to partake of the food when it was available.

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Sep 2016
An Interview with Natalia Kwiecinska


Sitting down to chat with Natalia is a very easy thing to do. She is not only keen to help out and full of great ideas, but she is also early, bringing the same vitality with her that she brings to work every day. Her self-professed love of learning is obvious. Five years ago when she finished her physiotherapy training, she knew it wouldn’t end there.

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Aug 2016
An Interview with Zoltan Balogh

Since December, 2015, Chiswick has been fortunate to have Zoltan Balogh plying his trade at The Massage Centre. Zoltan is a serious man. He is serious about providing pain relief to his clients, he is serious about his holistic approach to health, and he is serious about having fun with his fitness. He comes by these things honestly, as his whole family is filled with athletes that believe in putting health and family first. His Mum owns a lavender shop back home in Hungary, and Zoltan was inspired to study herbs and homeopathy for a while. He also sends his clients emails with tips and tricks to maximise their health by making small changes to their everyday lives. But does he practice what he preaches?

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Jul 2016
Massage Therapy & Trigger Points

annawilliams By Anna Williams

Clients usually seek out massage because they are experiencing pain which does not go away by itself. Sometimes they are unaware of what’s happened to cause the pain, and can’t work out how to relieve it. As massage therapists we always aim to find the original source of the pain, and very often we discover that it is coming from elsewhere in the body, sometimes from a place that the client had no idea was a problem! This is when we start to consider trigger points.

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Dec 2015
All or Nothing Syndrome

sebastian small By Sebastian Urbanik

Do you fall into the catergory of people who either put off or put no effort into physical exercise because of the "All or Nothing" cognitive myth?

This myth encrypts your mind with the false belief that a little exercise or physical activity will not bring any benefits to you - usually based on your personal high standards-hence, the all or nothing approach!

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Nov 2015
Lower Back Pain

By Carson Macartney
Lower back pain is one of the most common issues we treat at The Massage Centre - from spasms, to stiffness to chronic tightness. The majority of people we see with lower back pain and dysfunction have postural imbalances not only into their lower back region, but quite often into their hips, pelvis and other areas throughout the body.

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Oct 2015
"Under Pressure"


How deep is deep?

By Colin Cassidy

When we receive a massage treatment we generally desire one or all of the following outcomes: pain relief, mobility and relaxation. In order to make a tangible change in the tension held within our muscles or how they function, a certain intensity of pressure must be reached relevant to the client's tolerance.

But how deep is deep? How much 'soreness' should we feel to be sure that a positive and lasting impact is made on the muscle tissue?

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