Foot arches and pain

When we walk and run, it is vital that the arches of our feet retain their shape. It is very easy and common to ‘flatten’ the arches, especially when running.  Over a prolonged time this can affect our posture and weight distribution up our legs and into...

Sports injuries

A deep tissue massage with appropriate hot and cold therapies can really help a sports injury to recover. When an injury first happens and the area with acute pain appears red and inflamed, apply a pack of ice for no more than 20 minutes at a time, to reduce the...

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a manipulation of the body’s soft tissue at a deeper level than a more traditional Swedish-style massage. To get to these deeper levels, movements are slow to ensure the surface tissues  ‘melt’ and allow access to the deeper...

Headaches

I have had several new clients recently who mentioned that they are experiencing persistent headaches. These are often due to overly tight muscles in the neck area. Different muscles send referred pain to different parts of the head, so once these muscles are located,...

Muscle pain and Epsom Salts

If you have sore, aching muscles and are in pain from something like over doing the gardening recently, then tip a handful of Epsom salts into your bath for some pain relief. These contain magnesium which is a muscle relaxant, and are great to use alongside a deep...