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...
Stretching Your Fascia

Stretching Your Fascia

Stretching feels good, animals do it all the time. But sometimes it hurts to stretch, sometimes its hard to move out of a particular posture, which can make us think twice about stretching in the first place. So what actually happens when we stretch? What is the...
Low Back Pain

Low Back Pain

I have had several clients in the last couple of weeks who have booked in with severe low back pain, unable to move without a great deal of distress. In the run up to Christmas, with all the work to be done in time for the holiday, many people are under a great deal...

Elbow Pain, Knee Pain

I often have clients arriving with pain in their knees or elbows. Whenever you feel pain in these areas, it often is because of soft tissue and muscles pulling tight either above or below the joint, and so yanking on the bone they are attached to, pulling it out of...