Winter Holiday Stay Safe

Have fun in the sun – stay safe Please be aware I have included some graphic pictures in the blog as I feel it’s important to know the type of thing to look for,  all pictures have been sourced from either Macmillan or cancer research UK   We all love a sunny day, but it’s important to protect yourself and …

Insomnia

After hearing a radio show this week saying that people were given a choice of a 50% pay rise or a regular good nights sleep more people chose sleep!   It reminded me of at really useful article I researched when doing my massage course, there is some fantastic information in here with lots of good self help tips – …

Pregnancy and Post Natal Massage

Pregnancy is a time in women’s life when her body goes through a lot of change both physically and emotionally, there will be a lot of choices and decisions to be made, if the primary care providers advice is followed and there are no medical reasons to avoid treatment then massage can help to support and connect to these changes. …

Back Pain Relief and Lower Back Pain Treatment

Get back pain relief with these simple treatment and prevention tips. back-pain-relief With back pain and backache being one of the top reasons for physician visits and lost time at work, back pain relief is the number one goal of many back pain sufferers. Back pain can range from simply annoying to completely debilitating. It doesn’t matter if you have …

Stretching at your Desk or Computer

Relieve tension and pain with these simple stretching exercises. If you’re sitting for long periods of time behind a desk, computer or steering wheel the muscles in your shoulders, neck and upper back can really tighten up. The following information, and stretching exercises, will help you stay loose, supple and tension free. Why is Stretching Important? By placing particular parts …

Side Affects of Stress on the Body

What is Stress? Stress is any factor that threatens our physical or mental well being. Such factors can be imagined (worry about the future) or real (Financial problems) it is not the factor itself that is damaging but the response to it. Some people live very stressful lives but manage stress so well that it does not affect them for …

Climbers Blog 2017

Climbers – Are you balanced? After seeing a few of you guys from Dynamic Rock I’m noticing a common issue, I know I won’t be giving you any new information but sometimes we need reminder as to why it’s important to keep including the stretching and cross training. So I’ve found some really useful information from an article written by …

The Basics OF Massage Therapy

Benefits and effects of massage Taken from an article in Massage therapy UK In order to understand the benefits and effects of massage, it is important to consider how the body responds physiologically. Massage involves two types of responses: Mechanical responses as a result of pressure and movement as the soft tissues are manipulated Reflex responses in which the nerves …

The Different Types Of Massage

Holistic massage is based on traditional Swedish massage but also incorporates a wide range of other techniques such as deep tissue, manual stretching and lymphatic drainage Swedish massage techniques include: long strokes, kneading, friction, tapping, percussion, vibration, effleurage, and shaking motions. Swedish massage is primarily a relaxation style massage that can be enjoyed by all ages. The usual sequence of …

New Years Resolutions 50 Day Challenge

Having trouble keeping to all those good intentions ? Go easy on yourself! National charity Heart Research U.K. has some great advice Maybe a little Give and Take is the answer? In 2017, Heart Research UK will celebrate 50 years of helping hearts across the UK. We have a raft of events, challenges, fundraisers and activities happening throughout the year …