Desk worker self-careAre you a desk worker? Or drive for your job? Professions which require you to sit for long periods of time can result in very particular types of muscular issues.

Jen and I specialise in using the hands-on art of Sports Massage to solve your desk working related acute and chronic aches and pains in your neck, shoulders, back, legs and hips. We often help solve issues with other muscles for other reasons too.


Walking in the countryside, a spa day, swimming, indulging in a hobby, getting a massage… the list is endless when it comes to self-care, but it should be something just for you, to allow you time to reset away from your desk at the weekend and during holidays so that you can return to it refreshed. This is also true if you run your business from your phone or tablet and often sit on a sofa!

Work on your Mobility

When I say mobility, I am referring to exercise which actively tests and strengthens your ability to move well. This is not just about lifting weights, but about how well each joint can move within its optimum range.

Mobility work is making your body move in a challenging way, in all the ways it can move. I am not asking you to go out and emulate a gymnast’s or pro-athletes’ workout, but chances are, if you are creaky in a joint, then you could well be neglecting its movement potential when you do move.

Confused? Think about the exercise you currently do, now think about what part of your body feels ‘sticky’ or restrictive, or movements you simply do not make when exercising, and there will be something. You might not realise it at first, but it will be there if you do not regularly participate in mobility work.
If you continue to ignore these restrictions, they can build up to hurt over time, or be the source of an injury.

And an injury could take you out of your favourite activity for far longer than you want or cause long term mobility issues… meaning you might be restricted to a chair more often than not, and hurting too. Your desk work shouldn’t control the rest of your life, so get out there and get moving!

Need help getting out of any pain you’re currently in? Book yourself in at

Thank you for taking time to read this week’s blog – Desk worker self-care.

Don’t forget to get your next sports massage at You can use my Booking Link or check out my website for a little further information at

We look forward to helping you.
Chloe & Jen