Mobility… What is it and Why is it Important?

Mobility… What is it and Why is it Important?

Hello and welcome to this week’s blog about mobility. It is something I have been focusing my own exercise efforts on recently, after a strange year that has involved me sitting and not doing a lot physically, after recovering from a bone break, to then just a few scant months later, to be flung into a worldwide lockdown which restricted

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Return to Exercise and Stay Injury Free

Return to Exercise and Stay Injury Free

Hello and welcome to this week’s blog – Return to Exercise and Stay Injury Free. A short guide on safely returning to exercise after a break. And oh boy, what a break we have all had. A lot of people are now in the situation that they are finally able to get back to a normal routine, and that includes

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Ten Things About Me

Ten Things About Me

Hello and welcome to this week’s blog, Ten Things About Me. I thought that it might be a good idea to reintroduce myself. There are lots of new people enquiring about Sports Massage, and knowing a bit about the person delivering the massage can be a good way to feel comfortable about the whole process. I am Chloe and here

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Why Stretch?

Why Stretch?

Hello and welcome to this week’s blog, Why Stretch? Thank you for stopping by and taking time to read it. This week I discuss stretching, its pros and cons, the thoughts about it by the fitness and sports massage communities, and whether you should be doing it or not. You have probably heard from some influential people around you, and

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Breathing – How Well Do You Breathe?

Breathing – How Well Do You Breathe?

Hello and welcome to this week’s blog, all about breathing. What can I tell you that you don’t already know about breathing, though? We all breathe, from the moment we are born, every single day, all day, and all night long, without fail. So why would a Sports Massage Therapist such as myself even consider how you breathe when you

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How to Have a Healthy Back

How to Have a Healthy Back

Hello and welcome to this week’s blog, all about having a healthy back. First, a little anatomy, so you can understand why it is not a cut and dried issue when it comes to your back. There are 33 bones in your spine with 140 overlapping and interconnected muscles enabling it to function correctly. 173 pieces of anatomy in the

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Strong Glutes and Why They Are Important

Strong Glutes and Why They Are Important

Hello and welcome to this week’s blog. It has been about strong glutes in the last few weeks in clinic, those, and necks, and I suspect it has been because we have all spent a hell of a lot more time sitting down and looking down. Anatomy first, your glutes are made up of three large muscles: Gluteus Maximus Gluteus

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Active Rest and its Importance in Recovery

Active Rest and its Importance in Recovery

Hello and welcome to this week’s blog, it is all about Active Rest and its Importance in Recovery. I touched on this subject briefly in a Facebook post a week ago and it has stayed with me enough to write about it some more. Yes, Active Rest is an oxymoron… however it is one of the only true ones around,

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What I Did During Lockdown

What I Did During Lockdown

Hello and welcome to this weeks blog As I have just finished my first full week back at work in over four months, I thought I would share what I have been up to during all of that time off work. I know I will be asking you when I see you, what the lockdown was like for you. The

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What to Expect Now

What to Expect Now

This is mandatory reading before attending an appointment. If you have any questions or queries, please do get in touch by email chloe@astralfitness.co.uk or by phone 07719 435136. It is best to text because I cannot answer while in a massage appointment nor after while I prepare the room for the next person. Before your Appointment – If you have

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