Avoid Ankle Pain

Avoid Ankle Pain

Your ankle is a hugely important part of your body when it comes to moving around, whether it’s walking, running or jumping of some kind. We all want to avoid ankle pain. However ankle injuries seem to be a common occurrence, which result in much pain and a long...

Deep Tissue Massage Benefits

Do you have pain from sore tight muscles? Is your flexibility and movement limited? Do you feel anxious or stressed on a regular basis? There are many deep tissue massage benefits for most people. If your body is continually under strain or you have had some kind of...

Art is Great for your Health

    Medical benefits of taking part in arts events are well documented.  Research shows that people’s serotonin levels increase, which improves mood.  The chemical change in our brains associated with this, is similar to that offered by exercise. This...

Standing Tall

Can you stand up for a reasonable amount of time without aching and pain? Standing tall can make the difference between pain and comfort. If after a while your shoulders ache, or your back starts to hurt, or perhaps behind your knees, then chances are that your...

Breathing Correctly Reduces Anxiety

Do you breathe correctly? This is crucial to reduce anxiety. Many people don’t and this can make us feel very tired – it takes much more energy to breathe badly. If you find you hold your breath, or your breathing is irregular, this will have an adverse...

Are You Sitting Comfortably?

Our bodies are not designed to sit for long periods in a chair, however today often our work dictates this is necessary. Why not make some small changes to your posture to make this as pain free as possible? You could sit in comfort at your desk. Firstly, what is...
Massage with Cancer

Massage with Cancer

Last week I started to give massage treatments at the Macmillan Horizon Centre in Brighton. This is a custom built centre opposite the hospital, which offers free information and support for people affected by cancer.  It offers a wide range of complementary...
Increase Your Stride

Increase Your Stride

Our ankles are bound with sheets of a fibrous band of fascia, called retinaculum. You can imagine that when you sprain your ankle and wrap a crepe bandage around for support, this has a similar look. In our ankles this retinaculum covers various tendons which all help...
Pain and your Fascia

Pain and your Fascia

Deep fascia. Fascia of muscles. This is the dense fibrous connective tissue that interpenetrates and surrounds the muscles, bones, nerves and blood vessels of the body. Transverse fascia. Visceral fascia. – Wikipedia A few years ago (2014) some research was done...

Can’t Sleep?

Many people I have spoken to over the last few months have problems with waking up in the middle of the night, unable to sleep again for quite sometime. With our increasingly stressful and fast moving lives, it is not surprising that we seem to have high levels of...