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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Healthy Arms: Your Elbow and Wrist

Healthy Arms: Your Elbow and Wrist

Hello and thank you for taking time out of your day to read my blog – Healthy Arms: Your Elbow and Wrist. I am writing an overview of your wrist and elbow anatomy as well as some of the common conditions that can occur in them. Find out what to do if you have any discomfort in your arms, as

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Looking After Your Shoulders

Looking After Your Shoulders

Hello and thank you for visiting my blog this week – Looking After Your Shoulders. Hopefully I am another week closer to opening my clinic doors again to see you and treat you in person. This week I am going to talk a little bit about shoulders, so if there is anything you are suffering with in your shoulder, maybe

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Your Feet and Ankles

Your Feet and Ankles

Hello and welcome to this week’s blog about your feet and ankles. And it is finally June, summer is upon us even if we cannot holiday abroad yet. We have just had the warmest, driest, and sunniest May for about a hundred years!  I hope you were able to soak up some sunshine and holiday vibes in your garden. If

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Knees and Their Issues

Knees and Their Issues

Hello and welcome to this week’s blog, all about knees. Whether you have regular issues with your knees, or you’ve never had a problem, it’s a good idea to be aware of how to take care of your knees so that you can continue to do the activities you love. This blog will give you a brief overview of some

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Hips and their Muscle Issues

Hips and their Muscle Issues

Welcome to this week’s blog, all about your hips and their muscles and the issues that can arise within them. Human hips are more stable in the quadruped position, that is, on all fours. It’s why babies crawl before walking. This is because this movement feels more secure and a lot safer than being on just two legs. Being upright

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Muscle Tension Related to Emotional Stress

Muscle Tension Related to Emotional Stress

This weeks blog – Muscle Tension Related to Emotional Stress. From the moment we are born, and a little bit before too, any stress our bodies experience could be held in any of the muscles of our body. From a small area such as your neck to the whole body holding on to that tension. Any trauma experienced, and birth

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Diastasis Recti; Abdominal Separation and What to Do About it

Diastasis Recti; Abdominal Separation and What to Do About it

This weeks blog is focusing on something a client of mine asked me about this past week – Diastasis Recti. I have a wealth of information to share about the muscles of the body! Just because I do not perform sports massage on the abdominal muscles doesn’t mean that I don’t know about them. Because of the implications on other

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